Letter to the Saints in Kirtland, Ohio, 19 October 1840

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these things to God and to futurity. and feel disposed to forget this coldness on the part of the Saints in , and to look to the future with more pleasure than were while we contemplate the past; and shall by the assistance of our Heavenly Father, take such steps as we think best calculated to promote the interest of the saints and for the promotion of truth & righteousness, and the building up of the kingdom in these last days.
The situation of was brought before the holden at this place on the 3d. instant, when it was resolved that should be appointed to over the of and that he be privileged to choose his own counselors; We therefore hope that the Saints will hold up the hands of our beloved brother, and unite with him in endeavoring to promote the interest of the kingdom.
It has been deemed prudent to advise the Eastern bretheren who desire to locate in , to do so, consequently you may expect an increase of members in your stake, who probably will be but young in the faith and who will require kind treatment. We therefore hope the bretheren will feel interested in the welfare of the saints, and will use all their endeavors to promote the welfare of the bretheren who may think proper to take up their residence in that place.
If you should put away from your midst all evil speaking, backbiting & unge[ne]rous thoughts and feelings; humble yourselves and cultivate every principle of virtue & Love then will the blessings of Jehovah rest upon you and you will yet see good and glorious days, peace will be within your gates, and prosperity in your borders which may our heavenly Father grant in the name of Jesus Christ is the prayer of your. in the bonds of the ,
Joseph Smith Jr.
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these things to God and to futurity. and feel disposed to forget this coldness on the part of the Saints in , and to look to the future with more pleasure than while we contemplate the past; and shall by the assistance of our Heavenly Father, take such steps as we think best calculated to promote the interest of the saints and for the promotion of truth & righteousness, and the building up of the kingdom in these last days.
The situation of was brought before the holden at this place on the 3d. instant, when it was resolved that should be appointed to over the of and that he be privileged to choose his own counselors; We therefore hope that the Saints will hold up the hands of our beloved brother, and unite with him in endeavoring to promote the interest of the kingdom.
It has been deemed prudent to advise the Eastern bretheren who desire to locate in , to do so, consequently you may expect an increase of members in your stake, who probably will be but young in the faith and who will require kind treatment. We therefore hope the bretheren will feel interested in the welfare of the saints, and will use all their endeavors to promote the welfare of the bretheren who may think proper to take up their residence in that place.
If you should put away from your midst all evil speaking, backbiting & ungenerous thoughts and feelings; humble yourselves and cultivate every principle of virtue & Love then will the blessings of Jehovah rest upon you and you will yet see good and glorious days, peace will be within your gates, and prosperity in your borders which may our heavenly Father grant in the name of Jesus Christ is the prayer of your. in the bonds of the ,
Joseph Smith Jr.
[p. 189]
Page 189