Letter to William W. Phelps, 27 November 1832

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most high therefore it shall be done unto them as unto the children of the priest as you will find recorded in the second chapter and sixty first and second verses of Ezra now if what I have said is true how careful then had men aught to be what they do in the last days lest they think they stand should fall because they keep not the <Lod [Lord’s]> commandments while<st> you who obey who do the will of the lord and keep his commandments have need to rejoice with unspeakabl Joy for such shall be exalted very high and shall be lifted up in triumph above all the kingdoms of the world but I must drop this subject at the begining, O Lord when will the time come when thy servant and myself behold the day that we may stand together and gaze upon eternal wisdom engraven upon the heavens while the magesty of our God holdeth up the dark curtain until we may read the reccord of eternity to the fulness of our immortal souls, O Lord God deliver us in thy due time from the little narrow prison almost as it were total darkness of paper pen and Ink and a crooked broken scattered and imperfect Language, I would inform seccondly it is conterary to the will and of God that those who receive not the by agree[a]ble to his law which he has given that he may tithe his people to prepare them against the day of vengence and burning should have there names enrolled with the people of God, neithe[r] is the geneology to be kept or to be had where it may be found on any of the reccords or hystory of the there names shall not be found neithe[r] the names of ther fathers or the names of the children writen in the book of the Law of God saith [p. 2]
seccondly it is conterary to the will and of God that those who receive not the by agreeable to his law which he has given that he may tithe his people to prepare them against the day of vengence and burning should have there names enrolled with the people of God, neither is the geneology to be kept or to be had where it may be found on any of the reccords or hystory of the there names shall not be found neither the names of ther fathers or the names of the children writen in the book of the Law of God saith [p. 2]
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