Letter to William W. Phelps, 31 July 1832

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to[o] many deciples arived there for the means, tell  to remember Ananias & Sophria, remember also that your own wick edness hedge up your own ways, you Suffer your children; your  ignorant & unstable Sisters, & weak members who are acquainted with  your evil hearts of unbelief to write wicked and discouraging letters  to there reletives who have a zeal but <not> according to knowledge and  prophe[s]y falsly which excites many to believe that you are put ting up the Indians to slay the which exposes the lives  of the Saints evry where you observe that God has been merciful, very  true then never forget to revere his holy name for ever, that circum stances are as well with you as they are, you requested me to pre serve all the origeonal copies of the , my reasons  for not sending the remainder, & also the Vision I think will give  you satisfaction towards me I have much care and tribulation  calculated to weigh down and distroy the mind and in times  past they have been snatched from under my hand as soon  as given I will send them to you as soon as possable, but  I will exhort you to be careful not to alter the sense of  any of them for he that adds or diminishes to the prop[h]ecies  must come under the condemnation writen therein, you mention  concerning the translation I would inform you that they  will not go from under my hand during my natural life  for correction, revisel or printing and the will of [the] Lord be done  therefore you need not expect them this fall, in [is] employed to be a scribe for me of the Lord—  we have finished the translation of the New testament  great and marvilous glorious things are revealed, we  are making rapid strides in the old book and in the  strength of God we can do all things according to his will  the rage of the enemy is abating in this regeon of the  country and while God is rem[em]bering mercy unto us  and making us mighty to the pulling down the strong  holds of , having sent down the Angel of God to  trouble the waters that a few more sick folk may be  healed he is streaching forth his hand in awful [p. 5]
too many deciples arived there for the means, tell to remember Ananias & Sophria, remember also that your own wickedness hedge up your own ways, you Suffer your children; your ignorant & unstable Sisters, & weak members who are acquainted with your evil hearts of unbelief to write wicked and discouraging letters to there reletives who have a zeal but not according to knowledge and prophesy falsly which excites many to believe that you are putting up the Indians to slay the which exposes the lives of the Saints evry where you observe that God has been merciful, very true then never forget to revere his holy name for ever, that circumstances are as well with you as they are, you requested me to preserve all the origeonal copies of the , my reasons for not sending the remainder, & also the Vision I think will give you satisfaction towards me I have much care and tribulation calculated to weigh down and distroy the mind and in times past they have been snatched from under my hand as soon as given I will send them to you as soon as possable, but I will exhort you to be careful not to alter the sense of any of them for he that adds or diminishes to the prophecies must come under the condemnation writen therein, you mention concerning the translation I would inform you that they will not go from under my hand during my natural life for correction, revisel or printing and the will of [the] Lord be done therefore you need not expect them this fall, in is employed to be a scribe for me of the Lord— we have finished the translation of the New testament great and glorious things are revealed, we are making rapid strides in the old book and in the strength of God we can do all things according to his will the rage of the enemy is abating in this regeon of the country and while God is remembering mercy unto us and making us mighty to the pulling down the strong holds of , having sent down the Angel of God to trouble the waters that a few more sick folk may be healed he is streaching forth his hand in awful [p. 5]
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