Letter to William W. Phelps, 31 July 1832

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cause is a proof of there faithfulness in the high calling  I would exhort Bros & John to be ware of saducing  spirits and stand firm in the liberty wherein they have  been set free and never be weary in well doing which is  also my exhortation to all those in that love the appear ing of our Lord and saviour Jesus christ. I [w]ent to  last week and held a meeting on the Lords day and found  the brethren strong in the faith and enjoying the sweet  influence of the holy spirit cheering there hearts and  enlarging ther understandings and binding there souls to gethe[r] that nothing but death can break asunder we  found the brethren in the injoyment of tolerable health  except Siste[r] Elliott whom the Doctors <(two of them)> had given over & [’s] seccond but were restored to health by  the preayer of faith, s family & mine are  enjoying tolerable health inso much we cannot com plain. Sister Sarah Jackson came to live with me us yesterday  you have the prayers of us all day daily and I think I can  say almost hourly and in this day of calamity the  saints & sinner hearts are almost failing them for fear  and are crying to whom shall we go or whethe [whither] shall we flee  O my God spare that it may be a place of Reffuge  and of safety. I have a partickuler request to make of Bro  that is as soon as you receive this letter for him to assertain the exact num ber of Deciples that have arived in & how many have received there   and the stat[e] and standing of each o[f] the and  of this inteligence communicate to us as soon as it can be done  by letter such as is not wisdom to publish in the paper, I exhort   also to remember the commandment to him to keep  a history of the church & the and be sure to shew him  self approoved whereunto he hath been called
This is a copy of a letter writen to Broth  July 31— 1832 from except a few words on the  wrapper by way of exhortation complementary &c
Joseph Smith Jr. [p. 7]
cause is a proof of there faithfulness in the high calling I would exhort Bros & John to be ware of saducing spirits and stand firm in the liberty wherein they have been set free and never be weary in well doing which is also my exhortation to all those in that love the appearing of our Lord and saviour Jesus christ. I went to last week and held a meeting on the Lords day and found the brethren strong in the faith and enjoying the sweet influence of the holy spirit cheering there hearts and enlarging ther understandings and binding there souls together that nothing but death can break asunder we found the brethren in the injoyment of tolerable health except Sister Elliott whom the Doctors (two of them) had given over & ’s seccond but were restored by the preayer of faith, s family & mine are enjoying tolerable health inso much we cannot complain. Sister Sarah Jackson came to live with us yesterday you have the prayers of us all daily and I think I can say almost hourly and in this day of calamity the saints & sinner hearts are almost failing them for fear and are crying to whom shall we go or whethe [whither] shall we flee O my God spare that it may be a place of Reffuge and of safety. I have a partickuler request to make of Bro that is as soon as you receive this letter for him to assertain the exact number of Deciples that have arived in & how many have received there and the state and standing of each of the and of this inteligence communicate to us as soon as it can be done by letter such as is not wisdom to publish in the paper, I exhort also to remember the commandment to him to keep a history of the church & the and be sure to shew him self approoved whereunto he hath been called
This is a copy of a letter writen to Broth July 31— 1832 from except a few words on the wrapper by way of exhortation complementary &c
Joseph Smith Jr. [p. 7]
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