Letterbook 1

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  • Historical Introduction
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Letter to William W. Phelps • 27 November 1832
<Letter 1> Nov 27th 1832
I say brother because I feel so from the heart and altho it is not long since I wrote a letter unto you yet I feel as tho<ugh> you would excuse me for writing this as I have many things which I wish to communicate some things which I will mention in this letter which are laying <great> with weight upon my mind I inform you I am well and family God grant that you may enjoy the same and yours and all the brethren and sisters who remember to enquire afte[r] the of the Lord and the welfare of Zion and such a being as me and while I dictate this letter I fancy to myself that you are saying or thinking something simmiler to these words my God great and mighty art thou therefore shew unto thy servant what shall becom[e] of all these who are assaying to come up unto Zion in order to keep the commandments of God and yet receive not there by by order or deed from the the man that God has appointed in a legal way agreeable to the law given to organize and regulate the and all the affairs of the same; in the love of God having the most implicit confidence in you as a man of God having obtained this confidence by a vision of heaven therefore I will procede to unfold to you some of the feelings of my heart and procede to answer the questions[.] firstly, it is the duty of the lord[s] whom he has appointed to keep a hystory and a general church receord of all things that transpire in Zion and of all those who consecrate properties and receive inhertances legally from the bishop and also there manner of life and the faith and works and also of all the apostates who apostatize after receiving ther inher[i]tances in that day shall not find an inheritance among the saints of the [p. 1a]
Letter to William W. Phelps • 27 November 1832
Letter 1 Nov 27th 1832
I say brother because I feel so from the heart and altho it is not long since I wrote a letter unto you yet I feel as though you would excuse me for writing this as I have many things which I wish to communicate some things which I will mention in this letter which are laying great with weight upon my mind I inform you I am well and family God grant that you may enjoy the same and yours and all the brethren and sisters who remember to enquire after the of the Lord and the welfare of Zion and such a being as me and while I dictate this letter I fancy to myself that you are saying or thinking something simmiler to these words my God great and mighty art thou therefore shew unto thy servant what shall become of all these who are assaying to come up unto Zion in order to keep the commandments of God and yet receive not there by by order or deed from the the man that God has appointed in a legal way agreeable to the law given to organize and regulate the and all the affairs of the same; in the love of God having the most implicit confidence in you as a man of God having obtained this confidence by a vision of heaven therefore I will procede to unfold to you some of the feelings of my heart and procede to answer the questions. firstly, it is the duty of the lords whom he has appointed to keep a hystory and a general church receord of all things that transpire in Zion and of all those who consecrate properties and receive inhertances legally from the bishop and also there manner of life and the faith and works and also of all the apostates who apostatize after receiving ther inheritances [p. 1a]
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