Letterbook 1

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Letter from Oliver Cowdery • 8 April 1831

<Let 7> Jackson Co Missouri April 8—1831
My dearly beloved brethren & sisters in the Lord we received yours  dated March 1— on the 2 ult which was joyful news ◊◊  to our hearts for we had been long looking for letters from  you with the hope that the news that we should <receive> woud  give our friends who reside in this Land joy by confirming  them in the belief that we are men of truth and the Lord  God of hosts has not forsaken the earth but is in very deed  about to redeem his ancien covenant people & lead  them with the fulness of the to springs yea  fountains of living waters to his holy hill of &  make them joyful in his house of prayer, For truly  our Brethren we are men greatly wondered at and  the Lord has given us some friends and also brethren  while we are strangers in a strange land for  yesterday <we> held a meeting and proclaimed the  word of the Lord, and one sister thank the Lord  obeyed the truth and at evening we held an other meeting when another sister obeyed also and  trust that the time is not far distant when more  will follow for truly when we were assambled at the  water while my natural feet stood upon an  exceding large rock which had been rent in  seams and fragments which was done when the  God of heaven bowed his head when it was  finished, I stood in spirit upon a rock that  was broader then the heavens and in full assurence  that the gospel was commited to me to proclaim  the lord gave his spirit and sinners were pricked  in there hearts, I this day received heard from  the delewarr Nation of by the man  who is employed by government a smith for  that Nation he believes the truth and says he  tha[n]ks God he does believe and also says that he  shall shortly be which I pray God  may be the case for truly my brethren he is a [p. 10]

Letter from Oliver Cowdery • 8 April 1831

Let 7 Jackson Co Missouri April 8—1831
My dearly beloved brethren & sisters in the Lord we received yours dated March 1— on the 2 ult which was joyful news to our hearts for we had been long looking for letters from you with the hope that the news we should receive woud give our friends who reside in this Land joy by confirming them in the belief that we are men of truth and the Lord God of hosts has not forsaken the earth but is in very deed about to redeem his ancien covenant people & lead them with the fulness of the to springs yea fountains of living waters to his holy hill of & make them joyful in his house of prayer, For truly our Brethren we are men greatly wondered at and the Lord has given us some friends and also brethren while we are strangers in a strange land for yesterday we held a meeting and proclaimed the word of the Lord, and one sister thank the Lord obeyed the truth and at evening we held another meeting when another sister obeyed also and trust that the time is not far distant when more will follow for truly when we were assambled at the water while my natural feet stood upon an exceding large rock which had been rent in seams and fragments which was done when the God of heaven bowed his head when it was finished, I stood in spirit upon a rock that was broader then the heavens and in full assurence that the gospel was commited to me to proclaim the lord gave his spirit and sinners were pricked in there hearts, I this day heard from the delewarr Nation of by the man who is employed by government a smith for that Nation he believes the truth and says he thanks God he does believe and also says that he shall shortly be which I pray God may be the case for truly my brethren he is a [p. 10]
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