Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of his goodness in preserving our unprofitable  lives to the present time and the health and  other blessings which we now enjoy through his  mercies— With joy we received your letter  general epistle writen the 26 of Feby which con tained the conffescion of our brethren concerned all of  which was to our entire satisfaction it was read by  the Brethren in with feelings of the  deepest interest knowing as we did that the anger  of the Lord was kindled against you and [no]thing  but repentance of the greatest humility would  turn it away and I will assure you that  expressions of Joy beemed on evry countenance  when they saw that our epistle and the  revelation was received by our brethren in  Zion & it had its desired effect
For your satisfaction, I insert  a revelation given to the  15th of March, 1833 constituting him a  member of the ——  Verely thus saith the Lord I give unto  the united firm (organised agreeable to  the commandment previously given)  a revelation and  concerning my servant  that ye shall receive him into the  firm, what I say unto one I say unto  all, and again I say unto you my  my servant thou shalt  be a lively member in this firm  and inasmuch as thou art faithful  in keeping all former commandments  thou shalt be blessed for ever Amen
with respect to s letter of  the 10 Dec I would say to him as follows  firstly we received the letter with this [p. 33]
of his goodness in preserving our unprofitable lives to the present time and the health and other blessings which we now enjoy through his mercies— With joy we received your general epistle writen the 26 of Feby which contained the conffescion of our brethren concerned all of which was to our entire satisfaction it was read by the Brethren in with feelings of the deepest interest knowing as we did that the anger of the Lord was kindled against you and [no]thing but repentance of the greatest humility would turn it away and I will assure you that expressions of Joy beemed on evry countenance when they saw that our epistle and the revelation was received by our brethren in Zion & it had its desired effect
For your satisfaction, I insert a revelation given to the 15th of March, 1833 constituting him a member of the —— Verely thus saith the Lord I give unto the united firm (organised agreeable to the commandment previously given) a revelation and concerning my servant that ye shall receive him into the firm, what I say unto one I say unto all, and again I say unto you my my servant thou shalt be a lively member in this firm and inasmuch as thou art faithful in keeping all former commandments thou shalt be blessed for ever Amen
with respect to s letter of the 10 Dec I would say to him as follows firstly we received the letter with this [p. 33]
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