Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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in the name of the Literary firm. Let pay Bro  Chapin his money— we have not found the Book of Jeshur nor  any of the other lost Books mentioned in the bible as yet; nor  will we obtain them at present— Respecting the Apochraphy the  Lord has said to us that there were many things in it which were  true, and there were many things in it that were not true, and  to those who desire it should be given by the Spirit to know  true from the false— We have received some revelations within  a short time back, which you will obtain in due time. As soon  as we can get time, we will review the manuscripts of the Book of  mormon after which they will be forwarded to you. We commend the  plan highly of your choosing a teacher to instruct the high priests  that they may be able to Silence gainsayers. Concerning Bishops’  we recommend the following. To let Bro be ordained  second Bishop in Zion, and let Bro be ordained  third. Let choose as counsellors in their place Bro   and Bro , ordaining to the  High Priesthood. Let Choose for his counsellors, Bro   whom ordain to the High Priesthood and Bro  — Let choose Bro and  Bro for his counsellors, let also be ord ained to the High Priesthood. Bro of has  been received as a member of the by commandment and  has just come to to live, As soon as we get a power of  Agency signed agreeable to law for we will forward it  to him, and will immediately expect one from that part of the fir m to Bro signed in the same manner. We would  again say to to be sure to get a form according to law  for securing a gift. We have found by examineing the law that a  gift cannot be retained without this. The truth triumphs gloriously  in the East. Multitudes are embracing it. I who write this letter  in behalf of the presidency, have had the privilege of seeing my aged  mother baptized into the faith of the Gospel a few weeks since at  the advanced age of 75. She now resides with me. We send by this mail  a draft of the City of Zion with explanations, and a draft of the   to be built immediately in Zion for the presidency as well [p. 45]
in the name of the Literary firm. Let pay Bro Chapin his money— we have not found the Book of Jeshur nor any of the other lost Books mentioned in the bible as yet; nor will we obtain them at present— Respecting the Apochraphy the Lord said to us that there were many things in it which were true, and there were many things in it that were not true, and to those who desire it should be given by the Spirit to know true from the false— We have received some revelations within a short time back, which you will obtain in due time. As soon as we can get time, we will review the manuscripts of the Book of mormon after which they will be forwarded to you. We commend the plan highly of your choosing a teacher to instruct the high priests that they may be able to Silence gainsayers. Concerning Bishops’ we recommend the following. To let Bro be ordained second Bishop in Zion, and let Bro be ordained third. Let choose as counsellors in their place Bro and Bro , ordaining to the High Priesthood. Let Choose for his counsellors, Bro whom ordain to the High Priesthood and Bro — Let choose Bro and Bro for his counsellors, let also be ordained to the High Priesthood. Bro of has been received as a member of the by commandment and has just come to to live, As soon as we get a power of Agency signed agreeable to law for we will forward it to him, and will immediately expect one from that part of the firm to Bro signed in the same manner. We would again say to to be sure to get a form according to law for securing a gift. We have found by examineing the law that a gift cannot be retained without this. The truth triumphs gloriously in the East. Multitudes are embracing it. I who write this letter in behalf of the presidency, have had the privilege of seeing my aged mother baptized into the faith of the Gospel a few weeks since at the advanced age of 75. She now resides with me. We send by this mail a draft of the City of Zion with explanations, and a draft of the to be built immediately in Zion for the presidency as well [p. 45]
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