Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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made such confession as you was required to at  Chippiway, all things would have worked together for <your>  good; and as I told you, but you did not manifest  that degree of humility to the bretheren, that was  required, but remained obstenate; for that <reason> God  withdrew his Spirit from you and left <you> in the  in darkness. darkness in your letter you say many  hard things against the Bretheren Especially, , the &c— all which we  highly disaprove,– it Seems also that your son   is confederate with you and needs to repen t together with yourself in all humility;  before the Lord; or you must expect to be dealt  with agreeable to the .
we say you are no more than  a private member in the ,
Joseph Smith jr. Pr
, 2d
Letter to Church Leaders in Jackson County, Missouri • 2 July 1833
, July 2d— 1833–
Brethren—
We received your letters of June 7 one from   and one from Bro and one from Br for which we are  thankful to our heavenly Father to hear of your  welfare, as well as the prosperity of Zion having  received your letters in the mail of today we hasten  to answer to go with tomorrow’s mail, we are  excedingly fateagued owing to a great press of  business we this day finished the translating of  the Scriptures, for which we returned gratitude  to our heavenly father, and sat immediately down  to answer your letters we rejoiced greatly to hear  of the safe arival of and Brother  William [Hobert] and thank our heavenly father that  their lives have been spared them till their  arival the health of the brethren & sisters in [p. 51]
made such confession as you was required to at Chippiway, all things would have worked together for your good; and as I told you, but you did not manifest that degree of humility to the bretheren, that was required, but remained obstenate; for that reason God withdrew his Spirit from you and left you in in darkness. in your letter you say many hard things against the Bretheren Especially, , the &c— all which we highly disaprove,– it Seems also that your son is confederate with you and needs to repent together with yourself in all humility; before the Lord; or you must expect to be dealt with agreeable to the .
we say you are no more than a private member in the ,
Joseph Smith jr. Pr
, 2d
Letter to Church Leaders in Jackson County, Missouri • 2 July 1833
, July 2d— 1833–
Brethren—
We received your letters of June 7 one from and one from Bro and one from Br for which we are thankful to our heavenly Father to hear of your welfare, as well as the prosperity of Zion having received your letters in the mail of today we hasten to answer to go with tomorrow’s mail, we are excedingly fateagued owing to a great press of business we this day finished the translating of the Scriptures, for which we returned gratitude to our heavenly father, and sat immediately down to answer your letters we rejoiced greatly to hear of the safe arival of and Brother William [Hobert] and thank our heavenly father that their lives have been spared them till their arival the health of the brethren & sisters in [p. 51]
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