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 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]
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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