Letterbook 1

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The book of Commandments were nearly half  finished at the time of the riot but were dis troyed with the press and will probably be rep rinted here as we have sent to  for a press and expect to publish the Star  and send to subscribers by the first of Decem ber next, tell the brethren in that country  to pay no regard to flying reports about Zion  being extended as far east as but to  obey the commandments of God and flee  out of babylon by eithe[r] going to Zion  or coming to those that are able  and willing to come to and  help strengthen this stake it is the Lords  will they should do so if not prepare  all things before them and go to Zion but  <not> go in haste neithe[r] by flight Least they  cause confusion and perish by the way &c  it is not expedient that the revelations  should be sent abroad before they are  printed as they are liable to fall into  the hand of the enemy and they alter them  to the injury of the cause
I wish you to procure all the  subscribers you can for the Star and forward  the money by the first safe conveyence  to who will conduct the  paper till it is again transferred to Zion  in the absence of Bro Joseph and I send you this in the bond  of Love &c

Letter to Moses Nickerson • 19 November 1833

Copy of a letter from Joseph Smith Jun. to of U.C. Dated,
, Geauga County, Ohio, Nov. 19, 1833.
, We arrived at this place on the 4th ult. [ultimo]  after a fateagueing journey, during which time we [p. 62]
The book of Commandments were nearly half finished at the time of the riot but were distroyed with the press and will probably be reprinted here as we have sent to for a press and expect to publish the Star and send to subscribers by the first of December next, tell the brethren in that country to pay no regard to flying reports about Zion being extended as far east as but to obey the commandments of God and flee out of babylon by either going to Zion or coming to those that are able and willing to come to and help strengthen this stake it is the Lords will they should do so if not prepare all things before them and go to Zion but not go in haste neither by flight Least they cause confusion and perish by the way &c it is not expedient that the revelations should be sent abroad before they are printed as they are liable to fall into the hand of the enemy and they alter them to the injury of the cause
I wish you to procure all the subscribers you can for the Star and forward the money by the first safe conveyence to who will conduct the paper till it is again transferred to Zion in the absence of Bro Joseph and I send you this in the bond of Love &c

Letter to Moses Nickerson • 19 November 1833

Copy of a letter from Joseph Smith Jun. to of U.C. Dated,
, Geauga County, Ohio, Nov. 19, 1833.
, We arrived at this place on the 4th ult. [ultimo] after a fateagueing journey, during which time we [p. 62]
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