Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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threaten our destruction and we know not  how soon they may be permitted to follow  the examples of the Missourians but our  trust is in God and we are determined by  his grace assisting us to maintain the cause  and hold out faithful unto the end that we  may be crowned with crowns of  and enter into that rest that is prepared for  the children of God, we are now distributing  the tipe and calculate to commence setting to  day and issue a paper the Last of this week or  beginning of next, we wrote to some  time since and also sent by for  the names of the subscribes for the star which  we have not yet received and until we receive  them the most of the brethren will be deprived  of them and when you receive this if you  have not sent them I wish you to attend to  it immediately as much inconvenience will  attend a delay, We expect shortly to publish  a political paper weekly in favour the present  administration, the influential men of that  party have offered a liberal patronage to us  and we hope to succeed for there by we can  shew the public the purity of our intention  in supporting the government under which we  live— We Learn by that the  brethren have surrendered their arms to the  enemy and are fleeing across the river if  that is the case it is not meet that they  should recommence hostilities with them  but if not you should maintain the ground  as Long as there is a man Left. as the spot of  ground upon which you were located is the  place appointed of the Lord for your  and it was right in the sight of God that you [p. 69]
threaten our destruction and we know not how soon they may be permitted to follow the examples of the Missourians but our trust is in God and we are determined by his grace assisting us to maintain the cause and hold out faithful unto the end that we may be crowned with crowns of and enter into that rest that is prepared for the children of God, we are now distributing the tipe and calculate to commence setting to day and issue a paper the Last of this week or beginning of next, we wrote to some time since and also sent by for the names of the subscribes for the star which we have not yet received and until we receive them the most of the brethren will be deprived of them and when you receive this if you have not sent them I wish you to attend to it immediately as much inconvenience will attend a delay, We expect shortly to publish a political paper weekly in favour the present administration, the influential men of that party have offered a liberal patronage to us and we hope to succeed for there by we can shew the public the purity of our intention in supporting the government under which we live— We Learn by that the brethren have surrendered their arms to the enemy and are fleeing across the river if that is the case it is not meet that they should recommence hostilities with them but if not you should maintain the ground as Long as there is a man Left. as the spot of ground upon which you were located is the place appointed of the Lord for your and it was right in the sight of God that you [p. 69]
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