Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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[ride] her very fast in a day and be very car[e]ful that I may not loose her and perhaps I may dispose of her to good advantage for the benefit of Zion— I am yours by every sacred and holy tie that can bind up souls
Joseph Smith Jr
Letter to Lyman Wight and Others • 16 August 1834
August 16th 1834
Copy from Joseph S to the brethren in Zion
Dear Brethren and others the of the ——
After so long a time I dictate a few lines to you to let you know that I am in and that I found all well on my arival, as pertaining to health &c but found our common advisary had taken the advantage of our brother and others who gave a false colloring to allmost every transaction from the time that we left untill we returned, and thereby Stirred up a great difficulty in the Church against me accordingly I was met in the face and eyes as soon as I had got home with a catalogue that was as black as the author himself and the cry was Tyrant,! Pope!! King!!! Usurper!!!! Abuser of men!!!!! Ange[l]!!!!!! False prophet!!!!! Prophecying Lies in the name of the Lord!!!!!!! and taking consecrated monies!!!!!!!! and every other lie to fill up and complete the cattelogue that was necissary to perfect the Church to be meet for the devourer the shaft of the devouring <distroying> Angel! and in consequence of having to combat all these I have not been [p. 84]
ride her very fast in a day and be very careful that I may not loose her and perhaps I may dispose of her to good advantage for the benefit of Zion— I am yours by every sacred and holy tie that can bind up souls
Joseph Smith Jr
Letter to Lyman Wight and Others • 16 August 1834
August 16th 1834
Copy from Joseph S to the brethren in Zion
Dear Brethren and others the of the ——
After so long a time I dictate a few lines to you to let you know that I am in and that I found all well on my arival, as pertaining to health &c but our common advisary had taken the advantage of our brother and others who gave a false colloring to allmost every transaction from the time that we left untill we returned, and thereby Stirred up a great difficulty in the Church against me accordingly I was met in the face and eyes as soon as I had got home with a catalogue that was as black as the author himself and the cry was Tyrant,! Pope!! King!!! Usurper!!!! Abuser of men!!!!! Angel!!!!!! False prophet!!!!! Prophecying Lies in the name of the Lord!!!!!!! and taking consecrated monies!!!!!!!! and every other lie to fill up and complete the cattelogue that was necissary to perfect the Church to be meet for the devourer the shaft of the distroying Angel! and in consequence of having to combat all these I have not been [p. 84]
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