Letterbook 1

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whithe [whether] we have friends or not in these ,
This petition [is] to be sent to the of   to solicit him to call on the President  of the for a guard to protect our brethren  in upon their own Lands from the  insults and abuses of the mob
And I would recomend to to  enter complaints to the as of ten as he receves  any insults or injury, and in case that they pro cede to endeaver to take life or tear down homes, and  if the citizens of , do not befriend us to  gather up the little army and be set over Immediately  into and trust in God and do  the worst <best> he can in defending maintaining the  ground, but in case the excitement continues  to be allayed and peace prevails use every effort  to prevail on the to to those regions  and situate themselves to be in readiness to move  into in two years from the Eleventh of  September next which is the appointed time for the  redemption of Zion, If Verely If I say unto you  If the Church with one united effort perform  their duties If they do this the work shall be complete  If they do not this in all humility making prep eration from this time forth like Joseph in Egypt  laying up store against the time of famine every man  having his tent, his horses, his charrots [chariots] his armory  his cattle his family and his whole substance in readiness  against the time <when> it shall be said To your tents O Isreal!!  and let not this be noised abroad let every heart beat  in silence and every mouth be shut
Now my beloved brethren you will learn by this  we have a great work to do, and but little time to do it in  and if we dont exert ourselves to the utmost in gathering  up the strength of the Lords house that this thing may  be accomplished behold their remaineth a scorge* <*for the church even that they shall be driven from City to City  and but few shall remain to receive an if these  things are not kept there remaineth a scorge> [p. 86]
whithe whether we have friends or not in these ,
This petition [is] to be sent to the of to solicit him to call on the President of the for a guard to protect our brethren in upon their own Lands from the insults and abuses of the mob
And I would recomend to to enter complaints to the as of ten as he receves any insults or injury, and in case that they procede to endeaver to take life or tear down homes, and if the citizens of , do not befriend us to gather up the little army and be set over Immediately into and trust in God and do the best he can in maintaining the ground, but in case the excitement continues to be allayed and peace prevails use every effort to prevail on the to to those regions and situate themselves to be in readiness to move into in two years from the Eleventh of September next which is the appointed time for the redemption of Zion, If Verely I say unto you If the Church with one united effort perform their duties If they do this the work shall be complete If they do not this in all humility making preperation from this time forth like Joseph in Egypt laying up store against the time of famine every man having his tent, his horses, his charrots [chariots] his armory his cattle his family and his whole substance in readiness against the time when it shall be said To your tents O Isreal!! and let not this be noised abroad let every heart beat in silence and every mouth be shut
Now my beloved brethren you will learn by this we have a great work to do, and but little time to it in and if we dont exert ourselves to the utmost in gathering up the strength of the Lords house that this thing may be accomplished behold their remaineth a scorge* *for the church even that they shall be driven from City to City and but few shall remain to receive an if these things are not kept there remaineth a scorge [p. 86]
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