Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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That the Church having erected an where  he can attend to the affairs of the Church without distrac tion, he thinks and verily believes that the time has  now come when he should devote himself exclusively  to those things which relate to the spirtualities of  the Church and commence the work of translating  the Ejyptian records— the Bible— and wait upon the  Lord for such revelations as may be suited to the  condition and circumstances of the church, and in  order that he may be enabled to attend to those things,  prays that your honorable body will relieve him from  the anxiety and trouble necessarily attendant on business  transactions, by appointing some one to take charge  of the plot and attend to the business transactions  which have heretofore rested upon your memorialist
That should your honors deem it propper to do  so, your memorialist would respectfully suggest, that  he whould have no means of support whatever and  therefore would request that some one might be appointed  to see that all his necessary wants may be provided  for as well as sufficient means or appropriations for  a Clerk or clerks which he may require to aid him  in his important work
Your memorialist would further represent that as  Elder is conversant with the affairs of the   plot, thinks what he would be a suitable person to  act as Clerk in that business, and attend to the disposing  of the remaining lots &c &c
Your memorialist would take this opportunity of  congratulating your honorable body of the peace and  harmony which exists in the Church, and for the good  feelings which seem to be manifest by all the Saints  and hopes that inasmuch as we devote ourselves for  the good of the Church and the spread of the Kingdom  that the Choisest blessings of heaven will be poured  upon us, and that the glory of the Lord will overshadow  the inheritances of the Saints
Joseph Smith Jr [p. 149]
That the Church having erected an where he can attend to the affairs of the Church without distraction, he thinks and verily believes that the time has now come when he should devote himself exclusively to those things which relate to the spirtualities of the Church and commence the work of translating the Ejyptian records— the Bible— and wait upon the Lord for such revelations as may be suited to the condition and circumstances of the church, and in order that he may be enabled to attend to those things, prays that your honorable body will relieve him from the anxiety and trouble necessarily attendant on business transactions, by appointing some one to take charge of the plot and attend to the business transactions which have heretofore rested upon your memorialist
That should your honors deem it propper to do so, your memorialist would respectfully suggest, that he whould have no means of support whatever and therefore would request that some one might be appointed to see that all his necessary wants may be provided for as well as sufficient means or appropriations for a Clerk or clerks which he may require to aid him in his important work
Your memorialist would further represent that as Elder is conversant with the affairs of the plot, thinks what he would be a suitable person to act as Clerk in that business, and attend to the disposing of the remaining lots &c &c
Your memorialist would take this opportunity of congratulating your honorable body of the peace and harmony which exists in the Church, and for the good feelings which seem to be manifest by all the Saints and hopes that inasmuch as we devote ourselves for the good of the Church and the spread of the Kingdom that the Choisest blessings of heaven will be poured upon us, and that the glory of the Lord will overshadow the inheritances of the Saints
Joseph Smith Jr [p. 149]
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