Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the day of thy brother, in the day that he became a stranger  neither shouldst thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress”
However the cup has been drunk, the will of our heavenly  Father has been done, and we are yet alive for which we  thank the Lord. And having been delivered from the hands  of wicked men by the mercy of our God, we say it is your  priveledge to be delivered from the power of the Adversary— be brought  into the liberty of God’s dear children, and again take your stand  among the saints of the most High, and by diligence humility  and love unfeigned, commend yourself to our God and your  God and to the
Believing your confession to be real and your repentance  genuine, I shall be happy once again to give you the right  hand of fellowship, and rejoice over the returning prodigal.
Your letter was read to the saints last sunday and  an expression of their feeling was taken, when it was unanimously  resolved that should be received into fellowship.
“Come on dear Brother since the war is past,
For friends at first are friends again at last.”
Yours as Ever
Joseph Smith Jr

Recommendation for Samuel Bent and George W. Harris • circa July 1840

Letter of recommendation to Samuel Bent &
To all whom it may concern
This is to certify that Samuel Bent and are authorized agents of the , being  appointed by the and of said Church to visit  the of the church in the east or wherever they may be led in the provi dence of God, to obtain donations and subscriptions for the purpose  of printing the Book of Mormon. Doctrines & Covenants and Hymn Books and  the new translation of the scriptures &c. They are likewise instructed and authorized  to make loans in behalf of the Church for carrying into opperation the above  and other important works necessary to the well being of said church
From our long acquaintance with these our beloved brethren,— their long tried friendship under cir cumstances the most trying and painful,— their zeal for the cause of truth, and their  strict moral honesty, we most cheerfully recommend them to the saints of the most  high. Any statements they may make relative to their mission may be implicitly relied  upon, And any loans which they may effect will be considered binding on the Church  and we do hope the saints will do all in their power to effect the object proposed and  lift up the hands of our beloved brethren who have cheerfully come forward to engage in a work  so great and important
Joseph Smith Jr) L D [Lewis Dunbar] Wilson
Wm Huntington [Sr.]
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the day of thy brother, in the day that he became a stranger neither shouldst thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress”
However the cup has been drunk, the will of our heavenly Father has been done, and we are yet alive for which we thank the Lord. And having been delivered from the hands of wicked men by the mercy of our God, we say it is your priveledge to be delivered from the power of the Adversary— be brought into the liberty of God’s dear children, and again take your stand among the saints of the most High, and by diligence humility and love unfeigned, commend yourself to our God and your God and to the
Believing your confession to be real and your repentance genuine, I shall be happy once again to give you the right hand of fellowship, and rejoice over the returning prodigal.
Your letter was read to the saints last sunday and an expression of their feeling was taken, when it was unanimously resolved that should be received into fellowship.
“Come on dear Brother since the war is past,
For friends at first are friends again at last.”
Yours as Ever
Joseph Smith Jr

Recommendation for Samuel Bent and George W. Harris • circa July 1840

Letter of recommendation to Samuel Bent &
To all whom it may concern
This is to certify that Samuel Bent and are authorized agents of the , being appointed by the and of said Church to visit the of the church in the east or wherever they may be led in the providence of God, to obtain donations and subscriptions for the purpose of printing the Book of Mormon. Doctrines & Covenants Hymn Books and the new translation of the scriptures &c. They are likewise instructed and authorized to make loans in behalf of the Church for carrying into opperation the above and other important works necessary to the well being of said church
From our long acquaintance with these our beloved brethren,— their long tried friendship under circumstances the most trying and painful,— their zeal for the cause of truth, and their strict moral honesty, we most cheerfully recommend them to the saints of the most high. Any statements they may make relative to their mission may be implicitly relied upon, And any loans which they may effect will be considered binding on the Church and we do hope the saints will do all in their power to effect the object proposed and lift up the hands of our beloved brethren who have cheerfully come forward to engage in a work so great and important
Joseph Smith Jr) L D Lewis Dunbar Wilson
Wm Huntington [Sr.]
[p. 158]
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