Letterbook 2

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P.S. is instructed to hold the of  the Lords . We therefore hope that they will  be put into his hands as he will hold them for the benefit of  the and subject to our instructions
J Smith Jr.

Letter to the Council of the Twelve • 15 December 1840

To the travelling High Council and Elders of the Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Great Britain.
Beloved Brethren
May Grace, Mercy and Peace rest upon you  from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
Having several communications lying before [me]  from my brethren the Twelve, some of which <have> ere this merited a reply,  but from the multiplicity of business which necessarily engages my  attention I have delayed communicating to you to the present time.
Be assured my beloved brethren that I am no disinterested  observer of the things which are transpiring on the face of the whole  Earth; And amidst the general movements which are in progress,  none is of more importance, than the glorious work in which you  are now engaged, consequently I feel some anxiety on your ac count, that you may, by your virtue, faith, diligence and charity,  commend yourselves to one another, to the church of Christ, and to your  Father which is in heaven, by whose grace you have been called to  so holy a calling, and be enabled to perform the great and responsible  duties which rest upon you. An I can assure you, that from the  information I have received, I feel satisfied that you have not  been remiss in your duty, but that your diligence and faithfulness  have been such, as must secure you the smiles of that God whose  Servants you are, and also the good will of the saints throughout  the world.
The spread of truth throughout England is certainly pleasing; the  contemplation of which cannot but afford feelings of no ord inary kind in the bosom of those who have borne the heat  and burthen of the day, and who were its firm sup porters, and strenuous advocates in infancy, while  Surrounded with circumstances the most unpropitious,  and its destruction threatened on all hands. But  like the gallant bark, that has braved the Storm  unhurt, spreads his canvas to the breese, and nobly cuts [p. 190]
P.S. is instructed to hold the of the . We therefore hope that they will be put into his hands as he will hold them for the benefit of the and subject to our instructions
J Smith Jr.

Letter to the Council of the Twelve • 15 December 1840

To the travelling High Council and Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Great Britain.
Beloved Brethren
May Grace, Mercy and Peace rest upon you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
Having several communications lying before [me] from my brethren the Twelve, some of which have ere this merited a reply, but from the multiplicity of business which necessarily engages my attention I have delayed communicating to you to the present time.
Be assured my beloved brethren that I am no disinterested observer of the things which are transpiring on the face of the whole Earth; And amidst the general movements which are in progress, none is of more importance, than the glorious work in which you are now engaged, consequently I feel some anxiety on your account, that you may, by your virtue, faith, diligence and charity, commend yourselves to one another, to the church of Christ, and to your Father which is in heaven, by whose grace you have been called to so holy a calling, and be enabled to perform the great and responsible duties which rest upon you. I can assure you, that from the information I have received, I feel satisfied that you have not been remiss in your duty, but that your diligence and faithfulness have been such, as must secure you the smiles of that God whose Servants you are, and also the good will of the saints throughout the world.
The spread of truth throughout England is certainly pleasing; the contemplation of which cannot but afford feelings of no ordinary kind in the bosom of those who have borne the heat and burthen of the day, and who were its firm supporters, and strenuous advocates in infancy, while Surrounded with circumstances the most unpropitious, and its destruction threatened on all hands. But like the gallant bark, that has braved the Storm unhurt, spreads his canvas to the breese, and nobly cuts [p. 190]
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