Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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as general agents to wind up the business of the society so long as necessity shall  require, and said may sell out his goods now on hand, but is to make  no new importations. The Star is not again to be published nor a press  set up by any of the Society in this .
If the Said & move their families  by the first of January as aforesaid that they themselves will be allowed to go and  come in order to transact and wind up their business.
The Committee pledge themselves to use all their  influence to prevent any violence being used so long as a compliance with  the foregoing terms is observed by the parties concerned.
The resolutions adopted on Saturday the 20th I have not yet recieved  but I think I can by applying to Mr Allen.
Nothing in particular has transpired has transpired since you left here  save the gifts are breaking forth in a marvellous manner. I want you to remember  me to Joseph in a special manner, and enquire of him respecting my clerkship  you very well know what I mean & also my great desire of doing all things accor ding to the mind of the Lord, We need the prayers of all the disciples of our Redeemer  for it is a time of great anxiety to behold the cleansing of this & also the  land from wickedness & abominations. We are waiting with inexpressible  anxiety to hear the word of the Lord concerning Zion, O that God may speed  your journey & bring us intelligence which will be as balm to the wounded  bosom, or as a smile of the Redeemer to a soul in distress, my heart is full  and I say O my God will thou not deliver, yea wilt thou not come down that  the mountains may flow down at thy presence &c—— I am your unworthy  brother in the Lord.
 &  Joseph Smith Junr &c
In our present situation I have nothing to write, I wait  for the word of the Lord: For his will and not ours will be done, we have many  beautiful Hymns sung in tongues: I transcribe a couple sung by Wilber.
High in the Heavins the throne of God is set
His Eye extends abroad oer all his works
He knows the inmost thoughts of all his hand hath made
Yea Earth, and the foundations which his power hath laid
All things are swallowed up in him
He comprehends all things, encircles all things round about [p. 55]
as general agents to wind up the business of the society so long as necessity shall require, and said may sell out his goods now on hand, but is to make no new importations. The Star is not again to be published nor a press set up by any of the Society in this .
If the Said & move their families by the first of January as aforesaid that they themselves will be allowed to go and come in order to transact and wind up their business.
The Committee pledge themselves to use all their influence to prevent any violence being used so long as a compliance with the foregoing terms is observed by the parties concerned.
The resolutions adopted on Saturday the 20th I have not yet recieved but I think I can by applying to Mr Allen.
Nothing in particular has transpired has transpired since you left here save the gifts are breaking forth in a marvellous manner. I want you to remember me to Joseph in a special manner, and enquire of him respecting my clerkship you very well know what I mean & also my great desire of doing all things according to the mind of the Lord, We need the prayers of all the disciples of our Redeemer for it is a time of great anxiety to behold the cleansing of this & also the land from wickedness & abominations. We are waiting with inexpressible anxiety to hear the word of the Lord concerning Zion, O that God may speed your journey & bring us intelligence which will be as balm to the wounded bosom, or as a smile of the Redeemer to a soul in distress, my heart is full and I say O my God will thou not deliver, yea wilt thou not come down that the mountains may flow down at thy presence &c—— I am your unworthy brother in the Lord.
& Joseph Smith Junr &c
In our present situation I have nothing to write, I wait for the word of the Lord: For his will and not ours will be done, we have many beautiful Hymns sung in tongues: I transcribe a couple sung by Wilber.
High in the Heavins the throne of God is set
His Eye extends abroad oer all his works
He knows the inmost thoughts of all his hand hath made
Yea Earth, and the foundations which his power hath laid
All things are swallowed up in him
He comprehends all things, encircles all things round about [p. 55]
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