Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of the kind, you also shall be damned.
Now beloved Sisters, do not believe for a  moment, that we wish to impose upon you, we actually  do know that such things have existed in the ,  and are sorry to say that we are obliged to make  mention of any such thing, and we want a stop  put to them, and we desire you to do your part, and  we will do ours, for we wish to keep the of God in all things, as given directly from heav’n  to us, living by every word that proceedeth out of the  mouth of the Lord.
May God add his blessing upon your heads  and lead you in all the paths of virtue, piety & peace,  that you may be an ornament unto those to whom you  belong, and rise up and crown them with honors,  & by so doing, you shall be crown’d with honor in heav’n  and shall sit upon thrones, judging those over whom  you are plac’d in authority, and shall be judg’d of  God for all the responsibilities that we confer’d  upon you.
At a more convenient and appropriate  season, we will give you further information upon  this subject.
Let this Epistle be had as a private  matter in your , and then we shall learn  whether you are good masons.
We are your humble Servants in the Bonds  of the .”— Signed by
Joseph Smith,  of the
, Prest. of the   of
P.S. If the Lord be God, serve him; but if baal, then serve him. [p. [88]]
of the kind, you also shall be damned.
Now beloved Sisters, do not believe for a moment, that we wish to impose upon you, we actually do know that such things have existed in the , and are sorry to say that we are obliged to make mention of any such thing, and we want a stop put to them, and we desire you to do your part, and we will do ours, for we wish to keep the of God in all things, as given directly from heav’n to us, living by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord.
May God add his blessing upon your heads and lead you in all the paths of virtue, piety & peace, that you may be an ornament unto those to whom you belong, and rise up and crown them with honors, & by so doing, you shall be crown’d with honor in heav’n and shall sit upon thrones, judging those over whom you are plac’d in authority, and shall be judg’d of God for all the responsibilities that we confer’d upon you.
At a more convenient and appropriate season, we will give you further information upon this subject.
Let this Epistle be had as a private matter in your , and then we shall learn whether you are good masons.
We are your humble Servants in the Bonds of the .”— Signed by
Joseph Smith, of the
, Prest. of the of
P.S. If the Lord be God, serve him; but if baal, then serve him. [p. [88]]
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