Letter from James M. Adams, 16 November 1842

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Andover Ashtabula Co Ohio No 16<​the​> [16th] 1842
Brother Joseph Smith Dear sir
It is with heartfelt grattitude to our heavenly Father that a priveledge is at this time is aloted me of addressing you through the medium of my pen & informing you of the prosperity of the cause of God which you have been the honored instrument in the Lords hand in bringing to light in These last days for the salvation of the honest in heart by gathering to gather & being prepared to stand upon when the Saviour shall appear in the clouds of heaven with power & great glory. Certain it is that truth will ere long Triumph over falshood bigottry & delusion for almost daily some in this part of the Lords vineyard are becomming convinced of the correctness of those principles which the great Jehove has reveiled unto a falling & apostate world in this generation because it is in accordiance with all other Dispensations heretofore given & of the great plan of salvation which was devised in the cabinet of Eternal Wisdom before the foundation of the world for the final restoration of Israel & the establishment of the Kingdom of God to be thrown no more down forever. During the past year there has been a number added to this branch of the church & also others in verious places in this section of the country where the Elders of Israel have been faithful in proclaiming the everlasting Gospel free free & unmixed from the precepts & doctrins of men. Thus the honest in heart will be gathered out while the hypocrite & those who have drank deep into the sperit of aposticy & deluson both Priest & people are bemoaning themselves because the Lord is spoiling <​there​> pasture bringing to light the hidden things of dishonisty & causing the light of revelation & the glorious Gospel to shine fourth amid the darkness which has prevaded the world of manakind for the last twelve hundred years & upward. And may the God of the saints be praised & adored because the day spring from of on high has dawned upon a dark & benighted world & brought the principles of life & immortality [p. [1]]
Andover Ashtabula Co Ohio No 16the [16th] 1842
Brother Joseph Smith Dear sir
It is with heartfelt grattitude to our heavenly Father that a priveledge is at this time aloted me of addressing you through the medium of my pen & informing you of the prosperity of the cause of God which you have been the honored instrument in the Lords hand in bringing to light in These last days for the salvation of the honest in heart by gathering to gather & being prepared to stand when the Saviour shall appear in the clouds of heaven with power & great glory. Certain it is that truth will ere long Triumph over falshood bigottry & delusion for almost daily some in this part of the Lords vineyard are becomming convinced of the correctness of those principles which the great Jehove has reveiled unto a falling & apostate world in this generation because it is in accordiance with all other Dispensations heretofore given & of the great plan of salvation which was devised in the cabinet of Eternal Wisdom before the foundation of the world for the final restoration of Israel & the establishment of the Kingdom of God to be thrown no more down forever. During the past year there has been a number added to this branch of the church & also others in verious places in this section of the country where the Elders of Israel have been faithful in proclaiming the everlasting Gospel free & unmixed from the precepts & doctrins of men. Thus the honest in heart will be gathered out while the hypocrite & those who have drank deep into the sperit of aposticy & deluson both Priest & people are bemoaning themselves because the Lord is spoiling there pasture bringing to light the hidden things of dishonisty & causing the light of revelation & the glorious Gospel to shine fourth amid the darkness which has prevaded the world of manakind for the last twelve hundred years & upward. And may the God of the saints be praised & adored because the day spring from on high has dawned upon a dark & benighted world & brought the principles of life & immortality [p. [1]]
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