Letter to Vilate Murray Kimball, 2 March 1841

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City of March 2, 1841
Dear .
I can in some measure enter into your feelings respecting the occurrence which has lately taken place in the , which is indeed painful to every lover of Truth and Holiness, and probably to none more so than myself. I am indeed sorry that any thing should have transpired which should have caused such a stir in the Church, and bro’t [brought] disgrace upon persons who are otherwise respectable. The course I have taken in the matter was such as I felt warranted to take from the testimony which was adduced. Whether they were guilty of crime or not I do not say, but this I must say that their imprudence was carried to an unwarrantable extent.
I do not desire that you should turn the young woman out of doors, far be it from me to advise any such course I think it would be well for her to remain with you at least until comes home, because I think that your advise to her, may be a blessi[n]g to her, and your council and advise such as will tend to her future welfare and happiness. I have no doubt but you will act in wisdom in this matter & remain very Yours in the Gospel
Joseph Smith [p. [1]]
City of March 2, 1841
Dear .
I can in some measure enter into your feelings respecting the occurrence which has lately taken place in the , which is indeed painful to every lover of Truth and Holiness, and probably to none more so than myself. I am indeed sorry that any thing should have transpired which should have caused such a stir in the Church, and bro’t [brought] disgrace upon persons who are otherwise respectable. The course I have taken in the matter was such as I felt warranted to take from the testimony which was adduced. Whether they were guilty of crime or not I do not say, but this I must say that their imprudence was carried to an unwarrantable extent.
I do not desire that you should turn the young woman out of doors, far be it from me to advise any such course I think it would be well for her to remain with you at least until comes home, because I think that your advise , may be a blessing to her, and your council and advise such as will tend to her future welfare and happiness. I have no doubt but you will act in wisdom in this matter & remain Yours in the Gospel
Joseph Smith [p. [1]]
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