Letter, Wilford Woodruff to Solomon Copeland, 19 March 1844

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March 19th 1844
Col
Dear Sir
I take thi[s] method to break that Silence which hath prevaild for a length of time between us And also to make a request of you of an important nature The following reasons are some among the many that promps me to this course. When I was a Stranger in a strange land Advocating principles of the fulness of the everlasting Gospel of the Son of God Although as true as any principle that ever emenatd from the throne of Jehovah yet the most of all Doctrins unpopular with that class whose minds are limited to the Sectarian notions & traditions of the present generation instead of expanding to receive the revelations of Jesus Christ Which doctrine freequely [frequently] subjected me with my friends to unfair oppostion, persecution warrents &c It was in the midst of this order of things that I found Col among the first to step back as a gentleman, friend & republican, to assist us in maintaning our rights & <​you​> not ownly treated me & my friends with common Civility & Sociability But all of our wants were bountifuly supplyed under your hospitable roof, This Sir was not all I discoverd that whenever any principle was presented that was high Noble & glorious that when carried out would have a tendency to ennoble man & exhalt him to the highest grade <​degree​> of usefulness [p. [1]]
March 19th 1844
Col
Dear Sir
I take this method to break that Silence which hath prevaild for a length of time between us And also to make a request of you of an important nature The following reasons are some among the many that promps me to this course. When I was a Stranger in a strange land Advocating principles of the fulness of the everlasting Gospel of the Son of God Although as true as any principle that ever emenatd from the throne of Jehovah yet the most of all Doctrins unpopular with that class whose minds are limited to the Sectarian notions & traditions of the present generation instead of expanding to receive the revelations of Jesus Christ Which doctrine freequely [frequently] subjected me with my friends to unfair oppostion, persecution warrents &c It was in the midst of this order of things that I found Col among the first to step back as a gentleman, friend & republican, to assist us in maintaning our rights & you not ownly treated me & my friends with common Civility & Sociability But all of our wants were bountifuly supplyed under your hospitable roof, This Sir was not all I discoverd that whenever any principle was presented that was high Noble & glorious that when carried out would have a tendency to ennoble man & exhalt him to the highest degree of usefulness [p. [1]]
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