Letter, Wilford Woodruff to Solomon Copeland, 19 March 1844

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intelligenc & glory that was ever designd for man by the God of heaven that it would strike a cord & vibrate your Soul as with the rapidity of lighting yea the Silent Language of which was, this is congenial with my Spirit & the sentiments of my heart. And whenever in my perigrinations I have met with any master spirits of this kind I have markd it in my mind & laid it up in my memory for a future day, permit me Sir to say that inasmuch as you are one of the most prominant ones with whi[c]h I have met in my travels I feel disposed to express my mind freely to you upon the subject which I have in view. Sir Those primary principle appertaing to the Kingdom of God & the salvation of man which we taught in our spiritual Infancy & in which you seemd to take a deep interest are of no less consequene now than then in fine evry day that rolls over our heads adds to its magnitude & importane for whenever a[n]y great & noble purpose work or plan is put into operation its light & influence is seem & felt more & more by the Nations of the Earth Much Sir has been said concerni[n]g us as a peopl, our motives & principles have all the day long been misrepresentd By wickd & designig men We as a people are not known in our true light I would to God we were I would to God that president Joseph Smith was known in his true light to all the wise, the good the virtuous, the meek & the honest in heart & th[e]y would be laud[e]d by a portion of the same spirit that is like fire shut up in his bones He ownly kneed to be known by men to be haled as one born out of due time to frown upon opp[r]ession, plead the Cause of the opp[r]essd, as the universal [p. [2]]
intelligenc & glory that was ever designd for man by the God of heaven that it would strike a cord & vibrate your Soul as with the rapidity of lighting the Silent Language of which was, this is congenial with my Spirit & the sentiments of my heart. And whenever in my perigrinations I have met with any master spirits of this kind I have markd it in my mind & laid it up in my memory for a future day, permit me Sir to say that inasmuch as you are one of the most prominant ones with which I have met in my travels I feel disposed to express my mind freely to you upon the subject which I have in view. Sir Those primary principle appertaing to the Kingdom of God & the salvation of man which we taught in our spiritual Infancy & in which you seemd to take a deep interest are of no less consequene now than then in fine evry day that rolls over our heads adds to its magnitude & importane for whenever any great & noble purpose work or plan is put into operation its light & influence is seem & felt more & more by the Nations of the Earth Much Sir has been said concerning us as a peopl, our motives & principles have all the day long been misrepresentd By wickd & designig men We as a people are not known in our true light I would to God we were I would to God that president Joseph Smith was known in his true light to all the wise, the good the virtuous, the meek & the honest in heart & they would be lauded by a portion of the same spirit that is like fire shut up in his bones He ownly kneed to be known by men to be haled as one born out of due time to frown upon oppression, plead the Cause of the oppressd, as the universal [p. [2]]
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