Letters from Newton E. French and James H. Seymour, 27 December 1843

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I am under the painful necessity of closing this Communication to make room for my friend, who is also desirous of corresponding with you.
I have one request to make, viz. that you may go on in the course you have so undeviatingly pursued for the last few years, until it shall be the Father’s good pleasure to give you the reward of well doing.
Yours with Respect Newton E. French
P S Please return me an answer, informing about the State of in , and other matters of moment
J. Smith
Ne. E F
To the honorable Joseph Smith, Prophet of the most high God.
Believe me sincerely happy in being thus permited to address a few lines to one who has been so highly favored of Heaven, one who who has been permited to see the vissions of eternity, and the glories of the mansions of bliss, to commune with God and the holy angels, and to be made the instrument in the hands of God, of bringing back the lost tribes of Israel, to the knowledge of God the Father. Such honors bestowed by the Almighty on a man should be enough to convince me of the divine <​commission​> under which you act. Surely “the heart of man is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked,” or they would listen to the voice of reason and revelation. To myself nothing is more clear than the truth of the revelation which the most High has been pleased to make through his Prophet. Believe me when I say I have [p. [2]]
I am under the painful necessity of closing this Communication to make room for my friend, who is also desirous of corresponding with you.
I have one request to make, viz. that you may go on in the course you have so undeviatingly pursued for the last few years, until it shall be the Father’s good pleasure to give you the reward of well doing.
Yours with Respect Newton E. French
P S Please return me an answer, informing about the State of in , and other matters of moment
J. Smith
Ne. E F
To the honorable Joseph Smith, Prophet of the most high God.
Believe me sincerely happy in being thus permited to address a few lines to one who has been so highly favored of Heaven, one who has been permited to see the vissions of eternity, and the glories of the mansions of bliss, to commune with God and the holy angels, and to be made the instrument in the hands of God, of bringing back the lost tribes of Israel, to the knowledge of God the Father. Such honors bestowed by the Almighty on a man should be enough to convince me of the divine commission under which you act. Surely “the heart of man is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked,” or they would listen to the voice of reason and revelation. To myself nothing is more clear than the truth of the revelation which the most High has been pleased to make through his Prophet. Believe me when I say I have [p. [2]]
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