Appendix 1: Letter to Oliver Cowdery and Others, circa 17 June 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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with them you promised reformation you bound yourselves by the most solemn promises that you would never be employed again in abusing any of the citizens of and by such by condescentions did you attempt to escape the workhouse. But now for the sequel did you practice the promised reformation—you know that you did not but by secret efforts continued to practice your inequity and clandestinely to injure their character notwithstanding their kindness to you. Are such things to be borne? You yourselves would answer that they are unsufferable if you were to answer according to the feelings of your own hearts. As we design this paper to be published to the world we will give an epitome of your scandalous conduct and treachery for the last two years. We wish to remind you that and were among the principal of those who were the means of geathering us to this place by their testimony which they gave concerning the plates of the book of Mormon, that they were shown to them by an Angel which testimony we believe now as much as before you so scandalously disgraced it. You commenced your wikedness by heading a party to disturb the worship of the Saints of the first day of the week, and made the in to be a scene of abuse and slander to destroy the reputation of those whom the Church had appointed to be their teachers and for no other cause only that you were not the persons. The Saints in having elected to be a justice of the peace, he used the power of that office, to take their most sacred rights from them, and that [p. [3]]
with them you promised reformation you bound yourselves by the most solemn promises that you would never be employed again in abusing any of the citizens of and by such condescentions did you attempt to escape the workhouse. But now for the sequel did you practice the promised reformation—you know that you did not but by secret efforts continued to practice your inequity and clandestinely to injure their character notwithstanding their kindness to you. Are such things to be borne? You yourselves would answer that they are unsufferable if you were to answer according to the feelings of your own hearts. As we design this paper to be published to the world we will give an epitome of your scandalous conduct and treachery for the last two years. We wish to remind you that and were among the principal of those who were the means of geathering us to this place by their testimony which they gave concerning the plates of the book of Mormon, that they were shown to them by an Angel which testimony we believe now as much as before you so scandalously disgraced it. You commenced your wikedness by heading a party to disturb the worship of the Saints of the first day of the week, and made the in to be a scene of abuse and slander to destroy the reputation of those whom the Church had appointed to be their teachers and for no other cause only that you were not the persons. The Saints in having elected to be a justice of the peace, he used the power of that office, to take their most sacred rights from them, and that [p. [3]]
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