History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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my as before mentioned
June–August 1832
As soon as I could arrange my affairs I <re->commenced the translation of the scriptures, and this thus I spent most of the summer. In July we received the first number of “The Evening and Morning Star”: which was a joyous treat to the Saints. Delightful indeed, was it, to contemplate, that the little band of brethren had become so large, and grown so strong, in so short a space as to be able to issue a paper of their own, which contained not only some of the revelations, but other information, also, which would gratify and enlighten the humble enquirer after truth. So embittered was the public mind against the truth, that the press universally had been arrayed against us; and although many News-papers published the prospectus of our new paper, yet it appeared to have been done more to calumniate the Editors, than give give publicity to the sheet, Editors thought to do us harm, for t while the Saints rejoiced that they could do nothing against the truth on but for it.
The following are extracts from “the Evening and Morning Star; , Mo. June 1832. 1st No.
“TO MAN.
“With the help of God, the first number of the evening and the Morning Star, comes to the world for the objects specified in its prospectus, which was published last winter. That we should now recapitulate some of its leading objects, and briefly add a few remarks, will natur[HC 1:273]ally be expected; and we cheerfully do so that this generation may know, that the Star comes in these last days as the friend of man, to persuade him to turn to God and live, before the great and terrible day of the Lord sweeps the earth of its wickedness. That it comes not only as the messenger of truth, to bring the revelations and of God which have been, but to publish those that God gives NOW, as in days of old, for he is the same <God> yesterday, to-day, and forever; and, if, after he was taken up, as mentioned in the first [p. 216]
my as before mentioned
June–August 1832
As soon as I could arrange my affairs I re-commenced the translation of the scriptures, and thus I spent most of the summer. In July we received the first number of “The Evening and Morning Star”: which was a joyous treat to the Saints. Delightful indeed, was it, to contemplate, that the little band of brethren had become so large, and grown so strong, in so short a space as to be able to issue a paper of their own, which contained not only some of the revelations, but other information, also, which would gratify and enlighten the humble enquirer after truth. So embittered was the public mind against the truth, that the press universally had been arrayed against us; and although many News-papers published the prospectus of our new paper, yet it appeared to have been done more to calumniate the Editors, than give publicity to the sheet, Editors thought to do us harm, while the Saints rejoiced that they could do nothing against the truth but for it.
The following are extracts from “the Evening and Morning Star; , Mo. June 1832. 1st No.
“TO MAN.
“With the help of God, the first number of the evening and the Morning Star, comes to the world for the objects specified in its prospectus, which was published last winter. That we should now recapitulate some of its leading objects, and briefly add a few remarks, will natur[HC 1:273]ally be expected; and we cheerfully do so that this generation may know, that the Star comes in these last days as the friend of man, to persuade him to turn to God and live, before the great and terrible day of the Lord sweeps the earth of its wickedness. That it comes not only as the messenger of truth, to bring the revelations and of God which have been, but to publish those that God gives NOW, as in days of old, for he is the same God yesterday, to-day, and forever; and, if, after he was taken up, as mentioned in the first [p. 216]
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