Letter to Edward Partridge and the Church, circa 22 March 1839

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Continued to the church of Latter-day-saints.
We continue to offer further reflections to and to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints whom we love with a fervent love and do always bear them in mind in all our prayers to the throne of God. It still seems to bear heavy heavily in our minds that the church would do will well to secure to themselves the contract of the Land which is proposed to them by Mr. and to cultivate the friendly feelings of that gentleman in as much shall as he shall prove himself to be a man of honor humanity and a friend to humanity. We really think that his letter breaths that kind of spirit if we can judge correctly. And Isaac Van Allen Esqr. the attorney Genl. of that peradventure such men may be wrought upon by the providence of God to do good unto his people. also. We suggest the ideah of praying fervantly for all men who manifest any degree of sympathy for the suffering children of God. We think that peradventure the survayor of the may be of grate benefeit to the church if it be the will of God to this end if ritiousness shall should be manifested as the girdle of our loins. It seems to be deeply impresed upon our minds that the saints ought to lay hold of evry door shall that shall seem to be opened for unto them to obtain foot hold on the Earth and be a make making all the preparation<s> that is within the power of posibles for the terible storms that are now gethering in the heavens with darkness and gloominess and thick darkness as spoken of by the prophets which cannot be now of a long time lingering for there seems to be a whispering that the angels of heaven who have been intrusted with the council counsel of these matters for the last days have taken council counsel together: and among the rest of the general affairs that have to be transacted in their honorable council counsel they have taken cognisance of the testimony of those who were murdered at and also those who were martered with . and else where and have passed some [p. 1]
Continued to the church of Latter-day-saints.
We continue to offer further reflections to and to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints whom we love with a fervent love and do always bear them in mind in all our prayers to the throne of God. It still seems to bear heavily in our minds that the church would do well to secure to themselves the contract of the Land which is proposed to them by Mr. and to cultivate the friendly feelings of that gentleman in as much as he shall prove himself to be a man of honor and a friend to humanity. We really think that his letter breaths that kind of spirit if we can judge correctly. And Isaac Van Allen Esqr. the attorney Genl. of that peradventure such men may be wrought upon by the providence of God to do good unto his people. also. We suggest the ideah of praying fervantly for all men who manifest any degree of sympathy for the suffering children of God. We think that peradventure the survayor of the may be of grate benefeit to the church if it be the will of God to this end if ritiousness should be manifested as the girdle of our loins. It seems to be deeply impresed upon our minds that the saints ought to lay hold of evry door that shall seem to be opened unto them to obtain foot hold on the Earth and be a making all the preparations that is within the power of posibles for the terible storms that are now gethering in the heavens with darkness and gloominess and thick darkness as spoken of by the prophets which cannot be now of a long time lingering for there seems to be a whispering that the angels of heaven who have been intrusted with the counsel of these matters for the last days have taken counsel together: and among the rest of the general affairs that have to be transacted in their honorable counsel they have taken cognisance of the testimony of those who were murdered at and also those who were martered with . and else where and have passed some [p. 1]
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