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

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thy God shall stand by the[e] for ever and ever. If thou art called to pass through tribulation. If thou art in perals among fals brethren. If thou art in perals amongst robbers. If thou art in perals by land or by sea. If thou art accused with all maner of fals accusations. If thine enimies fall upon the[e]. If they tear the[e] from the society of thy and and brethren and Sisters. And if with a drawn sword thine enimies tear the[e] from the bosome of thy and of thine offsprings and thine El[d]er although but six years of age shall cling to thy garments and shall say my Father my Father why cant you stay with us Oh my Father what are the men going to do with you. And if then he shall be thrust from the[e] by the sword and thou be draged to prison and thine enimies prowl around the[e] like wolves for blood of the Lamb and if thou shouldest be cast into the pit or into the hands of murderers and the sentantce of death pased upon thee. If thou be cast into the deep. If the billowing surge conspire against thee. If fierce wind become thine enimy. If the heavens gether blackness and all the elements combine to hedge up the way and above all if the verry jaws of hell shall gap open her mouth wide after <thee> know thou my son that all these things shall give thee experiance and shall be for thy good. The son of man hath desended below them all art thou greater than he? Therefore hold on thy way and the shall remain with thee for their bounds are set they cannot pass. Thee Thy days are known and thy years shall not be numbered less. therefore fear not what man can do for God shall be with you for ever and ever. Now brethren I would suggest for the concidereration of the of its being carefully and wisely understood by the <counsel> or conferences that our brethren scattered abroad who understand the spirit of the that [p. 4]
thy God shall stand by thee for ever and ever. If thou art called to pass through tribulation. If thou art in perals among fals brethren. If thou art in perals amongst robbers. If thou art in perals by land or by sea. If thou art accused with all maner of fals accusations. If thine enimies fall upon thee. If they tear thee from the society of thy and and brethren and Sisters. And if with a drawn sword thine enimies tear thee from the bosome of thy and of thine offsprings and thine Elder although but six years of age shall cling to thy garments and shall say my Father my Father why cant you stay with us Oh my Father what are the men going to do with you. And if then he shall be thrust from thee by the sword and thou be draged to prison and thine enimies prowl around thee like wolves for blood of the Lamb and if thou shouldest be cast into the pit or into the hands of murderers and the sentantce of death pased upon thee. If thou be cast into the deep. If the billowing surge conspire against thee. If fierce wind become thine enimy. If the heavens gether blackness and all the elements combine to hedge up the way and above all if the verry jaws of hell shall gap open her mouth wide after thee know thou my son that all these things shall give thee experiance and shall be for thy good. The son of man hath desended below them all art thou greater than he? Therefore hold on thy way and the shall remain with thee for their bounds are set they cannot pass. Thy days are known and thy years shall not be numbered less. therefore fear not what man can do for God shall be with you for ever and ever. Now brethren I would suggest for the concidereration of the of its being carefully and wisely understood by the counsel or conferences that our brethren scattered abroad who understand the spirit of the that [p. 4]
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