Letter to James H. Seymour, 16 January 1844

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Ill. Jan 16, 1844.
Sir: yours of Dec. 27th embracing the very respectable complements and remarks of Mr N[ewton] E French, is before me, and to be short, as you must necessarily know my business compels me, please except <​accept​> my best wishes for your welfare: God bless you and prepare you for every good and glorious undertaking that you desire in rightousness. Remember is the beloved city of the gathering saints, where all thus mean to serve God, by obedience. and faithfulness to the end, will Come, and all that will, may come: for if you wish to know God: you must come to him: Gather the saints that have made a covenant by sacrifice, Saith the Lord. So farewell,
Ye will Give my respects to the gentlemen who <​w​>rote and all friends
Respectfully &c
Joseph Smith
by Clerk
Mr )
Lennox, O) [p. [1]]
Ill. Jan 16, 1844.
Sir: yours of Dec. 27th embracing the very respectable complements and remarks of Mr Newton E French, is before me, and to be short, as you must necessarily know my business compels me, please accept my best wishes for your welfare: God bless you and prepare you for every good and glorious undertaking that you desire in rightousness. Remember is the beloved city of the gathering saints, where all thus mean to serve God, by obedience. and faithfulness to the end, will Come, and all that will, may come: for if you wish to know God: you must come to him: Gather the saints that have made a covenant by sacrifice, Saith the Lord. So farewell,
Give my respects to the gentlemen who wrote and all friends
Respectfully &c
Joseph Smith
by Clerk
Mr )
Lennox, O) [p. [1]]
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