Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

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to be concidered while your humble servant remains in bondage s[h]ould be transacted by a general of the most faithfull and the most respictible of the authorities of the and a minute of those transactions may be kept and fowarded from time to time to your humble servant and if there should be any corrections by the word of the word of the Lord they shall be f[r]eely transmitted and your humble servant will approve all the things what soever is acciptable unto God if any thing thing should have been sejusted [suggested] by us or any names mentioned ex[ce]pt by or thus saith the Lord we do not concider it binding. therefore our harts shall not be greaved if diferant arraingments should be entered into the nevertheless we would sejest the propriety of being awar[e] of an aspiring spirit which spirit has oftentimes urged men fowards to make foul speaches and influaance the church and to reject milder councils and has eventually by <been> the means been of bringing much death and sorrow upon the church we would say be awar of pride also for well and truly hath the wise man s[a]id that pride goeth before distruction and a haughty spirit before a fall and Again outward appearance is not always a Criterean for us to Judge our fellow man but the lips betray the haughty and over barinng immginations of the heart, by his words by <and> his deeds let him be scan[n]ed [p. 11]
to be concidered while your humble servant remains in bondage should be transacted by a general of the most faithfull and the most respictible of the authorities of the and a minute of those transactions may be kept and fowarded from time to time to your humble servant and if there should be any corrections by the word the Lord they shall be freely transmitted and your humble servant will approve all things what soever is acciptable unto God if any thing should have been sejusted suggested by us or any names mentioned except by or thus saith the Lord we do not concider it binding. therefore our harts shall not be greaved if diferant arraingments should be entered into nevertheless we would sejest the propriety of being aware of an aspiring spirit which spirit has oftentimes urged men fowards to make foul speaches and influaance the church to reject milder councils and has eventually been the means of bringing much death and sorrow upon the church we would say be awar of pride also for well and truly hath the wise man said that pride goeth before distruction and a haughty spirit before a fall and Again outward appearance is not always a Criterean for us to Judge our fellow man but the lips betray the haughty and over barinng immginations of the heart, by his words and his deeds let him be scanned [p. 11]
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