Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

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to condecending, for the dignifide Characters of the Cald and Chosen of God, according to the purposes of his word will from befo[re] the foundation of the world. to hold the , of the mistres [mysteries] of those things that have ben kept hid from the foundation untill now, for <of> which som have tasted a little and which many of them are to be pored down from heaven upon the heads of babes, yea the weak, obscure and dispizable ones of this earth. tharefore We beseath of you bretheren, that <you bear> bare with those [w]ho do not feel themselves more worthey than yourselves, while we Exort one another, to a reffermation [reformation?], with one an all. both old and young. teachers and taugt both high and low rich and poor—bond and free. Male and female. let honesty and sobriety, and cander and solemnity, and virtue, and pureness, and Meekness, and simplisity, Crown our heads in every place, and in fine becom as little Children without mallice guile or high packrichy Hypokrisy: and now Bretheren after your tribulations if you do this— things, and exercise fervent prayer, and faith in the sight of God Always, he shall give unto you knowledge [p. 13]
to condecending, for the dignifide Characters of the Cald and Chosen of God, according to the purposes of his will from before the foundation of the world. to hold the , of the mistres [mysteries] of those things that have ben kept hid from the foundation untill now, of which som have tasted a little and which many of them are to be pored down from heaven upon the heads of babes, yea the weak, obscure and dispizable ones of this earth. tharefore We beseath of you bretheren, that you bear with those who do not feel themselves more worthey than yourselves, while we Exort one another, to a reffermation [reformation], with one an all. both old and young. teachers and taugt both high and low rich and poor—bond and free. Male and female. let honesty and sobriety, and cander and solemnity, and virtue, and pureness, and Meekness, and simplisity, Crown our heads in every place, and in fine becom as little Children without mallice guile or Hypokrisy: and now Bretheren after your tribulations if you do this— things, and exercise fervent prayer, and faith in the sight of God Always, he shall give unto you knowledge [p. 13]
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