Letter to William Marks and Newel K. Whitney, 8 July 1838

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and when he falls he shall rise again, for his sacrafice shall be more sacred to me than his increase saith the Lord. Therefor let him come up hither speedily unto the land of & in due time he shall be made a merchant unto my name saith the Lord for the benifit of my people— Therefore let no man let no man despise my servt. but the blessings of my people be on him forever & ever— And again verily I say unto you let all my Servts. in the land of remember the Lord their god & mine also to preserve it holy & to overthrow the money changers in mine own due time saith the Lord
By this you will understand the will of the Lord concerning you & will doubtless act accordingly— It would be wisdom for all the Saints that Come this Summer to come & make an effort to do so as soon it will be better for them If they cannot sel their property let them turn it out on the debts & when the Lord lift us all up they will rise with the rest, but let none think to get property whenever they get <​Come​> here for there is none for them at present but there will be— There is a note in the hands of Eth◊◊ Spencer it was money borrowd from a man by the name of Colgrove, to put into the B[a]nk if it is possible turn out property to satisfy it, as Spencer is almost dead about it— There need be no fear in the saints coming up here there are provisions or will be in great abundance of all kinds indeed there is a plenty now neither has there been a scarcity at any time since we come
We leave you in the hands of the Lord asking the blessings of salvation to rest upon you
Yor. brethn. in Ch[ri]st Jesus
Sigd. (
(Joseph Smith Jr
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and when he falls he shall rise again, for his sacrafice shall be more sacred to me than his increase saith the Lord. Therefor let him come up hither speedily unto the land of & in due time he shall be made a merchant unto my name saith the Lord for the benifit of my people— Therefore let no man let no man despise my servt. but the blessings of my people be on him forever & ever— And again verily I say unto you let all my Servts. in the land of remember the Lord their god & mine also to preserve it holy & to overthrow the money changers in mine own due time saith the Lord
By this you will understand the will of the Lord concerning you & will doubtless act accordingly— It would be wisdom for all the Saints that Come this Summer to come & make an effort to do so as it will be better for them If they cannot sel their property let them turn it out on the debts & when the Lord lift us all up they will rise with the rest, but let none think to get property whenever they Come here for there is none for them at present but there will be— There is a note in the hands of Eth Spencer it was money borrowd from a man by the name of Colgrove, to put into the Bank if it is possible turn out property to satisfy it, as Spencer is almost dead about it— There need be no fear in the saints coming up here there are provisions or will be in great abundance of all kinds indeed there is a plenty now neither has there been a scarcity at any time since we come
We leave you in the hands of the Lord asking the blessings of salvation to rest upon you
Yor. brethn. in Christ Jesus
Sigd. (
(Joseph Smith Jr
(
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