Letter to Moses Daley, circa 8 October 1834

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

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(An extract of a letter sent by me to the and vicinity— ‘I have inqu[i]red at the hand of the Lord concerning this matter’ ‘and have engaged our bro. to visit you who will teach you concerning the duty of the churches relative to Zion. I want therefore that you should receive him in the name of Lord, and uphold him by your prayr of Faith, and in the name of the Lord of truth he will do you much good— Josep[h] Smith Jr) [p. 17]


  1. 1

    This probably pertains to the Florence church’s duties in connection with the redemption of Zion, although it could also refer to something mentioned in an earlier part of the letter.  

  2. 2

    McLellin had been living in Missouri but arrived in Kirtland in September, after being instructed by the Missouri high council in July 1834 to “go to the East.” (McLellin, Journal, 27 Sept. 1834; Minutes and Discourse, ca. 7 July 1834.)  

    McLellin, William E. Journal, July 1834–Apr. 1835. William E. McLellin, Papers, 1831–1836, 1877–1878. CHL. MS 13538, box 1, fd. 4. Also available as Jan Shipps and John W. Welch, eds., The Journals of William E. McLellin, 1831–1836 (Provo, UT: BYU Studies; Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994).