Appendix 1: Letter to Oliver Cowdery and Others, circa 17 June 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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come it would be as furious as the Mountains torrent and as terible as the beating tempest But you have affected to despise our warnings and pass them off with a sneer or a grin or a threat and still persued your former course. Vengince sleeps not neither does it slumber; and unless you heed us this time, and attend to our request, it will overtake you at an hour where you do not expect it and at a day when you do not look for it. and for you there shall be no escape; for there is but one decree for you which is depart depart or else a more fatal calamity shall befall you After had been taken by a States warrent for stealing and the stolen property found concealed in the house of ; in which nefarious transaction had also participated. stole the property Conveyed it to and to and there the officers of the law found it. While in the hands of the officers and under an arrest for this vile transaction and if possible to hide your shame from the world like criminals which in deed you were, you appealed to our beloved breathren President Joseph Smith and Men whose characters you had endeavoured to destroy, by every artifice you could invent not even the basest lying excepted notwithstanding all your scandolous attacks, still such was the nobleness of their characters that even vile enemies could not appeal to them in vain They enlisted as you well know other influance to save you from your just fate and they by their influance delivered you out of the hands of the officer While you were pleading [p. [2]]
come it would be as furious as the Mountains torrent and as terible as the beating tempest But you have affected to despise our warnings and pass them off with a sneer or a grin or a threat and still persued your former course. Vengince sleeps not neither does it slumber; and unless you heed us this time, and attend to our request, it will overtake you at an hour where you do not expect it and at a day when you do not look for it. and for you there shall be no escape; for there is but one decree for you which is depart depart or else a more fatal calamity shall befall you After had been taken by a States warrent for stealing and the stolen property found concealed in the house of ; in which nefarious transaction had also participated. stole the property Conveyed it to and to and there the officers of the law found it. While in the hands of the officers and under an arrest for this vile transaction and if possible to hide your shame from the world like criminals which in deed you were, you appealed to our beloved breathren President Joseph Smith and Men whose characters you had endeavoured to destroy, by every artifice you could invent not even the basest lying excepted notwithstanding all your scandolous attacks, still such was the nobleness of their characters that even vile enemies could not appeal to them in vain They enlisted as you well know other influance to save you from your just fate and they by their influance delivered you out of the hands of the officer While you were pleading [p. [2]]
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