History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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notify the President of your situation, and also petition the Presedend yourselves, according to the direction of the Lord. We have petitioned in your behalf, and enclosed it in a printed revelation, the same of this,// which we now send to you. The petition was signed like <​by​> something like sixty brethren, and mailed for , one week ago, and he will probably receive it two weeks before you receive this.
We also calculate to send a petition and this revelation to the President forthwith, in your behalf, and then we will act the part of the poor widow to perfection if possible, and let our rulers read their destiny [HC 1:474] if they do not len a lend a helping hand, We exhort you to prosecute and try every lawful means to bring the mob to justice, as fast as circumstancies will permit. With regard to your tarrying in , we cannot say; you must be governed by circumstances; perhaps you will have to hire out and take farms to cultivate, to obtain bread until the Lord deliver.
We have sent you a fifty dollar note, some time ago, if you have received it please acknowledge the receipt of it, to us, that we may be satisfied you have it received it. We shall do all <​that is​> in our power to assist you in every way we can. We know your situation is a trying one, but be patient and not murmur against the Lord, and you shall see that all these things shall turn to your greatest good.
Enquire of and find out the entire secret of mixing <​and compounding​> lead and Antimony, so as to make type metal, and write us concerning it. Joseph has sent you another fifty dollar note, making in all one hundred dollars, write us concerning it. There is a prospect of the eastern churches doing something pretty handsome toward the deliverence of Zion, in the course of a year, if Zion is not delivered otherwise.
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notify the President of your situation, and also petition the Presedend yourselves, according to the direction of the Lord. We have petitioned in your behalf, and enclosed it in a printed revelation, the same of this,// which we now send to you. The petition was signed by something like sixty brethren, and mailed for , one week ago, and he will probably receive it two weeks before you receive this.
We also calculate to send a petition and this revelation to the President forthwith, in your behalf, and then we will act the part of the poor widow to perfection if possible, and let our rulers read their destiny [HC 1:474] if they do not lend a helping hand, We exhort you to prosecute and try every lawful means to bring the mob to justice, as fast as circumstancies will permit. With regard to your tarrying in , we cannot say; you must be governed by circumstances; perhaps you will have to hire out and take farms to cultivate, to obtain bread until the Lord deliver.
We have sent you a fifty dollar note, some time ago, if you have received it please acknowledge the receipt of it, to us, that we may be satisfied you received it. We shall do all that is in our power to assist you in every way we can. We know your situation is a trying one, but be patient and not murmur against the Lord, and you shall see that all these things shall turn to your greatest good.
Enquire of and find out the entire secret of mixing and compounding lead and Antimony, so as to make type metal, and write us concerning it. Joseph has sent you another fifty dollar note, making in all one hundred dollars, write us concerning it. There is a prospect of the eastern churches doing something pretty handsome toward the deliverence of Zion, in the course of a year, if Zion is not delivered otherwise.
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