Letter to Orson Hyde, 25 May 1844

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May 25th. 1844
Mr Esqr
Sir
Yours of April 30th is received. The council convened this after noon, and after investigation directed an answer, which must be brief to correspond with a press of business.
All the items you refer to had previously received the deliberation of the council.
Messrs and , will doubtless be in before you receive this, by form whom you will learn all things relative to , &c. Our great battle <​success​> at. present, must grow out of <​depends on our faith in​> the Doctrine of Election; this, <​and For works we shall and our faith must be made menifest by​> once won, all a , &c will be play things. <​our works, and every honorable exertion made to elect Gen Smith.—​> comparatively. Gen Smith must be president.
Agricultural pursuits will take care of themselves, and regulating their own operations, and the rich also, but the poor we must gather and take care of, for they are to inherit the kingdom.
will be a “corner stake of Zion” forever, we most assuredly expect.— Here is the and the ordinances, extend where else we may.
Press the bills through <​the Two houses​> if possible; & but <​if​> Congress will not pass them let them do as they are have a mind to. with them.— If they will not pass our bills, & but will give us “something,” they will give what they please & be it will will <​be at our option to​> accept or reject as we please. [p. [1]]
May 25th. 1844
Esqr
Sir
Yours of April 30th is received. The council convened this after noon, and after investigation directed an answer, which must be brief to correspond with a press of business.
All the items you refer to had previously received the deliberation of the council.
Messrs and , will doubtless be in before you receive this, form whom you will learn all things relative to , &c. Our great success at. present, depends on our faith in the Doctrine of Election; , and our faith must be made menifest by our works, and every honorable exertion made to elect Gen Smith.— .
Agricultural pursuits will take care of themselves, regulating their own operations, and the rich also, but the poor we must gather and take care of, for they are to inherit the kingdom.
will be a “corner stake of Zion” forever, we most assuredly expect.— Here is the and the ordinances, extend where else we may.
Press the bills through the Two houses if possible; but if Congress will not pass them let them do as they have a mind . with them.— If they will not pass our bills, but will give us “something,” they will give what they please & it will be at our option to accept or reject . [p. [1]]
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