Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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we therefore command that this doctrine be taught no more in Zion, we sanction <​the descission​> of the and his councel in relation to this doctrine being a bar of Communion. the number of deciples in — is about 1,50 we have commenced building the in this place and it goes on rappidly, Good news from the east, and South, of the success of the laborers is often salluting our ears a general time of health among us family all well and day and night we pray for the salvation of Zion, we deliver over to the buffettings of Satan in the name of the Lord that he may learn not to transgress the commandment of God we conclude our letter be the usual salutation in token of the new and everlasting covenant we hasten to a close because the male [mail] is Just going
Joseph Smith Jr
Clk for the presidency
P,S. we feel gratified with the way which Bro is conducting the Star at present we hope he will seek to render it more and more interesting, in relation to the size of Bishopprick when Zion is on[c]e properly regulated there will be a Bishop to each squire of the size of the one we send you with this; but at present it must be done according to wisdom. it is needful brethren that you should be all of one heart and of one mind in doing the will of the Lord there should exist the greatest freedom [p. 49]
we therefore command that this doctrine be taught no more in Zion, we sanction the descission of the and his councel in relation to this doctrine being a bar of Communion. the number of deciples in — is about 1,50 we have commenced building the in this place and it goes on rappidly, Good news from the east, and South, of the success of the laborers is often salluting our ears a general time of health among us family all well and day and night we pray for the salvation of Zion, we deliver over to the buffettings of Satan in the name of the Lord that he may learn not to transgress the commandment of God we conclude our letter be the usual salutation in token of the new and everlasting covenant we hasten to a close because the male [mail] is Just going
Joseph Smith Jr
Clk for the presidency
P,S. we feel gratified with the way which Bro is conducting the Star at present we hope he will seek to render it more and more interesting, in relation to the size of Bishopprick when Zion is once properly regulated there will be a Bishop to each squire of the size of the one we send you with this; but at present it must be done according to wisdom. it is needful brethren that you should be all of one heart and of one mind in doing the will of the Lord there should exist the greatest freedom [p. 49]
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