Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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saints saw the Lord and conversed with him face to face after his resurection I may believe that the Hebrew Church came to Mount Zion and unto the city of the living God the Heavenly Jerusalem and to an inumerable company of angels. I may believe that they looked into Eternity and saw the Judge of all, and Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant; but will all this purchase an assurance for me, or waft me to the regions of Eternal day with my garments spotless, pure, and white? or, must I rather obtain for myself, by my own faith and dilligence, in keeping the commandments of the Lord, an assurance of salvation for myself And have I not an equal priviledge with the ancient saints? and will not the Lord hear my prayers, and listen to my cries, as soon he ever did to their’s if I come to him in the manner they did or is he a respecter of persons?
I must now close this subject for the want of time; and I may say with propriety at the begining; we would be pleased to see you in and more pleased to have you embrace the New Covenant. I remain.
Yours affectionately
Josep Smith Jr
Previous to the time of our going to live with Joseph my attention had been chiefly taken up with buisness; I now concluded to devote most of my times to the s[t]udying of the Bible, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and covenants; but a circumstance occured which deprived me of the priviledge. One day upon going downstairs to my dinner, I incautiously set my foot upon a round stick, that lay near the top of the stairs. This, rolling under my foot, pitched me forward down the steps: My head was severely bruised in falling; however I said but little about it, thinking I should be better soon.
In the afternoon I went with my to a blessing [p. 232]
saints saw the Lord and conversed with him face to face after his resurection I may believe that the Hebrew Church came to Mount Zion and unto the city of the living God the Heavenly Jerusalem and to an inumerable company of angels. I may believe that they looked into Eternity and saw the Judge of all, and Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant; but will all this purchase an assurance for me, or waft me to the regions of Eternal day with my garments spotless, pure, and white? or, must I rather obtain for myself, by my own faith and dilligence, in keeping the commandments of the Lord, an assurance of salvation for myself And have I not an equal priviledge with the ancient saints? and will not the Lord hear my prayers, and listen to my cries, as soon he ever did to their’s if I come to him in the manner they did or is he a respecter of persons?
I must now close this subject for the want of time; and I may say with propriety at the begining; we would be pleased to see you in and more pleased to have you embrace the New Covenant. I remain.
Yours affectionately
Josep Smith Jr
Previous to the time of our going to live with Joseph my attention had been chiefly taken up with buisness; I now concluded to devote most of my time to the studying of the Bible, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and covenants; but a circumstance occured which deprived me of the priviledge. One day upon going downstairs to my dinner, I incautiously set my foot upon a round stick, that lay near the top of the stairs. This, rolling under my foot, pitched me forward down the steps: My head was severely bruised in falling; however I said but little about it, thinking I should be better soon.
In the afternoon I went with my to a blessing [p. 232]
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