Times and Seasons, 1 April 1842

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board of her to , but this I cannot do.
On receipt of this, I wish you to write to me immediately, and direct to Regensburgh, on the Danube, Beyern, or Bavaria. If you know any thing of my family, tell me.
My best respects to your self and family, to brothers and , and to all the saints in .
May grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, rest upon you all from this time, henceforth, and forever.
Amen.
Your brother in Christ,
.
P. S.—Mr. Gager died on the 15th instant, at four o’clock in the afternoon.
 
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From the same,
EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM .
Another letter has just come to hand from , dated Jaffa, Oct. He was then on his way to , the date being much earlier than the one inserted in another page. We have only room for the following extract, which we publish as among the most extraordinary signs of the times.
“On my passage from Beyroote to this place (Jaffa) night before last, at one o’clock, as I was meditating on the deck of the vessel as she was beating down against a sultry wind, a very bright glittering sword appeared in the heavens, about six feet in length, with a beautiful hilt, as plain and complete as any cut you ever saw. And what is still more remarkable, an arm with a perfect hand stretched itself out, and took hold on the hilt of the sword. The appearance really made my hair rise, and the flesh, as it were, crawl on my bones. The Arabs made a wonderful outcry at the sight. Oh, Allah! Allah! Allah!* was their exclamation all over the vessel. I mention this because you know there is a commandment of God for me, which sys, “Unto you it shall be given to know the signs of the times, and the sign of the coming of the Son of Man.”
Yours in Christ,
.
* O Lord, Lord, Lord.
 
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PETITION,
From a number of Inhabitants of the city of .
To the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; and the Quorum of the Twelve, Greeting:—
We, the undersigned citizens of , have heard the gospel preached by Elder , and we know that he is doing great good in this , especially to the honest in heart, and all men whose minds are not biased by the various bigoted and superstitious doctrines of the day, who make confusion the word of God, and consequently the spreading of infidelity.
We are pained to learn that he is about to leave us no more to return, unless you in your wisdom think proper. We, the undersigned, not members of the church, but seekers of truth, know that has ingratiated himself highly into the estimation of all good men for his urbanity of manners, his wisdom and understanding, and above all for the simplification of the scriptures, so that we can know them by our senses and appreciate their meanings. We, therefore, do hope and pray (if it is not incompatible with the interests of your church) that he may be permitted to return unto us and reap the fruit of the good seed he has sown.
.
ROBERT L. CASWELL,
J. W. SMITH,
JAMES SPRATLEY,
MATHEW SMITH,
JOHN PRINCE,
DENNIS SAVARY,
BENJ. CHAPMAN,
JOSEPH DUDLEY,
L. ALLBEYA,
THOMAS CRAWFORD,
ARTHN MOON,
GEORGE AVERY,
WM. CAMPION,
THOMAS J. LANYON,
JOHN MACDONALD,
JOHN SMITH,
DAVID POTTS,
JOHN STEEL,
C. SEICWIRT.
THORNELL CRADDOCK,
JAMES SMITH,
JOSEPH HARPER.
☞ We are pleased to see so liberal a spirit manifested by the inhabitants of the city of , so long impregnable to the principles of truth; and we sincerely hope that the banners of the gospel of peace that have been unfurled may continue to float triumphant over the errors of sectarianism and infidelity, until all the honest in heart shall be gathered out.
At our special Conference, which will be held in a few days, we shall consider the above request.—Ed. [p. 742]
board of her to , but this I cannot do.
On receipt of this, I wish you to write to me immediately, and direct to Regensburgh, on the Danube, Beyern, or Bavaria. If you know any thing of my family, tell me.
My best respects to your self and family, to brothers and , and to all the saints in .
May grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, rest upon you all from this time, henceforth, and forever.
Amen.
Your brother in Christ,
.
P. S.—Mr. Gager died on the 15th instant, at four o’clock in the afternoon.
 
——
From the same,
EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM .
Another letter has just come to hand from , dated Jaffa, Oct. He was then on his way to , the date being much earlier than the one inserted in another page. We have only room for the following extract, which we publish as among the most extraordinary signs of the times.
“On my passage from Beyroote to this place (Jaffa) night before last, at one o’clock, as I was meditating on the deck of the vessel as she was beating down against a sultry wind, a very bright glittering sword appeared in the heavens, about six feet in length, with a beautiful hilt, as plain and complete as any cut you ever saw. And what is still more remarkable, an arm with a perfect hand stretched itself out, and took hold on the hilt of the sword. The appearance really made my hair rise, and the flesh, as it were, crawl on my bones. The Arabs made a wonderful outcry at the sight. Oh, Allah! Allah! Allah!* was their exclamation all over the vessel. I mention this because you know there is a commandment of God for me, which sys, “Unto you it shall be given to know the signs of the times, and the sign of the coming of the Son of Man.”
Yours in Christ,
.
* O Lord, Lord, Lord.
 
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PETITION,
From a number of Inhabitants of the city of .
To the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; and the Quorum of the Twelve, Greeting:—
We, the undersigned citizens of , have heard the gospel preached by Elder , and we know that he is doing great good in this , especially to the honest in heart, and all men whose minds are not biased by the various bigoted and superstitious doctrines of the day, who make confusion the word of God, and consequently the spreading of infidelity.
We are pained to learn that he is about to leave us no more to return, unless you in your wisdom think proper. We, the undersigned, not members of the church, but seekers of truth, know that has ingratiated himself highly into the estimation of all good men for his urbanity of manners, his wisdom and understanding, and above all for the simplification of the scriptures, so that we can know them by our senses and appreciate their meanings. We, therefore, do hope and pray (if it is not incompatible with the interests of your church) that he may be permitted to return unto us and reap the fruit of the good seed he has sown.
.
ROBERT L. CASWELL,
J. W. SMITH,
JAMES SPRATLEY,
MATHEW SMITH,
JOHN PRINCE,
DENNIS SAVARY,
BENJ. CHAPMAN,
JOSEPH DUDLEY,
L. ALLBEYA,
THOMAS CRAWFORD,
ARTHN MOON,
GEORGE AVERY,
WM. CAMPION,
THOMAS J. LANYON,
JOHN MACDONALD,
JOHN SMITH,
DAVID POTTS,
JOHN STEEL,
C. SEICWIRT.
THORNELL CRADDOCK,
JAMES SMITH,
JOSEPH HARPER.
☞ We are pleased to see so liberal a spirit manifested by the inhabitants of the city of , so long impregnable to the principles of truth; and we sincerely hope that the banners of the gospel of peace that have been unfurled may continue to float triumphant over the errors of sectarianism and infidelity, until all the honest in heart shall be gathered out.
At our special Conference, which will be held in a few days, we shall consider the above request.—Ed. [p. 742]
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