is a place of safety preparing for them away towards the Rockey mountains they may have a long and croo ked Road to go to get there” and says but few will be preserved to arrive there, he suggests that twelve may be built up & again thrown down— That the ten tribes are somewhere on a Planet taken from this Plannet which when it comes back will cause this earth to reil to and fro like two Boats meeting— that Adam had 15 or 16 sons before Cain &c. We ack nowledge that men of God ought to have enough of this spirit to enable them to understand all things as they come along; but such teachings are not all understood in this place, they are calculated to make excite ment & what the consequences may be I am not able to say. We are not only willing but greatly desire to receive all necessary instructions and in formation in the order and own due time, of the Lord, and whatever and whatever the consequences may be to try to bear up under them as well as we can.
was somewhat indulged in this place & although we were not fully
satisfied as to the propriety and truth of all his teachings, yet, we did not take up against
him for fear of doing wrong: but since he went away being left rather in the dark with
regard to his authority, reflecting on the nature of his mission, & looking at all his
proc eedings and teachings, I for one cannot help but doubt more and more his being
authorized & sent to teach all these things in this place at this time, therefore of my own
accord I have written this letter for infor mation: I have directed it to you expecting that,
probably Joseph might not be at home, I want the letter put into his hands to be examined
and ans wered according to the mind and will of the Lord.
If he is not at home I want it submitted to the and as many of the as are at home that we may receive true information and instruction or none as the Lord will. will probably be back through here in Oct. [p. 175]