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.
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]