whenever the Lord brings us together again, I will make all the Satisfaction, on every point that saints or God can require. Amen.
Prst. Joseph Smith. )
We have been in this place a few days and have preached faithfully; a very great
prospect of some able and influential men embracing the faith in this place. We have
moved along slowly, but have left a sealing testimony: a considerable number.
We shall write again soon. as we learn the result of our labors here more particularly. We
are well and in good spirits through the favor of the Lord.
requests us to write a few lines in his letter and we cheerfully
embrace the opportunity. says he wants to live: But we do not feel ourselves
authorized to act upon his case but have reccommended him to you: But he says his poverty will
not allow him to visit you in person at this time; and we think he tells the truth. We therefore
advise him to write, which he has done. He tells us, verbally, that he is willing to make any
sacrifice to procure your fellowship, life not excepted; Yet reposing that con fidence in your
magnanimity that you will take no ad vantage of this open and frank confession. If he can obtain
your fellowship, he wants to come to as soon as he can. But if he cannot be received
into the fellowship of the , he must do the best he can in banishment and exile.
Brethren, with you are the of the kingdom; to you is power given to “exert
your clemency or display your vengeance” By the former, you will save a soul from
death, and hide a multitude of sins: By the latter, you will forever descour age a returning
prodigal, cause sorrow without benefit, pain without pleasure, ending in wretchedness
But former experience teaches that you are workmen in the art of saving souls, therefore,
with the greatest confidence [p. 156]