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Letter to Sally Phelps, 20 July 1835

Sister Sally phelps, as Brother William W. phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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has given me an opertunity in his letter, I gladly improve it, how far it may be to your edifycation I know not, but trust you will receive it in a maner that shall answer my intention in so doing— for my intention is to give you a word of consolation to strengthen you in the absence of your most worthy Companion; and— husband whose merits and experiance and acquirements, but few can compete with in this generation and fewer I fear will ever appretiate the worth of such men; men upon whom God, in his wisdom hath bestowed gifts, that duly qualify them to lead men in the way of life and salvation. I consider in some degree how great a trial you must have in this seperation, but I think I may safely say, that you may rest with a firm reliance that God will so order it that you may not be seperated only but for a short season, and then your Joy will be full and if faithful he will return and teach you things that have been hid from the wise and prudent, hiden things of old times, as Moses saist in Deut. 33d chap 19th verse for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas and of the treasures hid in the sand. Some of these things have begun to come forth therefore Lift up your heart and be glad; be comforted be faithful: pray in faith; and in fine say to all the saints in Zion as the Lord God liveth the redemtion of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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is nigh at hand, and we shall live to see it
J. Smith Jr. [p. [1]]
Sister [Sally] phelps, as Brother [William W.] phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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has given me an opertu nity in his paper letter, I gladly improve it, how far it may be  to your edifycation I know not, but trust you will receiv[e]  it in a maner that shall answer my intention in so doing—  for my intention is to give you a word of consolation to streng[th] en you in the absence of your most worthy Companion; and—  husband whose merits and experiance and acquirements, but  few can compete with in this generation and fewer I fear will  ever appretiate the worth of such men; men upon whom  God, in his wi[s]dom hath bestowed gifts, that duly qualify  them to lead men in the way of life and salvation. I consid er in some degree how great a trial you must have in this sepera tion, but I think I may safely say, that you may rest with  a firm reliance that God will so order it that you may  not be seperated only but for a short season, and then  <your Joy will be full> and if faithful <he will> return and teach you things that have  been hid from the wise and prudent, hiden things of  old times, as Moses saist [in] Deut. 33d <chap> 19th verse for they shall  suck of the abundance of [the] [se]as and of the treasures hid  in the sand. Some of the[se] things have begun [to] come forth  therefore Lift up your heart and be glad; be comforted  be faithful: pray in faith; and in fine say to all the  saints in Zion as the Lord God liveth the redemtion  of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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is nigh at hand, and we shall live to see it
J. Sm[ith] Jr. [p. [1]]
JS, Letter, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, to Sally Phelps, Liberty

Located in western Missouri, thirteen miles north of Independence. Settled 1820. Clay Co. seat, 1822. Incorporated as town, May 1829. Following expulsion from Jackson Co., 1833, many Latter-day Saints found refuge in Clay Co., with church leaders and other...

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, MO, 20 July 1835; Improvement Era, Aug. 1942, p. 529.

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