not only unspotted, but unsuspected.
5. Never write what you would be ashamed to have printed; or, what might offend the chast est ear, or hurt the Softest heart. Write what you are willing should be published in this world and the world to come. Let the disciples of Christ and the whole world, follow this rule, then the would be kept, and no one would write a word against the Lord his God; against his father or mother; against his neigh bor, or. any against any of the creatures of God. No one would
need writi a word against ought but sin; and then the world would be worth living in, for there would be none to offend.”
I continued the translations, and ministering
to the , through the fall, excepting a rapid
journey to Albany, , and , in com
pany with [Newel K.] Whitney , from which I returned
on the Sixth of September
November, immediately after the
birth of my son, . <Note A
addenda page 2> In answer
to Letters received from the brethren in
I wrote as follows;
Nov. 27th 1832.
Brother , I say brother, because I feel so from the heart, and although it it is not long since I wrote a letter unto you, yet I feel as though you would excuse me for writing this, as I have many things which I wish to communicate; some things which I wish will to mention in this letter, which are laying with great weight upon my mind. I am well, and my family also. God grant that you may enjoy the same, & yours and all the brethren
and sisters who remember to enquire after the commandments of the Lord, and the welfare of Zion and such a being as me: and while I dictate this letter I fancy myself that you are saying or thinking some thing similar to these words; My God, great and mighty art thou, therefore shew unto thy servant what shall become of all those who are assaying to come up unto Zion, in order to keep the commandments of God, and yet receive not their by , by order or