covenant I receive you to fellowship in a determination that is fixed, immovable and unchangeable, to be your friend and brother through the grace of God, in the bonds of love, to walk in all the of God blame less, in thanksgiving, forever and ever, Amen.
42 And he that is found unworthy of this salu tation, among you shall not have place among you; for ye shall not suffer that mine house shall be polluted by them.
43. And [he] that cometh in and is faithful before me, and is a brother, or if they be brethren, they shall salute the president or teacher with uplifted hands, to heaven. with this same prayer or covenant, or by say ing, amen, in token of the same.
44 Behold, verily I say unto you, this is a sample unto you, for a salutation to one another in the house of God, in the school of the prophets, And ye are called to do this by prayer and thanksgiving as the spirit shall give utterance, in all your doings, in the house of the Lord, in the , that it may become a sanctuary, a tabernacle, of the Holy spirit to your edification.
45. And ye shall not receive any among you into this school, save he is clean from the blood of this generation; and he shall be received by the of the ; for unto this end was the ordinance of the washing of feet instituted.
46 And again the ordinance of washing feet is to be administered by the or presiding elder of the . It is to be commenced with prayer: and after he is to gird himself, according to the pattern given in the thirteenth chapter of John’s testimony concerning me. Amen.
I wrote to , Esqr. Editor of the [blank] as follows;
, January 4th.1833
Mr Editor, Sir,
Considering the liberal principles, upon which your interesting and valueable paper is published, and [p. 257]