<Sept. 4> <Letter to > Sept. 4. 1833 I wrote as follows to Sister “ at Misso.
Dear Sister Having a few leisure moments I set down to communicate to you a few words which I know I am under obligation to improve for your satisfaction, if it should be a satisfaction for you to receive a few words from your unworthy brother in Christ, I received your letter some time since containing a history of your journey, and your safe arrival for which I bless the Lord; I have often felt a whispering since I received your letter, like this, Joseph thou art
indebted to thy God for the offering of thy which proved a savor of life as pertaining to thy pecuniary concern, therefore she should not be forgotten of thee, for the Lord hath done this and thou shouldst remember her in all thy prayers; and also by letter for she oftentimes calleth on the Lord, saying, O Lord inspire thy servant Joseph to communicate by letter some word to thine unworthy handmaid and say all my sins are forgiven and art thou not content with the
chastisement wherewith thou hast chastised thy handmaid; yea Sister this seems to be the whispering of a Spirit and judge ye what Spirit it is— I was sensible when you left that the Lord would chasten you but I prayed fervently in the name of Jesus that you might live to receive your agreeable to the which was given concerning you. I am not at all astonished at what has happened to you, neither to what has happened to , and I could tell all the
whys and wherefores of all these calamities, but alas it is in vain to warn and give precepts, for all men are naturally disposed to walk in their own paths as they are pointed out by their own fingers and are not willing to consider and walk in the path which is pointed out by another, saying this is the way walk ye in it, altho’ he should be an unerring director, and the Lord his God sent him, nevertheless I do not feel disposed to cast any reflections, but I feel to cry mightily
unto the Lord that all things might work together for good, which has happened, yea I feel to say, O Lord let Zion be comforted, let her waste places be built up, and established an hundred fold, let thy Saints come unto Zion out of every nation, let her be exalted to the third heavens, and let [p. 1 [addenda]]