Instruction, 16 January 1836

and I do place unlimited confidence  in your word for I believe you to be  men of truth, and I ask the same  of you, when I tell you any thing that  you place equal confidence in my word  for I will not tell you I know anything  which I do not know— but I have  already consumed more time than I  intended to when I commenced and  I will now give way to my colleagues [p. 124]
JS, instruction, Kirtland, OH, 16 Jan. 1836; handwriting of unidentified scribe and Warren Parrish; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 122–124; JS Collection, CHL.