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Letter from Brigham Young and Willard Richards, 5 September 1840

Star office 149. oldham Road
Manchester, End.
Sept 5th 1840
To the first Presidency

The presiding body of the church. From the day of the church’s organization on 6 April 1830, JS and Oliver Cowdery led the church in their capacity as elders. An 11 November 1831 revelation directed that “the duty of the president of the office of the high...

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of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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, viz, Joseph Smith Jun, Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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& Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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Beloved of the Lord and of his saints;
We esteem it a great privilege to be permitted to address you on paper, while we are far separated from you in a land of Strangers, or perhaps we might say with propriety, the land of our forefathers; but be this as it may, it, is, indeed, a land of strangers to us, only so far as we have began to become acquainted with the inhabitants, by a few months or years travels among them, The time of our acquaintance is but short at the longest, but when we contemplate our absence from our homes & kindred, & especially from the society of those who are over us in the Lord, whose faces we delight to look upon, & whose councils we are ever glad to receive, & rejoice in following the time seems to be prolonged; & while we remain in this situation we hope you will not think us burdensome, if we trouble you occasionally to read our thoughts, & answer us a few questions, or many, even as many as is wisdom in God you should answer, for if we ask those which are improper, it shall be on account of our ignorance, therefore we pray you forgive us. We desire not to council you in any, but to be counseled by you, for it is the desire of our hearts to do the will of God in all things, & we feel our own weekness & insufficiency for the [p. [1]]
Star office 149. oldham Road
Manchester, End.
Sept 5th 1840
To the first Presidency

The presiding body of the church. From the day of the church’s organization on 6 April 1830, JS and Oliver Cowdery led the church in their capacity as elders. An 11 November 1831 revelation directed that “the duty of the president of the office of the high...

View Glossary
of the church of Jesus Christ  of Latter Day Saints

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

View Glossary
, viz, Joseph Smith Jun, Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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 & Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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,
Beloved of the Lord and of his saints;
We esteem it a great privilege to  be permitted to address you on paper, while we are far  separated from you in a land of Strangers, or perhaps  we might say with propriety, the land of our forefathers;  but be this as it may, it, is, indeed, a land of strangers  to us, only so far as we have began to become acquainted  with the inhabitants, by a few months or years travels among  them, The time <of> our acquaintance is but short at the longest,  but when we contemplate our absence from our homes &  kindred, & especially from the society of those who are over  us in the Lord, whose faces we delight to look upon, &  whose councils we are ever glad to receive, & rejoice in  following the time seems to be prolonged; & while we  remain in this situation we hope you will not think us  burdensome, if we trouble you occasionally to read our  thoughts, & answer us a few questions, or many, even as  many as is wisdom in God you should answer, for if we  ask those which are improper, it shall be on account of  our ignorance, therefore we pray you forgive us. We desire  not to council you in any, but to be counseled by you, for  it is the desire of our hearts to do the will of God in all  things, & we feel our own weekness & insufficiency for the [p. [1]]
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