LETTER FROM THE CHURCH OF .
To the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter-Day Saints—to the travel ling High Council, and to all persons to whom this letter may come—
Dearly Beloved,—Having had oppor tunity of becoming acquainted with our beloved brother, of the quorum of the Travelling High Council, commonly called the quorum of the Twelve, and having witnessed the manner of his behavior while with us, and taken notice of the doctrine he has taught, to gether with many other particulars not easy to mention, we feel desirous of com mending him to your fellowship, your es teem, your friendship and your love.
Because we have found him to be at all times a faithful laborer in the word and doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ.
By his instructions our minds have been enlightened, and our understanding of Heavenly things greatly increased.
When he has presided in our meetings, peace and order have characterized our deliberations. When he has unfolded to our minds the Scriptures of truth, our thirst for pure intelligence has been grat ified. When he has held up to view the glories of the rising kingdom of our Sa viour, our hearts have kindled with anima tion, our hope has been cherished, and our souls have overflowed with the Spirit of Peace. We know he has been effi cient in establishing truth—We know he has been successful in putting down er ror—we highly esteem and love him for his faithfulness, diligence, prudence, meekness, zeal and fortitude; and we de sire that others should love him too.
Good will and favor shewn to him will secure our love and friendship; and we freely, and fully, and warmly commend him to all whom this letter may come.
On behalf of the members of the con ference held in the city of the 29th day of Nov. 1841.
, Clerk. [p. 728]