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Letter from Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde, circa July 1838

Dear Brother Joseph
In health peace & safety we arrived in this place on monday last, from the scene of our labor during the past year after a passage of 31 days. We cannot give a full account of our labors now, but suffise it to say the standard of truth is reared on the other side of the great waters, and hundreds are now fighting the good fight of faith, beneath the shade of its glorious banner. We have fought in the name of the Lord Jesus, and under the shadow of the cross we have conquered, Not an enimy has risen up against us, but that has fallen for our sakes, Every thing we have done has prospered, and the God of the Holy Prophets has been with us, and to him belongs the praise Our bretheren in the East are poor yet rich in faith and the peace of our God abides upon them, we have not interfeered with the priests at all except when we have been assalted by them, We have preached repentance & baptism

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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& baptism & repentance, We have strictly attended to our own buisness and have let others alone We have experienced the truth of solomons words which are as follows When a mans ways please the Lord he maketh his enimies that they are at peace with him our enimies have seen their entire insufficincy to stand against the power of truth manifest through us, and have gone away and left us in peacefull possession of [p. 48]
Dear Brother Joseph
In health peace & saf[e]ty  we arrived in this place on monday last, from  the scene of our labor during the past year after  a passage of 31 days. We cannot give a full ac count of our labors now, but suffise it to say the  standard of truth is reared on the other side  of the great waters, and hundreds are now  fi[gh]ting the good fight of faith, beneath the  shade of its glorious banner. We have fought  in the name of the Lord Jesus, and under the shad ow of the cross we have conquered, Not an enim y has risen up against us, but that has fallen  for our sakes, Every thing we have done has  prospered, and the God of the Holy Prophets  has been with us, and to him belongs the praise  Our bretheren in the East are poor yet rich  in faith and the peace of our God abides upon  them, we have not interfeered with the pri ests at all except when we have been assalt ed by them, We have preached repentance &  baptism

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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& baptism & repentance, We have  strictly attended to our own buisness and have  let others alone We have experienced the  truth of solomons words which are as follows  When a mans ways please the Lord he maketh  his enimies that they are at peace with him  our enimies have seen their entire insufficin cy to stand against the power of truth mani fest through us, and have gone away and  left us in peacefull possession of [p. 48]
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Heber C. Kimball

14 June 1801–22 June 1868. Blacksmith, potter. Born at Sheldon, Franklin Co., Vermont. Son of Solomon Farnham Kimball and Anna Spaulding. Married Vilate Murray, 22 Nov. 1822, at Mendon, Monroe Co., New York. Member of Baptist church at Mendon, 1831. Baptized...

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and Orson Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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, letter, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, to JS, Far West

Originally called Shoal Creek. Located fifty-five miles northeast of Independence. Surveyed 1823; first settled by whites, 1831. Site purchased, 8 Aug. 1836, before Caldwell Co. was organized for Latter-day Saints in Missouri. William W. Phelps and John Whitmer...

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, MO, ca. July 1838; handwriting of George W. Robinson

14 May 1814–10 Feb. 1878. Clerk, postmaster, merchant, clothier, banker. Born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont. Baptized into LDS church and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Clerk and recorder for Kirtland high council, beginning Jan. 1836. Married...

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; in JS, Journal, Mar.–Sept. 1838, pp. 48–49; CHL.

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