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

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

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 & 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 and Orson Hyde, letter, Kirtland, OH, to JS, Far West, MO, ca. July 1838; handwriting of George W. Robinson; in JS, Journal, Mar.–Sept. 1838, pp. 48–49; CHL.

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