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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

the field, Concerning the Nicholatine Band of  which you warned us against we would say God  is not there, and we are not there, they deal in sand  stone & bogus, but we in faith hope & Charity  We have not means to situate our families in  Far West at present and as we have not been charga ble to the Church hitherto, we do not like to become  a burthen to them in the extreme state of pov erty to which they are reduced, We can preach  the gospel when the Lord is with us, and by it  we can live, and the time will come when we  shall have means to settle with the saints. Kirtland  is not our home, it looks dolefull here, We shall go  westward as soon as we can, the folks here tell  many dark and pittifull tales about yourself & others.  but the faults of our bretheren is poor entertainment for  us, We have no accusation to bring for the Lord has  shown us that he has taken the matter into his own  hands, and every secret shall be braught to light  and every man chastened for his sins, untill he conf ess and forsake them and then he shall fined mercy  Therefore we can say we are at peace with God and  with all mankind, and if any creature has aught  against us, we have naught against him, and we  say forgive us for Christ sake, We should be glad to  see all our bretheren of the Twelve, and we s[h]all as we can  consistantly, our good wishes and best respects to them  To yourself Bro. Sidney [Rigdon] and families, and to all the  faithfull bretheren and sisters in Christ Jesus our  Lord, Will you or some other of the bretheren  write us soon and let us know the true state of  things in Far West, We have been gone allmost  a year and have heard but very little, but we now  hear much, We would like to know if a spirit  of union prevails &c. &c. We are as ever your bretheren  in the bonds of the everlasting covenant,
H.C. Kimball
To Prest J, Smith Jr. Orson Hyde
We are one
[p. 49]
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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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