Letter from Thomas Shaw, 21 April 1835

caused us to sing for joy. The Lord was pleased with  our Brothers holy determination to see you & we  understood that persecution had been great among  you or would be. But we were commanded  not to fear for he would be with us. praise the Lord.  The time is at hand when distance shall be no  barrier between us: but when on the wings of love  Jehovah’s messages shall be communicated by  his Saints. The Lord bless our Bron & may  he prove a blessing to you. Be not afraid  of our enemies they shall unless they repent be  cast down by the Lord of Hosts. The workers of  iniquity have been used by the Prince of Dark ness to play the counterfeit but discernment  has been given to us that they were immedi ately put [to] shame by being detected so that the  flock never suffd as yet by them—— Grace  Mercy & peace be unto you from God our  father & from the Spirit. Jesus Christ our  Lord. Amen—
I am
Dear Sirs
Your Bron in
the Gospel——
Thomas Shaw
Barnsley April 21st 1835 [p. [2]]
Thomas Shaw, letter, Barnsley, England, to the Saints, United States, 21 Apr. 1835; presumably handwriting of Thomas Shaw; two pages; CHL. Includes endorsements.