Lord brings us together again, I
will make all the Satisfaction, on
or God can require.
We have been in
this place a few days and have preached faithfully; a very great prospect
of some able and influential men embracing the faith in this place.
We have moved along slowly, but have left a sealing testimony:
considerable number. We shall write again soon. as we learn the result of
our labors here more particularly. We are well and in good spirits through
the favor of the Lord.
requests us to write a few lines in his letter and we
cheerfully embrace the opportunity.
says he wants to live: But we
do not feel ourselves authorized to act upon his case but have
reccommended him to you: But he says his poverty will not allow him to
visit you in person at this time; and we think he tells the truth. We
therefore advise him to write, which he has done. He tells us,
verbally, that he is willing to make any sacrifice to procure your
fellowship, life not excepted; Yet reposing that con fidence in your
magnanimity that you will take no ad vantage of this open and frank
confession. If he can obtain your fellowship, he wants to come to
as soon as
he can. But if he cannot be received into the fellowship of the
, he must do the best he can in
banishment and exile.
you are the of the kingdom; to you is power given to “exert your
clemency or display your vengeance” By the former, you will save a soul
from death, and hide a multitude of sins: By the latter, you will forever
a returning prodigal, cause sorrow without benefit, pain without pleasure,
ending in wretchedness and dispair.
experience teaches that you are workmen in the art of saving souls,
therefore, with the greatest confidence