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Letter to Church Leaders in Kirtland, 15 December 1841, extract

Letter to Church Leaders in Kirtland, 15 December 1841, extract

“It remains for Almon Babbitt to offer satisfaction. if he wishes so to  do, according to the minutes of the Conference, You are doubtless  all well aware that all the stakes except those in Hancock, Co. Illinois, & Lee county Iowa. were discontinued some time Since by the  First Presidency, as published in the Times and Seasons; but as  it appears that there are many in Kirtland who desire to remain  there. and build up that place, and as you have made great  exertions, according to your letter, to establish a printing press, &  take care of the poor, &c. since that period, you may as well  continue operations according to your designs. & go on with your  printing, & do what you can in Righteousness to build up  Kirtland but do not suffer yourselves to harbor the Idea  that Kirtland will rise on the ruins of Nauvoo. It is the  privilege of brethren emigrating from any quarter To come  to this place, and it is not right to attempt to persuade  those who desire it, to stop short,”
(Extract from the letter of  the presidents in reply— Decr 15[th] 1841.) [p. 31]
JS, Letter, Nauvoo, IL, to church leaders in Kirtland Township, OH, 15 Dec. 1841; in Book of the Law of the Lord, p. 31; handwriting of Willard Richards; CHL.

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