a principle than mine Every person in this has a right to controll his own proppe rty and is not required to do any thing except by his own free voluntary act That he may impart to the poor according to the requirement of the gospel. “Give to him that asketh thee and from him that would borrow of thee turn <not> thou not away” I Math 5 chap 42. v.
I believe in liveing a virtuous upright and holy life before God and feel it my duty <to> perswad all men in my power to do the same: That they may ciase to do evil and learn to do well and brake off from their Sins by Rigteousness
I close this by subscribing my self yours mo[st] obedient Servent
Joseph Smith Jr— [p. ]