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Letter to John Corrill and the Church in Missouri, 4 September 1837

Letter to John Corrill and the Church in Missouri, 4 September 1837

Sendeth greeting, Blessed be the  God of and father of our Lord Jesus  Christ Who has blessed you with many  blessings in Christ, And who has delivered  you many times from the hands of your  enimies And planted you many times  in an heavenly or holy place, My res pects & love to you all, and my bless ings upon all the faithfull & true harted  in the new & everlasting covenant & for as  much as I have desired for a long time  to see your faces, & converse with you  & instruct you in those things which  have been revealed to Me partaining  to the Kingdom of God in the last  days, I now write unto you offering  an appolegy, My being bound with  bonds of affliction by the workers of ini quity and by the labours of the Ch urch endeaveroung in all things to do  the will of God, for the salvation of the  Church both in temporal as well as  spiritual things. Bretheren we have wai ded through a scene of affliction and sor row thus far for the will of God, that lan guage is inadequate to describe pray  yea therefore with more earnestness  for our redemption, You have undo ubtedly been informed by letter  & otherwise of our difficulties in Kirtla nd which are now about being settled  and that you may have a knowledge of  the same I subscribe to you the following  minuits of the comittee, of the whole Church  of Kirtland the authorities &.c. refering you  to my brother Hyrum [Smith] & br. T[homas] B. Marsh  for further particulars also that you [p. 19]
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JS, letter, Kirtland, OH, to John Corrill and the church in Missouri, 4 Sept. 1837; handwriting of George W. Robinson; in JS, Journal, Mar.–Sept. 1838, pp. 18–20; CHL.

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