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Letter to Orson Hyde, 7 April 1834

assaying to be the church of Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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will not help us when they can do it without sacrifice with those blessings which God has bestowed upon them I prophesy I speak the truth I Lie not God shall take away their tallant and give it to those who have no tallant and shall prevent them from ever obtaining a place of reffuge or an in heritance

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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upon the Land of Zion Therefore they may tarry for they might as well be overtaken where they are as to incur the displeasur of God and fall under his wrath by the wayside or to fall into the hands of a merciless mob where there is no God to deliver as salt that has lost its savour and is thenceforth good for nothing but to be troden undr feet of men I therefor beseech you to conjure [adjure]them in the name of the Lord by the Love of God to lend us a helping hand and if all this will not soften their hearts to administer to our necessity for Zion sake turn your back up on them and return speedily to Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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and the blood of Zion be upon their heads even as upon the heads of her enimies and let their reccompence be as the reccompence of her enemes for thus shall it come to pass saith the Lord of hosts who has the cattle upon a thousand hills who has put forth his Almyhty [Almighty] hand to bring to pass his strange act and what man shall put forth his hand to steady the ark of God or be found turning a deaf ear to the voice of his servant God shall speak in due time and all will be declared amen
Your brother in the new covenant

Generally referred to the “fullness of [the] gospel”—the sum total of the church’s message, geared toward establishing God’s covenant people on the earth; also used to describe individual elements of the gospel, including marriage. According to JS, the everlasting...

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Joseph
PS I am much disappointed on learning about my horse but if you cannot obtain him bring the mare and please do not [p. 83]
assaying to be the church of Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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will not help  us when they can do it without sacrifice with those  blessings which God has bestowed upon them I proph[es]y  I speak the truth I Lie not God shall take away  their tallant and give it to those who have no tallant  and shall prevent them from ever obtaining a place  of reffuge or an in heritance

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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upon the Land of Zion  Therefore they may tarry for they might as well  be overtaken where they are as to incur the displeasur  of God and fall under his wrath by the wayside  or to fall into the hands of a merciless mob where  there is no God to deliver as salt that has lost  its savour and is thenceforth god good for nothing  but to be troden undr feet of men I therefor  beseech you to conjure [adjure]them in the name of  the Lord by the Love of God to lend us a  helping hand and if all this will not sof ten their hearts to administer to our necessity  for Zion sake turn your back up on them  and return speedily to Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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and the blood  of Zion be upon their heads even as upon  the heads of her enimies and let their rec compence be as the reccompence of her enemes  for thus shall it come to pass saith the  Lord of hosts who has the cattle upon a  thousand hills who has put forth his  Almyhty [Almighty] hand to bring to pass his strang[e]  act and what man shall put forth his  hand to steady the ark of God or be  found turning a deaf ear to the voice  of his servant God shall speak in  due time and all will be declared amen
Your broth[er] in the new covenant

Generally referred to the “fullness of [the] gospel”—the sum total of the church’s message, geared toward establishing God’s covenant people on the earth; also used to describe individual elements of the gospel, including marriage. According to JS, the everlasting...

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Joseph
PS I am much disappointed on learni[n]g  about my horse but if you cannot obtain  him bring the mare and please do not [p. 83]
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, 7 Apr. 1834; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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; in JS Letterbook 1, pp. 82–84; JS Collection, CHL.

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