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Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

like the torant of rain from the mountains that floods the most pure and christle stream with mire and dirt and filthyness and obscures evry thing that was clear before and all hurls along in one general deluge but time tethers wethers tide and notwithstanding we are roled in for the time being by the mire of the flood the next surge peradventure as time roles on may bring us to the fountain as clear as cristal and as pure as snow while all the filthiness flood wood and rubbish is left is left and purged out by the way. How long can rowling watters reamin impure what power shall stay the heavens as well might man streach forth his puny arm to stop the Missouri River

One of longest rivers in North America, in excess of 3,000 miles. From headwaters in Montana to confluence with Mississippi River near Saint Louis, Missouri River drains 580,000 square miles (about one-sixth of continental U.S.). Explored by Lewis and Clark...

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in its decread cours or to turne it up stream as to hinder the Almighty from pooring down knoledge from heaven upon the heads of the Latter day saints what is Bogg’s

14 Dec. 1796–14 Mar. 1860. Bookkeeper, bank cashier, merchant, Indian agent and trader, lawyer, doctor, postmaster, politician. Born at Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. Son of John M. Boggs and Martha Oliver. Served in War of 1812. Moved to St. Louis, ca...

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or his murderous party but wimbling willows upon the shore to catch the flood wood as will might we argue that watter is not watter because the the mountain torants send down mire and riles the cristle stream altho afterwords renders it more pure than before Or that fire is not fire because it is of a quenchable nature by pooring on the flood, as to say that our cause is down because runegadoes lyers preasts theavs and murderers who are all alike tenatious of their crafts and creeds have poord [p. 15]
like the torant of rain from the mountains  that floods the most pure and christle stream  with mire and dirt and filthyness and obscures  evry thing that was clear before and all hurls  along in one general deluge but time tethers <wethers> tide  and notwithstanding we are roled in for the time  being by the mire of the flood the next surge perad venture as time roles on may bring us to the fou ntain as clear as cristal and as pure as snow  while all the filthiness flood wood and rubbish  is left is left and purged out by the way. How long  can rowling watters reamin impure what power  shall stay the heavens as well might man streach  forth his puny arm to stop the Missouri River

One of longest rivers in North America, in excess of 3,000 miles. From headwaters in Montana to confluence with Mississippi River near Saint Louis, Missouri River drains 580,000 square miles (about one-sixth of continental U.S.). Explored by Lewis and Clark...

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in its  decread cours or to turne it up stream as to hinder  the Almighty from pooring down knoledge from  <heaven> upon the heads of the Latter day saints what is Bogg’s

14 Dec. 1796–14 Mar. 1860. Bookkeeper, bank cashier, merchant, Indian agent and trader, lawyer, doctor, postmaster, politician. Born at Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. Son of John M. Boggs and Martha Oliver. Served in War of 1812. Moved to St. Louis, ca...

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 or his murderous party but wimbling willows  upon the shore to catch the flood wood as will  might we argue that watter is not watter because the  the mountain torants send down mire and riles  the cristle stream altho afterwords ren[d]ers it more  pure than before Or that fire is not fire because  it is of a quenchable nature by pooring on the flood, as  to say that our cause is down because runegadoes  lyers preasts theavs and murderers who are all ali ke tenatious of their crafts and creeds have poord [p. 15]
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, IL, 20 Mar. 1839; handwriting of Alexander McRae and Caleb Baldwin with corrections by JS and signatures of JS, Hyrum Smith, Lyman Wight, Caleb Baldwin, and Alexander McRae; 26 pages; Revelations Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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