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Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

to be concidered while your humble servant remains in bondage should be transacted by a general conferance

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of the most faithfull and the most respictible of the authorities of the church

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and a minute of those transactions may be kept and fowarded from time to time to your humble servant and if there should be any corrections by the word the Lord they shall be freely transmitted and your humble servant will approve all things what soever is acciptable unto God if any thing should have been sejusted suggested by us or any names mentioned except by commandment

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or thus saith the Lord we do not concider it binding. therefore our harts shall not be greaved if diferant arraingments should be entered into nevertheless we would sejest the propriety of being awar of an aspiring spirit which spirit has oftentimes urged men fowards to make foul speaches and influaance the church to reject milder councils and has eventually been the means of bringing much death and sorrow upon the church we would say be awar of pride also for well and truly hath the wise man said that pride goeth before distruction and a haughty spirit before a fall and Again outward appearance is not always a Criterean for us to Judge our fellow man but the lips betray the haughty and over barinng immginations of the heart, by his words and his deeds let him be scaned [p. 11]
to be concidered while your humble servant  remains in bondage s[h]ould be transacted by a  general conferance

A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...

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of the most faithfull and the  most respictible of the authorities of the church

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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and  a minute of those transactions may be kept and  fowarded from time to time to your humble servant  and if there should be any corrections by the word  of the word of the Lord they shall be f[r]eely transmit ted and your humble servant will approve all the  things what soever is acciptable unto God if any thing  thing should have been sejusted [suggested] by us or any names me ntioned ex[ce]pt by commandment

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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or thus saith the Lord  we do not concider it binding. therefore our harts shall  not be greaved if diferant arraingments should be entered  into the nevertheless we would sejest the propriety of being  awar of an aspiring spirit which spirit has oftentimes  urged men fowards to make foul speaches and influa ance the church and to reject milder councils and  has eventually by <been> the means been of bringing much  death and sorrow upon the church we would say be  awar of pride also for well and truly hath the  wise man s[a]id that pride goeth before distruction  and a haughty spirit before a fall

Alexander McRae handwriting ends; Caleb Baldwin begins.  


and Again  outward appearance is not always a Crite rean for us to Judge our fellow man but  the lips betray the haughty and over barin ng immginations of the heart, by his words  by <and> his deeds let him be scaned [p. 11]
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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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