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Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

thy God shall stand by thee for ever and ever. If thou art called to pass through tribulation. If thou art in perals among fals brethren. If thou art in perals amongst robbers. If thou art in perals by land or by sea. If thou art accused with all maner of fals accusations. If thine enimies fall upon thee. If they tear thee from the society of thy father and mother and brethren and Sisters. And if with a drawn sword thine enimies tear thee from the bosome of thy Wife and of thine offsprings and thine Elder son although but six years of age shall cling to thy garments and shall say my Father my Father why cant you stay with us Oh my Father what are the men going to do with you. and if then he shall be thrust from thee by the sword and thou be draged to prison and thine enimies prowl around thee like wolves for blood of the Lamb and if thou shouldest be cast into the pit or into the hands of murderers and the sentantce of death pased upon thee. If thou be cast into the deep. If the billowing surge conspire against thee. If fierce wind become thine enimy. If the heavens gether blackness and all the elements combine to hedge up the way and above all if the verry jaws of hell shall gap open her mouth wide after thee know thou my son that all these things shall give thee experiance and shall be for thy good. The son of man hath desended below them all art thou greater than he? Therefore hold on thy way and the priesthood

Power or authority of God. The priesthood was conferred through the laying on of hands to adult male members of the church in good standing; no specialized training was required. Priesthood officers held responsibility for administering the sacrament of the...

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shall remain with thee for their bounds are set they cannot pass. Thy days are known and thy years shall not be numbered less. therefore fear not what man can do for God shall be with you for ever and ever. Now brethren I would suggest for the concidereration of the confererence

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 its being carefully and wisely understood by the counsel or conferences that our brethren scattered abroad who understand the spirit of the gethering

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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thy God shall stand by the[e] for ever and ever. If thou  art called to pass through tribulation. If thou art in  perals among fals brethren. If thou art in perals amon gst robbers. If thou art in perals by land or by sea. If  thou art accused with all maner of fals accusations. If  thine enimies fall upon the[e]. If they tear the[e] from the  society of thy father and mother and brethren and  Sisters. And if with a drawn sword thine enimies  tear the[e] from the bosome of thy Wife and of thine off springs and thine E[l]der son although but six years of  age shall cling to thy garments and shall say my  Father my Father why cant you stay with us  Oh my Father what are the men going to do with  you. and if then he shall be thrust from the[e] by the swo rd and thou be draged to prison and thine enimies pro wl around the[e] like wolves for blood of the Lord Lamb  and if thou shouldest be cast into the pit or into the  hands of murderers and the sentantce of death pased  upon thee. If thou be cast into the deep. If the billowing  surge conspire against thee. If fierce wind become  thine enimy. If the heavens <to> gether blackness and all  the elements combine to hedge up the way and above all  if the verry jaws of hell shall gap open her mouth wi de after <thee> know thou my son that all these things shall  give thee experiance and shall be for thy good. The son of  man hath desended below them all art thou greater  than he? Therefore hold on thy way and the priesthood

Power or authority of God. The priesthood was conferred through the laying on of hands to adult male members of the church in good standing; no specialized training was required. Priesthood officers held responsibility for administering the sacrament of the...

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 shall remain with thee for their bounds are set they  cannot pass. Thee Thy days are known and thy years shall  not be numbered less. therefore fear not what man can do  for God shall be with you for ever and ever. Now  brethren I would suggest for the concidereration of the  confererence

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 its being carefully and wisely understood  by the counsel or conferences that our brethren scattered  abroad who understand the spirit of the gethering

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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that [p. 4]
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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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