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Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

that was against us, so that if the supream Judge dose does not grant us our liberty he has got to act without cause contrary to honor evidence law or justice shearly to please the devil but we hope better things and trust that before many days God will so order our case that we shall be set at liberty and take up our habitation with the saints we received some letters last evening one from Emma

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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one from Don Carlos Smith

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and one from Bishop

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. JS appointed Edward Partridge as the first bishop in February 1831. Following this appointment, Partridge functioned as the local leader of the church in Missouri. Later revelations described a bishop’s duties as receiving...

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Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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all breathing a kind and consoling spirit we were much gratified with there contence we had been a long time without information and when we read those letters they were to our souls as the gentle air, is refreshing but our joy was mingled with greaf because of the suffering of the poor and much injured saints and we need not say to you that the flood gates of our harts were hoisted and our eyes were a fountain of tears but those who have not been inclosed in the walls of a prison without cause or provication can have but a little ideah how sweat the voice of a friend is one token of friendship from any sorce whatever a wakens and calles into action evry simpathetick feeling it brings up in an instant evry thing that is pased it sesses seizes the presant with a vivasity of lightning it grasps after the future with the fearsness of a tiger it rhetrogrades from one thing to an other untill finally all enmity malice and hatred and past diferances misunderstandings and mis [p. 7]
that was against us, so that if the supream Judge  dose [does] <not grant> us our liberty he has got to act without cause  contrary to honor evidence law or justice shearly  to please the devil but we hope better things and tru st that before many days God will so order our case  that we shall be set at liberty and take up our habita tion with the saints we received some letters last eve ning one from Emma

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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one from Don C[arlos] Smith

25 Mar. 1816–7 Aug. 1841. Farmer, printer, editor. Born at Norwich, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816–Jan. 1817. Moved to Manchester, Ontario Co., 1825. Baptized into LDS church by David...

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and  one from Bishop

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. JS appointed Edward Partridge as the first bishop in February 1831. Following this appointment, Partridge functioned as the local leader of the church in Missouri. Later revelations described a bishop’s duties as receiving...

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Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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all breathing a kind  and consoling spirit we were much gratified with  there contence we had been a long time without  information and when we read those letters they  were to our soles <souls> as the gentle air, <is> refreshing  but our joy was mingled with greaf because of the  suffering of the poor and much injured saints and  we need not say to you that the flood gates of our  harts were hoisted and our eyes were a fountain  of tears but those who have not been inclosed in the  walls of a prison without cause or provication can  have but a little ideah how sweat the voice of a  friend is one token of friendship from any  sorce whatever a wakens and calles into action evry  simpathetick feeling it brings up in an instant evry  thing that is pased it sesses [seizes?] the presant with a vivasity  of lightning it grasps after the future with the fearsn ess of a tiger it rhetrogrades from one thing to an  other untill finally all enmity malice and hatred and  past diferances misunderstandings and mis [p. 7]
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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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