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Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

things and to take statements and affidafets and also to gether up the libilous publications that are afloat and all that are in the magazines and in the Insiclopedias and all the libillious histories that are published and that are writing and by whom and present the whole concatination of diabolical rascality and nefarious and murderous impositions that have been practised upon this people that we may not only publish to all the world but present them to the heads of the government in all there dark and hellish hugh hue as the last effort which is injoined on us by our heavenly father before we can fully and completely claim that promise which shall call him forth from his hiding place and also the whole nation may be left without excuse before he can send forth the power of his mighty arm. It is an imperious duty that we owe to God to angels with whom we shall be brought to stand and also to ourselves to our wives and our children who have been made to bow down with grief sorrow and care under the most damning hand of murder tyranny and oppression supported and urged on and upheld by the influance of that spirit which hath so strongly rivited the creeds of the fathers who have inherited lies upon the harts of the children and filled the world with confusion and has been growing stronger and stronger and is now the verry main spring of all corruption and the whole Earth grones under the wait of its iniquity. it is an iron yoke it is a strong band they are the verry hand cuffs and chains and shackles and fetters of hell Therefore it is an imperious duty that we owe not only to our own wives and children but to the widdows and fatherless whose husbands and fathers have been murdered under its iron hand which dark and blackning deeds are enough to make hell itself shudder and to stand aghast and pale and the hands of the verry devil tremble and palsy and also it is an imper [p. 6]
things and to take statements and affidafets and  also to gether up the libilous publications that are afloat  and all that are in the magazines and in the Insi clopedias and all the libillious histories that are pub lished and that <are> writing and by whom and present  the whole concatination of diabolical rascality and  nefarious and murderous impositions that have been  practised upon this people that we may not only pub lish to all the world but present them to the heads of  the government in all there dark and hellish hugh [hue?] as the  last effort which is injoined on us by our heavenly fat her before we can fully and completely claim that promise  which shall call him forth from his hiding place and  also the whole nation may be left without excuse bef ore he can send forth the power of his mighty arm.  It is an imperious duty that we owe to God to angels with  whom we shall be brought to stand and also to ourselves  to our wives and our children who have been made to  bow down with grief sorrow and care under the most dam ning hand of murder tyranny and oppression supported and  urged on and upheld by the influance of that spirit which  hath so strongly rivited the creeds of the fathers who have  inherited lies upon the harts of the children and filled  the world with confusion and has been growing stronger  and stronger and is now the verry main spring of all  corruption and the whole Earth grones under the wait of  its iniquity. it is an iron yoke it is a strong band  they are the verry hand cuffs and chains and shackles  and fetters of hell Therefore it is an imperious duty that  we owe not only to our own wives and children but to  the widdows and fatherless whose husbands and fathers  have been murdered under its iron hand which dark  and blackning deeds are enough to make hell itself  shudder and to stand aghast and pale and the hands of  the verry devil tremble and palsy and also it is an imper [p. 6]
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