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Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

umstances are calculated to awaken our spirits to a  sacred rememberance of evry thing and we think  that yours are also and that nothing therefore can  seperate us from the love of God, and fellowship one  with another and that evry species of wickedness  and cruelty practised upon us will only tend to  bind our harts together and seal them together in  love we have no need to say to you that we are  held in bonds without cause neither is it needfull that  you say unto us we are driven from our homes  and smitten without cause. We mutually unders[t]and  that if the inhabitance of the state of Missouri had let  the saints alone and had been as deserable of peace  as they were there would have been nothing but  peace and quiatude in this <State> unto this day we should  not have been in this hell surrounded with demonds  if not those who are damned, they are those who shall  be damned and where we are compeled to hear nothing  but blasphemos oaths and witness a seen of blasphemy  and drunkeness and hypocracy and debaucheries  of evry description. And again the cries of orphans and  widdows would <not> have assended up to God. the blood  of inocent women and children yea and of men  also would not have cried to God against them  <it> would <not> have stained the soyl of Missouri. but oh!  the unrelenting hand the inhumanity and murderous  disposition of this people it shocks all nature it  beggers and defies all discription. it is a tail of [p. 2]
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JS, Hyrum Smith, Lyman Wight, Caleb Baldwin, and Alexander McRae, letter, Liberty, MO, to the Church and Edward Partridge, Quincy, 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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