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Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

and thine ear be penetrated with their c[r]yes  yea o Lord how long shall they suffer these rongs  and unlawfull oppressions before thine hart shall  be softened towards them and thy bowels be  moved with compassion to-words them. O Lord  God almity maker of heaven earth and seas  and of all things that in them is and who controleth  and subjecteth the devil and the dark and benigh ted dominion of shayole. Streach forth thy hand  let thine eye pierce let thy pavilion be taken  up let thy hiding place no longer be covered  let thine ear be inclined let thine hart be softened  and thy bowels moved with compassion toward  us let thine anger be kindle against our enemis  and in the fury of thine hart with thy sword  avenge us of our rongs remember thy suffering  saint oh our God and thy servants will rejoyce  in thy name for ever. Dearly and beloved Brethren  we see that peralas times have come as was  testified of we may look then with most  purfect asshurance for the roling in of all those  things that have been written and with more  confidence than ever before lift up our eyes  to the luminary of day and say in our harts  soon thou wilt vail thy blushing face he that  said let there be light, and there was light hath  spoken this word, and again thou moon thou  dimmer light thou luminary of night shall trurn <turn>  to blood we see that evry thing is fulfilling and the  time shall soon come when the son of man shall [p. 4]
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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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