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Letter to the Church in Clay County, Missouri, 22 January 1834

before you receive this We also calculate to send a petition and this revelation to the President forthwith in your behalf and then we will act the part of the poor widow to perfection if possable, and let our rulers read their destiny if they do not lend a helping hand. We exhort you to prosecute and try every lawful means to bring the mob to Justice as fast as circumstances will permit. With regard to your tarrig [tarrying] in Clay county

Settled ca. 1800. Organized from Ray Co., 1822. Original size diminished when land was taken to create several surrounding counties. Liberty designated county seat, 1822. Population in 1830 about 5,000; in 1836 about 8,500; and in 1840 about 8,300. Refuge...

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we cannot say you must be governed by circumstances. perhaps you will have to hire out or take farms to cultivate to obtain your bread until the Lord deliver.
We have sent you a $50 = note US some time ago if you have received it please acknowledge the receipt of it to us that we may be satisfied you have got it. We Shall do all that is in our power to assist you in every way we can. We know your case is a trying one but be patient and not murmr against the Lord and you shall see that all these things shall turn to your greatest good.
Inquire of Bro [Thomas B.] Marsh

1 Nov. 1800–Jan. 1866. Farmer, hotel worker, waiter, horse groom, grocer, type foundry worker, teacher. Born at Acton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of James Marsh and Molly Law. Married first Elizabeth Godkin, 1 Nov. 1820, at New York City. Moved to ...

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and find out the entire secret of mixing or compounding lead and Antimony so as to make type mettle [metal] and write us concerning it Bro Joseph tells me that he has sent another $50 = note making $100, to you, write us concerning it, there is a prospect of the eastern churches

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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doing something pretty handsome toward the deliverance of Zion in the course of a year if Zion is not delivered otherwise Tho the Lord says this affliction came upon you because of your sin polluting your inheritances

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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&c yet there is an exception of some namely the heads of Zion for the Lord said your brethren in Zion begin to repent, and the Angels rejoice over them &c you will also see an exception at the top of the 2d collum of this revelation Therefore this affliction came upon the Church to chastin those in transgression, and prepare the hearts of those who had repented for an endowment

The terms endow, endowed, and endowment—as well as endued and enduement—were used to describe the bestowal of spiritual blessings upon the Latter-day Saints. In common usage, these terms meant essentially the same thing: to clothe, to put on, to furnish, ...

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from the Lord. We shall not be able to send [p. 80]
before you receive this We also calculate to send a petition  and this revelation to the President forthwith in your behalf  and then we will act the part of the poor widow to perfection if  possable, and let our rulers read their destiny if they do not  lend a helping hand. We exhort you to prosecute and try  every lawful means to bring the mob to Justice as fast as circumstan ces will permit. With regard to your tarrig [tarrying] in Clay county

Settled ca. 1800. Organized from Ray Co., 1822. Original size diminished when land was taken to create several surrounding counties. Liberty designated county seat, 1822. Population in 1830 about 5,000; in 1836 about 8,500; and in 1840 about 8,300. Refuge...

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we cannot  say you must be governed by circumstances. perhaps you  will have to hire out or take farms to cultivate to obtain your  bread until the Lord deliver.
We have sent you a $50 = note US some time  ago if you have received it please acknowledge the  rec[eip]t of it to us that we may be satisfied you have  got it. We Shall do all that is in our power  to assist you in every way we can. We know your  case is a trying one but be patient and not murmr  against the Lord and you shall see that all these things  shall turn to your greatest good.
Inquire of Bro [Thomas B.] Marsh

1 Nov. 1800–Jan. 1866. Farmer, hotel worker, waiter, horse groom, grocer, type foundry worker, teacher. Born at Acton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of James Marsh and Molly Law. Married first Elizabeth Godkin, 1 Nov. 1820, at New York City. Moved to ...

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and find out the  entire secret of mixing or compounding lead and Antimo[n]y  so as to make type mettle [metal] and write us concerning it  Bro Joseph tells me that he has sent another $50 = note  making $100, to you, write us concerning it, there  is a prospect of the eastern churches

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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doing something  pretty handsome toward the deliverance of Zion  in the course of a year if Zion is not delivered  otherwise Tho the Lord says this affliction came  upon you because of your sin polluting your inheritances

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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&c  yet there is an exception of some namely the heads of Zion  for the Lord said your brethren in Zion begin to repent,  and the Angels rejoice over them &c you will also see  an exception at the top of the 2d collum of this revelation  Therefore this affliction came upon the Church to  chastin those in transgression, and prepare the  hearts of those who had repented for an end[o]wment

The terms endow, endowed, and endowment—as well as endued and enduement—were used to describe the bestowal of spiritual blessings upon the Latter-day Saints. In common usage, these terms meant essentially the same thing: to clothe, to put on, to furnish, ...

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 from the Lord. We shall not be able to send [p. 80]
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