will be saved, & Zion will be the joy of all saints & they will possess her forever & ever; & though the atmosphere looks dark yet the Son of righteousness will soon appear with healing in his wings, & he will spare his people as a man spareth his own Son who serveth him. Our brethren here have sent you three revelations concerning Zion two of them dated the second of Aug. & the other the sixth. Read them carefully & keep them from false brethren & tatlers, & all things concerning Zion will come to pass in the due time of the Lord.— They also sent you a draft for the , & a plan of the city. I mention this that you may know that such things have been sent should any accident happen that you do not obtain them,
I want to write a circular for an “Extra Star” & send the manuscript immediately to me that I may go to some one of the printing offices here & publish it. Set forth the circumstances why the star is stopped &c. & I will assist all I can when your manuscript arrives, write close on a large sheet, you will have to write me the names of our former subscribers, their places of residence &c. so that I can mail them each an “extra” This you can do in a fine plain hand. Although it will be troublesome yet it looks to be necessary. I expect you have written me as many as two letters ere this. & when I receive the first I shall write again, Don’t fail to write once a week for you know my anxiety, tell me who apostatizes when you write, The br[ethre]n here are lifting up their voices in your behalf continually. Don’t be discouraged but be patient.— you may be under the necessity to sell some of our lands, but be wise, hold on to the sacred places.
I am in great haste to get this into the mail to day therefore must be short: I shall write again as I said, I am truly your br. in the
PS Brethren if I were with you I should take an active part in your suff erings & although nature shrinks yet my spirit would not let me forsake you unto death God helping me Oh be of good cheer for our redemption draweth near Oh God save my Brethren in Zion Oh brethren give up all to God forsake all for Christ sake
J– S– [Joseph Smith Jr.] [p. ]