Orson Hyde to William Cherry • 2 September 1834
Copy of a letter sent to William Cherry
Dated 2nd. Sept 1834.
Bro. Cherry sir,
We thanked the Lord when we learnd by your letter that you and those who left with you had arrived safely at your homes.
Respecting the charge of your being cut off from the church or rather the report: We say it is a mistake. It is true there was some difficulty with you on the journey up which you doubtless recollect; but it was all settled and you were in fellowship with the camp. At one time we had some fears that you would prove a traitor, but it appears by your subsequent conduct that our fears were groundless. We had some unpleasant feelings about your leaveing the camp just as you did, and of the time you did; but we lay up no hardness against you in consequenc of these things. You will find that we have not dissembled in the least, but if you had been cut off from the Church you would have heard of it, let the consequences have been what they might. We sincerely hope that brethren, after performing the arduous task that we have, and the Lord haveing declared that he had accepted our offering, will cease to find fault with one another when they return to their homes. We are your brethren in Christ.
Farewell.— } Clk of Con
P.S. Concerning your prepareing to go to the west. We rejoice that you and the brethren are going, and we hope you will all be humble and faithful on the road and have no contentions or disputes among you. Let the example which we set in going be a warning to you, that you do better than we did.
Yours. } Clk of Con. [p. 88]