the transgressors, and “made his grave with the rich;” until the dawn of the third day, when like a mighty conqueror he rose from the tomb, and after “going in and out for the space of forty days, ascended up on high, led captivity cap tive, and gave gifts unto men: and ever lives to make intercession for us.”
(To be concluded in our next.)
President Joseph Smith,
Dear sir:—I feel anxious to express my feelings, concerning the business transactions between the church and my self;—as it is well known to many, that , as agent for the church, purchased my farm while I was living in Brandywine township, Chester co. Pa, and many supposed or pretended to sup pose, I would get nothing in return;— but I wish to say to all my old friends and enemies in , through the medium of the “Times and Seasons,”— -[which I rejoice you now have the control of,]- that I have received my pay in full from the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, through yourself, sir, as their Trustee in Trust, according to the original contract; and that from my acquaintance with yourself, and those brethren who are assisting you in the great and increas ing business of the church, I have the fullest confidence in all the transactions of the church, and I request those papers in who published concerning my sale and loss, with such bitter la mentations to publish this also. I am, sir, your brother and well wisher,
, Feb. 28, 1842.
TO THE BRETHREN IN , GREETING:—
It is highly important, for the forward ing of the , that an equal distribu tion of labor should be made, in relation to time; as a superabundance of hands one week, and none the next, tends to re tard the progress of the work; there fore, every brother is requested to be par ticular to labor on the day set apart for the same, in his ward; and to remember that he that sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly,—so that if the brethren want a plentiful harvest, they will do well to be at the place of labor in good season in the morning, bringing all necessary tools, ac cording to their occupation; and those who have teams bring them also, unless other wise advised by the temple committee.
Should any one be detained from his labor by unavoidable circumstances, on the day appointed, let him labor the next day, or the first day possible.
N. B.—The captains of the respective wards are particularly requested to be at the place of labor on their respective days, and keep an accurate account of each man’s work, and be ready to exhibit a list of the same when called for.
The heart of the trustee is daily made to rejoice in the good feelings of the breth ren, made manifest in their exertion to carry forward the work of the Lord, and rear his ; and it is hoped that nei ther planting, sowing or reaping will here after be made to interfere with the regu lations hinted at above.
Trustee in Trust.
This day a certificate of deposite of $145, in the Auburn Bank, was received at this office, and passed to the credit of the twelve individuals of West Niles, named in the accompanying letter of Wm. Van Orden, in the Book of the Law of the Lord, page 83, with their respective items attached to the individual names, as specified in the schedule.
Such receipts can never come amiss, but this arrived at a moment when it will prove peculiarly useful, as we knew not what course to pursue to raise that amount of cash, which could not be dispensed with without immense loss, or sacrifice of the property of the church.
Recorder’s Office, Feb. 21, 1842.
We would also say to all the churches, that in as much as they want the bles sings of God and Angels, as also the church of Jesus Christ, and wish to see it spread and prosper through the world and Zion built up and truth and righteous ness prevail, let all the different branches of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints in all the world, call meetings in their respective places and tithe them selves and send up to this place to the Trustee in Trust, so that his hands may be loosed and the go on, and other works be done, such as the new transla tion of the bible, and the record of Father Abraham published to the world.