things of God during the coming winter.
A building for a <October>
was nearly finished, and the lower story of this building was
set apart for that purpose <(the school)> when it was com pleted.
So the Lord opened the way according to our faith and works, and blessed
be his name.
No month ever found me more busily engaged than November; but as, my life consisted of activity and
un yielding exertion, I made this my rule, when the Lord com mands,
do it. Among other matters the following lettre was
Brownhelm, Ohio, by
order of the High Council.
10 November 1834 •
November 10th 1834.”
There having been serious complaints presented to us against you, we
sincerely request you to come to ,
immediately, as it will be necessary that a proper notice be taken of the
same. We do not write the above with a view to accuse, ourselves; but you
know the great responsibility resting upon us, and the propriety of
noticing charges, especially when they are preferred against men in
important and interesting stations in the church of the saints. We have
truly written the above with feelings of deep interest for your own
welfare and standing in the church; and we do
hope you will not fail to come down immediate ly, as the representations
made to us will require im mediate notice. It is necessary for us to inform
you, that until you appear and make the satisfaction re quisite, you
are suspended from acting in the authority of the office to which you have
<been> previously ordained.
of respect, we subscribe ourselves your brethr[e]n in the New covenant.
, clerk of the High
25 November 1834 •
continued my labors daily, preparing for the school, &c and received
<25 Revelation Con cerning
1. It is my
will that my servant,
should be appointed and
ordained a presiding high priest over my church in the land of
regions round about, and should preach my everlasting gospel and lift up
his voice and warn the people, not only in his own place, but in the
adjoining countries, and devote his whole time in this high and holy
calling which I now give unto him, seeking diligently the kingdom of
heaven and its righteousness, and all things necessary shall be added
thereunto; for the laborer is worthy of his hire.
2. And again,
verily I say unto you, the coming of the Lord draweth nigh, and it
overtaketh the world as a theif in the night; therefore, gird up your
loins that you may be the children of the light, and that day shall not
overtake you as a theif. [p. 558]