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Vol. I. 

LN'DKPENOENtK, Ml!<5;o|tK(, JV^h\ li^l. 

(Whole No. 1. 

The ZSvenin^ oaI the Pflomiag Star« 


Jwdcpendence, Jacksi/a Cuuutt/ — — 6t*jfc of Missouri. 

.\s ih.* I'orcrunitcr ot' the uij-lii of ihe end, and ihe 
incsstriijcr 'ii tlie dny of rr Ir.iiption, ihe Siur will 
barrow its n-ht rr»..> ■^•.. ■■ i suiirt.x, and litucvoittrcl 
I'jthe ^L-ycirtUoiis ul^ OofI as iiTbtljTTiiott'n lo Ms ser- 
viiiits h> Ihe Holy Oho.-t, ;ii sundry limes iiiuethe 
. Lreatioii of mna, bm more cspetiiilly m ihfse lasi 
^ 'iiiys, lur the resloraiion of the house ol Israel. AVe 
'^f.?jbi-e much bixaiisc Ood hath been so miiidful of 
hi5 pruinisCf us again to send iitto ibis world the JIo- 
ly iihost, wherebj we are enabled to know the right 
way to hulinoss; and, furihynnore, to prove <ill doc- 
trines, whether th-'y be of God or of man: for there 
i-.'in tie but i*uc, iis Christ iiifd the I-'Mher are one. — 
All of us know, or ought to, that our heavenly y;i- 
i(,A'^> 0'« of vU liiti peoples which he planted on the 
earth, chose but one pi-ople to whom he gave hi.-! 
Iiw?, his reveUtions, and his comniaudmcnts, and 
this was J;uob his chosen and Israel his elect. All 
know, lo, or Diight, that for diaohedieno^, or not 
K-'opiiis his roiniiiiuidmcni!^ to do them, Ooi; liad this 
jteti .:■: torri'-d iiway captive into all countries, and 
r..'aitcreJ lunoh'^ all natuius, but promised that he 
would gather them nnd bring them aixaiu unit) thea^ 
own lamls: th--n the land should y\<j\d its increase, 
■ iiid .-a tiial liiiit; he w ould iJike away the stony heart 
and yive thCHi a hi-art of fle?li, and write his law in it, 
that all niizht know him from the least of theia !o 
ihe greatest of thenv.v-'-'?.^ tl»i»' Ihe kiiowleilge of 
iiim iui;,'ht fill the whole earth, as the waters' cover 
The sen. At whi-h time it shall no more Ik: sjid, the 
J'Ord liv<.'ih thai brMuyht up The chitdr- n of Israel out 
ftf ^;;fypI, bill, the liord liveth that brought up the 
.»JiiMr«;n of Isri^d frA^ni i(ie land of the north, and from 
;."U the l^nJa whiui^r he had driven iheni. And it 
shill i-ome to pJiss in the last days, the mountain of 
;tiie JLortl'^ lioiise shall l>€ eatubltshed in the lop of ihe 
iiu>mii:iiiis, ami shall be exalted alcove the hill?; and 
•'ill liatiiHis i=llaU4u^v untoiu And many people sljull 
f(o and sa} , Co.ue yt% and let us go up to the moun- 
tain 'tf ch« l^rd, lo the huuiSC ol the »Jod of .lacoi'; 
ifiid he will tea' h u> of hijj way>-, and we will walk in 
lii?i pallid: fur out of Zioii shull go forth the law and 
the nrord of the l^>rd front Jerusalem. Aod it shall 
< tnne lo paiiS in ihut day, ijhe Lord Ar.U net his 
hjnd agjiin the se' oiid iniie to recover the remnant of 
^lis i»eopIc. whi.h shall be lefl, from Assyria, and 
li'MH I'iyyiit, and from l*«»hroc, :tml iVom Cusb, iind 
from KfitKt, :ni<l fruin ^<liinar, und from llamatb, and 
I'ruui thu i.^iaads i>r ihi: ^ea. And he shall set up a^: 
«:iitfi5n for the nations, and shall asseniMe the out-' 
cas!^ uf lsr:iAt, and gather logciher the dispersed of 
Julali from the foiir coriierr: ofthe earth. 

rJeeini' these things so plainly fi*reioM, we have 
:real coiitideneeirii dei-Jarvv;: (o i^l fl'-'sh, ttiat, not on- 
y Ihe day hut the houris uriiand for all to he fulfilled: 
when ilie earth sh:ill be transd^ured, i<iid return to 
the Kame Njuuty ajtd goodness, ua at the nmrn of ere- 
atiuri: when tlie rk'hteouB shrll rise, and flow to«**th- 
j r. lu inherit the ear'h, until the chillreu of Israel be- 
come us numerous ;•> the Hfars in the sky, or the sand 
upon th^ j-ua Bhori'— \Vli«^refurc we lM:sc€i-h idl -that 
have carF lu hear, or c>es to yae, to Inzware! for God, 
at all tini'-ii, when he w.ts about tu vipit the children 
of men for iheir w i knUieg^. h:iib sc«t angelc^ nr 
propheif, to Wiiiu ^Jirm of what was abvul to take 
jd.i e. A? Iwfore the flood h"- ^^-nt Eno h and tS'oah-, 
liefiire the des*r*iclioii t)f i^o<lom tuid t(umorr<ili. two 
au^eU; l>eture he loo|t lyrael out of Kgypt, Jlosofc 
.'lid Annul, ntid fo down to the coming of our Savior: 
•-•nd can -lei^ ^e expe. ted belgr/: the creat day of the 
I^nlT ^ViH t lod net-let t to blow the tnimpt*! in 7a- 
nn, and s«)und an ularoi ia^is jU^ly nioimtain; or rt> 
iuae to pour out his .SpirK u^on all A*sh that will 
iierve h)iM III iruih, l^ffirrc th*; wi-kcd hhall N? turned 
jnly licU, with nil Ihe ni^ioiis t^at Xurg<-l hinf: Su; 
^«ijv«-ii auil eurih shall pats uway but not a Jot or til- 
tit* yf his wor'l shull ever fail. Therefore, in the fear 
of him, and to spread the truth amonti all natiouK, 
kin Iretls. tongue? and people, this pap»*r bs-'nt forth, 
il«;it u wlt:ki:(l world may know that X'^tui ChriHt, thjc 
Red< •-m*-r who shall rorne to Zion, will aoon appr;tr, 
unit> th* III that htok f<tr him, the setiiind time without 
fin onto ^itlvation. t<i miik>: a full end of «1] naiionr^ 
whiib'-r he hath tin- (u iKratl.bul will not miken full 
•■n'l of hiin. he<*-aiii>i: he • om*'th in make ft Mittjljon *•{ 
ill tlnn^^ which he hath spoken by th*^ moutlm of all 
I' : hoi', prophfif ■-inT' the worlil tvc»n. 

Thn llooK b> Morron*, iwving itli> a«l> rone to iUk , 
.wurH, iK-inj; ijj^ hilne-*? uf th-: goip'd t" Mi*; flemrtnj ' 


a^cordin^' to the pr oinisrs of old, .>ve know that the 

f'lessing uf Joseph is near al hand. Tor hisylcry, th" 
hrstliiiu' of his bullock, an-J hi-j i;^ri;s, tlie ho ns of 
iini'urns: wiih them h- fU.-.U push tiio people to^ein- 
er from Uie ends ofthe w.ith, \o the pinceof the iiame 
u4' 'Uc Lord of hosts, tlic rit^ul /.ion: for ia this 
mountain shall the Lord of htists make unto .'dl p"et»- 
pleatciistof fat things, tfcastof wines on the lees, 
of fat tilings full of iiilrrow, of wines on the lees well 
refined. Ami he will de-sii,oy in this mountain tli^- 
face ofthe covering over all people. tnJ ihe v^'il 
that is spread ova-t all jiatious: wh'-rt lure it is now 
made known und pnblt:ihcJ to the worl'i, by the m- 
thorily of the beloved sfavior, that tlie garherin? of 
IhcLhouse of Israel hath t;otnmvU'ed upon the html of 
Zion; aud that the liiurrli whi< h is called the church 
of f.'li^iit, is an ensiiin in.-dl nations, thai the children 
of God are returning from Hieir long dispersion, li* 
possess the of their inheritance, laid rei^-n with 
Christ a thoui.uid years, while saian is bound. 

We know there are m:iny 1} ing spirits al-rocl 
in the earth, to wiihsiand thetruih and dft rive th<; 
people, liui hi; cnjuioi \- cidhrd a disciple of the hun^- 
ble Je5u«, who dot)i nol know the language of Go I 
from the lau^.-nafc*' tjf man. 'J"be S'uvior ileclnres: lie 
that will n'ot lieucve my words, will nut believe me, 
that I am: and tie thai will not believe nie, will n.ut 
beli'.-ve the Kfitlu'r whi-h sent me. For behold, I aVi 
the Father, I din tjie liy/il. "nd the Ufe, and the inuh 
ofthe wo^^id. Utime unto me, O ye Gentiles, ant) I 
will show unto you the jjr-^riter things, the knowledpe 
which is Jj^^d np betuicsc of uubeUei. Come unto nt-- 
O ye'^ ^ifL-irael, audi', shall hr* made nianifOM 
uirfo you, how srcat things the Father hath laidnji 
lUr jou from tjli'; fuundalion ofthe world-, ;.ud it hatli 
not come unlo ) tm. because of unbelief. Ik-holi, 
when ye shall rend i hat vail of unbeh-'f whih dt^'h 
causf yi.'U to remain in your aw tVl stale ofwickediicsa 
and hardness of heiirtj and blindness of numi, thi n 
shall t(he treat ;md mnrj'elous tbingi \vhi>h ha\ ■ 
been hid up t'rotn the foundation of the world froi.i 
you; yea, w hejM e P'l-'U call upon the Fatlier in no- 
name', Willi a hear-t a^(d u contrite spirit, ihcn 
shall ye know that the FallUT hnili remembered ih.: 
civeiiant wljeh he maile unit.) yoiir tatiiers, O house 
of Israel; und then shall my revelatititis whi\.h I ha-vi- 
cauretl to be written by my servant John, be nnfoMid 
in the eyes of all the people. Kcmembcr when ye see 
these TbiuL's, ye shall know that the time i:* nt haiil 
that they shall be made manilest in vi»ry deed; and 
thus'; endowed with power from on liiyh shall do 
niiradc!* by I'iiith, antl ?-i?nB shall foUu^^' them that hi - 
lieve^ untti tiie tjoi^ of man coiivith in the clouds ,of 
heaven with pgij <.-r iind sreat glory. 

1*o a man (»f ciort, who looks ujion (he world ab it 
now is, With nation against nation; kingdom :*gain?t 
kingdom; rumor against rumor; revolutian h-.'aiiis* 
revolution; war ii;:uinul war; robber against rubber; 
persecute, acainsi persec.ulor; sharp^'r against sharp- 
er; so"iely against society; seel :i^^^nst sect; and on-- 
arui^tVM. unolher over the face of t,he earth— the feat 
.yt" judgment will rest upon him, and while he is silent 
as heaven, he will h'^ar the groans ol" elernity vver 
the corruption of the world, anii_, with a thrift v\' 
compassion which lui^hl jar the eiu't^i £rom the aides 
lo th'^ eenter, he w>iT watch the ungela receive t^e 
great cuQiinand — Go rrnp down the earth! 

The Kvf'riin;.' and the Morning Star. bcEtdes the «i- 
cret of llif Lt.'rd, whi-h ia now with them thai fear 
him, and the ey.rIasi=Tiu' gospel, whi-'h miisl po to all 
nation*-, before tJic * ly One shall sumd upon Uie 
mount of Uliv'.'t, aii t upon the mighty ocean, cvi n 
the 2reat detp, and opt^n the islands of the sea, und 
upon the land of 2jt.M'* to destroy the wicked with tln^ 
bright Mei=s of hiii » omiug— will also contain whHtwver 
of truth or inror<nation that can benefit U»« snintftof 
God tempi>r.illy OS well ita spiritually, in Ihes*' lai^t 
dais, whoihcr in prose or po-try, without interfering 
iTitli poliiifs, brtjils, or the guiusayingh of the world. 
W ftih' some may p:iy iIiIb paper is opposed to all 
romMuatitini* under "whatever plausible ehnracii-r. 
olhvr,» will kiiowj that it is for an eternal union whose 
maker and supporlcr ih Go 1: lims all must 1m! iib tin > 
aff, inasmucb c^'thcv Ihot plow iniquity, and now 
wi.k«vllic;:8, re«p thv same— but wiailom is Ju:itified 
of ht'r chilln.n. 

From this prt -s nlwo. n»»y In; expected as soon a^ 
wiJt'lotn direoij-, many soctcd iCcor-l*, which Iit\c 
al'-pt f.»T ages. • ' 

1 r T^rma. —Th'^ Star will b« iivmed moatldy ofi n 
roy.d sheel ijurirto. M nn'» dolli-r a ye>ar, till it .viwilf bf 

di-nrn'-d prop r 'o iniWi»h 4< ofti pff. (A nunpb m<;nt 
I died w It kl> , U requirid, M.nTritnlTig thf 

,will tK publ. ^i.. —*\ ^- ■ 

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IhG Editor must be paid— aui sub»criplion» In epecie 

or VaiUil SIMM' billi. 

W. W. PIIEIJ'6. 
February S3, 1832. 

The Articles and Covenants of 

THE Church of Christ. 

[ irith a few items from other revelations.'] 

The rise of the church of Christ in 
these last days, being one thousand 
eight hundred and thirty years since 
the coming of our Lord and Savior Je- 
sus Christ in tlio flesh, it being regular- 
ly organized and established agreeably 
to the laws of our country, by the will 
nnd commandments of God in the fourth 
month, and on the sixth day of the 
month, which is called April: which 
commandments were given to Joseph 
Smith Jr. who was called of God and 
ordained an apostle of Jesus Christ, 
to be the first elderof this church: and 
to Oliver Cowdery, who was also call- 
ed of God an apostle of Jesus Christ, 
to be the second elder of this church, 
and ordained under his hand: and this 
according to the grace of our Lord and 
Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be all 
glory both now and forover. Amen. 

After it was ti-uly manifested unto 
this first elder that he had received a 
remission of his sins he was entangled 
again in the vanities of the world; but 
after repenting, and humbling himself, 
sincerely, through faith God minister- 
ed unto him by a holy angel whose 
countenance was as lightning, and 
whose garments were pure and white 
above ail other whiteness, and gave un- 
to him commandments which inspired 
him, and gave him power from on high, 
by the means which were before pre- 
pared, to translate the book of Mormon. 
Which contains a record of a fallen 
people, and the fuln*;s of the gospel 
of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, and to 
the Jews also, which was given by in- 
spiration, and is confirmed to others by 
the ministering of angels, and is de- 
clared unto the world by them, proving 
to the world that the holy scriptures are 
true, and that God does inspire men 
and call them to his holy work in this 
age and generation, as well as in gen- 
erations of old, thereby showing that 
he is the same God yesterday, to day, 
and forever. Amen. 

Therefore, having so great witness- 
es, by them shall the world be judged, 
even as many as shnll hereafter come. 

to a knowledge of this work; and tliose 
who receive it in faith and work right- 
eousness, shall receive a crown of eter- 
nal life; but those who harden their 
hearts in unbelief and reject it, it shall 
turn to their own condemnation; for 
the Lord God has spoken it; and we 
the elders of the church have heard, 
and bear witness to the words of the 
glorious Majesty on high, to whom be 
glory forever and ever. Amen. 

By these things we know that theru 
is a God in heaven who is infinite and 
eternal, from everlasting^to^verlasting 
the same \jnchangable God, the framer 
of heaven and earth and all things 
which are in them, and that he created 
man male and female: after his own 
image and in his own likeness created 
he them, and gave unto them com- 
mandments that they should love and 
serve him theon)y living and true God, 
and that he should be the. oiily Being 
whom they should worship. But by 
the transgression of these holy laws, 
man became sensual and devilish, and 
became fallen man. 

Wherefore, the Almighty God gave 
his only begotten Son, us it is written 
in those scriptures which have been 
given of him; he suffered temptatioris 
but gave no heed unto them; he was 
crucified, died, and rose again the third 
day; and ascended into heaven to sit 
down on the right hand of the Father, 
to reign with almighty power according 
lo the will of the Father, that as 
man}' as would believe and be bap- 
tized, in his holy name, and endure in 
faith to the end should be saved: not 
only those who believed after he came 
in the meridian of time in the flesh, but 
all those from the beginnmg, even as 
many as were before he came, who be- 
lieved in the words of the holy proph- 
ets, who spake as they were inspired 
by the gift of the Holy Ghost, who 
truly testified of him in all things, 
should have eternal life, as well as 
those who should come after, who 
should believe in the gifts and callings 
of God by the Holy Ghost, which bear- 
oth record of the Father, and of the 
Son, which Father, Son, and Holy 
Ghost are one God, infinite and eter- 
nal, without end. Amen. 

And we know that all men must re- 
pent and believe on the name of Jesus 
Christ and worship the Father in his 
name, and endure in faith on his name 
to the end, or they cannot be saved in 


ihe kiiigdoiii of God. And wc know 
chat justiiication through tlie grace of 
uur Lord uiid Savior Jesus Chnst, is 
just and tiuu: and we know, also, ihat 
sanctilk-utiou througli the grace ol' our 
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, is just 
uud true, to all those who love and 
serve God with all tlieir mights, minds, 
and strength; but there is a possibility 
that man may full from grace and de- 
jiart from the living God. 'J'herelurc' 
let thf church taku liced and praj al- 
ways, le-.t they fall into leiuptations; 
vi-a, and even let those who arc sancti- 
lled, take heed also. And we know 
ihat ihese'thiiigs arc true and according 
to the revelations of John, neither add- 
ing to, nor diniinislHiig from the proph- 
ecy of his book, the holy scriptures, or 
liio revelations of (jod which shall 
4.'omc hen-after by the gift and power 
of the Holy Ghost, tlic voice of God, 
or the ministering of angels: and the 
r.ord God has spoken if; and h.jnor, 
power, and glory, be rendered to his 
iioly name, both now and ev(!r. Ainen. 

And again by iviii/ of romniandnienl 
to thr chiircJi concerning the manner of 

All those wliiy humble themsolves 
licfoi-e God and de.siro to be baptized, 
and e.ome forth with broken hearts and 
contrite spirits, and witness before the 
church liial they have truly repented of 
ajl tlieir sins and arc willing to take 
upon them the name of Jesus (^lirist, 
having a detcriuination to serve him to 
the end, and truly luanifi.-st by their 
works that they have received of the 
Spirit of Chri-ii unto the remission of 
their sins, shall he received by bajilisni 
into his church. 

The duty nf ihi". elders, prieste, Irarh- 
frs, deacons, and members of the rkureli 
of Christ. 

\n apostle is an cldri', and it is his 
falling to ba))iize, ami to ordain other 
olders, priests, teacliers, and deacons, 
und to administer bread and wine— the 
emblems of tlio flesh and b]<xxl of 
/.'hrist — and <o confirm those who are 
baptized into the church, Vjy thr- laying 
on of handa for the baptism of fire'nnd 
tbo Holy Ghost, acer>nling (o tho scrip- 
lures; and to teach, expound, exhort, 
haptizo, and watch over tho church; 
and to confirm the chiircli by the laving 
on of the hands, and the giving of tJt<; 
Holy Ghost — and to take the lead of 
all njeeting";. 

T be eldfrs arc to eonducl tlic meet- 

ings as they are led by liie Holy Ghost, 
according to the comnvandments and 
levela'tiong of God. 

The priest's duty is to preach, teach, 
expound, exhort, and baptize, and ad- 
minister the Kacrniiient, and visit the 
house of each member, and exhort 
them to pray vocally and in secret, 
and attend to all family duties: and he 
may also ordain other priests, teachers, 
and deacons — and he is to take the lead 
of iiieclings when there in no elder 
present, but when there is an elder 
present he- is only to preach, teach, ex- 
pound, exhort, and baptize, and visit 
the house of each member, exhortLng 
them to pray vocally and in secret, and 
iillendto alU'arriily duties. In all these 
duties the priest is to assist the elder if 
occasion requires. 

The leaeher's duty is to watch over 
the church always, ajid be with, and 
strengthen them, and see tliax tliere is 
no iniquity in tlie church, neitherhard- 
ness with each other; neither lying, 
backbiting, nor evil speaking; and see 
that tlie church meet together often, and 
also see that all the meaabers do their 
duty — and he is to take the leaJ of mee- 
tings in the absccnce of the elder or 
priest — and is to be assisted always, in 
all his duties in tlie church, by the dea- 
cons, if occasion requires: but neither 
teachers nor deacons have authority to 
baptize, administer the sacrament', or 
lay on hands; they are however to 
warn, expound, exhort, and teach, and 
invite all to come unto Christ. 

livery elder, priest, teacher, or dea- 
con, is to be ordained according to the 
gifts a;id callings of God unto him: and 
he is to be ordained by the power of 
•tho Holy CAio>l which is in the one 
who ordains him. 

The several ciders composing this 
church of Christ are to meet in confer- 
ence once in thrt'e months, or from 
time to time, as said conferences shall 
direct or appoint: and said conferences ' 
arc to clo whati'ver church business is 
neeessiiry to Ix" <lone at the time. 

Theehlers are to receive their liscen- 
ces from other elders by vote of the 
church to which they belong, or from 
the confcronecB. 

liach priest, teacher, or deacon, w1k> 
is ordained by a priest, may take a cir- 
tificnto from hira at the time, which cir- 
tificatc when presented to an elder, 
shall entitle kim to a license, which 
shall authorii« him to perform the du- 


ties of his calling — or he may recRive 
it from a conference. 

No person is to be ordair.Rd to any 
office in this church, where there is a 
regularly organized branch of thf> same, 
without the voteof that ciiurch; but the 
presiding elders, traveii.i.g bishops, 
high counsellors, high priests, and ci- 
ders, may have the privilege of ordain- 
ing, where there is no brancli of the 
church, that a vote may be called. 

Every president of the high priest- 
hood, (or presiding elder,) bishop, hi^ii 
counsellor, and high priest, is to bo or- 
dained by the direction of a high coun- 
sel, or general conference. 

The duty of the memhers after they 
are received by haplium: 

The elders or priests are to have a 
sufficient time to expound all things 
concerning the church of Christ to their 
understanding, previous to their parta- 
king of the sacrament, and being con- 
firmed by the laying on of the hands 
qf the elders; so that all things may be 
done in order. And the members shall 
manifest before the church and also be- 
fore the elders, by a godly walk and 
conversation, that they are worthy of 
it, that there may be works and iaith 
agreeable to the holy scriptures — walk- 
ing in before the Lord. 

Ever}' member of the church of 
Christ having children, is to bring 
them unto the elders before the church, 
wheareto lay their hands upon them in 
the name of Jesus Christ, and blos.s 
them in his name. 

No one oaij be received into the 
church of Christ unles."! h" has arrived 
unto the years of iicco;. ii lility before 
God, and is capable ^ f rep. ntance. 

Baptism is to be administered in the 
following mannerunto all those who re- 
pent: The person who is called of God 
and has authority from Jesus Christ to 
baptize, shall go down into the water 
with the person who has presented him, 
or herself for baptism, and shall say, 
calling him or her by name: Having 
been commissioned of Jesus Christ, 1 
baptize you in the name of the Father, 
»nd of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 
■ Amen. Then shall he immerse him or 
her in the water, and come forth again 
out of the water. 

It is expedient that the church meet 
together often to partake of bread and 
wine in remembrance of the Lord Je- 
eus: and »hc elder nr priest shall ad- 
fjlinister it: and after this manner shall 

he adifiiiiister it: he sliall kneel with 
the church and call upon the Father ii> 
solemn prayer, saying, O God, the eter- 
nal Father, we ask thee in the name of 
thy Son Jesus Christ to bless and sane- • 
tify this bread to the souls of all ihoso 
who partake of it, that they may eat iii 
remembrance of the body of thy Sou, 
and witness unto thee O God, the eter- 
nal Father, that they are willing to take 
upon them the name of thy Son, and al- 
ways remember him and keep his com- 
mandments which he has given them, 
that they may always have his Spirit to 
be with thern. Amen. 

The manner of administering th<^ 
wine: He shall take the cup also, and 
say, O God, the eternal Father, wc ask 
thee in the name of thy Son Josus 
Christ, to bless and sanctify this wino 
to the souls of all those who drink of 
it, that they may do it in remembrance 
of the blood of thy Son which was shed 
for them, that they may witness unto 
thee, O Gud, the eternal Father, that 
they do always remember him, that 
they may have his Spirit to he with 
them. Amen. 

Any member of the church of Christ 
transgressing, or being overtaken in a 
fault, shall be dealt with as the scrip- 
tures direct. 

It shall be the duty of the several 
churches composing the ehvirch of 
Christ, to send one or more of their 
teachers to attend the several confer- 
ences, held by the elders of the church, 
with a list of the names of the several 
members uniting themselvc^s with the 
church since the last conference, or 
send by the hand of some priest, so that 
a regular list of all the names of the 
whole church may be kept in a bf)ok, 
by one of the elders, whoever the other 
elders shall appoint from time to time: 
and V].--n. .' ;'ny have been expelled 
from t' f i' . :;'.ii; so that their names 
may be blotted outof the general church 
record of names. 

All memhers removing from the 
church where they reside, if going to a 
church where they are not known, may 
take a letter certifying that they are 
regular members and in good standing; 
which certificate may be signed by any 
elder or priest, if the member receiving 
the letter is personally acquainted with 
the elder or priest, or it may be signed 
by the tf^aclier.-^, or deacons of tho 


MARCH 7, 18:il. 

Hearken, O ye people of my church to 
whom the kingdom has been given: hearken 
ye and give ear to him wlio laid the founda- 
tion of the earth; who made the heavens and 
ill the host thereof, and by whom all things 
were made which live and move and have a 
being. And again I say, hearken unto my 
voice, lest death shall overtake you: in an 
hour when ye think not the summer shall be 
past, and the harvest ended, "•■ : "yir souls 
•not saved. Listen to him ' . aa advo- 

cate with the Fatht,T, who i. ; ! jading your 
■cause before him; saying. Father behold the 
sufferings and death of him who did no sin, 
Hn whom f'lou wast well pleased: behold the 
blood of thy Son which was shed, the blood 
of him whom thou gavesl that th3'self might 
be glorifiod; wherefore. Father spare these 
iny brethren that believe on my name, that 
tiiey may come unto me and have everlasting 

Hearken, O ye people of my church, and 
ye elders listen together, e-nd hear my voice 
while it is called to-day and harden not your 
4iearls;' for verily I say unto you that lam 
Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the 
••nd, the light and the life of the world, a light 
that shineth in darkness and the darkness 
compreheudeth it not: I came unto my own 
■and my own received me not; but unto as 
many as received me gave I power to lio ma- 
ny miracles, and to become the sons of God, 
and even unto them that believed on mj' 
name, gave I power to obtain eternal life. — 
And even so I have sent mine everlasting 
covenant into the world, to be a light to tire 
world, and to b'. a utandard for my people 
^nd for tlie Geulilea to si;ek to it; and to be 
a messenger before my face to prepare the 
way b';fore mc. Wherefore come ye unto it, 
■and with him that conieth I will reason as 
with men in days of old, and 1 will show un- 
to you my strong reasoning; wherefore iieir- 
ken ye together and let me sho^- it imto you, 
even my wisdom, the wisdom of him wJiom 
ye say is the God of Enoch, and his breth- 
ren, who were separated from the earth, and 
were received unto myEelf=^-a city reserved 
'intil a day of righteo'jsness shall come — a 
<iay which was soug-ht for by all hoK- men, 
and they found it not because of wickedness 
and aboniination.s: and confe.ssed that lliev 
were strangers and pilgrims on the earth; b'jl 
obtained a promise that they should find it, 
and see it in their flesh. Wherefore hearken 
and I will reason with you, and I will speak 
'^ttto you and prophesy as unto men in days 
of old; and I will sliow it plainly as I showed 
it unto my disciples, as I .itoori before them 
in the flesh, and spake unto thejn saying: As 
ye have asked of me concerning the signs of 
my coming, in the day when I shall come in 
my glory in the clouds of heaven, to fulfil 
the promises that I have made unto your fa- 
thers: for as you have looked upon the long 
aiiscnce of your spirits from your bodies to 
be a bondage, I will show unto you how the 
day of redempticn shall come, and also the 
re>itoration of scattered Israel. 

And now ye behold this temple which is 
in Jerus,alem, which ye call the house of God, 
and your enemies say that this house shall 
never fall. But verily I say unto you, that 
d^solaTion shall com" upon this generation n.^^ 

a thief in the night, and this people shall be 
destroyed and scattered among all nations, 
and this temple which j'e now sec, shall be 
thrown down that there shall not be lefl one 
stone upon another. And it shall come W 
pass, that this generation of Jews shall not 
pass away, until every desolation which I 
have told you concern'ng them, shall come 
to pass. 

Ye saj- that ye know, that the end of the 
world Cometh; ye say also that ye know, 
that the heavens and the earth shall pass 
away; and in this ye say truly, for s') it is; 
but these things which 1 have told you, shall 
not pass away, but all shall be fulfilled. — 
And this I have told you concerning Jerusa- 
lem, and when tliat day shall come, a rem- 
nant shall be tcat,tered among all nations, 
but they shaK be pjatheted a'gain; but they 
shall remaui until ' '. limes of the Gentiles 
be fiilfilied. A- i . ..i.taay shall be heard 
of WTirs and ii.ii ., .. wars, and the whole 
Sarth shall be :.i commotion, and men's hearts 
shall fail them, and they shall say that Christ 
delay eth lus coming until the end of the earth. 
And the love of men shall wax cold, and ini- 
quity shall abound; and when the time of the 
Gentiles is come in, a light shall break forth 
among them that sit in darkness, and it shall 
be the fulness of my gospel; but they receit* 
it not, for they perceive not tJje liglit, and 
the}' turn their hearts from meljecause of the 
precepts of men; and in that generation shall 
tiK tiiBBB of Uie GetfSeS be fulfilled: and 
there shall be •men t/taftding in that genera- 
tion, that shall not pass until they shall see 
an overflowing scourge; for a dessolating sic- 
ness shall cover the land; but my disciples 
shall stand in holy places and shall not be 
moved; but among the wicked men shall lift 
up their voices and curse God and die. And 
there shall be earthquakes, also, in divers pla- 
ces, and many desolations, 3'et men will har- 
den their hearts against me; and they will 
take up the sv.-ord one against another and 
they will kill one another. 

And now, w^hen I the Lord had spoken 
those words unto my disciples, they were 
troubled, and I said unto them, bo not troub- 
led, for when all these things shall come to 
pas.-i, ye may know that the promises which 
have been made unto you, shall be fulfilled; 
and when the liglit shall begin to break forth, 
it shall be with them like unto a parabla 
u'hicii I will show you: you look and behold 
the fig trees, and ye see them with your eyes, 
and ye say, when they begin to shoot forth 
and their leave-ii are yet tender, that summer 
i.i now nigh at hand; even so it shall be in day when they shall see all these things; 
for then shall they know that the hour is 

And it shall come to pass that lie that fear- 
eth me shall be ionil^v.vj, for the great day of 
the Lord to come, ev.,>n for the signs of the 
coming of the son of n^rin; and they shall see 
signs and wonders, for ! hey shall be shown 
forth in the h>.a-.'er.3 above and in the earth 
beneath; and theysiiali behold blood and fire, 
and vapors of smoke; and bi fore the day of 
the Lord shall come the sun shall be darkened, 
and the moon turned into blood, and stars 
fall from heaven; and the remnant shall 
be gathered unto this place, and then they 
:ihaU look for me, and behold I will come; 
and they shall see me in the clouds of heaven, 
clothed Willi power and great glory, with all 


the holy angcl»; and ho thai watchethnot for 
me ehatl bo cut off. 

But before the arm of the Lord shall fall, 
an angel shall sound his trump, and the saints 
that have slept, shall come forth to meet me 
in the cloud. Wherefore if ye have slept in 
peace bieescd are j-ou, for as you now behold 
me and know that I am, even so shall ye 
come unto me and your souls shall live, and 
your redemption eliall be perfected: and the 
saints shall come forth from the four quarters 
of theearth: then shall the arm of the Lord f»ll 
upon the nations, and then shall the Lord set 
his foot upon this mount, and it shall cleave 
in twain, and the earth shall tremble and reel 
to and fro, and the heavens also shall shake, 
and the Lord shall utter his voice and all the 
cPfds of the earth shall hear it; and the na- 
tions of the earth shall niouri), and they that 
have laughed shall see llieir folly, and calam- 
ity shall cover the mocker, and the scorner 
•shall be consumed, and they that have watch- 
ed for iniquity, shall be licwn down and cast 
into the fire. 

And then shall the Jews look upon me. 
and say what are these wounds in thy hands 
and in thy feet? then shall they know that I 
am the Lord; for I will say unto them, these 
wounds, are the wounds with which I was 
wounded in I he house of my friends. I am 
he who was lifted up. I am Jesus who was 
crucified. I am the Son of God. And then 
shall they weep because of their inicjuities: 
then shall they lament because they persecu- 
ted their King. And then sfrall the heathen 
nations be redeemed, and they which knew 
no law shall have part in the first resurrect-on, 
and it shall be tolerable for them; and satan 
shall be bound that he shalf have no place in 
the hearts of the children of men. 

And at that day when T shall come in my 
glory, shair the parable be fulfilled which 'I 
spake concernin^j the fen virgins; for thev 
fhat are wise and have received the truth 
and have taken the Holy Spirit for their guide, 
and have not been deceived: verily I say un- 
to you, they shall not be hewn down and 
cast into the (ire, but shall abide the day, 
and the earth shall be given unto them for an 
fnheritance; and they shall multiply and wax 
strong, and their children shall grow up with- 
out sin unto salvation, for the Lord shall be 
in their midst, and his glory shall bo upon 
them, and he will be their King and their 

And now, behold I say unto you, it shall 
not be given anto you to know any further 
than this until the new testament he trans- 
lated, and in it all these things shall be made 
known; wherefore I giv unto you tliat ye 
may now translate it, that ye m^ be prepar- 
ed for the things to come; for Verily I say 
unto you tliat great things await you: ye 
hear of wars in foreign lands, but behold I 
9iy unto you they are n-gli even at your doors, 
and not many years hi-ncc ye shall h^ar of 
• ■wars in your own lands. Wherefore I the 
Lord have said, gather ye out from the eastern 
lands, assemble ye yourselves together ye el- 
ders of my church;' go ye forth into the' wes- 
lera countries, call upon the inhahitants to 
repent, and inasmuch as they do repent, build 
ujj churches unto mc: and with one heart and 
■with one mind, gather up your riches that ye 
may purchase an inheritance which shall here- 
after be appointed you; and it shall be called 
the New Jerusalem; aland of peace; a city of 

refuge: A place of Bafi?ty for the vaints of th« 
most high God; and the glory of the Tjord 
shall be there, and the terror of the Lord also 
shall be there, insomuch that the wicked shall 
not come into it: and it shall be called Zion. 
And it shall come to pass among the wicked, 
that every man who will not take his sword 
against his neighbor, must needs flee unto Zi- 
on for safety. And there sliall be gathered 
unto it out of every nation under heaven; and 
it shall be the only people' that shall not be at 
war one with the othe,r. And it shall be said 
among the wicked, let us not go up against 
Zion; for the inhabitants of Zion are terribl? 
— wherefore, wc cannot stand. 

And it shall come to pass that the righteous 
shall be gathered out from oinong all nations, 
and eliall come to Zion, singing, with aonga 
of everlasting joy. Even so. Amen. 

The Evening and the Morning Star. 



With the help of God. the first number, of 
the Kvening and the Morning Star, comes ty 
the world for the objects s^pecified in its pros- 
pectus, which was published last winter. — 
That we should now recapitulate some of it» 
leading objects, and briefly add a few remarks, 
will naturally be expected: and we cheerfully 
do so, that this generation vnzy know, that 
the Star romea in these last days as the fri^^Yid 
of man, to persuade him to turn to God an'J 
live, before the great and terrible day of the 
Lord sweeps the earth of its wickedness. — 
That it comes not only as the messenger of 
truth, to bring the revelations ami command- 
ments of God which have been, but to publish 
those that God gives now, as in days of old, 
for he is the same God yesterday, to-day and 
forever: and, if, af^er he was taken up, a« 
mentioned in the first chapter of Acts, h" 
through the Holy Ghost had given command- 
ments unto the apostles whom he had cho- 
sen, what possible reason is there to suppose 
that he would neglect to do likewise wow — 
before he comes in his glory; before he gatTi- 
ers his elect, (the house of Israel; see Isaiah 
'1.*>:4,) and even before John the revelator 
must prophesy again before many peoples 
and nations, and tongues, *fc kings? (see Rer. 
1(1.) We know of no r-ason in the bible. — 
That it comes as the harbinger of peace and 
good w ill to them that serve the Lord with a 
determination to have a part in the first res- 
urrection, and finally become kings and priest* 
to God, the Father, in the celestial kingdom, 
where God, and Christ is, and where tbey 
will be for eternity: and where will be also, 
the general assembly (>f the first born, the 
church of Enoch, who walked with God ar.i 
built up Zion in the first days, which Zion 
and Enoch the Lord translated to paradise be- 
fore the flood: hut Isaiah says: Thy watch- 
men shall !if't up the voice; with the voice to- 
gether shall they sing: for they shall sec eye 
to eye. when the Ijord shall bring .\cain zio!". 
That it comes according to the will of God. 
From those who are not ashamed to take up- 
on them the name of Christ, and walk lowly 
in the valley of humiliation, and let the so- 
lemnities of eternity rest upon them: know- 

EVTrfDTG AiSU M\ji\.yk.yyj ^i^\c-. 


ing that the great day of the Lord will soon 
iisTier in tho Sabbath of creation, for the rest 
of the saints; that the Savior may reign his 
thousand years of peace upon the earth, while 
salan is bound. That il comes in meekness 
and mercy to all mankind that tiiey may do 
works meet for repentance and be saved in 
the first resurrection, and afterward dwell 
with the spirits of just men made perfect in 
the celestial kingdom, whicli transcends the 
ylory of the terrestrial as much as the ter- 
j-eslrial transcends the telestial, or the leles- 
tial transcends the prison of the imperfect. — 
That it comes to bring good tidings «f great 
joy to all people, but more especially the house 
I.I Israel scattered abroad, that the day of 
ihoir redemption is near, for the Lord hath 
set liis hand again the second time to restore 
ihem to the lands of their inheritance; ready 
to receive the Savior in the clouds of heaven. 
That it comes to show that the ensign is 
MOW set up, unto which all nations shall 
^omo, and worship the Lord, the God of Ja- 
cob, acceptably. That it comes when war, 
*nd the plag\ie or pestilence, as it is called, 
are sweeping their thousands and tens of 
thousand.-!, to show that the days of tribula- 
tion, spoken of by our Savior, are nigh at 
hand, even at the doors. That it comes to 
repeat the great caution of Paul: Beffare 
lest any »pM you, (the disciples of Christ,) 
through philosophy and viain deceit, aflw 
the tradition of men and the rudiments of the 
world. That it comes to prepare the way 
of the Lord, that when he comes he m»y have 
■E holy people ready to receive him. That it 
comes to show that no man can be too good 
to he saved, but that many may be too oad. 
That it comes to dfclare tnat goodness con- 
sists in doing good, not merely in preaching 
it. That it comes to show that all men's re- 
digion is vain williout charity. That it comes' 
to open the way for Zion to arise and put on 
■her beautiful garments and become the glory 
*f the earth, llial her land may be joined, or 
♦narried, (according to the known translation 
of Isaiah,) to Jerusalem ag.ain, and they he 
one as they were in the days o<"Peleg. Thus 
it comes. 

Man, being created but little below the an- 
gels, only wants to know for himself, and 
not by another, that, by obeying the coni- 
manda of his Creator, he can rise again, after 
<Jeath, in the flesh, and reign with ("lirifll a 
thousand years on the earth, without sin; be 
changed in the twinkling of an eye, and be- 
come a king and a priest to God in eternity 
— to forsake his sins, and say: Lord, I am 
thino! The first words of which we have ac- 
count, that Jesus Christ, spake, concerning 
Ihe things of eternal life, were: Suffer it to 
be so now: For thus it becometh ub to ful- 
fill all righteousness. Then he was baptized: 
and truly, if it became the Savior of the 
world, holy as he was, to be baptized in the 
meridian of time, to fulfill all righteousness, 
iiow much more necessary is it for man, to 
be baptized upon the very eve of the Sabbath 
of creation, to be savedT Let the heart an- 
swer the head, that the body may save the' 
soul. As this paper is devoted to the great 
concerns of eternal thingj and the gathering 
of the saints, it will leave politics, the gain- 
saying of the world, and many other matters, 
for their proper channels, endeavoring by all 
means, to set an example before the world, 
whirh, when followed, will lead our fellow 

men to the gates of glory, where the wicked 
cease from troubling, and where the weary 
will find rest. That there may be errors 
both in us and in the paper, we readily ad- 
mit, and we mean to grow better, till, from 
little cJiildren, we all come in the unity of 
the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of 
God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure 
of the stature of the fulness of Christ, which 
we pray may bo the happy lot of thousands, 
before he comes with U>e hundred forty and 
four thousand thot are without guile. 
June, isai W. W. PHKLPS- 


Il is the duty of the church of Christ, in 
Zion, to stand ai an ensign to all nations, 
that the Lord bath set his hand the second 
lime to restore the house of Israel to the lands 
of their inheritance, &.c and it behoves the 
members of this church, to manifest before 
the world by a godly walk; by a noble exam- 
ple, as well as by sterling precept; by pru- 
dence in living; by plainness in dress; ^y in- 
dustry; by economy; by faith and works, 
and above" all, by jSolemnity, humility, and 
patience, that this is a day of warning and 
not a dav of many words. 

This being the order in Zion, how much 
more necessary is it, that the churches of 
Clirist, which have not yet come up to thi» 
land, should show the world, by well ordered 
conduct in all things, that they are the chil- 
dren of the living God? It is all-important 
and the salration of many souls, depends up- 
on their faultless example. They will, there- 
fore, knowing that the Lord will suddenly 
come to his temple, do their part in preparing 
the way, by observing the Sabbath day, and 
keep it holy; by teaching their children the 
gospel and learning them to pray; by avoid- 
ing extremes in nil matters; by shunning 
every appearance of evil; by studying to be 
approved, aTid doing unto others, as they 
would Irave others do unto them; by bearing 
trouble and persecution patiently, without u 
murmur, knowing, that Michael, the arch 
angel, when contending with the devil, he 
disputed about the body of Moses, durst not 
bring against him a railing accusation, but 
said, the Lord rebuke thee. They will not 
only set an example worthy of imitation, bu'- 
they will let their light so shine as that oth- 
ers, seeing, may go and do likewise, t'.xam- 
ple is the great thing that defies the worU 
with all its vain glory; by letting their mod- 
eration he known unto all men, both in dress 
and in living; in words and in lleeds; in 
watching and in praying; in love and in la- 
bor, and in works as well as in faith, 'they 
preach the world a lecture, they set the en- 
quirer a sample, and leach all Christendom a 
lesson, that studied preaching and pulpit »l- 
oquc«c,c liave Ciiled to accomplish. 



TT>e -disciples (hould lose no time in pte 
paring schools for their children, that they 
mayT>e taught as is pleasing unto the Lord, 
and brought up in tlic way ol'holiness. Tho*e 




appoiutc-d to select and prepare books tor the 
use of shoola, will attend to that subject, as 
Boon as more weighty matters are' » aished. 
But the parents and guardians, in tli'e cliurch 
of Christ need not wait — it is all important 
that cliildren, to become good should be taught 
BO. Moses, while delivering the woVds of the 
Lord to the congregation of Israel, the' pa- 
rents, says, And these words which I com- 
mand thee this day, shall be in thy heart: 
-ind thou shall teach them diligently unto 
Iby children, and shalt talk of them when 
thoii sitest in thy house, and when thou, 
walkest by the way, and wlien thou liest 
down, and when thou fisest up. And thou 
chalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, 
and they shall be as frontlets between thine 
eyes. If it were necessary then to teach 
their children diligently, how much more ne- 
cessary is it now, when the church of Christ 
is to be an ensign, yea, even a sample to the 
world, for good? A word to the wise ought 
^> be sufficient, for children soon become 
rtien and women. Yes, they are they that 
<nust follow us, and perform the duties which, 
not only appertain to this world, but to the 
fecond coming of the Savior, etftn p>effaring 
ibr the^abbath of creation, ar>d for eternitv. 


There are not a few honest enquiring persons, 
who wish to learn the tnith of the book of 
Mormon. To put them in possession of such 
testimony as may lead to truth, is our duty, 
and, afler staling that this Book ccntains'a 
record of that branch of the tribe of Joseph 
which was separated from his brethren, ac- 
cording to the 49th chapter of Genesis, we 
.viy read the 37th chapter of Ezekiel and if 
the STICK or Ephr.\i.m, therein mentioned 
does not mean the book of Mormon, what 
does it mean? Isaiah has inibrmation, 
which, if rightly understood, ought to wake 
the world ; the Lord says he will proceed to 
do a marvelous -work an>6ng this people, a 
marvelous work and a wonder, and who dare 
dispute the Lord? 

Independent of bible proof on the subject 
before us, we have the remains of town.«, 
cities, forts &c, wliich silently declare to the 
beholder: We were built by a civilized peo- 

-As man cannot trust in man. we request 
all that wish the truth on this great .subject . 
to enquire of the Lord, wlio will alway.s an- 
swer the p'.;re iu heart. 


Every perron that will prbcure ten subscri- 
bers for the 3tar, ai;d trun.omit to us, free of 
pMlage, $;10,fU. S. TtaJJer.) shall be entitled 
to a paper per. an. grati.s. In all ca-^es. pay- 
ment muct bi: made to us through tlie post 
office, or to an luthorir.ed agent beforr- the 
Star will be forwarded 

.IHTAs the public seem somewhat astonish- 
sd that we, among all the light of Uiis centu- 
ry, sliould have "sacrM records which have 
dept for ages" to publish, i! i.s our duty to 
"say. tiiat iv- rhali uhe .in e:.!rr't fron tlie 

prophecy of Enoch, for our second or third 
numbtr. Jude spake of this prophet in tht- 
I4tb verse of his epistle. There are too ma-' 
ny books mentioned and missing in tlie bi- 
ble, lor any orte to query about more sacre<^ 

JCTThe Star-office is situated within lH 
miles of the west line of the state of Missou- 
ri: — which at present is tlio western limits of 
the United Stales, and about 120 mile^ 
west of any press in the state — In about 3'./ 
degrees of North Latitude, and about 171 
degrees of West Longitude; -J miles south 
of iSIissouri river: 280 miles by land, orSOff 
by water west of St. Louis: nearly 1200' 
west of Washington: 1300 from New-York, 
and more than 1500 from Boston. 

1? Early in May, Capt. Bonaville's com- 
pany (150) under the command of Capt. 
Walker passed this town, on its way to the 
Rocky Mountains, to trap and hunt for fur in 
the vast countfv of the Black Feet Indian.^. 
About tie middle of May, Cafft.- Soublett'.i 
Company, (70) passed, for the Rocky Moun- 
tains, oh the same busines.^. At which time, 
also, Capf. ^Vythe of Mass. with a Compa- 
ny of 30, passed for the mouth of Oregon 
river, to prepare (as it is said) for settling a 
territory. During the month of May there 
also passed one company bound to Sanla Fee, 

About the Sth or 9lh of lliis uionlh Capt. 
Blackwell'a Company, (60 or 70j iwissed thii 
place for the Rocky Mountaiiis, in addition. 

(C Under the head of SEij;cTio.\i, we in- 
tend to furnish the disciples •..ith well-writ- 
ten articles from celebrated authors, that 
they may be enabled to judge belwceii right 
and wrong: between the churcii of Cliri.^'l 
and the church of man, and set an examp!-- 
worthy of iu)itation. 

Under the head, also, of V.'oRLDLi M.5.T- 
TjiRs, shall be given, as far as our limits may 
permit, such items of general new.*;, as may 
enable the saints to know the comlition of the* 
world. We, therefore, cannot be responsi- 
ble for tlie errors that may bo in the arlicioa 
or items, but shall endeavor, at all limes, to 
give correct information, praying to God 
continually lor his Spirit to guide us to all 



Man was created to dress the earth, and td 
Cultivate his mind, and glority God. It, 
thcrrfore, cannot be amiss ibr us, at this 
!y period, to urge the disciples of our Lord, 
td study to shew iJieniselves approved iu all 
thing.i. For, when a disciple, educated, 
■•ven us I'a'jl at the feet of Gamaliel, is gui- 
ded by the Holy Spirit, he not drily cdities hit; 
fellow beings correctly, but he improves hU 
faculties agrecrjjie to the will of God. We 
select the following article from the Old 
Countryman as worthy of a place under this 
head:— [Ci/. E. .V ^I- ^tor.] 

The vonerable atid Rev. Dr. KiJd, 
ot" Aberdeen,, delivered the hist season, 
.1 coursp of lectures in mechanic's hall. 
Judging from the i^pccimen before us, 


tljes-o lectures must be invalualde to 
the general reader. We understand 
they have been printed. 

In his introductary lectures he said, 
in speaking of the advancement of 
knowledge: "Many a Mechanic at the 
present day was a much greater adept 
in poli'i-al economy than many legis- 
lators at the beginning of the present 
century; and in the heart of England, 
where !\I'Culloch had lectured, they 
would find a journey-man mechanic rise 
up in any hirge assembly, and discuss 
the most abstruse points in this science, 
with such depth of thought, force and 
cloqueiicPi that the orations of Pitt and 
Fox were fairly outshone. No man 
%<-ithout careful observations would be- 
lieve the march of mind which had ta- 
ken place since the suicide, of London- 
derry. Rcfering to the benefits of tiie 
cultivation of intellect, the doctor said 
he might quote the beautiful passage of 
Dr. O. Gregory, and ask what was 
.■Vrkwright? — a barber. Ferguson? — 
a peasant. Herschell? — a pipe and 
wbor player. Watt? — a mathematical 
ihstrument maker. Brindly? — a mill 
\Vright. Nelson? — a cabin boy. — 
Itamagc? — a currien These benefits 
•'xaltcd nations as iVell as individuals. 
What made William IV. the greatest 
monarch who now sat on a throne? — ■ 
Not the extent of his territories, not his 
army, not his navy, but because he 
icijjned over a free, educated, think- 
ing and inquisitive people. Ignorance 
of their rights had once been cried up 
as the best way to make an obedient 
people; but the days were gone by for 
having the book of knowledge sealed, 
and education now ennobled the lowest 
in degree of the human race into men! 
Many a clown who stands in dumb and 
.seemingly stupid gaze at the majesty 
of a full moon rising through a haav 
horizon in an autumnal evening, or at 
the flash of the forked lightningi or at 
the fantastic shape of a transient cloUd 
edged with gold by the gleams of a de- 
scending sun — who listen with igno- 
rant but keen attention to the rolling 
thunder through the stupcndjus vault 
of the 'overhanging firmament,' or 
whistles as he return?; from his daily 
ta-sl: in sympathy with the mihstrels of 
the grove, would — had he the benefit 
of education to brijghten the rough di- 
amond, and jjivc scope *i'J the genia! 
''.iirr^nt of the soul,' ahine forth a Watt, 
or an Arlc'vright, in mechasics — a 

^ 9 

Washington or a Wellington in arms — 
a Nelson or a Cochrane on the waves — 
a Fox or a Canning in the cabinet — 
a Sheridan or a Mackintosh in the Sen- 
ate — a Chalmers or a Thompson in 
the pulpit — a Jeffrey at the bar, or a 
Brougham on the woolsack." 

The doctor concluded in the follow- 
ing words: — ".Most of yOu drc as tall 
us irle: mosl sf yMU arc as strong as 
me: all of you have as many bonfes 
and hiliscldi as me; why is it that you 
are deficient in capacity? — because of 
your neglect in cultivating your minds 
and neglecting the means of raising 
you;^elves by education." 

[From the Book of Mormon] 

Hearken, O ye Gentiles, and hear' 
the words of .fosus Christ, the Son of 
the living God, which he has command- 
ed me that I should speak concerning 
you: for behold hecommandeth me that 
I should write, saying, Turn all ye Gen- 
tiles from your wicked ways, and repent 
of all your c\il doings, of your lyings 
anddeceivings, and of your whoredoms, 
and of your secret abominations and 
your idolatries, and of your murders, and 
your priestcrafts, and your envyings, 
and your strifes, and from all your 
wickedness and abominations, and come 
unto me, and be baptized in my nanie, 
that ye may receive a remission of 
your sins, and be filled i^h the Holy 
Ghost, that ye may be' numbered with 
my people, whiciJ are of the house of 

Be always so precisely true, in what- 
soever thou relatcst of thy own knowl- 
edge that thou mayestgct an undoubted 
and settled reputation of veracity; and 
Ihouwilt have this advantage, that ev- 
ery body will believe (without further 
proof) whatsoever thou affirmcst, be 
it hover so strange. 

Be d. rtiOst strict observer of order, 
method !lnd neatness, in all thy affair^ 
and nutnagcment. Saturday concludes 
the week; if thou wouldest set apart 
that day, take a view of ail thy concerns, 
to note down Is wanting, and to pjjt 
every thing into its place, thou— 
wouldest prevent much troublesome 
confusion, and save abundance df vek* 
a!ion and poina, — [U. S. Gaz.]^ J 




It i» with no orJinary feelings, tliat 
we select an item or two, in relation to 
the. Cholera Morbus. It.s ravages, for 
tho past j'ear, on the eastern conti- 

■ nent, have been great, so that, if ever 
the pestilence walked in darknes, or 
dostrnction wasted at noon day, now is 
tho time; but the Lord has declared 
that it should be bo before he came in 
liis glory, and wc have only to rely 
npon him for deliverance, when he 
sweeps tho earth with the besom of de- 
struction. — [Ed. Ev. &: Morn. Star.] 
According to late accounts from the 
frontiers of Persia, the plague and cho- 
lera had hardly begun to subside in tliat 
country. In some provinces those for- 
midable diseases had carried off more 

. than ? of the population. The 
province of Ghillan appears to have 
been among the greatest sufferers.^ 
Out of a population of .SOO.OOO only 
60,000 men and 44,000 women and 
children remained. The eggs of the 
silk-worms have been completely des- 
tro)'ed there, and it was calculated 
that it would take seven years to pro- 
duce the same quantity of worms as 
formerly. Before the arrival of these 
diseases, the revenue of Ghillan were 
usually framed at 350 000 tomauns. 
Since then, no more than 80,000 to- 
mauns could be obtained. 

In the cast the cholera frequently 
falh upon a community like a shower 
of grape shof;^ It was decided in the 
King of Siam's council, on a visitation 
of this kind, that it might be caused by 
a monster, who might be scared from 
the coast by making a terrific noise. 
His majesty, m consequence, moved 
out against tlie invisible enemy, at the 
head of 30,000 subjects, all on the 
stretch to produce sounds of horror. 
He lost 5,000 in one day; and returned 
vanquished. A Persian writer says; 
"We were apprized that the cholera 
was at Shiraz, by finding one morning 
when we awoke, that it had carried off 
two thousand inhabitants during the 
night" — [London Medical Journal.] 

Cholera in France. Ten persons 
have already been removed to the Ho- 
tel Dieu where preparations are made 
for the reception of many more. Se- 
\-en persons diod, of it yesterday; a- 
mong whom was the cook of Marshal 
Lobau. The autopsy of five bodies 
took place in tho presence of 38 med- 

ical men and of the Minister of the 
public works, Af. d'Argout, by whom 
no doubt is entertained of the existence 
of the maladv. 

The Government, in order to pre.- 
vent the extention of the alarm neces- 
sarily consequent on the report, endea- 
voured this morning to contradict it but 
contradiction was useless. The'med- 
ical board has been assembled, in or- 
der to make all proper regulations. 

April 3. — The cholera is increasing 
in a dreadful manner. The official 
report states, that since Sunday at one 
o'clock, u]i to yesterday, there had 
been 73.") cases, and "267 deaths, prin- 
cipally among tiie lower class. The 
King, and the whole of the Royal 
Family, with their usual benevolence, 
have sent a donation of 100,000 francs 
(£4000,) to be applied for the allevia- 
tion of the sufllrings of the poor, and 
each of tho Ministers have sent a do- 
nation of 1000 francs. The troops are 
all in good health. The cholera has 
manifested itself at Calais, Etampee, 
Orleans, and other towns. A letter 
from Calais, d.tted March 31, says: — 
"The cholera morbus has been at Cala- 
is for the last two days, and several in- 
dividuals have already died from it. — 
It has been remarked that the disorder 
principally attacks the persons living 
in habits of filth and drunkenness. 

The cholera is in Ireland and Eng- 
land. The amount of deaths by it, in 
London, for the last week of March, 
was towards 1000. 

To give the reader, a sketch of the 
above calamit}', as well as other com- 
mon news, is, under the peculiar situ- 
ation in which we stand before the 
world, all that we shall aim at: and it 
might not be for all candid rea- 
ders, to make some allowances for the 
agitation of the times, when they read 
what wc publish. The present age is 
big with events that concern the world, 
and we only add: Watch. 


We select an item or two of foreign 
news lo give the reader an idea of tho 
world, and its agitations at the present 
day. We would here remark, in giv- 



ing t'no news of the world, wc take it 
ns we find it, and w ill not 1)0 responsi- 
ble for its truth. — Editor. 

Portugal. Our Madrid and Lis- 
bon letters continue to strengthen the 
impression that, in the approaching 
struggle between the brothers f(jr the 
'"rown of Portugal, Spain will act neu- 
trally. Tho latest accoiint.s from Don 
Pedro state that he took po.ssossion of 
St Michael's on the U2d, ainid the con- 
gratulations of the inhabitants; and an 
♦■.Tpedition under Admiral Sartorious, 
was to sail against Mnderia upon the 
26th, which, it was contidently expect- 
ed, would also succeed in that impor- 
tant island to the lawtul Sovreign of 
Portugal. The intelligence from Lis- 
bon Itself is satisfactory — for Don Mi- 
guel, though strong in all the material 
of dclencc, was becoming more weak 
in the fidelity of his troops. Evon the 
tyrant himseif, since the refusal which 
he had met with from Spain, is said to 
he desponding as to the issue of the 
coining conflict. The confidence of 
Don Pedro's friends remained unaha- 

InEi.ANn. Two poor creatures di- 
ed last week of starvation in the streets 
of Dublin. Irish poor. — Mr. Sadler 
has givciT notice that, on the 10th of 
May he will apply for leave to bring in 
n bill for establishing a pcrmanant 
provision for the suffering and destitute 
poor of Ireland, by levy upon real 
property of that part of the United 
Kingdom, and more particularly u|K>n 
that of the absentees. 

France. It is impossible any lon- 
ger to doubt that there is an organized 
band in Paris, who poison the wine, 
the milk and the water, throughout the 
rity and the environs. The people are 
^jreatly exasperated, the citizens are in 
« perfect dread, and cry loudly 
no infernal a con.spiracy. 

I'nder this head in addition to « orld- 
ly matters on an other page, we shall 
funii.ih such items as may interest tho 
public. Wo begin by stating, that on 
<hc 1th instant. A Mr. Taylor was 
Rtabbcd to death by a Mr. Socio at Lex- 
ington, Mo. Socic is in Jail. 

A Jarge six story store in New- York, 

fell upon ita inmates, not long since, 
and crushed several of them to death. 
A late arrival from Colombia, states that 
war has been declared between that 
place and Now Grenada. We learn 
I'rom Mr. Joseph Sterett, supercargo of 
the brig Brazen, arrived qt this port 
yesterday from Ponce, Porte Rico, that 
the town of Guayanna, in that islandv 
was entirely consumed by fire about 
the 11th of April. The light was dis- 
tinctly seen at Ponce. Letters detail- 
ing the event were received at the lat- 
ter place which stated that the ware- 
houses on the beach were injured. — 
The brig Pedlar had sailed from Ponce 
with a cargo of lumber for the relief 
of the sufferers. — [Amcr.] The 
steam boats Brandywine, Talisman, 
and Dolphin, were burnt this spring; 
some others have been sunk, damaged 
or injured, wc believe, which brings 
the unwelcome tidings of some deaths. 
Mina hasbeen found guilty of the mur- 
der of Mr. Chapman, at Doyalstown, 
Pa. It is .said that the East India com- 
pany, in 1668, im[K>rted lOOlbs of good 
tea.' In 1830, about 63,000,000!! A 
treaty has been concluded between our 
government and tho Wyandots, for the 
cession of 16,000 acres of land in Ohio, 
at $1,'25 per acre. Robert Dale Owen. 
the free thinker, who- was in favor of 
free intercourse independent of matn- 
monvi bas lately been married. 

IrroiAN VVar.— Reports hare reach- 
ed us of disturbances baring broken 
out between tho Indians, and the front- 
iers of Illinois. The Indians are un- 
doubtedly the aggressors, and it is said 
they have murdered several men, wo- 
men, and children, and made some cap- 
tives. Gen. Atkinson, and Gen. 
Whitesides, with a considerable de- 
tachment of troops, are already in pur- 
suit of the Indians; these troops in con- 
nection with "i.OOO Militia of the stato, 
which arc called out by Gov. Reyn- 
olds, must quiet them as well as tho 
fears of the public. There are but a 
handful of Indians at any rate, and the 
United States are strong enough to 
crush them at one step. In addition, 
we undcr.^tand, the Otto passed our 
landing not long since, for a part of 
the troops stationed at Contonment 
Leavenworth. — [Ed. E. &: M. Stav] 

The following account of a nntuml 
Phoenomenon is from the Cosrpopoli- 


tan, a paper published in Biicnos Ayrps, 
dated on the loth. ult. On Saturday 
last hetnocn one and two o'clock, a 
dense black' cloud was observed dp- 
proaching from the westwards The 
haste and apparent terror of street pas- 
sengers at the time, indicated to us the 
tiature of the coming storm, and we 
turned to behold an object most terrif- 
ically sublime. The cldud at fii-st re- 
sembled black smoke rolling oti wards 
with indescribable rapidity, driving be- 
fore it atfrltcd birds screaming in ter- 
ror at seeming approaching destruction. 
In a momertt it was over out' heads — 
the sun \Vas hid from us — we \\cTe in 
darkhcss — Utter darkness. Wc stood 
before an open window, but, for the 
space of netirly a minute, could not 
Jierceive that it was one. Then was 
heard a loud peal of thunder, which 
was immediately succeeded by a show- 
(2r of "mud" thick mud,-=^"and there 
was light" — the dsil-k veil which en- 
veloped us had bScn wreiit, a part fall- 
ing \o the e'Arlh; mingled With water. 
On the reappearance of light, surroUrid- 
ing objects presented themsfelves in a 
different color. The fronts of houses 
which, but a moment before, appeared 
to our view white as snow, now wear 
a dingy robe. We conversed yester- 
day with a gentleman just from San 
Pedro, who states that in the neighbor- 
hood of that place there has lately been 
plentiful rains; and that the lakes are 
SVell filled, the cattle however, had all 
strayed from Eslancias, during the 
drought, in pursuit of water; but the 
owners entertained a hopp that part of 
ihem would return. 

Citi-MEs IN Encl.\xd. — An official re- 
turn has appeared, giving details of the ' 
number of persons apprehended by the 
New Police during the last yeflr. It is ' 
true the larger portion were laken up 
for crimes of minor magnitude; but the 
whole number roaches a fearful 
amount, comprising 45,907 males, fot- 
ming a grand total of no less thah 72, 
824 persons, all of whom Iw.e been 
thus dragged through the hands of jus- 
tico. Out of this number, committed 
to take their trial is only 2, 955, viz. — 
U,'i72 males, and 673 females — inclu- 
ding 2,270 for larceny, 227 for pick- 
ing pockets, and many for minor oflen- 
ccs; thus leaving, we are happy to say, 
comparitively few charged with the 
hetvicr crimes — 21, ^lo, twctnirds cf 

that number, being males, were sum- 
marily convicted by the different Po- 
lice Magistrates: 24,239 were dischar- 
ged by the Same — vv-hile no less a num- 
ber than 23,78t persons stated to be 
drunken cases, comprising 14,328 
malfs, and 9,349 females, were appre- 
hended, detained in the different po- 
lice fjuarters for more or less time, and 
discharged by the respective superin- 

Worldly IVIatterg. 

Awful and alar.ming statistics. 

The Rev. Dr. C. pastor of the Pres- 
byterian church in York, Pa. has com- 
municated in the Magazine of the Ger- 
man Reformed church, the result of an 
account kept during one year, of all 
the murders that came under his ob- 
servation in reading various periodic* 
als. — [Evang.] 

The account has been kept for one 
year, commencing on the first day of 
January 1831, and to his surprise, the 
number amounts to 109, among which 
are some of the most appalling kind, 
such as parents by their children, and 
children by their parents, husbands by 
their wives, and wives by their hus- 
bands, and several others of the most 
atrocious kind. 

We are disposed to consider our- 
selves as moral, at least as the British 
nation, and yet in the kingdom of Eng- 
land, whose population is about the 
same as ours, from a statistical account 
lately published, of all the crimes com- 
mitted in that nation for 7 years, ending 
with that of 1830, the number of mur- 
ders during that time is 103, averaging 
15 each year, while ours amount to 
more than seven times that number. 

As we cannot be supposed to be more 
wicked by nature than ofher.s, and as 
there is no other nation on earth where 
the inhabitants enjoj- so abundantly* 
both necessaries and even comforts of 
life, and where theVe is less temptation 
for the commission of crimes, it be- 
comes an important inquiry, how this 
awful increase of murder can be ac- 
counted for? Now we think, that it 
must occur to every serious and impar- 
tial observer, that of the 109 murders, 
a very large propoilion was occasion- 
ed by the immoderate use of ardent 
spirits. This is truly an alarming 
fact, and ought to induce every one, 
who is a friend to r'ligion and moral 



ty. to discourage a.s far as iti his pow- 
er the use of ariiunt spirits, which is 
the cause ot'many tliousund deaths, ev- 
ery year in these United States. 

I..etcven the temperate drinker ponder 
well, and consider what he is doing; 
for the greatest drunkard was once a 
temperate drinker, and could he have 
been foretold what crime he would one 
day commit, would have, perhaps, re- 
plied in the words of Haziel: "Is thy 
servant a dog that he shmild do this 
great thing!"' Yet tlie crime has Ix^en 
rommittcd, and st-veral executions 
have taken place during the past year 
inconsequence of it. It ought to be 
stated that the murders occasioned by 
the insurrection of the negroes in the 
southern states, are not included in the 
above, and there moy also have been 
others in different paits of the United 
States that did not come under the ob- 
servation of the subscriber. — [Robert 

The more clearly the truth shines, 
the more will discordant parties, which 
are opposed to each other unite to op- the progress of truth. Herod and 
Pilot though mortal enemies, united in 
persecuting Jesus Christ, and became 
friends in this work. 

Whenever a society to be vir- 
tuous, it flatters the world: For this 
reason the world persecutes true reli- 

Native simplicity not unfrequently 
comprises beauty, virtue, and even the 
height of sublimity. 

Sloth, like, consumes faster than 
labor wears, while the used key is al- 
ways bright. Dost thou love life? Then 
do not squander time — for that is the 
BtufF life is mado of. 

At the working man's house hunger 
looks in but never enters. 

The following is found in an an- 
cient history of . Connecticut. Soon 
after the settlement of New-Haven, 
several persons went over to what Ls 
now the town of Milford, where, fin- 
ding the soil very good, they were de- 
sirous to effect a settlement: but the 
premises were in the peaceable possos- 
siofi of the Indians, and some consci- 
entiou-i scruples arose as to the propri- 
ety of deposing and expelling them. — 
To test the ciso a Church meeting 
was calli^d. and the niiitt'^r d ■(••rmined 

by the solemn vote of that sacred bo- 
dy. Al'ter several speeches had been 
made in relation to the subject, thev 
proceeded to pass votes — the first was 
the following; — Voted, that the earth 
is the Lord's and the fullness thereol". 
This passed in the aflirmative, and, 
"Voted, that the earth is given to the 
saints.'' — This was also determined 
like the former — mem. con. — ad. "Vo- 
ted, that we are the saints," which 
passed without a dissenting voice, tho 
title was considered indisputable, and 
the Indians were soon compelled to 
evacuate the place and relinquish the 
possession to the rightful owners. 

The public e.\|>enditures of England, 
during the year ending the 5th of Jan- 
uarv, 1832, were £47,123,298 2s, 
lid. ()S209,227,444) and the income 
jC40,424.449,17s. lUd. showing an 
excess of expenditure over income of 
£698,867 3s, lljd, 

A Mr. .M'Farlane lately died in a 
mail stage in the western part of Penn- 
sylvania. His pocket book was found 
to contain .Si8,000! We remark this to 
show the uniform practice which seems 
to prevail, of connecting everyp ossible 
casualty, every mortal mischance with 
the subject of money. Does a man 
die, the question is asked, how much 
is he worth? Does he come to his end 
by drowning or in an apoplectic stroke, 
the bystandere immediately haul out 
his pocket book and begin to count the 
cash it contains. The more money 
they find about his person, the more 
they wonder that he should die! \ 
hundred dollars is thought to be a largo 
sum for a mortal to carry about hinij 
but 8,000 furnishes a subject of undy« 
ing astonishment — [Alb. Daily.] 

Extract of a letter dated Green Bay 
February S:-— The small pox is ma- 
king dreadful ravages among the In- 
dians along the western shores of lake 
Michigan. As many as sixty had di- 
ed of this malady at Milwauky, up Xo 
the last accounts. 

The commerce of the west, depen- 
dent on the Ohio and its tributary 
streams, gives employment to 190 
steam boats; 0,000 flat boau and arks, 
and not less than 40,000 men and 

It appears by the report of the cotn- 
niitf^e on tb? manufxciure of salt, of 



the tariff conventton, that the fixed cap- 
ital in Ohio, used in making salt, n- 
mounts to Si334,76-2, and that the quan- 
tity of salt annually produced is 446, 
350 bushels. Four of the States make 
each a greater quantity then Ohio, 
viz: Mass. New-York, Pennsylvania, 
and Virginia. The number of bushels 
annually made iti the United States, is 
4,444,939. Quantity iinported,5, 901, 
175 bushels. 

It has lately been discovered that 
the best paper for wrappers, writing, 
and printing, may be produced from 
wood shavings, boiled in mineral or 
vegetable alkali. One hundred pounds 
of wood and twelve pounds of alkali 
will produce a ream of paper. — [Lon- 
don paper.] 


The following article has lately appeared 
in the news papers of the day, and we copy 
it to show that the religion oi^ Jesus Christ, 
has always fSeen persecuted. But when a 
saint lives to God, persecution cr applause 
is all one: the soul is above them. Editor. 
■ The first persecution of the church of 
Christ under the heathen Roman Eraperor.s 
by Doraitius Nero the VI. about the year 67, 
collected out of the lives of Nero, CtEsar, 
Eusebius, and the book of martyrs. The oc- 
casion whereof was this, Nero having pas- 
sed over the first five years of his reign some- 
what plausibly, he then began to commit all 
manner of prodigious impieties; and among 
other designs, he had a great desire to con- 
«ume the stately imperial city of Rome with 
fire,- pronouncing king Pryamus a happy map, 
because he beheld the end of his kingdom 
and country together. Tea, said he, let not 
all be ruined, when I am dead, but while I 
cm yet alive. And for effecting this villainy, 
be sent divers to kindle the fires in sundry 
places; yea, some of his own bed chamber 
were seen to carry flax, torches, &c. to far- 
ther it; and when any attempted to quench 
it, they were threatened for it. Others open- 
ly hurled fire-brands; crying they knew what 
tney did, there was one would bear them 
out. This fire began amon^ the oil-men and 
•druggists; the night watch and Pretorian 
guards, did openly cherish it; and when it 
was thorougldy kindled, Nero went up to the 
top of Mecenes tower, which overlooked 
the whole city, where he fed himself with the 
aight of the infinite burnings, and sang to 
his harp the burning of troy. 

Among other stately buildings that were 
burned down, the Circus or Race yard was 
one, being afeout half a mile in length, of an 
ovel form, with rows of seats one above an- 
other, capable to receive at least a hundred 
and fitly thousand spectaters, without un- 
civil shoulderings. But the particulars were 
innumerable, and the damage inestimable: 
besides which many thousands of people per- 
ished; the flame and smoke smothered some, 
the weight of ruins crushed others, the fire 
consumed others; others threw th^meelves 

into the fire, out of sorrow and dispair, and 
villains slew many. 

But Nero finding that this fire, which con- 
tinued biuning nine days, brought a great 
odium upon him, to excuse himself, 
transfered the fault upon the Christians, at 
if out of malice, they had done it, and there- 
upon he raised this first persecution against 
them. For there was at this present a flour- 
ishing church of Christians, in Rome, even 
before St. Paul's arrival there, and Nero's 
own court was secretly garnished and en- 
riched with some of those diamonds, whose 
salutations the apostle remembers in his epis- 
tle to the Philipians. But while Nero with 
their blood, sought to quench and cover his 
own infamy, he procured himself new envy; 
while many that abhored Christians for their 
religion, commiserated their sufferings as 
undeserved. Some he caused to be sewed up 
in skins of wild beasts, and then worried 
them to death with dogs; some he crucified, 
others he burnt in public, to furnish even- 
ing sports with bonfires. Many he catised 
to be packed up in paper stiffened in molten 
wax, with a coat of searcloth about their bod- 
ies and bound upwards to axletrecs, many 
of wluch were pitched in the ground, and so 
set on fire at the bottom, to maintain light 
for Nero's night sports in his gardens. Some 
of them were gored in length upon stakes, 
the one end fastened in the earth, the other 
thrust into the fundaments, and coming out 
of their mouths. 

Nor did the persecution rage in Rome a- 
lonc, but it was extended generally over the 
whole empire, insomuch, that a man might 
then have seen cities lie lull of dead mens' 
bodies, the old lying there together with the 
young; and the dead bodies of women cast 
out naked in the open streets, without any 
reference to their sex: Yea, his rage and 
malice was so great, that he endeavored t4 
have rooted out the very name of Christians 
in all places. Whereupon TertuUian said, 
that it could be no ordinary goodness which 
Nero condemned: And, saith he, we glory 
on the behalf of our sufferings, that they had 
such a dictator as he. But this persecution, 
like a blast, spread the religion that it blew, 
and having continued four years from the 
first rising, it expired in two most shining 
blazes, viz: in the martyrdom of the two 
great apostles, Peter and Paul; Peter was 
crucified with his head downwards, which 
manner of death himself made choice of; 
and while he thus hung upon the cross, he 
saw his wife going to her martyrdom, where- 
upon he much rejoiced; and calling her by 
name, he bade her remember the Lord Jesus 
Christ. At the same time, also Paul, before 
Nero, made a confession of his faith, and of 
the doctrines which he taughti whereupon 
he was condemned to be beheaded, and the 
emperor sent two of his esquires, Ferega and 
Parthemius, to bring him word of.his death. 
They coming to Paul, heard him instruct the 
people, and thereupon desired him to pray 
for them that they might believe; who told 
them, that shortly at\er, they sh(^ld believe 
and be baptized. Then the soldiers led him 
out of the city to the place of execution, 
where he prayed, and so gave his neck to 
the sword, and was beheaded. This was 
done in the fourteenth, which wi>9 the last 
year of Nero. 



"But the most stupendous work of 
this country is tlie great wall that di- 
vides it from N. Tartary. It is built 
exactly on the same plan as the wall of 
I'ekin, being a mound of earth cased 
on each side with brick or stone. — 
[The astonishing magnitude of the fab- 
ric consists not so much in the plan of 
the work, as in the immense distance 
of fifteen hundred miles over which it 
is extended, over mountains of two and 
three thousand feet in height, across 
deep valleys and rivers.] The mate- 
rials of all the dwelling houses of Eng- 
land and Scotland, supposing them to 
amount to one million eight hundred 
thousand, and to average on the whole, 
two thousand cubic feet of masonry 
or brick work, arc barely equivalent 
to the bulk or solid contents of the great 
wall of China. Nor are projecting 
massy towers of stone and brick inclu- 
ded in this calculation. These alone, 
supposing them to continue throughout 
at bow-shot distance, were calculated 
to contain as much masonry and brick 
work as all London. To give another 
idea of the mass of matter in this stu- 
psndous fabric, it may be more than 
sufficient to surround the circumfcr- 
cce of the earth on two of its great cir- 
cuits, with two walls each six feet high 
and two feet thick! It is to be under- 
stood, however, that in this calculation 
is included the earthy part in the mid- 
dle of the wall.'' — [Barrow's Travels 


Brethren, as some of you have not 
been correctly informed, as we under- 
stand, respecting the order of the gath- 
eringof the saints to Zion: Therefore, 
for the benefit of the church of Christ, 
generally, I subjoin a few extracts from 
the Revelations on this subject, that all 
may know and understand, and so con- 
duct themselves, that order and hot con- 
fusion may be produced; for God is a 
God of order. 

In the love of Christ, Yours. 


ExTR.vcTB. — "Let the privileges of 
the lands be made known from time to 
time by the 'bishop, or the agent of the 
'hurch, nndlet the wnrkof the gathering 

be not in haste, nor by flight, but lot ull 
be done as it shall be counselled bj-'tlio 
elders of the church, at the confercnco, 
according to the knowledge which they 
receive from time to time." * • * • • 
"They who are privileged togo'upunfo 
Zion, let them carry up unto the bishop, 
a certificate from three ciders of the 
church, or a certificate from the bishoj), 
[in Ohio] otherwise he who shall go 
up unto the land of Zion, shall not Ije 
accounted a wise steward, or be accepted 
of the bishop in Zion." •#**•« 
Let those therefore who are among tho 
Gentiles flee unto Zion, and let them who 
be of Judah flee unto Jerusalem." * ♦ • 
"Go ye out from among the nations 
even from Babylon, from the midst of 
wickedness which is spiritual Babjion: 
but verily thus saith the Lord let not 
your flight be in haste, but let all 
things be prepared before you." 

H V i»I N S, 

\\'hal lair one in Uiis, in Iho wiMerness trav'ling. 

I>uokiii|j[ for Christ, the bclovM of iKT heart! 
O this i8"the church, the fair bride of tlic Savior, 

Which with every idol 19 willing to part. 
\Vhile men in contention, ar« constantly howling. 
And Babylon's bells arc continually tolling. 
As though all the craft of her merchants was failing. 
\nd Jesud waa comiug 10 reign on the earlh. 

There is a sweet sound in the gonpel of heavon, 

And people arc joyful when they understand 

The saints on their way home lo gloty, are even 

Determin'd, by goodness, to reach the blest laiiil 
Old formal jirofessorB arc crying "d,:lupion," 
.\iid high-minded hypocrites say "'tis confusion," 
While grace is poured out in a IdQBsed effusion. 
Anil aainls are rejoicing to see priesl-craft fall. 

A blessing, a blessing, the Savior is coming, 
As prophets and pilgrims of old have declnt'd; 

And Israel, the favor'd of God, is beginning 
To come to the feast for the righteous prcpar'd 

In the desert are fountains continually springing. 

The heavenly music of Zion is ringing; 

The saints all their tithes and ofteringa are briiiging- 

They thus prove the Lord and his blessing receire. 

The name of Jehovah is worth of praising, 

.\nd so is the Savior an excellent theme; 

The elders of Israel a standard are raising, 

And call on all nations to come to the s.'iine: 
These elders go forth and the gospel .are preaching. 
And all that will hear Ihcm, they freely are toaciiing, 
And thus is the vision of Daniel ftilhlmg: 
The Hlonc of the mountain will soon fill the cailh. 

Glorious things of thee are spoken, 

/5ion, city of our God! 
He whose word cannot be liroken, 

Chose thee for hie own abode: 

On the Rock of Enoch foundedj 
What can nhake thy sure repose? 

With salvation's walls surrounded, 
Thou miy'st Bmile on all thy (bet. 

Soe tha stream of hving waters. 
Springing from celi-Btial love. 

Well supply thy sons and datighters. 
And all (oar of flronght remove: 



Who can faint, while «uch a river 
Ever flows tlieir thirst t'assua<»et 

Grace which like the Lord, the giver, 
Never fails from age to age. 

Hound each liabitation hov'ring. 
See the cloud and fire appear! 

For a glory and a cov'ring, 

Showing tliat the Lord is ne^r; 

Thus deriving from their banner, 
Light by niglit and sliade by day; 

Sweetly they enjoy the Spirit, 
Which he gives tliera when they pray, 

Bless'd inhabitants of Ziou, 

Purchas'd with the Savior'^ blood! 

.Jesus whom their soul« rejy on. 

Makes them kings and priests to God, 

While his love his people raises. 
With himself to reign as k'wgB; 

Alio 9s priests, his solemn praises. 
Each for a thank-offering brings. 

Savior, since of 2ion's city 
I tlirough grac? a member ainj 

Though the world despise and pity, 
I will glory in thy nan,o. 

Fading are all worldly treasures, 
With their boasted pomp and showl 

Heav'nly joys and lasting pleasures 
None but Zion's children know. 

The time isfli^h that.happy time. 
That great, expected, blessed day. 
When countlesjB thousands of our race, 
Shall dwell vvitll Christ and him obey. 

The prophecies must be fulfil'd 
Though earth and hell should dare oppose; 
Tiie stone out of the mountain cut, 
Though unobserved, a kingdom grows. 

Soon shall the blended image &11, 
Brass, silver, iroH, gold and clay; 
And superstition's dreadful reign, 
To light and liberty give way. 

In one sweet symphony of praise. 
The Jews and Gentiles will unite; 
And infidelity, o'er come, 
Return again to endless night. 

From east to west, from north to south, 
The Savior's kingdom shall extend. 
And every man in every place, 
Shall meet a brother and a friend. 

Redeemer of Israel, 

Our only delight, 
On whom for a blessing we call; 
Our shadow by day, 

And our pillar by nighj. 
Our king, our companion, our all. 

We know he is coming 

To gather hie sheep, 
And plant them in Zion, in love. 
For why- in the valley 
'r»- Of death should they weep, 

Or atone in the wilderness rove? 

How long we have wandered 

As strangers in sin, 
And cried in the 4eseft fpf tljee! 
Our foes have rejoic'd 
When our forrowe they've seen; 
But !«r»y will shortly be fre-. 

As children of Zioji 

Good tidings for us: 
The tokens already appear; 
Fear not and be just, 

For the kingdom is ours, 
.A.nd tiie hour of redemption is near. 

The secret of heaven. 

The mys'try below, 
That many liave sought for eo long. 
We know that we know. 

For the Spirit of Christ, 
Tells his servants they cann.ot be wrong. 

On mountain tops the mount of God 

In latter clays, shall rise 
Above tl:e siunijiit of the hills, 

And draw the wond'riijg eyes. 

To this the joyful nations rouad, 
All tribes and tongues shall flow; 

Up to the mount of God, they'll say, 
And to his house we'll go. 

The rays that shine froin Zion's hill, 

Shall lighten every land; 
Her King shall reigna thousand years, 

Aijd all the world command. 

Among the nations he shall judge, 
Hj.s judgments Irulh shall guide; 

Ilis sceptre shall protect the meek, 
And crush the wicked's pride. 

No w,ar sliall rage, no hostile band 

Disturb those peaceful years; 
To plow-shares men shall beat their Ewords, 

To pruning-hooks their spears. 

Come then, O house of Jacob, come, 

And worship at his shrine; 
.\nd, walking in the light of God; 

■\Vith holy beauties shine. 

Xj' Those who wHfe sul-scribers for the first Vo!. 
of, the Star, will se»j that we have inserted its origin- 
al" prospectus, wliii-h was not published in the BrM 
Xo, when issued at Independence, Mo, We have in- 
serted every thing which we deemed to be interesting 
now, «xeept an estract from the book of Mormon, 
and .-It this time thai work has spread so extensively, 
that we thouglit our subscribers would prefer the or)- 
ainal prospectus of the, to that extra, t. Relative 
io short extracts of eommon news, we have inserted 
that part which we thought the most interesting now, 
and left the other untou'-hed. To re-publish the 
whole, would be like going to our old news papers, 
and developing their contents, which contain neither 
interest nor salvation. 

On the revelations we merely say, that we were 
not a little surprised to find itie previous print so dif- 
firent from the original'. We have given them a 
careful comparison, assisted by individuals whoje 
knT)wn integrity and ability is uncensurable. Thus 
saving we cpst no reflections upon those who were 
entrusted with the responsibility of publishing them 
in Missouri, as our own labors were included in that 
important service to the church, and it was our un- 
ceasing endeavor to have them correspond with the 
copv furnished us. We believethey are now correct. 
If not in every word, at least in principle. For tljc 
special good of the church we have also added a few 
items from other revelations.— l>;.liior of the Latttr 
Day Sainti' Messenger arid Advocate.] 

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The incomparable excellency which is in 
the sicred scriptures, will fully appear, if we 
consider the matters conU.ined in them under 
this threefold capacity. 1. As matters of di- 
vine revelation. ••!. .\3 a nileoflife. 3. As 
containing that covenant of g^^ce which re- 
lates to man's eternal happiness. 

1. Consider the scripture generally, as 
containin'' in it matters of divine revelation, 
and therein the excellency of the scripture 
appears in tv>o tilings. 1. The matters 
which are revealed. 2. Tlic manner in which 
it is revealed. 

]. The matters which are revealed in scrip- 
ture, may be considered these three ways. 
1. As they are matters of the greatest 
weight and moment. 2. As matters of the 
greatest depth and mysteriousness. 3. .\s 
lilatters of the most universal satisfaction to 
the minds of men. 

1. They are matters of the greatest mo- 
ment and importance for men to know. Tlie 
wisdom of men is most known by the weight 
of the things they speak; and therefore that 
wherein the wisdom of God is discovered, 
cannot contain any thing that ir. mean and 
trivial; they must b5 nntters of the highest 
importonce, which the Supreme Ruler of the 
v.-orld vouchsafes to speak to men concerning: 
aud such we shall find the matters whicii God 
hath r'jvealed in his word to be, which either 
Ci.u:=:ii til" .-'i.L'.iiyirij our ap;)reh"nsions of 
his nature, or making known to mm 'heir 
state and condition, or discovering the way 
whereby to avoid eternal niisr/ry. Now 
which is there of these three, whicli, supposing 
God to discover his mind to the world, it 
doth not highly become him to speak to men 

1. What is there which doth more highly 
concern men to know, than God himself! 
or what more glorious and excellent object 
could he discover than himself to the world! 
There is nothing certainly which should 
more commend the scriptures to us, than 
that thereby we may grow more acquainted 
with God; that we may know more of his 
nature, and .tU his perfections, and manv of 
the ;jreat reasons of his actings in the world. 
V/e may by them understand with eafetr 
what the eternal purposes of God were as to 
the v/ay of man's recovery by the death of hie 
Son; we may there see and understand the 
great wi.sdom of God; not only in the contri- 
vance of the world, and ordering of it, but in 
the griJual revelations of himself to his peo- 
ple, i)y what stepn he trained up his church 
till the fulness of time was come; what his 
aim was in laying sucji a load of ceremonies 
on his people the Jews; by what steps and 
degrees he made way for the full revelati'ii of 
his will to the world by speaking in liiese 
last days by his Son, after he had spoken at 
sundry times and divers manners by the 
\irophet9, lie. unto the fathers. In the scrip- 
tures we road the most rich and admirable 
discoveries of divine goodness, and all the 
■jfij* end methods he useth in alluring sin- 

ners to himself: with what majesty he com- 
mands, witli what importunity he woos men's 
souls to be reconciled to liini; with what fa- 
vor he embracelh, with what tenderness ht 
chastiseth, with what bowels he pitieth those 
who have cho.^^en him to be their God! AVith 
what power he supportcth, with what wis- 
dom he directeth, with what cordials he re- 
freiheth the souls of such who are dejected 
under the sen^e of his displeasure, and yet 
their love is sincere towards him! With, 
what profoinid humility, what holy boldne^p, 
what becoming distance, and yet what rest- 
less importunity do we t.Kerein find the souls 
of God's' people addressing themselves to him 
in prayer! With what cheerfulness do they' 
serve him, with what confidence do they- 
trust him. with v/hat rssolutions do tliey ad- 
here to him in all straits and difficulties, with 
what patience do they submit to his will in 
their greatest extremities! How fearful are 
they of sinning agaist God, how careful to 
please him, how regardless of suftering, when 
they must choose either that or sinning, how 
little apprehensive of men's displeasure, while 
they enjoy the favor of God! Now all these 
things wliieh are so fully and pathetically ex- 
pressed in scripture, do abundantly set forth 
to us the exuberancj' and pleonasm of God's 
grace A: goodness & his sending his Son into 
the world to die for sinners, is that which the 
scripture sets forth with the greatest life and 
eloquence. By eloquence, I menn not an ar- 
tificial composure of words, but the gravity, 
weight, and persuasiveness of the matter con- 
tained in them. And what can tend more to 
^ m-li our frozen hearts into a current of thank- 
I'll nbetiience to God than the vigorous retlec- ' 
uou of the beams of God's love through Je- 
sus Christ upon us? Was ther- ^vcr to 
great an expression of Ic ve heard of! nay, 
was itprtssible to be imagined, that God who 
perfectly hates sin, should himself offer the 
pardon of it, and send his Son into the world 
to secur,; it to the sinner, who doth so hearti» 
ly repent of his sins, as to deny himself, and 
lake up his cross and follow Christ? Well 
might the apostle say, "This isa faithful say- 
ing, and worthy of all acceptation, that Jesus 
Christ can-e into t!iu world to save sinners." 
How dry and sapless arc all the vohimnious 
discourses of philosophers, compared with 
this st'iitencc! How jejune and unsatisfacto- 
ry ar; all the discoveries they had of God and 
his goodness, :n comparison of what we have 
by the gospel of Christ! Well might I'aul 
then say, "T'hat he determined to know no- 
thing but Chriyt and him crucified." Christ 
crunfied is tiic library which triumphant 
souls will be studying to all eternity. This 
is the only library which to command is the 
true lATREioN p.siirHEs, [Greek] that which 

cures the soul of all its maladies and distem- 
pers; other knowledge makes men's minds 
giddy and flatulent, this settles and composes 
them; other knowledge is apt to swell men 
into high conceits and opinions of Ihemselvtr, 
this brmgs them to the truest view of them- 
selves, and thereby to humility and sobriety; 
other knowledge leaves men's hearts as it ' 
found them, this alters them and makes them 
better. So transcendant an cxcellencT is 
there in the knowledg<> of Christ (•ninfied 



abore the sublimesl speculatioiw in the werldl 
Ami i» not this an inestimable benefit we 
enjoy by the soriptnre, that therein we can 
read and converse with all these expressions 
of God's love and sroodness, and that in liis 
own language! Shall we admire and praise 
what we meet with in lieathen philesopher», 
which U generous and handsome; and shall 
we not adore the intinite fulness of scriptures, 
which nitt over with continued e.xprcsKions of 
that and a higher nature? What folly is it 
to magnify those lean kine, tlte notion* of 
;>hilosopherg, and to contemn the fat, tiire- 
plenty and fulness of the scriptures! If there- 
tre not more valuable and excellent discoveries 
and rules- of practice in the sacred scripturea^ 
than in the sublimest of all tlie philosophers, 
then let us leave our full ears, and feed upon 
tlie thin. But certainly no sober and ration- 
al spirit, that puts any value upon the knowl- 
edge of God, bat on the same account tli:il i.o 
(loth prize the discourses of any philosopliem 
concerning^ God, he cannot but set a value of 
a far hij^her nature on the word erf God. — 
And «» the goodness of God is tlms dincover- 
ed in ucrip^ure, so is his justice and holinesv. 
we have therein recorded tlie most remarka- 
ble judgments of God upon coiilumacious sin- 
ners, the severest denunciatioas of a judgment 
to come against all that live in sin, the e.\act- 
est precepts of holiness in the woorld; suid 
what can be jiaore to discover the lioli- 
ness of G«I, than we find ia scripture concer- 
ning him? If therefore acquainUince v.ith 
the nffitiwe-, perfection, designs of so e:£cel- 
lent a being as God is, be a thing desirable to 
human nature, we liave the greatest cause to 
admire the excellency and adore the fulness 
of the scriptures, wliicli gives us so large, ra- 
tioiKil, and complete accomit of llie being and 
attributes of God. And which tends yet 
more to commend tlie scriptures to us, tlios j 
things which the scripture doth most folly 
(liscover concerning God, do not all contra- 
dict those prime and common notions which 
are in our natures concerning him, but do ex- 
ceedingly advance and improve them, and 
tend the most to regulate our conceptiojis and 
apprehensions of Grod, that we may not mis- 
carry therein, as otherwise men are apt to do. 
For it being natural to men so far to love 
themselves, as to set the greatest value upon 
those excellencies which they think them- 
selves most master of: thence men come to be 
exceedingly mistaken in tlieir apprehensions 
of a deity some attributing one thing as a per- 
fection, another a different thing, according 
to their humors and inclinations. Thus im- 
perious self-willed men arc apt to cry up God's 
absolute power and dominion as his greatest 
perfection; easy and soft spirited men his pa- 
tience and goodness; severe and ridged men 
his justice and severity: every one according 
io his humor and temper, making his god of 
his own complexion: and not only so, but in 
things remote enough from being perfections 
at all, yet because they are such things as 
they prize and value, they suppose of neces- 
sity they must be in God, as is evident in the 
Epicurians' atabaxia, [Greek.] by which 
they exclude providence as hath already been 
observed. And withall considering how ve- 
ry difficult it is for one who really believes 
that God is of a pure, just, and holy nature-, 
and that he hath grievously offended Irim bj- 
his sins, to believe that this God will pardon 
him upon true repentance: it is tUoijee neces 

•ary that God. should make known himself to 
the worW, to prevent our misconceptions of 
hm Ralure, and to assnre a suspiciou*, be- 
cause guilty creature, how ready he is to p»r- 
don iniquity, transgression, and sin, to surlfc 
as unfeignedly repent of their follies, and re- 
tam unto himself. Thosgh the light of na- 
ture may dictate much to us of the benignity 
and goodness of llie drvise nature, yet it i» 
hard to .conceive that that shonld discover 
farther than Ge<l'* general goodness tosucla 
am please him: ?>«t mv foundation can be gath- 
eied ihence of his readiness to pardon offend- 
ers, winch being an act of grace, must alone' 
be discovvred by his will, I cannot think the* 
sun, moon, and stars aresueh itinerant preach- 
ers, as to unfold unto us the whole counsel 
and will of Grid upon repentanee- It is noH 
e-rery star in the finnamentcan do that which 
the star once <lid to the wise uies, lead them 
unto Christ. Thr- 51111 in the heavens is no 
Parefins to Ihe sun of righteousness. The 
best astronramer will never fiixl the day-star 
from on higli in the rest of his jtumber. — 
What St. Austin said of Tnlly's works, is. 
true of the whole volume of creation. There- 
are n:(5nirable things to be found i» them: 
buS the name of Christ is not legible there. — 
TljtO'Work c^ rctien/plion is not engraven 01* 
the works of providence; if jt had, a partic- 
ular divine revelation had beeB unnecetnry, 
and the apostles were sent on a needless er- 
rand, which the world had understood with- 
out their preaching, viz. "That God was in 
Ciirist reconrilizag the world unto hiinself„ 
not iiiiputing to iiu'ii their trespasses, anti 
hath conii'.iittcd to Iheni flie ministry of re- 
conciliation." How wasi the wosd of recon- 
ciliation comruitted to tlieui if it were com- 
mom to lliem with the whole frame of the 
world.' and the apostle's qaery elsewhere 
might have been easily ansv.'ered. How cai» 
men hear v/ithont a preacher f for then they 
might have known the way of salvation, 
without any special messenger sent to deliv- 
er it to them. 1 grant that God's long suffer- 
ing and patieiDce is intended to lead men to 
ripeut^uice, and that some general collections 
might be made from providence of the placi- 
bility of God's nature, and that God never 
left himself without a witiies.s of hi.s good- 
ness in the world, being kind to the unthank- 
ful, and doing good, in giving rain and fruit- 
fill .seasons. But though these things might 
sufficiency discover to such who were appre- 
lieiisive of the guilt of sin, that God did not 
act according to his greatest severity, and 
thereby did give men incouragement to hear- 
ken ont and enquire after the true way of be- 
ing reconciled to God; yet all this amounts 
not toa finii foundation for faith as to the re- 
miKsion of sin, which doth snppose God him- 
self publishing an act of grace and indemni- 
ty to the world, wherein he assures the par- 
don of sin to such as truly repent and un- 
feignedly believe his holy gospel. Now is 
not this an inestimable advantage we enjoy 
by the scriptures, that therein we under.stand 
what God himself hath discovered of liis own 
nature and perfections, and of his readiness 
to pardon sm upon those gracious terms of 
fait}] and repentance, snd that which neces- 
eauily follows from these two, hearty and s^- 
cere obedience? 

2". The scriptures give the roost faithfiiF' 
representation of the state aod condition of 
the soul of man- The world waa almost lost. 



in dispute concerning llie nature, condition, 
and immortality of tliesoul before divine rev- 
elation was made known to mankind by tlie 
gospel of Christ; but "life and immortality 
was brought to light by tlie gospel," and the 
fiiture state of the soul of man, not discover- 
ed in an uncertain Platonieal way with the 
greatest light and evidence from that God 
who hath tlie supreme disposal of souls, and 
therefore best knows and understands them. 
The scriptures plainly and fully reveal a judg- 
ment to come, in which God wiil judge the 
secrets of all hearts, when every one must 
give an account of h-mself unto God, and 
God will call men to give an account of their 
Btewardsliip here, of all the receipts tliey have 
had fro m him , and the expenses they have 
bertTal, an'd the improvements ihey have 
made of the talents he put into their hands. 
So that the gospel of Christ is the fullest in- 
strument of the discovery of the certainty of 
the future state of the soul, and the condi- 
tions wl;ich abide it, upon its being dislodged 
from the body. But this is not all which tlio 
scripture discovers as to the state of the soul; 
for it is not only a prospective glass, reach- 
ing to its future state, but it is the most faith- 
ful looking-glass, to discover all the spots and 
deformities of the soul: and not only shows 
where they are, but when they came, wliat 
their nature is, and whither they tend. The 
true original of all that disorder and discom- 
pojiure which is in the soul of man, is only 
fully and satisfactorily given us in the word 
of God. 

The nature and working of this corruption 
in man had never been so clearly manifested, 
had not the law and will of God been discov- 
ered to the world; that is the glass wliereby 
we see the secret worldngs of those bees in 
our Iiearts, the corruption of our natures; 
that sets forth the folly of our imaginations, 
the unruliness of our passions, the distempers 
of our wills, and the abundant deceitfulness 
of our hearts. 

And it is hard for the most elephantine sin- 
ner (one of the greatest magnitude) so to 
trouble these waters, as not therein to discov- 
er the greatness of his own deformities. But 
that wliich tends most to awaken the drowsy, 
senseless spirits of men, the scripture doth 
most fully describe the tendency of corrup- 
tion, "that the wages of sin is death," and 
Ihe issue of continuance in sin will be the ever- 
lasting misery of the soul, in a perpetual sep- 
aration from the presence of God, and under- 
going the lashes and severities of concience 
to all eternity. What a great discovery is 
this of the faitlifnlness of God to the world, 
that lie suffers not men to undo themselves 
without letting them know of it before hand, 
that they may avoid it! God seeks not to 
entrap men's souls, nor doth he rejoice in the 
niiKery and ruin of his creatures, but fully de- 
clares to tliem what the consequence and is- 
sue of their sinful practices will be, assures 
them of a judgment to come, declares his 
,own fiiture severity against contumacious sin- 
ners, that they might aot think thenisleves 
surprised, and that if they had known there 
had been so much danger in sin, they would 
never have been such tools as for the sake of 
it to run into eternal misery. Now God to 
prevent this, with the greatest plainness and 
-tiuthfulneES, hath showed men the nature 
and danger of all ^heir sins, and asks them 
before han<J whit they utII do in Ihc-^CTtd 

thereof; whether they are able to bear his 
wrath, and wrestle with everlasting burnings? 
if not, he bids them bethink themselves of 
what they have done already, and repent and 
amend their lives, lest iniquity prove their 
ruin, and destruction overtake them, and 
that witout remedy. Now if men have cause 
to prize and value a faithful monitor, one 
that tenders their good, and would prevent 
their ruin, we have cause exceedingly to 
prize and value the scriptures, which gives 
us the truest representation of the state and 
condition of our souls. 

3. The scripture discovers to as the only 
way of pleasing God and enjoying his favor. 
That clearly reveals the way (which man 
might have sought for to all eternity without 
particular revelation) whereby sins may be 
pardoned, and whatever we do may be accept- 
able unto God. It shows us that the ground 
of our acceptance with God, is through 
Christ, whom" he hath made "a propitiation 
for the sins of tlie world," and who alone is 
the true and living way, whereby we may 
"draw near to God with a true heart, in full 
assurance of faith, having our hearts sprink- 
led from an evil conscience." Through 
Christ we und-?rsland the terms on which 
God will show fHvnr and grace to the world, 
and by him we liave ground of a pakbesia 
[Greek.] access with freedom and boldness 
unto God. On liis account we may hope not 
only for grace to subdue our sins, resist 
temptations, conquer the devil and the world; 
but having "fought the good fight, and finish- 
ed our course by patient continuance in well 
doing, we may justly look for glory, honor, 
and inmiortality," and that 'crown of right- 
eousness which is laid up for those who wait 
in faith,' holiness, and humility, for the ap- 
pearance of Christ from heaven. Now what 
things can there be of greater moment and 
importance for men to knov.', or God to re- 
veal, than the nature of God and ourselves 
the state and condition of our souls, the only 
way to avoid eternal misery and enjoy ever- 
lasting bliss! 

The not only mat^sri 
of importance, but of the greatest depth and 
mysteriousness. There are many wonderful 
things in the law of God, things we may ad- 
mire, but are never able to comprehend. — 
Such are the (t;mal purposes and decrees 
of God, the doctrine of the Trinity, the in- 
carnation of the Son of God, and the man- 
ner of the operation of the Spirit of God 
upon the souls of men, which are all thngs 
of great weight and moment for us to under- 
stand and believe that they are, and yet may 
be unsearchable to our reason, as to the par- 
ticular manner of them. 

[To be continued.] 


I cminol forbear taking notice of one 
other mark of integrity wliich appears 
in all the composition of the sacred wri- 
ters, and particularly the Evangelists; 
and that is, the simple, unaffected, un- 
ornamental, and unostentatious manner, 
in which they deltv»:r truths so impor 



tant and subliine, and facts so magnif- 
icent and wonderful, as are capable, 
one would think, of lighting up a flame 
of oratory, even in the dullest and col- 
dest breast. They speak of an angel de- 
scending from heaven to foretel the mi- 
raculous conception of Jesus; of another 
proclaiming his birth, attended by a 
multitude of heavenly host praising 
God, and saying, "Glory to God in the 
highest and on earth peace, good will 
towards men;" of his star appearing in 
the East; of angels ministering to him 
in the wilderness; of his glory in the 
mount; of a voice twice heard from heav- 
en, saying, "This is my beloved Son;" 
of innumerable miracles performed by 
him, and by his disciples in his name; 
of his knowing the thoughts of rnon; of 
his foretelling future events; of prodigies 
accompanying his crucifixion and death; 
of an angel decending in terrors, open- 
ing his sepulchre, and frightning away 
the soldiers who were set to guard it; 
of his rising from the dead, ascending 
into heaven, and pouring down, ac- 
cording to his promise, the various and 
miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit up- 
on his disciples. All these amazing inci- 
dents do these inspired historians relate 
nakedly and plainly without anv of the 
colorings and heighteni(rs of rhetoric, 
or 30 much as a single note of admira- 
tion; without making any comment or 
remark upon them, oi drawing from 
them any conclusion in honor either of 
their master or themselves, or to the 
advantage of the religion they preached 
in his name; but contenting "themselves 
with relating the naked truth, whether 
it seems to make for them or against 
them; without either magnifying on the 
one hand, or palliating on the other, 
they leave their cause to the unbiassed 
judgment of mankind, seeking, like 
genuine apostles of the Lord of truth, 
to convince rather than to persuade; 
and therefore coming, as St. Paul 
speaks of his preaching, "not with 
excellency of speech, — not with enti- 
cing words of man's wisdom, but with 
demonstration of the Spirit, and of 
power, that," adds he, "your faith 
should not stand in the wisdom of men, 
but in the power of God." And let it 
be remembered that he, who speaks 
this, wanted not learning, art, or elo- 
qvience, as is evident from his speaches 
recorded in the Acts of the ApostleF, 
and from the testimony of that great 
critic Longinus, who, in reckoning up 


the Grecian orators, places among- 
them Paul of Tarsus; und surely, had 
they been left solely to the suggestions 
and guidance of human wisdom, they 
would not have failed to lay hold on 
such topics, as the wonders of their 
master's life, and the transcendent pu- 
rity and perfection of the noble, gen- 
erous, benevolent morality contained 
in his precepts, furnished them v.-ith 
these topics, I say, greater than ever 
Tully, or Demosthenes, or Plato, were 
possessed of, mere human wisdom 
would doubtless have prompted them 
to make use of, in order to recommend, 
in the strongest manner, the religion 
of Jesus Christ to mankind, by turning 
their attention to the divine part of his 
character, and hiding, as it were in a 
blaze of heavenly light and glorv, his 
infirmities his sufferings, and his death. 
Had they called to their assistance all 
the arts of composition, rhetoric, and 
logic, who would have blamed them 
for it? Not those persons, 1 presume, 
who, dazzled and captivated with the 
glittering ornaments of human wisdom, 
made a mock at the simplicity of the 
gospel, and think it wit to ridicule the 
style and language of the holy jScrip- 
tures. But the all-wise Spirit ot God, 
by whom those sacred 'vriters were 
guided into all truth, thought ft to di- 
rect or permit them to proceed in a dif- 
ferent method; a method, however, 
very analogous to that in which he has 
been pleased to reveal himself to us in 
the great book of nature, the stupen- 
dous frame of the universe; all whose 
wonders he hath judged it sufficient to 
lay before us in silence, and expects 
from our observation the proper com- 
ments and deductions, which have 
endued us with reason, he hath enabled 
us to make. And tho' a careless and 
superficial spectator may fancy he per- 
ceives even in this fair volume many 
inconsistencies, defects, and superflui- 
ties; yet to a diligent, unprejudiced, 
and rational enquirer, who will take 
pains to examine; the laws, consider and 
compare the several parts, and regard 
their use and tendency, with reference 
to the whole design of this amazing 
structure, as far as his short abilities 
can carry him, there will appear, in 
those instances which he is capable of 
knowing, such evident characters of 
wisdom, goodness and power, as will 
leave him no room to doubt of their 
author, or to suspect that in those par- 



ticulars which he has not examined, 
or to a thorough knowledge of which he 
cannot perhaps attain, there is nothing 
but folly, weakness, and malignity. — 
The same thing might be said of the 
written book, the second volume, if I 
may so speak, of the revelations of 
God, the holy scriptures. For as in 
the first, so also in this are there many 
passages, that to a cursory, un obser- 
ving reader appear idle, unconnected, 
nnaccountable, and inconsistent with 
those marks of truth, wisdom, justice, 
mercy, and benevolence, which in oth- 
ers are so visible, that the most care- 
less and inattentive cannot but discern 
them. And even these, many of them, 
at least, will often be found, upon a 
closer and stricter examination, to ac- 
cord and coincide with the more plain 
and mure intelligible passages, and to 
be no heterogeneous parts of one and 
the same wise and harmonious compo- 
sition. In both, indeed, in the natural 
as well as the moral book of God, there 
are, and ever will be, many uiliicultic, 
which the wit of man may never be 
able to resolve; but will a wise philoso- 
pher, because he cannot comprehend 
every thing he sees, reject for that rea- 
son all the truths that lie within his 
reach, and let a few inexplicable diffi- 
culties over-balance the many plain 
and infallible evidences of the tinger of 
God, which appear in all parts, both 
of his created and written works? Or 
will he presume so far upon his own 
wisdom, as to say, God ought to have 
expressed himself more clearly? The 
jwint and exact degree of clearness, 
which will equally suit the ditferent ca- 
pacities of men in different ages and 
countries, will I believe, be found more 
difficult to fix than is innigined; since 
■what is clear to one man in a certain 
situation of mind, time, and place, will 
inevitably be obscure to another, who 
vews it in other circumstances. How 
various and even contradictory are the 
readings and comments, which several 
men, in the several ages and climates 
of the world, have made upon nature! 
And yet her characters are equally le- 
gible, and her laws equally intelligible, 
in all times and in ^ places: "Theje' 
is no speech nor Jarguage where her 
voice is not heard: her sound is gone 
out through all the earth, and her words 
to the end of the worW." All these 
misrepresentations Aerefor*, and mis- 1 
constructions, of her works, are charge-' 

able only upon mankind, who have set 
themselvc to study them with various 
degrees of capacity, application, and 
impartiality. The rjijestion then should 
be, why hath God given men such va- 
rious talents? And not, why hath not 
God expressed himself more clearly? 
And the answer to this question, as far 
as it concerns man to know, is, that 
God will requii'e of him according to 
what he hath, and not according to 
what he hath not. If what is necessa- 
ry for all to know, is knowable by all; 
those men upon whom God hath been 
pleased to bestow capacities and facul- 
ties superior to the vulgar, have cer- 
tainly no just reason to complain of his 
having lot't them materials for the exer- 
cise of those talents, which, if all 
things were equally plain to all men, 
would be of no great advantage to the 
possessors. If therefore, there are in 
the sncred writings, as well as in the 
works of nature, many passages hard 
to be understood, it were to be wished, 
I hat the wise and learned, instead of 
being otilnded at them, and teachmg 
others to be so too, would be persuaded 
that both God and man except that they 
would set themselves to consider and 
examine them carefully and impartial- 
ly, and with a sincere desire of discov- 
ering and embracing the truth, not 
wit an 'arrogant unphilosophical con- 
ceit of their being already sfficiontly 
wise and knowing. And then I doubt 
not but most of these objections to rev- 
elations, which are now urged with 
the greatest confidence, would be clear- 
ed up and removed, like those formerly 
made to creation, and the being and 
providence of God, by those most ig- 
norant, most absurd, and yet most self- 
sufficient pretenders to reason and phi» 
losophy, the atheist and scepticsj— r 

Aristotle considers friendship as of 
three kinds; one arising from virtue, 
another from pleasure, and another 
fromjinterest; but justly determines, 
that there can bo no true friendship, 
which is not founded in virtue. 

A deaf and dumb pupil, when asked 
in writing, what is eternity? wrote up- 
on his slate with his pencil, The uri- 





"Evil communicRtion," says the teit, 
"corrupts good manners." The aBsertion is 
geueral, and no doubt all people suffer from 
»uch communication; but above all, the 
minda of youth will suffer; which are ye* 
unformed, unprincipled, unfurnished, and 
ready te recrive any impression. 

But before we consider the danger of keep- 
ing bad company, let u.i first see Ihemeaning 
of the phrase. 

In the phrase of the world, good compa- 
ny means fashionable people. Their stations 
in life, not their moral* are considered: and 
hi, who associates with such, though they 
set him the example of breaking every com- 
imindment of the decalogue, is still said to 
keep good company. — I should wish you to 
fix another meaning to the expression; and 
to consider vice in the same detestable light, 
in whatever company it is found; nay, to 
consider all company in which it is found, 
be their station what it will, is bad compa- 

Tlie three fallowing clasaea will perhaps 
include the greatest part of lliose, who de- 
serve this appellation. 

In tlie firsV I should rank all wlio endeav- 
or to destroy the principles of Christianity — 
who jest upon scripture — talk blasphemy — 
and treat revelation with contempt. 

A second class oif bad company are those, 
who have a tendency to destroy in us the 
principles of common honesty and integrity. 
Under tliis liead we may rank gamesters of 
every denomination; and low and infamous 
characters of every profession. 

A third class of bad company, and such as 
are conxmonly most dangerous to youth, in- 
dndes the long catalogue of men of pleasure. 
In whatevei way I'.iey follow the call of appe- 
tite, they have equally a terwtency to corrupt 
the purity of the mind. 

Besides these three classes, whom we call 
bad company, there are others who come un- 
der the denomination of ill chosen company: 
Urifiing, insipid characters of every kind; who 
follow no business — are led by no ideas of 
improvement — but spend their lime in dis.sipa 
'tion and folly — whose highest praise it is 
*hat they are only not vicious — \vith none of 
these a serious man would wish his son to 
keep company. 

It may he asked what is meant by keeping 
■fiad company? The world abounds with 
characters of this kind: they meet us in ev- 
ery place; and if we keep c^xnpany at all, it 
is impossible to avoid keeping company 
with such persons. 

It is true if we were determined never to 
■have any commerce with bad men, we must, 
as the apostle remarks, "altogetber go out of 
the world." By keeping bad company, 
therefore, is not meant a casual intercourse 
with them, on occasion of business, or as they 
accidently fall in oor way; but having an in- 
clination to consort with tbem — complying 
with that inclination — seeking their compa- 
ny when we might av(Hd it — entering into 
their parties — and making them the compan- 
ions of our choice. Mixing with them occa- 
sionally cannot be avoided. 

The danger of keeping bad company, ari- 
ses principally from our aptness to imitate 
and catch the mannCTsandsentiments of othr 
«r» — from the powez «f custom— from our 

own bad inclinations — and from the pains ta>' 
ken by the bad to corrupt us. 

In our earliest youth, the eontagion of man- 
ners is observable, Ib the boy, yet incapable 
of having any thing instilled into him, we ea- 
sily discover from his first actions, and ruda 
attempts at language, the kind of persons 
with whom he has been brought up: we see 
the early spring of a civilized education, or 
the first wild shoots of rusticity. 

As he enters farther into life, his beliavior, 
manners, and conversation, all take their 
cast from the company he keeps. Observe 
the peasant, and the man of education, the 
difference is striking. And yet God hath be- 
stowed equal talents on each. The only dif- 
ference is, they have been thrown into dif- 
ferent scenes of life; and have had commercB 
with persons of Afferent stations. 

Nor are manners and behavior more easily 
caught, than opinions and principles. In 
childhood and youth, we naturally adopt the 
sentiments of those about us. 

And as we advance in life, how few of us> 
think for ourselves; How many of us are- 
satisfied with taking our opinions at second 

The great power and force of custom forms 
another argument against keeping bad com- 
pany. However seriously disposed we may 
be; and however shocked at the first op- 
proaches ofvicp; this shocking appearance 
goes off upon an intimacy with it. Custom 
will soon render the most disgustful thing fa- 
miliar. And this is indeed a kind provision 
of nature, to render labor, and toil and dan- 
ger, which are the lot of man, more easy to 

The raw soldier who trembles at the first 
encounter becomes a hardy veteran in a few 
campaigns. Habit renders danger familiar, 
and of course indifferent tu liim. 

But habit, which is intended for our good, 
may, like otiier kind appointments of nature, 
be converted into a mischief. The well-dip- 
posed youth, entering first into bad compa- 
ny, is shocked at what he hears, and what 
he sees. The good principles which he had 
imbibed, ring in his ears an alarming lesson 
against the wickedness of his companions. — 
But alas! this sensibility is but ofa dny'» 
continuance. The ne.xt jovial meeting 
makes the horrid picture of yesterday moia 
easily endured.— [CT To be continued.^ 

A correspondent of the Nat. Intelligenea' 
among the many preventives against the^ 
Cholera, says: — God will hear, if man will 
pray. This we endorse as truth. 

Mental pleasures never cloy; unlike; those 
of the body, they are increased by repetition, 
approved of by reflection, and strengthened 
by enjoyment. 

A great man with the Lord, i» what the 
world would call a poor wretch, or ke is of 
no notev Thus the simple confouod the wiie. 



.Worldly Matters. 

Oitid RJUer of New-Haven, witli twolvc 
Jiands, maiml'actures $10,0I>0 worth of Ra- 
aor straps a year. Auil «jfain tlje said David 
uith fire hands, turns off abou*.$3,000 wortlt 
of marble monuments, cluniney pieces, &c 

At an cl^ction in Montreal, L. C. a dread- 
ftl net took place, which resulted i« the death 
<«f several men. 

Romance OF KKiL ufk, — On Friday April 
50, la'ii, D. Eulton, one of the coroners «f 
Ihis county, was, called to view the bodire of 
JCUaabetli Bird and Abjaham Vaudyck, fou«d 
^rswaed in Brnwn's pond, town ofClint^m. 
They were lied togetlier around the waist, 
nnd from previous declaration.'!, no doubt re- 
mained but that they had deliberately made 
■Wi; with themselves. They were seen going 
lo the ponJ on Wednesdy preceding, she 
^utte intoiicited, and it was supposed he 
»ot much better. Tliey had dive.stc4 tliem- 
*.>]cef ef tUeir upper garments wioh were 
■carefully deposited near the Lake, together 
with a hettle containing the remains of a pint 
«f rum wliicli tliey had purchased that mor- 
aiin", perliaps not an hour before they took 
theil- fatal plunge. Both were liabitually i«. 
temperate. — [Poughkeei>sie (»aper. j 

We learn from the Wyoming Republican, 
that three children were recently scalded to 
•ieatli in Luzerne county. Tlie mother was 
•■ngaged in boiling .soap, wiien tlie pot t>ll 
ftom the cran", aud the contents were dashed 
•siver two children pla'yiug on the floor before 
the fire: and the third, wliieh on her lap, 
r.he droped into the boiling liquid in her friglii- 
iul endeavors to rescue the other two. 

Emiorants. — On Sunday last, fourteen 
ItQKdred and forty six emigrants arrived in 
tills city from Europe, and yesterday, foui 
Itundred and twenty eight. The number 
avhich arrived at Quebec on the 2Cth, 27th 
and S'I'th of .May. was two thou.sand, four 
hundred and eighty eight. — [N. Y. Coni.J 

A chiu-ch bell of glass has been in 
JSweden: its diameter is six feet, and iLi tone 
is said to be finer tlian that of any metal. 

Bosrus, May l.'^tli. 

Yesterday forenoon Mr. George W. 
Coombs WX1 at work in tlie well of Mr. Will 
lani T. Spear, Prince Sreet, ahout Xt feet 
&om the surface, and Mr. William Elm about 
t< feet below him, both in the employ of Mr. 
I«aa.c Scott, laying led pij)e, and using a fur- 
aace with charcoal, for soldering. Coombs 
complained of faintness and Elm went up to 
to assist him; but, in passing the furnace he 
was likewise taken faiut, yet succeded in 
reaching the top, and calling assistance. Be- 
fore it arrived, however, Mr. C. had fallen to 
the bottom. He was drawn up, and two 
physicians attended immediately; but liie 
was extinct. Mr. C. was about 2^ years •f, and has IttX a wife and child. It was the 
opinion of the physicians that the fumes «f 
the cltarcoal caused his death. — [Daily A^.] 
BosTo.v, May ISth. 

A yoang girl aged aliout nine year*, daugh- 
ter of Mr. Ezra Palmer, residing at No. WJ, 
Ann St. whilst reaching out of a chamber 
window in the third story to arrange a bird 
cage, lost her balance and fell to the vround. 
In her fall, she struck on the shoulaer of a 
younc man who wu pajsing at the moment, 
and thus, happily, k«r lilt WM prcMrMd.— 

She has, however, sufFe«>ed severely from con- 
tusions, broken bones, and dislocations. — 

In Auigwsta, on Wednesday, ft srfMjJ took 
place, which blew outtiR' gable end of a brick 
hilding near the market, belonging to Mr, 
Bennock, which, falling on a small adjoining 
wood ho\ise killed two negroes that were in 
it, a woman, and cliild of three or four years 
old, and crippled two otiiers. The wall was 
only one brick thick. — (Sa. Go.] Frk.shkt. — In consequence of a 
heavy rain wliich commenced on the 19th of 
May and-ooKtiaued till the 22nd, the waters of 
the Kennebec river in Maine, rose to an un- 
guralled height In nuny places it was 20 
feet above low water mark, and has done im- 
mense damage, carrying away bridges, mills, 
houses and large quntities of lumber. 

A gentleman, who within the past si> 
months has visited nearly every princi{>a{ 
town in the Valley of the Mississippi, hm 
lurnisbcc! the editor of the Journal of 
Commerce with a list, by which it appears 
that twenty four steamboats have been des- 
troyed on the western waters, since the brejik- 
iug up of tlie ice last ."spring. 

Phenoukvon, — From the Poughkeepsie 
Telegraph, %ve learn that a piece of hind, em- 
bracing an area of an acre and a halti on th« 
eastern shore, in Dutchess county, th«** 
miles above Newhurg, ha-s sunk one hundrfl 
feet, so that the tops «f the highest tree* 
growing iipoM it. are scairce^y level with the 
surrounding surface. It is supposed that a 
stream of water, flowing 4r^eath the river, 
has finally washed away such a quantity of 
the suppoi ting earth as to render thie occur- 
rence inevitable; if this be not aphilosophi. 
cal explanation, we nmst place the phenom- 
enon to thecreditof th« theoryofC'apt. Syni- 
mes. — [N. Y. paper.] "^ 

TJIE COMET OF 1632. ' ^ 

On w about the 22nd of next August Bi- 
eli's Comet may be seen by means ofteles- 
cojies somewhere near the direction of th« 
seven slxm. On the 1 9th of September, it 
will be visible lo the naked eye just above ths 
horizon in the -^Torlh East, about 9 o'clock iu 
llie evening, .\bout 10 o'clock in the eve- 
ning of November 13th it will rise E. N. K. 
and will about that lime appear the brifrhleal. 
Kroni tlie middle of October to the middle of 
November, it may be seen with great distinct- 
ness. .\ugust 22d its distance from (he Kartii 
will be! 17,373,091) miles, and 157,479:530 
from the Sun. — Its nearest approach lo our 
planet will be on the 23d of October, when 
its distance from us will be 51 ,035,91 3 miles, 
and from the Sun 9t',G50,'l24. It will crots 
the Earth's orbit about the lart of October, 
wiieB it will be seveni huudred thousand 
miles farther from us than it will be when it 
passes lis perihelian. Its nearest approach 
to the Sun will take place on the 28th of No- 
vember when its distance from that planet 
will be 83,444,193 miles, and fiom us 67,952, 
645.— {N. E. Review.] 

Thi Poles. — The heart >bleeds when it 
oMitemplates the fate of this noble peopU. 
Wkat a melancholy picture of prostrate lib- 
erty is presented in the following pti^'» 
grapji: ■■' •; 

"Fraw ehe 3d to 'the 6th of March, th* 
gates of Woaaw were closed, whilst arrests 
were mad* ef the yoiuig PoUs said to b« ira- 



pUtfated in the late insurrection, were sent to 
Aiow, to be incorporated in the Russian re- 
giments. A private letter states that those 
young men are sent off in tents of thousands 
to Siberia, to form colonies to people thoiic 
dreary regions of perpetual snow and Cim- 
merian darkness. The pretended discovery 
^>fa ne'v plot is the pretext for this wholesale 
banishment of the Folibii race: including it 
is 8sid not lees than 40,U0U." 

The Evening and the Xfloraing- Star. 


jj, [ComnamiciUdd.'^ 

Brctl;ren, \vc tliink it proper to give you 
some general inforn-.ation respecting the pres- 
op.t state of the church in Zion, and also the 
work of the gathering. Notwitiistanding 
•that nearly all Christendom doubt the propri- 
ety of receiving revelations for the govern- 
ment of the churcli of Clirist in this age, 
and generally adopt the scriptures of the old 
indnew testiment as the only rule of ikilii 
and practice, yet we believe, iVom the scrip- 
tures of truth, that to cverj' churcli in the past 
ages, which the Lord recognized to be his, 
he gave revelations wisely calculated to gov- 
ern them in tlie peculiar situation and cir- 
cumstances undor which they were placed, 
and to enable them by autiiority to do the 
peculiar ^ork which they were to perform. 
The biUe contains revelaticms given at fdiffer- 
ent times to ditlerent people, under different 
circumstances, as will be seen by editorial ar- 
ticles in this paper. The old world was des- 
troyed for rejecting the revelations of God, 
given to them through Noah. The Israelites 
were destroyed in the wilderness for dispising 
the revelations given to them through Moses; 
and Christ said that the world, in the days Of 
the apostles, should be condemned for not re- 
ceiving the word of God through them: thus 
we see that thejudgmenls of God in the past 
ages have come upon the people, not so much 
for neglecting the revelations given to their 
forefathers, as for rejecting those given imme- 
diately totheraselvcs. Of the blessings of heav- 
en it may be said, they have always rested up- 
on llie heads of those to whom they were 
promised: Therefore, seeing that it not only 
was, but as long as God remains the same, al- 
ways will be the privilege of the true church 
to receive revelations, containing I.i2ssings 
aad cursings, peculiarly adapted to itself as a 
church. .We conclude it is a mistaken notion 
' that the scriptures of the old and new testa- 
ment are the only rule of faith and practice; 
nevertheless, inasmuch as the precepts and ex- 
amples contained in them are truly appUcable 
to us, under our particular circumstances, we 
are bound to be governed by them; and weal- 
so can receive much benefit from such proph- 
ecies as point out the events that shall take 
place in our day and age: of these there are 
many, both in the old and new testament. — 
They sp^ak plainly of great things that shall 
be accomplished in the last days: such as 
preaching the everlasting gospel to all nations; 

the gathering of the elect from the feur wind« 
of heaven; the building up of Zion and Jeru- 
F-!!em, or the ingathtrmg of the rcmnanis of 
Jacob, and the planting them in the lan>!s of 
their lathers' inheritance: the necessary jrcp- 
aration to meet the Savior at his second com- 
ing, with all the saints to dv,?ell with them in 
the millenium reign. And now, who with ifo; 
bible in liis hand, can i^uppose tiiat these great 
ajid marvellous works can be accomplished by 
the church without more revelations from the 
J>ord? We cannot, for we worship the God 
of Israel, in whom is neither variablenf ss nor 
shadow of turning; conseruently as in cays 
of old, so in tlicse last day.":, he has given i.« 
revelations by which we may know l>ow to 
organize the church of Christ, and by his au- 
thority to perform the work which he lias en- 
joined upon us. And now brethren, if we ' 
wish for biersings upon this chr.rch, we must 
wcik hun^ble before the Lord, and observe to 
keep all his commandments. Notwithstand- 
ing the work of the gathering will be accom- 
plished, v\"e believe, in a speedy manner, yet 
the Lord has commanded that it shall not be 
done in haste, nor by flight, but that all things 
shall be prepared before you; and for this pur- 
pose he has made it the duty of the bishop or 
agent in the land of Zion, to make known from 
time to time, thepri\-ilege« of the bind, to the 
conferences,' which may determine and make 
i k:io\Ti how many can be aceommodatcd. And 
the saints will remecber that the bishop in 
the land of Zion, wdl not receive any, as wise 
stewards, witliout they bring a recommend 
from f He bishop in Ohio, or from t.'iree eldere. 
The elders therefore, will be careful not to 
recommend and send up churchfs to t.hiii 
place, without first receiving information from 
the bishop in Ohio, or in the land of Zion, that 
thej' can be accommodated when they arrive, 
so as to be settled without confusion, which 
would produce pestdence. Therefore, if a 
church is desirous to come to the land of Zion, 
we would recommend, that first, by letter or 
otherwise, they make known their desires and 
their situation to the bishop in Ohio, cr in tlie 
land of Zion, and rec(jive information from 
them before they start. (Brethren will perceiTe « 
as well as we, that Krhcre churches of fifty or . 
a hmidrcd souls each, are coming to the land 
of Zion from different parts of the nation, and, 
as soon will be the cas?, from different nations, 
without a knowledge of each other, they 
would, when they arrive, be in a state of con- 
fusion, and labor under many disadvantages, 
which miglit be avoided by strictly observing 
the rules and regulations of the church. — 
Moreover by being in haste, and fcreing the 
sale of property, unreasonable sacrifices have 
been made, and although this is a d.ty of jor- 
rificps and titiiing, yet to make lavish and un- 
reasonable sacrifices is not well pleasing in the 
sight of the Lord. — 

It is about one year since the work of the 
gatliering commenced, in which time between 
three and four hundred have arrived here and 
are mostly located upon their inhcritanceif, 
and are generally in good health and spirits, 
and are doing well. The expense of journey- ^ 
ing and settling here, together with the estab-. \ 
lishing of a printing office and store, have 
probably exceed^-d the expectations of our 
brethren abroad, and although Zion, according ^ 
to the prophets, is to become like Eden or the 
garden of the Lord, yet, at present it is as it 
were but a wilderness and desert, and the di»- 



advantages of settlin:; in a new country, you 
know, are many a-'^J great: therefore, pru- 
V — dcnce would dictate; at present the churches 
\ abroad, come not up to Zion, until prepara- 
tions can be made for them, and they receive 
information as above. The prospect for crops 
in this region of country, is, at present, toler- 
ably good, but calls for provisions will un- 
doubtedly be considerable, for besides the em- 
igration of the whites, the government of the 
United State* is settling the Indians, (or rem- 
naiits of Joseph,) tauuediately to the west, 
'^and they must be fed. 

' Brethren, we drop (he above remarks for 
your benefit, until you can have the revela- 
tions to peruse for yourselves, which will be 
published as soon as tiiey csui be consistently. 
Although the Lord has said, that it is his bu- 
siness to provide for his saints in these last 
days, yet, remember he is not bound so to do, 
unless we observe his sayings and keep them. 



In connexion with the Star, we publish a 
weekly paper, entitled The Upper Missouri 
Advertiser. It will contain sketchjs of the 
news of the day, politics, advertisements, and 
whatever tends to promote the interest of the 
Great West, 

(D' An extract from the prophecy of Enoch 
in our next number. 

O" The "Vision," which appears an the 
second page, is the greatest news that was ev- 
er published to man. It shows the economy 
of God, in preparii.o^ mansions for men; — 
Blessed be the name of the Lord. 

CT Notwithstanding the month of May 
wa.s v/et and cold, the weather , for some time 
past, has been such, that the prospect of the 
farmer ij fair, aad we have hopes of good 

(CT The frontier Indian war continues. — 
There have been several killed on both sides. 
The government of in" United Stales has ap- 
propriated $ 30i),000fbr this purpose, and we 
may calculate, the war will be prosecuted vig- 
orously as far as necessary. 

O" The cholera morbus commenced its 
deadly work at Quebeck Lower Canada about 
the first of June. It is said to be severer 
than in Europe. The will of God must be 
done wheter by pestilence, famine, or the 

you are to set an example of meekness and 
humility before saints and sinners, ^s aid the 
Savior; and when reviled you are not to revile 
again; vou are to reason with men as in days 
of old, to bear patiently and answer as ^he 
Spirit of truth shall direct, allowing all t. Jit 
for every item of good. You are to walk in 
the valley of humility and pray for the salva- 
tion of all; yes, you are to pray for your en- 
emies; and warn in compassion, without 
threatening the wicked with judgments which 
are to be poured upon the world hereafter.^ 
You have ho riglit to take the judgments, 
which fell upon the ungodly before the flood, 
and pour them upon the head of this genera- 
tion; you have no autliority to use the jud;- 
nients which God sent upon Pharaoh in Egypt, 
to terify the inhabitants of America, nflher 
have yciu any direction by commandment, to 
collect the calamities of six thousand years, 
and paint them upon the curtain of these last 
days, to scare mankind lo repentance; no; you 
are to preach the go pel, which is the power 
of God unto salvation, even glad tidings of 
great joy unto all people. 

Again, you are not to take the blessings of 
an individual, or of a church, from the days 
of ]\noch to the days of the apostles, and 
place them upon an individual or a church in 
these last days; but you are to teach all men 
that they shall be judged according to their 
works; for if God is the same yesterday to- 
d-^.v, -Tid fn-pver. his reward is always with 
him, and his rcvcUlicns, and blessings, and 
judgments, before the flood, were fitted for 
that people and that time; in the days of 
Abraham, for that man and that time; in thj 
days of Moses, for that man and that time; 
in the days of David, for thai man and that 
time; in the days of Paul, lor that man and 
that time; and now for this jfeneratioii and this 
time: you therefore, must reason firom the 
bible and the book of Mormon, with great 
care, and not pervert the meaning of God's 
sacred word. If our heavenly Father saw fit 
to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for" their 
wickedness, Nineveh for its abomination, and 
Jerusalem for a transgression of his command- 
ments, whit have their destructions to do 
with the salvation of the world now? The 
Lord says, Vengeance is mine, and I will re- 
pay. Teach all men to trust in God and not 
in man, and do works meet for repentance.— 
Again, teach all men that God is a God of 
the living and not of the dead. Finally, what» 
ever you do, do it with an eye single to (h? 
glory of God. You are the light of 1 lie worl<< 
in matters of pure religion, and many souls 
may be required at your hands. Let the idea 
not leave you, that, not only the eyos of the 
world, but the eyes of the angels and of God 
^c upon ^©u- 


Brethren, as stars of the ensign which is 
nbw set op for the benefit of all nations, you 
are to enlighten the world; you are to prepare 
the way for tlie jicople to come up to Zion; 
you are lo instruct men how to receive the fiil- 
nesii of the gospel, and the everlasting cove- 
nants, even them that were fi-om the begin- 
ning: you ar-.- lo carry the arU of safety before 
the wondering inultitudes, without fear, en- 
IreatiDg, and bceeechiog alt men to be saved; 



It is a day of strange appearances. Every 
thing indicates something more than meels 
the eye. Every nation is opening events 
which astonish mankind; even the heart of 
man begirs to melt at the prospect before it. 
The unqu'^nchable thirst for news; the conti- 
nuity of emigration; the wars and rnmors of 
>vars, with many other signs of the diitfe«« 
of nations, from the old world, as it is called 
across the ocean, whispers so loud- to the ug 

t« ►.-. 


drrstanding, that he that runs maj read tlie 
label on the eastern sky: The end U nigh. — 
franca ia filled with a spirit of rebellion, and 
when the cholera was sweeping its thonsands, 
inoba were QoUecting to slay their tens of 
tl' •..•sands. While the hospitals were crow- 
ded with the sick, and the groans of the dy- 
ing filled the air, the fashionable French were 
holding cholera balls and dancing at the judg- 
nients of the Almighty. In England, where 
an anxious multitude liave been waiting for 
reformation in government for years, disap- 
pointment is destruction. The house of lords 
lias rejected the reform bill, and the proud 
hearted Englishman says — Reform or revolu- 
tion! No stop there: for the sound comes 
across the Atlantic — Reform or ruin! All 
the kingdoms of the cast seem to be preparing 
to act the part allotted to them, when the 
Lord rebukes the nations. As on a morning 
of some great festival, the cimrch bell, the 
cannon, (the small arms, the music, and the 
cheers of the n)ultit»de, arouse all to what is 

foing on, and thunders to man: Behold the 
ay! So also earthquakes, wars and rumors 
of wars, the distress of nations, the constant 
tide of emigration to the west, the wide spread- 
ing ravages of the cholera morbus, and the 
joy of the saints of God as they come out of 
Babylon, alarms the world, and whispers to 
every mortal. Watch ye, for the time is at 
hand for the second coming of Jesus Christ, 
the Redeemer of Israel, with peace on earth 
and good will to man! Watch the signs of 
hia coming that ye be not deceived. 



IGiveii August 7, 1831.] 

Behold, saith the Lord, blessed are 
they who have come up unto this land 
with an eye single to my glory, accor- 
ding to my commandments; for they 
that live, and walk in them, faithfully, 
shall inherit the earth when it is pre- 
pared for them; and when they die they 
shall rest from all their labors and their 
works shall follow them: and they shall 
receive a crown in the mansions of my 
Father which I have prepared. Yea, 
blessed are they whose feet stand upon 
the land of Zion, who have obeyed my 
gospel; for they shall receive for their 
reward the good things of the earth, 
and it shall bring forth in its strength 
for them: and they shall also be crown- 
ed with blessings ftxjm aboT», yea, and 
with commandments not h few, and 
with revelations in their time — they 
who are faithful and diligent before 
me. Wherefore I gito unto them a 
eommandment, saying, thus: 

Thou shall love the Lord thy God 
with all thy heart, with all thy might 
mind and atrength, and in the aainc of 

Jesus Christ thou shalt serve him. — 
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 
Thou shalt not steal, neither commit 
adultery, nor kill, nor do any thing like 
unto it. Thou shalt thank the Lord 
thy God in all things. Thou shalt offer 
a sacrifice vmto the Lord thy God in 
righteousness; even that of a broken 
heart and a contrite spirit. And that 
thou mayest more fully keep thyself 
unspotted from the world, thou shalt 
go to the house of prayer and offer up 
thy sacraments upon mj' holy day; for 
verily, this is a day appointed unto fhce 
to rest from thy labors, and to pay thy 
devotions unto the Most High. Nev- 
ertheless, thy vows should be offered 
up in righteousness on all days, and at 
all timfs; but remember, that on this, 
the Lord's da}', thou shalt offer thine 
oblations and thy sacraments unto tho 
Most High, confessing thy sins unto 
thy brethren and before the Lord; and 
on this day thou shalt do none other 
work, only let thy food be prepared 
with singleness of heart, that thy fast- 
ing may be perfect, or in other words, 
that thy joy may be full; for verily, this 
is fastmg and prayer; or, in other words, 
rejoicing and prayer. And inasmuch 
as ye do these things with thanksgiv- 
ing, with cheerful hearts and counte- 
nances—not with much laughter for this 
is sin — but with a glad heart and a 
cheerful countenance: verily I say un- 
to you, that inasmuch as ye do this, 
the fulness of tho earth is yours; the 
beasts of the field, and the fowls of tho 
air, and that which climbeth upon tho 
trees, and walketh upon the earth, yea, 
and the herb, and the good things 
which come forth of the earth, wheth- 
er for food or raiment, or houses, or 
barns, or orchards, or gardens, or vine- 
yards; yea, all things which come forth 
of the earth, in the season thereof, are 
made for the benefit and the use of 
man, both to please the eye and to 
gladden the heart; yoa, for food and 
raiment, for taste and smell, to strength- 
en the body, and to enliven tho soul; 
and it pleases God that he has given 
all these things unto man; for unto this 
end were they made, to be used with 
judgment, not to excess, neither by ex- 
tortion: and in nothing does man offend 
God, or against none is his wrath kin- 
dled save those who confess not his 
hand in all things, and obey not his 
commandments. Behold this is accor- 
ding to the Jaw and the prophets.— 



Wherefore, trouble me no more con- 
cerning this matter, but learn that he 
who docs the works of righteousness 
shall receive his reward, even peace in 
this world, and eternal life in the world 
to come. 

I ths Lord have spoken it, and the 
Spirit beareth record. Amen. 


Hear, O ye liea\t:iis, and give ear, 
O earth, and rejoice ye inhabitants 
thereof, for the Lord is God, & beside 
him there is no Savior; great is his wis- 
dom; marvelous are his ways; and the 
extent of his doings, none can find out; 
his purposes fail not, neither are there 
any who can sta}- his hand: from eter- 
nity to eternity, lie is the same, and his 
years never fail. 

For thus saith the Lord, I the Lord 
am merciful and gracious unto those 
who fear me, and delight to honor those 
who serve me in righteousness, and in 
truth unto the end; great shall be their 
reward, and eternal shall be their glory; 
and to them will I reveal all mysteries; 
yea, all the hidden mysteries of my 
kingdom from days of old; and for ages 
to come will I make known unto them 
the good pleasure of my will concern- 
ing all things pertaining to my kingdom; 
yea, even the wonders of eternity shall 
they know, and things to come will I 
show them, even the things of many 
generations; their wisdom shall be great, 
and their understanding reach to heav- 
en: and before them the wisdom of the 
wise shall perish, and the understand- 
ing of the prudent shall come to nought; 
for jy my Spirit will I enlighten them, 
and by my power will I make known 
unto them the secrets of my will; yea, 
even those things which eye has not 
seen, nor ear heard, nor yet entered in- 
to the heart of man. 

We, Joseph Smith jr. and Sidney 
Rlgdon, being in the Spirit on the si.\- 
teenth of February, in the year of our 
Lord, one thousand eight hundred and 
thirty two, by the power of the Spirit 
our eyes were opened, and our under- 
standings wereenlightened, so as to see 
and understand the things of God; even 
those things which were from the be- 
ginning before the world was, which 
were ordained of the Father, through 
his (Mjly begotten Son, who was in the 

bosom of the Father, even from the be- 
ginning, of whom we bear record, and 
the record which we bear is the fulness 
of the gospel of Jesus Christ, who is 
the Son, whom we saw and with whom 
we conversed in the heavenly vision; 
for while we were doing the work of 
translation, which the Lord had appoin- 
ted unto us, we came to the twenty ninth 
verse of the fifth chapter of John, 
which was given unto us, as follows: 
— speaking of the resurrection of the 
dead, concerning those who shall hear 
the voice of the Son of man — and shall 
come forth; they who have done good 
in the resurrection of the just, and they 
who have done evil in the resurrection 
of the unjust Now this caused us to 
marvel, for it was given unto us of the 
Spirit: and while we meditated upon 
these things, the Lord touched the eyes 
of our understandings, and they were 
opened, and the glory of the Lord shone 
round about; and we beheld the glory 
of the Son, on the right hand of tho 
Father, and received oC his fulness; 
and saw the holy angels, and they who 
are sanctified before his throne, wor- 
shiping God and the Lamb, who wor- 
ship him forever and ever. And now, 
after the many testimonies which have 
been given of him, this is the testimony, 
last of all, which we give of him, that 
he lives; for we saw him, even on the 
right hand of God; and we heard the 
voice bearing record that he is the on- 
ly begotten of the Father; that by him, 
and through him, and of him, the world* 
are and were created; and the inhabit- 
ants thereof are begotten sons and 
daughters unto God. And this we saw 
also, and bear record, that an angel of 
God, who was in authority in the pres- 
ence of God, who rebelled against the 
only begotten Son — whom the Fa-r 
ther loved, and who vas in the bosom 
of the Father — and was thrust down 
from the presenca of God and the Son, 
and was called Perdition; for the heav- 
ens wept over him; he was Lucifer, a 
son of the morning; and we beheld and 
lo, he is fallen! is fallen! even a son of 
the morning. And while we were yet 
in the Spirit, the Lord commanded us 
that we should write the vision; for we 
beheld satan, that old serpent, even the 
devil, who rebelled against God, and 
sought to take the kingdom of our God, 
and his Christ; wherefore he makeih 
war with the saints of God, and encorrv- 
passes them round about And we mw 



a vision of the sufferings of those with 
whom he made war and overcame, for 
thus came the voice of the Lord unto 

Thus saith the Lord, concerning all 
those who know my power, and have 
been made partakers thereof, and suf- 
fered themselves, through the power of 
the devil, to be overcome, and to deny 
the truth, and defy my power: they are 
they who are the sons of perdition, of 
whom I say it had been better for thetn 
never to have been born; for they are 
.vessels of wrath doomed to sufferthe 
wrath of God, with the devil and his 
angels, in eternity: concerning whom I 
have said there is no forgiveness in this 
world nor in the -.vorld to come: having 
denied the Holy Spirit after having re- 
ceived it, and having denied the only 
begotten Son of the Father, having cru- 
cified him unto themselves, and put him 
to an open shame: these arc they who 
shall go away into the lake of fire and 
brimstone, with the devil and his angels, 
and the only ones on whom the second 
death shall hav any power; yea, veri- 
ly the only ones who shall not be re- 
deemed in the due time of the Lord, af- 
ter the sufferings of his wrath; for all 
the rest shall be brought forth by the 
resurrection of the dead, through the 
triumph and the glory of the Lamb, 
who was slain, who was in the bosom 
of the Father before the worMs were 
made. And this is the gospel, the glad 
tidings which the voice out of the heav- 
ens bore record unio us, that he came 
into the world, even Jesus to be cruci- 
fied for the world, and to bear the sins 
of the world, and to sanctify the world, 
and to cleanse it from all unright- 
eousness; that through him all might 
be saved, whom the Father had put in- 
to his power, and made l>y him; who 
glorifies the Father, and saves all the 
works of his hands, except those sons 
of perdition, who denies the Son after 
the Father h?.s revealed him : wherefore 
he saves all except them; they shall go 
away into everlasting punishment, 
which is endless pimishment, which is 
eternal punishment, to r^ngn with the 
devil and his angels in eternity, where 
tlieir worm dietli not and the fir" is not 
quenched which is their torment, and 
the end ^hereof, neither the place there- 
of, nor their torment, no man knows, 
, neither' was it revealed, neither is, nei- 
ther wiS: bs revealed unto man, except 
to them who are made partakers there-' 

of: nevertheless I the Lord show it by 
vision unto many, but straitway shut it 
up again: wherefore the end, the width, 
the heighth, the depth, and the misery 
thereof, they understand not, neither 
any man except them who are ordain- 
ed unto this condemnation. And we 
heard the voice saying. Write the vis- 
ion, for lo! this is the end of the vision 
of the suffejings of the ungodly! 

And again, we bear record for we 
saw and heard, and this is the testimo- 
ny of the gospel of Christ, concerning 
them who come forth in the resurrec- 
tion of the just: they are they who re- 
ceived the testimony of Jesus, and be- 
lieved on his name, and were baptized 
after the manner of his burial, being 
buried in the wafer in his name, and 
this according to the commandment 
which he has given, that, by keeping 
the commandments, they might be 
washed and cleansed from all their 
sins, and receive the Holy Spirit by 
the laying on of the hands of him who 
is ordained and sealed unto this pow- 
er; aiid ivho overcome by faith, and 
are soaledby that Holy Spirit of prom- 
ise, which the Father sheds forth upon 
all those who arc just and true: they 
are they who are the church of the 
first-born: they are they into whose 
hands the Father has given all things: 
they are tbey who art priests and kings, 
who having received of his fulness, 
and of his glory, and are priests of the 
most High after the order of Melchis- 
edok, which was after the order of 
Enoch, which was after the order of 
the only begotten Son: wh'.r.efore, as 
it is written, they are gods, even the 
sons of God: wherefore all things are 
theirs, whr;ther life or death, or things 
present, or things to come, all are 
theirs, and they are Christ's, and 
Christ is God's; and they shall over- 
come all things: wherefore let no man 
glory in man, but rather let him glo- 
ry in God, who shall subdue all ene- 
mies under his feet: these shall dwell 
in the presence of God and his Christ 
forever and ever: these are thev whom 
he shall bring with him, when he shall 
come in the clouds of heaven, to reign 
on the earth over his people: these 
are they who shall have part in the 
first resurrection: these are they who 
shall come forth in the resurrection of 
the just: these are they who are come 
unto mount Zion, and unto the city of 
the living God, the heavenly place. 



the holiest of all: these are they who 
have come to an innumerable compa- 
ny of angels; to the general assembly 
and church of Enoch, and of the first 
born: these are they whose names av' 
written in heaven, where God and 
Christ are the judge of all: these are 
they who are just men made perfect 
through Jesus the mediator of the new 
covenant, who wrought out this perfect 
atonement through the shedding of his 
own blood: these arc they whose bod- 
ies are celestial, whoso glory is that of 
the sun, even the glory of God the 
highest of all; whose glory the sun of 
the firmament is written of as being 

And again, we saw the terrestrial 
world, and behold and lo! these are 
they who are of the terrestrial, whose 
glory differs from that of the church of 
the first born, who have received the 
fulness of the Father, even as that of 
the moon differs from the sun of the 
firmament. Behold, these are they 
who died without law; and also they 
who are the spirits of men kept in pris- 
on, whom the Son visited and preached 
the gospel unto them, that they mij^ht 
be judged according to men in the flesh, 
•who received not the testimony of Je- 
sus in the flesii, but afterwards receiv- 
ed it: these are they who are honora- 
ble men of the earth, who were blinded 
by the craftiness of men: these are 
they who receive of his glory, but not 
of his fulness: these are they who re- 
ceive of the presence of the Son, but 
not of the fulness of tiie Father: where- 
fore they are bodies terrestrial, and 
not bodies celestial, and differ in glo- 
ry as the moon differs from the sun: 
these are they who were not valiant in 
the testimony of Jesus: wherefore they 
obtained not the crown over the king- 
dom of our God. And now this is the 
end of the vision which we saw of the 
terrestrial, that the Lord commanded 
us to write while we were yet in the 

.\ud again, we saw the glory of the 
telestial, which glory is that of the les- 
ser, even as the glory of the stars dif- 
fer from that of the glory of the moon 
in the firmament; these are they who 
receive not the gospel of Christ, neith 
cr the testimony of Jesus: these are 
they who deny not the Holy Spii-it: 
these are they who are thrust down to 
hell: these are thej who shall not be 
redeemed from the devil, until the last 

resurrection, ur.fil flie Lord, ever* 
Christ the Lamb, sljall have finished- 
nis work: those arc they who receive" 
not of his fulness in the eternal world,, 
but of the Holy Sjiiri* through Ihe min- 
istration of the terrestrial; and the 
terrestrial through tlic- mrnistr.ition of 
the celestial; an'! also the tcl -stial re^ 
ceive it of the administering: of angels, 
who are appointed to minister forthem^ 
or wiio arc appointed to be minister- 
ing spirits for them, tor they shall be 
heirs of salvation. And thus we sawr 
in the heavenly vision, the glory of ttii? 
telestial which surpasses ail «iii<icT'- 
standing; and no man knows it ex- 
cept him to whom God has rerealed it. 
And thus we saw the glory of fhe ter- 
restrial, which excels in all things the 
glory of the telestial, oven in glory, 
and in power, and in might, and in do- 
minion. And thus we saw the glory 
of the celestial, which excels in all 
things where God, even the Father, 
reigns upon his throne forever and ev- 
er: before whose throne all things 
bow in humble reverence and give him 
glory forever and ever. They who 
dwell in his presence are the church 
of the first bjin; and they see as they 
are i^eeii, and Itnow as tney ire known, 
having received of his fulness and of 
his grace; and he makes them equal 
in power, and in might, and in domin- 
ion. And the glory .)f the celestialis 
one, even as the glory of the sun is 
one. And the glory of the terrestrial 
is one, even as the glorv of the moon 
is one. And tiie glory of the telestial is 
one, even as the glory of the stars ar§ 
one: for as one star differs from an- 
other star in glory, even so differs one 
from ouother in glory in the telestial 
world: for these are they who are of 
Paul, and of Apollos, and of Cephas: 
these are they who say, there are some 
of one and some of another; some of 
Christ; and some of John; and some 
of Moses; and some of Elias; and some 
of Esaias; and some of Isaiah; and 
some of Enoch, but received not the 
gospel; neither the testimony of Jesus; 
neither the prophets: neither the ever- 
lasting covenant; last of all, these all 
arc they who will not be gathered '.nth 
the saints, to be caught up unto the 
church of the first born, and received 
into the cloud: these are they who are 
liars, and sorcerers, and adulterers, 
ajid whoremungers, and whosoever 

loves and makes a lie ; these are thoy 


who suffer the wrath of God on the 
earth: these are they who suffer the 
vengeance of eternal fire: these are 
they who are cast down to hell and 
suffer the wrath of Almighty God until 
the fulness of times, when Christ shall 
have subdued all enemies under his 
feet, and shall have perfected his work, 
when he shall deliver up the kingdom 
and present it unto the Father spotless, 
saying: I have overcome and have 
trodden the wine-press alone, even the 
wine-press of the fierceness of the 
wrath of Almighty God: then shall he 
be crowned with the crown of his glo- 
ry, to sit on the throne of his power to 
reign forever and ever. But hehold 
and lo, we saw the glory and the in- 
habitants of the telestial world, that 
they were as innumerable as the stars 
in the firmament of heaven, or as the 
sand upon the sea shore, and heard 
the voice of the Lord saying: These 
all shall bow the knee, and every 
tongue shall confess to him who sits 
upon the throne forever and ever: for 
they shall be judged according to their 
works; and every man shall receive 
according to his own works, and his 
own dominion, in the mansions which 
are prepared, and they shall be ser- 
vants of the most High, but where God 
and Christ dwell they cannot come, 
worlds without end. This is the end 
of the vision which we saw, which we 
were commanded to write while we 
were yet in the Spirit. 

But great and marvelous are the 
works of the Lord and the mysteries 
fit his kingdom which he showed unto 
■us, which surpases all understanding 
in glory, and in might, and in domin- 
ion, which he commanded us we should 
jjot write, while we were yet in the 
Spirit and are not lawful for man to 
utter; neither is man capable to make 
Chem known, for they are only to be 
seen and understood by the power of 
the Holy Spirit, irhich God bestows 
on those who lo»« him and purify 
themselves before kim; to whom he 
grants this privilege of seeing and 
knowing for themselves; that through 
the power and manifestation of the 
Spirit, while in the flesh, they may be 
able to bear his presenca in the world 
of glory. And to God and the Lamb 
be glory, and honor, and dominion for-" 
ever and ever. Atnea. 




And again, the elders, fpriests and teachers 
of this church, shall teach the principle* of my 
gospel which are in the bible and the book of 
Slormon, in the which is the fulness of the 
gospel; and they shall observe the covenants 
and church articlss to do them, and these 
shall be their teachings, as they shall be di' 
rected by the Spirit; and the Spirit shall be 
given unto you by the prsyer of faith, and if 
ye receive not the Spirit ye shall not teach. — 
And all this ye shall observe to do as I have 
coinmaaded, concerning your teaching, until 
the fulness of my scriptures are given. And 
as ye shall lift up your voices by the Comfor- 
ter, ye shall speak and prophesy as seemeth 
me good; for behold, the Comforter knoweth 
all things, and beareth record of the Father 
and of the Son. 

And now, beliold I speak unto the church: 
Thou shah not kill; and he that kills shall not 
have forgiveness, in this world, nor in the 
world to come. 

And again, I .lay, thou shalt not kill; but 
he that killeth shall die. Thou shalt not 
steal; and he that stealeth and will not repent, 
shall be cast out. Thou shaltnot lie; he that 
lieth and will not repent, shall be cast out. — 
Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart, 
and shall cleave unto her and ,none else; and 
he that looketh upon a woman to lust after 
her, shall deny the faith, and shall not have 
the Spirit, and if he repents not he shall be 
cast out. Thou shalt not commit adultery ; 
and he that eommitteth adultery and repenl- 
eth not, shall be cast out; but he that has 
committed adultery and repents with all hi» 
heart, and forsaketh it, and doeth it no more, 
thou Bhalt forgive; but if he doeth it again, he 
shall not be forgiven, but shall be cast out. — 
Thou shalt not speak evil of thy neighbor, 
nor do him any harm. Thou knowest my 
laws concerning these things are given in my 
scriptures; he that sinneth and repenteth not, 
shall be cast out. 

If thou lovest me thou shalt serve me and 
keep all my commandments. And behold, 
thou wilt remember the poor, and consecrate 
of thy properties for their support, that which 
thou hast to impart unto them, with a cove* 
nant and a deed which cannot be broken— 
and in as much as ye impajt of your sub- 
stance unto the poor, ye will do it unto me 
— and they shall be laid before the bishop of 
my church and his counsellors, two of the 
elders, or high priests, such as he shall or hsK 
appointed and set apart for that purpose. 

And it shall come to pass, that after they 
are laid before the bishop of my church, ami 
after that he has received these testimonies 
concerning the consecration of the proper- 
ties of my church, that they cannot be taken 
from the church, agreeably to my command- 
ments, every man shall be made accountable 
unto me, a steward over his own property, 
or that which he has received by consecra- 
tion, in as much as is sufficient for himself 
and family. 

And again, if their shall be properties ia 
the hands of the church, or any individuals 
of it, more than is necessary for their support, 
after this first consecration, which is a resi- 
due, to be consecrated unto the bishop, it 




<hall be kept to administer to tliosc who have 
not, from time to lime, tiiat every man wlio 
has neetl may be amply supplied, and receive 
according to liis wants. Tlierefore, tlie res- 
idue shall be kept in my store house, to ad- 
minister to the poor and the needy, as shall 
be appointed by the high council of the 
church, and the bishop and his counsel, and 
for the purpose of purclia^^inj^ lands for the 
public benefit of the church, and building 
houses of worship, and building up of the 
New Jerusalem wliich is hereafter to be re- 
vealed, that my covenant people may be 
gathered in one in that day when I shall come 
to my temple. And this I do for the salva- 
tion of ray people. 

And it shall come to pass, that he that 
sinneth and repcnteth not, sliall be cast out 
of the church, and shall not recivc again that 
which he has consecrated unJa-Uie.*2pr and 
the needy of my cliurch, or in other words, 
unto me, for in as much as ye do it unto the 
least of these ye do it unto me — for it shall 
come to pass, that which I spake by the 
mouths of my prophets, shall be fulfilled; for 
I will consecrate of the riches of those who 
embrace my gospel among the Gentiles, unto 
the poor of my people who are of the house 
of Israel. ; 

And afain, thou shall not be proud in thy 
heart, let all thy garments be plain, and their 
beauty the beauty of the work of thine own 
hands; and let all things be done in cleanli- 
ness before me. Thou shall not be idle; for 
he that is idle shall not eat the bread, nor 
wear the garments of the laborer. And who- 
soever among you are sick, and have not faith 
to' be healed, but bclieveth, shall be nourisli- 
cd with all tenderness with herbs and mild 
food, and that not by the hand of an enemy. 
And the elders of the church, two or more, 
shall be called, and shall pray for and lay 
their hands upon them in my name, and if 
they die they shall die unto me, and if they 
live they shall live unto me. Thou shall 
live together in love, in so much that thou 
shall weep for the loss of them that die, and 
more especially for those that have not hope 
of a glorious resurrection. And it shall come 
to pass, that those that die in me, shall not 
taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them, 
and they that die not in me, wo unto them, 
for their death is bitterl 

And again, it s!i.ill come to pass, that lie 
thai has fkith in me to be healed, and is not 
appointed unto death, shall be healed: he 
who ha-s faith to see shall see; he who has 
faith to hear shall hear: the lame who have 
laith to leap shall leap; and they who have 
not faith to do these things, but believe in me, 
have power to become my sons: and in as 
much as they break not my laws, thou shall 
bear their infirmities. 

Thou shall stand in-the place of thy stew- 
ardship: tiiou shall not take thy brother's 
garment; thou shall pay for that which thou 
»ha!l receive of thy brother; and if thou ob- 
t«inest more than that which would be for thy 
•upport, thou shall give it into my store- 
house, that all things may be done according 
to that which I have said. 

Thou shall ask, and my scriptures shall be 
piTen as I have appointed, and they shall be 
preierved in safety; and it is expedient that 
thou shouldst hold thy peace concerning 
thenv, and not teach Ihem until ye have re- 
eived tlioin in full. And I give unto you a 

conmiandment, that then ye shall teach them 
unto all men; for they shall be taught unto 
all nations, kindreds, tongues and peoi)le. 

Thou shall take the things which thou 
hast received, which have been given unto 
thee in my scriptures for a law, to be my law, 
to govern my church; and he that doeth ae- 
cording to Ihe^e things, shall be saved, and 
he that doeth them not shall be damned, if 
he continues. 

If thou shall ask, thou shall receive rcre- 
lalion upon revelation, knowledge upon 
knowledge, that thou mayesl know the mys- 
teries, and peaceable things: that which 
bringeth joy, that which bnngeth life eter- 

Thou shall ask, and it shall be revealed unto 
you in my own due time, where the New 
Jerusalem shall be built. 

And behold it shall come to pass, that my 
servants shall be sent forth to the east, and 
to the west, to the north, and to the south; 
and even now, let him that goelh to the east, 
teach them that shall be converted to flee to 
the west; and this in consequence of that 
which is coming on the earth, and of secret 
combinations. Behold Ihou shall observe all 
these things, and great shall he thy reward; 
for unto you it is given to know the myste- 
ries of the kingdom, but unto the world it is 
not given to know them. Ye shall observe 
the laws which ye have received, and be 
faithful. And ye shall hereafter receive 
church covenants, such as shall be sufficient 
to establish you, both here, and in the New- 
Jerusalem. Therefore, he that lacketh wis- 
dom, let him ask of me, and I will give him 
liberally, and apbraid him not. Lift up your 
hearts and rejoice, for unto you the kingdom, 
or in other words, the keys of the church, 
have been given; even so Amen. 

The priests and teachers shall have their 
stewardships, even as the members, and the 
elders, or high priests who are appointed la 
.pssist the bishop as counsellors, in all things: 
are to have their families supported out of 
the properly which is consecrated to the 
bishop, for the good of the poor, and for oth- 
er purposes, as before mentioned; or they 
are to receive a just remuneration for all 
their services; either a stewardship, or other- 
wise, as may be thought best, or decided by 
the councellors and bishop. And the bishop, 
also, shall receive his support, or a just re- 
nmneralion for all his services, in the 

Behold, verily I say unto you, that whateT- 
er persons among you having put away their 
companions for the cause of fornication, or in 
other words, if they shall testifjr before you in 
all lo»line»9 of hewrl that this is the case, ye 
shall not ca»t them out ftom among vou; but 
if yeahall find that anr persons have left their 
companion* fcr the aake of adultery, and they 
themselves sre the offenders, and their com- 
panions are li»inf, they shall be cast out from 
among you. And agam I say unto you, that 
ye shall be watchAil and careful, with all in. 
quiry, that ye receive none such amonff you 
if they are married, and if they are not mar. 
ried, they shall repent of all their sins, or y« 
shall not receive them. 


Great Jovp, this one petition grnnl; i 

(Thou knnweiit txM whotniortnls 
Anli'd or uiiaskM, wh.«'» »ood »U' 
t Wlial's «WI, to our pr»>'r« deny; 

nr«A men. J 

rnni; l 

nl^ want;) I 
suppir. I 

0'- ■ VJr ■■ » 






We select an item under iliis head, which, 
gives an extensive view of tliis sweeping dis- 
tase. The Atlantic cities tremble at the dis- 
tant destruction of irreconcilable foe to 
helth and happiness, but the only alternative 
is, trust in God. To endeavor to ttay the 
progress of such a calamity by means, is — :s 
what? why, what means would have stayed 
the angel's visit to the camp of the Assyri- 

The item is from the N. Y. Conner & 
Enquirer's Paris correspondent: 

I find it impossible to procure the exact 
number of the deaths up to the latest moment 
with any pretentions to accuracy, but there 
cannot be the least doubt that they now ex- 
ceed 10,000, and as tlie number of cases in the 
early stages of the disease when its character 
was more virulent than it has since become 
bore a proportion to the deaths somewhere 
between five to two and ihree to one, the 
number of persons affected by it may now be 
stated in round numders to amount to at 
least 30,i)00 or about four per cent, on the 
whole mass of the population. 

Supposing the disease to be suddenly arrest- 
ed at its present point, which would be in- 
consistent with the whole of its previous his- 
tory, the proportional loss wliich Paris has 
suffered with tiie other great cities of Europe 
which have yet been visited by the disease 
would be vary considerable, as you will at 
once perceive on casting your eye over the 
foliowing abstract, in which the first column 
fWe3 Vi-'j: names cf piic-f!, tlic £;:.:ond the 
amount of their population, the third the 
number of persons ettected by cholera and 
the fourth the number of deaths. 


Stettin, . 
■ Elberg . 
liOnuon, . 
Paris . 
Paisley, , 

We have witnesed' in our days the birth 
of a new pestilence, which, in the short 
space of fourteen years, has desolated the 
fairest portion of the globe, and swept off at 
l»i3t fifty millions of our race. It has master- 
ed every variety of climate, surmounted ev 
ery natural barrier, conquered every people, 
it has not, like the simoon blasted life, and 
then pa>:s;d away; the cholera, like small- 
pox 11 plague, takes root in the soil which it 
has once possrjsed. The oircumstancea un- 
der which the individual is attacked are no 
less appi'lint^ than the history of the pro- 
gress and mortality of the disea^"!. In one 
man says an eye witness, the prostn,tion of 
«t;ep^ w»i 90 gre«t th%t be could hudly 

. 350,000 














. 100,000 





, , 




. 70,000 






. 33,000 



, , 





. 2.3,000 



, , 

. 22,000 



1-..1 n 750 000 IS-"* ^t(i 

Igq 000 

" • ■ 

, 1,500,000 




. ■ 750,000 







. 130,000 



, , 




move a limb, though he had been but fifteen 
minults before in perfect health, and actively 
employed in his busines of a gardner. A Lascar 
in the service of an otFxer was seized in the act 
of picking up his rice, previous to going out to 
cut grass close to his master's feet, and be- 
ing unable to call for assistance, he was ob- 
served by another person at a distance from 
him, picking up small stones and pitching 
tliom towards him, for the purpose of attract- 
ing his notice* This man died in an hour. 
It is no wanHef that the approach of such a 
pestilence has struck the deepest terror into 
every community. 

The origin of this disease is not known. 
It broke out at Jessore, about a hundred 
miles south east of Calcutta, in August, 1617. 
"Spreading from village to village, auH des- 
troying thousands of the inhabitants, it 
reached Calcutta early in September. It 
then spread into ofher parts of the country, 

taking diffl-rent 

es in succession; and 

at lengtli it appeared in the grand army, and 
eventually extending over a large j>ortion of 
Hindostan." In Bassora, wliich contained 
60,000 inhabitants, in fourteen days it des- 
troyed fron 15,000 to 18,000 persons. In 
seven months, it had extended from Carma.- 
nia to Judea, over a space of not less than 
a hundr°'^ leagues, ard reached the shores of 
the Mediterranean. But it was introduced 
into Europe at the mouth of the Volga 
on the Caspian sea, in 1830. — [London 
Quarterly Reviev,-.] 

H Y I?I ^' , 

Beyond these earthly scenes in sight, 

iT'jmarlul beings '.xsi. 
In rdiiii t'i Li.niii'ni lU.'Ughi; 

riie hoH:? ofJeius VJhrisU 
Chorus. O the hunie, the glorious home. 
Of the beloved Son, 
AVhere the righteous all shall meet 
AuJ be forever one'. 

CelcstinI home! could our weak eyes 

But half its chnrms explore, 
How would our souls desire to rise. 

And live on earth no morel 

O the home, the glorious hum'c, 4^, 

There pain and sorrow never come, 

No-, nothing there is vaiir, 
But perfect ppace, and ceriselesa bloom, 

With endless pleasure reign. 
O the liome, &c. 

No curse those Misful regions know; 

Nor fears create despair. 
For sin, the source of every wo, 

Can never enter there. 
O tlie home, A,c. 

There changing time is never knoxvn, 

Nor Sun o'er mountain brow. 
But God upon his shining throne 

Fills one eternal now. 

O the home. See. 


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the TeveUtious. — [Editor Messeng-er ^ Advocate.] 

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[U'IioIh Xn. q. 

Tlie Cholera. 

This desolating siokness is spreading stead 
ily over tlic United States. Tiie account of 
>ts ravages, in many places, we cannot^give: 
The wliole number of cases in New- York, to 
July 31, is— 3731. Deaths— 1520. 

No man can stop the work of the Lord, for 
Godj rules the pestilence, and the pestilence 
rules rnen. Oceans, sentinels, and forts, may 
Iiindcr men. or money may bribe, but pesti- 
lence rides on the wings of the wind, (lie 
ocean is ho barrier; the sentinel has no pow- 
er; the fort is no obstacle, and money has no 
value:- the destroying angergoes, Tifavirig'tlie 
banner of death over all; and wlio shall es- 
cape his pointed arrow? Not lie that could 
brave death at the cannon's mouth, but shrink 
at the sound of the cholera; not he that wor- 
sliips his god in some stately .chapel, every 
Sabbath till the cholera comes, and then flees 
for his life; no; none but him that Irustsin 
God, shall be able to'stand when a tiiousand 
shall fall at his^sidc, and ten thousand at his 
right hand, by the noisesome pestilence. 




The Scripture comprehends matters of the 
most universal satisfaction to the minds of 
men; though many things do nuich exceed 
our apprelieiisions, yet otiicrs are most suit- 
able to the dictates of our nature, as Origin 
bid Celsus see, whet her it was not the agree- 
.tbleness of the pr;nf inles of faith with the 
c»5nnnon notions of human nature, which 
prevailed most upon all candid and ingenious 
auditors of them. And therefore, as Socra- 
tes said of Heraclitu's books, what he undcr- 
Rtood w.T-s excellent, and therefore he sup- 
posed that which he did not understand was 
so loo: so ought we to say of the scrii)tures: 
if lllbse things wliich are written v.ithin our 
i-a|)acity be so suitalile to our natures and 
r<;ason3, those ciunot contradict our reason, 
which arc yet above them. There are ma- 
ny tilings which the minds of men were suffi- 
ciently assured lliat they were, yet were to 
neck for satisfaction concerning theni which 
tiiey never could have had without divine 
revelation. As the niiture of true happiness, 
\Tlierein it lay, and liow to be obtained, which 
tjie philosophers were so much puzzled with, 
the scriptures gives us full satij^fuction con- 
cerning it. True contentment under the 
troubles of life, which the scripture only ac- 
quaints us witli the true grounds ot'; and all 
the prescriptions of heathen moralisl.i fall 
as nnicli short of, as the directions of an em- 
piric do of a wise ancl skilful jihysician. A- 
voiding the fcirs of death, which can alone he 
tUroiiglv a grounded Pxpctlation of :i filure 

state of happiness which death leads men to, 
which cannot be had but through the right 
understanding of the word of God. tln:s we 
see the excellency of the matters theniselvts 
contained in this revelation of the minds ot' 
God to ilie world. 

As the matters are of an excellent nature, 
so is the manner wherein they are revealed in 
Scripture; and that, 1. In a clear and per- 
spicuous manner; not but there may be still 
some jjassages whicli are hard to be under- 
stood, as being either prophetical, or consist- 
ing of ambiguous phrases, or containing mat- 
ters above our comprehension: but all lliose 
thmgs which concern the terms of man's sal- 
vation, are delivered with greatest evidence 
and perspicuity. Wlio cannot understand 
what these things mean, "whtit doth the 
Lord require of thee, but to do justly, arid 
love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy 
Godi" — that "without faith it is impossible 
to please (Jod?" — that "witliout hoUness 
iijue siiall see the Lord" — that "unless we 
are born again we can never enter the Idng- 
dom of heaven:" — these and suchlike things 
are so plain and clear, that nothing but 
men's shutting their eyes against the light, 
can keep them from onderslanding them; 
God intended these things as directions to 
men; and is he not able to speak intelligibly 
when he pleases? He that made the tongue, 
shall he not speak so as to be understood 
without an infallible interpreter? Especially 
when it is his design to make known to men 
the terms of their eternal happiness? V/ill 
God judge men at the great day for hot Re- 
lieving those things which they could not un- 
derstand? Strange, that ever man should 
judge the scriptures obscure in mattery nc- 
cftssary, when the scripture accounts it so' 
great a judgment for men not to understand 
them. "It' our gospel be hid, it is hid to 
them that are lost; in whom the god of this 
world hath blinded the minds of them which 
believe not, hsl the light of the glorious gos- 
pel of Christ should shine unto them." ■ Sure 
Lot's door was visible enough, if it were a 
judgment for the inen of Sodom not to see it, 
ami the scriptures then -are plain and intelli- 
gible enough, if it be so great a judgihent not 
to understand llieni. 

2. In a powerful and authoritive manner; 
as the things contained in scripture do not so 
much beg acceptance as command it; in that 
the expressions wherein our duty is concern- 
ed, are such as nwe men's consciences and 
l)ierco to their hearts and to their .lecret 
thoughts; all things are open and naked bc- 
Ibre this 'Word of God; every secret of the 
mind and thought of the heart lies open to 
its stroke and force; "it is quick and |)ower- 
ful, sharper than a two edged sword, piercing 
to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and 
of joints and marrow, and is a- discerner of 
the thoughts and intents of the heart.". The 
word is a telescope to discover the great lu- 
minaries of the world, the truths of highest 
concernment to the souls of men, and it is 
such a microscope as discovers to the small- 
est atom ol' o\ir thoughts, and decerns the h-ei ici intents of the heart. -And ;(s far 
n-. Ihi* liglil reachclh, it conies with power. 



ond authority, as it comes armed with the 
majesty of that God who reveals it, whose 
authority extends over the soul and con- 
science of man in its most secret and hidden 

3. In a pure and unmixed manner; in all 
other writings, how good soever, v.e have a 
great mixture of dross and gold together: 
here is nothing but pure gold, diamonds with- 
out flaws, suns without spots. The most cur- 
rent coins of the world have their alloys of 
baser metals, there is no such mixture in di- 
vine truths; as tliey all come from the same 
author, so they all have the same purity. — 
There is a Urim and Thummim upon the 
whole Scripture, light and perfection in every 
part of it. In the philosophers we may meet, 
it may be, with some scattered fragments of 
purer metal, amidst abundance of dross and 
impure ore; here we have whole wedges of 
gold, the same vein of purity and holiness 
running tlirough the whole book of Scripture. 
Hence it is called "the form of sound words;" 
liere have been no hucksters to corrupt and 
mix their o:vn inventions with divine truths. 

4. In uniform and agreeable manner. — 
Tliis I grant isnotsufficient of itself to prove 
the Scriptures to be divine, because all men 
do not contradict themselves in the agreea- 
bleness of the parts of Scripture to each oth- 
er, which are not to be fcund in mere human 

1. That this doctrine was delivered by 
persons who lived in different ages and times 
from each other. Usually one age corrects 
another's faults, and we are apt to pity the 
ignorance of our predecessors, when it may 
be our posterity may think us as ignorant, as 
we do them. But in the Sacred Scripture we 
read not one age condemning another; we 
find light still increasing in the series of 
times in Scripture, but no reflection in any 
time upon the ignorance, or weakness of the 
precedent; the dimmest light was sufficient 
for its age, and a .step to farther discovery. — 
Quintillian ^ves it as tlie reason of the great 
uncertainty of grammer rules, "quia non 
analogia demissa" ccelo forman loquendi de- 
dit;" that which he wanted as to Grammar, 
we have as to divine irutli : they are delivered 
from heaven, and therefore are always uni- 
form and agreeable to each other. 

2. By persons of different interests. God 
made choice of men of all ranks to be inditers 
of his oracles, to inake it appear it was no 
matter of state policy, or particular interest, 
which was contained in word, which per- 
sons of such different interest, could not have 
agreed in as they do. We have Moses, Da- 
vid, Solomon, persons of royal rank and qual- 
ity; and can it be any mean thing, which 
those tliink it their glory to be penners of? — 
We liave Isaiah, Daniel, and other persons 
of the highest education and accomplish- 
ments, and can it be any trivial thing which 
these employ themselves in? We have Amos, 
and other prophets in the Old Testament, 
and the apostles in the New, of the meaner 
sort of men in the world, yet all these join in 
concert together; when God tunes their spir- 
its, all agree in the same strain of divine 
truths, and give liglit and harmony to each 

3. By persons in different places and con- 
ditions; some in prosperity in their own 
eauntjy, yet all agreeing the substance of 

doctrine; crt' which no alteration we see wa* 
made, either for the flattery of those in pow- 
er, or for avoiding miseries and calamities. — 
And under all the diff*erent dispensations be- 
fore, under, and after the law, though the 
management of things was different, yet tiic 
doctrine and design was for substance the 
same in all. All the different dispensations 
agree in the same common principles of re- 
ligion; the same ground of acceptance willi 
God, and obligation to duty was common to 
all, though the peculiar instances wliercin 
God was served might be different according 
to the' ages of growth in the church of God. 
So that this uniformity considered in these 
circunistances, is an argument that these 
tilings came originally from the same spirit, 
though conveyed through ditferent instru- 
ments to the knowledge of the world. 

5. In a persuasive and convincing man- 
ner: and that these Ways,l. Bringing divine 
truth down to our capacity, clothing spiritu- 
al matter- in familiar expressions and simili- 
tudes, that so they might have the easier ad- 
mission into cur minds. 'J. Propounding 
tilings as our interest, which are our duty; — 
thence God so frequently in Scripture, re- 
commends our duties to us under all those 
motives which are wont to have the greatest 
force on the minds of men; and annexed 
gracious promises to our performance of them; 
and those of the most weigiity and concern- 
ing things. Of grace, favor, protection, de- 
liverance, audience of prayers, and eternal 
happiness, and if these will not prevail 
with men, what motives will? 3. Court- 
ing us to obedience, when he might not only 
command us to obey but punish presently 
for disobedience. Hence are all those most 
pathetical and affectionate strains we read in 
Scripture: "O that there were such a heart 
within them, that they would fear me and 
keep my commandments always, that it 
might go well with them, and ir^itii their chil- 
dren after them! — Wo unto thee, O Jerusa- 
lem, wilt thou not be made clean? When 
•shall it once be? Turn ye, turn ye from your 
evil ways, for why will ye die, O house of 
Israel? How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? 
How shall I deliver tiiee Israel? How shall I 
make thee as Adiiiah? How shall I set thee 
as Zeboim? Mine heart is turned within me, 
my repentings are kindled together. — O Je- 
rusalem, Jerusalem, how often would I have 
gathered thy children together, as a hen ga- 
thereth her chickens under her wings, and ye 
would not?" What majesty and yet what 
sweetness and condescension is there in these 
expressions! What obstinacy and rebeUion 
is it in men for them to stand ou t against God, 
when he thus conies down from his throne of 
majesty and woos reheilious sinners to return 
unto him that they maybe pardoned! Such a 
matchless and unparallelled strain of rhetor- 
ic is there in the Scripture, far above art and 
insinuations of the most admired orators. — 
Thus we see the peculiar excellency of the 
manner wherein the misters contained in 
Scripture are revealed to us: thus we have 
considered the excellency of the Scripture, 
as it is a discovery of God's mind to the 

The Scripture may be considered as a nil» 
of life, or as a law of God, which is given 
for the givcmment of the lives of men, and 
therein th? cxcelleticy of it lies in the nature 



of the duties, and tho eHcouragemenls to the 
practice of them. 

[. In tl'.e Uttture'of the duties required, 
wliich are most becoming God to require, 
most reasonable for us to perform. 

1. Most becoming God to require, as they 
are most suitable and agreeable to the divine 
nature, the imitation of which in our actions 
is^the substance of our religion. Imita- 
tion of him in his goodness and holiness, b}' 
our constant endeavors of mortifying sin and 
growing in grace and piety. In !iis grace 
and mercy, by our kindness to ail men, for- 
giving the injiu-ies men do unto us, doing 
good unto our greatest enesnies. In his jus- 
tice and equity, by doing as we would be 
done by, and keeping a conscience void of of- 
R-nce towards God and towards men. The 
fust takes in the duties of the first, the other 
the duties of the second table. All acts of 
piety towards God, are a part of justice; for 
as TuUy saith, '-Quid aliud est pietas nisi 
JHstitia, adversus deos?" And so our loving 
God v.ith our whole hearts, our entire and 
sincere obedience to his wili, is a part of na- 
tural justice; for tiiereby we do but lender 
unto God that wliicli is his due from us as 
v.-e are his creatures. We see then tlie whole 
duty of man, the fearing of God and keeping 
hiB commandment.9, is as necessary a part of 
justice, as the rendering to every man his own. 

2. They are most seasonable for us to 
per.*brni, in that 1. Religion is not only a ser- 
vice of tlie reasonab/e faculties which are em- 
ployed the most in it, the commands of the 
Scripture reaching the heart most, and the ser- 
vice required being a spiritual service, not 
lying in meats and drinks, or any outward 
observations, but in a sanctified temper of 
heart and mind, which discovers itself in the 
course of a Christian's life: but 2. The ser- 
vice itself is reasonable; the commands of the 
gospel are such, as no man's reason which 
considers tiiem, can doubt of the excellency 
of thorn. All natural worship is founded 
from the dictates of nature, all instituted 
wors.'iip on God's revealed will; and it is one 
of the piime dichites of nature, that God 
must be universal!}' obeyed. Besides, God 
requires nothing but what is apparently man's 
interest to do; God proliibits nothing but 
v.hal will destroy liini if he dotli it; so that 
the commands of the Scriptures are very just 
and reasonable. 

il. The encouragements are more than 
proportionable to the didiculty of obedience. 
God's commands are in themselves easy, and 
most suita-blc to our natures. »What more ra- for a creature than to obe}- his Maker? 
All the difHcully of religion ariseth Ironi the 
corruption of nature. Now God, to encour- 
cge men to conquer the difficulty arising 
thence, hath propounded the strongest mo- 
tives, and most pr.^vailing arguments to oI)e- 
dicnce. Such are the considerations of God's 
love and goodness manifesled to the world by 
Bending his Son into it to die for sinners, and 
to give them an example whicii they Hre to 
follow, and by his readiness throv.g!) him to 
pardon the sins, and accoj)! the persons of 
such who so received l>im a:.; to walk in him: 
and by his piomieeo ofgr^ceto assist them in 
tlic wrestling willi the enemies of tlieir sal- 
vation. And to all theRe arid that glorious 
and inroneeivable reirard which God hath pro- 
mised to all those rho sincer-"!y ohev him. 

and by tliese tilings we see how much tho 
encouragements overweigh the dilfioulties, 
and that none can make the least pretence 
that there is no motive sufficient to down- 
weigli the troubles which attend the exercise 
of obedience to the will of God. So that we 
see what a peculiar excellency there is in the 
Scriptures as a rule of life, above all the pre- 
cepts of mere morahsls, tlie foundation of 
obedience being laid deeper in man's obliga- 
tion to serve his Maker, the practice of obe- 
dience being carried higher in those most liolr 
precepts which are in Scripture, the reward 
of obedience being incomparably greater than 
what men are able to conceive, much less to 
promiee or bestow. 

The excellency of the Scriptures appears 
as they contain in them a covenant of grace, 
or the transactions between God and man in 
order to his eternal liappiness. The more 
memorable any transactions are, the more va- 
luable are any authentic, records of them. — 
Tlie Scriptures contain in them the Magna 
Cliarta of heaven, an act of pardon witli tho 
royal assent of Jieaven, u proc'anmlion of 
good will from (iod towards men; and can we 
then set too great a value on that v.'hich con- 
tains all the remarkable passages between ( Jod 
and the souls of men, in order to their feli- 
city, from the beginning of the world ! Can 
we think, since there is a God in the world 
of infinite goodness, that he should suffer all 
mankind to perish inevitably without his pro- 
pounding any means for escaping of eternal 
misery? Is God so good to men as to this pre- 
sent life; and can we think, if man's soul be 
immortal, that he should wholly neglect any 
otfcr of good to men as to their eternal wel- 
fare? Or is it possible to imagine that man 
should be happy in another world without 
God's promising it, and prescribing condi- 
tions in order to it? If so, then this liappi- 
ness is no fi-ee gift of tiod, unless lie has tlie 
bestowing and promising of it; and man is no 
rational agent, unless a reward supjiose con- 
ditions to be performed in order to the obtain- 
ing it; or man may be bound to conditions 
which were never required of hiiu; or if they 
must be required, then there must be a re^-e- 
lation of God's will, whereby he doth require 
them: and if so, then there are some records 
e-Ytant of the transactions between God and 
man, in order to his eternal happiness: tor 
what reason can we have to imagine that such 
records, if once extant, should not continue 
still, especially since the same goodness of 
God is engaged to jireserve such records, 
wiiich at first did cause them to be indited? — 
Supposhi;; then such records extant some 
where in the world, of these grand transac- 
lions between God and men's souls, our bu- 
siness is brought to a period: for what other 
records are in the world tiiat can in fb.e least ' 
vie with the Scriptures, a.<) to the giving so 
just an account of all the transactions bet ive.'ii 
God and men from the foundation of the 
world? which gives us all the steps, metlio<]^, 
and ways whereliy (iod hnthmade known bin 
mind and will to the world, in order to m;>n'« 
salvation! It remains only then that wp adore 
and mngnii\ Ihe goodness of God in making 
known iii;. will to us, and that we set a vnlue 
and esteem u|ion lb" Scriptun?. as ih" only 
authen'ic iiislniments of thatGiamI Charter 
of peace, which God hath revealed in ordT 
tn man's i icrnal happiness. — ^'I'llinaPcci. 




We left tlie convent at three in the after- 
noon, ascended the torrent of Cedron, and 
at length crossing the ravine, rejoined ovir 
route to the east. An opening in the moun- 
tain gave us a passing view of Jerusalem. — 
I hardly recognized the city; it seemed a 
mass of broken rocks: the sudden appearance 
of that city of desolation, in the midst 
of the wilderness had something in it almost 
terrilying. She wa» in trutii the queen of 
the Desert. 

As we advanced, the aspect of the moun- 
tains continued constantly the same, that is, 
a powdery white — w'ithout shade, a tree, or 
even moss. At half past four, we descend- 
ed from the lofty chain we had hitherto tra- 
versed, and wound along another of inferior 
tlevation. At length we arrived at the last 
ofthe chain of heights, which cloie in on 
the west of the'valley of Jordan and the Dead 
Sea. The sun was nearly setting; we dis- 
mounted and I lay down to contemplate at 
leisure, the lake, the valley, and the river. 

When you speak in general of a valley, 
you conceive it either cultivated or unculti- 
vated; if the former, it is filled with villages, 
cornfields, vineyards, and flocks, if the latter, 
it presents grass or forests: if it is watered by 
a river, that river has its windings and simi- 
oeities, or projecting points afford agreeable 
and varied landscapes. But here is nothing 
of the kind. Conceive two long chains of 
mountains running parallel from north to 
Bouth, without projections, without recesses, 
without vegetation. The ridge on the east, 
called the mountains of Arabia is most ele- 
vated; viewed at the distance of eight or ten 
leagues, it resembles a vast wall, extremely 
similar to the Jura, as seen from the lake of 
Geneva, from its form and azure tint. You 
can perceive neither summits nor the small- 
est peaks; only here and there slight inequali- 
ties, as if the hand of the painter who traced 
the lines along the sky, had occasionally 

The chain on the eastern side forms part 
of the mountains of Judea — less elevated and 
more uneven than the ridge on the west, it 
differs also in its character; it e.thibits great 
masses of rock and sand, which occasionally 
present all the varieties of ruined fortifications 
armed men, and floating banners. On the 
side of Arabia, on the other hand, black rocks 
with perpendicular flanks, spread from afar 
their shadows over the Dead Sea. The small- 
est bird could not find in these crevices of 
rock a morsel of food; every thing announces 
a country which has fallen under the divine 
wrath; every thing inspires the horror at the 
incest from whence sprung Ammon and 

The valley which lies between these moun- 
tains resembles the bottom of the sea, from 
which the waves have long ago with- 
drawn; banks of gravel, a dried bottom — 
rocks covered with salt, deserts of movin" 
sand — here .ind there stunted arbutus shrubs 
grow with difficulty on that arid soil; their 
leaves are covered witli the salt which had 
nourished their roots while their bark had the 
scent and taste of smoke. 

Instead of villages, nothing but t'le ruins 
of towers are to be pecn. Through the midst 

of the valleys flows a discolored stream, 
wliieh seems to drag its lazy course unwil- 
lingly towards the lake. Its course is not to 
be discerned by the water, but by the willowH 
and shrubs which skirt its banks — the Arab 
conceals himself in these thickets to waylay 
and rob the pilgrim. 

Such are the places rendered famous by 
the maledictions of Heaven; that river is 
the Jordan; that lake is the Dead sea. It ap- 
pears with a serene surface, but the guilty 
cities which are embosomed in its waves, 
have poisoned its waters. Its solitary abyss 
can sustain the life of no living thing: no 
vessel ever ploughed its bosom — its shores 
are without trees, without birds, without 
verdure; its water frightfully salt; it is so 
heavy that the highest wind can hardly raise 

In travelling in Judea, an e.ttreme feeling 
of ennui frequently seizes the mind, from the 
sterile and monotonous aspects which are 
presented to the eye; but when journeying 
through these deserts, the expanse seems to 
spread out to infinity before you — the ennui 
disappears, and a secret terror is experienced 
which, far from lowering the soul, elevates 
and inflames the genius. These extraordi- 
nary scenes reveal the land desolated by mi- 
racles — the burning sun, the impetuous ea- 
gle, the barren fig tree; all the poetry — all the 
pictures of scriptures are there. Every nairte 
recalls a mystery — every grotto speaks of a 
life to come — every peak re-echoes the voice 
of a prophet. God himself has spoken on 
these shores: these diied-up torrents, these 
cleft rocks, these tombs rent asunder, attest 
his resistless hand — the desert appears mute 
with terror; and you feel that it has never 
ventured to break silence since it iieard the 
voice of the Eternal. 

I employed two complete hours in wander- 
ing on the shores ofthe Dead Sea, notwith- 
standing the remonstrances of the Bedouins, 
who pressed me to quit that dangerous re- 
gion. I was desirous of seeing the Jordan, 
at the place where it discharged itself into 
the lake: but the Arabs refused to lead me 
thither, because the river, near its mouth, 
makes a detour to the left, and approaches 
tlie mountains of Arabia. It was therefore 
necessary for us to direct our steps towards 
the curs'e nearest us. Wc struck our tents, 
and'travelled for an iiour and a lialf with ex- 
cessive difficulty, through a fine silvery sand. 
We were moving towards a little wood of 
willows and tamarinds, which, to my great 
surprise, I perceived growing in the midst of 
the desert. All of a sudden the Bethlehem- 
ites stepped, and pointed to something at the 
bottom of a ravine, which had not yet af- 
tracted my attention. 

Without being able to say what it was, I 
perceived a sort of sand rolling, OS through 
the fixed banks which surrounded it. I ap- 
proached it, and saw a yellow stream which 
could hardly be distinguished from the sand 
of its own t'wo banks. It was deeply fiirrow- 
ed through the rocks, and with difficulty roll- 
ed on, a stream surcharged with sand: it was 
the Jordan. 

Valley of the Jehoshaphat. — The as- 
pect of this celebrated valley is desolate. — 
The western side is bounded by a ridge of 
lofty rocks, which support the walls of Je- 
rusalem, above which llie towers of the ci 



'.y appear. Tlie oaBt?rn Bide is formed by the 
JVlouiit of Olives, and another eminence 
railed the Mount of Scandal, from tlie idola- 
try of Solomon. These two moimtains ad- 
join each other, are almost bare, and of a 
red and sombre hue; on their desert side you 
see here and there some black and withered 
vineyards, some ploughed land, covered with 
livsop, and a few ruined chapels. At the 
bottom of the valley, you perceive a torrent 
traversed by a single arch, wliich appears of 
great antiquity. The stones of the Jewish 
cemetry appear like a mass of ruins at the 
foot of the mountain of Scandal, under the 
village of Siloam. You can hardly distin- 
guish the building.s of the village from tiie 
ruins with which they are surrounded. — 
Three ancient monuments are ])articularly 
conspicuous; those ofZachariah, Jehosophat, 
and Absalom. The sadness of Jerusalem, 
from which no smoke ascends, and in which 
no sound is to be heard; the solitude of the 
surrounding mountains, where not a living 
creature is to be seen; the disorder of those 
tombs, ruined, sacked, and half exposed to 
view, would almost induce one to believe, 
that the last trump had been heard, and that 
the dead were about to rise in the valley of 

The Ruixsof Carthage. — From the sum- 
mit of Byrsa, the eye embraces the ruins of 
Carthage, which are more considerable 
than are generally imagined; the)' resem- 
ble those of Sj)arla, having nothing well 
preserved, but embracing a considerable 
space, i saw ttiem in the middle of Feb- 
ruary; the olives and the tig trees were al- 
ready bursting into leaf; large bushes of an- 
gelica and acanthus fornied tufts of verdure, 
amid the remains of marble of every color. 
In the distance I cast my eyes over the isth- 
mus, the double sea — the distant isles — a ce- 
rulean sea, a smiling plain, and azure moun- 
tains. I saw forests and vessels, and aque- 
ducts; Moorish villages and Mahometan her- 
mitages, glittering minerals, and the white 
buildings of Tunis. Surrounded with the 
most touching recollections, I thought alter- 
nately of Dido Sophonisba, and the noble 
wife of Astrubal. I contemplated the vast 
plains where the legions of Hannibal, Scipio, 
aiid Cesar were buried; my ej^es sought for a 
eight of Utica. Alas! the remains oi'the pa- 
lace of Tiberius still remain in the island of 
Capri, and you search in vain at Utica for 
the house of Cato. 

Finally, the lerribl,^ Vandals, t!ie rapid 
Moors passed betbre my recollection, which 
terminated at last on Saint Louis expiring on 
that inhospitable shore. — Chautrbruiuds 'J'ru- 


Says the Apostle, I would not that ve 
Hhould be ignorant of this mystery that blind- 
ness in part has happened to Israel, until the 
fulness of the Gentiles be come in; and so all 
Israel shall be saved. — Romans xi, 25. 

Few commentaries extend the time for the 
restoration or conversion of the Jews, beyond 
the year 1866. Of the fiict of their conver- 
sion, none who believe the New Testament 
can doubt. But the precise time, and (he 

manner in which this slmll be ei^ected, the 
Lord has reserved to himself, and it must be 
expected that the opinion of men in regard to 
it, will bu various, ami in many iustanre* 
contradictory. In all probability it will take 
place near the time of the thousand years of 
peace and rest, foretold in the Revelation, 
when Satan shall be bound, and not permit- 
ted to deceive the nations any more, till the 
thousand years are finished. 

The Lord, and not man, will have the glo- 
ry of bringing about: this event, and all the 
eftbrts andjundertakings of men to accom- 
plish it will i)rove unavailing, as heretofore 
has been the case down to the present time. 
A Jew once said to me, says Adam Clarke, 
' There are some of you christians, who are 
making wonderful eiibrts to convert the Jews. 
Ah, there is none but God Almighty that 
can convert a Jew. Adam Clark remarks, 
Truly I believe him. Only (iod can convert 
any inan, and if there be a peculiar difficulty 
to 'convert any soul, that difricuUy_ must be 
in the conversion of the Jew. — lie/unncr. 

Remarks. — Neither the house of Joseph 
in America, nor the Jews among all nations, 
nor the ten tribes which went out to that 
country, " where never mankind dwelt," 
can be converted by ministers though the 
Gentiles are; for God has said to his son in 
the Psalms, Thy people, [Isra.l] shall be 
willing in the day of thy power; (that i», 
when he comes in the clouds of Heaven, and 
all the tribes mourn, [the whole 12.] they 
will be ready and willing to receive the 
Messiah.)— ['*/<!(■.] 


Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked. 
AVhat is tlie proverb, Ac. The da}^s are pro- 
longed and everv vision fiileth? 
Thus saith the Lord God. The days are at 
hand, and the effect of every vision. Tint 
fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the chil- 
drens' teeth are set on edge. Physician 
heal thyself. The dog i-i turned to his own 
vomit again; ond the sow that waa washed, 
to her wallowing in the mire. 

The Providence, (R. 1.) American, gives 
the names, ages, and residence of thirty seven 
Revolutionarv soldiers, who were present at 
the recent celebration of our National Inde- 
pendence in that city. The oldest was \)4, 
and the youngest 62. 

At the celebration in 1830, says the Ameri- 
can, 7() Revolutionary soldiers were present; 
»V in 1831,5;!. In a few years more.lhese last 
remains of Revolutionary glory will live on- 
ly in the memory of their countrymen. 

UAU ('OMP.\>"Y. 4 .-(CONTIMKD.) 
Virtue 19 soon IhoucliI a severe rule; the gospel an 
inconvcniciil rrslniinl; a fi-w pnugs of coutdcnta 
now nnd linn Intorrupl his ploBHuret; ondwbisper to 
him that he onci- had better tl'nu^hls-. but even thrto 
by dcurtt^ '''" awav: imif •"" who at first was ehock- 
ud oven .11 the anpt'aroncc of vice, is lorinfd by cus- 
tom into a profligate leader of vicious pleasures — per- 
hftp** int» an abandoned tempter to vic«.— So carcful- 
y ihould we oppoi* tlie first spproschM of siBi so 



visilr.nt stioiilil we Ix; ajjaiiiflt so insidious on cncrhTl 
Our 0'.\ II l)ad inclinatioria Ibrm al;otlifr argument 
sgi^inst bad company. Wc liavc so many passions 
and appetites to govern-, so many bad propensities ol 
difil-rcnt kinds to wat-.-ii, tliat aniidstsueh a variety of 
enemies within, we ought at lea'-t to he on our guard 
against tJiose without. Tlie breast cvcu of a good 
man is represented in scripture, and experienced in 
fact to he in a state of warfare. His vicious inclina- 
tions arc continually drawing him one way, while his 
virtue i.s nuil^tiig efibrts another. And if liie scripture 
represent this as the case even of a good man, whose 
passioi.s, it may be imagined, aie become in somede- 
(irec eool, and temperate, and who has made some 
progress in a virtuous t o irse; '.rhat may we suppose 
to be the danger of a raw, unexperienced >-outli, 
whose passions and appetites arc violent and sedu- 
cing, and whose mind is in a still b-?3 confirmed state? 
It is his part surely to keep out of I he way of tempta- 
tion; and to give iiis l),ad inclinations as little room as 
possible to acquire new strengtii. — [Gilpin-] 

The Svening and the horning Star. 



Tliere are so many different opinions upon, 
ns well as various periods to tlie age of 
the world, that we fear the truth of 
the matter u-ill be believed by few. AVhether 
by the cosaiientator upon the sacred wri- 
tings, or by the clergy, the term of four 
thousand and four years, tvas put down as 
liie exact time fi-om the beginning till the 
birth of the Savior, we shall not pretend to 
any, but content Ourselves by stating, that 
•i004 years, which is the present Christian 
calculation, added to the current year of our 
Lord, makes but 583G years since the com- 
mencement of time in this world. But upon 
collecting the passed periods that the Lord 
has been pleased to measure out to his ser- 
vants, by the prophets, wc find a very diffe- 
rent amount sf j-ears from the beginning. — 
We compute thus: 
Chapters. Years. 

Gen. 5 &. 8. From Adam to the 

end of the flood - - 1656 

" H From the flood to 

Abram, . - . - 202 

" 21 From Abram to Isaac, 100 

" 25 From Isaac to Jacob, gO 

" 4? From Jacob's Urth to 

his entering Egypt, - - 130 

Ex. 1'2 The children of Israel 

in Egypt, . . - . 430 

From their departure out of Egypt 

till the birth ofthe Savior, - 14'Jl 

Years before Christ - - 41.59 
Pince his birth, - - - 1632 

• From the beginning till now, 5991 
Deduct - - - - 5683 

Difference, - - 155 

Here we have tnore than a century and a 
half difference on a subject of the utmost im- 
portance to the human family: and that, too, 
from the word of tlie Lord, And how comes 
this, asks the humble enquirer, I thought the 
Spirit of God taught his disciples alike in all 
ages, and in all things? Be patient, beloved 
reader, and you shall know where the error 
comes from. The different parcels of time, 
from the creation until Jacob told Pharaoh 
the days of his pilgrimage were 130 years, 
are just as e.xphcit as words at full length can 
make them; and he that will, may add the 

years of each man fr-ani birth to birth, till he 
comes to Jacob's pilgrimage, when he enter- 
ed Egpyt, a»d he will tiad 2238 years. — Ve- 
ry well, but notwithstanding tlie word of the 
Lord says, in several places, that the children 
of Israel sojourned in Egj pt four hundred 
and thirty years, in v.'ords at lUl length, yet 
all christendoui reject the account, and de- 
clare that the said 430 years commenced 
wlicn Abrain departed from Ur in Chaldea, 
leaving Israel in Egypt but 220 years, anj 
some have actually had the presumptuous 
audacity to endeavor to strengthen this cal- 
culation, by quoting Paul's words in the 3d 
chapter of Gallatians: The covenant that 
was confirmed before of God in Christ, the 
law that was lour hundred and thirty years 
after, capnot disannul, that it sliculd make 
the promise of none effect. Now let us search 
out the word confirm, and we shall learn that 
Paul allowed the cliildren of Israel to be in 
Egj'pt 430 years, according to tlie record pf 
the prop]iets. The 105th Psalm says, O ye 
seed of Abjaham, his servant, ye children of 
Jacob his chosen; he is the Lord our God: 
his judgments are in all the earth; he hath 
remembered his covenants to a thousand ge- 
nerations; which hem.ade with Abraham and 
his oath unto Isaac, confiniud the same unto 
Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlast- 
ing covenant. He that believes the Bible, 
knows that God made a covenant with Abra- 
ham, and said to Isaac, I will perform the; 
oath which I sware unto Abraham tliy .'ather, 
and wlien the same God spoke to Jacob, say- 
ing, Fear not to go down into Egypt — I will 
surely bring you up again, in addition toUie 
promise before, that, in him and his seed 
should all the families of the earth bo blessed, 
he has the confirmation, that Paul when lio 
used to confirm had no reference to the time 
wlieji God made the corcvr.iit with Abraham 
Besides the prophetic declaration that the 
seed of Abraham should be a stranger in a 
land not theirs: and they should be afflicted 
400 years (Gen. 15.) Stephen says in the 
7th chap, of Acts, that they were evil en- 
treated that length of time, winch just agrec» 
with the general accoimt, that about thirty 
years afler Jacob went into the land of Gosh-, 
en a new king r<ise up, who began to torment 
Israel and to increase the iale of his labor, 
which lasted four hundred years. 

The objection to this account of time, is, 
like others against the scripture, made by 
man upon the supposition, that if Levi 
begat Kohath, and Kohath begat Anirani, and 
Amram begat Moses, there could not have 
been 430 years, as the age of man at tliat day 
rarely exceeded 1'20 or 130 years. 

As there is but one place, as we recollect, 
that carries an idea that Moses wa.=i the SON 
of Amram, if the world will furnish us with 
the Book of the kings of Israel and Judah men- 
tioned in the 9tli chap, of 1st Chronicles, 
whcrem the genealogies of the fatliers of Is- 
rael and Judah, were regularly kept, we will 
endeavor to explain the secret; so we add 
4.30 years to the last sum, and it makes 2668 
3'eais when God brought Israel out of bond- 

From this till the Savior came, are 1491 
years. Divided thus; to the commencement 
of Solomon's temple, 480, as mentioned in 
the 6tli chap, of the 1st book of Kings. From 
tbence to the Babylonish captivity oF the 



Jews, are 411 years, drawn from the different 
raigns of the various kings. In this account 
we think there is a small difference, not to ex- 
ceed 8 or 10 years; Ave take the least. From 
the Babylonish captivity till the birth of the 
Savior, not only the scripture and 
tors, but the Book of Mormon also, agree in 
600 years; which three sums, added to 2668, 
gives an aggregate of four thousand one hun- 
dred and fifty five years to the coimnence- 
•nent of this present era. 

We will remark here, that years cannot 
he calculated by generations. For the 
1948 years from Adam to Abraliam included 
20 generations; 97^ years to a generation in 
all, but before the flood 165 years. From A- 
braham to Christ were 42 generations, 2211 
years, which would give about 52; years to a 
generation: but as the sacred writer divided 
the said 2211 years into three portions of 14 
generations each, we have from Abraham to 
David 1126 years; equal toSOt years to a ge- 
neration. From David to the captivity at 
Babylon, 4f'5 years, equal to 3^5 years to a 
generation; and from the captivity to tlie 
birth of Christ, 600 years; equal to42i years 
to a generation. Wherefore he that is wise 
will watch the signs, without measuring the 
length of a generation. 

As no serious objections have been made to 
the current account of time called the chris- 
tian era, we shall not only suppose it correct. 
but set it down so, at 13:12, and with tl-.e old 
and new eras, we have five thousand nine 
hundred and ninety one years; leaving the 
world NINE years from the beginning of th.? 
«even thousandth year, or sabbath of the 
creation; but as all have the privilege of as- 
certaining such facts for tiiemstlves. we ask no 
man to take our word for the age of the world ; 
the word of the Lord is enougi'.. and whether 
it be 160 or only 9 years to tii-3 morninii- of 
the Great Day, is not so much matter, as tlie 
sojeren reality — are we ready? 


To the honorable searchers for truth, we. 
in a spirit of candor and meekness, are b(>und 
by ever}' tie that makes man the friend of 
man, by every endowment of Heaven that 
renders intelligent beings seekers of happiness, 
to show you tlie way to salvation. In fact 
we are not only bound to do thus for those 
that seek the riches of eternity, but to walk 
in the tracks of our Savior, we must love our 
enemies; bless them that despitefully use us, 
and persecute us, or you and the world may 
know that we are not the cliildren of God. — 
Therefore, to be obedient to the precepts of 
our divine master, we say unto you, search 
the scriptured — search thj revelations v,-hich 
we publish, and ask your heavenly father, in 
the name of his son .iesus Christ, to manifest 
the truth unto you, and if you do it with an 
eye single to his glory, he will answer you 
by the power of his Holy Spirit; you will 
Ihcn know for yourselves, and not for anoth- 
er;you will not Vnen be dependant on m^n 
for the Iinov,iledgc of God, nor will there bo 
any room for speculation. No; for when 
men receive (heir instruction from him that 
made them, they know how he will save them. 

Then again we say search the scriptures; 
search the prophets, and learn what portion 
of them belongs to you, and the people of 
the nineteenth century. You, no doubt, will 
agree with us, and say, that you have no 
right to claim the promises of the inhaliitanta 
before the flood; that you cannot found your 
hopes of salvation upon the obedience of the 
children of Israel, wiien journeying in the 
wilderness; nor can you expect tliat the bless- 
ings which the ;vpostle8 pronounced upon the 
churches of Christ eighteen hundred years a- 
go, were intended for you; again, if others 
blessing's are not your blessings, others cur,- 
ses are not your curses; you stand then in 
these last days, as all have stood before you. 
agents unto yourselves, to be judged accord- 
ing to your works. 

Every man lives for himself. Adam was 
made to open the ways of the world, and for 
dressing the garden. Noah was born to save 
seed of every thing, when the earth was 
wasiied of ils wickednesss by the flood; 
i\nd the son of God camo to redeem it from 
Iho fall. But except a man be born again he 
cannot see the kingdom of God. This eter- 
nal truth settles the question of all man's re- 
ligion. A m;m may be saved after the judg- 
ment in the Terrcslial kingdom, or in the Tc- 
leslial kingdom, but he csin never see the Ce- 
lestial kingdom of God, without being bom 
of water and the .Spirit. He may receive a 
glory like unto the moon, or a star, but ha 
can ne%'er come unto mount Zion, and unte 
the city of the living God, the heavenly Je- 
rusalem, and to an inniimerabie company of 
angels, -to the general assembly and church 
of the fir.-:t horn, which are written in Heaven, 
and to God the Judge of all, and to the spi- 
rits of men made perfect, and to Je.sus, 
the mediator of tlie new Covenant, unless he 
beco;nes as a little child, and is taught by the 
the Spirit of God. Wherefore, we again say, 
search the revelations, of God; study the pro- 
|iliecicB, and rejoice fliat God grants unto the 
world, seers aud prophels; tiiey are they who 
saw the mystery of godliness; they saw the 
fhjod before it came; the}- saw .angels ascend- 
ing and descending upon a ladder that readied 
from earth to Heaven; they saw the stone 
cut out of the iliountain that fdled the whole 
earth; shey saw the Son of (lod come from 
the regions of bliss and dv.ell with men on 
earth; thcj' saw the Deliverer come out of 
Zion, and turn away ungodliness frojn Jacob; 
they saw the glory of the Lord when he 
shewed the transfiguration of the earth on the 
Mount; they saw every mountain laid low 
and every valley exalted when tiie Lord was 
taking vengeance upon the wicked; they saw 
truth spring out of the earth, and righteous- 
ness look down from heaven in the last days, 
before the Lord came the second time, to 
gather his elect; they saw the end of wicked, 
ness on the earth, and the s.ibbath of creation 
crowned with peace; they saw the end of the 
glorious thousand years, when Satan was 
loosed for a little season; they saw the day of 
judgment when all men received according to 
th 'ir works, and they saw the Heav"n and 
earth flee away l-j ii>al;e room for tiie city of 
God; when the righteous receive an inheri- 
tan-'! in eternity. And, fencw scjoumen 
Ujion earth, it is your privilege to purity- youf- 
s-lves and come up to the enmf glory, and 
see for yourselveB and kncv fcr youretlvo*. 



Ask, and it shall be given you, spek, and ye 
■hall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto 


The book of Mormon contains a Khort history 
of a race of people, which lived on this con- 
tinent many "cncraiions before the (hildren of Israel 
•-■unit* to it. Ttiia brief ac4_'ouiit was wrilion by a pro- 
i'bet uf itic iMui named Kttier; ;uul bis account, ein- 
Dracjijg a period from liie coufoiiiuluiy; of the Ian- 
ifii.i'geat at the builtlingof Babel, to about C«0 yeuris 
Before the birth of tlie t^avior is supported by the Bi- 
ble; for the LiOrd declared that he scattered thcni a- 
brpad from thence, upon the face of all the earth.— 
'iliis nation, which in honor of one of the first faiiii- 
lir-s that came over, wei-e called JareiUtes, must hHve 
irad the unmClesteil control .ind use of .America, near 
l.>!)0 years. No naliunj since then, coii boast of bo 
long a national existence-, and but few before; the A- 
daini'.es, or, at least, some CLinites, had the world to 
theuiscivea about ItJOO years 'before the tiood. As to 
the Jareihtes no more is known llnm is cont;un- 
ed in the Book of Ether. Pcrhiips " Uighton writing 
Rock," in Massachusetts, may hold an imknovsn tale 
in relation Iffthese pioneers of ijitf land of liberty 
which can yet be revealed. God id g^reat, and w hen 
we look Tibroad in the earth, & take a i;Iimpse tliroujfh 
the long avenue- of departe'l years, we cannot only 
d]i«:over the traces in artiliciai curiosities, and coni- 
jriori work:*, iind small hills, n;ountain caves, and ex- 
tensive prairies where tlie Jiirediies filled the measure 
of their tiEnp, but as rhey Wi-ro a very large race of 
men whenever \vc hear that vorv large bones; have beti; 
dug up from the earth, v.-e mny-'couclude that was the 
skek'ton of a J:u-edite. The niystcrv of nmn in this 
world, has not been unfolded to a'll, yet; and may 
not l)e in fuH, till the Savior come:*: but enough has 
come to iisht in these lat^t days, to show that man 
was made to multiply nnd replenish the earth and 
subdue it, whether u few branches of Christendom 
knew it or not. Tothe point: a beautiful sk.?tiiiof the 
book of Ether is handed down to us in the book of 
Mormon, by .Moroni. We give an extract. 

And it came to pass that the days of Kthcr was in 
The days of Corianiumr, and Coriantunir was king 
over ul! the land. An. I Ether was a prophet of the 
Lord: wherefore Ether came forth in the da>s of ("o- 
riuutumr, and began to prophecy unto tiie people, for 
hn could not ho constrained be^iiuseof ihet-piritof the 
Lord which was Li him for he did cry from the nmrn- 
ine, even until the going down of the sun, exhorting 
The people to believe in God u_nto repentance, lest 
thev shtjuM be destroyed, saying unto them, that by 
faith all things are Vullilletl; wherefore, wlmso be"- 
lievelh, might with surety hope for a better world:yea 
■p-ven a place at tlje right hand of God, whidi hope 
cqmeth of faith, niaketh an ;in:hor to the souls of 
men, which should make them sure and stt-adfast, 
always abounding unto good works, beimr led to ijlo- 
jify God. And it c;mic to pass that Ether did pro- 
phecy great and marvellous tilings unto the pcuple, 
which iliey did not believe becauge they saw Ihcin 
not. — And, now I, iMoroni, would speak somewhat 
concerning these things. 1 would shew unto the 
world that fiiith is things whicji ■,\\c lioped for and 
not seen; wherefore dispute not because yc see not, 
for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your 
failh; for it was by faith that Christ shewel himself 
unto our fathers, after that he had risen fiom the 
dead; and he shewed not himself ynto thi:m, until af- 
ter they hart faith in liim; wherefore it must needs be 
that some had fuiih in him, for he shewed himself un- 
to the world. But because of the f.iith of men he 
has shewn himself unto tlie world, and glorified the 
name of t!ie Father, and prepared a way that thereby 
others'might be partakers of the heavenly gift, that 
they might hope for those things which they had not 
seen-, wherefore ye may also have hope, and'be parta- 
kers of the girt, if ye will but have faith. Erhuld, it 
ivas by faith that thev ofold wf re called a*\er the order 
of God; wherefore hv fyith was the liiw of Moses 
■given. But in the gift of his son hath God prepared 
a more excellent way; and it is by faith tjiat it h.ith 
been fulfilled; for if there he no faith among the chil- 
dren of men, God can do no miracle anions them- 
wherefore he shewed not himself, until after their 
faith; Behold it was the faith of Alma and Amuiek 
That caused the prison lo tumble to the earth. Be- 
hold, it was the faith of Ncphi and Lehi that wrought 
the change upon the Lamanitcs, that they were bap- 
tized with fire and with the Holy Ghost; behold it 
was the faith of Ammpn and his brethren, which 
wrBUght »o gr--»al a miracle Binrnig the LanianrtcB 

yea, and even uU they wliich \\rouf;ht miracles, 
wrou;,ht tliem by faith, even tliosewhiih were beforti 
t-'hrist, and also them which were after. .\nd it was 
by faith that the three distiples olitaincd a promise 
that they should not taste of iteath; and they obtain- 
ed not the promise until after their faith. And neither 
at a.ny time hath any wrought miracles until after 
their faith. Wherefore they first btlieved in the snn 
of God. And there were many whose faith was so ex- 
ceeding Stfct^'o even before Christ cLine, which tonlu 
not be kept from within the veil, but truly saw with 
their eyes the things which ihey had behVid with an 
eye of faith, and they were glad. And, behold, we 
have seen in this record, that one of tlH*ne was the 
brotiiiir of Jared; for so great was his faiihin Go'.', 
that when God put forth his finger he could not hide 
it from the sight of the brother of Jared, because of 
his word which he had spoken unto him, wliich he 
had ubtatned by faith. And after that the brother 
of Jared had beheld the finger of the Lord, because 
of th» vpromise Which the broth'^r of Jared had ob- 
tained by faith, tlie I^ord could not withhold any thing 
from his sight; therefore he shewed him all thing*-, 
for he could no longer be kept w ithout the veil. — 
And it is by faith that my fathers have oUained the 
promise that these things should conio unto their 
brethren through the Gentiles; therefore the Lord 
hath commanded me, yea v\en Jesus Christ. — 
And 1 said unto him, Lord, the Gentiles will uio(.k r.t 
these things, because of our weakness in writin?: 
for 1-ord thou ha^t made us mighty in word by faitb, 
whereynto thou hast not made us mightj- in wri- 
ting; for thou hast maue all this people tlial ihey 
could speak much, because of the Iiol\ Ghost wJiirii 
thou hast given them: and thou hast made us that Wf 
couht write but little, because of the awkwardnct-s of 
our hands. Behold thou hast not made us michtv m 
writinglike unto the brother of Jared, for thou'niadcst 
him That the things which he wrote, were mighty, 
even v.s thflu in, unto the overpowering of man tu 
road thorn. Thou hast also made our w ords power- 
ful and great, cventhat we c: nnot write thcin; there- 
tore, wiien we write we behold our weakness and 
stumble because of the placins of our %vords and I 
fear lest the tientiles shall luock at our word*. And 
when I said this, the Lc/d spake unto me saying, foole* 
mock, but they shail mourn: and my gracir is suUi"- 
cient forthemetk, that they shall take no advantairi: 
ol thy weakness, and ifmen come unto niei will shew 
unto them their weakness. I give unto men weak- 
ness, that they may be humble'; and my grace is suffi- 
cient for all men that hunible themselves before me; 
or if thiy humble themsehei betore me, and have 
faith in me, then will I mak*^ weak things become 
sironguuto thorn. Behold, I will shewunlothe Gen- 
tiles their weakness: and I will shew unto them That 
jtiil|i hope, and charity, bringeth uuto me the foui*- 
taia of lU rightPcusness. 

And now, I, Moroni, proceed to finish my fcef4)r-.! 
■'onceniing the dcstrurtion of the people o^ wnich I 
have been writing. For behold they rejected all the 
words of Ether;~for he truly told them of allthingh: 
from the beginning of man; and how that after the wa- 
ters had receded from off the face of this Und, it be- 
came a choice land ahnve all other lands, a eJioseu 
land of the Lord. Wherefore tJie. Lord would 
have that all men should serve him, which dwell- 
eth upon the face thereot; and that it was the place of 
thelSew Jerusalem, which should come down out of - 
Heaven, and the holy srinctuary of the Lord. Behold 
Ether saw the da3's of Christ, Jind he spake concern- 
ing a new Jerusalem upon this land; and he spake al- 
so concerning the house of Israel, aiid the Jerusalei.i 
iVom whenee I^ehi shouldcome; aflerthat it should be 
destroyed, it should be built up ag^in a holy city un- 
to the Lord: wherefore it could not be a liew Jerua;:- 
lem, for ii h:id been in a time of old, but it should bo 
built up again, and become a holy city unto the Ijord; 
and it should be built up unto the house of Ittracl; and 
that a ne\v Jtrusalem should be built up upon tliii 
land, unto the remnant of the seed of Joseph, foi- 
the which thinifs there hf.s been a type, for as Joseph 
brought his father down into the land of Egypt, even 
so he died there; wherefore the Lord brought a 
remnant of the seed of Joseph out of the land 
of JerusRlcm, that he might be merciful unio the seed 
of Joseph, that they perish not, even as he was mer- 
ciful unto the father of Joseph, that he should perish 
not, whcrcforethe remnant of the house of Joseph 
shall be built up on this land; and it shall be a land of 
their inheritance; and they shall build up a holy city 
unto the Lord, like unto the Jerusalem uf old; and 
they shall no more be confounded, until the end come, 
when the earth shall pass away. And there shall b»j' 
a new heaven and a new earth; and they shall be 
like unto the old, save the old have passed way, and 
all things have become new. And then cometh the 
New Jerusalem, and blessed are they which dwell 
therein, for it is they whose ^arraenti ai-e made white 

KVK.NKXi A.XD iJOit.MlNd 8T/Ut, 


through the blood of Ui^ Lamh^ anii ibej' are Uiey 
v/iiii;hare numiicrod aiuongihe rt-niiiantoi the seed of 
Josepli, ivliiiii yre of the lioiise of lfir:;fl. And 1 lien 
also comotli tlic Jerusulciii of ol'; and the inhal'iliiBts 
tliereof, blt-sssi-'d arc Uiey, fur tliey biive been wasliod 
iu the blood of the L.ainbi and tlit-y art- thoy which 
were sciiitereil and'gatliered in trora the four quarters 
of the earth, and from the nortli, countrii-f, and Drr 
partakers of th*:Iiu!hhing of i)^c covenant ^^iiich Ood 
uiade Willi their father Abraii;ai'- j\iid when these 
lhiag3 come, hringetii to pa?ri liit: .Si.riplure «hitii 
eaith, There are they which were first, which sliall 
be his.:-, ami there are Ihcy which \\erelast» wbiih 

Let rvory one th-'it queries, al out more llevtlalionH 
from the I^fTd, t.ike his bi!»lr :ind ste >f Gud ever ac- 
knowledged a clmrch to he his, enlt-ia th^Tc was a 
prophet in it. This is <nie of tlje uioi.t lUiporlant 
points rt-KiUvc to salvation, for, as it is written, not 
t:\ ery one that says Lord, 1-ord, shall ijiier iuto the 
kingdom of heaven. 

XT One. of the cominanlments flays, My Bervants 
Avho are abroad in the enrth, shall send forth the ac- 
I ount of their stewardsJiips to the land of Zion, for 
^OR shall be a seat, an.l a pla'e to receive. i;nd to do 
iill these things: Wherefore we would reniind the 
riders al a distanoc, to send forth, lo th.- Kdi'.or of the 
Hi^r, post paiil, all inatti'ra connected with their mi:?- 
sioi), emhrniing hisioricul favts, the number of 
bl:eavcs the faithful laborers ;.re Idear^ed with, and all 
.-Tae,' that may be well-pleasing in the sigh; of him 
who saiii, Wliut thou seeat, w riti- in a book. 

ET The proplict lohl the truth, when, prophesying 
of the last days, he said, iThe fjood is perished out of 
the earth; for so it is. Christ's disciples were nick- 
named CHRI:?TIAN:?* in the meriiiiMn of tin-e, :.nd 
his disciples, a*e now called ftlOUAipNITKS with- 
out authority or prov.9i^lion,hy the iject^ian papers, 
as well aa the political; not, howevejr, ijiih an jnti- 
niution lo follow the Savior^s golden rule, or to leaeh 
mankind, to embrace Paul's more excellent \va>"l Let 
brotherly love continue. 

3^7" The editor of this paper, husked, of this fifo- 
iun's growth, ripecorn on the 'iSth July liist-, some of 
witich has been planted for u second crop, and ie eo- 
uuiig on hnely. 

VtTorldly Matters. 

Congress has appropriated, for internal improve- 
upcnts this year, more than l,lJ0n,0OU. The president 
of the railed .*?uiles Jias put ins veto to the bill re- 
e^nrtering llie L'. S. bank. The remains of the ccle- 
Itraicd French minister Cu.''iini;r l*errnT, as soon as 
lie died with the cholera, were buried uith great 
pomp at Paris, in a separate apartment. 

According to a report recentjy'ma^e in Congress 
there have bet-ii in the United States 52steamboat ex- 
plosions— ijb persons killed, and lUl persons wound- 

A London paper slntcB that the Rev. C. C. C^ltou, 
author of Lucon, put a period to his existence ^n 
tsaturday at Fontainbler. 'Ihe tlread of undcfg^^iatg 
u surgical operation, is the cause assigned for coui- 
nhttiiig this melancholy art. 

\\'c learn that the amount of duties secured to be 
pjid at the Custom Ho.ise in New York lor the quar- 
ter tnding on the Iirt.t day of April last, exceeds five 
millions seven hundred ihuusand dollars, a sum ex- 
ce<>ding by nearly one million of tloJlars t^e amount 
cvur belurc secured in tlU' corresponding quarte-r of 
any previous year. 

A workman in the employ of Mr. Stevens, one of 
the tavern keepers in AnduvtT, dug up a root in the 
fi*>ld, cji Thursuay last, and not understanding itti na- 
ture, bit off and ate a piece* of it. lie died in conse- 
quenc:;, in about one hour and a half. The root, we 
believe, is called the t^icula Hoot. 

Aniericiin Nankeens. — A sample gf this article has 
l)een shown us, maile of the nankeen colored cotton, 
raiseri in Georgia, on llie estate of .Senator Forsyth. 
It is sold at two dollars the piece, and is finer than 
the India nankeen ordinnrily worn; still finer samples 
are intended to be manufactured. It differs advan- 
tageously from the India in the important particular 
of not fading from weiir. On the contrary-, n samide 
was shown us whi'-h und iKjen in \^■ear two years, 
A: had prown of a darker Sc richer color. It is made 
at Patterson, \. J. and persmiscunsee the article, or 
bo supplied with it, by applying to .Mr. N. F. Will- 
iams, IJuwly's wharf, BHltimore.— [Baltimore Vn- 

The N. Y. Ol servw coulaliii a lettor ft-orn Paxts, 
dated April 30th, of which the ibllowioK is od ex- 
tract: — 

'•From all 1 can lesrn, altlujugh iliere hsve bKO 
many cases of cholera among the highei cIksscb aiid 
those ill easy circumstnnces, ihe great body of those 
who have fallen victims to jt« are the wretched end 
th:; vicious. The drunkard, whether biyh or lov. 
Stands hut little chance to escape: and among tLosa 
wretched, truly wretched hein;^?, the prostitutes of 
the city, the mortality hc-s been fiijlitful. In ono 
house in which ihero w?resixtv of these women, not 
one escaped! and in a airccl, the Kue de la Mortelk- 
Tie, in which ihure werecomputaJto he 1306 of tiKW, 
I'JlH) have fallen victims. 


The situation of this w hole country called tho Iwd 
mines in the state and territory, and ihc country ad- 
joining the mining disiiici, embracing an exlur.t of 
about 400 miles long, and 00 or 70 broad, i» at thi» 
time in a condition of distrcku, unparaltvlled iu tiie 
history of our country. 

Travel west, east, north, or siDuthj W8 ■«»e hOthih^^ 
but waste, de»iruclion aild delapidaiioni Fleldi halt 
ploweil for sowing and planting', Bohie just planted; 
gardens partly made; hogs, cattle, foxvla; Sec. runninj 
wild, houses' vat:(tted and left with all the furnituro 
within them, and nr>t an inhabitant within 00 milos, 
presents an aspect too gloomy for reflection. 

Four years of the hardest kind of times for all who 
continued to reside in this country, have patseri, lea- 
ving no other consolation, than the belief liiat they 
would, come to an end. This spring seemed to opea 
prospects iu the most flattering manner, and everf 
n:an, woman and child seemed to gladden as spriuf 
approached. It was a common exclamation hcrfl, 
that our hard times were at an end. The farmers, 
the miners, the smelters, the mechani'S, the mer- 
chants, all begun th' ^r busiii'^ss :.s if endowed with 
new life. Their prospects were flattering; they buill 
their hopes on the result of their season's luisincsj. 

How is the scene changed! i-ook al our conditio*! 
now, nnd the question is solved. The whole conntry 
is'i and the inhabitants driven by our bcrbar-t 
oiis neithhors, whom we have so long fostered apd 
fed, into forts, Uo -kaiies, &c. and none dnre, withoui 
an escort of from 50 to 100 well armed men, go to vis-r 
it their farms. Our allied enemy have nearly or quil» 
surrounded us; they are now marching their fargi 
armies of incendi;jie3 upon our borders. We hav« 
not force enough here to compete with them. The Ilr 
inois militia are disbanded and has left us to fight 
our own battles, defend our own country, or falT* 
sacrafi.e to the tomahawk and scalping knife. 

The L'nited Slates troops are too low to afford niij 
protection to this part of the country. We cannot 
go out to wage an offensive war against our enemy, 
without hazarding the safety of women, children nnti 
property at our homes. Hence we can do but lit^^ 
towards concluding the desiructive war, lill we gei 
some relief from other sources. 

The people are all forteU in difftrent parts of tho 
country, with hut a few days provision, and nothing 
growing in the country. Should this war continue, 
raniine wilhout some relief from the lower country, 
must lie the result. We are willing to fight our bat- 
tles if our families can i)e protected. 

Our mails arc all stopped except some carried by 
express, and then generally interrupted or cut off by 
Ihe Indians. 

We have only given above a faint picture of th« 
situation of this upper Mississippi region, — [Galenl- 
an of May.] 

A Paris correspondent of the New York Courier 
A: Enquirer, has ihc following TABLE OF POPU- 

The fourth year of scarcity with which France it 
now threatened, giv«s an additional interest to i^« 
statistical table which I now subjoin, li c.ontnitui a 
st.ilenicntof the average price of corn in Frmicc' and 
Prussia respectively for the 10 yearfl from JS21 tQ 
1^:J0, both indusivc. The other columns imhcate the 
number of deaths and birih.^i, and the excess of tho 
births over the deaths, in ea>h yecr, nnd it is not 9, 
little interesting to see how ilijs excess is itffi,'<aed 1^ 
the price of corn. The lotjd population of Prussia is 
about thirteen miihons, while thrd of Frauoe is fully 
."W, ajjd yet the total excess of birllis over deaths dur- 
ing the whole ten years is in Prussia 1,003^004, Wuile 
in France no more than 1,*^28,?30, supposing the num- 
>M'rH to he the same for 1S30 as for the previous year. 
The French prlfos are of course stated in fran • and 
cfntimes per hectolitrp, and the Prussinn in tbcleni 
and deciinhl parts of a thaler per huihel— the yijue of 
u ibaleriu Fr^'uch roooey b«i;ig3 0anc« 71 o^pttcm. 














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Trulll, 19 thn el.ory of tiinc, nnJ Uie d:in?]iter oT 
rteniity, a titlu of tlie higiics:. grace, .iml r*. note- of di- 
vine naturo; she is tiic life of religion, the Ucl:t of 
love, the of wit, and the crown of wisiloni; siic 
is the lieaulv of valor, llie brightness of honor, tlij 
Hessins of reat-on, r.nd the joj' of faith; her truth is 
pure gold, her time rieht preeious, her word is n-.osl 
glorious; her essence is in God, anil her dwelling with 
his servants; her will in his wisdom, and her work to 
his glory; she is honored in love, and cr;y:e 1 in con- 
staucy; in pali^-nce lahnired, and in charity beloved; 
she is the angel's worship, the virgin's fitme, the 
saint's bliss, and tiieinartyr^s crown; she is the king's 
greatness, and his eouncil'?. goo;!ness; his suhje::ts' 
peace and lii.H kingdoiu's praise: her heart never 
faints, her to:igue never trips, her hand never fidls, 
and her failli never fears; her church is wiihoiit 
schism, her city \\-ithont fraud, her court without va- 
nity,'and her kingdom without villainy. In sur.ij so 
infinite is her excellence in the construction ol all 
jscnse; that I will thus only conclude in the wonder of 
her worth; she is the nature of perfectioii in the per- 
fection of nature, where God in Christ shews the 
jlory of Christianity.— [X.Breton, 1610, 


As the influence of the sun upon the eartli; or the 
light of the moon upon the blackness of night; so is 
hope to the soul. It is hope that enkindles the spirits 
when dimmed by disappointments, and chilleil by the 
jcold touch of despair. It is the boon of hcjiven to 
man, and serves as a faithful pilot to gui.> him thro' 
the dsifk avenues of life, nor ever shrink from the 
parts assigned it. IMankind arc all inspired bj' this 
Kind soother of :>n.\ious toil— it is co^eval with our 
creation, and .is Listing as our e.vistence. In child- 
hood it amuses: in youth it encourages and animates; 
in manhood it promises greater prcferjuents and more 
eminent distinctions; aiid in the declivity of life, it 
strengthens and supports — it strews roses on our path- 
way to the tom!), and although the ple:isures ; iid al- 
lurementij of earth may cheat, still hope clings to us 
with enthusiastic fondness; nor does it wane with the 
decline of our existence, 'but travels through nor quits 
us when we die.'' Sweet harbinger of joy! Life with- 
out thee, wore, a world without light — a deathlike 
song— a frjgbtful drenml Where could wc fiec in ad- 
versity but to thee? ^^''hen sorrow and sadness pour 
upon us like a mighty deluge— when grief corrodes 
within the breast — wiien care perplexes the mind, and 
disappointments bring their train of melancholy, or 
despair fi.xesher talons deep upon the he,art; it is hope 
alone that can light up the dark paths of life, and bear 
us up from shrinking tinder the heavy band of afflic- 
tion. A well founded hope presents the fo:.ure illu- 
minated by its own unfading radience; it refers us to 
a nobler world than this — to tl.. beautiful shores of 
immortality; and when tlio last convulsive throb of 
nature ceases to beat within the breast, hope with ra- 
dient^ finger points to realms of everlasting felicity 
and joys unspeakable. — (Ladies' Magazine. 

teresting in youth and in olJ age. In jouth,- 
\ve love it foi-its mell.ow moonliglit^ its mil- 
lion of Btara, its thin, rich and soothing 
shades, its still serenity, amid these we com- 
mune with oitr loves or enttvine the wreaths 
of ffiendsliip, Vi'liile there is none to bear us 
witness but the heavens and the spirits tlntt 
hold their endless Sabbath there, or look in- 
to the deep bosom of creation, spread abroad 
like a canopy above us, and look and listen 
until we can almost see and iiear the ^"avintj 
v.-ii^jTs and meltinj^ songs of other "worlds. To 
youth evening is delightful, it accords with 
the flow of his ligltt spirits, tite fervor of his 
f:tncy, and the soilness of his heart. Even- 
ing is, also, the delight of virtuous age; it af- 
fords ho'jrs of undist'arbod contemplation: it 
seems an emblem of the tranquil close of Iju- 
.sy life, serene, placid and nsild, with the im- 
press of its great Creator stamped upon it; it 
spreads its wings over the grave, as if watch- 
ing for the day star of eternity. 


There are two periods in the life of man 
in whieh the evening hour is peculiarly in- 

MARCH 8, 1831. 

Hearken, O ye people of my church, for 
ver ily I say unto you, that these things are 
spoken tinto }'ou for your profit and learning; 
bat notwithstantUng these things whicli are 
written, it always has been given to the el- 
ders of mv church, from the beginning, and 
ever shall be, to conduct all meetings us they 
are directed and guided by the Holy Spirit; 
nevertheless ye are commanded never to cast 
any one out from your public meetings, 
which are held before the world; ye are also 
commanded never to cast one, who belongs 
to the church, out of your sacrament meet- 
ings: nevertheless, if any have trespassed, 
let them not partake until they make recon, 
ciliation. And again I say unto j'ou, ye shal- 
not cast any out of your sacrament meetings 
who are earnestly seeking the kingdom; I 
speak this concerning those who are not of 
the church. And again I say unto you, con- 
cerning your confirmation meetings, that if 
there be any that are not of the church, that 
are earnestly seeking after tlie kingdom, ye 
shall not cast them out, but ye are command- 
ed in all things to ask of God who gives lib-^ 
erally, and that which the Spirit testifies un- " 
to you, even so I would that ye should do in 
all holiness of heart, walking uprightly be- 
fore me, considering the end of your salva- 
tion, doing all things with prayer and thanlis- 
giving, that ye may not be seduced by evil 
spirits, or doctrines of devils, or the com- 
mandments of men, for some are of men, and 
others of devils: Wherefore, beware lest ye 
are deceived! and that j'e may not be deceiv- 
ed, seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always 
remembering for what they are given; for 
verily I say ttnto you, they are given for the 
benefit of those who love me and keep all my 
commandments, and him that seeks so to do, 
that all may be benefitted; that seek or that 
ask of me, that ask and not for a sign that 
they may consume it upon their lusts. 

And again, verily I say unto you, I would 
i'latye should always remember, and always 
retain in your minds what these gifts ate, 
that are given imto the church, for all have 


not evcrv gift given unto t)ieni, for tlicre 
are many gills, and to every man is given a. 
gilX by the Spirit of God; to some is given 
one, and to some is given another, tiiat all 
maybe profited thereby; to some is given by 
the Holy Spirit to know that Jesus Cliriet 
is the ^oo ef Clod, and that lie was crucified 
forlhe sins ofthe B-orld; toothers it is giv- 
en to believe on their words, that tliey also 
might have eternal life if tliey continue fartii- 
ful. Aiui agaio, to some- it is given by the 
Holy Spirit to know Uis diilerence of admin- 
istration, as it wjil be pleasing mito the same 
j[.ord, according as the Lord will, suiting his 
mercies according to the conditions of tlie 
children of men. And again it is given by 
the Holy Sj'irit to some to know the diver- 
sities of opptralions, whether they be of God 
or not, so that the mar.ilesiations of the Spir- 
it may b.^ given to every man to profit with 
all. And again, verily 1 say unto you, to 
Bome it is given, by the Spirit of God, the 
«-ord of wisdom: to another is given the 
word Of knowledge, that all may be taught 
to be wise and to liave knowledge. And 
again, to some it is given to have faith to be 
healed, and .to others it is given to have faith 
to heal. And again, to some it is given, tlie 
working of miracles; and to others it is given 
lo prophesy, and to others the discerning of 
spirits. And again, it in given to some to 
bpeak with tongues^ and to another it is giv- 
en the interpretation of tongues: and all these 
gifts come from the Lord, for the benefit of 
the children of God, And unto the bishop 
of the church, and unto such as God shall ap- 
point and ordain to watch over the church, 
(ind to be eldera unto the church, are to have 
jt given unto Uiem to discern all those gifts, 
Jest there shall be any among you professing 
and yet not be of God. Behold, it shall come 
to pass that he that asks in spirit shall re- 
ceive in spirit; that unto some it may be giv- 
en to have all those gitls, that there may be 
ft head, in order that every member may be 
profited thereby: he that asks in spirit asks 
according to the will of God, wherefore it is 
clone even as he asks. And again I say unto 
you, all things must be done m the name of 
Christ, whatsoever you do in the spirit; and 
ye must give thanks unto God in the spirit 
ibr whatsoever blessing ye are blessed with: 
end ye must practice virtue and hoUness be- 
fore me continually; even so; Amen. 

MAY 9, lt!3I. 

Hearken, O ye elders of my church, and 
give" ear to the voice of the living, God; and 
attend to the words of wisdom which shall 
be given unto 3'ou, according as ye Iiave ask- 
ed and are agreed as touching the church, 
and the spirits which have gone abroad in 
the earth. Behold verily I say unto you, 
that there are many spirits, which are false 
spirits, which have gone forth in the earth, 
deceiving the world: and also satan has 
sought to deceive you, that he might over- 
throw you. Behold 1 the Lord have looked 
upon you and have seen abominations in tlie 
cnurcn, which profess my name; but blessed 
are lliey who are faithfiji and endure whether 
in life or in death, for they shall inherit eter- 
nal life. But wo unto tbem that ore deceiv- 


ers, and hvpocrites, for thus aaitli the Lord, 
I will bring them to judgment. Behold veri- 
iy 1 say unto you, tliere ave hypocrites 
among you, and have deceived son:e v,hic'i 
has given the adversary power: but behold 
such shall be reclaimed, but the hypocrites 
shall be detected and shall be cut off. cither 
in life or in death, even as I will, and wo un- 
to lliem that art cut off from niv cluirch, for 
the eame are overcome with the world: 
vherdbrc let every man be aware lest he do 
that which is cot in truth and tighteouEnoss 
before me. 

And now come, saith the Lord, by the spir- 
it, un!o the ciders of his churcli, and let u* 
ni^son together, that ye may understnnd: let 
us reason even as a man reasons one with 
another face to face: now when a man rea- 
sons lie is understood of man, becai;se he 
reasons as a man: even so will i the Lore* 
reason with you tliat you may understand; 
wherefore I Ijie Lord ask you this question: 
Unto what were ye ordained: to preach my 
gospel by the spirit, even the comforter 
which was sent forth to teach the truth; and 
then receive ye spirits winch ye could not 
understand, and received them to be of God, 
and in this are ye justified? Behold ye shall 
answer this tiuestion yourselves, nevertheless 
I will be merciful unto you: he that is weak 
among you hereafter shall be made strong. — 
Verily I say unto you, he tliat is ordained of 
me and sent forth to preach the word of truth 
by the comforter, in the spirit of truth, does 
he preach it by the spirit of truth, or some 
other way: and if by some other way, itT>o 
not of God; and again he that receives the 
word of truth does he receive it by the spirit 
of truth, or some other way; if it be some 
other way it be not of God: Therefore, why 
is it that ye cannot understand and know 
that he that receives the word by the spirit 
of truth, receives it as it is preached by the 
spirit of truth, wherefore he that preaches 
and he that receives understands one anoth- 
er and botli are edified and rejoice together: 
and that which does not edify is not of God 
and is darkness; that which is of God is light, 
and he that receives light and continues in 
God, receives more light, and that light 
grows brigliter and brighter until the perfect 
day. And again, verily I say unto you, an4 
I say it that ye may know the truth, that you 
may chase darkness from among you, for he 
that is ordained of God and sent forth, tho 
same is apjiointed to ha the greatest, not- 
withstanding he is least, and tlie servant of 
all: wherefore he is possessor of all things, 
for all things aje subject unto him, both in 
heaven and on earth, the life, the light, the 
.spirit and the power, sent forth by the will of 
the Father, through Jesus Christ his Spn; 
but no man is possessor of all tilings e.xcept 
he be purified and cleansed from all sin: and 
if ye are purified and cleansed from all sin, ye 
shall ask whatsoever you will in the naine of 
Jesua and it shall be done: but know this, it 
shall be given you what you shall ask, and «» 
ye are a|)pointed to the head, the spirits shall 
be subject unto you: wherefore it shall coma 
to pass, that if you behold a spirit manifested 
that ye cannot understand, and you receive 
not that spirit, ye shall ask of the Father in 
the name of Jesus and if he give not unto you 
that spirit, then ye may know that it is not of 
God: and it ihall be given unto you power 

,._*>^i*. .^^ 

over that spit'iy, uTii you almll proclaim KgainBt 
that spirit witri a )oad voice, llmt it ia not of 
God; uot witli rafl!)"!g afteusation tlint ye be 
not overcome; neither witli boasting, nor re- 
joicing, lest }'ou be seized therewith: he that 
receives of God let him account it of God, 
and let hin rejoice tliat lie ••» acconnted of 
God worth}- to receive; and by giving heed 
and doing tiKise things which yc have receiv- 
ed, and which ye sliall hereafter receive, arid 
the kingdom is giveji unto you of the Fatlier, 
and power to overcome all things, whicii are 
not ordained of him: and behold, verily I say 
^into you blessed are you that hear tliCPC 
words of mine from tiie mouth of my servant, 
for your sins are forgiven you. " Let my ser- 
vant Joseph Smith jr. in whom 1 am well 
pleaseS, and my servant Parley P. Pratt, go 
forth among the churches and strengthen them 
by the word of exhortation; and also my ser- 
Tant John Whitmer, or as many of my ser- 
vants as are ordained unto tliis office, and let 
them labor in the vineyard; and let no man 
lijEder lliem of doing that which I have ap- 
poiiiited unto them: wherefore in this tiling 
^ny servant Edward Partridge is not justified, 
^nevertheless let him repent and he shall be 
iforgiven. Befeold ye are little children, and 
ye cannot bear all things now; ye must grow 
an grace and in the knowledge of the tjuth. — 
Fear not, little children, for you are mine, 
and I have overcome Liie world, and you are 
,of.theM3 that my Fathes- has given me; and 
TiMre ofihein which ray Father has given me 
sbnl be lost: and -the Fiither and I are one; i 
am in the Father and the Fatlier la met and 
vinasmuch as y^ have received me ye arc in 
tue, Jand I injou: Vi-herefore I am in your 
midst ; £nd I am the good Shepherd ; and the 
'iia.y conies ihat you shall hear my voice and 
see me, and know that I am. Watch, there- 
ftrc, that ye m.aybe ready; even so: Amen. 


And it came to pass that Enoch con- 
tinued his speech saying, Behold our 
father Adam taught these things, and 
jnany have believed and become the 
sons of God, and many have believed 
not and perished m their sins, and are 
looking forth with fear, in torment, 
for the fiery indignation of the wrath 
of God to be poured out upon them. — 
And from that time forth Enoch began 
to prophesy, saying unto the people, 
that, as I was journeying and stood 
upon the place Mahujah, I cried unto 
the Lord, and there came a voice out 
ipf the heaven, saying, Turn ye and 
get ye upon the mount Simoori. And 
it came to pass that I turned and went 
upon the mount, and as I stood upon 
the ippttnt, I beheld the heavens open, 
and I ya^ clothed upon with glory, 
and I saw the Lord; he stood before 
my face, and he talked with me, even 

Evt.^'fNG A^& mm::^ f?(a star. 

as a man talks one with anolher face 
to lace; and he said tTiifo me, J^ook, 
and I will show unto you the world for 
the space of fiiSny generations. And 
it came to pass that 1 beheld the vallcv 
Shum, and lo, a great people whicli 
dvS'olt in tents, v/hich were the people 
of Shum. And again the Lord said- 
unto me. Look, and I looked toward.-^ 
the north, and 1 bchfkl-the people of 
Canaan, which dM'elt in tents. And- 
tho Lord said unto me. Prophesy, aiid. 
I prophesied saying, Bcliold the peo- 
ple of Canaan, whicli are numcrov^i^ 
shall go forth in battle asay against the 
|)coplc of Shum, and shitll slay them 
that thoy shall utterly l>e destroyed;; 
and the peojtlc of Canaan shall divide' 
themselves in the land, and the land- 
shall be barren and unfruitful, and 
none other people shall dwell there but 
the people of Canaan; for behold the 
Lord shall curse the land with niuclv 
heat, and the barrenness thereof shall 
go forth forever: And there was black- 
ness come upon all the children of Ca- 
naan, that they were despised among 
all people. And it came to pass that 
the Lord said unto me. Look, and I 
looked and beheld the land of Sharon, 
and the land of Enoch, and the land of 
Omner, and the land of Heni, and the 
land ofShem, and the land of Haner, 
and the land of Hanannihah, & all the 
inhabitants thereof: and the Lord said 
unto me, Go to this people and say un- 
to them, Repent, lest I come out anil 
smite them with a curse, and they die. 
And he gave unto me a commandment 
that I should baptize in the name of the 
Father, and the Son, which is full of 
grace and truth, and the Holy Spirit, 
which bears record of the Father and 
the Son. 

And it came to pass that Enoch con- 
tinued to call upon all the people, save 
it were the people of Canaan, to repent: 
And so great was the faith of Enocli 
that he lead the people of God, and 
their enemies came to battle against 
them, and he spake the word of the 
Lord, and the earth trembled : and the 
mountains fled, even according to his 
command; and the rivers of water 
wore turned out of their course; and 
the roar of the lions was heard out of 
the wilderness; and all nations feared 
greatly, so powerful was the word of 
Enoch, and so great was the power of 
language, which God had given him. — 
There also came up a land out of the 



Mcptli ofthe sea; mid so great was the 
•fear of the enemies of the people of 
Goil, that they fled and stood afar off, 
and went u[ion the land which came 
tip out of the depths of the sea. And 
the giants of the land, also, stood afar 
otF: and there went forth a curse upon 
all the |)eo()le which fought against 
Crod; and from that time forth there 
Were wars and bloodsheds among them, 
hut the Lord came and dwelt with 
■his people, and they dwelt m righteous- 
ness. The fear of the Lord was upon 
nil nations, so great was tiie glory of 
the Lord, which was upon his people: 
And the Lord blessed the land, and 
they were blessed upon the mountains, 
and upon the high places, and did flour- 
ish. And the Lord called his people 
Zion, because they were of one heart 
and one mind, and dnclt in righteous- 
ness; and there was no poor among 
them: and Enoch continued his [ircach- 
ing in righteousness unto the j)eople 
of God. And it came to pass in his 
days, that he built a city that was call- 
fid the city of holiness, even ZION. 
And it came to pass that Enoch talked 
with the Lord, and he said unto the 
Lord, Surely Zion shall dwell in safe- 
ly forever: But the Lord said unto 
Enoch, Zion have I blessed, but the 
residue of the people have I cursed. — 
And it came to pass that the Lord 
showed unto Enoch all the inhabitants 
oftheeaith; and he belield, and lo, Zi- 
on, in process of time, was taken up 
into heaven! And the Lord said unto 
Enoch, Behold my abode forever: and 
Enoch also beheld tiie residue of the 
people which were the sons of Adam, 
and they were a mixture of all the seed 
of Adam, save it were the seed of Cain, 
for the seed of Cain were black, and 
had not place among them. And af* 
tcr that Zion was taken up into heaven, 
linoch beheld and lo, all the nations of 
the earth wore before himi and there 
r>ame generation upon generation, and 
iMioch was high and lifted up, even in 
thi; bosom of the Father, and the Son 
of .Man; and behold the jiower of Satan 
was upon all the face of the earth! — 
And he saw angels descending out of 
heaven; and he heard aloud voice, 
saying, Wo, wo, be unto the iniiabit- 
nnts of the earth! And he beheld Sa- 
tan,and he had a great chain in his hand, 
and it veiled the whole face of the earth 
with darkness, and he looked up and 
laughed, and liis angels rejoiced. And 

[•',noch beheld angels descending out of 
heaven bearing testimony of the Fath- 
er and Son: and the Holy Spirit fell 
on many, and they were caught up bv 
the powers of heaven into Zion: And 
it came to pass that the God of heaven 
looked upon the residue of ll:e people, 
and he wept, and Enoch bore record 
of it, saying. How is it the heavens 
weep and shed forth their tears as tho 
rain upon the mountains'? And Enoch 
said unto the Lord, How is it that you 
can weep, seeing you are holy and 
from all etomit}' to all eternitv? and 
were it possible tiiat man could num- 
ber the particles of the earth, and mill- 
ions of earths like this, it would not. bo 
a beginning to the number of your cre- 
ations; and your curtains are streatch- 
ed out still; and yet you are there, and 
your bosom is there; and also, you aro 
just; you are merciful and kind fo;- 
ever; you have taken Zion to your 
own bosom from all your creations, 
from all eternity to all eternity, and 
nought but peace, justice and truth is 
the habitation of your throne; and mer- 
cy shall go before your face and have 
no end: how is it that you can weep? 
The Lord said unto Eooch, Behold 
these your brethren: they are the work- 
manship of my own hands, and I gave 
unto them their knowledge, in the day 
I created them; and in the garden of 
Eden gave I unto man his agency; 
and unto your brethren have I said, 
and also, gave commandment, that 
they should love one another; and that 
they should choose me their Father, 
but behold they are without affection; 
and they hate their own blood; and 
the fire of my indignation is kindled 
against them: and in my hot displeas- 
ure will I send in the floods upon them, 
for my fierce anger is kindled against 
them. Behold I am God; Man of ho- 
liness is my name; Man of council is 
my name, and Endless and Eternal is 
my name, also. Wherefore, I can 
stretch forth my hands and hold all 
the creations which 1 have made; and 
my eye can [>iercc them, also; and 
among all the workmanship of my 
hand, there has not been so great wick- 
edness, as among your brethren; but 
behold their sins shall be u])on the 
heads of their fathers: Satan shall be 
their father, and misery shall bo their 
doom; and the whole heavens shall 
weep over Iheni, even all t.he workman^ >■ 
ship "f my h;inds: Whi^refore, shonl'l' 



not tlie lieavens wcap, gceing these 
shall suffer? ButbeliolJ, these, which 
your eyes arc ii[)0!i, shall ]>erish in the 
floods; and behold I will sluil them up: 
a prison have I prepared for tlisni: — 
And that which I have chosen has plead 
before my face: VVher,eforc he sufiers 
for their siu^j, inasmuch as they will 
repent in the day that my chosen sliaU 
return unto me; and until that day, 
they shall be in torment: wherefore, 
for this shall th.e heavens weep; yea, 
and all the workmanship of my hands/ 
And it came to pass, that the Lord 
Bpake unto Enoch and told Enoch all 
the doings of the children of men: 
wherefore Enoch knew, and looked 
upon their wickedness, and their mise- 
ry, arid wcr.t tind streached forth his 
arms, and' his heart swelled wide us 
eternity; and his bowels yearned, and 
all eternity shook. And Enoch saw 
Noah, also, and his family, that the 
posterity of all the sons of Noah should 
be saved with a temporal salvation: 
wherefore he saw that Noah built an 
firk; and the Lord smiled upon it, and 
held it in his own hand; but upon the 
residue of the wicked came the floods 
and swallowed them up. And as Enoch 
saw thus, he had bitterness of soul, and 
wept over his brethren, and said unto 
the heavens, I will refuse to be comfor- 
ted; but the Lord said unto Enoch, Lift 
up your heai't and be glad, and look. — 
And it came to pass that Enoch looked, 
and, from Noah, he beheld all the fam- 
ilies of the earth; and he cried unto the 
Lord, saying. When shall the day of 
the Lord come? When shall the blood 
of the righteous be shed, that all they 
that mourn maybe sanctified, and have 
eternal life? And the Lord said, It shall 
be in the meridian of time, in the days 
of wickedness and vengeance. And 
behold, Enoch saw the day of the com- 
ing of the Son of man, even in the flesh; 
and his soul rejoiced, saying. The 
righteous is lifted up, and the Lamb is 
slain from the foundation of the world; 
and through faith I am in the bosom of 
the Father: and behold Zion is with mo! 
And it came to pass, that Enoch look- 
ed upon the earth, and he heard a voice 
from the bowels thereof, saying, Wo, 
wo is me the mother of men! I am 
pained: I am weary because of the wick- 
edness of my children! When shall I 
rest, and be cleansed from the filthiness 
which has gone forth out of me? When 
will my Creator sanctify me that I 

may rest, and righteousness, for a sea- 
son abide upon my face? And when 
Enoch heard the earth mourn, he wept, 
and cried unto the Lord, saying, O 
Lord, will you not have coinpassiou 
upon the earth* Vvill you not bless 
the children of Noah? And it, came 
to 'that Enoch continued his cry 
unto tlic Lord, saying, I ask you, O 
Lord, in the name of your only Begot- 
ten, eveil Jesus Christ, that you wilt 
have mercy upon I'loah and his seed, 
that the earth might never more be 
Covered by tiio floods? And the Lord 
could not withliold: and he covenanted 
with Enoch, and swore unto him w'itii 
an oath, that he would stay the floods; 
that ho would call upon the children of 
Noah: and he sent forth an unalterable 
decree, that a remnant of his seed 
should ahvays bo found among all na- 
tions, while the earth should stand; 
and the Lord said. Blessed is him 
through whose seed iVlessiuh shall 
come: for he says, I am Messiah, the 
King of Zion; the Rock of heaven, 
which is broad as eternity; whoso 
comes in at the gate and climbs up by 
me shall never f;;ll: wherefore, blessed 
are tiley of whom I have spoken, for 
they shall come forth with songs of 
everlasting joy. 

And it came to pass, that Enoch 
cried unto the Lord, saying. When the 
Son of man comes in the flesh, shall the 
earth rest? I pray you show me these 
things. And the Lord said unto Enoch, 
Look, and he looked and beheld the 
Son of man lifted upon the cross, after 
the manner of men; and he heard a 
loud voice; and the heavens were veil- 
ed; and all the creation of God mourn- 
ed; and the earth groaned; and the rocks 
were rent: and the saints arose and 
were crowned at the right hand of th(! 
Son of man, with crowns of gloiy; and 
as many of the spirits as were in pris- 
on, came forth and stood on the right 
hand of God; and the remainder were 
reserved in chains of darkness until the 
judgment of the great day. And again, 
Enoch wept and cried unto the Lord, 
saying. When shall the earth rest? — 
And Enoch beheld the Son of man as- 
cend up unto the Father: and he called 
unto the Lord, saying. Will you not 
come again upon the earth, for inas- 
much as you are God, and I know you, 
and you have sworn unto me and com- 
manded me that I should ask in the 
name of your Only BegoUcn, you have 



liia'ie mc, and given unto nic a riglit to 
your throne, and not of niyselt" b'lt 
llirough your own grace: wherefore, I 
iisk you if you ^^■ill not come again on 
the earth? And the Lord said unto 
Euocli, as I live, even so will I come 
in the last days, in the days of wicked- 
ness and vengeance, to t'ulfdl the oath 
which I have made unto you, concern- 
ing tlic children of Noah: and the day 
nhall come that the earth shall rest, but 
Lcforc that day the heavens shall bo; 
darkened, and a veil of darkness shall 
cover the earth; and the heavens jhall 
shake, and also the earth; and great 
Iribulatians shall be among the children 
of men, but my p^'ople will 1 preserve; 
and righteousness will I send down out 
of heaven; and truth will I send fortli 
-out of the earth to bear testimony of my 
Only Begolten; his resurrection from 
the dead; yea, and also the resurrection 
of all men: and rigliteousncss and truth 
will I cause to sv/ecp the earth as with 
a flood, to gather out my own elect 
from the four quarters of the earth un- 
.to a place which I shall prepare; a ho- 
ly city, that my people may gird up 
their loins, and be looking forth for the 
time of uiy coming; for there shall be 
my tabernacle, and it shall be called 
ZlON, a New Jerusalem. And the 
Lord said unto Enoch, then shall you 
and all your city meet them there, and 
we will receive them into our bosom, 
and they shall see us, and wo will fall 
upon their necks, and they shall fall 
u|K)n our necks, and we will kiss each 
other, and there shall 1x3 my abode, 
and it shall be Zion which shall come 
forth out of all the creations which I 
have made; and for the space of a thou- 
sand years shall the earth rest. And 
it came to pass that Enoch sa-w the days 
• of the coming of tJie Son of man, in 
the last days, to dwell on the earth in 
righteousness, for the space of a thou- 
sand years: but before that day he saw 
great tribulations among the wicked; 
and he also saw the sea that it was 
troubled, and men's hearts failing them, 
l(X)king forth with fear for tho judg- 
incnt-s of the Almighty God, which 
should come upon tho wicked. And 
the Lard showed Enoch all things, even 
unto tliP end of the world; and he saw 
the day of the righteous, tho hour of 
their redemption, and received a fulness 
of joy: and all the days of Zion in the 
day« of Enoch, were three hundred 
nnd sixiv fno venrs: and Enoch and 

all his people walked with God, and tivj 
dwelt in the midst of Zion: and it came 
to pass that Zion was not, for God re- 
coived it up into his own bosuni; and 
from thence went forth tiie saying, Zi- 
on is fled. 

it Y M N S . 

O liappv souls wlio pray 

Where God appoiuls to hear! 
O hapjiy saints who pny 

TiiCir constant service there! 
We praise him still; 
And h.appy we; 
We love the way 
To Zio;i's hill. 

No burning heats by day. 
No blasts ot" evening air. 

Shall take our health away, 

If God be with us tliere: 
He is our sun, 
And he oursh.ide, 
To guard the head 
By night or no5n. 

Clod is the only Lord, 

Our shield and our defence; 
With gifts Jus hand is stor'd: 
We draw our blessings thence. 
He will bestow 
On Jacob's race, 
Peculiar grace, 
And glory too. 

From the regions of glory an angel descend- 
And told the strange news how the babe was 

Go, shepherds, and visit this heavenly straji- 

Beneath that bright star, there's your Lord 
in a manger! 

Hallelujah to the Lamb, 

Whom our souls may rely on; 
W'e shall see hini again, 

When lie brings again Zion. 

Glad tidings I bring unto you and each na- 

Glad tidings of joy, now behold your salva- 

Arise all ye pilgrims and lift up your voices. 

And shout — The Redeemerl while heaven re- 

Hallelujah to tiie Lamb, &c. 

Let glory to (iod in the highest be given, 
And glory to God be re-echo'd inlieaven; 
Around the whole world let us tell the glal 

And sing of his love, his salvation and glo 


Hallelujah to the Lamb, &c. 

The kingdom is voure by the will of the Ka 

ther, uplifted hand just the righteous will 

Before all the wicked will pass as by fire, 
The heavens nhall shine with Uie coming Men- 


Hallelujah to the Lumh, *c. 




S»e all cfeation join 

To jft-iise th' eternal God; 
The heavenlj' hoslS be^n the song', 
, And iiyand his name abroad. 

Cboecs. Kf aiil that alirneS above 
His glofy is e.xpress'd: 
But srtrnts that kiiow his endless 
Shoufd sing hig praises be»1. 

Tb!" san with gd\d^-^ beams. 
And moon v.ith silver rays, 
1 The starry lights, and twinkling flames. 
Shine to their Maker's praise. 

By all that shines above, &.c. 

He built those worlds above, 
And fix'd their wondrous trame: 

By his command they stand or mov«, 
And always speak his name; 

By all that shines above, &e. 

The fleecy clouds that rise. 

Or falling showers or snow; 
The thunders rolling ronnd the Skies, 

His power and glory show. 

By all that shines above, Ac- 

The broad expanse on high. 

With all the heavens afford; 
The crinkling fire that streaks the sky', 

Unite to praise the Lwrd. 

By all that shines SbofeV &c. 

Oo OD, dear pilgrims, while below, 
In wisdom's paths of peaci, 

DeterminM nothing else to kuoir, 
But Jesus' righteousness. 

Do like the Savior, follow him. 

He in this world has been. 
And oft revil'd, but like a lamb, 

Did ne'er revile again 

i> take the paitern he has given, 
Seek tirst the things of worth, 

And learn the only way to heavL-ir,- 
Is — Worship God on earth. 

Ilemember we must TPaicli and pray 
, While journeying on the roiro, 
l*st we should full out by the way 
AjQ-i wound the cause of God. 

Go on'rejoicing day by dayi 

Your crown is yet before, 
So fear no trials on the way, 

Tlie 3cen« will soon be o'er. 

Boon we shall rearh the promiae'd land. 

With ail the ransoln'd racfi 
And meet with Enoch's perfect band, 

To sing redeeming pace. 

There we shall be when Christ appears, 

And all his glory see, 
Aiid reign with him a thousand years, 

WJien all the world is free. 

Oar soufs are in bis mighty hand. 

And he win keep them still; 
fi' faithful, w» shall surely stand 

With him on Zion's bill. 

Him, eye to eye, we there shall see 
Our face like his shail shine; 

O: what a glorious company. 
When saints and angels joini 

Ol what a joyful meeting there. 

In robes of white arravl 
Palms in our hanils we ail shall boar, 

And crowns that ne'er dccayl 

We'll hasten to our enrtbly homo. 

\Vlitle Jacob gathers in, 
And watch our great Redecnwr coni'c, 

An<l make ait end of sin. 

AVhen we've been there a thousand ye«r», 

Bright shining as the sur. 
We've no I'-ss days to i-iijg God's praise. 

Than when we tirst hr gjn. 

He died I the great Redeemer died I 
And Israel's da'jghters wept around; 
.-\ solemn darkness veil'd the sky; 
A sudden trembling shook the ground f 
Come saitjts and drop a tear er two. 
For hint who groan'd beneath your load: 
He shed a thousand drops for you, 
A thoXwand drops of precious blood. 
Here's love and grief beyond degree; 
The Lord of glory died for men! 
But lo! what sudden Joys were heiif'd, 
Jesns though dead's reviv'd again! 
The rising Lord forsook the to/nb, 
(In vain the toiub forbid his pise,) 
Cherubic legions guard him home, 
And shout him welcome to the skies. 
Wipe off 3'our tears, ye saints, and tell' 
How higii your great dcliv'rer reigns: 
Sing how he triumph'd over hell. 
And. how he'll bind your foe in chains. 
Say, "Live forever wond'rous King! 
Born to redeem and strong to save!" 
Then ask the monster — "Wher's thy sting? 
And ^liere's thy vict'ry, boasting grave!" 

In ther \ numbe? of this paper (re-printed)' 
we promised a few remarks on the revelations. 

Those who read this paper will see that it 
contains items of covenant of deep interest to 
the chvrrch of the saints, and as they have, 
frequently been ridiculed in consequence of 
certain items contained in the one setting 
forth their faith on the subject ot bestowing 
temporal gifts for the benefit of tbe poor, it is 
a matter of joy to us to be able to present this 
document according to the original.- 

We hope the saints may profit b;^ every 
word proceeding from the mouth of the Lord. 

Some have said, and still say, that this 
Church, "/^a5 all things cohivion." This as- 
sertion is meant, not only to falsify on tiie 
subject of property, but to blast the reputa- 
tion and moral characters of the members of 
the same. 

The church at Jerusalem, in the days of 
the apostles, had their earthly goods in com- 
mon; the Nephites, after the appearance of 
Christ, held theirs in the same way; but each 
government was differently organized from ' 
ours, and could admit of such a course when 
ours cannot. As to the moral virtue of this 
society, facts speak for themselves, and no 
tongue of calumny c!ui doit an injury, where' 
it is known. 

The extract from the book of Ether, issued 
in this nurabef, has been so materially alter- 
ed by the typogTapher, (who, by-the-bj-, is 
not here,) that if it differs from the original,/ 
our friends must pardon us. 
— Editor of the Messenger and Adrncah. 

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[Whole No. 4. 

'^^'rifiug Letters. 

The art of wril in J is nue of tlie greatest 
blessings \i*e eiijo>;. To cultivate it is our du- 
ty, and to use it is our i>rivilp^i=. i>y tlieh-c 
means the thouglits of the heart can act witli- 
but the body, and tlie mind can speak with- 
out the head, while thousands of miles apart, 
and f'jr ages at> r the flesli has niouldered 
back to its mother dust. Beloved reader, 
iiavp you ever reflected on this simple, tliis 
useful, this heavenly blessing ? It is one of 
the best gifts of Goil to man, and it is the 
privilege of man to enjoy it. By writing, the 
word of the Lord has been handed to the in- 
habitants of the earth, from generation to 
generation. JJy writing, the inventions and 
knowledge of men have been received, age af- 
ter atr?, ibr the benefit of llie world. By 
writing, the transactions of life, like the skies 
over the ocean, are spread out upon Iho cur- 
rjnt of time, for the eyes of tlie rising multi- 
!iid?B to look upon. And while we are thus 
Humming up some of the blessings and en- 
joyments, which result from this noble art, 
I >t us not forget to view a few of tiie curses 
.indniiscliicfs wliiidi follow an abuse of this 
ii'.gh privileg". While we behjld wliAt a 
great matter alii tie lire kindl.'s, let us not stand 
inute: L^t us not t'orget to set a better ex- 
ample, when we see the slanderer dip his ra- 
ven's quill in gall, to blot the fair of 
no>ne innocent person. Let us «Vep, for so 
will the heavens do, when the groat men of 
the earth, write their glory in the tears of 
the fatherlcKS and the widow. Let us mourn 
while this world's vanity is written for decep- 
lion, in letters of gold. But enough, for the 
wicked are writing their own death warrant, 
and the hail of the Lord shall sweep away 
the refuge of lies. We, a:; the disciples of 
liie bl"S!!ed Jes'.ts. are hound by pvery consid- 
'•ralidn that makes- religion a blessing, to the 
inhabitants of the earth, while v.esec this ex- 
alted privilege abused, to sot a more noble c.v- 
a:,iple : to do oar business in a more sacred 
wa}', and, as servants of tb.e Lord, that would 
be approved in all tilings, hide no fault of our 
own, nor cover any imjierfections in others; 
neither olVend, lest we bring a reproach upon 
the great cause of our holy FalJier. 

It is plex"iin» to God to sec men lise the 
blessings wJiicTi he gave them, and not abuse 
then). For this reason, if th.; saints a'uidc in 
Iho faith wherewith they have been called, (lie 
lan:l siiall yield her increaj.e, and the blessings 
of heaven shall attend the:n, and the Lord 
will turn to them a pure language, and the 
giory of Gel will again be upon the righteous 
oncartii. All things nri for men, not men 
for all things. Beloved br.?thren, before we 
cm tench the world how to do right, we must 
li • able to do so 0'ir.nelves: Therefore, in the 
love of him who is altogether lovely, whose 
yoke is easy, and whose burthen is light, wlio 
Rpake .as never man spake, let ns ofiur a lew 
ideas on this important Hubjec^l, for the inn- 
*ideration of iiucli as mean to love their neigh- 
bor* an themselves, for the sake of righteous- 
nrurf an<l eternal lif". 

L Never write n letter to friend or foe, 
iiqleim yna have businesF which can not be 
li'tn" 9*- w^l! in «ome other wnv; fir. nnleim 

you have news to communicate, that is wcrtil 
time ajid money. In this way you will ili- 
crease confidence and save posia"-e. 

2. Never write any thing in a letter to 
friend or foe, that you are alraid to read to 
friend or foe, for letters from a distance, espe- 
cially one or two thousand miles,are sought for 
with great anxiety! and, as no one is a judge of 
men and things, you are liable to misrepresent 
yourself, your country, your friends, and j-our 
enemies, and put in the mouth of the honest, 
;is well as the dishonest, a lie, which truth, iu 
her gradual but virtuous way, may not con- 
tradict till your head is nnder the silent clods 
of the valley: 

X iVever write any thing but truth, for 
truth is heavenly, and like the sun, is always 
brigiit, and proves itself without logic, with- 
out re.ason, withor.t witnesses, and never fails. 
Truth is of the Lord and will prevail. 

4. Never reprove a friend or foe tor faults 
in a letter, except by revelation ; for in the 
first place, your private intentions, be the? 
ever so good, are liable to become jmblic, be- 
cause, all letters n:ay be broken open, and 
your opinion only on one side of the (luostion, 
can be scattered lollie four winds, and he to 
wliom you meant good, receives evil ; and 
you are not benefitted. Again, we can hard- 
ly finda langunge, written orspoken, on earth, 
at tiiifl lime, that wiil convey the true mean- 
ingof the heart to theuudcns'laiiding of anoth- 
er; and you are liable to be misunderstood, 
ani to give unpleasant feelings: and you mere- 
ly to use a simile, bleed an old sore, by pro- 
bing it fVir proud tUsh, wlien it o-ily wanted a 
little oil irom the I/and of the good Samaritaii; 
in person, to heal it. iVo m.atter how pure 
yo :r intentions may be ; no matter how high 
your Ftanding is, you camiol loutli man's 
heart when absent as when present. Trulv 
you do not cast your pearls before twine, but 
you throw your gold before man, and he robs 
you ffir your folly. Instead of rejiroof oiye 
good advice ; and when face to face, rebuka 
a wise man and he will love you ; or, do so to 
yourfrienil, that, should he become your ene- 

my, he cannot rejiroacii you : thus vou may 
live, not only un.-:pol.ted. but unsuspected. 

5. Never write what you would be asham- 
ed to have printed ; or, what might offend 
the chastest ear, or hurt tb.e softest heart. If 
you \vrite what you are ashamed to have print- 
ed, you are piiriial : If you write what would 
ollend virtue, you have not the spirit of the 
Lord ; and if you write what would wound 
the weak hearted, you are not t'j.-ding the 
Lord's Ijamhs. and thus you m.ay know that 
ymi are not doing to olliers, what you would 
expect others todoto you. The only rule we 
would give to regulate writing lelter*-, is 
this; Write what you arc willing should be 
published in this world and the world to (ome. 
And would to Goil. that nut only the disciples 
of th'* cimrch of Christ, but the whole world, 
were willing to (i>llow this rule ; I'lien the 
comnmndments wi)ul(l be kept, and no one 
would write a word against tlie Lord his God. 
.No one would wiite a word against his father 
or mother. .\n one would write a word a- 
g.Tinst hif! neighbor. No one wmld ^vrite a 
\^ nrH sj^inhl Ilif* creat;i/"r of God. No one 



would need write a word against ought bnt 
sin; and then the world would be worth liv- 
ing in, for there would be none to ofi't-nd. 

As to the cSarch,- this being a day of warn- 
ing and not a day of many words, let them 
that wish to communicate, or instruct, wheth- 
er high or low, whether male or female, 
whether parent or chUd, whether master or 
servant, wliether teacher or member, whether 
elder or high priest, come to this conclusion, 
That the eyes of God ars upon them, and that 
what they do is for eternity : for God sliall 
bring eveVy v.'ork into judgment, with every 
secret thing, whether it be good, or whether 
It i)3 evil : and therefore, to obey the com- 
mandments of the Lord, and to set an exam- 
ple in all things, worthy of imitation by the 
world ; knowing that in the midst of counsel- 
lors there is safety ; with the light of revela- 
tion shining around them, as tlie sun in liis 
strength ; while the tidings from heaven to 
the faithful, is. Peace on earth and good will 
to men : wliile the spirit of Christ di- 
rects them to pray for one another, and for 
their enemies ; and while the love of God ex- 
alts the heart, to forget and forgive : let them, 
not write a line that they would be ashamed 
to have printed, for the vvorld to profit by ; 
or, ^vritten in the unsullied books of heaven, 
for the angels to look upon. Begin to think 
right and yo-or thoughts may be worth saving; 
begin to speak truth in all things, and your 
words may be powerful ; so mucli so, that 
you can exclaim like Job : O that my words 
were HOW written! O that they were print- 
ed in a book! We cannot close tbhr essay 
without saying, Brethren ! live for Jesus, for 
he lives for you f Sisters ! live for Jesus, for 
he hves fjryou : Husbands! live for Jesus,- 
for he lives for you: Wives! hve for Jesus, for 
he lives for.vou: Children! live for Jesus,- 
for he lives for you ; And whatever you writ:-, 
let it be — the trutli : in fact and in very deed; 
let yom- yea be yea, and your nay be nay, and 
then, when letters are written by you, from 
Zion to the world, the spirit of the Lord will 
bear record, that they are true: and if letters 
from abroad, are written by the disciples to 
Zion, thespu-it of the Lord will bear record 
that they are true, and the glory of God will 
be in Zion. Again, should hypocrites cr sin- 
ners, write, either to or from Zion, and not 
write the truth, their own -svords may con- 
demn them: Their own letters can be sent 
back, either way, as witnesses of their foUy 
now, and remain as testimony against them, 
when the Lord comes out &f his place to pun- 
ish the inhabitants of the earth for tlieir ini- 
quity. So be it, and the will of th.-; Lord be 
done: But brethren: Love the Lord and keep 
his commandments, that righteousness may 
abound. Serve tlie Lord and pray earnestly, 
that the Spirit may be with you. Fear the 
Lord and be humble, that faith may increase. 
Trust in the Lord and be holy, that the world 
may be overcome. And finally, walk in the 
valley of humility, and remember tlie world 
of mankind which lies m darkness and sin, and 
pray for them : and if necessary, that yo-,i die 
for Christ — die — for he died for you. Belov- 
ed, there was a time so perfect, and the imion 
so pure, that the morning stars sang togeth- 
er, and all the sons of God' shouted for jo}-! 
and we do beseecli yon. to purify yourselves 
that your names may be written in heaven, 
for the company of angels to look upon, that 
Ihey mav(-ome down and teach us to purify 

ourselves for the presence of Jesus, that he 
may dwell with us, while his glory covers the 
lieavens, and the earth is full of his praise,, 
that w-e may be one v.-ith all the redeemed of 
the Lamb, and them that are changed m t!-e 
tw-inkling of an eye as the heaven and the 
earth are made new, tliat the tabernacle of 
God may be with men, and he with them, 
that we may hear the songs of Zion from all 
the creations he hath made, shouting glory 
and power and honor, to God and the Lamb 
throughout eternity. 

Tlie Ciioiei-a. 

Not since the flood, if we think right, has 
the Lord sent the same pestilence, or des- 
truction, over the whole earth at once : But 
the Cholera, which has swept its thousnnds 
in Asia, Africa, Europe and America, gives a 
solemn token to a wondering world, that it 
will do so. Let the reader remember that all 
flesh is grass, but that amidst ail the judg- 
ments oftlie Lord, the righteous have never 
been forsaken. The spread of the Cholera, 
may be likened unto the ripple or wave, for- 
med bv casting a stone into a pond of water: 
ring follows ring till they meet the shore: It 
is said to be in nearlv all the eastern cities. 
Well has isaiali said. When the overflowing 
scourge shall pass tiirough, then ye sliall be 
trodden down by it. From the time it goeth 
forth it shall take you . for morning by morn- 
ing shall it pass over by day and by night: 
and it shall be a vexation only to understand 
the report. 

nrr Exccakge. — Those persons wishing to 
cxcliange with the Star, must remeniber that 
it requirns tf or i) weeks to accomplish the de- 
sire; and that tlieir papers must be put up in 
strong wrappeis, an.i well tied, or thej- will 
rarelv reach us. 


One of tlie greatest figures, one of the plain- 
est parables, and subiimest prophecies, that 
we know of, is found in the hook of Jacob in 
the book of Mormon. It is as simple as the 
accents of a child, and as rablime as the lan- 
guage of an angel. The words are from th» 
mouth of an ancient propliet nam.ed Zcnos, 
and would to God we had all Iiis prophetic 
book, for he that caused Isaiah's lips to be 
touched with sacred fire, filled Zenos with 
the word of wisdom. Isaiah said, The vine- 
yard of the Lord of hosts, is the house of Is- 
rael, and the men of Judah his pleasa-^t plant, 
and Zenos adorns it with the tame olive tree 
for the children of Israel, and grafts in the 
wild olive for the Gentiles; and marvel not 
that the Lord is now sending his ser^•ants to 
prune this vineyard for the last time; he h.-ilh 
already had laborers in it at the sixth and ninth 
hour, and those that %vork for the Lord at this 
eleventh hour, v;iU receive their penny a.s 
much as those lliat have labored all day. The 
captivitv of Jacob will return, and the cliil- 
dren of Israel shall come, they and the chil- 
dren of Judah together, going and weeping: 
they shall go and seek the Lord their God. 
They shall ask the way to Zjon u ith their fa- 
ces thitherward, saying, Come and let us join 
ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant 
that shall not be forgotten. Whoso readeth 
let him understahd, for thus it is: 

Behold, my brethren, do ye not remember 
to have lead "the words of the prophet Zenos, 



'vhich spake unto the house of I«ra»l, saying;: 
Hearken O ye house of Israel, and hear the 
words of ni^, a prophet of the Lord, for be- 
hold, thuj sal:h the Lord, I will Uken thee, 
O hous? of Isriel, lit'; unto a tame oUve tree, 
which a i>iai took and nourished in iiis vine- 
yard; and it grew and waxed old, and began 
to decay. And it tame to pass that the mas- 
ter of the vineyard went forth, and he sav/ 
that his olive tree begin to decay; and he 
ti'.th. I wi!l prune it, and dig about it and 
nourish if, that pe."hans it inay shoot forth 
young and tender bnncher, and it perisli not. 
And it came to pass tiiat he pruned it, and dig- 
ged about it, and nourished it according to 
his word, .Aind it came to pass that after ma- 
ny days, it began to put forth somev.'hat a 
li'tb, young and te.idet branches; but behold, 
the main top thereof began to perish. And 
it ca-n? to pass that the master of the vine- 
yard saw i;, and he saith unto his servant, It 
grieveth me tliat I should iKe this tree; 
wherefor-?, so and p'uck the branches fro.m a 
wild olivo tre^. and bring them hither uisto 
me; an-l \rc T7ill pluck otfthosjmainbranch- 
<?s whicli are beginning to witlier away, and 
we will cast them into the fir; that they may 
be burned. And behoiJ, saith the Lord of the 
vineyard, I tik' away mioy of these young 
and tender branches, and I will graft them 
wliith.?rsoever I will; and it maltereih not 
tfiat if it so be, that the root of this tree will 
perish, I miy preserve the Sruit thereof unto 
myself: wherefore, I will take these young 
*i 1 tende'r branches, and I will jraft them 
wiiilliCTs-59Ter I will. T:ike thou the branch- 
es of tlis wikl olive tree, and sn^'"t them in, 
in Uie stead thereof; and these wliich I have 
plucked oS", I will cast into the nre and bum 
them, that tiiey may not cumber the ground 
of my x-iuoyard. 

And it cam? to pass t]:at tiie strvant of the 
Lord of the vineyard, done .according to the 
word of the L'>rd of tise vineyard, and graft- 
ed in the branchesof the wiid olive tree. And 
llie Lord of the vineyai-J caused ihat it should 
bi digged about, and prunid, and nourished, 
saying unto his s>rvant, It grieveth cie ti^at 
r should lose t!;:3 tree; whcr:?fore, that per- 
haps I might preser.-e t!ie roots thereof that 
th;y perish not, Ijiat I might preserve tiiem 
unto myself, 1 have done tikis tiling. Where- 
fore, go Shy way; watch the tree, and nour- 
ish it, aci3.-ding to my wor^Is. And these 
v/i!l I place in the nethermost part of my vine- 
yard, whitliersoever I will, it luaftsrctli not 
unl3 thee: and I do it, that I i:iay preservo 
i;ato ray.-1'df th-> natural br-i.neh:-s of the tree: 
an d also that 1 may lay up .'r:;it tiiereci!', a- 
gainst the seas m, unto myself : !ir it grieveth 
rne that I should '.ose this l.-ee, a-id the iriiit 

An.l it came to pass that the Lord of t!ie 
vineyard w^nt <ns way. and hid the nidirul 
branches of the t'i'ne olive tr'-e in the nelliT- 
m;st part of tin vineya.'d; s-T.r." in one, a:id 
some in amther, according to his v,'ill and 
}>!easure, .\nd it came to pa^s t!ia; a long 
Tni ■ passed away, an 1 the Lor J of the vine- 
yar.i saith unto hi.s serva;>!. Corn*", l:t h.h ;;o 
down into the vtnvyar.', thai v.e may labor in 
the vin-yard. 

And it cime to pa&s that the Lord of tJie 
vineyard, and a'>o iJie servant, went down in- 
to th; vineyard to Labor. And it came to pass 
that the servant Miilh unto his ma.'^ter. Behold, 
b")k here: behold the tree. And it emme to 

pass that the Lord of the vineyard looked and 
beheld the tree, in the which the wild olive 
branches had been grafted; and it had sprang 
forth, and began to bear fruit. j\j3d he be- 
held that it was good; and the fruit thereof 
was like unto the natural fruit. And he saith 
unto the servant, Behold, the branches of the 
wild tree hath taken hoi 1 of the mois*.are of the 
root thereof, that the root thereof hath brought 
forth much strength; and because of the much 
strength of the root thereof, the v.-ild branch- 
es hath brought forth tarce fruit: now, if we 
had not grafted in these branches, the tree 
thereof would have perished. And now be- 
hold, I shall lay up much fruit, which the tree 
thereofhath broughtfjrt!;: and the freit there- 
of I shall lay up, against tiie season, unto 
mine ovvn seX 

.\nd it came to pass that the Lord of the 
vineyard saili! unto the servant. Come, let us 
go to the ne'.hermost part of the vineyard, 
and behold if the natural branches of the tree 
haih not brought forth much fruit also, that I 
may iay up of the fruit tiitreof, against the 
season, unto raine own self. And it came to 
pass tliatthey went forth Khithcr the' master 
of the vineyard had hid the natural branches 
of the tree, and he siitii unto the servant, 
BehoM these; and he beheld the first, that it 
had brought forth much fruit ; and he beheld 
also thai it was good. And he sailh unto the 
servant. Take of the fruit thereof and lay it 
up, against tiie season, that I may preserse it 
unto mine own self: for behold, saith he. 
This long time have I nourished it, and it bath 
brought fortli much fruit. 

And it c-nie ti pass that th? servant saith 
unto hL- uiister. How comcst thou hither to 
to plant tills tree, or this branch of the tree? 
for behol'j. it was tiie poorest spot in all the 
land uf thy vineyard. And the Lord of the 
vineyard raid unto him, Counsel me not: I 
knew ilial it was a poor sj*ot of ground: 
wherefore, I said untolhe^, I ho*c nourished 
it this long lime; and tliou beholdest ihat it 
hath brought forth much fruit. 

.^.nd it came to pass that the Lord of the 
vineyard saith unto his servant. Look hither: 
behold I have planted another branch of the 
tree also: aud thou knowest that tliis spot of 
gTDund was poorer than the lirst. But, be- 
hold Ih ; tree; I have nourished it this long 
time, and it hath brought forth louch fruit; 
therefore, gatiier it, and lay it up, against the 
s'ason. that I mav preserve it unto mine own 

.\nd it'caiie It pass Ihat the Lord of the 
viueyarJ sailh a^ain unto his servant, Lopk 
hither, an.; behold aiio'.hcr branch also, and 
it hath brought forth fruit. And he saith un- 
io .his servant. Look hither and behold the 
last: beiiold. this have I planted in a good spot 
of groimd; and I have nourished it this lon» 
time, and only a part of the tree hath breught 
forth lame fruit: an<l Iheolher of the tree 
hath briu::ht t\irth wild iVuit: bi-hold, I have 
no'jrish-d this tree like unto tlie others. 

Audit came tj px-s that the Lord of the 
vineyard saith unlo theserrant. Pluck off the 
branch's that hav.> not brought forth o-ood 
fruit, niid raiit thjn into the (ire. But be- 
hold, the ncnanl sailh unto him, I^l us prune 
it, and dig about it, andnouri>h it a hltlelon-. 
•jer. th,;' p-rhaps it may bring (orth good 
Ifiiit iinio thee, that thou cinst lay it up 
aeainst the season, .^ud it came !o pass that 
the Lord of the vinoyord. and flic servant of 


fruit of the vineyard. 

And it came to puss thai a loag time pass- 
ed away, and tlie Lord of the vineyard Baitli 
unto the servant, Come, let us go down into 
the vineyard, that we may labor again in the 
vineyard. For beliold, the time draweth near, 
ittnd the end soon cometh; wlierelbrc, I must 
lay up fruit, against the season, unto mine 
own self. 

And it came to pass that the Lord of the 
vineyard, and tlie servant, went down into 
fhe vineyard: and they came to the tree 
whose natural brandies liad been broken oft", 
and the wild' brlnftiies had been grafled in; 
and behold, all sorts of fruit did camber tlie 

And it came to p&sS that the liOrd of tlio 
vineyard did taste of the frail, every sort ac- 
cording to ite raflrt'ber. And the Lord of the 
vineyard saitli, Behold, this long time I have 
nourished this tree, and I have laid up unto 
myself against tlie season, much fruit. 15ut 
behold, this time it hath bi'ought forth much 
fruit, and there is none of it wliicli is good. 
And behold, tliere are all kinds (jf bad uuit. 
And it profiteth me nothing, notwithstanding 
all our labor; and now, it grieveth me that I 
should lose this tree. And the Lord of tlie 
vineyard saitli unto tlie servant, What shall 
we dauiito tlie tree, tliat I may preserve again 
good fruit thereof unto mine ov.'n self? And 
the servant saitli unto his master. Behold, be- 
cause thou didst graft in the branches of the 
wild olive tree, they have nourished the roots, 
that they are alive, and tliey have not perish- 
ed; wherefore thou beholdest that they are 
yet good. 

And it came to pass that tlie Lord of tlie 
vineyard saitli unto his servant. The tree 
profiteth me nothing, so long as it siiall bring 
forth evil fruit. Nevertlieless, I know tliat 
the roots are good ; and for mine own pur- 
pose I have preserved, them ; and because of 
their niucii strengtli,, they have Iiitherto 
brouglit forth from the wild branches, good 
fruit. But behold, the wild brandies have 
grown, and have overran the roots thereof; 
and because that the wild branches liave over- 
come tlie roots thereof, it hath brougiit forth 
much evil fruit, and because it hath brought 
forth much evil fruit, thou beholdest that it be- 
ginneth to perish: and it will soon become ri- 
pened, that it may be cast into the firs, ex- 
cept we should do something for it to preserve 

And it came to pass that the Lord of the 
vineyard saith unto his servant. Lot us go 
down into the nethermost parts of the vine- 
yard, and behold if the natural brandies have 
also brought forth evil fruit. And it came to 
pass that they went down into tlie netlier- 
inost part of the vineyard. And it came to 
pass that they beheld that the fruit of the nat- 
ural branches had become corrupt also; yea, 
the first, and the second, and also the last; 
and they had all become corrupt. And the 
wild fruit of the last had overcome that part 
of the tree wliich brought forth good fruit even 
that the branch had withered away and died. 

And it came to pass that the Lord of the 
vineyard wept, and saith unto the servant, 
What could J have done more for my vine- 
yard! Behold, 1 knew lliat all the"fruit of 
the vineyard, save it Were tiiese, had become 
corrupted. And now, these which have once 
brought fbrlh good fiwit, have also Tjcconie 

corrupted. Aod now all the trees of my vine- 
yard are good for nothing, save it be to be 
li.-wn down and cast into the fire. And be- 
hold, this list, whose branch had withered' 
away, 1 did plant in a good spot of ground; 
yea, even that whicli was choice unto me, 
above all other parts of the land of my vine- 
yartl. And thou beheldest lliat 1 also cut down 
that v.'hich cumbered tliis spot of ground, that 
1 might plant this tree in the stead thereof. 
And thou beheldest that a part thereof.brought 
forth good fruit; and a part thereof brought 
fortii wild fruit. And because tliat I plucked 
not the branches thereof, and cast them into 
fhe fire, behold they have overcome the good 
branch, tliat it hath withered away. And- 
now beh'i>ld, notwitlistandiiig all the care 
whicli we liave taken of my vineyard, tho 
trees thereof hath become coiTupted, tiiat they 
bring forth no good fruit ; and these I had 
hoped to [ireserve, to have laid up fruit there- 
of, against the season, unto mine own self.- 
But behold, they have become like unto the 
wild olive tree; and they are of no worth, but 
to be liewftdown and cast into the fire: and 
it grieveth me that !■ sfeoiild lose them. But 
what could f liave done more in my vineyardf 
Have 1 slackened mine hand, that I have not. 
nourished it? Nay; I have nourished it, and 
1 have digged it, and 1 have pruiined it, and I 
have dunged it; and i have stretched forth 
mine hand almost all the da}' long; and the 
end draweth nigh. And it grieveth me that 
I should hew down all the trees of my vine- 
'yard, and cast them into the fire, that they 
■should be burned. Wlio is it that liath cor- 
rupied my vineyard? 

Audit came to jsass that the servant, saith' 
unto his master, fs it not the loftiness of tliy 
vineyard? HaSh not the branches thereof 
overcome the roots, v.'hich are good? And 
because that the branches have overcome the 
roots thereof. For beliohl, they gi'ew faster 
tJian the streng'th of the roots thereof, tailing 
strength unto themselves. Behold, I say. Is 
not this the cause tiiat the trees of thy vine-' 
yard hath become corrupted. 

And it came to pass tliat the Lord of the 
vineyard saith unto the servant, Let us go to, 
and hevj'down the trees of the vineyard, and 
cast them into the fire, that tiiey shall not 
cumber the groundofmy vineyard; fori have 
done all; what could I liave done more for 
my vineyard? But behold, the servant saith 
uiito the" Lord of the vineyard. Spare it a lit- 
tle longer. And the Lord saith. Yea, I wil! 
spare it a little longer: fiir it grieveth me that; 
I sliould lose the trees of my vineyard. Where- 
fore, let ns take of the brandies of these 
which I have planted in the aetherniost partsi' 
of the vineyard, and let us graft them into 
the tree from whence tliey came; and let u.-j 
pluck from the tree, those branches ^^'hose 
fruit is 1 lost bitter, and graft in the natural 
brandies of the tree, in the stead thereof. — 
And this will 1 do, tliat the tree may not per- 
ish, that perhaps I may preserve unto myselt 
the roots thereof, formine own purpose. And 
behold, the roots of the natural branches of 
the tree which I planted wliithersoever 1 
would, are yet alive; wherefore, that I may 
preserve them also, for mine own purposes, I 
will take of the branches of this tree, and 1 
will graft them in unto tliem. A'ea, I will 
graft in unto them the branches of their moth- 
er tree, th-dt I m'<iy preserve the rootaalso un- 



t^^in^wn self, thai when they shall be suf- 
fic™" y strong, that perhaps they may bnnR 
?orTh "00.1 fruit unto n>e, and I .nay vet have 
sjlory in the lh'--t of my vineyard. 
^ ,\ud it came] to pass that ti.ey V.^t Irom 
Ihi natuial tree which had becoine.w.ld, .ji>id 
crafted ill unto the natural trees, which also 
had beenm.^ wild: and they also took of the 
natural trees which had become wild, and 
■.rr;. lied into Uieir mother tree. And the Lord 
Sf Ihr- vineyard saith unto the servant, riuek 
not the w^ul branches fro.B the trees, ssvo ,t 
b,- Ihoae which are most bitter: and in them 
ve shall craft, according to that which I have 
Lu And wo will nourish a^ain the trees 
of the vineyard, and we will Irmi up the 
branches tne'reof: and wewdl pluck from he 
trees those branches which are ripe.ied tl,a. 
must perish, and cast them mlo the hre.- 
\nd this I do, that perhaps the roots thereof 
,nav take streustli, because of their goodness, 
.m-l b-cause of the change of the branches, 
that the good nray "V"<^'""« \'"^,,f' '•,,,^"'', 
because that I have preserved the natu a 
(.ranches, and the roots thereo.; ami that 1 
have ^nafted in the i»tural branches again iB- 
10 their mother tree: and have preserved he 
roots of their mother tree, that i.erliaps the ofmv vineyard may bring forth agam 
good fruit; and that I may have joy again in 
the fruit of my vineyard: and perhaps tlial 1 
mav rejoice exceedi«gh . tiiat I have ,,reserv- 
cd the r>ot3 and branches ol the first truit: 
NW.erefore, go to, and call servants that we 
may labor diUigeiitlv with our mights m the 
vineyard, that we may prepare the way, that 
1 T,av bring fortii again the naturr.l iruit. 
wliich natural fruU is good, aii.l the most pre- 
cious above all other fruit. W herelore, le 
iBBO to, and labor with our mights, lh;t list 
lime, for behold, the end draweth mgb; and 
ilusis for Ihelast lime lh?t l»shaU prune my 
vineyard. Grat\ in the branches: begin at 
Ih." iMt. that they may be first, and that the 
first mav be last, .and dig about ti.e trees, both 
old and'young, tlie hrst and the as , lh:it all 
mav he nourished once again for the last tune. 
Wherefore, dig ab .ut them, and prune and 
<lun.^ them once more, for the last Ume: for 
th.^ end draws nigh. And if it .o_b, that these 
last grails shall grow, and brin.i lorth tl. Miat- 
uralfruit, then shall ye prepare tor them, 
*hat thev mav grow; and as they begin to 
crow, ve'sliali clear away the branches which 
iring forth bitter fruil, according to the 
strength of the good and the size thereof; and 
ye slilu not clear away the bad thereot, all at 
once lest the root s thereof should be too strong 
for the grafl, and the graft thereof shall per- 
ish, and I loo^e the trees of my vim-y?.rd. 
tVr it grievcth me thai I should lose the trees 
of my vineyard : wherefore, ye Bhall clea- a- 
wav Ihc bad, according as the good shall grow, 
tha't the root and th ^ top may be equal in 
•trength, until the good shall overcome the 
bad and the bad be hewn down and cast into 
the fire, that they i-.umher not the ground ot 
niv vineyard; and thus will i sweep away 
the bad out ofmv vineyard. And the branch- 
es of the natural tree, will I graft in again, 
into the natural tree; and the branches ol the 
■ ' graft into the natural 
and thus will I bring 
that they shall bring 

out of all the land of my vineyard: lor behold, 
only li:ij once will I prune inv vineyard 

.\nd it came to pass that the Lord ol the 
vineyard sent his sen-ant; and the servant 
went and did as the Lord had commanded him, 
and brought other servants; und they were 
few And the Lord of the vineyard saith un- 
to them. Go to, and labor in the vineyard, with 
your mights. For behold, tins is the las that I shall nourish my vineyard: for 
e end is nigh at hand, and the season spee- cometb;%nd if ye labor with ;>5;-""f,^J' 
Willi me, ye shall have jov in the f™" j'"^" 
I shall lay up unto myself, against the time 
which %vill soon come. , , 

And it came to pass that the servant M 
„, ,0 it. and labor with tl"='""'Sl'*«;,,""? '^! 
Lord of thevinevnrd labored also with thein. 
and they did obey the commandmcn s of the 
Lord ofthe vineyard in all thmgs. And there 
beo-an to be the natural fruit again m the 
vinevard: and the natural branches began o 
grow and thrive exceedingly: and the wild 
branches began to be plucked °ff'=^f <',^^ 
castawav; and they did keep the root and 
the top threof equal, according to the strength 
ereoV. And thus tliey labored, with all dd- 
lenee, according to the comtnandmerts of 
the Lord of tlie vineyard, even untd the bad 

h d been cast away out "^ ^^^'^.^'"rA^t 

the Lord had preserved unto himselt, that the 

r'e.s had beco'me again the natur, wun; and 

ih^.i, vineyard ..'a- "» """<' ^»""PV '"' 

brou<rhtunto me again llie ntvtural fruit, t lai 
my vineyar. is no more eoirupted, and the 
bad is cast av.ay, l^-hold, ye shall have joy 
with me, because of the fruU ot mv vmeyard^ 
For behold,- for a longtime will Hay ii,p^ 
the fruit of iny vineyard unto mine own self 
against the season, winch speedily cometb 
and for the last time have I nourished m^ 
vineyard, and prnnned it, and dug ^<«"'» 
and dunged it wherefore I will lay up unto 
mine own self of the fruit, for -^ l°»g l"»^' "^ 
cording to that which 1 heve spoken. Ani 

natural tree, will I 
branches ofthe tree: 
them together again. 

tnem logeiiiei .igo..., v..« ..-J - —-- 
forth the natural fruit: and they shaU be one. 
And the bttdehallbc caet away; yea, even 

vrUiet-i^ni^lh that evil-fruit shaU a. 
„ain come into my vineyard, then will I eau^ 
Uie good and the bad to be gathered; audt^o 
goodwill I preserve unlo ■"5^''" ' "'"^ . „j 
bad will 1 cast away into its own place. And 
h«:,:ometh the selson an.l 'l-e^^'-d: »nd m, 
vineyard will I uiuse to be uurned with lire, 

The apostle saith, " After the world by 
wisdom knew not Go<l, it pleased God to save 
believers by the foolishness ol preaching. - 
That is to fay, since the m«re system of reai.o« 
were eventually in.ufficienl for th« «lv.t,o. 



of mankind; and since it was impossil)le tiiat 
tlieir speculations shoiJd obtain tlie true 
knowledge of God; God took another r-ay to 
instruct them; he revealed by preacliing of 
the gospel what the light of nature could not 
discover, so that the system of Jesus Christ 
and his apostles supplied all that was want- 
ing in the systems of the ancient philoso- 

Bat it is not in relation to ancient philoso- 
phers only, that we mean tc censider the pro- 
position in our text; we will examine it also 
in reference to modern philosophy. Ourplii- 
losophers know more than all those of Greece 
knew; but their science which is of unspeak- 
able advantage, while it contains itself with- 
in its proper sphere, becomes a sourc" of er- 
rors, when it is e.xtended beyond it. Human 
reason now lodges itself in new intrerchmects. 
when it refuseth to submit to the faith. It 
even puts en nev.- armor to attack it, after it 
hath invented new methods of self defence. 
Under pretence that natural science hath 
niade greater progress, revelation is despised. 
Under pretence that modern notions of God 
the Creator are purer than thos:- of the an- 
cients,_the yoke of God the Redeemer is bro- 
ken off. We ar; going to employ the re- 
maining part of this discourse in justifj-ing 
the proposition of St. Paul, in the same "that 
we have given it: W2 are going to cudearcr 
to prove that revealed religion hath advanta- 
ges infinitely superior to natural religion: 
that the greatest geniuses are incapable of dis- 
covering by their own reason all the truths 
necessa.'-y to salvation: and that it displays 
the goodness of God, not to abandon us to 
the uncertainties of our own wisdom, but to 
make jis the ricji present of revelation. 

_ We will enter into fhis discussion, by pla- 
cing on fjie one side a philcsopher contempla- 
ting the works of nature: on the otlier, a dis- 
ciple of Jesus Christ receiving the doctrines 
of revelation. To each we will give four sub- 
jects to examine: the attributes of God; the 
nature of man: the means of appeasing the 

rem.orse of conscience: and a fiitiire state. 

From their judgm.ents on each of these sub- 
jects, evidence will arise of the superior worth 
of that revelation, which some minute philos- 
ophers afl'ect to despise, and above which they 
prefer that rough draught, which they sketch 
out by their own learned speculations. 

1. Let us consider a disciple of natural re- 
ligion, and adisciple of revealed religion med- 
itating on the attributes of God. When the 
disciple of natural religion considers the sym- 
metry of this universe; when he observes 
that admirable uniformitv, which appears in 
the succession of seasons', and in the constant 
rotation of night and day: when he rem.arks j 
the exact motions of the heavenly bodies: 
the flux and reflux of the sea, so ordered the 
billows, which swell into mountains, and seem 
to threaten the world with an universal del- 
uge, break away on the sh.ore, and respect on 
the beach the com.-.iand of the Creator, who 
said to the sea, "hitherto shalt thou come. 
but no further; and here shall thv proud waves 
be staid; when he attends to "all these mar- 
vellous works, he will readily conclude, that 
the Author ol nature is a being powerful and 
wise. But when he obsei-ves winds, tem- 
pests, and earthquakes, which seem to threat- 
en the reduction of nature to its 
chaos; when he sees the 

banks, and bi;r3t the enormous mcJes, fh«l 
the industry of mankind had raised; his spec- 
ulations will he perplexed, he will imagine he 
sees characters of infirmity among so n.any 
proofs of creative perfection and power. 

V.'hen he tliinks that God, having cnrichf d 
the habitable world with inm:merable produc- 
tions of infinite worth to the inhabitant, hath 
placed man liere as a sovereign in a superb 
palace; when he considers how atniirably 
God hath proportioned the divers parts of the 
creation to the construction of the hurpaii 
boo'y, the air to the lungs, aliments to the 
dift'erent humors of the body, the medium by 
which objects are rendered to the eyes, that 
by which sounds are communicated to the 
ears; when he remarks !:ov.- God halh con- 
nected man with his own species, and not 
with animals of any other kind; how hehath 
distributed talents, so that some requiring 
tlie assistance of others, all should be mutual- 
ly united together: how he hath bound men 
together by invisible ties, so that one cannot 
see another in pain without .a synpathy, that 
inclines him to relieve him: when tlie disci- 
ple cf natural religion meditates en these 
grand subjects, he concludes that the Authoi 
of nature is a beneficent being. But when he 
sees the innumerable miseries to which men 
are subject; when he finds, that every crea- 
ture, which contributes to support, contrib- 
utes at the same time to destroy us; when he 
thinks, that the air, which assists respiration, 
qonvtj-s epidemical diseases, and impercepti- 
ble poisons: that aliments, which nourish u.s, 
are often our bane; that the animals, &c. Ac. 
when he obseiTos the profidiousness of socie- 
ty, the mutual industry of m.ankind in tor- 
menting each other; the arts which thev in- 
vent to deprive one another of life: when he 
attempts to reckon up the innumerable mala- 
dies that consume us; when he considers 
death, which bows the lol\iest heads, dissolves 
the firmest cements, and subverts the bestt 
founded fortunes: wl:en he makes these re- 
flections, he will be apt to douiit whether it 
be goodness, or the contrary attribute, that 
inclineth the Author of our being to give us 
e.vistence. When the disciple oi natural reli- 
gion reads those reverses cf fortune, of which 
history furnishe'h a great many examples: 
when he seetli tyrants fall from a pinnacle of 
grandeur; wicked men often pimished by tiieir 
own wickedness, the avaricious punished by 
their .avarice, the akibitious by those of then 
ambition, the voluptuous by these cf their vc- 
lupiuonsness; when he- perceives that the 
laws of virtue are so essential to public hap- 
piness, that without tliem society would be- 
come a banditti, at least, that society is more 
or less happy, or miserable, according to it'-, 
looser or closer attachment to virtue; when 
he considers all these cases, he will probably 
conclude that the Author of ihis universe is a 
just and hoh* being. But when he sees ty- 
ranny esfQbli.-hed. vice enthroned, humility 
in confusion, pride wearing a crown, and love 
to holiness sometimes exposing people to ma- 
ny and intolerabl.3 c.ilamities: he will net be 
aide to justify God, amidst the darkness in 
which his equity is involved in the govern- 
ment of the world. 

sea overflow it« 

But, of all these iT.ysteries, can one be pro- 
posed, which the gospel doth not unfold; or, 
at least, is there one, on which it doth not 
give us som ^ principles tha^l are sufficient t« 



conciliate it witli tlic pertections of the Crea- 
tor, how opposite soever it may seem? 

Do tlie disorders ot" tlie world puzzle tlie 
disciple ofiialnral rciiL'"iou, and produce diffi- 
culties in his mind? Witli the principles of 
the gospel I can solve them all. V.'lien it is 
remembered that tliis world liath been defiled 
by the sin of man, and that lie is, therefore, 
. an object of divine displeasure: when the 
principal is admitted, that the world is not 
v.'hat it was, v.'hen it came out of the hands 
of God; and that, in comparison with its 
pristine state, it is only a heap of ruins, the 
truly magnificent, but actually ruhious heap 
of an edifice of incomparable beaut}', the rub- 
bish of which is tar more proper to excite our 
grief for the loss of its primitive grandeur, 
than to suit our present wants. When these 
reflections are made, can v.'e tin d any objec- 
tions, in the disorders of the world, against 
the v.-isdom of our Creator. 

Arc the miseries of man, and is the f ita! 
necessity of death, in co'itenxplation? With 
l!ie principles of the gospel, I solve the diffi- 
culties, v.'jiich tlicse sad oi)jects produce in 
the mind of the disciple of natural religion. — 
If tlie principles of Christianitj- be admitted 
if we allow that the alHictions of goQd men 
are profitable to theni, and that, in many ca- 
ses, prosperity v,-ould be fatal to them; if we 
^'•ant, that the pre:-ent is a transitory state, 
and that this momentary life will be succee- 
ded by an immortal state; if we recollect the 
many similar truths, which the gospel abun- 
dantly declares: can we find in human mise- 
ries, and in tlie necessity ofd\-in^, objections 
against the goodness of tiie Creator? 

Do the prosperities ofbad men, and adver- 
sities of the good, confuse our ideas of God? 
With the principles of the gospel, I can re- 
nriove all the difficulties, which diiferent 
conditions produce in the mind of the disci- 
ples of natural religion. If the principles of 
the gospel be admitted, if we be persuaded 
that the tyrant, whose prosperity astonishes 
«s, fulfils the counsel of God: if ecclesiastical 
liistory assures us, that Herods, and Pilates, 
themselves contributed to the establishment 
of that very Christianity, which they meant 
to destroy: ospeciallv, if we admit a stale of 
future rewards and punishments: ran tlie ob- 
scurity, in which providence hath been pleas- 
ed to wrap up some of its designs, raise doubts 
about the justice of the Creator? 

In regard tiien, to the first object of con- 
templation, the perfection of the nature of 
God, revealed religion is infinitely superitir to 
natural religion; the disciple of the first reli- 
gion is infinitely %viser than the pupil of the 

II. Let us consider these two disciples ex- 
amining the nature of man, and endeavoring 
to know themselves. The disciple of natural 
religion cannot know mankind; he cannot 
perfectly understand the nature, the obliga- 
tions the duration of man. 

I. The disciple of natural religion ran on- 
ly imperfectly know the nature of man, the 
diflerence of the two substances, of which he 
is composed. His re.ison, indeed, maj- spec- 
ulate the matter, and he may perceive no rela- 
tion between motion and thougiit, between 
the dissolution of afew fibres and violent sen- 
sations of pain, betv/een agitation of humors 
and profound reflections; he may infer from 
wo different effecto, that there ought to be 

two diflerent causes, a cause of motion, and a 
cause of sensatiofi, a cause of agitating hu- 
mors, and a cause of reflecting, tliat there is 
body, and tliat tiiere i.) spirit. 

Bill, in my opinion, those philosophers, 
who are best" acquainted with the nature of 
man, cannot account for two difficulties, that 
are proposed to them, when, on the mere 
principles of reason, they affirm, that man is 
composed of the substances of matter and 
mind. I ask, first. Do ye so well understand 
matter, are your ideas of it so complete, that 
ye can affirm, for certain, it is susceptible of 
nothing more than this or that? Are ye sure 
that it implies a contradiction to affirm, it 
hath one property, which liath escaped your 
obsen'ation? And consequently, can ye ac- 
tually demonstrate, that the essence of matter 
is compattible with thought? Since, when 
ye cannot discover the union of an attribute 
with a subject, ye instantly conclude, that 
two attributes, which seem "to you to have no 
relation, suppose too different subjects: and 
since ye conclude that extent and thought 
compose two different subjects, body and soul, 
because vc can discover no natural relation 
between"extent and thought; if I discover a 
tliird attribute, which appears to me entirely 
unconnected with both extent and thought, I 
shall have a right, in my turn, to admit three 
subjects in man; matter, v.-hich is the subject 
of extent; mind, which is the subject of 
thought; and a tliird subject, which belongs 
to th.e attribute, that seems to me to have no 
relation to either matter or mind. Now I do 
know such an attribute: but I do pot kpow to 
which of your two subjects I ought to refer it; 
I mean sensation. I find it in my nature, 
and experience it every hour. But I am al- 
together at a loss, whether I ought to attrib- 
ute it to body or spirit. I perceive no more 
natural and necessary relation between sen- 
sation and motion, than between sensation 
and thought. 

Tliere are, then, on your principle, three 
substances in man, one the substratum, which 
is the subject of extension; another, which 
is the subject of thought; and a third, which 
is the subject of sensation; or rather, I sus- 
pect, there is only one substance in man, 
which is known to me imperfectly, to which 
all these attributes belong, and which are 
united together, although I am not able to. 
discover their relation. 

To be continued. 

A man hath his foibles as well as a fooh 
But the difference between them is, that the 
foibles of the one ar« kjiown to himself, and 
concealed from the world; the foibles of the 
other are known to the world, and concealed 
from liimself: The wise man sees those frail- 
tics in himself, which others cannot; but the 
tool is blind to those blemishes in his charac- 
ter, wliicli are conspicuous to every body else. 

It is mentioned in the Niagara Gleaner, 
that several of the deserters from Gen. Scotl'g 
forces had arrived at that place from fort Gra- 
tiot. Out of a party of forty that deserted at 
one time, fifteen had either died or were left 
on the rout unable to proceed. Before they 
came to the inhabited part of the Upper Pro- 
vince, the deserter." were phmdered by the 
Indians. ' 


EyENIjr© AJ*P ilOR.^If^Q STAR. 

The Ztvenin^ and the HSorning Stzu;. 



\\ hat a source of happiness our 
heavenly Fatlier has placed before us, 
if we believe his word ! But sav thou- 
sands, we do believe his word, v.o have 
the old and nevy testaments and thev 
are enough ; they v.ere given to the 
world that every body might be saved. 
But my friends, reflect a moment : 
Waslhelaw which was given to the 
children of Israel, given also to the 
world '? was the revelation, that pro- 
phetic blessing and cursing & the gath- 
ering, as recorded bv Moses, in liic tf, 
29,30,31, 82 and" 33rd chapters of 
Deuteronomy, meant for any other peo- 
ple than Israel? Vv'hnt nation but Is- 
rael had the blessing, or prophets to 
foretell it ? what nation but Israel re- 
ceived the curse, and what nation but 
Israel ^was scattered to be gatljered 
again? Be it remembered also, that 
while Israel endeavored to keep the 
law, they hr;d prophets to tell them 
when thej- were riglit and v.hcn they 
were wrong. Tku revelations of the 
old and new testaments, were given 
frem Adam in the garden of Eden, till 
John on the Isle of Patmos, during 
which time, holy men, moved by the 
Holy Ghost, spake to the Lord's an- 
nointed, his elect, his chosen, and 
church, what the Lord commanded. — 
Each prophet revealed what was expe- 
dient for his own time, and the people 
he spoke to : foretelling just what the 
Lord pleased to communicate to that 
people. When the Savior came, he 
gave his own revelations, and used the 
pld to support them. If the many things 
which Jesus did, were written, we sup- 
pose, as John did, that even the world 
itself could not contain the books that 
should be v/ritten : and yet, John, ma- 
ny years after, brings forth sonic new 
revelations, which must shortly come to 

The world should not be ignorant of 
this fact: when Paul wrote an epistle 
to the Romans, it was not to the Corin- 
thians ; when he wrote to the Corin- 
thians, it was not to the Ephesians ; 
when he wrote to the Hebrews, it was 
not to the Gentiles : So, also, when 
James directed hig ppistle to the twely.e 

tribes scattered abroad, it was not in- 
tended for the Corinthians, Gaiatians, 
Ephesians, nor any Gentile church, 
but for the covenant jicople of the Lord. 
Ave do entreat all men to consider, bo- 
fore they oiler an opinion upon llie 
word of the Lord. The covenant with 
Noah v/as very different from tlie cov- 
enant with Abraham, and the last cov- 
enant with Israel, which is to be writs 
ten in the heart, when the Lord gathers 
ill Jacoh, from all countries where they 
have been driven, will undoubtedly be 
diiierent from the creeds or articles of 
every church on earth, not established 
by immediate revelation fiom heaven. 
The Spirit of God is a spirit of revela- 
tion, and V. hen the following chapter is 
fulfilled, there must be some new reve- 
lations : — Blow vetho trumpet in Zion, 
and sound an alarm in mv holy nioun- 
tain : Let all the inhabitants of the 
land tremble : for the day of the Lord 
Cometh, lor it is nigh at hand ; a day of 
darkness and of gloominess, a day of 
clouds and of thick oarKness, as the 
morning spread upon the mountains : 
a great people and a strong ; there h.ath 
not been ever the like, neither shall b-u 
any more after it, to th.e years of ma- 
ny generations. A fire devcureth be-, 
fore them ; and behind them a flame 
burnetii : the land is as the garden of 
Eeden before them, and behind them a 
desolate v. ildcrness ; yea, and nothing 
shall escape them. The appearance 
of tiicni is as the appearance of horses; 
and as horseman, so shall they run. — 
Like the noise of chariots on the tops 
of mountains shall they leap, like the 
noise of a fiamc of nre that devoureth 
the stubble, as a strong people set in 
battle array. Before their face the peo- 
ple shr,ll be much pained : all faces sliall 
gather blackness. They shall run like 
mighty men ; they shall climb the wall 
like men of war; and they shall march 
every one on his ways, and they shall 
not break their ranks ; neither shall 
one thrust another ; they shall walk 
every one in his path : and if they 
fall upon the sword, they shall not bo 
wounded. They shall run to and fro 
in the city ; they shall run upon the 
wall, they shall climb up upon the hou- 
ses ; they shall enter into the windows 
like a thief The earth shall quake be- 
fore them ; the heavens shall tremble ; 
the sun and the moon shall be dark, and . 
the stars shall withdraw their shining : 
And the Lard shall uttef his voice be- 

KVKMI-XO AXD «0«-'<lx>((3 BTAJl. 


tore his army : for liis camp is very 
groat : for lie is strong that ex(.-cuttth 
ilia word : for the day of tlie Lord is 
great and very terrible ; and wlio am 
abide it? 

Therefore also now, saith tlie Lord, 
Turn ye to me with all your heart, and 
y.itli fasting, and witli weeping, and 
with nioiirniug: and rend your lieart, 
and not jour garments, and turn unto 
•tlie Lord your God ; for he is gracious 
and merciful slow to anger, and of 
<<icat kindness, and repenteth him ot 
the evil. Wlio knoweth if ho will re- 
turn and repent, and leave a blessing 
behind him; yea, even a mcat-ofiering 
and a drink-otlering unto the Lord 
your God ? 

Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify 
a fast, call a solemn assembly : gather 
the peoi)lc, sanctity the congregation, 
assemble the elders, gajher the children, 
and those that suck liio breasts : let the 
bridegroom go forth of his chamber, 
and the bride out of her closet. Let 
the priests, the ministers of the Lord, 
weep between the porch and the altar, 
and let them say, Spare thy people, O 
Lord, and give not thy heritage to re- 
proach, that the heathen should rule o- 
vcr them : wherefore should they say 
amongthe people, AVhere is their God? 

Then will the Lord bo jealous for his 
land, and pity his people. Yea, the 
Lord will answer and say unto his peo- 
ple, Behold, I will send you corn, and 
wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied 
therewith : and I will no more make 
you a reproach among the heathen : 
but I will remove far off from you the 
northern army, and will drive him into 
a land barren and desolate, with his 
face towards the cast sea, and his hind- 
er part toward the utmost sea ; and his 
stink shall come up, and his ill savor 
.shall come up, because he hath done 
great things. 

Fear not, O land ; be glad and re- 
joice : forthe Lord willdo great things. 
Be not afraid, j-e beasts of the field : 
for the pastures of the wilderness do 
spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, 
the fig-tree and the vine do yield their 
strength. Be glad then, ye children of 
Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: 
for he hath given you the former rain 
moderately, and lie will cause to come 
down for you the rain, the former rain, 
and the latter rain in the first month. — 
And the floors shall be full of wlieat, 
pnd the fats shall overflow with wine 

and oil. And I will restore to you tlio 
years that the locust hath eaten, thn 
canker-worm, and the caterpillar, and 
the palmer-worm, my great army which 
I sent among you. And ye shall eat 
in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise 
th.e name of the Lord your God, that 
hath dealt wonderously with yon : and 
my people shall never be ashamed.- - 
And yo shall kno«- thiit I am in the 
midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord 
your God, and none else : and my peo- 
ple shall never be ashamed. 

And itshallcome to pass afterward, that 
I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; 
and your sons andyour daughters shall 
prophesy, your old men shall dream 
dreams, your young men shall see vis- 
ions : and also upon the servants and 
upon the handmaids in those days will 
I pour out my Spirit. And I will shew 
wonders in the heavens and in the earth, 
blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 
The sun shall be turned into darkness, 
and the moon into blood, bet'ore the 
great and the terrible day of the Lord 
come. And it shall come to pass, that 
whosoever shall call on the name of 
the Lord shall be delivered ; for in 
mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall bo 
deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and 
in the remnant whom the Lord shall 

Beloved reader! when the Lord poura 
out his S[)irit upon all flesh, which will 
not be until the wicked are consumed, 
for every soul that will not hear the 
Lord at his second coming, must be cut 
off, there will be marvelous tilings re-; 
vcaled which will cause the children of 
God to rejoice. But before this great 
work is finished, John the Revelator, 
[Rev. 10] comes to prophesy again be- 
fore; many peoples, and nations, and 
tongues, and kings, which the Lor4 
[not man] will see fit to add to the words, 
of his other prophecy : For eye hath 
not scon, nor ear heard, neither have 
entered into the heart of man, the things 
which God hath prepared for them that 
wait for him. 


On» of the first duties of man is, to 
assist hia fellow beings in all things 
appertaining to their happiness, and, 
for this purpose, we have a desire, not 
only to labor for the benefit of the 
saints, but that the world may know, 


that the secQud coming of our Knvior 
is near. Notwithstanding tliere exists, 
and that too, among those who profess 
to have a form of gouiiness, a great 
difference of opinion when and how 
the Lord will come, yet yse shall en- 
deavor t J bring such passages of sa- 
cred writ, as will make this subject 
clear to them that look for him the sec- 
ond time without sin unto salvation, 
and remind them that doubt, that the 
time is at hand- First]}', Peter, who 
had the keys of the kingdom, wrote 
thus : This second epistle, beloved, I 
now write unto you ; in which I stir up 
your pure minds by way of remem- 
brance : that ye may be mindful of 
the words which were spoken before 
by the holy prophets, and of the com- 
mandment of us ihe apostles of the Lord 
and Savior : knowing this first, that 
there shall come in the last days scof- 
fers, walking after their own lusts and 
saying. Where is the promise of his 


■? for since the fat hers fell 
asleep, all things continue fis from the 
beginning of the creation. 

It is a good thing to be reminded of 
the words which were spoken before 
by the holy prophets, for without them 
the world would be a wilderness ; men 
could not tell from whence theysprang, 
or to where they would go after death. 
But to the subject, according to Jude, 
Enoch said, Behold the Lord conieth 
■with ten thousand of his saints ; and by 
reading the extract of his prophecy, 
in the last Star, it will be seen that E- 
noeh was shown all things from the 
beginning to the end. and he thus in- 
quires about the Sabbath of creation 
and second coming of the Lord: When 
shall the earth rest ? And Enoch be- 
held the Son of man ascend up unto 
the Father : And he called upon the 
Lord saying. Wilt thou not coire again 
upon the earth, for inasmuch as thou 
art God, and I know thee, and thou hast 
sworn unto me and commanded me 
that I should ask in the name of thine 
only begotten, thou hast made me, and 
given unto me a right to thy throne, and 
not of myself but through thine own 
grace; wherefore, I ask thee, if thou 
wilt not come again on the earth ? And 
the Lord said unto Enoch, as I live, 
even so will I come in the last days, in 
the days of wickedness and vengeance, 
to fulfil the oath which I have made un- 
to you, concerning the children of 
Noah : and the dav shall come that the 

earth shall rest, but before that day the 
hea\ens shall be darkened, and a veil 
of darkness shall cover the earth ; and 
the lieavens shall shake, and also l!;3 
earth ; and streat tribulations shall be 
among the children of men, but my peo- 
ple will I preserve ; and righteousness 
will I send down out of lieavcn ; and-" 
t '.e truth will I send forth out cf 
the earth to bear testimony of mine on- 
ly begotten ; his resurrection from the 
dead ; yea, and also the resurrection of 
all men ; and righteousness and truth 
will I cause lo sweep the earth as with 
a flood, to gather out mine own elect 
from the four quarters of the earth, un- 
to a place which I shall prepare, an ho- 
ly city, that my people may gird up 
th.eir loins, and be looking forth for the 
time of my coming; for there shall be 
mj- tabernacic, and it shall bo called 
ZION, a New Jerusalem. 

David seems to have understood this 
prophecy when 'sic composed the 85th 
Psalm ; for besides saying, that the 
Lord had brought back the captivity of 
Jacob, (meaning the twelve tribes, and 
ten of them have been lost ever since 
the reign of Hosea,) he said. Truth 
shall spring out of the earth ; and righ- 
teousness shall look dov/n from heav- 
en. Yea, the Lord shall give good, 
and our land shall yield her increase. 
Passing the promises to Abraham, 
Isaac, and Jacob, we ne.\t observe that 
the Lord said, by Moses, I will raise 
them up a prophet from among their 
brethren, like unto thee, which Peter, 
while preaching, thus adds to his own 
words on the same subject : Repent 
ye therefore, and be converted, that 
your sins may be blotted out, w hen (he 
times of refreshing shall come from the 
presence of the Lord ; and he shall 
send Jesus Christ, which before was 
preached unto you : whom the heaven 
must receive, until the times of restitu- 
tion of all things, which God hath spo- 
ken by the mouth of all his holy proph- 
ets, since the world began. For Mo- 
ses truly said unto the fathers, A Proph- 
et shall the Lord your God raise up un- 
to you, of your brethren, like unto me: 
him shall he hear in all things what- 
soever he shall say unto you. And 
it shall come to pass, that ever}- 
soul which will not hear that Prophet, 
shall be destroyed from among the peo- 
ple. Yea, and all the prophets from 
Samuel, and those that follow after, as 
many as have spoken, have likewise 
foretold of these days. We will re- 



Evfi»*i>ie.'A'S-& mms^re^AR. 

jTiark here, that notwitlist:inding .many 
.prophecies liavc been fuifillcd, yet the 
time when every soul was c!ej.trc^ycd, 
who refusdcl tu hear a prophet, from 
Moses till this day, has not come to 
pass, but there can be v-o doubt, it will 
be so when ivla'achi's words are tulfill- 
ed : For behold, the day conieth, that 
shall burn as an ovPn ; and ail the 
proud, yea, and all that dg wicked!}', 
shall be stubble, and the day that Com- 
eth shall burn them up, saith the Lord 
of hosts, that it shall leave them neither 
root nor branch. Job, who is suppos- 
od to have lived wh'le the children of Is- 
j-ael sojourned in Egypt, said, he knew 
his Rcedemer lived, and that he should 
stand at the latter day, (not the .meridi- 
an of time,) upon -the earth, at which 
^inlo the stone that Daniel saw cut out 
of the mountain, will fill the whole e§.rth; 
Then the moon shall be confojjnded, 
and the sun ashamed, when the Lord 
of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and 
in Jerusalem, and before his ancients 
gloriousl}'. It is said, that the Redeeni- 
.er shall come to Zion, and unto them 
ihnt turn from transgression in Jacob. 
Paul, while speaking of the salvation 
of Israel, in the llth chapter of Ro- 
mans, says. There shall come out of 
Sion, [Zion] a Deliverer, and shall turn 
away ungodliness from Jacob. And 
again, Isaiah said, O Zion, tlia-t bring- 
est good tidings, gi't tiiec up into the 
high mountain : O Jerusalem, that 
bringest good tid.ngs, lit't up thy voice 
with strengtii ; lift up, be not afraid ; 
s,ay unto the cities of Judah, Behold 
your God ! Behold the Lord God will 
come with strong power, and his arm 
shall rule for him ; behold, his reward 
is with him, and his work before him. 
And Zechcriah says when the day of 
the Lord cometh, his feet shall stand in 
that day upon the mount of Olives ; and 
the Lord my God shall come, and all 
the .saints with him. Bui to remove all 
doubt, let us lake the Savior's own 
words, when he was asked by his dis- 
ciples when and what should be th^' 
sign of his coming ? Immcdia'.ely af- 
ter the tribulation of those days, shall 
the sun be darkened, and the moon shall 
not give her light, and the stars shall 
fall t'rom heaven, and the powers of the 
heavens shall be shaken : and then 
shall appear the sign of the Son of man 
in heaven: and then shall all the tribes 
of the earth mourn, and they shall see 
the Son of man coming in the clouds 

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of heaven with power and great fflorv. 
And he shall send his angels v.itha 
great sound of a trunspet, and they shall 
gather together his elect from the four 
winds, from one end of heaven to the 
other. Now learn a parable of the fig- 
tree ; when his branch is yci tender, 
and putteth forth leaves, y.e know that 
f-ummer is nigh : so likewise y.c, when 
ye shall see all these things, lyiow that 
it is near, even at the doors. Verily I 
say unto you, TvUis genera,tion fin the 
which these things shall be shewn 
forth.] shall not pass, till ^iH these 
things be fulfilled. Again k is written, 
he said, Jerusalem shall be trodden 
down of the Gentiles, till the tinwis of 
the Gentiles be fulfilled. We need not 
quote every passage that alludes to the 
second coming of the Savier, for it is so 
plainly foretold by almost all the proph- 
ets, that a child cannot mistake, even 
the generation when .the Lord may be 
looked for. For as it is written : Ye 
uKii of Galliloe, why stand ye gazing 
up into heaven? this same Jesus which 
is taken up from you into heaven, shall 
so come in like manner as y.e have 
seen him go into heaven : So also, 
when you hear of wars and rumors of 
wars ; when pestilence begins to spread 
over the whole earth ; when famine 
and other troubles try men's souls, 
and when, as the book of Mormon 
says, the fulness of the gospel goes to 
the Gentiles, and the remnants of Jo- 
seph begin to know that they are the 
covenant |it3ople of the Lord, watch, 
for the hour is near, when Jesus will 
drink of the fruit of the vine, new with 
his disciples in his Father's kingdom. 

The only caution we give on this 
subject, is, be carefuland blend not the 
Day of Judgment, which comes at least, 
more than a thousamd years after the 
Son of Man conies in the clouds of 
heaven, with the first resurrection ! 
When the earthquake begins to shake 
this broken globe, and the mountains 
begin to flow down at his presence, and 
every valley is exalted, all them that 
have escapcfd the desolations, will soon 
sec the Son of Man coming in his glo- 
ry with Zion, or tho general assembly 
and chnrch of (he, with him, 
to reign on earth wliilc Satan is bound: 
Then peace and righteousness, like tho 
noon-sun, will enlighten the world. 

Come unto me, all ye that labor, and 
will givo you rest. — Chrinl. 




And Joshua the son of Xiin, was full 
of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had 
laid his hands upon liini. Moses or- 
dained Joshua that he rnight receive 
the Holy Ghost and lead Israel into 
the promised land. And the apostles 
laid on hands, that the person might re- 
ceive the Holy Ghost, if he was con- 
trite before the Lord ; for, every one 
that hungers after righteousness shall 
be filled, and God gives him that re- 
pents and is baptized, the gift of the 
Holy Ghost, that the words which were 
spoken by the Savior, may be tiultiiled, 
namelv: And these signs shall foUow- 
them that believe : In my name shall 
they cast out devils : they shall take 
up serpents : they shall speak with 
now tongues ; and if they drink any 
deadly thing, it shall not hurt them ; 
they shall lay hands on the sick and 
they shall recover. 

The Lord our God is one Lord, and 
the Holy One of Israel is one Savior, 
that spake and the world was, and he 
never had a church unless the Holy 
Spirit was in it because no one can be 
born iato his church without water and 
the Spirit, for the Spirit is the gil't of 
God, which is so plainly illusti-ated by 
Paul, in the 12th chapter to his Corin- 
thian brethren, that we quote it : No 
man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but 
by the Holy Ghost. Now there are 
diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 
And there are differences of adminis- 
trations, but the same Lord. And there 
■ace .diversities of operations, but it is the 
same God which worketh all in all. — 
But the manifestation of the Spirit is 
given to every man to profit withal. 
for to one is given by the Spirit the 
word of wisdom : to another, the word 
pf knowledge by the same Spirit To 
another, faith by the same Spirit ; to 
another the gift of healing by the same 
Spirit ; to another, the working of mir- 
acles ; to another, prophecy ; to anoth- 
er, discerning of spirits ; to another, 
all kinds of tongues ; to another, the 
interpretation of tongues. 

As the Lord i» one God, that never 
changes, where are the signs following 
them that believe in the sectarian church- 
es? Has God ever said these signs 
shall cease? No. These signs were 
in the beginning : Hence, as a sign 
that Abel had faith and works to please 
God, his offering was accepted : as a 

sign tliat Noah was a righteous man be- 
fore the Jjord, ho was saved wheti tho 
wicked were destroyed by the flood ; 
as a sign that Moses was a man of God, 
his rod swallowed up the magician's 
rods; as a sign that Joshua had receiv- 
ed the S])iritof God. the waters of Jor- 
dan were cut oiT while Israel' 
over ; and f.Iso, the walls of Jericho 
fell when compassed according to the: 
commandment of the Lord ; as a sign 
that follovved them that believe, Han- 
nah brought forth a son in answer to 
her prayer, who was a prophet : as a 
sign that Elijah had faith in God, lie 
called down fire from heaven ; as ;i 
sign that Elisha was favored of God, 
tile widow's oil was increased ; as 
a sign that all were subject to C^od, 
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, 
were un.scorchcd in Nebuchadnezzar's 
furnace ; as a sign that God a rev-r 
elator of all mysteries, Daniel iaterpre- 
tfid the hand-writing upon the wall ; 
as signs that these signs followed them 
that believed, the apostles spake with 
tongues on tho day of Pentecost ; as a 
sign that the I^ord never changed, John 
brought forth a new revelation on tho 
Isle of Patmos ; and as a sign that the 
words of Isaiah are true, the Lord hath 
again began to give precept upon prer 
cept, precept upon precept, line upon 
line, line upon line, in these last days; 
and, where faith is exerci.sed, and ho- 
liness practised before the Lord, these 
signs will follow them that believe, un- 


til the Savior comes. 

In Matthew, the last words of Jesus 
werej: Go ye therefore and teach alj 
nations, baptizing them in the name of 
the Father and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Ghost ; teaching them to observe 
all things whatsoever I have command- 
ed you : and lo, I am with you always, 
even unto the end of the world. Amen. 


TEMBER, 1830. 

Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ, your 
Redeemer, the great I am, whose arm of mer- 
cy has atoned for your sins; who will gath- 
er his people even as a hen gq.thers her chick- 
ens under her wings, even as many as will 
hearken to my voice, and humble themselves 
before me, and call upon me in mighty pray- 
er. Behold, verily, verily I say unto you at 
this time your sins are forgiven you: there- 
fore ye receive these things; but remember 
to sin no more, lest perils shall come upon 
you. Verily I say unto you, that ye are 



chos3n out of tKe world to declare my gos- 
pel willi the sound of rejoicing, as with the 
Voice of a trump: lift up your hearts and be 
;;lad for I am in your midst, and am your ad- 
Vo-ate with the Father; and it is his good 
will to give you the kingdom; and as it is 
written, Whatsoever ye shall ask in faith, 
beini; united in prayer according to my com- 
mand, ye shall receive; and ye are called to 
bring to pass the gathering of my elect, for 
my elect hear my voice and harden not their 
hearts; ^Vherefore the decree has gone forth 
from the Father, that they shall be gathered 
in unto one place, upon the face of this land, 
to prepare their hearts, and be prepared in 
all tilings, against the day when tribulation 
and desolation are sent fortli upon tlie wick- 
ed: fi>r the hour is nigii, and the day is soon 
nt hand, when the earth will be ripe; and all 
the proud, and tiiey that do wickedly, shall 
be as stuble, and I will burn them up. saith 
Ihe Lord of hosts, that wickedness sliaU not 
be upon the earth; tor the hour is nigh, and 
that which was spoken by my apostles must 
be fulfilled; for r.i lluy spoke so shall it come 
to pass: fori will reveal myself from heaven 
with power and great glor;,-, willi all li.e 
hosts thereof, and dwell in righteousness with 
men on earth a thousand years, and the wick- 
ed shall not stand. And again, verily, verily 
I say uato you, and it has gone forth in a 
firm decree, by the will of the Father, that 
my apostles, the twelve which were with me 
in my ministry at .lerusalem, shall £t:ind at 
my right baud at the day of my coming in a 
pillar of lire, being clothed with robes of 
i'ighteousness, with crowns upon their heads, 
in glory even as I am, to judge the whole 
house of Israel, even as many as have loved 
nJe and kept my comniand.'rieats, and none 
else; for a trump shall sound buih long ai... 
loud, even as upon mount Sinai, and all the 
farth shall quake, and they shall com.e forth, 
yea, even the dead who died in me, to re- 
ceive a crown of righteousness, and to be 
clothed upon, even as I am, to be with me 
that we may be one.- But behold, I say un- 
to you, that before tliis great day shall come, 
Ihe sun shall be darkened, and the mc/on shall 
be turned into blood, and the stars shall fall 
from heaven; and there shall be great sig:is 
in the heavens above, and in the earlh be- 
neath; and there shall be weeping and wail- 
ing among the inhabitants of the earth; and 
there shall be a great hallstonu sent forth to 
destroy the crops of tlie earth: and it shall 
come to pass, of the wickedness of 
the world, that I will take vengeance upon 
the wicked, for tlieywill not repent: for the 
rup of my indignation is full; for, behold my 
blood shall not cleanse them if they repent 
not: wherefore, I will send forth flies ni>on 
tiie face of the earth, whic'j . J- ■'! tako hold 
of tlie inhabitants thereof, and shall eat their 
flesh, and shall cause maggots to coine in up- 
on them, and their longue.s shall l>e stayed 
that they shall not utter against me, and 
their flesh shall fall from ofi" their bones, and 
their eye« from their sockets: and it shall 
come to pa«i. that the beasts of the forests, 
and the fowls of the air, shall devour them 
up: and that great and abominable church, 
which is the wTiore of all the earth, shall be 
cant down by devouring fire, according as it 
was spoken by the moutli of KzekicI tlic 
prophet, which npoke of these things, which 

have not cume to j.ces as yet, but surely 
must, as 1 live, for abominations shall not 

And again, verily, verily 1 say unto you, 
that when the thousand 'years are ended, and 
men again begin to deny their God, then 
will I spare the earth but for a little season; 
and then the end sholl come, and the heaven 
and the earth shall be consumed, and pasj 
away, and there shall be a new heaven and a 
new earth; for all old things shall pass away, 
and all things become new, even the heaven 
and the earth, and all the fulness thereof, 
both men and beasts; the fowls of the air, 
and the fislii-s of the sea, and not one hair, 
neither moat, shall be lost, for it is the work- 
manship of my hand. But verily I say unto 
you. bpfore the earth shall pass away, Mich- 
ael, my arch-angel, shall sound his trump, 
and the« shall all the dead awake, for the 
graves ."sl'.all be opened, and they shall come 
forth, yea. even all; and the righteous ahall 
be gathered on my right hand unto eternal 
life; and the wicked on my left hand will I 
be ashamed to own before the Father; vrhe/e- 
fote I will say unto them, depart from me ye 
cursed into 'TerU'-stlnff lire, pi.'-]jiiied for liie 
devil and his angels. And now, behold I say 
unto you, never, at any time, have I declared 
from my own mouth, that they should re- 
turn, for where I am they can not come, for 
tliey have no power; but remember, that all 
niv judgments are not given unto men, and 
as the words have gone forth out of my 
mouth, even so shall they be fulfilled, that 
the first shall be last, and the last shall be 
first in all things, whatsoever I have created 
by the word of my power, which is the pow- 
er of iny Spirit, for by the power of my Spir- 
it created i them, yea, all things both spirit- 
Udl and temporal; firstly spiritual, secondly 
temporal, which is the beginning of my work: 
and again, firstly teniporal, and secondly 
spiritual, which is the of my work, speak- 
ing unto you tliat ye may naturally under- 
stand, but unto myself my work has no end, 
neither beginning; but it is given unto you, 
(hat ye may understand, because ye have 
asked it of me, and are agreed: wherefore,- 
verily I say unto you, that all things unto 
me are spiritual, and not at any time have I 
given unto you a law which was temporal, 
neitlier any man, nor the children of men;' 
neither Adam your father, whom I creaied; 
behold I gave unto him that he should be an 
agent unto himself; and I gave unto him a, but no temporal eonimaud- 
ment gave 1 unto him, for my commandments 
arc spiritual; they are not natural, nor tem- 
poral, neither carnal nor sensual; and it 
came to pa,sB, t!iat Adam, being tempted'oi' 
the devil, for behold the devil was before Ad. 
am, for he rebelled against me, saying. Give 
me thv honor, which is my power, and also 
a third part of the host of heaven turned he 
away from me because of their agency; r.iij 
they were thrust down, and thus came the 
devil and his angels; and behold, there is a 
place prepared for them from the beginning, 
which place is hell; and it must needs be 
that the devil should tempt the children of 
men, or they could not be agents unto them- 
selves, for if they never should have bitter, 
thev could not knov.' the sweet: Wherefore, 
it came to pass, that the devir tempted Adam 
and he partook of the forbidden fruit, and 



transgressed the conHhandment, wherein he 
became subject to tlie -.vill of the devil,' be- 
cause lie yielded unto temptation: whereibre, 
I the Lord God caused that he should be cast 
out ti-om the garden of Eden, from my pres- 
ence, because of liis transgression: wherein 
he became sjtiritually dead, wiiich is tlie first 
death, even that same death which, is tiie 
last death, which is spiritual, wiiich shall be 
pronounced upon the wicked when I shall 
say, depart ye cursed, i^ut behold I say un- 
to you. that I the Lord God ga^e unto Ad- 
am, and unto his seed, that they should not 
die as to the ten-.poral death, until I the Lord 
God should send forth angels to declare unto 
them repentance and redemption , through 
faith on the name of my only begotten Son; 
and thus did i the Lord God appoint unto 
man the da^'S of his probation, that by his 
natural death he »-)i;jht be raised in immor- 
tality unto eternal life, even as many as 
would believe on my name, and they that be- 
lieve not, unto eternal damnation, for they 
cannot be redeemed from their spiritual fail, 
because they repent not, for tliey love dark- 
ness more than light, and their deads are evil, 
and they receive their wages of whom they 
list to obey. But behold, I say unto you, 
that little children are redeemed from the 
foundation of the world, through my only 
begotton: Wherefore they cannot sin,, for 
power is not given to satan to tempt little 
children until they begin to be accountable 
before me, for it is given unto them even as 
I will, according to my own pleasure, that 
great things may be required at the hand of 
their fathers. And again, I say unto yoa, 
that whoso, having knowledge, have not I 
commanded to repent? and he that has no 
understanding, it remains in me to do accor- 
ding as it is written. And now, behold, I 
declare no more unto you at this time. — 

"Worldly Matters, 

EN OCTOBER 30, 1831. 
Hearken, and lo, a voice as of one sent 
down from on high, who is mighty and pow- 
erful, whose going forth is unto the ends of 
the earth; yea, whose voice is unto men, 
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his 
paths strait. The" keys of the kingdom of 
God, are committed unto man on the earth, 
and from thence shall the gospel roll forth un- 
to the ends of the earth, as the stone which 
is hewn from the mountain without hands 
shall roll forth, until if has filled the whole 
earth; yea, a voice crying. Prepare ye the 
way of the Lord, prepare ye the supper of 
the Lamb, make' ready for the bridegroo.m; 
pray unto tlie Lord; call upon his holy 
name; make known his wonderful works 
among the people; call upon the Lord; that 
his kingdom may go forth upon the earth; 
that the inhabitants thereof may receive it, 
and be prepared for the days to come, in the 
which the Son of man shall come down in 
heaven, clothed in the brightness of liis glo- 
ry, to meet the kingdom of God which is'set 
up on tlie earth: Wherefore, may the king- 
dom of God go forth, that the "kingdom of 
heaven may come, that thou O God may be' 
glorified in heaven, so on earth, that thy 
enemies maybe subdued; for tliine is' the 
honor, power and glory, forever and ever: 

An ourang outang which lately arrived at 
Philadelphia, has died with a disorder resem- 
bling that of cholera. J.lore than $91,000 in 
."specie, arrived lately in New York, from for- 
eign ports. Five "hundred buildings, with 
most of their contents, were burnt at Port aii 
Prince, on the 6th of July last. From ap- 
pearances, the Indian war in the Upper Mis- 
sissippi region,, is about closed, and the Illi- 
nois militia have been disbanded. The car- 
pet manufactory of Tarifiville, Conn, has a 
capita) of $123,000. Since the cholera ap- 
pec^re'd On' this continent, §10,000 have been 
collected in New York for the benefit of the' 
poor and needy. It seems that, at the Union 
celebration of the 4th of July, in Bishopviile 
S.' C. the cooks poisoned the victuals, which 
siclcened all that eat, and or* died. On' the 
7th of July, a ra'fl of pine boai-ds 4tid shin- 
gles, with thirteen peisons upon it. landidg at 
Quebec, was driven back in a storm and ele- 
ven of the thirteen were drowned. On the 
10th of July, a schooner was .sunk in Lake 
Erie, containing 500 barrels of salt and ten" 
tons of merchandise. On Sunday, the 22ad 
of July, two daughters of Mr. ■\A'oodworth, 
of Fenner, New "York, were killed by light- 
ning; one aged 15, tlie other 5 yeajs. It is; 
said that more tha'n 49,0,00 emigi'ants had nr-' 
rived at Quebec, up to J'uly, this season. 

We learn says the Lexington Observer that 
a: man rfamed Coleman, was murdered neaf 
Harrisburg oii Friday night last. The par- 
ticulars w4 have not been able lo learn, fur-' 
ther than that the person decea'sed, left Hams- 
burg late on the evening of Friday, for his' 
residence, a short dista'nce in the' country, 
and was way-laid, cut and mangled in a most 
shocking manner, pie had about him, when 
he lefl Harrisburg, about three thousand dol- 
lars, which was also taken from his pockets. 
His body was discovered on Saturday morn- 
ing. The perpetrators of the crime have not 
been discovered, nor suspicion, as yet, fi.xed' 
upon them. 

Murder. — On Tliursday of last week, an' 
Indian by the name of John Steeprock, beat 
his i.q^uaw with his fist, until she died. The 
outrage was committed near the 
da Reservation, while they were both drunk. 
Steeprock was accused by his wife with hav-' 
ing stolen por'i, upon which he fell to maul- 
ing her, and she fell down, and to use his own- 
emphatic language, when explaining the acf 
afterwards, "stopped breathing." — [Bata-?ia' 

How to lo Saved. — When the bishop of 
E.x.^ter, who preached a sermon at St. Janie's 
church last, he gave out his text, 'What shall 
I do to be saved;' a wajj^ in the gallery called 
out, to the evident discomfiture of the right 
Rev. prelate, but to the no small amusement 
of a great portion of the con^-egation, 'vote 
for the Reform Bill!' The beadle immediate- 
ly bustled towards the place whence the sound 
proceeded but no further notice was taken of 
the occurrence. 

We observe in the Quebec Mercury of the 
21st instant, that tlie benificent socity of th;it 
city has resolved to "send back to'Europp, 
with their families, the widowers and widows 
vfho may be desirous of returning thiUier." 



AnuColeiiian, (wliohad in love accompanied 
thcni) andcarri2<l tlieni toth; liarbot's mouth, 
tlirea'.eninsr that lliey would dispose of tliein 
BO, us that they would be troubled with them 
no more. And becaus:- they were not will- 
ing to po tliey forced them down a tteep 
place in the snow, dragging Ma.ry Tonikins 
again over stumps of trees to the water side, 
whereby she nas much bruised, and fainted 
under their hands. Anne Ambrose they pul- 
led into tlie water, and kept her swiniminu 
by. the canoe, in danger of drowning, or be- 
ina: frozen to death; They would in all proba- 
bility liave proceeded in the design of murder- 
in;r. if they had not been prevented b}- e storm; 
which drove them back to the house where 
they had kept them all tlie night before. The*- 
kept them there till near midnight, and then 
turned them out of doors, in the frost and 
snow, though Ann Ambrose's clothes wete 
frozen. The barbarity e.\ercised on these 
women was such, that, to all human proba- 
bility, they must have perished, had not pro- 
vidence in a signal manner preserved them. 
It did not appear that these men had any le- 
gal authority for what they did, but that they 
were encouraged to this abuse of these harm- 
less women by a ruling elder of their church 
(miscalled) "Hate-eTiI Nutter." 

A statesman of the Tang dynasty recom- 
mended the Emperor Kaou-Tsoo to put away 
all sycophants from the Court. His Majasty 
asked, 'who are the sycopliants.'' To find 
them out, his advisers suggested this notable 
expedient: — 'At your next levce, when your 
courtiers are all about you, consalling on na- 
tional affiiirs, aftect to be angry, in order to 
try them. Those that pertinaciously reason 
tlie point, and won't submit to you are up- 
right statesmen: those who are awed by your 
Majest}-, and submit to your will, are syco- 
phants.' The emperor replied, 'the Sovereign 
is tlie fountain: statesmen are the streams; 
from a turbid fountain clear streams cannot 
be obtained. If the Sovereign act a deceitful 
part, how can he expect upright Ministers? I 
must rule with perfect sincerity. Your de- 
vice, sir, may be a good one, but I cannot 
adopt it.' — [Canton Register.] 

Labor. — The idea that labor degrades the 
mind, is one of the most mischievous errors 
of which poor human nature ever was guilty. 
It enables tiie idle and vicious to rob the hon- 
est and laborious of a large portion of their 
earnings; it is a most serious obstacle in the 
way of all improvement, and ought to be dis- 
countenanced by every sensible man. — Says 
Governor Morris, on this subject, '1 have 
met with mechanics, in the first societiesr in 
Europe, from which idlers of high rank were 
excluded; and was once intfoducd by a cop- 
persmith to the intimacy of a diike.' 

Remedifj'iir Vumilhif;. — Common ColTee — 
Prepare it in tlie following manner; — Roast 
half a pint of Indian corn in an iron pan or 
kettle, free from any grease, stir it steadily 
until it is so brown as to he nearly black; — 
grind or powder it. To one tea cup of the 
corn powder, pour a pint of boiling water — 
let it boil five minutes in a clean tin ve.-sel, 
then strain it, and then give half a tea cup 
full without milk; and if it is vomited once, 
give the otlier half cup, which is usually suffi- 
cient. [Wh. !o\a. 


Though the government of New England 
was restrained from putting the Quakers to 
death, and granted them liberty for a while, 
it lasted not long. The dispositions of the 
magistrates were still the same. 

In \&&i, Mary Tomkins, .Alice Ambrose, 
and Ann Coleman, came under a religious 
concern to visit their friends about Piscalaqua 
river. TJiey had not been long there, betbre 
Rayner, a priest of Dover, excited the magis- 
trates to persecute them. He brought them 
l>t'fore Walden, a deputy magistrate, who 
telling th?m of tlie law they had to punish 
them, Mary Tomkhis answered, 'v-o there 
was a law that Daniel should not pray to his 
God." He replied, "Yes, and Daniel sufier- 
ed, and so shall you." Also, when A. Am- 
brose said, "Her name was written in the 
Lamb's book ofLite," he answered, '-Nobodv 
here knows that book, and for this you shall 
suff.T." On this occasion the priest supply- 
i;ig the place of a clerk, formed for him a war- 
rant or ord^r as follows: 
"To the Constables of Dover, Hampton, Sa- 
lisbury, Newbury, Rowlj-, Ipswich, ^Ven- 
hani, I^inn, Boston, Roxbuiy', Dedliain, and 
until the vagabond Quakers ■■ire carried out of 
tilts jurisdiction. 

"You and every one of you are required in 
the King's majesty's name, to take these va- 

fibond Quakers, Ann Coleman, Mary Tom- 
i.ns, and Alice .'\mbros?; and make them 
fast to the cart's tail, «!t driving the cart thro' 
your several towns, to whip on tlieir backs, 
not exceeding ten stripes a piece on each of 
them, in each town, and so from constable to 
constable, till they come out of this jurisdic- 
tion, as j-ou answer it at your peril: and this 
shall be your warrant, 


Dated at Dover, Dec. \t2, 166-2. 

This order was executed at Dover, while 
tlie priest stood bv and laughed: for which 
cruel levity Eliakim Wardcl and William 
Fourbisli reproved him; when ;hc magistrate 
caused them to be put in the 5io:;ks. They 
were then convej-ed to Hampton and tlr-n 
again whipped, and also at Salisbury; but 
the constable of that town, deputing a person 
to convey them farther, he, moved with com- 
passion, determined to run the liaz.ird of 
breaking the law, and set them at liberty, 
whereby the priest was disappointed of his 
aim, which seems to be to take av.'ay their 
lives, which in all likelihood liiJ been the 
case, if the constables of these eleven 
townships had executed the warrant with 
such severty as he had e.xcited the constable 
of Dover to do, the distance from Dover, to 
the end of the jurisdiction, being about eighty 

.\flor a little time they returned again to 
D-iver, wh^re, being met together with other 
friends on the first day of the v/eek, whilst 
A. Ambrose was at prayer, two constables, 
Thomas Roberts' and John his brother, came 
into the meeting, and taking Yft each by an 
arm, dragged her out of doors, and then thro' 
til" snow, nrhich waH knee deep, over stumps 
and old trees, near a mile; whr n they had 
wearied themselves they commanded tHo 
others to help them: then they fetched .Mary 
Tomkins, and treated her in like manner. — 
The next morning, which was excessive cold, 
Ihey forced them into a canop. tog»-ther with 


EVENiXa ASfe MOR.i'^iNe StAR. 

Bogota papers to the 10th of June, re-' 
ceivcd at Baltimore, contain intelligence of 
the Cholera having made its appearance in 

"This fatal news," says the Bulletin de 
Popayan, "has just reached us, and we con- 
sider ourselves under obligation to give it im- 
mediate publicity. A letter from Santiago 
de Chili, from unquestionable source, elated 
12 February, says, ''An epidemic called 
Scarlatina, or Cholera Morbu*. has made its 
appearance in this country, with so much 
•■violence, that people die in the streets in a 
few minutes after leaving their houses. By 
the mail just arrived from Valparaiso, we 
learn, tliat 363 persons liave died in that city 
in the space of eight days; and during the 
present week 591 have died in this capi- 

IfanUd. — A wet nurse to take ciiarge of a 
basket of children left at this office a short 
time since. — [Miners' Journal.] 

Among all denominations in the world, 
that serve, or, at least, worship God to be 
saved, it maj' be worth while for the humble 
disciple of the meek and lowly Jesus, to no- 
tice how the rich, the great and the noble, are 
flattered and honored, and even excused from 
acts of ein; nor would it be wrong for the 
children of the living God, to observe how 
the Christians, as they style themselves, fol- 
low the changing fashions of ilie da}", to the 
most extravagant extremes; and wafch how 
greedily they seek the world and all tilings in 
it, while the poor are forgotten by their neigh- 
bors. Truly did the Savior say. For that 
Which is highly esteemed among men, is an 
abomination in the sight of God, Great 
names are clung to, good or bad, and rich 
fnen are courted, saints or siimcrs, thougli it 
may be easier lor a camel to go through the 
eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter 
into the kingdom of God, As in the days of 
the Savior, all sects are striving for the up- 
permost rooms at feasts, and for the chief 
seats in the synagogues, and as Paul said" 
should be the case in tlie last days, they have 
a form of godliness, but deny the power there- 
of. Well might James exclaim: Halli not 
God chosen the poor of this world rich in 
faith, and heirs of the kingdom wliiuh he liath 
promised to them that love him ? 


How little does man know of the power of 
God. The prophets who e.xercised this pow- 
er, never lefli a trace of it upon the earth, nor 
a line upon the sacred scroll, which would 
convince the world what it wa«. The earth- 
quake, the whirlwind, and the flaming flame, 
might terrify and astonish, but when Elijah 
heard the still small voice, he wrapped liis 
face in his mantle, and went out, & stood in 
the entering in of the cave, for the Lord was 
there! When the Lord said to Moses, Lo, I 
come unto thee in a thick cloud, and all the 
people saw the tlmnderings, and the light- 
nings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the 
mountain smoking; standing back, afar off, 
beseeching Moses to speak with God, that 
he might not spcik to them, lest they die, we 
may kneTi- that a man must be pure in h'art, I 

to see God: When we read that God is not 
a man, that he should lie, we learn tiiat he 
always does as he says, and when we see. by 
tlie revelation on the second page of this pa- 
per, that the power of God is his honor, then 
may we e.xclaim like Lehi of old, Great and'- 
marvellous are thy works, O Lord God Al- 
mightyl Thy throne is high in the heavens, 
and thy power, and goodness, and mercy, is 
over all the inhabitants of the earth! 

H Tf la IV" s . 

Earth with her ten thousand flowers. 
Air, with all its beams and flowers; ^ 
Heaven's infuiite expanse; 
Ocean's resplendant countenance — 
All around, and all above. 
Hath this record — God is love. 

Sounds Smori^ {he' vales and hills.' 
In the woods and by tlie rills, 
Of the breeze and of the bird, 
By the gentle murmur stirred — 
Sacred songs, beneath, above,; 
Have one chorus — God is love,- 

All the hopes that sweetly start. 
From the fountain of the heart; 
All the bliss that ever conies. 
To our earthly — human homes — 
All the voices from above, 
Sweetly whisper — God is love, 


Praise to God, immortal praise, 
For the love tliat crowns our days; 
Bounteous source of every joy. 
Let thy praise our tongues employ ; 

For the blessings of the field. 
For the stores the gardens yield,- 
For the vine's e.xalted juice. 
For the geu'rous olive's use; 

Flocks that whiten all the plain. 
Yellow sheaves of ripen'd grain, 
Clouds that drop theiriatt'ning dew»/ 
Suns that temperate warmth difluse; 

All that spring with, bounteous hand 
Scatters o'er the smiling land; 
All that lib'ral autumn pours 
From her rich o'erflowing slores; 

These to thee our God we owe. 
Source v.'hence all our blessings flowr 
And for these our souls shall raise 
Grateful vows and solemn praise. 

1? The solemn j.-ledge the Script-iires give — ■" 
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Perhaps some might think, that we ought 
to embrace the scattering of the twelve tri&es 
in this article, but a moment's reflection will 
show the propriety of takin;; tlie ten lost 
tribes first. We have a sufficient foundation 
for the scattering and gathering of Israel in 
the 2.:?, 29, 30, 31, 3-2, and 33rd chapters of 
Deuteronomy: that glorious blessing, the 
Lord shall open to thee his good treasures, 
if thou slialt hearken unto the comaiand- 
monts to do them,- that solemn cnrse, but it 
shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken 
unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to ob- 
serv to do all his commandments, that thou 
shalt become an astonishment, a jjroverb, and 
a by-word among all nations whither the 
Lord shall lead thee, and that sacred promise; 
And it shall come to pass, when all these 
things are come upon thee, the blessing and 
the curse, that the Lord will have compassion 
upon thee and will return and gather thee 
from all the nations whither the Lord thy 
Gad halh scattered tliee, — when traced 
tli-"ou;;h the bible and fuUy e.xplained, would 
Lo more than t^; world would believe at 
once, or do believe now, and so we take the 
ten tribes a; the subject of this essay, allov.-- 
iiigall men their own privilege of searehinT 
the scriptures for themselves, to know wheth- 
er tiiese things are so or not; and how much 
of the blessing fell to the lot of Israel, from 
the day it was pronounced t'U Solomon 
showed the queen of Sheba hi.s glory; and 
liuw much of the curse came upon this 
elect nation, when it went into captivity and 
was scattered to tlie four winds: that thev 
may the better judge whether the Lord will 
return according to his sacred promise, and 
jifather his elect from every country where 
tiiey were scattered in a dark and cloudy 

The division of Israel was foretold by Ahi- 
jah the prophet, in the days of Solomon, 
when he tore the new garment of Jeroboam 
into twelve pieces, saying, take thee ten 
pieces: for thus saith the Lord, the God of 
Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out 
ofthclianjof Solomon, and will give ten 
tribes to thee. Some time after this, the des- 
liay of the ten tribes was made known, for Je- 
roboam's wife went to Uiesamc prophet to in- 
ijuir? concerning the life of her sick ciiild,and 
recieved for answer tltat it sliould die, for the 
Lord shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken 
in the water, and he shall root up Israel out 
of this good land, which he gave to their fath- 
ers, and shall scatter thoin beyond the river, 
because they have made their groves, provok- 
ing the Lord to anger. And he shall give 
Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, 
who did sin, and \rho made Israel to sin. Some 
where about two hundred andfifVy years afler 
this prophecy was given, it was fulfilled; 
Shulmaneser king of Assyria made Ilosea, 
king of Israel, tributary, and soon after, find- 
ing conspiracy in him, ho took Samarif, and 
carried Israel away into Assyria, for the 
children of Israel walked in all the sins of Je- 
roboam which he did; tliey departed not from 
them; until th ! Lord removed Lsrael out of 
hi< sight, as he had said by aU his servanlu 
tlie jirophstii. So was laiael carried away out 

of their own land to Assyria unto this day. — ; 
This is the cn.ptivity of Jacob or Israel, and 
it happened one hundred and twenty four 
yeai-3 before the Babylonish captivity of the 
tribe of Judah. Ezekisl speaking of the 
whole captivitj-, says. Thus saith Die Lord 
God, I will also talvC of the highest branch of 
the high cedar, and will set it: I will crop off 
from the top of his young twigs a tender one 
and will plant upon a high mountain and em- 
inent: In the mountain of the height of Israel 
will I plant it; and itshall bring forth boughs, 
and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and 
under it shall dwell all fowl of ever}' wing; in 
tlic shadow of the branches thereof shall they 
dwell. And all the trees of the field shall 
know that I t!ie Lord have brought down the 
liigli tree, have dried up the green tree, and 
have made the dry tree to flourish: I the 
Lord have spoken and have done it. 

The highest brancli of the high cedar, is 
Israel, for Israel is swallowed up: now shall 
they be ainong the Gentiles as a vessel 
wherein is no pleasure: for they ire gone up 
to .Assyria, A WILD ass ai.oXe by hlmself. — 
Having thus traced Israel to Assyria, where 
he is figuratively declared by Hosea, to be a 
wild ass alone by himself, and where he has 
remained in complete obscurity from the 
world 25oC> years, let us consider what else 
is to become of him. The Savior declares 
that he was sent to the lost sheep of the 
house of Israel, and in another place he says; 
And otlier sheep 1 have, which are not of 
this fold: them also I must bring, and they 
shall hear my voice; and there shall be one 
fold and one shepherd. These words admit 
of no cavil or supposition; if the Savior came 
to the lost sheep of the liouse of Israel, and 
declared that he had other sheep besides the 
Jews at Jerusalem, we believe him, let us 
then take his words as recorded in the book 
of Jlormon: 

And now it came to pass that when Jesus 
had spoken tliese words, he said unto those 
twelve whom he had chosen, Ye are my dis- 
ciples; and ye are a light unto this people, 
which are a remnant of the house of Joseph. 
And behold, this is the land of your inherit- 
ance; and tlie Father hath given it untoj'ou. 
And not at any time hath the Father given 
me commandment that 1 should tell it unto 
your brethren at Jerusalem; neither at a'^ 
lime hath the Fatlier given me commandment 
that I should t-^-ll unto them concerning the 
other trilies of tiie liouse of Israel, which the 
Fathi^r halh led away out of the land. This 
m'.ch did the Father command nie that 1 
should tell unto them, that other sheep I 
have, wliich are not of this fold; them also I 
mu.'it bring, and they shall hear my voice; and 
th''re shall be one fold, and one shephed. — 
And now because t)f stitrneckedness anil un- 
belief, they nnderstood not my word; there- 
fore I was commanded to say no more ot the 
Fatlier concerning this thing unto them — 
But, verily I say unto youl that the Father 
hath commanded me, and I tell it unio you, 
that ye were aei)arated from among them be- 
cause of their iniquity; therefore it is because 
of their iiiicpiily, that they know not ofyou. 
And verily, 1 say unto you again, that the 
other tribes hath tha Faltter separalert from 


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them; and it is because oftiieir iniquilj, that 
they know not of them. And verily, I say 
unto you, that ye are they of which I said. 
Other slieep I have, whicli are not of ihis 
fold; them also I must bring, and they shall 
hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, 
and one shepherd. And they understood me 
not, for they supposed it had been the Gen- 
tiles: for tliey understood not that the Gen- 
tiles .should be converted through their 
preaching: and they understood not I 
said, They shall liear my voice; and the}' un- 
derstood mc not that the Gentiles sJiould not 
at any time hear my voice: that I should not 
manifest myself unto them, save it wer3 b;,- 
the Holy Ghost. But behold, ye have botii 
heard my voice, and seen me; and ye are my 
sheep, and ye ar3 numbered among thorn 
which the Father hath givon me. And veri- 
ly, verjly I say unto you, that T have otlicr 
sheep, whieli are not of this land; neither of 
the land of Jerusalem; neither in any parts 
ofthat land round about, vrhither I have been 
to minister. For tliey of which I speak, ar? 
they which have not as yet heard my voio2; 
neither have I at any time manifested myself 
unto them. Bat I have received a command- 
ment of the Fatijer, that I sliall go unto them, 
and that they shall hear my voice, and shall 
be numbered among my sheep, that there 
may be one fold, and one shepherd; therefore 
1 go to shew myself unto them. And I com- 
mand you that ye shall write these sayings, 
after that I am gone, that if it so be t'lat my 
people at Jerusalem, tiiey which have seen 
me, and been with me in my ministry, do 
not ask the Father in my name, that they 
may receive a knov.-ledge of you by the Koly 
Ghost, and also of the' other tribes which 
they know not of, that these sayings wliich 
ye shall write, shall be kept, and shall be 
manifested unto the Gentiles, that through 
the fullness of the Gentiles, the remnant of 
their seed wliich shall be scattered ftr h upon 
the face of the earth, because of their unbe- 
lief, may be brought in, or may be brought 
to a knowledge of their Redeemer. 

While quoting the Book of Mormon let us 
take a small extract from the parable of the 
Lord's vineyard, where it is likened unto a 
tame olive tree, viz: 

And it came to pass that tlie Lord of the 
vineyard saith unto the servant. Come, let us 
go to the nethermost part of the vineyard, and 
behold if the natural branches of the tree 
hdth not brought forth much fruit also, that I 
may lay up of the fruit thereof, against the 
season, unto mine ownsolf. And it came to 
pass that they wont fortli whither tlie master 
of the vineyard had hid the natural branches 
of the tree, and he saith unto the servant, be- 
hold these: and ho belield the first, that it 
had brought fortli much fruit; and he beheld 
also, that it was good. And he saith unto 
the servant. Take of the fruit thereof, and 
lay it up against the season, that I may pre- 
serve it unto mine ownself: for behold, saith 
he, This long time have I nourished it, and 
it hath brouglit fortli mucli fruit. 

And it caf-ie to pass that the servant saith 
unto his master, How comest thou hither to 
plant this tree, or this branch of the tree? for 
behold it was the poorest spot in all the land 
of thy vineyard. And the Lord of the vine- 
yard saith unto him. Counsel me not: I knew 
that it was a poor spot of ground: wherefore; 
I said unto thee, I have nourished it this long 

time; and thou beholdest that it hath brought 
forth much fruit. 

Here we have a clue to the place where Is- 
rael is; for while standing upon the centre of 
the earth, it would be perfectly natural to call 
the north, south, east and west, nctliermost, 
or lowest; and as this branch v.'as the first 
that the Lord had hid, it would evidently 
mean tlie ten tribes as tliey were the first car- 
ried away. Again, when the Lord begins to 
call home hit branches that were hid about in 
the lower parts of his vineyard, he says to the 
north first, [because first planted] Give up. 
The world has been troubled a good deal to 
find Israel and to get to the north pole, and 
10 search out the Northern Lights, but when 
the Lord shall utter his voice out of Zion, and 
shall speak from Jerusalem; and )iis voice 
s'lallbe heard among all people; and it shall 
be as the voice of many waters, and as the 
voice of a great thunder, which shall break 
down the mountains, and the valleys shall 
not be found, he shall command the great 
deep, and it sJiall be driven back info the 
north countries, and the islands shall become 
one land: and the land of Jerusalem and the 
land of Zion shall be turned back into their 
own place, and the earth shall be like as it 
was in the days before it was divided, — the 
saints shall know how much further the w'is- 
dom of God extends on earth, than the knowl- 
edge of men. The time must soon come, r.s 
the prophet Jeremiah hath said, when they 
shall no more say. The Lord liveth which 
brought up the children of Israel out of the 
land of Egypt: But the Lord hveth which 
brouglit up and which led the seed of the 
bou?e of Israel out of the north country, 
foi the Lord hath said: Go and proclaim 
these words toward the north, return, thou 
backsliding Israel saith the Lord; and I will 
not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I 
am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not 
keep anger forever. Only acknowledge thine 
iniquity, tliat thou hast transgressed against 
the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy 
ways to the strangers under every green tree, 
and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the 
Lord. Turn. O, backsliding children, saith 
the Lord: for I am married unto you: and 
I will lake you one of a city, and tw'o of a 
fa".iilly, and v.'ill bring you to Zion: And 
they shall come together out of the land of 
the north to the land that I have given fcr ani 
inheritance unto your fathers. And they 
shall come with weeping, and they shall 
come and sing in tlie height of Zion, for it 
shall come to pass, as the Lord Lath watched 
over them to pluck them up for their iniqui- 
t}', so also will the Lord watch over them 
to build them up and to plant them, for 

We have already brought evidence enough 
to convince an unprejudiced mind how the 
ten tribes were scattered; wlicre they went to 
and how they will be gathered, but to make 
the subject still plainer, v/e add a few more 
extracts. Firstly, Esdras, (who it may be 
perceived, by comparing the first chapter of 
his second book, with the 7th chapter of Ez- 
ra, was Ezra, as near as the Hebrew and 
Greek language can be defined,) gives this fiill 
and fair account of the ten tribes. 

But he shall stand upon the top of mount 
Sion. [Zion] And Sion shall come, and 
shall he shewn to all men, being prepared and 
builded, like as thou sawest the hill gravejt 



without haiuls. And this my son slial! re- 
buke the wicked invenlions of tliose nations, 
which for their wiokeillifj axe fallen into the 
tempest: and shall lay before tiieni their evil 
tlioughts, and the torments wherewitli they 
shall be^iu to be torinented, which are like 
unto a llaine: auu he shall destroy thcni with- 
out labor by the law which is like unto fire. 
And wlieroHS thou sawest that he gathered 
another j)eaceable mnllitude unto him: Those 
are the ten tribes, vrhich were carried away 
prisoners out of their own land in the time of 
Osea thekino', whom Sahnanaear the king of 
Assyria led away captive, and he carried 
them over the waters, and so tiiey came into 
another land. But they took this counsel 
among themselves, that they would leave 
the multitude of the heathen, and go forth 
into a further country, where never mankind 
<iwelt,thal they might there koep tlieir statu- 
tes, which tliey never kept in their own land. 
And they entered into Euphrates by the nar- 
row passages of the river. For the Most 
High then shewed signs for them, and held 
.still the flood, till they passad over. For 
through that country liiere was a great way 
to go, nainely, of a year and a half, and the 
siamc region is called Arsareth. Then dwelt 
Ihey there until the latter time; and now 
when they shall begin to come, the Highest 
shaJl .'^tay (lie springs of the stream again, 
that liiey may go through: therefore sawest 
thou the multitude witli peace. 

This plain and unvarnislied history of the 
ten tribes, shows itselt' to be true as much as 
the accoimt of tiie creation in the first chap- 
ter of Genesis, and for all that has as \-et ap- 
peared to the contrary, is as much the word 
of the Lord. Not to ([uole a tenth part of the 
prophets in relation to this subject, (for the 
last i?aragraph ought to convince the v.'orld 
where Israel went, and when he will return.) 
we turn to the Savior's parable of the Gen- 
tiles and Jacob, whicli, wliile it alludes to 
the whole house of Israel, is so plain that it 
makes one's heart leap for joy, when he rciads 
it in the spirit of God. 

.\ud he said, A cerlain man had two son.=: 
and the younger of them said to his father. 
Father, give me the portion of good^ that 
fallcth to me. And he divided unto them 
their living. And not many days after, the 
younger son gathered all together, and took 
hi.s journey into a far country, and ther2 wast- 
ed his subsfance with rioutous living. And 
when he had spent all, there arose a mighty 
famine in that land; and he began to be in 
want. And he went and joined himself to a 
citizen of that country; and he sent him into 
his fields to feed swine. And he would fain 
have fdlcd his b-lly with the husks that the 
swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. — 
And when hecainc lo himselt", ho said. How 
many hired servants of my father's have bread 
enough a:id to spare, and I perish with hun- 
gsr! 1 will arise and go lo my father, and will 
say unto him, Father I have sinned against 
heaven, and before th?e, and am no more 
worthy to be called thy son: make me its one 
of tJiy hired servantii. And he arose, and 
came to his fiither. But when he was yet a 
great way off, his father saw him, iuid had 
compassion, and ran, and fell upon hia neck, 
and kissed him. And the son said unto him, 
Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in 
thy sight, and am no more worlliy to be call- 
<""l thy son. But the father e;i id t/> hii ser- 

vants. Bring t'orth tJie best robe and put it on 
him: and put a ring on his hand, and shoes 
on liis feet: and bring hither the fatted calf, 
and kill it, and let us eat and be merry: for 
this my son was dead, and is alive again; 
was lost and is found. And they began to 
be merry. Now his elder son was in the field: 
and as he came and drew nigh to the house, 
he heard music and dancing. And he called 
one of the servants and asked him what these 
t'.ings meant. And he said unto him. Thy 
brotlier is come; and thy father hath killed 
the fatted calf, because he hath received him 
safe and sound. And he was angry, and 
would nut go in; therefore came his father 
out, and entreated him. And he answering, 
said to his father, I.o, these many years do I 
serve thee, neither transgressed 1 at any time 
thy commandment; and 3'et thou never gav- 
est me a kid, that I might make merry with 
my friends: but as :-ocn as this thy son has 
come, which hath devoured thj' living willi 
harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted 
calf. And he said unto him, Sen, tlicu art 
everwithme:aiidal. fiatlhaveisthin . Itwas 
meet that we sliould make merry, and be glad: 
for this thv brother was dead, and is alive 
again; was lost, and is found. 

Here we have a plain parable of the Gen- 
tiles for the elder son, and Israel for the 
younger son; or, in other words, Esau, and 
Jacob: For it is written, that Esou is the end 
of the world, and Jacob is the beginning of 
it that follows, for when tiiey were born, Ja- 
cob's hand held first Die heel of Esau. It has 
been ofleu remcirked, tliat the two sons was 
one of tlie greatest parables of our Savior, and 
true it was: For when the j-ounger son came 
to Iiimself. and said, how mpny hired servanls 
of my father's have bread enough and to 
spare, who can mistake our day? who, \vjth 
the love of Jesus Ch.rist in his heart, can view 
the thousands of meeting houses, chapels, 
tenipl'-s and churches, thronged with men, 
eager to preach; and witness the missionaries 
sc^r.ding some to India, some to Africa, some 
to Nev,' Holland, so;neto one place and some 
t-> another; printing the bible i;i ever}' tongue 
and language, and blemling almost every 
means on earth with religion, — can mistake 
tl;e day in v.'hich this parnble is fulfilled? — 
No one th;!t is load by the Spirit of the Lord. 
Pardon us, beloved reidear! for quoting the 
parable of the two sons, as touching the ten 
tribes: the allusion is so great; the figure so 
strong; the reality so true; tlie language so 
melting; and the api)lication so merciful, so 
heavenlv and so tender, that we could not 
omit it,' when the Lord left us welcome to 

it. . . -t 

> ■ Eiijih was translated to paradise in a chaf ' 
iot of fire, and Malarhi says he shall return 
before the great and dreadful daj' of the Lord; 
and he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to 
the children, and the heart of the children to 
their fathers. Now the Savior said he i« 
come already, but the Jews knew it not, so 
he did not t;.rn the hearts of the fathers to 
the children, and the following extract from 
Ecclesiastirus, cluip. -Ii^th. shows that Elijah, 
as he is called in Hebrew, and Elias in Greek, 
will yet come and restore the tribes of Ja- 

'Then stood up Elias the prophet as fire, 
and his word burned like a lamp, lie brought 
a sore famine upon them, and by his zeal he 
Hiinini'ihed their number. Kv the word •■(' 



the Lord he shut up the heaven, and also, 
three times brouglit down fire.^ ,0 EUas, how 
wast thou lionored in thy wondrous deed?! 
and who may glory like unto thee! Who 
didst raise up a dead man from death, and his 
soul from the place of the dead, by the word 
of the Most High: who brought kings to des- 
truction, and honorable men from their bed: 
who heardest the rebuke of the Lord in Sinai, 
and inHoreb the judgment of vengance: who 
anointedest kings to take revenge, and propJi- 
fets to succeed after him: ■'wlio wast taken up 
in a whirlwind of fire, and in a chariot of fie- 
ry horses: who wast ordained for reprooi-s in 
their times to pacify the wrath of the Lord's 
judgment, before it brake forth into fury, and 
to turn the heart of tlie father unto the son, 
and to restore the tribes of Jacob. Blessed 
are they that saw thee and slept in love; for 
we .shall surely live^ 

We have said enough on so plain a subject, 
and, will therefore, leave the reader to search 
for himself, and know for himself: The word 
of God is free; the Spirit of God is free, and 
the cliildren of God will soon be free. Let us 
then, close, by saying that suppositions nev- 
er go before facts: that man's wisdom soon 
fails, but the word of the Lord endures for- 
ever, and his purposes never fail: For I am 
with thee, [Israel] saith the Lord, to save 
thee: though I make a full end of all nations 
whither I bare driven thee, I will not nlake a 
full end of thee. 

Worldly Matters. 

On the 19th of September, Capt. Sublett's 
Fur company returned from the Rocky mount 
tains with 168 packs of fur, valued at abou- 
$80,000. The company was attacked in 
Piers Hole, on the 12th of July last, by the 
Black feet Indians, and lost in killed of their 
own men, six, and four wounded, among 
whom was Capt. S; and of the friendly Ne- 
persee Indians, seven killed, and six wound- 
ed. On the 17th, five were again attacked 
by these Indians at Jackson's hole, near the 
Three Tetons, and three of them were killed. 
We learn that the Black feet Indians, said to 
be numerous, are becoming more and more 
warlike towards the mountain hunters; so 
much so, that some. of the hunters returned, 
say, they will hardly be able to hunt two 
years longer. In the engagement in Piers 
Hole, there were, of Capt. S's. Furcempany, 
Capt. Wythe's Oregon company, &c. pbout 
S50; of the Nepersee Indians 50, making a 
force of 300 against from 80 to 100 of the 
Black feet Indians, and yet the action lasted 
some time. In about a year twenty-eight 
trappers have been killed, the remainder is 
said to be health}'. 

Washington Irving (and a couple of foreign 
gentlemen,) upon a literary expedition, and 
H. L. Ellsworth and others, as commission- 
ers to settle the location of the western Indi- 
ans, were in this town the last of September, 
on their way to Cantonment Gibson, Arkan- 
sas Territory. 

The season for crops has ended. A frost 
visited this section of country, the first of 
October, and we are happy to say the corn 
crops in general are good. 

The first view of this island is the most stri- 
king ever beheld; a large white town on the 

beach with immense mountains rising close 
at the back of it, sprinkled with the villas of 
the merchants, amidst vineyards and orange 
groves, placed terrace above terrace, like 
steps, up the steep ascent, and clouds almost 
constantly resting on its summit; such is the 
picture, After being here two or three days, 
we made a visit into the isterior, twelve or 
thirteen miles off, to view the greatest curi- 
osity in the island, and perhaps a more stu- 
pendous scene is not to be found among the 
Alps; it is a precipice, from which you may 
look down three quarters of a mile perpen- 
dicularly. When we reached it the abyrs 
was filled with clouds; but these gradually 
dispersed, and discovered to us a new world 
beneath us, hills and valleys, vineyards, hou- 
ses, and a village church, all of course in 
miniature, and glowing with softer tints than 
I had supposed to exist in nature. — Bishop 


The prevalence of the plague, says the Bal- 
timore Gazette, has always been marked by 
licentiousness and depravity. Thucydides 
thus speaks of the manners of the people du- 
ring the plague at Athens. For people now 
dared to do many things openly which they 
were heretofore compelled by shame to con- 
ceal, and they calculated on their sudden 
change of fortune, seeing that many of the 
rich perished, while those who formerly were 
destitute became rich with their property.^ 
They therefore deemed it right to set about 
the immediate enjoyment of it, and give up 
all their mind to pleasures, considering they 
might, in turn, be deprived of their treasures 
and life itself in a few days. Nor was any 
individual disposed to undertake any labor 
for an honorable reward, because he was not 
certain he might not die before he could ob- 
tain it. Whatever each person deemed a- 
greeable or lucrative to himself he considered 
as expedient and honorable; and he did not 
allow himself to be restrained in the pursuit 
by the fear of God or human laws." 

The plague at Marseilles was as fruitful in 
horrors. M. Bertrand says, "While the arm 
of the Lord was yet extended over us, a gen- 
eral license was seen to reign among the 
people and depravity of morals frightful to 
think on. Some seized on houses left vacant 
by the mortality; others forced open those 
which were shut up or guarded by persons in- 
capable of resistance. They entered those 
where perhaps there remained only one per- 
son languishing with the malady, forced open 
the drawers and closets, and took away what- 
ever they found most precious, often carrying 
their guilt to the length of delivering them- 
selves from an opportune witness who other- 
wise had but a few moments to live. 

Intelligence was received at Falmouth on 
the 29th of Jidy that a battle had been fought 
on the 23d, near Oporto, which terminated in 
the total defeat of Don Miguel's forces. Let- 
ters from Oporto to the 24th July confirm 
the account of the victory of Donna Maria's 
army headed by her father, Don Pedro. It 
was stated in these letters, that the Don had 
made 2000 prisoners, and captured all the en- 
emy's artillery, baggage, &c. with little loss 
on his own side. The fighting lasted two 

The merchants of Oporto, who had been 
in great alarm, hail regained their confidence 
afler the battle. 



The Duke of Richstedt (young Napoleon) 
died at Vienna on the 2"2d July. He died at 
five o'clock in the morning. On the I'Jtli the 
svniptom.s of the last stages of consumption 
became manifest, and his physicians gave 
over all hopes of saving him. He died very 
tranquilly. His grandfather of Austria di- 
rected liis funeral to be attended with the 
same forms and honors as those paid to a de- 
ceased Archduke. 

It is stated that Gen. Lafayette declined an 
invitation of the French King to review the 
troojis assembled in Paris. 

Ireland was in a state of graat ferment and 


Mr. Elias Boudinot has resigned his situa- 
tion as editor of this paper, and rocommends 
that it be discontinued, on account of the pe- 
cuniary embarrassments of the Cherokee na- 
tion. Mr. Rose, the principal chief, in com- 
municating the resignation to the Committee 
and Council, says: 

I deem it to be essentially important that 
tJie paper should be kept up. It is an incon- 
trovertible fact, that the circulation of (hat 
paper has been greatly instrumental in the 
diliiision of science and general knowledge 
among our own citizens. The pecuniary em- 
barrassments of the nation by no means ought 
to influence you to discontinue the paper, if 
n suitable person can be found to conduct it. 

^\'e sincerely hope the paper will not be 
discontinued; and we cannot refrain from ox- 
pressing our surprise at the recommendation 
o! Mr. Boudinot. '-Knowledge is power," — 
andtlfe publication of a weekly paper among 
the Cherokees, in which the subject of their 
rights shall be freely discussed, iV containing 
Buch other articles as shall be calculated to 
instruct and reform the people, and atTord 
them the necessary information of passing 
crenta, will be of incalculable benefit. We 
say to them, "Don't give up the ship;" main- 
tain the paper, if possible: it may be that 
God will yet send you deliverance. — C. iSot- 


So frequently have we been deceived re- 
specting the Cotton crop, that we had almost 
<letermined not to trouble our friends ag^iin 
on this subject, but we are induced to change 
this determination, from the extraordinary 
appearance oflhe cotton fields at this time. — 
A general gloom pervades the planting in- 
terest of this State. Many planters, who, 
with only ordinary seasons, would have made 
200 bales of cotton, cannot now, under any 
circumstances, make 50. Many fields jiave 
already been abeindoned, and stocks turned 
into them. 

In many counties, the drought and the 
mat have destroyed entire fields of cotton. — 
We have crieil Wolf, AVolf, \\olf, again and 
again when there was no Wolf, but rely on 
it there is now no mistake. We have just 
returned from a tour through the counties of 
^Vilkcs, Green, Morgan, Oglethorj), ('larke, 
Walton, Newton, Henry, Butts, .Monroe, 
Crawford, Upson, Pike, Jones, Jasper, Tal- 
bot, Troup, Fayette, Harris, Baldwin, War- 
rfan, Si>c. &.C. and hesitate not to f-ay, that in 
the aggregate, a half a crop of cotton, under 
the mont favorable circuiiiBtances, caniml he 
made lliis year. — AhinqdoH I'a. Hrpuhlicau, 

He who can look upon the firmament in a 
cloudless night, with a soul nntouched, must 
be wholly incapable of relislung any intellec- 
tual food. If theie be any safe criterion to 
prove the depth of the mind, it may mihesi- 
tatingly be said. Astronomy. It may be set 
down as indisputable, if the mind of a child 
cannot be e.\cited to inquiry, by explaining 
the dimensions, distances, and revolutions ol 
the planets, there is a vacuum that can never 
be filled. The remark of an experienced 
teacher is, "Many a dunce and many a truant 
has been put into my hands, and ]>ronoi.nced 
nearly hopeless, who has appro.ximated to 
first rate scholarship, by a faithful elucidation 
of this sublime science, and where this has 
failed, all other expedients are unavailing. — 
What a pity then, that this important study 
should be so much neglected in the early edu- 
cation of children, that Orin and his belt, 
Pleiades and Arcturus, are not as familiar to 
the child, as the marble and ball he tosses. 

Among the applicants for pensions before 
the Vice Chancellor's Court, in this county, 
a fevf days since, were tv. o men, a father and 
his son! — the former aged 94 years, and the 
latter 70. They both served two )-ears or 
more in the Revolutionary war; and the Fa- 
ther had been through the old French war. — 
While the son was giving in his declaration 
to the court, the father caused much laughter 
by occasionally correcting him, with "Tut, 
Eov, you are mistaken." "You are wrong, 
eoy!" The term "boy" applied to a war 
worn veteran of '7G, whose whitened locks 
and wrinkled visage evinced extreme old age, 
was irresistibly amusing. It ma}' well be ' 
doubted wh.ether a similar case exists in the 
state. — Chenango TiL 

The cold weather of Friday and Saturday, 
24th and Soth of August, was unusual and ex- 
treme. In the vicinity of this city there was 
frost more or less severe. The Kingston. I'. 
C. Clu-onicle of the 2oth says: "The oldest 
resident in this country does not remember to 
have experienced, at this season of the year 
any thing equal to the cold of last night; it 
actually froze and froze hard. A slight coal- 
ing of ice was seen en the bay at an early 
hour. — Alhiiny Argus. 

A very sick infant was lately <bund in Phil- 
adelphia, whose mother had died of cholera, 
and the father was "bringing it up on apples 
and whisky." The latter article was doubt- 
less the favorite of the father. 

A letter from Cinciiniati slates that fill)' 
new steamboats are building to be used upon 
the western waters! anil that in the fall, there 
will probably be 511,000 Ions in active employ- 
ment, at a cost of between throe or four mil- 
lion of dollars. 

The first impression of a drunkard is a 
grin, the last a gasp; sizzled, he imagines him- 
self a prince; sober, he finds he is only a 

It has been estimated, says the Massachu- 
setts Spy, that the number of applicationsfor 
pensions under the late law, in 'Jie county of 
Worcester alone, will be from 3<I0 to 500. 

The Spanish slave vessels, liounil to Cuba, 
with !l^*l) slaves, have Iwen lately raptured by 
Hriliiih rruisrrs and carried into Na«snu. 



At the slianties, near Albany, the following 
nersons ore congregated. Viz: 71 men, 90 
women, 220 children, 3U men working on the 
rail road, 23 at other places, 18 sick, 31 wid- 
ows with small children, and 52 families re- 
ceiving assistance. 

The measles have made great and fearful 
ravages in JIarblehead, having occasioned a 
raortalitv equal relatively to that arising from 
the chol'^ra in New York. No less than sixty 
children liave died the last two months. 

The port of Tobasco lias been declared to 
be in a state of blockade by a Mexican vessel 
of war. 

The ship Corinthian, arrived at Baltimore 
from Calcutta,brings intelligence of the plague 
having broken out at Bussarah. 

The present season has been remarkable 
for the abundance of venomous reptiles whicli 
are to be found in the pasture.: and fields in 
many towns in the vicinity of Salem, Alassa- 

Of all the myriad sources of enjoyment 
whicli nature unfolds to man, I know few 
equal to those elicited by a balmy summer 
eunset. The idea is old, but the reflections 
it excites are perpetually varyhig. There is 
something in tliis hour, so tender, so truly 
fraught with simple, yet sublime associations 
that it belongs rather to heaven than to earth. 
The curtain that drops down on the physical, 
also descends on the moral world. The day 
with its selfish interest, its common-place 
distractions, has gone by, and t]ts season of 
intelligence, of imagination, of spirituality, is 
dawning. Yes, twilight unlocks the blandu- 
sjan "fountain of limey; there, as in a mirror, 
reflecting all tilings in added loveliness, the 
heart surveys the'past: the'dead, the absent, 
the estranged, come tlironging back on me- 
mory; the paradise of inexperience, from 
wliich the flaming sword of truth has long 
since exiled us, rises again in all tlie pristine 
beauty of its flowers and verdure; the very 
spot where we breathed our vows of 
love; the slender girlish figure, that, glidmg 
like a svlph beside us, listened entranced to 
that avowal, made in the lace of heaven, be- 
neath tlie listening evening star: the home 
that witnessed her decline; the church yard 
that received her ashes; the grave wherein 
she now sleeps, dreamless and happy, deaf 
alike to the .sj-ren voice of prais?, and Xhi 
withering sneers of envy — sucii sweet but 
solemn recollections, sweep in shadowy pomp 
across the mind, conjurer! up by the spells 
of twilight, as he waves his enchanted wand 
over file earth. 

The contemplation of the works of nature, 
affords some of the noblest and purest pleas- 
ures of the human mind. Gazed upon as the 
workmanship of a great, and wise, and good 
Being, wlio can consider them without feel- 
ings of mingled admiration and awe. Even 
in the inferior parts of creation, among the 
little things of our own earth, how much do 
we find to call forth wonder and inspire de- 
light. Animate and inanimate nature is full 
of beauty and astonisliing displays of superi- 
or wisdom. How surprising the order and 

regularity ot tlie crystaL So exact, that 
amidst a million of the same species, no dif- 
ference in angle and form can be detected. — 
How beautiliil the little vernal flower! Its 
leaves seem touched by the pencil of an 

But let us rise still higher &. take a wider sur- 
vey. Let us gain some commanding emi- 
nence and look ofl' upon hill and dale, and 
field, and forest, and stream. What a bound- ^ 
less variety, and yet all beautilul! Whose 
eye is so dull — v/hose sonl so insensible that 
he cannrt gaze and admire with ahiiost in- 
satiable delighl?Whose heart is not enlarged, 
whose feelings are not refim d, whose pleas- 
ures are not multiplied, by mingling with, 
and contemplating the beauties of creation. 
It is here we seem to commune with our- 
selves and with our Creator in his works. It 
is here that is placed tlie first impress of our 
Maimer's character. The mysteries of nature 
we should study, the loveliness of nature we 
should admire, as the work of the Almighty. 
And how easy thus would become our patli- 
w-ay from nature up to nature's God. Let 
me say with Dr. Beattie, 

Oh, how canst thou renounce the boundless 

Ofcharms, which nature to her votary yields? 
The warbling woodland, Uie refounding shore, 
The pomp of groves emd garniture of fields. 
All that the genial ray of morning gilds. 
And all tlie echoes to the song of even, 
All that tlie mountain's sheltering bosom 

And all the grand magnificence of lieaven — 
Oh how canst thou renounce and hope to be 

Who does not retire from the contempla- 
tion of nature witli feelings of a tender rela- 
tion to his Father in heaven! He can say 
"in wisdom hast tliou made tliem all." But 
when lie turns to the region of animal life, 
he finds still more to gratify and deliglit, tlian 
in mere inanimate matter. Here is superior 
wisdom and greater goodness. Look at the 
diminutive insect that crosses your path. — 
Learn his mode of existence, his habils of 
life, t!ie nice adaptation of his size and 
form, to all the circumstances of his being, 
to all the necessities and means of individual 
liappiness. Examine the little fly that buz- 
zes about in all the sportiveness of youth, 
and all t le bliss of conscious being and over- 
flowing joy. .\dmire his gossamer wing, 
his fixed but bright and animated eye! The 
sun sheds upon him as cheering a ray, and 
ti.e summer air breathes as mildly around 
him, as tlie boasted Lord of creation. How 
true is the declaration of the Psalmist '-The 
Lord is good unto all and his tender mercies 
are over all his works." 

But wiien we have travelled over our little 
earth and w'tnessed aU it possesses of the 
beautifiil and the sublime, when we have lis- 
tened to the roar of ocean, and the song of 
birds, when we have look'd upon the forest's 
gorgeousness and the flowret's beauty, when 
we have seen the limpid, and purling rill, & 
the majestic river, when we have turned our 
eye upon tlie vine-clad hills and towering 
mountains; when ive have seen and hear,! all 
this, we have but entered the vestibule of the 
great 'templeof natur:-. 

There are other worlds around us to wliich 
probably our earth with all it? grandeur is 



but as dust in the balance. The eye wan- 
ders off enraptured with its discoveries amidst 
the bright orbs of heaven. Infinity oi" space 
is belbre it. Unnumbered splieres are above, 
and below, and around us. And whi'n the 
eye is tired of gazing, and when its spirit fly- 
ing vision has reached its utmost gaol, it calls 
to its aid tlie benefits of scientific discovery, 
and stretches out into still more distant space, 
and there enjoys the new pleasui-e of seeing 
other worlds and beheading other wonders. — 
[Christian Jlessenger.] 

The Svening and the XSorning' Star. 



The far west, as the Sf;:Iioit of country from t!ie 
MiKstssipiii lo the Ro:ky >loiiiitaitis uuiy justly be 
iilyle.!. IS uol only distant from the Alal.ihtie Stales, 
hut (li'r.'reul. Its princii>al river, ninniiig rapidly 
from llic 4sth to the Sillta degree of north latitude, is 
always rilv, alvvavs wc:irius away Us banks and al- 
ways making new channels: It is lightly named Mis- 
souri; for ill plain English, it looks like the waters of 
misery, — or troubled water: — even as the sea_ which 
tlie propliet said, Casts up mire anddirl. \Vitli the 
exception of Uic skirls of timber upju the slrcaiiis of 
water, this region of country is one conliiiued field, 
or prairie, (as the French have it, meaning mead- 
ows,) ami there is someliiiugancient as will as gran 1 
alwut it, too; for while the eye lakes in a large scope 
of clear liel.l, or eit.'nsive plains, decorated with here 
and Uicrc a patch of limber, like the orchards which 
beautify the funns in the east, tile mind goes b;ick to 
the day, when Ihe Jaredites were in their glory upon 
this choi'je land above all others, and comes on till 
lliey, and even the Nephilcs, were deslroj ed for their 
wickedness: Here pause and look to the east, and 
read the words of the prophet: Wo to the crown --f 
pri le, to the drunkards of Kphraiiu, whose glori-juo 
beauty i" a fading tlower, which is on the head of '.lie 
fat valleys of them that are overcome withwii'.e! Ue- 
liold, the Lord hath a mighty ami strong one, which 
iw uleuiiiest of hail and ud;:stroying storm, as a flood 
of iniL'hty waters overflowing, shall c:.3t down to the 
ejnh with the hand. Tlio crown of pride, the druii- 
k '.nls of Ephraini, shall be trodden under feet: and the 
glorious licauty, which is on the hea;l of the t'.il val- 
l.:y, shall lie a facing flower, and ys the hasty fruit be- 
fore the summer; which when helliat looketli upon it 
seeth, while it is yet in bis hand lie eatclh it up. In 
llial dav sLall the' Lord of hosts be for acrown of glo- 
ry, and'for a diadem of beaut> i.r.'.o the residue of his 
people, and for a spirit of ju i^::!'' lit to hiia that sit- 
l*th in judgement, and for strength to them that turn 
the battle to the gc:--. 

To return: ibis beautiful resion of country is now 
mo*'!'.' c.'.-' ■ '.in^f Ark^.:i' ;^ .:.i>i Missouri, the land of 
Joa«p"h'or Ihii Indians, as they are called, and cmbrii- 
ee-^liirce fine cliinales: Firs', thai of .\'.;w York; 
second, like .Missouri, ncilber ifortherii nor suuthrrir, 
uu'JUiird, the Carolinas. This pliu-e may bo calle;l 
the centre of America; it being about an equal dis- 
tance from M;iiiie, to .Vootka sound; and from the 
gulf of t*t. Lawrence to the gulf of Califonii-.; yea, 
and ufioul the mi.ldle of the continent I'roi.iciipe Horn, 
south, to the head l::n.l at B.ifliu's H:iy, iiorlh. The 
world %vill nwer value the Land i.i Oi-solation, as it is 
•■ailed II. the book of .Mormon, for ; ny thing more 
than hunting gronnJ, fur want of liiolcr and n;il)- 
Knats: The Lord tolh-f contrary iiot\vithsti;ndiiig, de- 
elaren it til Ik- the land of Zion which is the land of 
Joseph, blessed by him, for the precious things of 
heaven, for the. .lew, and for the det:p tint coiirhcth 
iM'neiitb, and for the precions fruits broiighl furlh li\ 
the sun, and for the preciotre things put forth by the 
moan, and lonhc chief things of the ancient moun- 
tains, and for Uic precious things of the lasting iiills, 
and for Iho pre-ious things of the earth and lutness 
theri-of, and fur th . good will of him that dwelt in tlic 
Inmh- letthi.' bles^in:; come upon the heal of Joseph, 
Hnd upon the Inpoflhe bead of him th; I Wiis sepam- 
ted from his brethren. His glory is like the firstling 
of hill bullock, and his hums lire liketiie Imrnsofuni- 
rornn: with them he shall push the people together 
fromlheeiids of tlio garth: and the y arc: the l.ii thou- 
sands of F.phraini, and they are the thousands of .Ma- 


Wlien wcconiiider that the Limlof .Missouri to the 
tand wb>re the saints ot th'' living tio.l are to I* 
|raihered together and nanctified fur the ite.'onri 
eoining of the Lord Jcsuii, we cannot help cxeltliming 

with the prophel, Ol.iiid be glad' lui 1 O earlh, earth, 

e»nli, hear the word of the Lord: For Ztoii's ««k ; 

will 1 not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake 
I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go 
torth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a 
lai.'p that burnelb. -^nd the Uentilcs shall see thy 
righteonsncss, and all kings thy glory: and thou shall 
be" c.dlcd by a new naiiie,~ whicli the mouth of the 
Lord shall name. Thou shall also be acrown of glo- 
ry ill tile hand of Ibe Lord, ami a royal dioilem in the 
li'and of tliv CoJ. Thou [Jerusalem] shall no more 
be termed Fors.-ikcn: neither shall thy land[Zion] any 
more bs tvriiied Ucsoh:te; but thou shall be called 
Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lonl dc- 
lighlelli in thee, and thv l:ind shall be mcirried, [join- 
eiTtO'-'thcr] so that the l^nd of Ziou, and the lend of 
Jerusalem will bo one, as they were before the days 
of Peleg: For in hisda\3tbo earth was divided or 
sepur:ited to receive the oceans, on account of wick- 
e:!niss. Pelcg died 303 years after Noah's flood:— 
Abraii.'s father was bo'rii 210 years after the flood, 
:uid ,\bram 'ilrS after, which briiigs to mind Joshua's 
words unto all the people. Thus saith the Ldrd God 
of, Vwur fathers dwelt on the other side of the 
flood in old lime, even Terah the father of Abraham, 
mid Ihe father of Nachor. and they served other gods. 
The building of .Sabel was wickedness, and serving 
other gods was wickedness: so that dividing, or open- 
ins the earth to let in the waters, which were in the 
beginning gathered unto one one of the Lord's 
gre;it miracles, and shows to the world that them that 
look for signs among the wicked, Lave tluni to tlieir 
own condemnation in all ages. 

But, reader, slop and pause at the irroalncss of God; 
and remember that even Moses, when on the top of 
Piegah, lifted up his eyes and looked westward hrst, 
to view the promised land. 


Our readers will expect from us, some of the signs 
of the times; and, as watchmen that would strive to 
bo approved in all things before the Lord, we will try 
to collect a few of the "manv, and lay them belore the 
world. It is a day of strange appearances to thein 
that are without the true Knowledge of God. That 
llie watchful might not be deceived, the Lord xvliilc 
ip'.r.kiiij of wickedness, whuh is spiritual Babylon, 
liv liie iiTouth of Jeremiah, says. My people, go ye 
out uf the niidstof her, and deliver ye every man his 
soul from the fierce anger of the Lord. And lest your 
heiirt faint, and ve fear for the rnmor that shall be 
heard in the land; a rumor shuU both come one year, 
and after that in another year shall come a rumor, 
and violence in the laud, ruler against ruler. 

To bi'uiii: An eastern paper thus speaks of Luiope: 
-■Vustria has an immense army in the field. Russia 
an iiniiienso force ready to march upon the Bl'ine, 
and a fleet of 4-2 sail readv for seal Belgium ;incl Hol- 
lan 1 are loth armed for battle. F.nghnd has a h.rce 
squadron in the north seas. ,\ large number ol iS a- 
tional Guards has bee;i called out in France, to form 
a new armv. The Eiuperor of Russia say Clii ismas 
dinners will be eaten bv some p;-cpie with long faces. 
A :\":ipo:Conite lias said there will be another march 
to Paris. Lord IJurham has aone to Copenhagen to 
L-ainlhe .\lliaure of the Danes. Th.-; iJiiUli Ambas. 
sador li;:s verv unexpectedly left England, and Joseph 
lionnparte cs'smldenlv ileparte 1 for that country; llio 
Grev ministry are evideiillv out of lavor with the 
eniin. and the Freucll ministry Crc about adopting 
.Soult's project of movin-j tha l-'reiivh atiny towards 
the frontiiTs. 

Su-h is the prnsp-j-t of iff. irs in ihe Kast, Ufiou ru- 
mor, and our own country is not exactly in a state ot 
peiwe; forbeaideslha lu<:ian war, which h:.s been a 
source of considerable Irouide upon the frontiers of 
Illinois, there is raging, to an ala.nninge.xtenl, a war 
of <ipiuion for politi al power and party conliliuaiicc. 
Our polities are wild. Mark thai, our polities are 
wild! Thi e:ai lit to whii hiiu'n resort to obt.iin office, 
in any iiresent p:irly. is c. rluinly bi-rn ii of thai hon- 
or and honestv wliieh ]uiidueed the e.xalled plivile"e. 
ll is said to be an eiili:;llleiu"l day and age, but the de- 
pravity of the tunes wmil i argue a stale of wieked- 
U'ss similar to that which brought the flood. The 
United J^lalea boas« ofthe free constilntiun, and the 
happiest government, iu the world, bin if llie coun- 
try prisons and stiite peiiilentiarie.':, may number 
their citizens of afflietion and crime, especially for 
the hMl four or li\e\ears, willmut reler.ilee to the 
manviiiurdursthut have filled a large share of tho 
chapter of atrocities, anil the keen revenge that lia . 
letii pr.icticed lilween freemasons and their oppo- 
nents:— tlicv nii-^ht as wfll f.ll to the dust, with the 
other rrumhling nations of the earth, and cry, un- 
clan; iin'leall! 

Again: Are tli''y free from censure, lliat pretend 10 
worship '>"'!? I» th'-re not something sir: iige, or, at 
lenst a falliiiifoway from tlic rnclent order ot things' 
In the diivi uf Chrul undtheapnslleii, nliRion was 
prearh'd'and practiced for the sake ol ileriilil life in 

lie world 10 cooic; Bnl now retigum Is prcotlied ouil 

pra-.liceJ !or llie sake v( this preaeiit world and tl e 
tilings that are in it. Clirist said: Folluw nie but 
now the language is: Follow rne/ (man.) Clirist'n«k- 
crtnoaidof the governnients ol' the earth to si -jari 
the gospel. He rendorud to Osar his own, and to 
God his own. Now nearly all denouiinations are 
eager to obtain converts fortcmperun'cesofietiis and 
Jnble societies, when a large porlion of lliese prose- 
lytes are unbelieving, and pro:ia'jlv dis su, with a lull 
know-ledge that Christ said, e.-vcept a man be born a- 
gam he caiinot enlerinto the kingdom of God. When 
nosuch societies existed, we were at war for our lib- 
erty and the blessings that have resulted from it, and 
It has been told us that our ancestors prayed to the 
J^ord, for assistance and he granted it, for' it is thus 
recorded in the Book of iUornion. 
„f'^,!"' " '^""' "> P"i<s •!'"' ' I'L-hLid many multitudes 
of the Gentiles, upon the land of promise; and I be- 
he d the wrath ol God, that it was^pon the seed of 
iny brethren; and they were scattered before the G^-n- 

ir^i' "i"l i"-'''. "■'''■'-' "'"'"™- -^n-l I '"■■lield the spirit 
or the Lord, that il was upon the Gentiles; that tlicv 
*d prosper and obtain the land of their inheritance; 
and I beheld that ihey were white, and e.xccc,ling fair 
and beautiful, iike unto my people before that the-,- 
were slam. ■* 

And it came to p.iss that I Nepiii, beheld that the 
Gentiles which had gone forth out of captivity did 
llumble themselves before the Lord, an:l the power of 
tiie Lord was with them; and I beheld that their 
moihcr Gentiles was gatliered together upon the wa- 

and 1 beheld that the power of Ciod was with them- 
and also, that the wrath of God was upon them that 
were gathered together against tliein to 1 attic. And 
I ^ephi, beheld that the GentUes whicl: had gone out 

of t^he b^'i'J' ";"n '''^''^"'^■' >>y ll« PU"" of God out 

ol the hands of all other nations. 

As to so many nppendaged societies to the Gospel 
we must say, that neither the Savior nor his apostles! 
inrv ?■,''"■"" '""'■' '""?'" ™J 'hingmoreneces- 
=^?i' 7^"' ^""-epont and believe on the Lord Jesus 
and be baptized tor the remission of sinsr to receive 
Ihp f! 1 . ,"°'5' '^''°'*^' ai'l continue fstthful to 

■Vrn, ^ .'a" '"''ff!'"""lal life. Camp-meetings and 
I rotraclcd meetings, like the wind that blows before 
n storm, seem to increase, as the judgnienls of the Al- 
fh/i I J-ff, '" '^°" ' '°.P""''>' ""= """'1- Be ve clean 
•heml, » -^''?''■'^ V^ ''"^ '^"'•''. i^ => command fio... 
the most High, but when we observe, ministers md 
toembers, among almost every sect npon the globe 
not only imngling i„ .-.n the political rancor", and 
"e°.u j^ themselves into the contentions :nd broils 
of the day, not only engaged in nearly every sneciil.a- 
tion that the love of money iirgcs the avarinousiolo- 
but, as often as the world that lays no claim to good- 
ness, found guilty of every crime that chs-Taccs tlie 
human family, (hey might, with all them that pesti- 
lence is hurrying to their Ion? hoR:e, shrink from 
ne'rg'! 5""""'^' •'""1 "}'■ «0<i be merciful to us sin- 

Such are the signs of the times, from the king upon 
the throne tojhe beggar upon his knees. .«ach is the 
commotion of the world; her pain has begun and 
trouble succeeds trouble, as wave follows wave upon 
the ocean. Instead of the good old times, when men 
would innuire of the Lord on all liiatters .-nd 
pray to the Lord when trials come, the faithless' days 
have arrived, when the majority of men seek forpubl 
he Opiniol:,whetlier it comes from wise men or fools- 
from the moral or wicked. All a sli in th" world 
seems to trust in an arm of flesh, even wiiilc the Lord 
!S feeding the inhabitants with judgements. From 
the cast comes a rumor: from the west comes a r'l 
raor; Irani th.-; north conies a rumor; from the south 
comes a rumor, while the Lord is sendin" forth jud-- 
uientuntovictm-y.ainons the nations, rreat are the 
timtjs withevents, for this generation: And while the 
solemnities of eternity are thus bursting upon our 
niinds, we do humbly beseech the di.s-ipies, the wick- 
ed, yea, all flesh, to wat-h, for the siirns in heaven 

^.11 ? b'"?!"" """•■ '■'■'"■ ""^ ''™'J nritingupon the 
w-all of Bclshazzar, decl.ire that the world has been 
weighed in the balances, and found waiilin". 

.Ihe set time to favor Zion, is come; and When the 
righteous are gathered, the wicked will be cut olT. for 
the earlt( must rest from sin. 


I.v. Illegal act! and foolish moves pain the sincere. 
God judges the righteous, and he is anjry with tlie 
foolish virgins among th.-m, every day 

bretliren in the Lord, good advice is like springs 
in the wilderness; you may drink at one ami .Irink at 
another and pure water always tastes airreable— 
iNtner plan your business on Saturday so tb:!! itmi-lil, 
interfere w.lh the solemn duties of Ihe Sabbath, for 
the Lord will not hold you guiltless if y ou do His 
U hn'iv™TT"';"* 'f , Ob^-'rve-the Sabbath day ?o keep 
b-?t loesTS? u""^ " ""l "'■'" 1""='^'' "■"" " 'li^ciple 

lr,n,.„„f ?"-""","" •"•■"'"">• '^•■y 'hat should 1-0 

one on a laboring day. iXor slionld a disciple go to 
meeting one Sabbath here, and another there; lei all 
.litf'!"' , ,"■ "■■."' '" '■'""'■' "letting in their own 
place, (and let those elders who are faithful, visit the 
several churches Irom time to time, instructing them 

ltr!,„"m, m"'?'"I"-',""" ""*>■ '""y surround the 
e^rmS^ ,.H^ " °' """ ^''"'' '■'■''''' "P"'" '«-•='«. "^ =" 

aiid in favor with him whose sUll, small voice, wliis-^ 
pcrs; I hy sins are forgiven thee. Neither should the 
children be allowed to slip oflT and play, rather than 
n,e.-t where they may be traine-J up in he way ev 
should go to be saved. We are Ihe'^children ol' God 
and let us not put off his law. -IVhcn a saint work* 
on the Sabbath, the world can reply? So Xwe^ 

the wv n ^"'"" T-"'S '5 ''° ''"'''""^ °" ""-' i^^bbath, 
he w orld can reply: So do we. When the saints .a 
Iroin one meeting to auotlier to see and be seen the 
world can reply: So do we. When the clSenof 
Ule saints play on the Sabbath, the world car renl' 
So do ours. Brethren, yvalch, that vou may enter 
into the Lord's sacred rest. ^ 


mi'v^h/ ."'■"""eaders. especially in the land of Zion, 

Icrlmil"",'''""""''' "™"""= «•" P^"^"^™' them«-i.h 
very little loreign news, tihouid any thin- ir.-ns- 

bm a"s w"*; "'°T ";•■■" '>"""^"-^' " -"'■-" be 'not ; ed. 
w, ;.l,v ^c,^7 «''•="'••"' ng tt. make our weekly paper 
I ,v ri ihe"^ r^r' ™3avehiclc of Ihe new's if ih„ 

he Slnr he?e. ,f "'^■'m';' '■'^='> P'™'' "^ '« ^='-^.'''''1 
,, ffi 1 • ''*'^«'"^r. Vv>U contain n.ore matter for the 
ecificalion and benefit oflbc soul, to obtain a "lorious 
er w7herf"' "'^.P'"""'-; of Israel, a.ld whoi^oev! 
fore ri rl"' S«'^'"<'P- >*>«'' "■>>■ thing else:-There- 
fm w t f 'i^^''" i"^ ""-n. ■■'"i the Lord his own. 

.Odtelrieiuls with the mammon of unrightcouiiiess. 


wiSu;°h!!i.l'"" L«"' ■■■?'' .'^'^''P ••'-' '■"n.mandments. 
w itnout being reminded of it every d,-.y 

wvlZl iH::^ ,"Vf''*'°' 1' yoPrielf,-and make hi» 
for it welfare, and the Lord will jtward you 

poo?aml",':eedy""'^ Tvhatever you do, remember the 
lo.^o°^S'^.™j^''"='^ " " Socd, not because phi- 
froTnhls'lX'Cnd'"""'"'"^^^"'"^ ><"■ """-^ ™j»>' 

endless.'' "" '^°"' ^°' "" '^^^^ ^"^ '"= Soodness is 

-*^!:theLord for w-hatyouwanltnsuslainlife anil 
not^for wealth, for the love of money is the rclt of ai! 

^eir^r""!^'"''' '" Wessyour enemies r.-yvell asyour- 
wJflatvoSrJ^r "■"^-"--'"P 0.- hishan'dsa. 

Remember you were born to die, and to live a"r,in 
hini, and just to man conlinu.illv, to be in his favor 

Pnt iZil = ronversation, and vanity and lies, 
gooSn-one' "^^^^ J"""' '»« might make aspot one 

be"'=oher",i;'-"'; ?'="•"='•,•>': I'tnnble; be iudiistrio«., 
able ' P""''"": te patiuiit, ami charitl 


The Lord chastens them that he loves, and blesses 
'"?" '1?,' "f-P? ,1'i^ "mniandments. iJet u- then 
entreat the d.snp es of the Lord and Savior, 'to be! 
, h^^ °r br'^"'""? l"s comra.-mdments: Keep them that 
ihc world may profit by e.vample. Brin" not a re 
proach upon your Redeemer's cause and kingdom - 
W hen vain members transgress the worH iV;™,!!,- 
es the Whole body, and thc'inno:cnt suffe'wXful" 


. One of the holy men of old says, When Ihe Lord's 
judgements are in the earth, the inhabitanVs of ,hl 
world w,l learn righteousness.and we sincerely hope 
and pray that they may; for, if the Judgments of God 

,"h?r„ "V, *■! '"* T"'' »"'«' '^ ""^ thn'e: 'ro say „o- 
hingofcholera, that goes from comincnt to conii- 
u^ ' c "'" ""'""■ *° "^tion; from k-ingdom to king- 
dom; fron, cly ,„ city, and frmn house to housj, 
lakin? and sparing and none can find out his coming 
follou^n' ^"''' ''"="""' "^^rcer, let us select the 
In looking over tlie English papers tetcived by tbe 

hiat iirriv;il, wc have mcl nitli llie following singular 

The following is an cxtracl iil'a li'.tar ilale.1, BaF5o- 
rali, the 95 of Ausnst, IsSl, aii.l rei-civcU Mi C'ak'uUa 
by an \riui-ni.\D genlloinan:— "Almost tvcry country 
iji Ihusc regions of Uie glo'.K; lias lieeii visited by a 
•Ireadful visitor of Proviilenif. 'i on must have b^wi, 
long before this, iiifornieil of the many ealainities that 
have befallen the ilevotcil city JJacilaii, iiiul the places 
Sidjacent to it. News had also been received Ironi 
Ha«adan,or the iinciem Hcbatana, of the occiirrciicc 
of another natural cahunity in that place. The city 
is described 10 be literally infested with the species 01 
fiery serpents, the bite of which is followed by iinine- 
Uiale madness, which in the rnnrr-e of a very short 
lime terminates iu the d. itli of the suti.rer. The 
streets of the town arc said to lie choked with dead 
bodies, which are fed upon by dogs and jackals! The 
inhabitants are aeiaed with consternatiou and trepi- 
dation, not kiioivine where to ily from the an^'er of 
tile Ahnightv."— /«»^/fl Cardie, Dfc. 23rrf 

EarlJiiinake.—A letter from Smyrna says, "The, 
earthquake which we felt here on the Dili of March- 
lias be,n verv destructive at some places in the inte- 
rior of Anto'lia, a few days' journey to tlic coast of 
Smyrna. At Ballagde, a town about forty leagues 
from Smyrna, lour minarets and twenty houses were 
overturned. The small village of Ebirick, oue hour's 
journev from Balla^de, consisting of 40or 50 houses, 
was enlirelv di-siroyed. A 1-jrce villa2e tailed leni- 
ilje, iu whi'dl there -were C or 300 houses, rdsosufTcred 
a ffreal deal, as did two other villages within two 
hours distance of liullac'le. .Vt Deguitztn, five or 
six leagues distant from that town, half the houses 
and the walls of the ancient fortress tumbled down. — 
In fine, the calamity was general along a line of from 
t^ to 10 leagues, and in addition to tlie e-xtensive des- 
tru iion of property, a great uumber of persons lost 
their lives. 



,-in(i IB baptized, siia 


A RcvcUUion, ifiven Norcmher, 1831, to Orson 
Hydi:, Luke Johnson, Lyman Johnson and 
IVdtiam E. McLdin, The mind and will 
of the Lord, as mudc. known by the voice of 
the Spirit to a conference concerning certain 
elders: and also certain items, as made 
knowji, in addition to the covenants and 
commcindmenfs: — 

My servant, Orson Hyde, was called, by 
his ordinance, to proclaim tlie everlasting 
gospel, by the spirit of tlie living God, from 
people to people, and from land to land, in 
llie congregations of tlie wicked, in their 
Kynagogues, reasoning with and expounding 
all scriplttres unto them; And behold and lo, 
this is an ensample unto all those who were 
ordained unto tliis priestliood, whose mission 
is appointed unto tliem to go forth: And this 
is the ensample unto them, that they shall 
speak as they are moved upon by the Holy 
Ghost; and whatsoever tliey siiall speak, 
when moved upon by tlie Holy Ghost, shall 
be scripture; shall be the will of the Lord: 
shall be the mind of the Lord; shall be the 
word of the Lord; shall be the voice of the 
Lord, and the power of God unto salvation; 
Behold this is the promise of the Lord uiite 
vou, O ye rav servants; wherefore, be of 
good cheer, and do not fear, for I llie Lord 
am with you, and will stand by you; and ye 
shall bear record of me even Jesus Christ, 
that I am the Son of the living (iod; that 1 
was; that I am; and that 1 am lo come. This 
is the w^ord of the Lord unto you my servant, 
Orson Hyde; and also unto my servant, 
Luke Johnson, and unto my servant. Lyman 
Johnson, and unto my servant William E. 
McL^lin; and unto all iIip faithful elders of 
my church: Go ye into all the world; preach 
the gospel to every crealuro; acting in the au- 
thority which I have given you; baptizing in 
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Hsiy Ghost; and he that believetli, 

II be saved, End he that 
believeth not shall be damned; nnd he that 
believeth shall be blessed wiUi sign.'! follow- 
ing, even as it is written: And unto you it 
shall be given to know the signp of tlie times, 
and the signs of the coming of the Son of 
man; and of as intiny as the Father shall bear 
record, to you it shall be given power to seal 
them up unto eternal life: Amen. 

And now concerning tlie itcir.s in hddition 
to the covenants and Cummandniep'..-, iney 
are these: tl'.tre remainslh hereafter, in the 
dt',5 time of the l^ord, other bishops to be set 
apart unto the church to minister even ac- 
cording to the first: ^Vherefore they shall l>e 
liish priests who are worthy, and they shall 
be ajipointed by the first presidency of the 
Melchi&edek priesthood, except tiiey be liter- 
al descendants of Aaron; and if they be lit- 
eral descendants of Aaron, they have a legal 
right to (he bishopric, if they are the first 
born ainnng the sons of Aaron; lor the first 
born holds the right of presidency over this 
priesthood, and the keys or authority of the 
same. No man has a legal right to this office, 
to liold the keys of this priesthood, except he 
be a literal descendant and the first born of 
Aaron; but as a high priest of the Melchize- 
dek priesthood, has authority to officiate in 
all the lesser offices, be may officiate in the 
office of bishop when no literal descendant of 
Aaron can be found; provided he is cilled and 
set apart, and ordained unto this power under 
the hands of the first presidency of the Mel- 
chizedek priesthood. And a literal descend- 
ant of Aaron, also, must be designated by 
this presidency, and found worthy, and an- 
nointed, and ordained under the hands of thi» 
presidency, otherwise they are not legally 
authorized to officiate in their priesthood; bul 
by virtue of the decree concerning their right 
of the priesthood descending from father to 
Kon, they may claim their annointing, if at 
any time they can prove their lineage, or do 
ascertain it by revelation fi-om the Lord un- 
der the hands of the above named presidency. 
And again, no bishop or high priest, wlio 
shall be set apart for this ministry, shall be 
tried or condemned for any crime save it be 
before the first presidency of the church; and 
inasmuch as he is found guilty before tiiia 
presidency, by testimony that cannot be im- 
peaclied, he shall be condemned, and if he 
repents he shall be forgiven, according to the 
covenants and commandments of the church. 
And again, inasmuch as parents have chil- 
dren in Zion, or in any of her stakes which 
are organized, that teach them not to under- 
stand the doctrine of repentance; faith ii^ 
Christ the Son of the living God; and of bap- 
tism and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the 
laying on of the hands, when eight years 
old: the sin be upon the head of the parents, 
for this shall be a law unto the inhitbitants of 
Zion, or in any of her stakes which are or- 
ganized, and their children cball be baptized 
for the remission of their sins when eight 
years old, and receive tlie laying on of the 
hands: and they shall also teach their chil- 
dren to pray, and to malk uprightly before 
the Lord. And the inhabitants of Zion shall 
also observe the Sabbath day to keep it holy. 
And the inhahitanls of Zion, alto, shall re- 
member their labors, inasmuch aa they are 
appointed to labor, in all faithfulness, for tlic 
idler shall be had in remembrance before the 
Lord. Now I the Lord am not well pleaned 


with the iflhabitauts of Zion, for there are I ye are to be tauglit from on high. Sanctify 
idlers among them; and tkeir cliildren are al- | j'ourselves and yesliaU be endowed withpow- 

so growing up in wickedness: They also 
seek not earnestly the riches of eternity, but 
their eyes are ftill of greediness. These 
things ought not to be, and must be done 
away from among then: .vherefore let my 
servant Oliver Cowdery, carry these sayings 
unto the land of Zion. Aiid a commandment 
I five unto them, that he that observeth not 
liis prayers before the Lord in the season 
thereof, let him be had in remembrance be- 
fore the judge of my people. These sayings 
are true and faithful: wherefore transgress 
them not, neither take therefrom. Behold I 
am Alpha and Omega, and I come q^uickly: 


And again, every person 'vho belongeth to 
this church of Christ shall obsen-e to keep all 
the conunandments and covenants of the 
church: and it shall come to pass, that if any 
persons among you shall kill, they shall be 
delivered up and dealt with according to the 
laws of the land; for remember, tliat lie hath 
no forgiveness ; and it shall be proven accor- 
ding to the laws of the land. 

And if any man or woman shall commit a- 
.dultery, he or she shall be tried before two 
elders of the church or more, and every word 
shall be established against him or her by 
two witnesses of the church, and not of the 
enemy. But if there are more than two wit- 
nesses it is better: but he or she shall be con- 
demned by the mouth of two witnesses, and 
the elders shall lay the case before the church, 
and the church shall lifl up their hands against 
him or her, that they may be dealt with ac- 
cording to the law of God. And if it can be, 
it is necessary that the bishop is present also. 
And thus ye shall do in all cases which shall 
come before you. And if a man or woman 
shall rob, he or she shall be delivered up un- 
to the law of the land. And if he or she shall 
steal, he or she shall be delivered up unto the 
law of the land. And if he or she shall lie, 
he or she shall be deUvered up unto the law 
of the land. If he or she do any manner of 
iniquity, h2 or she shall be delivered up un- 
to the law, even that of God. 

And if thy brother or sister offend thee, 
thou shalt take him or her between him or 
her and thee alone, and if he or she confess, 
thou shalt be reconciled. And if he or she 
confess not, thou shalt deliver him or her up 
unto the church, not to the members but to 
the elders. And it shall be done in a meeting, 
and that not before the world. And if thy 
brother or sister offend many, he or she shall 
be chastened before many. And if any one 
offsnd openly, he or she shall be rebuked open- 
ly, tliat he or she may be ashamed. And if 
he or she confess not, he or she shall be de- 
livered up unto the law of God, If any shall 

er, tliat ye may give even as I have spoken. 
Hearken ye, for bekoid tlie great day of the 
Lord is nigh al hand. For the day cometli 
that the Lord shall utter his voice out of 
heaven; the heavens shall shake and the earth 
shall tremble, and the trump of God shall 
sound both long and loud, and shall say to 
the sleeping nations. Ye saints arise and live:, 
ye sinneis slay and sleep until I shall call 
again. Wherefore gird up your loins, lest 
ye be found among the wicked. Li.1 up your 
voices and spare not. Call upon the nations 
to repent, both eld and young, Dolh bond and 
free; saying. Prepare yourselves for the great 
day of tlie Lord: for if 1, w!;o am a man, da 
Uft up my voice and call upon you to repent, 
and ye hate me, v;hat will ye say when tlie 
day Cometh wiien the thunders shall utter 
their voices from the ends of the earth, speak- 
ing to tlie ears of all that live, .sayings Re- 
pent, and prepare for the great day of the 
Lord? yea, and again, when the lightnings 
shall streak forth from the east unto the west, 
and shall utter forth their voices unto all that 
live, and make the cars of all tingle, that hear, 
saying these words: Repent ye, for the great 
day of the Lord is come ! 

And again, the Lord shall utter his voice 
out of heaven, saying: Hearken, O ye nations 
of the earth, and hear the words of Uiat God 
who made you. O ye nations of the earth, 
how often would I have gathered you togeth- -,, 
er as a hen galhereth her chickens under her • - ' 
wings, but ye would not? How oft have I - . , 
called upon youjhy the mouth of mj- servants; ^ V 
and by the ministring of angels; and by mine 
own voice; and by the vo!C3 of thunderings; 
and ;by the voice of lightnings; and by the 
voice of tempests; and by the voice of earth- 
quakes, and great hailstorms; and b_v the voice 
of famines, and pestilences of every kind; and 
bv the great sound of a trump; and b}' the 
voice of judgment: and by the voice ol mercy 
all the day long: and by the voice of glory, 
and honor, and the riches of eternal life; and 
would have saved you with an everlasting sal- 
vation, but ve would not! Behold the day 
has come, v.'hen the cup of tlie wrath of mine 
indignation is fall. 

Behold, verily I say unto you, that thess 
are the words of the Lord your God: where- 
fore, labor ye, labor ye, in my vineyard for- 
the last time: for the last time call upon the 
inhabitants of the earth, for in mine own due- tj3l^ 
time will I come upon the earth in judgment: • r— 
and my people shall be redeemed and shall Jj * 
reign with me on earlh: for the-great Millen- 
nial which I spoken by the mouth of 
my servants, sliall come; for satan shall be 
bound; and when he is loosed again, he shall 
onlv reign for a little season, and then coni- 
oth the end of the earth; and he that liveth 

offend in secret, he or she shall be rebuked in i in righteousness, shall be changed in the 
secret, that he or she may have opportunity ' twinkling of an eye; and the earth shall pass 
to confess in secret to him or her whom he I away so as by fire; and the wicked shall go 
or she has offended, and to God, that the I away into unquenchable tire; and their end 
churnh may not speak reproachfully of him I no man knov.eth, on earth, or ever shall 
or her. And tlius shall ye conduct in all ; know, until they come before me in judgment- 
Hearken ve to these words; behold I am 


Again I say, ''"-arken ye elders of my 
church, whom I have appointed: je are not 
a5nl fortli to be taught, \,^\. to teach the chil- 
dren of men the things which I have put into 
your hands by the power of my Spirit; and 

Jesus Christ the Savior of the world. Treas- 
ure 1''ese tilings up in your hearts, and let 
tiie Solemnities of eternity rest upon your 
minds. Be sober. Keep all my conimand. 
ments; even so: Amen. 





Every weil-wislicr to tli-; cause of religion, 
every soul that is possessed oi'tlie least spark 
of divine love, and every disciple that ever 
liad tlie Spirit of Christ move liim to do good, 
must bear rword of the trulii of r.Ioroni'slast 
epistle to the La;na:iites. He touches (he 
contin'.itio-Q of the gifts according to the pro- 
mise of the Savior, so truly; and of their being 
clone away for want of iailh,so exactly,accord- 
iug to tlie nnbelief of tlie wurid noiv, that we 
copy it hito tliu Star, as a fair sample of pu- 
rity: yea. as a guide by wliich t!ie world may 
inquire of the Lord and lino->v of a truth, that 
these thinas are s.i. 

Now 1 M jroni, write souiewliat as seemeth 
xne n-ood; and J write unto my brethren, the 
Lantanites; and I would that they si:ould 
know tliat more liian four hundred and 
twenty years has passed away, since tlie 
sign was given of the coming of Christ. And 
I seal up Uiese records, after that 1 have spok- 
en a few words by way of exhortation unto 
you. Behold, I woultT exhort you that when 
yefiiiall read these things, if it be wisdom in 
God that ye should read tliem, that ye would 
remember how merciful the Lord hath been un- 
to the children of men, from the creation of 
Adam, even down until tlie time that ye shall 
receive these things, and ponder it in your 
hearts. And when ye shall receive tliese 
things,! would exhort you that ye ask God, the 
Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if these 
things are not true; and if ye shall ask with 
a sincere heart, with real intent, having Ciitli 
in Christ, and he will manifest the truth of it 
utito you.and by thepower of the Holy Ghost, 
ye may know the '.ruth of all things. .\nd 
whatsoever thing is good, is just and true; 
wherefore, nothing that is good denieth the 
Christ, but acknowledgeth that he is. And 
ve may know that he is, by the power of the 
'Holy 'Ghost; wherefore 1 would e.xhortyou, 
that ye deny not the power of God: for he 
worketli by power, according to the faith of 
the children of men, the same to-day, and to- 
morrow, and forever. .*.nd again I e.xhort 
you. my brethren, that ye deny not the gifts 
of God for tliey are many; and they come 
Irora the same God. ,And tliere are different 
wavs that these gills are administered; but 
it is the same God which v.'orketh all in all: 
an.'l they are given by the manifestation of 
the spirit of God unto men, to profit Iheni. — 
For behold, to one is given by the spirit of 
God, that he may teach the word of wisdom; 
and to anotlier, that he may teach the word 
of knov.dedge by the same spirit; and to an- 
other, exceeding great faith; and to another, 
the gifts of healing by tlie same spirit. And 
again, to another, that he may work mighty 
miracles; and again, to another, that he may 
prophesy concerning all things; and again, 
to another, the beholding of angels and min- 
istering spirits; and again, to another, all 
kinds of tongues: and again, to another, (he 
interp-latioa of languag.fs and of diverse 
kinds of tongues. And all these gifts coine 
Ly tlie spirit of Christ; and they come unto 
every man severally according as he will. — 
And 1 would exhort you, my beloved breth- 
ren, that ye remember that every good gift 
coniotli ofCMirist. And I exhort you, my be- 
loved brethren, that ye remember that he is 
the sjnje yesterday, to-day, and forever, and 

that all these gills of which \ have spoken, 
which arc sipiritual, never will be done away, 
even as long a? tlie world shall stand, only 
according to the unbelief of the children of 
men. Wherefore, there must be faith; and 
if ll-.ere must be faith, tiiere must also be 
hope; and if there must be hope, there must al- 
so be cliarity; and e.^:cept ye have charity, ye 
can in no wise be saved in the kingdom oC 
God; neither can ye be saved in the kingdom 
of God, if ye have no faith; neither can ye if 
ve have no hojie; and if ye have no hope, ye 
must needs be in despair; and despair cometh 
because of iniquity. And Christ truly said 
unto our fathers. If ye have faith, ye can do 
all tilings which is expedient nnto me. 
^ And now I speak unto all the ends of the 
earth, that if the day cometh that the power 
and gifls of God shall be done away among 
you, it shall be because of unbelief. And wo 
be unto the children of men, if this be the 
case: for there shall be none that doetli good 
among you, no not one. For if there be one 
amongyou that doelh good, he shall work by 
the power and gifts of God. And wo unti 
them which shall do these things away and 
die, for tlie}' die in their sins, and they can- 
not be saved in the kingdom of God; and I 
speak it according to the words of Christ, and 
I lie not. And I exhort you to remember 
these things: for the time speedily cometh 
that ye shall know that I lie not, for ye shall 
see me at the bar of GoU: and the Lord God 
will say unto you, Did I not declare my 
words unto you, which was written by 
this man, hkc as one crying from the dead? — 
yea, even as one spealiing out of the dust, I 
"declare these things unto the fulfilling of the 
prophecies. And behold, they shall proceed 
forth out of the mouth of the everlasting God; 
and his word shall hiss forth from generation 
to generation. And God shall shew unto 
you, that that which I have written is true. 
And again I would exhort }'ou that ye would 
come unto Christ, and lay hold upon every 
good gift, and touch not the evil gift nor 
the unclean thing. And awake and arise 
from the dust, O Jerusalem; yea, and put 
on thy beautiful garments, O daughter of 
Zion, and strengthen thy stakes, and enlarge 
thy borders forever, that thou mayest no more 
be eonfounded, that the covenants of the 
Eternal Father, which he hath made unto 
-thee, O house of Israel, may be fulfilled. — 
Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in 
him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; 
and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungod- 
liness, and love God with all your might, 
mind and strength, then is his grace sutlicient 
for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect 
in Christ: and if by the grace of God ye are 
perfect in Christ, ye can in no wise deny the 
power of God. And again, if ye by the grace 
of God are perfect in Christ, and deny nothiu 
power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the 
grace of God, through the shedding of the 
blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of 
the F.ither, unto the remission of your sins, 
that ye become holy without spot. And now 
I bid unto all farewell. I soon go to rest in 
the paradise of God, until my spirit and body 
shall again reunite, and I am brought forth 
triuinphant through the air, to meet you be- 
j fore the pleasing bar of the great .lehovah, 
! the Eternal Judge of both quirk and de;id. — 



Lake Superior, without the aid of any great 
effort of imaginstion, maybe considered as 
the inexhaustible spring from whence, tiiro' 
ages, the St. Lawrence has continued to da- 
rive its ample strea n. This immense lake, 
unequalled in magnitude, by any collection 
of fresh water upoii the globe, is situated be- 
twefn-.tlie parallels of 56 deg. 25 min. and 49 
deg. I min. north latitude, and the meridians 
of 84 deg. S4 min. and 92 deg. 14 min. west 
longitude. Its length, measured on a curved 
line through tlie center, is about 3.50 geogra- 
[ihical miles, its extreme breadth 140, and 
its circumference, in following the sinuosities 
of the coast, about 1500. Its surface is about 
C27 feet above tiie tide water of tlie Atlantic; 
but llie shore e.xhibits almost conclusive indi- 
cations of its having been, in former ages, as 
much, perhaps, as 40 or 50 feet above its 
present level. Various soundings have been 
taken from 80 to 150 fathoms, but its greatest 
depth proliably exceeds 900 fathoms; thus 
demonstrating tlie bottom of the lake to be 
nearly GOO feet below the level of the ocean. 
The chryslaline transparencj' of its waters is 
unrivalled, and such as to render rocks at an 
extraordinary depth distinctly visible. Tlie 
bottom of the lake chiefly consists of a very 
adhesive clay, which speedily indurates by 
atmespheric exposure, and contains small 
shells of the species at present existing in the 
lake. A sea almost of itself, this lake is sub- 
ject to many vicissitudes of that element, for 
here the storm rages, and the billows break, 
with a violence scarcely surpassed by the 
tempests of the ocean, but is not subject to 
the oceanic plienomena displayed by an un- 
erring and periodical flux and reflux. Its 
expansive surface, however, yields to the in- 
fluence of heavy winds; so that, when these 
blow strong from one quarter, they produce 
p very perceptible rise of the lake in an oppo- 
site direction. The spring freshets are also 
known to have occasioned a rapid swelling 
pf the waters, which has been especiallj' 
conspicuous after a rigorous winter. That its 
waters were once salt is by no means unlike- 
ly, and the supposition stands, in some de- 
gree, supported by the nature of Ihe fish that 
inhabit tliem, and tlie marine shells that are 
found tilong the beaches or imbedded in ihe 
shores. — [Bo'ucliette's British Dominions in 
North America.] 



The Hindoo creed derives its peculiar char- 
acter from the tenet, so generally different 
throughout the east, respecting tlie transmi- 
gration of souls. According to this belief, 
the spirit of man, after death, is not convey- 
ed into a diflerent state of existence, but goes 
to animate some other mortal body, or even 
one belonging to the fcrute creation. The re- 
ceptacle into which it then enters is decided 
by the course of action followed during the 
present life. The Tixtuous m»n nisy rise 
from an humble cast to the r&nk of a prince 
or even of a Brantin, while the depraved not 
only sink in degration of bum&u beings, but 
even have their souls enclosed in the bodies 
of animals. With this view, the Hindoo ora- 
cles endeavor to establish a certian conformi- 
ty between the offences committed and the 
condition under which they are e-xpiated. — 
The thief is converted into so^me ariinial ad- 

dicted to steal the articles which were th& 
wonted object of his own depredation. — 
The pilferer of grain is metamorphosed inta 
a rat; whUe he who stole roots or fruit be- 
comes an ape. The person thus lowered in 
the scole ot' being, must pass through a long 
succession ofdegr.idedbirtlisere he re-assume 
ihe human form and endowments. This be- 
lief is so familiar mth the Hindoo, that big 
conversation is filled with allusions to it. if 
he sees any one suffering under evils that 
seem unmerited, heat once pronounces theiu 
the penalty of sin committed in a previous 
stage and form of existence. Even on seeing 
a cow or dug receive a severe beating, he in- 
fers that the soul which animates them must, 
under its human sliape, have committed 
some offence worthy of such castigation. — 
^Vives who consider themselves injuriously- 
treated by their husbands, or servants by 
their masters, indulge the earnest hope, that 
in some future state of being they shall ex- 
change conditions, and obtain the opportuni- 
ty of a signal retaliation. — Edinlnirg Cabi- 
net Library. 



Revealed jeligion removes these difficulties, 
and decides the question. It tells us that 
there are two beings in man, and, if I may 
express myself so, two different men, the ma- 
terial man, and the immaterial man. The 
scriptures spake on these principles, thus; 
"The dust shall return to the earth as it was," 
this is the material man: "The spirit shall 
return to God who gave it," this is the im- 
material man. "Fear not them which kill 
the bodj'," that is to say, tlie material man: 
"fear him which is able to destroy the soul," 
that is, the immaterial man. "V*^e are willing 
to be absent from the body," that is, from 
the material man: "and to be present with 
the Lord," that is to say, to have the imma- 
terial man disembodied. . "They stoned Ste- 
phen," that is, the material man: "calling 
upon God, and saying. Lord Jesus, receive 
my spirit," that is to say, receive the imma- 
terial man. 

2 The disciple of natural religion can obtain 
only an imperfect knowledge of the obliga- 
tions, or duties of man. Natural religion 
may indeed conduct him to a certain point, 
and tell him that he ought to love his bene- 
factor, and various simila'- maxims. But is 
natural religion, think ye, sufficient to 
account for that contrariety, of which every 
man is conscious, that opposition between 
inclination and obligation? A very solid ar- 
gument, I grant, in favor of moral rectitude 
ariseth from observing, that, to whatever de- 
gree a man may carry liis sin, whatever ef- 
forts he may make to eradicate those seeds 
of virtue from his heart, which nature has 
sown there, he cannot forbear venerating vir- 
tue, and recoiling at vice. This is certainly 
a proof, that the Author of our being meant 
to forbid yice, and to enjoin virtue. But is 
there no room for complaint? Is there no- 
thing specious in the following objection? — 
As, in Spite of all my endeavors to destroy 
virtuous dispositions, I cannot help respect- 
ing virtue, ye infer, that the Author of my 
being intended I should be vii-tuous; so as, in 
spite of all my endeavors to eradicate vice, I 
cani'.ot help loving vice, have I not reason for 



inferring, in my luin, that, the Author of 
my being designed I should be vicious; or, at 
least, that he cannot justly impute guilt to 
me for performing those actions, which pro- 
ceed from some principles, that were born 
witli me? Is there no show of reason in this 
famous sophism? Reconcile the God of na- 
ture with the God of religion. Explain how 
the God of religion can forbid wliat the God 
of nature inspires; and how he, who follows 
those dictates, which tlie God of nature in- 
spires, can be punished for so doing by the 
God of religion. 

The Gospel unfolds this mystery. It at- 
tributes this seed of corruption to the de- 
pravity of nature. It attributeth the respect, 
that we feel for virtue, to the remains of (he 
imago of God, in which we were formed, and 
which can never be entirely effaced. Be- 
cause we were born in sin, tlie Gospel con- 
cludes, that we ought to apply all our atten- 
tive endeavors to eradicate the seeds of cor- 
ruption. And, because the image of the 
■'Creator is partly erased from our hearts, the 
gospel concludes, we ought to give our- 
selves wholly to the retracmg of it, and so to 
answer the excellence of our extraction. 

3. A disciple of natural rehgion can obtain 
only an imperfect knowledge of the duration 
of man, whether liis soul be immortal, or 
'whether it be involved in the ruin of matter. 
Reason, I allow, advanceth some solid argu- 
ments in proof of the doctriite of the immor- 
tality of the soul. For what necessity is 
•there for supposing, that the soul, which is 
a spiritual, indivisible, and immaterial being, 
that constitutes a whole, and is a distinct be- 
ing, although united to a portion of matter, 
should cease to exist, when its union with 
the body is dissolved? A positive act of the 
Creator is necessary to the annihilation of a 
substance. The annihilating of a being, that 
subsists, requireth an act of power similar to 
that which gave it existence at first. Now 
far from having any ground to believe that 
God will cause his power to intervene to an- 
nihilate our souls, every thing, that we know, 
persuadetli us, that he liimself hath engraven 
characters ot immortality on them, and that 
he will preserve them forever. Enter into 
thy heart frail creature! see, feel, consider 
those grand ideas, those immortal designs, 
that thirst for existing, which a thousand 
ages cannot quench, and in these lines and 
points behold the finger of thy Creator v.-ri- 
ting a promise of inunortality to thee. ' But 
how solid soever these arguments may be, 
however evident in themselves, and striking 
to a philosopher, they are objectionable, be- 
cause they are not popular, but above vulgar 
minds, to whom the bare terms, spirituality 
and existence, are entirely barbarous, and 
convey no meaning at all. 

Moreover, the union between the opera- 
tions of the soul, and those of the body, is so 
close that all tho jihilosophers in the world 
cannot certainly determine, whetlier (he op- 
erations of the body ceasing, the operation 
of the soul do not cease with tlicm. I see a 
body in perfect health, the mind, tlierefore, 
is sound. The same body ia disordered, and 
the mind is disconcerted with it. The brain 
is filled, ard the soul is instantly confiiaed. 
The brisker the circulation of tlio blood is, 
the quicker the ideas of the mind are, and 
the more extensive its knowledge. At length 
death comes aad dissolves all tlie parts of tlic 

body; and how difficult is it to persuade, one's 
self, that the soul, which was effected by ev- 
ery former motion of the body, will tiot be 
dissipated by its entire dissolution! 

Are they the vulgar only, to whom philo- 
sophical arguments for the immortallity of 
the soul appear deficient in evidence? Do not 
geniuses require, at least, an explaniition of 
what rank ye assign to beasts, on tlie princi- 
ple, that nothing capable of ideas rnd concep- 
(ions, Can be involved in a dissolution of mat- 
ter? Nobody would venture to affirm now, 
in an assembly of philosophers, what was 
some time ago maintained with great warmtli 
that beasts are mere self-moving mashines. 
Experience seems to demonstrate the falsity 
of the metaphysical reasonings, (hat have 
been proposed in favor of this opinion: and 
we cannot observe the actions of beasts, with- 
out being inclined to infer one of these two 
consequences; either the spirit of man is mor- 
tal, like his body; or the souls of beasts are 
immortal, like those of mankind. 

Revelation dissipates all our obscurities, 
and teacl.'etli us clearly, and without a may 
be, that Goo willeth our immortality. It 
carries our thoughts forward to a future state, 
as to a fixed period, wiiithor the greatest part 
of the promises of God tend. It eommendetU 
us indeed, to consider all the blesiTinj,'? ol tois 
life, the aliments that nourish us, tiiC rays 
which enlighten us, the air that we breath.?, 
sceptres, crowns, and kingdoms, as effects of 
the liberality of God, and as grounds of our 
gratitude. But, at the same time, it rcquir- 
eth us to surmount the most magnificent 
earthly objects. It commandeth us to con- 
sider light, air, and aHments, crowns, scep- 
tres, and kingdoms, as unfit to constitute the 
falsity of a soul created in the image of the 
blessed God, and with whom the blessed God 
hath formed a close and intimate union. It 
assureth us that an age of life cannot fill the 
wish of duration which it is the noble prerog- 
ative of an immortal soul to form. It doth 
not ground the doctrine of immortality on 
metaphysical speculations, nor on complex 
arguments, uninvestigable by the greatest 
part of mankind, and which dlways leave some 
doubts in the minds of the ablest philoso- 
phers. The gospel grounds the doctrine on 
the only principle that can support the weight 
with which it is encumbered. The principle, 
wiiicli I mean, is the will of the Creator, 
who, having created our souls at first by an 
act of his will, can either eternally preserve 
them or absolutely annihilate them whether 
they be material, or spiritual, mortal, or im- 
mortal, by nature. Thus the disciple of re- 
vealed religion doth not float between doubt 
and assurance, hope and fear, as the disciple 
of nature doth. He is not obliged to leave 
the most interesting question, that poor 
mortals can agitate, undecided; whether their 
souls perish with their bodies or survive their 
ruins. He does not say, as Cyrus said to hie 
chddren; I know not how to persuade my- 
self, that the soul lives in this mortal body 
and ceaseth to be when the body expires. I 
am more inclined to think, that it requires 
after death more penetration and purity. — 
He doth not say, as Socrates said to his judg- 
es; And now we are going, I to sirtVer death, 
and ye to enjoy life. God only knows whicli 
is the best. He doth not say as Sicero said, 
speaking on this important article; I do not 
pretend to say, that what 1 allirni in as ittfal- 



libre as tlie Pjtliian oricie, I speak only by 
conjecture. The disciple o!' revelation, author- 
ized by the testimony ot'.Tesus Christ, '=who 
hath brought life and iinmortalitv to light 
through the gospel:" boldly ailirms, ''thougli 
our outward man perish, yet the inward man 
is renewed day by day. We, thai are in this 
tabernacle, do groan, being burdened; not for 
that we would be unclothed, but clothed up- 
on, that mortality might be swallowed up of 
life. I know whom I have believed, and I 
am persuaded that he is able to keep that 
which I have committed unto him, against 
that day." 

III. We are next to consider the disciple 
of natural religion, and the disciple of reveal- 
ed religion, at the tribunal of God as peni- 
tents soliciting for pardon. The former can- 
not find even by feeling after it in natural re 
ligioii, according to the language of St. 
Paul, the grand mean of reconciliation, which 
God hath given to the church; I mean the 
sacrifice of the cross. Reason, indeed, dis- 
covers that a man is g'uilty as the confees- 
sions, and acknowledgements, which the 
Heathens made of their crimes, prove. It 
discerns that a sinner .ileserves punishment, 
as the remorse and fear, with which their' 
consciences were often excruciated, demon- 
strate. It piesumcs, indeed, that God will 
yieiu t<J uie entreaties of his creatures, as 
their prayers, and temples, and altars testify. 
It even goes so far as to perceive the neces- 
sity of satisfying divine justice, this their 
sacrifices, this their burnt oiFerings, this their 
human victims, this the rivers of blood, that 
flowed on their altars, show. 

But, how likely soever all these specula- 
tions may be, they form only a systematic 
body without a head: for no positive promise 
of pardon from God himself belongs to them. 
The mystery of the cross is invisible; for 
only God could reveal that, because only 
God could plan; and only he could execute 
that profound relief. How could limnan rea- 
son, alone ajid unassisted have discovered 
the mystery of redemption, when, alas! after 
an ir fallible God hath revealed it, reason is 
absorbed in its depth, and needs all its sub- 
mission to receive it, as an article of faith? 

But that, which natural religion cannot at- 
tain, revealed religion cleurly discovers. Re- 
velation exhil)its a God-Man, dying for the 
sins of manlund and se tting grace before every 
penitent sinner: grace for all mankind. The 
schools have oflen agitated the questions, 
and sometimes indiscreetly, whether Jesus 
Christ died for all mankind, or only for a 
small number? Whether his blood were 
shed for all, who hear the gospel, or for tliose 
only, who believe it? We will not dispute 
these points now: but we will venture to af- 
firm, that there is not an individual of all our 
hearers, who hath not a right to say to him- 
self, if I believe, I shall be saved; I shall be- 
lieve if I endeavor to beUeve. Consequentl}-, 
every individual hath a right to apply the 
benefits of the death of Christ to himself — 
The gospel reveals grace, that pardons the 
most atrocious crimes, those that have the 
most fatal influences. Although }-e have de- 
nied Christ with Peter, betrayed him with 
Judas, persecuted with Saul; yet the blood 
ofa God-Man is Kufficient to obtain your par- 
don, if ye be in tlie covenant of redemption. 
Qrace, which is accessible at all times, at 
every instant of life. Woe be to you, my 

brethren; woe be to you if, abusing this re- 
flection, ye delay your return to God till tlic 
last moments of your lives, when your re- 
pentance will be diliicult, not to say imprac- 
ticable and impossiblv! But it is always cer- 
tain, God every instant opens the trea- 
sures of his mercy, v.hcn sinners return to 
liim by sincere repentance. Grace, capable 
of terminating all those melancholy thoughts 
that are produced by the fear of being aban- 
doned by God in the midst of our race, and 
of having the wo?k of salvation left imper- 
fect. For, after he hath given us a present 
so magnificent, what can he refuse? 
(To he continued.) 


Any thing relating to travelling iS directly 
within our province: and were it not so, cur 
interest would scarcely be diminished, in the 
following: i\]r. Ross Cox in liis six years 
peregrinations, and singular adventures, and 
paintul suficrings, among various tribes of 
Indians on the Columbia river, hitherto un- 
known:all of which have been thrown before 
the public in the shape of a goodly octavo, 
by the Messrs. Harpers. Numerous exlracts 
had previously come to us, and been published 
from the London magazines, & our minds 
were prepared for a work of originality 
& commanding interest. In this we were not 
disappointed. iVIr. C. on his voyage out, in 
1811 19, stopped at the Sandwich Islands, of 
which, and ofthe manners and customs of 
the inhabitants, he presents some highly 
amusing sketches. He next proceeds to the 
northwest coast, reaches the Columbia river, 
ascends it for some distance, and enters upon 
a course of adventures in that remote region, 
that are not only extremely curious, hut in 
some instances almost marvellous. He then 
journies throug-H the interior, and rjrives at 
Montreal in lt^l7. 

"In general appearance, and in certain 
characteristics, the American savage is the 
same from Chili to Atliabasca, and from 
Nootka to Labrador. There is an indescri- 
bable coldness about him, that checks famili- 
arity; he is a stranger to our hopes and fears 
our joys and our sorrows. His eyes are sel- 
dom moistened by a tear, or his feelings re- 
laxed by a smile; and whether he basks be- 
neath the vertical sun on the burning plains 
ofthe Amazon, or freezes in eternal winter 
on the ice bound shores of the Arctic oceon, 
the same piercing black eyes, and stern im- 
mobility of countenance, equally set at nought 
the sliill of the pliysiognomist. But in moral 
character and personal habits, the various 
tribes, even living adjacent to each other, 
differ almost as much as do civilized commu- 
nities. Most of the tribes at the mouth of 
the Columbia river, for instance, are a trea- 
cherous, misshapen, thievish sot, who smear 
themselves witn fish-oil, and live in filthy 
hovels, while, as an exOi"ption, there aie 
bands which, like the Chinooks, are well 
formed, frank in their manners, cleanly in 
their persons, and every way trustworthy. — 
fhese ingenious people have houses of wood 
eighty feet in length, by forty feet broad, di- 
vided by partitions 18 feet high; tin y construct 
canoes 50 feet in length, which wdl carry 30 
persons; and besides the usual offensive arms 
of the Indians, they wear armor of elk skin, 
with leather helmets, so prejiared as to be 
arrow proof, and frequently even turn a ball. 



A<niin, in advancing into the interior, soni? 
miserable, squallid looking, skulking tribes, 
who live by trapping, are to be foun^i in the 
imiuetliate vicinitj' of a thriving race of men, 
whose habits and appearance are totally the 
reverse. The last are generally, those who' 
hunt the buffalo on horseback, an;l with 

nerved by the constant encounter of peril, 
are equall}' fearless in character and noble in 
their carriage. Both on the coast and in t!ie 
interior, some tribes are entirely absolved 
from tlie restra'mls o? chastity, while others 
punish incontiiijncy with death; many clans 
again are addicted to stealing and l^'in;;, 
while these vices are held in such abhorrence 
.by others that those who commit thorn are 
driven Iroin their communities. Cruelty to 
their enemies and fortitude under the inliic- 
tion of pain, seems to be the only qualities 
iwhicii are common to all. 

gens made of dressed, but uhsmoked deer- 
skin, and fanning lliemselves with the wing 
of soire particular bird) and relating the tra^. 
ditions of the nations to the people. 

The language they employed was G»>me" 
what ditferent from the one in common use, 
many words and phrases being interspersed 


N.!\v K.imiJsuire, 




RlioJc Island; 

New York, 

Xcw Jersey, 





jV. Carolin.!, 

t*. Carolina, 








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frames invigorated by the chase ami spirits inllieir speeches which were not understood 
■ ■ " ' by the mass of their hearers, especially when 

mentioning the names of plaees where the 
Chcrokees had formerly resided: They would 
tell of the events which had happened to their 
forefatliers and would bring their account to 
time in which they lived, when a new era in 
their history would commence hi consequence 
of approaching settlements of the whiles. 

In speaking of the future destiny of their 
nation, they foretold with a remarkable ex- 
actness the principal events which have since 
taken place in its history. This part of their 
address v.-as sometliing like the following. 

Our elder brother [meaning the white peo- 
yle — using the singidar for the plural] has 
become our neighbor; he is nov>' near us, and 
already occupies our ancient habitations — 
But this is as our forelathers told us — They 
said my [our] feet are turned towards the 
west — they are never to turn round. Now' 
mark what our forefathers told us. Tour ei- 
der brother will settle around you— he will 
encroach upon your lands, and then ask you 
to sell them to him. When you give him a 
part of your country, he will noi be sa;:?'"^" 
but ask for more. In process of time he will 
ask you to become like him — He will tell you 
that your mode of life is not as good as his — 
Whereui)on you will be induced to make 
great roads through the nation, by which he 
act have free access to you. He will learn 
3'our women to spin and weave and make 
clothes, and learn to cultivate the earth. He 
will even teach you his language, and learn 
you to read and write, &c. &c. But these 
are but the means to destroy yon, and to eject 
you from your habitations. He will point 
you to the west, but you will fine? _po resting 
place there, for your elder brother will drive 
you from one place to another until yon get 
to the western waters. These things will 
certainly happen, but it will be when we are 
dead and gone. We shall not live to see and 
feel the miser}' which will come upon you. 

Such in substance was a portion of their 
speeches, and it is that which we have deno- 
minated prophecy, and as for the fulfilment, 
we leave it to the reader to judge for him- 

It is, perhaps, difficult to say upon what 
grounds the forebodings of untutoied men 
were predicated. It will hardly do to say 
that they judged from the past conduct of 
the wiiites towards other Indianj tribes, be- 
cause they were in a great measure ignorant 
of the behavior of the whites, except to.vards 
the Cherokees themselves, and there was no- 
thing in that behavior, at that time, to e-vcite 
suspicion that the events which they seem 
to have foreseen would actually lake place. 
[Cherokee Phceni.t.] 

ITj' Rf.marks. — Notwithstanding the In- 
dians may doubt, or even fear the policy of 
the government of the United States, in ga- 
thering and planting them in one place, &c. 
— they may he assured, that the object is good 
and they will soon be convinced that it ig the 
best thing that has come to pass among them 
for many generations. — [Star.] 




Inhabitants of Sicily, 



Income of the clergy'in Spain, 

Government tax, in 1799, 

Clergy loaned government in 

16 years. 
Received from the people in 

the same time. 
Extraordinary exactions, 

same time. 
Number of Priests, 
Number of beggars — nearly, 

Ignorance among the lower classes keeps 
Spain bound with the fetters of a tyrannic 


Forty or fifty years ago, while living in 
their ancient rudeness, and practicing cus- 
toms which now remain only as vestiges, the 
Cherokees were accustomed to be addressed, 
when assembled in their town houses, by cer- 
tain individuals who are to be found in every 
village. Whether these individuals were a 
distinct 'lass o.''men and set apart for the 
special purpose of talking, and relating tradi- 
tions to the people, or wiiether they were no- 
thing more th;in the leaders or head men of 
the villages, ivc are not prepared to say. 

It is a fart, howevtr, which many living 
witnesses can testify, in addition to many ve- 
ry interesting particulars (with which, per- 
haps, we may hereafter entertain our readers) 
related of these men, that they actually fore- 
told the events which are now taking place 
in relation to the south westtrn Indians. It 
waa their custom, on the occasion above men- 
tioned, to take their station (some say they 
would ascend the town house, wearing leg- 



New Hymns. 


Children of Zion, awake from your sadness, 
For soon, all your foes shall oppress you no 

more ; 
Bright on your hill's dawns the day-star of 

Arise! for tlie night' of your sorrow's near 

Children of Zion, awake from your sadness. 
For soon, all your foes sTiall oppress you no 


Strong are your foes, hut His arm will sub- 
due them, scatter their armiSs to regions afar; 

They'l flee like the chaff— from the scourg**- 
that pursues them; 

Vain is their strength and their chariots of 

Children of Zion, awake from your sadness. 

For soon, all your foes shall oppress you no 

Children of Zion, His power will save you, 
O loudly extol it o'er land and the sea. 
Shout! for the foe'U he destroy'd tliat en- 

slav'd you. 
The oppressor will vanish and Zion be ftee. 
Children of Zion, awake from your sadness, 
For soon, all your foes shall oppress you no 

Shall oppress you no more,^no more. 


Farewell, our friends and brethren! 

Here take the parting hand — 
We go to preach the gospel 

To ev'ry foreign land. 

Farewell our wives and children. 

Who render life so sweet — 
Dry up your tears — be faitliiul, 

"Till we again shall meet. 

Farewell ye scenes of childhood. 

And fancies of our youth; 
We go to combat error 

With everlasting truth. 

Farewell all carnal pleasure, 

Which gilds the scenes of mirth, 

Your days are surely numbered 
To trouble man on earth. 

Farewell, farewell our country — 

Our home is now abroad 
To labor in the vineyard. 

In righteousness for God. 

The gallant ships are ready 

To waft us o'er the sea, 
To gather up the blessed. 

That Zion may be free. 


Farewell our friends and brethren! 

Here take the parting hand — 
And go and preach the gospel 

To ev'ry foreign land. 

Farewell our friends and husbands 

Who render home so sweet — 
Dry ap your tears — be faithful 

"Till we again do meet. 

Farewell ye blest comnmnions, 
And sea.sons of our youth; 

O go and combat error 
Willi everlasting imth. 

Farewell all carnal pleasnie. 

Which gilds the scenes of miitli, 

Your days are surely number'd 
To (rouble us on earth. 

Farewell, farewell ye servants, 
Your home is now abroad 

To labor in the vineyard, 
In righteousness for God. 

The gallant ships are ready 
To waft 3'ou o'er the sea; 

Go gather up the blessed. 
That Zion may be free. 

Selected Hymnsv 


Guuic us, O thou greal Jt;liov.Tb, 
Saiiils upon Ihc promised Itiiul^ 

"We are weiik but thou art nble, 
lloUl us with tliy powerful hunit: 
Holy Spirit, 

Feed us till the Savior couits. 

Open, Jesus, Zion's founlains:' 
Let her richest blcssints come; 

Let the fiery, cloudy pUlnr 
Gujird us in this holy homcf 

Great Uedceuier, 

Brill?, O bring the welcome da}.! 

"When the eanh begins to tremlde, 
Bid our fearlul thoughts bo still; 

"When thy judgments spread destruction. '-- 
Keep us safe on Zion's hill, 

Singing praises. 

Songs of glory, unto thee. 


We're not fisharaod to own our Lord, 

And worship him on earth; 
"V\^e love to learn his holy word. 

And know what souls ure worth. 

"V\nien Jesus comes cs flaming flame. 

For to reward the just, 
The world will knowthe only name, 

In which the saints can trust. 

"\ATien he comes down in heav'n on earth, 

"W'ilh all his holy band, 
Before creation's second birth, 

"We hoy e with him to stand. 

Then will he give us a new name. 

With robes of riehteousncss," 
An-\ in the N^w Jerusalem, • 

Eternal happiness. 

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necessarily cnlled from the Star, and will he for a 
few weeks longer, when we intend prosecuting tkis 
work with despatch. 

"We have addad three new hymns in this number, 
which, no doubt, will be acceptiible to the reader. 

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Vol. I. No. U. 

i.vui;pr,.\nENci:, .Mir^.-jorui, M)\i:.-\iBEn, i^ 

[Wliole .No. 

Having given a sketch of the history of the 
ten tribes, in our last, the ne-xt subject which 
presents itself, is the tribe of Joseph. The 
Lord was with Joseph in liis youth and not 
only his dreams, one of which says, that the 
sun and moon, and tlie eleven stars made 
obeisance to him, but much of his life was a 
type of future events in relation to his seed. 
His being sold unto the Egyptian.^, was a wise 
plan of tue Lord to show his power to Israel, 
and to convince the world, that he is merciful 
to such as keep his commandments, and seek 
the path of endless virtue; 3'ea, all the work- 
manship of his hands. The history of Joseph, 
in full, cannot at present be given; but in 
part, it will occupy * great place in the hearts 
of such as seek dihgenlly the kingdom of God 
jind the welfare of scattered Israel. It is so 
well known that Joseph was the beloved of 
his father, that we can quote the words of the 
goad old man^pronounced upon iiiin, as what 
should befall him, or coma to pass among his 
seed, in the last da3's, without the fear of con- 
tradiction, and with a great deal of pleasure, 
as well as satistactiou, knowing that the very 
days have arrived for the fulfilment of that 
prophecy: Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruit- 
ful bough by a well, whose branches run over 
the wall: The archers have sorely grieved 
him,and shot at him, and hated liim: But his bow 
abode in strength, and ilie arms of his hands 
were made strong by tlie hands of the mighty 
God of Jacob: (from thence is the Shepherd 
the Stone of Israel:) Even by the Gudoftliy 
father, who shall help thee, and by the Al- 
mighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of 
heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth 
under, blessings of the breast and of tlie 
womb; The blessings of thy father have pre- 
vailed above the blessings of my progenitors 
unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; 
they shall be on the head ef Josepli, and on 
the crown of the head of him that was sepa- 
rate from liis brethren. 

This is one of the greatest prophecies in the 
bible, and contains more of the economy of 
the Lord than will be seen till the Redeemer 
comes to dwell on the earth. What an ad- 
mirable e.Tpression is that; the branches run 
over the wall; as plain as to have said, some 
of Ills seed sliall cross the ocean. But t!ie 
most profound is, From thence is the Shep- 
herd, the Stone of Lsrae!. It could not mean 
the birth of the Savior, fur Paul says, it is cv- 
idi'nt our Lord sprang from the the tribe of 
Judah: But when Paul said to the Romans, 
There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, 
and turn away ungodliness from Jacob, he 
must have m»ant the Deliverer, which is to 
come and gather his :ihocp into his fold, and 
becomes the good Shepherd; and acconhng 
to the blebsing of Moses, Joseph is the Srstliug 
of his buliock. Let us read it: And of Joseph 
ho said. Blessed of the Lord be his land, for 
the precious things of heaven, for the dew, 
and for the daep that coucheth beneath, and 
for the precious fruits brought forth by the 
gun, and for the precious things put forth by 
the moon, and for the chief things of the an- 
cient mountains, and for the precious things 

of the lasting hills, and for the precious things 
of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the 
good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let 
the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, 
and upon the tO]> of the head of liiin that was 
separated from his brethren. His glory is 
like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns 
are like the horns of unicorns: with them he 
shall push the people together from the ends 
of the earth: and they are the ten thousands 
of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of 

The beauty, the wisdom, and the extent of 
this bl .'Ssing upon the seed of Joseph, have 
never 3'et been found out b}' tlie world, nor 
full}' understood by all the saints. In the 
first place, Jloses says, Blessed of the Lord 
be his land, &c. And why? Becausj it is 
the land on which the. '=aints of the living God 
sliall gatlier in the last days, to leceive the 
Savior at his second coming. It is ble.«sed of 
the Lord, too, for the precious tilings of heav- 
en: tlie fulness of the gospel in tlie book of 
Mormon: for instance, I am a desce'idant of 
Joseph, which was carried captive into Egypt. 
And great were the covenants of the Lord, 
which he made unto Joseph: wherefore, Jo- 
seph truly saw our daj-. ."Vnd he obtained a 
promise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of 
his loins, the Loid God would raise up a right- 
eous branch unto the house of Israel: not the 
Messiah, but abranch which was to be broken 
oiF; neverlhless, to be remembered in the cov- 
enats of the Lord, that the Messiah .should ha 
made manifest unto them in the latter days, 
in the spirit of power, unto the bringing of 
them out of darloiess unto Ught; yea, out of 
hidden darkness and out of captinty unto 
freedom. For Joseph truly testified, saying: 
A seer shall (he Lord my God raise up, which 
shall be a choice seer unto the fruit of my 
loins. Yea, Joseph truly said, tlms saith the 
Lordunto me: Achoices?er will I raise up out 
of the fruit of thy loins.and he shall be esteem- 
ed highly among the fruit of thy leins. And 
unto him will I give commandment, that he 
shall do a work for the fruit of thy loins, his 
brethren, which shall be of great worth unto 
them, even to the bringing of them to the 
knowledge of the covenants which I have 
made with thy fathers. And I will give him 
a commandment, that he shall do non° other 
work, save the work which I shall command 
him. And I will make liini great in mine eyes: 
for he shall do my work. And he shall be 
great lik" unto j\Ios;-s, whom I have said 1 
would raise up unio you, to deliver iny peo- 
ple, O house of Israel. And Moses will I 
raise up, to deliver lliy people out of the land 
of Egypt. But a seer will I raise up out of 
the fruit of thy loins; and unto him will I 
give power to bring forth my word unto the 
seed of thy loins; and not to the bringing 
forth my word only, saith the Lord, but to 
the convincing tlieiii of my word, which shall 
have already gone forth anions them. Where- 
fore, the fruit of my loins shall write; and the 
fruit of the loins df Judah shall write; and 
that which shall be written by the fruit of thy 
loins, and also that which shall be written by 
the fruit of the loins of Judah, shall giow to- 
gethcr,uu>j the confounding of false doc(rine» 



and Uyingdown of contentions, and establish- 
ing peace among the fruit of thy loins, and 
bringing them to the knowledge of tlieir fath- 
ers in the latter days; and also to the knowl- 
edge of my covenants, saith the Lord. And 
out of weakness he shall be made strong, in 
that day when my work shall ctmmence a- 
mong all my people, unto the restoring thee, 

house of Israel, saith the Lord. And thus 
prophesied Joseph, saying; Behold, that seer 
Will the Lord bless; and they that seek to 
destroy him, shall be confounded: for tliis 
promise, of which 1 have obtained of the Lord, 
of the fruit of thy loins, shall be fulfilled. — 
Behold I am sure of the ftilfiUing of this prom- 
ise. And his name shall be called after me; 
and it shall be after the name of his father. — 
And he shall b^' like unto me; for the tiling 
which the Lord shall bring forth by his hand, 
by the power of the Lord shall bring my peo- 
ple unto salvation; yea, tlius prophesied Jo- 
seph. I am siir:? of this thing, even as I am 
sure of ths promise of Mose.*^; for the Lord 
hath said unto me, I will preserve thy seed 
forever. And the Lord hath said, I will raise 
up a Moses; aud I will give power unto him 
in a rod; and I w'iU give judgement unio him 
in writing. Yet I will not loose tongue, 
that he sl'.all speak much: for I will not make 
him mighty in speaking. But 1 will write 
unto liim ray law, by the finger of mine 
own hand: and I will make a spokesman for 
him. And the LorJsaid unto me also, I will 
raise up unto the fruit of ihy loins: and 1 will 
make for him a spokesman. Antl I, l^ehold, 

1 will give unto him, that he shall write the 
writing of the fruit of thy loins, unto the 
fruit of thy loins; and the spokesman of thy 
loins shall declare it. And the words which 
he shall write, shall be the words which is 
expedient in iny wisdom, should go forth un- 
to the fiuit of thy loins. And it shall be as if 
the fruit of thy loins had cried unto them 
from the dust: for I know their faith. And 
they shall cry from the dust; yea, even re- 
pentance unto their brethren, even that after 
many generations have gone by them. And 
it shall come to pass that their cry shall go, 
even according to the sinipleness of their 
word«. Because of their faith, their words 
shall proceed forth out of my mouth unto 
their brethren, which are the fruit of thy loins: 
and the weakness of their words wiU 1 make 
strong in their iaith, unto the remembering 
of my covenant which I made unto thy fath- 

Thus spake Lehi to his son Joseph, and 
who is there that cannot rejoice when he reads 
such a glorious and sacred promise? When 
we look abroad in the earth and view the ex- 
tent of the Lord's dominions in this world; 
when we reflect upon the space of time thai 
the Lord has allowed the sons of men to set 
these dominions in order, by giving them the 
jirivilegeof the gospel; and when we consider 
how much the Lord has promised to such as 
build up ills kingdom on the earth, we are as- 
tonishedl When Jacob, or as he was named, 
Israel, blessed the children of Joseph, he 
crossed his hands and put Ephraini theyoung- 
eat first, saying his seed shall become a multi- 
tude of nations: and Lehi says, repeating the 
words of Joseph of Egypt, the fruit of my 
loins shall write; and the fruit of the loins of 
Judah shall write, &c. and the writings shall 
grow together. Let us now compare these 
great tayings with the prophecy of Eiekiel: 

Moreover thou son of man, take thee one 
stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for 
the children of Israel his companions: then 
tale another stick, and write upon it, For Jo- 
sej h, the stick cf Ephraim, and fur all the 
hiuse of Israel h s companions: And join 
them one to another into one stick; and they 
shall become one in thy hand. And when 
ihe children of thy people shall speak unto 
thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what 
thou nieane.-^t by these? Say unto them. 
Thus saith the Lord God: Behold i will lake 
the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of 
Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, 
and will put them with him, even with the 
slick of Judah, and make them one stick, and 
they shall bj one in my hand. And the 
sticks whereon thou writest shall be one in 
thy hand before their eye?. And say unto 
them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I 
will take the children of Israel from among 
the heathen, whither they be gone, and will 
gather them on every side, and bring tliem in- 
to their own land: And I will make them 
one nation in the land upon the mounlairs of 
Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: 
and they shall be no more two nations, neither 
shall Lhey be divided into two kingdoms any 
more at all: Neither shall they <lefile them- 
selves any more with their idols, nor with 
their detestable things, nor with any of their 
transgressions; but I will save them out of 
all their dwelling places, wherein they have 
sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they 
be my people, and I will be Iheir God. And 
David my servant shall be King over them; 
and they all shall have one Si.epherd: they 
shall also walk in my judgements, and observe 
my statutes, and do them. And they shall 
dwell in the land that I have given unto Ja- 
cob my servant, wlierein your fatheis have 
dwelt, and they shall dwell therein, even 
they, and their children, and their children's 
children forever; and my servant David shall 
be their prince forever. Moreover I will 
make a covenant of peace with them; it shall 
be an everlaslrng covenant with tliem: and I 
will place them, and multiply them, and will 
set my sanctuary in the midst of them forev- 
er more. My tabernacle also shall be with 
Ihem: yea, 1 will be their God, and they shall 
be my people. And the heathen shall know 
that i the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my 
sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for 

So, then, it appears, that Ephraim, besides 
becoming a multitude of nations, ^v rites and 
keeps one of the sticks or books of the Lord. 
The stick of Judah, the bible, is about as 
much acknowledged and received as the Sav- 
icr was, when he came to fulfil the words of 
the prophets, to be offered a sacrifice for sin. 
But there is another light, which j'resenls it- 
self to us, which ought not to be emitted. Say, 
our Savior came through the tribe of Judah, 
and the Jews kept the record or the bible,aB it 
is called, f,-r the scepter was not to depart from 
Judah, nor alawgiverfrom between his feet, 
until Shiloh come; and then, that the Re- 
deemer, shall come the second time, to the 
tribe of Joseph; and they have also written 
and kept a record, called the book of Mor- 
mon, for, from thence is the Sheplierd the 
Stone of Israel: who can mistake what Eie- 
kiel meant by the Two Sticks? They are 
the Lord's reading sticks [or records] for the 
benefit of Israel. The circum»t*nc9 of Ja- 



cob't serving seven years for Rachel, and his 
prcat disippointment when finding himself 
wedded lo Leah, may wilh propriety be con- 
tiectL'd with llie history of Joseph, as one of 
'iie ^r:al similes o:' tlie Lord to show great 
Inings lo some, according to their faith, and 
nothing to others agreeable to the blindness 
of their niincis. Passing, however, this wilh 
many other circumstances, which are con- 
nected with the well-!>eing and final glory of 
J >seph, but, which can be sought out and 
read by the humble soarclK'r lor truth, with 
pleasure, m the bible and book of Mormon, 
we proceed lo quote the word of the Lord, in 
relation lo savingof the 1-louse of Joseph; for 
Joseph may now be considered as bearing the 
ensign of the Lord to the nations. As the 
Lord hath written unto Ephraim the great 
things of his law, and they are counted as a 
jtrange thing: so also, is the Lord preparing 
to show unto him Uie glory of the last days; 
for his horns are the horns of Unicorns, with 
them he shall push ths people together from 
ihe ends of the canh. Now what a sublime 
figure this is! The sons of Joseph among 
the nations, to come forth as the servants of 
the Lord, in the last days and push the people 
lo Zion; for at the same tune, sailh the Lord, 
vill I be the God of all the families of Israel, 
and Ihev shall be my people. Thus saith the 
Lord, Tl;e people which were lell of the 
sword found grace in the wilderness; even 
Israel, when 1 went to cause him to rest. — 
The Lord hatii appeared of old unto me, sa}'- 
ing. Yea, I have lov-ed thee with an everlast- 
ing love: therefore with loving-kindness have 
I drawn Ihee. Again I will buiM thee, and 
lliou shall be built, O Virgin of Israel; thou 
ehalt again be adcrned with thy labretF, and 
shall go forth in the dances of tiiem that 
make merry. Tiiou shall yet plant vine.^ up- 
on the mountains of Satnaria: the planters 
ahall plant, and shall eat tiiein as common 
lliines. VoY there shall be a day, that the 
watchmen upon the mount Kphraim shall 
<Ty, -Arise ye. and let us go up lo Zion unto 
the Lord our God. For thus saith the Lord; 
Sing wilh gladness fur Jacob, and shout a- 
niong the chief ot the nations: publisli ye, 
praise ye, and say, O Lord, save t!iy people, 
the remnant of Israel. Uehold, I will bring 
them from the north country, and gather 
them from the coasts of the earth, and with 
tJiem the blind and the lame, the women wilh 
child and her that travailelh wilh child to- 
gether: a great company shall retttrn thither. 
They shall come with weeping, and with sup- 
pliealioriK will 1 lead ih'^m: I wiil cause tli'-m 
to walk by the rivers of waters in a strait way, 
whcrL'Ti they shall not stumble: for I atn a 
iTither to Israel, and Kphr.iim is mv first b^rn. 
Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nalious, 
and declare it in the isles afar ofi', and say. 
lie that scattered Isra'd will jather iiini, and 
keep him, as a shepliprd dolh his tloeU. l''or 
the Lord halli redeeoiMl Jacob, and ransomed 
him from the hand of hirn that was slrfinger 
than he. Therei'iire Ihoy shall come and 
sing ill the height of Zion, and shall flow to- 
gether lo the goodness of the Lord, (or wheat, 
and for wine, and for oil, and for the young 
of the flock and of the herd: ami th-ir soul 
Bliall be as a watered garil-'n: and they shall 
not sorrow any more at all. Then shall t.'ij 
virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men 
inJ old together: fori will turn their mourn- 
ing into joy, and will comfort them, and 

make them rejoice from their sorrow. And 
I will satiate the soul of the priests with fat. 
ness, and my people shall be satisfied with 
my goodness, saith the Lord. Thus sailh the 
Lord; a voice was heard in Ramali, lamenta- 
tion, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for 
her children, refused to be comforted for her 
children, becouse they were not. Thus saith 
the Lord; Retrain thy voice from weeping, 
and thine eyes fi-om tears: for thy work shall 
be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall 
come again from the land of the enemy. And 
there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, 
that tl'.y children shall come again to theif 
own border. I have surely heard Ephraim 
bemoaning himself thus; Thon hast chhsti.sed 
me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unac 
customed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I 
shall be loaned; for thou art the Loid my 
God. Surely after that I was turned, I re- 
pented; and afler that I was instructed, I 
smote on my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, 
even confounded, because I did bear the re^" 
proach of my vonth. Is Ephraim my deaf 
son; is he a pleasant child? for since I spake 
against him, I do earnestly remember him 
still: therefore niy bowels are trouliled for 
him: I will surely have mercy upon him saith 
the Lord. 

Now mark, Ephraim is the first born; the 
Lord's dear son, and a pleasant child, and 
the Lord will have compassion upon him, not- 
withstanding it is said by the prophet Hcseaf 
that they, (the seed of Ephraim) shall be' 
wanderers among the nations: notwiths'and- 
ing Ephrann is joined to idols; let him alone; 
notwithstanding Ephraim hath mixed him- 
self among the peojile; notwilhstanding 
Ephraim is a cake not turned; notwithstand- 
ing Ephraim is like a silly dove without a 
heart; and notwithstanding Ephraim is a heif- 
er taught, and loves to trcatl out the grain,- 
Ephraim si ?.U ride, for the Lord hath spoken 
it. Half the tribes of Manasseh, being ab- 
sent near the lost tribes in the repion of Ar- 
saroth, we shall not pretend to say as much' 
in relation to Alanasseh as Ephraim. 

But to make all things plain let us remem-' 
her, what the Lord has s:dd in relation to Jo» 
seph as a house, or particular portion of Is- 
rael: that he would save it. The words of 
Zechariahare in point; 1 will save the house 
of Joseph, and I wiil bring them again and 
place tliein: for i ht;ve mercy upon them; and 
they shall be as though I had not cast them 
off; for 1 auT ihe Lord their God, and will 
hear them. And tliey of Ejihr^iim shall be 
like a nr:;:hty n;an and their heart shall rejoice 
as through wine; yea their children shall see 
it, and be glad; their heart sh.all rejoice in 
Ihe Lord. I will hiss for them, and gather 
them: I'or I have redeemed them: .ind they 
.slial! ifn-reave as they have iner'^ascd. And 
I will sow them among the people: and they 
s!iaM remenih'^r m? in far counlries; and they 
shall live with th"ir children, .and turn ac;ain. 
I v.iU bring them again also out of the land 
of Egypt, and gather llicm out of .Assyria; 
and 1 wiil bring them into il'.e land of Gilead 
and Lebanon; and [dace shall not be found 
for them. And he shall pass Ihrongh the 
sea with alBietion, and shall smile the waves 
in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall 
dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be 
brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall 
deport away. And I will ttrenjthen them in 



the Lord; and they shall walk up and down 
in his name, eaith the Lord. 

How plain the Lord has told the world, 
that he would do great things for the house 
of Joseph, and well might the Psalmist ex- 
claim: Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou 
that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that 
dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth. 
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and JNlanasseh 
stir up thy strength, and come and save us. 
Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to 
sliine; and we shall be saved. O Lord God 
of hosts, how long wilttlioube angry against 
the prayer of thy people? Thou feedest them 
with the bread of tears,' and givest them 
tears to drink in great measure. Thou mak- 
est us a strife unto our neiglibors: and our 
enemies laugh among themselves. Turn us 
again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to 
shine; and we shall be saved. Thou hast 
brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast 
out the heathen and planted it. Thou pre- 
paredst room before it, and didst cause it to 
take deep root, and it filled the land. The 
hills were covered with the shadow of it, and 
the boughs thereof were like the goodly ce- 
dars. She sent out herboughs unto the sea,and 
her branches unto the river. Why hast thou 
then broken down her hedges, so that all they 
which pass by the way do pluck !ier? The boar 
out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild 
beast of the field doth devour it. Return, we be- 
seech thee, O God of hosts: look down from 
heaven, and behold, and visit this vine: And 
the vineyard which thy right hand hath plant- 
ed, and the branch that thou madest strong for 
thyself It is burnt with fire, it is cut down: 
they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. 
Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right 
hand, upon the son of man whom thou ma- 
dest strong for thyself. So will not we go 
back from thee: quicken us, and we will call 
upon thy name. Turn us again, O Lord 
God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and 
we shall be saved. 

Here let us pause. The Lord is great and 
his words fail not. The Shepherd of Israel, 
which comes leading Joseph like a flock, stir 
up thy strength before Ephraim, and Benja- 
min, and Manasseh. Ah what precious 
words! Judah is to be gathered at old Jerusa- 
lem; the lost tribes, with the half tribe of 
Manasseh, will be restored by Elijah, which 
leaves Ephraim, the remaining half tribe of 
Manasseh, and Benjamin to be stirred up by 
the good Shepherd. What a consolation! No 
wonder Ephraim was likened unto a green 
iir tree, for says the Lord: From me is tliy 
fruit found. When the Savior was on eartli, 
he spake this parable: There was in a city 
a judge, which feared not God, neither re- 
garded man. And there was a widow in that 
city; and she came unto him, saying. Avenge 
me of mine adversary. And he would not 
for a while; but afterwards he said within 
himself. Though I fear not God, nor regard 
man: yet, because this widow troubleth me, 
I will airenge her, lest by her continual com- 
ing she weary me. And the Lord said. Hear 
what the unjust judge saith. And shall not 
God avenge his own elect which cry day and 
night unto him, though he bear long with 
them? I tell you that he will avenge them 
speedily. Nevertlieless, when the Son of 
man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? 
And he spake this parable unto certain which 
trusted in themselves that they were right- 

eous, and despised others: Two men went 
up in the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee* 
and the other a publican. The Pharisee 
stood and prayed thus with himself, God, 1 
thank thee, that I am not as other men are, 
extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as 
this pubhcan. 1 fast twice in the week, I 
give tithes of all that I possess. And the 
publican, standing afar ofi", would not lift up 
so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote 
upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to 
me a smner. 

Now, beloved reader, when the Son of man 
comes shall he find faith on the earth? He 
will find some with Ephraim, if Hosea'B 
words are true, that — From me is thy fruit 
found. Again, taking this parable for a sam- 
ple, will he come to those that pray in fine 
liouses and fast by states and nations, as it 
were, giving bountifully of their wealth, to 
Bible societies, and temperance soceities, 
while the poor, are forgotten by them, or will 
he come to them that humble tliemselves, and 
cry mightily, Not our will but thine O God 
be done? 

Josepli was a type of coming events unto 
his seed; Ephraim was to become a great 
many nations, and all these things were to be 
fulfilled in the last days. The land of Joseph 
was to be blessed above all others, and Jo- 
seph was to be honored by his parents and 
brethren, according to his dream of the shin- 
ing hosts of heaven. Joseph was sold into 
Egypt to save his father's household from 
famine, as a type of what should be after- 
wards. It is thus said in the Book of Mor- 
mon, by Moroni the chief captain of the Ne- 
pliites, who Uved about seventy years before 
the birth of the Savior: Behold, we are a 
remnant of the seed of Jacob; yea, we are a. 
remnant of the seed of Joseph, whose coat 
was rent by his brethren, into many pieces:; 
yea, and now behold, let us remember to keep 
the commandments of God, or our garments 
s!;all be rent by our brethren, and we be cast 
into prison, or be sold, or be slain; yea, let 
us preserve our liberty, as a remnant of Jo- 
seph; yea, let us remember the words of Ja- 
cob, before his death; for behold, he saw that 
a part of the remnant of the coat of Joseph 
was preserved, and had not decayed. And 
he saith. Even as this remnant of garment 
of my sons hath been preserved, so shall a 
remnant of the seed of my son be preserved 
by the hand of God, and be taken unto him- 
self, while the remainder of the seed of Jo- 
seph shall perish, even as the remnant of his 
garment: And again: Moroni the son of 
ttlormon, who sealed and hid up this rPcord, 
says in the book of Ether: Behold, Ether 
saw tlie days of Christ, and he spake concern- 
ing a New Jerusalem upon this land; and he 
spake also concerning the house of Israel,and 
the Jerusalem from whence Lehi should 
come; after it should be destroyed, it should 
be built up again a holy city unto the Lord; 
wherefore it could not be a New Jerusalem, 
for it had been in a time of old, but it should 
be built up again, and become a holy city of 
the Lord; and it should be built up unto the 
house of Israel; and that a New Jerusalem 
should be built up upon this land, unto the 
remnant of the seed of Joseph, for the which 
things there has been a type: for as Joseph 
brought his father down into the land of E- 
gyptT even so he died there; wherefore the 
Lord brought a remnant of the seed of Joseph 


8 J 

oal of tlie land of Jerusalem, that he might 
be mercifiJ unto the seed of Josepli, that 
Ihev should perish not. even as he was merci- 
ful unto the father of Joseph, that he should 
perish not; wlicrefore the remnant ot the 
house of Joseph shall be built upon tliis land; 
audit shall be ^ land of their inheritance; aod 
they sliill build up a holy city unto the Lord, 
like unto the Jerusalem of old; and they shall 
no more be confounded, until the end come, 
when the earth shall pass awa}-. 

Now as Joseph caused all the Egyptians to 
leave the room when he made himself known 
to his brethren; So the branch of his seed, 
which was led to this continent by the hand 
of the Lord, to prepare the laud of their in- 
heritance, and the other branches which are 
wandering among the nations, may be bro't 
from the east, and gathered from tlie west, 
ready to meet the Redeemer when he brings 
a^in Zion. 

In the view of this coming scene is a joy, 
which cannot be known by them that are 
without the hope of a glorious resurrection. 
Before Joseph went into Egypt the great day 
of a thousand years' holiness on earth, was 
better known among some men than now. — 
What started a party of high-minded men to 
build a Tower to go to heaven? The world 
liad just been immersed in water: Zion had 
previously been taken to paradise, and for 
fear that it miglit again be destroyed, as they 
had again begun to trust in themselves, this 
evil generation, sat out to force themselves 
into heaven, without coming in as the Lord 
liad appointed. Now, it is well known that, Isaac, and Jacob, were so much in 
favor with the Lord, that he talked with them 
und gave them commandments, and they 
were ttlled with the Holy Ghost, and knew 
many things in relation to the days, 
which they taught to their posterity. 

Although Joseph or Ephraim, may be 
mixed among the nations, so that teet have 
scarce trod where he hath not been, and good 
jind evil have not como to the lot of any on 
earth, more than him, still as the blessing to 
him was the greatest, and as he was lord over 
all Egypt, so shall he become a multitude of 
nations, reaching from sea to sea, and from 
the river to the ends of t!ie earth, among the 
rest of the saints. For it shall come to pass, 
that many nations shall come, and say. Come, 
let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, 
and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he 
will teach us of his ways, and we will walk 
in his patiia; for the law shall go forth of 
Zion, a'id the word of the Lord from Jerusa- 
lem. And he shall judge among many people, 
and relmke strong nations afar off; and they 
shall beat their swords into plougliahares, and 
llieir spears into pruning hooks: nation shall 
not lift up a sword against nation, neither 
nhall they learn war any more. Hut thny 
fihall «!' everv man under his vino and rig- 
tree; and no)'<? shall make them afraid: for 
the mouth of the Lord of hosts liath spoken 
it. For all people will walk every one in tlie 
name of his god, and we will walk in the 
name of the Lord our God for ever and ever, 
lu that day, saith th« Lord, will I assemble 
her that halteth, and I will gather her that 
was driven out, and her that I have aflicted; 
and I will make her that halted a renmant, 
and her that was cast far off a strong nal on; 
and the Lord shall reign over them in mount 
Zion from henceforth, even for ever. And 

thou, () tower of the flock, the strong hold 
of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it 
come, even the first dominion; the kingdom 
shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem. — 
Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there 
no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? 
for Jiangs have taken thoe as a woman iu 
travail. Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, 
O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail; 
for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, 
and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou 
shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be 
delivered; there the Lord shall redeem thee 
from the hand of thine enemies. Now also 
many nations are gathered against thee, that 
say. Let her be defilfd, and let our eye look 
upon Zion. But th.*y know not the thoughts 
of the Ijord, neither understand they his 
counsel; for lie shall gather them as the 
sheaves into the floor. Arise and thresh, O 
daugliter ot Zion: for I will make tliy horn 
iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass; and 
thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I 
will consecrate their gain unto the Lord, and 
their substance unto the Lord of the whole 

To close: what can be said more than the 
Lord hath said? Judah would not receive 
the Savior at his fi. t coming, and he was 
crucified. He then manifested himself to the 
other tribes and remnants. The w'ord was, 
whosoever shail fall on this stone shall be bro- 
ken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will 
grind him to powder. The Jews fell upon 
that stone and]were broken: and, O ye inhab- 
itants of the earth, beware! for if that stone 
falls upon you, it will grind 3'ou to powder. 
Remember that Joseph's glory is the firstling 
of his bullock, and also, that witli his horns 
he is to push the people together from the 
ends of the earth. 

God made the world in six days, and rested 
on the seventh, and blessed and s-.anctiiied it: 
and thus will he do with creation, for the 
creation of the spiritual world was in the 
likeness of the temporal; the temporal a pre- 
laration for man to enter into the Sacred 
Rest; The I^ord has now begun to feed the 
flock of his heritage with the rod [or word of 
truth] as in days of old, and according to the 
days of his coming out of the land of Egypt, 
will he show marvelous things. The oceans 
have to roll back into one place; the valleys 
have to be exalted; the mountains have to 
flow down at his presence, the sun has to be 
darkened, and the moon turned into blood, 
and the stars have to fall, then behold, he 
will come to reign on the enrth v,'ith power 
and great glory, and all tlie holy angels with 
him; yc;:« with the church of the first bora, 
even Zion which was received up to the bo- 
som of the Father, in the days of Enoch, be- 
fore the flood; that the righteous that died 
in the hope of a glorious resurrection, may 
arise and meet the Lord in the :iir, and live 
again, in the flesh, on the earth. 



**He that spared not his own son, but de- 
livered him up for us all, how shall he not 
with him also freely give us all things?" — 
Grace, bo clearly revealed in our Scriptures, 
thai the most accurate reasoning, heresy the 



most extravagant, and infidelity the most ob- 
stinate, cannot enervate his declarations. — 
For, the death of Ciirist may be considered in 
different views: it is a sufficient confirma- 
tion of his doclrine; it is a perfect pattern of 
patience, it is the most magnanimous deg;ee 
of e.^traor-'dnary 'xcellencies, th;it can be in - 
agiued: but the gospel very seldom presents 
it to us in any of these views, it leaves them 
lo our own perception: but when it speaks cf 
his death, it usually speaks of it as an expia- 
tory sacrifice. Need we repeat here a num- 
ber of former texts, and express decisions on 
this matter? Thanks be to God, we are 
preaching to a christian auditory, who make 
the death of the Redeemer the foundation of 
faith! The gospel, then, assureth the penitent 
sinner of pardon. Zeno, Epicurus, Pytha- 
goras, Socrates, Forch, Academy, L3'cteurn. 
what have ye to offer to your disciples equal 
to this promise of the gospel? 

4 But tiiat wiiich principally displays the 
prerogatives of tlie christian above tiiose of 
the philosopher, is an all-sutiicient provision 
against the fear of death. A comparison be- 
tween a dying pagan and a dying cJiristian 
will show this. I consider a pagan in his dy- 
ing-bed, speaking to himself wiiat follows, — 
On which side soever I consider my stat?, 1 
perceive nothing but trouble and despair. — 
If I^^observe fore-runners of death, I see aw- 
ful symptoms, violent sicliness, and intolera- 
ble pain, which surround my sick bed, and 
are the first scenes of the tragedy. As to the 
■world, my dearest objects disappear: my clo- 
sest connexions are dissolving: my most spe- 
cious titles are effacing: my noblest privile- 
ges are vanishing away; a dismal curtain falls 
between my eyes and all the decorations of 
the universe. In regard to my body, it is a 
mass without motion, and life: my tongue is 
about to be condemned to eternal silence; my 
eyes to perpetual darkness: all tr.e organs o;" 
my body to entire dissolution; and the miser- 
able remains of my carcass to lodge in the 
frave, and to become food for the worms. If 
consider rny soul, I scarcely know whether 
it be immortal; and could I demonstrate its 
natural immortality, 1 should not be able to 
Biy, whether my Creator would display his 
Attributes in preserving, or in destroying it: 
•whether my wishes for immortality be the 
.dictates of "nature, or the language of sin. — 
Jf I consider my past life, I have a witness 
within me, attesting that my practice hath 
.been less than my knowledge, how small so- 
ever the latter hath been; and that the abun- 
dant depravity of my heart hath thickened 
the darkness of my mind. If I consider fu- 
turity, I think I discover through many thick 
clouds a future state; my reason suggests, 
that the author of nature hath not given rnc 
a soul so sublime in thought, and so expansive 
jn desire, merely to move in this little orb for 
a moment; but this is nothing but conjecture; 
and, if there be another economy after this, 
should I be less miserable than I am here? — 
One moment I hope for annihilation, the next 
jl shudder with fear of being annihilated: my 
thoughts and desires are at war with each 
other, they rise, they resist, they destroy 
one another. Such is the dying heathen. — 
If a few examples of those who have died 
otherwise, be adduced, they ought not to be 
urged in evidence what we have ad- 
vanced; for they are rare, and very probably 
deceptive, their outward tranquility being on 

ly a concealment of trouble within. Troub- 
le is the greater for confinement within, and 
for an affected appearance without. As we 
ought nut to believe that philosophy hath 
rendered men insensible of pain, because some 
philosophers have maintained that pain is no 
evil, and have seemed to triumph over it: so 
neither ought wc to believe, that it hath dis- 
armed death in regard to the disciples of nat- 
ural religion, because some liave atiirmed that 
death is not an object of fear. ell, if 
some Fagans enjoyed a real tranquility at 
death, it was a groundless tranquility, to 
which reason contributed nothing atall. 

O! how different do christians die! how 
doth revealed religion triumph over the reli- 
gion of nature in this respect! may each of 
our hearers be a new evidence of this articlel 
the whole that troubles an expiring heathen, 
revives a christian in his dying bed. 

Thus speaks tlie dying christian. When 
I consider the awful sympton;s of death, and 
the violent agonies of dissolving nature, they 
appear as medical preparations, sharp, but 
salutary; they are necessary to detach me 
from life, and to separate the remains of in- 
ward depravity from me. Beside, I shall not 
be abandoned to niy own frailly; but my pa- 
tience and constancy will be proportional 
to my sufferings, and that powerful arm 
which bath supported me through life, will 
uphold me under the pressure of death. If I 
consider my sins, many as they are, I am in- 
vulnerable; for I go to a tribunal of mercy, 
where God is reconciled, and justice is satis- 
fied. If I consider my body, 1 perceive I am 
putting off a mean and corruptible habit, and 
putting on robes of glory. Fall, fall ye im- 
perfect senses, ye frail organs, fall, house of 
clav, into yrnr original dust; ye will be 
*'sown in corruption, but raised in incorrup.. 
tion; sown in dishonor, but raised in glory; 
sown in weaknes.s, but raised in pov.'er." — • 
If i consider my soul, it is passing, I see, 
from slaver}' to freedom. I shall carry with 
me that which thinks and reflects. I shall 
carry with me the delicacy of taste, the 
harmony of sounds the beauty of colors, the 
fragrance of odoriferous smels. I shall sur- 
mount heaven and earth, nature and all ter.. 
restrial tbing.=, and my ideas of all their beau.> 
tics will multiply and expand. Jf I consider 
the future economy, to which 1 go, I have, 
I own, very inadequate notions of it: but my 
incapacity is the groivnd of my expectation. — 
Could 1 perfectly compreiiend it, it would ar- 
gue its resemblance to some of the present 
objects of my senses, or its minute pK>portion 
to tlie present operatiot s of my mind. If 
worldly dignities and grandeurs, if accumu, 
lated treasures, if the enjoyments of the most 
refined voluptuousness, were to represent to 
in.? celestial felicity, I should suppose, that, 
partaking of their nature, they partook of 
their vanity. Bu', if nothing here can rep- 
resent the future state, it is because that 
state Furpasseth every other. My ardor is 
increased by my imperfect knowledge of it. — 
My knowledge and virtue I know will be per- 
fected; I know I shall comprehend truth, and 
obey order; I know I shall be free from all 
evils, and in possession of all good: I shall be 
present with God, I know, and with all the 
happy spirits, who surround his throne: and 
this perfect state, I am sure, will continue 
forever and eyer. 

Such are the all-sufficient supports which 



revealed religion affords against the fear of 
d'ath. Such are tlie meditations of a dying 
c'lrisiian; no;, of one, whose wliole Christian- 
ity consists of dry sp?cuIalions which have 
no infl'-ienc? over his practice; but of one who 
applies iiis knowiedg? lo relieve ihereal wants 
of his life. C;iristianity, then, we liave seen, 
is superior to natural r-ligion, in these four 
respects. To these we will add a few more 
reflections in firtiicr evidence of the superi- 
ority of revealed reiigion to the religion of 

1 Tiie ideas of the ancient philosophers 
concerning natural religion were not collec- 
ted into a body of doetrine. One philosopher 
had on? idea, an Dther studious man had an- 
other idea: ideas of truth and virtue, there- 
fore, lay dispersed. Who doth not s?e the 
pre-emin-nce of revelation, on this article? — 
No human capacity either hath been, or 
would ever have been equal to the noble con- 
ception of a perfect body of truth. There is 
no genius so narrow, as not lo be capable of 
proposing some clear truth, some excellent 
nia.xim: bat to lay down principles, and to 
perceive at once a chain of consequences, 
these are the efforts of great geniusi's; this 
capability is a pliilosophical perfection, if 
this axiom be incontestable, what a fountain 
of wisdom does the system of Christianity ar- 
gue! It represents us, in ene lovely body, 
of perfect .symmetry, all llie ideas that we 
have enumerated. One idea supposeth ano- 
ther idea: and the whole is united in a man- 
ner 80 compact, that it is i:npossible to alter 
one article without defacing tliebeauty of all. 

2 Pagan philosophers never had a system of 
natural religion comparable witli tliat of mo- 
dern philosphers, although the latter glory 
in their contempt of revelation. Modern plii- 
iosophers have deri-'ed the clearest and best 
parts of their systems from the very revela- 
tion whish they effect to despise. We grant, 
the doetrines of the perfections of God, of 
providence, and of a future state, are perfect- 
Jy conformable lo the light of reason. A 
man, who should pursue rational tracks of 
knowledge to his utmost power, would dis- 
cover, we own, all these doctrines; hut it is 
one thing to grant, that these doctrines are 
conformable to reason; and it is another to 
affirm, that reason actually discovered them. 
It is one thing to allow, that a man, who 
(hould pursue rational tracks of knowledge to 
his utmost pow*r, wovild discover all t.hese 
doctrines: and it is another to pretend, that 
any man hath pursued these tricks to the ut- 
most, and hath actually discovered them. It 
was the gospel that taught mankind l!ie use 
of their reason. Jt was the gospel that assist- 
ed men to form a body of natural religion. — 
Modern philosopliers avail themselves of these 
aids; they form a body of natural religion by 
the light of the gospel, and then they attri- 
bute to their own penetration what they de- 
rive from foreign aid. 

3 What was most rational in the natural re- 
ligion of the pagan philosophers was mi.xed 
with fancies and droa-ns. There was not a 
iiingle philo.sopher, who did not adopt some 
absurdity, and communicate it to his disci- 
ples. One taught, that every being was ani- 
mated with a particular soul, and on this ab- 
aurd hypothesis he pretended to account for 
all the phenomena of nature. Another took 
e»ery star for a Gad, and thought the soul a 
vapor, that parted from one body to another, 

expiating in the body of a best the cins that 
wore committed in that of a man. One at- 
tributed the creation of the world lo a blind 
chance, and the government of all events in 
it to an inviolable fate. Another affirmed the 
et-^rnity of the world, and said, there was no 
period in eternitj' in which heaven and earth, 
nature and elements, were not visible. One 
saiil, ev.'ry thing is uncertain: we are not 
sure of our own existence: the distinction be- 
tween just and unjust, virtue and vice, is fan- 
ciful, and hath iio real foundation in the na- 
ture of things. Another made matter equal 
tn Goil; and maintained, that it concurred 
witii the Supreme Being in the formation of 
the universe. One took the world for a pro- 
digiojs body, of which he thought God waa 
t':;e soul. Another affirmed the materiality 
of the soul, and attributed to matter the fac- 
ulties of thinking and reasoning. Some de- 
nied the immortality of the soul, and the in- 
tervention of providence: and pretend, that 
an infinite number of particles of matter, in- 
visible, and indestructible, revolve in the uni- 
verse; that from their fortuitous concourse 
arose the present world; that in all this there 
was no design: that the feet were not form- 
ed for walking, the eyes for seeing, nor the 
hands for handling. The gospel is light 
without darkness. It hath nothing mean; 
nothing false; nothing that doth not bear the 
cliaracl^ers of that v,"isdoni, from which it pro- 
4 What was pure in the natural religion of 
the heathens 'vas not kno\\'n. nor could be 
known to any but pliilosophers. The com- 
mon people were incapable of that penetra- 
tion and labor, which the investigating of 
truth, and the distinguishing of it from that 
falsthooJ, in which passion and prejudice 
have enveloped it, required. A mediocrity of 
genius, I allow, is sufficient for the purpose of 
infering a part nf those consequences from 
the works of nature, of which we form the 
body of natural religion; but none but genius- 
es of the first or. ler are capable of kenning 
those .iistant consequences, which are enfold- 
ed in darkness. Tlie bulk of mankind want* 
ed a short way proportional to every mind.— . 
Thev wanted an authoritv, the inialibility of 
which all mankind might easily' see. They 
wanted a revelation founded on evidence plain 
and obvious to all tlie world. Tbilosophcrs 
could not show the world such a sliort way: 
but revelation hath bhowed it. No phiioso? 
pher could assume tiie authority, necessary 
to establish such a way; it became Godalona 
to dictate in such a manner, and in revelation 
he hath done it. — Saurin. 


Autumn comes. The spring with her flow- 
ers: the summer with her heat and thunder, 
is past; and autumn — sear, fruitful autumn, 
appears at last. Well so it is — and so it hai 
been — and so it will be, while the seatoni 
come and go over our earth. Autumn ia 
pleasant; autumn is sweet. True, in it there 
is a shade — a more sober aspect thrown around 
us. But it is as the sofl twilight of eve, clo- 
sing over the theatre of mirth, of bustle and 
confusion. Like the youth, who has been, 
by the flight of lime, brought lo the sedate- 
ness of manhood — so is autumn. Along the 
horizon, the dark hills stretch away, bearing 
the heavy foreit; thn vale> are no mora as 



ocean of living green, but they are wide and 
naked: the hand cf the reaper Las been there, 
and nought but the short, 3-el!ow stubble, and 
the fresh, tender growth which followed the 
swing of the sythe, la^-s before the eye. — 
Plenty — the harvest of the year — the toil of 
the husbandman, is here. Bending to I.'.- 
earth and loaded to profusion, stands a group 
of yonder trees, whose fruit one by one, as 
the breeze stirs through its branches, strikes 
the earth, ripened and delicious, by the sun 
and rains of the by-gone summer. The song 
of the bird wakes not the echoes of autunin — 
but in its stead the crickets, beneath the soft 
bland beams of a meridian moon, join in one 
solemn song, which throws over the listener, 
a shroud of thought, pointing backward to 
the things which have been, which now- are 
past, and which shall be no more. Autumn 
— autumn; there is a thousand recollections 
connected with the season. I love the social 
few, who liave with me passed over the flow- 
ers of spring; who have laughed away the 
Bultry hours of summer beneath the projecting 
arms of the oak, or took the cool draugl t at 
the bursting spring — I say, I love to meet 
them again, when the heat of summer is tem- 
pered away, and autumn reigns over the wide 
earth. I love to repeat the sweet communion 
which we have had together. I love to catch 
the tear which ghstens in their eyes, as they 
bend along the world below, and catch the 
expression, w'lich doubly saith, "All th.ings 
must fade." It seems to me that feeling 
grows stronger at this season. Its?emsas it' 
we, too, with tlie departing year, were has- 
tening to a close, and that now, even now, 
we were treading the threshhold of eternity. 
And again, the rich banquH which is spread 
over the earth, inspires us with a noble grat- 
itude to its Giver and Benefactor. We see 
pictured out in "bold relief," the certainty of 
a Supreme Being, and cannot rjfraiu from 
adoring him for his goodness. 

Sy Rkmap.ks. — The above essay on au- 
tumn, is extracted from one of the literarv 
papers of the day, and it is not unworthy of 
a place with us. Autumu is a season for re- 
flection. It s?enis indicative of the end or 
close of somellilng. The glory of the earth 
passes. The birds that filled the woods with 
their niolody, iiAve flown away with liic fal- 
ling leaves, and the beautiful bloom of summer 
is fading into a holy gloom, that carries on 
its very brow, the everlasting promis? of God: 
TVhile the eartli rtiiiaineth, seed-lime and 
harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and 
winter, and day and night, shall not cease. — 
But there is another idea attaches itself to 
autumn, of more consequence, than all the 
rest: it is this; it is the season to gather and 
secure the fruits of summer before winter: — 
An emblem that the fruit of man must be 
gathered and secured before the great day: 
For when John the Revelator looked, and be- 
hold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one 
sat like unto tiie Son of man, having on his 
Iiead a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp 
cickle. And another angel came out of the 
temple, crying with a loud voice to him that 
sat on the cloud. Thrust in thy sickle, and 
reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; 
for the harvest of the earth is ripe. Yes, be- 
loved reader, and behold the time draws nigh, 
when not only the autumn of the year, but 
the autumn of our lives, and of the world, 
shall oojne, and there shall be time no longer 

The Evening and the ggomiiig Star. 



Every thing that comes from the Lord, is 
sublime: this sublimity clothing the prophe- 
cies, and giving the psalms a glor}' and sweet- 
ness, touching the saint's heart with thoughts 
that whisper like the still small voice to Eli- 
jah, and delighting the soul with words that 
moisten, as the dew that descended upon the 
mountains of Zion: for there the Lord com- 
manded the blessing, even liie for ever more; 
yea, this sublimity, which may be called the 
beauty of holiness, common writers have 
never touched: no; never; for that flight of 
mind which caused the Psalmist to exclaim: 
Such knowledge is too wonderful for nie; it 
is hi{ h, I cannot attain unto it. 'Whither 
shall I go from thy Spirit '. or whither shall I 
flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into 
heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in 
hell, behold thou art tljere. If I take the 
wings of the morning, and dwell in the utter- 
most parts of the sea; even tliere shall thy 
hand lead me, and ihy right hand shall hold 
me. If I say, surely the darkness shall cov- 
er me: even the night shall be light about me. 
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but 
the night shineth as the day, the darkness 
and the light are both alike to thee. For 
thou hast possessed my reins, thou hast cov- 
ered me in my mother's womb. I will praise 
thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: 
marvellous are th}' works; and that my soul 
knowetli right well: Yes, that peace of mind; 
that love of divine things; that confidence in 
the Lord; that faith in the world to come; 
that dependence upon Jesns Christ; and that 
jov of heart that gladdens the soul, and hap- 
jiiHfs tfie body in every place, and under all 
the trials and troubles of iiiis present life, 
cannot be found in common books: comfort 
and satisfaction, like light and truth, come 
from God. One reason, perhaps, tliat the 
sacred poets came nearer the standard of tnith, 
or, in fact, came up to it, with less fancy, 
and more beauty, than common poets, is be- 
cause the Hebrew, in which lliey wrote, was 
nearer the pure language, with which .Adam 
gave names, than any other since used by 
man. Another reason, and one, too, that 
never fails, is that those holy men wrote as 
they were moved by the Holy Ghost. One 
of the greatest specimens of prophetic poetry 
is found in the song of -Moses. Nothing but 
the Spirit of the living God coald have direc- 
ted such sublime ideas: the orst line is not 
spoken to earth, or heaven, alone, but is ad- 
dressed to the heavens; and who can read it 
without being almost led within the veil; let 
us read: 

"Give ear O ye heavens, und I will speak; 
and hear, O earth, the words -of my mouth. 
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech 
shall distil as the dew, as the smaH rain upon 
the tender herb, and as the showers upon the 
grass: because I will publish the name of the 
Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. — 
he is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all 
his ways are judgment: a God of truth and 
without iniquity, just and right is he. They 
have corrupted themselres, their spot is not 
the spot of his children: they are a perverse 
and crooked generation. Do ye thus requite 

EVKiNlNG A:\D morning bTAR. 


the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? is not 
he thy Father that hatli bought thee! hath 
he not made thee, and eslabhslied tliee? He- 
member the days of old, consider the years 
of many generations: ask thy father, and he 
will shew thee; thy eiders, and they will tell 
thee. When the Most Hi^f^h divided the na- 
tions their inlieritance, when lie separated 
the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the 
people according to the number of the chil- 
dren of Israel. For the Lord's psrtion is his 
people; Jacob is the lot of his inlieritance. — 
He found him in a desert land, and in the 
wast; howling wUd,^mess; he led him about, 
he instructed him, he kept him as the apple 
of his eye. As an eglo stirreth up her nest, 
fluttoreth over her young, spreadeth abroad 
her wings, tak^th them, bearoth them on her 
wings; so the Lord alone did lead him, and 
there wa.s no strange god with him. He 
made him ride on the liigh place.'^ of the 
earth, that ho might eat the increase of the 
fields; and he made him to suck honey olU 
"f the rock, aud oil out of the flinty rock: 
butter of kine, and milk of sheep, wiih fat of 
.J.^nlbp, "and rams of the breed of Bashan, and 
goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and 
<liou didst drink the pure blood of (he grape. 
But .leshurun wa-ied fat, and kicked: thou 
art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art 
covered with fatness; then he forsook God 
which made him, and lightly esteemed the 
Hock of his salvation. They provoked him 
to jealousy with strange gods, v.'ith abomina- 
tions provoked they him to anger. They 
eacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods 
whom they knew not, to new gods that came 
newly up, whom your fiithers feared not. — 
■Of thj Rock that begat Ihee thou art unmind- 
ful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee. 
And when the Lord saw it, he abhorred them, 
because of the provoking of his sons, and of 
his daughters. And he said, I v.-iU liide my 
face from them, I will see what their end 
flhall be; for they are a very froward genera- 
tion, children in whom is no faith. They 
liave moved me to jealousy with that wliich 
is not God; they iiave provoked me to anger 
with their vanities: and I v.ill move thcni to 
iealousy with those which are not a people; 
I will provoke them to anger with a foohsh 
nation. For a fire is kindled in mine anger, 
and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall 
consiime the earth with her increase, and set 
on fire Uie foundations of tie niountainF. — 
I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend 
mine arrows upon them. They shall be burnt 
with hunger and devoured with burning heat, 
and with bitter destruction: I will also send 
the teeth of beasts upon them, witli the poi- 
son of serpents of the dust. The sword with- 
out, and terror within, shall destroy both the 
young man and the virgin, the nueling also 
with the man of gray hairs. I said, I would 
scatter tliem into comers, I would make the 
remembrance of them to cease from auiong 
men; were it not that I feared the wrath of 
the enemy, lest their adversari'-s should be- 
have themgelvc* strangely, and leot tliey 
should say, our hand is high, ami the Lord 
hath not done all this. For they arc a nation 
void of counsel, neither is there any under- 
standing in them. O that they were wise, 
that they understood this, that they would 
consider their latter end! How should one 
cbase a thousand, and two put ten thousand 
to aighl, cicept theix Rock had sold them, 

and the Lord had shut them up I For their 
rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies 
themselves being judges: for their vine is of 
the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Go- 
morrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their 
clusters are bitter: their wine is the poison 
of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps. ly 
not tliis laid up in store with me, and sealed 
up among my treasures? To me belongeth 
vengeance and recompence; their foot shall 
slide in due time: for the day of their calam- 
ity is at liar. •', and the things that shall come 
upon them make haste. For the Lord shall 
judge his people, and repent himself for his 
servants; when he seeth that their power is 
gone, and there is none shut up, or left. — 
And he shall say, where are their gods, their 
rock in whom they trusted, which did eat 
the fat of tlieir sacrifices, and drank the wine 
of their drink-ofterings! let them rise np anrf 
help you, and be your protection. See now 
that I, even I am he, and there i» no god 
with me: I kill and I make alive; I wound, 
and I heal: neither is there any that can iei- 
liver out of my hand. For I lift up my hand 
to heaven, and say, I live forever. If I whet 
my glittering sword, and my hatltl lake hold 
on judgment, I will render vengeance to mine 
enemies, and will reward them that hate me, 
I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, 
and my sword shall devour flesh; and that 
with the blood of the slain and of the captives 
from the beginning of revenges upon tho en* 
emy. Rejoice, O ye nations, with his peq. 
pie: for he will avenge the blood of hie ser-. 
vants, and will render vengeance to his ad., 
versaries, and will be merciful unto his land,, 
and to his people. 

What a prophecy is contained in the last 
verse! He will be merciful unto his land and 
to his people: so he will; and we can exclaim, 
O that the Lord were come to Zion, that his 
saints might see eye to eye, and might speafc 
a pure language! But the time is short, lor 
Zephaniali says, the determination of the 
Lord is, to gather the nations, that he may 
assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them 
his indignation, cyan all his fierce anger; for 
all tlie earth shall be devoured with the fire 
of his jealousy. For then he will turn unto 
tlie people a pure language, that they:na.y all 
call upon the name o( the Lord, to seive him 
with one consent. From beyond the rivers 
of Ethiopia his suppliants, even the daugh- 
ter of his dispersed, shall bring his offering. 
In tiiat day shalt thou not be ashamed for all 
th}- doings wherein thou hast transgressed 
against him: for then he will take away out 
of the inii^st of thee them that rejoice in thy 
pride, and thou shalt no more be Imughty be- 
cause of his holy mountain. He will also 
leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and 
poor people, and they shall trust in the nan*e 
of the Lord. The remnant of Israel shall not 
do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a 
decjitfiil tongue be found in their mouth; for 
they thai! fead and lie down, and none shall 
mai. -" thsin afraid. Sing, O daughter of Zi- 
on; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with 
all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. The 
Lord hath taken away thy judgments, he 
hath cast out thine enemy: the King of Is- 
rael, even the Lord, is ia the midst of thee: 
thou shalt not see evil any more. In that 
day it shall lie said to Jerusalem, fear thoa 
not; and to Zion, let not thy hands be slack. 
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee ii 


might/, he will save, he will rejoice over thee 
with joy; iie will rest in his love, he will joy 
over thee with singing. He will^gather them 
that are sorrowful !'or the solemn assembly, 
who iire of thee, to whom the reproach of it 
was a burden. Behold, at that time he will 
Undo all that afflict thee: and he will save her 
that halteth, and gather her that was driven 
out; and he will get them praise and fame in 
every land where they have been pul to 
shame. At that time will he bringyou again, 
even in the time that he gathers you: for he 
will maiie you a name and a prais? amono- all 
people of the earth, when he turns back your 
captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord. 


tant parts of the Turkish empire aad the 
neighboring stales, many of when! lave spent 
their lives in travelling, there is to be icimd 
a never-failing variety of associates and of an- 

The following sketch of a night scene in 
the desert, is extracted from Fullers tour in 
the Turkish Empire, and is really a beautiful 
description. It would be somewhat grati- 
fying to the eastern citizens of our country, 
if some experienced one of the Santa Fee tra- 
ders, would give a prospect of their caravan. 
To see twenty or thirty wagons drawn by six 
or eight ;nules each: two or three 4 pounders 
well mounted, with SO, or 100 men, part 
mounted riflemen, passing across a naked 
prairie, with little or no timber for nearly 
90l> miles, and making a virtue of necessity 
by; living on Buifalo meat, fortifj-ing them- 
leives with their wagons every night, against 
the attacks of the Indians, would almost 
equal a figure, to that of the company of Ish- 

maelites that carried Joseph into Ko-ypt 

But to the subject: ° 

"A caravan presents in the evening a very 
active and sheerful scene. Thecam?ls, which 
had been turned out to graze as soon as they 
■ had halted and been unloaded, now return in 
•eparate groups, each of which, following the 
bell of its leader, proceeds directly to the spot 
where its master's tents are pitched. When 
arrived there the docile animals lie down of 
their own accord in a row, and their heads 
are attached by l.alters to a rope, which is fas- 
tened to a rowe of stakes about four feet 
high, extending along the front of the camp. 
They are then fed with large balls composed 
of barly-meal and lentils, mi.xed up with wa- 
ter, which they swallow whole, and are left 
to ruminate till morning. As soon as the 
night closes in, fires begin to blaze in every 
direction. Tliey are made with drv thorns 
and stunted shrubs, collected round the camp, 
and their flames throw a bright light on the 
different groups of travellers who are seen 
squatted on the ground in front of their tents, 
or beside their piles of merchandize, some 
occupied with their pipes and coffee, and 
others enjoying their frugal evening's meal.— 
In an oriental company, of whatever class it 
IS composed, the harsh sounds of vulvar mer- 
riment are never to be heard; a lowlium of 
conversation spreads through the camp, and 
as the evening advances, this gradually sinks 
into a silence, disturbed only by the occasion- 
al lowing of the camels. All those persons 
who have once tried it, and who understand 
the eastern languages, speak of a caravan as 
a very agreeable mode of travelling. The 
wild and solitary scenery through which it 
generally passes, the order and transuility 
roive^nltalU'e'TnltT,'"*^ the facility of wilderness will soon blossom as the rose, and, 

trwS'prefa^f kmoKc ' "^°^r"u" "' V^^ P™^P^<=' brightens, we look forward 

i» wuiLii prevails, amply compensate for the tpitl. ;«« ♦„ ii,„ j. .. _.i r^_ ■ ,, 

slowness of its movements; and among hun- 
dreds of persons coUected from the moat dia- 


There is a great anxiety manifested to learn 
how the church of Christ prospers, since it 
commenced settling in the western par! of 
the state of Missouri. To satisfy this inqui- 
ry, and more especially to publish the truth 
upon this great subject, tliat none may be 
deceived by flying reports, we shall endeav- 
or to give all the information in our posses- 
sion. Since the gathering commenced, 
which is a litfle over a year, the number of 
the disciples which have come fiom the east, 
and which have been baptized in this region, 
'^ . • • • . 472 . 

Children and those not members, — 
about . . . .358 

Total ... 830 

This little flock, which is now enjoying the 
glorious privileges and blessings of the ever- 
lasting gospel, preparatory to the second 
coming of ttie Savior, have, as it were, almost 
snnultaneously come together from New 
England. New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, 
Indicna, Illinois, Tennessee and Missouri, to 
worship God and keep his commandments, 
on the land of their inheritance. So far, the 
disciples have been highly favored; coming, 
as most of them have from different climates, 
and changing, as is necessarily the case, their ' 
modes of living undergoing the troubles and 
hardships of a long and tedious journey, and 
planting themselves down without the con- 
veniences and even necessaries, which most 
of them have been used to, it is certainly a 
matter of great jov, if not a miracle, that 
they are generally so healthy, so industrious, 
so thriving, and mere than all, so contented 
to love the Lord and their neighbors asthem- 
S3lveE. Reports, to be sure, have been cir- 
culated, that so many were moving in, that 
a famine must succeed, and some starve to 
death; perhaps a few believed so. but in the 
joyful language of tlie Psalmist we c:in ex- 
claim: We have been young, and now are 
old; yet have we not se'en the righeous for- ' 
saken, nor his s^ed hegiug bread. The great 
consolation is, the promises of the Lord nev- 
er fail; nor his store-house ever empty. 'Vir- 
tue, honesty, industry, economy, and pa- 
tience, added to that pure religion, and undc- 
filed before God and the Father; To visit the 
fatherless and widows in their affliction, and 
to keep himself unspotted from the world, 
bring about the purposes of God, In their eter- 
nal salvation, and blesses the contrite eou- 
with a sweet consolation and a prospect be- 
fore it, that the world, with all its alluring, 
but vanishing appearances, can neither give 
nor take. We admit that the flowing to, 
gether of so many sainis has the appearance 
ofa meeting of strangers; but as they already 
begin to grow in grace and in the knowledge 
of the Lord, the world may witness that it is 

the preparation of Israel to meet his God 

As the prophet said, Zion is a wilderness, 
but with faithful hearts raised to God, the 
wilderness wUI soon blossom as the rose, and, 
as the prospect brightens, we Ic 
with joy to the day when Zion shall arise 
and put on her beautiful garment* and be- 
come the joy of the world. 



An;:d all things, for it is appointed for all 
once to dip, twelve persons have died since 
the emigration commenced to this land; thai 
is, nine liere, and thrje upon the way. Tiiere 
have been soleiiinized six marriages. 

Our news from abroad is ciieering. The 
harvest is truly abundant, but ti.e laLur-rs arc 
f^w. New churches have been built up in 
Missouri; m Illinois; at Fulton, near Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio; at Gityandolt?, Virginia; in 
Spafford, Onondaga co. at Tompkins, Dela- 
ware CO. and at Essex co. New York: at Ben- 
«on. North Troy, and Charleston, Vermont: 
at Bath, New Hampsltire; in New Kov.ley 
and Boston, ^lassacliusells; and how man} 
in other places we cannot say; while we look 
at the distress of naliors, and hear ho\v the 
Judgements of God sweep oif the inhabitants 
of the earth, we must e.xclaim, The Lord is 
making a short work. It was but two years 
last Ap-il, since the church of Christ was or- 
ganized, by special revelation; now branches 
are rising up in almost every state in the Un- 
ion, which, willing to overcome the world for 
the sake of Christ, the Redeemer, will come 
to Zion, and assist in enlirging her borders; 
and stretching tbrth the curtains of her hab- 
itations; No weapon that is lormed against 
thee shall prosper; and every tongue which 
shall rise against t:;e> in judgement, thou 
shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the 
servants of the Lord, and their righteousness 
is of me, saith the Lord. 

To continue: It gives us plea.sure, knowing 
that these are the list diys, and making it 
our duly, as faithful servants of the Lord, in 
the hope that tlie example vvili cause the el- 
ders generally, to go and do likewise, to lay 
tefore the disciples, all the news that will 
benefit Zion, or cheer tha inquiring soul a- 
broa 1; For this purpose we give the fjllowing 
extract of a letter, I'rom one of the elders of 
this church, to a brother of tliis place, — Da- 
ted Benson, (Vt.) S 'plember '20, 183.2. 

Brother SinsKt: — Through the mercy of 
God, I have the pleasing moments of lime to 
redec i (hat promise 1 made you while in 
Buffalo, N. Y. I can assure you tiiat the 
Lord has been mercilul and kind towards 
me ever since I left you; he has protected 
me on the right hand and on the lefl; his 
blessings have been giv^n nie, health I have 
enjoyed all the day, and my sleep has been 
sweet to me all the iiiglil,and my food has been 
nourishment unto me; and his blessed Spirit 
Jias been my joy and comforter, director, in- 
Btractor, teacher and guide, and it has not 
suffered me to be confounded by the high- 
mind.'d pharis"* or priest; but truth has cut 
its way and pierced the hearts of many; and 
the Lord has blessed me with many sheaves; 
evtin sons and daughters for Zion. 

I took passage in the boat you saw me on 
board of, and went to Palmyra; from thence 
to Benson, where I found a company of 
dear brrlhr^n and sisters very much persecu- 
ted: but they are firm in the failli of llie ev- 
erlasting gospel: the number was about thir- 
ty, but i.i now I'lout forty. When 1 arrived 
I found them in meeting; I spoke llie word of 
the Lord unto them and it was «n afTecling 
scene to them and me. I visited my old 
neighbors many of whom I found very iinbe- 
lievmg. I went to visit my wife's brother 
David, I heard that himself and family were 
apposed to the work of the Lord; tut i went 

in faith, and when I came there 1 found two 
young women on a visit; tlicy were about to 
'TO away, but David's wife went out with 
tiieni and said ihey had b- tter stay, for she 
had heard lliat the Mormons c .uld cast out 
Jcvils, ami brother Sim. was a Mor- 
mon, and she thought she had a devil in 
her and they had belter slay and see him cast 
"ut. Brolhtr David soon ci;ne in and 1 be- 
gan to converse with them, and the devili 
were cast out, for the word cut them to the 
ncart, and it fastened like a nail in a sure 
place; and they wept like little children, and 
llieir minds were opened to reoei>e the truth, 
and their hearts ready lo eiiibiace it; and in a 
I'ev,- davs tlie Lnr.l birss'?d me with the op- 
portunity of Lading ther.i into the waters of 
oaplism, and the Lord blefstd them with the 
Comforter; and th-y arc firm and unshaken 
in the faiil'. The Lord has prepared broth, 
r David to do much good if faithful: he has 
been ordaided an elder under my hands; he 
is meek, liuniblc, bold, firm and persevering. 
We met in conference the tenth of 
August: There were fourteen elders and sev. 
fral priests and teachers present. Great un- 
.oii dwelt amorg us: two were ordained to 
the pri?stiiood: two others were ordained, 
one an elder, and the other a priest. Breth- 
ren, O. Pratt and L. .lohnson, were there; 
they have planted tiirce or four churches 
since last February, and have baptized in all 
about seventy. Broth r Collins and others 
from Ess?x county N. Y., (where there are 
about forty disciphs, ) were also present.— 
Brother .lared has labi r.?d there also, and ha* 
been a partner in baptizing about seventy 
souls since April. I have baptized' forty two 
since the first of July. 1 have been laboring 
west of the Lakrs in Bolton, and brother Ja- 
red has been with me a part of tlie lime, and 
we expect to continue together for awhile.— 
Some powerful manifestati' ns of healing 
have been wrought througli our ministry; but 
the people are generarally very unbelieving 
in this region of country, and ready to rail at 
us and to persecute us; and the hirelingi 
make their bitter cries, for fear they will 
loose their wages, and are .-allying their for- 
ces to bind their flocks or bundles of tares to 
be burned, or ready for the destroying angel. 

O that the Lord would save his people Irora 
Babylon! O Lord, speed on the gathering of 
thy' people that Babylon may lingerl O 
Lord, who hath believed our report since 
thou hast sent us to Bab , Ion to make known 
thy coming? O Lord, rend the heavens and 
come down, and let the mountains flow down 
at thy presence, that thy sons and daughters 
may see thy glory and sptak of they myster- 
ies! And make known thy power to thine 

Surely the earth is ripe in iniquity, and it 
does seem to me that the priests are the most 
corrupt of all the branches, for they are bind- 
ing thousands with their strong cords; but 
the Judge of all the earth will do right. And 
I rrjoic! much, that the lime will soon come, 
and that the day is nrar at hand when the 
earth will rest, and when it will be cleansed 
from its wicked polluters. I still feel resolv- 
ed lo continue my Ubor in the vineyard of 
the Lord, ami pray without ceasing unto him, 
that his kinirdoiii may roll forth, and that he 
will bring out sons and daughters for Zion. — 
O that God would arm me for the batlU mi 
prepare mc for the war;— 

evenl'<:g and morning star. 

"t"'or I will flght until I conqiier, liioiiyh I 4jip." — 
Then arm rne with tliy strenglh, O God, that 
1 may count my victories over when the war 
is ended, and tiiou takest me to thyself and 
crownest me thy son in thy kingdom. When 
I look forth upon the broad field and see the 
thick veil that satan has spread over all na- 
tions, I am ready to cry out in the language 
of Jeaus, that it will be as it was in the days 
of Noah. And when I look round and see 
how foiv the faithful laborers are, and that the 
destroying angel has already begun to reap 
down the tares that they cumber not the 
vineyard, I cry unto the Lord of the harvest 
to send more laborers into tbe field. And that 
he will not keep any idle servants at home, 
(the same I fear is the case,) let me exhort 
such to look a little forward of them, to the 
day when the good master of the vineyard 
shall call unto him his servants, and say, 
Bring forward your sheaves: and each at his 
blinding presents himself and his sheaves at 
his right hand. And what if you instead of 
sheaves, should present your dear wife and 
little children, and one of your fellow ser- 
vants should claim them to be the fruit of his 
labors; and you should look down to the pit 
and see your sheaves in the . ilf of black des- 
pair; would the Lord say, well done thou 
good and faithful servant, thou hast gathered 
me many sheaves; therefore thou shalt be 
crowned over a great dominion in the king- 
dom of my father, and your dear companion 
who has suffered tribulation and privation, 
shall be crowned with you, and shall partake 
with me and her husband my faithful servant 
in all the fruit of my vineyard? O then 
brethren, be gathering sheaves, for the time 
of harvest is short and the laborers are very 
few. Go out and labor with me, for tlie 
harvest will soon be over; then we will re- 
turn, laden with sheaves, to sit down in the 
kingdom of Jesus with wives and children to 

^'H. lorevermore. 

J5e faithful brethren and sisters, keep your 
.'iearts pure bel<ire the Lord, press on, run in 
the strait wav leads to life; for the just 
shall live by' faith. And jemember Simeon 
in all your petitions before the Lord. Re- 
member God's promise to Abraham as pos- 
sessor of heaven and earth: and you are his 
ohildren of you are of his faith ; and the day 
is not far distant when Abraliam is to receive 
■the end of his faith; and bless the Lord, so 
•will all his children. And I thank the Lord 
that I have found some of his cliildren in this 
country, and hope to find some more of them 
the Lord being willing. Give my love to my 
dear wife and my dear children, and to all 
that love the Lord. 


The Lord has said. Blessed are they who 
have come up to this land with an eye sin- 
gle to my glory, according to my command- 
ments. Brethren, have you all done so? 
Have you fulfilled the commandment, which 
saith: Behold I the Lord have appointed a 
way far the journeying of ray saints, and be- 
hold this is the way: that after they leave 
the canal, they shall journey by land, inas- 
much as the^' are commanded to journey and 
go up unto the land of Zion; and they shall 
do like unto the children of Israel, pitching 
their tents by the way? Have you all ful- 
filled the law of the church, which saith: — 
Behold thou shalt consecrate all thy proper- 
ties, that which thou hast, unto me, with a 
covenant and d.:ed that cannot be broken; 
and they shall be laid before the bishop of my 
ciiurch? And also the commandment which 
saith: It is wisdom in me, that my servant 
Martin should be an example unto the church, 
in laying his money before the bishop of the 
church; and also, this is a law unto every 
man that cometh unto this land to receive an 
inheritaiice? and he shall do with his mon- 
eys according as the law directs. Brethren, 
have you all kept the commandments thus 
far? If you have the Lord will keep you 
from danger. Let each look So these great 
queries, and ask himself the question, have 

^VorldSv Matters. 

We make an extract of a letter from a mer 
cantile house in St. Louis, to Br. A. S.— 

Dated October 2f!, 1833. 

"We have the paiufiil duty to perrorni of 
communicating tlie melancholy death of your 
brother, Willitm L. who died in this place 
on Wednesday night, the 21th inst. of ths 
CUolera, after a few hours illness. Every 
thing was done thrt medical skill could devise 
to save him, but the attack was so severe, 
that all remediijs failed. 

The Cholera has raged here for the last 
fe» days, with unprecedented vislence, but 
we think it it abating." 



In the course of some experiments ma^e 
by the editor of the American Farmer, for the 
purpose of improving Indian corn latt year, 
he ia.prcgnaled the pistils (silk) of the large 
white Tuscarora with the pollen from the 
tassels of the golden Sioux. The result was 
a perfect hybrid between the two. The grain 
beinu of a pure biimstone color, of the size 
and "form of the Tuscarora, and like that 
with eight rows on the cob. It was a most 
beautiful variety of coin; partaking of all the 
good qualities of both, v.'ithout the disadvan- 
la.<re of the large cob and small grain of the 
golden Sioux. We planted this corn last 
spring; the stalks were very dwarfish, re- 
sembling those of the Sioux, and the corn 
very early fit for use. It is now ripe, howev- 
er, and on examing it a day or two since we 
find that the two original colors have separa- 
ted, and instead of the brimstone color, we 
have on every ear grains of the bright yellow 
Sioux, and the pure white Tuscarora; but the 
quality of the corn is evidently superior to 
either of the original parents, althougli the 
colors have resumed their original tints. Tliis 
is, to us, a singular circumstance, and one 
which we are unable to account for, The 
only thing analogous to it we have read of, ia 
the proposition advanced by an able writer 
some time since in the columns of the Far- 
n>er, that the offspring of cross breeds of an. 
imals, would instead of partaking of the mixt 
character of their immediate parents, assume 
that of one or the other of tlieir original pro- 
genitors. How far this proposition may hold 
good with animals we do not know, but it 
certainly appears to be the case in the vegit- 
able world, at least so far as the fact above 
stated warrants the formation of an opinion. 



There is a good deal of diiEcullv in recon- 
ciling the above fact with tiie law of nature, 
which requires two parents for the production 
of every organized being, animal or vegitabie. 
If the livo kinds of corn which were combined 
in the hybrid iiave again distinct va- 
rieties, they are eacli of theiii tiie produce of 
but one parent — the Tuscarora is the produc? 
of a female parent exclusively, and the SiouT 
tliat of a male parent; for it must be recol- 
lected there was no male Tuscarora nor fe- 
male Sioui present, either during tlie origin 
oCtiie liybrid, last year or the subsequent cul- 
ture and separation of varieties this year. — 
Yet we know, that if we deprive the corn of 
cither the male or female flowers, (tassels or 
silk,) tliere will be no corn formed on the cob. 
How then are we to account for the present 
fact of the separation of the two varieties? — 
It was this difficult}' that made us doubt the 
correctness of the proposition relative to cross 
breeds of animals above refered to, and al- 
though we have the fact before us in the case 
of the corn, we are still compelled to doubt 
its general application. We do not think that 
each variety has resumed all its original char- 
acters; one of them we know it lias not — the 
size of tlie Sioux gram is larger than the ori- 
ginal, and there are but eigjit rows on the 
cob; in these respects retaining the hybrid 
character derived from the Tuscarora; but 
then the original color and flintiness of the 
grain is resumed; the Tuscarora has resum- 
ed its original character entirely, with the 
exception of the sofl flowery quality of the 
grain, the flintiness of the hybrid derived from 
the Sioux parent is retained. As the Tusca- 
rora was the female parent of the hybrid, the 
number of rows and the size of the grain 
would of course be like those of that variety, 
and hence the presence of those characters in 
the present seperated varieties. We should 
be glad to receive an explanation of this cir- 
cumstance from some of our practical natu- 

We ttccidentily came across the following 
sketch; — "New Zeala.ndkrs. The natives 
are cast in beauty's perfect mould: the chil- 
dren are so fine and powerfully made, that 
each might serve for a model of the statue of 
the Infant Hercules; nothing can excel the 
graceful and athletic forms of the men, or the 
rounded limbs of their young women. These 
possess eyes beautiful and elociuent: and a 
Jirofusion of long, silky, curling hair; while 
the intellects of both sexes seem of a 8Ui)erior 
order. All appear eager for improvement, 
full of energv, and indefatigably industri- 
ous;" And it really affords consolation to 
liiink that such a people exists upon the Isl- 
ands of tlie sea, for the Lord will not forget 
them. The Isles arc to wait for his law, and 
the gospel of the kingdom, is to be preached 
to every nation on the globe so that some 
may be gathered out of every kindred, 
tongue and people, and be brought to Zion. 

ter, (O.) Chillicothe, (O.) Elyria (O.) Mar- 
tin, (N. J.) Winchester, (Con.) 


Letters have been received, at the office of 
the Evening and the Morning Star since our 
last from Eden, (.Maine,) and answered; from 
BpafTord, (N. V.) and answered; 2 from 
Kjrtland Mills, (O.) answered; and from 
New-York City. 

Unpaid letters remaining in the Post office: 
fal»i., (Me) Hickory Swale, (N. Y.) Wo«- 


Rerclation, to Sidney Ri^don, Parley P. 

Pratt, and Lemon CujjUy, given May, 1831. 

Hearken into my word, my sers-ant Sid- 
ney, and Parley, and Lemon, for behold, ver- 
ily I say unto you, that I give unto you a 
commandment, that you shall go and preach 
my gospel, which ye have received, even as 
ye have received it, unto the sliakers. Be- 
hold I say unto you, that they deshe to know 
the truth in part, but not all, for they are not 
right before me, and must needs repent: 
wherefore I send you, my servants Sidney 
and Farley, to preach the gospel unto them; 
and my servant Lemon shall be ordained unto 
this work, that he may reason with them, 
not according to that which he has received 
of them, but accordins to that which shall 
be taught him by you, my servants, and by 
so doing I will bless him, otherwise he shall 
not prosper: thus saith the Lord, for I am 
God and have sent mine only begotten Son 
into the world, for the reaemption of the 
world, and have decreed that he that receiveth 
him sliall be saved, and he that reciveth him 
not, shall be damned. 

And they have done unto the Son of man 
even as they Us ted; and he has taken his 
power on the right hand of his glory, and 
now reigneth in the heavens, and will reign 
till he descends on the earth to put all ene- 
mies under his feet: which time is nigh at 
hand: 1 the Lord God have spoken it; but 
the hour and the day no man knoweth, nei- 
ther the angels in heaven, nor shall they 
know until he comes: wherefore I will that 
all men sliall repent, for all are under sin, 
except them which I have reserved unto my- 
self, holy men that 3'e know not of: where- 
fore I say unto you, that I have sent unto 
you mine everlasting covenant, even that 
which was from the beginning, and that \\'hich 
I have promised I have so fulfilled, and the 
nations of the earth shall bow to it; and, if' 
not of themselves, they shall cgme down, for 
that which is now exalted of itself, shall be 
laid low of power: wherefore I give unto 3'cu 
a commandment, that ye go among this peo- 
ple and say unto them, like unto mine apos- 
tle of old, whose name was Peter: Believe 
on the name of the Lord Jesus, who was on 
the earth, and is to come, the beginning and 
the end; repent and be baptized in the nama 
of Jesus Christ, according to the holy com- 
mandment, foi the remission of sins; and 
whoso doetli this, shall receive the gift of the 
Holy Ghost, by the laying on of the hands of 
the elders of this church. 

And again, I say unto you, that whoso for- 
biddeth to inarry, is not ordained of GoH, for 
marriage is ordtiined of God unto man; where- 
fore it IS lawful that he should have one wife, 
and they twain shall be one flesh, and all this 
that the earth might answer the end of its 
creation; and that it might be filled with 
the measure of man, according to his creation 
before the world was made. And whoso fbr- 
biddeth to abstain from meats, that mim 
should not eat the same, is not ordained of 
God; for behold tlie beasts of the field, and 
the fowls of the air, and that which cometh 
of the earth, is ordained for the use of man, 
for food, and for rtiment, and that he might 



have in abundance, b'jt it is not given tliat 
one man should possess that which is above 
another: wherefore the world lieth in ?in: 
and wo be unto man 'iiat sli^-.idelh blood or 
that wasteth flesh and hath no need. 

And again, verily I say unto you, that the 
Son of man eometh not in the form of a wo- 
man, neither of a man travelling on the eartii: 
wherefore be not deceived, but continue in 
Bteadfastness, looking forth for Ills heavens 
to be shaken: and tlie earth to tremble, and 
to reel to and fro as a drunken man; and for 
the valleys to be exalted; and for the moun- 
tains to be mad3 low; and for the rough places 
to become smooth: and all this wiien the an- 
gel shall SoTind his trumpet. 

But before the great day of tlie Lord shall 
come, Jacob shall flourish in the wilderness; 
and the Lanianites shall blossom as the rose; 
Zion shall flourish upon the hills, and rejoice 
upon the mountains, and shall be assembled 
together linto the place which I have apoint- 
ed. Behold I say unto you, go forth as I have 
commanded you; repent of all your sins; ask 
and ye shall receive; knock and it shall be 
opened nnto you: behold I will go before 
you, and be your re-reward: and I will be in 
your midst, and you shall not be confounded: 
behold 1 am Jesus Ciirist, and I come quick- 
ly: Even so. Amen. 


Purposing to do the will of God in all 
things, every disciple must do with his might, 
whatsoever his hand finds to do, knowing 
that the idler is to be had in remembrance be- 
fore the Lord. There is no respect of per- 
sons; every one ought to do his best to be 
approved in the siglit uf God. The old com- 
jnand is; Six days shah tliou labor and do all 
thy work, and no one will pretend that this 
commandment has been revoked or mad; 
void; on the contrary, Paul, at least 1500 
years after this commandment came from the 
Lord, says, in his sSC'jnd epistle to the Thes- 
salonian church, Now we command you, 
brethren, in the name of llie LirJ Jesus 
Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from 
every brother that walketh disorderly, and 
not after the tradition wiiich ye received ol 
us. For yourselves know how ye ought to 
follow us; for we behaved not ourselves dia 
orderly among you; neither did we eat any 
man's bread ibr nought; but wrought with 
labor night and day, that we might not be 
charf^eable to any of you: not because we 
have not power, but to make ourselves an 
ensample unto you to follow us. For even 
when we were with you, this we command- 
ed you, that if any would not work, neither 
should he tat. For we hear that there are 
some which walk among you disorderly, 
working not at aH, but are busy bodies. — 
Now them that are such we command and 
exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with 
quietness they work, and eat their own 

It is no more than reasonable or right, to 
■ay, that he that will not work, sliould not 
eat, for as saith Alma, Thus says the Lord: 
ye shall not esteem one flesh above another, 
or one man shall not think himself above 
another. All men ar? after the sample o! 
their father Adam. He was put into the 
jatden to dress it; or, in other words, man 
was made lo b« fruitful, and multiply, and 

replenish the earth, and subdue it. All men/ 
then, to live according to the will of the Lord, 
must labor. And what can be -more just? for 
t)!ere is no specimen of i ikn-ss in liie rrea- 
tion, or works of the Lord. V\ l.cii llie mor- 
ning dawns, the invisible hand that drew the 
curtains of night around us for sleep and re' 
pore, opens tiie windows of day for the la* 
bor and refreshment of them that live upon 
the earth: And who can view the buify mul- 
titudes of created hemgs, and things, from 
the mite to the mammoth; from the spring 
to the ocean: from the mole-hill tolhen^oun- 
taiu; from the garden to the globe, and from 
man to bis Maker, and net exclaim like Lehi 
of old: Great and marvelous are thy works, 
O Lord God Almiglity! Thy throne is high 
in the heavens, and thy power, and goodness, 
and mercy, is over all the inhabitants of the 

Who can fail to see industry in the fly 
that furbisiics her wings in the window? or 
among tiie cattle grazing upon a thousand 
hills? or with the bees culling the flowers of 
the land-scape for their sweets? or in the 
river rnnningwith all its glassy majesty? or 
in the green growing race of earth, from the 
grass to the trees, each with every blade, and 
every limb pointing to heaven? yes, who can 
look upon so mucli industry, and suppose 
that a man was made to liv? without labor? 
Not the disciple of Jesus Christ. 

Since the heaven was stretched out as a 
curtain between this world and the worlds 
beyond, neither the sun, nor moon, nor the 
p'ancts, nor the stars, have ceased for a mo- 
ment, (except when Joshua conimaned oth- 
erwise,) from performing their daily labors, 
and why does man, while he lives, shrink 
from what the Lord meant he should do? 
wliy not fill the measure of his days in help- 
ing himself and assisting others, that, when 
he appears before the bar of God, to give an 
account of his stewardsliip. he may hear the 
pleasing acceptance of his Lord and Master: 
AVeli don^, gcod a: d faithful servant, you 
have been faithful over a few things, now be 
Iprd over many. 

Men of moral characters, as well as the 
disciples of Jesus Christ, generallly venerate 
sacred or sublime writings. Faultless rules, 
pure principles, and the truth earning from 
man, or through the Spirit of the living God,, 
have ever found friends, and while virtue 
has a mansion hi the heart of man, we feaj*. 
no change. Dr. Blair, who lived up to sucb 
good opinions of good things, when review- 
ing; the bible, tiius speaks of the book of Job: 
It is known to be extremely ancient: gener- 
ally reputed the most ancient of all the poet- 
ical books; the author uncertain. It is re- 
markable, that this book has no. connexion 
with the aftairs or manners of the- Jews, or* 
Hebrews. The scene is laid in the land of 
Uz, or Idumea, which is a part of Arabia; 
and the imagery employed is generally of a- 
diffident kind, from what I before showed to. 
be peculiar to the Hebrew puels. We meet 
with no allusion to the sacred history, to the 
religious rites of the Jews, to Lebanon or to. 
Carmel, or to any of the peculiarities of the 
climate of Judea. We find few comparisons 
founded on rivers or torrents; these were not 
familiar objects in Arabia. But the longest 
comparison that occurs in the book, is to an 



object frequent and well known in that re- 
gion, a brool« that failc in the season of heat, 
and disappoints the expectation of the trav- 

The poetry, however, of the book of Job, 
is not only equal to that of any other of the 
sacred writings, but is superior to them all, 
except tl:ose of Isjiali alone. As Isaiah is 
the most sublime, David the most pleasin;j 
and lender, so Job is the most descriptive, of 
aJI the inspired poets. A peculiar glow of 
fancy, and strength of description, character- 
ize the author. No writer whatever abounds 
so much in metaphors. He may be said, not 
to describe, but to render visible, whatever 
he treats of. A variety of instances might 
bo given. Let us remark only those strong 
and lively colours, with which, in the fol- 
lowing passages, taken from the ISlh and 
iiOlh chapters of his book, he paints the con- 
dition of the wicked; observe how rapidly 
his figures rise before us: and what a d ^ep im- 
pression, at the same time, they leave on the 
imagination. ''Knowesl tiiou not this of old, 
since man was placed upon the earlh, that 
the triumphing of the wicked is short, and 
the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment! 
Though his e.xcellency mount uj* to the heav- 
ens, and his head reach the clouds, yet he 
shall perisli forever. He shall fly away as a 
dream, and shall not bs found; yea, he shall 
be chased away, as a vision of the night. — 
The eye also which saw h'.m, shall see him 
no more; they which have seen him, shall 
say, where is he! He shall suck the poison 
of asps, the viper's tongue shall slay him. — 
In the fulness of his sufficiency, he shall be 
in straits; every hand shall come upon him. 
H? shall flee from the iron weapon, and the 
bow of steel shall strike him through. All 
darkness shall be hid in his secret places. A 
fire not blown shall consume him. The 
heaven phall reveal his iniquity, and the 
earth shall rise up against him. The in 
crease of his house shall depart. His goods 
«hall flow away in the day of wrath. The 
light of the wicked shall be put out; the light 
shall be dark in his tabernacle. The stops 
of his strength shall be straitened, and his 
own couns-1 shall cist him down. For he is 
cast into a net, by his own feet. He walk- 
<lh upon a snare. Terrors shall make liini 
afraid on every side; and the robber shall 
prevail against him. liriniitone shall be 
scattered upon his habitation. His remem- 
brance shall perish from the earth, and he 
shall have no name in the street, He shall be 
driren from light into darkns-ss. They that 
come afl:r him shall be astonished at his day. 
He shall drink of the wrath of the Al- 

Again: Oh Ihat my words were now writ- 
ten! Oh that they were printed in a book! — 
That they were graven wlh an iron pen, and 
lead in th? rock forevei! Tor I knjw my 
Redeemer livetli, and he will stand at the 
latter day upon tlie earth. 

Pf.AKL FiiHKRiKS. — Thc Pearl Fisheries of 
Ceylon are amorig the most noted. The 
most skilful divrra come from Collesh on the 
coast of Malabar, and some of these are al- 
ledgcd to have occasionally remained under 
water for the lapse of several minutes. Ac- 
cording to the testimony of .Mr. L« Beck, 
this fct* was t\in p<TfonneH by a Gaffre boy 

at Carrical. The following is the usual mode 
of diving for pearls: 

liy means of two cords, a diving stone and 
a net are connected with the boat. The di- 
vir puUing lie toes of his right foot on the 
Cir rope of the diving stone and those of hid 
loll on the net, seizes the two cords with one 
hand and shutting his nostrils with the other, 
plunges into the water. On gaining the bot- 
tom h? hangs the net around his neck and 
throws into it as many pearl shells as he can 
collect, white he is able to remain beneath 
the surface, which is generally about two 
minutes. He then resumes his former pos- 
ture, and making a signal by pulling thc 
corus, he is instantly hauled up into the boat. 
On emerging Ironi the sea he discharges & 
quantity of water from his mouth and nose. 
'I'here are generally ten divers to each boat, 
and while Hve are respiring, the other five de- 
scend with the same stones. Each brings up 
about IIJI) oysters in his net at a time, and if 
not interrupted by any accident will make 50 
trips in the course of a furenoon. The most 
frequent and fatal of the catastrophes to which 
they are sulject, arises from sharks which by 
biting the diver in two, prevent his reascend- 
ing to the surface. — History of British Italy, 

From Cantox. — We are indebted to the 
politeness of Mr. James F. Tliorndike, for 
the Chinese Courier of April 14th. Mr. T. 
came passenger in the ship Hamilton. Tht 
Courier stales tliat the insurrection against 
the reigning Emperor was assuming a very 
serious aspect. — Boston Paper. 

It is said that great difTiculties arc exferi- 
enced in getting the imperial troops to face 
the enemy, and that better provisions, and 
even the forbidden opium were given to the 
forces, to induce them to perform their duty. 
Several large bodies of his Majesty's troops 
have been sent to the scene of action, where 
they were in several affairs worsted by the 
rebels, and in one instance, it is said that of 
3<W0 men hut seven escaped to tell the story 
of their defeat. There ate many tales in cir- 
culation relative to tl.cse mountaineers and 
their success, which are evidently e.\aggera, 
ted. Two large towns, several villages and 
military posts have fallen into tlieir taniis. 

The rebels have communication with the 
mountaineers in their neighborhood, and the 
hill-people of Kwag-se; and llie Chinese say 
that very judicious measures have been adopt, 
edby the rebels for carrying on the campaign, 
they being well furnished with provisions and 
war-like stores. Many of the officers com- 
mandin;; the forces .sent against them have 
been taken and destroyed, and alter a serious 
defeat, in which his troojis were entirely 
routed, the Fooyuen of Hou-Kwag was made 

The lemp' r of the Chinese people general- 
ly, in regard to the present govern- 
ment, is far from loyal, and there is little 
question that should the new self-nominated 
Emperor of China carry his success much 
farther, thousands who want but favorable 
opportunity tu proceed to open rebellion, will 
join his standard. 

Thc amount of property brought from San- 
ta Fee, this year, is about .'JtnW.OOO; consist- 
ing of coin, gold and silver bullion, peltry and 

Supposing the earth to contain 800,000,000 
of inhabitants, the cholera has aJrsady iwtpt 
off more than a 16th of them. 



Commerce of the United States. — We 
} received a copy of the detailed report of 
ilie Secretary of the Treasury, of the Com- 
merce and Navigation of the United States, 
for the year ending on the 30th Sept. 1S31. 
The following is a statement of the value of 
the Imports and Exports of that year into the 
several States and Territories. 




New Hampshiie 






Rhode Island 




New York 
New Jersey 




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The YouNr.ER son. 
Behold the son that went away, 

And wasted his estate! 
He feign would beg among the swine, 

To taste the husks they eat. 

I die with hunger here, he cries, 

I starve in foreign lands; 
While father's house hath bread enough. 

And many hired hands, 

I'll go, and to my father say, 

For follies I Lave done, 
O father, lather, I have sin'd. 

And hardly am thy son! 

He Slid, and hasten'd on his way, 

To seek his father's love; 
The father saw his Israel come, 

And all his bowels move. 

He ran, and fell upon his neck, 
Embrac'd and kiss'd his son; 

The sou exclaim'd, I've siu d, I've sin'd. 
And how can we be one? 

But O the joy that Israel has! 

The father gives command: 
Dress him in garments white and clean. 

With rings adorn his liand. 

A day of feasting let there be; 

Let mirth and joy abound; 
My son was dead and lives again, 

Was lost and no ,v is found. 

'Tis meet that we be merry now; 

Let endless peace abound; 
For Israel died, and lives again. 

Was lost and now is found. 

How precious is the name; — 
Brethren sing, brethren smg; — 
How precious is tlie name 
Of Christ the paschal Lamb, 
Who bore our sin and shame,. 
On the tree — on the tree; 
Who bore our sin and shame, 

On the tree, 

I've given all for Christ; 
He's my all; he's my all; 
I've given all for Christ; 
And I always feel the best 
Wlien his Spirit's in my breast. 
Reigning there, &c. 

His easy yoke I'll bear, 
With delight, with delight; 
His easy yoke I'll bear 
And his cross I will not fear; 
His name I will declare: 
Ever more, &c. 

I feel the love of God 

In my soul, in my soul ; 

I fejl the love of God: — 

And my heart expands abroad. 

And I will serve the Lord 

All my days, &c. 
Jesus will soon appear. 
Here on earth, here on earth; 
Jesus will soon appear 
His children's hearts to cheer, 
And all that do him fear. 

Shall rejoice, &c. 

His kingdom has commenc'd. 
Here on earth, here on earth, 
His kingdom, has commenc'd 
And the cause it doth advance; 
And for all there is a chance. 
Here on earth, &c. 

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Vol. I. No. 7.1 IN OF.PENDENCE, MISSOCRI, UECUMBER. 15a-2. [Whole XcJ ^ 

theIiesurrection of the just. 

The resurrectionof Uie just, though one of 
the greatest promises of the Lord, in the gos- 
pel is, we think, less unJc-rstood, by the 
world at large, than many other things re- 
vealed to man. bv his holy proohets. At 
present, excepting the church of Christ, which 
the world calls mornionites, we do not know 
of a single sect that holds to or has faith in 
the resurrection of the just in the tlesh; or, 
in other words, a church and society that 
mean and hope, by obeying the commands of 
God in all things; by repentance and baptism 
for the remission of sins, to receive the gdX 
of ithe Holy Ghost by the laying on of the 
lianHs; hold out faithful lo the end, and uftcr 
death, rise, when the Redee.:'er comes in the 
clouds of heaven with power and great glory, 
and live in the flesh, on eartli, and reign w'lth 
him a thousand years. It is a solemn fact 
that the right meaning of scripture has been 
.perverted, and the light of the gospel darken- 
ed bv the wisdom or cunning of man. Enoch, 

whowalked with God, and built up Zion, m 
the litter part of the first thousand years of 
thi-! world, preached the resurrection, and con- 
firmed the doctrine bv being translated, with 

Z„n »o the bosom of God. The promise ol 
the ro-surrection, to Enoch, as published in 
th" third number of the Star, is: As I I've, 
even so will I come in the last dayc, in the 
da vs of wickedness and vengeance, to lulhl 
the oath which 1 have mnrle unto .vou, con- 
cerning the c'.iildren of Noah: and the day 
5=haU ?orae that the earth shall rest, but be- 

^ore that day tJie heavens shaU be darkened, 

Lnd a veil of darkness shall cover the earth, 

and the heavens shall shake, and also the 

«arlh- and great tribulations shall bo among 

the children of men, but my people will I pre- 
serve- and righteousness will I send down out 

of heaven; and truth will I send forth out of 

tb" earth to bear testimony of mine only Be- 

irotten; his resurrection from the dead; yea, 

and also the resurrection of all men: and 

riehtcousness and truth will 1 cause to sweep 

the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine 

owu elect from the four quarterj of the earth; 

unti a place which I shall pref an holy 

city, that my p'ople may gird up their loins, 

and bo looking forth for the time of my com- 

in.'- for there shall be mv tabernacle, and it 

shall be called ZIO.N, a new Jerusalem. And 

the Lord said unto Enoch, Then siialt thou 

and all thy city meet lliem there, and we will 

receiv • them into our bosom, and they shall 

aee us, and we will fall "pon their necks, and 

tti»y shall fall upon our necks, and we w i'.l 

kiss each other, and there shan be mine a- 

l,od", and it shall be Zion which shall come 

forth out of all the creations which I have 

made; and for the apace of a thousand years 

nhall the earth rest. 

This promise to Enoch, and many others 

to others, have been withheld from man, for 

many generations, on account of wickedness, 

and for want of faith; Still the bible has ever 

contained the blessed promise, lhou!;li not as 
plain as the Lord has revealed in these last 
days. In fact the redomption of the bodien of 

the righteous, is one of the glorious inypter- 
ki of the Lord, unfolded vu.'.o them in the 

gospel: that they, by obeying the conimand- 
meutsoftheLord, in all things, may live 
a.-rain in the flesh, on earth. 1 bus Job, who 
w°as a man perfect and upright, and one that 
feared God and eschewed evil, came so near 
to hi.s privilege that lie knew that these thinga 
are so, and exclaimed; I know that my Re- 
deemer liveth, and that be shall stand at the 
latter day upon the earth. And though after 
mv skin worms destroy this body, yet in my 
fle'sh shall I see Go.-'.: whom I shall see lor 
mvself and mine eyes shall behold, and not 
another; though my reins be consumed with- 
in me. But ye should say. Why persecute 
we him, seeing the root of the matter is found 
in me? Be ye afraid of the word.s: for wrath 
brin<Telh the punishments of the sword, tiiat 
ye nmy know there is a judgment. This is a 
"positive declaration, and leaves no room for 
doubt or cavil. It is to the point: I shall see 
God in the ilesh, for myself and not for ano- 
ther, and that, too, in the last dayss, when he 
shall stand upon the earth. No wonder the 
two men who stood by when the Savior as- 
cended up to heaven, aRer the crucifixion, 
could say: ye men of Galilee, why stand ye 
gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus w-hich 
is taken up from you into heaven, shaU so 
come in like manner, as ye have seen liira go 
into heaven. Truly, lie went in a cloud and 
shall come in a cloud; he went in the tlestt 
and shall come in the flesh: For, as saith the 
Lord, But before the arm ol the Lord shalj 
fall an angel shall sound his trump, and the 
saints that have slept, shall come forth to 
meet me in the cloud. Wherefore if ye have 
slept in peace blessed are you, for as you now 
behold me and know that I am, even so shall 
ve come unto me and your souls shal live, 
ind your redemption shall be perfected, and 
the "saints shall come forth from the four 
quarters of the earth. And the language ot 
the Psalmist is very plain on this subject:-— 
The righteous shall inherit the land. Uayid 
rested on this promise when he said: One 
thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I 
seek after; that I may dwell in the house of 
the Lord all the days of my life, to behold 
the beauty of tlie Lord, and to inquire in hi« 
l.-mple. it be remfmherod tha! David de- 
sired this thing, before the temple of Solomon 
was built: Knowing as he says in the 71st 
Psalm, Thou, which hast shewed me great 
and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and 
shalt bring me up again from the depths of 
the earth. 

The prophets knew what the resurrection 
meant, having had the eyes of their under- 
standings opened, in some instances, by the 
power of God, to behold the just rise from 
the dust, at the morning of the resurrection 
to meet ( hrist in the uir: and live agam in 
the flesh, on earth, a thousand years, whU» 
satan is bound. The apostles preached this 
doctrine with great power, showing that 
Christ had actually risen from the tomb, m 
the flesh, as a Bamjile of what snould follow. 
The l.'jth chapter of first Corinthians, con- 
tains many important thing* on the resurrec- 
tion of the just, at the secund coming of th« 
Savior as well as hints sad ingtruclions, on 
the resurrection of all: Paul says: Moreover, 
Lrethrsn, I declare unto you the gospel whicjj 



1 preached unto you, wliich also ye have re- 
ceived, and wherein ye stand; by v/hicJi also 
ye are savfd, if ye i^ecp in inemor\ what I 
preached unto yoa, unless ye have believed 
in vain. For I delivered unto you first ol'all, 
that which I also received, ho*- that Christ 
died for our sins according to the scriptures: 
and that he was buried, and that he rose 
ajain the third day according to- the scrip- 
tur-^s: And tuat iie was seen of' Cephas, tlien 
of the twelve: After that, he was seen of 
above five hundred brethren at once; of 
whom the greater part remain unto this pre- 
sent, but some are fallen asleep. After that, 
he was seen of James: then of all the apos- 
tles. And last of all he v/as seen of ine also, 
as of one born out ofdu? time. For I am the 
least of the apostles, that am not meet to be 
called an apostle, because I persecuted the 
church of God. But by the grace of God I 
am what I am; and his grace which was be- 
stowed upon me, was not in vain; but I la- 
bored more abundantly than they all: yet not 
f, but the grace of God which was in me. — 
Therefore whether it were I or thev, so we 
preach, and so ye believed. Now if Christ 
be pretched that he rose from the dead, how 
say some arnonf? you that there is no resur- 
rection of tlie dead? But if there be no res- 
urrection of the dead, then is Christ not ris- 
en. And if Christ be not risen, then is our 
preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. — 
Yea, & we are found false witnesses of God; 
because we have testified of God that he rais- 
ed up Ciirist: whom he raised not up, if so 
be that the dead rise not. For if the dead 
rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if 
Christ be not raided, your faith is vain: ye 
are yet in your sins. Then they also which 
are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If 
in this life cnly, we have hope in Christ, we 
are of all men most miserable. But now is 
Christ risen from the dead, and become the 
first fruits of them that slept. For since by 
roan came death, by man come also the res- 
urre.?tion of the dead. For as in Adam all 
die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 
But every man in his own order: Christ the 
first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's 
at hiscoraing. 

Again: after Zion was taken up to heaven; 
yea, after the world had been, as it ^%vere, 
baptized for its former sins, the Lord reveal- 
ed himself to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 
wherefore, the children- of Jacob, or Israel, as 
the Lord named him, became Ihe elect nation 
to receive the Savior, and heirs of the prom- 
ise, to rise in the first resurrection, and live 
again, in the flesh, on earth, if they walked in 
all the commandments of the Lord blameless: 
ajid there is something great pronuseJ to that 
nation, yet, notwithstanding it was scatteri?d 
abroad for transgressing the commandment. 
It is the powerful word of the Lord, b;,- the 
mouth of Ezekiel, which brings flesh upon 
the dry bones of Israel, and they are alive 
again. Ezekiel says: — The hand ofthe Lord 
was upon me, and carried me out in t'le Spir- 
it ofthe Lord, aud set me dow.n in tiie mii'st 
of the valley which was full of bones, and 
caused ma to pass by tliem round about, and 
behold, there were very many in the open 
valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he 
said unto me. Son of man, can these bones 
live? and I answered, O Lord God, thou 
kiiowssU Again he Bai<i unto me, prophesy 

upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye 
dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Tlius 
saith the Lord God unto these bones: Behold/ 
I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye 
shall live: and I will lay sinews upon you, 
and will brlrvg up flesh upon you, and cover 
you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye 
shall live, and ye shall know that I am the 
Lord. So 1 prophesied as I was commanded: 
and as 1 prophesied, there was a noise, aK(i 
behold a shaking, the bones came together, 
bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the 
sinews & the flesh cime up upon them, & the 
skin covered them above: but lliere was no 
breath in them. Then said he unto me, Fro- 
p.hesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, 
and say to the wind, thus saith the Lord God; 
Come from the four winds, O breath, anij 
breathe upon these slain, that they may live- 
So I propiiesied as lie commanded me, ami 
the breath came into them, and they lived, 
and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding- 
great army. Then he said unto me, Son of 
man, these bones are the whole house of Is- 
rael: behold, the\' say, our bones are dried, 
and our hope is lost: we are cut olT for our 
parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto 
them, thus sailh the Lord God; Behold, O 
my people, I will open your graves, and cause 
yo-u lo come up out ofj'our graves, and bring 
you into the land of Israel. And ye shall 
know that I am the Lord, when I have open- 
ed your graves, O my people, and brought 
3'ou up out of j'our graves, and shall put my 
Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall 
place you in yoaj own land: then siiall ye 
know that I the Lord have spoken it, and per- 
formed it, saith the Lord. 

This promise aloae, to the house of Israel, 
is enough to establisli the resmTCCtion of the 
righteous, in the flesh ; and the remainder of 
the chapter goes to confirm it, so that Israel 
may dwell in the land of his fathers; but to 
make the matter plainer, let us quote Paul's 
words to the Thessalonians. But I would not 
have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerti- 
ing them which are asleep, that ye sorrow 
not, even as others which have no hope. — 
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose 
again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus 
will God bring Vt-ith him. For this we say 
unto you by the word of the Lord, that we 
which are alive and remain unto the coming 
ofthe Lord shall not prevent them which are 
asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend 
tiom heaven with a shout, with the voice of 
the arch-angel, and with the trump of Gc<5: 
and the dead in Christ sliall rise f.rst: then 
we whicli are alive and remain shall be caught 
up together with them in the clouds, lo meet 
the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever he 
with the Lord. In this Paul does not say the 
rigiitecus rise in the fiesh, but he saj's, we 
which are aiive, and remain, shall be caught 
up together with them, (the rising dead, such 
as the pure members of the Lord's church in 
the days ofthe apostles, &c., that died in the 
hope of a glorious resurrection; to meet the 
I ord in, the air. which is just as plain as to 
have said, we which remain when the Lord 
comes tlie second time, shall be caught up in 
the bodv to meet him. 

To the saints that trust in the Lord, tlie 
wliole bible, seemingly, has a refirence, in a, 
greater or less de;:rf?, to the rcsLr:ecticn of 
the just. The Ps^Unist taid the rightcom 


shali inherit the laiid, and Christ said the 
meek shall inherit the earth, and so we might 
go on, and make quotatiuns, till we had 
brought ail that relates to the gospel, from 
Genesis to Revelations, but, to shorten the 
matter, and. we may say, to unfold the sub- 
ject, and bring it to'the coiamon understand- 
ing of such as seek the truth, let us take a 
para<Taph or two from the book of Mormon. 
In tiiat, Alma says: Behold, 1 say unto you, 
that there is no resurrection: or I would say, 
•n otlier words, that this mortal dies not put 
on immortality; this corruption does not put 
on incorruption, until alter tlie coming of 
Christ. 13shcld, hebringeth to pass the res- 
urrection of the dead. But behold, my son, 
the resurrection is not yet. Now I unfold 
unto you a mystery; nevertheless, there are 
many mysteries, which are kept, that no one 
knowelh them, save God himself. But I 
shew unto vou one thing, which I have in- 
ijuired diligently of God, that I might know; 
that is, concerning the resurrection. Beheld, 
there is a time appointed that all shall come 
forth from the dead. Now when this time 
cometii, no one kno'.vs; but God knoweth the 
time which is appointed. Now whether tliere 
shall be one time, or a second time, or atliird 
time, that men shall come forth from the 
dead, it mattcreth not; for God knoweth all 
these things; and itsufficetli me to know that 
this is Ihe'case: that there is a time appoint- 
ed that all shall rise from the dead. Now 
there must needs be a space betn i.\t the time 
of death, and the lime of the resurrection. — 
.•\nd now I would inquire what becometh of 
the souls of men, from this time of death, to 
theti:ne appointed for the resurrection? Now 
whether there is more than one time appoint- 
ed for men to rise, it maltereth not; for all do 
not d;e at once; and this mattereth not: all is 
as one day, with God; and time only is mea- 
sured unto men; therefore there is a time ap- 
pointed unto men, that they shall rise from 
thed^ad: and there is a space between tho 
time of death and the resurrection. And now 
concerning this space of time. What becom- 
eth of the souls of men, Is the thing which I 
have inquired diligently of the Lord to know; 
and this is tlie thing of which I do know. — 
And when the lime cometh when all shall 
rise, then shall they know that God knoweth 
all the times which are appointed unto man. 
?s'ow concerning t!ie state of the soul between 
death and the resurrection. Behold, it hath 
been made known unto me, by an angel, that 
thespiriLs of all men, as soon as lliey are de- 
parted from this mortal body: yea, the spir- 
its of all men, whether llrey be good or evil, 
are taken home to that God who pave Iheni 
life. And then shall it come to pass that the 
spirits of those which are rigliteous, are re- 
ceived into a state of happiness, which is cal- 
led paradise: a state ofrost: a state of peace, 
where Ihej' shall rest from all their 'rouble.^, 
and from all care, and sorrov.-, &j?. And 
tlian it shall come to pass, that the spirits of 
the Wicked, yea, which are evil; for behold, 
tliey have no part nor portion of the Spirit of 
the Lord; for behold, they chose evil works, 
rather than good; therefore the spirit of the 
Uevil did errtcr into them, and take posses- 
sion of tli^ir h>use; and these shall be cast 
out into outer darkness: there shall be weep- 
ing, and v.ailing, and ghashing of teeth; and 
ihiB tccame oftlioir own mi<juity; being led 


captive by the will of the Devil. Now this is 
the slate of the souls of the wicked; yea, in 
darkness, and a state ofawrul, fearful looking 
forofthe6ery indignation of the wrath cf 
God upon them; thus they remain in this 
state, as well as the righteous in paradise, 
until the time of their rejurrectiou. Nov 
there are some that ]:ave understood that this 
state of happiness, and this state of misery of 
the soul, before the resurrection, was a f rst 
resurrection. Yea, I admit it may be termed 
a resurrection; the raising of the spirit or the 
soul, and their consiguation to hanpiners or 
misery, according to the words which have 
been spoken. And behold, again it haibbefn 
spoken, that ti;ero is a first resurrection; a 
resurrection of all tiiose which h?.Te been, or 
which are, or wliicii shall be, down to the 
resurrection of Christ from tlio dead. Now 
we do not euppcse that this first resurrec- 
tion which is spoken of in this m.annrr, can 
be the resurrection cf the souls, and their 
consignation to happiness or misery. Y« 
cannot suppose that tiiis is what it meaneth. 
Behold, I say unto you Nay; but it mer.neth 
(he re-uniting of tlie soul with the body of 
those from the days cf Adam, dov.-n to the 
rescirreclion of Ciirist. Now v.-hether the 
souls and the bodies of those of wliicli hava 
been spoken, shall ail be re-nnited at once, 
the wicked as well as the righteous, I do net 
say; let it suffice, that I say that thev 1:11 
come forth: or in oiher words, their resu.TCc- 
tion cometh to pass before the resurrtclicn of 
those which die after the resurrection of 
Christ. Now my son, I do not say that their 
resurrection cometh at the resurrection of 
Christ: but beheld, I give it as my opinion, 
that the souls and the bodies arc re-united, of 
the riohteous, at the resurrection of Chrisi, 
and his ascension into lieavcn. But whetlicr 
it be at his resurrection, or after, I do not 
say; but this much I say: That there is a 
space between death and the resurrection of 
tlie body, and a stale rf ihe soul in happiness 
or in misery, until l':e time which is appoint- 
ed of God that llie dead siiall come forth, and 
be re-unite(', both soul and bodv, and be 
brought to st.ind before God, and he judged 
according to their works; yea, this brinjretii 
about the restoration of those things of which 
have been spoken by the mouths of the pro- 
phets. The soul sliall be restored to the bociy, 
and the body to the soul; yea, and every 
limb and joint sj-.all he restcred to its body; 
yea, even a hair of the head shall not be lost, 
but all things sh.all be restored to ils p-rcper 
and perfect i'rame. And now my son, this is 
the restoration of which has been spoken bv 
the mouths of the prophets: And then shail 
the righteous sliir.e forth in tiie kingdom cf 
God. But behold, an awful death comctli 
upon the wicked: for they die as to things 
por'.aining to things of i-igliteoueness; lor 
tliey are unclean, and no unclean thing can 
inherit the kingdom of God: bcttiipy ita cast 
out, and cons gned to partake of t!e fruils of 
th'-ir labors or their worl.s, which 1 ave Lccii 
evil: end tliey drink tli." dregs of a bitter cup. 
And now my son, 1 have trmtwhat to say 
concerning ihc r^'ftoration of which has been 
spoken; for belisld, s-me have ;irr(,slcd Ihe 
scriptures, and hnv.' gone far ast -oy, becausfi 
of this thing. And I perceive ihat thy mind 
hath been worried also, concerning this thing. 
But behold, I will explain it unto (hec. I 


E?Em;<s AS(o MOfti^rao star. 

»ay unto thee, my son, that the plan ofresto- 
fation is requisite with the justice of God; for 
it is requisite tliat all things should be restored 
to their proper order. Bsliold, it is requisite 
and just, according to the power ana resur- 
rection of Cln-ist, that the soul of man should 
be restored to its body, and that every part of 
the body should be restored to itself. And it 
is requisite with the justice of God, that men 
Bhould be judged according to their works; 
and if thrir -v^'oiks were good in this life, and 
the desires of their hearts were good, tliat 
they should also, at the last day, be restored 
unto that which is good; and if their works 
are evil, they shall be restored unto him for 
evil; therefore, ah things shall be restored to 
their proper order; evsry thing to its natural 
frame; mortality raised to immortality; cor- 
ruption to incorruption: raised to endless hap- 
pines.s, to inherit the kingdom of God, or to 
endless misery, to inherit the kingdom of the 
devil; the one on one hand, the uther on the 
pther; the one raised to happiness, according 
to his desires of happiness; or good, accord- 
ing to his desires of good; and the other to 
evil, according to his desiies of evil; fcr as he 
has desired to do evil all the day long, even 
BO shall he have his reward of evil, wh'>n the 
niifht comcfh. And so it is on the other hand. 
If he hath repented of his sins, and desired 
righteousness until the end of his days, even 
BO shall he be rewarded unto righteousness. 
These are they that are redeemed of the 
Lord; j'ea, these are they that are taken out, 
that are delivered from that endless night of 
darkness; and thus they stand or Jail; for be- 
hold, they are their o <'n j.udges, whether to 
do good or do evil. Now the decrees of God 
are unalterable; therefore the way is prejia- 
red, that whosoever will, may walK therein 
and be saved. And now behold, my son, do 
r,ot risk one more offence against your God 
upon those points of doctrine, which ye hath 
hitherto risked to commit sin. Do not sup- 
pose because it hath been spoken concerning 
restoration, that ye shall be restored from sin 
to happiness. Behold I say unto you, wick- 
edness never was happiness. And now my 
son, all men that are in a slate of nature, or 
I would say, in a carnal state, are in tlie gall 
of bitterness, and in the bonds ^f iniquity; 
they are without God in the world, and they 
have gone contrary to the nature of God; 
therefore they are in a state contrary to the 
nature of happiness. And now behold, is the 
meaning of the word restoration, to take a 
thing of a natural state, and place it in an 
unnatural state, or to place opposite to its 
nature? O, my son, this is not the case; but 
the meaning of the word restoration, is to 
bring back again evil for evil, or carnal for 
carnal, or devilish for devili-h; good for that 
which is good; righteous for that which is 
righteous; just for that which is jasi.; merci- 
ful for that which is merciful; therefore, my 
son, see that ye are merciful untoj'our bretli- 
rjn; deal justly, judge righteously, and do 
good continually ; and if ye do all these things, 
then shall j'e receive your reward; yea, ye 
dhall have mercy restored unto you again; 
ye shall have justice restored unto you again; 
ye shall have a righteous judgment restored 
unto you again; and ye shall have good re- 
warded unto you again; for that which ye 
doth send out, shall returii unto you again, 
3.nd be restored- therefore the word restora- 

tion, more fully condemneth the sinner, and 
justifieth him not at all. 

And now, my son, 1 perceive there is some- 
what more which doth worry your mind, 
wliich 3 6 cani:ot understand, which is con- 
cerning the justice of God, in the punishment 
of the sinner: ibr ye do try to suppose tliat it 
is injustice that tlie slnnei should be consign- 
ed to a state of misery. Now behold, my son, 
I will e:iplain this thing unto thee; lor be- 
hold, after the Lord God sent our first pa- 
rents forth from the garden of Eden to till 
the ground, from whence he was taken; yea, 
he drew out the man, and he placed at the 
east end of the garden of Eden, cheruLimo, 
and a flaming sword which turned every waj-, 
to keep the tree of life. Now we see that 
the man had become as God, knowing good 
and evil; and lest he should jut ibrth his 
hand, and takf also of the tree of life, and 
eat, and live forc-ver, that the Lord God pla- 
ced cherubims and the flaming sword, that he 
should not partake of the fruit; and thus we 
see, that there was a time granted unto man, 
to repent, yea, a probationary time, a lime to 
repent and serve God. For behold, if Adam 
liacl put forth his hand immediatriy, and pa"- 
took of llie tiic cfiilc', lis would have Lved Ibr- 
ever, acccrJing to the ^vcrd of God, having 
no space for repentance; yea, and also the 
word of God would have been void, and the 
great plan of salvation would have been frus- 
trated. But behold, it was appointed unto 
man to die; therefore as they were cut off 
from the tree of life, therefore they should be 
cut off from the iaee of the earth; and man 
became lost forever; yea, they became fallen 
man. And now we see by this, that our first 
parents were cut off, both temporally and 
spiritually, from the presence of the Lord; 
and thus we see they became subjects to fol- 
low after their ov.n will. Now bei.old, it 
was not expedient that man should be re- 
claimed from this temporal death, for that 
would destroy the great plan of happiness; 
therefore, as the soul could never die, ajid the 
fall had brougJit upon all mankind a spiritual 
death as well as a temporal; that is, they 
were cut oft" from the presence of the Lord; 
therefore it was expedient that mankind 
should be reclaimed from this spiritu'al death; 
there.'bre as they had become carnal, sensual, 
and devilish, by nature, this probationary 
state became a state for them to prei-are: it 
became a preparatory state. And nov, re- 
member my son, if it were not for the plan of 
redemption, (laying it aside,) as soon as they 
were dead, their souls were miserable, being 
cut off irom the presence of the Lord. And 
no ,v there was no means to reclaim men from 
this fallen state which man had brought upon 
himself, because of his own disobedience; 
therefore, according to justice, the plan of re- 
demption could not be brought about, only, 
on conditions of men in this 
probationary state; yea, this preparatory- 
state; for except it were for these conditions, 
mercy could not take effect except it should 
destroy the work of justice. Now the work 
of justice could not be destroyed; if so, God 
would cease to be God. And thus we see 
thst all mankind were fallen, and they were 
in the grasp of justice; yea, the justice of 
God, which consigned them forever to be cut 
off from his presence. And now the plan of 
mercy could not be brought about, except aa 



atonement sliouM hs mads; therefore God 
himself atoaeth for iho sins of the world, to 
''ring about the pbn of mercy, to appease the 
demr.nJs of justice, that God niigiit be a 
perfect just God, and a merciful God also. 
Now rep8ntance could not come unto men, 
except there were a punishment, which also 
was as eternal as the life of the soul, should 
be afiixed opposite to the plan of hnppiness, 
which was as eternal also as Ihe life of the 
soul. Xow, how could a man repent, except 
he should sin! Ho'.v could he sin, if there 
was no law ? How could tiicre be a law, 
save there was a punishment? Now there 
was a punishment afBxed, and a just law giv- 
en, which brou:iht remorse of conscience un- 
to man. Xow if there was no law giren, if 
a man murdtrcd he sl-.ould die. v.-ould he he 
afraid be should die if he should m.urder! — 
And also, ii' there was no law given against 
sin. men would not be afraid to sin. A!id if 
there was no law given if men sinned, what 
could justice do, or mercy either, for they 
would have no claim upon the crealure? But 
there is a law given, and a punishment affix- 
ed, and repentance granted: which repent- 
ance, mercy claimeth: ctherwise. justice 
claimath the creature, and executeth the law, 
and the law inHicteth the punishment; if not 
eo, the works of justice would be destroyed, 
and God would cease to Le God. But God 
ceaseth not to te God, and mercy claimeth 
the penitent, and mercy cometh because of 
tJie atonement: and the atonement bringcth 
to pass the resurrection of the dead; and the 
resurrection of the doad briniretli back men 
into the presence of God; and thus they are 
restored into his presence, to be judged ac- 
cording to their woiks: according to the law 
andj;;s(ice; for behold, justice exerciseth all 
his demands, and also mercy clainu'th all 
which is her own; and tlius, none but the tru- 
ly penitent are s.-ived. V.hat, do ye suppose 
that mercy can rob justice! I ssy unto you 
Nay; not one whit. If so, God would cease 
10 be Go-;. And thus God brinjct.'i abo,;l 
ills gieat and eternal purposes, which was 
prepared from trie fouT'.dation of the v.'orld. — 
And thus comelh about the salrttion and the 
redemption of men, and also their destruction 
and ini.sery; therefore, O my son, whosoever 
will conio, may co^ie, and partake of iJie wa- 
t'^rs of life freel}-; and whosoever «iil not 
come, the same is i:ot conipelied to come; 
hut in the Ijst day, it shall be restored unto 
him according to his deeds. If he lia'.h desi- 
red to do evil, and hath not repented in his 
days, heboid, cvi! sl-.all be done unto iiim, 
according to tlie restoration of God. 

Our extract from Alma is soiiiewhat long, 
but it is so full of instruction, that it needs 
no apology. What rnreater object can there 
be of the jO.ipel, ivhicii wassont from heaven 
to Adam, and which has been preached at 
sundry tinus from his days until now, than 
thit men might be prepared for the kingdom 
of God, that the kinrdc;u of hcav-n mio-|}i 
come down, and the righteous rise froin the 
dead, and live again, in the flesh, on earth, a 
thousand years, bcibre they go into ctcrnitv 
to dwell in the celeslial kingdom? This 
Biilj^ct ie made very plain by the following 
extract from one of our late conmmndtnfnts 
from the blessed Redeemer: lie that is iliitli- 
ful and cndureth, shall overcome the \Torld. 
Hi that »endelh np trcsstirci unto the land 

of Zion, shall receive an inheritance in this 
world, and his works siiall folkw him; and 
also, a reward in the world to come: yea, and 
blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from 
henceforth, when the Lord shall come ai.dold 
things shall pass away, and all things become 
new, they shall rise from the dead and shall 
not die, and shall receive an inheritance be- 
fore the Lord, in the hjly cit)', and he that 
liveth when the Lord shall c»me, and have 
kept the faith, blessed is he, nevertheless, it 
is appointed to him to die at the age of man; 
wherefore, children shall grow up until they 
become eld: old men shall die, but they shall 
not sleep in the dust, but they shall be chan- 
ged in the twinkling of an eye: wheiefore, 
tor this cause pretched the ajsostles unto the 
world, the resurrection of the dead: these 
things are the things that ye must look for, 
and speaking after the manner of the Lord, 
llie}^ are now nigh at hand; and in a time to 
come, even in tiie dav of the coming of the 
Son of man, and until that time, there will 
be foolish virgins among the wiee, and at 
that hour Cometh an entire separation of the 
righteous and the wicked; and in that day will 
I send mine angels to pluck tui the wicked, 
and caL^t them into unquenchable fire. 

Not to go beyond r.ur knowledge, there 
are at least two resurrections yet: one of ti;* 
just, at the second coining of tite Savior, and 
another at the da;,' of jiidgment, after the 
thousand years of peace, when the books are 
opened, and all men judged according to their 
v.orks. Cciicerning ihe first resurrection tha 
Vision, publisiied in the second number of the 
Star, says thus: And again, we bear record 
fcr we s:i\v nnd heard, and this is the testi- 
mony of the gospel of Christ, concerning 
them who come I'orth in tJie resLrrection of 
Ihe just: fliey are they vl-.f) received the tes- 
timony of Jesus, and" be-lieved on his name, 
and v.vre bai>tized after tie manner of his 
'burial, being buried in the v.-e.ler hi his lamc, 
fi:'d I h;r. ae-erriing to t;:e c jri^.i-an J.r,> nl v,^liieh 
he h<Tlli given, that, bv 1-. the com- 
mandment. Ih.ey niiglitlie washed and cleans- 
ed from all their .sins, and receive .the Holy 
Ghost liy the layilig on oi the hafiilj >"■{ him 
who is ordained and sealed unto this power; 
and who overcome by faith, and are sealed hy 
tiiat Holy Spirit of promise, v.Iiieh the Father 
shrdjjth firth upon all those v.'':o are just 
and true: they are they who are the churrii 
of the first-bom: they arc they into whose 
hands the Father hath given all' things: they 
are they v.-ho are priests and kinps, who l:a"- 
ving received of his liiiners. an'l-of his glory, 
are ,>riesls of the High, after the order 
of Melchisedeck, which was after the order 
of Enoch, v.-hich was after the order of thrj 
only begotten Sen: whcr.-fcrc, as it ir. writ- 
ten, they are gods, even Ihe sons of Ge.': 
whcreffrc, all things are theirs, v.-hether Iif;) 
or death, or things present, or things to 
coii;e.^ all are their.-, and llicy are Clirist'n 
and Christ is God's; and they shall ovi rcomo 
all til ngs: wherefore let no man glory iu 
man, but ralliT let him glory in God, who 
shall subihip all , neinies under his feet; Ihesa 
sliall dwell in the presence of God and hi^ 
Christ fo.-ever and ever, these ;ir > f 'icv whom 
he shall bring with him, when he shall comn 
in the clouils of heaven, to reign on the earth 
over his people: these «re tiiey who ahall 
hare part in tlio firat ri»stirrP<-t;o:i: thf<,» tr« 



■Iiey ivho shall come forth in the resurrection 
of the just: the?" are they who are coiiie unto 
mount, Zion, and unto the city of the living 
God, the heavenly plaoa, the holiest of alh 
these are they who have come to an innume- 
rable coinpany of an5els; to the general as- 
sembly and chi'.rjh of Enoch, and of the first 
born; these are they whose names are written 
in heaven, wiieie God ?nd Christ isthe jud^re 
of a'.!: th.pse are tliey who are just men luuue 
perfect throngli Jesus the -Mediator of the 
new covenant, who wrought out this perfect 
atonement through the shedding of his own 
blood; these are they w-hose bodies are celes- 
tial, whose glory is that of the Son, even of 
God the highest of aih v.'hieh glory the sun 
of the firmament is writtc-n of as bsing tvpi- 

The above paragraph is so plain, that we 
might leave the subject liere, but lest any 
should be laft in doubt, or blend the second 
coming of the Savior with the day of judg- 
jQCnt, we continue. In the first resurrection, 
Clinst com^s to the righteous, but at the 
last day, the wicked stan^ before God and arc 
jiidged according to their works: let us read 
the 20th chapter of Revelations; And I saw 
an angal come down from hsaven. haying the 
key of the bottomless pit aiifi a griat < I;ain 
in his ha:id. And he bid hold on the d.-agon, 
that old serpent, wi)ich is the devil, and sa- 
tin, and bound him a thousand years, and 
cast !;im into ihe botlomiess pit, and shut 
him up, and set a seal upon liim, that he 
thoiild deceive the nations nr, more, tiil tiie 
thousand years should be fjiailfd; and after 
that he must be loosed a iiiJe season. And I 
saw thrones, and tiiey sat upon tl;em, and 
judgment was giv.en unto them; ond I saw 
:lie sou's of them that were beheaded for the 
witness of Jesus, and .'or the v/ord of God, 
and wiiioh had not worshiped the bpast, nei- 
ther his image, neither liad received his mark 
itpDn their foreheads, or in their hands; and 
they lived an.-! reigned wit'i Christ a I'uou- 
Bind year;. 

dead which were in it; and death and hell de- 
livered up the dead which were in them: and 
they wore judged every man according tt> 
their works, .^nd death and liell were casJ 
into the lake of fire. This is the second dcath- 
And whosoever was not found written in the 
book of life was cast imto the lake of fire. 

But the rest of the dead lived 
iiot again until a thousand years v.'ere iinish- 
vl. This i.- the fust resurrection. Blessed 
and holy is lie that hath part in the first res- 
urrccti-:;n: on such the second death hath no 
powi^T. but ti-.ey shall be priests of God and of 
Christ, and shall reign with liim a thousand 
years. And wlien Ihcliiousand years are ex- 
pired, satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 

and shall go out to deceive the nations whicii I and the sour grape is ripening in t!.e flower,' 
ere in the four quarters of the e.irth, Gc.gar.d ! 1'^ shall both cut off the sprigs v.-ilh priuiing- 
Ma:; ig, to gather thi-m togeiiier to battle '-'''• ■ • 

[From the Columbian Register.] 
!n Palestine of late year.i, the Jews hare 
greatly increased. It "is said that not fewer 
than 10,000 inhabit Saphet and Jerusalem. 
At this time tlie Jews are nearly as numerous 
as when David swayed the sceptre of the 
twelve tribes; and on whatever part of the 
eartli's surface they have their abode, their 
eyes & their faith are all pointed in the same 
direction — to the land of their fathers and the 
holy city where they worshiped. Though 
rej;cted by God, aad persecuted by man, they 
have not once during 1800 long years, ceas- 
ed to repose confidence in the promises made 
by Jehovah to the founders of their nation; 
and although the heart has often been sick, 
and the spirit faint, they have never relin- 
quisiied the hope of that bright reversion in 
th.e latter days, which is once more to estab- 
lish the Lord's house on the top of the moun- 
tains, and to make Jerusalem the glory of 
the v.'hole earth. 

Rfmakks. — The scripture shows two pla- 
ces of gathering: one at i;ion, and the other 
at Jerusalem, ibr the law shall go forth out. 
of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Je- 
rusalem. To make the subject plainer, let us 
read the Itfth chapter of Jsaiah: V/o to the 
land shadowing v.-ith wings, which is beyond 
the rivers ol Ethiopia: that E":ideth ambassa- 
Jors by sea, even in versels of bulrushes up- 
on the waters, saying. Go, ye swift messen- 
gers, to a nation scattered "and peeled, to a 
people terrible from their beginning hitherto; 
a nation meted out End Iroden down, whose 
land tile rivers have spoiled ! All ve inhabi- 
tants of ihe v.'orld, and dwellers ou the eartij, 
see ye, v.-lien he lifteth up an ccsign on Iha 
mountairs; and v.hen he bioweth a tnunpet: 
hear ye. For so th.o Lord said unto me, I 
will take my rest. c:id 1 wiU consider ia my 
dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, 
and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. 
For after the liarvest, when tlie bud is perfect, 

the number of whom is as tSie sand of the 
pea. And they went up c.n tiie breadth of 
'.hs earth, and compassed the ciinp of Ihe 
taints about, and the beloved cit}'; and fire 
cirae down fro:n God out of heaver., and de- 
voured them. And tiie devil that deceived 
them was cast into th.e lake of fire and brim- 
etone, where the beast and the f.ilie prophet 
are, and shall be tor.T.ented day and niglit fur 
ever and ever. And I saw a great wiiite 
throne, ar.d iiim tliat sat on it, Iroin wlios* 
face tlie e.artb and the heaven away: and 
there was found no place for them. And I 
saw the dead, small and great, stand before 
God; and the books were opened, and another 
book v.'as opened, which is the book of lii'e: 
.•ind the dead were judged out of those thin-rs 
which v.-ere vv-rillcn in the books, aet-ordin^r 

to their wo,-;:.«. And the »ea iave 

up th. 

hooks, and take awav and cut dov.-n the 
branches. They shall" be left together unto 
the fowls of the mountains, and to tlie beasts 
of tlie earth: and the fowls shall summer up- 
on them, and all tiie bea';ts of the earth shall 
winter upon them. In that time shall the 
present be brougnt unto the Lord of hosts of 
a people scattered and peeled, and from apeo- 
pic terrible from their beginning hitherto; a 
nation meted out and trodden 'lader foot, 
whose lan:l the rivers have spoiled, to the 
place of the name of the Lord of hosts, the 
i mount Zion. Again in the 24th chapter is 
the following: From the uttermost parts of 
the earth have we heard songs, even glory to 
I the righteous. Rut I said, My leanness, my 
I leanness, wo unto me! the treacherous dea!- 
j ers have dealt treacherou.sly; yea, the tre."iCh- 
j erou.T dealers have dealt treacherously. Fear, 
I and Ih" pit, and the snare, era upon thee, O 


tnhabitant ott.'ie earllt. And it siiallcome to 
pas?, tl;fit he who fleeth from the noise of tJie 
lear siial! la!l iiUo the pit: and lie tliat coni- 
t'tli up out oi"the midst of the pitsliallbe ta- 
ken ill the snare; for the xvinilows from on 


iiigli are opon, and the fb^inJ.-'.tions of the 
<?arth dn shake. Tiie earth is utierlv broken 
<iowi!, ii;e earth is cleaa dissolved, the earth 
is ;iioved p?;eeedingly. The ea.r!h sliall reel 
to and fro like a drunlcard, and shiiil be remo- 
ved like a eotta^e; and the transgression 
therjof fliall be heavy upon it: and it shall 
fall, and not rise agi;in. Anri it sliall conia 
to piss in that day, that the Lord shall pun- 
ish the host of the high ones that are on 
lii^h, and the kinc^ of the eartii upon the 
*>arlh. And tht-y shall b? gatiiercd together, 
-'IS prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall 
be si'.ut up in the prison, anda;\cr many days 
shall they be visited. Tlien the njonn .shall 
hd confoiinded, and t'le sun ashamed wlien 
the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion 
■and in .Terusabni, and before his ancitnts 
4,lorioasiy. Aga'.n, in the 62d chapter we 
r."ad. For Zion's sake will I not hold my 
fcao?, and Ptt Jerusalem's sake I will not 
T'-st, until the righteousness thereof go f^rth 
aj brightness, and the s.alvation thereof as a 
lamp that buructh. Au-i the Gentiles shall 
S3e thy righteousness, and all kings thy glo- 
ry: and thou shalt he. called by a new name, 
wliich tile :nouth of the Lord shall name. — 
Tuou s'-.a!t a'so b.' a crown of glory in the 
^land of the Lord and a royal diadem in the 
Jiaud of tliy God. 'i'hou shalt no more be 
t?r;ne<l;cni neither sliall thy land any 
more be termed (desolate: b'lt thou shalt be 
called Hephzi-bah, and I'ly hand Beidali: lor 
>I:e Lord delight;;t.h ia thee, and thy hinii 
KUill be married. Jeron.iah says, in the 23d 
chapter and od vers'^: And I will gather the 
remnant of niy Hock oat of all countries 
whither I have driven thcin, and will bring 
litc-.n again to their folds: and the^- sh:;ll be 
fruitful and increase. And again, in the 31st 
cliaple:', -hh, 5lh, and Cth verses: Agein I 
wLlI build thee, ani liiou shalt be built, O 
virgin of Israel; liioti shalt again be adorned 
Willi t):y labr^-ts, and shalt go fortli in the 
danccn of them iliat make merry. Tiiou shalt 
yet plant vines upon the mountains of Sama- 
ria: tl-j planters shi'.l plant, and shall eat 
th.e.ii as eoin;i!',n things. For there sJiall be 
a day. that the v.alchinen upin lii-; mount 
i:2{)hraim ehall cry, Aris; ye, and let us go 
up to .Zion unto the Lord our God. Joel says 
in the liiat verse of his second ch?.ptcr, that it 
shall come t.i pass, that wiiosoever slull call 
rin the name of the Lord siiall b.? deliv.^red: 
for in muiml Zion and in Jerusalem shall he 
ileliveraiic -, a? llie Lord hath said, and in the 
r?ii:nant whom the Lord siiail call. And the, 
i)Ook of Aformrn sa' s, in tlie sixth c-ihanter of 
lUliar: HolioUI, Kilier saw the day-f of tJhrist, 
and he spake cor.ceinmg a New Jerusalem 
vmn land: and he spak'; also concerning , 
the liouHe of Israel, and the Jerusalem from i 
whence L"hi sliouMcomi; afipr that it should 
h^ d.'stroyid, it should be hailt up a;".l:i a 
holy city unto the Lord: wherefore it coild 
not be a new .feriisalem, for it had been in a 
time of old, biit it slioiild be built up agjin. 
andboco-ne a holy city of the Ivird: a!id it 
(fh'nild be bnilt up mitn the lioogp of I-srael; 
and tlut a new Jerur^al'^m sh >n!d bp built 'ip 
hi» land, i:nlo Ih ■ reirmmt oftli? !<!>d 

of Joseph, for the which things tliere has 
been h tyjie; for as Joseph brouiiht his father 
down into the land of LgypI, even so he died 
there; v.-hercfbre tiis Lord trought a remnant 
of the ceed of Jtiscph out of the land ol Jeru- 
salem, that he might Le mtrcilul unto the 
seed of Joseph, that they should perish not, 
even as he was merciful unto th.e father of 
Joseph, that be sh.ould peri.<li not, wherefore 
the ren nant of the house of Joseph shall to 
built upon this land; and it shall be a land of 
their inheritance; and they shall build up a 
holy city urto the Lord, like unto the Jerusa- 
lem of old; and they shall no mere be con 
founded, urtil the end come, when tlie earth 
shall pa.'s away. 

This being the ease, the ahov ■ tirtiele givrs 
us some joy: the word of the Lord has gono 
out in righteousness, and will not rttnrn void: 
Israel will nov,- be gathere<i (rem all the coun- 
tries where he was scattered, ready to enter 
into the sacred rest with all that have part in 
the first resurrection, it is net scripti-r". 
however, tiiat Jeri;s3leni is to locome "tlie 
glory of the v.liole c;!rih" 1 ut the JjOrd says, 
a praise; and beautiful for situation, the joy 
of the wiiole earth, is mount Zion, en tha 
sides of the north, the city of the great King. 
Tlie comman-d of tl;e Lord to restore, has 
gone f jrth, tliat I.=^-acl may prepare to meet 
his God; and how easy it would be ibr the 
world to know it, if they would seJirch the 
words of the Lord, and watch the signs of tlin 
times: for the Holy One of Israel, tiic t.^avicr. 
while ministering to the Nephitcs, whicii 
dwelt on this ccnti:;eiit, and who v.cre a 
branch of Israel, and of t!;e trihe of Joseph, 
thus said: "Nerily, vtrily, 'I say unto you, 
all thes^ tilings shall surely come,'even as the 
Father hath commanded" me. Then shall 
this covenant wheh the V^Mth.-r hath cove- 
nanted with his peo]d-. or- fulfilled: and then 
shall Jerusalem bo inhabited again with my 
people: and it! ii-:; i;;e land of their iu- 
hentancp. And yt/i^v. I 


y uiiio } Ol!, i 
give unto you a sirj;, tr^t ye may know the 
tiirie v,hen llic-sathini-:; siioli h;; at-cut i- take 
place, that ! shall ga h:r m from their long 
dispfri^ion. iny penpl". O honse cflsrav!, and 
shall rstablisii atrain among them niv Zioii. 
And b-diold. th:s is the thing whicii I will 
give unto you for a sign: lor verily, I say un- 
to yon, tiiat when ll'C.'-j thinrs which 1.^;- 
chireuntoyim, and whicii 1 shall cieclare r.n- 
to yon l-.crcai;cr of myself, and hy the puv. er 
of the Ho!}- (iiiost, •.vhich shall be givii unto 
you of th? Father, sinll be made known v.nto 
the G mtileB, tliat tiiry may kiiov/ concern- 
ing this people v.iiich arrt a re;nnant of ll.o 
hou-e of Jacob, and corceining this try jjro- 
pic wlile.'i shall be scatti-rcri by l.'wm; verily, 
verily, I say unto you, when those thlng-i 
s'.ail b'_' made known nnlo them of the!:- 
er, an I sliall come f.rih of the Fath'-r from 
Ih^'ii unto you: for it is wisdom in llie i'ath- 
er that they should be: eslabliahej iu thij 
laud, and he set i-p na a free j ecple by the 
pow^rofthe >'aiher, that these things mifjlit 
come iorth from theiii unto a remirint of your 
se-d. llie rovmart of the rather nm- 
he fiiifuh'd whicii he I'.alh covenuTited with 
his p-opi-.., O house of Israel; therefor?, when 
these works, and llie works which shall he 
wrought among you hereafter, st.all come 
forth from the CoiilileR unto your 6"rd, which 
sha'l dwindle in iinhelicf h rause of iniquilv: 



for thus it behooTeth the Father that it should 
come forth from the Gentiles, that he may 
shew forth his power unto the Gentiles, for 
this cause; that the Gentiles, if they will not 
harden their hearts, that thoy may repent 
and come unto me, and be baptized in my 
fiame, and know of the true points of niy 
doctrine, that they may be numbered among 
my people, O house of Israel; and when 
these things shall come to pass, and thy seed 
shall begin to kno\7 these things, it shall be 
a sign unto them, that they may know that 
the work of the Father liath already com- 
menced unto the fulfilling of the covenant 
which he hath made unto the people which 
are of the house of Israel. And when that 
day shall come, it sliall come to pass that 
kings shall shut tlieir mouths: for that which 
had not been told them shall they see; and 
that which they had not heard shall they 
consider. For in that day, for my sake shall 
the Father work a work, v, hich shall be a 
grfai;.nd a mjrvelouT. v/orl: aa'.onr iliem; and 
there shall be among them which will not 
believe it, although a man shall declare it un- 
io them. But bi-hold, the life of my servant 
shall be in my hand; therefore they shall not 
hurt him, although he shall be marred be- 
cause of them. Yet I will heal him, for I will 
shew unto them that my wisdom is greater 
than the cunning of the devil. Therefore it 
shall come to pass, that whosoever will not 
believe in my words, which am Jesus Christ, 
which the Father shall cause him to biing 
forth unto the Gentiles, and shall give unts 
him power that he shall bring them forth un- 
to the Gentiles, (it shall be done even as ^lo- 
Bes said,) they shall be cut off from among my 
people which are of the covenant; and my 
people which are a remnant of Jacob, shall 
be among the Gentiles, yea, in the midst of 
them, as a lion among the beasts of the for- 
est, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, 
who, if he go through, both treadetli down 
and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. 
Their hand shall be lifted up upon their ad- 
versaries, and all their enemies shall be cut 
off. Yea, v*'o be unto the Gentiles, except 
they repent: for it shall come to pass in that 
day, saith the Father, that I will cut off thy 
horses out. of the midst of thee, and I will de- 
stroy thy chariots, and I will cut off the cities 
6f thy land, and throw down all thy strong 
holds; and I will cut off witchcrafts out of 
thy hand, and thou shalt have no more sooth- 
sayers; ihy graven images ] will also cut oif. 
and thy standing images out of the midst oi 
thee, and thou shalt no more worship the 
works ofthy hands; and I will pluck up thy 
groves out of the midst of thee; so will I de- 
stroy thy cities. And it sliall come to pass 
that all lyings, and deceivings, and envyings, 
and strifes, and jiriestcrafts, and whoredoms, 
shall be done away. For it shall come to 
pass, saith the Father, that at that day. who- 
soever will not repent and come unfo niv be- 
loved ^on, them will I cut off ffom among my 
people, O house of Israel: and I will execute 
vengeance and fury upon tliem, even as upon 
the heathen such as they have Hot heard." 

Thus said the Lord unto the Nephites, up- 
on this land, and it will come to pass. But 
this is not all, for Zechariah says, by the pow- 
er of the Lord, which stretcheth forth the 
heavens, and layeth the foundation of the 
♦«rth, and fbrmeth the spirit of irraJi snthin 

him: Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of 
trembling unto all the people round about, 
when they shall be in the siege both against 
Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that 
day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome 
stone for all the people: and all that burden 
themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, tho' 
all the people of the earth be gathered togeth- 
er against it. In that day, saith the Lord, I 
will smite every horse with astonishment, 
and his rider with madness: and I will open 
mine ej-es upon the house of Judah, and wil! 
smite every horse of the people with blind- 
ness. Ana the governors of Judah ahail say 
in their heart, 1 he inhabitants of Jerusalem 
shall be my strength in the Lord of hosts 
their God. In that day will I make the gov- 
ernors of Judah like a hearth of fire among- 
the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; 
and they shall devcmr all the people round 
about, on the right hand and on the left and 
Jerusalem shall he inhabited again in her owis 
place, even in Jerusalem. The Lord also 
shall save the tents of Judah first, that the 
glory of the house of David and the glory ef 
the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify 
themselves against Judah. In that day shall 
the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; 
and ho that is feeble among them at that 
day shall be as David; and the house of David 
shall be as God, as the angel of the Lcrd be- 
fo'e them. And it shall come to pass in that 
day, that I will seek to destroy all the na- 
tions that come against Jerusalem. And 1 
will pour upon the house of David and upon 
the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of 
grace and of supphcaiions: and they shall 
look upon me whom they have pierced, and 
they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth 
for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for 
him, as one that is in bitteiness for his first- 
born. In that day shall there be a great 
mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of 
Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.— 
And the land shall mourn, every family apart; 
the family of the house of David apart, and 
tlieir wives apart; the family of the house of 
Nathan apart, and their wives apart; the 
family of the house of Lefi apart, and their 
wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and 
their wives apart; all the families that re- 
main, every family apart, and their wives 

Thus spoke Zechariah; unto Israel, and it 
wil! come to pass, for Jacob while telling his 
sons what should befall them in the last days 
says of Judah, and unto him shall the gather- 
ing of the people be. And Moses said: Hear, 
Lord, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto 
his people. Well may the Jews look for the 
Lord, and well may Israel begin to lifl up his 
head, for the hour of his redempticn is nigh. 



The S-vening and the Igo miag Stsir. 


Feeling a^great anxiety for tlia v/elfare of 
the discipbs of our coming LorJ, that they 
may keep his commandments blameless, at 
all times, an;l in all things relative to their 
salvation, it is thought proper to give some 
instruction upon tlie subject of joi-rneving to 
the land of Zion. FaliiMing tli»> command- 
ment, and experience, have already shown, 
that, to corns by land, especially from the 
state of Ohio, and this side, is the safest, and 
generally the quickest, and cheapest. Be- 
sides .he saving of time and mon.^y. you save 
risks and aiiny dangers: Firstly, of disasters 
upon the waters, and secondly, in some de- 
gree, the fear and trouble of the cholera, 
which the Lord has sent into the ivorlJ, and 
which may, williout repentance, ravage the 
large towns near the waters, many years, or 
at least, till other judgments come. 

Again: When a number of disciples are 
crowded together upon a boat, they cannot 
attend ti their prayers before the Lord, in the 
season ther'of, that they may enjoy the influ- 
ence of the Holy Spirit: Vv'herefore, th?y 
cannot set that example before the world, 
which will be seen among them that journey 
like the children of Israel, pitching their tents 
by the way; preaching to the inhabitants as 
much by deeds, as by words; walking so 
worthily before the Lord; keeping his com- 
mandments 80 strictly, in very deed, and 
bearing their fatigue so patiently, thattlie 
most careless pco])le, about things of eternity, 
v.nll b? constrained to say: They act like 
the children of God. Brethren, great things 
are required at your hands: you have the im- 
mediate commandments of the Lord to walk 
by, and if you do not keep them, in every 
p:»int, how do you suppose that the unbeliev- 
in" can be made to believe them? or how can 
you expect the blessings of heaven? If you 
would persuade the people to keep the com- 
mandments, you must f rst keep them your- 
selves. If you would entice men to flee from 
the wrath to come, you must go yourselves: 
If you would urge men to leave the houses 
th'-y now live in, you must show them better 
ones. Evil must be overcome vritli good. 

In the commandment which follows, the 
Lord points out the way for his saints to jour- 
ney. In others there are necessary cautions 
»nd hints: For instance: The bishop, or his 
• f^nt, io t« mike knoa-n the privil»^» of the 

and from time to time, &c., that the gather- 
ing be not in baste, or by flight. Again i 
Every disciple that comes to Zior, as a faith- 
■fjl servant that would be approved, must 
bring with him, a certificate from the bishop 
in the east, or from three elders; and let not 
your flight be in haste, but let all tilings be 
prepared before you. And now, behold, thig 
is the will of the Loid your God, concerning 
his saints: That they should assemble them- 
selves together unto the land of Zion, not in 
haste, lest there shall be confusion, which 
bringelh pestilence. Now brethren, you be- 
hold for yourselves, that the language of the 
Lord is plain, and positive, and, if you should 
act contrary to his commandments, you may 
not only be sorely chastened, but even con- 
sumed by the pestilence, for as sure as the 
Lord hves, he will not be mocked with th* 
pretensions of any in these last days:- The 
Lord requires of all men to fulfil their vows 
unto him: Therefore, if you promise to keep 
his commandments, do so, and the blessings 
of heaven are yours. 

Revelation given August, 183L 

Behold, onl liearkcn unto the voice of him 
who has all power, who is from everlasting 
to everlasting, even Alpha and Omega, the 
beginning and the end. Behold, verily thus 
saith the Lord unto you O ye elders of my 
church, who are assembled upon this spot, 
whose sins are now forgiven, you, fori the 
Lord forgiveth sins, and am merciful unto 
thofe who confess their sins willi humble 
hearts: but verily I say unto you, that it is 
not needful for this whole comjiany of mine 
elders, to be moving switUy upon the waters, 
whilst the inhabitants on either side are per- 
ishing in unbelief: nevertheless, I suflijred it 
that ye might bear record: behold there are 
many dangers upon the waters and mere es- 
pecially hereafter, for I the Lord have de- 
creed, in mine anger, many destructions up- 
on the waSers; yea, and especially upon these 
waters: nevertheless, all flesh is in mine liand, 
and he that is faithful among you, shall not 
perish by the waters. 

Wheref'vre it is expedient that my servant 
Sidney Gilbert, and my servant William W. 
FI.elps, be in haste upon their errand and 
mission: nevertheloEs I would not sufi'er that 
ye should part until you are chastened for all 
your siijS, that you niighl be one; tliat you 
might not perish in wickidness; but now verily 
I say, it behoovelh me that ye should part: 
wherefore let my servants Sidney Gilbert and 
William W. Phelps, take their former com- 
pairy, and let them take their journev in haste 
that they may fill their mission, and through 
faith they sliall overcome; and inasnmch as 
they are faithful, they shall be preserved, and 
I the Lord will be with them. And let the 
residue take that which is needful for cloth- 
ing. Let my servant Sidney Gilbert tako 
that which is not needfiil with him, as you 
shall agree. And now behold, for your good 
I gave unto you a coniniandmcnt concerning 
these things; and I the Lord will reason with 
ym t« with men in days of oltf. 



Behold I the Lord in the beginninj;, bIsSscd 
tlie waters, but in the last days by tbe mouth 
of my servant John, 1 cursed llie v.-ateis: 
wherefore, the days wili come tliat no flesh 
ehall be safe upon the waters, and it shall be 
said in days to ccnie, that none is able to go 
lip to the land of Zica, upon the waters, but 
he tliat is upright in iieart. And, as i the 
Lord in the begininng cursed the land, even 
so in the last days have I blessed it, ill its 
time, for the use of my saints, tiiat the}' may 
partake the fatness tiiercof. And now I give 
unto you a commandment, and what 1 say 
unto one I say unto all, that you shall fore- 
warn your brethren concerning these waters, 
that t!ioy come )iot in journeying upon them, 
lest their faitli fail and they are caught in her 
snare;: I the Lord have decreed, and the de- 
stroyer riJeth upon the face thereof, and I re- 
voke not the decree: I the Lord was angry 
Vr-ith you yesterday, but to-day mine anger ia 
turned awa,v. Wherefore let those concern- 
ing v/honi I liave spoken, that should take 
Iheir journey in haste, again I say unto you, 
let thera take their journey in iiaste, and it 
raattereth not to me, after a little, if it so 
be that they fill their mission, whether they 
go by water or by land: let this be as it is 
made known them according to their 
judgments, hereaflcr. 

And now, concerning ni}- servants Sidney 
Rigdon, and Joseph Smith, jr. and Oliver 
Covvderj', let tliem com? not again upon the 
waters, save it be upon the canal, while jour- 
neying unto their homes, or in other words, 
they shall not come upon the v.-aiers to jour- 
ney, save upon the c.'.ni.I. Behold I the J^ord 
have appointed a way for the journeying of 
my saints, and b°hoid this is the way: that 
after they lea\-e the canal, they shall journey 
by land, inasmuch as they are commanded to 
journey and go up unto the land of Zion; and 
they shall do'liheunto tiie cliildren of Israel, 
pitching their lenls by the way. 

And behold this con.rnandment you shall 
give unto all your brethren: nevertheless unto 
v.-hom it is t^iv.n pou'er to > ommand the wa- 
ters, unto liim it is given by the Sp:rit to 
know all his ways: v.'herefure let him do as 
the Spirit of the In-ing God commandelh hi:n, 
v/hether upon the land or upon tlie v.aters, 
as it remaineth with me to do hereafter; and ! 
unto you it is given the couise for the saints, I 
or the way tor the saints of the camp of the i 
Lord, to journey. And again, verily 1 say | 
unto you, roy servants Sidney Rigdon, and 
Joseph Smith, jr. and Oliver Coivdery, shall | 
not c;;en their mouths in th.e congregations | 
of the wicked, until ihoy arrive at Cincinnati; 
Hnd in that p'ace they shall lift up their voi- 
ces unto God against that people: yea, unto 
him whose anger is kindled against their 
wickedness,' a people who is well nigh ripen- 
ed for destruction; and from thence 1st them 
journey for the congregations of their breth- 
ren, for their labors, even now, are wanted 
more abundajit'y among the;n, than among 
the congregations of the wiclccfl. 

And now concerning the residue, let them 
journey and declare the word among the con- i 
gregations of the wicked, inasmuch as it is j 
given, and iuasnnich as they do this they 
shall rid their garments, and they shall be 
spotless before me; and let them journey to- 
gether, or two by two, as seeineth them good, 
only let my ser^'anl R.'ynBlHB Cahoon, and 

W-y servant Samuel H. Smith, with whom I 
am well pleased, be not separated until they 
return to their hcmrs, and this for a visi 
purpose in me. And now verily I say unto 
\-ou, and what I say unto one 1 say unto all, 
t'e oi good cheer little children, ibr 1 am in 
your midst, and I have not forsaken yon, rnd 
ir]asr::uch as you have humbled yourselves 
before me, the blessings tf the knigcom are 
yours. Gird up your loins and be watcliiul, 
and be sober, looking ibrth for I he coming of 
the Son of man, for lie con eth in an hour you 
think not. Tray alv.ays that you enter not 
into temptation, that you may abide the day 
of his coming, whether in liie or in death; 
^ even so. Amen. 

I REVELiTiox Givi;.v DrcEMBEn, 1?3L 

Hearken and listen to the voice of tlieL"r(?, 
I O ye v.'ho have assembled yourselves togtlh- 
I er, who are (he liigh priests of my church, to 
whom the kingdom and power has been giv- 
en. For verily thus saith the Lfrd, it is ex- 
pedient in me, for a bishop to be appointed 
unto you, or of you unto the church in this 
part of the Lord's viney rd; and verily h; this 
tiling 3'e have done wisely, for it is rctjnired 
of the Lord, at the hand of every steward, to 
render an account of his stcv.'aruship, both in 
time and in eternity. For he v.'ho is faithful 
and wise in tini", is accounted worthy to in- 
herit the mansions prepared for thtm of my 
Father. Verily I say unto you, the elders of 
the church in this part of iny vinej'ard, shall 
render an account of their stev^'avdship, unto 
the bishop which shall be appointed of me, in 
this part of my vineyard. Thes; things shall 
be had on record to be Landed over unto the 
bishop in Zion; ar.d the duty of the bislicp 
shall be made known liy tlie eonimandmenss 
v.hich have been given, and the voice cf the 

And now, veiiiy I say unto you, jny ser- 
var.t I'fev.-t 1 K. Whiln:;y is th'; man who shall 
be appointed, and ordiiined unto this power: 
this is the will of the Lord your God, yoi.r 
Redeemer; rv-^n so. Amen. 

The word of the Lord, in addition to the 
law which has been given, making kncwn 
tile duty of the bisiiop. \vhich has been or- 
dained unto the church in this part cf the 
vineyard; vv'hich is verily this: to keep the 
Lord's storoh.cuse; to receive the funds of the 
church in this part of the vine3"ard; to ta!;o 
an account of the elders as before has been 
commanded, and to administer to their wants, 
vi'ho shall pay for that which they receive, 
inasnr.icli as tliey have wliere-.^ith to pay; 
that this also may be consecrated to the good 
ofths church, to the pror and needy: and ha 
v.'ho hath not wherewith to pay, an account 
shall be taken and handed ever to the bishop 
in Zion, who shall pay the debt cjt of thr^t 
which the Lord shall put in'o his hands; and 
the labors of the faithful who labor in spirit- 
ual things, in administering the gospel and 
the tilings of the kino'doin, unto the church, 
and unto the world, shall ansv.'er the debt un- 
to the bishop in Zion: thus it cometli out of 
the church, for according to the law every 
man that cometh up to Zion, must lay ail 
things before the bishop in Zion. 

And now, verily I say unto you, that as 
every elder in this part of the vineyard, must 
give an account of his stewardship unto the 
bishop in this part of the vin^jErd, a c<:rUfi- 



cate from tlie judge or bisjiop in this part of 
the vineyard, unto the bishop in Zion, rcn- 
fiereth every man acceptable-, and answereth 
oil things, for an inlierilance, and to be re- 
ceivi^d as a v.'ise stpw.ird, and as a faithful 
laborer; otherwise he shall not be accepted of 
the bish"^ in Z!o;i. And r.o'.v, verily T sav ycu, let evcrj- elder who ehall give an 
account unto the bishop if the church, in 
this part of tile vineyard, be reccmmenried by 
the church or ciiurches, in whiLii he labors, 
that he rr.oy render himself and his accounts 
Approved in all things. And again, let my 
servants nho are appointed stewards over the 
littrarj- concerns of my church, hav^ claim 
for assistance upon the bisiiop cr bisiiops, in 
nil thingr, that the revelations may be pub- 
lis 'ed, and ^o forth unto the ends of the 
earth, lliat they also may obtain funds which 
fhall benefit ti'ie church, in all things: that 
Ir.ey also :'.ay render themselves appro\-ed in 
all things and b? accounted as wise stewards. 
And nosv, behold this shall be an ensample 
fc>r all the extensive branches of my church, 
in whatsoever land they shall be established. 
And now I maUe an end of my sayings. — 

A fexr words in addition to the laws of the 
kingdom, respecting the members of the 
churcJi; t)!ey that are appointed by the H0I3' 
Spirit to go up unto Zion: and they who are 
privileged to go up unto Zion. Let them 
carry up unto the bisliop a certificate from 
three ciders of the church, or a cerlitirate 
from the bishop, otlierwise he who shall go 
up unto the land of Zion, shall not be ac- 
counted as a wise steward. This is also an 
ensamole. Amen. 

It is not onlv gratifying, but almost n'.ar- 
velous, to witness the gathering of the Indi- 
ans. The work has been going on for some 
time, and these remnants of Joseph gather 
by hundreds and settle west of the Missouri 
and Arkansa.-j. And is not this scripture ful- 
filling: Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou 
that leadest Joseph like a flock, through the 
instrr.mentality of the government of the | 
United States? For it is v.ritt?:!, I!?hoid I j 
•vill lifl up my hand to the Gentiles, and set 
up my standard to the people: and thev slnl! 
bring thy sons in their arms, and lliy dangh- ' 
t;rs shall be carried upon their slioyhicrs. — 1 
Thus said the prophet and so it is; and ther* | 
is reason to rejoice that the great p«rpos3s o' j 
the Lord are fulfilling before our eyes, and 
that the lim? is approaching when his peo- 
ple will be willing in the day of his power. — 
Last week about 400, out ofTOUof the Shaw 1 
nces from Ohio, passtd this for their 
inheritance a f«w miles west, and the scene I 
was at once calculated to refer the mind to ' 
the propiiecies concerning the gathering of i 
Israel in the last days. For the instruction 
of our loaders, w» make a quotation from th? 
book of .Mormon: And I c.amand you tliat \ 

ye shall write these sayings, after that I am 
gone, that if it so be that ray people at Jeru- 
salem, they which have seen me, and beea 
with rae in my ministry, do not ask the Fa- 
ther in my name, that !hey may receive a. 
knowledge of you by the Holy G.'.'ost, and al- 
so of the other tribes which they know noj 
of, that these sayings which ye sliaii write, 
shall be kept, and shall be manifested unto 
the Gentiles, tiiat througii the fulness of the 
Gentiles, the remnant of their seed which 
shall be scattered forth upon the face of thg 
earth, because of their unbelief, may be 
brought in, or may be brought to a knowledge 
of me, their Redeemer. And then will I gath" 
(T them in from the fourquartersof theearlh; 
and then will I fulfil the covenant wliich thg 
Father hath m.ide unto all the people of the 
house of Israel. And blessed are the Gen- 
tiles, because of their belief in me, in and of 
the Holy Ghost, which witness unto them 0,- 
me and of the Father. Behold, besause of 
their belief in me, saith the Father, and be- 
cause of the unbelief of you, O house of Isra- 
el, in the latter day shall the truth come im- 
lo the Gentiles, that the fulness of these 
things shall be made known unto lliera. 

And verily, I say unto you, I give unto you 

a sign, that ye may know the time v>hen 
these things shall be about to take place that I 
shall gather in from their long dispersion, 
rr.y people, O house of Israel, and shall es- 
tablish again among them my Zion. And be- 
hold, this is the thing wliicli I will give unto 
you for a sign: fur verily, I say unto you, 
that when these tilings which I declare unto- 
you, and which I shall declare unto you 
hereafter of myself, and by the power of the 
iloly Ghosi, v.iiic 1 sliall be given unto yoti 
of the Father, shall be n:ade known unto the 
Gentiles, that they may know concerning 
this people v.-hich are a remnant of the house 
f Jacob, and concerning this my people which 

.■shall bo scattered by them 

i!y, verily, I 

soy unto you, when these things shall be 
made known unto them of the Father, and 
shall come fort!; cf the Father fiom them un- 
to you: for it is wisdom in the Fatlicr that 
llit-y s;:ould be es^abiislied in this land, and 
be sot up asa free people ty the pawer of tha, that these things i„:ght come f rtli 
fro.-n tiiem unto a rc-ir.naat of your seed, that 
tho covenant of l-ie Father may be ful.'illed 
wliich he hath covenanted with his poopie, 
O houiiO of Israel; llierefcie. when these 
works, r.nd the works which ihall bo wrought 
am'.ng you hereafter, shall co:no forth from 
Iho Gentiles unto your seed, which shall 
dwindle in unbelief becauso of iniquity: for 
llius it behooveth the Father that it should 
come forth from tlie Gentiles, that ha may 
show forth his power unto the Gentiles, f^r 
this cause, that the Gentiles, if they will not 
hard .n their hearts, that they maj- repent 
and como unto me, and be baptized in my 
name, and know of tha true poialR of my 
doctrin", that they may b? numbered among 



my people, O house of Israel; and wlien these 
tilings corae to pass, tliat thy seed shall be- 
gin lo know these things, it shall be a sign 
iirlto them, that they may knosv that the 
work of the Father hath already commenced 
unto the fulfilling of the covenai t which hf^ 
hath made unto the people whicli are of the 
house of Israel. And v/hen that day shall 
come, it shall rome to pass that kings shall 
shut their mouths: for that which had not 
been told them shall they see: and that which 
they had not heard shall they consider. ^For 
in that day, for my sake shall the Father 
work a work, which shall be a great and a 
marvelous work among them; artj there shall 
be among them which will not believe it al- 
though a man shall declare it unto them. 

that faith also might increase in the eajthj 
that mine everlasting covenant might be es- 
tablished; that the fulness of my gospel might 
be proclaimed by the weak and the simple, 
unto the ends of the world; and before kings 
and rulers. 

It was said, when the righteous gathered 
tcether, in the days of Enoch, that the Lord 
called his people Zion, because they were of 
one heart and of one mind, and dwelt in 
rio-hteousness; and there was no poor among 
them: and such must be the case in these last 
days, when the Lord is pruning his vineyard 
for the last time, and gathering his elect from 
the four quarters of the earth. One cannot 
be above another in wealth, nor below anoth- 
er for want of means, for the earth is the 
^ Lord's and the- fulness thereof Neither shall 
men labor for the Lord for wages. As it is 
written in the book of Jlormon: Behold, the 
Lord hath forbidden this thing; wherefore, 
the Lord God hath given a commandment, 
that all men should have charity, which char- 
ity is love. And except they should have 
charity, they were nothing: wherefore, if 
they should have charity, they would not 
Buffer the laborer in Zion to perish. But the 
laborer in Zion, shall labor for Zion; for if 
they Labor for money, they shall perish. 

Men have no right to trust in an arm of' 
flesh, and fir this reason, that Zion may 
again be built up on earth, that faith may in- 
crease, and the saints rely upon the mercies 
of God, and as the Lordhath said in the pre- 
face to his commandments: Wherefore I the 
Lord, knowing the calamity which should 
come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called 
upon my servant Joseph, and spake unto 
him from heaven, and gave him command- 
ments; and also gave commandments to oth- 
ers, that they should proclaim these thin<rs 
unto the world, and all this that it might be 
fulfilled, which was written by the propheis: 
The weak things of the world should come 
forth and break down the mighty and stronf 
ones: that man should not counsel his fellow 
man, neither trust in the arm of flesh, but 
that every man might speak in the name of 
Sod, the Lord, even th« Savior of the world- 

The book of Mormon declares that the land 
which is now called America, is a choice land 
above all others, and we believe it, because 
the Lord has said it, and we have seen it. — 
At present, the world thinks much of Ameri- 
ca because it is trying the experiment of a 
free government; and the people of the Lord 
are beginning to lift up their heads and re- 
joice, because Jesus the Redeemer is setting 
up his kingdom upon this choice land above 
a;ll dthefs, and it is no more to be confounded. 
We came across the following, which 

brought to mind the above reflections: 

[From the New England Magazine for Sept.] 
The father of the late Fisher Ames, it is 
generally known, published an Ahr.anac for 
a long series of years, which in its day was 
highly appreciated and t-sttrissvely circul.i- 
ted, A mutilated file of this annual was late- 
ly found among a bundle of rags, and rescued 

iinn the devouring maw of the paper-mill, 

It aSbrds, if nut a feast, a comfortable lunch- 
eon or tit-bit to an antiquarian appetite.-=^ 
The contents of one leaf are wofthy of pre- 
servation. It has already escaped the '-con- 
flagration" dreaded by ils publisher, for 'al- 
most three quarters o? a century ; and should 
it be republished, verbatim et literatim, some 
future antiquarian may be pleased to find i', 
as long hence, and pass it on to still future 
generations. According lo all pr. sent ap- 
pearances, the dream of the Rlma!;.jc-.-r,aker 
seems likely, in every respect, ■•to come to 

'■America is a subject which daily becomesr 
mere and more interesting:— I shall thereibre 
tU these pages with a word upon its past 
present and luture state. 

"I, First, of its past state. Time has cast 
a shade upon this scene.— Since the creation 
innumerable accidents have happened here 
the bare mention of which would create won- 
I'er and surprise; but they are all lo.-t in obli- 
vion: the ignorant natives for want of letters 
have forgotten their stock; and know not 
from whence tiiey came, or how. or v.-hen 
they arrived here, or what has' happened 
s;nce. Who can tell what wonderful chan- 
ges have happen<>d by the mighty operations 
of nature, si ch as deluges, volcanoes, earth- 
quakes, &c. — Or whether great tracts of knd 
were not al sorbed into those vast lakes or in- 
land seas which occupy so much space to the 
west of us — But to leave the natural, and 
come to the political state: we know how 

the French have erected a line of forts from 
the Ohio to Nova Scotia, including all the in- 
estimable country to the west of us, in their 
e.xorbitant claim. This, with infinite jus- 
tice, the English resented; and in this cause 
our blood has been spilled: which brings to 
our consideration, 

JEVEXir^Q a:<P MOR!n.'<G STAR. 


"II Secondly, The present slate of North 
America. A writer upon this present tme 
Bays 'The p2.ns of North America which 
niav'bc claimed by Great Britain or France 
are of as much worth as either kingdom.— 
That ferule country to li;s «est of ' ''^^-^ppa- 
lachian mountains (a siring of 8 or 9U0 miles 
in length) between Canada and the Mississip- 
pi, is of larger extent than all France, Germa- 
ny and Pofand; and well provided with rivers, 
a very fine wholesome air, a rich soil, capr- 
bleof producing food and physick and all 
things necessary for the conveiuency- ol lite: 
in fine, the garden of the worldr--Tin.e was, 
we mi^hthave b?en possessed ol it: at tniB 
lime two mighty kings contend for this ines- 
tima!)le prize:— iheir respective claims are to 
be measured by the L-ngth ol their Bwords.- 
The poet .«ys, the gods and opportumly ride 
post: that you must take her by the forelock 
bein-r bald behind. Have we not too londly 
depended upon our numbers!— Sir trancis says, nhe wolf careth not how- many 
the sheep be:' but numbers well spirited, with 
tlie blessing of heavrn will do wonders, when 
by niililarv skill aud d:i,dpline, the comman- 
a.i. can actuate (as by one sou!) the nost 
nur-.'-rous bodies of armed people:— our num- 
bers will not avniltiU the colonies are united; 
Tor whilst divided, the strength ot the inhabi- 
tants is broken likr the petty kmgdoms m 
Africa.— If we do not join heart and hand in 
the common cause aga::ist our exultmg toes, 
but lall to disputing among ourselves, it may 
really happen as the Governor of Pennsylva- 
nia told his assembly, 'wo shall have no pri- 
vilege to dispute about, nor country to dis- 
pute in.' 

"III Thirdly, of the futur- slate of North 
America. Hefe we find a vast stock ol pro- 
per materials for the art and ingenuity ol 
man to work upon:— treasures ot immense 
•worth, concealed from the poor ignorant abo- 
riginal natives! The curious have obse.ved 
that th" progress of human literature (like 
the sun) is froi-n eaM to west; thus has it 
travell-d through Asia and Europp, and is 
now arrived at the eastern shore ol America. 
As the celestial light of the gospel was di- 
rected here by the finger of GOD, t w 11 
doubtless, finally <i"vc ihe long •""?' "'S'" 
of heathenish darkness from America:— «o 
arts and sciences will change the face of na- 
ture in their tour from hence over the Appa- 
lachian mountains to the western ocean: and 
as they march through the vast desert, the 
residence of wild beasts will be broken up, 
and their obscene howl cease forever;— in- 
Btead of which, the stones and trens 8l«U 
dance together at the music of Orpheus,— 
the rocks will disclose their hidden gems,— 
and the inestimable treasures of gold and sil- 
ver be broken up. Huge mountains of iron 
• oje are already discovered; and vast stores 
are reserved for future generations: this metal 
mor' useful than gold or silver, will employ 
millions of hands, not only to form Ih: mar- 
tial sword, and peaceful share, alternately; 
but an infinity of utensils ii proved m the 
fx»rcise of art, and handicraft amongst men. 
Nature through all her works has stamped 
outhority on this law, namely, 'lliat all fit 
matt -r »!iall be improved to its best purpo- 
B»s.' Shall not then those \wi q'larries, that 
teem nitli im chariic slone,— tll'■^o for stnic- 

Bculpture into statues to perpetuate the hon- 
or of renowned heroes; even those who shall 
NOW save their country. 

Ol ye unborn inhabitants of America! 
should this page escape its destined confla- 
gration at the vear's end, and these alpha- 
betical letters remain legible,— when your 
eyes behold the sun after he has rolled the 
seasons round for two or three centuries more, 
you will know Ihr.l in Domini 1758,— 
we dreamed of your times. 



The following account of a great drought, 
is taken from Niles' Register; and, while we 
read, we cannot help e.\claiming: The judg- 
ments of God are in all the earth! All flesh 
is grass, and the wicked shall be cut off, for 
the Lord will cleanse the world of its corrup- 

The Cape de Verd Islanl'S. — No consid- 
er-blc quantity of rain has fallen on these 
islands for three years— and the land has be- 
come parched, and unlit for cultivation; the 
s;ed that was sown in the present year re- 
mains without the appearance of vitality. — 
Most of the animals had died of starvation, 
and th« people were hardly able to keep up a 
miserable existence— their means of purcha- 
sing provisions being exlausted by the long 
duration of the drought— and 1'2 or 14 were 
dvin" daily at Port Praya only- These isl- 
andB°were'inhabiied by iiO or 70,000 persons; 
and it is thouglit that the greater part must 
perish, if charitable relief be not speedily ob- 

Again: the same paper has an account, 
also of the following "New discovered isl- 
LASDs! Capt. Hiram Covell, of the barque 
Alliance, has just returned to Newport, R. I. 
from the Pacific ocean, and states that on the 
7lh May, 1831, in latitude 4 deg. 30 mm. N. 
longitude 168 deg. 40 min. E. he discovered 
a group of 1-1 islands not laid down on any 
chart. They were all inhabited, and the na- 
tives spoke the Spanish language. He called 
them the Covell Group." 

So the great purposes of the Lord are un- 
folding to the view of the inhabitants of th» 
earth, for he has some choice souls among 
every nation, kindred, tongue, and people: 
and they must hear his voice and be gathered 
to Zion, for he hath said the isles shall wait 
for his law. 

It it the will of God that th& truth should 
be known by all men, and it is also according 
•o the order of the Lord, that the church of 
Christ should have the gifts as in the days of 
the apostles and prophets: The lollowing let- 
ter which appeared in the N. Y. Evangelist, 
makes a disciple of the Savior think that the 
Lord will pour out his Sjiirit upon all flesh 
that will serve him in truth, in the last days. 
llritdhnd county. Pa. Au^st, X^ii. 

B5B. .3IIU1. ,.:y .■..- - . ^ "Sm The prayer of my heart to God is, 

teem nitli im chatiic slone,— tll'■^o .or stnic- ^^^ Ulicve tji« scriptures of ths 

<ure be piled into peat cities, and IhOM for ' 



eld and new Testament, if yoii do not be- 
li;?ve what I write. But I now tell you what 
has taken place since I arrived here. On the 
30th cf July, there was an appointment for 
preaching, at 4 o'clock, P. M. bj a Methodist. 
We went to the place but he did not attend; 
and we occupied the time by prayer and ei- 
hortation. The company were Methodists, 
and a class of people called Mormonites. — 
After the meetingf was over, notice was giv- 
en that there would be a meeting in the eve- 
li'ma at my brother's house. Some of the 
Mormonites, together with others, collected, 
and the meeting commenced and went on the 
same as your meetings do, until about 10 
o'clock, when I should say, by what I saw 
and felt, of a truth the Lord wasprecent with 
us. The spirit seemed to rest and clothe up- 
on a Mrs. Conkling, and I thought, and think 
yet, that I heard a few words of a language 
that I could not understand. You must know 
that my mind was on the look out. And not 
long after, perhaps forty-five minutes, she 
broke forth in prayer to Goc", in a bnguage 
that I could not understand, and continued two 
or three minutes, and then m our language, 
she gave an interpretation cf what she had 
said. Then she broke out again, in the same 
language and was more lengthy than the 
first time. This last prayer or exhortation 
she did not interpret. I am credibly inform- 
ed that they have these gifts and all the gifts 
of the gospel. I trust that I shall see and 
hear more yet; when I do I will write. I 
leave all to God whether you bcUeva or dis- 

The Lord says, in these last days, that 
ills voice is to all men; yea, verily he says, 
hearken ye people from afar, and ye that are 
upon the islands of the sea, listen together; 
there is none to escape; there is no eye that 
shall not see, neither ear that shall not hear, 
neither heart that shall not be penetrated. In 
solemn view of these things, we s;!ect the 
following item from a late New York paper: 

Sandwich Islands. — The population of 
these Islands is estimated at 165,000 souls; 
more than one quarter of whom are under in- 
struction. The number of schools and schol- 
ars in the islands is as follows: 

Schools. Scholars. 

Hawaii 336 20,396 

Maui 27-J 11,170 

Molakai 31 1.12Q 

Lanai 9 582 

Kahoolawe 1 'ii 

Oahu 250 10,.'?36 

Kaui 200 9,000 

1,103 59,88'2 

A greater part of the New Testament, and 
a considerable portion of ths Old, have been 
translated and published in the language of 
the Islands. Aiso a Hymn Book, and vari- 
ous elementary and other books. The whole 
number of copies is about 556,000, compris- 
ing 21,031,330 pages. Numerous churches 
have been erected in different parts of the 
Islands, some of which are generally attend- 
ed on the Sabbath by congregations of more 
than 3000 persons. Of course tisey mast b3 

immensely large, though constructed of light 
materials, and we suppose not very expen- 
sive. The whole number of native church 
members is about 550, neaijy 400 of whom 
were added durinry the year embraced in this 
Report. A vast improvement has taken place 
ia the social condition of the people, as well 
as in every thing else which distinguishes 
civilized man from the savage. 

BoMSAT. — At Bombay and vicinit}', there 
are 34 schools under dir^'ction of the mission- 
aries, coTitaimrg 1940 scholars, of V\*hich 455 
ara girls; a fact which Americans will hardly 
appreciate as they ought. Until very recent- 
ly, the idea of a female learning to read, 
would hare been regarded by the native pop- 
ulation as the height of absurdity. The Mis* 
sion Press is very active, having printed du- 
ring the year 183 1, 1,48 J, 300 pages, and since 
the first establishment of the mission II,- 
481,000 pages. 

Cetlon. — Tills mission has been, in many 
respects, far more successful than that at 
Bombay. The number of native children and 
youth in the schools, is 3,650, of whom 617 
are females. There is a sort ef High School 
at Eatticolta, to which students of promise 
in the lower scl-.ools are transferred, after they 
have advanced to a certain stage of progress^ 
containing 93 native young men, 28 of whom 
are members of tlie 'Mission Church. The 
whole number of native church members con- 
nected with the mission, is 170. 

Ckixa i"D SiAM. — Tlie only missionary 
which the Society has in China, is Rev. Eli- 
jah C. Bridgeman. He has not been long 
there, and has been engaged, so far mainly 

in acquiring a knowledge of the language 

A printing press has been sent out to his aid, 
and a printer, Mr. S. W. Wells of Utica, is 
expected to go out in the course of a few 
months. The missionary at Siam is Rev- 
David Abeel formerly of this city. 

ILr To all these inhabitants of the Islands 
of the s:!p, the gospel of the kingdom has to 
be preaclied, bciuro the Son of man co.mes in 
the clouds of heaven, that some may be gath- 
ered to Zion. 

Men in general, feast upon the errors of 
their fellow beings, rather than teach them 
how to unlearn them. Nation watches na- 
tion, state watches' state, society watches so- 
ciety, sect watches sect, family watches fam- 
ily, and man watches man for iniquity 

Sucli is the condition of the world now. — 
The only way that many seem to take to be- 
come popular, is to paint the vices of others. 
A Paris correspondent of the New York Cou- 
rier and Ev.qjirer, v.-hile speaking of the 
American politics, says: — Let me add how- 
ever, that there are among us those who 
congratulate themselves on the prospect of 
the spirit of rivalship excited by the question 
of the tariff being converted into hatred and 
of local discontents being fanned into open 
war. The admirers of what is called the 
strong form of gavernment, are delighted at 
the prospect which your difference* afford 



Ihem, of the d.^straction of that '""del t° 
w'lich the people of the olJ world lock for- 
ward as an object of study and imitation.— 
They do not scruple to assert that the cause 
of all this angry discussion is to be lound in 
a defect inherent and inseparable from the 
republican form of government. They tell 
us that the conslilutlon of tiie I nited States 
would be infinitely improved it that very 
spirit of centralization could be in.used into 
it which in the provinces of France is so b.t- 
terly complained of In the mean time your 
dissensions are held up to our young repub- 
licans as a lesson that ought to teach them, 
that the mere for.x.s of democracy are not an 
infalible curs for all pohlical evils. 

Without venturing to express any personal 
opinion on this interesting and important 
subject, I shall think it my duty to report to 
you from time to lime the views which I 
hear expressed on it in general society, in 
order that you may have the benefit as far as 
my opportunities of obsenation extend, of 
that sort of reaction wiiich is naturally pro- 
duced bjr the reOections of dietaul and disin- 
terested observers. 

By this short extract, we see there are men 
feasting upon the errors of our republic: and 
we might bring forward something, to show 
how many are watching for iniquity, among 
the various denominations that profess to 
serve the Lord, to be saved, but we forbear, 
beseeching our bretiiren to set a better ex- 
ample, knowing that all that watch for ini- 
quity shall be cut ofiF. We have said, and we 
repeat it, that evil must be overcome with 
good. Our Lord said:— Blessed are the poor 
in spirit: for thnirs is the kingdom of heaven. 
Bless ;d are they that mourn: for they shall 
bf comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they 
shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they 
which do hunger and thirst after righteous- 
ness: for they shall be filled. Blefsed are the 
merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Bles- 
gcl arc the pare in heart: for they shall see 
God. Blessed are the peace-makers: for they 
shall be called the children of God. Blessed 
are they which are persecuted for righteous- 
ness' sakj: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 
Such are the blessings which are promised 
to all who keep the commandments of the 
Lord, for the sake of eternal life; but if there 
are any disciples in Zion or abroad, that 
watch for iniquity; or, in other words, that 
wait until their brethren become perfect, be- 
fore th«y themselves strive with honest hearte 
to become pure, will the Lord hold them 
guiltless I The world watches for iniquity, 
because satan is spreading Ilia dominions over 
the face of the earth, and is reigning in the 
heart* of the children of men; but you wlio 

are instructed by the revelations of ths Lord, 
if humble, and guided by his Holy Spirit^ 
have no excuse to watch for iniquity, or be 
jealous of your brethren. Every soul is to 
be saved for itself. Watch, therefore, that 
you may stand in your lot, O disciple of the 
living God! W.itch, wo do entreat, ai d do 
your duty. 


Our exchange lapers generally, carry the 
idea, that the cholera has left the northern 
states: in the southern, however, its deoola- 
ting ravages continue. Natchez is said to 
be afHicted to a very great extent. As to 
New Orleans, the following will suffice: 

Cr The Argus of the 29th of October says: 
The cholera and yellow fever continue to 
send groat numbers to the grave. The Fro- 
testant cemetery last week amounted to 7), 
and in the Catholic to 121— total 193. ' We 
have been unable to find out the number of 
victims of each malady. The cholera, as far 
as we have been able to learn, has principally 
attacked the slaves, and persons of intemper- 
ate and unclean habits. 

It is added by the Courier, that some of 
the physicians designate the prevailing dis- 
ease as the Asiatic cholera, whilst others pro- 
nounce it the cold plague. The same paper 
complains much of inattention to the imme- 
diate burial of those who have died, and al- 
leges that corpses are taken to the cemetery 
at night and allowed to remain until the next 
day unb'.iried. "Last evening," says the ed- 
itor, '-at six o'clock, no one was employed in 
digging graves, and ten bodies remained all 
night unburied. We understand that this 
morning there were twenty 1" 


The following is given as an exact copy of 
the thirteenth chapter of the first Corinthi- 
ans, from an ancient manuscript, and which 
is the oldest English translation of the New 
Testament, at present known to exist. The 
precise date is not known; but supposed to 
be about the year 1350, or about twenty years 
before the introduction of printing into En- 

It is taken from a copy given by Dr. Adam 
Clark, the only alteration being the substitu- 
tion of Roman print for the old black letter 

"Gif I speke with tungis of men and aun- 
gels eotheli I have not charilee: I am maad 
as brasse coundynge or a -ymbalc tinkioj — 



And gif I schal have porphecie and have 
knowen alle myslsries and all kunnynge or 
science. And gif I schall have al feithe so 
I over here liil'.s fro on place to an other, for- 
BOthe gif I schal not have charitee: I am 
nought. And gif I schal depart all my goodis 
into metis of pore men. And gif I schall bi- 
take my body so that I brenne forsothe gif I 
•chal not have charitee, it profitelh me no 
thing. Charitee is pacient or sufferinge. It 
is banynge or of good will. Charitee envyeth 
not. It doth not gyle. It is. not inblowen 
with pride it is not ambyciouse or covetouse 
of wirschippis. It seekyth not the thingis 
that;b;n her own. It is not stirred to wrath 
it thinketh not yvil. It joyeth not on wick- 
edness. Forsothe it joyeth to gydra treuthe. 
It suffereth alle thingis. It bilisv^th alle 
thingis. It hopith alle thingis. It susteen- 
eth alle thingis. Charitee fallilh not doun. 
Whether prophecies schuln be doid eyther 
langagis schulen ceese: eyther science>chal 
be destroyed. Forsothe of party we han 
knowen: and of paiiye prophecien. Forsothe 
whenne that schal come to that, is perfit: 
that thing that is of partye schal be avoyded. 
When I was a litil childe: I spake as a litil 
childe. I underslode ua a. litil childe. I 
I thoughte as a litil childe. Forsothe when I 
was maad a man; I avoyded the thingis that 
weren of a litil childe. Forsothe we seen 
now bi a mirror in darcness: than forsothe 
fece to face. 5fow I know of partye: thanne 
forsothe I schal know as I am knowen. Now 
forsolhe dweUen feith hoope charitee. These 
three: forsothe the more of. hem is charitee. 

Remarks.— Notwithstanding the bad spil- 
ling m this chapter, there is an air of solem- 
nity, fall as striking, and touching, to the 
heart of the saint, as there is in the learned 
translation, where many words are supplied 
with Italics. What a blessing it would be to 
man, if he had the bible in its original purity I 
«ven as in the days of the apostles. 

One good rule to live by, is to talk little: 
hear much, and reflect upon every thing you 
have done during the day, and then ask the 
i,ord to forgive your trespasses as you forgive 
those that trespass against you. 

inr We again request the elders abroad, to 
send up to the land of Zion, an account of 
their doings in the world: And also, to re- 
ceive subscriptions to the Star, as heretofore 
directed: And for the Book of Commsod- 

ments, now printing, which will be published 
as soon as the Lord will. 


Letters have been received, since our last, 
from Liberty, and Walnut farm Missouri; 
Ewinjton, Illinois; Canton, and Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania; Hollis, Maine; and Kirtland 
Mills, Ohio. 

Unpaid, remaining in the Post-office, from 
Schenectady, New York; and from Cincin- 
nati, Ohio. 

Erratum. — For afler the harvest, &c., on 
the last line of the third page, read afors. 

THE second coming OF THE SaVIOR. _ 

Joy to the world! the Lord will come! 

And earth receive her King; 
Let ev'ry heart prepare him room, 

And saints and angels sing. 

Rejoice! Rejoice! when Jesus reigns, 
And saints their songs employ: 

While fields and floods, rocks.hils and plains, 
Repeat the sounding joy. 

No more will sin and so-row grow. 

Nor thorns infest the ground; 
He'll come and make the blessing flow 

Far as the curse was found. 

Rejoice! Rejoice! in the Most High, _^ ' 

While Israel spreads abroad, 
Like stars that glitter in the sky, 

Aiid ever worships God. 

We are happy to say, that 
with our present arrangements, 
the subscribers to the re-print- 
ed Star, will continue to re- 
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pleted, having just engaged an 
experienced and faithful work- 
man, to accomplish the same. 

For the beneiit of those who 
receive their numbers at this 
office, we just say, that as soon 
as navigation is opened we ex- 
pect a bindery, which will ena- 
ble us to bind in any manner 
for such as choose. 

The Publishers. 

The Bvenin^r and the Ttlorains Star, 

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Kirtland, Ohio, 

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Vol. I. Nu. S.1 

I.\UF.r'l-,.\l)i:NCi:. JIISiOLllI, JANLAUY, 1-:'.5. 

(U'IioIl- No. 8. 

When darkness covered the earUi, and gross 
darkness the people; when no man did walk 
in the old paths, nor did search out the ever- 
lasting gospfl; when the church of Cliritt, 
and tlic gills wliich he left in it, could not be 
found: when men built up cliurcl'es in the 
glorv of tiie world: and wfien all flesh 
become so corrupt, that a few more years 
might have left the cities of the world, like 
Sodon) anJ Gomorrah, the I-ord our Savior, 
»aw fit in liis goodness, endless mercy, and 
infinite wisd»ni, to send an angel and signi- 
fy unto man, that there was a sacred record 
to be unfolded in the eyes of all nations, con- 
taining the fulness nflhe gospel. It was the 
book of Mormon: An acoount written by the 
hand of Mormon, upon plates taken froju the 
p!at"R of Nephi. Wherefore it is an abridg- 
ment of the record of the people of Nefhi: 
and also of the Lamanites: written to the 
Lamanites, which are aramnant of the house 
of Israel: and also to Jew and Gentile; writ- 
ten by way of commandment, and also by the 
spirit of prophecy and of roval.ilion. Writ- 
ten, and scaled U{), and hid tip unto the Lord, 
that they might not be destroyed: to come 
forth by the gift and power of God, unto the 
interpretation thereof; sealed by the hand of 
Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come 
forth in due time by way of Gentile: the in- 
terpretation thereof by the gilt of God. 

An abridgment taken from the book of 
Ether, also, which is a record of I he p?op!e 
of Jared, which were scattered at the time 
the Lord confounded the language of the 
people when they were building a lower to 
get to heaven: which is to shew unto the 
hous? of Israel how great things the Lord 
iiath done for their fathers; and that they may 
know the covenant* of the Lord, that they 
are not ca«t off forever: and also to the con- 
vincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is 
the Clirist, the Eternal God, manifesting 
himself unto all nations. And now if there 
be fault, it be the mistake of m»n; wherefore 
condemn not the things of God, that ye may 
be found spotless at the Judgment scat of 

This was welcome news to them that look- 
ed for the gathering of the righteous, in the 
last days. They, from a perusal of this book, 
aided by the Spirit of God, began to t-e eye 
to eye in some ihinzs, and to lift up their 
heads and rej.oice. But before the glorious 
and happy results of this book are set forth, 
it seems necessary to go back to the time it 
vas brought fortlu In the year one tliousand 
eight hundred and twenty seven, the plates 
came forth from the hill Cumorah, which is 
■n the county of Ontario, and state of New 
York, by the power of G^id. In less than 
tliree years after, it was translated by the 
gift and pow^r of God, and then published; 
•nd on the 6th of April, 1830, the church of 
Christ wss orgnniied. with six memberi. It 
may be just to remark, that this church was 
•Ptabliahed by revelation, as the church of 
Christ always has be»n, since the worl(l be- 
gan, to be acknowledged by him. As in flays 
of old, so now, the keys of the mysteries of 
Xkt kijigdom sf God, wer« eeaiinittcd unto 

man, and, by a few commandments, in con- 
nexion with the boi k before us, the contrite 
and humble seeker ol eternal life, Imd opened 
to tl'.e eyes of his understanding, that happy 
view, and bright reversion of latter day glo- 
ry, which shows the nations gathering round 
the standard of the Lord, wliich to be 
raised upon mount Zion, preparatory to his 
second coming. That vail whicli has been 
cast over the prophecies of the old Testament, 
or, at least, over the reading of many of them, 
since the day that Moses vailed his fac; be- 
fore the children of Israel, was removed by 
the plainncES of the book of Mormon. The 
doubtful points of doctrine, in (he bible, which 
left one sect to immerse for baptism; a se- 
cond to sprinkle; a third to pour, and a fourth 
to do without either, were cleared up by the 
book of Mormon. That embarrassment un- 
der which thousands had labored for years, 
to learn how the saints would know where to 
gather, that all nations might come to Zion, 
with songs of everlasting joy, and prepare a 
house, that the Lord might suddenly come 
to his temple, so that the mountain of the 
Lord's house might bo established in the top 
cftlie mountains, and be exalted above the 
hills, and the law go forth out of Zion, in the 
last days, was obviated by the book of Mof- 
mon. That wonderful conj^tnre, which left 
a blank as to the origin, or forefathers of the 
American Indians, was done away by the book 
of Morin»n. To use the language of one of 
its opposers, it opened a flood of light and 
might justly be called a wonderful volume. 

But as there are thousands yet to receive 
this good book, and learn the true points of 
the Savior's doctrine, it may be v/cU enough 
to refer them to some of the allusions to it 
in the bible. In the S5th Psalm, David said. 
Truth shall spring out of tiie earth; and 
righteousness Bhalflook down from heaven. 
All that have been blessed with the Spirit of 
Go<l, when reading this hook, for the s.ikc of 
truth and salvation, can bear witness to thn 
truth of this quotation. The 29th chapter of 
Isaiah is still plainer and much of it has been 
fulfilled in the eyes of this generation. It 
reads: — Wo to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where 
David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them 
kill sacrifices. Vet I will distress Ariel, and 
there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it 
shall be unto me as Ariel, and 1 will camp 
against thee round about, and will lay siege 
against thee with a mount, and I will raiss 
forts against thee. And thou shah be brought 
down, and shall speak out of the ground, and 
thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and 
thy voice shall be, as one that hath a famil- 
iar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech 
shall whisper out of the dust. Aloreovfr, 
the multitude of thy strangers shall be like 
sniiill duet, and the multitude of the terrible 
on^s as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall 
be at an instant suddenly. Thou shalt b« 
visited by the Lord of host« with thunder, 
and with earthquake, and great noise, with 
fitorm and tempest, and the flame of devour- 
ing fire. And the multitude of all the na- 
tions that fight against Ariel, even all that 
fight a^inst her and her munition, and that 
distress her, shall b< as a dream of a night- 


gn.Tliro AND MORrT!??» fff AR. 

vision. It ehall even bu as when a hungry 
man dreameth, and behold he eateth; but he 
awaketh, and his soul is empty; or as when 
a thirsty man dreameth, and behold he drink- 
eth; but he awaketh, and behold he is faint, 
and Ixis soul hath appetite: so shall the mul- 
titude of all the nations be, that fight against 
mount Zion. Stay yourselves, and wonder; 
cry yc out, and cry: they are drunken, but 
not with wine; they stagger, but not with 
strong drink. For the Lord hath poured out 
upon )'ou the spirit of deep sleep, and hath 
closed your eyes; the prophet sand your ru- 
lers, the seers hath he covered. And the vi- 
gion of all is become unto you as the words 
«f a book that is sealed, which men deliver 
to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I 
pray thee, and he saith, I cannot; for it is 
sealed; and the hook is delivered unto him 
that is not learned, saying. Read this, I pray 
ttv!e:l and he saith, I am not learned. — 
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this 
people draw near me with their mouth, and 
with their lips do honor me, but have remo- 
ved their heart far from me, and their fear 
tpward me is taught by the precept of men: 
Therefore behold, I will proceed to do a mar- 
velous wo,rk among this people, even a mar- 
veloiu work and a wonder: for the wisdom 
of their wise ihall perish, and the under- 
standing of their prudent shall be hid. Wo 
unto them that seek deep to hide their coun- 
sel from the Lord, and their works are in the 
dark, and they say, who seelh us! and who 
knoweth us! Surely your turning of things 
upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's 
clay: for shall the work say of him that made 
it, he made me not! or shall the thing fram- 
ed say of him that framed it, he had no un- 
derstanding! Is it not a very little while, 
and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful 
field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed 
as a forest? And in that day shall the deaf 
hear the words of the book, and the eyes of 
the blind shall see out of obscurity, and cut 
of darkness. The meek also shall increase 
their joy in the Lord, and the poor among 
p)en shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. 
For the terrible one is brought to nought and 
the scorner is consumed, and all that watch 
for iniquity are cut off: that make a man an 
offender for a ^qtA, and lay a snare for him 
that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the 
just for a thipg of nought. Therefore thus 
eaith the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, 
concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall 
not now be ashamed, neither shall his face 
now wax pale. But when he seeth his chil- 
dren, the work of my hands, in the midst of 
him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanc- 
tify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear 
the God of Israel. They also that erred in 
spirit shall come to understanding, and they 
that murmured shall learn doctrine. 

He that cannot see that the prophet, in 
this chapter, spoke of a book that should 
come out of the ground, would scarcely be 
convinced if a man should rise from the dead. 
In addition to the above, however, Isaiah 
says. Drop down, ye heavens, from above, 
and let the skies pour down righteousness: 
let the earth open, and let them bring forth 
salvation, and let righteousness spring up 
together; i the Lord have created it. £ze- 
kiel also says: Moreover, thou son of man, 
take thea one stick, and write upon it, for 

Judah, and for the children of Israel his com- 
panions: then take another stick, and write 
upon it, for Joseph, the slick of Ephraim, 
all the house of Israel his companions: and 
join them one to another into one stick; and 
they shall become one in thy hand. The bi- 
ble for the stick of Jadab, and the book of 
Mormon for the slick of Joseph, in the hand 
of Ephraim, is all that need be said, upon 
Ihese words, for no man ever pretended to 
know, (till the book of Mormon came,) any 
thing about the tribe of Joseph, or his histo- 
ry, notwithstanding God had declared by the 
mouth of Hosea, that he had written the 
great things of his law to Ephraim; and they 
are counted a strange thing. The ancient 
and modern practice of reading sticks, wants 
but liltle elucidation. The common school- 
boy ought to know, that anciently, they 
wrote on parchment for common ose, and 
rolled it round a stick: and latter!}', newspa- 
pers are pat into a stick for public utility. 

But let us turn again to the boik. The 
simplicity of Ihe language, and the purity of 
theideasj carry a holy spirit, as well as breathe 
an air of religion, tiiat soothes the heart and 
feeds the soul of every son and daughter of 
God. Read the following; — And I beheld a 
rod of iron; and it extended along the bank 
of the river, and led to the tree by which I 
stood. And I also beheld a straight and nar- 
row path, which came along by the rod of 
iron, even to the tree by which I stood; and 
it also led by the head of the fountain, unto 
a large and spacious field, as if it had been a 
world; and I saw numberless concourses of 
people; many of whom were pressing for- 
waid, that they might obtain the path which 
led unto the tree by which 1 stood. 

And it came lo pass that they did come 
forth, and commence in the path which led 
to the tie?. And it came to pass that there 
arose a mist of darkness: yea, even an exceed- 
ing great mist of darkness, insomuch that 
they which had commenced in the path, did 
lose their way, that they wandered off, and 
were lost. And it came to pass that I beheld 
others pressing forward; and they came forth 
and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; 
and they did press forward through the mist 
of darkness, clinging to the rod of iron, even 
until they did come forth and partake of the 
fruit of the tree. And after that they had 
partaken of the fruit of the tree, they did cast 
their eyes about as if they were ashamed. — 
And I also cast my eyes roundabout, and be- 
held, on the other side of the river of water, 
a great and spacious building; and it stood as 
it were in the air, high above the earth: and 
was filled with people, both old and young, 
both male and female; and their manner of 
dress was exceeding fine; and they were in 
the attitude of mocking and pointing their 
fingers towards those which had come at, 
and were partaking of the fruit. And after 
they had tasted of the fruit, they were asha- 
med, because of those that were scoff"mg at 
them; and they fell away into forbidden 
paths, and were lost. 

And now I, Nephi, do not speak all the 
words of my father. But, to be short in wri- 
ting: Behold, he saw other multitudes pres- 
sing forward; and they came and caught hold 
of the end of the rod of iron: and they did 
press their way forward, continually holding 
fast to ll)e rod of iron, until they came fortlj 



and fell down, and partook of the fruit of the 
tree. And he also saw other multitudee, 
feeling their way towards that great and spa- 
cious building. 

And it came to pass that many were drown- 
ed in the depths of the fountain; and many 
were lost from hie view, wandering in strange 
roads. And great was the multitude that did 
enter into that strange building. And after 
that they did enter into that building, they 
did point the finger of scorn at me, and those 
who were partaking of the fruit also; but we 
heeded them not. 

Again, that perfect accordance with the 
wisdom of God, after he had said, while man- 
ifesting himself to his people, in the flesh, at 
Jerusalem, other sheep have I that are not of 
this fold, and they shall hear my voice: that 
he should minister to the Nephites, on this 
continent, is such heavenly evidence of the 
divinity and propriety of the book of Mor- 
mon, that all doubts, cavils, surmises, and 
even worldly reasons, which have been bro't 
against its purity, shrink into little nothings. 
Says Jesus my sheep know my voice. Now 
read: — And now it came to pass that when 
Jesus had ended these sayings, he cast his 
eyes round about on the multitude, and saith 
unto them. Behold, ye have heard the things 
which I have taught before I ascended to my 
Father; therefore whoso remembereth these 
sayings of mine, and doeth them, him ■will I 
raise up at the last day. And it«ame to pass 
that when Jesus had said these worde, he 
perceived that there was some among them 
which marveled, and wondered what he would 
concerning the law of Moaes: for they under- 
stood not the saying, that old things had pas- 
sed away, and that all things had become 
new. And he saith unto them. Marvel not 
that I said unto yeu, that old thkigs liad 
passed away, andxhatall things had become 
new. Behold I say unto you, that the law 
is fulfilled that was given unt« Moses. Be- 
hold, I am he that gav« the law, and I am he 
which covenanted with my people Israel; 
therefore, the law in me is fulfilled: for I have 
come to fulfil the law; therefore, it hath an 
end. Behold, I do not destroy the prophets: 
for as many as have not been fulfilled in me, 
verily, I say unto you, sliall all be fulfilled. 
And because I said unto you, that old things 
had passed away, I do not destroy that which 
hath been spoken concerning thinirs which is 
to come. For behold, the covenant whirh I 
have made with my people, is not all fulfilled; 
but the law which wa* given unto Moses, 
hath an end in me. Behokl I am the law, 
and the light: Look unto me, and endure to 
the end and ye shall Ifi-e: for unto him that 
endureth to the end, will I give eternal life. 
Behold, I have given unto you the command- 
ments: therefore keep my commandments. — 
And this is the law and the prophets: for they 
truly testified of me. 

And now it came to pass that when Jesus 
had spoken these words, he said unto those 
twelve whom he \ta.d chosen. Ye are my dis- 
ciples: and ye are a light unto this people, 
which are a remnant of the house of Joseph. 
And behold, this is the land of your inbsri- 
tance; anrf the Father hath given it unto yau. 
And not at any time hath the Father given 
tne commandment that I should tell it unto 
your brethren at Jerusalem: neither at any 
time hath the Father ^ven me commandment, 

that I should tell unto them concerning ths 
other tribes of the house of Israel, which the 
Father hath led away out of the land. This 
much did the Father command me, that I 
should tell unto them, that other sheep I 
have, which are not of this fold; them also I 
must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and 
there shall be one fold, and one Shepherd. — 
And now because of stiff-neckedness and un- 
belief, they understood not my word; there- 
fore I was commanded to say no more of the 
Eather concerning this thing unto them. — 
But verily, I say unto you, that the Father 
hath commanded me, and I tell it unto you, 
that ye were separated from among them be- 
cause of their iniquitj'. Therefore it is be- 
cause of their iniquity, that they know not 
of you. And verily, I say unto you again, 
that the other tribes hath the Father separa- 
ted from them; and it is because of their ini- 
quity that they know not of them. And ve- 
rily, I say unto you, that ye are they of 
which I said, other sheep I have, which are 
not of this fold; them also I must bring, and 
they shall hear my voice; and there shall be 
one fold, and one Shepherd. And they un- 
derstood me not, for they supposed it had 
been the Gentiles: for they understood not 
that the Gentiles should be converted through 
their preaching; and they understood me 
not that I said they shall hear my voice; 
and they understood me not that the Gen- 
tiles should not at any time hear my voice; 
that I should not manifest myself unto 
them, save it were by the Holy Ghosti — 
But behold, ye have both heard my voice, 
and seen me; and ye are my sheep, and ye 
are numbered among them which the Father 
hath given me. And verily, verily, I say un- 
to you, that I liave other sheep, which are 
not of this land; neither of the land of Jeru- 
salem; neither in any parts of that land round 
about, whither I have been to minister. For 
they of which I speak, are they which have 
not as yet heard my voice; neither have I at 
any time manifested myself unto them. But 
I have received a commandment of the Fath- 
er, that I shall go unto them, and that they 
shall hear my voice, and shall be numbered 
among my sheep, that there may be one fold, 
and one Shepherd; therefore I go to shew 
myself untA them. And I commajid you that 
ye shall write these sayings, after that I am 
gone, that if it so be that my people at Jeru- 
salem, they which have seen me, and been 
with me in my ministry, do not ask the Fa- 
ther in my name, that they may receive a 
knowledge of you by the Holy Ghost, and 
also of the other tribes which they know not 
of, that these sayings which ye shall write, 
shall be kept, and shall be manifested unto 
the Gentiles, that through the fulness of the 
Gentiles, the remnant of their seed which 
shall be scattered forth upon the face ot' 
the earth, because of their unbelief, maybe 
brought in, or may be brought to a know- 
ledge of me, their Redeemer. And then will 
I gather them in from the four quarters of 
the earth; and then will I fulfil the covenant 
which the Father hath made unto all Iha 
people of the house of Israel. .\nd blessed 
are the Gentiles because of their belief in me, 
in and of the Holy Ghoft, which witness un- 
to them of me and of the Father. Behold, 
because of their belief in me, saith the Father, 
and because of the unbelief of you, O hcasa 


eTENf^ro AXb MORjimG star. 

•of Israel, in the latter day shall the truth 
come iinio llie Gfiniles, that the fulnrss of 
these things shall be made known unto them. 
Bui tto, tiiiili ihe Father, unto the unbeliev- 
ing of the Gentiles: for notwilhstandinj Ihal 
they have come forth upon the face of this 
land, and have scattered my people, which 
-arc of the house of Israel: and my people 
which are of (he house of Israel, have been 
cast out from among them, and have been 
■tridden under feet by them; and hecaus; of 
th» mercies of the Father unto the Gentiles, 
and also the judgments of the Father upon 
n-v Roopl , wtiich are of the of Israel, 
verily, veii'y, I say. unto you, that after all 
this, and I bave caused niy people which are 
of the house of Israel, to be smitten, and to 
be uniicied, and to be slain, and to be cast 
out from among them, and to become hated 
by them, and to become a liiss and abv-word 
among them. And thus commandtth the 
Father tliat I should say unto you. At 
day, when the Gentilps shall sin against n y 
gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gos- 
pel, and shall be lilted up in the pride of their 
hearts above all nations, and above all the 
people of the whole eaith, and shall be filled 
with all manner of lyings, and deceits, and 
of mischiefs, and all n:anner of hypocrisy, 
and murders, and priestcrafts, and whore- 
doms, and ofsecret abominations: and if thev 
shall do all these things, and shall rfjrct ttie 
fulness of my gospel, behold, saith the Fa- 
ther, I will bring the fuliiess of my gospel 
from among them; and then v/iil I remember 
my covenant wliich I have made unto my 
people, O house of Israel, and J will bring 
tny gospel unto them; and 1 will eliew unto 
thee, O house of Israel, that the Gentiles 
ehall not iiave power over you, but I will re- 
jnenibcr my covenant unto yo:\, O house of 
Is.-ael, and ye shall come unto t!;e know- 
ledge of the fulness of my gospel. But if the 
Gentiles will rej.ent, and turn unto ine. saith 
the Father, behold, they shall be numbered 
among my peaple, O house of Israel; and I 
y/ii! not suffer my people, which are of the 
house of Israel, to go through among them, 
and tread them down, saith the p'athe'r. But 
if they will not turn unlo me, and hearken 
unto my voice, I will suffer, yea, I will 
auffer my people, O house of Israel^ that they 
ehall go through among them, and shall 
tread tiiem, down, and they shall be as salt 
that hath lost his savor, which is thenceforth 
^ood for nothing, but to be cast out, and to 
be trodden under foot of my people, O house 
of Israel. Verily, verily, 'I say unto you. 
thus hath the Father commanded me, that 

the regions of space by their inventions, but 
death teaches them their frailty, and lime 
covers their glory. The book ol' Mormon, as 
a revelat'on Irom God, pissrsses sonje ad- 
vantage over the old scripture: it has not 
been tinctured by the wit-dom of man, with 
Jiere and there an Italic word to suiply defi- 
cience.f. It was translated by the gi;t and 
power of God. I y an unlearned man, through 
the aid of a pair of Interpreters, or .specta- 
cles — (koov n, I erl:a[ s, in ancient rays as 
Te;api im. or I nm ami Thun.miii;) and while 
it un^'r:his tiie histcry of the i rst inhabitants 
that settled this continent, it, at the san.e 
time, brings a oneness to scripture, hke the 
days of the apostles; and opens and explains 
the prophecies, that a child njay ur.dfrstand 
the meaning of many ol'theui: and shews how 

should give unto tiris people this land for 
their inheritance. And when the words of 
the prophet Isaiah shall be fulfilled, winch 
•aith. Thy walchmeii shall lift up the voice; 
with the voice together shall they sing: for 
they shall see eye to eye, when" the Lord 
ehall bring again Zion. Break forth into ioy, 
»ing together, ye waste places of Jeiuaalem: 
for the Lord hath comforted his people, he 
hath redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord hath 
made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the 
cations: .ind all the ends of the earth shall 
tee the salvation of God. 

The word of the Lord carries its own evi- 
dence with it. In vain have men attempted 
to counterfeit it. They mav compass the 
eixth with tUejr knowledge, and look ijirough 

the Lord will gather Jjis faints, even 
childr n of Israel, that have bei n scattered 
over the face of the earth, more than two 
thousand years, in these last days, to the 
place of the name of the Lord of i-osls, the 
mount Zirn. 

It n ay be well to state, that the people of 
God, in ancient days, according to the ac- 
counts of men, keiJt their sacred records on 
plates of gold, and those of less consfqucnce 
on plates of brass, cojtprr, wood, &c. see 
Jahn's biblical archeology, Josephu.s, tnd 
others. These plates were generally made 
from the si.":teenih to the thirty-seccnd part 
of an inch thick (of me'.al) and -scmelhing 
like six by eight inches square, ar.d fastened 
at the back with three rings through which 
a rod was put to carry them, or hang them. 
The wrrd of the Lorii, the history of the do- 
ings of tlie cl ildren of God, and their gene- 
alogy was ei 'graved in a nice workmanlike 
manner, upon them, in Hebrew, leiornied 
Fgyptian, &c. Such was the condition of 
the plates, from which came the book of Mor- 
mon. As may be seen by an allLsion in the 
book of Ether, ail that was on them is n»t 
translated; wherefore, as they are sacred, 
when the book of Jlormon was translated 
from them, they were again hid up to the 
Lord, to con^e forth agnin in his own due 
time. The jftrk of the covenant containing 
the sacred ttone tables, was hid up to the 
Lord, in the cave v.'liere Moses climbed up to 
view the heritage of God, and was not to 
come forth tili God received his people again 
unto mere)', when all these things aijd the 
cloud shall return, and the glory ot God shall 
rest upon his temple. The present genera- 
tion is great with events. 

The people of God ought to lift up their 
hearts End rojoice that thc-y live- in this age: 
that th^y i,ave been pernijlied through the 
mercy of the Lord, to have a foreknowledge 
of what is about to happen on earth; and 
that they, if faithful, whether in life or in 
death, will come forlli in the first resurrection, 
and always be with the Lord. O that the 
world would learn wisdom and reflect, that 
no man can be too good lobe saved! That 
no people ever had too much revelation to 
make them h.tppy! 

The object of the book of Mormon, is the 
salvation of men, being good tidings, Ihe ful- 
ness of the gospel, and manifesting the new 
covenant, that Israel niay be gathered, and 
as r.iany of all nations as will, that there n;ay 
be one fold and one Shepherd. Its esaniplca 
arc pure; its precepts simple, and its encour» 



tgement happiness to all t(iat love God and 
ktip .'lis comiiiandmente. It was not written 
to swell tlie iain ; of an empcrT, nor publisli- 
cJ to prove tiie hsirsliip of a prince, but it 
ci'ne to man, as the voice of God, for the 
livincr to hear from the dead. Like the "ospel 

plum in all this, not to bo iiuticed, and the 
ajritation of the whole globe is too evident, 
net to cause wonder. While t:ie rumors cf 
v.-ar, and war, shake one kinjjdoin to the cen- 
tre, the pestilence and its horrers spread des- 
pair and death in another. All ilej^li is ^rasp. 

of the Savior, it was not proclaimed to the 'and when the meek and the humble wish to 

; b ■ saved, and learn the will of the Lord, while 
, th?y look upon the events, convulsions, and 
siirns of tlie times, wilnessinir in a lanjyu; ge 
which he that runs may rend, that the end is 
nijrh at hand, even at llie doors, ihey ar» 
rea^y to come out 6i' Babyio:. and shun her 
! plafuP.'. 

Although n-aiy liav at empted to ridicule Men generally believe upon testimony, and 
t!ie word of God, yet no man has been able . the rule is gord. Now, as to tlio evidence of 
in speak oat of the •"hirlwind and palm his the truth of Ihe bible, we have no witneesei 

v/orld by the authority of the government: 
nor was it received as a revelation from (lod, 
by Ihe v.-ise and the learned: the rich and the 
noble: but th' poer accept'd of it, and while 
they wo'tld, that it might go to aii nations, 
kindreds, t'j)i;:roes. and p -f;-,'.^, ihey bf-^iirj to 
T ioice ill the K'.iv f^ne of Israel. 

word upo:i Ih'i righteous as a revelation. — 
Wiien the in^en-jity of man has invented a 
hovel, the rich and the noble: the wise and 
the prad.'nt: the strong and the weak: the 
minister and the chi roi mm: yea. liie king 
an 1 th? iufi l"l, are ready lo laud it to tl e 
clouds, tiioi'gh every page is ficlion and every 
l;u3 a lie. O blindness to goodn<"ss' When 
a revelation from God comes, the same per- 
sons are afraid of deception, and cry, beware 
of delusion! We agiiii say, O blindness ts 

■\Vh:!n the Savior ca-ne to t!ie Jev.'s, they 
were so wise in their own wisdom, ani so 
^ag-^r for tiie glory of the world, and for pow- 
tr, that, with the inspired words of t.he pro- 
phets, to guide tUeui to all truth, they did 
not know their Lor 1; and though they could 
have furnish'd beds to lodge a nation, the 
Srjn of G'jd was laid in a manger! So v/hen 
ll»e book of M.jriiion had come, containing 
the I'ulnesa of the gospel, to complete the 
salvaliori of man for the Lord's rest, even his 
fulness and glory: had come to cail home the 
children of Israel from their long ditp rsion, 
to jjin the feast which is pr 'paring for the 
rignteous: had come to v/arn the iniiabila;;ts 
of the earth ofjiidgmenls lo come; had come 
to pr^pire the way li;r the aecnnd of 
the Savior, that he nii(rht meet lijs elect at 
the r;-surreellon, and live with them in tl:e 
- flesh on eartii, a thousand years: yea, when 
this baok had come by the gilt aiid |)Ower of 
God, that man might be brought back into 
the presence of his .M ik^r, when he brought 
lijain Z;on, men. poor weak men, instead of 
learning wisdom from the e.xperience of eigh- 
teen l.un '.red y.-ars. an J shunning the gidf of 
itnj4rud'-n''e into v\iiieh tiie Jei\i-- fell, tchoe^l 
the iuily of bigots — iilasphemy! Blasphfiny ! I 
liv the book of Alor.non was made known, 
that iJion, even the New Jeruralcm, where 
all nations should oo'ne up to the house of 
the Lord, to worship the God of .lacob, in 
the lust days, xhnuld be buiU on this conti- 
nent; and iiiank.i to him who rules all things 
after the co'.ius d of l.if. own will, and whos.' 
words never fail, the people of t.he I'nited 
Stales, are already witnesses of Ihe fulfilling 
ofthii prophecy, for they diily behold the 
chilcir-n of God, gatheriu" into liis kini.'doni, 
rcaJy to meet the Lord wTien he comes in his 
glorv. The Savior siid while minister. i;g lo 
the hfephitcs, that wh^n the reinuaiit of Jo- 
seph begin to know that tliey w>t" the cov- 
cnant people of the I.,orJ, tli" wo.-k hail be- 
gun among all naliom, and when we ere In- 

to prove it, (or they have lieen dead many 
hundred years, and the fesiiion oi saying you 
believe it is true, because your father said so, 
will not amount to proof, but tlie testimony 
of the Spirit of God, is, that it is true. The 
book of Mormon, besides the evidence of th.» 
Holy Spirit, showing that God is liie samu 
yesterday, to-day, and forever, has the living 
witnesses to bear testimony tiiat ii is true;— 

:>■ ESSES. 
Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, 
tongues and people, unto whom this v.orlc 
shall come, that we, through Ihe grace of 
God the Father, and our I^oru Jesus Christ, 
have seen the plates which contain this rc-_ 
cord, which i.s a record of the people of Ne- 
phi, and also oftlie Lamanites, his brethren, 
and also of iiie people of Jarcd, which cams 
f.-om the tower, of wliich hath been spok n; 
and we also know that they have been trai's- 
lated 1-y the gift and power of God, for hi* 
voice hatii declarfd it unto i;s: where»bre v,-e 
know ofa surety, that the w-jrk is Iru . And 
we also testify that v.e have seen the er.,'^ia- 
vingswhicli are on the plates: and tiicy liave 
been shewn unto us by the power of GoJ, 
at^d not of man. .\nd we declare with words 
of soberness, that v.i\ angel of God came down 
from heaven, and he brought and laid bclore 
our eyes, that we bel.'cld and saw ti:" p ales, 
and the enjravin^s thereon: aiiil we knoiv 
that it is by the grace of God li.e Tather, and 
our Lord Jesus C'hrist, that wc beluld and 
b'ar re o.-d that these things are true; and it 
is marv lous in o-.'.r eyes: Nevertheless tlie of the Lord co:iinianned us that w« 
should bear record of it: wherefore, to be obe- 
dient to the commandments of God, we hear 
t.'^stimony of these things. .\nd we know 
tlut if we are faithful in Christ, we shall ri<l 
our gaiments of the blood of all men, and be 
found ppotless at the judgment seat of Christ, 
and shall dw'-ll wilii him eternally in Ir.ft 
Iravcris. .^nd the honor he to the Fatli'r, 
anti to the Son, asd to the Holy Ghost, v.hicU 
is one God; Amen. 

Or,IVF(l CnWDF.RT, ' 

^L•^!^TIN karris. 


Beit known unto all nations, kitidr.T'i, 
tongucfi. anri people, unto whom this worK 
sliall come, that Joseph Smith, jr. the Author 

dims gathered honio by the government, we and Proprietor of this work, hath shewa unto 
nu»l ex'l'i.v; Ibf hand of the Lard it too jus th? plat4« of wbi.-h >ixti> S>ju tjx-k<ta. 



which have the appearance of gold; and as 
many of the leaves as the said Smith has 
translated, we did handle with our hands: 
and we also saw the engravings thereon, all 
of which has the appearance of ancient work, 
an curious workmanship. And this we bear 
record with words of soberness, that the said 
Smith has shewn unto us, for we have seen 
and hefted, and know of a surety, that the 
■aid Smith has got the plates of which we 
have spoken. And we give our names unto 
the world, to witness unto the world that 
which we have seen: and we lie not, God 
bearing witness of it. 


{ So much for the benefit of enquirers in the 
wo/ld. To the church that knows for a sure- 
ty, that this book has come forth, ir these 
last days, as a light to them that sat in dark- 
ness, by the good will of Jesus Christ, the 
Savior of the world, we say: Fear not little 
flock, for it was the Father's good pleasure 
to give you the kingdom. Stand fast in the 
faith that has been delivered to you in these 
last days, and while the servants of the living 
God are preaching the everlasting gospel to 
the inhabitants of the world, and are gather- 
ing sons and daughters to Zion, keep the 
commandments and learn the peaceable things 
of the kingdom, that as wise virgins, when 
th° Lord comes to the supper, yea, the feast 
of .•at things, prepared for the righteous, your 
lamps may be trimmed and burning, and you 
ready to meet him. Remember your first 
Jove, for the glory that will soon be revealed, 
was kindled into a sacred flame, by the good 
things contained in the book of Mormon. 
Remember, that the vail of darkness which 
■till envelopes the minds of thousands in the 
world, was taken away from you, when, by 
the book of Mormon, you learned, that the 
Lord was about building up Zion again on 
the earth, as an everlasting home for the 

Well may you lift up your hearts and re- 
joice; of all the beings beneath the celestial 
kingdom, you are the most blessed! While 
the judgments of God are poured out upon 
the wicked; yea, while the pestilence sweeps 
them away, as a mighty wind drives the 
clouds from your sight, if you love the Lord 
and keep his commandments, you shall be 
safe in mount Zion. While the treasures of 
enow and hail are opened, and sent forth up- 
on the ungodly, if you love the Lord and 
keep liii commandmente, you shall be gaft in 

mount Zion. While the mountains flow down 
at his presence, and every valley is exalted, 
and the mighty ocean rolls back to its ancient 
habitation, if you love the Lord and keep hi» 
commandments, you shall be safe in mount 
Zion. And when ^he Lord has come in his 
glory, you shall lift up your voices and sing 
this new song of the Lord, saying: — 
The Lord hath brought again Zion: 
The Lord hath redeemed his people, Israel, 
According to the election of grace. 
Which was brought to pass by the faith, 
And covenant of their fathers. 
The Lord hath redeemed his people, 
And satan is bound; and time is no longer: 
The Lord hath gathered all things in one: 
The Lord hath brought down Zion from 

The Lord hath brought up Zion from beneath; 
The earth hath travailed and brought forth 

her strength. 
And truth is established in her bowels; 
And the heavens hath smiled upon her; 
And she is clothed with the glory of her God: 
For he standeth in the midst of his people: 
Glory, and honor, and power, and might, be 

ascribed to our God, 
For he is fiill of mercy, justice, grace ond 

And peace, for ever and ever: Amen. 

WH5h Moses climbed up to view the heri- 
tage of God, he lifted up his eyes westward- 
Isaiah says. So shall they fear the name of 
the Lord from the West, and his glory from 
the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall 
come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord 
shall lift up a standard against him. And 
the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto 
them that turn from transgression in Jacob, 
saith the Lord. And by an article in our 
next No. it will be seen, that the Jews con- 
tinue to pray to God upon the ruins of the 
west wall of Jerusalem. 

Knowing that truth, goodness and glorr 
are eternal, and desiring that the disciples 
may obtain one by the aid of the other till 
they come to the third through diligence, 
patience, long-suffering and faith to the end, 
we select a paragraph or two from the teach- 
ings of Mormon. Notwithstanding somemay 
suppose that they can read the same things 
in the book of Mormon, still, to stir up the 
pure minds, by way of remembrance, that 
th»y may be mindful of fhe],word» of the pro- 



jihets, ind of the commandments, is pleasing continually; wherefore, every thing which 

in the sight of God, urf needful to keep them 
growing in grace. When the extract that 
we are about to make hoa been read once, 
rea'cf it again, and so on till the Lord grants 
you a portion of his Spirit efficient to write 
at well as Mormon. 

Th^ inhabitants of Zion are brought under 
condemnation for neglecting the book of Mor- 
mon, from which they not only received the 
new covenant, but the fulness of the gospel. 
H«s this been done for the sake of hunting 
mysteries iff the prophecies! or h»8 it come 
to pass by carelessnessi O brethren, walk 
circumspectly before the Lord and bring 
meets fruit for repentance, tlvat you pollute 
not the heritage of God. You cannot serve 
God and mammon-, be good, for the just shall 
Lve by faith. But to the eitract: 

And now I, Moroni, T.Tite a few of the 
words of my father Mormon, which he spaKe 
concerning faith, hope and charity: for afler 
this manner did he speak unto the people, as 
he taught them in the synagogue wbicli they 
had built for the place of worship. And now 
I, Mormon, speak unto you my beloved bre- 
thren; and it is by the grace of God. the Fa- 
ther, and our Loril Jesus Christ, and his holy 
will, because of the gilt of his calling unto 
me, that I am permitted to speak unto you 
at this lime; wherefore I would sptak unto 
you tlrat are of the cimrch, that are the 
peaceable fo!l«>nvrs of Christ, and that have 
obtained a sufficient hope, by wlijch ye can 
enter into the rost of llie Lord', from this lime 
henceforth, until ye -ehall rest with hnn in 
heaven. And now my Isrethren, I judge 
these thingj of you because of your peaceable 
walk with the children of men: for I remem- 
her the word of God, which saith, by their 
■works ye shall know them: lor if their works 
he good, then they are good also. For be- 
hold, God hatli said, a man being evil, cannot 
do that wliich is good: for if he ofiereth a 
gift, or prayeth unto God, except he shall do 
it with real' intent, it prolilelh him nothing. 
For, behold, It is Bot counted unto him f ir 
rijjhteousneae. Fur behold, if a man being 
evil, giveth a gift, he doetli it grudgingly; 
wherefore it is counted unVo hini the same as 
if he had retained; v.hrrefore he is counted 
evil before God. And likewi.-ie also is it 
ccjnted evil unto a ttisn, if Iw; sirall pray, 
and not with real intent of heart; yea, and it 
profileth him nothing: for God rereivelh 
none such; wherofor^, a man being evil, can- 
not do that which is good: neither will he 
fjive a good gift- For behold, a bitter foun- 
tain cannot bring forth good waler: neither 
can a good fountain bring forth bitter water: 
wherefore a man being a servant of the devil, 
cannot follow Christ; and if he follow Christ, 
iic cannot be a servant of the devil. Where- 
fore, all things which are good cometh of 
God; and that which is evil, coineth of the 
•ievil: for the devil is an enemy to God, and 
fighteth ag.iinsl him continually, and invi- 
tetb and enlicelh to sin, and to do that which 
ii PTil continually. But behold, that which 
m of Ood WTitcih and ^ticeth to do go<d 

invitetli and enticeth to do good, and to lovo 
Ood, and to serve hini, is inspired of God. — 
Wherefore take heed, my beloved brethren, 
that ye do not judge that which is evil to b« 
of God, or that which is good and of God to 
be of the devil. For behold, wy brethren, it 
is given unto you to judge, that you majr 
kTio%V good from evil; and the way to judgo 
is as plain that ye may know with a perfect 
knowledge, as the daylight is from the dark 
night. For behold, llie Spirit of Christ ia 
given to every man, that they may know 
good from evil; wherefore 1 shew unto you 
the way to judge: for every thing which in- 
viteth to do good, and to persuade to believe 
in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gifl 
of Christ: wherefore ye may know with a 
perfect knowledge, it is of God; but whatso- 
ever thing persuadeth men to do evil, ard be- 
lieve not in Christ, arid deny him, and serva 
not God, then ye may know with a perfect 
knowledge it is of the devil, for after thi» 
manner doth the devil work; for he persua- 
detli no man to do good, no not one: neither 
doth his angels; neither do they which sub- 
ject themselves unto him. 

And now my bretl;rtn, seeing that ye know 
the light by which ye may judge, which 
light is the light of Christ, see that ye t'o not 
judge wrongfully: for with the same judg- 
ment which ye iuJge, ye sl:ail al.-o be judg- 
ed. W'herefoie I beseech cf 301, bielhren, 
that ye should search diligently in the light 
of Christ that ye may know good from evil; 
and if ye «-lll lav hoM upon €very gcod thing, 
and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a. 
child of Christ. And new, icy brethren, 
hoiv is it possible that ye can loj' liold upon 
every good Hiiiig! And nov.' I come to that 
faith, of which I said I would sptak; and I 
will tell you the way whereTjy ye may lay 
hold on every cood thing. For behold, God 
knc*viiig all tilings, being from everlasting to 
everlasting, behold, lie sent angels to minis- 
ter unto the children of men, to make mani- 
fest concerning the coming cf Ch.-ist; and in 
Ci-.rist there should come every good thing, 
.ind God also declared unto prophets by liis 
own mouth, that Christ should come. And 
behold there were divers ways t ;at he did 
manifest tilings unto the children of men, 
which v.ere good; and all things which are 
good, cutn''lli of Cl.rist, otherwls ■ men were 
fallen, and there could no good thing con e 
unto them. Wherefore, by the ministerini; 
of oncels, and by every word which proceed- 
ed forth out of the mouth of God, men began 
to exercise faith in Christ; and thus by laith, 
tliey (lid lay iiold upon every good thingi 
and thus it »as i ntd the coining of Christ. 
Anil alter thai he came, men also were Sivcd 
by faith in his raine; and by failh they be- 
come the sc ns of God. .\n 1 as surcdly at 
C'hrist liveth, he spake these words unto our 
f.ithers, saying. Whatsoever thing ye shall 
ask the Father in my name, which is good, 
ill faith believing that ye shall receive, be- 
h'tld, it shall be done unto you. NVherefore, 
my beloved brethren, hath miracles censed, 
beeautie that Chr st hath ascended into hea- 
ven, and hath set down on the right hand of 
God, to rliim of ti.e Father his rights of 
mercy which he hath upon the children •(' 
men' (or he hath answered the ends of the 
law, and h» clainieth ••'! t!::- 'j;t h.ii^ 


TyEmTna awd morning star. 

failh in him; and they that hava faith in him, 
will cleave unto every goofi thing; wherefore 
he advoeaieth the cauee of the children of 
men; and he dwelleth eternally in the heav- 
ens. And because that he hath done tliis. 
my beloved brethren, hath iriiracles ceaiOi 7 
Behold I say unto you, nay; neither liatli 
angels ceased to minister unto the children 
of men. For behold, they are sub ect unto 
him, to minister according to the v/ord of his 
command, shewing themselves un'.o them of 
strong faith and a lirm mind, in every form 
of godliness, .^^nd tlie otSceof their ministry 
is, to call men unto rept'ntanee, and to fulhl 
and to do the v.tirk of the covenants of tlie 
Father v.;!iich he hath madeunto the children 
of men, to prepare tlie vray among the chil- 
dren of men, by declaring the word of Christ 
unto the chooen vessels of the Lord, tliat 
they i!iay bear tes.'irnony ot him: and by so 
doing, the Lord God prepareth the way thai 
the residue of men may have faith in Christ, 
that the Holy Ghost may have place in their 
hearts, according to the power thereof: and 
after this manner bringeth to pass the Fath- 
er the covenants which he hatli made unto 
the children of men. And Christ hath .said. 
If ye will iiave faith in me, j'e shall have 
power to do whatsoever thing is experii;?nt in 
me. And he liatii said, Repent ail ye ends 
of the earth, and come unto me and be bap- 
tised ill roy name, and have faith m me, that 
ye may be saved. 

And now my beloved brethren, if this be 
the case tliat these things are true which 1 
have spolcn unto you, and God will shew 
unto you witli power and great glory at the 
last day, that they are true: and if they are 
true, hath the day of miracles ceased"! or 
h.-ith angels ceased to appear unto tlie chil- 
dren of men? or hath he withheld t!ie power 
oftheHoiy Ghost from them? or will he, 
to .ung as time slia'.l last, or tiio earth shall, or there shall be one man upon the 
f.;03 thereof to be saved? Behold. I tay unto 
you Nay, for it is by faith that miracles are 
wrought: and it is by faith that angels ap- 
pear and minister unto men; wherefore if 
th-s3 things have ceased, wo bo unto the 
children of men, for it is because of unbelief, 
and all ii^ \ain: for no man can be saved, ac- 
cording to the words of Christ, save they 
shall have faith in his name; wherefore, if 
tliese things have ceased, then has faith cea.^:- 
e.d also; and awful is the state of man: for 
they are as though there had been no redemp- 
tion made. But' behold, my beloved breth- 
ren, I judge better things of you, for I judge 
that ye have faith in Clirist, because of your 
meekness: for if ye lia\'e not faith in l.:;!c, 
theii are ye not fit to be numbered among thr 
people ofliis church. And again my beloved 
bretliren, I would spea.k unto you concerning 
hope. How is it that ye can attain unto 
faith, save ye shall Iiave hope? And wliat is 
it that ye shall hope for? IJehold I say unto 
you, tliat ye shall liave hope through tl'.e 
atonement of Christ and the power of his res- 
urrection, to bo raised unto life eternal; and 
this because of your faith in him according 
to the promise: wherefore, ifa nsan have faith, 
he must needs have hope: for without faith 
there cannot be any hope. And again: Be- 
hold I say unto you, that he cannot have 
faith and hope, ' save he shall be meek, and 
• •O'ly of hfli^rt: ifio, hio &ith and hop« «r« 

vain, for none is acceptable before God, »avn 
the meek and lov/ly of heart: and if a man 
be meek and lov/ly in heart, and confesses by 
the power of the Holy Ghost, that Jesus is 
the Christ, he must needs have ■. harity: for 
if he have not charily, h? is nothing; whcre- 
ibre he must needs have cl:ari y. And cliar- 
ity sugeretli long, and is kind, and envieth 
not, and is not pufted up. seeketh not hep 
own, is not easily provoked, tliinketh no- 
svil, and rejciceth not in iniquity, but rejoi- 
ceth in the truth, heareth all things, believeth 
all things, hopeth ail tilings, cndurelh all 
things: .vherelbre, my beloved brethren, if 
ye have not charity, 3"^ arc notliing, for char- 
ity n,-ver faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto 
charity, which is the greatest of all, for all 
things must fail: but charily is the pure love 
of Christ, and it endureth iorever; and who- 
so is found possessed ol it at the last day, it 
shall be well bs with them. Wherefore, my 
beloved brethren, pray unto the Father witli 
ah the energy of heart, that ye may be filled 
with this love which he hath bestowed upon 
all who are true followers of his Son Jesus 
Christ, that ye may becon e the sons of God, 
that when he" shall apt ear, we shall be like 
liini: for we shall see him as he is, that ive 
may have this hope, that we may be [ utified 
even as he is pure: Amen. 


V/liile we witness the gathering of the chil- 
dren of the kingdom, there is a joy flow* 
through theheart, unknown to the world; s 
prospect before us, that the unbelieving wilj 
be strangers to, till, perhaps they are taken 
out of the world by the pestilential arrows of 
the Almighty. The time is near when thc^ 
Savior will appear iu the clouds of heaven^ 
with power and great glory, and we rejoice- 
to see his sons and daughters brought home, 
by his power, where parting will be no more, 
if they remain faithful. The day has come 
when a great light has burst upon the under- 
standings of them that satin darkness, and 
we thank the Lord, that he is opening eyes 
to behold it, and unstopping fars to hear it; 
for verily, it is the news of salvation, open-, 
ing the mysteries of eternity. 

It is not long since we gave the number, 
that had come up to Zion since the guthering; 
commenced, and we need not. in this article, 
(rive the information again, but suffice it to 
say, that the wirk goes on, and from our 
knowl -dge of tlie Fu*iject, it will continue to 
do so, and even inciease till the Lord has 
made a short worK of it. There is a day of 
reckoning at hand, and a time of glory near: 
yea, truly tins generation shall not pass away 
till the Lord's house shall be built in mount 
Zion, and the cloud of his glory shall rest up- 
on it. Let the inhabitants of the earth re- 
member, that the word of the Lord, of old 
vrag, out of Zif» ahould go forlh tfce" 



law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusa- 
lem, in the last days. 

net hurrying up to Zion with some and leay- 
ing some to whet the appetite of tn over anx- 
ious world. Tlie Lord is neyer in a hurry, 
but gives every thing its proper propirlion of 
time. Be cleanly; no matter what condition 
LET EVERY MAN LEARN HIS DUTY, j y""" niay be, cleanliness is a virtue, that 
Every man ought to know his dutv to God 1 ""'" ^° required in Zion. Heaven shines 

Thj Evening a nd the Idorning Star. 


and man; especially the saint that has the 
benefit of revelation to guide hi.Ti: he ought 
to know his duty, not to say, but to do 
in all things. He ought to practice holiness 
before the Lord, that he may be counted wor- 
thy of an inheritance in Zion, and meet his 
Savior in peace. 

EverTf' soul that comes up to Zicn ibr an in- 
heritanc, for the present, must prepare tem- 
porally and spiritually. He should settle all 
h.s concerns with the world, and owe no man; 
he should overcome the "orld, and be ready, 
when he arrives at the place of gathering, to 
consecrate all to the Lord, through whom the 
Lord has appointed for that purpose, that he 
may be prr-pared to keer>the commandments, 
and do the will of his heavenly Father: olli- 
erwise he may not hold communion with the 
brethren; nor can he expect an inheritance, 
according to the regulations and order of the 

While the gathering is sounded, that I.«ra- 
•1 may come in from his long dispersion, and 
also, as many of the Gentiles as will, the in- 
vitation is free, but unless the articles and 
covenants, the law and regulation; yea, veri- 
ly all tlie cominanduienls, are kept, all is 
vai.i. Tiie Lord has order, and many that 
piay come to the land of Zion, for an inheri- 
tance, without obeying all the requirements 
of the Lord, will be weighed in the balances 
and found wai ting. It is nof every one that 
says Lord, Lord, that shall abide the day of 
tilhing. Every soul that is saved in the ce- 
lestial kingdom, shall be savt'd by its own 
faith and works; therefore, how n/cessary it 
is, that the saints slo-jld keep all tlie com- 
mandments, tlial c titers seeing a good ciam- 
ple, may go and do likevise. If any should 
ask what ia my duty? Let him lead; To love 
the Lord supremely; To love liis neighbor as 
liiais'jif; To consecrate all to the Lord; To 
be faithful to the end, ai; i. :!i)ove all, to have 
charity. A saint must be holy, or he cannot 
have a portion in the holy city. 

with glory, and the Lord clothes his angels 
with WHITE KoEEs; How necessary, then, 
that his saints should be decent. 

In relation to consecrating, and continu- 
ing worthy, and faithful to the end, we make 
the, following extract of a letter: 

It is the duty of the Lord's clerk, whom 
he has appointed, to keep a history, and a 
general church record of all things, that trans- 
pire in Zion, and of all those who consecrate 
properties and receive inheritances, legally 
•rora the bishop: and also, their manner of 
life, and their faith and works; apd also, of 
all the apostates, who apostalije after receiv- 
ing their in^.eritance. 

It is contrary to the will and command, 
ment of God, that these who receive not their 
inheritance by consecration, agreeable to liii 
law, whilh he lias given, *hnt he may tithe 
his people to prepare them against the day 
of vengeance and burning, should have their 
names enrolled with the people of God; nei- 
ther is their genealogy to be kept, or to be 
had where it may be found on any of the re- 
cords, or histories of the church; their iiameg 
shall not be found, ocither the names of their 
fathers, or the names of their children, writ- 
ten in ti.e book of the law of God, saith the 
Lord o) Hosts: yea, thus eaith the still small 
voice, n hich wl i.'^pereth through and pierccth 
all things: and oftentimes it niakcth my 
bones to quake while it maketh manifest, say- 
ing: — And it shall come to pass, that I tha 
Lord God will send one mighty and strong, 
holding the sceptre of power in his hand, 
clothed with light for a covering, whose 
niouth shall utter words, eternal word ■, while 
his bowels shall be a fountain of truth, to set 
in order the house of God, and to arrange by 
lot the inherit;;nce of the saints, whose names 
are found, and the nam^^s of their fatlf^rs. and 
of their children, enrolled in the book of tb« 
aw of God: while that man who was called 
of GoJ, and appointed, that putteth forth his 
Iiand to steady the ark of God, .«hall fall by 

Again: L"t all things be in order. Let ' the s!:aft of death, like as a tree that is tmit- 
evry one that quits the world for the sake of ten by the v.vid sliafl of lightning; and all 
eternal lif>, act consistent in evi^ry thing; th^y who are not foi;nd written in the book 
by ob/^ying the coniinandm-^nts: by paying of rjinembrance, shall find none inheritance 
Uia just debts; by lakinj care ofhir. iroptily, : ia tlu'- day, but they shall be cut asunder 
if'aay, if not, by aWwting other* tod* »o: j and their portion shall be tppoint«d theat 

*■«!<G AJQ MonrrrKCt btaiv 

among unbelievers, where there is wailing 
and gnas! ing of teelfi. These things I say 
not o'f myself, I herefore, as the Lord speaketh 
h ; will also fulfil. 

And I. y wlio are of the High Priesthood, 
whose names are not found written in the 
book of the law, or that are found to have 
apostatized, or to have been cut off out of 
the church, as well as the lasser . riesthood; 
or the members, in that day, shall not find 
an inheritance among the saints of the most 
High: theTefore, it shall be done unto them 
a8unloth»c;..ldr:^nof he priests, as it is 
written in the second chapter, and 61st and 
62d verses of Ezra: And of the chUdren of 
the priests: the children of Habaiah, the chil- 
dren of Koz, the children of Barzillai: which 
took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the 
Gileadite, and was called after Iheir name: 
These sought their register among those that 
were reckoned by genealogy, but they were 
not found: therefore were they, as polluted, 
pat from the priesthood. 


Signs and appearances are such, that even 
the most unbelieving dread coming events; 
and no wonder, for when the Lord comes 
out of his place to rebuke the nations, all 
hearts are faint, and all kne -s do tremble.— 
Every man has a right to do as he pleases, 
being an agent to himself, bnt we ardently 
hope, while such important signs, and extra- 
ordinary commotions, as: — 
The Cholera spreading over the whole earth; 
The plague breaking out in India; 
The Revolutions of Europe; 
The dissolution of South Carolina from the 

The gathering of the saints to Zion, and 
The assembling of the Jews at Jerusalem, 
are passing in rapid succession, that some 
will turn to God and live. Such strange 
movements of men; such dreadftil sickness; 
ohl such fearful looking for the wrath of 
God to be poured out upon this generation, 
together with the evidence of holy writ, 
oufht to convince every man in the world, 
that the end is near; that the harvest is r pe, 
and that the angels are reaping down the 


It is certainly a day of dilemmas: The po- 
litical party that has just been crowned with 
victory, shudders at the prospect before it. — 
Horror, with all itsfearfiil gloom blackens in 
one place, ard commotion, or rebellion, with 
all it« crimson warnings, reddens in another, 
ehowing, if ercr there wa» a time when the 

sword of the Lord hunj by a single hair, over 
tlie heads of them that have seated IhemsclveB 
round the feast table, it is now. The man 
that undertakes to run from the pestilence, 
runs to danger: and he that would leave Eu- 
rope because her kingdoms are crumbling to 
pieces, to come to America, beholds the link* 
in the chain of Freedom Ireak, as the new 
ropes in the hands of Sampson: and he looks, ■ 
but looks in vain for peace, for the hour it 
nigh, when it shall be taken from the earth. 
In the east there is trouble; in. the we»t there 
is fear; in the noiSh^tliete x no peace, ajn§ii 
the south there is consternation. Well may 
we exclaim, all things must change: but vir- 
tue shall endure forever. 


In the remainder of the book of Esther, 
which the ancienlmenof the world put down 
as doublfiil, may be found the following: 

Then Mardocheus said, God hath done 
these things. 

For I remember a dream which I saw con- 
cerning these matters, and nothing thereof 
hath failed. 

A little fountain became 3 rJTer, and there 
was light, and the sun, and much water, thi» 
river is Esther, whom the king married, and 
made queen. 

And the two drajjons are I and Aman. 

And the nations were those that arc as- 
sembled to destroy the name of the Jews: 
and my nation is this Israel, which cried to 
God, and were saved: for the Lord hath saved 
his people, and the Lord hath delivered ua 
from all those evils, and God hath wrought 
signs and great wonders, which have not 
been done among the Gentiles. 

Therefore hath he made twe lots, one for 
the people of God, and another for all the 

And these two lots came at the hour, and 
time, and day of judgment, before God among 
all nations. 

Extract of a letter from brs. P. Dustin ancf 
C. Beebe, dated Cole county, Mo. Dec. II 

We have meetings duly, and the people 
have quite an inquiry into the plan, to get 
knowledge of this great work. We have been 
provided for our daily support every where 
we go, as much so aa if we were tlieir rela- 
tives. We wonder and marvel how th? 
heavenly Father inclines the hearts of the 
children of men, to feed us. Brethren, n* 
one need fear, nor b» afraid^ to go out int» 

*hc world, to reason oul ol' the ucrijitur-.B with 
tlie people, without money or *cri,p. \\( 
tsre l)Clter thus fjr, without ai •t'T.n thuii we 
did when we hud plenty of money. We hive 
been from house to Iiou^'P, and from nei"h 
■borhood to neighborhood. • • • 
* * Give our love to all. Reni"nibor 
uf inyour prnyeric Eaolhers, God ia lore, 1 
do feel it. 


Many years have rolled away since the 
morning stars sang t^ether, and all the sons 
of God shouted for joy: many years have fled 
since Enoch built uj> Zion, and the Lord took 
him and his city unto his own bosom; many 
years have p.issed away since the world was 
drowned for its wickedness; many years have 
been forgotten since Israel was -scattered for 
transgressing the commandments of God; 
many years have vanished like a dream since 
the angel brought the good tidings, that the 
Son of God was born in the city of David, 
and many years have left the earth as they 
tbund it, since mankind knew the true v.':Ly 
to holiness: But while creations have rolled 
on; while millions have come and gone from 
the earth; while seas have divided land from 
land; while cities have sunk, and mountains 
have tumbled up as standing monuments of 
*heir wickedness; yea, while the vanity of 
the world has flitted from generation to gen- 
eration, without ever stopping to satisfy the 
ambition of one, or turning aside to draw a 
fac simile to gladden the curiosity of another, 
■the word of the Lord has remained, as a 
never-failing witness of its Eternal Author. 

We need not roll back the curtain of time, 
to view the rise and fall of kingdoms; to see 
the follies and vanities of departed genera- 
tions; no, while men and things have passed, 
by the current of time, into another state, the 
word of the Lord remains to point the way 
to a better world; yea, it remains, to show 
the end of the ungodly, and, as saith Solo- 
mon, when they cast up the accounts of their 
sins, they shall come with fear: and their 
own iniquities shall convince them to their 

Then shall the righteous man stand in great 
boldness before the face of such as have af- 
flicted him, and made no account of his la- 

When they see it, they shall be troubled 
with terrible fear, and shall be amazed at the 
strangeness of his salvation, so far beyond 
all that they looked for. 

And they repenting and groaning for an- 
guish of spirit shall say within themselves, 
This was he, whom we had sometimes in de- 
rision, and a proverb of reproach: We fools 
accounted his life madness, and his end to be 
without honor; How is he numbered among 
the children of God, and his lot is among the 
saints! Therefore have we erred from the 
way of truth, and the light of righteousness 
hath not shined unto us, and the Sou of 
righteousness rose not upon u». 

We wearied ourselves in the way of wick- 
edness and destruction: yea, we have gone 
through deserts, where there lay no way: — 
but M for the way of the Lerd, wc have not 
katfwn it. 

S YEyjlXO . ^51) M0R.NI?tS S-TM. 


I %VlMit hath pria* profi^-frd \»! tar what good 

lialh r:rhcs-»iih our vaunting brought us? 

/Vll llios- tli;iiir8 a,e paesed away hhe u slm- 
doWj atij U8 IX pcsl tliat hastetli by; And as 
n ship tlj.-ilp3S3>'th over the waves of the war 
1 ler, whi< !i wh^ii it is gone by, the trace 
I lliercofcsniiol he found, neitiier'thc pathway 
j ofiju' keel in waves; or as when a bird 
I hath llowK tlircugh tjit air, tlicre i.-i no token 
of iKi v.-ay to i.e li-und, but the li^'ht air be- 
ing beaten wiiii the Titroke of her wings, and 
parted With the violent noise and motion of 
tliem, is passed through, and theiem after- 
ward no sign where she went is to be found: 
Or like as when an arrow is shot at a mark, 
it partetli the air, which immediately cometli 
together again, so that a man cannot know 
where it went through; Even so we in like 
manner, as soon as we were bom began to 
draw to rur end; and had no sign of virtue to 
shew; but were consumed in our own wicked- 

For the hope of the ungodly is like dust that 
is blown away with the wind; like a thin 
froth that is driven away with the storm; 
like as the smoke which is dispersed here and 
there with a tempest, and passeth away as 
the remembrance of a guest that tarrieth but 
a day. 

But the righteous live for evermore; their 
reward also is with the Lord, and the cars 
of them is with the Most High. 

Therefore shall they receive a glorious king- 
dom, and a beautiful crown from the Lord's 
hand: for with his right hand shall he cover 
them, and with his arm shall he protect them. 

He shall take to him his jealousy for com- 
plete armour, and make the creature his wea- 
pon for the revenge of his enemies. 

He shall put on righteousness as a breast- 
plate, and true judgment instead of a helmet. 

He shall take holiness for an invincible 

His severe wrath shall he sharpen for a 
sword, and the world shall fight with him 
against the unwise. 

Then shall the right-aiming thunderbolts 
go abroad; and from the clouds, as from a 
well-drawn bow, shalj they fly to the mark. 

And hailstones full of wrath cast as out of 
a stone-bow, and the water of the sea shall 
rage against them, and the floods shall cru- 
elly drown them. 

Yea, a mighty wind shall stand up against 
tliem, and like a storm shall blow them away: 
thus iniquity sliall lay waste the whole earth, 
and ill-dealing shall overthrow the thrones of 
the mighty. 

Hear therefore, O ye kings, and understand; 
learn, yc that be judges of the ends of tha 

Give car, ye that rule tho people, and glo- 
ry in the multitude of nations. 

For power is given you of the Lord, and 
sovereignty from the Highest, who shall try 
your works, and search out your counsels. 

Because, being ministers of his kingdom, 
ye have not judged aright, nor kept the low, 
nor walked after the counsel of God; horribly 
and speedily shall he come upon you: for a 
sharp judgment shall be to them that be in 
high places. 

For mercy will soon pardon the meanest: 
but mighty men shall be mightily tormented. 

For he which is I.srd over all shall fear no 
man's person, neither shall he stand in awe 



of any mau's grsatness: 

_^ ^ tor lie halb nsade the 

.mai'und great'.'and carclli tor all alike. 

But a sore trial shall come upon the mighty. 

Unto you therefore, O kings, do I speak, 
t'lat ye may learn wisdom, and not tall away; 
lor ii..-y ii-at keep holinoss holily, be 
judged holy: and they that have earned suci, 
things sl-allfind wi:at to answer. 

But stop and let us r^ilect, t! at althougl.- 
Blmo=t six thousand years have witnessed the 
nuehtv and many scenes which have hap- 
pened "or been acted on earth, fewnie.:, since 
Israel became a chosen nation ol the Lo d, 
have lived to see an hundred N^^i'-^ oars:— 
,nd that, from th- signs of the times, and 
the convulsions of nations, notwithslanumg 
a;...ut one Uiird of this century has air.a.iy 
h.-en numbered among departed y.ars, verv 
f'W if any, in their present existence, will 
behold the new-year of nineteen hundred! — 
The destroying angel is on the earth, scat- 
t,-r.iii: the pestilence where the Lord will, and 
as some of the inhabitants arc svrcpt 
the ' -' 

residue seem to 

In proof of this the saints are gathering 
home to the land of Zion, that tliey may be 
ready to meet the Lord when he comes sud-"^ 
deiily to his temple. And besides this, the 
Spirit of the Lord, as it were, works upoa 
the great men of the earth, to hasten the 
work oflhe gatiieri'ig, in its time. 7"he Pre- 
sident of t!ie I'nited Stales, in relation to 
the reti'iiaiUs oE'Joseph, tlius sj"?aks in his 
last Message: I am happy to inform you, 
that the wise and humane policy of tiansfer- 
ring from the Eastern to the Western side of 
the Mississippi, the rei;j.%ants of our aJ'or/gi- 
nal tribes, wtlii their own consent and ur-ou 
just terms, has been steadily pursued, and is 
approachinvr, I trust, its consummation. By 
reference to the report of the Secretary of 
^Var. and to the documents submitted wiih- 
it, you will see the progress which has been- 
m<tde since your last session, in the arrange- 
ment of the various matters connected with 
our Inriian ri-lations. Vv'i.h one exception, 
every subj'-ct involving any (juestioa of con- 
flicting jur:sdit'-i:)r, or ot" peculiar difficulty, 
has be n happily d.siiosed of, and the con.- 
viction evidently gains around among the 

by tiiis unseen power, 

harden their hearts and forget tliat now is .._ ^ _^ _^ _._. 

the time when all flesh is grass: The Journal Indians, that their removal to the country as- 
ot Commerce thus su-ns up the amount of signed by the United Slates for Iheir pernm. 
the cholera in New York: "Cos(./«A.CWe- - - 

ra.— It appears from a report recently su.;- 
mitted to the Board of Assistant Aldermen, 
that the expense of the ci._y_governm™t on 

account of' the cholera, amounted lo .«ilOU,. 
COO. But this is a small matter m compari- 
,on with the damage occasioned by the de- 
rangement and suspension of business, 
quarantining of our vessels wherever they 
went, the exoense of sickness and f.ight and 
the host of other inconveniences to which Uie 
calamity gave rise. Leaving out o. tne ac- 
count, all higher considerations, such as the 
loss of life and the sundering of eartiily tics, 
an assessment of §1,000,000 upon our mhab- 
itants, (perhaps we shoul 1 say two n.ul ions, ) 
would have been a cheap purchase of exemp- 
tion from the scourge. 

It is surprising how soon the effects cf triis 
calamity disappear. The pecmiary suff.r- 
in-s is no longer visibb-the 6400 persons 
<lPoeased since the first of July are not miss- 
ed by the public- the 300J dram -^I'-ops are 
again in full action-the Theatres, Di.til le- and other engines of destruction are pli- 
ed as warmly as ever. 

This is the reign of error, and a day of 
trouble, and we caution the disciples ol ihe 
blessed Savior, to be awar" and not ass'rl or 
write thinrrs as truth without evidence, or a 
knowledge^of their own. The pres -nt gene- 
ration i?very much given to lying, and, as 
a natural consequence, a lie wdl be b-lieved 
and circulated by ten persons, where the 
truth can scarcely be heard by one. Good is 
seemingly, perished among all nations, and 
men's hearts fail them, while looking tor 
thos= things which are about to take place on 
the eartli. No man can calculate from last 
year's experience, and say, as it was m eigh- 
topu hundred and thirty-two. it will be in 
ei-rhteen hundred and thirty-thre3: For the 
Lord is exerting the powers of lieavpi), and 
will, ere long, shake terribly the earth: yea, 
his arrows are shot to the ends of it, and all 
flesh will know, that he halh put forth his 
hand to rebuke the world for it» pollutions 
•ad «boni;n:itioiis^ 

nant residence, furnishes^^tbe only hoperof 

tlieir ultimate prosperity. 

Tills is true, and we can only^say, verily 
all things move to further the W'Ork of the 
Lord: and now to conclude, v.e can say as 
we did at the beginning, many years liave 
rolled away, since the morning stars sai,g 
together, but few more shall pass, till the 
S...ns of God will shout for joy! The Lord 
will come the second time: The Lord will 
brina again Zion! Let earth rejoice, and let 
all things, even the bells ipon the horses, bo 


The United States continu.3 to buy the 

land of Joseph, and become nursing fathers 

unto his children. Tlie Globe in speaking' 

of the treaty of peace v\'ith the Indians, states, 

"That the land acquired '•_• g'vernm.cnt from 
the Winnebagoes, contains ujout 4,6(i0.000 
acres, and is represenied lo be of excellent 
soil; wall wa'-cred, and iL"e3iU<lJig in indi>ce- 
m^rts lor agriculturists to purchase and cul- 

Advices have been received of tlie forma- 
tion of another tieaty v.ith the Sacs and Fox- 
es. Bv this conipact the United States ac- 
quire about 6011,000,000 acres, cf a quality 
not inferior lo any between the same paraT- 
lels of latitude. It is known to abound in 
lead, and the Inunns say in other or-'s. 

For the tract ceded, the I'nited States 
agree to pay an annuity of twenty thciii^and 
dollars for thirty years, to support a black- 
smith and gun-s-rnith in addition to Ihose 
now employed, to pay the debts of the tribes, 
to supply provisions, and, as a reward for 
the fidelity ofKe-o-kuk and the friendly band, 
to allow a reseivation lo be made for them cf 
400 miles square on the loway river, to in- 
clude Ke-o-kuk's principal village. 

Black Hawk and his two sons, the Prophet, 
Napope and five otlier.s, principal warriors of 
the hostile bands, are to be relaJned as hos- 
tages, during the pleasure of tl» JPre«i^nt. 

tyKyiyc and mor.tinu star. 


All llie olhfr prisoners haro been delivetcd 
up lo the friendly Sacs and Foxes." 

Wha.1 a beauty it is to see the prophecies 
fulfilling so exactly. Nephi says; 

\everthei:!ss. after that tliey have been 
nursed by the Gentiles, and the Lord halli 
lilted up his hand upo • the Gentiles, and set 
*hcm up fur a s'andard, and their childrrn 
sliall b? carried in tlieir arn.s and their daueh- 
lers i'lall b? carried upon their shoulders: be- 
hold these things of which arc spolien are 

For thus is the covenants of tlie Lore with 
our fathers; and it nieanetli us in tlie iljvs to 
co-ii:;, and also all our brethren which are of 
the house of Israel. 

And it meanelh that the time cometh thai 
after all the Iiols'* of Israel have been scat- 
tered and confounded, that the Lord God will 
raise up a mighty nation among the Gentiles: 
yea, even upon the face of this land; and by 
them sliall our seed be scattered. 

And afler that our seed is scattered, the 
Lord God will proceed to do a marvelous 
work among the Gentiles, which shall be of 
great worth unto our seed. 

Wherefore, it is likened unto the beinj 
nourished by the G.?nliles, and being carried 
in their arms, and upon th ir shouloers. 

And it shall also be of wortli unto the Gen- 
til's: and not only unto the Gentiles, but un- 
to ail the house of (srasl, unto the making 
known of the covenants of the Father of hea- 
T n, unto Abraham, saying. In thy seed shall 
all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. 

And I would my brethren that ye should 
knoi", that all the kimlreds of the earth can- 
not b? bl'ssed, unless he shall make bare his 
arm in the eyes of the nations. 

Wh"refore, the Lord God will proc»ed to 
make bar-? his arm in the eyes of all the na- 
tions, in bringing about his covenants and 
liis gospel unto they which are of the hou^e 
of Israel. 

^V!lerefo^e, he will bring them a^ain out 
of captivity, and they shall be gatli -red to- 
gether to the lands of their inhertance, and 
they shall be brought out of obscurity and 
out of darkness, and they shall know that 
th^ Lord is lh?ir Savior and tiieir Redeemer, 
the mighty one of Israel. 



Thus Biith the Lord vourGod, ev»n Jesis 
Christ, the gr>at I A.VI, Alpha and Omega, 
the b -ginning and the end, tlie same which 
looked up m the wide expaiiie of eternity, 
and all tlie s-raphic hoits of heaven, before 
the world waa nirde: the sum? who know- 
etb all thingK, fur all things ar" present hefcre 
min^eycs: lam the same who spake and 
til? world was mad >, and all things came by 
me: I am the sa-n> who /lave tak'-n the Zi- 
on of Lnoch into mine owi bosom: and v?ri- 
ly I say, even as many an have b dieved on 
my na:ne, for I am Christ, and in min* own 
nime, by th-; virtue of the blood which I have 
(pdt, hav- 1 plead before the Father for them: j 
iiul behold the rcaidue of the wicked liave 1 1 

kept in chains of darkness until the judgment 
of ihe great day, which shall come at the 
end of the earth; and even so will 1 cause the 
wicked to be kept, that will not hear my 
voice but harden their hearts, and wo, wo, 
wo is their doom. 

But behold, verily, Terily I say unto you, 
that mine eyes are upon you; I am in your 
midst and ve cannot see me, but the day bO<. n 
cometh that ye sl.all tee me and know that 1 
am: for the vail of darkness shall soon be 
rent, and iie that is nul pur^Hed shall not 
abide liie day; rherefore gird up your loins 
anti he prepared. Behold the kingdom ia 
yours and tiie enemy shall not overcome. 

Verily I say unto you, ye are clean but not 
all: and there is none else with whom i am 
well plvnsed, for all flesh is corruptible be- 
fore iiie, and liie powers of darkness j-revail 
upon the earth, the children of men, 
in the presence of ail tlie hosts of heaven, 
whicli taiiBelli silence to reign, and all eter- 
nity IS pained, and the angeis are wailing the 
fT"at command to reap d>,wn the earth, to 
gather the lares that they may be burned: 
and behold the enemy is (.onibined. 

And now I show unto you a mystery, a 
thing wli ch is had in secret chambers, to 
bring to paps rven your destruction, in pro- 
cess of time, and ye knew it not, but now I 
tell it unto you, and ye are blessed, not be- 
cause of your iniquity, neither your hearts 
of unheli*-f, for verily some of you are guilty 
before me; but I will be merciful unto your 
weakness. Therefore, be ye strong from 
henceibrlh; fear not for the kingdom is yours: 
and for your s.alvation I give unto you a com- 
n.andment, for 1 have heard your prayers, 
and the poor have complained before nie, and 
the rich have I made, ana all flesh is mine, 
and 1 am no respecter of persons. And I 
have mado the earth rich, and behold it is my 
footstool: wherefore, again I will aland upon 
it. and 1 hold forth and deign to give unto 
you gr atcr riches, even a land of promise; a 
land flowing with niilli wid honey, i>pon 
wliich there sliall be no curse when tlie Lord 
coiiioth: and 1 will give it unto you for tha 
land of your inheritance, if you seek it with 
all your hearts: and this shall be my cove- 
nant wiih you, ye shall have it for the land of 
your inheritance, and lor the inheritance of 
your chiidr.'n lorever, while the earth shall 
siariJ, and ye sliall possess it again in tterni- 
ty, no more to pass away. 

But verily I say unto you, that in time ye 
shall have no king nor ruler, for 1 will be 
j your king and watch over you. Wherefore, 
hoar niy voiee and f>IIow me, and you shall 
be a free people, and ye shall have no laws 
but my laws, when 1 eoine, for I am your 
Lawgiver, and what can stay my hand? But 
v-jrilv 1 say unto you, teach on" another ac- 
cording to the ofTiee wherewith I have ap- 
pointed you, snd let every man csl'cm jiig 
brother as him»elf, and practice virtue and 
holiness before me. And again I say unto 
you, let every man enteem his brother aa 
himself: for what man among you haring 
twelve sons, and is no respecter to them, and 
they s..'rve hi:n obediently, and he saith unto 
the one, be thou clothed in robes and sit thou 
here; and to the other, be thon clothed in 
rags and ait thou (here, aod lo«kelii ap«B hi* 
■oa( aod faith I am jatJL. 


£VE>«k>»a A:fD ftfoRi^ijta. btaiv 

Behold, this I huve givea unto you a par- 
able, and it is even a» I am: 1 sny unto you, 
be one; and if ye are not ntie, y* are not 
mine. And again I say unto you, that the 
eneniy in the secret chambefa seeketii your 
lives: Ye hear of wars in far countries, and 
you say that there will soon b(> great wars in 
far countries, but yc hnow not ihe hearts of 
th?m in your own land: I tell you tlieso tilings 
because of your prayers: wherefore, treasure 
lip wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wicked- 
ness of men reveal these tbin^ff unto yon, by 
their wickedness, in a nianrtcr which shall 
Apeak in your earn, with a voters louder than 
that which shall shake the earth: but if yc 
<re prepared, ye shall not fear. 

And that ye might escape !he pnwi>r of the 
enemy, and be gathered unto ma a righteous 
people, without spot and blameless: wliere- 
fore, for this cause I gave unto you the com- 
mandment, that yc should go to the Ohio: 
and there I will give unto you my law; and 
there you shall be endowed with power ftom 
on high, and from thence, whomsoever I will 
■hall go forth among all nations, and it 
•hall be told them what they shall do: for I 
have a great work laid up in store: for Israel 
■hall be saved, and I will lead them whither- 
■oever I will, and no power ihall stay my 

And now I give unto the church in these 
parts, a con^mandment, that certain men 
among them sha 1 be appointed, and they 
■hall be appointed by the voice of the church: 
and they shall look to the poor and the needy, 
and administer to their relief, that they shall 
not suffer; and send them forth to the place 
which I have commanded them; and this shall 
be their work, to govern the affairs of the 
property of this church. And they that have 
farms that cannot be sold, let them be lefl or 
rented as seemeth them good. See that all 
things are preserved, and when men are en- 
dowed with power from on high, and sent 
forth, all these things shall be gathered unto 
the bosom of the church. 

And if ye seek the riches which it is the 
will of the Father to give unto you, ye shall 
be the richest of all people; for yc shall have 
the riches of eternity: and it must needs be 
that the riches of the earth is mine to give: 
but beware of pride, lest ye become as the 
Nephites of old. And again I say unto you, 
I give unto you a commandment, that every 
man, both eWer, priest, teacher and also 
member, go to with his might, with the la. 
bor of his hands, to prepare and accomplish 
the things which I have commanded. And 
l«t your preaching be the warning voice, ev. 
ery man to his neighbor, in mildness and in 
BteeknesB. And go ye out from among the 

V. idied. Stv; yourselv^*. Be ye clean that 
bear the vessehof the Lord; even so: Amen. 


Verilf thus saith the Lord, in addition to 
the Is vs of the church concerning women 
and children, those who belong to the church, 
wlio have los h'lir husbands or fathers: wo- 
men have claim on their husbands for their 
maintainancc until their h sbands are taken; 
and if th(?y are not found transgressors they 
shall lioHB feflov.ship in tiie church, and if 
they are not failhfu', they phall not have fel- 
lo-.Tship in the church; yet they may remain 
ujion their inheritances according to the law* 
of the land. 

All children have claim upon their pa- 
rents for their maintainance until they are of 
age; and afVer that, they have claim upon the 
church; o.-, in other words, upon the Lord's 
storehouse, if their parents have not where, 
with to give them inheritances. And the 
storehouse shall be kept by the consecrations 
of the church, that widows and orphans shall 
be provided for, as also the poor. Amen. 



The Lord has declared that calamities shall 
cover the mocker: and he has also said, 
There is no eye that shall not see, neither 
ear that shall not hear, neither heart that 
shall not be penetrated, and who can doubt 
it after reading the following? 
From the Weekly Courier & N. Y. Enquirer. 

By the last arrival from England, we learn 
that accounts had been received there of tha 
prevalence of the Plague at Bushire, and that 
its ravages were of the most dreadful descrip- 
tion. The disease had almost wholly depop- 
ulated the district, the deaths having amoun- 
ted to from 150 to 200 a day. It commenced 
by great weakness, and the sufferers were 
then attacked with swelling in the groin, the 
armpits, and back, the pain arising from 
which was excessive, and continued until 
death pat an end to their misery. At one 
time there were 2,000 bodies unburied in the 
public streets. The sufferers when attacked 
crowded tha mosques, where most of them 
died, and it was not until decomposition had 
commenced that they were buried. Men 
were hired at high wages to perform this du. 
ty, and at one time 10 1 persons were so em- 
ployed, In most of the houses from one to 


four dead bodies weie left unburied for some 
days, -in the Residency Court, dead bodies 
w«r« left eipoBsd. Notwithstanding the ex- 
istence of this dreadful state of things, sever- 
al thieves had pillaged the houses. The Res- 
idency bad been broken open, and every thing 
valuable stolen. Whole families were swept 
off by the disease, and the utmost distrtss 
had prevailed. 

The accounts from Bombay state that much 
alarm existed there lest the disease should be 
brought to that Presidency. One vessel had 
arrived from Bushire, in which 70 out of 120 
persons on board died of the disease on the 
voyage. The Governor of Bombay had issu- 
ed an order, compelling all vessels arriving 
from tlie infected districts to perform a quar- 
antine of 33_ days,f*nd then their discharge 
was to be dependent upon the report of a 
medical officer. 

grg?rr50 AWt? MOR?Ti!va star. 


Mr. Daniel Prieur, Mayor of the City of 
New Orleans. 

The undersigned Committee, appointed by 
the City Council to remain permanent during 
the dreadful malady that desolates our city, 
have the honor to inform you, that in conse- 
quence of reports made to them by diverse re- 
apectable men, on the situation of the Hospi- 
tal kept by D. McFarlane, they repaired thith- 
er to-day, at half past 1 o'oclock, when they 
visited all the rooms, which £bey found in 
the most disgusting state of uncleanliness: 
all the vases necessary to our natural wants, 
being filled up, and the patients having de- 
clared that for a long while, no care had been 
extended to them. 

In several rooms of that building dead bo- 
dies were discovered, which had been for ma- 
ny days in a putrified state; from that room 
the Committee repaired to another one near 
the kitchen, where they discovered the dead 
body of a negro, whose horrid stench plainly 
told, it had deen lying there for several days; 
that finally, the Committee entered another 
room opposite the kitchen, where every thing 
was in as bad a condition as the ot)iers; that 
in this room several bodies were seen of men 
who had been dead fur many days; and, that 
in a bed, (horrible to tell!) they found a dy. 
ing man lying on a dead body, in a perfect 
state of putrifactioD. 

The undersigned, members of said Com- 
mittee, declare, that all they saw was so 
shocking that it cannot be described; that it 
would be most advisable to remove from that 
Hoopittl all patients that are ■till alive, and 

to beware lest the putrified corpses within it, 
enclosure do not occasion-pestUcnce in that 
quarter, and perhaps, over the whole city. 

November 7.-The Standing Committee 
have the honor to present the following addi- 
tional report: — 

In one of the apartments where iwmy pa- 
tients were to be seen, they discovered, un- 
der a bed, tt dead body, half corroded, whose 
entrails lay on the fJoor. In a closet upon 
the gallery, there were two corpses, one of 
which was lying on the floor, and the other 
had his feet upon the floor and his back upon 
the bed, forming a curve, his legs were press- 
ed up and his thighfl were of a livid hue.— 
Under a shed in a yard, was the dead body 
of a negro, off which a fowl was picking 
worms. The number of dead bodies amount- 
ed to twelve or fourteen. 

E. A. BANON, Reporter, 
CHARLES LEE, Aid. 1st Ward. 
FELIX LABATUT, Aid. 2d Ward. 

From the Barbadoes Mercury, Oct. 20. 
The following extract of a letter from An- 
guilla, we copy from the Antigua Free Press 
of the 27th Sept. The description given of 
the distress that has been sufiered is truly af- 
fecting, and as the work of death is, accord- 
ing to the writer, suspended only for a while, 
by timely relief received, we trust those who 
have not yet contributed towards the assii- 
tanca of the suflerers, will come forward and 
imitate the laudable example of their fellow 
colonists: — 

"It is impossible for me to give you a cor- 
rect view of the physical and moral destitu- 
tion, wretchedness and misery of this degra- 
ded people. The contracted muscles, shri- 
velled skins, and despairing countenances of 
a great portion of the population are a most 
heart rending sight. 

On every side we behold hungry mothers, 
with haggard countenances, and weary worn 
out limbs, trembling under the weight of a 
beloved child, whose eyes are sunk deep in 
their sockets, its limbs parched and withered, 
and its face dried and wrinkled, as though it 
was bending beneath the weight of four score 
years! They carry them to the doors of 

those whose sufferings are not so great: but 

alas! such is the general poverty, that few 
are able to relieve them. 

It is an afi"ecting sight, when a liftle food 
is given, to »•« tha hunger bitten mother sit 



down on the ground, balliing her squilid 
child with tears, wliile she feeds it on the 
fruits of bsnerolence, and refuses herself a 
taste, till her tender charge is satisfied. — 

ment, have bc3n kept quiet; at present, how 
ever, there is mus'i stir among the offic rj' 
and it is reported that a force of several thou- 
sani men will leave Canton to-day for the 

Strangers who have heard of the famine, and seat of war, accompanied by his Excellency 
■who have visited u?, have said, in my hear- | the Governer. A few days since, a fleet of 
in?, that the talf was not told. For some iarge travelling boats passed up the river, 
time, from 2 to 12 a day have died of starva- 
tion; but the great liberality of St. Kitt's and 
Nevis has suspended, at least for a while, the 
wo'k of death. The drought has been dread- 
ful. There has not been a season of riin the 
last eighteen months, and this, with the con- 
summate idleness ef many, is the principal 
cause of the famine." 

The British ship Sybella, Thornton, arri- 
Ted yesterday from RotterdaTi. She had on 
board at the time she lel Holland, one hun- 
dred and thirty-two passengers, who received 
an addition of three, on the passage. These 
and no less than ninety-foar others died be- 
fore the vessel arrived here, for but thirty- 
eight of all the passengers who embarked in 
apparent h'>alth, reached their port of desti- 
nition. They are now at the quarantine and 
in a most wretched condition. We have not 
been able to collect as yet further paaticiilara. 
The above however, are sufficiently appal- 
ling. — N. T. paper. 

Capt. Britton, of the brig Harp, at N. T. 
from the coast of Africa, touched on his pas- 
sage home at the Cape de Verd Islands, froai 
whence he sailed but 30 days sinc,^ Capt 
Britton corroborates to the fullest extent, the 
accounts which have already reached us of 
the distressed situation of the inhabiUnts of 
these Islands; they were actually in a state 
of starvation. Capt Britton saw persons 
drop down and die in the streets from abso- 
lute want. Nor was there any appearance of 
relief near at hand. 


By the ship Providence, Capt. Bowers, the 
tditors of the Journal of Commerce have 
received a Canton paper of May 20, which 
contains the loUowing paragraph: — 

The rebellion on the frontiers of the ad- 
joining provinces continues, and from the 
large bodies of troops which have left Cantom 
it would seem that the suppression of this re- 
volt is no very easy matter. For some time 
the official reports of the progress of the Im- 
perial arnu, and the intention of the Gorcrn- 

with a detachment of troops on board, desti- 
ned to rcinfor -■ the army which is now enga- 
ged with the rebels. 


In addition to the above tribulations, South 
Carolina has rebelled against the laws ot the 
United States: held a state convention, and 
passed ordinances, the same as declaring her- 
self an independ"nt nation, and, more than 
all, *'Resolved, That this convention do re- 
commend to the people of South Carolina the 
observance of Thursday the 31st day of Jan- 
uary next, as a (Izy of fasting, humiliation 
and prayer, or which they are invited to im- 
plore the blessings of Almighty God on the 
effort."! that are made to restore liberty and 
happiness to our beloved State." 

And Gen. Jackson has ordered several com" 
panies of Artillery to Charleston, and issued 
a Proclan-a'ion, urging submiRsion, and de- 
claring such mcv.->s as thatof SoutI- Carolina 
TRFA5o:». He closes thus: "May the Great 
Ruler of nations grant that the signal bless- 
ings with which he has favored curs, rray 
rot, by the madness of party or personal am- 
bition, be disregarded and lost: and may His 
wise Providence bring those who have pro- 
duced this crisis, to see their felly, before 
they feel the misery of civil strife; and in- 
spire a returning veneration for that Union, 
which if, we dare to penetrate Kis desigiui, 
he has chosen as the only means of attaining 
the high destinies to which we may reasou- 
ably aspire." 

Letters have been received, since our last, 
ftom Lexinglon, and S from Jefferson ci'y, 
Mo. from Kirtland Mills and Scipio, Ohio, 
and from Freedom, New York. 

The Pven^n? and the JKomins Star, 

r. a. vrajJiAxaa & co. 

Kirtland, Ohio, 

At two dollars for the two volumes, paya- 
ble in advance. No subscription will be re- 
ceivd for lep.s than the two volumes. Every 
person receiving ten copies, and paying for 
the same, free of postage, shall be entitled to 
the eleventh pratis. 

Kirtland, Ohio, April, 13J6. 


Vol. L No. 9.) 


[Whole .\'o. !t. 

Somsthing singular attaches itself to the 
phrase, The last days. We can take up the 
bible, and read what took place in the begin- 
ning, without any emotion, and generally 
without realizing what did happen; but when 
we read tlie prophecies touching the last days, 
the very soul starts to know what shall be- 
We can look back to the morning of crea- 
tion, when God said, Let there be light, and 
there was light, without ever re.nienibering 
that his glory covered the heavens and his 
brightness vas Uefore the brightness of the 
sun; wl'tliou* reflecting that when he made 
the firmament, and divi;icd the waters under 
the firmament, from the waters above the 
firmament, that the great d.-?ep, even the up- 
per deep, was, and he laid llie beams of his 
chambers in it; and that the waters beneath 
were gathered into one place, so that sLx 
puila of tlie earth were dry: yea, we can light- 
ly read these grand scenes of tlie beginning, 
without ever thinking that the earth has 
since been divided, and tliat the heap of great 
waters, has been spread over tlie earlli to 
frustrate Eome of the wicked designs of un- 
godly men; but when the last days begin to 
■cast their shadows before, we stop and 
wonder, with great earnestness, what is about 
to come to pass. We see nation rising against 
nation; we hear of the pestilence destioying 
its thousand.'! in one place, and its tens of 
thousands in another; the plague consumin'*" 
all before it, and we witness the terror (liat 
reigns in the hearts of the wicked, and we 
are ready to e.xclaim, Tlie Lord it; certainly 
about bringing the world to an account of its 
iniquity. Let us reflect, then, in the last 
days, that there was to be great tribulation: 
for the Savior says, nation sliall rise against 
DAtiun, kingdom against kingdom, and tliere 
•hall be faminei, and peatilences, and earth- 
quakes in divers places; and the propliets 
have declared that the valleys should rise; 
that the mountains should be laid low: that a 
great earthquake should be, in which tho sun 
■liould become black as sackcloth of hair, and 
the moon-iurn into blood; yea, the Kternal 
God hath declared that the great deep siiail 
roll back into the north countries and that the 
lazid of Zion and the land of Jerusalem shall 
li« joined together, as they were before they 
were divided in the days of IVIeg. No won- 
der the mind starts at the sound of the last 
days I Great things will cooie to pass in 

them: sickness, sorrow, pain and death, will 
come upon the wicked: the righteous will be 
gathered from aU nations, as well as Isra«l, 
to Zion, and the Jews assemble at Jerusalem, 
to behold tlio Lord of glory gather ail thingi 
in one, that there may be on earth, one foM 
and Shepherd. 

We live in a great time; one of the most 
eventful periods that has ever been: it is not 
only the time when the captivity of Jacob's 
tents will return, but it is the lime when the 
wicked and their works shall be destroyed; 
when the earth shall be restored to its fomier 
beauty and goodness, and shall yieid its ii.- 
crease; when plagues shall be sent to humMe 
the liaughty, and bring them, if tiiey will, to 
a knowledge of God; yea, it is a time wh«i 
the v.'icUed cannot expect to s?e the ne»t 
generation; yea, it is that great time, when 
none shall live in the second generation unles* 
they are pure in heart. 

Esdras, or Ezra the High Priest, we sup- 
pose, seems to have had a great view of the 
last days, and for all that has ever appeared 
to the contrary, by the wisdom of man, he 
spake by the Spirit of God, and says: — "And 
I opened my mouth and began to talk befoi* 
the Most High, and said, O Lord, Ihou that 
shewest thyself unto us, thou wast shewed 
unto our fathers in the wilderness, in a place 
where no man treadeth, in a barren place, 
when they came out of Egypt. And thou 
spakcst, saying. Hear me, O Israel; and mark 
my words, thou seed of Jacob. For behohl, 
I fiow my law in you, and it shall bring foi-th 
fruit in you, and ye shall be honored in it 
forever. But our fathers, which received the 
law, kept it not, and observed not thine ordi- 
nances: and though the fi-uit of thy law did 
not perish, neither could it for it was thine; 
yet they tliat received it perished, becausi 
they kept not the thing that ubs sown in 

And lo, it is a custom, when the ground 
hath received seed, or the sea a ship, or any 
vessel meat or drink, that, that being perish- 
ed wherein it was sown, or cast into, thai 
thing also which was sown, or cast therein, 
or rcueivLid, uuiii p*:naJi, uiiu reaiaiiictii nul 
with us: but with, us it hath not happened so. 
Kor we that have received the law periali 
by sin, and «ur heart also wJiiuh receiveth it. 
Notwithstanding, tho law pcrisheth not, but 
reinainoth in his force. And when I spake 
these things in my heart, I looked back with 



mine eyes, end upon the right side I saw a 
woman, and behold, she mourned and wept 
with a loud voice and was much grieved in 
heart, and h'r clothes were rent, and she 
had ashes upon her head. 

Then let my thoughts go that I was in, 
and turned me unto her, and said unto her. 
Wherefore weepest thoul why art thou so 
grieved in thy mind? and she said unto me, 
Sir, let me alone, that I may bewail myself, 
and add unto my sorrow, for I am sore vexed 
in my mind; and brought very low. And I 
said unto her, what aileth tlieel tell me. 

She said unto me, I lliy handmaid have 
bcc-n barren, and liad no uiiilcl, tl'.oiiijh 1 had 
a husband thirty years. And those thirty 
years I did nothing else da}- and night, and 
every hour, but make my prayer to the High- 
est. After thirty years God heard me, thy 
handmaid, looked upon my miser}', consider- 
ed my trouble, and gave me a son: and 1 was 
very glad of him, so was my husband also, 
and all my neighbors: and we gave great hon- 
or unto the Almighty. 

And I nourished him with great travail. — 
So when he grew up, and came to the time 
that he should have a wife, 1 made a feast. — 
And it so came to pass, that when m}' son 
entered into his wedding chamber, he fell 
down and died. Then we all overthrew the 
lights, and all my neighbors rose up to com- 
fort me: so I took my re^t unto the second 
day at night. 

And it came to pass, when they had left 
offto comfort me, to the end I might be quiet; 
then rose I up by night, and fled, and came 
hither into this field, as thou seest. And I 
do now purpose not to return into the city, 
but here to stay, and neither to eat nor drink, 
but continually to mourn and to fast until I 

Then left I the mtditatjons wherein I was, 
and spake to her in anger, saying: — Thou 
foolish woman above all other, seest thou not 
our mourning, and what happeneth unto us? 
how that Zionour mother is full of all heavi- 
ness, and much humbled, mourning very 
sore? and uow, seeing we all mourn and are 
sad, for we are all in heaviness, art thou 
grieved for one son? for ask the earth, and 
fhe shall tell thee, that it is slie that ought 
to mourn for the fall of so many that grow 
upon her. For out of her came all at first, 
and out of her shall all others come, and. be- 
hold, they walk almost all into destruction, 
and a multitude of them is utterly rooted out. 

Who then should make more mourning 
than she that haih lost so great a multitude; 
and not thou, which art soiry but for one? — 
but if thou sayest unto me. My lamentation 
is not like the earth's, because I have lost 
the fruit of my womb, whicli 1 brought forth 
with pains, and bare with sorrows; but the 
earth for the multitude present in it, accor- 
ding to the course of the earth, is gone, as it 

Then say I unto thee, like as thou hast 
brought forth with labor; even so the earth 
also hath given her fruit namely, man, ever 
since the beginning unto him that made her. 

Now therefore keep thy sorrow to th.vself, 
and bear with a goo-1 courage that which 
hath befallen thee. For if thou shalt ac 

knowledge the determirition of God to be 
just, thou shalt both receive thy son in time, 
and shalt be commended among women. Go 
thy way then into the city to thy husband. — 
And she said unto me that will I not do: I 
will not go into the city but here will I die. 
So I proceeded to speak further unto her, and 
said. Do not so, but be counselled by me: for 
how many are the adversities of Zion? he 
comforted in regard of the sorrow of Jerusa- 

For thou seest that our sanctuaries are laid 
waste, our altar broken down, cnr temple 
destroyed: our psaltry is laid on the ground, ~ 
our song is put to silence, our rejoicing is at 
an eiid, the light of our candlestick is j-ut 
out, the ark of our covenant is spoiled, our 
holy things are defiled, and the name that is 
called upon us, almost profaned: our children 
are put to shame, cur priests are burnt, our 
Levites are gone into captivity, our virgins 
are defiled, and our wives ravished; our righ- 
teous men carried away, our little ones de- 
stroyed, our young men are brought in bon- 
dage, and our strong men are become weak; 
and, which is the greatest of all, the seal o£ 
Zion hath now lost her honor; for she is de- 
livered into the hands of them that hate us. 

And tlicrefore shake off thy great heavi- 
ness, and put away the multitude of sor- 
rows, that the mighty may be merciful unto 
thee again, and the Highest shall give thee 
rest and ease from thy labor. 

And it came to pass, while I was talking 
with her, behold, her face upon a sudden 
siiined exceedingly, and her countenance 
glistened, so that 1 was afraid of her, and reu- 
sed what it might be. And behold, suddenly 
she made a great cry, very fearful: so that 
the earth shook at the noise of the woman. 

And I looked, and behold, the woman ap- 
peared unto me no more, but there was a city 
builded, and a large place shewed itself from 
the foundations: then was I afraid, and cried 
with a loud voice, and said, Where is Uriel 
the angel, who came unto me at the first? 
for he hath caused me to fall into m.any tran- 
ces, and mine end is turned into corruption, 
and my prayer to rebuke. And as I was 
speaking these words, behold, lie came unto 
me, and looked upon me. 

And lo, I lay as one that had been dead, 
and mine understanding was taken from me; 
and he took me by the right iiand, and com- 
forted me, and set me upon my feet, and said 
unto me, What ailelh thee? and why art thtu 
so disquieted? and why is thj' understanding 
troubled, and the thoughts of thy heart? 
and I said. Because thou hast forsaken nie, 
and yet I did according to thy words, and i 
went into the field, at.d lo, I have seen, and 
yet see, that I am not able to express. And 
he said unto me, Stand up manfiilly, and I 
v.ill advise thee. 

Then said I, speak on, my lord, in me; on- 
ly forsalio me not, lest I die frustrate of my 
hope. For I have seen that I knew not, and 
hear that I do not know. Or is my sense 
deceived, or my soul in a dream? nov/ there- 
fore, I beseech thee, thou wilt shew thy ser- 
vant of this vision. 

He answered me then, and said. Hear me, 
and I shall inform thee, and tell thee where- 
fbr» thou art afraid: for the Highest will re- 



Teal many secret things unto thee. He hath 
seen that thy way is right: for tliat tliou sor- 
rowest continually for thy people, and ma- 
kest great lamentation for Zion. 

This therefore is the meanijig of the vision 
"which thou lately sawest: thou sawest a ne- 
man mourning, and thou begannesl to com- 
fort her: but now seest thou tlie likeness of 
the woman no more, but tliere appeared unto 
thee a city builded. And whereas she told 
thee of the death of lier son, this is the solu- 
tion: this woman, whom thou sawest, is Zi- 
on: and whereas she said unto thee, even slie 
whom thou seest as a city builded, wiiereas 
she said unto thee, tliat sh? Iiath been thirty 
years barren: those are llie thirty years where- 
in there was no offering made in her. But 
after thirty years Solomon builded the city, 
and offered offerings: and liien bare the barren 
a son. 

And whereas she told thee that she nour- 
ished bim with labor: that was the dwelling 
in Jerusalem. But whereas she said unto 
Ihee, '-That my son coming into his marriage 
chzmber happened to have a fall and died:" 
this was the destruction that came to Jeru- 

And behold, thou sawest her likeness, and 
because she mourned for her son, thou be- 
gannest to comfort her: and of these things 
which have chanced, these are to be opened 
unto thee. 

For now the Most High -seeih that thou 
art gj-ieved unfeigiicdlj', and sufferest fi-om 
thy whole heart for her, so hath he shewed 
thee the brightness of her glory, and the 
comeliness of her beauty: and therefore I 
bad£ thee remain in the field where no house 
was buiWed: for I knew that the Highest I 
would shew this unto thee. 

Therefore I commanded tiiee to go into the 
field, where no foundation of any building 
was. For in the place where the Highest 
beginneth to shew his city, there can no man's j 
building be able to stand. And therefore fear j 
not, let n&l thy heajt be affrighted, hut go 
thy way in, and see the beauty and great- 
ness of the building, as much as thine eyes Ije 
able to see: and then shall thou hear as much 
as thy heart may compreiiend. 

For thou art blessed above many other, 
and ait called with tlie highest; and so are 
but few. But to-morrow at night thou shall 
remain here; and so shall the highest shew 
thee visions of the high things, which the 
~~Most High wiU do unto them that dwell up- 
on the earth is thk n-T PAYS. So I slept 
that night and another, like as he command- 
ed me. 

And it came to pass after neven days, I 
dreamed a dream by night: and lo, there arose 
jv'md from the sea. tJiat it moved all the 
waves thereof. An ! 1 '>?'ield and lo, that 
man waxed strong with the thousands of 
heaven: and when he turnod his countenance 
to Iiok, all th" thinga trembled that wjre 
iie^n under him. .\nd whensoever the voice 
went out of his mouth, all they burned that 
heard his voice, like a.^ the earth faileth when 
it feelath the fir.;. 

And after this 1 beheld, and lo, there was 
(fathered logeth'^r a multitude of men, out of 
niunbcr, from the four winds of the heaven, 
ta fubdue the man that came out of the aca. 

But I beheld, and lo , he had graven him- 
self a great mountain, and flew up upon it- 
But I would have seen the region or place 
whereout the hill was graven, and I couid 

And after this I beheld, and lo, all they 
which were gathered togetlwr to subdue him 
were sore afraid, and yet durst fight. And 
lo, as he saw the violence of the multitu<le 
that came, he neither lifted up his hand, nor 
held sword, nor any instrument of war: but 
only I saw that he sent out of his mouth as it 
had been a blast of fire, and out of his lips a 
flaming breath, and out of his tongue he cast 
out sparks and tempests. 

And they wej-e all mixed together; the 
blast of Cro, the flaming breath, and the 
great; and fell with violence upon 
the multitude which was prepared to fight, 
and burned them up every one, so that upon 
a tU-Jdcn of ^i; ii:r!i:Tiirrali!e niultitudr'nothinsr 
was to be perceived, but only dus'. and smejl 
of smoke: when i saw this 1 was afraid. Af- 
terward I saw the same man come down from 
the mountain and called unto him another 
peaceable multitude. And there came much 
people unto him, whereof some were glad, 
some were sorry, some of them were bound, 
and other some brought of them tliat were of- 
fered: then was I sick through great fear, 
and I awaked, and said, thou hast shewed 
thy servant these wonders from the begin- 
ning, and hast counted me worthy that thou 
shouldst receive my prayer: shew me now 
yet the interpretation of this dream. 

For as I conceived in mine understanding, 
wo unto Ihera that shall be left in those days! 
and much more w'o unto them that are not 
left behind! for they that were not left were 
in heaviness. 

Now understand I the things that are laid 
up in the latter dajs, which shall happen un- 
to lliem, and to those that are left behind. — 
Therefore are they come iiilo great perils and 
manv necessities, like as theee dream* <ie- 

Yet it is easier for him that is in danger to 
come into tlnse things, than to pass away aa 
a cloud out of the world, and not to see the 
things that happen in the last days. And he 
answered unto me, and said. The interpre- 
tation of the vision shall I shew thee and I 
will open unto thee the thing that thou hast 

Whereas thou hast spoken of them that 
are left behind, this is the interpretation: he 
that shall endure the peril in time lialh 
kept himself: they that be fallen into danger 
are such as have not worku and fiith toward 
the Almighty. Know Ihis therefore, that 
they which be loft behind are more blessed 
than they that be dead. This is the meaning 
ofthe vision: whereae thou sawest a man 
coming up from the niidat of the sea: the 
same is he whom <;od the Highest hath kept 
a great season, which by hUown self shall 
deliver his creature: and he shall order them 
that are left behind. 

An.l whereas thou sawest, that out of his 
mouth there came as a blast of wind, and 
fire, and storm: and that he held neitlier 
sword, nor any instrument of war, but that 
the rushing in'of him destroyed the whole 
mnltitude that came to subdue him; tliis is 



the interpretation: Beheld, the days come, 
when the Most High will begin to deliver 
them that are upon the earth. And he shall 
come to the astonishment of them that dv.-ell 
on tlie earth. 

And one shall undertake to fight against 
another, one city against anothor, one place 
agaist another, one people against another, 
and one realm against another. And the 
time shall be when these things shall come to 
pass, and the signs shall happen which I 
shewed thee before, and then shall my Son 
be declared, whom thou sawest as a man as- 
cending. And when all the people hear his 
voice, every man shall in their own land leave 
the battle they have one against another. — 
And an innumerable multitude shall be gath- 
ered together, as thou sawest tliem, willing 
to come, and to overcome him by fighting. 

But he shall stand upon the top of mount 
Zion. And Zion shall come, and shall be 
shewed to ail men, being prepared and build- 
ed, like as thou sawest the hill graven with- 
out hands. 

Abraham, Isaac and Jacob knew of a sure- 
ty what should come to pass in the last days. 
Jacob gathered his sons around him, when he 
was about to fall asleep in God, and told 
them what should befall them in the last days. 
As there are many references to the last days, 
we use the terms last daj's, latter days, latter 
times, &.C., as synonymous. 

Balaam, when the Lord put words in his 
mouth exclaimed who can count the dust of 
Jacob, and the number of the fourth of Israel? 
Let me die the death of the righteous, and 
let my last end be like hisl 

No wonder his heart leaped for joy; he 
saw the glory of the last days, cr, to use his 
own words, What this people [Israel] shall 
do to thy people [Balak's] in the latter days. 
His prophecy is great. We have it thus in 
Numbers. — And when Balaam saw that it 
pleased the Lard to biess Israel, he went not, 
as at other times to seek for enchantments, 
but he sot his face toward the wilderness. — 
And Balaam lifted up his e5'es, and saw Isra- 
el abiding in his tents according to tiieir 
tribes, and the Spirit of God came upon him. 

And he took up his parable, and said, Ba- 
laam the son of Boor hath said, and the man 
whose eyes are opened hath said: he hatli 
Baid, which heard the words of God, whicli 
saw the vision of :he Almighty, falling but 
having his eyes open: how goodly are thy 
tents, O Jacob, and thy labernacles, O Isra- 
el! As the valleys are tliey spread forlh, as 
gardens by llie river's side, as the trees of 
lign-aloes which the Lord hath planted, and 
as cedar trees beside the waters. 

He shall pour the water out of his buckets, 
and his seed shall be in :nany waters, and his 
kir.f slssil be higher than Agag, and liis king- 
dom shall be exalted. God bronght him forth 
out of Egypt: he hath as it wore the strength 
of a unicorn: he shall eat up t.he nations i:is 
enemies, and shall break their bosies, and 
pierce them through with his ariows. He 
couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a 
great lion; who shall stir him m? Ble.ssed 
is he that blcsseth thee, and cursed is he that 
curseth thee. 

And Balak's anger was kindled against Ba- 
laam, and he smote hia bands together: and 

Balak said unto Balaam, 1 called thee to curse 
mine enemies, and behold, thou hast altogeth- 
er blessed them these three times. Therefore 
now flee thou to t!;}- place: I thought to pro- 
mote thee to great honor; but lo, the Lord 
hath kept thee back from honor. 

And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not 
also to thy messengers which thou sentest 
unto me, saying, if Balak would give me his 
house full of silver and gold, I cannot go be- 
yond tlie commandment of the Lord, to do 
either good or bad of mine own mind; but 
what the Lord saith, that will [ speak? and 
now, behold, I go unto my people: come I 
will advertise thee what this people shall do 
to thy people in the latter days. 

And he took up his parable, and said, Ba- 
laam the son of Beor hath said, and the man 
whose eyes are open hath said: he hath said, 
which heard the words of God, and kn?w 
the knowledge of the Most High, which saw 
the vision oi the Almighty, falling but having 
his eyes open: I shall see liini, but nf>t now: 
I shall behold him, but not i igh: there shall 
conie a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall 
rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners 
of Moab, and destroy all the children of 

And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also 
shall be a possession for his enemies; and Is- 
rael shall do valiantly. Out of Jacob shall 
come ho that shall have dominion, and shall 
destroy him that remaineth of the city. And 
when ho looked on Anmlek, he took up his 
parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the 
nations, but his latter end shall be that he 
perish forever. 

And he looked on the Kenites, and took up 
his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwelling 
place, and thou puttcst thy nest in a rock. 
Nevertheless, the Kenite shall be wasted, un- 
til Asshur shall carry thee away captive. 

And he tooli up his parable, and eaid, Alas, 
vrho shall live when God doeth this! and ships 
shall come to the coast of Chiltim, and shall 
alllict Asshur, and shall afHict Eber, and he 
also shall perish forever. And Balaam rose 
up, and went and returned to his phace: and 
Balak also went his way. 

Ezekiel said: — After many days thou shall 
be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come 
into t!ie land, brought back from the sword, 
gathered out of many jieople, against the 
mountains of Israel, which have been always 
w'aste; but it is bronght.forth out of the na- 
tions, and they shall dwell safely all of them. 
Isaiah and Micah said; It shall come to pass 
in the last days, the mountain of the Lord's 
house shall be established in the top of the 
mountains, and shall be exalted above the 
hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 

Our Savior who knew all things that 
should come to pass in the last days, even 
when he come in his glory to reign on earth 
with his saints, said befoie the end should 
come, there should be g.'cat tribulations, 
such as was not since the beginning of the 
world to tliis time, no, nor ever should be. 

Paul, who had the privilege of seeing his 
Lord and master in the flesh, and who knew 
a man that was caught up into the third 
heaven, while on this all-important subject, 
thus wrote: — Thic know, also, that in the last 
davB perilouB times sliall come. For men 



shall be lonrs of their own selves, covelou9, 
boasters, proud, jblasphemers, disobedient to 
parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural 
aff-ction, truce-breakers, falseaccusers, incon- 
tinent,nerce, despisers of Ihoss that are good, 
traitors, l!i.'aJy,liigU-niinded, lovers of pleas- 
ure more than lovers of God; having a forrn 
godliness, but denying the power thereof: 
&om such turn away. 

Peter, possessing the keys of tl:e mysteries 
of the kingdom, wrote to them that have ob- 
tained like precious faith with us, through 
the richteousness of God and our Savicr Jesus 
Christ, said in his second episilc. Beloved, I 
now write unto you; in which I sfir up your 
pure minds bv wav of r;mej.ibrance: that ye 
may be mindful of the words v.hich we.'C spo- 
ken before by the holy prophets, and of tJie 
commandment of us the apostles of tiio LcrJ 
and Savior: knowmg this first, that there 
shall come in the last days scoff-jrs, walking 
after their own lusts, end saying. Where is 
the promise of his coming! for since the fath- 
ers f^ll asleep, all things continue as from the 
beginning of the creation. 

Having such a cloud ef witnesses to prove 
what should come to pass when the earth is 
ripe, or when the days of vsngeanct had 
commenced, we have double confidence to 
warn the world, of what shall shortly bo. — 
In t'le laiiguagp of Jud", we can say. Re- 
member ye the v.'ords which were spoken be- 
fore of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 
how that they told you there should be mock- 
ers in the last time, who should walk after 
their own ungodly lusts. 

Jeremiah said O carlh, earth, earth, hear 
the word of the I-ord; and would to God 
the earth would hear, before it is ev.?r!asting- 
ly too late: That instead of riiiiculing thu 
words and works of God, its inhabitants v.ould 
look for themselves, andbehold the great and 
marvelous events which are happening around 
them, preparatory to the end. 

The bible and common hi6l.^ry, are full of 
tlie transactions and events which have been; 
and the hearts of tho-j&duda <i;;ake v;ilh i\-ir 
for wha! '"'a!! K': ::r~ '.■ : • - •r. ir-ju: In. 
1 u:, i^r W'J bi-neSt of thL- future. Sacred 
writ, shows that the Lord has always been 
merciful, and mindful of the children of men, 
and has givn the inhabitants of the earth 
tiuiMy notice, that he Wi.s disnl-ased w.tli 
their ungodly conduct, that they .'!'ay repent, 
nnd be naved, rather than be df .<troyed by 
judgineiils. He gave one hundred and twen- 
ty years' notic? of the flond: he w.%rncd the 
inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorraii, before 
thev were consumed; he did marvelous tilings 
in the eight of I'haroah, before he and bis 
host were swallowed up in the Red Sen, and 
the Lord has ever warned m n before destruc- 
tion: yea, from .\Ham, the larguage of the 
Lord has been, Repent, repent! And w;;fn 
men repented, the Lord foriv.v? them: and 
will he be less mindiul of the wnrkmannhip of 
hin lianJs now! No; God will hear, if 
do pray in faith. 

We have an earnest desire that men should 
escape tlie calamities, that will soon be pour- 
ed out upon til" earth, to scourge thj inhab- 
itants. Those that will not l:ODr, as hf: 
been the cao" in e.!I ages, pass on and ar,: 
punished. Ths inhahitanU hcdore l!:e flood. 

drowned. The men of Sodom and Gomor- 
rali repented not of their sins, and died in 
their wickedness. Pharaoh, after seeing the 
mighty works of the Lord, died for Ids folly. 
But tlie Lord is merciful, the Lord i=iust, 
and as in ancient days, so now, even in these 
last days, he warns, that men may repent 
and live. So mucii for the world. To the 
church, a word filly L<poken is like the dew 
that descended upon the mountains of Zion: 
for there the Lord commanded the blessing 
of life forever m.ore. Beloved brethren, you 
know these are the last days, for the Lord 
hath said so. You, then, have not to look 
across the ocean for testiuiony, for you have 
it in your hearts. You have not to send to 
heaven for [roof, for the judgments of God 
are already sent fortii unto victory as evi- 
der:ce that the end is uigh. 

Y'ou are indcpendtul above allthe creatures 
under the celestial kingdom, if you are faith- 
ful; even to ih.e obtainiug of eternal life.^ 
Walk hoi}' before the Lord. He has sent his 
everlasting covcrant into the world, to be a 
light to the world and to be a Etandard for 
his people, and for the Gentiles to seek to it: 
and to be a n.essenger before his face to pre- 
pare the way beibre him. And he will reason 
with them that come, as with men in dajs of 
old, and show unlo them his strong reason. 
Wherefore, while he is revealing unto you 
the gieat things that will shortly come to 
pass, learn wisdom, and rejoice for the day, 
even the day of righteousness that will soon 
come: yea, that day that was sought for by 
all holy men, and they found it not because 
of wickedness and abominations, and confes- 
sed that they were strangers and pilgrims on 
the earth; but obtained a promise that they 
should find it, and see it in their flesh, and so 
will you. if you continue failhful. Are you 
sensible of the blessings and privileges you 
enjoy? vou can look upon the world and up- 
on thf-iii that profess to worship their God, 
and sc-e the course of evil, and shun it, be- 
cause the Lord has shown you the right way. 
Y'ou ca!i see some for gold; srrae f.-r Him?, 
t-r.:r;e for M'n.;l. eoi':e for i»'TRecnt;o!i; soiiie 
lor iun; some for pleasure; seme lor vanity; 
some lor lying: some for this, and some for, and you can pray to God to keep you 
from .'such" follios, and he will do so, if your 
hearts are pure. 

What hlessingsl you can ehun the dreadful 
d;str::ss of nations, ii" you are hunible and 
honest in all things befor.; the Lord: you can 
overcome the world and ent' r into his rest, 
where trouble v.ill cease. Y'ou ought to re- 
joice, with joy unspeakable; for while the na- 
tions are crumbling to piects, and mrn are 
fdiing up the tombs without repentance, you 
know your redemption is nigii, and you be- 
lieve that Israel will soon be gathered homo 
to iiifet his God, whin he comes in his glory. 

Men v.ilhout the Spirit of G -1 to guide 
them into sacred truth have long labored six 
tinus as much for th» perishable things of 
Ibis world, an for the one tiling needful: bre^ 
thren, you have bill^r knowledge, act accnr- 
dinglv, for the earth is the Lord's, and the 
fulness Ihrrrof. Counsel not the I,ord but 
walk by faith, showing good worhs, ll;at your 
cxa.iiples may be worthy of imitation. 

The love of meney fills the hcnrls of the 

if.>wt«l the prwchinj of Ko:ih,' ar.d rcr^j w^.c'icd; bit what rrofit voulJ H b« lo ym, 



with all your knowledge of wnat must shortly 
come to pass, if you coald gain the whole 
worl<l for thirty or forty years, and then lose 
your inheritancs, and eternal life? This is a 
Eolemn question, and when the faithful enter 
into the joys of their Lord, they will be more 
apt to say: Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, 
neither has it entered into the heart of men 
to conceive, what the Lord has prepared for 
them that love him. The Lord will hear 
when saints do pray. 

Among the great men of the earth, many 
have declared, with tiiousands to second 

them, that every man has his price: — but be- 
loved, the saint has nsf; he is above bribery, 
and come life or come death, it is all the 
eame; in the morning of the resurrection, he 
rises above corruption and lives with God; 
and his last days wiU be his best days: "And 
't shall come to pass afterward, I will pour 
out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons 
and your daughters shall prophesy, your old 
men shall dream dreams, your young men 
shall see visions." 


The great day is hastening on when the 
whole house of Israel will be gathered home 
from their long dispersion, to Ziou and Jeru- 
salem. The United States is a witness to 
the gathering at mount Zioti, if her popula- 
tion will look at things as they are; and the 
old world in the east, may soon bear record, 
also, of the gathering at Jerusalem: for the 
Lord will set a sign among them, and will 
send those that escape of them unto the na- 
tions, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lnd, that draw 
the bow to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar 
off, that have not heard liis fame, neither have 
seen his glory; and they shall declare his glo- 
ry among the Gentiles. And they shall bring 
all your brethren fur ail oSering unto the 
Lord, out of all nations, upon horses, and iu 
chariots, and in litters, and upon nrales, and 
upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jeru- 
salem, saith the Lord, as the children of Is- 
rael bring an offering in a clean vessel into 
the house of the Lord. Then shall the offer- 
ing of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto 
the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in for- 
mer years. 

So Judali will be gathered: and when tiie 
Lord shows himself to them, with the wounds 
he received of them, more than eighteen hun- 
dred years before, they will know him, and 
rejoice m the Holy One of Israel. The Spir- 
it of God moves upnr: the face of the earth, 
and will continue to do so, till every saint 
that is left alive, worships God. In the 
Weekly Courier and New York Enquirer, is 
the following: 

We beg leave to invite the attention of the 
benevolent to the following statement of the 
distressed situation of the Jews in JerusalenJ 
and their appeal for aid. We indulge a hope 
that the aid they seek will not be withheld, 
and as the Society established in this country 
for the conversion of the Jews, have a large 
fund without any ostensible mode of appro- 
priating it to a good purpose, it is presumed 
that they will tiansmit it to Jerusalem wilb 
as little delay as possible. 

[From the Christian Intelligencer.} 

Dr. Wssterook: The following is a literal 
version of the letter which the Rabbi Enoch 
Zundill, now in our city, brought from the 
Jews at Jerusalem. On Monday evening last, 
this learned Jew met a party of our Clergy- 
men, and other friends in Dr. Brownlee's 
study. Mr. Roy, an eminent Hebrew schol- 
ar, presented this version which he had made 
together with the original document, written 
in beautiful Hebrew letter, without points. — 
It was examined by the learned gentlemen 
present. The evening was spent in hearing 
the Rabbi, who is truly a polite and accom- 
plished man, detail many interesting things 
relative to Jerusalem, the holy city; and the 
condition of the Jews there. 

He spoke of the famous mosque, which 
stands on the site of Solomon's Temple: and 
stated that it was the custom of his afSieted 
and bowed down people, especially the priests, 
to go to the west wall of the mosque, where 
once stood the west wall of the temple, and 
kneeling down, to offer up prayers to Jeho- 
vah the Almighty God in behalf of their na- 
tion. This e-tplains a singular expression in 
the beginning of the following letter. 

He admitted that his people had more than 
once attempted, in olden times, to rebuild the 
temple, but that infallible proofs of God's dis- 
pleasure had alwa3's prevented it. This tra- 
dition may refer to the attempts in the Em- 
peror Julian's time. 

He gave replies to many dilficult questions 
proposed to him on various passages of the 
Hebrew bible. His views of the Nahash, the 
serpent who tempted our first parent, exhibit 
fully as much originahty as those of Dr. Ad- 
am Claik. The latter decides this shrewd 
being to have been the Ourang-outang: — Our 
Rabbi makes it a singular kind of beast, ha- 
ving a kind of soul; and appointed to God to 
be a waiter, a body attendant on our first pa- 
rents. Into this creature the devil entered, 
and made him an instrument of the tempta- 
tion. This, however, he gave out of the 
Cabbals and Targum. 

He gave some original views on the gianLs 
of the days of Noah: showing them to be dif- 
ferent (as in the Hebrew expression, they are 
strikingly distinguished) from the Goliaths 
and the Anakin. They were giants in wick- 
edness, the wicked children of profligate men, 
and nobles! 

The Rabbi who is a thorough going Jew, 
felt some difliculty when requested to explain 
how th« Jfws are to determine the evidence 

KtfeNlNO KUb MORiVl."^© STAA. 


of their coming Messiah, proceeding in line- 
al descent from the tribe of Judah, and house 
of David. For he admitted that the lists of 
the genealogy had utterl}' perished. \V!:en 
requested by Dr. Knox to explain the views 
of Daniel's seventy weeks — the Kabbi shrug- 
ged up his shoulders, and declined the task. 
He is fully in tlie belief of the Jews being re- 
called to tlu'ij own land. And by the calcu- 
lation he makes, this recall is at the very 
door. It is to commence in the year 1641 — 
only nine years hence. He believes that tlie 
preiient movements of the victorious Egyp- 
tians are now working out their deliverance. 
The Jews consider the Mahometans as tlie 
head of their oppressors; and the Court of 
Constantinople as tiie Ijead of the Mahome- 
tan power. That being laid low, and he sup- 
poses by the Pacha ot Egypt, who is the 
avowed friend of the Jews, their deliverance 
will then be speedily hastened. 

The Rabbi's people at Jerusalem liad heard 
of the e.xceeditig benevolence and charity of 
llie .Americans. These are his own words. 
"Vou did much for the Greeks: and will you 
not admit, even as cluistians, lovers of the 
old testament patriarchs and prophets, that 
you owe, at least as mucli, nay, more, to cs 
rut. Jkws?" "Yes," said a gentleman pre- 
sent," ''we love yo\ir people for the love of 
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." "Yes," said 
another, "we should love and aid tliem for 
the sake of Joseph and MarjM" "And above 
all," said a third, "for the sake of the So.\ of 
Mari; our Redeemer, accordingto the ilesh, 
was a Jtw!" 

And as this is the first appeal made to us 
as christians, by the Jews, direct from Jeru- 
salem, we should, by responding to the voice 
of suffering humanity, give then; an evidence 
lliat we are, as christians, their true aud sin- 
cere friends. 

The Ral>bi begs leave to refer those who 
may feel disposed to aid the po<>r suffering 
Jews at Jerusalem, to tiie following gentle- 
men who have kindly uaderLaken to receive 
any funds which benevolent cliristians may 
condescend to give: — viz. 

The Rev. Mr. Schroeder, 
The Rev. .lacob CroaJhead, D. D., 
The Rev. \V. W. PhiUips, D. IX, 
The Rev. W. C. Brownlec, U. D. 

[Tranelalcd from tiie Hebrew 'uy Mister Roy, 
of New York.] 
"From the city of the Great King, peace 
and blessing to the great and good gentle- 
men who is disposed to he Ir-nevolent to all, 
friends and foes. Mordicai Noah, we have 
written to you from the holy land, and from 
the cily of Jerusalem, we pray always by the 
Writ wall of the tempi- and by all the holy 
places for all the nations of the earth who re- 
member us in our low estate. The voice of 
/^ion speaks weeping and lamenting, for the 
wretched state of her children: For th'-ir fa- 
ces are black with hunger; all the people of 
foreign nations here are very poor: and una- 
bel to giv" us any relief. The learned men 
and Rabbis, widows and orphan children that 
were supported by RiUi!<in. Pidand, anfTGer- 
insoy, »re cut off from Uieir former »>ij>pli»«! 

and receive no compensation from those na- 
tions. We are so poor, and in such distress, 
that we cannot represent our situation in 
writing. We are hungry, thirsty, and naked. 
Our children ask bread and we have none to 
give them. And in addition to this, the 
Turks have laid us under a contribution of 
fif\y thousand dollars, which if not paid will 
be the niin of all the Jews here. Dear sir, 
we did not know how to help ourselves: and 
we heard of your great and benevolent feel- 
ings and have sent on the Rabbi Enoch Zun- 
dil, of Jerusalem, son of the great Rabbi 
Hersh, one of tlie most learned men in the 
world. He will fully explain to ysu our af- 
flictions. We pray you to help him by any 
way or means in your power, by obtaining 
donations, and forming societies among all 
denominations. And we will pray for you 
in all the holy places and from the sepulchres 
of all the holy prophets; and we hope with 
all the scattered tribes, and the Messiah at 
their head, to meet yo\i .soon in the holy city, 
the desire of all nations." 

Rabbia Tobias Solloman, the High Priest ef 
Nathan Mineles, '2d High Priest. 
IVathan Sad 'ius, 3d High Priest, 
[i.. s.] Harman Cohen, High Priest of Japlietb. 
Israel Summervitle, '2d High Priest. 
Zalmou Cohen, M High Priest. 


There prevails at the present a time of gen- 
eral distress, great wretchctiness and want 
among the Jewish people, in the very land of 
their forefathers. In the midst of their Ma- 
honiedar oppressors, and burdened witli the 
most unrighteous and exorbitant exactions, 
they are represented to be in want of the ne- 
cessaries of life. 

Accounts of .\morican benevolence liavo 
reached them. They have sent hither one 
of their most pious and learned men. Rabbi 
E.NocH ZfMiiL. He is now in our city, and 
he brings with him the united testimonials of 
bofh the congregations iu Jerusulem — the 
German and the Portuguese. His documents 
and letlers have been duly examined by his 
brethren her<^, and they approve and encour- 
age his afflicting mission cf benevolence. 

An aillclc in f.ur [.ajii.-r o." the yiilli instant, 
has alreadv called public attention to llii^i 
subject. But as the article \\as notexamine<l 
by Rabbi Xundil before its publication, and 
has led to some mifiapprelier.sioii, he has re- 
(jucsted us to slate as follows; 

"He is alledged, in the article published, 
to have given some original interpretations of 
scripture; but he wishes it to be distinctly 
understood, that, in the cai°8 mentioned, he 
makes no pretension to originality." He is 
said to have "shrugged up his shoulders," 
and to have "declined the task" of explain- 
ing a certain prophecy by Daniel; but he 
W(mld not have it inferred from this, that he 
is unable or unwilling to give, at a proper 
time and place, the views of Jewish letrneil 
men, on this or any uther BulrpH;t in \hv oH 

m ^. ■ 

"Th* Ittter of introduction, appended to 
the article in our paper, and purporting to b€ 
a translation from the Hebrew, is a letter 
from certain pious and learned Jews at Jerusa- 
lem to Mr. Noah of this city. The letter 
n^sVr fnr Hnrn*i''n»3 from TT^HiviHuals or r.noi^- 
ties, — but is an appeal to the Jews and not to 
"all denominations." It is signed by per- 
sons who are not "High Priests, but Chief 

Yet as suffering humanity ever utters a 
cry, that should touch the heart of all, Rabbi 
Zundil will be cheered by the ihousrht, if he 
can carry with him tbe contributions, not 
only of his eharitable Jewish brethren, but of 
benevolent christians." 

"He is to be seen at number 33, Maiden 
Lane. And he refers to the above na-ned 
Srentlemen, who"''will receive and hand to 
him, or forward to the chief Rabbi Hirschel 
at London, any offerings of those who have 
hearts to pity and aid the, suffering Jews of 

ET£jfi»<i::>yvt) MORNmO STAa 

Tho Sv^'niii^ and the Xdoming Star, 


The commandments of the Lord are sacred, 
and above the inventions of men. Keep them 
and they lead to eternal life. The first com- 
roandnient was given to Adam in the garden 
of Eden, and man became an agent unto him- 
self. Again, it is found in Genesis, that the 
Lord said: Sjjourii in thia land, and I will be 
with thee, and will bless tliee: for unto thee, 
and unto thy seedl will give all the^;e coun- 
tries and I will perform the oath which I 
eware unto Abraham thy father; and I will 
make thy seed to multiply as the stars of jiea- 
ven, and r.'ill give unto thy seed ali these 
countries: and in thy seed shall all the nations 
of the earth be blessed: because that Abraham 
obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my 
coauaandments, my statutes, and my laws. 

V/hen the cliildren of Israel niurmuied, 
Moses cried unto the Lord; and the Lord 
shewed him a tree, which irhen he had cast 
into the waters, the waters were made sweet: 
there he made for them a statute and an ordi- 
nance, and there he proved them, and said, 
If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice 
of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which 
is right in his sight, and wilt give-ear to his 
commandments and keep all his statutes, I 
will put none of these diseases upon thee, 
which I have brought upon the Egyptians: 
for I am tlie Lord tliat heait-th thee. 

Shortly after this, tlie Lord said unto Mo- 
ses, How long refjflc ye to keep my com- 
mandments and my lawsl See, for that the 
Lord hath giren yoa the Sabbatii, therefore 

he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of 
two days: abide ye every man in his place, 
let no man go out ofliis' place on the seventh 

So the people rcttcJ on the seventh day. 

Let it not be forgotten, yet, that the chil- 
dren of Israel were so blind to the glory be- 
fore them: eo stifihecked, rebellious, and morcf 
than all, faithlesp, that the Lord saw fit in 
his infinite wisdom, to let Moses break the 
stone-tables containing the everlasting gos- 
pel, and in lieu thereof, to give them the 
law, and eomniandments, and a lesser priest- 
hood, than that of the order of Melchisedec. 

When the Lord shintd forth from mount 
Paran, and came witli ten thousands of his 
saints, from his right hand '.vent a fiery law 
ibr them. 

The world, as well as the saints, may read, 
and profit by the ten commandments which 
Moses wrote upon the second tables: I am the 
Lord thy God, which have brought thee cat 
of the land of Egypt, out of the house of 

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven 
image, or any likeness of any thing that is in 
heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, 
or that is in tlie water under the earth: thou 
shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve 
them: for I tlie Lord tliy God am a jealous 
God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon 
the children unto the third and fourth gener- 
ation of them that hate me; and shewing 
mercy unto thousands of thera that love ma 
and keep my commandments. 

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord 
thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold 
him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 

Remember tlic sabbath day to keep it holy. 

Si.x days shall thou labor, and do all thy 
work: but the sevenlli day is the sabbath of 
the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do 
any work, thou, nor thy soa, nor thy daugh- 
ter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, 
nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within 
thy gates: for in six days the Lord made 
heav&n and earth, the sea and all tliat in them 
is, and rested the sevenlli day: wherefore the 
Lord blessed the sabbath da}-, and liallow- 
ed it. 

Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy 
days may be long upon the land which tho 
Lord thy God giveth thea. 

Tliou shalt not kill. 

Thou shalt not commit adultery. 

Thou shell not steal. 

.EVtKl.\G AHD X<jIiRi:-.'.- i-TA?. 

Thou ehalt not beer lalsa r^'iliic^ against 
lliy neighbor. 

Thou shall not covol thy neighbor's house, 
thou shall not cOYCt thy neighbor's wife, nor 
;,ir inr.n-srrt-i-.i;, nor hiv ^.ns;il■t^,■\■■J.:•.l., nor 
his 01, nor his ars, ncr any thing that is Ihy 

The ten commandmsnts embrace some of j ^P^^'"'' ''O' "L-rd: for all thy commandments 
the great principles of our Savior's religion, I "e rigiiteousnebs. I have gone astray like a 


and f^r 1 longed for tl'y ooiuu:ana- 
niints. 'I ro-;blt ami a;;guie!i iiare lakpo 
hold on :,ie t.-i t.'iy comniandnients are my 
delights. Th'.'.i art near, O Lord; and all 
thy conim.'.n.Jnien's ars truth. 

Lord, [ hdT-j hor.5,-! for thy mlvatlon, and 
done thy coinmnndmenis. My tongue shall 

OS well as rules for government and social in 
tercourse. In fact, the word commandment 
is really great, coming by inspiration, and 
neems to whisper to the saint, thus saitii the 

When we remember that the command- 
ments of God, came by the gift and power of 
God: or, in other words, holy men spoke 
moved by the Holy Ghost, we ought to re- 
joice with great joy: for in this manner, 
spake the prophets for the saint's good, even 
in tiiese last days. 

The Lord is imperative on this subject, and 
when he says keep my commandments, he 
means what he says: this may be one reason 
why we have no account, or record, that the 
Lord ever acknowledged a church to be his, 
unless there was a prophet in it. There is 
one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one church, 
one gospel, and one way of being baptized 
for the remission of sins; one promise of re- 
ceiving the gift of the Holy Ghost: one prom- 
ise of reward for keeping the commandments, 
and one surety of etenlal life by holding out 
faithful to the end. 

Tiie hign estimation of thecommandments, 
may be somewhat seen by reading a few ver- 
ses in the 119th I'salm: Then shall I not be 
ashamed, v.-hon I have respect unto all thy 
commandments. With my whole heart have 
I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy 
commandments. I am a stranger in the earth: 
liiue not thy commandments from me. Thou 
hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which 
do err from thy commandments. I will run 
the way of thy commandintnls, wiien thou 
I'hftll enlarge my heart. 

Make me to go in the path of thy com- 
mandments: for therein do I delight. And I 
will delight myself in thy coinmand.nents, 
wliicli I have loved. My 'lands also will I 
lift up unto thy commandments, which I 
hav8 loved; and I will meditate in thy stat- 
utes. Teach me good judgment and know- 
ledge: for I havcbclicved thy commandments. 
All t!iy commandments are faithful; they per- 
secute me wrongfully; help thou me. There- 
fore I love thy commandments above gold; 
yt*, above fine gold. I opened my mouth. 

lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not 
forget thy commandments. 

It does seem strange that the world should 
be so clouded in darkness, aa not to see, that 
the church of Christ, (for there never was, 
nor ever will be any other that will be admit- 
ted into the cpjestial kingdom.) could exist 
without the Comforter, even the Holy Ghost 
in it, whereby the members might profit by 
the gifts, and commandments. The two first 
vers's of Acts read thus: — The former trea- 
tise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that 
Jesus began both to do and teach, until the 
day in which he was taken up, after that ho 
through the Holy Ghost had given command- 
ments unto the apostles whom he had chosen. 
In one of the commandments to the church 
in Ziou, is the tollowing beautiful language; 
Behold, saith the Lord, blessed are they who 
have come up into this land with an eye sin- 
gle to my glory, atcording to my ccmmand- 
mcnts; for them that live shall inherit the 
earth, and them that die shall rest from all 
their labors, and their worts shall follov? 
them, and they shall receive a crown in Iho 
mansions of my Father, which I have prepay 
red for thern; yea. blessed are they whose feet 
stand upon the land of Ziou, who have obey- 
ed nn- gospel, for they shall receive for their 
reward the good things of the earth, and it 
shall bring forth in its strength; and they al- 
so, shall be crov.ned with blessings from 
above; yea ami with commandments not a 
few; and with revelitions in their time. 

And we might quote columns, showing 
that the Lord is the same yesterday, to-day 
and forever, giving i-jumandmcnts to them 
that seek the riches of eternity, that man may 
know iiis will and b» saved with an eterncil 
salvation in his kingcfsm. 

While on the subject of commandments, it 
may be worth wliile to say a few words on 
o;iinioRs, as the church has the sure word of 

Ojjinions, where we have the word of the 
Lord, are worth nothing. Since the days of 
the Savior, they have strangely divided men 
into almost as many hrrls, as the number ot* 
the name of the beast that .lohn saw. All A!<D MO!l.MXO STAR. 

13 ? 

ra^n have a right to their opinions, but to 
»dopt them for rules of faitli and worsiiip, is 
wrong, and may finally leave the souls of 
Ihem that receive them for spiritual guides, 
in the telestial kingdom: For these are they 
who are of Paul, and of Apollos, and Cephas: 
they are they who say, there are some of one 
and some of another; some of Christ; and 
some of John; and some of Mosos; and some 
of EHas; and some of Esaias; and some of 
I.aiah; and some of Enoch, but received not 
the gospel; neither the testimony of Jesus; 
neither the prophets; neither the everlasting 
covenant; last of all: these are they who will 
not be gathered \vith the saints, to be caught 
up into the church of the first born, and re- 
ceived into the cloud: these are they who are 
liars, and sorcerers, and adulterers, & whore- 
mongers, and whosoever loveth and maketli 
a lie: these are they who suffer the wrath of 
God on the earth: these are they who suffer 
the vengeance of eternal fire: these : re they 
who are^cast down to hell and suffer the wrath 
of Almighty God until the fulness of times, 
when Christ shall have subdued all enemies 
under his feet, and shall have perfected his 
Work, when he shall deliver up the kingdom 
and present it unto the Fatlier spotless, say- 
ing; I have overcome and trodden the wine- 
press alone, even the wine-press of the fierce- 
ness of the wrath of Almighty God: then 
shall he be crowned with the crown of his 
glory, to sit on the throne of his power to 
reign forever and ever. 

Now, brethren, let us turn to our day, and 
rejoice that the Lord has been so merciful as 
to give commandments unto men, that they 
might know his will, and know, also, w'nen 
they have done it. We can lift up our heads 
be glad, for the day is nigh, and the hour at 
hand, when we, if faithful, shall 
heart and one mind; yea, and shall speak 
pure language, and shall see our I-ord face to 


Do good and the reward shall be given; for 
it is better to give than to receive. The Lord 
is good; he gives precept upon precept, pre- 
cept upon precept; line upon line, line upon 
line; here a little and there a little, and for 
the sake of them tliat may come to a know- 
ledge of their situation, by our good exam- 
ple, let us obey the Lord and keep his com- 

In a letter from oui brethren in the east, is 
the following paragraph of a late 
Therefore, verily I say unto you, my friends, 
•eall your solemn assembly, us I have com- 

manded you; and as all have not faith, seek 
ye diligently and teach one another words of 
wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books 
v.ords of wisdom: sei-k learning even by stu- 
dy, and also by faith. Organize yourselves; 
prepare every n( edfal thng, and establish a 
house, even a house of prayer, a house of fast- 
ing, a house of faith, a house of learning, a 
ho. ise of glory, a house of order, a house of 
God; that your incomings may be in the 
name of the Lord; that your outgoings may 
be in the name of the Lord; tiiat all your sal- 
utations may be in tlie name of the Lord, 
with uplifted hands unto the Most High. 

Therefoie, cease from all your light speech- 
es; from all laughter: from all your lustful 
desires: from all your pride and lightmind- 
ednFss, and from aJl your wicked doings. — 
Appoint among 3'ourselves a teacher, and let 
not all be spokesmen at once; but let one 
speak at a time, and let all listen unto his 
sayings, that when all have spoken, that all 
may be edified of all, and that every man may 
have an equal privilege. 

See that ye love one another; cease to be 
covetous, learn to impart one to another as 
the gospel requires; cease to be idle, cease to 
be unclean; cease to find fault one w'ilh ano- 
ther; cease to sleep longer than is needfiil; 
retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be 
weary; arise early, that your bodies and your 
minds may be invigorated: and above all 
things, clothe yourselves witii the bonds of 
cliarity, as with a mantle, which is the bond 
of perfectness and peace; piay always, that 
you nmy not faint till I come: behold, and 
lo, I will come quickly, and receive you unto 
myself: Amen. 

Extracts of Letters from the Elders abroad. t 
Kirlland, O. Dec. 2j, 1832. 
Brothers Orson Hyde, and Samuel H. 
Smith, have just returned to this place, in 
good health and spirits, saying, that they had 
built up four churches; one in the state of 
Maine; two in Massachusetts, and one in 
Pennsylvania. They have baptized sixty or 
more, disciples, who they say, are strong in 
the faith, rejoicing in the Holy One of Israel, 
be of one '' Brother Lyman Johnson returned a few^ 
'days since, leavinff Orson Pratt among the 
churches in the east, saying, that tliey had 
built up a number of churches, and baptized 
nearly one hundred. y 

^JBrothers Simeon and Jared Carter, we ufl^ 

derstaiid, have done wondrous works in Ver- 
mont, in brealting down prejudice in a won- 
derful manner. Better than one hundred have 
been brought nito the kingdom, in a few 
months past, by their instrumentality. 

Brothers Hyrum and William Smith have 
just returned home, after an absence of about 
three weeks, having baptized twenty-three in 

Brotlier Murdock has also returned from 
Thompson, Ohio, where he has baptized 23. 
There is also a number oC elders in the east. 

/)WV (Wwx^ k '^fA^iCfi'-nA /UCK i^,^' 


thai we bavc not heard from particularly, but 
understand they meet with great success. — 
We frequently hear of new churches being 
established in various parts, which causes 
our hearts to rejoice. Thus you see, breth- 
ren, that the cause of truth is prospering, and 
thanks be to our God, for he is a God of love, 
mercy and truth; yea, and a God of power: 
and as good old Daniel said, his kingdom shall 
break in pieces all other kingdoms, so it shall 
be done. 

The people in this vicinity, generally, are 
more calm in their minds, and many of them 
attend our meetings, & appear more friendly 
than heretofore, and we have peaceable times. 

I have just learned, that brothers Martin 
and Emer Harris have baptized one liundred 
persons at Chenango point, New York, with- 
in a few weeks past.^^NEWEL. 

Union, Missouri, Jan. 7, J833. 

Beloved bretliren, we write to you, pray- 
ing that the words from the press which has 
been dedicated to the Lord, in these last days, 
for the good of men, may go forth for the 
good of souls; that Zion may flourish upon 
the hills; that her light may shine to the ut- 
termost parts of the earth; that every secret 
act may be made manifest. 

Brethren and sisters, our prayer to our Fa- 
ther, for you all, is, that yonr lights may 
shine continually unto the perfect day: for, 
says David, whc-n the Lord shall buildup 
Zion, he shall appear in his glory. 

Remember, the prayers of the righteous 
availetb much? and that we are in the wick- 
ed world, struggling that we may share in 
that glory; and not only so, but are an.vious 
that our fellow men may come to the stand- 
ard of truth also, and be saved? For this 
caus'j ^we labor with rnuoh lang-KMiTPrinj-, to 
but little effect; for surely, gross darkness 
covers the earth, and wickedness greatly pre- 
vails among the people, and the truth makes 
them angry, for they arc joined to their idols. 
We desire your prayers, that God would give 
us the victory unto life, and open an effectual 
door for us. 

Beloved brethren in the ministry, be en- 
couraged to take your staves and travel with- 
out scrip, and proclaim the everlasting gos- 
pel; if faithful, the heavenly Father will feed 
you and clothe you. It is harder to get to 
the hearts of the children of men now, than 
lant winter. .\n old methodist preacher in- 
formed uB, that, in all the cholera in St. Lou- 
it, h? saw but two families shed tears, lie 
•aid lli4 pjople seemed toV? in »(knd, «tupid 

state, and when the doors of the meeting' 
houses were thrown open for prayer meeting, 
few attended, and they had no feeling sense 
for praying, and since the cholera has disap- 
peared, the [leople are worse than ever. 

Brethren your privilege is great in i-'ion. — 
The promises are worth more than fine gold, 
or any riches beneath the sun. James says, 
seest thou how faith wrought with his works, 
and by works was faith made perfect?— 
The budding must be without a jar, that it 
may remain unshaken. The time is near at ■^- ^ 
hand when every man's work will be tried, 
and he that is holy will be holy still, &c.— 
Ilwe are the body of Christ, we are one, and 
as he has loved us, so let us love one another. 

We are about fifty miles off St. Louis, and 
shall bend our course to the south among ths 
thick settlements on the Mississippi, to search 
for the meek. God is yet love. 

C.tLviN & Petbr.'* 



Cincinnati, O. Dec. 11, 1832. 

The Lord has said, (by the mouth of Da- 
vid,) when he builds up Zion, he will appear 
in his glory; and when I look aflerLydiaand 
my children, something attracts my eye» 
more glorious, it is the recompence of re- 
ward that God has promised to the faithful: 
and as the Lord has called me: and as the 
time has come that Zion Is to be budded: and 
lest much of the wheat should be left for the 
fowls and beasts to destroy, I labor with the 
good seivant, and suffer privations patiently. 
, My mission has been rather swift, since I 
wrote to brother Sidney. Brother Jared and 
I left Benson, Vermont, for Albany, N. York. 
Here we tried but could not obtain a house, 
and went to Schenectady where we fared th» 
same. We then « ent to Chenango, pteach- 
ini; by the w?y, and visited the church that 
brother Page built up. From thence lo Kirt- 
land; and thence to Amherst and New-Lon- 
don, where I took brother Stevens, and cama 
to this place, and since I came here, I have 
baptized four. Some others are ready and 
waiting. The Lord is to work here, and O 
that he would do a great work, for great is 
the wickedness and unbelief. 

I have baptized in all about seventy, and 
the Lord has kept me and supported me.— 
The church at this place is expecting to K* wi 
up to Zion next summer. ^f -ff^f j^ K>CiAM^, 

LETTf:RS (V- f. ) 

Mare been received, since our last — one 
from Florida; one from Fayette; one from 
Union, «nd t'wti frfmi Libnty, Mtsnniri; one 



from Blcuuiii«ld, iudi&nii; two IVom Wa?!*- 
ingion city, D. C; one fr^jm ISaylon, and 
two from Kirtland Jtiis, Ohio. 

Given in KiitianJ, Asigust, 1831. 

Hearken, O ye people, and open _your hearts, 
and girs Ciir from afir; aT;d iis'en, you that 
call yourselves the i/!;-op!e of the Lord, and 
hear the word of the Lord, and his will con- 
cerning you: yea, verily, I ssy, hear the word 
of him whose angar is kindled against the 
wicked, and rebellious; who willelh to take 
even them whom he will take, and preserveth 
in life them whom he will preserve: who huii- 
deth up at his own v;ill and pleasure: and 
dcstroyt'th when he please; and is able to 
cast the soul down to hell. 

Behold I the Lord utter my voice, and it 
shall be obeyed. Vvherefore verily I say, let 
the wicked take heed, and let the rebellious 
fear, and tremble. And let the unbelieving 
hold their lips, for the day of wrath. "shall come 
upon them as a whirlwind, and all flesh shall 
know that I am God. And he that seeketh 
fiigns shall see signs, but not unto salvation. 

Verily I say unto you, th.ere are those a- 
mong you who seek signs: and there have 
been such even from tl-.e beginning. But be- 
hold, faith cometh not by signs, but signs 
follow those that believe. \ ea, signs cometh 
by faith, not by the will of men, nor as they 
pVase, but by the will of God. Yea, signs 
cometh by taith, unto mighty works, for 
■without faith, no man pUaseth God: and witlv 
whom God is angry, he is not well pleased: 
wherefore, unto such he showeth no signs, 
only in wrath unto condemnation. 

Wlierefore I the Lord am not pleased with 
those among you, who have sought after 
signs and wonders for faith, and not for the 
g«od of men unto my glory; nevertheless, I 
gave commandments and many have turned 
s^way from mv commandments, and have not 
Kept them. There were among you adulter- 
ers and adulteresses; some of whom have 
turned away froni you, and others remain 
with you: that hereafter shall be revealed. — 
Let such beware and repent speedily, lest 
judgments shall come upon them as a snare, 
and their folly shall be made manifest, and 
their works shall follow them in the eyes of 
the people. 

.\nd verily I say unto you, as I have said 
before, he that lookelh on a woman to lust 
after her, or if any shall commit adultery iii 
their hearts, they phall not have the Spirit, 
but shall deny the faith and shall fear: where- 
fore I the Lord h.ave said that the fearful, 
aud the unbelieving, and all liars, and who- 
soever loveth and maketh a lie. >V. the whore- 
monger, and the sorcerer, shall have their 
part in that lake which burneth with fire and 
brimstone, which is the second death. Veri- 
ly I say, that they shall not have part in the 
first resurrection. 

And now behold, I the Lord saith unto 
you, that ye are not justified because the^e 
thinga are among you, neverth.eless he that 
endureth in iaith and dosth my will, the 
same shall overcome, and shall receive an in- 
keritaHce npo* the earth, wli -b the day of 

iransSguration shall come; when the earth shall 
be transfigured, even according to the pattern 
\'^li:ch was shown unto mine apostles npoh 
t!ie mount: of which account the fulness ye 
have not yet received. 

And now, verily ! say unto you, that ae I 
said that I would make known my will unto 
you, behold I will make it known unto you, 
not by the way of commandment, for there 
are many who observe not to keep my com- 
mandments, bijt unto him that keepeth my 
commandments, I will give the mysteries of 
my kingdom, and the same shall be in him a 
well of living water, springing up unto ever- 
lasting life. 

And now, behold this is the will of the 
Lord your God concerning his saints, that 
they should assemble themselves togetlier un- 
to the land of Zicn, not in haste, lest there 
should be confusion, which bringeth pesti- 
lence. Behold the land of Zion, I the Lord 
lioldeth it in mine own hands: nevertheless, 
I the Lord rendereth unto Ceesar the things 
which are Ca'sar's; wherefore I the Lord 
Tiileth, that you should purchase the lands, 
that you may have advantage of the world, 
that you may have claim on the world, that 
they may not be stirred up unto anger: for 
satan putteth it into their hearts to anger 
against you, and to the shedding of blood: 
wherefore the land of Zion shall not be ob- 
tained but by purchase, or by blood, other- 
wise there is none inheritance for you. And 
if by purchase behold you are blessed: and if 
by blood, as you are forbidden to shed blood, 
lo, your enemies are upon j-ou, and ye shall 
be scourged from city to city, and from syna- 
gogue to synagogue, and but few shall stand 
to receive an inheritance. 

I the Lord am angry with the wicked; I 
am holding my Spirit from the inhabitants of 
the earth. I have sworn in m.y wrath and 
decreed wars upon the face of the earth, and 
the wicked shall slay the wicked, and fear 
shall come upon every man and the saints 
also shall hardly escape: nevertheless I the 
Lord am with them, and will come down in 
heaven from the presence of my Father, and 
consume the wicked with unquenchable fire. 
And behold this is not yet, but by and by: 
wherefore seeing th.-it I the Lord have decreed 
all these things upon the face of the earth, I 
willeth that my saints should be assembled 
upon the land of Zion; and that every man 
should take righteousness in his hands, and 
faithfiilness upon his loins, and lii\ a warning 
voice unto the inhabitants of the earth; and 
declare both by word and by flight, that des- 
olation shall come upon the wicked. W^here- 
fore let my disciples in Kirtland, arrange 
their temporal concerns, which dwell en this 

Let my servant Titus Billings, who has the 
care thereof dispose of the land, that he may 
be prepared in the coming spring, to take his 
journey up unto the land of Zion, with those 
that dwell upon the face thereof, excepting 
those whom 1 shall reserve unto myself, that 
shall not go until I shall command them. — 
And let all the moneys which can be spared, 
it mattereth not unto me whether it be little 
or much, sent up unto the land of Zion, unto 
them whom I have appointed to receive. 

Behold I the Lord will give unto my set^ 
vanl .Toseii)h Smith, Jr. poTCr, that he shall 



be enabled to discern by the Spirit those who 
shall go up unto the land of Zion, and those 
of my disciples v.ho sliall lirry. 

Let my servant Newel K. Whitney retain 
his store, or in other words, the store yet for 
a little season. Nevertheless let him impart 
all the money which he can impart, to be 
sent up unto the land of Zion. Behold these 
things are in his own hands, let him do ac- 
cording to wisdom. Verily I say, let him be 
ordained as an agent unto the disciples that 
shall tarry, and let him be ordained unto this 
power; and now speedily visiting the church- 
es, e.Tpounding these things unto them, with 
my servant Oliver Cowdery. Behold :his is 
my win, obtaining moneys even as 1 have 

lie that is faithful and endureth shall over- 
come the world. He that sendelh up treas- 
ures unto the land of Zion, shall receive an 
inheritance in this world, and his works shall 
follow him; and also, a reward in the world 
to come; yea, and blessed are the dead that 
die in the Lord from henceforth, when the 
Lord shall come and old things shall pas.*.- 
away, and all things become new, they shall 
rise from the dead and si'.allnct die after, and 
sluill receive an inheritance before the Lord, 
in the holy city, and he that liveth when the 
Lord shall co.aie, and have kept the faith, 
blessed is he; nevertheless it is appointed to 
him to die at the age of man: wherefore chil- 
dren shall grow up until tliey become old, 
old men sliall die; but they shall not sleep in 
the dust, but they shall be changed in the 
twinkling of an eye: wherefore for tliis cause 
preached the apostles unto iJie world, the 
resurrection of the dead: these things are the 
things that ye must look for, and speaking af- 
ter the manner of the Lord, they are now 
nigh at hand; and in a time to come, even in 
the day of the coming of the Son of man, 
and until that hour, there will be foolish vir- 
gins aiiiung tlie wise, and at that hour Com- 
eth an entire separation of the righteous and 
the wicked; and in that day will I send mine 
angels, to pluck out the wicked, and cast 
them into unquenchable fire. 

And now behold, verily I say unlo you, I 
the Lord am net well pleased with n:y ser- 
vant Sidney Rigdon, he exalted hiiLself in 
his heart, and received not counsel, but griev- 
ed the Spirit: wherefore his writing is not 
acceptable unlo the Lord, and he shall make 
another; and if the Lord receive it not, be- 
hold he standcth no longer in the office which 
I have appointed him. 

And again, verily I say unto you, those 
who desire in their hearts, in meekness, to 
warn sinners to repentance, let Ihem be or- 
dained unlo this power: for this is a day of 
warning, and not a day of many words. For 
I the Lord am not to be mocked in the last 
days. Heboid I am from above, and my pow- 
er lielh beneath. 1 am over all, and in all, 
and through all, and searcheth all things: 
and the day cometh that all things shall he 
subject unto me. Behold I am Alpha 'and 
Omega, even Jesus Chrst. Wherefore let all 
men beware, how they take mv name in llieir 
lips: for behold verily I say, that many there 
be who are under tliis conden'nation; who 
I'scth the name of the Lord, and useih it in 
vain, having not onthoritv. Wherefore let' 
the church repent of Iheir iins, and ] the 

Lord will own thctti, otherwise ihey shsU be 
cut off. 

Rememeraber, that thaf which cometh 
froii above is sacred, and must be spoken 
with care, and by constraint of the Spirit, 
and in this there is no condf mnation; and ye 
receive the Spirit through prayer: whrrefcre 
witliout this, there reniainelh condemnation: 
Let my servant Jcs-nh Smith, jr. andSi<hi>y 
Rigiion, seek them a home as they are taught 
through prayer, by llie Spirit. These things 
remain to overcome, tbrcugli patience, that 
such may receive a more ext ecding and eter- 
nal weight of glory; otherwise, a greater cou- 
demnalioD: Amen. 


We continue to glean items oflndian nev.-s, 
and it is really pleasing to see how the Lord 
moves on his great work of gathering the 
remnants of his scattered children. The Ar- 
kansas Gazette has the following: 


Our latest information from Rock Roe, the 
general rendezvous of the emigrating Choc- 
taws, is to Sunday morning last, at which 
time about 1000 of the emigrants had reached 
that point — upwards of 600 of whom came 
up on the steam-boats Reindeer and Harry 
Hill, and the remainder came through by 
land from Memphis, via the Military Road. 
Near iiOOO more, under Col. Rector, landed 
on the west bank of the Mississippi, opposite 
Memphis, on the 4th of November, and had 
left for Rock Roe— about 1200 on the U. S. 
steam boat Archimedes, and the remainder 
by land, with their horses, wagons, &c. and 
it is piohalJe that all reached that point on 
Sunday last. 

It is not known with any degree of certain- 
ty at what time these emigrants may be look- 
ed for here; but, from the best information 
we can gain, we Ihii.k they may be expected 
about the close of this week. 

In addition to the above, we make an ex- 
tract of a letter from a gentleman, dated: 

Osage Agency, Jan. 1833. 
"The last letters from the old Creek na- 
tion state that the Creeks were about hold- 
ing a grand Council, for the purpose of fixing 
upon the time they arc to assemble, with the 
view of emigrating to this country. My 
calculation is, that not less than 10,000 will 
emigrate during the present year.. With re- 
spect to the Cherokees, we do not calculate 
upon any emigration this year. About eight 
thousand Choctaws have already emigiated. 
The Cherokees and Creeks, which ore now 
in this country, amount to seven thousand, 
(three thousand five hundred each) the Osa- 
ges amount to between six and seven thou- 
sand: so that, in case of a war, they would 
^oon be convinced of their weakness. The 
Choctaws, Creeks, and Cherokees, (accord, 
ing to Indian rtilcB,) aje hrothcr»; the Deln- 



wares »re thfir grandfathers; and the Shaw- 
neei, Senecis, &c. are Iheir cousins. These 
tribes, in case of war, would combine. The 
Osages have no relatives; the Kansas call 
th^m friends, and sometimes join them in 
carrying on thetr war with the Pawnees." 

In one of our exchange papers, we find, 
also, that "a delegation of the Seminole In- 
dians of Florida, under the direction of Maj. 
Kagan, came up in the steamer Little Rock, 
on the r way to explore the country west of 
Arkansas, with the view of selecting a new 
residence near the Creeks, to which nation 
thev belong, for the future homes of their 
tribe. They purchased horses at this place, 
and left yesterday morning for the west, and 
intend proceeding to Fort Gibson." 


A late number of the London Literary Ga- 
lette, contains a letter from Lieut. Col. Gal- 
indo, at Peten, in Central America, giving 
gome idea of these antiquities which rescue 
America from the charge of barbarism. — 
These ruins extend for more than twenty 
miles, and must anciently have embraced a 
city and suburbs. The principal edifice is 
supposed to have been a palace, formed of 
two rows of galleries, eight feet wide, sepa- 
rated by walls a yard thick; the height of the 
walls to the eaves is nine feet, and thence 
three yards more to the top. The stones of 
which all the edifices are built, are about 18 
inches long, nine broad and two thick, ce- 
mented by morter. The front of the palace 
contained five lofty and wide doors. Numer- 
ous statues of stone are scattered about. In 
another building, which Col. G. calls the 
study, are numerous full length figures, of 
about six feet high, some of them holding 
naked infiints on their right arms, and not in 
the manner of the modern Indian women, 
who always sat their children astride on their 
hips. A place of religious worship and a 
prison, complete the list of buildings enumer- 
ated by Col. G. 

"The whole of the ruins," says Col. G. 
are buried in a thick forest, and months might 
be delightfully employed ir exploring them. 
I have°seen sulEcient to ascertain the high 
civilization of the former inhabitants; and that 
they possessed the art of representing sounds 
by signs, with which I have hitherto b.?liev- 
ed no Americans previous to the conquest 
were acquainted." "The neighboring coun- 
try for many leagues distant, contains re- 
mains of the ancient labors of its people, 
bridges, reservoirs, monumental inscriptions, 
Bubterraneous edifices, &c." "Every thing 
bears testimony that these surprising people 
were not physically dissimilar from the pre- 
sent Indians; but their civilization far sur- 
passed that of the Mexicans and Peruvians; 
they must have existed long prior to the 
fourteenth century." 

CT Remarks. — We are glad to see the proof 
begin to come, of the original or ancient in- 
Tiabiiants of this continent It is good testi- 
(jjony in favor of the book of Mormon, and 
^« book of Mormon is good testimony that 

such things as cities and civilization, "prior 
to the fourteenth century," existed in Amer- 
ica. Helaman, in the book of Mormon, gives 
the following very interesting account of the 
people who lived upon this continent, before 
the birth of the Savior. 

And now it came to pass in the forty 
and third year of the reign of the Judges, 
there was no contention among the people 
of Nephi, save it were a little pride A'hich 
was in the church, which did cause some lit- 
tle dissensions among the people, which af- 
fairs were settled in the ending of the forty 
and third year. 

And there was no contention among the 
people in the forty and fourth yeur; neither 
was there much contention in tlie forty and 
fifth year. 

And it came to pass in the forty and sixth 
year there were much contentious and many 
dissensions; in the which there were an ex- 
ceeding great many which departed out of 
tlie land of Zarahenila, and went forth unto 
the land northward, to inherit the land; and 
they did travel to an exceeding great distance, 
insomuch that they came to large bodies of 
water, and many rivers; yea, and even they 
did spread forth into all parts of the land, in- 
to whatever parts it had not been rendered 
desolate, and without timber, because of the 
many inhabitants which had before inherited 
the land. 

And now no part of the land was desolate, 
save it were for timber, &c. ; but because of 
the greatness of the destruction of the people 
which had before inhabited the land, it was 
called desolate. 

And there being but little timber upon the 
face of the land, nevertheless the people 
which went forth, became exceeding expert 
in the working of cement; therefore they did 
build liouses of cement, in the which they 
did dwell. 

And it came to pass that they did multiply 
and spread, and did go forth from the land 
southward, to the land northward, and did 
spread insomuch that they began to cover the 
face of the whole earth, from the sea south, 
to the sea north, from the sea west, to the 
sea east. 

And the people which were in the land 
northward, did d%vell in tents, and in houses 
of cement, and they did suffer whatsoever 
tree should spring up npon the face of the 
land, that it should grow up, that in time 
they might have timber to build their houses, 
yea, their cities, and their temples, and tneir 
synagogues, and their sanctuaries, and all 
manner of their buildings. 

And it came to pass ar timber was exceed- 
ing scarce in the land northward, they did 
send forth much by the way of shipping; and 
thus they did e:iable the people in the laud 
northward, that they might build many cities, 
both ot wood and of cement. 

And it came to pass that there were many 
of the people of Ammon, which were Lani- 
anites by birth, did also go forth into this 

And now there are many records kept of 
the proceecijugs of this people, by many of 



lliis people, which are particular and very 
large concerning them: 

But behold a hundredth part of the pro- 
ceedings of this peopl<^; yea, the account of 
the Lamaniles, and ol ilicNephites, and their 
wars, and contentions, and dissensions, and 
their preaching, and their prophecies, and 
their shipping, and their buildmg of ships, 
and their budding of temples, and of syn- 
agogues, and th.'ir sanctuaries, and their 
riglUeousness, and tlieir wick'^-dness, and 
their murders, and their robbings, and their 
plundering, and all wiannjr of abominations 
and whoredoms, cannot be conli'.ined in this 
work; but behold, ther^ are many books and 
many records of every kind, and they have 
b-^en kept chiefly by the Nephites: 

And tkoy have been liand-l down from 
one generation to another, by tlie Ncpiuti's, 
even until thev have fallen into transgres- 
sion, and have been murdered, plundered, and 
hunted, and driven fortli, and slain, and scat- 
tered upon the face of the earth, and mixed 
with the Lamanites until thoy are no more 
called the Nephites, becoming wicked, and 
wdd, and ferocious, yea, even becoming La- 

In addition to the above, Nephi rclalos 
what took place at the crucih.Nion ot the 
Lord, ami should ruins of many cities be dis- 
covered, it would be no more than a confir- 
mation of what was once on this land of the 
Lord. The account of the great destruction 
at the crucifi.tion, is confirmed by the appear- 
ance of the face of the land now, and the 
cracks or common seams in the rocks: We 
give it thus: And it came to pass in the 
thirty and fourth vear, in the first month, in 
the fourth day of the month, there arose a 
great storm, such an one as never had been 
known in all the land; and there was also a 
great and terrible tempest; and there was 
terrible thunder, insomuch that it did shake 
the whole earth as it was about t ) divide 
asunder; and tliere was exceeding sharp light- 
nings, such as never had been known in all 
the land. 

And the city of Zaraliemla did take fire; 
Jt the city of Moroni did sink into the depths 
of the sea, and the inhabitants thereof were 
drowned; and the earth was carried up upon 
the city of Moroniliah, that in tlie place of 
the city thereof, there became a great moun- 
tain; and there was a great and terrible de- 
struction in the land southward. 

But behold, there was a more great and 
terrible destruction in the land northward. 
for behold, the whole face of the land was 
changed, because of the teinjiest, and the 
whirlwinds, and the ihunderings, and light- 
nings, and the exceeding great quaking of 
the whole earth; and the highways were bro- 
ken up, and the lev-l roads wer,^ spoiled, and 
n.any great and notable cities were oniik, 
and many weic burned, and luany n. re 
ghook till the buildings thereof had falien to 
the earth, and the inh.ibitants thereof were 
«lain, and the places were left desolate and 
there were some cities which remained: 

But the dam«:^e there was excce.ling great 
and there were niany in them which were 
■lain; and there were some which were car- 
ried away in ibc whirlwind; and whither 

they went, no man knoweth, eavctiiey know 
that they were carried away; 

And thus the face of the whole earth b<>- 
camo deformed, because of the tempests, and 
the thnnderings, and the lightnings, and the 
quaking of the earth. ' 

And behold, the rocks were rent in twain; 
yea, they were broken up upon the face of 
the whole earth, insomuch that they were 
found in broken fragments, and in seaois. and 
in cracks, upon all the face of the land. 

And it came to pass tliat when the tliun- 
derings, and the lightnings and the storm, 
and the tempest, and the quakings cfthe earth 
did ceasp. for b"lifdd, they did last for about 
the space of th.ree hours; audit was said by 
some' that the time was greater; nevertheless, 
all these great and notable things were don» 
in about the space of three hours; and then 
behold, there was darkness upon the fac* of 
the land. 

And it came to pass that there was thick 
darkness upon the face of all the land, inso- 
mucli that the inhabitants thereof which had 
not fallen, could feel the vapor ol darkness; 
and there could be no light, because of the 
darkness, neither candles, neither torches; 
neither could tjiere be fire kindled with their 
fine and exceeding dry wood, so that there 
could not be any light at all; and there was 
not any light seen, neither fire, nor glimmer, 
neither the sun, nor the moon, nor the stars, 
for so great were the mists of darkness which 
were upon the face of the land. 

And it came to pass that it did last for the 
space of three days, that there was no light 
seen; and there was great mourning, and 
howling, and weeping among all the people 
continually; yea, great were the groanings of 
the people, because of the darkness and th« 
the great destruction which had come upon 

And in one place they were heard to cry, 
s:iying: O that we had repented before this 
great "and terrible day; and tiKn would our 
bretlren have been sf ared, and they would 
not have been burned in that great city Za- 

And in another place they were heard to 
cry and mourn, saying; O that we had re- 
pented before this great and terrible day, and 
had not killed and stoned the prophets, and 
cast them out; then would our mothers, apd 
our fair daugliters, and our children have 
been spared, and not have been buried up in 
that great city Moronihah; and thus were 
the bowlings of the people great and terrible. 

And it came to pass that there was a voice 
heard among all the inhabitants of the earth 
upon all the face of this land, crying, Wo, 
wo, wo unto tills people; wo unto the inhab- 
itants of the whole earth, except they shall 
repent, for the devil laughetli, and his an- 
gels rejoice, because of the slain of the fair 
sons and daughters of my people; and it is be- 
cause of their iniquity and abominations that 
they arc fallen. 

Bhold, that city Zarahemla bave I 
burned with fire, and the inhabitants thereof. 

And behold, that great city Moroni have I 
caused to be sunk in the depths of the sea, 
and the inhabitanU thereof to be drowned. 



And behold, the gnat city Moroni:iiii hare 
I C'ivcTed with earth, »r.d the inhabitants 
tnereof, lo hide th*ir a!.-oiriinntii.-i!3 from be- 
fore my faor, that the blood of Ilie pror-he:s 
and the saints shall not conic un any nicra to 
mi against them. 

.^nd behold, the city of Giigal havf I caused 
to be sunk, and the inhabitants thoreoi'to ha 
buried up in the depths of the earth: yea, 
and the city Qniha, and the inhaLiiaulB Ihe'e- 
of, and the oity of Mocam, and the inhabi- 
ttijits tlierPof, and tiie city of Jerusalem, and 
the inhabitants thereof, and wa'ers hare I 
caused to com? up in the sterjj ti'.neo:*, to 
hide their wickedness and aboininatioira fi'om 
before my face, that the blood of the pro- 
phets and tha saints shall not co::'.e up a.ny 
m;'re unto me against them. 

And behold, the city of Gadianui, and tl;e 
city of Gadiomnah, and the city of Jacob, 
find the city of GitBgimno, aH tliose have 1 
caused to be sunk, ajid made hills and vallcvs 
in the places thereof, and the inhabitants 
thereof have I buried up in the depliis of llie 
earth, to hide their wickedness and abomina- 
tions from before my face, that tlie blood of 
the prophets and the saints should not come 
up any more unto me again-st them. 

And behold, that great city ,TacGbug.ith, 
which was inhabited by the people of the 
king of Jacob, have I caused to be burned 
with fire, because of their sins and their 
wickedness, which was above all the wicked- 
ness of the whole earth, because of their se- 
cret murders and combinations: for it was 
they that did destroy tiie peace of my pei- 
ple and the governmest of the land: there- 
fore I did cause them to be burned, to destroy 
them from before my fane, that the blood of 
the prophets and the saints should not come 
up unto me any more against thera. 

And behold,, the city of Laman, and the 
city of Josh, and the city of Gad, and the 
city of Kishkumen, have I caused to be burn- 
ed with fire, and the inhabitants thereof, be- 
cause of their wickedness in casting out the 
prophets, and stoi:ing them which I did send 
to declare unto them concerning their wick- 
edness and their abominations: and because 
they did cast them all out, that there v/ere 
none righteous among them, I did send down 
fire and destroy them, that their wickedness 
and abominations might be hid from before 
my face, that the blood of the prophets and 
tlie saints which I sent among them, might 
not cry unto Bie from the ground against 
them; and many great destructions have I 
caused to come upon tliis land, and upon this 
people, because of their wickedness and 

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An ang3! came down from t'le regions of 

And told that a record was hid in Cumorih, 
Ccntaininj; the fulness of Je.'sus's gospel: 
And also llie cov'nant togaih.rrhis people. 
O Israel- O Israel! 

lu all yo ir abidings. 
Prepare for your Lord 

When you hear these glad tidings. 

A heavenly treasure; a book fall of merit; 
It speaks from the dust, by the pawer of the 

A voice from the Savior that saints can rely 

To prepare for the day when he brings again 

O Israel! O Israel! 

In all your abidings, 
Prepare for your Lord 

When you hear these glad tidings. 

Listen O isles, and give ear ev'ry nation. 
For great things await you in this generation: 
The kingdom of Jesus, in Zion, shall flourish; 
The righteous will gather; the wicked must 

O Israel! O Israel! 

In all your abidings, 
Prepare for your Lord 

When you hear these glad tidings. 

To him that made the world, 

The sun, the moon and stars, 
And all that in them is, 
With days, and months and years; 
To him that died 

That we might live, 
Our thanks and songs, 
We freely give. 

Our hope in things to come, 

The Spirit's quick'ning power. 
Should turn our hearts to him. 
Where heavenly blessings are: 
That we may sing 
Of things above. 
And always know, 
That God is love. 

When he comes down in heav'n, 

And earth again is blest, 
Then all the heirs of him. 
Will find the promised rest. 
With all the just, 

Then they may sing, 
God is with us, 
And we with him. 



■ :M v.. .la^r-olii-. .\iAl.v.l;, 1; 

III! that is A'p!:a sn^ Oin.-jja !iie u>-gin- 
tiii'aiJ l.'iepni cv ii J»riis Ci riKt is liie 
t;aJ o.'llio cliurcli, and li.e £=1 s o. li.'lN!.;.]. 
i.ji jir.VMii ata.nst it. 

AJ«iii was llie f.rst ineiabcr of llie cl:i:rel 
of Cli!i;il on "-artJi, and t;je Crsl high prieiil 
a.ier ihe order of llie Son ot Cod. 

Ill urd.r lo siiuw IV- rise ot li:c cliurcb in 
tlie first davs. we lak? an extract Iroiii the 
W'jrds of f'noc'i: 
f An. I Luooh continued liis speer!i, ."-avirip. 
Tn' l.or.i iiich sjrakt? ivilii nir>, t.'ie sau.e ■^ 
I'le GiH ofh-avn, and lie is ry God, anH 
your Go'l, and ye ar; my breilir?n, and why 
CO-IS <1 yc yourselves, an.l d ny the Go.l o! 

i ..a licavens liatli h? n-a le; lh» cartli h 
nis fo:>;Blool; and tlie foun. a'.ion thereof ii 

B'hold h? halli laid it, an host of men hatl; 
hi brought in upon the fac;; jf. 

Aiij d-ali jiatii co.ii» upon our fatlieri: 
n ^verthelci-e we know them, and cannul cl. 
tiy. ani even the firit of all n-p know, ev,;i 
A 'in. 

For a book of rimembrance v e lave writ- 
ten, a.«»'3.*»j lis, acc.iroing lo liie jiallern j;i-, - 
en by lb? fing-r o!'Go(!: 

An.l it iti given in our O'.vn languig^. 
Arid as Enoch ep.ike fortli l!i-? words of 
Old, t!i-|>'o;df- Ireiiible.!, andccuid not sl;.ni. 
befuro bia presence: 

.'<ni In; siitii unto them. bx;avHe thai Ad- 
am fell we are: and by his fall came death: 
«nJ wd ar*iuuJ: parlakors of inia ry and «o. 

ije'io d satan l.aili come a'lioii^ ihe ciii!- 
dr'n of m:n, and teropteth tlifni lo worship 
h n: 

/ill J ni:n have become carnal, lonsual and 
d?v.liBii, and ar>j abiil o-t from the pr. a-iice 
of Ood. 

Bat (is J balh madi Itnown unlo my fslhcrs, 
ll.a'. a!i men n.usi repcnL 

An J hs called upon oor fallier Adam, by 
lu own voice, aiying, I am Goo: I ma Jo llie 
wo.ld, and men b.-ior. they were. 

And he also paid onto bim, If Ihou wilt 
turn unto me, and hearken unto my voice, 
aail b.-li-ve, and rep'-nt of all thy Iranagrea- 
■lonii, an J be bai-lii'd even by water, in the 
name of mine only Ifgott^n Son, which is 
Gill of gracj and Iralh, which is J' tus("hri»t, 
th» «a1;' o%ia» wiiieh aluil b« givaa ondet 

heav.n, wlierely salvation .shall ccu.£ Lnlo 
li^ L'liiiureii oi'iofi,: 
A id ye iha',1 ask a!! lliirifs in his raire; 
wi.d ,> l.aiever ye shall ask, it s.hali be given. 
A 1 J our ;"aii:er .Ai.'a n spoke unlo the Ltrd, 
a ij said, \Vi y .6 il that ir.en u.ust rejjeut 
ani be baptiz:d >.j naler? 

-And the Lord saiJ unto Adam, Behold I 
h ^ve !brg,ven thee thy transgressions in the 
garden ol Eilen. 

'J iicnce came the saying alrcad amcrg tha 
p;o;lc?, Tnat Ci.risl iialli alonea for o:ig:iiaI 
g i:t, wherein the fir.s oltlie parei ts cunnot 
b,; answered uj on t ;c iieuds ol' the children, 
.Ir li.ey are \. h de Ircm the foundation cf the 

And the Lord »poke unlo Adam, saying, 
Iniis:ni.cli as thy chdilreii are conceived in 
sin. even so w.ien they begin to grow tp, 
s n .onciivjtli .n Iheir lit arts, and ll.ey lasle 
tie bitter, liiat they may know to i rize the 
go >i. 

And il ie given unlo liiem to know good 
from evil: wlurelore luey are ogei.ts tir.o 
lheii:s.dves, and 1 ImIvc g.vtn unlo jou anc- 
t.iei law and comniandment: 

V> iierefore leach it unlo ycur cl.ik'rEn, 
that all men, every wh?re, ir.ust rpprnt, or 
they can in no v.ise iniieril the kir.gdoin of 

Kir no unclean thing ran dwell there, or 
dwell in his pr( since: 

Kor in ll.c language of Adam, Msn of IIo* 
lliufs is name; and the of his Lii)y 
b^goiten, is the tr'on of Man, even Jesus 
Ciirist, a righteous Jui'ge which shall c>.me. 

I give unto ycu a con.manclment to teach 
these things frjely unto )onr children, saying, 
That, inasmuch ae tiipy were Leirn into the 
World, by the .'iiil v.liich Iringclh death, !•/ 
wal.r and bloud and the fej/irit, v.'hich 1 have 
mad ', and so bcconte of dust a living scul, 
ev;n aoye must be bcri! again of v.atL-r and 
the S|iirit, and cleans' d ly blood, even (lie 
hloodofniin; c:ily Efgo'.Kn into the nryntr- 
riea of llie kingdom of heaven; that ye lua;^ 
b? ■anctifi^-d irom all sin, and enjoy the worda 
nfetrna! life in-'his world, and eternal Ufa 
in the world to come, rv^n inimcrlal g'ory: 

For by the wnl.-r yc know the rom.-rand- 
ment; by the Siirit wo are juelilled, and lif 
tiie blr.od ye arc sanctified, that in you is 
given the record of heaven; the Comfotlcr; 
the p-nceable tl iin,H orin-.mcrlal plirj: 

Th* tri.lh nfall ih'npt; that which qi:l'lc- 
eoelh all iJiiosi, nlLcli ica]:«th aliv* (11 





111 nja; ll a'. wli;c!i kn-jw -tii ail tiiinjs ani 
hatii ii 1 p^wer according lo wisuuni, mercy, 
I:- -.t'i, justice, and judgmrnt. 

An I now, b'liolJ ! saj- unto you, tliis is 
tht: p!an of ea v.uion u.i'.o all men: the bi. o 
o''rnine only B i^o.^en \\ liicti s!.a!l come in 
llie meridian of time; 

And b^holc/ all l!)ino^g has its lik'-nf«", and 
' all things are created and made to b ar of me, 
both things wl:ich ar;- t»nii oral, and things 
which are t^piritiial: things whi h are in th( 
h evens a'jove and t!iin;.s which arc on the 
carlb; a d thin;,s whiili are in the earth; and 
thiiigs wlii.-h ari' u«d;-r the ca,t , iioth ahov. 
and ban.Mth: all things b-ar r-cofi of me. 

AnJ it came to pa s wlien the Lord hsc 
apulsin Adam, our father, t! at Acani 
cri unto the !,ord, and he wasra. gl.lawaj 
ly Ih? Spirit of the Lc.rd, and was carri-d 
diiwn nto the water, and was laid tnder the 
wator, and was brought iorlh out of th ■ 


An.i thuB 1 e was 'oap z 1, and the Sj iril o 
Go ' d's??ni fd \i]'on tin:: and thi.s he was 
I rn o.'tlie Sp r.t, and he became q sicken d 
in ^ iin r man; 

An ! ' e ' ear I i voice cnt of lieaven Fayinc 
T u ar ba.jt'zcd with, and with ih 
Ho y G.iost: 

T s;s lie record of the Father, end tlie 
S .1, ro .1 henceforth an J forever, and thou 
a. after tlie order of him who was without 
b .'inning of days or « nd of years, from al. 
^^^ nity. Behold thru art one mine a sen « f 
Qli; jnd thus may all btcone all my sons. 

In addition to this. w» n-ake a fi.rllier ex- 
trict fron th° words of ^:noch. as published 
in tl e Star of Aug', st last. It show s lo 
a state of purit ' th? chi;rc!i h:id ariiv n in 
hi.i .lav. besides being a good ex imple for ev- 
ery di- ci )!e to tb'dow, that means to do tlie 
w 1 of G .1, in o r .a;, in ord r lo aSide a 
c 'bs'ial glory in his pr s"nee. It r ad.s lhi:a. 
"And t'.ie L>rd cvm and dwelt with h s peo- 
p'.3, an 1 thsy dw=lt in rlg!iteoi:sn?s3. The 
i ar of tlie Lord was upon al naiior.s, to 
great wa* the glory of the Lor.i, which w; s 
tip n his p^opl'-; And the Lord hl^F^ei the 
land, and th-'y wer? bl 'ss-H upon t' e moin- 
t i s, and upon the high placrs, and did 
fi- U 's'l. 

An ^ th? Lord call.'d his people Zior, '. e- 
civs? they wer» of one lifarl and of on' 
mind, and dwi-ll in rightpoi sncfs and t!icr.> 
was no poor among th ni: i^nd Enoch con* 
t'ru^'J h'S pr^ar'^ing in r^ght^oiij^nrss u i. 
jue p '0^:^ of GjJ. Aud il ca:ne to jjles ii 

s cays, that was ca!ld the city of l.oli.fBJt 
°v Ii Zlon." 

/ s hi fore Fai.', Christ is lie l.tud of Mb 
cl urch, and from him rrm s ev^ry t,f od nnd 
peif c.t gifi. / nd fcr perfecting of the 
siinis and so Icrih, be las fcesiowd ifTi-. 
(IS and crd nances, with order, i r ihe l.< i.e- 
fit of the w ole church. 'J 1 e higliirifst- 
h od, of wh.cli oidir is he, the Son of God, 
«r ti'.is ] r estl O' d tiring a l^je of his cid r, 
s set fortli as blliws, I y A hi a: 

'•-And agair: ir^y bntir r, 1 noi:ld ci!e 
your minds forward lo the time which Iht 
L"rd Gc'i rave '.)• s' c mi. aiiUn:ei;ts vnlo 
' is c.'iliTnn: nrid 1 woi hi ijiiit y-"^ f1 ' rV re- 
nib r'! at ! e L' rd Trd crd.Tired ; r.'i-ts, 
.ifl' r 1 is lioly c.r'fT, vl c' v as afirr the ir- 
If r of his * (n to i- ach ll ei e thirrs i iilo Ihe 
pe( p'e; and th «" prie ts were • rt'ained alltr 
the (.r.'er of 1 is ^ <.n, in a i. .niier that tt ire- 
by lie pei pie n igl t km w in » I al n ar.ncr to 
look oruard lo ) is ?rn .i.r rfden 1 1;( n. 

And this is the n anntr a!t( r wl ich they 
were tr a.n-'d, helrg lalled ui d ] r. ) an li 
;"roni Ihe Ibi ndation n; the wor^d, a, c, r ig 
III the foreknowlp(!ge of Gof', on accrunt of 
liiir j.ood works; in t! e firj-t place hcii g 'eft 
10 choose good or • vil: Iherefi re they ) aving 
clii sen good, and fx re sng ixco- d ng great 
'ail) , are called with a ho y calling, yf a, wiili 
Hal holy ca'ling which was j r | ar. d v\itli 
aid accord. ng to a pr.jara.ory redin:plK,n 
tor such; 

And thus ihey having been called to this 
holy calling on account of their jaith, while 
others wo. Id rij el the Spirit of Cod on ac- 
count of li.e hur n FR ol their hearts and the 
bliniin'^ss oft' eir minds, while, if it 1 ad net 
b-en ."or this, they n ighl lad as griat | rivi- 
1 ge as y< ur brei i rcn. 

Or in fins: in the first place Ihey w"re en, 
the same .'-lai.i i g wi'h th ir 1 r.lhrrn, this 
this lioly calling being pr pared from Ihe 
foundation of the w< lid fcr si ch ts would 
not harden their hi aits, being in ant! ll roi gh 
the atonement of the only begotten Son, 
which was prepared: 

And thus being called w th this holy <al- 
iing. and ordained unto ihe high jmsiiood 
of the holy order of Go,!, to teach his com- 
hiandiiients unlo ihe ciiilor n of nun, tl at 
they al;o might ■ n er into his r st, this hijjh 
priesthood I.eLrg alter (tie oriitrof his ton, 
which order was from the foi n.iaticn of the 
wcrl-i, or in »ihcr won s, heijg without bi- 
giiining of days or end ol yar, being picj a- 
r d iroiii ct,-'r:iily to all cti-rnity, acio;(:.iig 
lu l.ia for. knowledge of all tl;.n^b. Koiv 

ETFirrxrr xyx> MonNiyr, star 


t!, y w r' or "a n d nf rr 'his mannT: brinp 
ca I *u wii.. a ; oly .ailing a iJ or..a;nt-ii w.ln 
a'y rT n n e, an I lakiii^ l] on '!' ni li.e 
i'tgi. ( I e:*t .oiHi o; l; or cr. v |j ch ( a:- 
iiiig. a;ia r rdmaiic-:'. and Jiij;h pri .su*,tjo.., is 
-ivit..i.ut be^iiiiui.g- ur nri; fi s tlipy lif^coine 
liiyii pri^fifl ji-r- \tT. af er the ord^r of the 
Son. the ony b-'^nitt-u .d' ih- FuiIht. whu h 
is will out h finiimi» ' ■ ' '^'"y ais. 

t\hi(-h - ml off^race. eqii ty and Iralh. Ai;d 
(ii. a i is. A. .It 11. 

.\'»\.\ a I sai ! cone niin^ th^ l;o!y f^rd r 
■of I ; is hi_h pr. si od: tli^re w le n ai y 
W: i h w r,- yra.i a -ti and b i ai eh.yli pr.-? * 
o''Gf>t': a;i-: i: w.i* on .-icnoimi o*■lhe'X'C^ d- 
inw ailii an ! r^^pontanc-', and ihcir r\g\ t^oi s- 
n ss h'! re Ood. th*'y chu<i-:n^ to r.p. nt and 
work ri^htfonpn f-p, ratiifr tl-iin lo [ er;sh: 
thr^ret'or.' thfv w-r^ cdled afl; r his holy or- 
d^r. and w r.» F-anctilii'th and th^ir panutnls 
wf^r • washed wlijle, tl fjLgh the blood ol li.e 
La . b. 

>'ow lhn% aft'T being panrtifipd by the 
H<>!y (iho:)', having thi-ir warmenls made 
w!i t**, i>ein'; pur^ and s:ot'pfls before G d, 
could nrit lo'ik upon 8;n. sive it were with ai«- 
h -rn'nce. and ll-er'' w re many, eineoding 
gr -at manv, whi li w -n* made and en- 
lerod int'j the rest ol" iJje Lord tJieir God. 

And now, my brethren, I would that yo 
s' ouht hnn.h-e yourselvs b-^lore God, and 
linng t'orth fruit fnne '.or r p nlance, l! at ye 
may a'po rnlfr into thar fst: yea, humble 
yoi rselves evv n as the p''opIe in iho da)s of 
Mdciiz'iek who was also a high priest ail r 
I IS s m • ord^r which I hnv ' spoken, which 
also lov^ up »n hini the higl) priebih.od lor- 

>TiJ il was this 9in^e Melchifodekto whom 
Abi^ham paid tilh s; y^a. -vn our falJi'r pai(i tithes of one lentli p^rt of all 
he poss*»«? .h1 

Now ih'-s* ordinan'irB w^r'* siven aflrr this 
mannT, :ha* I'lprc' y »hp pc-oplc might lock 
forwrr 1 on lh*» Son of God, il being a type 
of hia order, or it bf»inij his ord( r: and ihiH. 
ll»ni t'*ey Tpiffhl look forward to him fir a r<'-'ion o/ Iheir sins, thai tJiey might enter 
into the r-^Rt o**th? I-ord. 

Now this M dchizedek was a king over the 
land o'* Salern: and his pnop)^ Lad waxed 
(ilr-.r.g in in quilj and aboniinationn; yea, 
ihoy ijad a!l gone aalray; they wer? full of 
all ma 'in "^r of wi''k'»dn''SP* but M'»lchiz''dek 
having exercised mi-jlily fa 'h, nnd r''C;rv -d 
the omen"' t e liiffb pri T'lood. a'-oor i m 
to thr» )M>ly • r 'er. of God, d 4 pr ach repenl- 
ane" 'into his p ople. 

An 1 '."hoM. t'.'^y di 1 repent: and NLIehi?- 
f*f>k 'Il t e-uhlifh pea'^c in the Un ' in hi- 
di»« IhT'Cire |.e wrs ra'l'il tiie Pri:ice of 
P ar^ for h^ w ij< t'l" ki"g of Sal-m; an J he 
did rei^rn un ler hia father. 

Now in f wer** manv b-ff^r* him. and a! 
■ > ihr-f wr^ ninnv afierwar'n, bul non** 
WT^ pr»a'r tb*r*fnr' 0!' hi-n ihev have 
m ^r-* pafi •■.la'''r na'* merijon N >v I 
n-"»l n->i r I'^ar e I" e mailer: what I iav 
ffti I mav ••ufT'c. 

n^' ol I lb** <*rr'p'UT •» nr • b^f'»r* ynv: if v** 
wii! a-r^s' ih* n, it shall b> lo yonr own de- 
h'ni"* on 

(riwtfl, tvifib^rs, ani Jeacozxx. 

til* u 

fc s ar ' s^i arate, for tht* eiificalioii and b- n* 
tilt of ihe whole cliLrch; and. li.ougji the 
elders an'' bisi ops are appfndagia to ihe 
hiirhirctt o< d. and the iturhrrs and dfa- 
cons u,r._- uppendngee to the lesser pri- sthood, 
yet t!i S:^ ofhcf 8 Are important in liitir j 'ac a, 
iiiid re>.uiiir m their giadaiion: from d' aeon 
lol-arlifT, tVoii. t»\iclier tn pri- j-l. r -ni |.iicst 
lo eid -r. and Ir'Tii eider to i.:gb \ r.est. 

As tliC angf^'s are ihe miniBteis of the Al- 
m jrhty, so are ihep.- ilic s- r\Hn:8 of, 
and edcit aceoi.nlaUe in his p ac^. 

A private menilier ii.'.s no authority 10 
prea< h. n itlit-r adn itiisler ordir.anofs, ncr 
I, .IS a teacln r or deaci.n ai.lhorily lo laptiz", 
or bi( esjn^s. nor 1 as a prit 6t powi r lo 
c<.ntirrn the n embt-is, for a;l iiiiii^s it tht be 
done aeror-ing lo llie articles and covei.ants, 
which are from lUe Lord. 

Let IS giv* one pla n tigiirc: The sun doc^s 
not borrow its light m ilie moon, neitii rdo*e 
the sun siiJne ]■ rs bright in h^r pr sence, lul 
the moon do s- ?o. also, whentA-cr Ihe Irss r 
otfic< r, in ih^clurcii. is m ih.e pr scnct- of 
the grcati r, tho greater takes tlie ha '. 

The churcii of Chriei is the place for h;i 
sainJs to j r-^pare lor the ceJ- slial kingcom, 
and n't n an can esp ct to enter inio ii, ex- 
cept by b''ing bom oga n; ior will 01. t water 
and the spirit, he h not a legal heir, accord- 
ing to Ihe plan ofmlvation. 

'J he world is full of strange doctrines, and 
one say>, lo, here is I l.r.s , and ai.olhersa\«, 
lo. th. re is Clirist; but, O man be not lc- 
cived! Truth is not in ev ry man's mouth, 
nor IS tlie fuhi'^'ss of the gospel taught in tv- 
er\ painted cljap:l. 

Our Savior has said, Whatever is highly 
esteemei! anrng men, is an abomination la 
l!ie sight of God. 

L ihrs^ p'ain words ar^nol f^nongh to cause 
men to hevarj, l--! them look (.r irav -1 abroad 
aironir those that pr"'iend to worship m the 
world, 7nd s'*e if th.-y answfr the df finilien 
wiiieh Jam s gives 'f r-ligion. He sa\», 
Pu'e r ligi'-n and undefiled before God and 
the Father is this, lo v.sit tlie fatherlrts and 
widows in their affliction, and lo keep him- 
8 If unspotted from the world. 

Lip service and pride are abominable in 
the sight of the Lord. Lvery thing tliat is not 
good; every thing tliat is not plain, and tend- 
inrj to viriiiC; wlu'lht-rin tiio world, or among 
thoB-* thsl profeps to be christians; or in llio 
churcii ofChrifll, in not ofGoih 

The church of C'l risi. in tlime last days, 
was established by the ^avi^.r. for Ifo r-^stora- 
tion of his pecp!e, a^ lie has spok»n !-y the 
m- nth of. lis propb^'ts, and i r (he iratlterin^ 
of bin B.iin's I'pon mosut Zion, when hi 
rom-^fl in hiM glory- 

Tlr- world endeavors to wnraliip the Lord 
by wisdom, wh»n il 's ■■xpr-'p>ily wriit.n, that 
the worhl by wis !om Knows not God; and 
ihopsnn '» risk llieir fouls fr^ni ynr lo year. 
on Ihe nay-soofl, creeds and covenants of 
men. wh^n it is *' r iten, GufH-d is lie tlial 
outleUi Ids lri.R' in nan. or mak'-lh flenh his 
arm, or s' all lirarken u .!■• th? pj. cepla of 
men, fovlhir pr cplf s! all be giveo by 
(il p .v»er of the Hol_, Ghost. 

Tftb, me^-k-'Tft 'ath andchariiv, ;^re tlio 
. II c psary i^u Ji5caU«ii« of Iii9 cl^txdi; mid 


rVT.TTr^r, Ayrt mormng star. 

without ll'.em, all Siiv.ce, ali prolessiou, ana 
al! \vorK8 are vnin. 

No Iran can !nve the worli!, or the tilings 
t' nt ar» in il, and b.= a disciple ■iftiie bless li 
Savior. To be a suinl, y<ta. a tr;;e n;pi!!;.'-.r 




Oi (.iid Oil;: 
i.i: «orid 

But V- 
noi al all; neUiicr ly h-. a7..ii, lor .t;;;: i:','r !jy "hs fanii, ibr u is 
BlTjl neiLiier "shaU moi: swear by l!ioa c:i! il aol rjdke oni 


(jol fors-.vear li 
th^. Lcrd th ne. 

s ur.ll. Hr riiou 
hut si.all [lerloii.i 

I t.a.y 


u, Ewcar 
18 God's 
his ibct- 

l'r,it i. a , 
lia=r b.ii K 

. f com'rtii 

of j 

■/ou. t 

II <*c- 

or w:iil3; b..t lotyoi.r conviiurii 
y..'a; nay, na- : .br w'l.a S'Jjr 
liiorc tii.i.'i Limine are evil. 

Anl be'iioW, it is written. An eye for an 
eye, an.l a tootJi for a tcotii: hut i s»y unio 
you, ihat ve siiaU not resist evii: i ut whoso- 
fvr slirtH'sinite thee on thy rig;. t cheek, 
turn to him theother also. 

Ani if any mr.n ivii! sue thee at the law, 
an-i take away Uiy coat, let him hiive thy 
cloiik als5. AnJ iviioaoevir shall co.rp'i 
tiiee to go a mile, go liii'i twain. GiYO 
to hiin tiiat ask-;t;i thee, and to him that 
would bj-roiv of ih^e, turn tnca iinl aw.iy. 

A.nd beiiol I, it is wriuen aljo. Thou sliall 
love thv nr-ig b .r, and !iate thine . ncniy: Uit 
h iioll '1 s»y unto you, Lovi your enemie», 
W:es them thit cur»; you, do good hat? ycu, itJ pray for t;i'i:p. w 
sp'i'fully i.s=' yiiw sn i p . 

may b.' the r.hilJr^n of yoir fjlh'r which is 
in neav.'n: for h» ;i.a.;i. til his ^u^ Ions" f.n 
th" evil in I on thf go)d. ill refjre those 
tilings which were of old tim", which were 
under the law, inni?, area'l fulfi.led. 

Old things are don? away, and all Ihinp.-- 
have become new: ther«'" I woL:ld ye 
Bhouid b 'Come perf.?ol ev-n ». I, or y:>nr F.i- 
ther which is in hear 'n is purred. Verily, 
verily I say, thai i would that ye should do 
alms unto the poor; but .»':• li.'^d tliat f'' iJ. 
not your aii^s before m-n, lo b-s^en of th»n-: 
otiie-wisi ye have no reward of your Father 
which is in Ji^aven. 

T.ierefore, when ye shall do yor.r al.-ns, do 
not so m J a Irunp^^t before you. as wili hy- 
pocrites uo in the synagoni », aiia in the 
streets, tiiat th.^y may h^ve g!' ry of m-n 


1 say unto you, they have their re- 

-Bul w'.ien thou dofst aims, let not thy left 
liand know wliat thy right hand do'th- tlia'. 
tliy alins may be in secr.'t: and thy Father 
wiiioh seeili in secret hiin»-;Il' shall rewdru 
thee o] ■Jnly. 

And wh?n ihou prayest, thou shaH not do 
as ih,' hyrocril's: for th--y love lo pray siand- 
ing in tlie synagogues, and in the cornel.-; o. 
the streets, that they may be seen of men. — 
Vr ly, 1 say unto you, th;y have their re- 

But thou, when thou prjyst, enter in'o 
thy cl-os-i, and when tiiou hast si'ut tliy Lujr. 
pray to th_; Father wliich is in secret; and 
tiiv Father which secth in secret, sliall re- 
ward thee 0]>eiiiy. 

B'-.t when ye pray, use not vain repeti- 
t onn. as the h iatn-'ii: for they tidnk tliat they 
(hall be heard for their uiueh speaking. 

lie not y? iherifore like unto them: for 
your i-'ather knowetii wiial lh;iii.s ye have 
need oJ" before ye i-ek iiini. A.ltr ihie li ari- 
ntr 'hsT'tore pr^y ,>e. 

(>(,- Fat!; rwiijcitertin hfar h, Hallow- 
ed be thy rittine: thy will be t;oji.; on t-arih aa 
it ir. ill ie.iVfii: i^nd furyive us owrdrlt;. !,s 
we f. rjiv - oi.r d bLtrs: am! lead us i ut is to 
icni| talk.ii- but Ueiiv. r us ;r,-'ni evi;: .rr tliii.e 
is the xii.g(;on:, arni ti.e j, and tlie jr-o- 
r\, ior'jV r. Ai'.i = n. 

For. if ye forgive men the'r tr'spasi.'-F, 
yoi r lieaveniy i-aii^er v. lii fi.rgive }0;.; !■! t if 
le itrgivj nut i,.en their tre£-j.u>e >, nt-iiher 
voiir father Ibrg ve yo r ir sj a.'.s- s. — 
Mi.r ov.^r. when y,; ias5, b ■ not us iiie hy| o- 
1 ru'S. ui a Mtd couiiteiianee; ii.r 11 ey o-sli- 
guie th' ir iiic s, that liiey ni3\ appear unto 
in'n lo (iisl. V'riy, Isay unto you, they 
have their reward. 

But thoM, when thou fastrst, anoint thy 
Jiead, and v,"ash thy lace: that Ihou ap|.' arn..t 
unto nifn to fas!, but i nio tiy, «i.i(di 
is in accrei: and thy Father, which teeth in 
secret, shall r.,waid thee operdj. 

I^ay not uji f • 3*onrs-"lv s lrrasi;rep I'pon 
earth, wh^re moih ai.d ruji dot' ci iri 1 1, and 
ini'V s break ar:d st a': ' ut laj- up 
cr yoi.rselv s trf-asnri s in 1.' lvcii, win rs 
neilher moth nor ri^sl doth rorruft, and whj^r.? 
thifv a do not break tl.rongrh nor sv^al. i' r 
vi'hrr ■ ynr is, there will jour lirart 
1)0 als-i. The li^jht of the body is th" e; p: if 
ih r-'lor' ihine e^e i.e single, thy wiiole bcdy 
siial; b.-fi,ll o: licll: Bui itlh:ne ey he e\.j, 
thy whole bod> si:all be lull cfdarUrnss. If 
ihf-r 'forf, Ihe light tliiil i.-' in thee be dark- 
nt'i^s. how g!cat ii, that darknest! 

No man can servj two niasters: for either 
he will hate the one, and love the other: or 
else he wdl hold to the one, and ilesp.s." tiie 
olher. Ye cannot serve God and niaiumr u. 

The chur-:li of < hrist. of these last day?, 
i.'! the same it was in the f-rsl days, i r in i.ny 
:;3vs: it rrqi'ired repent.inee ant! bai t sfii h r 
ilie rendssi'-n of sins an i the jircims.- of the 
ifiilof the IJoIy Gho.^t: il r.qulr^d tIso, an 
obeilience to the connnandments of God, in 
mU things. 

The disiiples of J"sus irrst love the Lcrd 
vvitl'out disgi:ise. and nu st k-ve their iieig];- 
1 or.s as then-selves. They must do ^-nod in 
all eases, and Si.i n evry appeara.rice of evil. 

Faith is an eviilence ofa !-aint, fcr wilhov.t 
:aith, he cannot Worship in Fpirit end in 
irutli: iaitli being the gifl of the I'oly Gi.rst, 
is the assur.ince of things nol seen: tiie rvi- 
.Irnce of what is proniiseil from the Lor.i, by 
keeping his co'oniandmenls. 

To ohiain faith, w-' pray; forbypray- 
-■r we obtain Ih? Spirit, and the Spirit lauides 
to trulii. and truth is I'tdit, and hgi.t comeK 
■runi Go '. Th^' pr- priety of tids rea^oning 
r;n h-^- s 'en by :he daily 1rr:nsaci:ons of tie 
world, as w.'ll a" a'i-oT>g 
for in the world, v> 1 1 n 

call upon llionaoie oi the Lord in faith, be- 
lieving he v.'ill an;uer tiieiii. then the Lord, 
in a measure hohis his Spirit frrm the ini.iibi- 
t:'.n;s. and they run to evil: and also, wlien 
the children o.*" God doubt his pronds s as 
t''ev priy, he withholds his blessings. Tut 
when tlfre is confidence in t^od, by being 
obedient to his will, and keeping his cpn;- 

Ihc clildr n of Cod: 
men I ave cas-'d to 



man !^a 'nts in al! things, Ills b;f5=;;i^> urr 
111". withliilJ. for hislaic. Al>sii uil-'d his 
TO I iiV:r i.i ? H -J S ■ I. ::u.I ii [> irt ;J, anJ l'"i 
cUii*lr?n of Israel w;iii or r on .iry tjr<:un 
i»r rj.fji'i call ■.] Jo vn fir^ iV-**;! It -av •:!. tii » 
thp'ii>l' :iiig i! i\i! iw. t;i.' L»rl is C5.> i. — 
Alia >.v Willi liies • sii «;>! s I'r i n t.:« man v 
r!-or i; 1 ill v;ri(>tuf -, l«l t.ic !<ain:s t.'.at ar 
si :k. a<k tj b : li il -d in ill • n.'.iis o'.' Jes :s. 
ofl.-tlhuj w .o iir; ;t itii -nz • I, oiiiiimid 
cv'.l sjjlr li I'l I v>url in t!ic na ii*i ol" J.-s is, 
or i^c !ii!s-iiii^s in llu ti^niQ ol' J.-kus, and it 
bIi til bi donr. 

Wli 'H *a:l!i an i wir'\s hiv? coiTie up b?- 
for • t.'i ; Lor !, a:: ! (a • saiai. liiia tne l-.'stiiiio- 
«,■ o"t'i- >s.uril, t;ial la's--* Ihin-^^s are |'i ay- 
ia^ in !i s sij'i!, bl iii n r-- i.e :il) r, luat *iiii- 
oiL c!iirttv 112 cannot b. siv-i'j in t.'ie king- 
d 1 a '•-■<} J J. V < "11 can it : p all t^i'.' eo..i- 
man 1 nsrils an I c'o til -in >tiii>uat 

W.i '11 a 9iin' '.vilks in ':••'.. n'ss h.^f t? tli 
Lir I, Il ! w:ll 1-JV-? III!) n-i^lib ir as inms 'If, li • 
wi I |irt> Ibr iiiK -ii^mis. Ii-^ iv.ll vis.i tr.' 
e'.c'i, a. I i o J i.ort 1 1 -in li^ -vdl f eJ 111" hiin- 
;;ri. a I I i:l jl I ! l-i-i '■> lii^J JS 1 jii j as lie ha ■ 
.ii:«ns t'> .1 > IT. ill; ani wjfiiiii^y ai' ti- 
ll ta*i ■^Jn ' W'l! I>*.>' ""■ '^ ''-• "' ' w'nl" pi'> 
i I.' ill ! |> 1 >r anJ strv-ii^^ii.ig tli2 w 'ak, th 
u I ; r!» \r.ilr*ji;-? ov-T II s aola u;' ^ooJn ss. 
I.' any mm a'ans In do lb; will of Go.l, 
hi ajsl k '.fii liiai.'if uns;j*ittt.Ml froiii tiir 
w 1-1 1: j.-ji .s" il-' .3 a:i ajj-iil > liriis^ ! 
an I -a 1 i>;;ijii. ai : |)r<y s-a i>:;3')!y niilo 
Iii-ii •}• iv la- 1!* n 'c: H-ury in iif,-; and to 
fit !u I ior 1 1 • lit"? I > CO ue. 

T I • i>rav>r< of ih' riijlileous avuil m-ich 
^ ■!, I I'y i^t'Mii tip I'J U-'jv u b^i'orj GuJ, 
i» , . li.- a .; R r -j j!C?.;h, thnnjli ^rac-, oMain-':! a ritc'it to 
priy, (o.- rilli-r) pr.iy an I -iiq .:r>-' o, f: 
1_ ir !. au ' tii; L iri s.i iw -d iiiiii jr at tb.ii^ 
iV.t.i < ii priy -r o.i ! ca m it b; a in.'niber o. 
thj c.i iron o: C.intt. 

Cli! wi::!i;! nriy not, or not in fjltli, and 
th? U ir I p> .rj uuL ii.s wraiJi Ufti,n lii,; na- 
ij jj.( ill It :«r^ t :ii n. 

Th: biit: mj" n;u b'-jiii to Cill up-n thi 
na II : >>'' I'l' LtJ in tli ; davs of Ca.n, uiio 
Li r.'ifta bi.ij'i' in L.iu d.iys of 
w i-M ii: J Jjri-/'*-' '" ^'"r- aiiJ king 
iiili lis .VI.;: CJil salJ, >iu.v linrofor; r - 
dt If; ..*• ini'i 'lis '.viiV. f<r '.;» is a proplii'l, 
:i 1 1 .1 ; d Ml pi^y '^1* ^-'^ *« ^'^^ th/i.i b ..ill 
J V ■: a iJ u t:to.i rr.-'i 'f* ii.r no*., kno.v t!un: 
l.iai L * ta B.ijil sjr.vy di;, t.tou a.iJ all tnat 
ur ■ I iM •■ 

S J A i.-i'ii 11 pray d unto G 1 1: an 1 Gcd 
li * I'. ; 1 -V Ji a :i;c i, an i lii£ A'lf *, aa i iiiii ma d 
e:r ants. 

It ia an "»iJ;m; of go Ilin'ia.'S a» iv-'l as a 
j ly.'ii «J1 1 1 ■>.' lovjt.oi, I > li-.r t;i- pi-iyci 
u 1 1 ' Kiui ■ jd' rjdii,) i.'i a 1 1, I.i 1^-, .,i|i|. 
d I ,' \i' 'w MiJ^ It .*.i^-;4 t'l -■ ::j.iili;-_. >.-yj,, 
llii^i 'I w .a. Jj.ia la v in II a r.: And tlie 
fi.jr n' Ivv rnty ;.jj.* C; I uuw.i i:e or.- l.<f 
Li:!! luT.i^ .y'ryoi. o.' I leui liar,j:<, un 
g ti.t ; I \*i it -ii-i u. jjcirv, «.':iv;.i ar ■ l.ic pray- 
cw o' til i Ham. a. 

A ^'•' "li ' 11' ''■>'■" '' '' '"' • "" '•'•'■'. *"■• 
If lil n.'.^Til h-j ii'.liUja. nlj; pray d 
ant niJ: 

il/ ii-^arl r<jiic-th in llie LjrJ, my ijorn 
il ex.ulled ia tii-J t.jrd; my moutii ii calar- 

g d ovgr my enjniiis: beraiisa 1 r j 'ice in 
lily easvdti jn. Ihere is non; li.y us tJio 
Lord, toe liierj is non.- '..Ii.;e: n^-itiicr 
it; tiler.; any roek llU-0 our God. 

Talk no more so cxdeeoiiig proudly: lat 
no ar.-jgiiicy conn; OL'i of your mouth: icr 
lil? 1j .rd IS a Goi o: knowifiugj, and by !..;!n 
actions ar^ weigiied. Tne bjv.s oi Itit niij,li- 
.y in n ar; brokrn, and tl;'jy that 
.ir:; girJed witii sr-nglli. 1 hey that were 
tuli. nave liiie I out tii?.ii!S2lvt'S lor bread; and 
ihey ilmt v.-ere .':un:;ry censed: ho that tins 
iiarreii Irilfi Ijorne Si-v.'n: an.i sii« .tial lialU 
:iaiiy cliudien is ivaxed ferbl ■. 

The Lt! killetb. a::d inakelli a'.iv": !;f 
'iringeth down to ll.e gr.v •. and tri iyfl;i u;-. 
Cii; L'lrJ ii.aiiei:i pi, r, auJ rnikelh rub: lie 
.ringi;ib lo-.v, aiii iifi..'.!; . p. He raifeiii up 
l.ii> po :t oi:! i.f 111- ■•.\it:. lai liittlii up t: e 
b ^^gar !ro!i! l[;e duii^iiil!, to iet t-iem among 6, and to inak* Ibeiii i-th.-rit tbe 
lurjiie of gb r/: fior the pillars of the 
■irlii are l.'ie Lord's, and he liat ; s;t t.'ie 
■.V iri:! upon !!i -ni lie will kt;ep ibe fe;-! of 
lissiii.ts, and 1. he wcke.i shall b,- 6il?nt iu 
ar^iu.ssi lor by sir. iiglh thali no pre- 

The adversaria's of l:.^ Lord 5:haII be bro- 

<on to piec 8 out ol'beiv^n sl;nil Jie tluuuJer 

ipon tliem: the Lord rl ail judge l.'ie eiitls of 

leearlii: and li • shall s\v sirTgili unio liis 

i.ig. ai.d I ait tlie bo. n of .Anoinied. 

Here llien «'c find, ibat wi.n wa have 

>ra;.-d, all,; the Lord bos anEv.-irjd our ro- 

1 leril, il is jroo! to o'r.-fi ihat.ks. in prayer i:l- 

..-., lijti iiii v.'il!oi'Uod niaj- ijedone on eaith 

s i.i lienvon. 

Wb.-'ii S .lomon dv-dicaltd the Tcn;ple, he 
pr a i forlii i.y'.ids l.>Wrtrtis li?.iven. — 
.Vn) lie SI! I. L .rd Go.l of !sra 1, there is no 
_-.d like t:;*;e. in heaven above, or on earth 
len atli, niio heepf>t covi'naol and im rey 
iitb thy scivantR inai v.-alk before liiee iv.di 
ill tbelr hear: : niio hast with thy s.-r- 
.aiit I avid in;/ lather tl;at thou promise j^t 
i.m th-Mi *p:ii;et:t a;sO v.'ilii tny i.iould, i*;id 
la^t HilHIied It vrtiii thy hand, as it is this 
J.iy., if tlify sin a^^ainrt Ihep, (for 
iier ■ is no man list sinnelli no!,^ and tiiou 
le any-ry «;l,i I .tm, ar.d de!iv?r t.'iem to the 
ii'iiiy, 83 that they carry Ih.-m away cij - 
:v e iinio li.o land of the enemy, fiir orn a ; 
i; lh?y H all S'-t .i;.h tlieins -Ivc;', iind repen', 
Ii.'ii Ijcar li:i;a tii"ir prayer and tiieir supplt- 
a'.ionin i.-jv;nt yilwelling place, nndniain- 
lun tneir caase. and tor.^ive thy p.'ople that 
lavc sinn-d agaiiitt thee. 

R penianco, l..i| lofin, prayer, luniility, 
ne- fca:s8, tiiiih, 1 'V ai dchir ty, maiire.i i.ts 
It t ic c.'iurcli of Ciirist: and nh.'U liCcpeaka 
li.^y knoA iiis voic-'; and when iie fil. all coiia 
n ilie.'lm.dB of li<>:ivn. thi-y, if tii. 'y have 
■»pl the fiilti till I'le en.!, whether in lib; or 
!;itli, will be r-aly at ill • sou i i of the llr^t 
rij np- t.) ris'" >nd .neot him, an I rtigii with 
i 11 in p ac, w len the wi<k;d will not irou. 
Il-', a..<l •v!' I..-- wary wilt no i 

\V . r^'^r -I |.» I.-iirii I At :ii.» Typisp.vriB 
or val';iil ;i* ^i'l.b -' an 1 Monlr-'al — 
.^ 1 ■ n mb rof Bi;li a', both pla.:' » in tl.e l.oj. 
p.!n!.i i> un.iniially K'';at, and sev.. rat caa « 
eiif t a. privnte lo.iif nj^. The mortality haj 
uDt hitherto been aavere.— .Vigiu. 


rrryjyG a!W> MOiiNri^cf star. 

Th"r> are buJ f»w a'liong tlioss that pr?- 
t?nd not to s?rvH the LirJ according to his 
f OTjni6ndm?tit5, t! at liav.- any corr-ct idea 
how the LorJ nianilesg iiis power unto the 
childr'n of men. Some ta'k of miracles as 
the only wav to es'aSiish liie Lord's words; 
and aoint think if th'y co'ild conv rs ■ 

Ilessad art thoa 'hat b.'^holdest llic deptliii, 
an 1 nitl'^Ft upr;n the c .erubiinh: and to be 
1 raised and exalte . oito;..- ail fyrever. 

Blessid art thou on the glnrioifs tijr:-rr- of 
Illy kinijdoi!-'. and to be pra:»?u an*j glorified 
above all for-.-v r. 

Bl Ks.^d art thou in the fir*nanient of i>eaV' 
en: i.n - above ali to bj praised and glorified 
lor.v r. 

, , ... . „ , , , It is the dity of the children of the L.-rl, 

an--l5, they would h^ satisHd: but when we ! to thai.k him fr.r all thlnjis Inat llie.v rxcivs 
lojk back and r^& ct upon what has tak->n ' of'him: and .t is w dl pl"asint: unto hms al- 

p'ac? since the beginning, we must say, that j f ' *'"' "'!'" »° ^'"g -'""gs o*' j ' V when he 
, , ■ r -.u u r . huo aiauii. Bt-..-d his pi>wt;r or 1,0 )jD>se liiiLo 

raen hav? to ex:rcise faith before t.iey can en- ti,pjj, 

joy these privileges. ., ^^ ^^^^.p,,, ^<- ringing, when the Lord 

It IS t.Tie. that many rrsy s"e sgns: but l:a 1 done gr-at thing.s ar.' nany. '1 h- LorJ 

let us ask are these signs unto salvation?— ! T ^ ''^ "'"'^ "''""'■° '=" ^^^ "''•"" '"" '*''' "'^ 
,, 1 .u a J .1 .1 touiidat.on ol the earth, whfn the uir minff 

For. when the flood ca^n», nolwilhstaniing ' ,,.^,3 ,^„^ together, and all liie sens of God 
it was a miniculous event to those that lived sliouted fur joy. 

When Pliaraoh and his host had b en drow- 
ned in ti?Red S a. ih' n siing .Mi s.->s and 
the chil-iren of Israel thts s'ine unln the 
Fj"rd. an I spake, saying. J will sing un!o lli<? 
L'-rd. for he hath iriuo-phed glorjo siv: me 
ho se and his r.der hath ne thrown iuto the 
s a. 

in that pTiod, who will say that the iiihali- 
tanis then, except i<oah and his family, were 
;ived by it! 

Asra'.n, v>-h?n m»n had conciiv d the idea 
ofbu.Uiag a lower to get ti heaven, and the 
L'>rd cam? d »wn and couibunded the lan- 
guage, and disp rsed them over the face of 
the wliole earth, it must have been lo them 
so'Tienhal miraculous, but wher? will wo 
turn to learn, ti at many wir; convinced, 
sad turned to God to live? 

We might bring all the miracles which Mo- 
ses wroi ght before th.e t g\ ptiaus, and ask 
how many of that nation were converted hy 
lliem, and what would I e th? aor^wer? Read 
thea:;count and the answer is ready. 

Thj Lord is my strength and song, and he 
is b^co lie my salvat.on: iie is " y tiod, and I 
will pr.?[.are iji.u a habitation; niy lather's 
God, and I v. ill exalt i,iin. 

The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his 

Pharaoh's chariots and hip tost 1 a»h 1': 
cast tnto the sea: tt s ci o.en captaii»s also 
are drow n d in Red S a. 

\^ hen Ueburah and Ba ak liad delivered 
Israel, then sang Deborch and barak the soa 
Oi Atiinoam on 11. at cay saying, ira sl' ye 
tlie Lord for tiie avengii g oi Isia 1, wii.ii tue 
peopie will.jigly off rctl then selves. 

I Hear, O ye kiu£s. give ear, U ye prince •; 

, ... , ; I ev -n 1, will sing unto the l..ord, 1 aiiI sino^ 

t;. harp, .^ackbui ps.Ilery, | . k, ,j,p l,,^^ q^_^ ^ Israel. 

.infls ot music, ye hiUdowii 1 . , 

Wiicn the Herald cried al u I. To you il is 
command 'd, O p opi-j. nali-n?, iinti lin- 
gn.iiT 'S, that a' what lime ye h' ar the so: nl 
of ih'^ c 'met, f ul 
di'lcimer. an . all Kin 

an I -vors'iip th<- golden \:nage lh;\t \eSuch 
«dii szir the king i.aih s 't up; I lit S.;ad ach, 
M^s- ash and .^bednego. or nt obeying the 
gr-^^at coiimai^d. were cast into the lur ace, 
iieated sev *n times ''otter than it was wont 
I) OS. an i pr s rv d by th- power of Go.l. 
who a-n-^n-'all tli» chil T"n of Bah-. Ion wer ■ j Th' s sang the cliildr-n o Israel, when v r 
conv-r:-d to p-jre r-hgi-.-n? >Vi,ncf'adn-'7- i II e LorJ,. gr al tbm^i- lur liu-i. . — 
xar acknowl'.'g^d t:ie han ! ol'God in it. but ■ M .s- - ih-Psalns wer- wir t"n to praise 
he 33on <v -nt (q cr -p ih ' g'-ss- of ih ■ del ', as ! <<"i fjr i.i.- mere tbrev r af r he had mau- 
an ox, till s^v.u tim s passed over him. 

Lord, wii' n thou w -lit' s: out.jf Seir, when 
thou nsarcli'tisl out of ti.e hel.. of t do: , tiie 
etLTili trjir.W^'d, arid the 1 1 av r.-s oropp dv ti.e- 
tlouds also ur'>pi'ed watr. The u.ouH.anis 
11] died roiii b^.oT' ti,e Lorl. ev n Siuai 
trom be or.-* tiie L trd GoJ 0: fs"a. 1. 

Wh'in sain'3 know th-' pow-^r of Ooi has 
b^'""i "X ^rfd for th'^ir sa'-ation, "-r 'h^ de- 
stri.ct; n of the «ick?d, they 'are willing to 
give ('oi the glory: 

■^'ea: lik' Shadi-ach. Mesfa-h and •h-dn»- 
go. they r;i-' lifi. up their voxes a il siv; 
r.leii'd atl t lou, O Lord G d of 01 r ith rs: 
jin J lo b^ [jraib-- . and ex iited aliova a.l or v r. 

.^nd bl'B.'d'd is !hy jlcr'.i u ^^ ! hnlv r;.in5c: 
and Ip bs pjuiaeJ aaj eial.eU aiiove sii lorx 

Bless d art thou in the la npl" of t!iy holy 
glory; and to be jra-sed auj glorified ajove 
ftll ;creTer. 

if si 'd ills puw -r an-l jroudr as 10 lis p.opi ■; 
J 11, even las .^r.o III d. and they wer" • rit- 
'en hy toe gu'i of the lo \ Gl ost, and are- 
fu 1 o:' propli. cy for lie ; e i; fit of the li^lil- 
eous. Bui enough has been said on Inis 

You thai love the Lord, prcf are for ten p- 

You tl'i' lov t!ie L^rd, set jnjr h-ar's in 
r !'■ , tiiai you may enaure all ihiiigs .n tim* 
■ > Irou :!■>. 

You that love the Lorl, cleave un*o htm, 
ind k^ep m that way jou should go, that 
your joy may he iucieasjd al the last end. 

You that s;ek the Lord, trust in him, that 
Tou miy btf contented when you are ch&a- 

ry.-^tya k^d mo'i'tt"-. *t\i 

f~i\ 1-1 I 1*1 ■ ct iirn-jn coudilinn ol'ilie worl ', 
lo th • lot •►'a sa 11*. or in olii -r wor '.s, while 
in jirosp^n'v n'-cpir ■ *<>- that as 
go" 1 ■••V'li 'i-nos iri d in the fir\ y m niiy 
nhinr- l.rielit-r in.1 irig-.l T a-< y )ii aiiiiroa.-n 
n ar rani n ar-r tj liol. Y')U l-v. 


1 R > ..V, I s Or' I ;. chou<;h. 

It will b; lliie-? y^a-s thfl >:xth of April 
next, sinci ih'! church of C'lr s; was orga-ii- 
i.-J, in Manchest-r. N^w Y r<, wi h six 
; merb-r^. Ii lias i»:cr«isel xl a i'y in fai h 
i:.- I, .r !. S'li^v- m hi... an 1 I.e w.ll heip yoa : ^^ ,^,^_.,_^^ ^;^^^. ^^^ j j|,g ^^^^ {.^^ ^^.^^^j 
wh n you ut-d. 

Y ) I t'lat '.IV? til" LorJ, wait for liiin, anJ 
yo r r"n-a-H iFCPflain. ' Th" o^jposiinn tr. t >is rhirch. a r r-u ->- 

Y)Ulhi>liv>thpL>rl,(.repar'yiu-h»"art5. stincethil ha« alwjys b>'n -xi.'ri nod by 
a ' I hi nib!» TT r:elv's in his sig .1; an I fall thp ch rch of ro n tho w r'l', b'.'Ciuss 
i . 'liB hnu's, ra-h-r tlian tlie lunJsofmn, ^jl^., ^^.y^H luv s ils cwm, has b- n nn'j-a'iing 
f .- !iis mercy .s ijr.^aL ! .^ ^^^ ^_. ,^ ^ „^. ., ^^^.^ j.^ ^.^ j^ 

3-n.t 'Is nay -I aMli' transaction of men, ., . j .i , i , ,„ 

t ^.^ thino. T, .,t n-e'.s b-. j *>•«« 'ncr-a.-d lo n.mdr s, that a-e happy la 

f?av With t;.^ Psal:. i-.l. Whvdi th- h»a- '■■J'''<=- '" «' « " "' "= ' « ■"'•. "'"'^J' "'='■■'» 
tS^Ti n" a'l I th' i)">p!e ima 'in" a va.n ; lueiii heira >.' luv jroniis a of ihi; llo Ona 
tiing? Th? kin-s ol' 'he ear'.ii s t llie^n- of j^-a,! 
• Iv -8. an I th- ril re la's ■ c >ur,« •! log -Ihr. 

aciins th' L'«r I. a 1 1 ai'-in»t his An linld. 
siyin;;, l?t us hr?a!< t!;e.r ban 'a asjn i t, and 
c nt aviy t'icir cor Ik fron I's. 

U> I'll' Bl't'i'i in th> h'-iv ns s' all la 'jh: 
t!i' Lord siall iiave th-iu in d ri-i m. Then 

This church «a5 cs'a'jlislied in tli^a- last 
days, bv thr* will an ! com'nan!m"n1*; of ll'e 
i^r.T I, lo hrinsf to pass th" jratlipripflr of his 
Rl"el. PV :i 111" rier!it"ous. pr 'paratory to ha 
second coining; and i he 'j-lace of gaili. ring, 
us has been before published, is in the wtst- 

>\\ h- s.i'i'i 1 1" th" u in his wrath, and „^„ ho in liri 's at- of .Vii>souri. 

»'i th'm in his 8'r? disiileasur?. Yet have 
I »el in,' Kin2 upm my holy hill ofZion. 

I d:cUre lh> decrt; : the L-T 1 halli 
aailunn m-, Tjo;i art my Son; this day 
hav ■ i b •jotl'ii tl> -e. 

Tha 3t niiij and the JBIoriins 3t-r. 
l.yOEPE.yDS.yJS. .HO. SIJRJU I 3. 


W; la'*"- this oppirtuniiy to tender our 
ihaiiK- I • th-- pub:ic aiiJ our trien s, or llie.r 
par nx-i bhtjwed up m i-s, an J ask a con- 
linua-ic:. Fjf tlie bu.-fil o: o.rsdv s, and 
»,.«cr.:.-r.s as n.n/ of th'iii iv • it a i-!, *i :.iV c ■n;iulii lacjis.J r Uiuii 
a -bscri . rs It Ihe s tend v )1 i:ie, liil ihey 
o.-J -t ot:.rr«.»e. With our pr » nl arrany - 
in nl a id luient.o;., w • hop : to publish .u.r • 
orig.nal iii»l-r '" i^j s -coiiJ vo.unie, t n 
w hiv • in the lint. 

N 1 iib:r on- of the pr'sinl ▼ liim-! has run 
oil, and we ca'.culae as il contain -d Ui ■ 
Ar.i<:l<!« an 1 Cjv.niaiits, lu republish theui in 
the first nuKlK-r o the sec.iid volume. 

iTT In ord-r to E'V-? th' pro;,'r ss and proa 
p.rli4o:"ili" chur.;h. It isnerc»»ary t; at ou 
cl : -ra aiiiilJ trios nit lo us, an accimiil of 
wlia" Ihey do Iro.n lime lo tiin>. In ihis 
Wi , I'le'prMJ »f til- w .r'*, an! the incr- »» 
of r*il'i. cm b • publislx'd »a one fatiiiionv 
t'.wl Ci-t: tiiinga ar;of the Lor.l. 

• • Oar .•! I rit I'l I fnS'i 'a. mual r-collecl. 
Iha'uul-as iojTiai: ii f«i|. on th-ir lelfrs. 
ibcy have 03 a»«ura.ace of altcoded lo. 

To this p'a-e about a tlimiainl pemona 
have e'lii^rra'e! s nc? the g-iliier^nff co mnen- 
e.»d. About hil! I lis n i'nb»r are disciples: 
pTJiaps Mior ■, a,sfive liiitdr-l and tliiriy Cur 
difcipl s I'.ave eov nanted to k^ep th" com- 
u.aiidiiienls of ihe L'.rd an 1 wa k m his sat- 
ules bliiiel fs wilh; f..r. ler. 

As has evr been ihe case in ihi cln r ii of 
rhrst, BoinJ hava iis'.len away, and some 
liav..' been cut off for Iransgreesions. 

As it is out int'nlion, in a fiitnrf number 
to (rive the pirt'.cu'arsofthe rise and proer sa 
of the church, vti omit some ll.ings of in- 

t T St. 

Il willb' s'~n in another coljinn. t'nt this 
c luicii IS buiit up 111 ilie p!a.i of ea.vation, 
which ewibiai'B tf.lii. r.o kues, laill. ai'd 
charity, as neflewary qaa!ifi<at'.oi.8 for its 
nembers. and r li"e upon all th.n^s that Ih; 
Lord li.ia cu uinanded and sptiRtn ly ih i 
muu'.hs of his propheLs. 

Many Id'sc slil"m'nts have gon" aVroi', 
rclat.v to this church: all of which w. I 
ir im time t • t m-. be corrected if poss b!--. 

Th"re are many branch s of this ch; rch 
a'-road. as her dofore pub ishe ', v r.: n 
\Ji8»iiir, I lino U, In iiaiia, Ohio, Virg nia, 
•-niisylvania, N-w York, Vermont, N w 
'liinpanre, Msssac' usetts, Maine and Con- 
. la: an I many of Iheni will coma up thia 
s ason, if the Lord will, 

Tne feeliiii;l!iat is manip-sted hy the worli*. 
t iwar 'a the members of '.his church ivs ranje, 
.1* it d '-B not ae-m to «r;«>, because the 
.ueftb-woftlieoii-xM Ut«i1<wc wrong lo 



their neighbors, or inlenil evil to any one: it pect a reward hereafter, let the.n do unto oth- 

jj, therefore, to be regr itted, that men shouid 
be p'rseculed for opinion's sake, or the sake 
of religion, when the cunt-t,tulion of oLr coi.n- 
trv al'ows all to worsliip accorJiiig to the 
dic'ales of their own ccnsci' nccs. 

Tlie frecdo'ii o.'speecli, tlu? liberty of con- 
scisnee, and l!ie iibaly of the pr ss, are a- 
usong the first prjn ipiea of a rspubiiean gov- 
ernment, and we hopa they wili be held fa- 
craJ by evaiy friend of his country. 

The religiun of Christ is ine arily source 
of lasting happiness, aiid ni.n disagree, but 
w!]=n a society labi-r fur good, accoiu.ngtu 
tlie r.'vealeH w:ll of Cod, to maiie tn.:n utt- 

ers, as they would like to have others do unto 

Tiie fulness of the gospel as tai:gi:t by tins 
churcii; IS acooruiitg lo Ihe vvcid ol tljt Lord 
m tie Look ol Mor.i.on. It is et'.rj<ai trutl', 
and ne bc'iir recur;! of it, that our j;a]ni. n.s 
ujay be Ibund tpoti. ss at the bar ot OoJ. 

The eluirs of ijit cl.urch are to t<ach the 
scriptures wliicli are in li.e biLii; and the loLk 
ofMor.iion, and ii.viit- ail to cou.e lo t. i r ; t, 
and repent and he bapiizi-d, ■.htj ii.ny 
b? gathered with the peojde of tne Loio, and 
be sav.d by keeping an ins coininandnicii.s. 

The nor J oi the Lord m-vtr Jails, we. 

tor, they ought to be respected, because i.o . thereur , give a few worts iroin cne of the 
man can be loo good. coininanuiMenls, lo show Ins wil concerning 

In the days oi the aprrstles, wh: n prrseciL 

tion against the church of Christ, was cur 
xied to an exiraordinary degree. Then stood 
there up one in the council, a Pharisee, na- 
med Gamaliel, a doctor of tlie law, had in 
reputation among all the peojile, and com- 
manded to put the aposll-s forth a lit le space, 
and said unto them, Ye men of Jsrad, tak ■ 
heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as 
touching th:-se men: for before thesi da^s 
ros2upTheudas, boasting himself tn be some- 
body; to whom a lumber of men, about four 
hunJrrd, jolu»d ihemsciv s: who was skin 
and all, as mary as obeyed him, were soat- 

tlnngs which wnl hen alter come lo [ass. 

Hearken, O ye elders of n:y chnrcli, and 
give ear to my worii, and icarii of me I 
will ccnoerning )ou. and alsi-i, cone 
lh:s .and unto «hich 1 have sent _)On. 

For veriiy I say nuio jou, b.tssed is he 
that keeiielh ii:y cunnj.anuii.Lnts, whetl.i-r in 
.if-' or III death: 

And he that is faithful in tribilalirn, tie 
r ward of the is great-r in ihe k.i.(,doin 
ol' heaven. 

"Ye cannot behold with your i;att:ra! ey o, 
:'or tli^' pres i.t time, the d ngn of yoi.r tiod 
conceriiing tiicsj things whirli shall ccme 

t?r;d, and ! rought !o nf,u:rht. After this ij rca '. r and the gloiy which shall follow 
man rosj up Judas of Ga'ilce, in the d ys of j-^ r much tribn'ati' n: f; r a t> r much tribo- 
the tax ng, an ! dr.'V,- away innch p^opi:- aft. r ialir.n lom.'lh the blissings. 

him: lie also perished: anJ ail, even us manv 
as ob-yed liiin. were disperse h And now I 
say unto you, rsfrain from thes? men, and let 
thain alone: for if this counsel or this work be 
of men, it will come to nought: hutifit be of 
Go \ y? cannot nvc-rthrrw it: lest iiaply ye 
bs founi even to fight apainst God. 

If rr>"n \v r-" as an.'; ' usly en' aged to do 

VVhtrioie, ttie i ay ci ineiii that yot s) all 
be crowned with much giury; the hoi^r is net 
yet, but is nigh a; h.i.iid. 

Komeu.ber which I til }oi: hefc re, 
that you may lay it to heart and r that 
w!i-C i shail o!.ow. 

bchob', v.?rny 1 s<y luitoyo!, for this cai.B^ 
I have sent y u that you migi.t I e cdjeuici.l, 

good, as they are to take advantage of their ! ^nd t, al ■, orhfarts might be (rp.r'd to 
f -.1 v.- h injs, fv-'ry man we nu'et would b; ' j, testni o iv o* things which ar^: to loni' : 
a FRIEND. ! g-.j also that you might i>? hon; red ol laying 

Thf' gospel as pr-ach^d ly the disciples ofi ^]^g ^ .ndation, and of bearing ri co-H of the 
the church of Christ, has been believ.''d by j^nd up'in which the-2ion oi'God s';a!I stand, 
mnny and they liav> gr -at reason lo r^joics I And ais'), that a feast of fat things might 
that the word of the I.crd has been thus n:\i. li [j,, pr jpam.i fcr th» poor: y a. a fpasl of fat 
r.;s;!fcted. ! thin-.s: of -wine on the le.-s well rf.ned. ' 

The only way to ovreome evil, is with I 'J hat 'hpp:irth may know that tiie mouths 

good. lie, then, that is a .>aint, 


of the prophets shall n'll fail. 

wrong rather tt- an dn wrong. When pTse- | Yea, a si^pp.T of the ho. se of the i.or'', 
cutcd, iie wi.l pray f'T his fnemies, :br their [ ^yg\\ j,-op^r^c', i.nio which all nations sha.l be 

^olIs ate as prscioi c -s hi: 

When men misuse, or abuse, he wiil for- 
;ive, for this is god-liko. 
ItvcxD wish the good will of men, and es- 

invte- : 

Fiistly the ricii and ihe haincd, the wise 
and the noble; and alltr that comelh the uay 
of my power: 

zrryiy.o Kcnyj^G stah. 

T.I n sisail liiS poor, Xk^ ljin>, anj Ihe 
cIiMi", COST.' in unto iha inarria;;.' ot ii;e Lamb. 
>n i par'.ik^ o:' th-; supper ol' liie Lrril, ijre- 


Vv'e ar> sorry to s^e llie Uniiei Slates so 
goon trojbls i, for the evos oi' tite worlJ ar 
upon liiis gnvern.nent, as an asyi«;ii of the 
o|)pr^!is'"'l. Wj hojis 1 13 i>eo;)ie ol'tMs cn- 
lijlifn- 1 '.ml, in tills unhaj-py crisis wi:ich 
pr. "il^ it5.?lf to tln'r vi-w. v.- ! be- Ciilir, 
anj in l.h» !3iiiiir.5 • o/ lIu'"aUuk. In wra'.li 
r^me.iibcr ni.-rcy. 

A c:..'r!s?.)nJ -nl froTi Wa^h'n^lon to l!:e 
N?iv Vori: C'l iri^r and rinqi'.ir.-r, over liio 
Bi^'niljf! o.'"'-Ths Spy in!," tiius 
wrote o:i thii 'iiili ox', : 

'Ui.-i ani portontoas ;ir."tIuc'oijds w' iclr our [and. i»oabt and uncoriain- 
ty aci.oo nparsiss every movement. Kushjii. 
in silJiice, is the voici of iDLrm-r. Ucf \i 
an I sBitlid ansiDty is J^pict.'d in the counto- 
Ii.i;i3: of every thinking ir'an. in pia- 
c.-s, fasjn lias rss:^n.-!d to pa^si-jn, h'-'r em- 
pire ov-jr t.'ii iiiin^. Tiio greit hu I fusiJa 
miii'.ai pri.ici.^Ies o: our Constituiio;! ar ; iu 
j.'j^j.rJy. rn.-arMio.'pov tr istib': tr-nglii- 
e.i • 1 i . . o tiL'^loii ;d- Til-' f;=bii; art; !u b;-;=ii tt...l irodJou dawn: an 1 the mighty 
a.--- 10 uir^ii ov T iii;;r .l.s >la '• jiAC;-s. Tli.s 
gjv;nl of r.o:n;>ro:ni8" and concession. 
is to b.: in;iJe j. gov?!nt o!' force. Tin- 
decio ' 111' g '"- ' fib, and w!;o chaii stay iin 
dirtfj) cif;ci»f CoiiJ.cting and conU-naing 
foctioni Uav^ lock:d ariiiK, and stand siioul- 
di-r to shoa! !er, in the causa of the strong 
ag unfit ih.- weali." 

T:iis is a ineian^-holy picture for a ropu' li- 
can governm-nl. If .1 is r.a'Jy as above sla- 
te J, it aii^tirs the near apprjach oiti at d.y, 
llut \ylli try men's !i arts: yea, the liir.e that 
wtr 8:iad be pourod out up^in all nations, 
w'lirli s '.a!! continue until the cons'!ii pt on 
d^cr'';.l s'lall iiidk ■ a fijll oiid of them. Kor 
it if written: .Nation eiiall ris; againtt naii^n. 
an 1 Itinjjdo I) aj^aiiiKt Kinjidi:!.: And jieai 
cartlriuiti 8 bliaii be m divers pi ices, and fa- 
niiii;::, ani p'slileiii; -s. and fcnrlui si^lilsand 
gfial eigiis siidll tiiere b> from lieav. n. 

.^o on; can be iiiisiak n, if iie looks at the 
ni^-j ofta; ti.'i'S -js ti ey ar;: Tliebarvi-st is 
n^fary ripe. I'h; hour o.lhs Lord is Jugl;, 
rv n at t':e do >r». au 1 who arc r;ady7 n I 
lii; r -.1 Imojs, ibr t!i''y ar.- u-il the blood <>| 
i.p .rai .1. m oit only kIiiII ini.rrit tl:i> 
earth. I( wu sit.d by Isaiali: Behold, the 
Lord will come with fire aad nrith chariot* 

i.Ae a w,:..:v,iii.-:, t-) rii:;:tir bis ang.-r with 
fury, end bis rebukp «i;!i ficrr.i.s of fire. F.r 
r.y bre inJ by his twirJ nil! the Lord plea-i 
Willi ail lies .. a i.: t..e >,;;.in :.f the Lord (l.^ill 
be many. 

Ti:e L- rJ hr.s bg-j.n to r.-Itad with «!! Gc.-'i, 
t'l.t' Eonic ill ihrse last ({ays may bcv part in 
•; e first rrB::r;vttir,n, anii lie vril) not slack 
his hanJ: ?.>, he vrlil continue to plead by 
the inouliiR of hi.= sfrvnnts; and by li.e voice 
of c^lamiii^F, and by ti,e voice of the th.un- 
d-r of "iftiv ;n; an ! by the fierce vivid ligl.t-;. and by earthqi-aices till liii ihat are alivj 
sh.i!I know- h-Ti, and n rve him from the ba- 1 
even to the greal-st. Truly, tiis is a .ay of 
warning' and not a .ioy of many worils, aiiicrcr 
liifm (i.£t mean to do tiie v.iii of tl.tir Lord 

'iho Lord i;as said to bis disciples, let ilie 
sole:iini,i.>5 o^^ir^vy r<=st upon your minds, 
and Ihny have evrry reason to do so: or if 
the go tj preach to the north, or to 
tiic s-;uth, or to tiio east, or to the west, they 
annot go asniss, for ti^e Lord has some pre", 
c.jiis I.OU.S among every nation, kinJred, 
t jnjue, and peopi''. 

Tiioi!<r!i nalione shall breali the hnl.s that 
iiobl govi' to^eiiicr; though kiug. 
;./:.. s ;.l;all dissolve, and iboLgb (he fritnd- 
fliip of mary shall c a^e, Miil il,e kicg.iom 
'K Jtsus t; wiilconlinue to increase and 
and Cocrisb, until the slone cm out ot the 
.i'untain witiiout !.a:i.:s, si^ail i.ave Clkd 
thi v/hols carlh. 

Ill view of this glorio,.s('oy, nolwiihstand- 
■ng iiic w.cked sha.. ba cut ^u; ^.tid tlie kni". 
do.i.s of this worid uis.uived by the arm of 
the Abnigb-y, ti.e siiints .-ball grow ii, live 
.u one jiiou«-r, audio ii.e.r fcavior, and si.all 
increase in laitii till Ihe curta.n of heaven 
s:iaU be unfoliitd as a scroll wii^n ii i.« loUcd 
tug«il,"r, aad ilicy sbuil see the liice of God. 

'Ihe Lord is ibll oj mtrcy, and lis will <.all 
upon ail men, every «h. rv, lo r. p.m. 
IS 1.0 eye iJiat s..aii iiui s.e. nor car shall 
not hear, and no heart thut m.ali not Oe pen- 
ctrateo; wlu-n the peoj-le art so barcjoiied in 
sii;, liijt th. y r.'!i.s.- to hear tiie njtn tjiat Uie 
LorJ cinoofi.B !o warn them, then he sende 
plagu^B and peslikacc, as seemeth himgood, 
and he nil] coutinue lo do so until the riglit- 
eoi.s ar- gathered, and the wicked d^stioyed. 

Hap|iy ie he thai is wis.' and seeks to save 
hi;: sil'; !"or it he asks he shall rcctiv, and 
wh'-n hekno.ks ii idiall be opi-n' d uirto him. 

Tl.-! ccMliiMiilof Am^r.ia m a W.oici land 
above al! otiicrs, and, cvr since men have 
dwelt upon ii, if they were virtuous, and 

'''* .rvr-«;TT<^ A?r& M 0Tiy7:?G ST^n. 

wa:k .d uprightly b for. Ih- Lord, they have opi-ortuni^ to luke the auvai.lage oi).i» it]. 

b»>n blosMrf: \Yh»n Ihey h&ve not duiie eo, 1 low man I 

th.y l«v. he™ viritcd with eaia.niti -s. j Thar, w ■] b. none to m„l:.t or make afraid 

.erhap,fo,rare»war., that the .l-uvi. „ ' ti.en: for there w i: be peace on eauh and 

of the country is • ill ih.^ jime, for (iod is g od will to inen. 

the .ane y-.l^riay, to-day. »nd f.rever. | M „ a^e agen,!, „„,o then^seiv^s r „ they 

T -e i.>l!oiv.iig «• r Is of Alma, on tl.e fuV I can yr pare for a k;ng<;oni o[- g ,, y. o-, 'cr 
j-t ar. c^-.ciu.;..-: Andn-w it come to ; on? witl.out glory. The lang, .ge of ihe'fa- 
r«s that itor Alma hid saic thes- things to vlor, i<-, The Spirit and Ibe bride eay C n e- 
HoU:aa ., hi t! .. -d In;;,, md a!«o his other ! an I i, t him that he.Tr^th «iy, Come: lor u e 
Dons; anJ ho a'so bkss-d tp.e earth, f. r lie lour .,f redemption i« nigh, 
righteous' sak*. And he ^aid, Tims sa'lh 

th= Lord God: Cs rsed shail bf: the land, y"a. 


thislmd, untopV?ry nilinn, kindred, to.ngi e ; ^'-■■' ^av.or said, while en earth in IheSesh, 
an i people, unto d utri clion, which do wick- i ' " ''^''* ehihin n, and forbid th«in not, lo 
edl,-, wh n tlioy ar- ru!Iy rioe: and a..<: I have : '^°'^'' """' """• ^°' "f s.ich is Ihe kingdom of 
Si.d so siiall it b : for this is the cursing and | ^' ^"^ ■ ""*'' '" ''^''-'S '^st days, he ! as given 
the bl»ssing of God upon the land, for the i '^ ''''"■' '<"•""" b-nefit of chilV-n, tl at thry 
Lord cannot look up-n sin with t!;e l^a.-^! de- j '"^^ ^° ' ^Pjiz-d at ci^ht ye:ir ;• . 
gr»nf allowance. He that knows the law' '" '" 'is follows. And again. inasmiTch as 
o Goloannotesc-.p-his ju'gments. uni^,,. P"'""^ ''ave children in Zicn, t! at tracli 
hefdfils ther q .ir-menls nf ,hn! lav. j ""'"' "'" '" ""<* '■-''i'"! the doclrin- o-" r-- 

The day of vengeance is at hand, when I' ■■"'="^<=: '''''>'■> i" CI risi ihe Son of Ihe liv- 
m>n muKt suflT-r the w.ath of Gol in this : '"^ ^°''= =">'! "f baptism and the gi t of the 
W'.r! I, and the world to co™, unless they ' "'''^ ^'"'"^ ^^ "'" 'aii^S on of the banc's, 
,,p,nt. ' " ^'^^^ y'"^ "'"= ">« ^'"> be u,.on the 

The saint can look upon the worll and say, '' "^^ "'" "'« P"'"-''"'- fi'r this si all be a law,^r: Mv G .d and mv salv-i-.n are my ""'" ''I'" '"''a-'i'an's of ZIon, and the.r chi'- 
all, for I wtnl .o inheri. eternal U'e. ' '''" '^'.'="' ''; "^^l"--' ^^ ^'-^ — -i' " of 

But .he man of ,h- w^rld. wh-n he looks ^,'^"; ""'' ''■•''^" <^'S'-ri years old, a„.l 
uponth- world, with all its .11. r.^ents. ex- 't" ' "-V-ng on o, the and th-y al.o 
claims: L.t me become rich, for 1 want to ""': "-^"r^] t-";^ ch.lrrn to ,,r.;, and lo 

, . ,, , , yi- , wakiiprigniiv be.<tr- I he Lord, 

liv-ateas', a-il erj y th-good of my life— ' " - , ., ^ 

, J -.1 .1 I >vli,-M the LorJ cave the chil rtn of Israel 

But alas! the times chan/p, ani with them ! ^ ..i.ii it.i oi .i-raei 

. ■ ,. 1 . ... I. ,.'«,„ eoniniandiuei'ts through jMo.s- s. he •■ai. Anrf 

the con irionor'i;anv change n'so: an Iwi^ere 6 ' •■"■ »- '-t^ -ii- , i\na 

man looks for hap|in-ss h- oft-n finds mis- "' ■" »"'■•« « bicii I coinmai d lliee t.' is day. 
rv. solhafnonm.ghtrathMsav: This world '''■'" b' "i t y h i.r^: anj iho b It t 
i^ har !lv worth p-s.'ssi..g. without a l-.n.e in "'-'" di.ignAy unto th., chil^r i., .„ i|.. u 
thewirlJ to cone, thro gh the meriu of >< '-i" '■'ik -f w.nwh .. liio.i si.: st i , t:,y 
J-SisCi.iioS. ho.:s>. anl wh-n thou b^ the wa . , 

One of the gr.^at m-n of the eaith once *•' "" " ^^ '^ :--sldu«n, aiuX «i,t„ i.-oj 
said: Crowns won by blood, hv blood niu.ot "■''^° "''• 

be .naintained: and a great-r than inn sai !: ' J^'"^ '""" ^'■='" ''''"' ""^'" ■"' = sign up, n 
Putup.agiinthvswirdintoltsplacKfor all 'by hand, and U, y shall b. as lioniL-is h<:- 

, , ", , . .1 , u tw-^en tiiine ty s. 

they that take the sword, Siia.l p-rish with | ■' 

the sword. I " "'■'■^" '^'-•^sa.-y th.n, to t ach thee 

tilings DIL1GE.^TLV UNIO Ihf cl.ildr. 11, it 1- »u 

Tiievoiceof th- ancr^l to tlie slnp' ,,•,,[ 

' nnv, Ih-y may gro , ipnithoht s.jt, 

w)->n tha b ivior was born was, not: „il, m, ,„ ii ,, »• . , 

and b.j aJle to aJide the p:es nee ot the Lord 
for behold, I bring you good tidings of gr at ^^^ „ he comes in lus <-hry. 
joy. which shall b. lo all p-op!e. An I • ^^ ^,.i,i ;,, ^ j .y.u, tasK lo t -ach th^ chil- 
sud len'v Ih-re was with the angel a niulfilude , ...» ., . 

. , . ■' , , , r- . , "'■'-° °' ^'""' '''^ I'r.nied co,nn:and.iieiils, 

o. t.'ie hjav^niy host pra.singOod. and sayiiiJ. .... ,. , 

„, . n , . 11. i .1 ^"' all things which laay t nJ to ^t.■nla! 

Glory to G )J in toe higlies , and on en th ^ j » 

peac^ good will tow.ird men. i " ♦ " 

I T'ach them a'so to wash tliomsrfvef : to 

Whit a happy time it will be, wh-n all' eon:h the.r hair, tube mann-rly, and oh d:- 

that are le!l aUve on the earth, can shout =„d ■ ^„^, ^„ ,,^ indastiious; to he me'k an I chari- 

•ing likewise! when lh= nations will learn t.ible. and above all, to fray vocally and in 

vuaomor;! when man will not seek aoji.e— t. 


I t<'urii 

fur l':eniBr- r •«. It tho;!i I'-urii lli'^ Lor-'s 
pray-r, in Ihc book of Mormon, and repeal it 
W.i.-rt tlioy riS>? in he niornin{;a.ij wht-ntnoy 
(;'> to b?il at n:giit: (nam-iy:) 

Our Faln.r wiiicl. ar: in lieavn, HaHoweii 
b'- thy naine. Tiy vv;ti be done in eartli as 
il is in ht-av -n. lorgiv uj dflhtd. as 
wo fr.r^iv ' our dobtjrs. AnJ us not into 
temptation, but dciiv.^r liS frviiu evil. For 
thine is th» k ngdoni, an 1 the puwt r, an.l Iho 
glury. fnr v t: Am.'i;. 

Agai"' how sw cl it woula sound, lo h< ar 
a chilJ siy: 

1 lovp tlic Lor', and IruBt in l:im, 
and iTiV !o liiMi alK'avs. 

I mutt love my lather and n;o;hc-r and 
ob -y thf Ml. 

1 must not lie; I in' st not si.- a!; I must, '.n,: I b-? goo.;, ujid liic L 'i-- 
wiU bl ■!■» me. 


Giv-n Seiittfinbvr, 1J3!). 
L sl^n to th" voire of Jesus CI rist. 


Lord. VMur GthI and ^-^tur ll*-dt'enn-r. uiiuse 
wurJ if qaick an^I poA-riul. For belunj 1 
siv '.nl'> \0i, that il ma l""r''t!i not v.i;ai ye 
s a I ai, or iviiat ye shall urink. when ye 
partake of the sacra rent, if it so be that ye 
&) .t rt'ilh an "y': » i^gh" lo n:y glory: r inein- 
b;-r np nlo tin- Failier my ho \ which was 
lai.l down foi ya. an.l my bioc'd whicn was 
Fited for Ih" r* ninMion oi"y'-ur n.ns; wherefore 
a r-*'»:n nan m ni I tjiv • unto yuu, that you 
vhiV. noi puic.;a8' win-, ii ulrr strong drink 
o y lur 
o ' no!i * 


oflhi 1..1 lento I h€ ialherk, that the whole 
earl'i -iiay tiKt' be s.ulu-n *il:i u ci;rKe. 
also, \'. tin J OR p. I, autl Jac< b, an^; isuac, and 
Abra iir.i yoi.r !a,:. rs: by wnoio I.^h j r •.!.- 
is/s reniain: ani a'sc \M'.h rvlici.ael, <>riiuain, 
llie ^at.i -r of ad, liic o, a.l, l;.t-uni:i nt 
ot' da\ R. 

An.l aiso with Peter, and James, and John, 

W..O n 1 l.ave • nt Llil.. you, by whom i <arc 

or.lain-'d you anu coiiiir.iie.i yon to he ap- 8= 

' li-t* and eH iLCiai wiln 'b^..'E ot' niy, and 

lb ar liio k<*ybOi your minisiry: an-i of liiff 

■ .«:arn : tr.mgs whiuii 1 r Vv'ai'Ml i^nio ineni. lh* 

to wu uii 1 liav; coininiiied the Reya of n.y 

I kinjiaom, and a .i^sp n.ia'.ion oi tl:e gospel lor 

the .a.H[ t;ines am. lor ihf tiiiiit.-s of iinitf, 

, in 111!: w. i h 1 Kill gam- r log in one all 

things boili v.i.ic:i ar- in ij<aV' n ami winch 

I ar-.* on earn.: aiiJ aiso w.lh all U.( ee whom 

I 11. y Fall:- r naih giv.;ii me oul of llie world: 

w.i-r fur.- hll i-p your heaits and r jouC, and 

gird i-p _, Otr ioais, aim take u; on youi.-jy 

j wio.e .iriKor, liial y-; ii-a^ be able lo wilh- 

' s'-ai d the im I'av, l-aviiiy cone a.l ye nay 

I b-; alile to stand. St.inJ, tiicr-.-iorL", 

I V ur lo.n;- giil aioul wiiii irutii; i av.rg on 

I br'? of righleoL^n ss. aiKi w>. r 

I i<!et ein-ii v.itn th-* pr J ara'i n of the gi siel 

of ptac which I l.av- >eiit nine any :c lo 

; c.-iiaiiii uiiio \ou, taking ill' k!.;?!., o: laitii 

wlitrenilh yi-'bha 1 beabio to cu' i.ei. all li.e 

tiery iJaiiB o: li.e i. ink- d, and take liie hulniel 

if salvalion, and ihe 8W<ird ol ii:y Spirit, 

wliich I wi:l pour OLl upon y u, and ii:y wi.icii I rev -ai unto you, an . be ajre. J 

as liurhingali things wi.aisoi ver ye a(.k of 

ir.e, and he jaithful oniii 1 come, and ye s all 

be caugiil up that where 1 am ye shali ba 

aisu. Amen. 

Given, Hiram, Olio, Noven.ter I, 1831. 

I'earlten. O y people of my chi r;-h, saith 

lliH vo.c ' o:' him who nwells on high, and 

wlios ' eyef aire c;^ on all men yea. v rily f 

11 ■.111 -k: wh.-reiore yo.i shall pariake »av. hearki-n ye p.'opl- iVoin a ar and ye tiial 

pljt is I'a !-• n w a.noiig lou, ' ure up-in llr- islands oftii.> s a. lisl-n iogetli- 

•1. n thisniy Fat. er s king o .i winch shall cr 
. bu tt ..p o.; tlie eailii. ! n;i 

- vice o the Lord is i. nlo all 
is none ;o estap", and tk- re 

lor V riiy th - 
"len, and liiere 

is no eye ihal si all nol s.e, n ■liiirr ear that 
shall not liear, n -ither heart !ha'i nol he 
penetrated: ai d 'ii« r?beI;ioi s si all he pier- 
ced w:t'i niiirh sorrow, for th-ir Iniqu.tles 
slall bt* spnk'Mi upon the hous -tons, and 
th^ir secret act.-! shall he r^vealeil: and the 
voice of war':ing slinil b^ nnlo all people, by 
th-nionllBof my dis'iples, whom 1 l.ave 
c' o en in thes' last dais. a;.d li.ey shall go 

. . , . r 11 .1- I I"' rt a id non- slali stay ilieni, for 1 the Lord 

bnnjiinc to pas, ih • r - oraMon of all liin^s, ,^^^ . ,^„„„„.,„j^,, „,„,„/ 
or th-' r-siiir-r of all il.ingK spoken by the 

moclh of all tlie holy pr..pheis since the H 'hold. Il'is is nine authority, and the air 

w r I b'san. lln- lasl days: and Ihonly of my s rviinls, uno my pr'-'a'-.- i.nto 

als-1 .l.d.n t!ie«on "•■Zac'an-". which Zacli- '•"-'"">'' "^ "'y'^'""'' ii^ '"«'"='■ which I I aie 

a i'S i"'F,lia«)vi if anI t v pronis;! Ilmt H'y ," ''«" to pohli^hnnio yo.i O irha'nlan r 
h s'l " d hav ■ «• n «■)■• ! « mi^ s-ioiild 

Be! o'd this is w'sdom in me: wherefore I 
ira V d not n-r llie hour co.ii th I .at I will 
drinK o'' til" frnil ofih'Vin w.t'i y: u on the 
earth, a id with M.nmi. whom I l.av sent 
i;iil I you to r V 111 • b->"k of .M'lrn.on. con- 
taining th" r.iin>s» of my "veria ting g sp 1: 
lo wliom I h :v: com ::i:te!| ih- k-'ys ol th ■ 
r cor 1 of tlie slick of npliraim; and also with 
I lowi.oin I hav comnitled the keys of 

1 .' 1 1. and lie 
pp it o''F.' a'! "• 

.'^l.oi.l i be ii Ic J with Ih.- 

i'h J.'l ri I hav • <"»nt "'n!o 
y .,, I.J --.r-aniB, Jos pii ciniin jr ind Uli- 
v f f'owd'*rv. toor'fiiii von nn'o this first 
pri'-'sllioo I wli c'l you hiv • r-ceivd, if at you 
nii?ht b^cnl- u an < or aiiied ev -n aN Aamii- 
■n i a'B'i F .j'l' , unto who -i I .lave co iiiintt"'! 
ill" k'*\8 of iiit' pow -r o'"liiriiiig the heart! 

of the 'arl'' wli nfor ■ fe»r ind tremble, O 
ye p.'opi", for what i the l,ord ' av deer Cil, 
in I he n, ^l al, he 'u.fillco .\i.d v -rily, I nay 
I nlo you, that they who go Coril?, b'arinj 
thes? lidin^s i nio the .n! ab.tants of th.; 
earth, lo ihein is power giv n to seal b' tli on 
earlli and in h -av -n, ilie unb -h ving an 1 the 
r i>"llio »: yea v rdy. to » -nl th in up unto 
the csy when ill • writh ol Gud shall be pour- 

lh» k»i« of tne p.iw r o' tiirinig the hearls '"■ • "y « him m « r mi ui ■■"" im..i 
•f Iht lallicra lo lUc eUUdr;a aniT ibc Iiear:* | "* """^ "l'°" ^^•^ »''<-k-<l w.Uiuul nn. 

ca-ie, uo- 



If) tho cUy •.vhon th? t^nrd sSmil eariie to re- 
e i.Tipens? unto every man acciircling lo his 
v,'t.>rK, an J rn^^Kure lo every man accuraiHjj 
li t'l"^ ■■;:i:tiur.' wiiioli I'.e Ins rnc-usurcu to h:s 
feliovr man. 

i'/l.-'rr;'-rr- the voice >';" tiie Lord is un'.o 
t'is f;i.:s cj: lir; c^ri!i, a'.! ii!>.t v.-.;! I.ear 
msv n.^-vr: j-r pars yi", p.-'paru ys ibr lluil 
which is t-j ca'r;-;, - :o!- tha L'ji-ii is iiig!;; and 
t'l^V'^ng-r of the L<rr.! is kinriied. an i his 
s.vorj Tb batl'.sd i)i h?:iven, nnti ii si-ali ail ir,)- 
OT tiii inhabi.on's oi' iLe ear:.i!: an:i the ar.ii 

ken cvvn tlie liyi:t wliicii lie has received, Kr 
it\y Spirit. bIju-Ii nol a-wavs s'.nvo v/itii iiv;iii; 
saitii Liie Lofil Oi hosts. 

And iiguin. vorily I say unto yea. O in- 
!:abi\auii> o. l-ic c-ariti, ! Liie J or, a-ii wjiJinf^ 
If) i:;ak - 111. B' tiiiiijjt^ kiiown i.nio ail I'-s:!, 
tor I a !! i;^; respe- ii-r o; i:crso!;K. uim v. iile'ii 
tiiit liii ill, ji sii'iii iitjow li;ai liie ciuy sp ti'i y 
CJiiu-ii!, iht hour is Koi \t:t, Lut is. ii.jjii tl 
hani, >vii.'n siiaii bf? lali' ii roiu ll;e 
fa.ll;, anil Ihe lievi. s:.all l.avu- jOftvr < v-vr 
iji.-si.'oi:^inion: anfi ajs-.o, li.e Lrorn Bh:.]. lavs 
power i)V3r h!s saint:,-, and si ali reign m lln-ir 
III jjt.g.i.-cnL up- 

o.'chii Lord siii!: b? f.vr-aii"d; an.: i!:? '.:ay 

c*'in:?tli. *:;at. In -y wito v,fi.i n'Jt Leur tiie j iiiiflst, sl.a.i cc jie down 

v-'^i."*'' ofths Lord, neither the vojc-e o!" iiis j on Idiriita, or tiie world. 

s'rvuit.", n-iih-r <fivJ he:>d io tii? words of jv'earoii tlins' .-oinoian'm nis. for ihi-y ara 

til? nrjpfi-tp, r.r,ci apostles, s.!a;l i)= cl.1 0)1,^1.5, ^.^rf ihimu.t. an: li.e j-rfp.'-.o.-i-s' and 

frail a-.iiong the po'il?: t' •' "'i^y "Siv ■ ftray- pro..;,iM.B wii.cii arj in tlicii] sliah iui- 

e i ;'ro I! imn- orJniaiii"::'?, and nave brnii* n I ' 

in:n'3 evt-r!as!ing covL-nant; tiu'y sKi'k noi the 


What i the I.f^rd have s; oken, I ]:r.y^ rpo- 

i kpn, ann I .'.vcLse not m_> Br:'lt. and titu^Ji li.e 

I lnav*:'ns anil ihe ear'b j ats av. a;, , n y v t rd 

1 shall nOt pass av\ay, I ut tl a'.l be -a !1 lie*:, 

1 Vv'tjether by nine own vo.c*, i-r ly il.e voice 

<> my s'r.ants, it iS the fiiine: for bei o.d, and 

lo. the -Lord is God. and the ^ [ irit h(i;r''-th 

rcT: rd, and the rcoid .s I rue, aiui il.e tr.-lii 

abidoth ibivver ana i v r: Aiiii n. 

Lord jo o.o'.adisn hi» rightoonsi:''ss, bi 
IV mm wMik-elh in his own way, btiJ after 
lh3 imase of his o-vn ;;cd, whose iwage is m 
tiie liiiSnerB of liie v.'Orid, and -.vhcse f i.b- 
c!a;;ce is t'la' ofan idol, -vv!:ich wax^thold 
anlshiil p«rish in Ea^ylon, evan iiahyion 
the gr.'at , whic.h pl;?i!i laii. 

Vt'iiersfore I tiis Lord, knowing t!ic calarr.- 
ity wiiicli should coijie iipori the inhabPaiits 
of lli-i carlli, called i pon my s.'rvaat Jo»' ph 

S.nilb, jr. nd snak-' tiiito Mm from hf-aven. R"^'" LATION 

and jjave him eo^.:aiid,nenls a,.l^aUo g.v^ ^^^ D.ce:nb -r ^7, 1S39, 

CO nuian hT;enis to oiiiers, Inal they si.iK.,d _ ' 

proelaini tiiese t:.ii:jjs un'olh' v/i.riii; and ali Anl a/jain. tlie ordnrorthe hct's- Frr[ared 
tills that it rnig/tb^ fidfi.l d. which was for t. he f r of tlie schof.l oi tt.i- j ro. 
\Vii;i?n hy the pr.ipliels: ih? 'weak things of i phets, eslahl saed for ih- ir ins^ln c!ir.ii in all 
t'i3 worhf shall co!ne forth -.ind broak down 1 l!ihifs li;a' i.r ■ ex|.edi'nt t!.r ;h>'n', (vtn ,i.r 
tft^ mir*''v ai'd "'-on:: on-s, th.:t man should , all the ^ilicers <if ilr- e! urf h. or in cth: r 
not counsel his fellow !iian. n-ither tr si in . vror s, I: ns- w.:o ar; ra'.l 1! o lie ir.ii:i> ly 
t le ar.ii o; Ii ;,■*:., b.t liiJt cv-ry n:a!i iiiight : in Vif c' uri h. b •yiniiinj; a\ •he !.if;l. 1 t; s s, 
sp-an in i:ir n !:;ie fifri;'. l!i^ L rd, ovii | cv n do -n to thi .iaci.ns: and tils si aii be 
the PavKiT of the world, thai iii':!) also icishi ■ the nrdt r of the h'ln.^e ct tl;e presid n<y of 
JDcrms- in ti'.s earth: that ndn.? everlasl.rg | llie school: He il ai is appoinred o be j re- 
cov--nanl might he eslahhsiied: that tiie 

n-'ss of mv ^o-ipf*! might b^ procljl:ned by tiie 
we. '-i-. an I tli.' sniipi ■. u:it'i lI:? en !s oi'lbe 
worl i. and iie ore kin:s and ri i-rs. 

B -iiold i a'-i G-)d and ::a.'e spoken il : Ihf's 

sid-^nt. or ieafdtrr s all bf.- fi unii s ans'in^ in 
lis (". in ilie hi.usr-. \vl-!ci) si all Im pc - 
! ar d i;r bin;. Tlirehr, he si ad le list 
in ihe I ons-- of God, in a plac;- t; at ih ccn- 
jr'r?2fat!on ni the Lo ie n-ay hear ris Wi-rcs 

com nan>!:n -nts ar-j of iiie, anl vers ijiven j fiarefidly .and d slmeilj, noi Witii Ini d i p eoii. 
unlo my s Tvanls in thsir weaknss. a.aer l::e ! ^nd »•• e:i .h'-rrme Ii into t e I <ure 0: Gnd, 
mann.'r of Ih -ir ianyuac.?. liial t!i -y iiiia 

co^ne io uniier.-itanJing an 1 as lii y 
erred it !ni;^ht b"* inaue known: and inasniucii 
as tliey s Hight wisdom. l!;?y ri!i;;l:t be i:i- 
etrucle 1: and inasniLich as they sinned tfi^'y 
might be chastened, that th.ey niiglit repent: 
and iiiis:nueh as they wer ■ hu:r,bic, tiiey 
might he made slrong, and b'ess 'd from on 
hiali, and rec-^ive kn'-vv^etlpe from tune to 
tiriie: .nd after r-ceived til- recrrd ofj ^^^ ^y^^^ 

in tjip II 
n. o 

i ('fir !"e siTti'd be in the I. cute: b : o.d 
this is beanti'iii. that he may be jm f la- ; h .) 

(j»t I'i 11 off r ! iins^-lf in j i-ay r u|" n his 
kn:vs b for': G >d, in tok fl, or r ;ti nitiiince, 
of the I v riasL.n:; cov nanl, i.n.l w h- n any 
s'''!ll cmi 11' a:i>-r '\.u) It the i"ac!i"r arise, 
an ! w t u lifted li :n- s 10 l.raven: y a. < ven 
dir c:iy. s.d;-le Ins brother f.r brethren witii 

these u or. s: 

the Nephites, yea, ev n my seivant Joseph 

wer of 


I to^ 

l.'rother or Ir^tiifn, ] sah te 
ir:ie o'lh" l.oid .h sus Ci.r » , in 
.-mend ra:if e of the ev-r iist ::g 

Smilli, .jr. might have pow.-r t 

thro-agh'th- tii'Tc.v of God, by the p wer o. • ^„,g.,^„i ;„ „,;,;,.!, ^ ,v nani 1 rec.e ve von 10 
Go I. t .e boo.t Oi Mormon: an . tnose to p.,!„„ship in a d -t r;nin:,1if.n that s '(ix^a, 
whon tiiese comman.dments H:-^ "■yir„m<rj^:[? anl . nchnnsahle. to be your 
might have now=r ^f^ hy tn- hiun'Jation o' . f,.|„„,, ^.^^ |,^, „,„ j,,^, ^„^, ^..^ ^r^ ^j 

this cl urc-, and to i^-ng it torth oiil oi ob- ! ;„ ,,,g i.oncis o' lov-. to walk in all lii, .oin- 
Bcnrity. an,l ov.t ol d, the only Jrne :„,„„,..„,,,,, ^^j-pg, j,;,, ..^i ,,5. ,„ ihanks-iv- 

an 1 livini church upon the f-if-e o;'lhe whole 1 

in^. forev r and r-ver. Amen. 

eartii, wliii which I tl:r- Lord am wfW pi': s , 
ed, spe-.kin'i ui;io tli» chnrcii colleeiiV'^ly an I ' 
n-i individually: for 1 the L-rd r-.n M,f ook tat.on. 1 h dj nn. 
upon ','m with the 1 ast dporeo o." alow-na;: y" '''■■> I' nn! s fi - 
n.-verih^l ss. he Ihat r-psnts anl .o.s t,,e , PoUi'lPd ''y H'^""- 
' comn;and.nenis of the Lord, E';a 1 b' i'nrgiven, I And ho t! a', co neth in and is faithful be- 
uidhe that repents not, fj-om liiia bhall be la- ' lore me, and is a brother, or if they be bretli 

And he tl at is ti und unworthy of this salu- 
' av' a p'ac a yo'.i: for 
■ that n:;ne house si ail be 

ETEKir^G AND MonJrir^o star 


I II, th<\'j! su'ule tliC rrc-sident or leicli- I pa?" 49 
cr vvii;, uj'iiit^-'U i.aiiiis lo ii-. avi n \s iUi liire ' errcra, 
s^ijiO |;rayr <iiid ci'V ::!uni, tr by oujrUig, 

BsS.uiU, V ri!y ] s.iy i n:o vou, tiiis is = 
f.-.iii|) >• M.iu y.'U :. r u sal-.iluium lu uiif aio 
I .er 1:1 ilie ii" »s 01 ooj. in l:.c scl.ot-i 01 ilit 
I r> |.-:.^ <»• ."-r. • ^ic ar.- ^ii.. u lu i-o h.js ;■> 
li.M'e" u:rl I si'fi-c v.iig a? !!!•-•: (•"•ril s ai. 
Ci/j u'.t.TjiiC , ill a., y u- ili.ii.}.s i;i tlw- 
i o- s" •>! re Lor.:, la ii'-' >ei o.-. i.l :)ie j-ru- 
l.i..»o, •till it I! s_v iici 1:1" ii t&i.tli »ry, a 
U:. r a -i,'. 01 liift U'/i> S|nr;V I' 
ca .011. 


itut): iu worlli ten t! ousaiid 

il 70" M, «<c. 

LA.Mi.L sTrraLxs. 

iijjr euitj 

Ealli. N. 11. Jan. S:', ISSS. 

Hear hrrtrr'n, we lisv? -.ravilol in ll,<- 
8tjt?s ol" I'ciins; Ivar.ia, Mtv/ Jeis y, New 
\ i.rii, \ .-r.i.uiil, >i« psii.r , /i.acM.Cni.- 
snll.^. ami C'uMirct.cut ann r t' l.-|- ize ;c;i.t 
in Ciakf-ly, 1' nnsyhar.ia. and a'»o n j l.iotl. 
pr 1,11 Loi'.^ Is a:id; t- ^-i.l 11: Ma itoii. I. tun.; 
1* II. J ai ; a 11 Now lla•.,.l■^ ir-. Iw i:;y- 
f vn :n Ci.ur! » or.. \ tn'»i^>. Z'.' ■ h'i \ ■ i. 
i:i Troy, \ ffri! Wc \vf nl lo a couf t- 
rni-H wi ii-li l.ciJ in ttaii rd, A. i. ..n 
i:ie lOtii ot'Ncv.nil'.T. i- licro Lrotiiir hjir.,-.!i 
(Jolmoiii;) i...i.l.7. .: c^i;.!..: ..e li.^n. m coi. - 
J..J.V -.M.i. jf,i; r 1I..7. 11 -U ti, .., Hull il fur 
> l.i'u: an'. 1, i.: co:. i>.in\ «•:!;; V\ 11 . 
S.iow, s:aii"'l :(ir ta il ui:u C, ,.11. ston ai.<. 
Lapiizoii iw Ive by ti.c way. 

W<> '..ave «ri.'a!n-il Brvoial cliir^rs einc:- a I 
F 11 wy, "'!■' ili-y I. Ill .air to be jaa. i..i, . iiu 
njay «!«> nii cii gooi'. 

I'-ritiicr Uison ( '.) has reli.tiictl iVom Mit, 

Protli r I5a'.' n \:a» lrii-t;z»d four in Cole- 
hro'.k. N. t!. Tli'T- ar-<Mll8 <n t.-e r e 1 
Inn I nnil 111 I'l" l.>;V. (Mr ia:lM'..l ia^-rrsii. 
1.1:9 ng.on. Yo..r iiro'.ii -r in Clr^sl, 

•JJt.:ON fK.\TT. 

North Mor;!.inj. Pa.. Feb. 2, 1833. 

Mn. — ir.': I want you lo s-'T;i! in^ 
t!i? Kv -ninj; in 1 M-irnin;; Sta'', co'inii nciiiti 
a' •'i'" first nil 'ili?r, aiiJ a. so a |)r.)s|i?eti.s, us 
soon i< iios»i'il .'. 

S-ii.' nnalso a book of conitiin Inii-iils 
and all iit!i<-r p.cur.!!!. wlilrli siiiii! coar..' hy 
tir' Will anJ coin*i'an«im.*iilo!*G(.d: F()rw-;ii;;. 
1 eiic!o< ■ JO ; a live d .lUir not". lI'lM.s is not 
BUlBcr-nt. leiid nic worJ and I «iil s-iid t:i 
r iiiaiiider. 

P!->nii^ loon'in'jf llu' Star till I send yo ! 
word or co;nL- u|>. 

A wir I l-i y >u in t!if^ na-n? of t liriat, and 
Ibis b'-*ra *• you imve '1..; 1 »■' of tiie jir -s^ 
and :n ti.iii HitiiAiiun von i.avo tlie (ir.vil^j^" 
olfn i;;iil n.iig tlic l.r rl!iri.'ii: many ui'uli.iii 
ar"* HI /rr-.r .-onci-riiiny th..' p.'0|i..i;l ol" w.ioiii 
M33C3 spak?. 

1 coiiciii le ibis it in coai>"qu^nce of not 
kii'iu'ini ln.'i!;ri|jH'r>». on tli'» i-u j-cl, »a;ie 
cially Ihv o-iok oi'Morinon: For C.r »i sa.d 
w!i n he K.Tow.'d bimsclf to l!.o Nejiliit^ii, 
M'hol I, I a 11 11" o''wlioin .Muh s apux ■, say 
in;: A fr>pli?t i«linll tii- Lor.! your 'wiJ ram 
up unto )0 1 of voiir brolbr n, lik« unto in": 
hi'n niull yo Ii^ar in al l!iinjjs w.iat:*') -v t bo 
•ba.l lay uiito^cu, iVv. hook oi Mormon, 

Tv';:s:.;r:^- oil <: iv, P. O. D.'j ait. i 
CITifiC o: ajj.i K & .i;5i:i.f. !cb. 6, 1:?,3. J 

f-ir— Voiir i- !l ro! liic 12th bit. asking the 
liriviiei;.: ui 1 i.ciosiiit; I. e var.oi s | a. -k..,, t of 
)o. r iiionti ly }>oii:< u.^tincd tor ihn 
ni'it' s.ali.-. Ill i>::c p^ciiijc., i» leceiveo. In 
r ply i I i>Vi.. lott.iiv, Ukit w.llLrj 10 
li.i ri'i .-irly in tiiainno- 111-, and dfs) ate! ii g 
|.y ij a.l, ji ur pu;.. rs 11; ti.e n.oue )0u jro- 

\V. \'. . Fi! 
Ini lend 

Ass' I P. Ai. Geu'L 

i.u.r^ F q. ) 
iei.ce, M /. ) 

Fxlrait of a letter frun, one of our ccrTcrpcnf 

d;-nts, faleii at Pici a,, FeLr.ury J 3, 


l-car Sir — Yo>.r letter of Janrury 'i"?, 
vtry ll-.aiikfLlly lecsiv.d last tveiiir^', I y n y- 
B If :in.! irany i.<.;i^&i.<. w.tli wi nti. tj;.^: li.oi- 
ano vcre aic,na.D'C('. I air, tru y j^lad to 
iirar ;'roin li.fin: they wtrc, navy c! tier , 
as tine pi'ople as I nish ti> Itav. 1 v\;t!i. I iX' 
n.Ht to cun.e tl roi f i yctr viliBge again in 
Ji/iy or Aujusl, wiib ll.e r n a nil g t'. \v of 
ih*: Slawnui s, h lio r side at V» nghf avi.kon- 
n-.'.a. Il.s liioi:gi.l lli--y wi;i leave heieaLuut 
.he lis. ot' June. 1 here are ;>Loi.t i>in:ty 
peO|.l' o: ih'ii, in :dl, and it' ihiy Blari. at tia.e iiiey will at t):o;) aLout 
liie iiu e named atiove. 

1 iiaJ youi letter 10 t«o of the Cl.itfs who 

.were, in town to-(ay, and they were v -rv 

iiucli pleased to Ui-ar ihai thrir brcth< rs were 

■.v.'ll, an.l^d with llieir new l.omeK 

Their oM liit-r;rei. r (Jo. Farka) left I: is 
j!.ace f.jr Vvas!ii:iglcni ly toi'ay to try !o 1 b- 
;ain tor so:n; hm Is he had gronle.i to 
i.ini by the Indian Nation. W hen he rolurnr, 
whicli will be in abmit four weeks, l.c w.ll 
•:nni;;ience g lliiig ready to move, :or he got s 
w.ih them: he iiit' ni's setlling in tbc Indian 
country, on the Kan.sus ri».;'r. 

UsspcctftPy. yours, &r.. 

Prayer, if in fai'-h, is arr»ptaMe to Crd at 
a I times. In url'Ttokerp nur ll.oi gh;!" from 
roving ::pon un!;iwf.i! i.ij'cls. we can follow 
the advic of one of the aposth-s of old. and 
pray without ueasn^ in OLr hearts. The 
Lord saj s in ih^se lust days, rail upon ino 
wiiiL" I an near. Tiic prayer of tberig^teoua 
avail much: I'licrefore, as il ir « lid .n the 
limik of Mor, may <'oi f;Tant unto you, 
my br..-thren, thitl yc might boj^iu to uirctfa 



yojr iA.^ aa^i> ie|5-.'.aAiice, tiiAt y 

bt-'.-in to 

c.T.Vi -rion !ii5 ^'o'y name, lli' he «'o:Ud liavi 
mercT upoa 3'OU" y-'Ja, cry unto aim for m» r- 
c' for !i ! IS i:iglity o s.v; yea, iiiimble 
yoi.'is 'Ives, anri coiTJnue in praytTrnlo him: 
cry un(o hini wl;en ye ar' in your fi Oc's: y a 
ovar all your flocks; cry unto him in yrur 
houses, ya, OTer al! y"':r !!Oi:s^!niil, both 
morning, mi-.l-.!ay. and <>v»nin!r: ye.i, cry i n 
to him ag.xinst the powr of yo>ir "n 'n^ie^' 
y-a. cry un'o him against ihs d'vil. which \f- 
an onTiiv to nil r ght ■on!^n"^■R. Cry t:nlo 
lii.n ov-T Ih" crips of your fi-'l !» thit y- may 
pnsp'r in th'-in: cry ov'>r tho flocks of yoii- 
fi'lds. that Ih-'y may in -rnaMe. B.:t thif= is 
ml all: ye must po ir out your souls in your 
clo33ts. anJ your s'cret places, an 1 in yo'r 
wiH»rn<!ss ya. an i wh^^n you do not cry 
urto tho Lord, let your h arts hf full, -'■■av n 
oat in pray T unto him conti:iual!y for your 
w ^1 'ar''. and alpo for the w-?lfare of Ihos" 
which axy. around you. 

And now b.»hoId, my bolovd hr-'thr'^n, 1 
SI ■ U'lto you, Do not suppog-; that is all- fo' 
aT ^r V'"* Inv d-^n** a!! »S'»s« thing?, if ye tiT'i 
a vay th: medy, and the naked, an;* v sit not 
tiie sick and afHictel, and impart of your nih- 
irtanc, i? ve have, to lliose w'.icli stand in 
need: I sa}' unto yo'i, if ye do not arjy of th«*se 
t.'iing:?, behold, your prayrr :s vain, anl aviil- 
eth you nothing, and ye are as h p^crit^s 
which do denj' the <aith therefor', if ye do 
not ftn-'mtier to hp charitable, y» areas Ir.-^as. 
wlveh th» r-fin"rs do ca^t out, it being of ne 
north, and is trodden under foot of men. 


Xh" book of MprTion contains a pr'^at ma- 
ny good things The fol'owing extract from 
the writings of N'vhi, is worth a sreat deal 
to th" saint. While wir and commotions 
are divi'Mn? and ruining llie natiors. h'* ''an 
If up hi-i heart to God, thit there will be 
p-ace by and by. 

And 't ca n" to pass that T beheld th:<t the 
W-ath of God was poured out U|<on the great 
and abominahl" church, inso'''U'*h that tbr 

And It cam' to ; .1 5 Ihra Ui^ nncei :-^v:it'; 
unto [jiv, s.iv';iiv-, ijojt^; arid ( ionknd an; II'- 
> •!.; a man. a.: 1 o = *.:* ' r. sf-c.t lu a w ite 
roil ; iiid ihd aogd s,L.d . nlo me, 1; li d.i one 
>; tn-' Iweiv-' apostles of tl;e La-iib! behoid, 
^le siiall sQi ani write the reiuaii d r o thfse 
iliiiigs. y^a, and uiso n'any lijiniis whicii 
liavj beeti; aud iie ai.all also \^ riLc cai.ccrnirig 
ii" end 0! the world, w!ifTOii>rc-. tiic liunga 
which he shall writ , are j>:st and true: and, 
■Jioid. llwy are wrillen in th.^ booK winch 
'iiou beheld jr iceeumg out of the niouih of 
llie Jv-w ati ; ar the time the\' proceeded out 
•d tite niotjth ni 1,.-^ .'o'v, or. at the time the 
100 ;, J 'ce^ii'ii -'Ut of ti)e nioilii o; th^ J -w, 
the things w!^i(di w r** written, w. r^ pain 
;itid piir '- an i most f:r'ciu..s, and easy to the 
underslan jing of ail men. 

And b-'^hold, th'* tilings which th s apostle 
of th" Ls.nb sha'l wr.t'*. are ir any tii-iigi 
vhieh lii"U bast seen: and, behold, the re- 
n lindi-r s at thfu see: but the thin<.s wliich 
tliou siialt see iiereafter. lt:'ni 9' at n ;t write: 
or the Lord Go I halli or.'a,iied the apostle 
)i the Laiiib of Gcd. tl:at he should write 

And also, oth^TS which hav hf-en. to them 
hath he i:i.owed ad lidngB. and they have 
'. rtiten then.: and ih^y are e aled rp, to 
JO, lie [or:h in their pL-rity. according to the 
irulh wliich is in the Landi, in liie duf: time 
3;' the Lord, uiiio the iu.use of isra-1. 

And (. .\ephi, heard and b ar record, that 
the name of th.- apostle o th • Lamb was 
Jotjii, according to ti:e word of the ang 1. 

.\nl beh-old. I, Nephi. am foihid Ian that I 
sh luld writB the r ■n:aind-r 01' the Ihingn 
wh'ch I saw and heard, wdiirefure, theti.inirs 
wliiidi 1 liav ■ wr;tt-n, s;ffi'.:'th me: and t 
havH n'>i wriiten hn: a sp a'! part oft! . t' inps 
wlii.di Isaw. And I b jar r 'criri, t at I saw 
the tipinss wliich my father saw, and ti.e an- 
gel of the Lord did make them knov.n u. to 

And now I n'ake an end of speaking con- 
lerning the tilings whicli 1 saw , while 1 was 
ci&ried away m the Spirit: and if all things 
w hich I saw ar-.' not written, the things which 
t have wrillen are true. And thus it is. — 

The following ileii e are taken from the 
newspiipers oi'the day: 

li'ildcrvc^s nj Judai. — This was a neglect- 
ed tract of country on both sides of.lordan. 
]• commen e at Tekoah. in tho 'ribe of Ju- 
jh .Arabia Petr a, 10 

r e saying: 

B-h.iH. th- 

wer^ wars and vu ^tors o<"wr,r« nmon? a!l t'-.e I dan, and e.ti.n..?^ tiiro.;gh 
^ati.■nQan^ kin-r .^s of" the earth- and as : th- Persian gulf. In tnis r-gi' n John the 
1her« to b" W!ir^^ find ri-n-or™ o*" wars ! Baptist commenced the Mn.isir... and ron- 
a-non-r a'l the nitions which heV-n-'-'d to t'.e : tmued pr aching nri;il th-- tunc ol h s s: ow- 

noi! '••thomin.itions, Iheanj lspak-un-o!i"P""t" Isra.d. H r.- he first !a.!!'"t .is 

I c iiintry lien. The wilriernfss r pres"nte 1 
,, ,.„ , . ., I t.ic .! wish ci urc'i, to wiiicn John was s nt. 

. ru t . < Zi ? ".1"™" .""Ti ' I' was al that lime destitute of all relic-io.s 

|n»ro<-Hr!.vr:n!.b. hold, thou '■7»' ^1 ; e.dtivat.on-John went to preucii repeit- 
tt.^, thiors! and wh=n th^ dav eo - h that ; , ^ ^,,^ ^^f^e Lord, 

th'* WTi h o'^nod 1? ri' r^'^ 'lot i-nen th'* rrr,. ■ » " 1 r j 

th»r of lia-ln'B w'i-h is th" frr-ia' and aho'ni- 1 Rtmon Tovvd nhrut .Inilav. Th's comprises 
ni'le r:'i\ rfh o*" aM i*^" --■a-t'i. rolos- 'onnd r t'dt !"V d coi.ntry, ■ n both sides of J' rdan, 
is 0'- <?"vii t'l-n. ^t tha day. t'le wor!.- of )>o ,1 th" 9 a of fiallilee to the Drad E;a. — 
th> '^,a'"^r e'-al" -n <^nici-r','>. m prr-TnrhiT th"! .' J^r ^an. in its n-ar st pia<i.», is twnty tire 
wav "o- th''<i''fi!l'n<? of lis cot 'ranis, whi'-h ,iii|o£ ..asl of J r.^earn;. Jericl^o, c-iielira'ad 
h" *'.ith ma'" tn big people, which arc of for its unne a! T. rility and extr ni" he:i), g 
tiva H».S2 cf I«ratl. I in tins r- i,ioQ. aJao ih-.i valley ofeaJt, B;tir 1*19 

ETExmcj AJCD Monrnr^G ^tah. 


and -^ iiaziH ; discoiiiKle.! ih^ i do-i il s IJit? 
p.:i(n> 'ti AioaS. wi.cre i:.' 1 r-i'-IiT s en.ramp- 
eti, ft'iifC!. Ji LMlied tilt* pKi.ns «ii.' v ill y of 
SJ:iII''ii. 'i"m(, is IhiricPu inii -s wiJo, aud 
fi ty-aii lonj. 

.\'.v Orbans, iX'c. 4, \6'^2, 
FIHii:!— Gil; A/ L';S6 OF IMurKRTV! 
Tins iiiorruMir. jusj asourp;ip r waB go.iig 
l") pr -ss, uii a ar .1 ot j.r- was giv n. W c* 
liAsLoxi^'d to the spol antl b -l.e d u inusi awful 
s.giit — iwo St- a.u-bo.its in ria.nes! < n ■ ui 
l!i -.Ji l!ie Cfitl m Pianl. jusi arr.v -d Iroin 
Biyo.i iiirati, iiaving on I t.ur ! I-"*J i baic> ui 
CO I »M. .■ Si I ^ 'liU i .r .gj.l — llis; uliKi Uie 
£>iiraLoga, We iiav.^ no*, ituie 10 ^ive turllipr 
j>-:>' i- lir-. I. t -.vl' ,11 r '_v ;'''d •, --■ il. ■ Tr- 
if s tpptw"! t ' iiiiv^ ua iiua;(J li.e 
CctU'U h'aur. 

[Fr » :i the -M lysvil • Mmilor.] 
At Uf I i -n lurg. 4;J iiiie- b io^v ' ou sv"I!*», 
111 • .St. 'a. 11 .»uji, ci .p.Tior -urdi ui-* oi iivr i>oi- | 
lers. hiil il tiir -e p rsnus an 1 si:a doo sixlot-n 
olli T-, io.jf of w..y 11 il was sui';> s ;.; cjuU 
nol sarvv,'. 

Til ■ I'orU '1 >ulli wa? los in llio W^bas'.i a 
sh irt ti 11.:*, witn b^r cargo. 

Til* (.'iliz-n ri!i i^imsl .1 s^n.t;^' a few da_,s 
ago, 7iO -nii'^s b ■! iw t'l* inu iii 01' lae Ohiii. ' 
iu r^.i siiisippi, and was s^nii wiili iier 

Til'? sl^a n b>.it 'S v n'y six, s.:n!v L&Iuw 
ill* fuo .1:1 o,' l!i ' Oliio. v.-ii.i iitfr t-a-gii. 

T.iJ at^a I) :»Oi Fa con. sank byiow Hc-n- 
d^rsj.i, w.t.i ii.r cj,)_;.'. 

Fro il the Loui.svii* Jou:-n il &. Focus. 
JN* JAN \\AK. 

W-i r'C^iviJ last rvnmg, llio followng 
]e'l r vViiicii <:oiila iia lutoriiaii jrt ■>, consi l- 
eralilj tno neuU Tji? writer Jia.s our tliariks. 
Canton^ni nl nibfoti, Jan. li 1-^33. 

Oear Fri?n !: I l.ike Ibis op;"o- Uii:,- cS 
inior iiin^ yo.i o *uur siliia'i m. Cap! Ford.s 
CO iipi.iy o:' IT. S. Hiig-rs l.'l't lins pbice on 
I'.i • .'jti msl. by o: 1 r it Col. Arltuck! ^, on 
an X ' ' iiti'iii ignijsl t't > Pa>vne.'s, but. lo 
til Mr 8 jror.a ', l^ry wer ' al'ack-;.! on tb ■ 9lii. 
by a III t '). C I nansba In bans, (iv'j bun red 
in tiu .1 ) r. I'b ;y l'» wiiii gr -at lirav -ry 
for .n • Hp ic • nf m h >ur an i a li.ilti bjl they 
w^T ■ ^uT-jan 1-vi a 1 1 ov TiMjw ;re 1 aod co.n- 
p 'li d 10 sjT'nl.T tli-^iiis li/'s pn.sjners ot 
w ir. J wa< at tbe fori wh -n* ejc^ifss 
c I n^ in. linr* ot'th • L- "ul-nan s ma le bis 
f^—\ " ». and brouj I*, t;!** inioriaitinn llir; 
sa g , it til' ti <ie ofli.R I Mviiig tii'-in. wei-i 
I as . T 'in-:; tb''ir pri.-o'i rs. It .a ni; poa ■', 
iSal ^ hav b^»n p .t to d atb. Five coui- 
pani 'rt o( K.'^uli^s o-i tb=» ro-'ipl of tb» ni- 
t'*!iig.?:ic% in'iK'di iljly start-.*d 10 r "hciip 8U ni 
as m^bl b» >tiil adv ■. TJi t • isc'vryprob 
a tdiy of a id *o ;y wur wiih ibe Camuiisha 

J\M :s SMITH, 
A P.3n_er ..nd.T Captain IJoon. 

i Liei-t. Jofl ph A. ri-idii-s, I . S .^grnt, 
, and Messr.«. (rosB and Irwtn, v ho passed 
' t! rou^b tl ip plar-p, a t*^w w€^i b a^o. in 

charge of p^irtit^s of tbe eniigratinj; Cl oc'.awc, 

r turned b r last w^-'k. after saiely coi.vej- 
I jifg the lid.ans whom tb?y fad rhaig" of, 

t> 'bcirnew country on Red River. — .^irkan- 

.sjs pap'^r. 

' Gr a M^rtai:(7j.—ThQ Erifsh l-riq Tw»?od. 
Cu; t. Kn g. tw hi^ five days Ironi Kiiigston, 
J..maica, put into Hanpion R<aus a fvvf 
da; s since, i.aving Irst ail l)ie crew ixcept 
ii'O cook, by f'VL-r iw' :v • days previoi s. El.o 
ua^ b unJ lo 'la-i ax an j il.t^ captain and 
cook were liic only pcrboiiS left lo concutl 
her into port. 

.'. vi..:..-,t ertiit-c-n o'' M.:!:n* .^'na. took 

p'ace on the I7tb and i8ib r>\v;?niber winch 

( «! alr<;y-'.i I ronlp. a town sit; atcd 9 leagues 

j fr > :i ( a*airi:!. and containing a popuialion of 

I o l!l,000 p rsons. 

Tf)o cbnlor;] !:ai' brok-^n rut a;:ain in Pari.**. 
Th"* rorr.-Fj'ond* nt of tlip .Toun al du Havre 
writ s under dale of the 9th vU. that IcO ca- 
p^s of cholera bad occurrf-d that day. 

To g"v^ a correct and detail'^d arcocnt, of 
all Ibe commotions, perplex !tie.'<, and calan.i- 
lifs, which are crntainr-d in tiie neWBjmj era 
o'^liie day. atnong the natioi a abroad, is not 
oiir int?t.t>on, nor will our limits permit it, 
in the Sta:: a sketcli of the n;ost | rominent 
mov^m'^nts of men, or of the jmlgnunts of 
God, is ail we dtsij^n. We begin Ironi the 
J^urniil of lornn;erce. 


We ar3 in lebted to the captain of Ih'- brig 
N ib'tb J >i CalcwUa pap r.-^, lo August Itt.-. 
c ' La uon ual<.8 to the J-lth ot June. 

Calcutta. Aug. I-^. 
The El;jbinslon? brings ini liig nee from 
Rusiur,^ lo tlje tJtij of July. It is slat d 
llie plagui* bad cnlirtdy .ost its vio- 
lunc ■ b-'inr--' M-iV- an.l that t*<wards the end 
nf tl.a month scarcely any instance of a irc&li 
altiicii. u'jLu.fou. 

It is reported that the dis'^ase has extended 
toShirjz, but thin is doubtlut, atil.ou<il. it is 
certain tnal it r ached tb*' coast of 1'. ryi:i 
opposite to Basaud ir.'. Alnn st all llie b.r- 
u! T iniiiihilanls of Bushir • wjio are aliv-', 
i av ' r*turne J to the low n. and th: ir nL.n:b r 
do s nol xr *ed *400i), while Busbire ci.r.laiif 
ed, four -lontha b..*^r-', at least iO,UOJ in- 

Canton, June ?. 
Til" Cliin'se R b:>lIion. — Toe 8ncce^s of 
Ih r-'b ds b.iH b» n a :cli, ibnt Rnoiiier bo.^y 
o 2 jO'' troops Las b tii n nl cfflo the aeat of 
war, :in I the R"d Papor of Cantnn annouii- 
c s tic intended departure lo-duy to head Uia 
i-xpr Nv. 

t'lt? r-* n y il of the Ch"c'a vr '»aHl o.^th* M.a- 1 Tb* n 'wa ©'"lii* wars b lw*en France anJ 
aiaiippi. an.l Lt ut. H'd e , S. Agfnl. ■ Uolinn ' hA\ H^lcinin is lliun related in iho 
p.«»»« H "p I t' w .'.^y^ sine* t > ji Nas v.b •, N ■■■-' Vor^ Con ran.' CrqurT — T!- ^ op p- 
i.t • I'or II T ftr I'; ' w «t ^rn '"ImeVi'v A.-"iC. . a'l.-in-* a £'fin*il t 'i'* cita 1 I o' Ant'.v;';p ar *. ua 
n ar iuri d .iitli, an 1 ili • J itl r ibr .u/t ij,'j»tjii. waj to uo vxj^-xie^j vacb uucc^cuing day bf^• 

Cip*. W ■». ^rnB-r'»nj». au.''*rint'md -nt of 

p-.'^,fn:*n a*?o mor'-'I'?^ pttah. 

co..u!,g ..,or. svnou«. T::e luwn aa.i, i-as 
tha» iar been prea'TTqu aiuiaugii no positive 
a,rr-ement a .p ar^ito nave boen inacie on Ui;s 
pSlnt between li.e tT»:j conlciiding co;;.n;a.;..- 
e-9 In t:v c.iurse ofevenis ii'&Hy '.o iojBR 
th-' work of doslruetirii wiuuii is SOiKg c.i 
tround it, it is ioiposaibk- to say huw lu-.ig .! 
wiU bo sparM. Notlhi.g evinces lr,» 
ipipnlion ..n Ihe l^irt «, W ,n.a«. oi Hu.l;.:.. 
lo "ive >vay. on lii? toatrary, t!!5 e-;:!S!)-r<:- 
tio5 am ing hU penp'.e in conunuaily .!i. r-..s- 
i-.^ l ■!.• iiiusseiigers arr.vit.g m f.oMi. b!h, 
flotr, EnglanJ, aU nol fin.l ■: site to go o.:l 
«<■•.--? uark: and »m oi tii- m bad b:;cii K:.fa 
b? t'lS pon Jac:- whllT standing at tr.e .'.ocjr », 
ho lod Ting. Tbe Dutoi. accounts o: wl^al .s 
,.i., II- i°l!ie ciia-.---! o! cour.e r?pr.> 
iiiaue^a ii. a diiT-.ent Jigr.l to i!i5 Fr M^.n. 
CanlUdati-n of ihs CUadel. of Anttct^rp. 
The capitulation is at !eni.ln signea, a-.iL 
Ih" brav lii-a ral Ciiasse 13 a l-n.-oncr o, 
wa"r in the I:and3 of tbe French. 1 ne n 'go- 
c anions «-er.' on w.fMi tiie vvl.olc of 

■ the day, 


me aay, a... U is only wnidu the laH h.^.y 
that t=m,» have b-en dc'.:n.Uvely re. .-d— 
Cinase at first demanded that unnsvU ar,-. 
an r^.rrs-.n should b; allowed to return to 
Hohand. To this Gerard pos lively r U;s-J. 
and desired that the CilaJe: surrendtr 

at discretion. . , , 

A s-cond parlemcntaire -.vas tnen oeni_by 
Cas/e, wilh a different p. :poB.t,on. .i..- 
Marshal, having consulted a Cour.cil ol V ar, 
return -d for answer, that Chass' si.oa... (.a 
up all the fr.rts to li^-.^um a,on 
tii. Scheldt: and that, on conditions be- 
i-,'cr acceded to, he noal! consent to llie );rsl 
dM.and of the Dutch Generah Cliass:, al- 
ter a litth delay, 83nt a tnird parlem^nta.r 
with a note lo Gerard, stating tliatne haJ no 
co-.urol oT-r forts LilU. and L eiSenshcC. 
which were placed i:n Jer the order, ol Ca.nt. 
Bike. Gerir i at length sent his alteinai.v 
to Coasse, a.;d desired a categorical answM 
w.lh as short delay as possib.e. 

The Marshal demanded thalLiiloan^ .^lel- 
k.ns'''Ock, all the forts o, 
t^i- citadel, should b" given vp, when i„e 
E r-ipon would be permitted to leave the ci!a 
d'l with all the honors of war; or, tliat th- 
d»p^n encies only s oild be given np, an 1 
ti^sarr.son rema.n pr^-on-rs ot war unlii lii 
forts of Ldlo and Liefiten8..ock wer.- in po; 
t,tssion of the Belgians. 

Chass; aeceopted the latter condinon. an. 
th- capitulation was sign 'd. at Id ol t.N- 
c oek by which the Belgians are lo Like ]:o» 
session of the out pos . of the pj'S »' ^^'. 
esplanade and seconis, and that ilie Tel- o. 
FlanJre, forts Burght and D Austruwu w^r 
to ne in. nediately evacuated. 

Aft-r twenty-lour days s nge 75.000 h roue!:- 
m-n with upwards ol 150 pieces of laiiiion. 
have succeeded iu reducing the citadel o. 
Antwerp, with its handlul of men. 


Letters have been received, since our last: 
one from Columbus, one from Kirllaiid AIU;s. 
one from Cincinnati, and one from Piqni, O. 
on; fram Florida, on- from LexiDgl.,n, on; 
from St. Lou^s, one from Mi-ldle Grove, an^ 
oni fron Richmoai, Missouri; one froi 
Bath, New Httiaiwljirr, ons &sia. V/aterloe, 

ai;,i one I'O n iJoniL;-, New Yo."k; one from 
CRnion, cue froin Troy, and one from Cen- 
tr; Iiiore'and, Ici.nsN .Wania; a'.id cne :rom 
vVasIiiiiglon city. 

Ii';'"'T -i in the cfri?", one front CjirtTd, 
Sow York. 

r?ow "et ns 7-*'_',o'.ce in iho cay ofsalvalicn, 
No loi'g r as siiaii^^o s {.•:: tarlh i;Ci.U t,o 
roam ; 
Good lidiii^G are sounding lo us and cacli i:a- 
Ai.i! .'^i.ortly tho hour of redecp lieu will 

When ali that was j ronds'd t':e saints will be 


s the girden of Eden, 
lo a.l Israel; CoaiG 

.tr.d i:-..iie v. ill ii^.oiest IheKi from rr.orn 

And eartli v/il! appe~r 
And J"fci'3 Wiii :ay 

^Ve'ii Kve one anotl.ei and iiiver dissemble. 

But cease to do evi! ai,d evir he one; 
.su-i while aretcaiing, and trom- 
We'll wTtch for the day when tlie Suvlcr 
s'iall conic; 

When all ihat was promis'd the sail ts will be 

And none v.-ill molett them from n;crn tntil 

And earth will appear as the garden of Edm, 
And .Tesi'-B will say to all Come 


In foilli we'll rely on the arm of Jehovah, 
To guide ti.r"/Lgh ti cse last da^s 01 trou- 
ble and gluO:::; 
' nd a'.ter tlie scnurgf s and 1 arv?ct are ov--r. 
We'll rise Willi the, whtn the Savior 
doth come: 

Then all that wa.i promis'd the saints will be 

\nd they will be crown'd as the angel of 

\nd earth wii! appear as the garden of Eden, 
And Christ and Lis people will ever be on% 

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Vol. I. No. 11.1 


[Whole No. 11. 

By a reference to the last nunil)er of the 
Star, it will be seen that the plan of salvation, 
was revealed to Adam, afier he was driven 
out of the garden of Eden. To show further 
coucernini this subject, we moke an extract 
from a revelation concerning him, after he 
had been driven out: 

For after that he had been driven out, he 
began to till the earth, and to have dominion 
over all the beasts of the field, and to eat his 
lir.^ad liy the jweat of the brow, as the Lord 
had commanded him; and Eve also, liis wife, 
did labor witli liim, and bo knev.- her, and she 
bare unto him sons aaJ daugliters, and they 
began to multiply and to rcplenisli the eartli. 
And from that time forth, tlie sons and daugh- 
ters of Adam began to divide two and two in 
the land, and to till the land and to tend 
Hocks; and they also begat sons and daugh- 

And A-Jam called upon the rame of the 
Lord, and Eve also, his wife, and tliey heard 
the voice of tire Lord from the way towards 
the garden of Eden, speaking unto them and 
they saw him not, for they were shut out 
from his presence. And he gave unto them 
commandment, that they should worship the 
Lord their God, and should offer the firstlings 
of their flocks, for an offering unto the Lord. 
And Adam was obedient unto the command- 
ments of the Lord. 

And after many days an angel of tlie Lord 
appeared unto Adam, saying, why dost thou 
oSTeT sacrifices unto the Lord? And Adam 
said unto him, I know not, save the Lord 
commanded me. And then the angel spake, 
saying, this thing is a similitude o! the sacri- 
fice of the only Begotten of the Father, which 
is full of grace and truth. Wherefoie, thou 
shall do all that thou doest in the name of the 
Son, and tliou shall repent and call upon God 
in the name of the Son forever more. 

And in that day the Holy Ghost fell upon 
Adam, which bore record of the Fatlier and 
the Son, saying, I am Jesus Clirist from the 
beginning, henceforth and forever; that as 
thou haul fallen thou mayest be redeemed; 
and all mankind, even as many as will. 

And in that day Adam blessed God and 
was filled, and bcgnn to prophesy concerning 
all the families of the earth, blessed be the 
nuae of God for my transgression, for in this 
life I shall have joy, and again in my flesh I 
ahall see God. 

And Eve his wife, heard all these things 
and was glad, saying, were it not for our 
transgression we should never had seed, and 
should never had known good and evil, and 
the joy of our redempiion, and the eternal 
lift which God giveth unto all the obedient. 

And Adam and Eve blessed the name of 
God; and they made all things known unto 
their sons and their daughters. And satan 
came also among them, saying, I am also a 
son of God, and he commanded tliem saying, 
believe it not: and they believed it not, and 
loved satan more Uian God. And men began 
from that time fortli to be carnal, sensual and 

And the Lord God called upon men by the 
Holy Ghost every where, and commanded 
them that they should repent; and as many 
as believed in the Son and repented of their 
sins, should be saved: and as many as believ- 
ed not and repented not, should be damned: 
aud the v,'ords went forth out of the mouth of 
God in a firm decree; wherefore they must be 

And Adam ceased not to call upon God, 
and Eve also, his wife. And Adam knew 
Eve his wife, and she conceived and bare 
Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the 
Lord; wherefore he may not reject his words. 
Thus we have the assurance, and so also 
may all the world of mankind, that Adam 
had the gospel preached unto him, and he be- 
lieved, and was baptized, and became a son 
of God, and was ordained unto the high 
priestl-.ood of the holy order of God, to preach 
repentance unto his seed, and teach them the 
things of the kingdom. 

From this time till Enoch, from Enoch till 
\oah, from iNoah till Melchizedek, and Abra- 
ham, and from Abraham till Moses, the order 
of the high priesthood, on earth, continued, 
and the gospel was preathed. 

Adam, according to the commandment, 
taught his children the plan of salvation, and 
Boms of them believed, for Abel waBrightcou* 
and the Lord had respect unto his offering.— 
Enoch after he had gathered the people ot 
the Lord, continued his preaching in right- 
eousness, and they buil-lcda city, even Zion. 
For one proof that the order of the high priest- 
hood was on earth between the days of Adam 
and Moses, we refer to the time when Abra- 
ham returned from the slaughter of the kings: 
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth 
bread and wine: and he was the priest of the 
Most high God. And he blcesed him, and 



aid, bles % ed be Abxam of the most high God, 
epossessor 9f heaven and earth. 

It cannot be authentically disputed, that 
Mosee was not a high priest after this same 
order, for Peter said, when speaking of the 
Savior, This is he of whom Moses spake' 
saying, A prophet shall the Lord your God 
raise up unto you, of your brethren, like unto 
me; him shall ye hear in all things, whatso- 
ever he shall eny unto you. Moses also says, 
the Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a 
prophet from the midst of thee, of thy breth- 
ren, like unto me; unto him shall ye hearken. 
The Lord also said by Moses: I will raise 
them up a prophet from among their brethren, 
like unto thee, and I will put my words in 
his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all 
tliat I shall command him. And it shall come 
to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto 
my words which he shall speak in ray name, 
I will require it of him. 

Moses preached the gospel, and sought dili- 
gently to sanctify the chirdren of Israel, that 
they might enter into the rest of the Lord: 
even the same good tidings that Adam taught 
his children; for Paul said, in his letter to his 
Hebrew brethren, while speaking of the chil- 
dren of Israel: For unto us was the gospel 
preached, as well as unto them: but the word 
preached did not profit them, not being mix- 
ed with faith in them that heard it. 

The gospel, according to the best know- 
ledge we have, means good, or glad tindings, 
and is the power of God unto salvation to all 
tlxat believe; for therein is the righteousness 
of God revealed from faith to faith: and it is 
held forth, the gift of God to all men, who are 
transgressors of his law; and is in the plan of 
redemption laid from llie foundation of the 
■world for all who embrace it, that they may 
have hope through Die atonement of Christ 
and the power of his resurrection, to be raised 
unto life eternal; and this because of their 
faith in him according to his promise. 

The gospel, then, according to sacred histo- 
ry contained in the scriptures, and also the 
revelations which we have given us by the 
power of the Holy Ghost, has always been 
given, or preached to men, that they must re- 
pent, and become better, by obeying the com- 
mandments of the Lord, that they might be 
saved in the celestial kingdom. 

The gospel to Adam, was: If thou wilt 
turn mito me, and hearken unto my voice, 
and believe, and repent of all thy transgres- 
sions, and be baptized even by water, in the 
name of mine only begotten Son, which is 
fijll of grace nod truth, which i^ Jesus Cbpist, 

the only name which shall be given under 
heaven, whereby salvation shall come unto 
the children of men: and ye shall ask all 
things in his name; and whatever ye shall 
ask, it shall be given. 

The gospel that Enoch preached was the 
same, for he called upon the people to repent, 
and he received a commandment to baptize, 
&c.; and when men repented «fc were brought 
into the kingdom of God, he continued his 
preaching in righteousness, that the saints 
might know the mysteries of the kingdom; 
even see and know for themselves, and thro' 
the power and manifesl.ition of the Spirit, 
while in the flesh, they might be able to bear 
the presence of God in the world of glory; 
for Enoch and all his people walked with 
God, and were translated, even taken up into 
the bosom of God. 

The gospel that Noah preached to the in- 
habitants before the flood, was the same that 
had been preached to his fathers before him; 
for he was a just man, and perfect in his gen- 
erations, and walked with God. To show 
still further, and more plain respecting the 
calling and preaching of Noah, we give an 
extract from his history, as it has been given 
of him in these last days: 

And it came to pass, that Noah and his 
Eons hearkened unto the Lord, and gave 
heed, and they were called the sons of God. 
And when these men began to multiply on 
the face of the earth, and daughters were 
born unto them, that the sons of men saw 
that their daughters were fair, they took 
them wives even as they chose. And the 
Lord said unto Noah, the daughters of thy 
sons have sold themselves; for behold mine 
anger is kindled against the sons of men, fcr 
they will not hearken to my voice. 

And it came to pass, that Noah prophesied 
and taught the things of God, even as it was 
in the beginning. And the Lord said unto 
Noah, my Spirit shall not always strive with 
man, for he shall know that aU flesh shall 
die; yet his daj's shall be an hundred and 
twenty years; and if men do not repent, I 
will send in my floods upon them. 

And in those days there were giants on the 
earth, and they sought Noah to take away his 
life; but the Lord was with Noah, and the 
power of the Lord was upon him. 

And the Lord ordained Noah after his or- 
der, and commanded him that he should go 
forth and declare his gospel unto the children 
of men, even as it was given unto Enoch. 

And it came to pass, that Noah called upon 
men, that they ahoojd KpeBt: but they lieai>. 




fined not unto his words; and also, after that 
they had lieard him, they came up before 
him, saying, behold, we are the sona of God: 
have we not taken unto ourselves the daugh- 
ters of men? and are we not eating and drinJi- 
ing, and marrying and given in marriage! — 
Our wives bear unto us children, and the 
same are miglity men, which are like unto 
them of old, men of great renown. And they 
hearkened not to the words of Noab. 

And God saw that the wickedness of men 
had become great in the earth; and every man 
was lifted up in the imagination of the 
thoughts of his heart, being only evil contin- 

And it came to pass, that Noah continued 
his preaching unto the people, saying, heark- 
en, and give heed unto my words, believe and 
repent of your sins, and be baptized in tlie 
name of Jesus Christ the Son of God, even 
as our fathers did, and yo shall receive the 
gift of the Holy Ghost, that ye may have all 
things mad^ manifest: ojid if ye do not this, 
the floods will come in upon you. 

Nevertheless they hearkened not, and it re- 
pented Noah, and his heart was pained that 
the Lord had made man on the earth, and it 

frieved Mm at iiis heart. And the Lord said, 
will destroy man whom I have created from 
the face of the earth, botli man and beast, 
and the creeping things, and the fowU of the 
air: for it repenteth Noah that I have created 
them, and that I have made them; and he 
hath called upon me; and they have sought 
his Ule. 

But Noah found grace in tlie eyes of the 
Lord: and Noah was a just man, and perfect 
in his generations, and Noah walked with 
God, and also his three sons, Shem, Ham 
nnd Japheth. The earth was corrupt before 
God and the earth was fdled witli violence. 
And God looked upon the earth, and behold, 
it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted his 
w,iy upon the earth. And God said unto 
Noah, the end of ;U1 tie>li is come before me, 
for the earth ia tilled with violence through 
them, and behold 1 will destroy thorn from oif 
the earth. 

The gospel that Moses preached, was the 
same that was preached by Adam, Enoch and 
Noah: and also the same that was preached 
t J Abraham: for God is the same yesterday, 
to-day and forever. .\nd it was as necessarj-, 
that men sliouhl have the gospel preached un- 
to them before the death and resurrection of 
Christ, that they might know of the |Jan of 
redemption, as after he came. 

To name the preciee worde that might con- 
stitute the term gOBpel, we shall not ottemjit 
to do. When the Savior come in the flesh, 
the gospel woa the same, and it is the same 
now, and will continue Die same forever. 

The Loril Mjiid, while instructing his tweJve 
distiples whom ho had called uia chosen to 
build up his church among the Nephitee: — 
Behold 1 have givjn untoyou my gospel, uui 
this is the gospel which 1 havt givea uDto 
you: that I oame into tlic world Ut do the 
will of my Father, because my J'ather sent 
me: and my F'alher sent me that I might be 
liltad up upon the cross: and after that I had 
been lifted up upon the cross, I might draw 
all men unto me; that as I have b«cn lifted 
Op hy a^D, oTOD 80 should eicji bo liflad pp 

by the Father, to stand before me, to be judg- 
ed of their works, whether they be good or 
whether they be evil; and for this cause have 
I been lifted up; therefore, according to the 
power of the Father, I will draw all men unto 
me, that they may be judged according to 
their works. 

And it shall come to pass that whoso re- 
penlcth and is baptized in my name, shall be 
filled; and if he eiidureth to the end, behold, 
him will I hold guiltless before my Father, at 
that day when I shall stand to judge the 
v/orld. And he th