1851 December 30 Letter to Ann C. Aldrich

Title

1851 December 30 Letter to Ann C. Aldrich

Description

Letter of encouragement to have faith, and a recommendation to make her way to Kanesville. Instructions to contact J.M. Grant and Dr. J.M. Bernhisel in Washington City and Orson Hyde at Kanesville.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Ann C. Aldrich

Date

1851/12/30

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Faith
Emigration

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Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 30. 1851
Dear Sister,
I have written to Bro. J. M. Grant and Dr. J. M. Bernhisel at Washington City, and Bro. Orson Hyde at Kanesville, in your behalf.
I think that you will find the way open up before you inasmuch as you put your trust in him who guides the affairs of men as it seemeth him good.
Tis true the world is full of corruption and wickedness, and is waxing old in her transgressions, and is nearer ready to pass through that fiery ordeal which shall prepare and fit her to endure celestial glory
Tis true the world is in darkness, and it will continue until the end shall come, not for the want of opportunity of hearing, doing and understanding the true principles of truth and salvation, for his word will be preached to every "Nation, kindred, tongue, and people," but because of their iniquity. and their preferring an enjoyment of sin for a [?] to being numbered with the people of God. They delight in the ways of unrighteousness, and have no pleasure in the requirements of heavens Mandates.
I have no time to write more, remember the Lord always, be a friend of God, your heavenly father, preserve yourself from the corruptions of this wicked generation, have your faith constantly increased by a living exercise of prayer unto the most high, and he will bless you abundantly.
May his choice blessings even every blessing pertaining unto the faithful rest down upon you, is the prayer of your friend and brother in the Gospel of truth
Brigham Young
To Mrs. Ann. C Aldrich.

P. S. You had better make the best of your way to Kanesville Communicate with Dr J M Bernhisel or J. M Grant at Washington City, and Orson Hyde and
Ezra T. Benson at Kanesville

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Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 30. 1851

Dear Sister,

I have written to Bro.  J. M.  Grant and Dr. J. M. Bernhisel at Washington City, and Bro. Orson Hyde at Kanesville, in your behalf. I think that you will find the way open up before you inasmuch as you put your trust in him who guides the affairs of men as it seemeth him good.

Tis true the world is full of corruption and wickedness, and is waxing old in her transgressions, and is nearer ready to pass through that fiery ordeal which shall prepare and fit her to endure celestial glory

Tis true the world is in darkness, and it will continue until the end shall come, not for the want of opportunity of hearing, doing and understanding the true principles of truth and salvation, for his word will be preached to every "Nation, kindred, tongue, and people," but because of their iniquity. and their preferring an enjoyment of sin for a    [?] to being numbered with the people of God.  They delight in the ways of unrighteousness, and have no pleasure in the requirements of heavens Mandates.

I have no time to write more, remember the Lord always, be a friend of God, your heavenly father, preserve yourself from the corruptions of this wicked generation, have your faith constantly increased by a living exercise of prayer unto the most high, and he will bless you abundantly.

May his choice blessings even every blessing pertaining unto the faithful rest down upon you, is the prayer of your friend and brother in the Gospel of truth

Brigham Young
To Mrs. Ann. C Aldrich.

P. S.  You had better make the best of your way to Kanesville Communicate with Dr J M Bernhisel or J. M Grant at Washington City, and Orson Hyde and Ezra T. Benson at Kanesville