Letter: Edson Whipple to Brother Lutz

Letter: Edson Whipple to Brother Lutz

Nauvoo - May, 1843

Brother Lutz, Dear Sir,

Yours of the inst came to hand on Tuesday last. I was glad to hear of the success you met with which you anticipate in sounding the trump in the last days. But if I were to say anything to you on the subject, I say try to situate yourself so as to not travel so much for the old saying is "A rolling stone gathers no moss!"

You requested me to make a statement as to what Mr. Baker said when we waited on him. He gave us to understand that he had not a copy of the letter, but regretted it very much. For he sure didn't know what was in the letter for he had forgotten and said if he had the letter and if there was anything that needed a retraction he would make it but would not come before the Church. This is according to my best recollection and testimony on the subject.

Brother Lutz, I am of the same opinion concerning those correctors who opposed the order of the Church as I always have. I know them to be the offenders.

Pardon me, Brother Lutz, for the liberty I take in cautioning you together with all of my friends against becoming debtors. To the offenders be wise in all things, for the day is not far hence when all the difficulties that now exist in Philadelphia will be investigated in this place. And let every member who feels anxious that the truth shall prevail. Come hither Elder Adam has confessed to everything. His license is taken until he is baptized for the remission of sins and comes in anew. Then he will be ordained to the office of a priest.

Brother Chamberlain is here and is well contented. Myself and family are well. Tell B. Johnson to come out here.