Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 6 (1889-1890)


Lt 55, 1889

Smith, Uriah

Rome, New York

June 14, 1889

Fragment. This letter is published in entirety in 1888 336.

Dear Brother Smith:

Last night I was awake at midnight with a heavy burden on my soul from you. I saw you walked upon a path that almost imperceptibly diverged from the right way. 6LtMs, Lt 55, 1889, par. 1

A noble personage stood beside me and said, “Uriah Smith is not on the brink of a precipice, but he is in the path that will shortly bring him to the brink, and if he is not warned now it will soon be too late. He can now retrace his steps. He is walking like a blind man into the prepared net of the enemy, but he feels no danger because light is becoming darkness to him and darkness light. His only hope is in being undeceived.” 6LtMs, Lt 55, 1889, par. 2

I awoke and thought it must be daylight, but on lighting the match, [and] looking at my watch, I saw it was only twelve o’clock. This morning I have read your article in [the] Review. Now, there was no call whatever for you to write as you did. You place Elder Jones in a false position just as Elder Morrison and Nicola and yourself and others placed him in at Minneapolis. Did he ... [Unfinished.] 6LtMs, Lt 55, 1889, par. 3