• It is only requisite for me to add that the doctrines which I commenced to preach some seven years since are as firmly believed by me as ever; and through persecutions have attended, and the rage and malice of men been heaped upon me, I feel equally as firm in the great and glorious cause as when first I received my mission from the holy messenger.

    "Valedictory", Kirtland Church newspaper, editorial farewell dated February 1837, Messenger and advocate 3, p. 548, August 1837.