The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 67 : February 23, 1905 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 67: February 23, 1905 While In Ohio I continued at intervals my correspondence with the Salt Lake Herald, using the nom de plume Iago, by which I had been known at an earlier period in the Wasatch Literary association, of which I was one of the founders. But now that correspondence was a side issue, a secondary consideration, no longer monopolizing my time and attention. The kingdom of God was first. Some of the brightest and happiest of my recollections cluster around a series of letters received from President Brigham Young. The first of these released me from my former field of labor, Pennsylvania, and appointed me to remain in Ohio, under the presidency of Elder David M. Stuart, at St. Louis. In another letter-president Young commended my efforts to spread the truth, and gave me this golden advice: Never condescend to argue with the wicked; the principles of the Gospel are too sacred to be quarreled over; bear your testimony in humility, and leave the result with the Lord. He had noticed my writings in the Herald, particularly a description of the visit to Kirtland, and in his epistle he said, I would be pleased to have you corres pond freely with the Deseret News. Cultivate your gift for writing, that it may be used for the establishment of truth and righteousness upon the earth. Thus encouraged, I devoted considerable time to literary work, both in poetry and prose, and my worthy Aunt Em (emeline B. Wells) editor of the Woman's Exponent, found enough merit in some of my earliest verses to induce her to publish them. I contributed to the Deseret News, as President Young had requested, carried on a large correspondence, received visitors and explained to them the Gospel, and answered by tongue or pen every attack upon Utah and the Mormons that came to my notice. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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