This letter was published in the Southern Star on December 23, 1899.
Editor Southern Star
If you will give me space in your paper for a few lines I desire to say a few words in regard to what I have learned about the Mormons and their doctrine. It was in the month of December 1886 when two Mormon Elders called at our house to inform us that they would preach at the school house following Sunday. I went to hear them and to my surprise I heard the Gospel of Christ taught for the first time in my life. It cut me to the heart like a two edged sword. I was determined to follow the teachings of the Scriptures and investigate their doctrines. I soon became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and I am thankful to my Father in heaven that I have been permitted to live and partake of the Gospel of my blessed Savior. I have a testimony for myself that the Gospel which is taught by the Latter day Saints is the same as taught by the Savior and His Apostles and that Joseph Smith was a true Prophet of God and if we will live up to and obey the teachings of that Gospel it will lead us into the Kingdom of God while those who do not obey will come under condemnation. I now pray that the blessings of God may forever rest down upon the Church from the greatest unto the least and last ordained I remain your sister in the Gospel.
Mrs Louisa [J] Beechum
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