Strictness of the "Blue Laws” of Connecticut—The Old Prophet Mason—His Vision—His Prophecy—Hear the Gospel, and
Embrace it—Visit Kirtland, and see Joseph Smith—A Work
for the Old Prophet. Page 1.
Preparing to go up to Zion—First Meeting with President Young—Camp of Zion Starts—Numbers Magnified in the
Eyes of Beholders—Remarkable Deliverance—Selfishness,
and its Reward. Page 4.
Advised to Remain in Missouri—A Desire to Preach—Pray to
the Lord for a Mission—Prayer Answered—Sent on a Mis-
sion to Arkansas—Dangerous Journey through Jackson
County—Living on Raw Corn, and Sleeping on the Ground
—My First Sermon—Refused Food and Shelter by a Presby-
terian Preacher—Wander through Swamps—Entertained by
Indians. Page 7.
A Journey of Sixty Miles without Food—Confronted by a Bear
—Pass by Unharmed—Surrounded by Wolves—Lost in the
Darkness—Reach a Cabin—Its Inmates—No Supper—Sleep
on the Floor—The Hardest Day's Work of my Life—
Twelve Miles more without Breakfast—Breakfast and Abuse
Together. Page 10.
Our Anxiety to Meet a Saint—Journey to Akeman's—A Dream
—Find Mr. Akeman a Rank Apostate—He Raises a Mob—
Threatened with Tar, Feathers, etc.—I Warn Mr. Akeman
to Repent—He Falls Dead at my Feet—I Preach his Funeral
Sermon. Page 13.
Make a Canoe—Voyage down the Arkansas River—Sleep in a
Deserted Tavern—One Hundred and Seventy Miles through
Swamps—Forty Miles a Day in Mud Knee-deep––A Sudden
Lameness—Left Alone in an Alligator Swamp—Healed, in
Answer to Prayer—Arrival at Memphis—An Odd-looking
Preacher—Compelled to Preach—Powerful Aid from the
Spirit—Not what the Audience Expected. Page 15.
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