• Page 77

    At the commencement I attempted to lay on hands for their recovery but I quickly learned by painful experience that when the great Jehovah decrees destruction upon any people and makes known his determination, man must not attempt to stay his hand. The moment I attempted to rebuke the disease, I was attacked; it seized upon me like the talons of a hawk, and I said to the brethren if I had had my work done, you would have had to tumble me into the ground without a coffin; and had I not desisted I must have saved the life of my brother by the sacrifice of my own.
  • Page 228

    I ask did I ever exercise any compulsion over any man. did I not give him the liberty of disbelieveing any doctrin I have preached if he saw fit, why do not my enemies strike a blow at the doctrin, they cannot do it, it is truth, And I am as the voice of one crying in the wilderness repent of your sins & prepare the way for the coming of the son of Man, for the kingdom of God has come unto you and henceforth the ax is laid unto the root of the tree, and evry tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, God Almighty (and not Jo Smith) shall hew down & cast it into the fire.)
  • Page 52

    Men will say I will never forsake you but will stand by you at all times but the moment you teach them some of the mysteries of God that are retained in the heavens and are to be revealed to the children of men when they are prepared, They will be the first to stone you & put you to death. It was the same principle that crusified the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Page 317

    "If a man does right he shall have the spirit of God to enlighten his mind in all things yet all men will be tryed, buffeted, & tempted more or less in this probation & he that governs himself is wise.
  • Page 318

    The Lord directs things according to his own will, I know my feelings & zeal would make my words like a sharp two edged sword so that they would seperate the sins from this people that they should practice sin no more not be tempted with it but this is not the will of God the people still must have their warfare & trial & if the storms & waves overwhelm the ship still all is well for we have a good captain at the helm.
  • Page 324

    If we do not infringe upon the rights of others all things are ours in Heaven & Earth time & Eternity Life & Death Heaven Earth & Hell & all that is therein is ours if we do not infringe upon the rights of any other being we shall become Gods & fill immensity as our Father in Heaven does
  • Page 342

    the liberty of the Holy Gospel was peace & righteousness we had no liberty to take away another mans rights but the first principle of liberty was resignation & submission for go whare you will to Heaven or Hell you have to submit to laws we are at liberty to adobt evry Holy principle to all Eternity go East North or South keep evry thing you want for yourself wife children houses cattle & create out of the elements evry thing you can yet you are not at liberty to infringe upon the rights of men you may have the privilege to do all things that is done in heaven. Organize the elements give commands & rule over kingdoms but be subject to such laws as you are under the law of liberty is to do right for God to all Eternity the opposite principle is to be discontented with things to be different from what they are this is Hell & all the Hell their is I dont care how things are if I do right we shall find the law of liberty to be Eternal life light & peace which will increase to all Eternity we ought not to do an Evil to cause pain to any crea- ture
  • Page 350

    we cannot get a fulness of Glory while our spirit & body is seperated we may think reflect & know right from wrong but we cannot act as in the body we shall look for the resurrection of the body with much interest & great anxiety
  • Page 188

    Now we can do good or Evil Just as we please. We can be saints or not Just as we please. Now learn the will of God & do it Just as we please it is your duty to walk in the light of the Lord and not in darkness
  • Page 222

    spirits are pure that Enter their tabernacles & there will be a chance for the redemption of all the children of Adam Expcept the Sons of perdition.
  • Page 95

    May 26, 1839 ~ Sunday May 26 Sunday I crossed the river to Commerce & attended meeting at the house of Brother Joseph's Elder O. Pratt preached & was follwed by Elder John Taylor we returned home & spent the night {distance} 5 mil May 27, 1839 ~ Monday 27th I spent the day in writing May 28, 1839 ~ Tuesday 28 Elder Brigham Young mooved from my room four rods south. The man called
    May 4, 1839 May 26, 1839 May 27, 1839 May 28, 1839 May 29, 1839
  • Page 63

    May 5, 1855 ~ Saturday May 5th I met with the Presidency & 12 in the House of the Lord built upon the Temple Block & we dedicated it before the Lord Broth E. T. Benson opened by prayer & after the usual cerimonies H C Kimball proceded to dedicate the House by prayer He named in his prayer evry room from top to bottom evry wall & material Adobies sand clay stone Lime from the fo[u]ndation to the top prayed ...
    May 5, 1855 May 6, 1855
  • Page 249

    May 29, 1870 Attention At the close of the Meeting the Presidency & Twelve Apostles were Invited to go down & take Supper in the Pulman Palace Cars. President Young G A Smith & D. H. Wells & O Pratt J. Taylor W. Woodruff & G Q Cannon of the Twelve went down went through the whole train was introduced to all the Gentlement & Ladies & partook of a grand feast with the Board of Directors of the company in going ...
    May 30, 1870 May 31, 1870
  • Page 295

    April 3, 1871 ~ Monday to April 5, 1871 ~ Wednesday April 3rd 1871 3rd 4 & 5 I spent the week on the farm Putting in Potatoes, Beets, Carrotts Peas &c April 6, 1871 ~ Thursday 6, April 1871 [FIGURE] I met in the general Conference of the Church of Latter Day Saints in the New Tabernacle at 10 being all the First Presidency & 12 present Except Erastus Snow who was ...
    April 3, 1871 April 5, 1871 April 6, 1871 April 7, 1871 April 8, 1871 April 9, 1871 April 10, 1871
  • Page 295

    among wholm was 50 of the Mormons there was a prospect of the whole armey suffering for want of food. We appointed a meeting at 2 oclok in our new city to hear a statement made by square wells of the affairs in Nauvoo before meeting the cry of fire was heard on the prairie grass of the encampment & all run to put it out & it was soon extinguished. Meeting opened at 2 oclok PM at the Council Block. Meeting opened by prayer by O. Pratt who ...
  • Page 340

    another Hell for we are in Hell go to the world & preach the gospel you will find some people as honest & good as Angels as far as they know but do they have revelations from God & know the things of God No they do not. If Brother Kempton has had his sins forgiven & remitted without baptism so could all men but this is false for no man could have forgiveness without the sheding of blood & baptism the Bible says unless you keep the commandments you cannot be saved when Br Kempton sayes he knows ...
  • Page 349

    if commandments are given us & we dont obey then our light becomes darkness then how great is that darkness it would be better for him not to have the light at all If the Lord had given all men all they have asked for they would many of them been out of the Church now I have herd many say I have Asked the Lord to reveal certain principls unto me & He did not do it but this is because it was not wisdom to give it unto you but if you are faithful the ...
    October 12, 1851 October 19, 1851
  • Page 23

    they arived that the Battalion had taken the Alpasio a strong hold between the Riogrand and the Mountains without the fireing of a gun. if this report is true the Bat[talion] will have an abundance of support & likely take up winter quarters many other remarks were made & President Young said that if they had harkened to his council not a man of them would have fallen but would have returned to their friends in perfect safety. At 7 oclok we returned to ...
  • Page 24

    having been given over to all manner of wickedness perm- itted to afflict the handy work of the Lord untill they fill up the cup of their iniquity & the Lord sayeth unto them thou wicked & disobedient spirit thou shalt not have power any longer to afflict my people or destroy the works of my hands, you have forfeited your agency & wrought thy fulness, depart hence to the pit that I have prepared for thee, & this is there torment, that thereir power & agency is taken away. they are left to ...
  • Page 384

    they would say it is wicked to have music they have made it a sin I have not put a desire in my heart for music, but the Lord has. Music will calm the ferocious beasts who caused this the Lord. I want to say a few words about tithing you now what was said at the last confernc the Saints have done more during the last 7 months than in 7 years before I feel to bless you call upon this people to put their all upon the Alter ...