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    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.)
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    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.
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    "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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    March 2, 1861 ~ Saturday March 2nd 1861 I spent most of the day in the Endowment House we gave Endowments to some 30 persons Presidents Young & Kimball officiated is [in] sealing, teaching & co. [confirming] March 3, 1861 ~ Sunday 3rd I attended my Prayer Circle in the morning Bishop Sheets Prayed. R. Burton was mouth. Thomas B. Broderick preached in the morning. President Brigham Young ...
  • Page 22

    27 ^1860^ of God I sincerly believed what I preached, how long I have believed this doctrin I do not know but it has been for years I have published it in the seer, I spoke of a plurality of Gods, in order to worship this God I said that I adored the atributes wharever I found them I was honest in this matter * I would not worship a god or Tabernacle that did not possess Atrtributs if I did I should worship Idols I have thaught this doctrin. Now the reson I ...
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    fast as they come & thinks in consequence of the prejudices & feelings of the Saints in this country, that it would be much better for the Temple money to be sent to Nauvoo than to be paid on Orders here, thinks if it should be known that it would be a blow up to collecting funds for the Temple here they not knowing the circumstances that their money is used for other purposes than for the temple. I see from papers & Letters that the Saints in Nauvoo are about entering unto [into] a systemmatical ...
  • Page 9

    cost $1000.00. There was much more wealth than I would have looked for in as obscure a place as Albequirke. We spent the day in the place and left in the evening and camped five miles below on the banks of the river. On the 27th of August, we entered the village of Islatus (Ysleta), being the day before the great annual feast of this people. Brother Ammon M. Tenney had visited this people three years ago and had madde friends in the place. We called upon ...
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    OFFICE OF B. F. CUMMINGS, JR., B. F. GENEALOGIST. Box 695, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. July 9, 1888. President Wilford Woodruff, Dear Brother: For several years I have devoted more or less time to collecting and compiling genealogies, and if it meets your approval, I would like to make arrangements to pros- ecute this work on a more extensive scale than heretofore. My plan is to purchase as many books on the subject of genealogy, or relating thereto, as I can, and in time collect a ...
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    much of the time during the last year. I have applications to do work for many families which I cannot entertain at all, but I think the plan I have suggested would open the way for hundreds of families of Saints to obtain their genealogies. I have acquired a knowledge of and experience in this work which would enable me to exercise a general supervision over such a library and agency as I have suggested, without occupying much of my time; and while I am very much interested in my work on the "News" and desire that nothing else ...
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    Sept 7, 1882 The Military post is located the North west side of the valley Is about 2 x 4 Miles and comes to the Edge of the Mormon settlement I visited Capt Dodds Farm & coal mine Distance of the day 12 M[iles] September 8, 1882 ~ Friday 8 Friday we held a Meeting with the people commenced at 10 oclok Bishop J Hatch Prayed. W. Woodruff spoke 30 M[inutes] to Mormons gentiles officers & soldiers B Young spoke 30 Minuts Abram Hatch ...
  • Page 393

    Sept 10th 1884 Newton took me to Logan in the Evening distance of the day 16 M [FIGURE] while in smithfiedld upon this visit I bought of Joseph Hill of Smithfield 10 1/3 Acres of Land for Newton lying a little south of the town for $250. I pay $175 in cash & Newton turns out 2 cows & other property to pay the remainder $75. I sent Newton $50 on the 15 sept. September 11, 1884 ~ Thursday Sept 11. In ...
  • Page 98

    March 1, 1881 ~ Tuesday March 1, 1881 [FIGURES] This is my birth day I am this day 74 years of Age And I wish to bear my Testimony to all persons whomsoever may read this Journal that the God of Israel has sustained me and watched over me by his power or agency from the hour of thism^y^ birth up to the present hour I have spent my birthdays in this Temple of 1870, 71, 72, & 74. I spent my 73d birth day in Sunset Arizona ...
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    {In reply to your favor of the 20th instant I am directed by the [First Presidency] [to/and] say [that while] they do not feel to advise you to devote your time to the study of law with a view to practice law, they do not advise you not to do so, thus leaving you to exercise your agency in this matter. They see no reason [here/why] that the young men of the faith should not become lawyers and do the business the strangers come here and do which is given to ...