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    When I closed, Mr. Randolph Alex- ander, who had never heard a "Mor- mon" Elder speak before, said, the people of the present day made him think of a pen of hogs; the keeper would make a trough, and pour into it hot or cold water, dish water, or anything else, and they would drink it; but let a stranger come along, and pour over a basket of corn on the back side of the pen, and the hogs would be frightened, and run and snort all over the pen. He said it was so with the people; the priests would feed them with any kind of doctrine, no matter how false, the people will swallow it down; but let a stranger come and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which will save the people, as Mr. Woodruff has done, and the peo- ple are afraid of him.
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    (I had a dream which I will here relate I saw a fruit tree, & I went into the tree in search of fruit. I soon discovered that some of the main branches on ^the^ top g^r^oing from the main body was dead; It seemed necessary to cut off the dead branches in order to save the tree so I told some person to help me cut them off & they steped on to a large green limb they were afraid it would break, so I put my sholder under it & held it up while he cut off the dead branches it cracked the green limb but it did not break. after we cut of[f] the dry limbs the wounds healed up and the tree grew finely) now let us cut of the dead bran ches of the Church that good fruit may grow and the voice will soon be herd go and build Zion and the great Temple of the Lord.
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    The Home was lyted by 3 chandeliers with 12 lights in each lighthed with gass there were some 1500 people present. Mr Barrett pledged him- self to prove th Book of Mormon false & water baptism ^not^ essential to Salvation while Brother Cordon pleged himself to prove the Book of Mormon true & water baptism essential to Salvation. As Mr Barrytt arose & declyaired to the Assembly that he would prove the Book of Mormon false & water baptism not essential to Salvation 4 glass chimneys in each of the chanderliers burst
  • Page 192

    But their has been a great difficulty in getting anything into the heads of this generation it has been like splitting hemlock knots with a corn doger for a wedge & a pumpkin for a beetle; even the saints are slow to understand I have tried for a number of years to get the minds of the saints prepared to recieve the things of God, but we freequently see some of them after suffering all they have for the work of God will fly to peaces like glass as soon as any thing comes that is contrary to their traditions, they cannot stand the fire all at all. How many will be able to abide a celestial law & go through & recieve their exhaltation I am unable to say but many are called & few are chosen
  • Page 102

    O ye Twelve and all saints, profit by this important key [FIGURE] that in all your trials, troubles, & temptations, afflictions bonds imprisionment & death see to it that you do not betray heaven, that you do not betray Jesus Christ, that you do not betray your Brethren, & that you do not betray the revela tions of God whether in the bible, Book of Mormon, or Doctrine & Covenants or any of the word of God. yea in all your kicking, & floundering see to it that you do not this thing lest innocent blood be found in your skirts & you go down to hell. We may ever know by this sign that there is danger of our being led to a fall & aposticy, when we give way to the devil so as to neglect the first known duty but whatever you do do not betray your Friend
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    I have not any doubt but that the apostates will join with the others wicked powers to try to put down the power of God. and I am glad to have the power of the kingdom of God tested & when it is fully tried it will stand, I care not what sacrifice I am called to make for such a kingdom, if its friends, welth or even life at the purchase of such a kingdom it is cheap, did the ancient Apostles, Prophets or Saints who died pay two much for that kingdom they did not.
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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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    when the Father appointed Jesus Christ the first born to come & redeem the Earth there was contention got up the second brother Lucipher the son of the morning He wanted the honour to come & redeem the Earth but Christ was the Appointed one it was his right by appoin tment & birthright. But the war & contention became so hot & the influence of Lucipher was so great that he got one third of the hosts of Heaven to Join his standard & when he was hurled down to Hell like lightning from Heaven one third was cast down with him whare is he & those that were cast down, with those spirts that accompanied him they are here on this Earth and they have blinded the child ren of men & still seeking to overthrow the kingdom of God He is a thorn in the flesh to the children of God but this is all right & we should be contented with what God sees fit to grant unto us & to contented with our lot. If the devil had been contented & acted in his place he would not have been thrust down to Hell. Any man who seeks to do a thing that he cannot do & should not do it cast him into Hell & makes a Hell for him when men ask for things that does not belong to him & it makes him unhappy.
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    Do the Latter day Saints wish the Nations of the Earth any Evil No we would save them all if we could. But it was a mercy anciently to cut off the wicked from the Earth that their posterity should not inherit the Earth to follow the wickedness of their fathers Gog & Magog will ere long gather to fight against the Saints of the Lamb of God and when hope is almost fled Christ will come and End the scenery.
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    what is there here in this valley that should hendor this people from being happy I am happy because I do not fret about any thing that I cannot do. I wont fret about any thing what henders your praying & praising God No body but your own selves if you are seeking to weed your neighbors garden you will have business enough. but this is a happy people I wish they would prize their blessings. You have not got to mourn as did the Ancients because their children would Apostitise turn from God & be cursed Our children will not Apostitze they will not have time but will have all they can do to perform the work of God as it rolls upon them to prepare the kingdom for the coming of Christ gather up the Nations &c Then be happy & do the things required of you
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    Excerpt:
    June 221st 1867 I went down to Brother Mabain's shop & got the likeness of Father Kingtons taken Also My Daughter Bulah got hers taken June 22, 1867 ~ Saturday 22nd I met at 8 oclok at the prayer room & G A Smith I gave Joseph Legget his seconed anointing. I then went to the Endowment House & we gave Endowments to 51. H C K sealed 4 couple G Q Cannon 15 ...
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    Sept 1, 1867 Sunday Afternoon Erastus Snow spoke 55 Minutes [FIGURE] President Young spoke 43 Minutes advised the sons & daughters of Zion to get Married I wrote 2 letters September 2, 1867 ~ Monday 2nd President Young ^10 of^ the Twelve & a Number of others left G. S. L. City at 9 oclok to visit the Northern Settlements we drove to Farmington & held a meeting at 12 oclok I went in company with Brother
  • Page 96

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    Sept 8, 1867 to reconcile it, he would like a variety in Eternity. Children might grow in intelligence & not in statu[r]e as well as a grown Person. if his children were grown up after leaving him he would not know them September 9, 1867 ~ Monday 9. Monday we drove to Hyde Park & held a Meeting at 11 oclok Prayer By Lorenzo Snow singing O Hyde spoke 33 Minutes O Pratt 39, L Snow 20,
  • Page 157

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    The Funeral of Vilate M Kimball Oct 24 1867 Her many times to go & preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. I bid her good By as much then as I have now. I did this in Zions Camp also when I went to England & at different times. She has been true to me always and never left Nor forsook me. I have taken 40 wives & many without her knowledge but she afterwards gave them to me in the Temple. She has passed through many trials but she ...
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    —29—Presidents Joseph Smith and O. Cowdery addressed the Saints in the Temple. Joseph blessed the peo- ple in the name of the Lord, and said, if we would be faithful, we should arise above our embarrassments, and be delivered from the hands of our enemies. —30—I wrote an article on faith, which was published in the Messenger and Advocate. Feb. 19—I attended meeting at the Temple. President Joseph Smith had been absent on ...
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    let the Saints of God come together & hear the Elders teach Apply your hearts unto wisdom & get it. If I am full of the spirit of God I shall not get any more than I want It is the duty of all to come here that can come & let the power of Eternity rest upon us and you should not be asleep but wide awake. When I contrast the present with the past situations of the Saints I[t] gives me a great variety of feelings, both good & ...
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    were prophets of God & that we had many prophets of God I remember the time when we were to work hard to build the Temple in Nauvoo I remembered what Broth Brigham said that if we were faithful in finishing this Temple we should have our Endowmts if we had to get them in a Tabernacle in the wilderness we ar now in a tabernacle in the wilderness & getting our blesings He said he would lead us to a place wher we ...
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    & exercise Patience & not be weary in well doing for we have the greatest work to perform & blessings promised accordingly. The day has come when the Lord has set his hand with full pur- pose of heart to esstablish his Kingdom on the earth, gather Israel build up Zion & Jerrusalem make an end of sin & cause all nations to bow the Knee & every tongue to confess tha[t] Jesus is the Lord & has a right to reign on the earth and ye are the people ye Elders of Israel ...
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    weeks & spend their time in fighting for the mastery instead of organizing & doing the business of the people, but the leaders of the whole Nation itself at Washington are engender[ing] the spirit of party strife, hatred disunion & war meeting in seperate parties and laying plans for the dissolving of the Union and the anhilation of the American Government. And James Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald & other Editors after Prophesying month after month that their was no danger of disolving our union ...
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    5th, and after lbouring dilegently three days in succession, it was unanim- ously agreed upon, that the town pPlatt, with 4 ^four^ eighties adjacent to the platt, should be at the disposal of the Bishop and his council the High Council, the two presidents, and the two apostles. During this labour the two presidents acknoledged they were wrong, and they to all appearance willingly suffered themselves to be corrected by the Council. In the begining of May following, the Council again met, and resolved to to have the above m^n^amed property transfered into the hands of the bishop ...