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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
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    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
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    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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    I made mention to you respecting the Church in Cincinnati I have since learned that that Church principly had mo[ved] to Missouri. But as I feel a great interest for your prosperyts [prosperity] Salvation & Eternal interest of all my relatives I wish you would read the Messenger & Advocate the paper published at Kirtland Ohio inasmuch as you have time & opportunity by that you will in some degree have if a chance of investigating the subject. I send our Parents the paper Brother
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    to an unbelieving world. My health is somewhat poor, but a mission may improve it, in connection with the faith and prayers of the Saints. I shall endeavor to be ready on the date you mention. Your Brother in the Gospel Jos. B. Clark John Brown Bishop ...
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    to apostacy & if he does not repent will apostitize as God live, the principle is as correct as the one that Jesus put forth in saying that that person he who seeketh after a sign is an adulterous person & that principle is ^eternal^ undeviating & firm as the pillars of heaven for whenever you see a man seeking after a sign you may set it down that he is an adulterous man. [FIGURE] Other important items of doctrins from Joseph given in Commerce Ill. The pure testimony ...
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    If the {United States send their troops here} they will have to behave themselves {If volunteers start to come here they will soon get notice not to enter this territory. If they do they must take what follows. They do not know what to do with us. They are} determined to make us conspicuous in all the world President Young asked Brother Rich if He had any thing He wished to lay before that council brother Rich then said that concer[ni]ng their debts in that place ...
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    Henry Maiban Jesse ^C^ Little Albert Carrington John Lyon Joseph & Brigham Young President Youngs sons President Young & W Woodruff packed the Books in a stone box 2 1/2 feet long 20 inches deep 1 foot 7 inches wide it was filled with our works. At 7 oclok they were packed in the stone and 15 minutes to 8 oclock the lid was put on sodared with lead & covared with plaster paris & turned bottom side up & ...
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    which framed it, Spencer's Letters, The Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith the Prophet, The Voice of Joseph, Testimones for the Truth, The Government of God, Patriarchal Order or Plurality of Wives, Etoile du Deseret Vol 1, The only way to be saved, in German, Restaurazione Dell' Antico Evangelio, Harp of Zion, The Italian Mission, The Prussian Mission, One Year in Scandinavia, Das buch Mormon, Livre de Mormon, Libre de Mormon, Mormons Bog, Leyfe Mormon & Alhrauraeth a [chissammodan], bound together, Route from Liverpool to Great ...
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    of wicked men and Devils He is bringing to pass daily the fulfillment of the Holy scriptures & the Book of Mormon, the fullness of the Gentiles is fast coming in and the Lord is fast preparing the way for the salva- tion of the House of Israel he is withdrawing his spirit from the inhabitants of the Earth and at the same time inspiring his Prophets with wisdom Knowledge & understanding that they have been enabled through the Mercy of God to thwart all the evil designs of the wicked and ungodly who have ...
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    4 deaths the day after we arived the 21st october 2 deaths the 2nd day & 15 burials the 3 day & 4 on sunday morning the day the expres left they had not heard from the 2nd company of Hand carts but Joseph Young & Wheelock went ahead with the news that help was coming G. D. Grant followed with 10 of the best teams there had been about 55 deaths in the first company in consequence of the cold The Captain of the Company dealt out ...
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    July 28, 1861 ~ Sunday 28, 1861 Sunday I met with my Quorum in the morning. Brother Mody Prayed R L Campbell was mouth I attended meeting at the Tabernacle or Bowery Lorenzo Snow preached followed by President Young & Kimball in the forenoon & D H Wells & B. Young in the afternoon. President Young Preached one of the most interesting discourses ever Delivered to the people it ...
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    February 23, 1861 ~ Saturday 23, 1861 Saturday I spent the day in the Endowment House giving Endowments I spent the evening at home February 24, 1861 ~ Sunday 24 I met with my Quorum in the morning. Bishop Hunter Prayed Henry Moon was mouth I spent the fore noon in the Presidents office Hearing the Poney Express read the after noon I spent at home I called at President Youngs. He told ...