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  • Page 83

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    May 28, 1836 ~ Saturday May 28 At a conferenc convened at Br Seth Utleys agreeable to appointment on the 28 day of may 1836 congregation called to order & Elder David W Patten nominated & seconded to officiate as chairman & Elder Warren Parish secretary. Opened by singing & Prayer & Pro ceded to business. The chairman made some prelimin ary remarks touching the object & order of the meeti ng & called upon the official members to inform the conference in what manner ...
    Dates:
    May 28, 1836
  • Page 44

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. a deacon came to the door, when I asked him to go and tell the minister in the pulpit that there were two servants of God at the door, who had a message to deliver to that people and wished the privilege of delivering it. He sent for us to come to the pulpit, so we walked through the congregation with our valises under our arms, and took a seat by the side of the minister, who was about to speak as we came to ...
  • Page 52

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. I had ample evidence of the fact that lying spirits had gone out into the world, for three persons whom I had baptized had been visited by Mr. Douglass, who told them that I denied the Bible and could not be depended upon; and they yielded to his insinuations until the devil took possession of them, and they were in a disaffected condition, and sent for me. When I met them they were in great affliction, but when I ...
    Dates:
    February 15, 1838
  • Page 53

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    A LIGHT WITNESSED IN THE HEAVENS. house, and I got one of my ears frozen on the way; but not- withstanding the severity of the weather, we had quite a large and attentive audience. We also spent the next two days with the people there and held meetings. On the evening of the 21st of February, as we came out of the school-house, a light appeared in the north-eastern hori- zon, and spread to the west and soon rolled over our heads. It had the appearance of fire, blood and smoke, and at ...
    Dates:
    February 21, 1838
  • Page 58

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. CHAPTER XV. RETURN TO SCARBORO—JOURNEY SOUTH—VISIT TO A. P. ROCKWOOD IN PRISON—INCIDENT OF PRISON LIFE— JOURNEY TO CONNECTICUT—BAPTIZE MY FATHER'S HOUSEHOLD. ON the 28th of April we left the island in an open sail-boat and made our way to Owl's Head, and then walked twenty miles. The following day we walked forty miles and suffered some with weary limbs and blistered feet, but we felt that it ...
    Dates:
    April 28, 1838 May 8, 1838 May 11, 1838
  • Page 79

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    INSTRUCTIONS TO THE TWELVE. the Twelve be humble and not be exalted, and beware of pride and not seek to excel one another, but act for each other's good, and honorably make mention of each other's names in prayer before the Lord and before your fellow-men. Do not backbite or devour a brother. The Elders of Israel should seek to learn by precept and example in this late age of the world and not be obliged to learn everything we know by sad experience. I trust the remainder of ...
  • Page 95

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    CLOSING TESTIMONY. CHAPTER XXV. CLOSING TESTIMONY—GOOD AND EVIL SPIRITS. BEFORE closing this little book, as a reader for our chil- dren, I wish to bear my testimony upon several principles, to the Latter-day Saints, especially to the rising generation, the young men of Israel. First, I wish to speak of the spirits of good and evil. The Lord says, whatever leads to good is of God, and whatever leads to do evil is of the devil. This is a very important sub- ject for us to ...
  • Page 29

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    COMPELLED TO PREACH. I did not blame him, as all the preachers he had ever been acquainted with rode on fine horses or in fine carriages, clothed in broadcloth, and had large salaries, and would see this whole world sink to perdition before they would wade through one hundred and seventy miles of mud to save the people. The landlord wanted a little fun, so he said he would keep me if I would preach. He wanted to see if I could preach. I must confess that by this time I became a little ...
  • Page 13

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. CHAPTR I. 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. FOR the benefit of the young Latter-day Saints, for whom the Faith-Promoting Series is especially designed, I will relate some incidents from my experience. I will commence by giving a short account of some events of my childhood and youth. I spent the ...
  • Page 21

    Part of Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

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    up into the pulpit, and took a seat o n each side of him. When he closed his discourse, he asked me what hour we would like to speak; I told him at five; he gave out our appointment, and invited us to his house. I asked him how many school houses were on the Island; he said four, and gave me their names. I asked him if they were free for any one to preach in; he answered in the affirmative. I took out my Bible,