Fox Islands, Knox County, Maine

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    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 2

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    into the hands of our enemies against us; ^t^They had oppressed the poor saints ^& had brought sought to bring distress th upon them^, and had become covenant breakers, for which they ^will feel the^ wrath of God,^.^ he said, they would become whited walls. April 13 1837, I married Phebe W. Carter daughter of Ezra and Sarah Carter of Scarborough, Maine, the ceremony was performed, at the house of Prest. Joseph Smith ...
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    and Elder Milton Holmes, at his Fathers house; I spent several days in preaching to the Saints in that region. Aug. 1, We left New Rowley, and was joined by Elder Hale, who accompanied us to Saco, Maine. 7th, I accompanied my wife to her Fathers house in Scarborough, ^Maine^ we were kindly received and entertained ^received^; it was the first time I had seen any of her relations. We ...
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    we would like to speak, I told him at 5, he gave out our appoint- ment, and invited us to his house, I asked him how many school houses there were on the island, he answered 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, book of Mormon, and doctrine and covenants and laid them all upon his stand, he promised to read them.; the hour of ...
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    bass, alewives, herring, Pohagen, dolphin, whiting, frost fish, flounders, smelt, skate, shrimp, skad ^shad^, cusk, bluebacks, scollop, dogfish, muttonfish, lumpfish, squid, five fingers, monkfish, nursefish, sunfish swordfish, ^thrasher, cat, scuppog, twotog, eye fish, [illegible] cunner, Ling. V eels, also lobsters^ clams, mussels, wrinkels, porpoises, seals &c. &c. Sep 6, the harbor was filled with a school of mackerel, which were caught in great numbers with by the poeple standing upon the wharf. While standing upon the farm of Eleazur Carven^er^ on the
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    to see what effect this would have, I warned them in the name of the Lord, and proclaimed the judgements of God that awaited the wicked, and shook my garments in the presence of the people, and told them I was clear of their blood, byut they only heard my voice intermingled with the roar of cannon and musketry; before I closed speaking, the sailors went back on board of the revenue cutter. At the close of the meeting I baptized 2, two, also one next day, and while baptizing the mob ...
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    with the intention of breaking up the work upon these islands, but it did not accomplish it. 11th, I was visited by Elders Townsend and Milton Holmes, who attended conferences with me upon both islands, and bore their testimony to the people, but the spirit of opposition increased to a great height. I was warned by the spirit ^of the Lord^ to leave for a season, and take a western mission; after visiting the saints from house to house, and praying with ...
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    the kingdom of God, which was words were fulfilled this day. I confirmed those baptized and organized this small branch of the church, consisting of 9 members, 8 of whom were relatives, I ordained Dwight Webster a priest, and ad- ministered the sacrament. unto them. July 3rd, I started for the state of Maine and arrived at Father Carter's in Scarborough on the 6th. 14th, My wife was delivered of a daughter at ...
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    Part of Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

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    and spent the night with with a Brother Merrills the day following a Brother Perkins ^we rode 10 miles to Br Perkins and he^ took us in his waggon and carried us to McComb from thence to Brother Carloss Smith I rode for hours during the day over a very rough road of stones and stumps lying on my back in the bottom of the waggon shaking with the ague and I suffered much. We held a meeting in a grove ...
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    August 24, 1839
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    Part of Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

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    into the Hands of God though painful I took the parting hand with him I left him in German- town Wayne Co Indiana and in the Hands of a Merciful God and a kind and benevolent family who promised to do every thing in their power to make him comfortable untill his recovery, which they did do though he passed through a severe course of the Billious fever and was sick night [nigh] unto death but through the mercy of God he recovered from his sickness and contiued his journey and we ...
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    September 10, 1839 September 21, 1839
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    Part of Autobiography Notes 1892 Deseret News

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    OFFICE OF The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints P. O. Box, B. Salt Lake City, Utah. [blank] 189_ untill the 13th of Jan., 1835, when I left Lyman Wight's, in company with Harry Brown, to go on a Mission to the Southern States. We passed through Jackson Co.^unty^ Mo.^issouri^ and through Arkansas, and from Little Rock to Memphis Memphis, Tennessee. I spent ...
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    January 13, 1835