Gideon J. Newton

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  • Page 170

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

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    the place of meeting. When we arived the meeting had commenced, we conversed with the Deacon of the church, & informed him we were ser vents of the Lord, had a message to the people & wished to be herd. He con versed with the Baptist Priest by the name of Gideon J. Newton upon the subject, he did not object. we were invited into the stand & Mr Ne wton gave out an appointment for us to Preach at 5 oclock PM. When he closed his ...
  • Page 171

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

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    There is great quantities of fish inhabit the waters, cooves & harbours around these Islands, such as Whale. Blackfish, Shark, ground Shark, PILOT fish, Hors Mackerel, Sturgeon, Salmon, Holloboat, Cod, Pollock, Tom Cod, Hake, Haddock, Mackerel, Shad, Bass, Ale wives, Herren, Pohagen, Dolphin, Whiting, Frost fish, Flounders, Smelt, Skate, Shrimp, Skid, Susk, Blebacks, Scollop Dogfish, Muttonfish Lumpfish, Squid, Fivefingers, Monkfish, Nursfish, Sunfish, Swordfish, Thrasher, Cat, Scuppog, Tootog, Eyefish, Cunner, Ling, Eels. Also Lobsters, Clams, Scollop, Mussles, Rincles, {[2 shorthand words]} and Porposes, Seal ...
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    August 21, 1837 August 22, 1837 August 23, 1837 August 24, 1837 August 25, 1837 August 26, 1837 August 27, 1837 August 28, 1837
  • Page 174

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

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    should come upon him for rejecting that Book as being the word of God &c. I took the minutes of his discours & when he closed I arose and informed the people I would hold a meeting at the meetinghouse on Sunday and answer his objections. I however rectifyed some of his mistakes in his presence. Spent the night with Brother Eames. 7 m September 12, 1837 ~ Tuesday Sept 12th We held a meeting at Mr. C. Sterretts & Baptized his ...
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    September 12, 1837 September 13, 1837 September 14, 1837 September 15, 1837 September 16, 1837 September 17, 1837 September 18, 1837 September 19, 1837 September 20, 1837 September 21, 1837 September 22, 1837 September 23, 1837 September 24, 1837 September 25, 1837 September 26, 1837
  • Page 175

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

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    September 27, 1837 ~ Wednesday Sept 27th I preached at No. 4. Elder Hale Baptized one Mr Jonathan Burgess. We spent the night at Capt John Carvers distance 6 miles September 28, 1837 ~ Thursday 28th Walked to Mr Anthony Coombs. Elder Hale Baptized Mrs Elizabeth Coombs. I Preached at No. 3. to a large congregation. the spirit of God rested upon me. There is much of the ...
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    September 27, 1837 September 28, 1837 September 29, 1837 September 30, 1837 October 1, 1837 October 2, 1837 October 3, 1837 October 4, 1837 October 5, 1837 October 6, 1837
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    MY ARRIVAL AT VINAL HAVEN. them for the market. They supply the market with great quantities of cod, mackerel and boxed herring. Upon this island there were two stores, three tide saw mills, six school houses and a small branch of the Methodist church, presided over by a priest. What timber there is upon this island, such as pine, fir, spruce, hemlock and birch, and the whortleberries, rasp- berries and gooseberries, mostly grow out of the cracks of the rocks. Great quantities of fish, and ...
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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 45

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    BEGIN TO BAPTIZE THE PEOPLE. I had much liberty in speaking, and informed the people that the Lord had raised up a prophet and organized His Church as in the days of Christ and the ancient apostles, with prophets, apostles and the gifts as anciently, and that He had brought forth the Book of Mormon. At the close of my remarks Elder Hale bore testimony. I gave liberty for anyone to speak that might wish to. As no one responded, I announced that we would hold meetings the ...
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    September 3, 1837
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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL tember, and these were the first baptisms performed by proper authority upon any of the islands of the sea (to my know- ledge) in this dispensation. Before we left Kirtland some of the leading apostates there had tried to discourage Brother Hale about going upon his mission, telling him he would never baptize any one, and he had better remain at home. When Captain Eames offered himself for baptism, I told Brother Hale to go and baptize him, and prove ...
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    GREAT EXCITEMENT UPON BOTH ISLANDS. The excitement became great upon both Fox Islands islands, and on Sunday, the 17th of September, I met a large assembly from both Islands, and took the same subject that Mr. Douglass had dwelt upon in his remarks against the Book of Mormon and our principles. I spoke two-and-a-half hours, and answered every objection against the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith or our prin- ciples. I had good attention, and the people seemed satisfied. At the ...
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    September 17, 1837
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    CONTENTS. CHAPTER VII. Curious Worship—Meet Elder Parrish—Labor Together in Ten- nessee—Adventure in Bloody River—A Night of Peril— Providential Light—Menaced by a Mob—Good Advice of a Baptist Preacher—Summary of my Labors during the Year. Page 18. CHAPTER VIII. Studying Grammar—Meet Elder Patten—Glorious News—Labor with A. O. Smoot—Turned out of a Meeting House by a Baptist Preacher—Preach in the Open Air—Good Result— Adventure on the Tennessee River—A Novel Charge to Arrest and Condemn Men ...