History, 1834–1836

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and when we get out we shall have the greater light. He told that he did not perfectly understand him concerning the resurrection, and wished him to be more explanatory on that subject: he replied that he did not feel impressed by the spirit to unfold it further at that time, but perhaps, he might at some other time.— President Smith then withdrew to do transact some business with a gentleman that had called to see him.
informed [,] Smith’s scribe that he was born in the Town of Washington County in the state of New York. He said that all the Rail-Roads, Canals and other improvements, are performed by spirits of the resurrection. The silence, spoken of by John the Revelator, he said, which is to be in Heaven for the space of half an hour, is between 1830 & 1851, during which time the judgements of God will be poured out: After that time there will be peace.
Curiosity to see a man that was said to be a Jew, induced many to call during the day, and more particularly at evening. Suspicions were entertained that said was none other that than the noted of , about whom, so much had been said in the public prints on account of the trials he underwent in that place before courts of justice, The crimes alledged against him were murder, manslaughter, contempt of Court, and whipping his daughter, for the two last of which he was found guilty was imprisioned and came out about four months since After some equivocating he confessed that he was really . After supper it was proposed that Matthias should deliver a lecture to those present, He did so sitting in his chair He commenced, by saying, God said let there be light and there was light, which he dwelt upon through his discourse. He made some very excellent remarks but his mind was evidently filled with darkness. After he dismissed his meeting & the congregation dispersed, he conversed freely upon the circumstances that tra[n]spired in .
His name is . He says that Joshua is his priestly name. During all this time no one contradicted his sentiments. The object of President Smith, was to draw out all he could concerning his faith. The next morning——
10 November 1835 • Tuesday
[illegible] Tuesday 10th He [JS] resumed the conversation and desired him to enlighten his mind with his views respecting the [p. 124]
and when we get out we shall have the greater light. He told that he did not perfectly understand him concerning the resurrection, and wished him to be more explanatory on that subject: he replied that he did not feel impressed by the spirit to unfold it further at that time, but perhaps, he might at some other time.— President Smith then withdrew to transact some business with a gentleman that had called to see him.
informed , Smith’s scribe that he was born in the Town of Washington County in the state of New York. He said that all the Rail-Roads, Canals and other improvements, are performed by spirits of the resurrection. The silence, spoken of by John the Revelator, he said, which is to be in Heaven for the space of half an hour, is between 1830 & 1851, during which time the judgements of God will be poured out: After that time there will be peace.
Curiosity to see a man that was said to be a Jew, induced many to call during the day, and more particularly at evening. Suspicions were entertained that said was none other than the noted of , about whom, so much had been said in the public prints on account of the trials he underwent in that place before courts of justice, The crimes alledged against him were murder, manslaughter, contempt of Court, and whipping his daughter, for the two last of which he was found guilty was imprisioned and came out about four months since After some equivocating he confessed that he was really . After supper it was proposed that Matthias should deliver a lecture to those present, He did so sitting in his chair He commenced, by saying, God said let there be light and there was light, which he dwelt upon through his discourse. He made some very excellent remarks but his mind was evidently filled with darkness. After he dismissed his meeting & the congregation dispersed, he conversed freely upon the circumstances that transpired in .
His name is . He says that Joshua is his priestly name. During all this time no one contradicted his sentiments. The object of President Smith, was to draw out all he could concerning his faith. The next morning——
10 November 1835 • Tuesday
Tuesday 10th He [JS] resumed the conversation and desired him to enlighten his mind with his views respecting the [p. 124]
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