History, 1834–1836

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  • Historical Introduction
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and are ready to scandalize, & traduce, the characters  of men, who never laid a straw in their way, and, in fa ct men whose faces they never saw, and against whom  they cannot bring an accusation either of a temporal or  spiritual nature; except our firm belief in the fulness of  the gospel. And we were led to marvle at the longsuffering,  and great condesention of our Heavenly Father, in perm itting these ungodly wretches to possess this goodly land,  which is indeed as beautifully situated, & and its soil  as fertile, as any in this region of country, and its  inhabitants wealthy, even blessed, above measure in  temporal things; and feign would God bless them  with spiritual blessings, even eternal life, were it not  for their evil hearts of unbelief, and we are inclined to  mingle our cries with the souls of those saints, who  have suffered the like treatment before us; whose  souls are under the altar, praying for vengance  upon those who dwell upon the earth.
And we rejoice in our hearts, that the time  is at hand when those who persist in wicked ness, will be swept from the earth with the  besom of distruction, and the earth become  an inheritance for the poor & the meek.—
When we [illegible] arived at we called at sister  s, and lef & family to visit  while we rode into town to do some buisiness; we  called on br. , and after also at the bank, and  at various other places, and after accomplishing our  buisiness we returned & dined with ; & took  the parting hand & returned home. We had a  fine ride, and agreeable visit; the sleighing is good  and weather pleasant.

2 December 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday 2ond. Nothing of much importance transpir ed, suffice it to say that he of whom we write, spent  the day in the society of his family, manageing his  domestic concerns, visiting, & receiving visitors, and  instructing such, as desired a knowledge of the  things of God.

3 December 1835 • Thursday

Thursday 3d. He was at home, and indited a letter  to [,] Michigan; also another [p. 139]
and are ready to scandalize, & traduce, the characters of men, who never laid a straw in their way, and, in fact men whose faces they never saw, and against whom they cannot bring an accusation either of a temporal or spiritual nature; except our firm belief in the fulness of the gospel. And we were led to marvle at the longsuffering, and great condesention of our Heavenly Father, in permitting these ungodly wretches to possess this goodly land, which is indeed as beautifully situated, & and its soil as fertile, as any in this region of country, and its inhabitants wealthy, even blessed, above measure in temporal things; and feign would God bless them with spiritual blessings, even eternal life, were it not for their evil hearts of unbelief, and we are inclined to mingle our cries with those saints, who have suffered the like treatment before us; whose souls are under the altar, praying for vengance upon those who dwell upon the earth.
And we rejoice in our hearts, that the time is at hand when those who persist in wickedness, will be swept from the earth with the besom of distruction, and the earth become an inheritance for the poor & the meek.—
When we arived at we called at sister s, and lef & family to visit while we rode into town we called on br. , and also at the bank, and at various other places, and after accomplishing our buisiness we returned & dined with ; & took the parting hand & returned home. We had a fine ride, and agreeable visit; the sleighing is good and weather pleasant.

2 December 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday 2ond. Nothing of much importance transpired, suffice it to say that he of whom we write, spent the day in the society of his family, manageing his domestic concerns, visiting, & receiving visitors, and instructing such, as desired a knowledge of the things of God.

3 December 1835 • Thursday

Thursday 3d. He was at home, and indited a letter to , Michigan; also another [p. 139]
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