History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
Page 150
image
after the debate was concluded, and a descision given in favour of the affirmative, some altercation was had upon the impropriety of continuing the school. He and his brother were descidedly of the opinion that it would not result in good. Their brother strenuously opposed them and insisted on having another question propounded, asserting that he was in his own house and should insist on continuing the school regardless of consequences, and at length he became much inraged especially at his brother Joseph, and committed violence upon his person, and others who interfered to stay him, in his wicked course. After his passion had abated a little, and his stormy feelings were partialy tranquilized Joseph, returned home, grieved beyond expr[e]ssion, at <the> wickedness of his , who Cain like had sought to kill him, and had conciderably wounded him, notwithstanding the exertions of his brothren to prevent it; nevertheless he prayed God to forgive him inasmuch as he would heartily repent and humble himself before the Lord.
17 December 1835 • Thursday
Thursday 17th. This morning he was very unwell on account of the unhappy occurrence that took place on the preceeding evening at his brother ;— called and presented him with a copy of the letter that he handed him on last tuesday, which he had lost; the following is a true copy.
Dec. 15th 1835
Pres. Smith
Sir you may esteem it a novel circumstance to receive a written communication from me at this time.
My reasons for writing are the following. I have some things which I wish to communicate to you, and feeling a greater liberty to do it by writing alone by myself I take this method; and it is generally the case that you are thronged with [p. 150]
after the debate was concluded, and a descision given in favour of the affirmative, some altercation was had upon the impropriety of continuing the school. He and his brother were descidedly of the opinion that it would not result in good. Their brother strenuously opposed them and insisted on having another question propounded, asserting that he was in his own house and should insist on continuing the school regardless of consequences, and at length he became much inraged especially at his brother Joseph, and committed violence upon his person, and others who interfered to stay him, in his wicked course. After his passion had abated a little, and his stormy feelings were partialy tranquilized Joseph, returned home, grieved beyond expression, at the wickedness of his , who Cain like had sought to kill him, and had conciderably wounded him, notwithstanding the exertions of his brothren to prevent it; nevertheless he prayed God to forgive him inasmuch as he would heartily repent and humble himself before the Lord.
17 December 1835 • Thursday
Thursday 17th. This morning he was very unwell on account of the unhappy occurrence that took place on the preceeding evening at his brother ;— called and presented him with a copy of the letter that he handed him on last tuesday, which he had lost; the following is a true copy.
Dec. 15th 1835
Pres. Smith
Sir you may esteem it a novel circumstance to receive a written communication from me at this time.
My reasons for writing are the following. I have some things which I wish to communicate to you, and feeling a greater liberty to do it by writing alone by myself I take this method; and it is generally the case that you are thronged with [p. 150]
Page 150