History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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wounded their feelings by so doing, he asked their forgi veness.— For said he I truly love you brethren, with a perfect  love, and will hold you up with all my heart, in all righ teousness before the Lord, & before all men.— be assured bre thren I am willing to stem the torrent of all opposition in  your behalf, in storms, in tempests, in thunder, in lig htning, by sea & by land, in the wilderness, among fals  brethren, or mobs, or wherever God in his providence  may call me for your support or defence, and I  am determined that neither hights, nor depths,  principalities, nor powers, things present, or to come, nor  any other creature shall seperate me from you. And  I will now covenant with you before God this day  that I will not listen to nor credit any derogatory  report against any of you, to condemn you upon  any testimony beneath the heavens, save that which  is infalable, until I can see you face to face and  know of a surety of the things whereof you are accused.
I believe you to be men of God, therefore I place  unlimited confidence in you. And I ask the  same confidence on your part brethren, when  I tell you any thing, for I will not declare any thi ng to you, that I do not know to be truth. But I  have allready consumed more time in my remar ks than I intended when I arose, and I will now  give way to my colleagues.— arose  and acquiessed in what Pres. Smith had said &  acknowledged to the twelve that he had not done  as he ought in not attending to the charges that  were put into his hands by them against Doct.  , he frankly acknowledged his duty  that he had neglected his duty in that thing  for which he asked their forgiveness, and pledged  himself to attend to it immediately if they  desired him to do so. also observed  to the twelve that if he had at any time spoken  to or reproved to[o] harsh, and had injured their feelings  in consquence thereof, he asked their forgivness.
Pres. arose and acquiessed in the  sentiments expressed by Presdt’s. Smith & [p. 183]
wounded their feelings by so doing, he asked their forgiveness.— For said he I truly love you brethren, with a perfect love, and will hold you up with all my heart, in all righteousness before the Lord, & before all men.— be assured brethren I am willing to stem the torrent of all opposition in your behalf, in storms, in tempests, in thunder, in lightning, by sea & by land, in the wilderness, among fals brethren, or mobs, or wherever God in his providence may call me for your support or defence, and I am determined that neither hights, nor depths, principalities, nor powers, things present, or to come, nor any other creature shall seperate me from you. And I will now covenant with you before God this day that I will not listen to nor credit any derogatory report against any of you, to condemn you upon any testimony beneath the heavens, save that which is infalable, until I can see you face to face and know of a surety of the things whereof you are accused.
I believe you to be men of God, therefore I place unlimited confidence in you. And I ask the same confidence on your part brethren, when I tell you any thing, for I will not declare any thing to you, that I do not know to be truth. But I have allready consumed more time in my remarks than I intended when I arose, and I will now give way to my colleagues.— arose and acquiessed in what Pres. Smith had said & acknowledged to the twelve that he had not done as he ought in not attending to the charges that were put into his hands by them against Doct. , he frankly acknowledged that he had neglected his duty in that thing for which he asked their forgiveness, and pledged himself to attend to it immediately if they desired him to do so. also observed to the twelve that if he had at any time spoken or reproved too harsh, and had injured their feelings in consquence thereof, he asked their forgivness.
Pres. arose and acquiessed in the sentiments expressed by Presdt’s. Smith & [p. 183]
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