History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and this shall be your lamentation in the day of visitation and  of judgment, and of indignation: The harvest is past, the sum mer ended, and my soul is not saved! Wo unto you poor  men, whose hearts are not broken, whose spirits are not con trite, and whose bellies are not satisfied, and whose hands  are not stayed from laying hold upon other men’s goods,  whose eyes are full of greediness, and who will not labor  with their hands.
6. But blessed are the poor, who are pure in heart, whose hearts  are broken, and whose spirits are contrite, for they shall see the  kingdom of God coming in power and great glory unto their  deliverance: for the fatness of the earth shall be theirs: for behold  the Lord shall come, and his recompense shall be with him, and  he shall reward every man, and the poor shall rejoice; and  their generations shall inherit the the earth from generation  to generation, forever and ever. And now I make end of  speaking unto you; even so: Amen.

19 June–July 1831

On the 19th of June, in company with ,  , , , and his wife, I started from , Ohio, for the land  of agreeable to the before received,  wherein it was promised, that if we were faithful the land  of our , even the place for the city of the , should be revealed. we went by wagon, canal boats  and stages to , where I had an interview with  the Rev. Walter Scott, one of the fathers of the Campbellite,  or Newlite church. Before the close of our interview, he  manifested one of the bitterest spirits against the doc trine of the New Testament, (“that these signs shall follow them  that believe,” as recorded in the 16th chapter of the gospel ac cording to St. Mark,) that I ever witnessed among men.
We left in a steamer and landed at Louisville,  Ky. where we were detained three days in waiting for a Steamer  to convey us to . At , myself, ,   and , went on foot by land to Jack son county, Missouri, where we arrived about the middle of  July; and the residue of the company came by water a few  days after. Notwithstanding the corruptions of and abominations  of the times, and the evil spirit manifested towards us on— [p. 126]
and this shall be your lamentation in the day of visitation and of judgment, and of indignation: The harvest is past, the summer ended, and my soul is not saved! Wo unto you poor men, whose hearts are not broken, whose spirits are not contrite, and whose bellies are not satisfied, and whose hands are not stayed from laying hold upon other men’s goods, whose eyes are full of greediness, and who will not labor with their hands.
6. But blessed are the poor, who are pure in heart, whose hearts are broken, and whose spirits are contrite, for they shall see the kingdom of God coming in power and great glory unto their deliverance: for the fatness of the earth shall be theirs: for behold the Lord shall come, and his recompense shall be with him, and he shall reward every man, and the poor shall rejoice; and their generations shall inherit the the earth from generation to generation, forever and ever. And now I make end of speaking unto you; even so: Amen.

19 June–July 1831

On the 19th of June, in company with , , , , and his wife, I started from , Ohio, for the land of agreeable to the before received, wherein it was promised, that if we were faithful the land of our , even the place for the city of the , should be revealed. we went by wagon, canal boats and stages to , where I had an interview with the Rev. Walter Scott, one of the fathers of the Campbellite, or Newlite church. Before the close of our interview, he manifested one of the bitterest spirits against the doctrine of the New Testament, (“that these signs shall follow them that believe,” as recorded in the 16th chapter of the gospel according to St. Mark,) that I ever witnessed among men.
We left in a steamer and landed at Louisville, Ky. where we were detained three days in waiting for a Steamer to convey us to . At , myself, , and , went on foot by land to Jackson county, Missouri, where we arrived about the middle of July; and the residue of the company came by water a few days after. Notwithstanding the corruptions and abominations of the times, and the evil spirit manifested towards us on— [p. 126]
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