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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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… absent. The following charge was then preferred.
<August 6> <Charge against  the  Hulet Branch> “This may certify that, whereas, the brethren and sisters  comprising that branch part of the known by the  name of the Hulet have embibed certain princi ples concerning the gifts, that are thought not to be correct,  by the greater part of the remainder of the church; which  principles seem to have a tendency to cause a split and  disunion in the church;
“I, therefore, as a well wisher in the cause of christ, and  for the peace, and love, and upholding of the great cause  of God; do hereby pray that the will take  into consideration the above report, that we all may come  to understanding and grow up as calves of the stall, until  we all come unto the <perf[e]ct> stature of men and women in christ  Jesus.”
“Nathan West”
<Testimony> Charles English testified that “the Hulet branch believed that  they received the word of the Lord by the gift of tongues, and  would not proceed to their temporal business without receiv ing the word of the Lord. Sylvester Hulet would speak and  Sally Crandall interpret. Said they would not receive the  teachings of members, even brother Joseph Smith,  Junr. unless it agreed with their gifts. Said they received  the word of the Lord while <they were> in , that they  were to be persecuted by their brethren in , and  now it had come. Also said that the heads of the church  would have to come down, and receive the gifts as  they did. Said that they, the branch, had come up to  their privileges more than the rest of the church. They  thought they were right, but if they could be convinced that  they were wrong, they would retract. Sister Crandall profes sed to know and see men’s hearts”
concurred in the foregoing testimony, also that  sister Crandle saw the hearts of , and and they were not right. testified that Lyman  Leonard said if it was necessary to lay aside the gifts  for a season, they would receive a knowledge of it through  the gifts. Nathan West concurred in the foregoing testimony,  also testified that Sally Crandle saw his heart, that it was  full of eyes, also eyes in other hearts, some few, some many eyes. [p. 529]
… absent. The following charge was then preferred.
August 6 Charge against the Hulet Branch “This may certify that, whereas, the brethren and sisters comprising that part of the known by the name of the Hulet have embibed certain principles concerning the gifts, that are thought not to be correct, by the greater part of the remainder of the church; which principles seem to have a tendency to cause a split and disunion in the church;
“I, therefore, as a well wisher in the cause of christ, and for the peace, and love, and upholding of the great cause of God; do hereby pray that the will take into consideration the above report, that we all may come to understanding and grow up as calves of the stall, until we all come unto the perfect stature of men and women in christ Jesus.”
“Nathan West”
Testimony Charles English testified that “the Hulet branch believed that they received the word of the Lord by the gift of tongues, and would not proceed to their temporal business without receiving the word of the Lord. Sylvester Hulet would speak and Sally Crandall interpret. Said they would not receive the teachings of members, even brother Joseph Smith, Junr. unless it agreed with their gifts. Said they received the word of the Lord while they were in , that they were to be persecuted by their brethren in , and now it had come. Also said that the heads of the church would have to come down, and receive the gifts as they did. Said that they, the branch, had come up to their privileges more than the rest of the church. They thought they were right, but if they could be convinced that they were wrong, they would retract. Sister Crandall professed to know and see men’s hearts”
concurred in the foregoing testimony, also that sister Crandle saw the hearts of , and and they were not right. testified that Lyman Leonard said if it was necessary to lay aside the gifts for a season, they would receive a knowledge of it through the gifts. Nathan West concurred in the foregoing testimony, also testified that Sally Crandle saw his heart, that it was full of eyes, also eyes in other hearts, some few, some many eyes. [p. 529]
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