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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<August 29> articles were handed him to mark, among which were two  bed-quilts, which he marked with common ink:  has seen certain bed-quilts since his return, and has  no doubt but this one inquisition, is the one he marked
<> further said relative to a certain dif ficulty arising out of a certain circumstances con cerning some bread; that Elder , on  their journey to , on the line between  and Indiana, said to President Joseph, “Is this  thing right?”— “What thing?” “Concerning ’s  asking for some bread for supper”.  He there learned that had asked for some bread, that had bread  at the time, but directed him to some one  else, who he () said had a sufficient;  that called upon that individual  and could not obtain any: that he was present  when president Smith told  that he had not conducted right in the matter;  that he ought to impart when he had in  preference to directing one where he was not cer tain he could obtain; that by so doing some  might be deprived of food at times. He further  Said that contended he had been  right, and justified his own conduct in the  matter; that Joseph reasoned with  to convince him, that he () was in a  fault, but he continued to justify his course  till president Joseph reproved him sharply. He  frequently heard the brethren speak of this cir cumstance, and all (whom he heard say any  thing on the subject,) manifested a satisfaction  with president Smith, and thought his ob servations correct, and the principles, <which> he ad vanced to be just.
<> Elder said that he concurred in  ’s statement concerning the bread. That  he thought that it was generally known that in consequence of ’s not [p. 550]
August 29 articles were handed him to mark, among which were two bed-quilts, which he marked with common ink: has seen certain bed-quilts since his return, and has no doubt but this one inquisition, is the one he marked
further said relative to a certain difficulty arising out of a certain circumstances concerning some bread; that Elder , on their journey to , on the line between and Indiana, said to President Joseph, “Is this thing right?”— “What thing?” “Concerning ’s asking for some bread for supper”. He there learned that had asked for some bread, that had bread at the time, but directed him to some one else, who he () said had a sufficient; that called upon that individual and could not obtain any: that he was present when president Smith told that he had not conducted right in the matter; that he ought to impart when he had in preference to directing one where he was not certain he could obtain; that by so doing some might be deprived of food at times. He further Said that contended he had been right, and justified his own conduct in the matter; that Joseph reasoned with to convince him, that he () was in a fault, but he continued to justify his course till president Joseph reproved him sharply. He frequently heard the brethren speak of this circumstance, and all (whom he heard say any thing on the subject,) manifested a satisfaction with president Smith, and thought his observations correct, and the principles, which he advanced to be just.
Elder said that he concurred in ’s statement concerning the bread. That he thought that it was generally known that in consequence of ’s not [p. 550]
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