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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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who set forth baptism as essential to salvation. He was followed by brother who proved by the Scriptures that baptism was for the remission of sins. I next called upon brother , who spoke at some length upon the necessity of men being upright in their walk, and keeping the Sabbath day holy. I then called upon brother , who delivered an excellent discourse on the principles of the final restoration of all things. The services of the day were concluded by a powerful exhortation from Eleazer Miller. His voice was said to be heard a mile and a half. Page 482.
Addenda, Note I • 30 May–3 June 1834
<Note I> While we were refreshing ourselves and teams, about the middle of the day, I got up on a waggon <wheel, called the people together> and said that I would deliver a prophecy. After giving the brethren much good advice, exhorting them to faithfulness and humility; I said the Lord had <revealed> told me that there would a scourge come upon the in consequence of the fractious and unruly spirits that appeared among them, and they should die like sheep with the rot: still, if they would repent and humble themselves before the Lord, the scourge, in a great measure, might be turned away; but, as the Lord lives, this camp will-suffer for giving way to their unruly temper. The same day when we <arrived at> had got within one mile of the Snye, we came to a very beautiful little town called Atlas <I had a conversation with Coll. Ross, a wealthy Gentleman of this neighborhood who gave us a flattering account of the Country, and wished to employ one hundred men, for which he proposed to make ready payment, he wanted Brickmakers, Builders &c.> Here we found honey for the first time on our journey that we could buy & we <our commissary purchased a [2 words illegible]> <our commissary> purchased about two thirds of a barrel. <twenty five gallons of honey at twenty five cents per gallon. (Note 8 page 12)> We went down to the Snye, and crossed over that night in a ferry boat. We encamped for the night on the bank of the Snye. There was a great excitement in the country through which we had passed, and also ahead of us. Guns were fired in almost all directions through the night.— I did not sleep much, if any, but was through the camp, pretty much during the night. Page 483.
Addenda, Note J • 4–5 June 1834
<Note J> In consequence of a dog growling at him, while he was marching his company up to the camp, he being the last that came over the river. The next morning I told them that I would descend to the spirit that was manifested by some of the brethren, to let them see the folly of their wickedness. I rose up and commenced speaking, by saying, “if any man insults me, or abuses me, I will stand in my own defence at the expense of my life; and if a dog growls at me, I will let him know that I am his master.” At this moment [p. 5 [addenda]]
Addenda, Note I • 30 May–3 June 1834
Note I While we were refreshing ourselves and teams, about the middle of the day, I got up on a waggon wheel, called the people together and said that I would deliver a prophecy. After giving the brethren much good advice, exhorting them to faithfulness and humility; I said the Lord had revealed to me that there would a scourge come upon the in consequence of the fractious and unruly spirits that appeared among them, and they should die like sheep with the rot: still, if they would repent and humble themselves before the Lord, the scourge, in a great measure, might be turned away; but, as the Lord lives, this camp will-suffer for giving way to their unruly temper. when we arrived at Atlas I had a conversation with Coll. Ross, a wealthy Gentleman of this neighborhood who gave us a flattering account of the Country, and wished to employ one hundred men, for which he proposed to make ready payment, he wanted Brickmakers, Builders &c. Here our commissary purchased twenty five gallons of honey at twenty five cents per gallon. (Note 8 page 12)
Addenda, Note J • 4–5 June 1834
Note J In consequence of a dog growling at him, while he was marching his company up to the camp, he being the last that came over the river. The next morning I told them that I would descend to the spirit that was manifested by some of the brethren, to let them see the folly of their wickedness. I rose up and commenced speaking, by saying, “if any man insults me, or abuses me, I will stand in my own defence at the expense of my life; and if a dog growls at me, I will let him know that I am his master.” At this moment [p. 5 [addenda]]
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