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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