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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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applause of the world, were showered down upon him, his  wants were abundantly supplied, and even anticipa ted. He was respected by the entire community;  and his name was a tour [tower] of strength; His council  was sought for, respected and esteemed. But if he  should unite with the , his prospect  of wealth and affluence would vanish, his family  dependant upon him for support must necessarily  share his humiliation and poverty. He was aware  that his character and his reputation must suffer in  the estimation of the community.
Aware of all these things, there must have  been feelings of no ordinary kind, agitate <agitating> his bosom  at that particular crisis, but yet they did not deter  him from the path of duty: He had formerly made  a sacrifice for truth and conscience sake and had  been sustained; consequently he felt great confidence  in the Lord, believing that if he pursued the path  of duty, no good thing would be withheld from  him.
Although he felt great confidence in the Lord  yet he felt it a trial of some magnitude when he a◊◊◊◊ed  his determination to his beloved companion, who had  before shared in his poverty and who had cheerfully  struggled through it without murmuring or repining.
He informed her what the consequences would  undoubtedly be respecting their worldly circumstances  if they obeyed the gospel and then said “My Dear  you have once followed me into poverty, are you again  willing to do the same” she answered I have weighed  the matter, I have contemplated <on> the circumstances  in which we may be placed, I have counted the  cost, and I am perfectly satisfied to follow you.  yea, it is my desire to do the will of God, come life  or come death. Accordingly they <( & wife)> were both into  the church of Jesus Christ; and, together with those who had been  previously admitted to baptism, made a little in this  section of , of about twenty members; whom the brethren,  bound for the borders of the Lamanites; after adding to their [p. 75]
applause of the world, were showered down upon him, his wants were abundantly supplied, and even anticipated. He was respected by the entire community; and his name was a tour [tower] of strength; His council was sought for, respected and esteemed. But if he should unite with the , his prospect of wealth and affluence would vanish, his family dependant upon him for support must necessarily share his humiliation and poverty. He was aware that his character and his reputation must suffer in the estimation of the community.
Aware of all these things, there must have been feelings of no ordinary kind, agitating his bosom at that particular crisis, but yet they did not deter him from the path of duty: He had formerly made a sacrifice for truth and conscience sake and had been sustained; consequently he felt great confidence in the Lord, believing that if he pursued the path of duty, no good thing would be withheld from him.
Although he felt great confidence in the Lord yet he felt it a trial of some magnitude when he aed his determination to his beloved companion, who had before shared in his poverty and who had cheerfully struggled through it without murmuring or repining.
He informed her what the consequences would undoubtedly be respecting their worldly circumstances if they obeyed the gospel and then said “My Dear you have once followed me into poverty, are you again willing to do the same” she answered I have weighed the matter, I have contemplated on the circumstances in which we may be placed, I have counted the cost, and I am perfectly satisfied to follow you. yea, it is my desire to do the will of God, come life or come death. Accordingly they ( & wife) were both into the church of Jesus Christ; and, together with those who had been previously admitted to baptism, made a little in this section of , of about twenty members; whom the brethren, bound for the borders of the Lamanites; after adding to their [p. 75]
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