History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

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I could recollect before the council, but they had not time to attend <December 16.> to it, on account of other business, accordingly <we> adjourned until Monday Evening the 20th. instant. Returned home. Elders , , and called and paid me a visit with which I was much gratified. I exhibited and explained the Egyptian Records to them, and explained many things concerning the dealing of God with the Ancients, and the formation of the <Debate x> planetary system. This evening according to adjournment, I went to Bro ’s to take part in the debate that was commenced on Saturday evening last. After the debate was concluded, and a decision given in favor of the affirmative of the question, some altercation took place upon the empropriety of continueing the school, (debate) fearing that It would not result in good. opposed these measures, and insisted on having another question proposed, and at length become much enraged, [HC 2:334] particularly at me and used <Personal violence> violence upon my person, and also upon Elder and some others, for which I am grieved beyond expression, and can only pray God to forgive him inasmuch as he repents of his wickedness, and humbles himself before the Lord.
17 December 1835 • Thursday
<17> Thursday morning 17th. At home quite unwell: Elder called to see me, and presented me with a copy of a the letter he handed me on tuesday last, which had lost. The <s Letter to Joseph> following is a copy.
“December 15th 1835. President Smith;
Sir, you may esteem it a novel circumstance to receive a written communication from me at this time. My reasons for writing are the following: I have some things which I wish to communicate to you, and feeling a greater liberty to do it by writing alone by myself, I take this method: and it is generally the case that you are thronged with business, and not convenient to spend much time in conversing upon subjects of the following nature. Therefore let these excuses palliate the novelty of the circumstance, and patiently hear my recital.
After the Committee had received their stock of fall and winter goods. I went to and told him I was destitute of a cloak, and wanted him to trust me until spring for materials to make one. He told me that he would trust me until January, but must then have his pay, as the payments for the goods become due at that time. I told him I knew not from whence the money would come, and I could not promise it so soon. But in a few weeks after I unexpectedly obtained the money to buy a cloak and applyed immediately to . for one, and told him that I had the cash to pay for it; but he said that the materials for cloaks were all sold, and that he could not accommodate me, and I will here venture a guess, that he has not realized the cash for one cloak pattern. A few weeks after this, I called on elder [p. 664]
I could recollect before the council, but they had not time to attend December 16. to it, on account of other business, accordingly we adjourned until Monday Evening the 20th. instant. Returned home. Elders , , and called and paid me a visit with which I was much gratified. I exhibited and explained the Egyptian Records to them, and explained many things concerning the dealing of God with the Ancients, and the formation of the Debate x planetary system. This evening according to adjournment, I went to Bro ’s to take part in the debate that was commenced on Saturday evening last. After the debate was concluded, and a decision given in favor of the affirmative of the question, some altercation took place upon the empropriety of continueing the school, (debate) fearing that It would not result in good. opposed these measures, and insisted on having another question proposed, and at length become much enraged, [HC 2:334] particularly at me and used Personal violence violence upon my person, and also upon Elder and some others, for which I am grieved beyond expression, and can only pray God to forgive him inasmuch as he repents of his wickedness, and humbles himself before the Lord.
17 December 1835 • Thursday
17 Thursday morning 17th. At home quite unwell: Elder called to see me, and presented me with a copy of the letter he handed me on tuesday last, which had lost. The s Letter to Joseph following is a copy.
“December 15th 1835. President Smith;
Sir, you may esteem it a novel circumstance to receive a written communication from me at this time. My reasons for writing are the following: I have some things which I wish to communicate to you, and feeling a greater liberty to do it by writing alone by myself, I take this method: and it is generally the case that you are thronged with business, and not convenient to spend much time in conversing upon subjects of the following nature. Therefore let these excuses palliate the novelty of the circumstance, and patiently hear my recital.
After the Committee had received their stock of fall and winter goods. I went to and told him I was destitute of a cloak, and wanted him to trust me until spring for materials to make one. He told me that he would trust me until January, but must then have his pay, as the payments for the goods become due at that time. I told him I knew not from whence the money would come, and I could not promise it so soon. But in a few weeks after I unexpectedly obtained the money to buy a cloak and applyed immediately to . for one, and told him that I had the cash to pay for it; but he said that the materials for cloaks were all sold, and that he could not accommodate me, and I will here venture a guess, that he has not realized the cash for one cloak pattern. A few weeks after this, I called on elder [p. 664]
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