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

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<November 8> restored without any further confession, that he should be  received into the church by baptism which was administered ac cordingly. After I returned home I labored with and  convinced him that he was wrong, and he made his confession  to my satisfaction. I then went and labored with , and succeeded in convincing him also of his error,  <Word of the Lord,   & .> which he confessed to my satisfaction. The word of the Lord  came unto me saying that , and President are under condemnation before the Lord for their errors,  for which they made satisfaction the same day. I also took up a  labor with for not partaking of the sacrament; he  made his confession. Also for leaving the meeting before  sacrament. She made no reply but manifested contrition by weeping.

9 November 1835 • Monday

<9  Mary Whitcher> Monday Morning 9th. after breakfast Mary Whitcher came in  and wis[h]ed to see me. I granted her request. She gave a rela tion of her grievances, which were unfathomable at present, and if true  sore indeed, and I pray my heavenly father to bring the truth of the  case to light, that the reward due to evil doers may be given them,  and that the afflicted and oppressed may be delivered. While  sitting in my house between ten and eleven this morning a man  came in and introduced himself to me, calling himself by the name  <.— calls.  Description of the Man.> of “.” His appearance was something sin gular, having a beard about three inches in length, quite grey; also  his hair was long and considerably silvered with age. I should  think him about 50 or 55, years old, tall, strait, slender built, of thin  visage, blue eyes and fair complexion; wore a sea green frock coat, &  pantaloons, black fur hat with narrow brim; and while speaking  frequently shuts his eyes, with a scowl on his countenance. I made  some enquiry after his name, but received no definite answer. We  soon commenced talking on the subject of religion; and after I had  made some remarks concerning the bible, I commenced giving  him a relation of the circumstances connected with the coming forth  of the Book of Mormon, as recorded in the former part of this history  While I was relating a brief history of the establishment of the church  of christ in these last days, seemed to be highly entertain ed. When I had closed my narration, I observed that the  hour of worship and dinner had arrived, and invited him  to tarry, to which he consented. After dinner, the conversation  <’s remarks.> was resumed, and proceeded to make some remarks on  the prophecies, as follows: He observed that he was aware that I  could bear stronger meat than many others, therefore he should open  his mind the more freely. “Daniel has told us that he is to stand in  his proper lot, in the Latter Days: according to his vision he had a  right to shut it up, and also to open it again after many days  or in the Latter times. Daniel’s image, whose head was gold and  body, arms, Legs and feet was composed of the different materials  described in his vision, represents different governments. The Golden  head was to represent Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon. The other [p. 637]
November 8 restored without any further confession, that he should be received into the church by baptism which was administered accordingly. After I returned home I labored with and convinced him that he was wrong, and he made his confession to my satisfaction. I then went and labored with , and succeeded in convincing him also of his error, Word of the Lord, & . which he confessed to my satisfaction. The word of the Lord came unto me saying that , and President are under condemnation before the Lord for their errors, for which they made satisfaction the same day. I also took up a labor with for not partaking of the sacrament; he made his confession. Also for leaving the meeting before sacrament. She made no reply but manifested contrition by weeping.

9 November 1835 • Monday

9 Mary Whitcher Monday Morning 9th. after breakfast Mary Whitcher came in and wished to see me. I granted her request. She gave a relation of her grievances, which were unfathomable at present, and if true sore indeed, and I pray my heavenly father to bring the truth of the case to light, that the reward due to evil doers may be given them, and that the afflicted and oppressed may be delivered. While sitting in my house between ten and eleven this morning a man came in and introduced himself to me, calling himself by the name .— calls. Description of the Man. of “.” His appearance was something singular, having a beard about three inches in length, quite grey; also his hair was long and considerably silvered with age. I should think him about 50 or 55, years old, tall, strait, slender built, of thin visage, blue eyes and fair complexion; wore a sea green frock coat, & pantaloons, black fur hat with narrow brim; and while speaking frequently shuts his eyes, with a scowl on his countenance. I made some enquiry after his name, but received no definite answer. We soon commenced talking on the subject of religion; and after I had made some remarks concerning the bible, I commenced giving him a relation of the circumstances connected with the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, as recorded in the former part of this history While I was relating a brief history of the establishment of the church of christ in these last days, seemed to be highly entertained. When I had closed my narration, I observed that the hour of worship and dinner had arrived, and invited him to tarry, to which he consented. After dinner, the conversation ’s remarks. was resumed, and proceeded to make some remarks on the prophecies, as follows: He observed that he was aware that I could bear stronger meat than many others, therefore he should open his mind the more freely. “Daniel has told us that he is to stand in his proper lot, in the Latter Days: according to his vision he had a right to shut it up, and also to open it again after many days or in the Latter times. Daniel’s image, whose head was gold and body, arms, Legs and feet was composed of the different materials described in his vision, represents different governments. The Golden head was to represent Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon. The other [p. 637]
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