History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<1842  Jan 29> of the prediction of Isaiah being fulfilled, seeing that Mr A. admitted  that “the words of the Book were delivered to the learned,” &c. I then  proceeded to contrast the Church of England with the Churches estab lished by the Apostles; but he has not acknowledged the receipt of  my letter as yet.
The Clergy are building ten new churches in this town and  neighborhood, and are employing additional curates to go round  to the houses of their parishioners, to coerce or intimidate them into  an attendance upon their services, in fulfilment of the words of Paul,  “In the last days perilous times will come, &c. that they would have  a form of godliness, but deny the power, and would creep into houses  to lead captive silly women, &c.” See 2 Timothy, 1st ch. 1 to 8th verses.  These curates make repeated visits, generally when the heads of families  are from home, and take special care to enquire where the family  are employed, and what place of worship they attend, &c. and leave  tracts for the family to read.
One of the Rev Hugh Stowel’s curates has paid several visits to  my house, but always in my absence, although he was requested  to call when I was at home, and informed the time when he might  meet with me.
The following discourse took place in our own neighborhood.  Curate. What religion may you be my good woman? I am a  church woman, sir. What church do you usually attend? I never  attend any, sir.
After reprimanding the woman for pretending to be one  of his flock, while she absented herself from the fold, he went to the  house of a poor woman who had lately joined the saints. “I am a  minister of the church of Jesus Christ in England, and have called  to enquire what school you send your children to, and what religion  you profess?,” The woman replied she was a “Latter Day Saint.” “Oh  delusion! delusion!!” he rejoined, and began to rail against the  saints; whereupon she handed him the bible, and requested him to  read the place where she casually opened to, namely, the 3rd ch.  of Micah, and to preach her a discourse from that part of the  bible; but he retreated from before her, and has not troubled her  since. The Lord Bishop of Chester, and the protestant Clergymen, have  hired a person of the name of Brindley to go about lecturing against  the Saints, and have commenced a monthly periodical in which the  foul slanders heaped upon the Saints in and elsewhere are [p. 53]
1842 Jan 29 of the prediction of Isaiah being fulfilled, seeing that Mr A. admitted that “the words of the Book were delivered to the learned,” &c. I then proceeded to contrast the Church of England with the Churches established by the Apostles; but he has not acknowledged the receipt of my letter as yet.
The Clergy are building ten new churches in this town and neighborhood, and are employing additional curates to go round to the houses of their parishioners, to coerce or intimidate them into an attendance upon their services, in fulfilment of the words of Paul, “In the last days perilous times will come, &c. that they would have a form of godliness, but deny the power, and would creep into houses to lead captive silly women, &c.” See 2 Timothy, 1st ch. 1 to 8th verses. These curates make repeated visits, generally when the heads of families are from home, and take special care to enquire where the family are employed, and what place of worship they attend, &c. and leave tracts for the family to read.
One of the Rev Hugh Stowel’s curates has paid several visits to my house, but always in my absence, although he was requested to call when I was at home, and informed the time when he might meet with me.
The following discourse took place in our own neighborhood. Curate. What religion may you be my good woman? I am a church woman, sir. What church do you usually attend? I never attend any, sir.
After reprimanding the woman for pretending to be one of his flock, while she absented herself from the fold, he went to the house of a poor woman who had lately joined the saints. “I am a minister of the church of Jesus Christ in England, and have called to enquire what school you send your children to, and what religion you profess?,” The woman replied she was a “Latter Day Saint.” “Oh delusion! delusion!!” he rejoined, and began to rail against the saints; whereupon she handed him the bible, and requested him to read the place where she casually opened to, namely, the 3rd ch. of Micah, and to preach her a discourse from that part of the bible; but he retreated from before her, and has not troubled her since. The Lord Bishop of Chester, and the protestant Clergymen, have hired a person of the name of Brindley to go about lecturing against the Saints, and have commenced a monthly periodical in which the foul slanders heaped upon the Saints in and elsewhere are [p. 53]
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