John Fletcher Darby Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

John Corrill, “Brief History,” Manuscript, circa 1838–1839

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and does not shew the precise order  in that respect of the Apostolic church  every man is left to judge for himself.

Chapter 14

Chap 14
Smiths charge to the elders. Their return. Gathering  continues. Mormons leave and settle in . In debt. Pride. Merchantdizing. Banking.  Dissentions and its effects. Elders go to England.
At the Close of the solem assembly  meetings <in > Smith told the elders that  they were now endowed with power  to go forth and build up the Church Kingdom,  that they must now call upon God for  themselves, and do that which the spirit  directed them to do, and every man  was accountable to God for his own  doings, and he charged them to be care ful and avoid contention; not to meddle  with other orders of Christians, nor  proclaim against their doctrines, but  to preach the Gospel in its simplicity,  and let others alone. The elders that  lived in Upper returned to their  homes in in the spring of  1836, but had not been there long  before a portion of the people who had  been peacable during their absence,  began now to be uneasy. The church  also continued to gather in , till the appearance was that they  would sooner or later be overun by  the Mormons, and this uneasy por tion of the people, either because they  hated our religion, or were afraid we [p. 44]
and does not shew the precise order in that respect of the Apostolic church every man is left to judge for himself.

Chapter 14

Chap 14
Smiths charge to the elders. Their return. Gathering continues. Mormons leave and settle in . In debt. Pride. Merchantdizing. Banking. Dissentions and its effects. Elders go to England.
At the Close of the solem assembly meetings in Smith told the elders that they were now endowed with power to go forth and build up the Kingdom, that they must now call upon God for themselves, and do that which the spirit directed them to do, and every man was accountable to God for his own doings, and he charged them to be careful and avoid contention; not to meddle with other orders of Christians, nor proclaim against their doctrines, but to preach the Gospel in its simplicity, and let others alone. The elders that lived in Upper returned to their homes in in the spring of 1836, but had not been there long before a portion of the people who had been peacable during their absence, began now to be uneasy. The church also continued to gather in , till the appearance was that they would sooner or later be overun by the Mormons, and this uneasy portion of the people, either because they hated our religion, or were afraid we [p. 44]
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