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 some othr lands into the hands of  the as the prope[r]ty of the church.  However perfect reconciliation of  feelings was not restored, but in the  fall of 1837, Smith and , and  others, came to on a visit.
A general meeting was called for the  church to choose whethr they would  have the old presidency rule over them  any longer or not. Their old difficu lties were talked over, and so far reco niciled <that> they still chose to have  and their presidents; but in  the winter following, the old difficulty  broke out again, and the excitement  rose so high that they turned them  out of their presidential office, and   and two others served as  presidents protempore, untill Smith  and arrived, and even untill  now. After <when> Smith and arrived,  the church was much pl[e]ased and supposd  that things would be managed right by  them, and they would have bettr times  than they had had but it was not  long before the old feelings began to be  stir[r]ed up between the church and the disse nters. and Complaints were made to the  authorities of the church against them  upon which they immediately withdrew  from the church. The church in   had been doing well with  the exception of these little difficulties  among themselves, untill the 1st. [p. 49]
and some othr lands into the hands of the as the property of the church. However perfect reconciliation of feelings was not restored, but in the fall of 1837, Smith and , and others, came to on a visit.
A general meeting was called for the church to choose whethr they would have the old presidency rule over them any longer or not. Their old difficulties were talked over, and so far reconiciled that they still chose to have and their presidents; but in the winter following, the old difficulty broke out again, and the excitement rose so high that they turned them out of their presidential office, and and two others served as presidents protempore, untill Smith and arrived, and even until now. when Smith and arrived, the church was much pleased and supposd that things would be managed right by them, and they would have bettr times but it was not long before the old feelings began to be stirred up between the church and the dissenters. Complaints were made to the authorities of the church against them upon which they immediately withdrew from the church. The church in had been doing well with the exception of these little difficulties among themselves, untill the 1st. [p. 49]
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