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 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 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 dissenters. 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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