Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Sister Emma <> observed that she hoped it might  be the case that not only they but the rest of the of  the company present might be seated around her  table in the land of promise; the same sentiment  was reciprocated, from the company round the table  and my heart responded Amen God grant it, I  ask in the name of Jesus Christ, after sup[p]er I went  to the in company with and  some others that belong to my house hold I was  solicited to take a seat with the and  preside in a case of Sister Eliots [Mary Cahoon Elliott] I did so was called as testimony and began to  relate circumstances that had been brought before  the church and settled I objected against such testi mony the complainant Br. arose  and accused me of invalidating or doubting  s testimony which I had not done  nor did I desire to do I told him he was out of  place & asked him to set down he refused  I repeated my request he become enraged  I finally ordered him to set down he said he  would not unless I knocked him down I was  agitated in my feeling at on the account of his  stubournness and was about to call leave the  house, but requsted me not to <do so> I com plyed the house was brought to order after much  debate upon the subject and we proceded to  buisness & & his wife were both cleared  from the charges prefered against them
30 October 1835 • Friday
Friday 30th at home Mr. Fransis Porter called  from New York a member of the  Methodist Church, called to make some inquiry  about lands in this place whether there is any  farmes for sale that are valuable and whether [p. 12]
observed that she hoped it might be the case that not only they but the rest of the of the company present might be seated around her table in the land of promise; the same sentiment was reciprocated, from the company round the table and my heart responded Amen God grant it, I ask in the name of Jesus Christ, after supper I went to the in company with and some others that belong to my house hold I was solicited to take a seat with the and preside in a case of Sister Eliots [Mary Cahoon Elliott] I did so was called as testimony and began to relate circumstances that had been brought before the church and settled I objected against such testimony the complainant Br. arose and accused me of invalidating or doubting s testimony which I had not done nor did I desire to do I told him he was out of place & asked him to set down he refused I repeated my request he become enraged I finally ordered him to set down he said he would not unless I knocked him down I was agitated in my feeling on the account of his stubournness and was about to leave the house, but requsted me not to do so I complyed the house was brought to order after much debate upon the subject and we proceded to buisness & & his wife were both cleared from the charges prefered against them
30 October 1835 • Friday
Friday 30th at home Mr. Fransis Porter from New York a member of the Methodist Church, called to make some inquiry about lands in this place whether there is any farmes for sale that are valuable and whether [p. 12]
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