Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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21 January 1836 • Thursday

Thursday morning the 21st  This morning a minister from  by the name of John W. Olived called  at my house and enquired of if Smith the pro[p]het live’s here  he replied that he did not understand  him. Mr. Olived asked the same question  again and again and recieved the same  answer, he finally asked if Mr. Smith  lives here, replyed O yes Sir I  understand you now,— then stept  into my room, and informed me that  a gentleman had called to see me, I went  into the room where he was, and the first  question he asked me, after passing a  compliment, was to know how many  members we have in our church, I  replyed to him, that we hav about  between 15 hundred and 2,000 in this  ,— He then asked me wherin we  differ from other christian denomination I  replyed that we believe the bible, and they  do not,— however he affirmed that he  believed the bible, I told him then to be  ,— he replied that he did not  realize it to be his duty— But after <when>  laying <laid> him before him the principles of  the gospel, viz. faith and repentance  and baptism for the remission <of sins> and the   for the <he manifested much surprise>— I then observed that the [p. 134]
company and returned home—

21 January 1836 • Thursday

Thursday morning the 21st This morning a minister from by the name of John W. Olived called at my house and enquired of if the prophet live’s here he replied that he did not understand him. Mr. Olived asked the same question again and again and recieved the same answer, he finally asked if Mr. Smith lives here, replyed O yes Sir I understand you now,— then stept into my room, and informed me that a gentleman had called to see me, I went into the room where he was, and the first question he asked me, after passing a compliment, was to know how many members we have in our church, I replyed to him, that we hav between 15 hundred and 2,000 in this ,— He then asked me wherin we differ from other christian denomination I replyed that we believe the bible, and they do not,— however he affirmed that he believed the bible, I told him then to be ,— he replied that he did not realize it to be his duty— But when laid before him the principles of the gospel, viz. faith and repentance and baptism for the remission of sins and the for the he manifested much surprise— I then observed that the [p. 134]
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