Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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a member of our church could move into this  vicinity and purchase lands and enjoy his own  possessions & property with out making it common  Stock, he had been requested to do so by some breth ren who live in the town of Jeff [Le Ray, Jefferson] Co N.Y  I replyed that he <I> had a valuable farm joining  the Lot that he <I> would sell & that there is  other lands for sale in this place and that we  have no commonstock business among us, that  every man enjoys his own property, or can if  he is disposed, liberally or illiberally to  the support of the poor & needy, or the building up  of , he also enquired how many members  there are in this church I told him that there  is about five or six hundred who commune  at our chapel and perhaps a thousand in this  vicinity:— at evening I was presented with a letter  from Br. the purport of which is  that he is censured by the brethren on the account  of what took place at the last night  and wishes to have the matter settled to the un derstanding of all, that he may not be censur ed unjustly, concidering that his cause was a  just one, and that he had been materially  injured; I replied that I thought we parted  with the best of feelings, that I am not to blame  on the account of the dissatisfaction of others, I  invited him to call and talk with me, and  that I would give <talk with> him in the spirit of meekness  and give him all the satisfaction I could.—  this reply was by letter copy retained

31 October 1835 • Saturday

Saturday 31st in the morning br.  came in and said he had been much troub led all night and had not slept any [p. 13]
a member of our church could move into this vicinity and purchase lands and enjoy his own possessions & property with out making it common Stock, he had been requested to do so by some brethren who live in the town of Jeff [Le Ray, Jefferson] Co N.Y I replyed that I had a valuable farm joining the Lot that I would sell & that there is other lands for sale in this place and that we have no commonstock business among us, that every man enjoys his own property, or can if he is disposed, liberally or illiberally to the support of the poor & needy, or the building up of , he also enquired how many members there are in this church I told him that there is about five or six hundred who commune at our chapel and perhaps a thousand in this vicinity:— at evening I was presented with a letter from Br. the purport of which is that he is censured by the brethren on the account of what took place at the last night and wishes to have the matter settled to the understanding of all, that he may not be censured unjustly, concidering that his cause was a just one, and that he had been materially injured; I replied that I thought we parted with the best of feelings, that I am not to blame on the account of the dissatisfaction of others, I invited him to call and talk with me, and that I would talk with him in the spirit of meekness and give him all the satisfaction I could.— this reply was by letter copy retained

31 October 1835 • Saturday

Saturday 31st in the morning br. came in and said he had been much troubled all night and had not slept any [p. 13]
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