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 brethren 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 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 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 troubled 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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