Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that something was wrong while talking br. came in according to my requst last  night observed that he must go to  the Store I invited him to stay he said he wo uld go and do his business & return he did  so while he was gone introduced  the subject of our difficulty at the , I  told him I did not want to converse upon  the subject untill returned, he soon came  in I then proposed to relate the occurrences of the  council before named and wherein I had been  out of the way I would confess it and ask his  forgivness, and then he should relate his story  and make confession wherein he had done wrong  he said he had not done wrong  and then leave it to br. &  to decide the matter between us and I would agree  to the decission & be satisfyed there with; he observed  that he had not done wrong, and that I was al ways determined to carry my points whether right  or wrong and therefore he would not stand an equ al chance with me; this was an insult, but I did  not reply to him in a harsh manner knowing his  inflamatory disposition, but tryed to reason with  him and show him the propriety of a complyance  with my request, I finally succeeded with the assistance  of in obtaining his assent to the propo sition that I had made. I then related my story  and wherein I had been wrong I confessed it and  asked his forgivness after I got through he made  his statements justifying himself throughout in  transgressing the order of the council & treating the  authority of the with contempt; after  he had got through began to make [p. 14]
that something was wrong while talking br. came in according to my requst last night observed that he must go to the Store I invited him to stay he said he would go and do his business & return he did so while he was gone introduced the subject of our difficulty at the , I told him I did not want to converse upon the subject untill returned, he soon came in I then proposed to relate the occurrences of the council before named and wherein I had been out of the way I would confess it and ask his forgivness, and then he should relate his story and make confession wherein he had done wrong and then leave it to br. & to decide the matter between us and I would agree to the decission & be satisfyed there with; he observed that he had not done wrong, and that I was always determined to carry my points whether right or wrong and therefore he would not stand an equal chance with me; this was an insult, but I did not reply to him in a harsh manner knowing his inflamatory disposition, but tryed to reason with him and show him the propriety of a complyance with my request, I finally succeeded with the assistance of in obtaining his assent to the proposition that I had made. I then related my story and wherein I had been wrong I confessed it and asked his forgivness after I got through he made his statements justifying himself throughout in transgressing the order of the council & treating the authority of the with contempt; after he had got through began to make [p. 14]
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