Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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some remarks, in the spirit of meekness, he [] became  enraged, I joined in trying to calm his  stormy feelings, but to no purpose he insisted that  we intended to add abuse to injury, his passion  increased, he arose abruptly and declared that he  wanted no more to do with them us or the church  and said we might take his for he would  have nothing to do with us, he rushed out at the  door we tryed to prevail on him to stop, but all to  no purpose, he went away in a passion, and soon  sent his licence to me, he went home and spread  the levavin [leaven] of iniquity in among my brethren and  especially prejudiced the mind of  as I soon learned that he was in the streets  exclaiming against, me, which no doubt our  enemys rejoice at, and where the matter will  end I know not, but I pray God to forgive  him and th[e]m, and give them humility and  repentance, the feelings of my heart I cannot  express on this occasion, I can only pray my heav enly Father to open their eyes that they may dis cover where they stand, that they may extricate  themselves from the snare they have fallen into:  after dinner I rode out in company with and children, & some others, we  went to visit & family who live near  , we had an interesting visit at  as soon as I returned I was called upon to  Samuel Whitney & his Wife and Daughter after  baptism we returned to their house and offered  our thanks, in prayer I obtained a testimony that   would return and to the church  and repair the wrong he had done [p. 15]
some remarks, in the spirit of meekness, he [] became enraged, I joined in trying to calm his stormy feelings, but to no purpose he insisted that we intended to add abuse to injury, his passion increased, he arose abruptly and declared that he wanted no more to do with us or the church and said we might take his for he would have nothing to do with us, he rushed out at the door we tryed to prevail on him to stop, but all to no purpose, he went away in a passion, and soon sent his licence to me, he went home and spread the levavin [leaven] of iniquity among my brethren and especially prejudiced the mind of as I soon learned that he was in the streets exclaiming against, me, which no doubt our enemys rejoice at, and where the matter will end I know not, but I pray God to forgive him and them, and give them humility and repentance, the feelings of my heart I cannot express on this occasion, I can only pray my heavenly Father to open their eyes that they may discover where they stand, that they may extricate themselves from the snare they have fallen into: after dinner I rode out in company with and children, & some others, we went to visit & family who live near , we had an interesting visit at as soon as I returned I was called upon to Samuel Whitney & his Wife and Daughter after baptism we returned to their house and offered our thanks, in prayer I obtained a testimony that would return to the church and repair the wrong he had done [p. 15]
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