Journal, 1835–1836

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forgiven them, therefor say unto them in my name  that it is my will that they should tarry for a little  season and attend the , and also the for a wise purpose in me, even so amen
8 November 1835 • Sunday
Sunday 8th went to meeting in the  morning at the us[u]al hour, preached  a verry interesting discourse, in the after noon   preached; after preaching came forward to make some remarks  by way of confession, he had been previously  excommunicated from the church for lying  & for an attempt to seduce a female; his confess ion was not satisfactory to my mind <Uncle> arose and made some remarks  respecting the dealings of the  on the case of said . that is that he sho uld make a public confession of his crime  and have it published in the messenger and  Advocate, he proposed that should  now make his confession before the congregation  and then immediately observed that he had  forgiven , which was in contradiction  to the sentiment he first advanced, this I attr ibuted to an error in judgment not in design   then arose and verry abrup tly militated against <the sentiment of> , which  had a direct tendency to destroy his influence  and bring him into disrepute in the eyes of  the church, which was not right, he also  misrepresented s case and spread  darkness rather than light upon the subject  a vote was then called of the church was  then called on his case and he was restored  without any further confession; that he should [p. 21]
forgiven them, therefor say unto them in my name that it is my will that they should tarry for a little season and attend the , and also the for a wise purpose in me, even so amen
8 November 1835 • Sunday
Sunday 8th went to meeting in the morning at the usual hour, preached a verry interesting discourse, in the after noon preached; after preaching came forward to make some remarks by way of confession, he had been previously excommunicated from the church for lying & for an attempt to seduce a female; his confession was not satisfactory to my mind Uncle arose and made some remarks respecting the dealings of the on the case of said . that is that he should make a public confession of his crime and have it published in the messenger and Advocate, he proposed that should now make his confession before the congregation and then immediately observed that he had forgiven , which was in contradiction to the sentiment he first advanced, this I attributed to an error in judgment not in design then arose and verry abruptly militated against the sentiment of , which had a direct tendency to destroy his influence and bring him into disrepute in the eyes of the church, which was not right, he also misrepresented s case and spread darkness rather than light upon the subject a vote of the church was then called on his case and he was restored without any further confession; that he should [p. 21]
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