Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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18 December 1835 • Friday

Friday morning 17th <18th> Inst. at home  Br. , called to see me  and read a letter to me that he received  from , in which he asked, <his> for  <for>givness for the abuse he offered to him, at  the debate, he tarried, most of the fore  noon, and conversed freely with me, upon  the subject, of the , he said that  he was, perfectly satisfied, with the course I  had taken, with him, in rebuking, him in  his wickedness,— but he is wounded to the verry  soul, with the conduct of , and although  he feels the tender feelings of a brother, toward  him yet he can but look upon his conduct  as an abomination in the sight of God
And I could pray in my heart that  all my brethren were like unto my beloved  brother , who posseses the mildness  of a lamb and the integrity of a Job,  and in short the meekness and humility  of Christ, and I love him with that love  that is stronger than death; for I never  had occasion to rebuke him, and nor  he me which he declared when he  left me to day [7 lines blank] [p. 76]

18 December 1835 • Friday

Friday morning 18th Inst. at home Br. , called to see me and read a letter that he received from , in which he asked, his forgivness for the abuse he offered to him, at the debate, he tarried, most of the fore noon, and conversed freely with me, upon the subject, of the , he said that he was, perfectly satisfied, with the course I had taken, with him, in rebuking, him in his wickedness,— but he is wounded to the verry soul, with the conduct of , and although he feels the tender feelings of a brother, toward him yet he can but look upon his conduct as an abomination in the sight of God
And I could pray in my heart that all my brethren were like unto my beloved brother , who posseses the mildness of a lamb and the integrity of a Job, and in short the meekness and humility of Christ, and I love him with that love that is stronger than death; for I never had occasion to rebuke him, nor he me which he declared when he left me to day [7 lines blank] [p. 76]
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