Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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went to Bro Bowman’s to supper his wife <Julia Stringham> was baptizd at colesville one of the first fruits. Many Saints called to see the President— while supper was preparing Joseph related an anecdote. while young his father had a fine large watch dog. which bit off an ear from David Staffords hog, which stafford had turnd into the <Smith> corn field. Stafford <shot the Dog, &> with six other fellows pitchd upon him unawares. & Joseph whipped. the whole of them.— & escaped unhurt. <which they swore to as recorded in or ’ss Book>
while in a Baptist Pri[e]st came in my house & abused my family— I turnd him out of doors. he raised his cane to strike me [p. 34]
went to Bro Bowman’s to supper his wife Julia Stringham was baptizd at colesville one of the first fruits. Many Saints called to see the President— while supper was preparing Joseph related an anecdote. while young his father had a fine large watch dog. which bit off an ear from David Staffords hog, which stafford had turnd into Smith corn field. Stafford shot the Dog, & with six other fellows pitchd upon him unawares. & Joseph whipped. the whole of them.— & escaped unhurt. which they swore to as recorded in or ’ss Book
while in a Baptist Priest came in my house & abused my family— I turnd him out of doors. he raised his cane to strike me [p. 34]
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