Journal, March–September 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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ny of the said of Said . Naw as to this man  , it is a well known <fact,> and without contradiction, that  he has been in transgression <ever> Since he first came into ,  which is some four, or five years since, as appeared this day, by  different witnesses, which are unimpeacible [unimpeachable]. Witnesses against the <this>  man , were these 1,st , wife of said pla ntiff, . one <an> Br. Best: also . Br : also Br. ; also Br Benjamin,  and the ; Which testimony says, Whereas, the  , had some time last season, sent his wife  from , Illinois, to this country as he himself coul d not come, at that time, accordingly his wife , came and settled in the first above  mentioned, Now the <this> man had settled in this  branch also, and was their presiding , and  had gained to himself great influence in and on over  that branch, and it also appears that the this man had  great possessions, and (if we may judge from testimony  given this day) calculates to keep them let the saints of  God’s necessity necessities be what they may, and it  also appears that this man was in want of a wife (if actions  bespeak the desires of any man) consequently set his wits  to work to get one, he commences by getting (as he said,)  revelations from God, that he must marry ,  or that she was the woman for to make his wife, and  it appeared that these revilations were frequently rec eived by him, and shortly introdused them to , It also was manifested that the old man had sag asity enough to know; that unless he used his priestly  office, he to assist him in accomplishing his designs,  <he would fail in the attempt;> he therefore told that he had a had a  revelation from god that her husband was dead &c.  and that She must concent to marry him, or she  would be forever miserable; for he had seen her  future state of existance, and that she must rem ember, that whoom soever he blessed, would be blessed,  and whom soever he cursed, would be cursed, [p. 35]
ny of the of Said . Naw as to this man , it is a well known fact, and without contradiction, that he has been in transgression ever Since he first came into , which is some four, or five years since, as appeared this day, by different witnesses, which are unimpeacible unimpeachable. Witnesses against this man , were these 1,st , wife of said plantiff, . an Br. Best: also . Br : also Br. ; also Br Benjamin, and the ; Which testimony says, Whereas, the , had some time last season, sent his wife from , Illinois, to this country as he himself could not come, at that time, accordingly his wife , came and settled in the first above mentioned, Now this man had settled in this branch also, and was their presiding , and had gained to himself great influence in and over that branch, and it also appears that this man had great possessions, and (if we may judge from testimony given this day) calculates to keep them let the saints necessities be what they may, and it also appears that this man was in want of a wife (if actions bespeak the desires of any man) consequently set his wits to work to get one, he commences by getting (as he said,) revelations from God, that he must marry , or that she was the woman to make his wife, and it appeared that these revilations were frequently received by him, and shortly introdused to , It also was manifested that the old man had sagasity enough to know; that unless he used his priestly office, to assist him in accomplishing his designs, he would fail in the attempt; he therefore told that he had had a revelation from god that her husband was dead &c. and that She must concent to marry him, or she would be forever miserable; for he had seen her future state of existance, and that she must remember, that whoom soever he blessed, would be blessed, and whom soever he cursed, would be cursed, [p. 35]
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