Journal, March–September 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the , had made a general settlement  and acknowleged their sins, he then began to  pray again, and to keep the commandments of  God. Though when interogated by Prest smith  he said he had seen nothing out of the way  himself but it was heresay, and thus he judged  from heresay. But we are constrained to  say, O!! foolish Man! what excuse is that  thou renderest, for thy sins, that because thou  hast heard of some mans transgression, that  thou shouldest leave thy God, and forsake thy  prayers, and turn to those things that thou  knowest to be contrary to the will of God,  we say unto thee, and to all such, beware! bewa re! for God will bring the[e] into Judgement for  thy sins.
12 May 1838 • Saturday
Saturday 12th. This day Prests Smith &  together with , attended the  to Lay before them it, some buisness pertaining  to themselves directly, and individually.
The laid before them high Council, their  situation, as to maintaining their families in  the situation & relation they stood to the Church.  spending, as they have, for eight years, their time  and tallents & property in the service of the Chu rch, and are now reduced as it were, to abso lute begery, and still were detained in service  of the Church, and it now become necessary that  something should be done for their support, or either  by the Church, or else they must do it themselves,  of their own labour, labours, and if the Church said help  yourselves, they would thank them, and immediately do  so, but if the Church said serve us, then some provisions  must be made for them. The subject was taken into  concideration, by the Council (who acts for the  Church), and thouroughly investigated. Whereupon [p. 41]
the , had made a general settlement and acknowleged their sins, he then began to pray again, and to keep the commandments of God. Though when interogated by Prest smith he said he had seen nothing out of the way himself but it was heresay, and thus he judged from heresay. But we are constrained to say, O!! foolish Man! what excuse is that thou renderest, for thy sins, that because thou hast heard of some mans transgression, that thou shouldest leave thy God, and forsake thy prayers, and turn to those things that thou knowest to be contrary to the will of God, we say unto thee, and to all such, beware! beware! for God will bring thee into Judgement for thy sins.
12 May 1838 • Saturday
Saturday 12th. This day Prests Smith & together with , attended the to Lay before it, some buisness pertaining to themselves directly, and individually.
The laid before the high Council, their situation, as to maintaining their families in the situation & relation they stood to the Church. spending, as they have, for eight years, their time tallents & property in the service of the Church, and are now reduced as it were, to absolute begery, and still were detained in service of the Church, and it now become necessary that something should be done for their support, either by the Church, or else they must do it themselves, of their own labours, and if the Church said help yourselves, they would thank them, and immediately do so, but if the Church said serve us, then some provisions must be made for them. The subject was taken into concideration, by the Council (who acts for the Church), and thouroughly investigated. Whereupon [p. 41]
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