Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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had the charge during their journey home. That he brought  the same back with him,— has seen them since and knows  that the one which was said to be the property of another  individual, is the one which was given brother Joseph at  . Brother , said while at , certain  articles were handed him to mark, among which were  two bed-quilts, which he marked with common ink.  Has seen certain bed-quilts since his return, and has  no doubt but this one in question, is the one he marked.  Brother further said, relative to a certain diffi culty arising out of a circumstance concerning some  bread.— That brother on their journey to  on the line between and Indiana said to brother Joseph  is this thing right? “What thing”? concerning brother ’s asking for some bread for supper.  He then learned that had asked for some bread, that had bread  at the time, but directed him to some one else, who he   said had a sufficient. That  called upon that individual and could not obtain  any: That he was present when brother Joseph told that he had not conducted right in the matter—  that he ought to impart when he had in preference  to directing one where he was not certain he could  obtain— that by so doing some might be deprived of  food at times. He further said that con tended he had been right and justified his own con duct in the matter. That brother Joseph reasoned with   to convince him, that he was  in a fault, but he continued to justify his course  till brother J. reproved him sharply.— He frequently  heard the brethren speak of this circumstance, and  all (whom he heard say any thing on the subject) man ifested a satisfaction with brother J. and thought his [p. 69]
had the charge during their journey home. That he brought the same back with him,— has seen them since and knows that the one which was said to be the property of another individual, is the one which was given brother Joseph at . Brother , said while at , certain articles were handed him to mark, among which were two bed-quilts, which he marked with common ink. Has seen certain bed-quilts since his return, and has no doubt but this one in question, is the one he marked. Brother further said, relative to a certain difficulty arising out of a circumstance concerning some bread.— That brother on their journey to on the line between and Indiana said to brother Joseph is this thing right? “What thing”? concerning brother ’s asking for some bread for supper. He then learned that had asked for some bread, that had bread at the time, but directed him to some one else, who he said had a sufficient. That called upon that individual and could not obtain any: That he was present when brother Joseph told that he had not conducted right in the matter— that he ought to impart when he had in preference to directing one where he was not certain he could obtain— that by so doing some might be deprived of food at times. He further said that contended he had been right and justified his own conduct in the matter. That brother Joseph reasoned with to convince him, that he was in a fault, but he continued to justify his course till brother J. reproved him sharply.— He frequently heard the brethren speak of this circumstance, and all (whom he heard say any thing on the subject) manifested a satisfaction with brother J. and thought his [p. 69]
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