contracted in their views. You must not be
contracted, but you must be liberal in your feelings.
Let this teach how to act towards husbands
to treat them with mildness and affection. When a man is borne down with
trouble— when he is
if he can meet a smile, an argument— if he can meet with mildness, it will
calm down his soul and soothe his feelings. When the mind is going to
despair, it needs a solace.
This Society is to get instruction thro’ the order which God has
established— thro’ the medium of those appointed to lead— and I now turn the to you in the name of
God and this Society shall rejoice and knowledge and intelligence shall flow
down from this time— this is the beginning of better days, to this Society
When you go home never give a cross word, but let kindness,
charity and love, crown your works henceforward. Don’t envy sinners— have mercy
God will destroy them.— Let your labors be confin’d most ly to those around
you in your own circle; as far as knowledge is concerned, it may extend to all
the world, but your administrations, should be confin’d to the circle of your
immediate acquaintance, and more especially to the members of the
Those ordain’d to lead the Society, are authoriz’d to appoint to
different offices as the circumstances shall require.
If any have a matter to reveal, let it be in your own tongue. Do
not indulge too much in the gift of tongues, or the devil will take advantage of
the innocent. You may speak in tongues for your comfort but I lay this down
for a rule that if any thing is [p. ]