Discourse, 26 May 1844, as Compiled by Leo Hawkins

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of adultery,— this Spiritual wifeism— <​why​> a man dares not speak, or wink, for fear of being accused of this— testified before 40 Police<​men​>, and a whole number <​the assembly room full​> of witnesses, that he testified under oath, that he never <​had​> heard, or seen, or knew any thing <​immoral or​> criminal against me. He testified under oath that he was my friend, and not the Brutus There was a cogitation who was the Brutus.— I had not prophesied against . He swore, under oath, that he was satisfied, that he was ready to lay down his life for me; and now he swears that I have committed adultery— I wish the Grand Jury would tell me who they are— whether it will be a curse or blessing to me.— I am quite tired of the fools asking me.— A man asked me whether the commandment was given that a man may have seven wives;— and now the new prophet has charged me with Adultery. I never had any fuss <​with these men​> until that Female Relief Society brought out the paper against adulterers and adulteresses— was invited into the Laws’ clique— and and the clique were dissatisfied with that document— and they rush away <​and leave the church, and conspire​> to take away my life; and because I will not countenance such [p. [6]]
of adultery,— this Spiritual wifeism— why a man dares not speak, or wink, for fear of being accused of this— testified before 40 Policemen, and the assembly room full of witnesses, that he testified under oath, that he never had heard, or seen, or knew any thing immoral or criminal against me. He testified under oath that he was my friend, and not the Brutus There was a cogitation who was the Brutus.— I had not prophesied against . He swore, under oath, that he was satisfied, that he was ready to lay down his life for me; and now he swears that I have committed adultery— I wish the Grand Jury would tell me who they are— whether it will be a curse or blessing to me.— I am quite tired of the fools asking me.— A man asked me whether the commandment was given that a man may have seven wives;— and now the new prophet has charged me with Adultery. I never had any fuss with these men until that Female Relief Society brought out the paper against adulterers and adulteresses— was invited into the Laws’ clique— and and the clique were dissatisfied with that document— and they rush away and leave the church, and conspire to take away my life; and because I will not countenance such [p. [6]]
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