Discourse, 26 May 1844, as Compiled by Leo Hawkins

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adultery and have<​ing​> seven wives, when I can only find one
I am the same man, and as innocent as I was 14 years ago, and I can prove them all perjurers. I labored with them these <​apostates myself until I was out of <​all manner of​> patience,​> and then I sent himmy brother, <​​> whom they virtually kicked out of doors. I then sent Mr Backenstos when they declared that they were my enemies. I told Mr Backenstos when they declared that he might tell Mr <​the​> Laws if they had any cause against me I would go before the the Church and confess it to the world. He was summoned time and again, but he refused <​to come​>. and know that I speak the truth.— I cite you to Captain Dunham, <​Esquires​> , <​&​> <​bror​> Hatfield and others for the truth of what I have said. I have said this to let my friends know that I am right—— As I grow older, my heart grows tenderer for you. I will <​am at all times willing to am at all times willing to​> give up every thing that I <​is wrong is wrong​> am wanted, in order that you may <​for I wish this people to for I wish this people to​> have a virtuous leader— I have set your minds at liberty by letting you know the things of Jesus Christ Jesus— when I shrink not from your defence, will you throw me away for a new man who slanders you.<​?​>— I love you for your reception of me— Have I asked you for your money?— [p. 8]
adultery and haveing seven wives, when I can only find one
I am the same man, and as innocent as I was 14 years ago, and I can prove them all perjurers. I labored with these apostates myself until I was out of all manner of patience, and then I sent my brother, whom they virtually kicked out of doors. I then sent Mr Backenstos when they declared that they were my enemies. I told Mr Backenstos that he might tell the Laws if they had any cause against me I would go before the Church and confess it to the world. He was summoned time and again, but he refused to come. and know that I speak the truth.— I cite you to Captain Dunham, Esquires , & bror Hatfield and others for the truth of what I have said. I have said this to let my friends know that I am right—— As I grow older, my heart grows tenderer for you. I am at all times willing to give up every thing that is wrong for I wish this people to have a virtuous leader— I have set your minds at liberty by letting you know the things of Christ Jesus— when I shrink not from your defence, will you throw me away for a new man who slanders you?— I love you for your reception of me— Have I asked you for your money?— [p. 8]
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