Discourse, 26 May 1844, as Compiled by Leo Hawkins

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burned both. This is a fair sample of the swearing that is going on against me. The last discharge was the 40th, now the 41st 42nd 43rd all through falsehood. Matters of fact are as unprofitable as the gospel, and which I can prove: you will then know who are liars, and who speak <​the​> truth. I want to retain your friendship on holy grounds— An <​another​> indictment <​has been got up against me.​>— it appears an holy prophet has arisen up <​and he has testified against me​>— the reason is, he is so holy— the Lord knows I do not care how many churches are in the world— as many as believe me,— may— if the doctrine that I preach is true, the tree must be good— I have prophesied things that have come to pass, and can still. Inasmuch as there is a new church, this must be the old, <​and of course​>— weought to be set down as orthodox— from henceforth let all the churches now no longer persecute orthodoxy— I never built out of <​upon​> any <​other​> man’s ground. I never told the old Catholic that he was a fallen true prophet. God knows then the charges against me are false— I had not been married <​scarcely​> 5 min. and made one proclamation <​of the gospel​> before it was reported that I had 7 wives.— I mean to live <​and proclaim the truth​> as long as I can.— This new holy prophet <​​> has gone to and swore that I had told him that I was guilty [p. 5]
. This is a fair sample of the swearing that is going on against me. The last discharge was the 40th, now the 41st 42nd 43rd all through falsehood. Matters of fact are as profitable as the gospel, and which I can prove: you will then know who are liars, and who speak the truth. I want to retain your friendship on holy grounds— another indictment has been got up against me.— it appears a holy prophet has arisen up and he has testified against me— the reason is, he is so holy— the Lord knows I do not care how many churches are in the world— as many as believe me,— may— if the doctrine that I preach is true, the tree must be good— I have prophesied things that have come to pass, and can still. Inasmuch as there is a new church, this must be the old, and of course— weought to be set down as orthodox— from henceforth let all the churches now no longer persecute orthodoxy— I never built upon any other man’s ground. I never told the old Catholic that he was a fallen true prophet. God knows then the charges against me are false— I had not been married scarcely 5 min. and made one proclamation of the gospel before it was reported that I had 7 wives.— I mean to live and proclaim the truth as long as I can.— This new holy prophet has gone to and swore that I had told him that I was guilty [p. 5]
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