Discourse, 9 May 1841, as Reported by Julius Alexander Reed

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Text. I am the resurrection & the life &c.
Carriage upset Ap[ril] 6. Mrs S. [Emma Smith] thrown out
That man that s[ai]d that he wishd my had been killd when the Carriage upset— that man I will hunt for his blood to the grave— I will be revenged— My appetite shall be satisfied with his blood— I will hunt for him as the greyhound hunts for the heart of the hare— If he ever darkens my doors I will send him to hell— So help me God— I am no prophet I am no christian if I dont do it—
On Ap. 6 <​7​>. or 8th Revelation that a city sh[oul]d be laid off on west side of — (at ) & built up— 4 miles square—
May 9. in above sermon. Kilbourn told me he w[oul]d like me to join him & build up a city— And he thought having permission from so good a man all wd have confiden[c]e in him it— & he was agent for & had laid out & was selling lots— Kilbourn says Smith stressed to him he c[oul]d do a good deal towards building up a city on this side— Kilbourn replied the titlle was in dispute that when the title was perfected perhaps they something cd be done—
(Jos. Smith has laid of[f] Town 4 miles square— & is no has been giving warrantee deeds <​J. Smith sd​> People in had acted so much like devils <​& fools​> the emigration had turned to another quarter— He that is a fool let him be a fool & Im the boy to tell him of it that is the idea. <​also sd all who oppose him in this didnt know beans when the bag was open— The Lord God Almighty will build a city there & they may help themselves—​> shd go to hell & it shd not be in his power to escape— he had not so much religion as his dog— & God had not so much regard for him as for his dog— for I love my dog & God loves me—
Ap. 7 or 8. Revealed to Jos. Smith that it advisable all the Mormons shd give Jos S[mith] a deed of trust to all their property— it wd <​be​> safe in his hands— sd in that case it cd not be attacked—
Smith (referring to trouble with Mr. B.) They acted more like devils than any thing else If they wanted to fight he was ready for them he wd rather fight than eat—
The English. He had borne trouble & persecution, trials he had pas[s]ed thro[ugh] <​were​> enough to wear out any man— His greatest troubles were in the — always fawning sycophants there. Some make great complaint because dont find things just as they want them— Expect too much from the ch[urch] <​are​> No soldiers— If they had waded with me this way in they wd clear their complaints here— I guess they dont know much about hardships & trials— [p. [1]]
Text. I am the resurrection & the life &c.
Carriage upset April 6. Mrs S. Emma Smith thrown out
That man that said that he wishd my had been killd when the Carriage upset— that man I will hunt for his blood to the grave— I will be revenged— My appetite shall be satisfied with his blood— I will hunt for him as the greyhound hunts for the heart of the hare— If he ever darkens my doors I will send him to hell— So help me God— I am no prophet I am no christian if I dont do it—
On Ap. 7. or 8th Revelation that a city should be laid off on west side of — (at ) & built up— 4 miles square—
May 9. in above sermon. Kilbourn told me he would like me to join him & build up a city— And he thought having permission from so good a man all wd have confidence in it— & he was agent for & had laid out & was selling lots— Kilbourn says Smith stressed to him he could do a good deal towards building up a city on this side— Kilbourn replied the titlle was in dispute that when the title was perfected perhaps something cd be done—
(Jos. Smith has laid off Town 4 miles square— & has been giving warrantee deeds J. Smith sd People in had acted so much like devils & fools the emigration had turned to another quarter— He that is a fool let him be a fool & Im the boy to tell him of it that is the idea. also sd all who oppose him in this didnt know beans when the bag was open— The Lord God Almighty will build a city there & they may help themselves— shd go to hell & it shd not be in his power to escape— he had not so much religion as his dog— & God had not so much regard for him as for his dog— for I love my dog & God loves me—
Ap. 7 or 8. Revealed to Jos. Smith that it advisable all the Mormons shd give Jos Smith a deed of trust to all their property— it wd be safe in his hands— sd in that case it cd not be attacked—
Smith (referring to trouble with Mr. B.) They acted more like devils than any thing else If they wanted to fight he was ready for them he wd rather fight than eat—
The English. He had borne trouble & persecution, trials he had passed through were enough to wear out any man— His greatest troubles were in the — always fawning sycophants there. Some make great complaint because dont find things just as they want them— Expect too much from the church are No soldiers— If they had waded with me this way in they wd clear their complaints here— I guess they dont know much about hardships & trials— [p. [1]]
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