History, 1834–1836

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this establishment refused to render me that assistance accommodation which a worldlings establishment would have gladly done, and one too which never received a donation from me, nor in whose favour I never raised my voice, or exerted my influence.
But after all this, thought I, it may be right, and I will be still,— until not long since I asertained that Eldr. could go to the and get whatever he pleased, and no one to say why do ye so; until his account has amounted to seven hundred dollars or there abouts, and that he was a silent partner in the concern, yet not acknowledged as such, fearing that his creditors would make a haul upon the . While we were abroad this last season we strained every nerve to obtain a little something for our families, and regularly divided the monies equally for ought that I know, not knowing that had such a fountain at home, from whence to draw his support. I then called to mind the revelation in which myself, , & , were chastned, and also the revelation quotation in that revelation of the parable of the twelve sons; as if the original meaning refered directly to the twelve Apostles of the church of Latter day Saints. I would now ask if each one of the twelve, has not an equal right to the same accomodations from that , provided they are alike faithful? If not with such a combination mine honour be not thou united. If each one has the same right, take the basket off from our noses or put one to s nose; or if this cannot be done, reconcile the parable of the twelve sons, with the superior priviliges that has. Pardon me if I speak in parables or in parody.
A certain shepherd had twelve Sons and he sent them out one day to go and gather his flock which were scattered upon the mountains and in the valleys afar off. They were all obediant to their fathers mandate; and at evening they returned with the flock. And one Son received wool [p. 152]
this establishment refused to render me that accommodation which a worldlings establishment would have gladly done, and one too which never received a donation from me, nor in whose favour I never raised my voice, or exerted my influence.
But after all this, thought I, it may be right, and I will be still,— until not long since I asertained that Eldr. could go to the and get whatever he pleased, and no one to say why do ye so; until his account has amounted to seven hundred dollars or there abouts, and that he was a silent partner in the concern, yet not acknowledged as such, fearing that his creditors would make a haul upon the . While we were abroad this last season we strained every nerve to obtain a little something for our families, and regularly divided the monies equally for ought that I know, not knowing that had such a fountain at home, from whence to draw his support. I then called to mind the revelation in which myself, , & , were chastned, and also the quotation in that revelation of the parable of the twelve sons; as if the original meaning refered directly to the twelve Apostles of the church of Latter day Saints. I would now ask if each one of the twelve, has not an equal right to the same accomodations from that , provided they are alike faithful? If not with such a combination mine honour be not thou united. If each one has the same right, take the basket off from our noses or put one to s nose; or if this cannot be done, reconcile the parable of the twelve sons, with the superior priviliges that has. Pardon me if I speak in parables or in parody.
A certain shepherd had twelve Sons and he sent them out one day to go and gather his flock which were scattered upon the mountains and in the valleys afar off. They were all obediant to their fathers mandate; and at evening they returned with the flock. And one Son received wool [p. 152]
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