History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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man is treacherous and selfish, but few excepted.
is a man whom I love. but is not capable of that pure and steadfast love for those who are his benefactors that should possess the breast of a of the . This with some other little things such as selfishness, and independence of mind, which, too often manifested, destroys the confidence of those who would lay down their lives for him: but notwithstanding these things he is a <​very​> great and good man, a man of great power of words, and can gain the friendship of his hearers very quick. He is a man whom God will uphold, if he will continue faithful to his calling. O God, grant that he may, for the Lords Sake, Amen.
The man who willeth to do well; we should extol his virtues, and speak not of his faults behind his back. A man who willfuly turneth away from his friend without a cause, is not easily forgiven. The kindness of a man should never be forgotten. That person who never forsaketh his trust, should ever have the highest place for regard in our hearts, and our love should never fail, but increase more and more, and this my disposition and sentiment.
Brother is one of those men In whom I place the greatest confidence, and trust, for I have ever found him ever full of love and brotherly kindness, He is not a man of many words, but is ever winning, because of his constant mind. He shall ever have place in my heart, and is ever entitled to my confidence. He is perfectly upright and honest and upright, and seeks with all his heart to magnify his presidency in the church of Christ, but fails in many instances, in consequence of a want of confidence in himself. God grant that he may overcome all evil. Blessed be , for he shall never want a friend, and his generation after him shall flourish. The [p. 380]
man is treacherous and selfish, but few excepted.
is a man whom I love. but is not capable of that pure and steadfast love for those who are his benefactors that should possess the breast of a of the . This with some other little things such as selfishness, and independence of mind, which, too often manifested, destroys the confidence of those who would lay down their lives for him: but notwithstanding these things he is a very great and good man, a man of great power of words, and can gain the friendship of his hearers very quick. He is a man whom God will uphold, if he will continue faithful to his calling. O God, grant that he may, for the Lords Sake, Amen.
The man who willeth to do well; we should extol his virtues, and speak not of his faults behind his back. A man who willfuly turneth away from his friend without a cause, is not easily forgiven. The kindness of a man should never be forgotten. That person who never forsaketh his trust, should ever have the highest place for regard in our hearts, and our love should never fail, but increase more and more, and this my disposition and sentiment.
Brother is one of those men In whom I place the greatest confidence, and trust, for I have found him ever full of love and brotherly kindness, He is not a man of many words, but is ever winning, because of his constant mind. He shall ever have place in my heart, and is ever entitled to my confidence. He is perfectly honest and upright, and seeks with all his heart to magnify his presidency in the church of Christ, but fails in many instances, in consequence of a want of confidence in himself. God grant that he may overcome all evil. Blessed be , for he shall never want a friend, and his generation after him shall flourish. The [p. 380]
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