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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​August 6.​> <​Testimony​> testified that Sally crandle said she saw his heart, and saw two books in it, and that there was a standing behind him to push him into his duty; also that Sylvester Hulet spoke in tongues in meeting and Sally Crandle interpreted thus; “verily, verily thus saith the Lord unto you little band, ye must beware for there are many who are seeking to pray pry into your privileges.” Absalom Crichfield testified that when he was in , last spring the Hulet said in tongues that they would be safe during the night from any interruption by the mob, but before morning Lyman Leonard, and Josiah Sumner were whipped; they also said they saw my heart and three young women it in it.” Brother Badson and Alpheus Gifford concurred in much [HC 2:140] of the foregoing testimony, and also other similar circumstances, in addition.
<​Instruction of the .​> After an adjournment of one three fourths of an hour the instructed the speakers not to seek to excell, but speak according to truth and equity; and that they ought to chase darkness from their minds, and be exercised on the subject upon which they were to speak in order that they might teach upon points of doctrine, bring hidden things to light, and make dark things clear, &c, &c. After the counselors had spoken the said, “as for the gift of tongues, in the manner in that which they used used it in the Hulet Branch, the Devil deceived them, and they obtained not the word of the Lord, as they supposed, but were deceived; and as for the gift of seeing, as held by the Hulet branch, it is of the devil saith the Lord God.” The were unanimous in sanctioning the decision, and appointed and to go and labor with Brother Hulet and Sister Crandle and others of like faith, and set the truth in order before them. I have been thus particular in giving the history of this council, as the gift of tongues is so often made use of to by to Satan to deceive the Saints. The council adjourned to the 7th when about twenty were sent [p. 530]
August 6. Testimony testified that Sally crandle said she saw his heart, and saw two books in it, and that there was a standing behind him to push him into his duty; also that Sylvester Hulet spoke in tongues in meeting and Sally Crandle interpreted thus; “verily, verily thus saith the Lord unto you little band, ye must beware for there are many who are seeking to pry into your privileges.” Absalom Crichfield testified that when he was in , last spring the Hulet said in tongues that they would be safe during the night from any interruption by the mob, but before morning Lyman Leonard, and Josiah Sumner were whipped; they also said they saw my heart and three young women in it.” Brother Badson and Alpheus Gifford concurred in much [HC 2:140] of the foregoing testimony, and also other similar circumstances, in addition.
Instruction of the . After an adjournment of three fourths of an hour the instructed the speakers not to seek to excell, but speak according to truth and equity; and that they ought to chase darkness from their minds, and be exercised on the subject upon which they were to speak in order that they might teach upon points of doctrine, bring hidden things to light, and make dark things clear, &c, &c. After the counselors had spoken the said, “as for the gift of tongues, in the manner that they used it in the Hulet Branch, the Devil deceived them, and they obtained not the word of the Lord, as they supposed, but were deceived; and as for the gift of seeing, as held by the Hulet branch, it is of the devil saith the Lord God.” The were unanimous in sanctioning the decision, and appointed and to go and labor with Brother Hulet and Sister Crandle and others of like faith, and set the truth in order before them. I have been thus particular in giving the history of this council, as the gift of tongues is so often made use of by Satan to deceive the Saints. The council adjourned to the 7th when about twenty were sent [p. 530]
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