History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and unjustly heaps upon others, we might go farther; we might <​November 16. Joseph’s Letter to the Elders Continued.​> say that he has wickedly and maliciously lied about, vilified and traduced the characters of innocent men. We might invite the gentleman to a public investigation of these matters; yea, and we do challenge him to an investigation upon any or all principles wherein he feels opposed to us, in public or in private.
We might farther say, that we could introduce him to “Mormonism Unveiled.” Also to the right honorable , who is the [HC 2:269] legitimate author of the same, who is not so much a Doctor of physic, as of falsehood, or by name. We could also give him an introduction to the Reverand , the illegitimate author of “Mormonism Unveiled,” in order to give currency to the publication, as , about this time, was bound over to court for threatening life. He is also an associate of the celebrated Mr Clapp, who has of late immortalized his name by swearing that he would not beleive a Mormon under oath; and by his polite introduction to ’s wife, which cost him (as we are informed,) a round sum. Also his son Matthew testified, that the Book of Mormon had been proved false an hundred times, by ’s book: and also that he would not beleive a Mormon under oath. And also we could mention the Reverand Mr Bently, who, we beleive, has been actively engaged in injuring the character of his brother-in-law, viz: Elder .
Now the above statements are accordind to our best information; and we beleive them to be true; and this is as fair sample of the doctrine of Campbellism, as we ask, taking the statements of these gentlemen, and judging them by their fruits. And we might add many more to the black catalogue; even the ringleaders, not of the Nazarenes, (for how can any good thing come out of Nazareth?) but of the far famed Mentor Mob: all sons and legitimate heirs to the same spirit of , and “Mormonism Unveiled,” according to the representation of the cut spoken of above.
The above cloud of darkness has long been beating with mountain waves upon the immoveable rock of the church of the Latter Day Saints, and notwithstanding all this, the mustard seed is still towering its lofty branches, higher and higher, and extending itself wider and wider, and the charriot wheels of the kingdom are still rolling on, impelled by the Mighty arm of Jehovah; and in spite of all opposition will still roll on, until his words are all fulfilled.
Our readers will excuse us for deviating from the subject, when they take into consideration the abuses, that have been heaped upon us heretofore, which we have tamely submitted to, until forbearance is no longer required at our hands, having [p. 648]
and unjustly heaps upon others, we might go farther; we might November 16. Joseph’s Letter to the Elders Continued. say that he has wickedly and maliciously lied about, vilified and traduced the characters of innocent men. We might invite the gentleman to a public investigation of these matters; yea, and we do challenge him to an investigation upon any or all principles wherein he feels opposed to us, in public or in private.
We might farther say, that we could introduce him to “Mormonism Unveiled.” Also to the right honorable , who is the [HC 2:269] legitimate author of the same, who is not so much a Doctor of physic, as of falsehood, or by name. We could also give him an introduction to the Reverand , the illegitimate author of “Mormonism Unveiled,” in order to give currency to the publication, as , about this time, was bound over to court for threatening life. He is also an associate of the celebrated Mr Clapp, who has of late immortalized his name by swearing that he would not beleive a Mormon under oath; and by his polite introduction to ’s wife, which cost him (as we are informed,) a round sum. Also his son Matthew testified, that the Book of Mormon had been proved false an hundred times, by ’s book: and also that he would not beleive a Mormon under oath. And also we could mention the Reverand Mr Bently, who, we beleive, has been actively engaged in injuring the character of his brother-in-law, viz: Elder .
Now the above statements are accordind to our best information; and we beleive them to be true; and this is as fair sample of the doctrine of Campbellism, as we ask, taking the statements of these gentlemen, and judging them by their fruits. And we might add many more to the black catalogue; even the ringleaders, not of the Nazarenes, (for how can any good thing come out of Nazareth?) but of the far famed Mentor Mob: all sons and legitimate heirs to the same spirit of , and “Mormonism Unveiled,” according to the representation of the cut spoken of above.
The above cloud of darkness has long been beating with mountain waves upon the immoveable rock of the church of the Latter Day Saints, and notwithstanding all this, the mustard seed is still towering its lofty branches, higher and higher, and extending itself wider and wider, and the charriot wheels of the kingdom are still rolling on, impelled by the Mighty arm of Jehovah; and in spite of all opposition will still roll on, until his words are all fulfilled.
Our readers will excuse us for deviating from the subject, when they take into consideration the abuses, that have been heaped upon us heretofore, which we have tamely submitted to, until forbearance is no longer required at our hands, having [p. 648]
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