History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​March 1.​> on whom much patient exertion in the labors of love have by us been bestowed, to reclaim them from the error and evil of their doings. We regret to have it to say, that in some instances our efforts have been fruitless, for after we have found in them an obstinate and unyielding spirit to the principles of right, we have (reluctantly) been compelled to sever them from the church as withered branches. Such persons not unfrequently manifest their wickedness by their trifling with, and bidding defiance to all, and every good rule, regulation and law, set forth for the guidance of all Saints. One singular trait of their depravity is frequently manifested by their going to some ignorant elder and getting re-baptized into the church, [HC 6:228] not having first made the least satisfaction, (as was required) to such as they have injured. We have to say that baptism in such cases is not valid, and cannot profit; we here continue to say let such expelled persons first be reconciled to his injured brother, and bring forth fruit meet for repentance, or in case of dissatisfaction with our decision, take an appeal and reverse it, if found wrong.
Expelled persons, not complying with these rules (which are in accordance with the order of heaven) whom we have been once necessitated to withdraw fellowship from, cannot be restored in any illegal way, and we would say that all such clandestine creeping in to the church, is climbing up some other way and that such persons can only be considered as thieves and robbers, we would also remind the Elders that it is improper for them to re-baptize any such expelled persons, while they remain thus obstinate, and that it will subject them to censure, and bring them to trial before a proper tribunal of the church
We therefore, hope for the future, that certain officious, forward feeling Elders will be more prudent in such cases hereafter.
We remain yours in the bonds of the new and everlasting covenant
) Presidents
)
Councillors
, ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
,
, ,
, Clerk.”
The Times and Seasons of March 1st. presents my name to the public as Candidate for President of the .
filed his bonds with the , and <​took​> the oath of office as Wharfmaster of the city of .
Elder very sick; the 37th. anniversary of his birth day.
2 March 1844 • Saturday
<​2.​> Saturday 2. 10 A. M, held Mayor’s court. Reproved Elder , for giving appearance of evil, in attempting to be bail for ; [p. 1901]
March 1. on whom much patient exertion in the labors of love have by us been bestowed, to reclaim them from the error and evil of their doings. We regret to have it to say, that in some instances our efforts have been fruitless, for after we have found in them an obstinate and unyielding spirit to the principles of right, we have (reluctantly) been compelled to sever them from the church as withered branches. Such persons not unfrequently manifest their wickedness by their trifling with, and bidding defiance to all, and every good rule, regulation and law, set forth for the guidance of all Saints. One singular trait of their depravity is frequently manifested by their going to some ignorant elder and getting re-baptized into the church, [HC 6:228] not having first made the least satisfaction, (as was required) to such as they have injured. We have to say that baptism in such cases is not valid, and cannot profit; we here continue to say let such expelled person first be reconciled to his injured brother, and bring forth fruit meet for repentance, or in case of dissatisfaction with our decision, take an appeal and reverse it, if found wrong.
Expelled persons, not complying with these rules (which are in accordance with the order of heaven) whom we have been once necessitated to withdraw fellowship from, cannot be restored in any illegal way, and we would say that all such clandestine creeping in to the church, is climbing up some other way and that such persons can only be considered as thieves and robbers, we would also remind the Elders that it is improper for them to re-baptize any such expelled persons, while they remain thus obstinate, and that it will subject them to censure, and bring them to trial before a proper tribunal of the church
We therefore, hope for the future, that certain officious, forward feeling Elders will be more prudent in such cases hereafter.
We remain yours in the bonds of the new and everlasting covenant
) Presidents
)
Councillors
, ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
,
, ,
, Clerk.”
The Times and Seasons of March 1st. presents my name to the public as Candidate for President of the .
filed his bonds with the , and took the oath of office as Wharfmaster of the city of .
Elder very sick; the 37th. anniversary of his birth day.
2 March 1844 • Saturday
2. Saturday 2. 10 A. M, held Mayor’s court. Reproved Elder , for giving appearance of evil, in attempting to be bail for ; [p. 1901]
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