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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​July 12​> in the eternal worlds, that they may bear the souls of men: for herein is the work of my Father continued, that he may be glorified. [HC 5:506]
And again, verily, verily I say unto you, if any man have a wife who holds the keys of this power, and he teaches unto her the law of my Priesthood, as pertaining to these things; then shall she believe, and administer unto him, or she shall be destroyed, saith the Lord your God, for I will destroy her; for I will magnify my name upon all those who receive and abide in my law. Therefore, it shall be lawful in me, if she receive not this law, for him to receive all things, whatsoever I the Lord his God will give unto him, because she did not believe and administer unto him, according to my word; and she then becomes the transgressor, and he is exempt from the law of Sarah, who administered unto Abraham according to the law, when I commanded Abraham to take Hager to wife.— And now, as pertaining to this law,— verily, verily I say unto you, I will reveal more unto you, hereafter: therefore, let this suffice for the present.— Behold, I am Alpha and Omega:— Amen.
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took the Revelation and read it to
I directed to make out deeds of certain lots of land to and the children.
I extract from the Neighbor,
“Joseph Smith is at in peace, quietly pursuing his own business; where we hope he will long remain free from the power of his inhuman persecutors.
The testimony already given needs no comment. It shows but too plainly the inhumanity, recklessness, barbarism and lawlessness of the state of ; and we could wish for the sake of humanity, for the sake of suffering innocence, and for the sake of our honored institutions, that our nation’s escutcheon had never been stained by the inhuman acts and bloody deeds of , and that the non-efficiency of the nation to execute law had not been so fully developed. But it is too true; we have witnessed most of the things mentioned by Mr. Smith, and we have also witnessed the carelessness and apathy of Congress on this subject, or their inefficiency to remedy the evil, the which, had it been fully investigated and the perpetrators of those damning crimes brought to condign punishment, it would have exposed a blacker history then ever was written of any Pagan, not to say Christian nation, and would have exposed half of that to the charge of treason, murder, robbery, arson, burglary and extermination. [HC 5:507]
As it is, the blood of the innocent yet cries for vengeance; and if it overtakes them not here, and God spares my breath, if no one else does it, their deeds shall be handed down to posterity, that unborn generations may execrate these anti-republico-cannibals, and tell that in the State of lived a horde of savages protected and shielded by American Republican legislative authority, who in the face of open day dragged the innocent to prison because of their religion; who murdered the oppressed that they [p. 1674]
July 12 in the eternal worlds, that they may bear the souls of men: for herein is the work of my Father continued, that he may be glorified. [HC 5:506]
And again, verily, verily I say unto you, if any man have a wife who holds the keys of this power, and he teaches unto her the law of my Priesthood, as pertaining to these things; then shall she believe, and administer unto him, or she shall be destroyed, saith the Lord your God, for I will destroy her; for I will magnify my name upon all those who receive and abide in my law. Therefore, it shall be lawful in me, if she receive not this law, for him to receive all things, whatsoever I the Lord his God will give unto him, because she did not believe and administer unto him, according to my word; and she then becomes the transgressor, and he is exempt from the law of Sarah, who administered unto Abraham according to the law, when I commanded Abraham to take Hager to wife.— And now, as pertaining to this law,— verily, verily I say unto you, I will reveal more unto you, hereafter: therefore, let this suffice for the present.— Behold, I am Alpha and Omega:— Amen.
[Six lines blank]
took the Revelation and read it to
I directed to make out deeds of certain lots of land to and the children.
I extract from the Neighbor,
“Joseph Smith is at in peace, quietly pursuing his own business; where we hope he will long remain free from the power of his inhuman persecutors.
The testimony already given needs no comment. It shows but too plainly the inhumanity, recklessness, barbarism and lawlessness of the state of ; and we could wish for the sake of humanity, for the sake of suffering innocence, and for the sake of our honored institutions, that our nation’s escutcheon had never been stained by the inhuman acts and bloody deeds of , and that the non-efficiency of the nation to execute law had not been so fully developed. But it is too true; we have witnessed most of the things mentioned by Mr. Smith, and we have also witnessed the carelessness and apathy of Congress on this subject, or their inefficiency to remedy the evil, the which, had it been fully investigated and the perpetrators of those damning crimes brought to condign punishment, it would have exposed a blacker history then ever was written of any Pagan, not to say Christian nation, and would have exposed half of that to the charge of treason, murder, robbery, arson, burglary and extermination. [HC 5:507]
As it is, the blood of the innocent yet cries for vengeance; and if it overtakes them not here, and God spares my breath, if no one else does it, their deeds shall be handed down to posterity, that unborn generations may execrate these anti-republico-cannibals, and tell that in the State of lived a horde of savages protected and shielded by American Republican legislative authority, who in the face of open day dragged the innocent to prison because of their religion; who murdered the oppressed that they [p. 1674]
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