History Draft [1 January–3 March 1843]

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1843
1 January 1843 • Sunday
<​1​> Sunday Morning January 1, 1843, The Speaker of the House of Representatives called on me to say we might have the Hall for preaching this day.— Had a pleasant interview with , , Senater Gillespie & others. In reply to I stated that the most prominet pointsof differe[n]ce in sentiment between the & Sectariens. was that the latter orders <​were​> all circuscribd [circumscribed] by some peculiar creed, which deprives its members the privilege of beleiving any thing not contained therein; whereas the L. D. Saints have no creed, but are ready to believe all true principles that exist, as they are made manife[s]t from time to time,— at the suggestion of the co. I explained the nature of a prophet. If any person should ask me if I were a prophet I should not deny it. as that would give me the lie; for, according to John “the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Propecy;” therefore if I p[r]ofess to be a witness or teacher, & have not the spirt of prophcy, which is the testimoy of Jesus. I must be a false witness; but if I be a true teacher & witness I must possess the spirit of prophcy. & that constitutes a prophet, & any man who says he is a teacher or preacher of Righteousness, & denies the spirit of propecy, is a lier & the truth is not in him. and by this <​key​> false teachers & imposters m[a]y be detected. At half past 11. A M. we repared to the Representatives Hall, where preached <​from the 3dchapter of malachi​> to most of the Members of the Legislature & the various departments of <​the​> state. I dined with at one. P.M. & at halp [half] past two returned to the Hall & heard preach from Rev. 14 chapter. 6 & 7 verses on the first principles of the Gospel. There was a respectable congregation, who listened with good attentions <​notwithstanding the great anxiety to “see the Prophet”​>. I supped at Bro Bowman’s where I saw <​Sister​> Lucy Stringham (who was one of the first fruits of the at N. York.) & many more of the Saints. at 7. I retrnd to .
2 January 1843 • Monday
<​2​> Monday 2 after breakfasting with , I prophesied in the name of the Lord that I should not go to dead or alive At 9½ A M. repaired to the Court Room, and at 10 court sat. took his seat on the bench accompanid by Several Ladies My case was called up, when , the Attorney General of , requstd the case to be contined till the next morning <​day​> & wednesday morning was set for my triel.—My Attorney filed some objections to facts referrd to in the [p. 1]
1843
1 January 1843 • Sunday
1 Sunday Morning January 1, 1843, The Speaker of the House of Representatives called on me to say we might have the Hall for preaching this day.— Had a pleasant interview with , , Senater Gillespie & others. In reply to I stated that the most prominet pointof difference in sentiment between the & Sectariens. was that the latter were all circuscribd [circumscribed] by some peculiar creed, which deprives its members the privilege of beleiving any thing not contained therein; whereas the L. D. Saints have no creed, but are ready to believe all true principles that exist, as they are made manifest from time to time,— at the suggestion of the co. I explained the nature of a prophet. If any person should ask me if I were a prophet I should not deny it. as that would give me the lie; for, according to John “the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Propecy;” therefore if I profess to be a witness or teacher, & have not the spirt of prophcy, which is the testimoy of Jesus. I must be a false witness; but if I be a true teacher & witness I must possess the spirit of prophcy. & that constitutes a prophet, & any man who says he is a teacher or preacher of Righteousness, & denies the spirit of propecy, is a lier & the truth is not in him. and by this key false teachers & imposters may be detected. At half past 11. A M. we repared to the Representatives Hall, where preached from the 3dchapter of malachi to most of the Members of the Legislature & the various departments of the state. I dined with at one. P.M. & at halp [half] past two returned to the Hall & heard preach from Rev. 14 chapter. 6 & 7 verses on the first principles of the Gospel. There was a respectable congregation, who listened with good attentions notwithstanding the great anxiety to “see the Prophet”. I supped at Bro Bowman’s where I saw Sister Lucy Stringham (who was one of the first fruits of the at N. York.) & many more of the Saints. at 7. I retrnd to .
2 January 1843 • Monday
2 Monday 2 after breakfasting with , I prophesied in the name of the Lord that I should not go to dead or alive At 9½ A M. repaired to the Court Room, and at 10 took his seat on the bench accompanid by Several Ladies My case was called up, when , the Attorney General of , requstd the case to be contined till the next day & wednesday morning was set for my triel.—My Attorney filed some objections to facts referrd to in the [p. 1]
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