History Draft [1 January–3 March 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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does that Coat fit you ? “pretty well”! put it on then; This is the way people swell like the toad in the fable, they’l come down under the hill among little folks, and say brother Joseph, how I love you; can I do any thing for you; and then go away secretly and get up opposition, and sing out our names, to strangers & Scoundrels, &c with an evil influence, I want all men to feel for me, when I have shook the bush, and borne the burden and <​in the​> heat of the day; and if they do not, I speak in Authority; in the name of the Lord God, he shall be dam’d. Some say, <​that​> the people on the flats are agrandizing themselves by the . but who laid the foundation of the ? Brother Joseph, in the name of the Lord, not for his agrandisement <​but​> for the good of the whole. Our speculators say our poor folks on the flat are down, & keep them down: How the cheats this man, & that may <​man​> say the speculators. Those we <​who​> repeat such things for <​are​> facts, ought to hide their heads in a hollow punkin, & never take them out.
The first principle brethren <​brought​> is age into consideration is aggrandisement, some think it unlawful; but it is lawful with any man, while he has a disposition to agrandise all around him. It is a false principle for a man to aggrandise himself at the expence of another. Every thing that God does is to aggrandise his Kingdom, and how does he lay the foundation? Build a Temple to my great name, and call the attention of the great, the Rich, and the noble of the Eart But where shall we lay our heads? in an old log cabin; I will whip , and and evey body else over s head who instead of building the build a great many little skeletons. See ’s Mammoth Skeletons rising all over Town; but there is no flesh on them, they are all for personal interest & aggrandisement, but I do not care how many bones there are in the somebody may come along and clothe them— See the mammoth Bones <​of the Elephant​> yonder (as I pointed to the big house on Mulholland Street preparing for a Tavern as yet uncovered) the Crocodiles and man Eaters all about the , such as Grog Shops & Card Shops & Counterfeit Shops &c Those who live got up for their own aggrandisement and all for Speculation: for <​while​> the is neglected. Those who live in Glass Houses should not throw Stones. The building of the is just as sacred in my view as the . I want the built, it must be built our Salvation depends upon it. When men have done what they can, or will do for the , let them do what they can for the . We never can accomplish our work at the expence of another. There is a great deal of murmuring in the about me, but I do not care any thing about it I like to hear it Thunder. [p. 21]
does that Coat fit you ? “pretty well”! put it on then; This is the way people swell like the toad in the fable, they’l come down under the hill among little folks, and say brother Joseph, how I love you; can I do any thing for you; and then go away secretly and get up opposition, and sing out our names, to strangers & Scoundrels, with an evil influence, I want all men to feel for me, when I have shook the bush, and borne the burden in the heat of the day; and if they do not, I speak in Authority; in the name of the Lord God, he shall be dam’d. Some say, that the people on the flats are agrandizing themselves by the . but who laid the foundation of the ? Brother Joseph, in the name of the Lord, not for his agrandisement but for the good of the whole. Our speculators say poor folks on the flat are down, & keep them down: How the cheats this man, & that man say the speculators. Those who repeat such things are facts, ought to hide their heads in a hollow punkin, & never take them out.
The first principle brought into consideration is aggrandisement, some think it unlawful; but it is lawful with any man, while he has a disposition to agrandise all around him. It is a false principle for a man to aggrandise himself at the expence of another. Every thing that God does is to aggrandise his Kingdom, and how does he lay the foundation? Build a Temple to my great name, and call the attention of the great, the Rich, and the noble But where shall we lay our heads? in an old log cabin; I will whip , and and evey body else over s head who instead of building the build a great many little skeletons. See ’s Mammoth Skeletons rising all over Town; but there is no flesh on them, they are all for personal interest & aggrandisement, but I do not care how many bones there are in the somebody may come along and clothe them— See the Bones of the Elephant yonder (as I pointed to the big house on Mulholland Street preparing for a Tavern as yet uncovered) the Crocodiles and man Eaters all about the , such as Grog Shops & Card Shops & Counterfeit Shops &c got up for their own aggrandisement and all for Speculation: while the is neglected. Those who live in Glass Houses should not throw Stones. The building of the is just as sacred in my view as the . I want the built, it must be built our Salvation depends upon it. When men have done what they can, or will do for the , let them do what they can for the . We never can accomplish our work at the expence of another. There is a great deal of murmuring in the about me, but I do not care any thing about it I like to hear it Thunder. [p. 21]
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