Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 2, 10 March 1843–14 July 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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good heart & a good hand. Mormons can testify whether I am willing to lay down my life for a mormon;
If it has been demonstrated that I am have been willing to die for a mormon I am bold to declare <​befo[r]e heaven​> that I <​am​> just as ready to die for a presbytiran. a baptist or any other denomination.— It is a love of libe[r]ty which inspires my soul. civil and religious liberty— were diffused into my soul by my grandfathers. while they dandld me on their knees.— and shall I want friends? no!——
“Where in do you differ from other[s] in your religious. views?”— In reality & essencce we do not differ so far in our religio[us] v[i]ews but that we could [p. [301]]
good heart & a good hand. Mormons can testify whether I am willing to lay down my life for a mormon;
If it has been demonstrated that I have been willing to die for a mormon I am bold to declare before heaven that I am just as ready to die for a presbytiran. a baptist or any other denomination.— It is a love of liberty which inspires my soul. civil and religious liberty— were diffused into my soul by my grandfathers. while they dandld me on their knees.— and shall I want friends? no!——
“Where in do you differ from others in your religious. views?”— In reality & essencce we do not differ so far in our religious views but that we could [p. [301]]
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