Minutes and Discourses, 6–9 April 1844, as Reported by Thomas Bullock

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God Alm[ight]y. has given to us a plan of S[alvatio]n. Red[emptio]n. & deliv[eren]ce. & the power & authy of the H. Priesthood— u[nde]r. the Const[itutio]n. of the A. God. every thing belongs to man— legally & lawfully— if a thing belongs to me legally it cannot belong to any one I married me a & was the only one who had any write to her— till we had 5 Chi’d [children] the covt. was made for our lives— she fell in the grave bef[ore] God shewed us his authy God has shewed me that the Covt. is dead & had no more force neither could I have her in the resn. but we shod. be as the angels— it troubled me— Bro J sd. you can be sealed to her upon the same prin[ciple] as you can be bap for the dead what can I do for more 2nd. wife— you can make a covt. with her for etern[ity] & sealed to her— & she sd. I will act as proxy for the one that is dead — and I will be sealed to you for eternity— if there is any man that has no sense & will make any story of such a fact— his name shall be pubd.— it is a doctrine not to be taught to the world— there is a power to seal on earth & in heaven hong. the Sp of Elijah & Elias— a seal that shall never be broken & be in force in the morn of the resn.— one that is dead & gone is Sp. we will come up in the morn of the res.n— & every soul that is saved— will you believe this (loud shouts of I.) every good principle shod. be taut. to the saints but must not be taught to the world— no man must attempt to preach it I believe if a man has one Wife in this life & I know if I had 2 I shod. not know what to do— they might quarrel abt. me— & I might get a whipping one is enough— & warn all of you not to attempt it— if a man shod. begin to find you out you wod. get into some cell in — be careful what you teach— if you say any thing 1000 miles off it comes here— there are Gods Sts & the Dls. Sts.— & some carry it— if any man preach any false doctrine I shall disgrace him— God has com[mande]d. you to preach repentance to this Gen[eratio]n. if this Genn. will not rece[ive] this B of Mormon will have no greater— the remn. is too strong for the people— the world has no fair faith— you are not comd. to preach any thing but the 1st. prin: of the Gos.— there are many things that are good & great to the Saints— get the Wife that God & your Country let you have— if any bror. hears any person preach such stuff ring his nose— look out or he may be stouter than you— no man wod. have more than one wife or they will beat him— if I was a woman & got so fooled I wod. hide my head— I give the Sisters leave to ring his nose who teach such stuff— Ill bear you out in it— give him justice— if I cant get your Clear & the Continental <​Constitutional​> Congress can— why dont you teach what God tells you to tell & tell nothing more— remember the young Prophet who prophesied agst. the [p. 31]
God Almighty. has given to us a plan of Salvation. Redemption. & deliverence. & the power & authy of the H. Priesthood— under. the Constitution. of the A. God. every thing belongs to man— legally & lawfully— if a thing belongs to me legally it cannot belong to any one I married me a & was the only one who had any write to her— till we had 5 Chi’d [children] the covt. was made for our lives— she fell in the grave before God shewed us his authy God has shewed me that the Covt. is dead & had no more force neither could I have her in the resn. but we shod. be as the angels— it troubled me— Bro J sd. you can be sealed to her upon the same principle as you can be bap for the dead what can I do for more 2nd. wife— you can make a covt. with her for eternity & sealed to her— & she sd. I will act as proxy for the one that is dead — and I will be sealed to you for eternity— if there is any man that has no sense & will make any story of such a fact— his name shall be pubd.— it is a doctrine not to be taught to the world— there is a power to seal on earth & in heaven hong. the Sp of Elijah & Elias— a seal that shall never be broken & be in force in the morn of the resn.— one that is dead & gone is Sp. we will come up in the morn of the res.n— & every soul that is saved— will you believe this (loud shouts of I.) every good principle shod. be taut. to the saints but must not be taught to the world— no man must attempt to preach it I believe if a man has one Wife in this life & I know if I had 2 I shod. not know what to do— they might quarrel abt. me— & I might get a whipping one is enough— & warn all of you not to attempt it— if a man shod. begin to find you out you wod. get into some cell in — be careful what you teach— if you say any thing 1000 miles off it comes here— there are Gods Sts & the Dls. Sts.— & some carry it— if any man preach any false doctrine I shall disgrace him— God has commanded. you to preach repentance to this Generation. if this Genn. will not receive this B of Mormon will have no greater— the remn. is too strong for the people— the world has no faith— you are not comd. to preach any thing but the 1st. prin: of the Gos.— there are many things that are good & great to the Saints— get the Wife that God & your Country let you have— if any bror. hears any person preach such stuff ring his nose— look out or he may be stouter than you— no man wod. have more than one wife or they will beat him— if I was a woman & got so fooled I wod. hide my head— I give the Sisters leave to ring his nose who teach such stuff— Ill bear you out in it— give him justice— if I cant get your Clear & the Constitutional Congress can— why dont you teach what God tells you to tell & tell nothing more— remember the young Prophet who prophesied agst. the [p. 31]
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