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

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because it is one of the greatest, pure, best, and yet what a melancholy picture your cause &c Oh your venerable fathers who fought for your — mourn mourn over your s shame— we have one of the best, <​the most patriotic​> the most pure, as a pattern, and yet what a picture— here we speak of a La Fayette Washington Munroe Jefferson— and yet what has been done— those glorious truths men have done— scarcely has one generation passed away— and what is our situation 15000 men people petition Government but can obtain no redress— a few men in a log cabin to see the visions, through the vista, and behold the things of futurity— they were laying the foundat[io]n. of those things that had been, were, and would be, when I gaze upon this co. I gaze upon a Co. who will stand up in defence of the opprest of whatever country, nation, <​color​> or clime and they have received from the bosom of the Great Eloiheam. all power of mobs— &c &c cannot quench it— it is comprehensive as the designs of God expansive as the Universe— I do not care if he is a man of this Color, a Negro— or who he is I say cherish them let them expand— if the tree of liberty has been knawed by insects <​worms​> we will stand up in defence of our liberties & proclaim ourselves free, in time and in Eternity
The Prophet spoke— morning gone &c— choir sing the Red Man ¼ to 1.
Prayer by — dismissed for one hour
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because it is one of the greatest, pure, best, and yet what a melancholy picture your cause &c Oh your venerable fathers who fought for your — mourn mourn over your s shame— we have one of the best, the most patriotic the most pure, as a pattern, and yet what a picture— here we speak of a La Fayette Washington Munroe Jefferson— and yet what has been done— those glorious men have done— scarcely has one generation passed away— and what is our situation 15000 people petition Government but can obtain no redress— a few men in a log cabin to see the visions, through the vista, and behold the things of futurity— they were laying the foundation. of those things that had been, were, and would be, when I gaze upon this co. I gaze upon a Co. who will stand up in defence of the opprest of whatever country, nation, color or clime and they have received from the bosom of the Great Eloiheam. all power of mobs— &c &c cannot quench it— it is comprehensive as the designs of God expansive as the Universe— I do not care if he is a man of this Color, a Negro— or who he is I say cherish them let them expand— if the tree of liberty has been knawed by worms we will stand up in defence of our liberties & proclaim ourselves free, in time and in Eternity
The Prophet spoke— morning gone &c— choir sing the Red Man ¼ to 1.
Prayer by — dismissed for one hour
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