Discourse, 26 May 1844, as Compiled by Leo Hawkins
JS, Discourse, , Hancock Co., IL, 26 May 1844; handwriting of with insertions by and Jonathan Grimshaw; dockets in handwriting of Robert L. Campbell and Jonathan Grimshaw; nine pages; JS Collection, CHL.
wickedness <they proclaim that I have been a true prophet, but that> I am now a fallen prophet. has committed murder, robbery, <&> perjury, and I can prove it by half a dozen witnesses got up, and said ‘By God he is innocent;’ and now swears that I am guilty— he threatened my life. There is another , not the prophet, who was cashiered for dishonesty and robbing the government. also swears that I told him I was guilty of adultery. Brother <> can swear to the contrary. I have been chained— I have rattled chains before— <in a dungeon for the truth’s sake.> I am innocent of all these charges, and you can bear witness <of my innocence; for you know me yourselves.> When I love the poor— I ask no favors of the rich— I can go to the cross, I can lay down my life, but don’t forsake me. I want the friendship of my brethren— let us teach the things of Jesus Christ— pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a downfall— be meek and low<ly,> upright and pure; render good for evil— if you bring on yourselves your own destruction, I will complain— It is not right for a man to bear down his neck to the oppressor always. Be humble, <&> patient in all circumstances of life. He shall then triumph more gloriously— What a thing it is for a man to <be accused of> commiting [p. ]