History, 1834–1836

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and their brother . He said he was perfectly satisfied with the course Joseph had taken, with his brother , in rebukeing him in his wickedness. But he is deeply wounded in his feeling on account of the conduct of and although he <​feels​> all the tender sympathy and fine feelings, of a brother toward him, yet he can but look upon his conduct, as an abomination in the sight of God: And said Joseph, (as his brother took the parting hand with him,) I could pray in my heart that all my brethren were like unto my brother beloved brother , for truly he possesses he <​the​> mildness of a lamb, and the integrity of a Job; and in short the meek and quiet spirit, of Jesus Christ; and I love him with that love, that is stronger than death, for I never had occasion to rebuke him, nor he me, which he declared when he left me to day.
The following is a copy of a letter from Eldr.
December 18th 1836 [1835]
Br. Joseph— Though I do not know but I have forfeited all right and title to the word brother in consequence of what I have done, for I concider myself, that I am unworthy to be called one, after coming to myself, and reflecting upon what I have been doing, I feel as though it was my duty, to make an humble confession to you, on account of what took place at my house the other evening but I shall [leave] this part of the subject for the present. I was called to an account yesterday by the quorum of the 12, for my conduct; or in other words they desired to know my mind and determinations and what I intended to do. I told them that on reflection upon the many difficulties that I had had, with the church & the much disgrace I had brought upon myself in consequence of my bad conduct; and also that my health would not admit of my going to school, to make any preperation for the induement, and that I was not able to travel; therefore it would be better for them to appoint one in my stead, that would be better able to fill that important station than myself: And by doing [p. 155]
and their brother . He said he was perfectly satisfied with the course Joseph had taken, with his brother , in rebukeing him in his wickedness. But he is deeply wounded in his feeling on account of the conduct of and although he feels all the tender sympathy and fine feelings, of a brother toward him, yet he can but look upon his conduct, as an abomination in the sight of God: And said Joseph, (as his brother took the parting hand with him,) I could pray in my heart that all my brethren were like unto my beloved brother , for truly he possesses the mildness of a lamb, and the integrity of a Job; and in short the meek and quiet spirit, of Jesus Christ; and I love him with that love, that is stronger than death, for I never had occasion to rebuke him, nor he me, which he declared when he left me to day.
The following is a copy of a letter from Eldr.
December 18th 1836 [1835]
Br. Joseph— Though I do not know but I have forfeited all right and title to the word brother in consequence of what I have done, for I concider myself, that I am unworthy to be called one, after coming to myself, and reflecting upon what I have been doing, I feel as though it was my duty, to make an humble confession to you, on account of what took place at my house the other evening but I shall [leave] this part of the subject for the present. I was called to an account yesterday by the quorum of the 12, for my conduct; or in other words they desired to know my mind and determinations and what I intended to do. I told them that on reflection upon the many difficulties that I had had, with the church & the much disgrace I had brought upon myself in consequence of my bad conduct; and also that my health would not admit of my going to school, to make any preperation for the induement, and that I was not able to travel; therefore it would be better for them to appoint one in my stead, that would be better able to fill that important station than myself: And by doing [p. 155]
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