Minutes, 28 April 1838, as Reported by Ebenezer Robinson

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deny that there is a God in Heaven. I said I doubt it. He then accused me of unbelief saying when a man of truth told me any thing I was hard to believe when it is of God.
Furthermore he said he was then in the same spirit that he was when he cursed that man and he died, and when he saw the death of his wife, and that he had proved it by living testimony and why should you not as well believe me now as to believe that, for I would not tell you any thing to injure you, for them that are to this high authority are ordained of God and you have as much right to believe me as to believe Paul; yes and more a better right for it is not handed down so far.
He said Br Joseph told him to be cautious who he cursed in the name of the Lord, for who he cursed was cursed, and who he blessed was blessed.
And at another time he told me the Lord had told him, that I did not care as much for him as he thought I did and that I need not try to hide any thing from him, for the Lord would reveal it to him.
And he led me to believe that the vengeance of God was about to be poured speedily upon me if I did not agree to his evil designs.
This is I sent send to the honorable of as testimony against as being true testimony.
Given under my hand, this 27th day of April 1838.”
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deny that there is a God in Heaven. I said I doubt it. He then accused me of unbelief saying when a man of truth told me any thing I was hard to believe when it is of God.
Furthermore he said he was then in the same spirit that he was when he cursed that man and he died, and when he saw the death of his wife, and that he had proved it by living testimony and why should you not as well believe me now as to believe that, for I would not tell you any thing to injure you, for them that are to this high authority are ordained of God and you have as much right to believe me as to believe Paul; yes and a better right for it is not handed down so far.
He said Br Joseph told him to be cautious who he cursed in the name of the Lord, for who he cursed was cursed, and who he blessed was blessed.
And at another time he told me the Lord had told him, that I did not care as much for him as he thought I did and that I need not try to hide any thing from him, for the Lord would reveal it to him.
And he led me to believe that the vengeance of God was about to be poured speedily upon me if I did not agree to his evil designs.
This I send to the honorable of as testimony against as being true testimony.
Given under my hand, this 27th day of April 1838.”
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