Minutes and Discourses, 6–8 April 1844, as Reported by William Clayton

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As soon as conference is over come on with your teams and I will prophecy that you will do it. There is not one in the but what will do right if they know it. only one or two exception and they are not worth notice— God will take care of them and if he dont the devil will.
He then gave a sketch of the pollywogs—
We are d[es]ignated by the alseeing eye— designated to do good not to stoop to any low thing, We are apt to suffer prejidice to get into our hearts in hearing reports— we never should do it— never should pass our judgement until we hear both sides He would tell a Dutch anecdote— who gave a decisi[o]n in favor of both sides. If we hear that such a brother that he has rather inclined to apostacy dont let prejudice arise— pray for him— God may feel after him and he return— never speak reprochfuly nor disrespectfuly— he is in the hands of God— I am one of those peace makers who takes a stand above all these little things It had been intimated that we would have investigation this con[ference]— do you suppose we will trouble this con— If I have a difficulty with a man I’ll go and settle it— let them settle their difficulties— There is not a man wishes to have difficulties settled at this time— they ask no favors— they can settle it themselves— Have no prejudices God is able to take care of them— Let God judge— do your duty— and let all men alone— Wish to speak about Laws Steam Mill, been bickering The Mill has been a great benifit to the no matter how much fault found. It has been the means of building up the — had not to 18 miles to get their grinding— brought in grain— brough[t] in people— although scared they would rather come than starve & they saw no lines It has been hard times— Laws has sunk their capitals and done good— It is out [of] character to cast any aspersion on the Mrs [Misters] Laws When we came to investigate the conspiracy— it was the presumption of that rascal — He supposed he could lead them into any manner of iniquity. He presumes they had no intention to injure any man’s life [p. 9 [21]]
As soon as conference is over come on with your teams and I will prophecy that you will do it. There is not one in the but what will do right if they know it. only one or two exception and they are not worth notice— God will take care of them and if he dont the devil will.
He then gave a sketch of the pollywogs—
We are designated by the alseeing eye— designated to do good not to stoop to any low thing, We are apt to suffer prejidice to get into our hearts in hearing reports— we never should do it— never should pass our judgement until we hear both sides He would tell a Dutch anecdote— who gave a decision in favor of both sides. If we hear that such a brother that he has rather inclined to apostacy dont let prejudice arise— pray for him— God may feel after him and he return— never speak reprochfuly nor disrespectfuly— he is in the hands of God— I am one of those peace makers who takes a stand above all these little things It had been intimated that we would have investigation this conference— do you suppose we will trouble this con— If I have a difficulty with a man I’ll go and settle it— let them settle their difficulties— There is not a man wishes to have difficulties settled at this time— they ask no favors— they can settle it themselves— Have no prejudices God is able to take care of them— Let God judge— do your duty— and let all men alone— Wish to speak about Laws Steam Mill, been bickering The Mill has been a great benifit to the no matter how much fault found. It has been the means of building up the — had not to 18 miles to get their grinding— brought in grain— brought in people— although scared they would rather come than starve & they saw no lines It has been hard times— Laws has sunk their capitals and done good— It is out [of] character to cast any aspersion on the Mrs [Misters] Laws When we came to investigate the conspiracy— it was the presumption of that rascal — He supposed he could lead them into any manner of iniquity. He presumes they had no intention to injure any man’s life [p. 9 [21]]
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