Reminiscence, 1857–1858 [Baptist Clergyman v. JS]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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A Baptist clergyman from the State of , who had been acquainted with the Prophet Joseph in his early life, called upon him and stayed all night. Joseph made the minister welcome, and treated him hospitably and respectfully; but, when breakfast was over next morning, he called Joseph a hypocrite, a liar, an imposter and a false prophet, and called upon him to repent. Joseph boxed his ears with both hands, and, turning his face towards the door, kicked him into the street. He immediately went before a magistrate, and swore out a writ against Joseph for assault and battery. I saw the operation, and followed the minister into the Squire’s office, and demanded a writ for his apprehension, for provoking an assault; the clerk filling up the writ I called for first— the minister, fearing trouble, paid for his writ and [p. 5]
A Baptist clergyman from the State of , who had been acquainted with the Prophet Joseph in his early life, called upon him and stayed all night. Joseph made the minister welcome, and treated him hospitably and respectfully; but, when breakfast was over next morning, he called Joseph a hypocrite, a liar, an imposter and a false prophet, and called upon him to repent. Joseph boxed his ears with both hands, and, turning his face towards the door, kicked him into the street. He immediately went before a magistrate, and swore out a writ against Joseph for assault and battery. I saw the operation, and followed the minister into the Squire’s office, and demanded a writ for his apprehension, for provoking an assault; the clerk filling up the writ I called for first— the minister, fearing trouble, paid for his writ and [p. 5]
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