Times and Seasons, 1 August 1842

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CERTIFICATE OF .
As there seems to be some foolish notions that I have been engaged with , in the difficulties between him and some of the citizens of this place, I merely say in reply to such idle and vain reports that they are without foundation in truth.
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CERTIFICATES OF AND HENRY MARKS.
Inasmuch as has called upon me through the Sangamo Journal to come out and confirm the statements which he has made concerning Joseph Smith and others, I take this opportunity of saying to the public, that I know many of his statements to be false, and that I believe them all to be the offspring of a base and corrupt heart, and without the least shadow of truth, and further that he has used my name without my permission. I believe him to be a vile and wicked adulterous man, who pays no regard to the principles of truth or righteousness, and is unworrhy [unworthy] the confidence of a just community. I would further state that I know of no Order in the Church which admits of a plurality of wives, and do not believe that Joseph Smith ever taught such a doctrine, and further, that my faith in the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and in Joseph Smith, is unshaken.
.
, July 26, 1842.
Inasmuch as the Sangamo Journal has called upon me to come out and make an expose against Joseph Smith; this is to certify that I know nothing derogatory to the character of Joseph Smith, neither in a religious or a moral point of view; and that and the Journal used my name without my knowledge or consent; and further that I believe to be a bad man and unworthy of public confidence.
HENRY MARKS.
, July 28, 1842.
seems to place very much confidence in the veracity, integrity and honor of the above individuals, we hope that he will now believe their testimony.
The readers of the Times and Seasons are probably aware that all those articles signed “Joab General in Israel,” are from the pen of the ; we will therefore compare some of his last acts with his present proceedings.— We wonder whether he was in duress when he made the following.
as he was.
How a man can talk with the ‘livery of heaven on to serve the devil in.’
From the Times and Seasons, Oct. 1840.
‘Fudge! We repeat, Smith and should not be given up. The law requiring the Governor of our to deliver up fugitives from justice, is a salutary and wise one, and should not in ordinary circumstances be disregarded, but as there are occasions that authorize the citizens of a State to resent a tyranical and oppressive government, so there are occasions when it is not only the privilege, but the duty of the Governor of the State to refuse to surrender the citizens of his State upon the requisition of the Executive of another,—and this we consider as the case of Smith and .— Whig.
The foregoing article, from the pen of the editor of the Whig, reflects great credit on the head and heart of the writer. The sentime[n]ts it contains are liberal, noble, just—the offspring of wisdom and understanding. It completely uses up the Uncircumcised Philistians of , and places the Mormon people just where they have ever taken shelter—under the broad folds of the Constitution—and I, therefore, commend it to the favorable consideration of all the saints of light. The grievances of this people must be redressed, and my hands shall help to do it—should they have to reach to the highest courts of heaven, dig to the lowest bowels of hell, or encompass the broad expanse of the universe of God, to consumate so desirable a result.
JOAB,
General in Israel.’
From the Sangamo Journal.
as he is.
, Mo. July 15,1842.
To the Editor of the Journal:
I have published in the Bulletin of this city a detailed account of the attempted assassination of , by Smith; and in a subsequent number, the full statement of Miss Brotherton, both of which you will please to copy, as they are of much interest at this time. The cases of , , and Miss Brotherton, all ladies of the first order of talents, and the highest respectability, are precisely similar. In all these cases the Arch Seducer, and his Apostles, were signally repulsed: but in hundreds of other cases, they succeeded to their hearts’ content in their black hearted work of deep degradation, corruption and sorrow.
All who now remain in the church must be regarded as particeps criminis in the new doctrine;—their wives defiled, their daughters debauched, their sisters outraged, and their mothers poluted!!! Can men who have a just sense of honor, and their duty to themselves and their families, longer follow a base deceiver and teacher of such a system of licentiousness and debauchery, such as is Jo Smith? They cannot without being partakers with him in his hellish deeds. The “History of the Saints,” which I am about to publish, will develope wonders.
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CERTIFICATE OF .
As there seems to be some foolish notions that I have been engaged with , in the difficulties between him and some of the citizens of this place, I merely say in reply to such idle and vain reports that they are without foundation in truth.
.
 
————
CERTIFICATES OF AND HENRY MARKS.
Inasmuch as has called upon me through the Sangamo Journal to come out and confirm the statements which he has made concerning Joseph Smith and others, I take this opportunity of saying to the public, that I know many of his statements to be false, and that I believe them all to be the offspring of a base and corrupt heart, and without the least shadow of truth, and further that he has used my name without my permission. I believe him to be a vile and wicked adulterous man, who pays no regard to the principles of truth or righteousness, and is unworrhy [unworthy] the confidence of a just community. I would further state that I know of no Order in the Church which admits of a plurality of wives, and do not believe that Joseph Smith ever taught such a doctrine, and further, that my faith in the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and in Joseph Smith, is unshaken.
.
, July 26, 1842.
Inasmuch as the Sangamo Journal has called upon me to come out and make an expose against Joseph Smith; this is to certify that I know nothing derogatory to the character of Joseph Smith, neither in a religious or a moral point of view; and that and the Journal used my name without my knowledge or consent; and further that I believe to be a bad man and unworthy of public confidence.
HENRY MARKS.
, July 28, 1842.
seems to place very much confidence in the veracity, integrity and honor of the above individuals, we hope that he will now believe their testimony.
The readers of the Times and Seasons are probably aware that all those articles signed “Joab General in Israel,” are from the pen of the ; we will therefore compare some of his last acts with his present proceedings.— We wonder whether he was in duress when he made the following.
as he was.
How a man can talk with the ‘livery of heaven on to serve the devil in.’
From the Times and Seasons, Oct. 1840.
‘Fudge! We repeat, Smith and should not be given up. The law requiring the Governor of our to deliver up fugitives from justice, is a salutary and wise one, and should not in ordinary circumstances be disregarded, but as there are occasions that authorize the citizens of a State to resent a tyranical and oppressive government, so there are occasions when it is not only the privilege, but the duty of the Governor of the State to refuse to surrender the citizens of his State upon the requisition of the Executive of another,—and this we consider as the case of Smith and .— Whig.
The foregoing article, from the pen of the editor of the Whig, reflects great credit on the head and heart of the writer. The sentiments it contains are liberal, noble, just—the offspring of wisdom and understanding. It completely uses up the Uncircumcised Philistians of , and places the Mormon people just where they have ever taken shelter—under the broad folds of the Constitution—and I, therefore, commend it to the favorable consideration of all the saints of light. The grievances of this people must be redressed, and my hands shall help to do it—should they have to reach to the highest courts of heaven, dig to the lowest bowels of hell, or encompass the broad expanse of the universe of God, to consumate so desirable a result.
JOAB,
General in Israel.’
From the Sangamo Journal.
as he is.
, Mo. July 15,1842.
To the Editor of the Journal:
I have published in the Bulletin of this city a detailed account of the attempted assassination of , by Smith; and in a subsequent number, the full statement of Miss Brotherton, both of which you will please to copy, as they are of much interest at this time. The cases of , , and Miss Brotherton, all ladies of the first order of talents, and the highest respectability, are precisely similar. In all these cases the Arch Seducer, and his Apostles, were signally repulsed: but in hundreds of other cases, they succeeded to their hearts’ content in their black hearted work of deep degradation, corruption and sorrow.
All who now remain in the church must be regarded as particeps criminis in the new doctrine;—their wives defiled, their daughters debauched, their sisters outraged, and their mothers poluted!!! Can men who have a just sense of honor, and their duty to themselves and their families, longer follow a base deceiver and teacher of such a system of licentiousness and debauchery, such as is Jo Smith? They cannot without being partakers with him in his hellish deeds. The “History of the Saints,” which I am about to publish, will develope wonders.
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