History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​August 16​> very [HC 5:103] serious is to be apprehended, until we obtain information from a source that can be relied upon. I have consulted whether it is best for you to go to , and see the ; but on the whole, he is a fool; and the impressions that are suggested to my mind, are, that it will be of no use; and the more we notice him, and flatter him, the more eager he will be for our destruction. You may write to him, whatever you see proper, but to go and see him, I do not give my consent at present. again suggested to me the propriety of my accompanying him to the pine woods, and then he return; and bring you and the children. My mind will eternally revolt at every suggestion of that kind, more especially since the dream and vision that was manifested to me on the last night. My safety is with you, if you want to have it so. Any thing more or less than this cometh of evil. My feelings and Counsel I think ought to be abided. If I go to the , you shall go along with me, and the children; and if you and the children go not with me, I dont go. I do not wish to exile myself for the sake of my own life, I would rather fight it out. It is for your sakes therefore, that I would do such a thing. I will go with you then, in the same carriage, and on Horse back from time to time as occasion may require; for I am not willing to trust you, in the hands of those who cannot feel the same interest for you, that I feel; to be subject to the caprice, temptations or notions of any body whatever. And I must say that I am pre-possessed somewhat with the notion of going to the any how; for I am tired of the mean, low, and unhallowed vulgarity of some portions of the Society in which we live; and I think if I could have a respite of about six months with my family, it would be a savor of life unto life, with my house. Nevertheless if it were possible I would like to live here in peace and wind up my business; but if it should be ascertained to a dead certainty that there is no other remedy, then we will round up our shoulders and cheerfully endure it; and this will be the plan. Let my horse, saddle, saddle bags and valise to put some shirts and clothing in, be sent to me. Let brothers and take a horse and put it into my buggy with a trunk containing my heavier clothes, shoes, boots &c and let —— accompany us to his Father’s, and there we will tarry, taking every precaution to keep out of the hands of the enemy, until you can arrive with the children. Let bring you. Let and come along and bring all the writings and papers, books and histories, for we shall want a scribe in order that we may pour upon the world, the Truth, like the Lava from Mount Vesuvius. Then, let all the goods, household furniture, clothes and store goods that can be procured be put on the Boat, and let 20 or 30 of the best men that we [HC 5:104] can find be put on board to man it, and let them meet us at ; and from thence we will wend our way like larks up the until the touring mountains and rocks, shall remind us of the places of our nativity, and shall look like safety and home; and then we will bid defiance to the world, to , , and all their whorish whores and motly clan, that follow in their wake, not excepted, and until the damnation of hell rolls upon them, by the voice and dread thunders and trump of the Eternal God. then, in that day will we not shout in the victory? and be crowned with eternal joys, for the battles we have fought, having [p. 1370]
August 16 very [HC 5:103] serious is to be apprehended, until we obtain information from a source that can be relied upon. I have consulted whether it is best for you to go to , and see the ; but on the whole, he is a fool; and the impressions that are suggested to my mind, are, that it will be of no use; and the more we notice him, and flatter him, the more eager he will be for our destruction. You may write to him, whatever you see proper, but to go and see him, I do not give my consent at present. again suggested to me the propriety of my accompanying him to the pine woods, and then he return; and bring you and the children. My mind will eternally revolt at every suggestion of that kind, more especially since the dream and vision that was manifested to me on the last night. My safety is with you, if you want to have it so. Any thing more or less than this cometh of evil. My feelings and Counsel I think ought to be abided. If I go to the , you shall go along with me, and the children; and if you and the children go not with me, I dont go. I do not wish to exile myself for the sake of my own life, I would rather fight it out. It is for your sakes therefore, that I would do such a thing. I will go with you then, in the same carriage, and on Horse back from time to time as occasion may require; for I am not willing to trust you, in the hands of those who cannot feel the same interest for you, that I feel; to be subject to the caprice, temptations or notions of any body whatever. And I must say that I am pre-possessed somewhat with the notion of going to the any how; for I am tired of the mean, low, and unhallowed vulgarity of some portions of the Society in which we live; and I think if I could have a respite of about six months with my family, it would be a savor of life unto life, with my house. Nevertheless if it were possible I would like to live here in peace and wind up my business; but if it should be ascertained to a dead certainty that there is no other remedy, then we will round up our shoulders and cheerfully endure it; and this will be the plan. Let my horse, saddle, saddle bags and valise to put some shirts and clothing in, be sent to me. Let brothers and take a horse and put it into my buggy with a trunk containing my heavier clothes, shoes, boots &c and let —— accompany us to his Father’s, and there we will tarry, taking every precaution to keep out of the hands of the enemy, until you can arrive with the children. Let bring you. Let and come along and bring all the writings and papers, books and histories, for we shall want a scribe in order that we may pour upon the world, the Truth, like the Lava from Mount Vesuvius. Then, let all the goods, household furniture, clothes and store goods that can be procured be put on the Boat, and let 20 or 30 of the best men that we [HC 5:104] can find be put on board to man it, and let them meet us at ; and from thence we will wend our way like larks up the until the touring mountains and rocks, shall remind us of the places of our nativity, and shall look like safety and home; and then we will bid defiance to the world, to , , and all their whorish whores and motly clan, that follow in their wake, not excepted, and until the damnation of hell rolls upon them, by the voice and dread thunders and trump of the Eternal God. then, in that day will we not shout in the victory? and be crowned with eternal joys, for the battles we have fought, having [p. 1370]
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