History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

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<​April 8​> lump it. I have been giving instructions in some principles to speak to you, and if he makes a mistake, I will get up and correct him.
Elder preached a discourse which occupied three hours, and which could be heard a great distance. <​President Joseph Smith turned over the Conference into the hands of the Twelve​>
Choir sung a hymn. Prayer.
<​-[See addenda page 11]-​> [HC 6:320]
President called the Conference to order at 25 min. to 4 <​P. M.​> and said:—
It is a matter of consequenee that the Elders of Israel should know when they go to preach to be like Paul— to give a reason for the hope of their calling; and if— man men cannot vindicate his their cause he they would be like the ostrich— hide <​their​> head. One reason I speak to the Elders is, in consequence of the Ten thousand reports which come to me from abroad— almost every foolish man runs to me, to enquire if such and such things are true, and how many spiritual wives a man may have. I know nothing about it; what he might call a spiritual wife, I should not know anything about. In about half an hour after he has gone, another person begins to say: “the Elders tell such and such things all over the country.” I am authorized to tell you from henceforth, that any man who comes in and tells any such damn fool doctrine, to tell him to give up his license. None but a fool teaches such stuff; the devil himself is not such a fool, and every Elder who teaches such stuff ought to have his nose wrung; any one [p. 1984]
April 8 lump it. I have been giving instructions in some principles to speak to you, and if he makes a mistake, I will get up and correct him.
Elder preached a discourse which occupied three hours, and which could be heard a great distance. President Joseph Smith turned over the Conference into the hands of the Twelve
Choir sung a hymn. Prayer.
-[See addenda page 11]- [HC 6:320]
[p. 1984]
Page 1984