History Draft [1 January–3 March 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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& I like to hear the grumble for the growling dog gets the sorest head, if any man is poor & afflicted let him come and complain to us <​& tell of it​> but <​&​> not complain or grumble about it— The finishing of the is like a man finishing a fight; if he gives up he is killed; if he holds out a little longer he may live. Ill tell you a story, a man who could whip his Wife is a Coward. I once fought with a man who had whipped his Wife: it was a hard battle contest, but I still remembered he had whipt his Wife; and this encouraged me and I whipt him till he had enough[.] Brethren carry on to the thus, and you will build it. You will then be on Pisgah’s top & the great men who <​will​> come from the four quarters of the Earth will pile their gold & silver into it untill you are weary of receiving them, and if you are not careful, you will be liftd lifted up & <​become​> full of pride; but they will come up & cloke all your former sins and will be ready to destroy yourselves and they will cover up and cloke all your former sins <​&​> according to the Scripture ◊◊◊ will hide a multitude of sins & you will shine forth fair as the Sun, clear as the moon, & you will become terrible like an army with banners. <​I would will say to​> Those who have labored on the I woul & cannot get their pay, be patient, & if any more take the means which are set apart for the building of that , and apply it to his own use, let him, let him, he will destroy himself. If any man is hungry let him come to me & I will feed him at my table. If any are hungry or naked dont take away the brick, timber, & em <​& materials​> that belong to that but come & tell me & I will divide with them to the last morsel & then if the & then if the man is not satisfied I will kick his backside. There is a g
There is a great noise in the & many are saying there cannot be so much smoke without some fire. Well, be it so, if the stories about Joe Smith are true, then the Stories of are true about the Ladies of , & he says that the Ladies are all organized of those who are to be Wives of Joe Smiths Ladies you know whether this is true or not. Tis <​It is​> of no use living among hogs without a snout— this biting &destroying <​devouring​> each other— <​I cannot, away with it.​> For God’s sake stop it. There is one thing more I wish to speak about & that is political economy. It is our duty to concentrate all our influence to make popular that which is sound & good, & unpopular, that which is unsound. Tis right politically for a man who has influence to use it as <​well as​> for a man who has no influence to use his: from henceforth [p. 22]
& I like to hear the grumble for the growling dog gets the sorest head, if any man is poor & afflicted let him come & tell of it & not complain or grumble about it— The finishing of the is like a man finishing a fight; if he gives up he is killed; if he holds out a little longer he may live. Ill tell you a story, a man who could whip his Wife is a Coward. I once fought with a man who had whipped his Wife: it was a hard contest, but I still remembered he had whipt his Wife; and this encouraged me and I whipt him till he had enough. Brethren carry on to the thus, and you will build it. You will then be on Pisgah’s top & the great men will come from the four quarters of the Earth will pile their gold & silver into it till you are weary of receiving them, and if you are not careful, you will be lifted up & become full of pride; and will be ready to destroy yourselves and they will cover up and cloke all your former sins & according to the Scripture will hide a multitude of sins & you will shine forth fair as the Sun, clear as the moon, & you will become terrible like an army with banners. I will say to Those who have labored on the & cannot get their pay, be patient, & if any more take the means which are set apart for the building of that , and apply it to his own use, let him, he will destroy himself. If any man is hungry let him come to me & I will feed him at my table. If any are hungry or naked dont take away the brick, timber, & materials that belong to that but come & tell me & I will divide with them to the last morsel & then if the man is not satisfied I will kick his backside.
There is a great noise in the & many are saying there cannot be so much smoke without some fire. Well, be it so, if the stories about Joe Smith are true, then the Stories of are true about the Ladies of , & he says that the Ladies are all organized of those who are to be Wives of Joe Smiths Ladies you know whether this is true or not. It is of no use living among hogs without a snout— this biting & devouring each other— I cannot, away with it. For God’s sake stop it. There is one thing more I wish to speak about & that is political economy. It is our duty to concentrate all our influence to make popular that which is sound & good, & unpopular, that which is unsound. Tis right politically for a man who has influence to use it as well as for a man who has no influence to use his: from henceforth [p. 22]
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