History Draft [1 January–3 March 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I will use al maintain all the influence I can get[.] In relation to Politics I will speak as a man; but in relation to religion I will speak in authority: if a man lifts a dagger to kill me I will lift my tongue. when I last preached, I heard such a groaning I thought of the Paddy’s Heel <​I Eel​> when he tried to kill him he could not contrive any <​better​> way to do it so he put the Eel <​it​> in the Water to drown him & as he began to come to, “service see” said he “what pain he is in, how he wiggles his tail”. So it is with the Nation, the banks are failing & it is our privilege to say what a currency we want. we want Gold & Silver to build the & . with we want your old nose rings & finger rings & brass kettles no longer: if you have old rags watches guns &c go and peddle them off & bring the hard mettle & if we will do this by popular opinion we shall have a sound currency. Send home all Bank Notes, & take no more paper money: let every man write his neighbor, before he starts to exchange his property for Gold & Silver that he may fulfil the Scriptures & come up to bringing his Gold & Silver with him. I have contemplated these things a long time but the time had not come for me to Speak of them till now. I would not do as the have done; sell Stock for an old Store House where all the people who lived, die; and put that Stock into a man’s hands to go East & purchase rags to come here & build up mammoth bones with.
Dft. History <​from Nov 27 till​> Dec. 29th 1843
As a political man in the name of old Joe Smith I command the not to sell a Stock in the without the Gold or Silver. We must excuse for he was in when the committee sold Stock for the Store House. but I leave this subject
This meeting was got up by the . The Pagans, Roman Catholics, Methodists, <​&​> Baptists shall have peace in , only they must be ground in Joe Smiths Mill. I have been in their mill. I was ground in & States in a Presbyterian Smut Machine & the last machine was in : & the last of all I have been thro’ Smut Machine; & those who come here must com go thro’ my Smut Machine & that is my tongue.
As I closed Dr remarked to the Assembly “much good may grow out of a very little, & much good may come out of this. if any man accuses a me of exchanging Stock for rags &c he is mistaken I gave a 1000 dollars” <​to this ”​> (this he said upon [p. 23]
I will maintain all the influence I can get. In relation to Politics I will speak as a man; but in relation to religion I will speak in authority: if a man lifts a dagger to kill me I will lift my tongue. when I last preached, I heard such a groaning I thought of the Paddy’s Eel when he tried to kill him he could not contrive any better way to do it so he put it in the Water to drown him & as he began to come to, “ see” said he “what pain he is in, how he wiggles his tail”. So it is with the Nation, the banks are failing & it is our privilege to say what a currency we want. we want Gold & Silver to build the & . we want your old nose rings & finger rings & brass kettles no longer: if you have old rags watches guns &c go and peddle them off & bring the hard mettle & if we will do this by popular opinion we shall have a sound currency. Send home all Bank Notes, & take no more paper money: let every man write his neighbor, before he starts to exchange his property for Gold & Silver that he may fulfil the Scriptures & come up to bringing his Gold & Silver with him. I have contemplated these things a long time but the time had not come for me to Speak of them till now. I would not do as the have done; sell Stock for an old Store House where all the people who live, die; and put that Stock into a man’s hands to go East & purchase rags to come here & build up mammoth bones with.
Dft. History from Nov 27 till Dec. 29th 1843
As a political man in the name of old Joe Smith I command the not to sell Stock in the without the Gold or Silver. We must excuse for he was in when the committee sold Stock for the Store House. I leave this subject
This meeting was got up by the . The Pagans, Roman Catholics, Methodists, & Baptists shall have peace in , only they must be ground in Joe Smiths Mill. I have been in their mill. I was ground in & States in a Presbyterian Smut Machine & the last machine was in : & the last of all I have been thro’ Smut Machine; & those who come here must go thro’ my Smut Machine & that is my tongue.
As I closed Dr remarked to the Assembly “much good may grow out of a very little, & much good may come out of this. if any man accuses me of exchanging Stock for rags &c he is mistaken I gave a 1000 dollars” to this ” (this he said upon [p. 23]
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