History Draft [1 July–31 December 1842]

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John Darby came in & said he was going to with [James] Brewster. I told him I would say to him as the prophet said to Hezikiah “go & prosper, but ye shall not return in peace.” Brewster may set out for but he will not get there unless somebody shall pick him up by the way, feed him, & help him along. Brewster showed me the manuscript he had been writing. I inquired of the Lord & the Lord told me it <​the book​> was not true, it was not of him. If God ever called me, or spake by my mouth, or gave me a revelation, he never gave revelations to that Brewster boy, or any of the Brewster race.
This afternoon, a team ran away, & went past the State house, when the hue & cry was raised “Jo Smith is running away”, which produced great excitement & a sudden adjournment of the House of Representatives.
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28 September 1842 • Wednesday
Note “Sept 28, 1842,— Resolved that William Seichrist be excluded from the fellowship of this church [the first regular Baptist] church, (of the city of Alleghany, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania) for embracing (T&S. vol 4. 26) clerk. Deacon John Beck was moderator of the meeting.” [p. 24]
John Darby came in & said he was going to with James Brewster. I told him I would say as the prophet said to Hezikiah “go & prosper, but ye shall not return in peace.” Brewster may set out for but he will not get there unless somebody shall pick him up by the way, feed him, & help him along. Brewster showed me the manuscript he had been writing. I inquired of the Lord & the Lord told me the book was not true, it was not of him. If God ever called me, or spake by my mouth, or gave me a revelation, he never gave revelations to that Brewster boy, or any of the Brewster race.
This afternoon, a team ran away, & went past the State house, when the hue & cry was raised “Jo Smith is running away”, which produced great excitement & a sudden adjournment of the House of Representatives.
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28 September 1842 • Wednesday
Note “Sept 28, 1842,— Resolved that William Seichrist be excluded from the fellowship of this [the first regular Baptist] church, (of the city of Alleghany, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania) for embracing (T&S. vol 4. 26) clerk. Deacon John Beck was moderator of the meeting.” [p. 24]
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