History draft; handwriting of , John L. Smith, Jonathan Grimshaw, Robert L. Campbell, , , and ; 101 numbered pages plus several inserted pages; CHL. This manuscript covers the period from 1 March 1843 to 31 December 1843.
<6> I was detained from , to hear a case of , Wo. [widow] v Dixon until 11 a.m.
The first day of the 14th year of the . Sun shone clear, warm & pleasant— the snow has nearly all disappeared, except a little on the north side of the hill above ; the ice about 2 feet thick on the , West of the ; considerable number of the brethren crossed from the side of the to the conference, on the ice; the walls of the are from 4 to 12 feet above the floor of the Conference.
A<n> special <Annual> conference (see T&S 180 181) to) give him”— (2nd col)
In relation (see scrap) a quarrel there.The shoulders of a few. other subjects.
The question has been asked, can a member not belonging to the , bring a member before the for trial? I answer, No! If I had not actually <got into this work &> been called of God, I could back out, butI cannotback out, I have no doubt of the truth. Were I going to Prophecy, I would prophecy <say> the end will not come in 1844, 5, or 6, or 40 years, there are those of the rising generation who shall not taste death ’till Christ comes,
I was once praying earnestly upon this subject, & a voice said unto me, My Son if thou livest <un>till thou art 85 years of age, thou shalt see the face of the son of man. I was left to draw my own conclusions concerning this, & I took the liberty to conclude, that if I did live to that time, he would make his appearance; but I do not say whether he will make his appearance, or I shall go where he is. I prophecy in the name of the Lord God, & let it be written, the Son of Man will not come in the Heavens till I am 85 years old— then read 14 <ch.> Rev: 6 <& 7> verse<s>, and I saw another angel fly in the midst of Heaven <having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the Earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give glory to him;> for the hour of his judgment is come; & Hosea 6th. chapter after 2 days &c 2520 years
<There [[is no]] necessity [[for the]] 12 [[being]] abroad [[of the]] here <preaching> [[and]] ga[the]r[[ing]] funds for [[the]] [.] spend time that belongs [[to]] preaching abroad [[and the]] rest [[of the]] time at home [[to]] suppport themselves> [p. 12]
TEXT: Bullock often abbreviated words by writing the first one or two letters and then the final letter in superscript. Here “gar.” is an abbreviation for “gather”. Bullock then added the dot meaning “-ing” from Pitman shorthand, making the complete word “gathering”.