Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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house, . spoke say something in vindicating my own character. commenced under peculiar circumstances.— have made all contracts for Nauvoo house, was employed to build from the commencement. some brick on hand. most ready to start brick work one says “can you give me something to eat? I’ll try. another says I will have my pay. “go to hell & get it.” <​said I—​> I have set me down to a dry Johncake & cold water and the men who have workd with me no man shall go onto my povrty stricken foundation to build himself up. for I began it & will finish it, Not that public spirit here as in other cities dont deny revelation if the Temple and [p. [201]]
house, . spoke say something in vindicating my own character. commenced under peculiar circumstances.— have made all contracts for Nauvoo house, was employed to build from the commencement. some brick on hand. most ready to start brick work one says “can you give me something to eat? I’ll try. another says I will have my pay. “go to hell & get it.” said I— I have set me down to a dry Johncake & cold water and the men who have workd with me no man shall go onto my povrty stricken foundation to build himself up. for I began it & will finish it, Not that public spirit here as in other cities dont deny revelation if the Temple and [p. [201]]
Page [201]