Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 4, 1 March–22 June 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and till them how to settle.— and thus put down Law suits.——
to cure lawing. let us pay attention to our own business— when we hear a story never tell it again— and it will be a perfect cure.—
If your bro[ther] mistreats you let him alone. if your enemy cheats you. let it go.— cease to deal with men who abuse.— if all men had taken the cou[r]se that some have we should not have such men in our midst.— I have no obje[c]tions to any mans coming here. but this I will have nothing to do. with men who will abuse me at midnight and at noon day.— &c——
our difficulti[e]s and pescutions [persecutions] have always arisen from men right in our midst.—— It is the Lust of indiv[i]duals to rob us of evry thing and build them-selvs up— in on our division.—
I feel that I want that every man should stay, and lift <​up​> holy hands without wrath or subelty [subtlety]. [p. [19]]
and till them how to settle.— and thus put down Law suits.——
to cure lawing. let us pay attention to our own business— when we hear a story never tell it again— and it will be a perfect cure.—
If your brother mistreats you let him alone. if your enemy cheats you. let it go.— cease to deal with men who abuse.— if all men had taken the course that some have we should not have such men in our midst.— I have no objections to any mans coming here. but this I will have nothing to do. with men who will abuse me at midnight and at noon day.— &c——
our difficulties and pescutions [persecutions] have always arisen from men right in our midst.—— It is the Lust of individuals to rob us of evry thing and build them-selvs up— on our division.—
I feel that I want that every man should stay, and lift up holy hands without wrath or subelty [subtlety]. [p. [19]]
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