Journal, March–September 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Allthough, he being verry hoarse, with a bad <​Severe​> cold, yet being assisted, by the spirit, and power, of Allmighty God, was enabled to elucidated the policy, to the understanding of all present, Both of the Federal party, and also of the Democratic party, from the time of this <​their​> first appearance in our country; endeavering to give an impartial hearing on both Sides of the question, In consequence of One speech, delivered upon Politics in the same place, a short time previous to this: Who touched upon one side of the matter only; He being a Federalist, and knowing that for the good of his cause, and for the safety of his electionereing campaign: it would be policy for him to dwell on one side of the question onley; But the Politics of this Church (with but few exceptions onley,) are that of the Democracy; which is the <​Allso​> the feelings of the speaker <​who spoke​> this day, and <​all​> of <​ all​> the , It <​is​> my principles also. Prest Smith, and attended the Delivery of said speech and were highly edified
11 May 1838 • Friday
Thursday Friday 11th This day, the attend[ed] the , in case of the trial of & Doctor McCord, Who were found in transgression. Mr. Mc.Cord, arose, and said, he was sorry to troubl the council on his account, for he had intended to withdraw from the church, before he left the place. he also stated, he had no confidence in the work of God, neither in his Prophet, which he <​has​> raised up in these last days, and consequently should go his own way, he accordingly gave up his License, and departed , also said the same. He further said he had no confidence in the heads of the Church, beleiving they had transgressed, and got out of the way, and consequently <​he​> left of[f] praying and keeping the commandments of God, and went his own way, and indulged himself in his lustfull desires. But when he heard, that [p. 40]
Allthough, he being verry hoarse, with a Severe cold, yet being assisted, by the spirit, and power, of Allmighty God, was enabled to elucidate the policy, to the understanding of all present, Both of the Federal party, and also of the Democratic party, from the time of their first appearance in our country; endeavering to give an impartial hearing on both Sides of the question, In consequence of One speech, delivered upon Politics in the same place, a short time previous to this: Who touched upon one side of the matter only; He being a Federalist, and knowing that for the good of his cause, and for the safety of his electionereing campaign: it would be policy for him to dwell on one side of the question onley; But the Politics of this Church (with but few exceptions onley,) are that of Democracy; which is Allso the feelings of the speaker who spoke this day, and all of the , It is my principles also. Prest Smith, and attended the Delivery of said speech and were highly edified
11 May 1838 • Friday
Friday 11th This day, the attended the , in case of the trial of & Doctor McCord, Who were found in transgression. Mr. Mc.Cord, arose, and said, he was sorry to troubl the council on his account, for he had intended to withdraw from the church, before he left the place. he also stated, he had no confidence in the work of God, neither in his Prophet, which he has raised up in these last days, and consequently should go his own way, he accordingly gave up his License, and departed , also said the same. He further said he had no confidence in the heads of the Church, beleiving they had transgressed, and got out of the way, and consequently he left off praying and keeping the commandments of God, and went his own way, and indulged himself in his lustfull desires. But when he heard, that [p. 40]
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