Minutes, 28 April 1838, as Reported by Ebenezer Robinson

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at Br Wheelers, here he prophecied that and said some one now in the room shall be led to mourn before three weeks unless there was a speedy repentance, & who it was he did not know. So on returning from meeting, he told me, that he had inquired of the Lord, and that my husband was dead and preaching to the spirits in prison, and that I was the one that should be led to mourn.
The next morning, he passed by where I was and began to tell of his restlessness and that the Lord had appointed him a wife, by revelation, and he knew her name, and if he did not have her in less than six months he would never prophesy in the name of Jesus again.
At another time, he told me that he would tell me the whole of his mind, saying that when he inquired of the Lord, that the Lord told him that my husband was dead and preaching to the spirits in prison, and that I was presented before him, and that the Lord told him that I was to be his wife. “Lord is it so?” “Yes for I know all things.” He said he went again to inquire of the Lord and I was presented before him again
“Why Lord she won’t have me” “Yes she will” said the Lord, and if she don’t I’ll place another in her stead that shall be more beautiful to the eye than she is.
He told me that if I refused this I should be forever miserable, for he had a complete view of my future state and he would write it down, for he knew just how it would be. Said he you are young and I am old I am afraid some one will try to persuade you off.
Moreover if this is not all true I will [p. 158]
at Br Wheelers, here he prophecied and said some one now in the room shall be led to mourn before three weeks unless there was a speedy repentance, & who it was he did not know. So on returning from meeting, he told me, that he had inquired of the Lord, and that my husband was dead and preaching to the spirits in prison, and that I was the one that should be led to mourn.
The next morning, he passed by where I was and began to tell of his restlessness and that the Lord had appointed him a wife, by revelation, and he knew her name, and if he did not have her in less than six months he would never prophesy in the name of Jesus again.
At another time, he told me that he would tell me the whole of his mind, saying that when he inquired of the Lord, that the Lord told him that my husband was dead and preaching to the spirits in prison, and that I was presented before him, and that the Lord told him that I was to be his wife. “Lord is it so?” “Yes for I know all things.” He said he went again to inquire of the Lord and I was presented before him again
“Why Lord she won’t have me” “Yes she will” said the Lord, and if she don’t I’ll place another in her stead that shall be more beautiful to the eye than she is.
He told me that if I refused this I should be forever miserable, for he had a complete view of my future state and he would write it down, for he knew just how it would be. Said he you are young and I am old I am afraid some one will try to persuade you off.
Moreover if this is not all true I will [p. 158]
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