Minutes and Discourses, 6–8 April 1844, as Reported by William Clayton

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A mans soul is generally fashioned after the people he lives with & if amongst the Mormons they will be large, and I dont care if they stride the planets as I stride the pebbles of — Can believe that man can go from planet to planet. A certain good sister came to my house and was troubled because she heard so many big stories. She thought it weakened her faith. I said she believed to[o] much. When any come to you with a lie You will feel troubled God will trouble you and will not approbate you in such belief— You had better get some antidote to break up that favor Humble yourself before God and ask him for his spirit. Let alone such nonsense— Tis better not to have so much faith than to have so much as to believe all the lies. To the Elders before this con is closed want to get you together— make a proclamation. want to take the time and use and hew you & make straight as possible I will make you as straight as a loons leg. Eve[r]y E[lde]r that goes from to preach the gospel if he preach any thing else we will silence him by the publich print, Want all the Ers to meet and to understand & if they teach any thing but the pure truth we will call them home
Choir sung an Hymn Praye[r] by Er .
Prest J. Smith called the intention of the con[ference] upon the subject contemplatd in the fore part of the con— as the wind blows hard it will be impossible to make hear unless profound attention— Subjects of the greatest importance, and most solemn that could occupy our attention, the subject of the dead ben requested to speak on the subject on the decease of who was crushed to death &c— I have ben requested to speak by his friends & relatives & inasmuch as great many here in con.— who lives in this as well as elsewhere who have deceased friends feel disposed to speak on the subject in general— and offer my ideas as far as ability— & as far as inspired by H. G. [Holy Ghost] want your prayers faith, the inspiration of Almighty God, the Gift of H. G. that I may set forth truth things that can easily be comprehended & will carry the testimony to your hearts pray that the L may strengthen my lungs cannot the wind that it may enter into the ear of the God of Sabaoth the fervent [p. 11 [23]]
A mans soul is generally fashioned after the people he lives with & if amongst the Mormons they will be large, and I dont care if they stride the planets as I stride the pebbles of — Can believe that man can go from planet to planet. A certain good sister came to my house and was troubled because she heard so many big stories. She thought it weakened her faith. I said she believed too much. When any come to you with a lie You will feel troubled God will trouble you and will not approbate you in such belief— You had better get some antidote to break up that favor Humble yourself before God and ask him for his spirit. Let alone such nonsense— Tis better not to have so much faith than to have so much as to believe all the lies. To the Elders before this con is closed want to get you together— make a proclamation. want to take the time and use and hew you & make straight as possible I will make you as straight as a loons leg. Every Elder that goes from to preach the gospel if he preach any thing else we will silence him by the publich print, Want all the Ers to meet and to understand & if they teach any thing but the pure truth we will call them home
Choir sung an Hymn Prayer by Er .
Prest J. Smith called the intention of the conference upon the subject contemplatd in the fore part of the con— as the wind blows hard it will be impossible to make hear unless profound attention— Subjects of the greatest importance, and most solemn that could occupy our attention, the subject of the dead ben requested to speak on the subject on the decease of who was crushed to death &c— I have ben requested to speak by his friends & relatives & inasmuch as great many here in con.— who lives in this as well as elsewhere who have deceased friends feel disposed to speak on the subject in general— and offer my ideas as far as ability— & as far as inspired by H. G. [Holy Ghost] want your prayers faith, the inspiration of Almighty God, the Gift of H. G. that I may set forth truth things that can easily be comprehended & will carry the testimony to your hearts pray that the L may strengthen my lungs cannot the wind that it may enter into the ear of the God of Sabaoth the fervent [p. 11 [23]]
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