Levi Richards, Journal, 11 June 1843, extract

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11) attended meeting at the <​weather very fine moderately warm,​> heard J. Smith preach from Math. “<​Oh​> Jerusalem Jerusalem &c<​,​> how oft would I have gathered you, as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings & ye would not, behold your house is left unto you desolate.” afternoon— heard Eld. De Wolf Episcapalian Clergyman from the 6th Hebrews “Therefore leaving the first principles &c.”——
at 6 AM. heard Eld. upon the book of Mormon proved from the 24,th 28th & 29th of Isaiah that the everlasting covenat set which was set upon by Christ & the apostles had been broken [p. [15]] & at Br Palmers— supped & stopped.— Pres. J. Smith bore testimony to the same— saying that when he was a youth he began to think about these these things but could not find out which of all the sects were right— he went into the grove & enquired of the Lord which of all the sects were right— re received for answer that none of them were right, that they were all wrong, & that the Everlasting covena[n]t was broken= he said he understoood the fulness of the Gospel from beginning to end— & could Teach it & also the order of the priesthood in all its ramifications= Earth & hell had opposed him & tryed to destroy him— but they had not done it= & they <​never would​> [p. [16]]