[William Clayton Journal] ...Orson Spencer expects to go to Washington to labor in connexion with Elder Orson Pratt. We went to Sister Whartons to tea, and tarried a season there; then went to the Theater to spend the evening, to be out of the way, and relieve our minds a little. (1)
-- Feb 19, 1853. Saturday.
[William Clayton Journal] Sister Hall called to get counsel in relation to her going to Liverpool to emigrate. Her daughter has wrote for her to go. We advised her to be still untill she heard from President Richards. Sister Hall's husband is a very drunken man, and abuses her shamefully.... (1)
-- Feb 20, 1853
Brigham Young preaches: These persons do not depend upon themselves for salvation, out upon another of their poor, weak, fellow mortals. . . . say they, . . . I depend upon you, brother Joseph, upon you, brother Brigham, upon you, brother Heber, or upon you, brother James; I believe your judgment is superior to mine, and consequently I let you judge for me. . . . Now those men or those women, who know no more about the power of God, and the influence of the Holy Spirit, than to be led entirely by another person, suspending their own under standing, and pinning their faith upon another's sleeve, will never be capable of entering into the celestial glory, to be crowned as they anticipate." On a mission to England William Clayton writes in his diary: "Took Tea at Brother Wm Memmet's, then again went to meeting. I addressed the Congregation and proved to them, that even if we were deceived in regard to the administering of the angel &c. we were still better off than the sectarian
s in every sense of the word." (2)
-- Feb 20, 1853. Sunday.
[William Clayton Journal] ...Took Tea at Brother W[illia]m Memmet's, then again went to meeting. I addressed the Congregation and proved to them, that even if we were deceived in regard to the administering of the angel &c. we were still better off than the sectarians in every sense of the word.... (1)
-- Feb 22, 1853. Friday.
[William Clayton Journal] ...In the afternoon went to see Elder Schofield, to make arrangements to meet at the Railroad Station. Not finding him at home, Elder Glover, Sutherland and myself went to Brother Morris' to tea. ... (1)
1 - George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://amzn.to/william-clayton
2 - Advent Adam website (defunct) - based on http://amzn.to/originsofpower
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