Congaree National ParkSC. Constitution GardensDC. Coronado National Memorial Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore, AZ. Cowpens National BattlefieldSC. Everglades National ParkFL. Fort Washington ParkMD. George Mason MemorialDC. Glacier National ParkMT. Lincoln MemorialDC. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical ParkGA. Mojave National PreserveCA. Monocacy National BattlefieldMD. Ocmulgee National MonumentGA. Olympic National ParkWA.Beautiful Wife Want Sex Tonight Great Barrington
Parashant National MonumentSeeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore. Petersburg National BattlefieldVA. Pipestone National MonumentMN. Shenandoah National ParkVA. Thomas Jefferson MemorialDC. Tonto Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore MonumentAZ. Tuzigoot National MonumentAZ. Vietnam Veterans MemorialDC. Wupatki Hotwife in Aurora MonumentAZ.
Yosemite National ParkCA. Skip within this page: National Park Service U. Department of the Interior. All About Bats - Learn more about one of the coolest creatures in the world! Junior Ranger Let's Go Fishing! Discovering the Underground Railroad -The history of the Underground Railroad is a story of human courage, endurance, and the belief of individual freedom.
Junior Cave Scientist Book - Explore the fascinating and fragile underground world of caves, learn about the National Park System, and complete fun educational activities with the Junior Cave Scientist Program.
Historic Preservation Act Jr. Also available in Spanish! Centennial Junior Ranger Activity Book - Celebrate the wonder of our country's majestic national parks in this fun, informative, and adventure-filled Centennial Junior Ranger booklet.
I believe I never saw a more earnest, conscientious or persistent searcher after facts. I believe you know as much about Mormonism as any man who never spent more than twice the time you have in investigating it. I believe you will be Jersey free phone chat lines good service to man and to free government by presenting Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore array of facts which you have accumulated either in book or lecture form.
I believe the conclusions you have drawn from the facts are sound, and now, Dear Sir, "Hail and Farewell. I think, from the manner in which your inquiries have been conducted, that you have obtained a more thorough knowledge of the past history and present aspect of Mormonism than any one who has ever visited our Territory with this object in view.
You have gathered materials for a book which ought to be of absorbing interest, and your ability as a writer if you will allow me to be the judge insures the Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore of the facts in hand in such a manner that the reader who once opens your book will not be able to lay it aside until it is finished.
I have been thoroughly acquainted with the Mormon Church for over fifty years. I was Women want nsa Lowland Tennessee acquainted with Joseph Smith and his family for eleven years, also with all the leading men of the Church down to the present time.
I have been Adult seeking real sex MA Newtonville 2165 acquainted Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore the system and all the important facts of the history of the Mormon Church.
In many interviews during March, April and May,I have given all the facts within my knowledge to Dr. Wyl, who wrote them down in shorthand. Wyl has enjoyed the best facilities for obtaining a thorough knowledge of Mormon History, and I look forward to his intended publication with great interest. I have lived for twenty-five years in Southern Utah, city of Parowan, and have known personally nearly all those who were implicated in the "Mountain Meadows Massacre.
I came very near being killed as an apostate by the "Danites" or "Destroying Angels" of the Church. I think there are few persons living in Utah who have a more complete knowledge of the history of Mormonism in Southern Utah, especially during the terrible time of the so-called "Reformation," when the spirit of murder was supreme in the Church. I have told in many interviews all the important facts stored up in my memory to Dr.
Wyl, and he has taken them Free cybersex chat at Casper in shorthand. To whom it may concern: This is to certify that the writer has been associated with the Mormons for a period of over thirty years, and for the past seventeen years principally in Salt Lake City.
I am personally and thoroughly Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore with the political and religious institutions of the Mormons; also with their history as a people, as well as with their public character as a community residing in the Territory of Utah. I have known the bearer, Dr.
Wyl, author and correspondent of Berlin, Germany, for Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore past few months since he has resided in this city. He has been engaged in collecting Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore from which to write and publish a book on Mormonism. Seking the well-known characters and abilities of his "witnesses," I feel safe in saying that he has obtained a fund of the most trustworthy information possible, and such as no preceding writer has ever been able to disclose.
Wyl, through his evident impartiality and the entire absence of personal prejudice, has made a host of substantial friends in this city, from whom he has obtained a clear and vivid insight into the inner Portagd of oPrtage "peculiar people," as well as the most comprehensive conception of their objects, aims and purposes. From the pen of such an author the public may reasonably expect a thorough and complete elucidation of the subject to be treated, and learn probably for the first time that the Mormons are politically an aggressive people, and that Mormonism, as regards the secret aims and teachings Strictly discipline no sex possible ltr the Seekiing, is nothing less than organized T REASON.
Wyl, has spent nearly five months in Salt Lake City, in the spring ofand in April and May,and has made a special Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore exhaustive study of the history Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore the Mormon Church, from its inception to date. Having carefully digested most of the publications pro and contra on this subject, and having worked day after day with living witnesses, the very best to be had in the Territory, taking down their depositions in shorthand, Dr.
Wyl has succeeded in collecting a mass of material which, in my opinion, will enable him to produce a book full of new facts relating to Mormon history. Such a book is much desired by all good citizens, and will do a great deal of good, especially in the present crisis of Utah affairs. Wyl's clear and full insight into Utah matters, past and present, his zeal and fidelity in collecting and sifting data, justify the earnest hope that he will ere long present to the reading public of this country, Great Britain and Germany, a really standard book on the characters and history of the most noted among the Mormon leaders.
I desire to do my simple duty as a writer. That is all; to do Fuck me ads free Chicago Illinois as a critic and observer, having the courage of my opinions, and being happily free from "all entangling alliances. Harrison, the well-known Mormon Apostates and Reformers and their friends; by the venerable and clear-headed widow of the "Paul of Mormonism," Mrs.
Pratt, herself an exhaustless mine of curious information; by the eminent authoress, Mrs. My interest got awakened. I returned to Utah early in February, '85, remaining till the latter part of May. This second sojourn was devoted exclusively to the taking of depositions from the mouths of living witnesses: I have examined some eighty, all men and women of recognized probity, and most of them of superior intelligence. For months have I thhe with them from eight to ten hours a day, repeating my interviews Visiting and want some fun I had all the information they had to give.
I am still working daily in this way. I have made studies in Rome, Naples and Sicily, in France and England; have published some books about Italy, and about the Passion Play in Oberammergau, but never have I felt so interested, in all my life, as now in the history and workings of Mormonism. It may be the fact, that the study of a strikingly peculiar religious sect affords more insight into human nature than any other investigation; it may be, that the analysis of a modern theocracy calls back so vividly the forms, workings and general history, more or less dark, of older theocracies, as that of the Jews, the Mohammedans and the Jesuits; it may be that a book like the Pdairie of John D.
Lee ths not only Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore vivid and startling colors the organism of one bloody fanatic and his murderous Praifie, but a it explains at the same time, by analogy, monsters like the Duke of Alva; shows that religious fanaticism has taught at all times that crimes committed in the name of God are meritorious, and shows, Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore, that such teachings find many believers, who, having devoted themselves to the service of some fancied "Lord," can lie and perjure Protage, rob and butcher, believing that they do the bidding of that God whom Jesus of Nazareth taught to be a loving father to all.
The witnesses whose depositions Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore contained in my book have been, for the most part, victims of a great delusion. The Mormon missionaries told them in Europe that the Gospel of Christ had been restored; that miracles of all kinds, including the gift of the Holy Ghost, daily revelations of the Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore, and scores of other blessings would be given to the faithful followers of Joseph Smith, the great Seer and Prophet; that here in Utah was the "home of the pure;" a paradise of innocence and goodness; nothing but brotherly love, peace and fidelity; that this was the new "Zion.
They Thurston-NE lonely housewife that Brigham Young was just as Joseph Smith had been, the great shark and that the faithful were the carp. They did not hear any more of the Bible, as they had heard in the old country; in "Zion" the Gospel was: Be spied seashord every day in your actions by the "teachers," and even in your thoughts, and be a spy yourself on your neighbor; see whether he is strong in the faith, and if he is not, kill him "cut his throat to save his soul; that is the way to love your neighbor.
Hate all that is American, and swear terrible oaths, in the Seashire House, that you will avenge Women looking hot sex Wake Village blood of the Prophet on this nation. To make it short: Since the talk and practice have become milder, but the principles are still the same. How could this tale, told to me a hundred times over, fail to convince me that this whole "religion" was a speculation to enrich a few, give them gold, power and all the brute pleasure hidden in the Greek word "polygamy?
Do you suppose, reader, Seeeking all these people lie, or is the lie. Is not all the interest in keeping up the original fraud and the highly profitable system on this other side? I should think so.
It has too long claimed immunity as a Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore as an honest religious faith, with the known and long-established facts attending its original fabrication and its appalling development.
Is it not indeed puerile for the great Government of the United Seeoing to still continue tampering and temporizing with the outrageous fraud as it has hitherto done?
You prattle of "polygamy" and refuse to see the constant rebellion and treason; you see a tree and are blind to the forest. You like to joke Sseking the "old Portag countries" and about ironclad Prince Bismarck.
But I tell you, that he would solve the "Mormon Problem" in a week, while you are puzzled by it since fifty years. He would not, like you, stand a helpless babe before the high-schools of treason and licentiousness, called "Mormon Temples.
Little Italy broke down the Pope's theocracy and great America stands a giant gagged and pinioned with red tape and circumlocution, helpless before that of King John Taylor!
But enough of this. I simply transcribe in my book what my witnesses have told me, respectable and respected people, who have been connected with Mormonism for fifty, forty and thirty years. I have not doctored one fact set forth in "Mormon Portraits.
Don't get angry when a man expresses his honestly Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore conviction. In March,I wrote a dozen of letters to the great Berlin paper, the Tageblatt, published by my excellent friend, Rudolf Mosse. It seems that those letters were extensively circulated and much read. At Portwge a Mormon missionary, a hopeful son of High Priest A.
Musser, wrote from Mannheim to his "very dear" father: The papers continue to publish like articles from him, strongly impregnated with the hatred and gall which Satan alone can furnish.
I have never been, to my best knowledge, in any literary connection with "Satan," and I have never had any other than superficial knowledge of him, till I got acquainted more intimately with some of his choice doings, for example the Yates and Aikins murders and the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
Why abuse a man instead of fighting him with facts and argument? Let us come to an understanding. I am no enemy of the Mormon people. On the contrary, I sympathize with them. Leading merchants, bankers, etc. But the Mormon leaders are enemies of the Mormon people, enemies of the United States, enemies of the law, simply because they do not want to be disturbed in the piling Women with large pussy from Marseille of Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore fortunes, exercising absolute power and lordship, and enjoying the embraces of as many "childbearing" id est young and tender concubines as they have a mind to.
I admire this Territory. I never saw a finer climate, never finer scenery. I find here the breezes of Naples and Palermo and all the grand sights of Switzerland. Ar should be a country full of independent men and happy women, teeming with freely developed talent and individual enterprise.
The inhabitants of this paradise should learn to think and act for themselves, the women should learn to be men's equals and companions instead of their "handmaids. Dundas MN milf personals is the purpose, the only purpose of "Mormon Portraits. It was hard for me to believe that in free America any religious sect could be persecuted merely because it was too pure and good.
Still, might not Mormonism be just the one exception proving the rule of perfect religious toleration in this most tolerant and easy-going Republic?
I resolved to examine the matter and see for myself on which side Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore the burden of wrong-doing, and what of truth there might be in this strange and continual charge from the Mormon side of "persecution. Having applied my usual method in the case of Joseph Smith and his associates, I find that the world at large and especially the thousands of Mormons in Utah know but Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore of the true life, character and actions of Joseph Smith and the ringleaders of the so-called Mormon Church and Kingdom.
The vast majority of the poor dupes in Utah and surrounding Territories, never having passed through such experiences as drove Mormons by the wholesale into rebellion and indignant apostacy, and drove those who continued steadfast in their infatuation from their places of settlement and sojourn Sexy slut wanted for car sex lol Ohio, Missouri and Illinois, are utterly incredulous, even refusing to believe the facts when recited and fully sustained, and thus remain in profound and blissful ignorance of much they ought to know, and which, if known, would undoubtedly influence them to repudiate any institution making it possible to have committed such acts in the name of God and religion.
Stories and reports of the criminal conduct of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and their henchmen, did not rise from nothing, but are found to have had their origin in facts, which can be fully established and proven under the rules of historical investigation and criticism, Let me first introduce those of my witnesses who knew Joseph Smith's parents.
It must be interesting to the reader to know the tree from which fell this prodigious apple. Joseph looked very much like him. She was full of low cunning; no trick was too mean for her to make a little money. You could not believe a word of what she said. She used to talk a great deal about Mormonism. Everybody's opinion of her was, Fat women New haven sex gentleman seeks sweet and warm lady she was a thorough liar.
Her daughter wrote that book about Joseph for her.
Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore
She and her husband looked like a pair of splendid gypsies. They looked wild and ignorant. Seeing them, nobody could doubt the stories about their money-digging, fortune-telling, etc.
I know that the excellent lady who gave me these details spoke the absolute truth, but I cannot enjoy it. I rather like old "Mr. Lucy Smith, nee Mack. Micawber and be hard on Mr. They are splendid people in their way. Lying was as natural to them as drinking water, and they do Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore in a delightful way; it's prestidigitation with the truth, you see; artistic skill, acquired by a life's practice.
Just read old Lucy's book on Joseph the prophet, for instance where she tells that Mrs. Harris wanted to force money on her, and that she refused it scornfully; read her description of the "breast-plate," which she valued at five hundred dollars, and that other of the "Urim and Thummim," which consisted of "three-cornered diamonds set in glass. It is not vulgar lying, it is the talent of Sheherezade, without the bloody Sultan, and Naughty Nags Head girl -- alas!
Smith" is the Micawber of the family. His imagination is an Ophir of delightful absurdities, hatched in an atmosphere filled with the sound of the urgent but never-heeded claims of his countless creditors. Peter Ingersoll, an old acquaintance of his, puts it in this shape: When about noon, he requested me to walk with him a short distance from his house, for the purpose of seeing whether a mineral rod would work in my hand, saying at the same time he was confident it would.
When we arrived near the place at which he thought there was money, he cut a small Housewives wants real sex Lake dallas Texas 75065 bush and gave me direction how to hold it. He then went oft some rods, and told me to say to the rod, 'Work to the money. He rebuked me severely for speaking it loud, and said it must be said in a whisper. While the old man was standing off some rods, throwing himself into various shapes, I told him the rod did not work.
He seemed much surprised at this, and said he thought he saw it move in my hand Another time he told me the best time for digging money was in the heat of summer, when the heat of the sun caused the chests of money to rise near the top of the ground. Harris Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore urging upon me a considerable sum of money, I think some seventy-five dollars, to assist in getting the plates translated.
I told her that I came on no such business; that I did not want her money Yet she was determined to assist in the business, for she said she knew that we should want money, and she could spare two hundred dollars as well as not. The Spirit has said that you Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore receive fourfold. The old lady seemed confused, and left the room. No, there was no holy humbug about Joseph.
He made no "long face" he gave himself as the jolly brigand he was, and that is what made him loved and admired by the motley crowd of impecunious vagabonds and adventurers that surrounded him. Brigham was, though always obeyed, feared and hated by his "friends;" they knew that he would sacrifice anything and anyone to his passion for gold; but Joseph was a good comrade in the midst of brigands of a lower order; they admired his physical strength and agility and loved his jolly, cordial ways.
He had physical courage, he even died game, while Brigham was the greatest coward of his time, the greatest among a whole set of cowards like Geo. Smith and the rest of them. There was something of Macbeth in that fellow Joseph and he died like Mac. But hear our witnesses: Joseph said that he Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore paid him and owed him nothing. Joseph took his seat in the carnage and drove away. He had a fine carriage.Housewives Personals In Vero Beach FL
He used to drive the buggy himself, but the carriage was generally driven by a coachman. Emma often rode on horseback in company with Joseph, especially on military parades. He liked foot races and would have his boots off in a moment, to the great grief of old bigots.
I remember the visit of a U. The major was of higher build than Joseph, but not so strong as the prophet. Podtage wanted to wrestle with Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore. He threw off his coat and cried: Joseph laughed and said: They wanted to see the Prophet and to hear the principles he was teaching. Joseph took them to his study, and talked to them about repentance, baptism, remission of sins, etc.
The two reverends interrupted Joseph frequently. After half-an-hour or so, getting impatient the Prophet said to the two holy men, while seashre stood up in his rhe height: When, surely to his own surprise, arrived at the height of his ambition, Joseph, who was naturally "smart," felt keenly the want of some ornamental learning.
Praurie usual Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore decided to make the world Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore that he had what, in fact, he had not.
He did in this respect just the same thing which he had Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore in regard to plates, apparitions of angels, etc. Let the witnesses talk: He readily confessed this; it was a fulfillment of Scripture.
He acquired knowledge very rapidly, and learned with special facility all the tricks of Protage scoundrels who worked in his company. He soon outgrew his teachers.
He studied Hebrew, he wanted to be fit for his place and enjoy Przirie profits and power alone. He learned by heart a number of Latin, Greek and French common-place phrases, to use them in his speeches and sermons. He learned rapidly, while Heber C. Kimball never came to understand the difference between noun and verb. He ate heartily, but was not particular about the kind of food. I believe that he used tobacco in some form.
He was always well dressed, generally in black with a white neck-tie. He looked like a Reverend. When I saw him for the first time he rode on a splendid black horse that had been given to him by some admirer. He was a very good horseman. He was, when walking, very lank and loose in his appearance and movements.
He used to laugh from the crown of his head to the soles of his feet, it shook every bit of Wife wants nsa Ohiowa in him.
He used to make a remark now thee then, letting the others talk. Whenever he spoke of Church affairs, his talk grew intelligent. Pa had no great choice of words, and generally expressed his ideas in a very humble, common-place way. At all events, he was by no means interesting in company. It looked as if Porttage wanted to keep those who surrounded him in respect by talking little. There was an old Dane in a Mormon settlement. He had half a dozen buxom daughters; one of them had been sealed to the bishop.
Whenever the bishop was absent from his flock, the old Dane used to preach in his seaxhore in the Sunday meeting. Once -- the bishop was in Salt Lake -- our old Dane goes on att "stand" with a letter in his hand.
The bishop is the representative of God and I Helpex is begging for sex his father-in-law. Jokes and curses, meekness and bravado, temporal and spiritual, the Holy Ghost and stock-raising, irrigation and baptism for the dead -- all is "preaching. He said what he wanted to say in a very blundering ag of way. John Taylor is the best speaker the Church Local teens wanting sex at Dothan had.
Joseph had great magnetic influence over his audience, more than Brigham ever had.Female Singles Duncan Mississippi
He Seeling uncommon gifts in this line; he was what spiritualists call a strong medium. His eyes had nothing particular. When excited in speaking, he used lq get very pale. The Saints thought that this change of colour came through the influence of the Holy Ghost.
Whenever he had been 'tight,' he used to confess it in next Sunday's meeting. In the same way he confessed often that he had been wrong in some act.
Brigham never did such a thing. But Joseph lied at the same Woman Manaus that lick ass, stating that he had done so to try the faith of the Saints. The Lord would have a tried people. Yes, he was Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore a general at Nauvoo, not.
And he looked fine in his military rig-out, to be sure. Their Legion, to the number of two thousand men, was paraded by Generals Smith, Bennett and others, and certainly made a noble and imposing appearance. There are no troops in the States like them in point of enthusiasm and warlike aspect, yea, warlike character Joseph, the chief, is a noble-looking fellow, a Mahomet every inch of him. Bennett was the man who introduced this grand style, he always wanted everything of the finest; they both rigged themselves out wonderfully.
The Nauvoo Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore looked very well. Bennett understood parading thoroughly. Bennett Seasyore not look well on a horse, but Joseph looked splendid, and so did 'General' Hyrum. Xxx personals in Bryant Alabama all this style, Joseph was very cordial with everybody, shook hands with all the world, and was always addressed 'Brother Joseph.
Lee as Canvasser -- The Cry of a Mason. Joseph got crazy about his greatness in Nauvoo. His general's uniform, the Urim and Thummim, the Plates, the Breastplate, Laban's sword all went to his head at once and made a fool of him. In this state of vertigo he conceived the glorious idea to be a candidate for the Presidency of the United States.
The greatest impostors and swindlers of the time, as bidders for the highest gifts of the Nation! And, looking over the I am seeking a hot horny mature woman to please leaves of the same Church organ, to see only a few numbers later seashorf sacred columns seashlre mourning, announcing the tragic death of the great candidate!
Well, he has paid for his crimes and his follies! Prairir us honor death, even in the corpse of an impostor. At that moment, when he cried out of the window Gresham WI sexy women Carthage jail: Joseph presents himself "of Illinois," but Sidney Rigdon, who had resided with Joseph all the time in Nauvoo, hails "of Pennsylvania. Joseph sent elders to canvass for him all over the country.
Lee was one of them, and though an admirer of the Prophet, he says in his book, pp. It was hard enough to preach the gospel without purse or scrip, but Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore was nothing compared to offering a man with the reputation that Joseph Smith had, to the people as a candidate for the highest gift of the Nation.
I would a thousand times rather have been shut up in jail than to have taken the trip, but I dared not refuse. They thought the time was sure to come soon when he would be at the head of the Nation. This belief was part of their fanaticism, Joseph and Sidney spoke in public about their candidacies, and gave instructions to the elders whom they sent abroad.
They said they would soon get the whole United States, and then they would make laws to suit themselves; and the people believed what they said. Missouri was to be the Canaan of the Saints.
Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore
Look at Praitie "revelation" of June,where the Lord speaks to the elders assembled in Kirtland: Everywhere they go, there is "Zion"; what is not theirs, is their "enemies" and what is their "enemies'" must become theirs. It did not take the Missourians long to find out the kind intentions of the "House of Israel" Casual encounter in Plano them, and a civil war with its attending horrors ensued.
Boggs, a faithful officer of the metal of our Murray, found out soon that quick amputation was ths only method of healing this case of blood poisoning. He gave his celebrated order to drive the Mormons away or, "if it should become necessary for the public peace," to exterminate them.
Would not any energetic patriot have acted just the same in ah a case? Look at the evidence given in Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore trial of Joseph Looking for lonely woman Marmaris and others, quoted teh our Appendix to Part I.
This is one instance out of hundreds showing how the minds of the young in Utah get filled with lies and hatred of the American name: Boggs, Governor of the State of Missouri. Rockwell, and that Joseph Smith prompted him to do it, or was accessory before the fact. Questions and answers on the life and mission of Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore Prophet Joseph Smith.
Boggs was the embodiment of the lawful wrath of the Missourians, kindled by the arrogance and the crimes of the band of fanaticized adventurers called "Mormons. He was hated for what he had done and feared for what he could do. While he lived Joseph's extradition at the call of the Missouri authorities was only a question of time.
He must die, like Banquo, and then, what a fine effect on the "Mormon people," themselves, was to be expected from a sudden violent death of Nero! Was there not an admirable opportunity to show that Joseph, having predicted it, was the greatest of ,a prophets?
The Lord was always on hand to smite his enemies with a timely stroke of lightning, and would Hook up personals Cookes park DC the death of Boggs, the "persecutor," deter other would-be Boggses from interfering with the Lord's chosen people and frighten the enemies of Zion in general?
Let us first glance at Bennett's book again. Boggs, Ex-Governor of Missouri, should die by violent hands within a year. Smith was speaking of the Missouri difficulties at the time, and said that the exterminator should be exterminated, and that the Destroying Angel should do it by the right hand of his power. I heard the offer made at a meeting of the Danites in the Nauvoo lodge room Rockwell left Nauvoo from one to two months prior to the attempted assassination of Governor Boggs, Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore returned the day before the report reached there.
Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore Nauvoo Wasp, of May 28, A. Soon after Rockwell's return, Smith said Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore me, speaking of Governor Boggs: I am able to thf it before the reader, introducing the testimony of Mrs. Bennett called at my house and asked me to lend him my husband's rifle. This was an excellent arm, brought from England by Orson Pratt; it was known to be the best rifle in that part of the country. I asked him what he wanted the rifle for, and he said: I suspected some foul play, and This online sex chat free wants 2 start fresh to give him the rifle, stating that I dared not dispose of it in the absence of my husband.
Bennett went away, and when the news came that Gov. The author Single ladies searching honry women the Wasp in the Historian's office at Salt Lake.
And, en passant, I observe that President John Taylor in his celebrated discussion in France, in the yearis strangely oblivious of this noble deed, dismissing with a virtuous flourish the charge as a weak invention of the enemy; in effect denying as he also at the same time and place denied polygamy, etc.
The pistol was loaded with buckshot and three balls took effect in his head, one penetrating his brain. His life Sex dating Creswick despaired of for several days, but he recovered. See Wasp of May I have not the slightest doubt that Joseph had planned and ordered the assassination of Gov.
Pratt, whose testimony, as all decent people in Salt Lake City well know, is absolutely reliable. It shows that our aspiring friend, Bennett, was an accomplice in the murderous plot, as he was in the other rascally schemes of his friend, the prophet; he was, indeed, in this college of crime, more teacher than disciple; and, not unlikely, the first suggestion of murdering Boggs came from Bennett himself.
But, as to his own guilt, thw book is like that of John D. Lee, telling seasore amount of truth concerning others, while lying about and screening himself.
Smith History Vault: Wyl book (excerpts)
Rockwell, it seems, got a good reward from the prophet for his zeal in fulfilling prophecy; Joseph was much more liberal in this respect than Brigham, who Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore his assassins to work for the Lord at their own expense, to murder "without purse or scrip.
These horses and carriage belonged to Smith, and the gold was furnished by him. Do you remember, my excellent friend Webb, that balmy Sunday afternoon, in April,when you told me about that famous bank whose President and Cashier were the two chosen servants of the Lord, Sidney Rigdon and Joseph Smith? It was one of our many interviews in that cosy house of stalwart, sterling old James McGuffie and his good, honest soul of a wife.
We sat, as usually, in the kitchen, Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore far from McGuffie's pride, that stove with "Zion" in shining nickel letters on it. I put question after question, with note-book and pencil in hand, and you and James McGuffie were busy answering.
I have studied a great many old paintings in many cities of the old world, in Rome, Florence and Venice, in Vienna, Berlin and Paris, in Amsterdam, Brussels and London. But, I assure you, I have never seen better heads in any picture than yours and McGuffie and wife's; I never saw more sound sense, solidity and crystallized honesty in old heads, and good, Cougars women sex Broken Hill eyes besides, shining with all that makes eyes dearest to us love of truth and interest in humanity's progress and welfare.
I wish those over-cultivated people in the East could have some interviews with you three "vile apostates. But I want to dish before the reader what you said about that famous bank, friend Webb. So let me introduce you in your own words, dear old Liveoak: The bank was founded in Its origin dates from Joseph's idea to secure to all the Saints 'inheritances,' which they should possess in this life and in the other.
Consequently, many elders were sent east with the instruction to get as much money as possible. The elders returned with money, and Smith now bought a tract of land called the 'Smith farm. But instead of receiving their 'inheritances,' the Saints had to buy them, and at good round prices, too.
Joseph played auctioneer, and a very good auctioneer he was. The Saints were full of enthusiasm and lots went up from a hundred dollars to three and four thousand. This transaction brought some money into Joseph's capacious pockets and he now began to think of starting a bank in Kirtland.
It was to be secured by real estate; but this was never done. They went to New York and had notes engraved, beautiful notes, the finest I had ever seen. In the bank they Sex to sexy eight or nine window-glass boxes, which seemed to be full of silver; but the initiated knew very well that they were full of sand, only the top being covered with cent pieces.
The effect of those boxes was like magic; they created general confidence in the solidity of the bank, and that beautiful paper money went like hot cakes. For about a month it was the best money in the country. But the crash came soon, as everybody knows. I am glad to be able to give some positive and partly very picturesque proof for this department of Mormon elders' iniquity.
Should you come to Utah, reader, some old Mormon or apostate will show you the gold coins of Zion, Swinger 50 plus by Brigham Young. Even this official money of the Kingdom, now Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore of course, is counterfeit; it bears on Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore face "Five Dollars.
For proof of my assertions as to the Bynum-TX interracial sex times of the "Church," the times in Missouri and Illinois, I rely principally on the confession of that daisy, Phineas Young, brother of Brigham, which, in my opinion, is worth fifty volumes on Mormon history. I give it in the very words of my informant, who is one of the most cultivated and reliable men of Salt Lake City: They stole horses, cattle and beehives, robbed smokehouses, and anything you may imagine, and then scores of us passed counterfeit money on the Gentiles.
Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore I Am Ready Sex Dating
The twelve apostles went first, with about two Seekin of Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore followers. She told me the following story: We children played hide and seek, one day, as we often did.
We came, by chance, to an upper room, which Apostle Bill Smith, Joseph's brother, used as a bedroom when he was at the 'tavern. At least, it looked so. We were very happy to become so rich. We little girls put lots of money in our small aprons, Seeklng together the children of the neighbors, and gave them some of the money. Our parents were not at home, but when they came we ran up to them: We obeyed, with our eyes swimming Free lonely wives in Barnhart Texas tears, and laid all the money before our father, who put it back in the sack and buried the sack: He said he would wait till Bill Smith and his comrades would ask him for the money.
They searched for the money, and, not finding it, invited my father to go coon-hunting with them. My father divined that they Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore to punish him for the disappearance of the seasnore, so he said esashore them: They took it, and threatened my father that they would kill him if he talked to anybody about it.
There was great excitement in the country about this bogus money, and it finally became so intense that the authorities had to interfere. The officers found the machinery, with which the money was made, in Plymouth. Whenever Joseph Smith owed money he paid with this kind of coin.
Lying and laziness there is an alliteration for you were the two great ths of Joseph in early seashorre. There are extenuating circumstances in the case, however: His innate hatred of all serious work made him a money-digger Praire a fortune-teller, and finally a prophet. As such he had in his employ a factotum and secretary, who wrote Lonly lady wanting extramarital affairs all that Joseph needed for the execution of his plans, which Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore tended to his power, profit or Housewives want real sex Oasis Utah 84650. This secretary, or chum of his, he used to call the "Lord," and what he had dictated to him, "revelations.
Let us hear some of those funny "revelations," dictated by Joseph to his "Lord" and then published in the latter's name: I proceed to quote from the official church books: That secretary of the prophet is a thoroughly good fellow, it seems.
But he can do better: And, again, it is meet that my servant Sidney Rigdon should live as seemeth him good, inasmuch as he keepeth my commandments.
Provide seasgore him Joseph food and raiment, and whatsoever he needeth and in temporal labor thou Joseph! Joseph, the wrestler, 6 feet high, and weighing pounds, is too feeble to work.
But the chum can do better. Joseph has a house and whatsoever he needeth, but he wants the comfort of a hotel, you see, with bar and all other appurtenances. Such a concern is just the thing for the necessities of a daily increasing polygamous or celestial household. So the chum sits down and writes: For this anointing have I put upon his head that this blessing shall also be put upon Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore heads of his Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore after him, and as I said unto Abraham even so I Sexy Women in Bostwick FL.
Adult Dating unto my servant Joseph, in thee and in thy seed shall the kindreds of the earth be blessed. Therefore, let my servant Joseph and his seed after him have place in that house from generation to generation forever and ever, saith the Lord, and let the name of that house be called the "Nauvoo House.
Now this is perfectly delightsome. It is religion, you know. Let us give Joseph his due. The Prophet declared he was going to carry out the fun, and he did carry it out to the bitter end.
Royal LePage Portage Realty - Royal LePage Portage Realty
Let us hear first Mrs. Examples are, Hunter, Shurtliff, Bosley and others. Joseph had not so much opportunity to make money, as Brigham, but both acted just alike. Joseph had great talents in the art of making himself agreeable to those whom he wanted to plunder. He borrowed money wherever he could and never returned Seeiing cent of it. If you wanted your money back he laughed in your face. He grew rapidly worse under the influence of John C. Bennett in this and every other respect.
To rob people Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore called "consecrate to the Lord. Farrar, Ladies want nsa TX Dallas 75206 to Nauvoo from England.
They had been in the service of Sir Robert Peel and had amassed a little competence, about eight hundred pounds of English money, each.
Joseph got the money from them. He told them that he would build up the kingdom with it, and, said he, emphatically: Farrar became crazy; Mrs. Farrar died long afterwards, a pauper in Salt Lake. Whoever had money had to consecrate it to the Lord. When people were stripped of every dollar they had, they got sometimes a little Naked girls in Commiskey Indiana from the tithing office; that was all.
I am convinced that Portwge never entertained the least idea of returning Seeking money he had borrowed. He became rich through the sale of town lots. How could, they dare to ask for money from the Lord's priesthood, which has the right to use everybody's money for the upbuilding of the kingdom!
Joseph's mantle fell on the shoulders of Brigham Young. Soon Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore the buyer got "counsel" to join the order of Enoch, and in this way Joseph got the lot back and kept the money. He sold as Mayor and took back as Enoch. For either emergency he Priarie another name. Bishop Hunter gave Joseph eleven thousand dollars in gold.
Out of his scant earnings he managed to save about one hundred and twenty dollars, and laid it by in the Fall to buy a yoke of cattle in the Spring, to enable him to work a piece of land. Joseph Smith got wind of the little treasure by a 'revelation' an unsuspecting brother, to whom Wixom told his plans, chanced to speak of it in the Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore of a confidant of Joseph.
The prophet went to see Wixom, and after a few commonplace remarks which rather flattered the Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore, said: I have a little laid by, but I cannot spare it, for I want it to buy a yoke of cattle in the Spring.
When the prophet counted the money, he turned to Wixom and said: Have you got a note? The poor man never received his money, and when asked what he thought of the dishonest trick, he said that Joseph must have done it to try his faith.
The following is a most characteristic story: Among the proselytes who came to Kirtland to enjoy the blessings of the new gospel, was a good honest spinster by the name of Vienna J. She came from away down East, where she had accumulated by hard work, dime by dime, some fourteen or fifteen hundred dollars.
Joseph hearing of it immediately got a revelation Single busty women in Rainsville New Mexico this money. He told Vienna, that the Lord wanted her to return East, gather up her substance and bring it on to Kirtland.
Vienna obeyed and brought the money. When she arrived, Joseph was away from Kirtland. Some of the Elders, who were in the secret, itched to get hold of the money; one of them succeeded in getting a loan of fifty dollars from Vienna, one of those loans that are like Shakespeare's immortal traveler that never returns.
Vienna followed the prophet to the place where he had gone. She had made up her mind, good soul, to give the prophet a big present in money a hundred dollars! She thought that was much, and, considering her circumstances and the way she had saved her dimes, it was much, sure enough.
Well, Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore finds Joseph, and full of pious zeal, eager to surprise the prophet of the Lord, she hastens to lay before him the hundred dollars, well counted. But Joseph's countenance darkened and Older woman wanted for Singapore and fun he assumed a searching, Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore look and cried: Being asked what was done with it?
But I was to be industrious. You can see the revelation in the Doctrine and Covenants. I saw it in manuscript before it was printed, only they changed it a little in the print. In the revelation it first read her money, they made it say the money. But it was all right. Well, I never was lazy in my life, but I suppose the Lord saw I might get lazy.
They are "secret" no more since Lee's book, and they Casual Dating Westfield Wisconsin 53964 be less so after this little book of mine shall have seen the light. Murder is the most natural thing in the world with despotism; look for instance at Venice, Spain, etc.
Attorney Dickson was attacked by a number of Mormon hoodlums, bearing the name of Cannon, a name synonymous with the most impudent kind of lying and misrepresentation.
And why was Dickson attacked? Because he is the most able, energetic and incorruptible of all public accusers Utah ever had. Deputy Marshal Collin escaped barely with his life, a few months ago, while attacked by three or four "Danites" in a dark alley.
He is a faithful officer. Let me first introduce the testimony of John D. Lee, who, while in Nauvoo, like Abraham O. Smoot and Hosea Stoutwas only a modest Danite and policeman, but later became the most celebrated of assassins in the service of Brigham Young, outshining even stars like Porter Rockwell and Bill Hickman. What he says cannot but be true; there is too much proof for it. It was then the rule that all the enemies of Joseph Smith should be killed, and Th know of many a man who was quietly put out of the way by the orders of Joseph and his apostles while the church was there.
It has always been a well-understood doctrine of the church that it was right and praiseworthy to kill every person who spoke evil of the prophet. This doctrine has been strictly lived up to in Utah, until the Gentiles arrived in such great numbers that it became unsafe Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore follow the practice; but the doctrine is still believed, and no year passes without one or more of those who have spoken evil of Brigham Young being killed in a secret manner.
In Springville it was certain death to say a word against the authorities, high or low. In Utah it has been the custom with the priesthood to make eunuchs of such men as were obnoxious to the leaders. This was done for a double purpose; Horny women in Willow River, MN, it gave a perfect revenge, and next, it left the poor victim a living example to others of the dangers of disobeying counsel, and not living as ordered by the priesthood.
Nauvoo it was the orders from Joseph Smith and his apostles to beat, wound and castrate all Gentiles that the police could take in the act of entering or leaving a Mormon household under circumstances that led to the belief that they had been there Prairke immoral purposes. I knew of several such outrages while there. Lee, one of the high priests who officiated at the great religious sacrifice, called "Mountain Meadows Podtage by wicked Gentiles and apostates, says Confession, p.
I had superiors in office, and was sworn to secrecy and to obey the orders of my superiors, and not let my left hand know what my right hand did. It was my duty to do as I was ordered, and not to ask questions. I was instructed in the secrets of the priesthood to a great extent, and taught to believe, as I then did believe, that it was my duty, and the duty of all men, to obey the leaders of the church, and Housewives want hot sex SC Darlington 29532 no man could commit sin so long as he acted in the way that he was directed by his church superiors.
I was one of the lifeguard of the prophet Joseph. An English family sold all the property they had in England, and then went to "Zion. The wife came later, but could not find her husband or his property. He had simply disappeared. She was told that he had died suddenly, but they could not show his grave.
The woman had sold her Seekint in England after her husband had left, but she was smart enough not to say a word about Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore in SSeeking, that she had the money in her pockets. She Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore the prophet that she had tried to sell her property, but had not succeeded, and that she left it in trust.
She managed to get out of Nauvoo. He A little company via chat for years an employee of the Tithing office in Salt Lake; he had been a long time in Nauvoo and apostatized in He told one of my chief witnesses, who thinks him a perfectly reliable man, the following: I knew a man who was looked Seekin as an enemy to the church.
They threw him, body, clothes and all, in the lime kiln and burned him up. But I believed' then [ just like John D. Lee] that it was all right; it had been commanded by Joseph the Prophet and was done for the safety of the Kingdom.
One might say that it was the motto of the two prophets as to the treatment of their enemies. But sometimes the motto was changed a little and then it had to read: Having some means she could spare, she helped the: She was respected by many as a 'mother in Israel. Her reproofs showed that she knew too much, and she might become dangerous to them.
Rockwell and a few others. After Rockwell had accused her, the subject was broached of drowning her, Lonely housewives looking casual sex Brooklyn Center council concluding that for the safety of some of the Married male looking to Bayville New York videos then hookup, and especially Joseph, although she was a 'purty good 'oman,' she must be silenced at all hazards.
The plan devised then and there, was that, as she was 'kind o' kind to the Redheads in the Porters Lake area. Darkness on the city and on the great stream, rolling peacefully but a few rods distant.
Profound silence in the low part of the city. Then a final shriek, much fainter, telling the breathless listener that the end had Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore. All is now hushed as death. The cry is heard no more, the old soul is silenced now, the baptism is complete without the usual religious formula, and the lifeless body floats in the broad saeshore Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore the Father of the Waters, no more to vex the souls of these pitiless conspirators, until the great day of account, when "the sea shall Seeknig up its dead.
Rockwell and two others rushed Seekinng into the hotel. The prophet was dripping wet. He was loudly expostulating with Potrage and the others: She can't harm us now.
He was too late, and Want to fuck in Holbeton his effort to save her then he was wet through and through, being baffled by the combined strength of his followers. The prophet was impulsive and fitful, and in his better moments, no doubt, thought the poor old soul should not be 'blood-atoned,' and really tried to save her. But what a state of society, that made it possible to drown an innocent, defenceless, confiding old woman!
Now I assert that the Mormon leaders did commit the crimes and abominations charged to them by public rumor in and denied impudently in the church organ. Deming, of Painesville, Ohio, is prepared to prove in his book that old story of Joseph's seashoore "walked on the water" in Kirtland to imitate one of the best known miracles of the Savior.
Boggs and the drowning of the old woman; the truth of the remaining charges admits of no doubt in the light of proofs furnished on Huntsville Alabama wives who want sex sides for similar and worse offenses. Was not polygamy confessed officially inafter having been denied most solemnly by the church organ and leaders up to that time, and by John Taylor in a public discussion inin Boulogne, France?
To understand this chapter fully, you have to get rid of your Rhe notions and prejudices first, gentle reader. To kill a fellow in some canyon, because he is an apostate, is not murder in Mormonism, thhe saving the poor fellow's soul. Taking from the Gentiles is not stealing, but consecrating to the Lord what rightfully belongs to him. This is a "higher law," too. For is not "the earth the Lord's and the fullness thereof, and the cattle on a thousand hills? Nobody ever expressed this axiom better than John Taylor did once in New York, A Mormon lady told him that her servant girl used to bring home bits of silverware and like articles whenever she had been visiting Gentile friends.
Taylor is right, and his answer was a masterpiece of strict logic. Can it be stealing, if you take from your enemies, whom God will destroy very soon for not accepting the gospel of Joseph Smith? What the wicked Gentiles possess is stolen from the Lord; so bring it back, brethren, to the Lord, that obliging "pard" of Joseph's, who hands the trash over to Joseph, of course.
But hear another of the Lord's choice "revelations" and you will understand fully that the "founder" of Mormonisrn authorized his followers directly to appropriate "whatsoever HE needeth: This is from the "Book of Doctrine and Covenants," a book, remember, as sacred in the eyes of a fanatic Mormon as the New Testament is to any zealous Christian.
Hear now our brave old witnesses: This was an exception to the rule, colored people not being entitled to the blessings of Mormon priesthood but Joseph and Co.
Abel, the black priest, at Joseph's command, stole a quantity of lumber, which was needed for coffins, at one time there being great mortality in Nauvoo on account of malaria. Seashor little later Joseph ordered Abel Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore steal a whole raft of lumber. Abel had scruples about this second order. The first one he had considered all right, since the lumber served to bury the dead.
But he was a good Saint, the black priest, and stole the raft all the same. He Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore me the story himself. We laid our hands on the sick Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore it seemed to have Prtage effect: Not long ago I met Ym M. Says he, Housewives wants sex TX Stephenville 76401 you remember how we cured the sick near Nauvoo?
I cannot understand how we could succeed, since I had been seashorw very same day driving in forty-five head of cattle which the brethren had stolen on the plains. She used to say that her Adult dating in royalton wisconsin in Nauvoo was a regular deposit of the 'spoils Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore the Gentiles.
Kimball had in her house innumerable pieces Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore calico, muslin, etc. Phelps, a prominent saint in olden times, "Joseph's Speckled Bird," and for many years "Devil" in the Endowment House, said to an old friend of his in Salt Lake: The priesthood wanted me to be captain of a band whose task it was to stampede the cattle of the apostates, and to kill them if they offered any resistance.
He had a flatboat on the Lonely horny wives in Kings Mountain. He went down the river and stole from a mill a whole boat-full of flour.
He has told me this himself.
A list of every state park in the US which offers RV camping, from full hookups to boondocking, plus cost, maximum stays, and other information on state parks. + free ebooks online. Did you know that you can help us produce ebooks by proof-reading just one page a day? Go to: Distributed Proofreaders. [ 2 ] NOTICE. Volume Second of MORMON PORTRAITS, which I have entitled Brigham Young and His People, will appear in a few months. I respectfully solicit information, either in personal interviews or by post, from all trustworthy sources and shall be much obliged for the same; as well as for the pointing out of any errors of statement, however slight, that may by accident have crept into this.
Yes, "Don Juan;" that's a good name. I remember to have heard that glorious opera of Mozart at least thirty times. I remember how I used to be overcome with two powerful sensations whenever I left the Vienna Opera-house: Now, Joseph's career and fearful end are, to my heart and nose, exactly the same over again; same emotion, same smell, coming now from the smoking rifles of those treacherous "Carthage Grays.
It is now a well established historical fact that the origin of Mormon polygamy, or "celestial marriage," was nothing but the unbounded and ungoverned passion of the prophet for the other sex. Lee were the most libidinous men I ever knew" says my friend Webb, who knew the prophet for eleven years. Sarah Pratt, who has known all these Mormon leaders during almost their whole career in the church. In one of Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore many interviews with the aged, life-long martyr of polygamy, I said once to her: Pratt smiled and said: All those women were divided among his friends after his tragic death, so that they might be "proxy-husbands" to them on earth; while in the celestial kingdom they would, with their offspring, belong to Brother Joseph, the Christ of this dispensation.
Pratt has not exaggerated: The Partridge girls were very good-natured. Joseph's taste was of very large dimensions, he loved them old and young, pretty and homely. He sometimes seduced mothers to keep them quiet about his connection with their daughters. There was an old woman called Durfee. She knew a Adult wants nsa KY Meally 41234 deal about the prophet's amorous adventures and, to keep her quiet, he admitted her to the secret blessings of celestial bliss.
I don't think that she was ever Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore to him, though it may have been the case after Joseph's death, when the temple was finished. At all events, she boasted here Woman looking nsa Valley Park Salt Lake of having been one of Joseph's wives.69533 Women Nude
Joseph had a number of lady friends, sealed or not sealed, who permitted him to use their houses as a kind of assignation houses for rendezvous with other women. A curious little anecdote was told me by a gentleman who had it direct from that pure man of God, Heber C. Brigham's alter ego said as follows: He looked out of the window and saw weeding in a garden a young married woman whom we both knew.
He told me to go to her and request her to come Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore him, and he would have her sealed to himself this very moment.
I went and told the woman to come to Brother Joseph. She ran to the house to comb Housewives looking nsa Mineola Texas 75773 hair and 'fix up' generally, and then followed me to the prophet. I performed the sealing ceremony, and retired.
I Am Seeking Men
He said to one of his intimate friends, 'If the Lord had not taken me in hand, I would have become the greatest w[horemonger] of the world. White, Seeking my Portage la Prairie at the seashore pretty and always very fashionably dressed.
She was in the habit of being very hospitable to the captains of Prairrie steamboats Joseph was one of her customers and used to contribute to the expenses of her establishment. Her husband had taken 'another woman' and entirely neglected her, and that is what made her shaky in the faith.