Discourse, 7 April 1844, as Reported by Thomas Bullock

The Prophet while I address you on the subject which <in the fore pt. of the Con[ference]> was contempd.— as the wind  blows very hard it will be hardly possible for me to make you all hear it is of the  greatest importance & the mo[st] solemn of any that cod. occupy our attentn.  & that is the subj of the dead or the dece[ase] of our bror. Follit [King Follett] who was crushed  to death in a well— & insomuch as there <are> a great many in this congre[gation]  who live in this city & who have lost friend I shall speak in genl. & offe[r] you  my ideas so far as I have ability & so far as I shall be insprd. by the H S. [Holy Spirit]  to dwell on this subjt. I want your prayer, faith the inspr. of Alm God  to say things that are true & shall carry the testimony to your hearts  & pray that he may streng[then] my lungs— stay the winds— & let the pray[er]  of the Saints to heaven appear— for the prayers of the righteous avail much  & I verily believe that your prayers shall be heard before I enter in the  investign. fully of the subjt. that is lying before us I wish to make a few  preliminaries in order that you may understand when I come to it [p. 14]
JS, Discourse, Nauvoo, IL, 7 Apr. 1844; handwriting of Thomas Bullock; nine pages; General Church Minutes, CHL.