Discourse, 7 April 1844, as Reported by William Clayton

Prest J. Smith called the attention 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 Follet [King Follett] 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 City  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]
JS, Discourse, Nauvoo, IL, 7 Apr. 1844; handwriting of William Clayton; eight pages; General Church Minutes, CHL.