<March. 15> hundred thousand dollars worth of property, had their sympathies so far touched, (alias their good name) that they voted two thousand dollars for the relief of the “suffering Mormons,” and choosing two or three of her noblest sons, to carry their heavenly boon, these angels of salvation came in the plentitude of their mercy, and in the dignity of their office to . To do what? to feed their hungry, and clothe their naked with the $2,000? verily nay! but to go into and steal the Mormon’s hogs (which they were prohibited themselves from obtaining, under penalty of death) to distribute among the destitute, and to sell where they could obtain the money. These hogs, thus obtained, were shot down in their blood, and not otherwise bled; they were filthy to a degree— These, the Mormon’s own hogs, and a few goods, the sweepings of an old store in , were what these patriotic and noble minded men gave to the “poor Mormons,” and then circulated to the world how sympathetic, benevolent kind and merciful the Legislature of the State of was, in giving two thousand dollars to the “suffering Mormons.” Surely “the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”
Previous to this Sister Elizabeth Morgan died at London, without medical aid, after calling for the Elders &c which created much excitement, and a Coroner’s inquest was called by Mr. Baker, who brought in a verdict of “natural death”
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I officiated as Grand Chaplain at the Installation of the Nauvoo Lodge of Free Masons at the near the , of Columbus being present, a large number of people assembled on the occasion, the day was exceedingly fine, all things were done in order and universal satisfaction was manifested. In the evening I received the first degree in Free Masonry in the Nauvoo Lodge assembled in my general business
The Book of Abraham. 14. And the Lord appeared unto me in answer to my prayers and said unto me, unto thy seed will I give this land. And I, Abraham, arose from the place of the altar which I had built unto the Lord, and removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched my tent there; Bethel on the West, and Hai on the East; and there I built another altar unto the Lord and called again upon the name of the Lord.
15. And I, Abraham journeyed, going on still towards the South; and there was a continuation of a famine in the Land, and I, Abraham, concluded to go down into Egypt; to sojourn there, for the famine became very grievous. And it came to pass when I was come near to enter into Egypt, the Lord said unto me, behold, Sarai thy wife, is a very fair woman to look upon, therefore it shall come to pass when the Egyptians shall see her, they will say she is his Wife; and they will kill you, but they will save her alive; therefore, see that ye do on this wise, let her say unto the Egyptians, she is thy sister, and thy soul shall live. And it came to pass that I, Abraham, told Sarai, my wife, all that the Lord had said unto me; therefore say unto them, I pray thee, thou art my sister, that it may be well with me for thy sake, and my soul shall live because of thee.
16, And I, Abraham, had the Urim and Thummim, which the Lord my God had given unto me, in Ur of the Chaldees; and I saw the Stars also that they were very great, and that one of them was nearest unto the throne of God; and there were many great ones, [p. 1289]