since I my beloved brethren, ever since I have had an
acquaintance with the writing of God I have
 eternity with
said that ever since he had set
out to serve the Lord, not to regard the favor of man but the favor of
said that he was anxious that all should be saved &c.
also read two verses in the book of Revelations, also covenanted to give
all for Christ’s sake.
said that he felt through grace to do the will of the Lord notwithstanding
his extreme old age, also felt to covenant to give all to the Lord.
said that he had a long time since covenanted to do the will
of God in all things, and also said that it was his desire to be
Holy Spirit of promise.
said that he felt to declare to this conference that he had
all that was his to the Lord, and also was
desirous to do all for the glory of God.
said that he was thankful that he had been spared &
preserved to go to the land of Zion according to the
of the Lord, for he received it as from his mouth & also thanked the Lord that his feet had troden
upon the consecrated ground which was the inheritance of the Saints.
Testified that the
Mormon was true, Mourned because of the falling away since he took
his journey to the Land of Zion.
said that he
blessed the name of the Lord that he could bear testimony of the truth of
the book of Mormon, and also consecrated all to God before he was
was also determined to go on to the end of his life
said he gave all his ability to do the work of the Lord.
Ashley said that it was by the help of the Lord that he had been
preserved, yet his greatest fear was for those who were weak in the
said that he rejoiced while he heard those give their
testi mony who had been up to the land of Zion, said he had many times been
directed by the Spirit of God, also felt to do the will of the Lord in all
said that he had professed religion for a number of years,
also felt to bear testimony of the goodness of God, and to consecrate all
to the Lord.