your paper; the vehicle through which you have
the privilege of sending your testimony where you cannot go your selves.
Support it then by your influ ence, by exerting yourselves to obtain subscribers,
and by obtaining and send ing on means to for its support. And we on
our part, will endeavor to conduct it in righteousness, and it shall be
a standing trumpet through which, you may send your warning voice,
to all nations, kindreds, tongues and peo ple.
None need to expect the paper will be sent to them after
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who have not paid for the Journal either here or in .
Our brethren, and , have arrived in
this place with their families, and will locate in .— They have been absent from
their homes eleven months and eight days. They were upon the Island
of Great Britain nine months and two days; and have
been exceedingly blessed of the Lord, and brought many souls into the Kingdom.
They think of publishing an account of their labors in a pamph let,
together with the manners and cus toms of the people of that country; and,
also, such other information as will be of general service to the and
Ministers who may be sent there to preach the gospel. Should they conclude
not to do this, they will favor the public with an abridged account thereof
in the next number of this pa per.
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“Argument to argument where I find it; Ridicule
to ridicule, and scorn to scorn.”
We are not in the habit, of noticing the many libellous publications
which are abroad in the world, designed, to injure our character.
We generally let the authors and publishers of lies, take their
own course, relying at all times, on the righteousness of our cause,
and the integrity of our course, in the sight of God, our heavenly
fath er; and feel disposed at the present time to pursue this
as our general course. Indeed, we have felt to pity the poor priests
and their satellites, seeing they had no better weapons to work with, than
lies; a great majority of which, they made themselves, but some were catered
for them, by men of like pas sions with themselves.
We have always been assured of this, that if they had any
better weap ons to have used against us, they would have used
them, but as they have not, it would surely be wrong to deprive them of
the best resort they have. And we feel the more willing to do this,
inas much as we have no fear of their efforts doing any injury.
They have been employed at it, for eight years; making and publishing
all kinds of lies, till one would be ready to think, that the
very prince of devils himself, had by this time, got wearied, and would certainly
be ready, to sneak back to his smutty kennel, and there seek re pose.
But instead of this, at the ap pearance of every new liar, not only
the prince himself, but all the flunkies, that fly at his knell,
whether in the flesh or out of the flesh, take new cour age,
and put forth new efforts; and it would seem that they really believe, that
by the assistance of a few more liars, they will be able to dethrone
Jehovah, and upset his kingdom; and with satan at their head,
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