and when they were about to lay hands
on me, Elder O. Hyde stepped in and partaking of the Spirit of God, while
hearing what was going on, he said, "Brethren I acknowledge that
I have sinned before my God and you, and I beg of you to forgive me."
The Presidency rejoiced and
praised the Lord at this manifestation of repentance by brother Hyde,
who said if they found him worthy, he desired to accompany me on my mission
to England, or go on any other mission.
The Presidency then laid hands
on me, and set me apart to that mission
after which Elder Hyde
was set apart receiving similar blessings, and also Joseph
Fielding who was a priest <.
I can say that I have left
the Church called Latter Day Saints for conscience sake, fully believing
that God is not with them, and is not the mover of their schemes and
There are many in Far West
for whom I entertain the highest regard. Their kindness I have seen,
and their hospitality I have shared during my sickness, and the sickness
of my family. Let them think of me as they will, I can assure them, that
they will ever live in the memory of a grateful heart.
There are some few debts which
I owe there, which I would have settled before I came away, could I have
done it consistently. But I have left property enough to pay four times
the amount which I owed. But if they should not get it in that way I
will pay them if I live, and get any thing to do it with.
I do really hope that my
friends will hasten and get out of Caldwell County as soon as possible.
My calling is to warn men to flee from the wrath to come; I therefore
in the fear of the Lord, warn all the honest I heart to flee out of Caldwell
County as soon as possible <.
Mary Ann (1864 Spring City to 1938)
William Arthur (1866 Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah to 1873)
Hyrum Smith 1868 Spring City to 1943)
David Victor (1871 Spring City to 1951)
Aurelia Fiducia Hyde (1874 Spring City to 1875)