140 years ago today - Monday, Nov 27, 1882

[John Henry Smith]
R. R. Anderson is acting very queer. He has never prayed in the family or returned thanks for his food, but he does kneel down in secret prayer. He has an idea that when a man prays in public he is a hypocrit and is in danger of apostacy. He feels very unhappy because I desire him to take part in the family and said he wished me to get another book keeper as soon as I could as he is not in harmony with my wishes in regard to that duty of prayer. He is nervous and acts like a mad man. He is a monomaniac on the subject of the faults of his brethren.

[Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith]

No comments:

Post a Comment