Wrappers

“1846,” Ronald D. Dennis, ed., Prophet of the Jubilee (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997), 165–190.

Wrappers

To the Su​bscribers

DEAR FELLOW-COUNTRYMEN,—Your attention has not previously been drawn to a Publication with such new contents as this. It is not thereby certain to be truly worthy, any more than unworthy of your acceptance. Our motto is, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” He who greets you with such words cannot harm you. We know that our religion is from God, and know from irrefutable proofs, and those proofs are none other than the proofs of the apostolic faith of your Bible and ours. What advantage, you say, have we had to pay for deceiving our fellow-countrymen? Consider seriously, what can be exciting us? We must believe our own doctrine. Let our sufferings bear witness to that. We had no way of keeping our characters above all invention, libel, and lies, except, like you, through the medium of the printing press. You know how we have been accused of every evil, trickery, yes, and of every foolishness. We sent, in the mildest manner, to the monthlies which accused us, letters asserting our innocence. But, were they allowed to appear? No! Were we accused in the Times, Star of Gomer, Educator, Baptist, etc.? Yes, yes. Was space provided for us to clear ourselves? No, no! rather every poor excuse was sought. What shall we do? Do we claim more than every other sect claims? Does not each one of them claim to be right? Is that not a condemnation of the peculiarity of every other sect? We do not damn anyone; and if we did, we could scrape plenty of examples out of books already in the language, of how to phrase our condemnations. Is everyone allowed to put out his magazine but us? Is the press locked against us? Is that the freedom of Wales in the nineteenth century? Have the monthlies been locked? We shall open our own monthly, then. Has the press been polluted by libeling us? We shall cleanse it by defending ourselves, then. And in the name of all reason and history, what danger can happen to anybody? If our message is untrue, the message of all the Christians of our country is untrue, for Christianity is our burden, and our privilege, and our reward.

To the Saints

DEAR BRETHREN,—We know you will do your best to circulate our Publication. You will find in it from time to time an account of the establishment of your stewardship, the troubles and successes of your brethren, in every corner of the earth. You will also find articles supportive of your beliefs, your discipleship, and your whole system. Everyone who reads without prejudice will benefit from it in seeing what we are-that we are not some unprincipled liars, and who we are-that we are not some dozen or two here and there in Wales. They can all see, that the religion, which is slandered by those who do not know it, is not one of the common sects of the earth-that the one which has gained, in a dozen years, over half a million followers, is not something to be laughed at. Urge your PROPHET upon them, brethren, so that they may not wait any longer in the darkness for us.

To Our L​ibelers

PRECIOUS SOULS,—The PROPHET does not intend to settle the account with you. Another has taken that solemn task upon Himself! You will receive from us only bare testimonies to the world on behalf of our characters, and fervent prayers to heaven on your behalf. Forgiveness and brotherly love once conquered the world in the apostolic age. Forgiveness and brotherly love are fast conquering it in your age too. This will conquer you also. It will turn your hatred into love, and your slander into prayers. Draw near, brethren, and look at us. Make sure you know us before you turn away. You are slandering what you do not know. We are not perfect. It is our plan that possesses that quality. Attack it, and we shall assist you as soon as you prove it to be trickery, or our knowledge of it unworthy.

Conditions

I. THE PROPHET contains Essays on the Teachings and Doctrine of the Saints, an Account of their troubles in every part of the world, as well as every other story which relates to their message, or hopes.

II. It will appear monthly, and towards the end of the month, so that it may contain everything essential which pertains to the month named on that number.

III. The Price will be Three Pence to the Pre-payers, and Threepence Halfpenny to the Post-payers.

IV. An Introduction and an Index will be provided annually, so that it can be bound as a compact book for continual use.

To the Re​aders

The Annual Conference.—Was held this year in the Hall of Science, Manchester. We were unable to find space for a report on it in this Number, but it will be found in the next.

A review of the Sermon of Mr. Davies from Dowlais, on The Miracles, in [ . . . ].

Conditions

I. THE PROPHET contains Essays on the Teachings and Doctrine of the Saints, an Account of their troubles in every part of the world, as well as every other story which relates to their message, or hopes.

II. It will appear monthly, and towards the end of the month, so that it may contain everything essential which pertains to the month named on that number.

III. The Price will be Three Pence to the Pre-payers, and Threepence Halfpenny to the Post-payers.

IV. An Introduction and an Index will be provided annually, so that it can be bound as a compact book for continual use.

To Our Subscribers

We promised an account about California, but since other things are pressing, we have had to delay that again for a month or two.

A review of a sermon from Dowlais will appear in the next without fail, and the proud mocker will be seen unveiled. All in all each of our mockers will come to understand, little by little, that it is better to leave us alone. While a free press exists, lies will be revealed.

Let our enemies look over the accounts of our success in this number. They will read reports on our conferences, and they will compare them with reports on the conferences of the Baptists and the Congregationalists; yes, each with that of the apostles, and afterwards they will testify on whom is the image of the Lamb and his followers, and on whom is the image of the beast with the turbulent horns. Let the country judge everyone, yes a Mormon, by his fruits! Or, do what he will, a Mormon can appeal to a Judge who will do that later on.

REUBEN HEDLOCK, AMERICAN EMIGRATION, COMMISSION, FORWARDING, AND GENERAL SHIPPING AGENT, STANLEY BUILDINGS, BATH-STREET, PRINCE’S DOCK, LIVERPOOL.

THE man named here is an official of the Emigration Society which is recommended by us from time to time in the PROPHET.

Goods of all sorts are transported by him, to everywhere in the United States, Canada, South America, the East and West Indies, China, Bombay, Calcutta, Australia, New Zealand, &c., &c.

Emigrants are transported in the biggest and safest ships to New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, New Orleans, Mobile, Quebec, Montreal, &c., on the lowest terms; and every provision is made for the comfort and convenience of emigrants, as much as can be in the main, highest priced ships on the route.

A one pound deposit is requested for each emigrant of age, towards the emigration, in order to secure them a place on the ship.

All letters, after paying the toll, should be addressed to Reuben Hedlock, Licensed Emigration Agent, Stanley Buildings, Bath Street, Prince’s Dock, Liverpool, and a straightforward answer will be received immediately.

We know through bitter experience, that there are men in our ports, fair of face and gentle of tongue, inveigling strangers into emigrating in dangerous ships, as well as sucking twice as much money as necessary out of their pockets. There are, at this moment, hundreds of innocent Welshmen, feeding the fish of the Atlantic, because of negligence at the beginning of their voyage. Mr. Hedlock is not one of these. His terms will be found to be lower, his food, convenience and safety to be equal to the best ships out of Liverpool.

Merthyr Tydfil

THE WELSH are invited to the CYMREIGYDDION HALL (White Lion), in this town, to hear the APOSTOLIC FAITH, as it has been restored through Angelic Ministry.-Lectures will be delivered every Sunday at 11 o’clock, and at 6 in the evening, to prove the following Doctrinal Subjects scriptural and reasonable:-Faith in the Son of God as a sufficient Savior—Repentance—Baptism for remission of sins-Laying on of hands to receive the Holy Ghost—Restoration of the Spiritual Gifts—Restoration of the Jews to Palestine—The first Resurrection—Christ’s personal reign on the Earth for a Thousand Years-The General Judgment—The new Heaven and earth, and the eternal fate of the Universe and its Inhabitants!!!

 N.B. Everyone is welcome to come in without charge.

To Our Readers

WE WISH to draw the attention of our readers to an error which we made on page 78 of this number. In the third line of the piece entitled “The Editor of the True Baptist,” it is said that a copy of a letter mentioned there, is to be found in the July PROPHET, which is incorrect, since it is in the above piece that the said letter should appear; but since that escaped our notice, we now give a copy of it here:—

“Defense of the Saints”

“MR. EDITOR,—Recently the March issue of the “Baptist” came into our hands, and we saw, to our great surprise and dismay, our names signed under some letter, which the Rev. W. R. Davies, Dowlais, says we wrote to him, calling upon him to debate with our “praise-worthy apostle, Capt. D. Jones,” &c. But we testify in sobriety and truth, in the presence of God and men, that we never wrote, or caused to be written, the aforementioned letter, or any other piece of writing to this man; and if someone else wrote this letter to him, we are completely unaware of it. All we know of anything like it is, that we heard that the Rev W. R. Davies was showing some letter rather similar to the above one to his neighbors in scorn, with Capt. D. Jones’s name attached to it, about three months ago, and he threatened to publish it, &c., which caused Mr. Jones to announce publicly at the time, if the said letter appeared, that the public should not believe it, and that every word of it was a forgery. Notice of this was also sent to Mr. Davies, and it was expected that the matter had gone to the land of oblivion until we saw the aforementioned letter in the “Baptist,” with our names on it. It is easy for every man who knows anything about us to see that that letter is a fake. We do not, and neither does Capt. D. Jones claim to be an “apostle,” and no one in Britain; as far as we know, claims, or is given the title of apostle in our midst.

“We expect you will give space to this defense in one of your next issues. It is fair for everyone to have the truth, whatever his opinion may be. We should like to make use of your columns to comment on Mr. Davies’s reply to the said letter, and we hope that neither you, nor the Editor of any other religious publication in Wales, would publish such things about any of your fellow-countrymen, unless you were willing to publish the defense too. At the very least, we are doing no more than our duty by giving you this information, so that you can, if you wish, take back the libels, so that we are not obliged finally to employ other means to obtain the justice and the freedom accorded to our characters by the laws of our land. Yours respectfully,

“ABEL EVANS,

“WILLIAM HENSHAW.”

Conditions

I. THE PROPHET contains Essays on the Teachings and Doctrine of the Saints, an Account of their troubles in every part of the world, as well as every other story which relates to their message, or hopes.

II. It will appear monthly, and towards the end of the month, so that it may contain everything essential which pertains to the month named on that number.

III. The Price will be Three Pence to the Pre-payers, and Threepence Halfpenny to the Post-payers.

IV. An Introduction and an Index will be provided annually, so that it can be bound as a compact book for continual use.

Thomas Ward

AMERICAN EMIGRATION, COMMISSION, FORWARDING, AND GENERAL SHIPPING AGENT, STANLEY BUILDINGS, BATH-STREET, PRINCE’S DOCK, LIVERPOOL.

THE man named here is an official of the Emigration Society which is recommended by us from time to time in the PROPHET.

Goods of all sorts are transported by him, to everywhere in the United States, Canada, South America, the East and West Indies, China, Bombay, Calcutta, Australia, New Zealand, &c., &c.

Emigrants are transported in the biggest and safest ships to New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, New Orleans, Mobile, Quebec, Montreal, &c., on the lowest terms; and every provision is made for the comfort and convenience of emigrants, as much as can be in the main, highest priced ships on the route.

A one pound deposit is requested for each emigrant of age, towards the emigration, in order to secure them a place on the ship.

All letters, after paying the toll, should be addressed to Thomas Ward, Licensed Emigration Agent, Stanley Buildings, Bath Street, Prince’s Dock, Liverpool, and a straightforward answer will be received immediately.

We know through bitter experience, that there are men in our ports, fair of face and gentle of tongue, inveigling strangers into emigrating in dangerous ships, as well as sucking twice as much money as necessary out of their pockets. There are, at this moment, hundreds of innocent Welshmen, feeding the fish of the Atlantic, because of negligence at the beginning of their voyage. Mr. Ward is not one of these. His terms will be found to be lower, his food, convenience and safety to be equal to the best ships out of Liverpool.

Merthyr Tydfil

THE WELSH are invited to the CYMREIGYDDION HALL (White Lion), in this town, to hear the APOSTOLIC FAITH, as it has been restored through Angelic Ministry.—Lectures will be delivered every Sunday at 11 o’clock, and at 6 in the evening, to prove the following Doctrinal Subjects scriptural and reasonable:—Faith in the Son of God as a sufficient Savior—Repentance—Baptism for remission of sins—Laying on of hands to receive the Holy Ghost—Restoration of the Spiritual Gifts—Restoration of the Jews to Palestine—The first Resurrection—Christ’s personal reign on the Earth for a Thousand Years—The General Judgment—The new Heaven and earth, and the eternal fate of the Universe and its Inhabitants!!!

N.B. Everyone is welcome to come in without charge.

To Our Readers

THE TRUTH requires that we inform our readers, that the previous number slipped from the press without our seeing it, because we were traveling through the North and England, for almost a quarter of a year; and we take the first opportunity to announce that the Editor of the Baptist gave space to W. Henshaw and A. Evans’s letter of defense; and the mistake regarding the matter in the PROPHET (see page 78), occurred because the Printer lost the beginning of the copy. Yes, the Baptist did worse than refuse to publish it; for he insisted that those who cannot come to Cardiff to see for themselves, believe him, that the similarity of the two pieces of writing was sufficient to prove that the same persons wrote the two letters in question. We went to the office soon after that, we showed him the great wrong we had suffered, but we did not see those two writings either. Since Mr. Davies claims that it was some man who brought that letter to his house, and the Editor of the Baptist was an eyewitness to that, why do they not say who gave him that letter? They admit that the key to the mystery of that fictitious letter is in their hand; and if they do not bring it out into the open, who will not attribute the false letter to them? But more of this later. We continue to defend ouselves, while these two partners continue to accuse us falsely. Once again we say-It was not our brothers who wrote this challenge to Mr. Davies to come out to debate; its creators are obviously enemies of ours. Was it not Mr. Davies, and his brother from Cardiff, who lends his name to be a witness for him, who composed the false challenge in order to disgrace us? The Baptist’s action in claiming that it was the same hand that wrote the challenge as wrote the defense to be put in his monthly, and his action in failing to show the two pieces of writing before our eyes, and his action also in standing so conveniently as a witness for his brother, although there are twenty miles between the homes of the two, and every other plan and scheme of theirs, lead us to suspect them strongly, despite ourselves. This is a serious accusation against Mr. D.; but let it be remembered that it would then be against the man who has employed all his inventiveness, for years, to falsely accuse us, and who has traveled a great deal throughout the country to disgrace us-against the polite man who has dubbed us with two or three dozen nicknames through the press and the pulpit. And we do not accuse anyone of eating dirt except the one who usually has dirt on his plate. That is all. If Mr. D. writhes (and who would not writhe from such a suspicion?); let him name the bearer of that evil old letter, then, and then he will be free, and not before. It is a pity that we, who have so many important tasks relating to the salvation of the age on our hands, should have to waste time with these things; but any other behavior on our part would be to suffer like a murderer or a thief.

Thomas Ward

AMERICAN EMIGRATION, COMMISSION, FORWARDING, AND GENERAL SHIPPING AGENT, STANLEY BUILDINGS, BATH-STREET, PRINCE’S DOCK, LIVERPOOL.

THE man named here is an official of the Emigration Society which is recommended by us from time to time in the PROPHET.

Goods of all sorts are transported by him, to everywhere in the United States, Canada, South America, the East and West Indies, China, Bombay, Calcutta, Australia, New Zealand, &c., &c.

Emigrants are transported in the biggest and safest ships to New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, New Orleans, Mobile, Quebec, Montreal, &c., on the lowest terms; and every provision is made for the comfort and convenience of emigrants, as much as can be in the main, highest priced ships on the route.

A one pound deposit is requested for each emigrant of age, towards the emigration, in order to secure them a place on the ship.

All letters, after paying the toll, should be addressed to Thomas Ward, Licensed Emigration Agent, Stanley Buildings, Bath Street, Prince’s Dock, Liverpool, and a straightforward answer will be received immediately.

We know through bitter experience, that there are men in our ports, fair of face and gentle of tongue, inveigling strangers into emigrating in dangerous ships, as well as sucking twice as much money as necessary out of their pockets. There are, at this moment, hundreds of innocent Welshmen, feeding the fish of the Atlantic, because of negligence at the beginning of their voyage. Mr. Ward is not one of these. His terms will be found to be lower, his food, convenience and safety to be equal to the best ships out of Liverpool.

Merthyr Tydfil

THE WELSH are invited to the CYMREIGYDDION HALL (White Lion), in this town, to hear the APOSTOLIC FAITH, as it has been restored through Angelic Ministry.—Lectures will be delivered every Sunday at 11 o’clock, and at 6 in the evening, to prove the following Doctrinal Subjects scriptural and reasonable:—Faith in the Son of God as a sufficient Savior—Repentance—Baptism for remission of sins—Laying on of hands to receive the Holy Ghost—Restoration of the Spiritual Gifts—Restoration of the Jews to Palestine—The first Resurrection—Christ’s personal reign on the Earth for a Thousand Years—The General Judgment—The new Heaven and earth, and the eternal fate of the Universe and its Inhabitants!!!

N.B. Everyone is welcome to come in without charge.

Address

DEAR READER,-

Before we appear again, it will be time for you to decide about receiving us next year. You know us well by now, and are consequently well fitted to judge us. You receive from us an explanation of the nature of our principles, so that you need not listen to our enemies’ misrepresentation of them. You are able to read the truth in our pages about the stories which are spread about the country about our behavior. You are, by receiving it, doing a little toward spreading the truth about us throughout the country. You do, perhaps, consider that a duty, a pleasure, and a privilege. We are very grateful for your attention to us, and confidently hope that that you will go forward with us for the coming year.

We know of you, dear brothers and sisters, that you will not go back on your usual practice. And we shall do our best to teach you and instruct you in our principles and practices, according to the New Testament.

Published recently, price Four Pence,

HYMNS, composed and collected most particularly, for the use of the Latter-day Saints. Merthyr Tydfil: published and for sale by Capt. D. Jones.

Merthyr Tydfil

THE WELSH are invited to the CYMREIGYDDION HALL (White Lion), in this town, to hear the APOSTOLIC FAITH, as it has been restored through Angelic Ministry.—Lectures will be delivered every Sunday at 11 o’clock, and at 6 in the evening, to prove the following Doctrinal Subjects scriptural and reasonable:—Faith in the Son of God as a sufficient Savior—Repentance—Baptism for remission of sins—Laying on of hands to receive the Holy Ghost—Restoration of the Spiritual Gifts—Restoration of the Jews to Palestine—The first Resurrection—Christ’s personal reign on the Earth for a Thousand Years—The General Judgment—The new Heaven and earth, and the eternal fate of the Universe and its Inhabitants!!!

N.B. Everyone is welcome to come in without charge.

Conditions

I. THE PROPHET contains Essays on the Teachings and Doctrine of the Saints, an Account of their troubles in every part of the world, as well as every other story which relates to their message, or hopes.

II. It will appear monthly, and towards the end of the month, so that it may contain everything essential which pertains to the month named on that number.

III. The Price will be Three Pence to the Pre-payers, and Threepence Halfpenny to the Post-payers.

IV. An Introduction and an Index will be provided annually, so that it can be bound as a compact book for continual use.

Change in Size of the Prophet

THE Prophet will appear next year as sixteen pages, of the same folding as before; its price will be twopence per issue.

THE causes of this change are, so that we shall able to publish several essays on doctrinal subjects, which are too long for the Prophet, without dividing them; yet if they were divided, they would not be as useful to those who are not regular subscribers to the Prophet. By lowering its price it will be possible for many more to receive it than at its present price. Apart from the fact that the amazing success of the Saints in Wales, and other countries, requires and deserves more of our attention than can be devoted to it in the Prophet, in its present form, there is also a demand for more advice, disciplinary rules, and matters relating to the proper order and structure of the Saints throughout the principality in its holiest faith, and their perfecting in unity and brotherly love. And we trust that the change will bring about, not only its spread, but its usefulness to the Saints.

The Prophet contains—I. Brief and comprehensive comments on those subjects of ours which are most opposed by our fellow-countrymen.

II. Church stories, such as, conferences, baptisms, persecutions, as well as the great works of God among the Saints in Wales.

III. Stories of the American Saints in the wilderness, their journey and their progress in California, as well as the nature of that beautiful land. Also, the most interesting things that happen in the church in Europe, the islands of the sea, and throughout the world.

IV. Signs of the times from time to time-the effects of the great strong sword of the God of war, which is shaken now over the whole earth.

V. Replies to the questions of the officials and the Saints, in order to explain our doctrine, our discipinary rules, &c., and bring them all into the unity of the faith.

VI. Defenses in the face of false accusations against the Saints, and misrepresentations of their doctrine.

Published recently, price Four Pence,

HYMNS, composed and collected most particularly, for the use of the Latter-day Saints. Merthyr Tydfil: published and for sale by Capt. D. Jones.

Merthyr Tydfil

THE WELSH are invited to the CYMREIGYDDION HALL (White Lion), in this town, to hear the APOSTOLIC FAITH, as it has been restored through Angelic Ministry.—Lectures will be delivered every Sunday at 11 o’clock, and at 6 in the evening, to prove the following Doctrinal Subjects scriptural and reasonable:—Faith in the Son of God as a sufficient Savior—Repentance—Baptism for remission of sins—Laying on of hands to receive the Holy Ghost—Restoration of the Spiritual Gifts-Restoration of the Jews to Palestine—The first Resurrection—Christ’s personal reign on the Earth for a Thousand Years-The General Judgment—The new Heaven and earth, and the eternal fate of the Universe and its Inhabitants!!!

This doctrine will be preached in the HALL OF THE DOWLAIS INN, DOWLAIS, every Sabbath at the above time.

N.B. Everyone is welcome to come in without charge.