It doesn’t take Matthias long to find a willing set of participants in the next chapter of his saga. Enter Mr. Benjamin Folger, one of the most respected successful businessmen on Pearl Street, New York. Unfortunately for this young man now ensnared in Matthias’ world his reputation and life will soon be mired in controversy. He has witnessed his beautiful innocent wife, Ann, enduring moral and spiritual challenges. In a nutshell, Benjamin has paid the price suffering the consequences of association with the notorious American Prophet Matthias: now it’s time to tell his story.
As a man, Benjamin wanted to live a Christian life with his beautiful young wife, Ann, and their children. Now, after his encounter with the notorious Prophet Matthias, he wants and needs to repent of his actions. After consideration or possibly in his desperation, Benjamin is prepared to speak his version of the truth. As a defeated, remorseful man, Benjamin wants his former friends in the higher echelons of New York Society to forgive his fall from moral and spiritual respectability. Surprisingly he wants Prophet Matthias arrested, however, as in all things there is more than one side to any story, so let’s investigate, shall we.
We present information from public domain documents that are almost two hundred years old. This vitally important information is presented in Bold Text. All the blog statements are from the book entitled Sojourner-Truth Matthias & Smith Clash of the Prophets.