From the historical records, we have information that Matthias intervened when Pierson’s fits resulted in advances towards Ann: we read, quote. ‘Matthias too would attempt to rouse him on such occasions, to a sense of propriety, by exclaiming, ‘Why, Elijah! What are you saying, what are you about?’ While other persons would remove his hand and hold him.’ With remarkable detail, Sojourner-Truth, in her attempt to draw us into the nightmare that she was now living, shares the following, quote. ‘When these fits came on in bed, Mr. Pierson would generally throw himself out of bed, and this led Matthias to observe that he had a devil which appeared to like the floor best, and therefore some bed-clothing was placed on the floor, on which he sometimes lay. These bed-clothes he would frequently draw to him as if embracing a person still making singular exclamations, or, in the strength of his fit, unintelligible noises and using improper gestures, which made his friends, interfere and endeavor to rouse him; especially would Matthias attempt this as before explained.’ (Ref: H75.) Unfortunately, Pierson’s original character has completely changed into a sexual deviant during his so-called fits! Understandably Ann believes that Pierson is a quote, ‘brute’ while suffering his fits.
According to all the available known historical records, the evidence is overwhelming. In doctrine and practice, any disciple showing signs of unclean spirits or demonic possession underwent a washing ceremony. The reality of fear associated with unclean spirits or filthy devils, as they would call them, is undeniable as expressed on several occasions by Matthias and Ann Folger. Following the Christian analogy of sheep, we find Matthias and Ann as Father and Mother, with their disciples as their so-called children! Sojourner-Truth recalls the washing between the members at Mount Zion as being one in which the women washed the females, with the men washing the males. Surprisingly the explanation by the ex-black slave is made in hindsight, many years after the events at Mount Zion. (Ref: 26)
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