History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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, who came to his house and loaned the Chapel  Committee, one thousand dollars, for the building of the house of the in this place. O may God bless him an hundred  fold, even of this worlds goods, for this act of virtuous liberality.  He then as if soliloquizing, writes in his journal. My heart  is full of desire this day, to be blessed of the God of Abraham, with  prosperity, until I shall be able to pay all my debts, for it is  the delight of my soul to be honest, O Lord, that thou knowest  right well! help me, and I will give to the poor.

23 September 1835 • Wednesday

September 23d This day three of his brethren, (viz.) & called on him to bid him farewell, having set out on a  journey to , the place designated by the Lord, for the gath ering of the Saints in these last days, A number of brethren  came in to pray with them. Brother took the lead  and truly prayed in the spirit, and to use the expression of the  subject of our narrative, a glorious time succeeded his prayer;  joy filled our hearts and we blessed them & bid them God speed.  We promised them a safe journey and bid them adiue for a season.  O may God grant them long life and good days. These blessings  I ask for them, in the name of Christ, Amen.

24 September 1835 • Thursday

September 24th. This day the High Council of the Church met at  his house to take into consideration the afflictions of Zion, and  to devize means for her redemption. It was the voice of the Spirit  of the Lord, that a petition be sent to the of the state of  , praying for his assistance in his official capacity, in  restoring those to their possessions in , who had  previously been driven from them by a lawless mob.
The brethren had a good time, and covenanted to struggle for  this, their favorite object, until death dissolve this union; and  if one falls, the rest are not to abandon the pursuit, but struggle  on, until the ultimate object is attained, which, they prayed  that God would grant unto them, in the name of Jesus Christ.
September 24th <25th> He drew an article for his brethren to sign  who were willing to go next Spring and assist in the redemp tion of Zion. He felt to ask God in the name of Jesus, that  eight hundred or one thousand men, well armed would vol unteer to accomplish that great work.

25 September 1835 • Friday

September 25th This day he remained at home, and  nothing of note transpired during the day. [p. 106]
, who came to his house and loaned the Chapel Committee, one thousand dollars, for the building of the house of the in this place. O may God bless him an hundred fold, even of this worlds goods, for this act of virtuous liberality. He then as if soliloquizing, writes in his journal. My heart is full of desire this day, to be blessed of the God of Abraham, with prosperity, until I shall be able to pay all my debts, for it is the delight of my soul to be honest, O Lord, that thou knowest right well! help me, and I will give to the poor.

23 September 1835 • Wednesday

September 23d This day three of his brethren, (viz.) & called on him to bid him farewell, having set out on a journey to , the place designated by the Lord, for the gathering of the Saints in these last days, A number of brethren came in to pray with them. Brother took the lead and truly prayed in the spirit, and to use the expression of the subject of our narrative, a glorious time succeeded his prayer; joy filled our hearts and we blessed them & bid them God speed. We promised them a safe journey and bid them adiue for a season. O may God grant them long life and good days. These blessings I ask for them, in the name of Christ, Amen.

24 September 1835 • Thursday

September 24th. This day the High Council of the Church met at his house to take into consideration the afflictions of Zion, and to devize means for her redemption. It was the voice of the Spirit of the Lord, that a petition be sent to the of the state of , praying for his assistance in his official capacity, in restoring those to their possessions in , who had previously been driven from them by a lawless mob.
The brethren had a good time, and covenanted to struggle for this, their favorite object, until death dissolve this union; and if one falls, the rest are not to abandon the pursuit, but struggle on, until the ultimate object is attained, which, they prayed that God would grant unto them, in the name of Jesus Christ.
September 25th He drew an article for his brethren to sign who were willing to go next Spring and assist in the redemption of Zion. He felt to ask God in the name of Jesus, that eight hundred or one thousand men, well armed would volunteer to accomplish that great work.

25 September 1835 • Friday

September 25th This day he remained at home, and nothing of note transpired during the day. [p. 106]
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