History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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23 March 1833 • Saturday
March 23th. A was called for the pur pose of appointing a committee to purchase land in  the , upon which the Saints might build  a . Brothers, and were appointed to ascertain the terms of sale  of certain farms; and that Bro to ascertain  ascertain the price of ’s ; and  the brethren agreed to continue in prayer and  fasting for the ultimate success of their mission.
After an absence of about three hours,  Brothers and returned and reported that  ’s farm could be obtained for four thou sand dollars; and ’s for twenty-one hun dred; and Bro reported that would  sell his farm for five thousand dollars. The council  decided to purchase the farms, and appointed and to superintend the purchase,  and they were under the hands of , and set apart as General Agents, of the  .— to make the purchases.— for that purpose.
26 March 1833 • Tuesday
On the 26th. of march, a council of  , 21 in number, convened for the gener al welfare of the church, in what was then called  Zion, in . On account of a rev elation, my letter, and an Epistle from the Church  in , a had been called,  and a sincere and humble <re>pentance manifested  insomuch that on the 26th. of February, one month  previous, a general Epistle had been written in  , which was satisfactory to the  and church at .
At the sitting of the council of the 26th  of March, according to the plan taught at the  Solemn Assembly, which was, that the seven high  priests who were sent from to build up  Zion, viz, , , ,  , , and his two council lors, should stand at the head of affairs, relating  to the church, in that section of the Lords vineyard; [p. 282]
23 March 1833 • Saturday
March 23th. A was called for the purpose of appointing a committee to purchase land in , upon which the Saints might build a . Brothers, and were appointed to ascertain the terms of sale of certain farms; and that Bro to ascertain the price of ’s ; and the brethren agreed to continue in prayer and fasting for the ultimate success of their mission.
After an absence of about three hours, Brothers and returned and reported that ’s farm could be obtained for four thousand dollars; and ’s for twenty-one hundred; and Bro reported that would sell his farm for five thousand dollars. The council decided to purchase the farms, and appointed and to superintend the purchase, and they were under the hands of , and set apart as General Agents, of the .— .— for that purpose.
26 March 1833 • Tuesday
On the 26th. of march, a council of , 21 in number, convened for the general welfare of the church, in what was then called Zion, in . On account of a revelation, my letter, and an Epistle from the Church in , a had been called, and a sincere and humble repentance manifested insomuch that on the 26th. of February, one month previous, a general Epistle had been written in , which was satisfactory to the and church at .
At the sitting of the council of the 26th of March, according to the plan taught at the Solemn Assembly, which was, that the seven high priests who were sent from to build up Zion, viz, , , , , , and his two councillors, should stand at the head of affairs, relating to the church, in that section of the Lords vineyard; [p. 282]
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