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

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he has built up a church of eight members, in  , Ohio; and prospects of more. With  respect to the deaths in Zion, we feel to mourn with  those that mourn, but remember that the God of all  the earth will do right. And now, my beloved  brethren, I commend you to God and his grace,  praying him to keep and preserve you blameless, to  the coming of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,  Amen.
Joseph Smith, Jnr.
P.S. Say to that his confession  gave me great satisfaction, and all thing are now  settled on my part.
In the month of April, the first regular Mob  rushed together, in , -[Zion]- to consult upon  a plan, for the removal, or immediate destruction,  of the church in . The number of  the Mob, was about three hundred. A few of the  first , met in secret, and prayed to him who  said to the wind “Be still,” to frustrate them in their  wicked design. They therefore, after spending the day  in a fruitless endeavor to unite upon a general scheme  for “Moving the Mormons out of their diggins,” (as they  asserted,) and becoming a little the worse for liquor,  broke up in a regular “row,” showing a  determined resolution that every man would “carry  his own head.”

30 April 1833 • Tuesday

April 30th. a of as sembled at the school Room, in , and appointed  Brother , a committee to circulate a subscrip tion, to procure money to pay for the use of the house where  meetings had been held, the past season; and was instructed to go and take char[g]e of the  of the in Parkman, carrying with him an  Epistle to the brethren; and as soon as convenient remove  his family to that place. It was also decided that  Sister should not proceed immediately  on her journey to Zion, but wait until William  Hobert is was ready, and go in company with him.

4 May 1833 • Saturday

on the 4th. of May, 1833, a conference of [p. 290]
he has built up a church of eight members, in , Ohio; and prospects of more. With respect to the deaths in Zion, we feel to mourn with those that mourn, but remember that the God of all the earth will do right. And now, my beloved brethren, I commend you to God and his grace, praying him to keep and preserve you blameless, to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Joseph Smith, Jnr.
P.S. Say to that his confession gave me great satisfaction, and all thing are now settled on my part.
In the month of April, the first regular Mob rushed together, in , -[Zion]- to consult upon a plan, for the removal, or immediate destruction, of the church in . The number of the Mob, was about three hundred. A few of the first , met in secret, and prayed to him who said to the wind “Be still,” to frustrate them in their wicked design. They therefore, after spending the day in a fruitless endeavor to unite upon a general scheme for “Moving the Mormons out of their diggins,” (as they asserted,) and becoming a little the worse for liquor, broke up in a regular “row,” showing a determined resolution that every man would “carry his own head.”

30 April 1833 • Tuesday

April 30th. a of assembled at the school Room, in , and appointed Brother , a committee to circulate a subscription, to procure money to pay for the use of the house where meetings had been held, the past season; and was instructed to go and take charge of the of the in Parkman, carrying with him an Epistle to the brethren; and as soon as convenient remove his family to that place. It was also decided that Sister should not proceed immediately on her journey to Zion, but wait until William Hobert was ready, and go in company with him.

4 May 1833 • Saturday

on the 4th. of May, 1833, a conference of [p. 290]
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