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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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can see no direct impropriety in making the subject of this paragraph public, yet I should prefer it not to be so considered for the present, as the erection of an arsenal is only in expectancy.
Permit me to suggest to you, that as you now have greatly the advantage of your adversaries, in public estimation, that there is a great propriety in retaining that advantage, which you can easily do by keeping your adversaries in the wrong. The laws, both civil and military, seem deficient in affording your Society proper protection; nevertheless, public Sentiment is a powerful corrector of error, and you should make it your policy to continue to deserve it.
With much respect, and great regard,
I am your obt servt, ,”
21 April 1834 • Monday
on the 21st I attended , and had a glorious time. some few volunteered to go to Zion, and others donated sixty six <dollars> and thirty seven cents, for the benefit of the scattered brethren in Zion. The following are extracts from the minutes of the conference,
, Medina County. Ohio. April 21. 1834.
“This day a conference of assembled at the dwelling house of brother of brother Carpenter, Joseph Smith Junr. read the 2d chapter of Joel’s prophecy, <prayed,> and addressed the conference as follows;
“It is very different for us to communicate to the all that God has communicated revealed to us, in consequence of tradition; for we are differently situated from any other people that ever existed upon this earth; consequently those former revelations cannot be suited to our condition; they were given to other people, who were before us; but in the last days, God was to call a remnant, in which was to be deliverance, as well as in Jerusalem and Zion. Now if God should give no more revelations, where will we find and this remnant? The time is near when desolation is to cover the earth, and then God will have a place of deliverance in his [p. 462]
can see no direct impropriety in making the subject of this paragraph public, yet I should prefer it not to be so considered for the present, as the erection of an arsenal is only in expectancy.
Permit me to suggest to you, that as you now have greatly the advantage of your adversaries, in public estimation, that there is a great propriety in retaining that advantage, which you can easily do by keeping your adversaries in the wrong. The laws, both civil and military, seem deficient in affording your Society proper protection; nevertheless, public Sentiment is a powerful corrector of error, and you should make it your policy to continue to deserve it.
With much respect, and great regard,
I am your obt servt, ,”
21 April 1834 • Monday
on the 21st I attended , and had a glorious time. some few volunteered to go to Zion, and others donated sixty six dollars and thirty seven cents, for the benefit of the scattered brethren in Zion. The following are extracts from the minutes of the conference,
, Medina County. Ohio. April 21. 1834.
“This day a conference of assembled at the dwelling house of brother Carpenter, Joseph Smith Junr. read the 2d chapter of Joel’s prophecy, prayed, and addressed the conference as follows;
“It is very different for us to communicate to the all that God has revealed to us, in consequence of tradition; for we are differently situated from any other people that ever existed upon this earth; consequently those former revelations cannot be suited to our condition; they were given to other people, who were before us; but in the last days, God was to call a remnant, in which was to be deliverance, as well as in Jerusalem and Zion. Now if God should give no more revelations, where will we find and this remnant? The time is near when desolation is to cover the earth, and then God will have a place of deliverance in his [p. 462]
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