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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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vengeance, as were in the days of Jeremiah; because  before his eyes were closed in death, the Jews were led  captive, and the land possessed by another people; and  so in this day, while the father is laying up Gold for  his son, the destroyer may lay him lifeless at his  feet, and where then is all his treasure? Therefore,  if we, the Islands of the seas, and all the ends of  the earth, desire an for ourselves, thems elves, and their children, and our children it must  be obtained where God has appointed the places of  deliverance.”
adverted to the former covenants to  Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and others of the Ancients  which were to be realized in the last days, &c; and  spoke at some length upon, The ;  The of the Elders, with power from on  high, according to former promises; and the spreading  of the word of the Lord to the four winds. He adverted <first>  referred to the situation of the brethren in ,  and and urged the importance of those who could, giving  heed to the revelations by going up to their assistonce;  and those who could not go, to help those who are  going to means for their expences, &c.
gave a brief relation of the mobbing  in &c. and called for a contribution. Elders  , and Salmon Warner followed on the  same subject. Brother spoke on the  deliverance of Zion; and said he had no property,  but if necessary for her deliverance he would sell his  clothes at auction, if he might have left him  as good a garment as the Savior has had in the manger.  Others spoke on the subject.
Joseph Smith Jr prophecied “If Zion  is not delivered, the time is near when all of this ,  wherever they may be found, will be persecuted and  destroyed in like manner.”
then in speaking on the second item; gave an  account of the endowment of the ancient Apostles, and  laid before the conference the dimensions of the [p. 464]
vengeance, as were in the days of Jeremiah; because before his eyes were closed in death, the Jews were led captive, and the land possessed by another people; and so in this day, while the father is laying up Gold for his son, the destroyer may lay him lifeless at his feet, and where then is all his treasure? Therefore, if we, the Islands of the seas, and all the ends of the earth, desire an for ourselves, themselves, and their children, and our children it must be obtained where God has appointed the places of deliverance.”
adverted to the former covenants to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and others of the Ancients which were to be realized in the last days, &c; and spoke at some length upon, The ; The of the Elders, with power from on high, according to former promises; and the spreading of the word of the Lord to the four winds. He first referred to the situation of the brethren in , and urged the importance of those who could, giving heed to the revelations by going up to their assistonce; and those who could not go, to help those who are going to means for their expences, &c.
gave a brief relation of the mobbing in &c. and called for a contribution. Elders , and Salmon Warner followed on the same subject. Brother spoke on the deliverance of Zion; and said he had no property, but if necessary for her deliverance he would sell his clothes at auction, if he might have left him as good a garment as the Savior had in the manger. Others spoke on the subject.
Joseph Smith Jr prophecied “If Zion is not delivered, the time is near when all of this , wherever they may be found, will be persecuted and destroyed in like manner.”
in speaking on the second item; gave an account of the endowment of the ancient Apostles, and laid before the conference the dimensions of the [p. 464]
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