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

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<Aug. 16.> <Letter> and also in the ! When the head is  sick the whole body is faint, for when the church  lifts up the head, the angel will bring us good  tidings, even so amen.
Joseph Smith Junr.

21 August 1834 • Thursday

<21.> <Plague at  > August 21st Doctor returned from   and told us concerning the plague and after  much consultation we agreed that should  go to and commence , for the purpose of obtaining blessings for them, and  for the glory of the Lord; Accordingly we (Joseph,  and ,) united in prayer before the Lord for this  thing, Now, O Lord grant unto us these blessings, in  the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
<21> <Report con cerning the  Hulet branch> The same day the of Zion assembled at  the house of , and  and made a report concerning their mission to  the Hulet ; that they found the church willing to  receive the decision of the last council respecting the  false spirits with which they had been exercised, &c.  <complaint  vs.  > entered a complaint against for teaching that “all disease in this  is of the devil, and that medicine administered to  the sick is of the devil, for the sick in the church ought  to live by faith.” After the councillors had spoken  <acknowledget  of .> acknowledged that he had “taught the  doctrine and rather believed it to be correct.” The  <Decision> decided that “it was not lawful to teach the  church that all disease is of the devil; but if there  is any who has this faith, let him have it to himself;  And if there are any who believe that roots and herbs  administered to the sick; and all wholesome vegetables  which God has ordained for the use of man; And if  any say that such things applied to the sick in order  that they may receive health, and this medicine is applied  by any member of the church; if there are any among  you that teach that these things are of Satan, such  teaching is not of God.”

23 August 1834 • Saturday

<23.> <Conference  Minutes> “On the 23rd. of august a convened for the pur pose of hearing the resolution designed for the Star, [p. 537]
Aug. 16. Letter and also in the ! When the head is sick the whole body is faint, for when the church lifts up the head, the angel will bring us good tidings, even so amen.
Joseph Smith Junr.

21 August 1834 • Thursday

21. Plague at August 21st Doctor returned from and told us concerning the plague and after much consultation we agreed that should go to and commence , for the purpose of obtaining blessings for them, and for the glory of the Lord; Accordingly we (Joseph, and ,) united in prayer before the Lord for this thing, Now, O Lord grant unto us these blessings, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
21 Report concerning the Hulet branch The same day the of Zion assembled at the house of , and and made a report concerning their mission to the Hulet ; that they found the church willing to receive the decision of the last council respecting the false spirits with which they had been exercised, &c. complaint vs. entered a complaint against for teaching that “all disease in this is of the devil, and that medicine administered to the sick is of the devil, for the sick in the church ought to live by faith.” acknowledget of . acknowledged that he had “taught the doctrine and rather believed it to be correct.” The Decision decided that “it was not lawful to teach the church that all disease is of the devil; but if there is any who has this faith, let him have it to himself; And if there are any who believe that roots and herbs administered to the sick; and all wholesome vegetables which God has ordained for the use of man; And if any say that such things applied to the sick in order that they may receive health, and this medicine is applied by any member of the church; if there are any among you that teach that these things are of Satan, such teaching is not of God.”

23 August 1834 • Saturday

23. Conference Minutes “On the 23rd. of august a convened for the purpose of hearing the resolution designed for the Star, [p. 537]
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