History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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In the course of the day , Elder Strong and others  <November 16.> called to counsel with me. In the evening a council was  called at my house to counsel with , on the  <Council,  .> subject of his moving to ; I had previously told him  that the Lord had said that he had better go to next  spring; however he wished a council called. The council  met and President arose and said, the  spirit manifested to him that it was his duty to go: others  bore the same testimony. The same night I received the  <Revelation, for  .> word of the Lord on case. He had desired that  I would enquire at the hand of the Lord, whether the it was  his duty to be baptized here, or wait until he returned home.  The word of the Lord came unto me saying, that  had better not be baptized here, and that he had better not  return by water, also that there were three men that were  seeking his destruction, to beware of his enemies.
17 November 1835 • Tuesday
<17.> Tuesday 17 exhibited the alphabet of the ancient Records  to , and some others. Went with him to , to see the Mummies. We then took the parting hand,  and he started for home, being strong in the faith of the  gospel of Jesus Christ, and determined to obey its requirements  I returned home and spent the day in dictating and com paring letters. A fine pleasant day, although cool. This  evening at early candlelight I preached at the .
18 November 1835 • Wednesday
<18.> Wednesday 18 At home in the fore-noon until about 11 o clock  I then went to ’s to preach his father’s funeral  sermon by the request of the family. I preached on the sub ject of the Resurrection. The congregation were very attentive.  , and accompanied me to the  funeral: pleasant out, but cool and cloudy on our return.
<Council at .> This day a council of High Priests and Elders of the church of Latter  Day Saints was held at to hear the complaint of Sister  clarissa Matthews against Elder Reuben Keeler, “for prosecuting in  a court of Law and taking their property on execution. Notwith standing that he had received his pay or the most part of it.  and refusing to allow them for what they had paid to him,  also forfeiting his word as he had frequently stated to her that  he would not take their property in such a manner, and  also for oppressing her family in an unchristian like manner.”  Elder Keeler plead not guilty, but the council decided that he was guil ty— of the first and last charges and gave judgment accordingly, with  which Elder Keeler refused to comply, and said he would appeal to the  High Council at . P. E.— Clerk.
<visit ’s> At evening, , . Father, Mother & Sister-in-law,  came and invited me and to go with them and  visit and family. was unwell and could  not go, but I and my went. When we arrived, some of the  <Debate> young elders were about engaging in a debate on the subject of Miracles. [p. 654]
In the course of the day , Elder Strong and others November 16. called to counsel with me. In the evening a council was called at my house to counsel with , on the Council, . subject of his moving to ; I had previously told him that the Lord had said that he had better go to next spring; however he wished a council called. The council met and President arose and said, the spirit manifested to him that it was his duty to go: others bore the same testimony. The same night I received the Revelation, for . word of the Lord on case. He had desired that I would enquire at the hand of the Lord, whether it was his duty to be baptized here, or wait until he returned home. The word of the Lord came unto me saying, that had better not be baptized here, and that he had better not return by water, also that there were three men that were seeking his destruction, to beware of his enemies.
17 November 1835 • Tuesday
17. Tuesday 17 exhibited the alphabet of the ancient Records to , and some others. Went with him to , to see the Mummies. We then took the parting hand, and he started for home, being strong in the faith of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and determined to obey its requirements I returned home and spent the day in dictating and comparing letters. A fine pleasant day, although cool. This evening at early candlelight I preached at the .
18 November 1835 • Wednesday
18. Wednesday 18 At home in the fore-noon until about 11 o clock I then went to ’s to preach his father’s funeral sermon by the request of the family. I preached on the subject of the Resurrection. The congregation were very attentive. , and accompanied me to the funeral: pleasant out, but cool and cloudy on our return.
Council at . This day a council of High Priests and Elders of the church of Latter Day Saints was held at to hear the complaint of Sister clarissa Matthews against Elder Reuben Keeler, “for prosecuting in a court of Law and taking their property on execution. Notwithstanding that he had received his pay or the most part of it. and refusing to allow them for what they had paid to him, also forfeiting his word as he had frequently stated to her that he would not take their property in such a manner, and also for oppressing her family in an unchristian like manner.” Elder Keeler plead not guilty, but the council decided that he was guilty— of the first and last charges and gave judgment accordingly, with which Elder Keeler refused to comply, and said he would appeal to the High Council at . P. E.— Clerk.
visit ’s At evening, , . Father, Mother & Sister-in-law, came and invited me and to go with them and visit and family. was unwell and could not go, but I and my went. When we arrived, some of the Debate young elders were about engaging in a debate on the subject of Miracles. [p. 654]
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