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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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The council then decided that said committee, after arrangeing  <September 24.> and publishing said book of covenants, have the avails of the  same. The council then decided that a notice be published to  <High priests to be  ordained at  .> the churches and conferences abroad, that high priests be or dained hereafter, in the high council at , and re ceive Licence, signed by the clerk of the council. The council  decided that be privileged to make such arrange ments with his store, as he shall deem most adviseable, consid ering his present embarrassed circumstances. Closed by Prayer,
, and Clerks”

September 1834

Great exertions were made to expedite the work of the ;  and notwithstanding it was commenced, as it were, with nothing,  as to means, yet the way opened as we proceeded, and the saints  rejoiced.

October 1834

<October 1.> The former part of October was spent in arrangeing matters respect ing the and the ; for it had previously  been published that the “Evening and Morning” Star” would be  discontinued, and a new paper, entitled “The Latter Day Saints  Messenger and Advocate” issued in its place,Having accom plished all that could be done at present, on the 16th. of the  <16..  Journey to  >month, I in company with my brother and  elders , , , and , left for the purpose of visiting some Saints in  the state of , where after a tolerably pleasant journey,  <20.  Conversation  with Ellmer> we arrived at Pontiac on the 20th.. While on our way up the  Lake, on board the steamer “Munroe” had a short  discourse with a man calling himself his name Elmer. He said  he was “personally acquainted with “Joe” Smith; “had heard him  preach his lies, and now since he was dead he was glad! The He  had heard Joe Smith preach in , Chenango County,  New York, five years since; he knew it to be him, that he was  a dark complexioned man” &c. He appeared to exult the most  in that Joe was dead, <and made his observations in my presence> I con[c]luded he had learned it from the  popular Priests of the day, who, through fear that therir craft will  be injured, if their systems are compared with the truth. seek to  ridicule those who teach it, and thus am I suffering under the  tongue of Slander for Christ’s sake, unceasingly. God have mer cy on such, if they will quit their lying. I need not state my  complexion to those who have seen me, and those who have  read my history thus far will recollect that five years ago  I was not a preacher, as Ellmer represented, neither was I  <Return to  > ever in . After preaching, and teaching the saints  as Long as our time would allow, we returned to great ly refreshed from our journey, and much pleased with our  friends in that section of the Lord’s vineyard. It now being  the last of the month, and the elders beginning to come in, it  was necessary to make preperations for the of for the Elders,  wherein they might be more perfectly instructed, in the great [p. 557]
The council then decided that said committee, after arrangeing September 24. and publishing said book of covenants, have the avails of the same. The council then decided that a notice be published to High priests to be ordained at . the churches and conferences abroad, that high priests be ordained hereafter, in the high council at , and receive Licence, signed by the clerk of the council. The council decided that be privileged to make such arrangements with his store, as he shall deem most adviseable, considering his present embarrassed circumstances. Closed by Prayer,
, and Clerks”

September 1834

Great exertions were made to expedite the work of the ; and notwithstanding it was commenced, as it were, with nothing, as to means, yet the way opened as we proceeded, and the saints rejoiced.

October 1834

October 1. The former part of October was spent in arrangeing matters respecting the and the ; for it had previously been published that the “Evening and Morning” Star” would be discontinued, and a new paper, entitled “The Latter Day Saints Messenger and Advocate” issued in its place,Having accomplished all that could be done at present, on the 16th. of the 16.. Journey to month, I in company with my brother and elders , , , and , left for the purpose of visiting some Saints in the state of , where after a tolerably pleasant journey, 20. Conversation with Ellmer we arrived at Pontiac on the 20th.. While on our way up the Lake, on board the steamer “Munroe” had a short discourse with a man calling his name Elmer. He said he was “personally acquainted with “Joe” Smith; “had heard him preach his lies, and now since he was dead he was glad! He had heard Joe Smith preach in , Chenango County, New York, five years since; he knew it to be him, that he was a dark complexioned man” &c. He appeared to exult the most in that Joe was dead, and made his observations in my presence I concluded he had learned it from the popular Priests of the day, who, through fear that therir craft will be injured, if their systems are compared with the truth. seek to ridicule those who teach it, and thus am I suffering under the tongue of Slander for Christ’s sake, unceasingly. God have mercy on such, if they will quit their lying. I need not state my complexion to those who have seen me, and those who have read my history thus far will recollect that five years ago I was not a preacher, as Ellmer represented, neither was I Return to ever in . After preaching, and teaching the saints as Long as our time would allow, we returned to greatly refreshed from our journey, and much pleased with our friends in that section of the Lord’s vineyard. It now being the last of the month, and the elders beginning to come in, it was necessary to make preperations for the for the Elders, wherein they might be more perfectly instructed, in the great [p. 557]
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