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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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things of God during the coming winter. A building for a  <October> was nearly finished, and the lower story of  this building was set apart for that purpose <(the school)> when it was com pleted. So the Lord opened the way according to our faith  and works, and blessed be his name.

November 1834

<November.> No month ever found me more busily engaged than  November; but as, my life consisted of activity and un yielding exertion, I made this my rule, when the Lord com mands, do it. Among other matters the following lettre was  sent to , Brownhelm, Ohio, by order of the   High Council.

10 November 1834 • Monday

<10.>“ November 10th 1834.”
“Dear Brother, There having been serious complaints presented  to us against you, we sincerely request you to come to  , immediately, as it will be necessary that a  proper notice be taken of the same. We do not write  the above with a view to accuse, ourselves; but you  know the great responsibility resting upon us, and the  propriety of noticing charges, especially when they are  preferred against men in important and interesting  stations in the church of the saints. We have truly  written the above with feelings of deep interest for  your own welfare and standing in the church; and  we do hope you will not fail to come down immediate ly, as the representations made to us will require im mediate notice. It is necessary for us to inform you,  that until you appear and make the satisfaction re quisite, you are suspended from acting in the authority  of the office to which you have <been> previously ordained.
With feelings of respect, we subscribe ourselves your brethr[e]n  in the New covenant. Joseph Smith, Junr, ,   clerk of the High Council.”

25 November 1834 • Tuesday

I continued my labors daily, preparing for the school, &c  and received the following
<25  Revelation Con cerning .> Revelation, Given November 25th 1834.
1. It is my will that my servant, should  be appointed and ordained a presiding high priest over  my church in the land of and the regions round  about, and should preach my everlasting gospel and lift up  his voice and warn the people, not only in his own place, but  in the adjoining countries, and devote his whole time in this  high and holy calling which I now give unto him, seeking  diligently the kingdom of heaven and its righteousness, and  all things necessary shall be added thereunto; for the  laborer is worthy of his hire.
2. And again, verily I say unto you, the coming of the  Lord draweth nigh, and it overtaketh the world as a theif  in the night; therefore, gird up your loins that you may  be the children of the light, and that day shall not overtake  you as a theif. [p. 558]
things of God during the coming winter. A building for a October was nearly finished, and the lower story of this building was set apart for that purpose (the school) when it was completed. So the Lord opened the way according to our faith and works, and blessed be his name.

November 1834

November. No month ever found me more busily engaged than November; but as, my life consisted of activity and unyielding exertion, I made this my rule, when the Lord commands, do it. Among other matters the following lettre was sent to , Brownhelm, Ohio, by order of the High Council.

10 November 1834 • Monday

10.“ November 10th 1834.”
“Dear Brother, There having been serious complaints presented to us against you, we sincerely request you to come to , immediately, as it will be necessary that a proper notice be taken of the same. We do not write the above with a view to accuse, ourselves; but you know the great responsibility resting upon us, and the propriety of noticing charges, especially when they are preferred against men in important and interesting stations in the church of the saints. We have truly written the above with feelings of deep interest for your own welfare and standing in the church; and we do hope you will not fail to come down immediately, as the representations made to us will require immediate notice. It is necessary for us to inform you, that until you appear and make the satisfaction requisite, you are suspended from acting in the authority of the office to which you have been previously ordained.
With feelings of respect, we subscribe ourselves your brethren in the New covenant. Joseph Smith, Junr, , clerk of the High Council.”

25 November 1834 • Tuesday

I continued my labors daily, preparing for the school, &c and received the following
25 Revelation Concerning . Revelation, Given November 25th 1834.
1. It is my will that my servant, should be appointed and ordained a presiding high priest over my church in the land of and the regions round about, and should preach my everlasting gospel and lift up his voice and warn the people, not only in his own place, but in the adjoining countries, and devote his whole time in this high and holy calling which I now give unto him, seeking diligently the kingdom of heaven and its righteousness, and all things necessary shall be added thereunto; for the laborer is worthy of his hire.
2. And again, verily I say unto you, the coming of the Lord draweth nigh, and it overtaketh the world as a theif in the night; therefore, gird up your loins that you may be the children of the light, and that day shall not overtake you as a theif. [p. 558]
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