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

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  • Historical Introduction
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assistant president saying these words; In the name of Jesus  <December 5.    ordained At. Prest.> Christ who was crucified for the sins of the world, I lay my  hands upon thee, and ordain thee an assistant president to the  high and holy priesthood in the church of the Latter Day Saints.

11 December 1834 • Thursday

<11.   Letter  to Thompson.> On the 11th. wrote from , clay county, To J. T. V.  Thompson— Jefferson City, (in reply to his letter of the 25th. November,)  expressive of thankfulness to his for introducing the suffer in[g] of the Saints in his Message; also asking counsel, “whether it would  avail any thing for the Society to petition his honorable body,  (the Legislature) for an act to re-instate them in their rights” &c. and  requesting him to confer with his friends and his excellency and on  the subject, and give an early answer.
About the middle of the month the message of  of , <to the legislature,> -[see p. 559.]- arrived at , was read with great inter est, and revived the hopes of the church for the scattered brethren  of .

18 December 1834 • Thursday

<18.   Letter  to Thompson> wrote again to esquire Thompson, on the 18th. as follows,
“Dear Sir, By this mail I have forwarded to  of the lower house, a petition and documents, on the subject  of our rights in . He will hand them to  you for the Senate, when through in the House, I shall  be greatly obliged if you lay them before your honorable  body; and any information you may require, or even personal  attendance, write, and you shall not have it if in my  power. As a people, all we ask is our rights, with esteem &c. .—

20 December 1834 • Saturday

<20 Thompson & ’s  Letter to .> On the 20th. Messrs Thompson and , wrote  from the “Senate “Chamber,” acknowledging the receipt of his letter,  stating that the committee on the Message had not  reported, and recommending the saints to get up a petition  to the Legislature with as m[an]y signers as possible, promising  their assistance and influence to obtain redress of grievance.
A petition was accordingly forwarded, but the year closed  without bringing any thing to pass for the relief of the saints  in .
1835.

January 1835

<January  Lectures on Theology.> During the month of January I was engaged in the school  of the elders, and in preparing the Lectures on Theology for  publication in the Book of Doctrine and covenants, which  the committee appointed last September, were now com pililing. Certain brethren from Bolton, New York, came  for council, relative to their proceeding to the west, and  <Council 18.> the High council assembled on the 18th.. After a long in vestigation, I decided that assist with his  might to build up the cause by tarrying in , which  decision received the unanimous vote of the council.

February 1835

<February.> The school still continued, and arrangements were also made,  according to the Revelation of June 1829, for choosing “the twelve” [p. 563]
assistant president saying these words; In the name of Jesus December 5. ordained At. Prest. Christ who was crucified for the sins of the world, I lay my hands upon thee, and ordain thee an assistant president to the high and holy priesthood in the church of the Latter Day Saints.

11 December 1834 • Thursday

11. Letter to Thompson. On the 11th. wrote from , clay county, To J. T. V. Thompson— Jefferson City, (in reply to his letter of the 25th. November,) expressive of thankfulness to his for introducing the suffering of the Saints in his Message; also asking counsel, “whether it would avail any thing for the Society to petition his honorable body, (the Legislature) for an act to re-instate them in their rights” &c. and requesting him to confer with his friends and his excellency on the subject, and give an early answer.
About the middle of the month the message of of , to the legislature, -[see p. 559.]- arrived at , was read with great interest, and revived the hopes of the church for the scattered brethren of .

18 December 1834 • Thursday

18. Letter to Thompson wrote again to esquire Thompson, on the 18th. as follows,
“Dear Sir, By this mail I have forwarded to of the lower house, a petition and documents, on the subject of our rights in . He will hand them to you for the Senate, when through in the House, I shall be greatly obliged if you lay them before your honorable body; and any information you may require, or even personal attendance, write, and you shall have it if in my power. As a people, all we ask is our rights, with esteem &c. .—

20 December 1834 • Saturday

20 Thompson & ’s Letter to . On the 20th. Messrs Thompson and , wrote from the “Senate “Chamber,” acknowledging the receipt of his letter, stating that the committee on the Message had not reported, and recommending the saints to get up a petition to the Legislature with as many signers as possible, promising their assistance and influence to obtain redress of grievance.
A petition was accordingly forwarded, but the year closed without bringing any thing to pass for the relief of the saints in .
1835.

January 1835

January Lectures on Theology. During the month of January I was engaged in the school of the elders, and in preparing the Lectures on Theology for publication in the Book of Doctrine and covenants, which the committee appointed last September, were now compililing. Certain brethren from Bolton, New York, came for council, relative to their proceeding to the west, and Council 18. the High council assembled on the 18th.. After a long investigation, I decided that assist with his might to build up the cause by tarrying in , which decision received the unanimous vote of the council.

February 1835

February. The school still continued, and arrangements were also made, according to the Revelation of June 1829, for choosing “the twelve” [p. 563]
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