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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I received the following Revelation, given at , Massachusetts  <August 6   Revelation> August 6th. 1836.
I, the Lord your God am not displeased with your  coming this journey, notwithstanding your follies. I have much treasure  in this city for you, for the benefit of Zion; and many people in this city whom  I will gather out in due time for the benefit of Zion, through your instrumen tality: therefore it is expedient that you should form acquaintance, with  men in this city, as you shall be led, and as it shall be given you.
And it shall come to pass, in due time, that I will give this city into  your hands, that you shall have power over it, insomuch that they  shall not discover your secret parts; and its wealth, pertaining to  Gold and Silver, shall be yours. Concern not yourselves about your  debts, for I will give you power to pay them. Concern not yourselves  about Zion, for I will deal mercifully with her. Tarry in this place and  in the regions round about, and the place where it is my will that  you should tarry, for the main, shall be signalized unto you by  the peace and the power of my Spirit, that shall flow unto you. This  place you may obtain by hire &c. … And enquire diligently con cerning the more ancient inhabitants and founders of this City,  for there are more treasures than one for you, in this city; therefore  be ye as wise as serpents and yet without sin, and I will  order all things for your good, as fast as ye are able to receive  them, Amen.
<+> <Note O Addenda page 4>

August–September 1836

<September,  Return to > Thus I continued in and vicinity until I returned to  some time in the month of September. During this month, the Church  in , (Mo.) commenced removing to their newly selected location  on , in the Territory attached to . During the  <Licences Recorded> quarter ending September 3d. fifty two elder’s, six prists’, three  teachers’ and two deacons’ Licences were Recorded in the Licence Rec ords, in , Ohio, by . The intelligence from  the Elders abroad, was interesting. Elder still continued his  labors in , Toronto and vicinity with good success.  Elder , had been laboring in New Brunswick  and other places on the sea board, and on the 12th. 13th and 14th  of August, a conference was held at by Elders  and , at Newry, Maine, when 17 branches were rep resented, amounting to 317 members.

October–November 1836

<Note N <& P> addenda p 4> <note P also.>
<October.> Through the month of october the Saints continued to gather at  , Missouri, And my attention was particularly dir ected to the building up of , and the spiritual interests  <November> of the church, and on the 2d of November the Brethren at  drew up certain articles of Agreement, preparatory to the organization  of a Banking Institution, to be called the Safety society.
President was delegated to to procure plates  for the Institution; and Elder , to repair to , with  a petition to the Legislature of , for an act of incorporation, which  was presented at an early period of their session, but because we were  Mormons, the Legislature raised some frivolous excuse, on which they  refused to grant us those banking privileges they so freely granted to other, [p. 750]
I received the following Revelation, given at , Massachusetts August 6 Revelation August 6th. 1836.
I, the Lord your God am not displeased with your coming this journey, notwithstanding your follies. I have much treasure in this city for you, for the benefit of Zion; and many people in this city whom I will gather out in due time for the benefit of Zion, through your instrumentality: therefore it is expedient that you should form acquaintance, with men in this city, as you shall be led, and as it shall be given you.
And it shall come to pass, in due time, that I will give this city into your hands, that you shall have power over it, insomuch that they shall not discover your secret parts; and its wealth, pertaining to Gold and Silver, shall be yours. Concern not yourselves about your debts, for I will give you power to pay them. Concern not yourselves about Zion, for I will deal mercifully with her. Tarry in this place and in the regions round about, and the place where it is my will that you should tarry, for the main, shall be signalized unto you by the peace and the power of my Spirit, that shall flow unto you. This place you may obtain by hire &c. … And enquire diligently concerning the more ancient inhabitants and founders of this City, for there are more treasures than one for you, in this city; therefore be ye as wise as serpents and yet without sin, and I will order all things for your good, as fast as ye are able to receive them, Amen.
+ Note O Addenda page 4

August–September 1836

September, Return to Thus I continued in and vicinity until I returned to some time in the month of September. During this month, the Church in , (Mo.) commenced removing to their newly selected location on , in the Territory attached to . During the Licences Recorded quarter ending September 3d. fifty two elder’s, six prists’, three teachers’ and two deacons’ Licences were Recorded in the Licence Records, in , Ohio, by . The intelligence from the Elders abroad, was interesting. Elder still continued his labors in , Toronto and vicinity with good success. Elder , had been laboring in New Brunswick and other places on the sea board, and on the 12th. 13th and 14th of August, a conference was held by Elders and , at Newry, Maine, when 17 branches were represented, amounting to 317 members.

October–November 1836

Note N & P addenda p 4 note P also.
October. Through the month of october the Saints continued to gather at , Missouri, And my attention was particularly directed to the building up of , and the spiritual interests November of the church, and on the 2d of November the Brethren at drew up certain articles of Agreement, preparatory to the organization of a Banking Institution, to be called the Safety society.
President was delegated to to procure plates for the Institution; and Elder , to repair to , with a petition to the Legislature of , for an act of incorporation, which was presented at an early period of their session, but because we were Mormons, the Legislature raised some frivolous excuse, on which they refused to grant us those banking privileges they so freely granted to other, [p. 750]
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