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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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was rising of thirteen thousand dollars. The third item of debt was for  <April 6.> the purchase of land, that there might be a place of rest, a place  of safety, a place of that the saints might lawfully call their own.  All this is to lay a foundation for the gathering of Israel: and when  the elders go abroad, they can speak understandingly, and urge the ne cessity and propriety of the gathering, from the facts that we have  a place for them, and it is the will of God they should come. Prey  not one upon another brethren, for the time being, and say pay  me what thou owest; but contribute all in your power to discharge  the great debts that now hang over the church.
At half past  five, bread and water were distributed liberally among the quorums  and it was truly a refreshing season to Spirit and body. Many  brethren and sisters assembled in the evening for prayer and  exhortation, and some tarried nearly all night.
7 April 1837 • Friday
<7  Council at  .> At a meeting of the presidency of the church in , the High  Council, and council, on the 7th of April, it was Resolved  that the city plot of retain its present form; and that  the alleys be opened by a majorities majority of the owners of each square or  block, when they shall desire it; that the price and sale of the Lots Town Lots  be left to , , , ,  , and : That , ,  and be a building Committee of the  in this city, (): That be received as high coun sellor, until the arrival of President ; Also. that  Presidents , and superintend  the building of the , in this city, and receive, Revelation  visions &c concerning said house. , April 7, 1837. Clerk
24 April 1837 • Monday
<24    on trial.> preferred a charge against , for teaching  erroneous doctrines, which was investigated by the High Council at . April 24th. 1837. , George P. Dykes and others testified  that said, that we -[the church]- were under a Telestial  <Erroneous doctrine> law, because God does not whip under a Celestial law; therefore he took  us -[the church]- out of doors to whip us, as a parent takes his children  out of doors to chastise them; And that the Book of Doctrine and Cov enants was a telestial law; and the Book of Commandments (a part  of the Revelations printed in ) was a Celestial law.  The Presidency decided, with the approbation of the council, that had taught erroneous doctrine, and that he make an acknowl edgement to the Council: also that he go and acknowledge to the Churches  where he had preached such abominable doctrine. .. Nathan West, Clerk.
22 May 1837 • Monday
<May 22.  High council  John Patton on  Trial.> Joshua Fairchilds, , and Sheffield Daniels  entered a complaint against John Patton for not fulfilling his contracts or  covenants, in consequence of which they were materially injured,— which was  proved by and Abagail Daniels, before the High Council  at , May 22, 1837. After a long investigation by the counsellors, and  parties, the presidency, and , decided that both  accuser and accused should be disfellowshipped if they did not settle  their difficulties: was then cut off from the High council; [p. 758]
was rising of thirteen thousand dollars. The third item of debt was for April 6. the purchase of land, that there might be a place of rest, a place of safety, a place that the saints might lawfully call their own. All this is to lay a foundation for the gathering of Israel: and when the elders go abroad, they can speak understandingly, and urge the necessity and propriety of the gathering, from the facts that we have a place for them, and it is the will of God they should come. Prey not one upon another brethren, for the time being, and say pay me what thou owest; but contribute all in your power to discharge the great debts that now hang over the church.
At half past five, bread and water were distributed liberally among the quorums and it was truly a refreshing season to Spirit and body. Many brethren and sisters assembled in the evening for prayer and exhortation, and some tarried nearly all night.
7 April 1837 • Friday
7 Council at . At a meeting of the presidency of the church in , the High Council, and council, on the 7th of April, it was Resolved that the city plot of retain its present form; and that the alleys be opened by a majority of the owners of each square or block, when they shall desire it; that the price and sale of the Town Lots be left to , , , , , and : That , , and be a building Committee of the in this city, (): That be received as high counsellor, until the arrival of President ; Also. that Presidents , and superintend the building of the , in this city, and receive, Revelation visions &c concerning said house. , April 7, 1837. Clerk
24 April 1837 • Monday
24 on trial. preferred a charge against , for teaching erroneous doctrines, which was investigated by the High Council at . April 24th. 1837. , George P. Dykes and others testified that said, that we -[the church]- were under a Telestial Erroneous doctrine law, because God does not whip under a Celestial law; therefore he took us -[the church]- out of doors to whip us, as a parent takes his children out of doors to chastise them; And that the Book of Doctrine and Covenants was a telestial law; and the Book of Commandments (a part of the Revelations printed in ) was a Celestial law. The Presidency decided, with the approbation of the council, that had taught erroneous doctrine, and that he make an acknowledgement to the Council: also that he go and acknowledge to the Churches where he had preached such abominable doctrine. .. Nathan West, Clerk.
22 May 1837 • Monday
May 22. High council John Patton on Trial. Joshua Fairchild, , and Sheffield Daniels entered a complaint against John Patton for not fulfilling his contracts or covenants, in consequence of which they were materially injured,— which was proved by and Abagail Daniels, before the High Council at , May 22, 1837. After a long investigation by the counsellors, and parties, the presidency, and , decided that both accuser and accused should be disfellowshipped if they did not settle their difficulties: was then cut off from the High council; [p. 758]
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