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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<June 11.> were desi[r]ous, or were about to establish themselves in as grocers. retailers of Spiritous Liquors and so forth, in , whereupon it was Resolved that we will not uphold any man, or men to take a partner out of the church to trade or traffic in this line of business, nor sell for any man or men out of the church, in his name, or on commission. requested that the church pay his debts. and take him for security, that he might go forth and preach the Gospel: Resolved that ’s request be granted, and that , and receive each a Lot in the Town of , free of charge, and that the , if he approve, give a title.”
Clerk
The same evening while I was engaged [HC 2:491] in giving some special instructions to Elders and , & Priest, , concerning their mission to England, President came into my house, where we were sitting, accompanied by Doct. , who had just returned from a special Business Mission to , and other eastern cities, on which he started with , the 14th of March,— Doct <> having been ordained an elder on the 6th of March, and having returned from the Mission a few days previous,— my instructions to the brethren were, when they arrived in England, to adhere closely to the first principles of the Gospel, and remain silent concerning the gathering. the vision, and the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, until such time as the work was fully established, and it should be clearly made manifest by the Spirit. &c.
12 June 1837 • Monday
<Monday 12.> Monday the 12th. of June. I was taken sick, and kept my room unable to attend to business. Elder having reported his mission. requestd the privilege of fulfilling a among Covenant, which he made with in January, which was that he should, agreeable to his desire accompanying the Twelve on their first foreign Mission. Presidents and granted his petition, laid their hands upon his head and set him apart for the English Mission.
13 June 1837 • Tuesday
<Tuesday 13th.> Tuesday the 13th. My afflictions continued to increase, and were very severe, insomuch I was unable to raise my head from my pillow, when the <First Mission to England.> brethren called to bid me farewell, and at nine o’clock A.M. Elders , , [HC 2:492] and , a priest, a native of Honeydon, England, left in company with several of the Brethren and Sisters who continued with them as far as , on Lake Erie, where the Mission took a Steamer for , directing their course for .
14 June 1837 • Wednesday
<Wednesday 14th Joseph Sick.> Wednesday the 14th I had continued to grow worse until my sufferings were excrutiating, and although in the midst of it all I felt to rejoice, in the salvations of Israel’s God, yet I found it expedient to call to my assistance those means which a kind Providence had provided for the restoration of the sick in connection with the ordinances, and Doct , at my request, administered to me herbs and mild food, and nursed me with all tenderness and attention,— and my heavenly Father blessed his administration to the ease and comforting of my system, for I began to amend in a short time, and in a few days I was able to resume my usual labors. This is one of the many [p. 762]
June 11. were desirous, or were about to establish themselves as grocers. retailers of Spiritous Liquors and so forth, in , whereupon it was Resolved that we will not uphold any man, or men to take a partner out of the church to trade or traffic in this line of business, nor sell for any man or men out of the church, in his name, or on commission. requested that the church pay his debts. and take him for security, that he might go forth and preach the Gospel: Resolved that ’s request be granted, and that , and receive each a Lot in the Town of , free of charge, and that the , if he approve, give a title.”
Clerk
The same evening while I was engaged [HC 2:491] in giving some special instructions to Elders and , & Priest, , concerning their mission to England, President came into my house, where we were sitting, accompanied by Doct. , who had just returned from a special Business Mission to , and other eastern cities, on which he started with , the 14th of March,— Doct having been ordained an elder on the 6th of March, and having returned from the Mission a few days previous,— my instructions to the brethren were, when they arrived in England, to adhere closely to the first principles of the Gospel, and remain silent concerning the gathering. the vision, and the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, until such time as the work was fully established, and it should be clearly made manifest by the Spirit. &c.
12 June 1837 • Monday
Monday 12. Monday the 12th. of June. I was taken sick, and kept my room unable to attend to business. Elder having reported his mission. requestd the privilege of fulfilling a Covenant, which he made with in January, which was that he should, agreeable to his desire accompanying the Twelve on their first foreign Mission. Presidents and granted his petition, laid their hands upon his head and set him apart for the English Mission.
13 June 1837 • Tuesday
Tuesday 13th. Tuesday the 13th. My afflictions continued to increase, and were very severe, insomuch I was unable to raise my head from my pillow, when the First Mission to England. brethren called to bid me farewell, and at nine o’clock A.M. Elders , , [HC 2:492] and , a priest, a native of Honeydon, England, left in company with several of the Brethren and Sisters who continued with them as far as , on Lake Erie, where the Mission took a Steamer for , directing their course for .
14 June 1837 • Wednesday
Wednesday 14th Joseph Sick. Wednesday the 14th I had continued to grow worse until my sufferings were excrutiating, and although in the midst of it all I felt to rejoice, in the salvations of Israel’s God, yet I found it expedient to call to my assistance those means which a kind Providence had provided for the restoration of the sick in connection with the ordinances, and Doct , at my request, administered to me herbs and mild food, and nursed me with all tenderness and attention,— and my heavenly Father blessed his administration to the ease and comforting of my system, for I began to amend in a short time, and in a few days I was able to resume my usual labors. This is one of the many [p. 762]
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