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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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on a years credit, from three and a half to $10,20 per Acre, making our first  <July 7   Letter  Continued.> school fund five thousand and seventy dollars!! Land cannot be had  round town now much less than $10. per acre. Our numbers  increase daily, and, notwithstanding the season has been cold and  backward, no one has lacked a meal, or went hungry. Provisions have  risen, but not as high as our accounts Say they are abroad. Public  notice has been given by the mob in , north of us, for  the Mormons to leave that county by the first of August, and go  into . Our enemies will not slumber, till Satan knows  the bigness of his lot. Our town gains some, we have about  one hundred buildings, 8 of which are stores. If the brethren  abroad are wise, and will come on with means, and help enter  the land and populate the , and build the ,  we shall soon have one of the most precious spots on the Globe.  God Grant that it may be so. Of late, we receive little news from you  and we think much of that is exagerated, as ever, .  N.B. Please say in your Messenger and Advocate, “A Post office has been  established at , Caldwell County, Missouri.”
The same day the Garrick passed the Banks of Newfoundland.

July 1837

Some time previous to this I resigned my office in the “ Safety  Society” disposed of my interest therein, and withdrew from the insti tution: being fully aware, after so long an experiment, that no institution  of the kind, established upon just and righteous principles, for a  blessing not only to the church, but the whole nation, would be  suffered to continue its operations in such an age of darkness,  speculation, and Wickedness. All Banks throughout the , one  <Situation of  the World.> after another, suspended specie payment, and gold and silver  rose in value in direct ratio with the depreciation of paper currency  The great pressure in the money market was is felt in England, as well  as , and bread stuffs are every where high: the season has been  cool, wet, and backward. Mexico, unwilling to acknowledge the inde pendence of Texas, considers her inhabitants as rebellious subjects. Spain  is divided against herself, wasting her blood and treasure in her own  destruction. Portugal is rapidly exhausting her resources in princely lux uries. Poland has lost her rank among the Nations. to gratify the am bition of Nicholas, the Russian Autocrat. The Government of Buenos- Ayres has declared war against Peru, and nearly all the Republics  of South America are mingled in the strife: While the Indians  continue their depredations on the inhabitants of Florida. Trouble  and distress are the grand topics of conversation amongst politi cians, merchants, mechanics, and demagogues; and crimes. mis demeanors. and casualties, occupy a large space in the public Journals.

16–23 July 1837 • Sunday–Sunday

<16> Sunday July 16th. preached on the Quarter Deck of the Garrick  concerning the prophecies; The cabin passengers listened with attention and  were particularly affected during prayer.— Also a little child, belonging  to some of the steerage passengers, that was sick until it was considered  hopeless, was healed by <the power of God> laying its <his> hands on it secretly.
<18> On the 18th the Garrick entered St Georges channel in sight of Cape Clear. [p. 764]
on a years credit, from three and a half to $10,20 per Acre, making our first July 7 Letter Continued. school fund five thousand and seventy dollars!! Land cannot be had round town now much less than $10. per acre. Our numbers increase daily, and, notwithstanding the season has been cold and backward, no one has lacked a meal, or went hungry. Provisions have risen, but not as high as accounts Say they are abroad. Public notice has been given by the mob in , north of us, for the Mormons to leave that county by the first of August, and go into . Our enemies will not slumber, till Satan knows the bigness of his lot. Our town gains some, we have about one hundred buildings, 8 of which are stores. If the brethren abroad are wise, and will come on with means, and help enter the land and populate the , and build the , we shall soon have one of the most precious spots on the Globe. God Grant that it may be so. Of late, we receive little news from you and we think much of that is exagerated, as ever, . N.B. Please say in your Messenger and Advocate, “A Post office has been established at , Caldwell County, Missouri.”
The same day the Garrick passed the Banks of Newfoundland.

July 1837

Some time previous to this I resigned my office in the “ Safety Society” disposed of my interest therein, and withdrew from the institution: being fully aware, after so long an experiment, that no institution of the kind, established upon just and righteous principles, for a blessing not only to the church, but the whole nation, would be suffered to continue its operations in such an age of darkness, speculation, and Wickedness. All Banks throughout the , one Situation of the World. after another, suspended specie payment, and gold and silver rose in value in direct ratio with the depreciation of paper currency The great pressure in the money market is felt in England, as well as , and bread stuffs are every where high: the season has been cool, wet, and backward. Mexico, unwilling to acknowledge the independence of Texas, considers her inhabitants as rebellious subjects. Spain is divided against herself, wasting her blood and treasure in her own destruction. Portugal is rapidly exhausting her resources in princely luxuries. Poland has lost her rank among the Nations. to gratify the ambition of Nicholas, the Russian Autocrat. The Government of Buenos-Ayres has declared war against Peru, and nearly all the Republics of South America are mingled in the strife: While the Indians continue their depredations on the inhabitants of Florida. Trouble and distress are the grand topics of conversation amongst politicians, merchants, mechanics, and demagogues; and crimes. misdemeanors. and casualties, occupy a large space in the public Journals.

16–23 July 1837 • Sunday–Sunday

16 Sunday July 16th. preached on the Quarter Deck of the Garrick concerning the prophecies; The cabin passengers listened with attention and were particularly affected during prayer.— Also a little child, belonging to some of the steerage passengers, that was sick until it was considered hopeless, was healed by the power of God laying his hands on it secretly.
18 On the 18th the Garrick entered St Georges channel in sight of Cape Clear. [p. 764]
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