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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 20.> On Thursday morning July 20th. the Garrick anchored in the river Mersey opposite , and while her cable chains were yet rattling, the South America a Merchant ship which left at the same time with the Garrick, under a bet of $10,000. as was said, which would be in first and which came along side, having kept in sight daily during the voyage.— but never getting ahead of the Garrick: and in all the different <stages> from to no conveyance was permitted to go past them. While the passengers were going on board a steamer, , and [John] Goodson jumped into a small boat and were rowed toward shore. When within leaping distanc[e] sprang from the boat. as if impelled by some superior power and lighted on the steps of the Dock, followed instantly by Elders & , all three of which had not one farthing on earth at their command, while Elder, <Goodson> having a heavy purse of silver in his hand, waited <22 Arrival at > until the vessel touched shore. On the brethren went to , about 30 miles from , and as the<y> alighted from the coach, a large flag was unfurled nearly over their heads with this inscription in letters of gold “Truth will prevail,” it being election day for members of Parliament. King William the fourth having recently died, and Queen Victoria being about to organize her cabinet.— Taking lodgings in Wilfoed St, some of [HC 2:498] the elders had an interview that evening with Rev James Fielding, Brother to , who was a chapel in that place. where all <Sunday 23> the seven brethren went to hear him preach on Sunday the 23,d. when, after his sermon in the morning, Mr Fielding gave notice to his congregation that there were present some ministers from and <First preaching in England.> they would occupy his pulpit in the afternoon. This unexpected offer was unsolicited, but joyfully received, and in the afternoon gave a brief relation of a the history of the church from the commencement, followed by who bore testimony to the same. Thus was the key turned, and the door opened to the inhabitants of England.— At the close of the meeting Mr [James] Fielding offered his pulpit for the evening when Elder Goodson preached and bore testimony.
23 July 1837 • Sunday
The same day that the gospel was first preached in England. I recieved the following;
Revelation, given at , Ohio, July 23d. 1837.
The word of the Lord unto concerning the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb.
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant I have heard thy prayers. and thine alms have come up as a memorial before me in behalf of those thy brethren who were chosen to bear testimony of my name. and to send it abroad among all nations, kindreds tongues, and people, and ordained through the instrumentality of my servants.
Verily I say unto you, there have been some few things <See Book of Doctrine & C> in thine heart and with thee, with which I the Lord was not well pleased, nevertheless inasmuch as thou hast abased thyself thou shalt be exalted, therefore all thy sins are forgiven thee. Let thy heart be of good cheer before my face, and thou shalt bear record of my name, not only unto the Gentiles, but also unto the Jews; and thou shalt send forth my word unto the ends of the earth. Contend thou therefore morning by morning, and day after day let thy warning [p. 765]
July 20. On Thursday morning July 20th. the Garrick anchored in the river Mersey opposite , and while her cable chains were yet rattling, the South America Merchant ship which left at the same time with the Garrick, under a bet of $10,000. as was said, which would be in first came along side, having kept in sight daily during the voyage.— but never getting ahead of the Garrick: and in all the different stages from to no conveyance was permitted to go past them. While the passengers were going on board a steamer, , and John Goodson jumped into a small boat and were rowed toward shore. When within leaping distance sprang from the boat. as if impelled by some superior power and lighted on the steps of the Dock, followed instantly by Elders & , all three of which had not one farthing on earth at their command, while Elder, Goodson having a heavy purse of silver in his hand, waited 22 Arrival at until the vessel touched shore. On the brethren went to , about 30 miles from , and as they alighted from the coach, a large flag was unfurled nearly over their heads with this inscription in letters of gold “Truth will prevail,” it being election day for members of Parliament. King William the fourth having recently died, and Queen Victoria being about to organize her cabinet.— Taking lodgings in Wilfoed St, some of [HC 2:498] the elders had an interview that evening with Rev James Fielding, Brother to , who was a chapel in that place. where all Sunday 23 the seven brethren went to hear him preach on Sunday the 23,d. when, after his sermon in the morning, Mr Fielding gave notice to his congregation that there were present some ministers from and First preaching in England. they would occupy his pulpit in the afternoon. This unexpected offer was unsolicited, but joyfully received, and in the afternoon gave a brief relation of the history of the church from the commencement, followed by who bore testimony to the same. Thus was the key turned, and the door opened to the inhabitants of England.— At the close of the meeting Mr James Fielding offered his pulpit for the evening when Elder Goodson preached and bore testimony.
23 July 1837 • Sunday
The same day that the gospel was first preached in England. I recieved the following;
Revelation, given at , Ohio, July 23d. 1837.
The word of the Lord unto concerning the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb.
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant I have heard thy prayers. and thine alms have come up as a memorial before me in behalf of those thy brethren who were chosen to bear testimony of my name. and to send it abroad among all nations, kindreds tongues, and people, and ordained through the instrumentality of my servants.
Verily I say unto you, there have been some few things See Book of Doctrine & C in thine heart and with thee, with which I the Lord was not well pleased, nevertheless inasmuch as thou hast abased thyself thou shalt be exalted, therefore all thy sins are forgiven thee. Let thy heart be of good cheer before my face, and thou shalt bear record of my name, not only unto the Gentiles, but also unto the Jews; and thou shalt send forth my word unto the ends of the earth. Contend thou therefore morning by morning, and day after day let thy warning [p. 765]
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