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

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that those who might desire to travel a different course from the  <September 17.> one which was appointed to the division to which they belonged, might  have the privilege of changing with one of another division; and lastly  it was appointed that the different divisions hold their own meetings  to make such arrangements as they shall think proper in relation  <18  Bishop’s  Memorial > to their journeying. Agreeable to the vote of the conference on the 17—   and counsel issued their memorial from to  the saints scattered abroad September 18th. See Messenger & Advocate P. 561.
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September 1837

<x  ’s Timely Warning> About this time Elder , who was laboring in , published his “Voice of Warning” consisting of 216 pages.—

27 September 1837 • Wednesday

<27 Joseph  left for > I started from on the 27th of September, in company with Bro   to fulfil the mission appointed us on the 18th of sept  by a conference of elders, in establishing places of gathering for the Saints.  Brothers and accompanying us.

1–12 October 1837 • Sunday–Thursday

<October 1> October 1.st. Elder was elected high counsellor at in place  <2> of removed to . Oct. 2. was elected  President of the High council.— and the council voted that if a counsellor  absented himself from their meetings without a reasonable excuse  he should be reported to the church as a delinquent.
<11> The High council of voted, that their Clerk Grant licences  to the members of the council (who wished to travel,) signed by the  <12.  Arrival  of the Presidency  at .> President and clerk. We arrived at , Indiana, on the  12th. about midway from to .

13 October 1837 • Friday

<13  Death of > My Brother ’s wife. , died on the 13th.  of october, while I was at and her husband at . She left five small children, and numerous Relatives to  mourn her loss, severly felt by all. She said to one of her tender of[f]spring  when on her dying bed “Tell your father when he comes that the Lord  has taken your Mother home, and left you for him to take care of.”  She died in full assurance of a part in the first resurrection.

15 October 1837 • Sunday

<15> Oct. 15th. The High Priests quorum at , decided to take Doct s  Licence until he return, and make satisfaction, and the High council concured.

18 October 1837 • Wednesday

<18  High Council> Oct 18th. The High council and Presidents of the different quorums, met in  the . presiding, and after a lengthy discussion  concerning existing Evils, agreed that it was time to commence the work of  reform, and voted unanimously to meet again in the on  monday evening next, and invite the different quorums to meet at the  same time, and commence pruning the vine of God in , and  thus continue the work evening after evening, until it shall be wisdom to  stay the hands.
, Clerk H.C.

22 October 1837 • Sunday

<Sunday 22> Sunday Oct 22d <the> Thurch [Church] in disfellowshipped 22 brethren and sisters  Until they make satisfaction for uniting with the world in a dance, the Thursday previous.

23 October 1837 • Monday

<23> Oct 23 the High council of appointed , ,  and a committee to visit John Johnson jun, and see if he  will would desist from selling spiritous liquors to those who are were in the habit  of getting intoxicated, and report to the authorities of the church those members  who might drink spirits at his house; also voted that the church see that  all difficulties and differences be are settled as speedily as possible; and [p. 774]
that those who might desire to travel a different course from the September 17. one which was appointed to the division to which they belonged, might have the privilege of changing with one of another division; and lastly it was appointed that the different divisions hold their own meeting to make such arrangements as they shall think proper in relation 18 Bishop’s Memorial to their journeying. Agreeable to the vote of the conference on the 17— and counsel issued their memorial from to the saints scattered abroad September 18th. See Messenger & Advocate P. 561.
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September 1837

x ’s Timely Warning About this time Elder , who was laboring in , published his “Voice of Warning” consisting of 216 pages.—

27 September 1837 • Wednesday

27 Joseph left for I started from on the 27th of September, in company with Bro to fulfil the mission appointed us on the 18th of sept by a conference of elders, in establishing places of gathering for the Saints. Brothers and accompanying us.

1–12 October 1837 • Sunday–Thursday

October 1 October 1.st. Elder was elected high counsellor at in place 2 of removed to . Oct. 2. was elected President of the High council.— and the council voted that if a counsellor absented himself from their meeting without a reasonable excuse he should be reported to the church as a delinquent.
11 The High council of voted, that their Clerk Grant licences to the members of the council (who wished to travel,) signed by the 12. Arrival of the Presidency at . President and clerk. We arrived at , Indiana, on the 12th. about midway from to .

13 October 1837 • Friday

13 Death of My Brother ’s wife. , died on the 13th. of october, while I was at and her husband at . She left five small children, and numerous Relatives to mourn her loss, severly felt by all. She said to one of her tender offspring when on her dying bed “Tell your father when he comes that the Lord has taken your Mother home, and left you for him to take care of.” She died in full assurance of a part in the first resurrection.

15 October 1837 • Sunday

15 Oct. 15th. The High Priests quorum at , decided to take Doct Licence until he return, and make satisfaction, and the High council concured.

18 October 1837 • Wednesday

18 High Council Oct 18th. The High council and Presidents of the different quorums, met in the . presiding, and after a lengthy discussion concerning existing Evils, agreed that it was time to commence the work of reform, and voted unanimously to meet again in the on monday evening next, and invite the different quorums to meet at the same time, and commence pruning the vine of God in , and thus continue the work evening after evening, until it shall be wisdom to stay the hands.
, Clerk H.C.

22 October 1837 • Sunday

Sunday 22 Sunday Oct 22d the Thurch [Church] in disfellowshipped 22 brethren and sisters Until they make satisfaction for uniting with the world in a dance, the Thursday previous.

23 October 1837 • Monday

23 Oct 23 the High council of appointed , , and a committee to visit John Johnson jun, and see if he would desist from selling spiritous liquors to those who were in the habit of getting intoxicated, and report to the authorities of the church those members who might drink spirits at his house; also voted that the church see that all difficulties and differences are settled as speedily as possible; and [p. 774]
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