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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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27–30 November 1837 • Monday–Thursday

<November 27.> At a conference of Elders, consisting of all the authorities of the church in , November  27th. Elder Reuben Hadlock [Hedlock] was chosen President of the elders quorum in place of Elder  <30> deceased. November 30th presented a complaint <against> , “for abu sing Elder , and for a general course of unchristian like conduct.” The accused  having been notified to appear and answer for his conduct, and having refused, The High  council decided that he be cut off, for shewing contempt to the authorities of the church.

6–7 December 1837 • Wednesday–Thursday

<December 6.  Council at  Committees, <&c> appointed> December 6th. The High Council and and council appointed ,   and a committee to consider the propriety of proposing to the  chu[r]ch to pay the council for their time while engaged in counsel. ,   and were appointed a committee to report upon the sub ject of raising a revenue to defray the expences of the Church. was  appointed to sign Elder’s Licences as Chairman, and as cle[r]k: and , to sign Licences as Chairman Pro Tempore, in the absence of , and   as clerk pro tempore; And Recording clerk, and standing  Clerk of the Council; and Recorder of Patriarchal Blessings at .
<Report of committee  on pay for Council &c> The committee on pay for the council reported “It is our united opinion that the Presiden cy, High council, and Bishop and council, Clerk of the council, Patriarch, & Agent of  the church; (also any others who may be employed in church business,) receve per  day, each, one dollar and fifty cents.” , , .”  <$1.000. for suits  against Mob.> Reported to the council that he had paid six hundred dollars to Lawyers  to carry on suits against the Mob, and three hundred dollars costs <in carrying on> on said  suits, for which he had involved himself, and was paying ten per cent interest on the  same: and petitioned the council for leave to Liquidate the debt out of properties  consecrated for the benefit of the church, and charge the church for the same; and  the council Granted the petition. Voted that the Recorder of Licences and Patriarchal  blessings receive for each 100 words 10 cents. Council adjourned to December 7th.
<x 7> Council assembled on the 7th. according to adjournment, and heard the report  of their committee on raising a revenue to pay the officers of the church for their  services, and after much discussion, and adjournment from time to time,  the council dismissed the subject as being anti-scriptural.

December 1837

During <my> absence . , , ,  and some others united together for the overthrow of the church. I returned  <10  Joseph’s  return to > to on or about the 10th of December: soon after which this dissenting  band, openly and publicly, renounced the church of Christ of Latter Day Saints.  And claimed themselves to be the old standard, calling themselves the church  of Christ, excluding that of Saints, and set me at naught, and the whole church  denouncing us as heretics, not considering that the Saints shall possess the kingdom  according to the Prophet Daniel. , and most of his adherents, openly  ren The “Elder’s Journal” No 2. for November was the last paper printed at  <Printing office  burned at > . Our printing establishment was attached to satisfy an unjust Judg ment of the county court, and soon after the whole printing apparatus and  office was burned to the ground.—

September–December 1837

<England> The work continued to spread in England, with great rapidity. On the 12th  of September Elder [John] Goodson left Bedford for Preston; and about the first of october  sailed for . in company with , taking with him 200 Books of  Mormons which the Elders in vain tried to persuade him to leave. Branches  were established in Eccleston, Wrightington, Heskin, Euxton Bath, Daubers Lane, Chorley,  Whittle, Leyland Moss, Ribchester, Thornley, Clithero, Waddington, Downham and [p. 779]

27–30 November 1837 • Monday–Thursday

November 27. At a conference of Elders, consisting of all the authorities of the church in , November 27th. Elder Reuben Hadlock [Hedlock] was chosen President of the elders quorum in place of Elder 30 deceased. November 30th presented a complaint against , “for abusing Elder , and for a general course of unchristian like conduct.” The accused having been notified to appear and answer for his conduct, and having refused, The High council decided that he be cut off, for shewing contempt to the authorities of the church.

6–7 December 1837 • Wednesday–Thursday

December 6. Council at Committees, &c appointed December 6th. The High Council and and council appointed , and a committee to consider the propriety of proposing to the church to pay the council for their time while engaged in counsel. , and were appointed a committee to report upon the subject of raising a revenue to defray the expences of the Church. was appointed to sign Elder’s Licences as Chairman, and as clerk: and , to sign Licences as Chairman Pro Tempore, in the absence of , and as clerk pro tempore; And Recording clerk, standing Clerk of the Council; and Recorder of Patriarchal Blessings at .
Report of committee on pay for Council &c The committee on pay for the council reported “It is our united opinion that the Presidency, High council, Bishop and council, Clerk of the council, Patriarch, & Agent of the church; (also any others who may be employed in church business,) receve per day, each, one dollar and fifty cents.” , , .” $1.000. for suits against Mob. Reported to the council that he had paid six hundred dollars to Lawyers to carry on suits against the Mob, and three hundred dollars costs in carrying on said suits, for which he had involved himself, and was paying ten per cent interest on the same: and petitioned the council for leave to Liquidate the debt out of properties consecrated for the benefit of the church, and charge the church for the same; and the council Granted the petition. Voted that the Recorder of Licences and Patriarchal blessings receive for each 100 words 10 cents. Council adjourned to December 7th.
x 7 Council assembled on the 7th. according to adjournment, and heard the report of their committee on raising a revenue to pay the officers of the church for their services, and after much discussion, and adjournment from time to time, the council dismissed the subject as being anti-scriptural.

December 1837

During my absence . , , , and some others united together for the overthrow of the church. I returned 10 Joseph’s return to to on or about the 10th of December: soon after which this dissenting band, openly and publicly, renounced the church of Christ of Latter Day Saints. And claimed themselves to be the old standard, calling themselves the church of Christ, excluding that of Saints, and set me at naught, and the whole church denouncing us as heretics, not considering that the Saints shall possess the kingdom according to the Prophet Daniel. The “Elder’s Journal” No 2. for November was the last paper printed at Printing office burned at . Our printing establishment was attached to satisfy an unjust Judgment of the county court, and soon after the whole printing apparatus and office was burned to the ground.—

September–December 1837

England The work continued to spread in England, with great rapidity. On the 12th of September Elder John Goodson left Bedford for Preston; and about the first of october sailed for . in company with , taking with him 200 Books of Mormons which the Elders in vain tried to persuade him to leave. Branches were established in Eccleston, Wrightington, Heskin, Euxton Bath, Daubers Lane, Chorley, Whittle, Leyland Moss, Ribchester, Thornley, Clithero, Waddington, Downham and [p. 779]
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