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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<April 7. Conference Minutes continued.> nominated to fill the seat of : that of : and that of , which nominations were severally and unanimously sanctioned. [HC 3:14] was ordained High Priest. On motion conference <Sunday. 8> adjourned to the 8th, 9 o clock AM. Sunday April 8th. 9 A.M. conference convened and opened as usual, prayer by . President J. Smith Jun Made a few remarks respecting the Bank, <’s history> who was followed by , who gave a short history of his travels to and .
President represented his quorum of High Priests, and read their names. The principal part were in good standing.
Presidents and represented the Seventies. The quorum of Elders was represented by their president, Ha[r]vey Green, numbering 124 in good standing. President Joseph Smith made a few remarks on the word of Wisdom giving the reason of its coming forth, saying it should be observed.
Adjou[r]ned for one hour. Conference convened agreeable to adjournment, and opened as us[u]al, after which , represen[ted] his counsel and the lesser Priesthood; and made report of receipts and expenditures of church funds which had passed through his hands. It was then motioned, seconded and carried that the first presidency be appointed to sign the licences of the official members of the church. conference adjourned until the first Friday in July next.
, clerk.
Joseph Smith Jn. President.”
1–8 April 1838 • Sunday–Sunday
From the 1st to the 8th. Presidents and visited the churches, a Short distance from and on the 8 attended meeting in the Cock-Pit. After, Preaching by , they bore their farewell Testimony to the truth of the work.— after they had closed, and, Elder Russel [Isaac Russell] was speaking the enemy severed the gas pipes, which li[g]hted the house, and overwhelmed the assembly in dar[k]ness in an instant.— The damage was soon repaired,— and the design of breaking up the assembly frustrated.
9 April 1838 • Monday
<9 Joseph’s Letter to > The following Letter was sent to in consequence of his withholding the records of the church in the city of , when called for by the Clerk, &c.
April 9th 1838.
Mr. . Sir. We were desirous of honoring you by giving publicity to your notes on the history of the Church of Latter Day Saints, after such making such corrections as we thought would be necessary; Knowing your incompetency as a historian, and that writings coming from your pen, could not be put to the press, without our correcting them; or else the church must suffer reproach. Indeed, Sir, we never supposed you capable of writing a history; but were willing to let it come out under your name, notwithstanding it would really not be yours but ours. We are still willing to honor you, if you can be made to know your own intirest, and give up your notes, so that they [HC 3:15] can be corrected, and made fit for the press: but if not, we have all the materials for another, which we shall commence this week to write. Your Humble Servt. Joseph Smith Jun. , President of the whole church of Latter Day Saints.
Attest , Clerk.
10 April 1838 • Tuesday
<10> Tuesday 10th 12 o clock, Noon, and left , on coach for [p. 788]
April 7. Conference Minutes continued. nominated to fill the seat of : that of : and that of , which nominations were severally and unanimously sanctioned. [HC 3:14] was ordained High Priest. On motion conference Sunday. 8 adjourned to the 8th, 9 o clock AM. Sunday April 8th. 9 A.M. conference convened and opened as usual, prayer by . President J. Smith Jun Made a few remarks respecting the Bank, ’s history who was followed by , who gave a short history of his travels to and .
President represented his quorum of High Priests, and read their names. The principal part were in good standing.
Presidents and represented the Seventies. The quorum of Elders was represented by their president, Harvey Green, numbering 124 in good standing. President Joseph Smith made a few remarks on the word of Wisdom giving the reason of its coming forth, saying it should be observed.
Adjourned for one hour. Conference convened agreeable to adjournment, and opened as usual, after which , represented his counsel and the lesser Priesthood; and made report of receipts and expenditures of church funds which had passed through his hands. It was then motioned, seconded and carried that the first presidency be appointed to sign the licences of the official members of the church. conference adjourned until the first Friday in July next.
, clerk.
Joseph Smith Jn. President.”
1–8 April 1838 • Sunday–Sunday
From the 1st to the 8th. Presidents and visited the churches, a Short distance from and on the 8 attended meeting in the Cock-Pit. After, Preaching by , they bore their farewell Testimony to the truth of the work.— after they had closed, and, Elder Russel [Isaac Russell] was speaking the enemy severed the gas pipes, which lighted the house, and overwhelmed the assembly in darkness in an instant.— The damage was soon repaired,— and the design of breaking up the assembly frustrated.
9 April 1838 • Monday
9 Joseph’s Letter to The following Letter was sent to in consequence of his withholding the records of the church in the city of , when called for by the Clerk, &c.
April 9th 1838.
Mr. . Sir. We were desirous of honoring you by giving publicity to your notes on the history of the Church of Latter Day Saints, after making such corrections as we thought would be necessary; Knowing your incompetency as a historian, and that writings coming from your pen, could not be put to the press, without our correcting them; or else the church must suffer reproach. Indeed, Sir, we never supposed you capable of writing a history; but were willing to let it come out under your name, notwithstanding it would really not be yours but ours. We are still willing to honor you, if you can be made to know your own intirest, and give up your notes, so that they [HC 3:15] can be corrected, and made fit for the press: but if not, we have all the materials for another, which we shall commence this week to write. Your Humble Servt. Joseph Smith Jun. , President of the whole church of Latter Day Saints.
Attest , Clerk.
10 April 1838 • Tuesday
10 Tuesday 10th 12 o clock, Noon, and left , on coach for [p. 788]
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