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

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  • Historical Introduction
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Last Days assembled at , agreeably to a revelation given <x July 9 Conference of the Twelve.> July 8th. 1838. President , , , and ; presiding. Resolved first, That the persons who are to fill the places of those who have fallen, be immediately notified to come to : Also, those of the twelve who are not present.
Resolved 2d, That notify ; that notify , and that notify , who is now in England. voted that publish the same in the next Journal. gave some council, concerning the provisions necessary to be made for the families of the Twelve, while laboring in the cause of their Redeemer, advising them to instruct their converts to move without delay to the places of gathering, and there to strictly attend to the Law of God. , Clerk. Prest.”
<camp.> This day the Camp passed on to Talmadge, 20 miles. with great fatige, the weather being very hot.
10 July 1838 • Tuesday
<10 Joseph, visits .> Tuesday 10th. About this time I visited in company with , and .
<Camp.> This morning, the counsellors of the camp drew up six resolutions, which were unanimously adopted, in substance as follows.—
1st. The Engineer shall recieve advice from the counsellors concerning his duties; 2d. At 4 O clock A.M. the horn shall blow for rising, and at 20 minutes past 4, for prayers, at which time each overseer shall shall see that the inmates of his tent are ready for worship. 3d. The head of each division shall keep a roll of all his able bodied men to stand guard, in turn, as called for by the engineer, one half in the former, the other half in the latter part of the night. 4th. Each company of the camp is entitled to an equal proportion of the milk, whether they own the cows or not. 5th. Thomas Butterfield shall be appointed herdsman, to drive the cows and stock, and see that they are taken care of— and call for assistance when needed. 6th That in no case at present, shall the camp move more than 15 miles per day unless circumstances absolutely require it.
The camp moved 6 miles this day and encamped near Akron, on the canal, where they lightened their loads by putting some of their goods on the boat,— to be conveyed by water.
11–12 July 1838 • Wednesday–Thursday
<11> Wednesday 11th. 10 A.M. Elder Wilbers child died, and was buried at 1 P.M.— The Camp moved 11 miles and tarried over night at Chippiway, and although they were thoroughly drenched with a heavy shower, and retired to their lodgings wet, one man who had been troubled with the Rheumatism. said next morning, Thursday 12th. he had not felt so well and spry for a <12> long time. Camp travelled to Wayne 17. miles, having some rain, two or three broken waggons, and a little murmuring.
13 July 1838 • Friday
<13> Friday 13th. passed on to Mohican 17 miles, exciting great curiousity among the inhabitants, as they passed along, attended with some hard speeches [p. 804]
Last Days assembled at , agreeably to a revelation given x July 9 Conference of the Twelve. July 8th. 1838. President , , , and ; presiding. Resolved first, That the persons who are to fill the places of those who have fallen, be immediately notified to come to : Also, those of the twelve who are not present.
Resolved 2d, That notify ; that notify , and that notify , who is now in England. voted that publish the same in the next Journal. gave some council, concerning the provisions necessary to be made for the families of the Twelve, while laboring in the cause of their Redeemer, advising them to instruct their converts to move without delay to the places of gathering, and there to strictly attend to the Law of God. , Clerk. Prest.”
camp. This day the Camp passed on to Talmadge, 20 miles. with great fatige, the weather being very hot.
10 July 1838 • Tuesday
10 Joseph, visits . Tuesday 10th. About this time I visited in company with , and .
Camp. This morning, the counsellors of the camp drew up six resolutions, which were unanimously adopted, in substance as follows.—
1st. The Engineer shall recieve advice from the counsellors concerning his duties; 2d. At 4 O clock A.M. the horn shall blow for rising, and at 20 minutes past 4, for prayers, at which time each overseer shall see that the inmates of his tent are ready for worship. 3d. The head of each division shall keep a roll of all his able bodied men to stand guard, in turn, as called for by the engineer, one half in the former, the other half in the latter part of the night. 4th. Each company of the camp is entitled to an equal proportion of the milk, whether they own the cows or not. 5th. Thomas Butterfield shall be appointed herdsman, to drive the cows and stock, and see that they are taken care of— and call for assistance when needed. 6th That in no case at present, shall the camp move more than 15 miles per day unless circumstances absolutely require it.
The camp moved 6 miles this day and encamped near Akron, on the canal, where they lightened their loads by putting some of their goods on the boat,— to be conveyed by water.
11–12 July 1838 • Wednesday–Thursday
11 Wednesday 11th. 10 A.M. Elder Wilbers child died, and was buried at 1 P.M.— The Camp moved 11 miles and tarried over night at Chippiway, and although they were thoroughly drenched with a heavy shower, and retired to their lodgings wet, one man who had been troubled with the Rheumatism. said next morning, Thursday 12th. he had not felt so well and spry for a 12 long time. Camp travelled to Wayne 17. miles, having some rain, and a little murmuring.
13 July 1838 • Friday
13 Friday 13th. passed on to Mohican 17 miles, exciting great curiousity among the inhabitants, , attended with some hard speeches [p. 804]
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