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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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about “Jo” Smith; while one honest looking Dutchman said he wished he was  ready to go along with them.

14 July 1838 • Saturday

<July 14> Saturday 14th The camp moved to Miflin— 10  miles. This was the first day since leaving , that they did not break  one or more waggons. preferred a complaint charge against  Abraham Bond for murmuring and other unchristianlike conduct.  After hearing both parties the council referred them to the company of their  own tent for settlement.

15 July 1838 • Sunday

<Sunday 15.> Sunday, 15th. The camp was engaged in preach ing the first principles of the gospel, and many came to listen.

16 July 1838 • Monday

<16> Monday 16  travelled 16 miles and encamped at Springfield. Three or four miles east of  Madison <> the camp was met by the county, <Sheriff> his deputy, and Mr Stringer,  who had taken out a warrant for several of the brethren for “  <, ,  & imprisoned> Safety Society” money, and took , ,  and for , and committed them to  jail. Many threats were reported that the camp should not pass  , but they were disturbed only by the repeated discharge  of cannon, to frighten their horses as they passed the Court House.

17 July 1838 • Tuesday

<17> Tuesday 17. the camp travelled 16 miles and pitched their tents on the  prairie on in whetstone township, at 7. P.M.— The court was in session  at , and the case of the imprisoned brethren was called  up at 8. this morning but no bill was found and they were dis charged, at 4 minutes past one P.M.— and joined the camp at 7. hav ing travelled 22 miles. While in prison they prayed, & sung, and  rejoiced that they were counted worthy to suffer for Christs sake,  and in the night a light equal to noon day burst into the  prison; took out his watch and saw that it was  3 minutes past one, and he received a testimony that they would  be liberated the same hour, that afternoon. <which proved thus true>

18 July 1838 • Wednesday

<18> Wednesday morning  18th. The council gave instruction to the overseers of tents and appoin ted Dominicus Carter commissary of the camp. At 1, P.M. the camp  halted, to refresh, on the edge of the prairie, the first privileges they had  enjoyed without paying for it, and encamped in the town of Grand  Prairie, 16 miles.— .

19 July 1838 • Thursday

<19> Thursday 19. Travelled 7½ miles and encamp ed on a prairie, in a line, for the first time; In their travels this  day they fell in with a Lamanite, of the Wyandot tribe. Elder  Parker gave him the stick of Joseph, which pleased him much.  When he saw the camp moving he exclaimed “Dis serprize me  mazingly.”

20 July 1838 • Friday

<20.> Friday morning 20th Another complaint was preferred  against Abram Bond for faul[t]finding &c, and he was severely  repreimanded by the council— others also were reproved <some of the camp> for their cov etousness. and complaining,— and were told they must leave it off  all such evil practices and banish such feelings or they would  be scattered to the four winds. Encamped this night by on the high way, about 1 mile from .— 9½ miles travel. The company  was thoroughly wet by a heavy shower this night.

21 July 1838 • Saturday

<21> Saturday 21. roads  very muddy, & bad, one axletree broke. Some disputings, and not  half food enough for dinner,— and some were hungry enough to  eat raw corn before they could procure supper. Travelled 16 miles  and encamped by the road side 7 miles from the sciota river. [p. 805]
about “Jo” Smith; while one honest looking Dutchman said he wished he was ready to go along with them.

14 July 1838 • Saturday

July 14 Saturday 14th The camp moved to Miflin— 10 miles. This was the first day since leaving , that they did not break one or more waggons. preferred a charge against Abraham Bond for murmuring and other unchristianlike conduct. After hearing both parties the council referred them to the company of their own tent for settlement.

15 July 1838 • Sunday

Sunday 15. Sunday, 15th. The camp was engaged in preaching the first principles of the gospel, and many came to listen.

16 July 1838 • Monday

16 Monday 16 travelled 16 miles and encamped at Springfield. Three or four miles east of the camp was met by the county, Sheriff his deputy, and Mr Stringer, who had taken out a warrant for several of the brethren for “ , , & imprisoned Safety Society” money, and took , , and for , and committed them to jail. Many threats were reported that the camp should not pass , but they were disturbed only by the repeated discharge of cannon, to frighten their horses as they passed the Court House.

17 July 1838 • Tuesday

17 Tuesday 17. the camp travelled 16 miles and pitched their tents on the prairie in whetstone township, at 7. P.M.— The court was in session at , and the case of the imprisoned brethren was called up at 8. this morning but no bill was found and they were discharged, at 4 minutes past one P.M.— and joined the camp at 7. having travelled 22 miles. While in prison they prayed, & sung, and rejoiced that they were counted worthy to suffer for Christs sake, and in the night a light equal to noon day burst into the prison; took out his watch and saw that it was 3 minutes past one, and he received a testimony that they would be liberated the same hour, that afternoon. which proved thus true

18 July 1838 • Wednesday

18 Wednesday morning 18th. The council appointed Dominicus Carter commissary of the camp. At 1, P.M. the camp halted, to refresh, on the edge of the prairie, the first privileges they had enjoyed without paying for it, and encamped in the town of Grand Prairie, 16 miles.— .

19 July 1838 • Thursday

19 Thursday 19. Travelled 7½ miles and encamped on a prairie, in a line, for the first time; In their travels this day they fell in with a Lamanite, of the Wyandot tribe. Elder Parker gave him the stick of Joseph, which pleased him much. When he saw the camp moving he exclaimed “Dis serprize me mazingly.”

20 July 1838 • Friday

20. Friday morning 20th the council— reproved some of the camp for their covetousness. and complaining,— and were told they must leave off all such evil practices and banish such feelings or they would be scattered to the four winds. Encamped this night on the highway, about 1 mile from .— 9½ miles travel. The company was thoroughly wet by a heavy shower this night.

21 July 1838 • Saturday

21 Saturday 21. roads very muddy, & bad, broke. Some disputings, and not half food enough for dinner,— and some were hungry enough to eat raw corn before they could procure supper. Travelled 16 miles and encamped by the road side 7 miles from the sciota river. [p. 805]
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