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

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22 July 1838 • Sunday

<July 22.  Camp.> Sunday 22d. the camp was obliged to travel a part of the day to get forage  Received a salute of rotten eggs from a house as they passed, and administered  the sacrament for the first time on their journey. Some time during this  night a luminous body about the size of a cannon ball, came down  over the encampment near the ground, then whirled around some  40 or 50 times and moved off in a horizontal direction, passing out  of sight. 188 miles from .

23 July 1838 • Monday

<23> Monday 23, a <wheel of a> a waggon, heavy <heavily> loaded  ran over the leg of Elder Peck’s son, which nearly severed the flesh to  the bone. Elder Peck laid his hands on his son in the name of the Lord,  and he was able to walk, and the next morning, there was not so much  as a colored spot to be seen on the leg.

24 July 1838 • Tuesday

<24> Tuesday 24th. while the sisters  were washing; the brethren chopped 7 acres of underwood and  reaped and bound 3 acres of wheat for which they received $19.00.

26 July 1838 • Thursday

<x 26  Council at , to dispose  of the consecrations> Thursday 26th. The First Presidency, High Council and Bishop’s Court  assembled at . To dispose <of> the public properties of the church,  in the hands of the , many of the brethren having consecrated  their surplus property according to the Revelations. It was agreed  that the First presidency should keep all their property properties, that they could  dispose of to advantage for their support, and the remainder be put  into the hands of the Bishop or Bishops, according to the Commandments.
Moved, Seconded and carried unanimously:
1st. That the first Presi dency shall have their expences defrayed in going to, and returning from  ; equally by the Bishop of each place: 2nd. That all  the travelling expences of the <1st.> presidency shall be defrayed: 3d That the   be outhorized to pay orders coming from the east. inasmuch  as they will consecrate liberally; but this is to be done under the inspec tion of the First Presidency: 4th that the first Presidency shall have the  prerogative to say to the whose orders shall or may be paid  by him in this place, or in his jurisdiction; 5th That the of  Zion receive all consecrations, East, West, and South, who are not  in the jurisdiction of a Bishop of any other stake; 6th that we use  our influence to put a stop to the selling of liquors in the city, , or in our midst, that our streets may not be filled with  drunkenness; and that we use our influence to bring down the price  of provision: 7th That Bro , be requested to draw up  a petition to remove <locate> the seat to .

27 July 1838 • Friday

<27.  Camp.> Friday 27 The camp could not buy forage because “they were Mormons,” and one  man threatened to shoot .— the Engineer.

28 July 1838 • Saturday

<28  Joseph, Goes to  .> Saturday 28. I left , for , in co— with , to tran[s]act some important business, and to settle some,  Canadian brethren in that place, as they were are emigrating numerously <rapidly>  to this land, from all parts of the Country. with his  company from has arrived; and is with him.

29 July 1838 • Sunday

<29> Sunday 29th. Elders and preached at , having  just returned from england.

30 July 1838 • Monday

<30 Circuit Court.—  at .—> Monday 30th, the circuit court sat  in presiding. Bro Bond was disfellowshipped  by the Camp, for murmuring and not giving heed to the rules, Counsel, &c.
<Joseph Returns to  .> I returned this evening, from , to , with . [p. 806]

22 July 1838 • Sunday

July 22. Camp. Sunday 22d. the camp was obliged to travel a part of the day to get forage Received a salute of rotten eggs from a house as they passed, and administered the sacrament for the first time on their journey. Some time during this night a luminous body about the size of a cannon ball, came down over the encampment near the ground, then whirled around some 40 or 50 times and moved off in a horizontal direction, passing out of sight. 188 miles from .

23 July 1838 • Monday

23 Monday 23, a wheel of a a waggon, heavily loaded ran over the leg of Elder Peck’s son, which nearly severed the flesh to the bone. Elder Peck laid his hands on his son in the name of the Lord, and he was able to walk, and the next morning, there was not so much as a colored spot to be seen on the leg.

24 July 1838 • Tuesday

24 Tuesday 24th. while the sisters were washing; the brethren chopped 7 acres of underwood and reaped and bound 3 acres of wheat for which they received $19.00.

26 July 1838 • Thursday

x 26 Council at , to dispose of the consecrations Thursday 26th. The First Presidency, High Council and Bishop’s Court assembled at . To dispose of the public properties of the church, in the hands of the , many of the brethren having consecrated their surplus property according to the Revelations. It was agreed that the First presidency should keep all their properties, that they could dispose of to advantage for their support, and the remainder be put into the hands of the Bishop or Bishops, according to the Commandments.
Moved, Seconded and carried unanimously:
1st. That the first Presidency shall have their expences defrayed in going to, and returning from ; equally by the Bishop of each place: 2nd. That all the travelling expences of the 1st. presidency shall be defrayed: 3d That the be outhorized to pay orders coming from the east. inasmuch as they will consecrate liberally; but this is to be done under the inspection of the First Presidency: 4th that the first Presidency shall have the prerogative to say to the whose orders shall or may be paid by him in this place, or in his jurisdiction; 5th That the of Zion receive all consecrations, East, West, and South, who are not in the jurisdiction of a Bishop of any other stake; 6th that we use our influence to put a stop to the selling of liquors in the city, , or in our midst, that our streets may not be filled with drunkenness; and that we use our influence to bring down the price of provision: 7th That Bro , be requested to draw up a petition to locate the seat to .

27 July 1838 • Friday

27. Camp. Friday 27 The camp could not buy forage because “they were Mormons,” and one man threatened to shoot .— the Engineer.

28 July 1838 • Saturday

28 Joseph, Goes to . Saturday 28. I left , for , in co— with , to transact some important business, and to settle some, Canadian brethren in that place, as they are emigrating rapidly to this land, from all parts of the Country. with his company from has arrived; and is with him.

29 July 1838 • Sunday

29 Sunday 29th. Elders and preached at , having just returned from england.

30 July 1838 • Monday

30 Circuit Court.— at .— Monday 30th, the circuit court sat in presiding. Bro Bond was disfellowshipped by the Camp, for murmuring and not giving heed to Counsel,
Joseph Returns to . I returned this evening, from , to , with . [p. 806]
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