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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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31 July 1838 • Tuesday
<July 31> Wed Tuesday 31st. Attended the circuit court awhile, and received a visit  from . (See Letter A. this page, 30th line.)
1–3 August 1838 • Wednesday–Friday
<August 1> <B.> Wednesday August 1st. I tarried at home with my family also the 2d  <2> and 3d, to refresh myself, after my many late fatigues, and arduous duties   <3> which I had been called to perform.—
3–4 August 1838 • Friday–Saturday
<Camp> During this period the camp had  stopped to rest their teams, and the brethren were engaged in making ½ a  mile of Turnpike, and other like jobs to procure means to prosecute their journey  <4> and on the evening of the fourth the names were called and those who could  not give a reasonable excuse for absenting themselves from labor, were  reprimanded by the counsel, who directed they should receive no rations;  according, to the scripture. “The Idler shall not receive Eat the bread of  the laborer.” Three brethren were appointed assistant counsel; and judges  to settle minor difficulties in the camp.
5 August 1838 • Sunday
<Sunday 5  Meeting, > Sunday the 5th. I attended meeting. Elder , Preached, after  which I addressed the congregation, and particularly the Elders on the  principle of wisdom, &c. preached in the P.M. and sever al were confirmed, among whom was who had  < re-baptized> recently been rebaptized.
6 August 1838 • Monday
<6  Prests. Council.> Monday 6th. This morning my counsel met me at my house to consider the conduct  of certain brethren who had settled on the ,  contrary to counsel. On investigation it was resolved that they must return  to , according to counsel, or they would not be  considered one with us.
This day The citizens of as sembled at and organized by calling to the  Chair, and appointing Secretary. having  resigned the office of Post Master, it was voted unanimously that  <. P.M.> be recommended to the Post Master Gen, as the  person of our choice to fill the place of . <as post master> in this City.
(See C. page 812,— 2d Line)
July 1838
<July> <A> Some time in July we succeded in publishing the third number of  the “Elders Journal,” Joseph Smith Jun. Editor, , Printer & Publisher:  I<n> this number of the Journal was bublished the following Epistle of , one of the twelve Apostles, of the Last days;
<  Epistle.> “To the saints scattered abroad; Dear Brethren: Whereas many have  taken in hand to set forth the kingdom of God on earth, and have testi fied of the grace of God, as given unto them, to publish unto you: I  also feel it my duty to write unto you, touching the grace of God given  unto me, to you-ward. concerning the dispensation we have recei ved; which is the greatest of all dispensations; and has been spoken  of by the mouth of all the holy Prophets since the world began.  In this my communication to you, I design to notice some of these  prophecies.
Now the Apostle Paul says on this wise, “For I  would not brethren that you should be ignorant of this myste ry, (lest you should be wise in your own conceit,) that blindness  in part has happened unto Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come  in; And so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, There shall come  out of Zion a Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob”
What is this that he Says, “For I would not have you ignorant,” [p. 807]
31 July 1838 • Tuesday
July 31 Tuesday 31st. Attended the circuit court awhile, and received a visit from . (See Letter A. this page, 30th line.)
1–3 August 1838 • Wednesday–Friday
August 1 B. Wednesday August 1st. I tarried at home with my family also the 2d 2 and 3d, to refresh myself, after my many late fatigues, and arduous duties 3 which I had been called to perform.—
3–4 August 1838 • Friday–Saturday
Camp During this period the camp had stopped to rest their teams, and the brethren were engaged in making ½ a mile of Turnpike, and other like jobs to procure means to prosecute their journey 4 and on the evening of the fourth the names were called and those who could not give a reasonable excuse for absenting themselves from labor, were reprimanded by the counsel, who directed they should receive no rations; according, to the scripture. “The Idler shall not Eat the bread of the laborer.” Three brethren were appointed assistant counsel; and judges to settle minor difficulties in the camp.
5 August 1838 • Sunday
Sunday 5 Meeting, Sunday the 5th. I attended meeting. Elder , Preached, after which I addressed the congregation, and particularly the Elders on the principle of wisdom, &c. preached in the P.M. and several were confirmed, among whom was who had re-baptized recently been rebaptized.
6 August 1838 • Monday
6 Prests. Council. Monday 6th. This morning my counsel met me at my house to consider the conduct of certain brethren who had settled on the , contrary to counsel. On investigation it was resolved that they must return to , according to counsel, or they would not be considered one with us.
This day The citizens of assembled at and organized by calling to the Chair, and appointing Secretary. having resigned the office of Post Master, it was voted unanimously that . P.M. be recommended to the Post Master Gen, as the person of our choice to fill the place of . as post master in this City.
(See C. page 812,— 2d Line)
July 1838
July A Some time in July we succeded in publishing the third number of the “Elders Journal,” Joseph Smith Jun. Editor, , Printer & Publisher: In this number of the Journal was bublished the following Epistle of , one of the twelve Apostles, of the Last days;
Epistle. “To the saints scattered abroad; Dear Brethren: Whereas many have taken in hand to set forth the kingdom of God on earth, and have testified of the grace of God, as given unto them, to publish unto you: I also feel it my duty to write unto you, touching the grace of God given unto me, to you-ward. concerning the dispensation we have received; which is the greatest of all dispensations; and has been spoken of by the mouth of all the holy Prophets since the world began. In this my communication to you, I design to notice some of these prophecies.
Now the Apostle Paul says on this wise, “For I would not brethren that you should be ignorant of this mystery, (lest you should be wise in your own conceit,) that blindness in part has happened unto Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in; And so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, There shall come out of Zion a Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob”
What is that he Says, “For I would not have you ignorant,” [p. 807]
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