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

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<August> round him as he lay in his waggon, and all his conversation was in rhyme— stepped into  the Waggon to lift him up, when he jumped forward at Elders Snow and Carter crying yow, yow, yow,  gnashing his teeth and chomping most horribly— They laid hands on him and rebuked the  foul Spirit in the name of Jesus, when he called for drink and laid quietly down but soon  recommenced his poetry— Elder Duncan Mc Arthur laid hands upon him and began to  rebuke the Spirit at the same instant he groaned, yelled, and screamed out as it were all in  one whistling sound, and he began again to talk like a man, as soon as Elder Mc.Arthur  was done, lay down and went to sleep and remained well—

16–20 August 1838 • Thursday–Monday

Nothing peculiar transpired at from the Sixteenth to this day when the  Inhabitants of the different parts of the met to organize themselves into agricultural  <Agricultural Companies> Companies, I was present and took part in their deliberation, one Company was formed  called “the Western Agricultural Company”, who voted to enclose one field for grain  containing twelve sections, which contain seven thousand six hundred and Eighty Acres  of land— Another Company also was organized called “the Eastern Agricultural Company”  the extent of the field not decided

21 August 1838 • Tuesday

<21.> Tuesday 21. Another Company was formed called “the Southern Agricultural Company”  the field to be as large as the first mentioned—
<Camp.> There were two Births in the Camp.

22 August 1838 • Wednesday

<22> Wednesday 22. I spent a part of the day in Councilling with several Brethren  upon different subjects. The Brethren continue to gather to Zion daily— some time  this month the Saints were warned by the Mob to leave
<Camp.> Brother Stoker left the Camp

23 August 1838 • Thursday

<23> Thursday 23. The brethren of the Camp made five rods of Turnpike in addition to their  job, and the <black> Smiths were engaged in setting Waggon tires, horse shoes &c so as to be  ready for travelling— They had erected a forge and burned pit Coal for their use at  this place, Brother John Hammond and family were cut off from the Camp because  he did not govern his family, and stand in his lot, as tent Master— The duty of a Tent- Master is to see that prayer is attended to in its season, to call all the inmates into the tent, and call  the brethren by name who is to lead in prayer, for they pray in their turns or lot— And he is to  watch over his tent for good and see that no iniquity exists, and if he discovers iniquity  he must put it down in righteousness; but if he cannot, he must call for help, and if  that will not do he must prefer a charge in writing against the offender or offenders, and  repeat report them to the Council; Also he must draw daily rations for his tent, Elders ,  Pettingill Carter and laid hands upon Sister Willey (who was very sick and  troubled with the powers of darkness) and prayed for her and rebuked her disease,   was immediately seized with terrible pain in his side, shoulders, neck  &c and with difficulty succeeded in speaking to ask the Elders to lay hands on  him in the name of Jesus, which they did and rebuked the devil and he left him,  but soon returned and he again called the Elders to rebuke this evil Spirit, which  they had to do sharply and it left him very sore, for when he had dominion over  him he felt as though he must die—
This day I spent transacting a variety of business about the

24–30 August 1838 • Friday–Thursday

<24> Friday 24th. I was home, also on the 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. and 30.

24 August 1838 • Friday

<Camp> The camp made five rods of Turnpike—

25 August 1838 • Saturday

<25> Brother Joseph Coon’s son died in the Camp. Made seven rods of turnpike, and re-organized the Camp, <which> was  <reorganized> because by transgression <& leaving> the first organization had been in some degree broken.

26 August 1838 • Sunday

<26.> Sunday 26. President preached <to the Camp> in the morning and two were confirmed in the Church—  There were many Spectators present. Sacrament in the evening— Two Strangers came to dispute, but went  away confounded [p. 816]
August round him as he lay in his waggon, and all his conversation was in rhyme— stepped into the Waggon to lift him up, when he jumped forward at Elders Snow and Carter crying yow, yow, yow, gnashing his teeth and chomping most horribly— They laid hands on him and rebuked the foul Spirit in the name of Jesus, when he called for drink and laid quietly down but soon recommenced his poetry— Elder Duncan Mc Arthur laid hands upon him and began to rebuke the Spirit at the same instant he groaned, yelled, and screamed out as it were all in one whistling sound, and he began again to talk like a man, as soon as Elder Mc.Arthur was done, lay down and went to sleep and remained well—

16–20 August 1838 • Thursday–Monday

Nothing peculiar transpired at from the Sixteenth to this day when the Inhabitants of the different parts of the met to organize themselves into agricultural Agricultural Companies Companies, I was present and took part in their deliberation, one Company was formed called “the Western Agricultural Company”, who voted to enclose one field for grain containing twelve sections, which contain seven thousand six hundred and Eighty Acres of land— Another Company also was organized called “the Eastern Agricultural Company” the extent of the field not decided

21 August 1838 • Tuesday

21. Tuesday 21. Another Company was formed called “the Southern Agricultural Company” the field to be as large as the first mentioned—
Camp. There were two Births in the Camp.

22 August 1838 • Wednesday

22 Wednesday 22. I spent a part of the day in Councilling with several Brethren upon different subjects. The Brethren continue to gather to Zion daily— some time this month the Saints were warned by the Mob to leave
Camp.

23 August 1838 • Thursday

23 Thursday 23. The brethren of the Camp made five rods of Turnpike in addition to their job, and the black Smiths were engaged in setting Waggon tires, horse shoes &c so as to be ready for travelling— They had erected a forge and burned pit Coal for their use at this place, Brother John Hammond and family were cut off from the Camp because he did not govern his family, and stand in his lot, as tent Master— The duty of a Tent-Master is to see that prayer is attended to in its season, to call all the inmates into the tent, and call the brethren by name who is to lead in prayer, for they pray in their turns or lot— And he is to watch over his tent for good and see that no iniquity exists, and if he discovers iniquity he must put it down in righteousness; but if he cannot, he must call for help, and if that will not do he must prefer a charge in writing against the offender or offenders, and report them to the Council; Also he must draw daily rations for his tent, Elders , Pettingill Carter and laid hands upon Sister Willey (who was very sick and troubled with the powers of darkness) and prayed for her and rebuked her disease, was immediately seized with terrible pain in his side, shoulders, neck &c and with difficulty succeeded in speaking to ask the Elders to lay hands on him in the name of Jesus, which they did and rebuked the devil and he left him, but soon returned and he again called the Elders to rebuke this evil Spirit, which they had to do sharply and it left him very sore, for when he had dominion over him he felt as though he must die—
This day I spent transacting a variety of business about the

24–30 August 1838 • Friday–Thursday

24 Friday 24th. I was home, also on the 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. and 30.

24 August 1838 • Friday

Camp

25 August 1838 • Saturday

25 Brother Joseph Coon’s son died in the Camp. , which was reorganized because by transgression & leaving the first organization had been in some degree broken.

26 August 1838 • Sunday

26. Sunday 26. President preached to the Camp in the morning and two were confirmed in the Church— There were many Spectators present. Sacrament in the evening— Two Strangers came to dispute, but went away confounded [p. 816]
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