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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Addenda, Note U • 25 September 1838
<Note U> The mob committee met a committee of the brethren, and the brethren entered into an agreement to purchase all the lands and possessions of those who desired to sell and leave — (page 829
Addenda, Note W • 27 September 1838
<Note W> 26th. The High Council of was immediately called, and Elders , , , and were appointed to go immediately to the branches of the church in the south and East, and raise men and means to fulfill the contract; they arrived at late in the evening and called upon me and gave the above information which I approved of 26 <27th> my Brother and company left for this mission (see page 830
Addenda, Note X • 15–18 October 1838
<— X> among whom was Wife of my brother who was absent on a Mission at Tenessee her house having been plundered and burned by the mob she having travelled nearly three miles carrying her two helpless babes having had to wade see page 837
Addenda, Note Y • 17–18 September 1837
Ohio September 10th. 1837
Note Y <Note Y> Whereas the Ch To the Saints scattered abroad the and his counsellors of send Greeting.— Whereas the Church in has taken into Consideration the affairs of the latter day Saints, in general having opportunities of making themselves acquainted with the situation of the saints throughout the continent together, with the very flattering prospects of the prosperity of the Cause of God in our land; And also of the peculiar condition of the City of , which is a kind of firstfruits of the cities, which the Lord has began to build unto himself in these last days. It <h>as been deemed of great importance to the prosperity of the cause of truth in general that the and his Counsellors, send abroad this their memorial to all the Saints throughout the land, as well as to all well wishers to the Cause of Zion, in this our most happy Country. It is a fact well known, that the Saints in the City of have been called to endure a great fight of affliction for the truth’s sake; and to bear a heavy burden in order that the foundation of the Kingdom of God might be laid on a sure and certain basis, so that the prophetic vision of Daniel might most certainly be fulfilled. That this Kingdom might break in pieces all other Kingdoms, and stand for ever. The exertions of the enemy to prevent this have been very great and through their great exertions, they have given to the Saints great trouble, and caused them much expence. In addition to this, they have had to publish the word of the Lord which has been attended with great expence: those together with building the , have embarrassed them very much; for when subscription failed they went on and accomplished the work of building the house themselves, plighting all that they had, property, credit, and Character, and by these means accomplished this great work which is the Wonder and admiration of the world. This they have done in faith— b[e]lieving that as the multitude of saints increased, that their liberality would abound towards those who regarding nothing but the salvation of the world, have thus exposed themselves to ruins in order that the work of the gathering might not fail. And besides all, there have been a large number of poor who have to receive assistance from the donations of the Church, which have tended to increase its embarrassments. And now so numerous are the Saints grown, that it is impracticable for them all to gather to the places which are now appointed for this purpose. The Church of has therefore required at [p. 7 [addenda]]
Addenda, Note U • 25 September 1838
Note U The mob committee met a committee of the brethren, and the brethren entered into an agreement to purchase all the lands and possessions of those who desired to sell and leave — (page 829
Addenda, Note W • 27 September 1838
Note W 26th. The High Council of was immediately called, and Elders , , , and were appointed to go immediately to the branches of the church in the south and East, and raise men and means to fulfill the contract; they arrived at late in the evening and called upon me and gave the above information which I approved of 27th my Brother and company left for this mission (see page 830
Addenda, Note X • 15–18 October 1838
— X among whom was Wife of my brother who was absent on a Mission at Tenessee her house having been plundered and burned by the mob she having travelled nearly three miles carrying her two helpless babes having had to wade see page 837
Addenda, Note Y • 17–18 September 1837
Ohio September 10th. 1837
Note Y To the Saints scattered abroad the and his counsellors of send Greeting.— Whereas the Church in has taken into Consideration the affairs of the latter day Saints, in general having opportunities of making themselves acquainted with the situation of the saints throughout the continent together, with the very flattering prospects of the prosperity of the Cause of God in our land; And also of the peculiar condition of the City of , which is a kind of firstfruits of the cities, which the Lord has began to build unto himself in these last days. It has been deemed of great importance to the prosperity of the cause of truth in general that the and his Counsellors, send abroad this their memorial to all the Saints throughout the land, as well as to all well wishers to the Cause of Zion, in this our most happy Country. It is a fact well known, that the Saints in the City of have been called to endure a great fight of affliction for the truth’s sake; and to bear a heavy burden in order that the foundation of the Kingdom of God might be laid on a sure and certain basis, so that the prophetic vision of Daniel might most certainly be fulfilled. That this Kingdom might break in pieces all other Kingdoms, and stand for ever. The exertions of the enemy to prevent this have been very great and through their great exertions, they have given to the Saints great trouble, and caused them much expence. In addition to this, they have had to publish the word of the Lord which has been attended with great expence: those together with building the , have embarrassed them very much; for when subscription failed they went on and accomplished the work of building the house themselves, plighting all that they had, property, credit, and Character, and by these means accomplished this great work which is the Wonder and admiration of the world. This they have done in faith— believing that as the multitude of saints increased, that their liberality would abound towards those who regarding nothing but the salvation of the world, have thus exposed themselves to ruins in order that the work of the gathering might not fail. And besides all, there have been a large number of poor who have to receive assistance from the donations of the Church, which have tended to increase its embarrassments. And now so numerous are the Saints grown, that it is impracticable for them all to gather to the places which are now appointed for this purpose. The Church of has therefore required at [p. 7 [addenda]]
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