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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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18 June 1835 • Thursday

Thursday June 18th $950. were subscribed for the temple by the  <June 18.> Saints in . Great anxiety was manifest to rool [roll?] on the work.

19–20 June 1835 • Friday–Saturday

<19.  Minutes of the  Twelve  Black River Conference> “On the 19th Nine of the traveling high council met with the church in  conference at Pillow-Point [Pillar Point] New. York, and resolved that the limits  of the conference embrace all the northern part of the state, to be call  the “Black River Conference.” The elders of this conference had been  diligent in their callings. Their manner of teaching, in, some respects  <Report of the Churches> needed correction, which they gladly received. The church at Pillow-  Point numbered 21, but did not generally observe the works word of Wisdom.  Sackets Harbor numbered 19: Burville 7: Champion 6: Ellisburgh 33: Hen derson, 4: Alexandria, 4: Lyme, 4: and Two in Orleans: 6 3 in ;  and 6 in . After hearing the report of the churches, five of  <Teaching of the  Council.> the council successively addressed the conference upon the prin ciples of Church government; The nature and exercise of Spiritual  gifts; The word of wisdom, and the propriety of choosing wise men  and sending them, with moneys, to purshase lands in , so  that they might not gather in confusion, and the conference  unanimously acquiesced in the teachings of the council.
<20  John Elmer’s  false principles> Adjourned until the 20th. then met and John Elmer was pre sented as holding very incorrect principles, such for instance, some that  the Spirit of God sometimes took him and threw him down,  and that he could die the death of the righteous and of the  wicked, in order to shew his power with God, He also stated  that he had passed through a kind of death so as to become im mortal, and should exist forever without any other death,  <John Elmer  cut off.> or change only grow brighter and brighter eternally. He  persisted in these things and would not receive teaching from  the council, therefore was cut off, on monday five were bap tized and <our> public meeting closed.
Clerk”

21–25 June 1835 • Sunday–Thursday

<21.> The Sunday twenty first, being sunday, I preached in  on the evangelical order. Thursday June 25 there was a  <25> meeting in to subscribe for the building of the  <Subscription for  Building the in .> and $6,232,50. were added to the list. Joseph Smith subscribed  $500; $750; $500; $500; and   $500, of the above; all of which was they paid within one  hour, and the people were astonished.

29 June 1835 • Monday

<29.  Minutes of the Twelve  Conference in Lo borough.—> “June 29th. Six of the Travelling high council (viz) , , , , , and  assembled in conference with the church in Lo[ugh]borough, Upper Canada.  <The> church in Loboro’, composed of 25 members, were uninformed in  many principles of the New Covenant, not having had the same  privilege of instruction as the Churches in the . Brothers  Henry & Jacob Wood, who had been suspended, had a re-hearing  but were cut-off. Elder Frederick M. Van Leuven was appointed pre siding elder, and a number were added to the church during our  stay.” <Minutes of the Twelve>

3 July 1835 • Friday

<July 3.  Egyptian Mummies.> On the 3rd. of July, came to to  exhibit some Egyptian Mummies. There were four human figures, [p. 595]

18 June 1835 • Thursday

Thursday June 18th $950. were subscribed for the temple by the June 18. Saints in . Great anxiety was manifest to rool [roll] on the work.

19–20 June 1835 • Friday–Saturday

19. Minutes of the Twelve Black River Conference “On the 19th Nine of the traveling high council met with the church in conference at Pillow-Point [Pillar Point] New. York, and resolved that the limits of the conference embrace all the northern part of the state, to be call the “Black River Conference.” The elders of this conference had been diligent in their callings. Their manner of teaching, in, some respects Report of the Churches needed correction, which they gladly received. The church at Pillow- Point numbered 21, but did not generally observe the word of Wisdom. Sackets Harbor numbered 19: Burville 7: Champion 6: Ellisburgh 33: Henderson, 4: Alexandria, 4: Lyme, 4: and Two in Orleans: 3 in ; and 6 in . After hearing the report of the churches, five of Teaching of the Council. the council successively addressed the conference upon the principles of Church government; The nature and exercise of Spiritual gifts; The word of wisdom, and the propriety of choosing wise men and sending them, with moneys, to purshase lands in , so that they might not gather in confusion, and the conference unanimously acquiesced in the teachings of the council.
20 John Elmer’s false principles Adjourned until the 20th. then met and John Elmer was presented as holding very incorrect principles, such for instance, that the Spirit of God sometimes took him and threw him down, and that he could die the death of the righteous and of the wicked, in order to shew his power with God, He also stated that he had passed through a kind of death so as to become immortal, and should exist forever without any other death, John Elmer cut off. or change only grow brighter and brighter eternally. He persisted in these things and would not receive teaching from the council, therefore was cut off, on monday five were baptized and our public meeting closed.
Clerk”

21–25 June 1835 • Sunday–Thursday

21. The twenty first, being sunday, I preached in on the evangelical order. Thursday June 25 there was a 25 meeting in to subscribe for the building of the Subscription for Building the in . and $6,232,50. were added to the list. Joseph Smith subscribed $500; $750; $500; $500; and $500, of the above; all of which they paid within one hour, and the people were astonished.

29 June 1835 • Monday

29. Minutes of the Twelve Conference in Loborough.— “June 29th. Six of the Travelling high council (viz) , , , , , and assembled in conference with the church in Loughborough, Upper Canada. The church in Loboro’, composed of 25 members, were uninformed in many principles of the New Covenant, not having had the same privilege of instruction as the Churches in the . Brothers Henry & Jacob Wood, who had been suspended, had a re-hearing but were cut-off. Elder Frederick M. Van Leuven was appointed presiding elder, and a number were added to the church during our stay.” Minutes of the Twelve

3 July 1835 • Friday

July 3. Egyptian Mummies. On the 3rd. of July, came to to exhibit some Egyptian Mummies. There were four human figures, [p. 595]
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