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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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said he <had> “taken the liberty to break the word of wisdom.  <August 19.> from the example of president Joseph Smith, Jr., and others, but  acknowledged that it was wrong: that he had taught the Book  of Mormon and Commandments as he had thought to be wisdom  and for the good of the cause; that he had not intended to dictate  elder J. B. Smith, but only to advise with him.” The council reproved  , and advised instructed him to observe the word of  wisdom and commandments in all things: also that it is not  advisable for any elder to take his wife with him on a mission  to preach.”
, Clerk.—

21 August 1835 • Friday

<21  Conference of the  Twelve at .> Seven of the Twelve met in conference at Maine August  21st.. The church in that place numbered 57; The Dover Branch of  New Hampshire, 8; The council gave instructions on the Redemption of  Zion, the building of the in ; and the printing of the  word of God to the nations, &c, &c, and some were added to the church  during their stay. The Church in contributed 70 or 80 dollars  to assist the twelve to return home, which the twelve recorded as  a memento in their behalf, according to covenant.

23 August 1835 • Sunday

<23.> Sunday august 23d. I arrived at , from my Mission  to .

24 August 1835 • Monday

<24.  Conference of the  Presidency of  the High council   & J. W. Tippits  to go to  to purchase land.> on the 24th. the High council of ordained an Elder, and instructed him, and his sons, Uzziel and  Lyman, and his son in Law, , elders, to situate their  families and go forth and preach the Gospel. Also that , and J. W. Tippits go to this fall to purchase  land for the church in Essex New York, according to previous  appointment by the voice of said church.

28 August 1835 • Friday

<28.  Council of Twelve.   Conference.> “August 28th The travelling High Council, assembled in conference  at Farmington, Maine, and Resolved that this be called the   Conference. The church in Farmington numbered 32:   in Letter B. 22: in Akwry [Newry] 25: in Errol, N. H. 20: all in good  standing.”

30 August 1835 • Sunday

<Sunday 30> I preached on the Duty of wives.

1 September 1835 • Tuesday

<September 1> September 1st. 1835 I wrote the following communication, to  , Esquire, Editor, of which was published in the “Messenger  and Advocate” p. 179, &c,
<Letter to the  Elders, from  Joseph Smith.> To the elders of the Church of Latter  Day Saints. After so long a time, and after so many things  have been said, I feel it my duty to drop a few hints, that, perhaps,  the Elders, travelling through the world to warn the inhabitants of  the earth to flee the wrath to come, and save themselves from this  untoward generation, may be aided in a measure, in doctrine,  and in the way of their duty. I have been laboring in this  cause for eight years, during which time I have travelled much,  and have had much experience. I removed from , New York, to , Ohio, in February, 1831.
Having received, by an heavenly vision, a commandment,  in June following, to take my journey to the western boundaries of  the State of , and there designate the very spot, which  was to be the central spot, for the commencement of the gathering [p. 606]
said he had “taken the liberty to break the word of wisdom. August 19. from the example of president Joseph Smith, Jr., and others, but acknowledged that it was wrong: that he had taught the Book of Mormon and Commandments as he had thought to be wisdom and for the good of the cause; that he had not intended to dictate elder J. B. Smith, but only to advise with him.” The council reproved , and instructed him to observe the word of wisdom and commandments in all things: also that it is not advisable for any elder to take his wife with him on a mission to preach.”
, Clerk.—

21 August 1835 • Friday

21 Conference of the Twelve at . Seven of the Twelve met in conference at Maine August 21st.. The church in that place numbered 57; The Dover Branch of New Hampshire, 8; The council gave instructions on the Redemption of Zion, the building of the in ; and the printing of the word of God to the nations, &c, &c, and some were added to the church during their stay. The Church in contributed 70 or 80 dollars to assist the twelve to return home, which the twelve recorded as a memento in their behalf, according to covenant.

23 August 1835 • Sunday

23. Sunday august 23d. I arrived at , from my Mission to .

24 August 1835 • Monday

24. Conference of the the High council & J. W. Tippits to go to to purchase land. on the 24th. the High council of ordained an Elder, and instructed him, and his sons, Uzziel and Lyman, and his son in Law, , elders, to situate their families and go forth and preach the Gospel. Also that , and J. W. Tippits go to this fall to purchase land for the church in Essex New York, according to previous appointment by the voice of said church.

28 August 1835 • Friday

28. Council of Twelve. Conference. “August 28th The travelling High Council, assembled in conference at Farmington, Maine, and Resolved that this be called the Conference. The church in Farmington numbered 32: in Letter B. 22: in Akwry [Newry] 25: in Errol, N. H. 20: all in good standing.”

30 August 1835 • Sunday

Sunday 30 I preached on the Duty of wives.

1 September 1835 • Tuesday

September 1 September 1st. 1835 I wrote the following communication, to , Esquire, Editor, which was published in the “Messenger and Advocate” p. 179, &c,
Letter to the Elders, from Joseph Smith. To the elders of the Church of Latter Day Saints. After so long a time, and after so many things have been said, I feel it my duty to drop a few hints, that, perhaps, the Elders, travelling through the world to warn the inhabitants of the earth to flee the wrath to come, and save themselves from this untoward generation, may be aided in a measure, in doctrine, and in the way of their duty. I have been laboring in this cause for eight years, during which time I have travelled much, and have had much experience. I removed from , New York, to , Ohio, in February, 1831.
Having received, by an heavenly vision, a commandment, in June following, to take my journey to the western boundaries of the State of , and there designate the very spot, which was to be the central spot, for the commencement of the gathering [p. 606]
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