History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<April 23> me a power of Attorney, in connection with Mr. Benson’s and ’s, I have  a chance to sell it, before it is all lost. May be, I might save the old  Gentleman something, which I promised I would do if possible,  because they have now need— Will you have them do so.  To , . Ill.”
All this day I spent in greeting, and receiving visits from my brethren  and friends, and truly it was a joyful time.

24 April 1839 • Wednesday

<24   indicted> Wednesday 24. Elder and his fellow Prisoners were brought  before the Grand Jury of at , and and  Norman Shearer were dismissed after being imprisoned about six months,  Mrs. [Laura Clark] Phelps who had been with her husband in prison some days hoping he  would be released now parted with him, and with her little infant started  for — The number of Prisoners at were now reduced to four.   having been added about the middle of April; he was dragged  from his distressed family just as they were leaving the . Thus of  all the Prisoners which were taken at an expence of two hundred thousand  dollars only two of the original ones, who belonged to the Church, now  remained, ( having denied the faith, to try to save his life) These  were Morris Phelps and . All who were let to bail were  banished from the , together with those who bailed them. Thus  none are like to have a trial by law, but and Phelps, and they are  without friends or witnesses in the .
Elders and met , , , , , , , Daniel  Shearer and others going up from to to fulfil the revelation  on the 26th. and and turned and went back with them.
visited at Tenney’s Grove.
< Conference> This evening I met the Church in Council— Minutes of
“a Council  held in on the 24th. day of April A.D. 1839 when President Joseph  Smith Jr. was called to the Chair, and Br. Chosen Clerk. After  prayer by the Chairman, Elder arose and explained the object  of the meeting— A Document intended for publication was handed in,  touching certain things, relative to Disorderly persons, who have or may  represent themselves as belonging to our Church; which document was  approved by the Council— After which it was resolved, firstly, that  President <Joseph> Smith Jr., , and <brother> , visit the immediately, for the purpose of making a location for the Church.  Resolved second That the advice of the Conference, to the Brethren in  general is, that as many of them as are able, move north to ,  as soon as they possibly can. Resolved third that all the Prisoners  be received into fellowship. Resolved fourth that  be appointed Clerk pro tem. Resolved fifth that ’s case  relative to his circumstances, be referred to the Bishops. Resolved sixth that  Br. [David W.] Rogers receive some money to remunerate him for his services in transacting [p. 929]
April 23 me a power of Attorney, in connection with Mr. Benson’s and ’s, I have a chance to sell it, before it is all lost. May be, I might save the old Gentleman something, which I promised I would do if possible, because they have now need— Will you have them do so. ” To , . Ill.”
All this day I spent in greeting, and receiving visits from my brethren and friends, and truly it was a joyful time.

24 April 1839 • Wednesday

24 indicted Wednesday 24. Elder and his fellow Prisoners were brought before the Grand Jury of at , and and Norman Shearer were dismissed after being imprisoned about six months, Mrs. Laura Clark Phelps who had been with her husband in prison some days hoping he would be released now parted with him, and with her little infant started for — The number of Prisoners at were now reduced to four. having been added about the middle of April; he was dragged from his distressed family just as they were leaving the . Thus of all the Prisoners which were taken at an expence of two hundred thousand dollars only two of the original ones, who belonged to the Church, now remained, ( having denied the faith, to try to save his life) These were Morris Phelps and . All who were let to bail were banished from the , together with those who bailed them. Thus none are like to have a trial by law, but and Phelps, and they are without friends or witnesses in the .
Elders and met , , , , , , , Daniel Shearer and others going up from to to fulfil the revelation on the 26th. and and turned and went back with them.
visited at Tenney’s Grove.
Conference This evening I met the Church in Council— Minutes of
“a Council held in on the 24th. day of April A.D. 1839 when President Joseph Smith Jr. was called to the Chair, and Br. Chosen Clerk. After prayer by the Chairman, Elder arose and explained the object of the meeting— A Document intended for publication was handed in, touching certain things, relative to Disorderly persons, who have or may represent themselves as belonging to our Church; which document was approved by the Council— After which it was resolved, firstly, that President Joseph Smith Jr., , and brother , visit the immediately, for the purpose of making a location for the Church. Resolved second That the advice of the Conference, to the Brethren in general is, that as many of them as are able, move north to , as soon as they possibly can. Resolved third that all the Prisoners be received into fellowship. Resolved fourth that be appointed Clerk pro tem. Resolved fifth that ’s case relative to his circumstances, be referred to the Bishops. Resolved sixth that Br. David W. Rogers receive some money to remunerate him for his services in transacting [p. 929]
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