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

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<June 15> his family well. staid over night, and had a very satisfactory visit.

16 June 1839 • Sunday

<16> Sunday 16. We went to Brother ’s, in  near the village of , where we spent the remainder of the day

17 June 1839 • Monday

<17> Monday 17 Bishops <and > arrived at .
I staid at this day, and my  brother came in, I had not seen him before since my  deliverance from Prison— returned to .

18 June 1839 • Tuesday

<18> Tuesday 18. I went to the house of a man by the name of Matthews,  during the evening the neighbors came in, and I gave them a short discourse.

20 June 1839 • Thursday

<20> Thursday 20. visited at Elder ’s, from thence we were invited  to visit at Brother Vance’s, which we did, and there gave to the brethren and  friends of the neighborhood, a brief history of the coming forth of the Book  of Mormon.

22 June 1839 • Saturday

<22> Saturday 22. We returned to brother place.

23 June 1839 • Sunday

<23> Sunday 23. Went to , and preached to a very crowded  congregation, and so eager were they to hear, that a part of them stood out  in the rain during the Sermon. In general, they expressed good satisfaction  as to what they had heard.

24 June 1839 • Monday

<24> Monday 24. We started for home, and went to , near  , in Hancock County, where they insisted we should tarry, and  we complied.
This day the Church purchased the town of , in Lee County,  Iowa territory, together with twenty thousand acres of Land, adjoining it.

25 June 1839 • Tuesday

<25> Tuesday 25 We held a meeting, at which I spake with considerable Liberty,  to a large congregation.

26 June 1839 • Wednesday

<26  Joseph’s return to  > Wednesday 26. I with my family returned to our house at .

27 June 1839 • Thursday

, Ill, June 27. 1839— Sir— In answer to yours  concerning those books I have to say that I have made enquiry concerning them  as far as I consider there is any prospect of obtaining them for you, and not  having been able to trace them in the least degree, I have determined to give up  the pursuit, I would recommend you to enquire after them of , as the only  chance I know of at present Yours &c &c. J. Smith Jr.— P.S. since writing the  above I have ascertained of one man (who told me) that he saw have the  books, but what he did with them, he knows not— J.S.” To Mr. Jacob Stollings.
 < restored> I attended a Conference of the Twelve at which time Brother  made his Confession, and was restored to the Priesthood again. (Addenda page 8)

28 June 1839 • Friday

<28> Friday 28. I was transacting business of various kinds, counselling, consulting  the brethren &c. &c

29 June 1839 • Saturday

<29> Saturday 29. I was mostly <at> home.

30 June 1839 • Sunday

<30> Sunday 30. I attended meeting at ’s. There was a crowded audience  and I bore testimony concerning the truth of the work, and also of the truth of the Book of  Mormon. &c. This day Sister Morris Phelps, who had travelled one hundred and fifty  miles in company with her brother John W. Clark. to see her husband, arrived  at Columbia Jail. [p. 956]
June 15 his family well. staid over night, and had a very satisfactory visit.

16 June 1839 • Sunday

16 Sunday 16. We went to Brother ’s, in near the village of , where we spent the remainder of the day

17 June 1839 • Monday

17 Monday 17 Bishops and arrived at .
I staid at this day, and my brother came in, I had not seen him before since my deliverance from Prison— returned to .

18 June 1839 • Tuesday

18 Tuesday 18. I went to the house of a man by the name of Matthews, during the evening the neighbors came in, and I gave them a short discourse.

20 June 1839 • Thursday

20 Thursday 20. visited at Elder ’s, from thence we were invited to visit at Brother Vance’s, which we did, and there gave to the brethren and friends of the neighborhood, a brief history of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

22 June 1839 • Saturday

22 Saturday 22. We returned to brother place.

23 June 1839 • Sunday

23 Sunday 23. Went to , and preached to a very crowded congregation, and so eager were they to hear, that a part of them stood out in the rain during the Sermon. In general, they expressed good satisfaction as to what they had heard.

24 June 1839 • Monday

24 Monday 24. We started for home, and went to , near , in Hancock County, where they insisted we should tarry, and we complied.
This day the Church purchased the town of , in Lee County, Iowa territory, together with twenty thousand acres of Land, adjoining it.

25 June 1839 • Tuesday

25 Tuesday 25 We held a meeting, at which I spake with considerable Liberty, to a large congregation.

26 June 1839 • Wednesday

26 Joseph’s return to Wednesday 26. I with my family returned to our house at .

27 June 1839 • Thursday

, Ill, June 27. 1839— Sir— In answer to yours concerning those books I have to say that I have made enquiry concerning them as far as I consider there is any prospect of obtaining them for you, and not having been able to trace them in the least degree, I have determined to give up the pursuit, I would recommend you to enquire after them of , as the only chance I know of at present Yours &c &c. J. Smith Jr.— P.S. since writing the above I have ascertained of one man (who told me) that he saw have the books, but what he did with them, he knows not— J.S.” To Mr. Jacob Stollings.
restored I attended a Conference of the Twelve at which time Brother made his Confession, and was restored to the Priesthood again. (Addenda page 8)

28 June 1839 • Friday

28 Friday 28. I was transacting business of various kinds, counselling, consulting the brethren &c. &c

29 June 1839 • Saturday

29 Saturday 29. I was mostly at home.

30 June 1839 • Sunday

30 Sunday 30. I attended meeting at ’s. There was a crowded audience and I bore testimony concerning the truth of the work, and also of the truth of the Book of Mormon. &c. This day Sister Morris Phelps, who had travelled one hundred and fifty miles in company with her brother John W. Clark. to see her husband, arrived at Columbia Jail. [p. 956]
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