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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 7 Farewell of the 12.> testimony of the truth of the Book of Mormon &c— s address went chiefly to exhortation to the Saints, after which he bore his testimony also. Elder next came forward and having alluded to his own late fall exhorted all to perseverance in the things of God, expressed himself, one with his brethren, and bore testimony to his knowledge of the truth, and the misery of falling from it. Elder made some very appropriate remarks, and also bore testimony to the truth of these things, and gave an invitation to come forward and be baptized, when three manifested their determination to renounce the world, and take upon themselves the name of Jesus Christ— One brother was then confirmed, after which President , addressed the meeting in a very feeling manner, showing that it must be no small matter, which could induce men to leave their families, and their homes to travel over all the Earth, amidst persecutions and trials, such as always followed the preaching of this Gospel; he then addressed himself to [HC 4:2] the Twelve and gave them some Counsel and Consolation as far as in his power. after which I requested their prayers, and promised to pray for them— &c— The meeting was large and respectable, a large number were present who did not belong to the Church— The most perfect order prevailed throughout— The meeting was dismissed about half past five when we repaired to the Water, and the three Candidates were baptized and confirmed.
8–10 July 1839 • Monday–Wednesday
<8 Selecting Hymns > Monday. Tuesday, and Wednesday, 8. 9. and 10. I was with the Twelve selecting hymns, for the purpose of compiling a hymn book.—
<Sickness commenced> About this time, sickness began to manifest itself, much amongst the brethren, as well as among the inhabitants of the place, so that this week and the following was generally spent in visiting the sick, and ministering unto them, some had faith enough, and were healed, others had not.
21 July 1839 • Sunday
<21> Sunday 21. There was no meeting on account of much rain, and much sickness, however, many of the sick were this day raised up by the power of God. through the instrumentality of the Elders of Israel ministering unto them in the name of Jesus Christ
22–23 July 1839 • Monday–Tuesday
<22> Monday and Tuesday 22. and 23. The sick were ministered unto with great success, but many remain sick and new cases are occurring daily. [HC 4:3]
28 July 1839 • Sunday
<28.> Sunday 28. Meeting was held as usual, Elder preached on the gathering of Israel, and in the afternoon addressed the Church, on the necessity of keeping the commandments of God after which I spoke and admonished the church individually to set their houses in order, to make clean the inside of the platter, and to [HC 4:4] meet on the next sabbath to partake of <the> Sacrament in order that by our obedience to the ordinances, we might be enabled to prevail with God against the destroyer, and that the sick may might be healed. All this week chiefly spent among the sick, who in general are gaining strength, and recovering health
4 August 1839 • Sunday
<August 4> Sunday August 4. The Church came together for prayer meeting and Sacrament I exhorted the Church at length, concerning the necessity of being righteous, and clean at heart before the Lord, many others also spoke, especially some of the Twelve who were present, professed their willingness to proceed on their Mission [p. 964]
July 7 Farewell of the 12. testimony of the truth of the Book of Mormon &c— s address went chiefly to exhortation to the Saints, after which he bore his testimony also. Elder next came forward and having alluded to his own late fall exhorted all to perseverance in the things of God, expressed himself, one with his brethren, and bore testimony to his knowledge of the truth, and the misery of falling from it. Elder made some very appropriate remarks, and also bore testimony to the truth of these things, and gave an invitation to come forward and be baptized, when three manifested their determination to renounce the world, and take upon themselves the name of Jesus Christ— One brother was then confirmed, after which President , addressed the meeting in a very feeling manner, showing that it must be no small matter, which could induce men to leave their families, and their homes to travel over all the Earth, amidst persecutions and trials, such as always followed the preaching of this Gospel; he then addressed himself to [HC 4:2] the Twelve and gave them some Counsel and Consolation as far as in his power. after which I requested their prayers, and promised to pray for them— &c— The meeting was large and respectable, a large number were present who did not belong to the Church— The most perfect order prevailed throughout— The meeting was dismissed about half past five when we repaired to the Water, and the three Candidates were baptized and confirmed.
8–10 July 1839 • Monday–Wednesday
8 Selecting Hymns Monday. Tuesday, and Wednesday, 8. 9. and 10. I was with the Twelve selecting hymns, for the purpose of compiling a hymn book.—
Sickness commenced About this time, sickness began to manifest itself, much amongst the brethren, as well as among the inhabitants of the place, so that this week and the following was generally spent in visiting the sick, and ministering unto them, some had faith enough, and were healed, others had not.
21 July 1839 • Sunday
21 Sunday 21. There was no meeting on account of much rain, and much sickness, however, many of the sick were this day raised up by the power of God. through the instrumentality of the Elders of Israel ministering unto them in the name of Jesus Christ
22–23 July 1839 • Monday–Tuesday
22 Monday and Tuesday 22. and 23. The sick were ministered unto with great success, but many remain sick and new cases are occurring daily. [HC 4:3]
28 July 1839 • Sunday
28. Sunday 28. Meeting was held as usual, Elder preached on the gathering of Israel, and in the afternoon addressed the Church, on the necessity of keeping the commandments of God after which I spoke and admonished the church individually to set their houses in order, to make clean the inside of the platter, and to [HC 4:4] meet on the next sabbath to partake of the Sacrament in order that by our obedience to the ordinances, we might be enabled to prevail with God against the destroyer, and that the sick might be healed. All this week chiefly spent among the sick, who in general are gaining strength, and recovering health
4 August 1839 • Sunday
August 4 Sunday August 4. The Church came together for prayer meeting and Sacrament I exhorted the Church at length, concerning the necessity of being righteous, and clean at heart before the Lord, many others also spoke, especially some of the Twelve who were present, professed their willingness to proceed on their Mission [p. 964]
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