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

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<September 29> the judgments whilst the wicked suffer— for all flesh is subject to suffer, and “the righteous shall hardly escape”— still many of the Saints will escape, for the just shall live by faith— yet many of the righteous shall fall a prey to disease, to pestilence &c by reason of the weakness of the flesh, and yet be saved in the kingdom of God— So that it is an unhallowed principle to say that such and such have transgressed because they have been preyed upon by disease or death, for all flesh is subject to death, and the Savior has said “Judge not, lest ye be judged”.—
30 September 1839 • Monday
<30> Monday 30. The fore part of this week I was at home preparing for Conference— Elders and went to s, and Mr. [Roswell] Murray’s— <’s Father—>
1 October 1839 • Tuesday
<October 1> Tuesday October 1. Elders and went to <brother> ’s
3 October 1839 • Thursday
<3> Thursday 3 I was in Council with the brethren
4 October 1839 • Friday
<4> Friday 4. carried Elders and to
5 October 1839 • Saturday
<5 Conference> Saturday 5 I attended a General Conference of the Church of Jesus [HC 4:11] Christ of Latter Day Saints at , Hancock County, Illinois, of which the following are the Minutes
“The meeting was opened by prayer by President Joseph Smith Junr. after which he was appointed President and Clerk of the Conference by the unanimous voice of the meeting The President then spoke at some length upon the situation of the Church, the difficulties they had had to contend with, and the manner in which they had been led to this place; and wished to know the views of the brethren whether they wished to appoint this a stake or not, stating that he believed it to be a good place and suited for the Saints— It was then unanimously agreed upon that it should be appointed a stake and a place of gathering for the Saints. The following officers were then appointed, namely, to be President— to be bishop of Middle Ward, to be bishop of Upper Ward. to be bishop of Lower Ward— — to be High Council who being respectfully called upon, accepted of their appointment. It was then voted that a branch of the Church be established on the other side of the , in ; over which Elder was appointed President; — Bishop— and — A[braham] Owen Smoot— Richard Howard, Edward Fisher— — John Patton— Stephen Chase were elected High Council. was elected to be continued as President of the High Priesthood— to stand in his former Office, and to be continued in his standing— Letters were then read respecting the absence of Members, from ill health. It was voted that be suspended until he can have a trial, and in the mean time that he should not act as President of a branch or preach. Voted that [p. 968]
September 29 the judgments whilst the wicked suffer— for all flesh is subject to suffer, and “the righteous shall hardly escape”— still many of the Saints will escape, for the just shall live by faith— yet many of the righteous shall fall a prey to disease, to pestilence &c by reason of the weakness of the flesh, and yet be saved in the kingdom of God— So that it is an unhallowed principle to say that such and such have transgressed because they have been preyed upon by disease or death, for all flesh is subject to death, and the Savior has said “Judge not, lest ye be judged”.—
30 September 1839 • Monday
30 Monday 30. The fore part of this week I was at home preparing for Conference— Elders and went to s, and Mr. Roswell Murray’s— ’s Father—
1 October 1839 • Tuesday
October 1 Tuesday October 1. Elders and went to brother ’s
3 October 1839 • Thursday
3 Thursday 3 I was in Council with the brethren
4 October 1839 • Friday
4 Friday 4. carried Elders and to
5 October 1839 • Saturday
5 Conference Saturday 5 I attended a General Conference of the Church of Jesus [HC 4:11] Christ of Latter Day Saints at , Hancock County, Illinois, of which the following are the Minutes
“The meeting was opened by prayer by President Joseph Smith Junr. after which he was appointed President and Clerk of the Conference by the unanimous voice of the meeting The President then spoke at some length upon the situation of the Church, the difficulties they had had to contend with, and the manner in which they had been led to this place; and wished to know the views of the brethren whether they wished to appoint this a stake or not, stating that he believed it to be a good place and suited for the Saints— It was then unanimously agreed upon that it should be appointed a stake and a place of gathering for the Saints. The following officers were then appointed, namely, to be President— to be bishop of Middle Ward, to be bishop of Upper Ward. to be bishop of Lower Ward— — to be High Council who being respectfully called upon, accepted of their appointment. It was then voted that a branch of the Church be established on the other side of the , in ; over which Elder was appointed President; — Bishop— and — Abraham Owen Smoot— Richard Howard, — Edward Fisher— — John Patton— Stephen Chase were elected High Council. was elected to be continued as President of the High Priesthood— to stand in his former Office, and to be continued in his standing— Letters were then read respecting the absence of Members, from ill health. It was voted that be suspended until he can have a trial, and in the mean time that he should not act as President of a branch or preach. Voted that [p. 968]
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