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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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7 October 1839 • Monday

<October 7> “Monday 7. Conference met on Monday morning October 7th. pursuant  to adjournment. The President spoke at some length to the Elders  and explained many passages of Scripture. Elder  spoke on the subject of the resurrection, and other important subjects; when  he offered the following resolution which passed unanimously.  Resolved that a new Edition of Hymn Books be printed immediately,  and that the one published by D. W. Rodgers [David W. Rogers] be utterly discarded by  the Church. Elder Ezra Hayes was then put upon trial for teaching  doctrine injurious to the Church, and for falsehoods; which were proven  against him, his license was taken from him and he required to give  satisfaction to those whom he had offended. Charges having been  preferred against Brother Rodgers, it was agreed that the case be handed  over to the High council. Asahel Perry made application to be received  into fellowship, and was voted into his former standing— After having  referred the business not gone into to the High Council; the President then returned  thanks to the Conference for their good attention and liberality and having blessed  them in the name of the Lord the Conference was dismissed— The next  Conference was appointed to be held on the sixth day of April next.”

8 October 1839 • Tuesday

<8> Tuesday 8. after Conference, this week I was mostly engaged in attending  to the general affairs of the Church, and principally about home.

11 October 1839 • Friday

<11> Friday 11 This evening Elders , , ,  and , started — — — — — — — —, from , travelled eight  miles on their journey, and staid with Father Draper—

12 October 1839 • Saturday

<12  John Young Senr. died.> Saturday 12. They left Father Draper’s and pursued their journey towards  — This day President ’s Father, John Young  Senr. died at Adams County Illinois. He was in his Seventy seventh  year, and a Soldier of the Revolution. He was also a firm believer in the  Everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ, and fell asleep under the influence of  that faith that buoyed up his Soul, in the pangs of death, to a glorious  hope of immortality: fully testifying to all, that the religion he enjoyed in  life, was able to support him in death: he was driven from  with the Saints in the latter part of last year. He died a Martyr to the  religion of Jesus, for his death was caused by his sufferings in that cruel  persecution—

13 October 1839 • Sunday

<13> Sunday 13. I attended meeting in the . The assembly was small on  account of the Cold Weather

15 October 1839 • Tuesday

<15> Tuesday 15 in the P.M. I went to in company with Brother  , , and — Quite a number  of families moving into

17 October 1839 • Thursday

<17> Thursday 17. The Brethren arrived at <addenda page 14>  was very sick. He stopped with at Dr. Modisetts, <addenda page 14>

18 October 1839 • Friday

<18> <Friday 18—> Brothers , , <and> , went on their journey

19 October 1839 • Saturday

<19.> Saturday 19. The <High> Council appointed for the Branch of the Church in ,  met at ’s and organized, , President, [p. 970]

7 October 1839 • Monday

October 7 “Monday 7. Conference met on Monday morning October 7th. pursuant to adjournment. The President spoke at some length to the Elders and explained many passages of Scripture. Elder spoke on the subject of the resurrection, and other important subjects; when he offered the following resolution which passed unanimously. Resolved that a new Edition of Hymn Books be printed immediately, and that the one published by D. W. Rodgers [David W. Rogers] be utterly discarded by the Church. Elder Ezra Hayes was then put upon trial for teaching doctrine injurious to the Church, and for falsehoods; which were proven against him, his license was taken from him and he required to give satisfaction to those whom he had offended. Charges having been preferred against Brother Rodgers, it was agreed that the case be handed over to the High council. Asahel Perry made application to be received into fellowship, and was voted into his former standing— After having referred the business not gone into to the High Council; the President then returned thanks to the Conference for their good attention and liberality and having blessed them in the name of the Lord the Conference was dismissed— The next Conference was appointed to be held on the sixth day of April next.”

8 October 1839 • Tuesday

8 Tuesday 8. after Conference, this week I was mostly engaged in attending to the general affairs of the Church, and principally about home.

11 October 1839 • Friday

11 Friday 11 This evening Elders , , , and , started — — — — — — — —, from , travelled eight miles on their journey, and staid with Father Draper—

12 October 1839 • Saturday

12 John Young Senr. died. Saturday 12. They left Father Draper’s and pursued their journey towards — This day President ’s Father, John Young Senr. died at Adams County Illinois. He was in his Seventy seventh year, and a Soldier of the Revolution. He was also a firm believer in the Everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ, and fell asleep under the influence of that faith that buoyed up his Soul, in the pangs of death, to a glorious hope of immortality: fully testifying to all, that the religion he enjoyed in life, was able to support him in death: he was driven from with the Saints in the latter part of last year. He died a Martyr to the religion of Jesus, for his death was caused by his sufferings in that cruel persecution—

13 October 1839 • Sunday

13 Sunday 13. I attended meeting in the . The assembly was small on account of the Cold Weather

15 October 1839 • Tuesday

15 Tuesday 15 in the P.M. I went to in company with Brother , , and — Quite a number of families moving into

17 October 1839 • Thursday

17 Thursday 17. The Brethren arrived at addenda page 14 was very sick. He stopped with at Dr. Modisetts, addenda page 14

18 October 1839 • Friday

18 Friday 18— Brothers , , and , went on their journey

19 October 1839 • Saturday

19. Saturday 19. The High Council appointed for the Branch of the Church in , met at ’s and organized, , President, [p. 970]
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