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 [HC 4:13] 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 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 , 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 died.> Saturday 12. They left Father Draper’s and pursued their journey towards — This day President ’s Father, 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 sup[HC 4:14]port 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> [HC 4:15]
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 [HC 4:13] 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 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 , 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 died. Saturday 12. They left Father Draper’s and pursued their journey towards — This day President ’s Father, 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 sup[HC 4:14]port 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 [HC 4:15]
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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