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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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8 November 1839 • Friday

<November 8> Friday 8. we started from . having concluded to continue  on the journey, on account of ’s health which continued quite poor—  we pursued our journey through Indiana towards , Ohio. The travelling  was bad and our progress slow.

10 November 1839 • Sunday

<10> Sunday 10. preached in the forenoon, and  in the P.M. in the at .

14 November 1839 • Thursday

<14> Thursday 14. Elder left , Illinois, intending to go  East as far as . He had just begun to recover, from a four  months course of the fever and ague.

17 November 1839 • Sunday

<17> Sunday 17. preached in the in  the forenoon, and in the P.M. In the evening President anointed Elder in the , and Elder   anointed , all of which was sealed by Hosanna

18–19 November 1839 • Monday–Tuesday

<18> Monday 18. , visited brother R. Porter at and  <19> returned on Tuesday to .
About this time we had arrived near , when the roads were  so bad, ’s health so poor, and the time so fast spending, when  it was necessary for the Committee to be in , that I started in  the stage with , on the most expeditious route to . leaving , , and to come on at their leasure  in the Carriage.

22 November 1839 • Friday

<22> and company went to Fairport, where they waited for  a Steam Boat until Tuesday— Elder and Company, sold  their horses and carriage at and went on to by the  Canal, Railway, and Steam Boats, from , wrote me  on the 22nd. directed to , from which I quote the following
“The  Churches in these parts are prospering greatly and are firm in the faith  and increasing in numbers continually, the Church in and  Brooklyn now numbers from 150 to 200 members and additions are being  made every week. A General Conference was held in this on Tuesday  and Wednesday of this week, Elders present , , , , Elders Foster, Layne, Jenks, Brown, Benedict and  , Priests present were A. Everett, [blank] Birge, and [blank] Vanvelver; many branches  of the Church in the region round about, were represented, several hundred members  in all, and mostly increasing— great doors are opened for preaching and crowded  houses are the order of the day. I have also received letters from , and from  , with joyful accounts of the spread of the work of the Lord. You would  now find Churches of the Saints in , in , in Brooklyn, in  , in Sing Sing, in , in , on Long Island, and in  various other places all around us— Our Meetings are now held  three times every Sabbath, in Columbia Hall, Grand Street, a few days east of  the Bowery, it is very central and one of the best places in the City, it will hold  nearly one thousand people and is well filled with attentive hearers; Bro. Winchester  has a good hall well fitted up in where stated meetings are held. [p. 973]

8 November 1839 • Friday

November 8 Friday 8. we started from . having concluded to continue on the journey, on account of ’s health which continued quite poor— we pursued our journey through Indiana towards , Ohio. The travelling was bad and our progress slow.

10 November 1839 • Sunday

10 Sunday 10. preached in the forenoon, and in the P.M. in the at .

14 November 1839 • Thursday

14 Thursday 14. Elder left , Illinois, intending to go East as far as . He had just begun to recover, from a four months course of the fever and ague.

17 November 1839 • Sunday

17 Sunday 17. preached in the in the forenoon, and in the P.M. In the evening President anointed Elder in the , and Elder anointed , all of which was sealed by Hosanna

18–19 November 1839 • Monday–Tuesday

18 Monday 18. , visited brother R. Porter at and 19 returned on Tuesday to .
About this time we had arrived near , when the roads were so bad, ’s health so poor, and the time so fast spending, when it was necessary for the Committee to be in , that I started in the stage with , on the most expeditious route to . leaving , , and to come on at their leasure in the Carriage.

22 November 1839 • Friday

22 and company went to Fairport, where they waited for a Steam Boat until Tuesday— Elder and Company, sold their horses and carriage at and went on to by the Canal, Railway, and Steam Boats, from , wrote me on the 22nd. directed to , from which I quote the following
“The Churches in these parts are prospering greatly and are firm in the faith and increasing in numbers continually, the Church in and Brooklyn now numbers from 150 to 200 members and additions are being made every week. A General Conference was held in this on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Elders present , , , , Elders Foster, Layne, Jenks, Brown, Benedict and , Priests present were A. Everett, [blank] Birge, and [blank] Vanvelver; many branches of the Church in the region round about, were represented, several hundred members in all, and mostly increasing— great doors are opened for preaching and crowded houses are the order of the day. I have also received letters from , and from , with joyful accounts of the spread of the work of the Lord. You would now find Churches of the Saints in , in , in Brooklyn, in , in Sing Sing, in , in , on Long Island, and in various other places all around us— Our Meetings are now held three times every Sabbath, in Columbia Hall, Grand Street, a few days east of the Bowery, it is very central and one of the best places in the City, it will hold nearly one thousand people and is well filled with attentive hearers; Bro. Winchester has a good hall well fitted up in where stated meetings are held. [p. 973]
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