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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<November 22> several every week and crowded audiences, In short the truth is spreading  more rapidly than ever before in every direction, far and near, There is  a great call for our Books. I am now reprinting the “Voice of Warning.”  The History of the Persecution, and my Poems— there is a great call for  Hymn Books, but none to be had, I wish would add to  to the old Collection, such new ones as is best and republish them immediately  If means and facilities are lacking in the West, send it here, and it  shall be nicely done for her, and at least one thousand would immediately  sell in these parts wholesale and retail. The Book of Mormon is  not to be had in this part of the Vineyard for love or money, hundreds  are wanting in various parts hereabouts but there is truly a famine in  that respect. The Conference took into consideration the pressing  calls for this book, and have appointed a Committee to raise means for  the publication of the same, and also to publish it, if we can obtain  leave from you, who hold the copy right. Any hymn book which or the Church will favor us with shall also be published on similar  conditions.”
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Some time this Month the first number of the “Times and Seasons”  a monthly religious paper in Pamphlet form was published at  Hancock County, Illinois, by my brother , and under the firm of Robinson and Smith publishers.

26 November 1839 • Tuesday

<26> Tuesday 26 at one in the afternoon and Company  went on board the Steamer, “Columbus,” at Fairport, and went on towards  .

27 November 1839 • Wednesday

<27> Wednesday 27. about one o’clock this morning the wind arose, when   went on deck, prayed to the Father in the name of Jesus, when  he felt to command the wind and the waves, and let them proceed on their  journey in safety. The winds abated, and he gave glory, honor, and praise  to the God who rules all things— arriving in in the morning, they  took the stage for Battavia.
While on the mountains some distance from , our  Coachman stepped into a public house to take his Grog, when the horses took  fright and ran down the hill at full speed. I persuaded my fellow travellers  to be quiet and retain their seats, but had to hold one woman to prevent her  throwing her infant, out of the Coach. The passengers were exceedingly agitated,  but I used every persuasion, to calm their feelings, and opening the door, I secured  my hold on the side of the Coach, the best way I could, and succeeded in  placing myself in the Coachman’s seat, and reining up the horses; after they  had run some two or three miles, and neither Coach Horses or Passengers  received any injury— My course was spoken of in the highest terms of  commendation, as being one of the most daring and heroic deeds, and no  language could express the gratitude of the passengers, when they found  themselves safe, and the horses quiet— There were some Members of Congress [p. 974]
November 22 several every week and crowded audiences, In short the truth is spreading more rapidly than ever before in every direction, far and near, There is a great call for our Books. I am now reprinting the “Voice of Warning.” The History of the Persecution, and my Poems— there is a great call for Hymn Books, but none to be had, I wish would add to to the old Collection, such new ones as is best and republish them immediately If means and facilities are lacking in the West, send it here, and it shall be nicely done for her, and at least one thousand would immediately sell in these parts wholesale and retail. The Book of Mormon is not to be had in this part of the Vineyard for love or money, hundreds are wanting in various parts hereabouts but there is truly a famine in that respect. The Conference took into consideration the pressing calls for this book, and have appointed a Committee to raise means for the publication of the same, and also to publish it, if we can obtain leave from you, who hold the copy right. Any hymn book which or the Church will favor us with shall also be published on similar conditions.”
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Some time this Month the first number of the “Times and Seasons” a monthly religious paper in Pamphlet form was published at Hancock County, Illinois, by my brother , and under the firm of Robinson and Smith publishers.

26 November 1839 • Tuesday

26 Tuesday 26 at one in the afternoon and Company went on board the Steamer, “Columbus,” at Fairport, and went on towards .

27 November 1839 • Wednesday

27 Wednesday 27. about one o’clock this morning the wind arose, when went on deck, prayed to the Father in the name of Jesus, when he felt to command the wind and the waves, and let them proceed on their journey in safety. The winds abated, and he gave glory, honor, and praise to the God who rules all things— arriving in in the morning, they took the stage for Battavia.
While on the mountains some distance from , our Coachman stepped into a public house to take his Grog, when the horses took fright and ran down the hill at full speed. I persuaded my fellow travellers to be quiet and retain their seats, but had to hold one woman to prevent her throwing her infant, out of the Coach. The passengers were exceedingly agitated, but I used every persuasion, to calm their feelings, and opening the door, I secured my hold on the side of the Coach, the best way I could, and succeeded in placing myself in the Coachman’s seat, and reining up the horses; after they had run some two or three miles, and neither Coach Horses or Passengers received any injury— My course was spoken of in the highest terms of commendation, as being one of the most daring and heroic deeds, and no language could express the gratitude of the passengers, when they found themselves safe, and the horses quiet— There were some Members of Congress [p. 974]
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