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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<December 22> the Book of Mormon. it is probable that a Delegation will be sent to accomplish that object: in the mean time you will be at liberty to go to Europe, for thereunto are you sent— The above observations will apply to the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, Hymn Book &c which publications I long to see flowing through the land like a Stream imparting knowledge, intelligence and joy to all who shall drink at the Stream. As to publishing the Book of Mormon in Europe and other nations, I should entirely acquiesce to your proposition, I do not know of any more suitable <persons> for attending to that business than the Twelve.
If it should be deem’d wisdom to have the same published in England or elsewhere soon. You will be further advised on the subject, and full powers given you immediately on the return of Joseph who is at present in the City of in company with and endeavoring to get the subject of our late persecutions brought before the Councils of the nation. The families of the Twelve are generally well, but not altogether so comfortably situated as I could wish, owing to the poverty of the Church. I think it would be well for those who have means to spare to forward the same to their families— my love to all the brethren— I am your affectionate brother in the bonds of the Covenant— ” addressed to “Elder —”
23 December 1839 • Monday
<23.> Monday 23. went to Waterville with Brother Gifford.
About this time Brothers and arrived at with my Carriage from , where they had been some time— Leaving there sick, and to take care of him.
25–28 December 1839 • Wednesday–Saturday
<25> Wednesday 25. Elders [Alexander] Wright and [Samuel] Mulliner left for Scotland, and soon commenced preaching and baptizing in Paisley and vicinity—
went six miles North of Rome to see Brother Blakesley. returned on the 27th. to Waterville, and on 28th. went to Hamilton—
28 December 1839 • Saturday
<28> Saturday 28. Heber John son of and , died at , England, aged five months and nine days— He had been sick nine days with the Small pox and was buried in Elswick Chapel Yard— [HC 4:48]
29 December 1839 • Sunday
<29> Sunday 29 the High Council of , voted to print ten thousand copies of the Hymn Books, and an Edition of the Book of Mormon, under the inspection of the First Presidency at , so soon as means can be obtained.
30 December 1839 • Monday
<30> Monday 30. about this time I left with Brother and visited a branch of the Church in , New Jersey, where I spent several days and returned to
The High Council of voted that a Committee be appointed to transact the business relating to the request of the Brethren at as follows, in ; and at ; Zenos H. Gurley at : and that President and Bishops and give the Committee their instructions. [p. 1004]
December 22 the Book of Mormon. it is probable that a Delegation will be sent to accomplish that object: in the mean time you will be at liberty to go to Europe, for thereunto are you sent— The above observations will apply to the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, Hymn Book &c which publications I long to see flowing through the land like a Stream imparting knowledge, intelligence and joy to all who shall drink at the Stream. As to publishing the Book of Mormon in Europe and other nations, I should entirely acquiesce to your proposition, I do not know of any more suitable persons for attending to that business than the Twelve.
If it should be deem’d wisdom to have the same published in England or elsewhere soon. You will be further advised on the subject, and full powers given you immediately on the return of Joseph who is at present in the City of in company with and endeavoring to get the subject of our late persecutions brought before the Councils of the nation. The families of the Twelve are generally well, but not altogether so comfortably situated as I could wish, owing to the poverty of the Church. I think it would be well for those who have means to spare to forward the same to their families— my love to all the brethren— I am your affectionate brother in the bonds of the Covenant— ” addressed to “Elder —”
23 December 1839 • Monday
23. Monday 23. went to Waterville with Brother Gifford.
About this time Brothers and arrived at with my Carriage from , where they had been some time— Leaving there sick, and to take care of him.
25–28 December 1839 • Wednesday–Saturday
25 Wednesday 25. Elders Alexander Wright and [Samuel] Mulliner left for Scotland, and soon commenced preaching and baptizing in Paisley and vicinity—
went six miles North of Rome to see Brother Blakesley. returned on the 27th. to Waterville, and on 28th. went to Hamilton—
28 December 1839 • Saturday
28 Saturday 28. Heber John son of and , died at , England, aged five months and nine days— He had been sick nine days with the Small pox and was buried in Elswick Chapel Yard— [HC 4:48]
29 December 1839 • Sunday
29 Sunday 29 the High Council of , voted to print ten thousand copies of the Hymn Books, and an Edition of the Book of Mormon, under the inspection of the First Presidency at , so soon as means can be obtained.
30 December 1839 • Monday
30 Monday 30. about this time I left with Brother and visited a branch of the Church in , New Jersey, where I spent several days and returned to
The High Council of voted that a Committee be appointed to transact the business relating to the request of the Brethren at as follows, in ; and at ; Zenos H. Gurley at : and that President and Bishops and give the Committee their instructions. [p. 1004]
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