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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<April 17> This day the Twelve <blessed and> drank a bottle of wine <at Penwortham> made by mother Moon forty years before. held a Council at her house in the evening and ordained Peter Melling Patriarch. The following is the aggragate Number of Churches, official and Private members, represented at the above conferences, held in England Elders 36. Priests 54. Teachers 36. Deacons 11. Members 1,686 all contained in 34 branches,
18 April 1840 • Saturday
<18> Saturday 18. Elders — — and went to Burslem, and Elders and to Chaidgley.
19 April 1840 • Sunday
<19> Sunday 19. The High Council voted to meet at my Office every Saturday at 2 P.M.
20 April 1840 • Monday
<20> Monday Elders and went to Wolverhampton—
About this time Elder went to Edinburgh, Scotland. returned to . [HC 4:120]
21 April 1840 • Tuesday
<21> Tuesday 21.
“Post Office Department, Appointment office 21st. April 1840— Sir— I have the honor to inform you, that the Post Master General, has this day changed the name of the Post Office at Hancock Co. Illinois to “,” and appointed , Postmaster thereof— Very respectfully your obt. Servt. Robt. Johnstone 2d. Asst. P.M. Genl.” To Hon. U.S. Senate.
Elders and visited the old Cathedral at Worcester on their way to Ledbury where they arrived this night.
22 April 1840 • Wednesday
<22> Wednesday 22.
April 22. 1840— Dear Sir— after your departure from this , I received under cover from the Reverend , the petition mentioned by you, for the appointment of as Postmaster at — This petition I laid before the Honorable Robert Johnson, second assistant Postmaster General. who has appointed as requested— We found on an examination of the papers, and a letter from , that there was a request that the name of the Post office should be changed to that of . a Hebrew term signifying a beautiful place— Mr. Johnson at my instance— has changed the name accordingly, in the supposition that it would be agreeable to the Citizens concerned. Will you please advise with the Revd. Joseph Smith and others most immediately interested, and if the change of the name to , should not be acceptable, it can on application be restored to that of . I received a letter from Malcolm Mc. Gregor Esqre., Postmaster at , a few days ago, in which he urges the necessity of having the Mail carried twice a week between and ,” and expresses the opinion that the additional expenses would not exceed one hundred and fifty dollars, as the Mail is carried on horseback— I have brought the subject before the proper department as requested by Mr. Mc.Gregor— and hope to be able to succeed; altho’ the Post Office Department, owing to pecuniary embarrassments is not in a situation to extend facilities at the present time, [HC 4:121] Please present my respects to Mr. Smith, and accept for yourself my kindest regards— very respectfully &c .” To Judge ” [p. 1053]
April 17 This day the Twelve blessed and drank a bottle of wine at Penwortham made by mother Moon forty years before. held a Council at her house in the evening and ordained Peter Melling Patriarch. The following is the aggragate Number of Churches, official and Private members, represented at the above conferences, held in England Elders 36. Priests 54. Teachers 36. Deacons 11. Members 1,686 all contained in 34 branches,
18 April 1840 • Saturday
18 Saturday 18. Elders — — and went to Burslem, and Elders and to Chaidgley.
19 April 1840 • Sunday
19 Sunday 19. The High Council voted to meet at my Office every Saturday at 2 P.M.
20 April 1840 • Monday
20 Monday Elders and went to Wolverhampton—
About this time Elder went to Edinburgh, Scotland. returned to . [HC 4:120]
21 April 1840 • Tuesday
21 Tuesday 21.
“Post Office Department, Appointment office 21st. April 1840— Sir— I have the honor to inform you, that the Post Master General, has this day changed the name of the Post Office at Hancock Co. Illinois to “,” and appointed , Postmaster thereof— Very respectfully your obt. Servt. Robt. Johnstone 2d. Asst. P.M. Genl.” To Hon. U.S. Senate.
Elders and visited the old Cathedral at Worcester on their way to Ledbury where they arrived this night.
22 April 1840 • Wednesday
22 Wednesday 22.
April 22. 1840— Dear Sir— after your departure from this , I received under cover from the Reverend , the petition mentioned by you, for the appointment of as Postmaster at — This petition I laid before the Honorable Robert Johnson, second assistant Postmaster General. who has appointed as requested— We found on an examination of the papers, and a letter from , that there was a request that the name of the Post office should be changed to that of . a Hebrew term signifying a beautiful place— Mr. Johnson at my instance— has changed the name accordingly, in the supposition that it would be agreeable to the Citizens concerned. Will you please advise with the Revd. Joseph Smith and others most immediately interested, and if the change of the name to , should not be acceptable, it can on application be restored to that of . I received a letter from Malcolm Mc. Gregor Esqre., Postmaster at , a few days ago, in which he urges the necessity of having the Mail carried twice a week between and “,” and expresses the opinion that the additional expenses would not exceed one hundred and fifty dollars, as the Mail is carried on horseback— I have brought the subject before the proper department as requested by Mr. Mc.Gregor— and hope to be able to succeed; altho’ the Post Office Department, owing to pecuniary embarrassments is not in a situation to extend facilities at the present time, [HC 4:121] Please present my respects to Mr. Smith, and accept for yourself my kindest regards— very respectfully &c .” To Judge ” [p. 1053]
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