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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<May 20> appointed with him on a Committee for the printing of the Hymn Book, and  cause 3,000 copies to be issued without delay— also that the same Committee  — — — — — — — — — cause 3000 copies of the Book of Mormon, to be printed and  completed with as little delay as possible, with an index affixed to the same,  and the form of the book to be at the disposal of the Committee, Their views  were written and signed by Elders , and  when left direct for Manchester; saw at the  Potteries who approved the Beacon Conference—
24–25 May 1840 • Sunday–Monday
<24> Sunday 24 met with the Church and on Monday 25. visited the Printers  to enquire their prices &c.
25 May 1840 • Monday
<25> “Preston May 25. 1840— To the Presidency, High Council, and Bishop of  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at — We commend  to your notice the Brethren and Sisters that have commendatory letters  from us of this date, that you will do all that you consistently can for them — for I verily believe they have the utmost confidence in you, and will receive  with gratitude your advice and instruction, and cheerfully submit to the  rules and regulations of the Church. They have our blessings, and we trust  their subsequent conduct will entitle them to your blessings also, and the  Church generally. We rejoice that we can say, the work of God here  is in a prosperous way, yea, we rejoice greatly at the aspect of the times,  expecting the time to be not far distant, when the Standard of Truth will  be conspicuously raised throughout this Land. We have witnessed the  flowing of the Saints towards , the stream has begun, and we expect  to see it continue running, till it shall have drained the Salt or the light  from Babylon, when we hope to shout Hosanna home. Dear Brethren  accept our love and present it to the Church of your Brethren in the new  and everlasting Covenant— , ,
26–31 May 1840 • Tuesday–Sunday
<26> Tuesday 26. Elder arrived at Manchester, and 27  arrived <at Manchester>, when the Committee on the Hymn Book commenced, and continued  selecting <Hymns> until the 30th. when Elders , , and went to  and preached on Sunday the 31st..
27 May 1840 • Wednesday
<27> Wednesday 27 Bishop died at aged 46 years— He  lost his life in consequence of the Persecutions, and he is one of that number  whose blood will be required at their hands. His daughter Harriet Pamela died  on the 16th. of May, aged 19 years.
The first number of “The Latter Day Saints Millenial Star”  was issued at Manchester, in pamphlet form of Twenty four pages. Edited by  price Six pence— Office 149 Oldham Road—
1 June 1840 • Monday
<June 1> Monday June 1. 1840 The Saints have already erected about two hundred  and fifty houses at — mostly block houses, a few framed, and a many  more in lively operation. The Gospel is spreading through the  , England, Scotland and other places, with great rapidity.
Elders and were engaged in  blessing the brethren who were about to sail for . [p. 1060]
May 20 appointed with him on a Committee for the printing of the Hymn Book, and cause 3,000 copies to be issued without delay— also that the same Committee — — — — — — — — — cause 3000 copies of the Book of Mormon, to be printed and completed with as little delay as possible, with an index affixed to the same, and the form of the book to be at the disposal of the Committee, Their views were written and signed by Elders , and when left direct for Manchester; saw at the Potteries who approved the Beacon Conference—
24–25 May 1840 • Sunday–Monday
24 Sunday 24 met with the Church and on Monday 25. visited the Printers to enquire their prices &c.
25 May 1840 • Monday
25 “Preston May 25. 1840— To the Presidency, High Council, and Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at — We commend to your notice the Brethren and Sisters that have commendatory letters from us of this date, that you will do all that you consistently can for them— for I verily believe they have the utmost confidence in you, and will receive with gratitude your advice and instruction, and cheerfully submit to the rules and regulations of the Church. They have our blessings, and we trust their subsequent conduct will entitle them to your blessings also, and the Church generally. We rejoice that we can say, the work of God here is in a prosperous way, yea, we rejoice greatly at the aspect of the times, expecting the time to be not far distant, when the Standard of Truth will be conspicuously raised throughout this Land. We have witnessed the flowing of the Saints towards , the stream has begun, and we expect to see it continue running, till it shall have drained the Salt or the light from Babylon, when we hope to shout Hosanna home. Dear Brethren accept our love and present it to the Church of your Brethren in the new and everlasting Covenant— , ,
26–31 May 1840 • Tuesday–Sunday
26 Tuesday 26. Elder , and 27 arrived at Manchester, when the Committee on the Hymn Book commenced, and continued selecting Hymns until the 30th. when Elders , , and went to and preached on Sunday the 31st..
27 May 1840 • Wednesday
27 Wednesday 27 Bishop died at aged 46 years— He lost his life in consequence of the Persecutions, and he is one of that number whose blood will be required at their hands. His daughter Harriet Pamela died on the 16th. of May, aged 19 years.
The first number of “The Latter Day Saints Millenial Star” was issued at Manchester, in pamphlet form of Twenty four pages. Edited by price Six pence— Office 149 Oldham Road—
1 June 1840 • Monday
June 1 Monday June 1. 1840 The Saints have already erected about two hundred and fifty houses at — mostly block houses, a few framed, and a many more in lively operation. The Gospel is spreading through the , England, Scotland and other places, with great rapidity.
Elders and were engaged in blessing the brethren who were about to sail for . [p. 1060]
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