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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<June 21> The Saints hired the Carpenters Hall in for five hundred dollars a year, payable by contribution, large enough to accommodate ten or fifteen hundred hearers and Elders and preached therein, this day, for the first time.
22–28 June 1840 • Monday–Sunday
<22> Monday 22 went to to see about printing the Book of Mormon, and returned to on the 26th. and on Sunday 28th. preached in the hall.
27 June 1840 • Saturday
<27> High Council met at my Office
stated to the Council that he was authorized to inform them, that President Joseph Smith Junr. had vetoed the proceedings of the Council of the 20th. June in relation to his memorial. Laid over for re-hearing till Friday next. . Clerk—
29 June 1840 • Monday
<29> “, Ohio, June 29, 1840— Brother Joseph. I am alive and with the help of God I mean to live still— I am as the Prodigal Son, though I never doubt or disbelieve the fulness of the Gospel. I have been greatly abased and humbled. And I blessed the God of Israel when I lately read your Prophetic blessing on my head as follows “The Lord will chasten him because he taketh honor to himself and when his soul is greatly humbled he will forsake the evil. Then shall [HC 4:141] the light of the Lord break upon him as at noon day, and in him shall be no darkness <&c> I have seen the folly of my way and I tremble at the Gulf I have passed, so it is, and why I know not. I prayed and God answered, but what could I do? says I, I will repent and live, and ask my old brethren to forgive me, and though they chasten me to death, yet I will die with them, for their God is my God— The least place with them is enough for me, yea it is bigger and better than all Babylon. Then I dreamed that I was in a large house with many Mansions with you and and , and when it was said Supper must be made ready, by one of the Cooks, I saw no meat, but you said there was plenty and you shewed me much, and as good as I ever saw; and while cutting to cook, your heart and mine beat within us, and we took each other’s hand and cried for joy” and I awoke and took courage. I know my situation, you know it, and God knows it, and I want to be saved if my friends will help me. Like the Captain that was cast away on a desert Island, when he got off, he went to Sea again, and made his fortune the next time, so let my lot be, I have done wrong, and am sorry. The beam is in my own eye.
I have not walked with my friends according to my holy anointing, I ask forgiveness in the name of Jesus Christ of all the Saints for I will do right God helping me, I want your fellowship: If you cannot grant that, grant me your Peace and friendship, for we are brethren, and our Communion used to be Sweet and whenever the Lord brings us together again I will make all the Satisfaction, on every point that Saints or God can require. Amen. — to Prests. Joseph Smith, , &c.
Dear Brother— We have been in this place a few days, and have preached faithfully— a very great prospect of some able and influential men embracing the faith in this place. We have moved along slowly. [p. 1066]
June 21 The Saints hired the Carpenters Hall in for five hundred dollars a year, payable by contribution, large enough to accommodate ten or fifteen hundred hearers and Elders and preached therein, this day, for the first time.
22–28 June 1840 • Monday–Sunday
22 Monday 22 went to to see about printing the Book of Mormon, and returned to on the 26th. and on Sunday 28th. preached in the hall.
27 June 1840 • Saturday
27 High Council met at my Office
stated to the Council that he was authorized to inform them, that President Joseph Smith Junr. had vetoed the proceedings of the Council of the 20th. June in relation to his memorial. Laid over for re-hearing till Friday next. . Clerk—
29 June 1840 • Monday
29 “, Ohio, June 29, 1840— Brother Joseph. I am alive and with the help of God I mean to live still— I am as the Prodigal Son, though I never doubt or disbelieve the fulness of the Gospel. I have been greatly abased and humbled. And I blessed the God of Israel when I lately read your Prophetic blessing on my head as follows “The Lord will chasten him because he taketh honor to himself and when his soul is greatly humbled he will forsake the evil. Then shall [HC 4:141] the light of the Lord break upon him as at noon day, and in him shall be no darkness &c I have seen the folly of my way and I tremble at the Gulf I have passed, so it is, and why I know not. I prayed and God answered, but what could I do? says I, I will repent and live, and ask my old brethren to forgive me, and though they chasten me to death, yet I will die with them, for their God is my God— The least place with them is enough for me, yea it is bigger and better than all Babylon. Then I dreamed that I was in a large house with many Mansions with you and and , and when it was said Supper must be made ready, by one of the Cooks, I saw no meat, but you said there was plenty and you shewed me much, and as good as I ever saw; and while cutting to cook, your heart and mine beat within us, and we took each other’s hand and cried for joy” and I awoke and took courage. I know my situation, you know it, and God knows it, and I want to be saved if my friends will help me. Like the Captain that was cast away on a desert Island, when he got off, he went to Sea again, and made his fortune the next time, so let my lot be, I have done wrong, and am sorry. The beam is in my own eye.
I have not walked with my friends according to my holy anointing, I ask forgiveness in the name of Jesus Christ of all the Saints for I will do right God helping me, I want your fellowship: If you cannot grant that, grant me your Peace and friendship, for we are brethren, and our Communion used to be Sweet and whenever the Lord brings us together again I will make all the Satisfaction, on every point that Saints or God can require. Amen. — to Prests. Joseph Smith, , &c.
Dear Brother— We have been in this place a few days, and have preached faithfully— a very great prospect of some able and influential men embracing the faith in this place. We have moved along slowly. [p. 1066]
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