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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 9> Saints at Froomes Hill, Herefordshire; but, before leaving, we repaired to a pool three times to baptize, and confirm numbers that came to us, and requested these ordinances at our hands. labored in this part of the vine yard about two months, during which time he travelled extensively, preached night and day, gave much instruction to the Saints generally, and had many souls as seals to his ministry. I received much benefit from the Council which he gave in the organization of the Churches, and it was manifest that he had passed through a profitable school of experience during the three years of his travels in England; and the interesting seasons we have enjoyed together during these two months will not be easily erased from my memory. It was with no ordinary feelings that we took our departure from the Saints in Herefordshire, on this occasion; for, less than four months since, I proclaimed the fulness of the gospel in this region for the first time; but now, we were leaving between five and six hundred Saints, who were rejoicing in the new and everlasting covenant, and hundreds of others who were wishing to hear and obey. I parted with at Birmingham, who went direct to , while I visited [HC 4:153] Westbromwich, and preached several times to a small branch of the Church which had been raised up in that place, by , who baptized several while I was there. I also attended a Conference on the 29th. June, at Hanley, in the Staffordshire Potteries in company with Elder and others, after which I arrived in .
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July 9. 1840.
11 July 1840 • Saturday
<11> Saturday 11. The High Council met at my office, when I taught the Council principles relating to their duty as a Council, and that they might be guided by the same in future, I ordered it to be recorded as follows
“That the Council should try no case without both parties being present, or having had an opportunity to be present, neither should they hear one party’s complaint before his case is brought up for trial— neither should they suffer the character of any one to be exposed before the High Council without the person being present and ready to defend him or herself— that the minds of the Councillors be not prejudiced for or against any one whose case they may possibly have to act upon.”
<William Barratt, age 17, was ordained an Elder in Hanley, Staffordshire, England, by and Alfred Cordon, & took leave for South Australia; being the first Elder who went on a mission to that Country.>
12 July 1840 • Sunday
<12> Sunday 12. was appointed Bishop by the High Council of , in place of removed to .
13 July 1840 • Monday
<13> Monday 13.
“State of Illinois— — This day personally appeared before the undersigned an acting justice of the peace, in the aforesaid, county; Alanson Brown, — — — — — — — — — — —, who, first [HC 4:154] being duly sworn according to law, deposes and says, that on the 7th. day of July 1840 and in the County of , in said State, William Allensworth, H. M. Woodyard, William Martin, John H. Owsley, John Bain, Light T. Tait, and Halsey White, in company with several other persons, to this affiant unknown, forcibly arrested this affiant, and one Benjamin Boyce; whilst affiant and said Boyce were quietly pursuing their own lawful business. And that immediately after said arrest the said Allensworth, Woodyard, Martin, Owsley, Bain, Tate, and White, did illegally [p. 1077]
July 9 Saints at Froomes Hill, Herefordshire; but, before leaving, we repaired to a pool three times to baptize, and confirm numbers that came to us, and requested these ordinances at our hands. labored in this part of the vine yard about two months, during which time he travelled extensively, preached night and day, gave much instruction to the Saints generally, and had many souls as seals to his ministry. I received much benefit from the Council which he gave in the organization of the Churches, and it was manifest that he had passed through a profitable school of experience during the three years of his travels in England; and the interesting seasons we have enjoyed together during these two months will not be easily erased from my memory. It was with no ordinary feelings that we took our departure from the Saints in Herefordshire, on this occasion; for, less than four months since, I proclaimed the fulness of the gospel in this region for the first time; but now, we were leaving between five and six hundred Saints, who were rejoicing in the new and everlasting covenant, and hundreds of others who were wishing to hear and obey. I parted with at Birmingham, who went direct to , while I visited [HC 4:153] Westbromwich, and preached several times to a small branch of the Church which had been raised up in that place, by , who baptized several while I was there. I also attended a Conference on the 29th. June, at Hanley, in the Staffordshire Potteries in company with Elder and others, after which I arrived in .
.
July 9. 1840.
11 July 1840 • Saturday
11 Saturday 11. The High Council met at my office, when I taught the Council principles relating to their duty as a Council, and that they might be guided by the same in future, I ordered it to be recorded as follows
“That the Council should try no case without both parties being present, or having had an opportunity to be present, neither should they hear one party’s complaint before his case is brought up for trial— neither should they suffer the character of any one to be exposed before the High Council without the person being present and ready to defend him or herself— that the minds of the Councillors be not prejudiced for or against any one whose case they may possibly have to act upon.”
William Barratt, age 17, was ordained an Elder in Hanley, Staffordshire, England, by and Alfred Cordon, & took leave for South Australia; being the first Elder who went on a mission to that Country.
12 July 1840 • Sunday
12 Sunday 12. was appointed Bishop by the High Council of , in place of removed to .
13 July 1840 • Monday
13 Monday 13.
“State of Illinois— — This day personally appeared before the undersigned an acting justice of the peace, in the aforesaid, county; Alanson Brown, — — — — — — — — — — —, who, first [HC 4:154] being duly sworn according to law, deposes and says, that on the 7th. day of July 1840 and in the County of , in said State, William Allensworth, H. M. Woodyard, William Martin, John H. Owsley, John Bain, Light T. Tait, and Halsey White, in company with several other persons, to this affiant unknown, forcibly arrested this affiant, and one Benjamin Boyce; whilst affiant and said Boyce were quietly pursuing their own lawful business. And that immediately after said arrest the said Allensworth, Woodyard, Martin, Owsley, Bain, Tate, and White, did illegally [p. 1077]
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