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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<September 5> he also was worth as much as they (i.e. one hundred thousand dollars)— 3rd. for holding secret Council in the , in , and for locking the doors of the house, for the purpose of prohibiting certain brethren, in good standing in the Church from being in Council, thereby depriving them the use of the house. Two were appointed to speak on the case, namely (7) , (8) , Council adjourned ’till the 6th. of Septr. at 2 o’clock — — — — — — — when Council met according to adjournment
the evidences were all heard on the case pending, and the Council closed on both sides, the parties spoke at length, after which President Joseph Smith Junr. withdrew the charge, and both parties were reconciled together, things being adjusted to the<ir> satisfaction.”
Saturday 5 Elders and went from to , and in the evening organized a Company of Saints, bound for , by choosing Elder to preside, with Six Councillors.
6–10 September 1840 • Sunday–Thursday
<6> Sunday— preached, on Monday night <Elders> and staid on board the “North America” with the Saints, and on Tuesday morning about nine o ‘clock the vessel went out with a Steamer; — — — the Elders accompanied them 15 or 20 miles, and left them in good Spirits— returned to the same evening, and on the 10th.
7 September 1840 • Monday
<7> This evening — — Elders <, & > preached in the South Temperance Hall, .
Elder , who had previously furnished two hundred and fifty pounds towards printing the Hymn Book, Book of Mormon &c relinquished all claim to said money, except such assistance as his friends, who might wish to Emigrate to the next Season might need, leaving the remainder to the disposal of , and who borrowed said monies for the benefit of the Church of Jesus Christ of— Latter Day Saints, for ever; also the avails of the Gadfield Elm chapel, when sold.
9 September 1840 • Wednesday
<9> There was a terrific storm on the North of Scotland. [HC 4:188]
11 September 1840 • Friday
<11> Friday 11. There was a terrible Earthquake at Mount Ararat, which destroyed the Town of Makitchevan, damaged all the buildings at Erivan, and devastated the two districts of Sharour and Sourmate in Armenia, A considerable mass was loosened from Mount Ararat, and destroyed every thing in its way, for nearly five miles. The village of Akhouli was buried, with one thousand Inhabitants.
13 September 1840 • Sunday
<13> Sunday. baptized four in .
14–15 September 1840 • Monday–Tuesday
<14> Monday 14. My Father , Patriarch of the whole Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, died at <see addenda page 20> [HC 4:189] [HC 4:190] His funeral was attended on <15> Tuesday 15, when the following address was delivered by Elder
“The occasion which has brought us together this day, is one of no [HC 4:191] ordinary importance for not only has a single family to mourn and sorrow on account of the death of the individual, whose funeral obsequies, we this day celebrate; but a whole society; yes, thousands will this day have to say a Father in Israel is gone. The man whom we have been accustomed to look up to as a Patriarch, a Father and a Counsellor, is no more an inhabitant of mortality; he has dropped his clay tenement, bid adieu to terrestrial scenes, and his spirit now free and unencumbered [p. 1094]
September 5 he also was worth as much as they (i.e. one hundred thousand dollars)— 3rd. for holding secret Council in the , in , and for locking the doors of the house, for the purpose of prohibiting certain brethren, in good standing in the Church from being in Council, thereby depriving them the use of the house. Two were appointed to speak on the case, namely (7) , (8) , Council adjourned ’till the 6th. of Septr. at 2 o’clock — — — — — — — when Council met according to adjournment
the evidences were all heard on the case pending, and the Council closed on both sides, the parties spoke at length, after which President Joseph Smith Junr. withdrew the charge, and both parties were reconciled together, things being adjusted to their satisfaction.”
Saturday 5 Elders and went from to , and in the evening organized a Company of Saints, bound for , by choosing Elder to preside, with Six Councillors.
6–10 September 1840 • Sunday–Thursday
6 Sunday— preached, on Monday night Elders and staid on board the “North America” with the Saints, and on Tuesday morning about nine o ‘clock the vessel went out with a Steamer; — — — the Elders accompanied them 15 or 20 miles, and left them in good Spirits— returned to the same evening, and on the 10th.
7 September 1840 • Monday
7 This evening — — Elders , & preached in the South Temperance Hall, .
Elder , who had previously furnished two hundred and fifty pounds towards printing the Hymn Book, Book of Mormon &c relinquished all claim to said money, except such assistance as his friends, who might wish to Emigrate to the next Season might need, leaving the remainder to the disposal of , and — who borrowed said monies for the benefit of the Church of Jesus Christ of— Latter Day Saints, for ever; also the avails of the Gadfield Elm chapel, when sold.
9 September 1840 • Wednesday
9 There was a terrific storm on the North of Scotland. [HC 4:188]
11 September 1840 • Friday
11 Friday 11. There was a terrible Earthquake at Mount Ararat, which destroyed the Town of Makitchevan, damaged all the buildings at Erivan, and devastated the two districts of Sharour and Sourmate in Armenia, A considerable mass was loosened from Mount Ararat, and destroyed every thing in its way, for nearly five miles. The village of Akhouli was buried, with one thousand Inhabitants.
13 September 1840 • Sunday
13 Sunday. baptized four in .
14–15 September 1840 • Monday–Tuesday
14 Monday 14. My Father , Patriarch of the whole Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, died at see addenda page 20 [HC 4:189] [HC 4:190] His funeral was attended on 15 Tuesday 15, when the following address was delivered by Elder
“The occasion which has brought us together this day, is one of no [HC 4:191] ordinary importance for not only has a single family to mourn and sorrow on account of the death of the individual, whose funeral obsequies, we this day celebrate; but a whole society; yes, thousands will this day have to say a Father in Israel is gone. The man whom we have been accustomed to look up to as a Patriarch, a Father and a Counsellor, is no more an inhabitant of mortality; he has dropped his clay tenement, bid adieu to terrestrial scenes, and his spirit now free and unencumbered [p. 1094]
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