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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 11> different times, periods, places, and seasons subsequent to Septr. 1st. A.D. 1838 To wit— for a general course of procedure, of acts, doings, and words, and suggestions by him the said Elder Oliver Walker, done, performed, said, spoken, hinted at, and suggested: both directly and indirectly and [HC 4:219] as calculated to be derogatory to the character of the heads and leaders of the Church, and extremely injurious and hurtful to the upbuilding, welfare, being, and advancement of the same, namely, For fleeing from, quitting and deserting the Society, ranks, and needs of his brethren in times of difficulty, with, and danger from their enemies “the mob” restraining from the use of his brethren, his influence, efforts, and needful assistance, at such times of need, as also for joining with, and strengthning the hands, will, evil pursuits, and designs of the mob, and Gentile enemies of the Church, by expressions hints and suggestions of a waving and dubious nature respecting the faith and order of the Church, and of the professed calling, qualifications, proceedings &c of Joseph Smith Junr. as a seer, prophet, and one called to bring to light the fulness of the Gospel &c in these last days. Likewise for advancing ideas, notions or opinions that the different orders, or sects, namely, Methodists and others, could, by a pursuit in their faith, order and pursuits, as readily obtain every celestial attainment and gospel advantage, as they could by embracing and pursuing the system brought forth by Joseph Smith Junr. in these last days; and moreover for suggesting within the last six months, at , , intermediate and adjacent places, that in the Church at there did exist a set of pilferers, who were actually thieving, robbing, plundering, taking and unlawfully carrying away from , certain goods and chattels, wares and property and that the act and acts of such supposed thieving &c was fostered and conducted by the knowledge and approbation of heads and leaders of the Church, viz, by the Presidency and High Council; all of which items set forth as aforesaid, together with any and all corroborating acts, doings, hints, expressions and suggestions in any way belonging to or connected with any or all of the aforesaid accusations, he the said Oliver Walker is hereby notified to prepare to defend in said trial— Dated Octr. 11. 1840. —”
Walker pleaded that he was not prepared to defend himself and the trial was deferred at his request, till April Conference—
12 October 1840 • Monday
<12> Monday 12.
England Octr. 12. 1840. Messrs. and . Dear Brethren: We left immediately after the July [HC 4:220] Conference for the purpose of visiting the city of . We visited the churches which lay on our route through Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire; and we had many interesting meetings, baptizing and confirming daily, as we passed along. We baptized forty in one day, many new doors were opening, and all things indicate a short work in England, the last meeting we held among the Saints while on this journey was in — — — — — a — — — — field, in — — — — — — Leigh Gloucestershire on the 16th. August, we had an interesting time, we baptized 15 and ordained one Elder and two Priests; the two <Methodist> priests came 12 miles to hear, we baptized them the first sermon, and confirmed and ordained them at the same time, and sent them to preach the gospel. We parted with the Saints <there.> on the 17th., went to Cheltenham 5 miles and spent the night, there <were> several Saints in that place. — — — — — — — — On the 18th. we took Coach and rode forty miles, through a level farming country, something like the prairies, we passed through— [p. 1110]
October 11 different times, periods, places, and seasons subsequent to Septr. 1st. A.D. 1838 To wit— for a general course of procedure, of acts, doings, and words, and suggestions by him the said Elder Oliver Walker, done, performed, said, spoken, hinted at, and suggested: both directly and indirectly and [HC 4:219] as calculated to be derogatory to the character of the heads and leaders of the Church, and extremely injurious and hurtful to the upbuilding, welfare, being, and advancement of the same, namely, For fleeing from, quitting and deserting the Society, ranks, and needs of his brethren in times of difficulty, with, and danger from their enemies “the mob” restraining from the use of his brethren, his influence, efforts, and needful assistance, at such times of need, as also for joining with, and strengthning the hands, will, evil pursuits, and designs of the mob, and Gentile enemies of the Church, by expressions hints and suggestions of a waving and dubious nature respecting the faith and order of the Church, and of the professed calling, qualifications, proceedings &c of Joseph Smith Junr. as a seer, prophet, and one called to bring to light the fulness of the Gospel &c in these last days. Likewise for advancing ideas, notions or opinions that the different orders, or sects, namely, Methodists and others, could, by a pursuit in their faith, order and pursuits, as readily obtain every celestial attainment and gospel advantage, as they could by embracing and pursuing the system brought forth by Joseph Smith Junr. in these last days; and moreover for suggesting within the last six months, at , , intermediate and adjacent places, that in the Church at there did exist a set of pilferers, who were actually thieving, robbing, plundering, taking and unlawfully carrying away from , certain goods and chattels, wares and property and that the act and acts of such supposed thieving &c was fostered and conducted by the knowledge and approbation of heads and leaders of the Church, viz, by the Presidency and High Council; all of which items set forth as aforesaid, together with any and all corroborating acts, doings, hints, expressions and suggestions in any way belonging to or connected with any or all of the aforesaid accusations, he the said Oliver Walker is hereby notified to prepare to defend in said trial— Dated Octr. 11. 1840. —”
Walker pleaded that he was not prepared to defend himself and the trial was deferred at his request, till April Conference—
12 October 1840 • Monday
12 Monday 12.
England Octr. 12. 1840. Messrs. and . Dear Brethren: We left immediately after the July [HC 4:220] Conference for the purpose of visiting the city of . We visited the churches which lay on our route through Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire; and we had many interesting meetings, baptizing and confirming daily, as we passed along. We baptized forty in one day, many new doors were opening, and all things indicate a short work in England, the last meeting we held among the Saints while on this journey was in — — — — — a — — — — field, in — — — — — — Leigh Gloucestershire on the 16th. August, we had an interesting time, we baptized 15 and ordained one Elder and two Priests; the two Methodist priests came 12 miles to hear, we baptized them the first sermon, and confirmed and ordained them at the same time, and sent them to preach the gospel. We parted with the Saints there. on the 17th., went to Cheltenham 5 miles and spent the night, there were several Saints in that place. — — — — — — — — On the 18th. we took Coach and rode forty miles, through a level farming country, something like the prairies, we passed through— [p. 1110]
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