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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 28> , of which Buckingham Palace is Chief, this is for the royal family, and is occupied by her majesty Queen Victoria, and — — — — — — Prince Albert, when they are in the metropolis. It was built by his late Majesty William the Fourth, it covers a number of acres of ground, and is a very costly and splendid edifice: every door, entrance and gate leading to it is strongly guarded with armed soldiers. While we were there, we saw — — — — — — Prince Albert — — — riding — — — — — — — across St. James Park, mounted upon a gray horse accompanied only by his groom. We have visited the British Museum which contains a vast number and quantity of Egyptian Sepulchres, Mummies, Hieroglyphics, and Papyrus, the history and account of which we feel much interested in, and may forward you an account of the same in a future communication. We subscribe ourselves your brethren in the everlasting Covenant. , , .”
<see Addenda Book— page 1—> [HC 4:234] [HC 4:235]
<to come in below> <*Elders , and , the Committee appointed at the October Conference, wrote a petition to Congress for the redress of the grievances, of the Latter Day Saints in , setting forth their wrongs and sufferings; in substance the same as my petition of the 28th. of November 1839 in connection with , and .>
<<see Addenda Book page 1—>>
3 November 1840 • Tuesday
<3> <The English fleet bombarded St. Jean d’Acre, during which a powder magazine exploded, killing over 2,000 men.>
1 November 1840 • Sunday
<November 1> Sunday November 1. 1840 Elder arrived in
<see Addenda, page 3>
9–10 November 1840 • Monday–Tuesday
<9> <Monday Novr. 9th. Elder received Council to leave and go to Staffordshire for his health, as he had injured his lungs by preaching in the Streets, so that he discharged considerable blood <from them> Novr. 10 he took leave of and travelled to Birmingham, met Elder A[lfred] Cordon, preached, and baptized five in the evening.>
21 November 1840 • Saturday
<21> Saturday 21. Elders , , and visited the Church at Bolton [HC 4:236]
26–28 November 1840 • Thursday–Saturday
<26> <Elders , and preached to the Saints in Hanley. on the 26th, on the following day at Stoke, and on the 28th. Elders and left for —> <*(see above)>
4 December 1840 • Friday
<December 4> <see Addenda Book page 3. > Friday 4 There was a conference in , Elder presiding. The Revelations of Elder Sidney Roberts were objected to, which were, that a certain brother must give him a suit of Clothes, and a gold watch, the best that could be had; also his saluting the Sisters with what he calls, a holy kiss &c &c Elder Roberts justified himself in these things. Much good council was given him, but he said he knew the Revelations he had received, were from God, and would make no confession, consequently the conference cut him off, and demanded his licence which he refused to give up—
has been preaching and baptizing in the Isle of Man, <where> the work is now progressing.
5 December 1840 • Saturday
<5> <see Addenda book, page 3.> [HC 4:237] A Great part of the City of Messina, Sicily, was this day destroyed by an Earthquake, such was the force of the first shock, that the Inhabitants of the Town were buried in an instant beneath the ruins.
<see Addenda book pages 3 & 4.> [HC 4:238]
10 December 1840 • Thursday
<10> Thursday Elder left for Herefordshire—
13 December 1840 • Sunday
<x13> Sunday— I attended the High Council at my Office. was on trial for lying, slandering the authorities of the Church, profane Swearing &c Witnesses were examined in part, and trial adjourned to the 20th.
14 December 1840 • Monday
<14> and dissolved Co-partnership, The Times and Seasons are to be continued by
16 December 1840 • Wednesday
<16> Wednesday 16. This day the Charters of the “City of ”, the “Nauvoo Legion” and the “University of the City of Nauvoo”, were signed by the , having previously passed the House and Senate, as follows
“An Act to incorporate the City of Nauvoo” Sec.1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of represented in [p. 1123]
October 28 , of which Buckingham Palace is Chief, this is for the royal family, and is occupied by her majesty Queen Victoria, and — — — — — — Prince Albert, when they are in the metropolis. It was built by his late Majesty William the Fourth, it covers a number of acres of ground, and is a very costly and splendid edifice: every door, entrance and gate leading to it is strongly guarded with armed soldiers. While we were there, we saw — — — — — — Prince Albert — — — riding — — — — — — — across St. James Park, mounted upon a gray horse accompanied only by his groom. We have visited the British Museum which contains a vast number and quantity of Egyptian Sepulchres, Mummies, Hieroglyphics, and Papyrus, the history and account of which we feel much interested in, and may forward you an account of the same in a future communication. We subscribe ourselves your brethren in the everlasting Covenant. , , .”
see Addenda Book— page 1— [HC 4:234] [HC 4:235]
to come in below *Elders , and , the Committee appointed at the October Conference, wrote a petition to Congress for the redress of the grievances, of the Latter Day Saints in , setting forth their wrongs and sufferings; in substance the same as my petition of the 28th. of November 1839 in connection with , and .
see Addenda Book page 1—
3 November 1840 • Tuesday
3 The English fleet bombarded St. Jean d’Acre, during which a powder magazine exploded, killing over 2,000 men.
1 November 1840 • Sunday
November 1 Sunday November 1. 1840 Elder arrived in
see Addenda, page 3
9–10 November 1840 • Monday–Tuesday
9 Monday Novr. 9th. Elder received Council to leave and go to Staffordshire for his health, as he had injured his lungs by preaching in the Streets, so that he discharged considerable blood from them Novr. 10 he took leave of and travelled to Birmingham, met Elder Alfred Cordon, preached, and baptized five in the evening.
21 November 1840 • Saturday
21 Saturday 21. Elders , , and visited the Church at Bolton [HC 4:236]
26–28 November 1840 • Thursday–Saturday
26 Elders , and preached to the Saints in Hanley. on the 26th, on the following day at Stoke, and on the 28th. Elders and left for — *(see above)
4 December 1840 • Friday
December 4 see Addenda Book page 3. Friday 4 There was a conference in , Elder presiding. The Revelations of Elder Sidney Roberts were objected to, which were, that a certain brother must give him a suit of Clothes, and a gold watch, the best that could be had; also his saluting the Sisters with what he calls, a holy kiss &c &c Elder Roberts justified himself in these things. Much good council was given him, but he said he knew the Revelations he had received, were from God, and would make no confession, consequently the conference cut him off, and demanded his licence which he refused to give up—
has been preaching and baptizing in the Isle of Man, where the work is now progressing.
5 December 1840 • Saturday
5 see Addenda book, page 3. [HC 4:237] A Great part of the City of Messina, Sicily, was this day destroyed by an Earthquake, such was the force of the first shock, that the Inhabitants of the Town were buried in an instant beneath the ruins.
see Addenda book pages 3 & 4. [HC 4:238]
10 December 1840 • Thursday
10 Thursday Elder left for Herefordshire—
13 December 1840 • Sunday
x13 Sunday— I attended the High Council at my Office. was on trial for lying, slandering the authorities of the Church, profane Swearing &c Witnesses were examined in part, and trial adjourned to the 20th.
14 December 1840 • Monday
14 and dissolved Co-partnership, The Times and Seasons are to be continued by
16 December 1840 • Wednesday
16 Wednesday 16. This day the Charters of the “City of ”, the “Nauvoo Legion” and the “University of the City of Nauvoo”, were signed by the , having previously passed the House and Senate, as follows
“An Act to incorporate the City of Nauvoo” Sec.1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of represented in [p. 1123]
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