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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<December 16> has certainly done her duty, and her whole duty; and now it becomes us to show ourselves upright, honest, just— worthy of the favors bestowed by noble, generous, and magnanimous statesmen. I have said that we are a law abiding people, and we must now shew it. The has washed her hands in granting all our petitions, and if we do not shew ourselves approved, the curse must fall upon our own heads— Justice equal justice, should be our fixed object and purpose, and the Great God will prosper us; length of days will be in our right hand, and in our left glory and honor. <Yours &c .”>
The City Charter of is of my own plan and device, I concocted it for the Salvation of the Church, and on principles so broad that every honest man might dwell secure under its protective influence, without distinction of sect or party. [HC 4:249]
20 December 1840 • Sunday
<20> Sunday, I was called upon by the High Council to decide the adjourned case of . Having heard the witnesses, I decided that he be acquitted of the charges against him, which decision the Council approved.
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“Your preacher, preaches false doctrine,” exclaimed a sectarian in to one of the Saints. “Ah!” enquired the other, “wherein does he preach false doctrine? “Why, in telling the people to go to , to be sure” said the Sectarian; “and” continued he “there is nothing in the Bible that commands people to go to ,” “Ah!” replied the other, “and there is nothing in the Bible, which commands people to stop in ; so I wonder how you dare stay in so unscriptural a place another night; for certainly no one ought to live in England unless they can find Scripture for it, any more than in .”
This is a fair specimen of the wisdom of the Nineteenth Century that opposes itself to the work of the most high God—
21 December 1840 • Monday
<21> <Monday 21. The Petition of , and , under date of 28 Novr. 1840, was presented to the House of Representatives of the [HC 4:250] , referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.>
<see Addenda book page 4>
27 December 1840 • Sunday
<27> Sunday, Elders and occupied a chapel belonging to the Independants in , preached.
28 December 1840 • Monday
<28> Monday, There are ninety five Saints in Edinburgh, Scotland, <raised up by Elder > Elder is <now laboring> in that place.
30 December 1840 • Wednesday
<30> Wednesday writes from
“Beloved Brother, I write to inform you of a few particulars of my journey to . I left Novr. 25th. in company with — we visited the following places, viz— Macclesfield Burslem, Hanley, Lane End, Westbromwich, and Birmingham. We travelled by Coach and Railway, and arrived in on Monday the 30th. found in good health. He had baptized three or four persons the day before we arrived. I stayed in till the 11th. December, when I left for Herefordshire. Brothers and Williams came with me to the Railway Station. staid in . The prospect for the spread of the Gospel, brightened up while we were there. Our feelings were very clear and decisive that had better stay with . I was much interested while there, with my brethren; I pray the Lord to roll on his work in that great . I feel much for the people in that place, yea, my feelings are exquisite— for why, God knows; but I believe it is for the glory of God, and the good of souls. May his name be glorified. I arrived in Cheltenham [p. 1131]
December 16 has certainly done her duty, and her whole duty; and now it becomes us to show ourselves upright, honest, just— worthy of the favors bestowed by noble, generous, and magnanimous statesmen. I have said that we are a law abiding people, and we must now shew it. The has washed her hands in granting all our petitions, and if we do not shew ourselves approved, the curse must fall upon our own heads— Justice equal justice, should be our fixed object and purpose, and the Great God will prosper us; length of days will be in our right hand, and in our left glory and honor. Yours &c .”
The City Charter of is of my own plan and device, I concocted it for the Salvation of the Church, and on principles so broad that every honest man might dwell secure under its protective influence, without distinction of sect or party. [HC 4:249]
20 December 1840 • Sunday
20 Sunday, I was called upon by the High Council to decide the adjourned case of . Having heard the witnesses, I decided that he be acquitted of the charges against him, which decision the Council approved.
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“Your preacher, preaches false doctrine,” exclaimed a sectarian in to one of the Saints. “Ah!” enquired the other, “wherein does he preach false doctrine? “Why, in telling the people to go to , to be sure” said the Sectarian; “and” continued he “there is nothing in the Bible that commands people to go to ,” “Ah!” replied the other, “and there is nothing in the Bible, which commands people to stop in ; so I wonder how you dare stay in so unscriptural a place another night; for certainly no one ought to live in England unless they can find Scripture for it, any more than in .”
This is a fair specimen of the wisdom of the Nineteenth Century that opposes itself to the work of the most high God—
21 December 1840 • Monday
21 Monday 21. The Petition of , and , under date of 28 Novr. 1840, was presented to the House of Representatives of the [HC 4:250] , referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.
see Addenda book page 4
27 December 1840 • Sunday
27 Sunday, Elders and occupied a chapel belonging to the Independants in , preached.
28 December 1840 • Monday
28 Monday, There are ninety five Saints in Edinburgh, Scotland, raised up by Elder Elder is now laboring in that place.
30 December 1840 • Wednesday
30 Wednesday writes from
“Beloved Brother, I write to inform you of a few particulars of my journey to . I left Novr. 25th. in company with — we visited the following places, viz— Macclesfield Burslem, Hanley, Lane End, Westbromwich, and Birmingham. We travelled by Coach and Railway, and arrived in on Monday the 30th. found in good health. He had baptized three or four persons the day before we arrived. I stayed in till the 11th. December, when I left for Herefordshire. Brothers and Williams came with me to the Railway Station. staid in . The prospect for the spread of the Gospel, brightened up while we were there. Our feelings were very clear and decisive that had better stay with . I was much interested while there, with my brethren; I pray the Lord to roll on his work in that great . I feel much for the people in that place, yea, my feelings are exquisite— for why, God knows; but I believe it is for the glory of God, and the good of souls. May his name be glorified. I arrived in Cheltenham [p. 1131]
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