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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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20 January 1841 • Wednesday
<January 20> Wednesday 20.
“In the month of February or March 1835, Mr.  a Minister in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, came into the town of  Oxford, New Haven County, and State of Connecticut, to preach the Gospel. He  delivered one discourse in the Methodist Chapel, Zoar Bridge. Mr. Ashbee Mead, a  member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, attended ’s meeting, and at  the close thereof (having heard some things advanced by contrary and repugnant  to his own views) said to some of his friends, that when returned to preach  there, two weeks from that day, he (Mr. Mead) would go at the head of a mob to  mob . He then said that if was right in his views and  doctrine, he hoped that he should be taken away before the two weeks came  round; if he was not, he would surely go at the head of a mob to mob  So confident did he seem to be that he was right and was wrong, that  he repeated his request to be taken out of the way if was right. He  emphatically requested the whole company to remember what he said. He  indulged in abusing and slandering the Latter Day Saints very much. His  conduct ill comported with the character of a Christian. He was taken ill  in a day or two, became deranged, and the very day he proposed to head a  mob, he headed a funeral procession, and was carried to his grave, a cold  and lifeless corpse. Having been eye and ear witnesses to the facts above  stated, we cheerfully give our names to the world, in testimony of the same,  by the request of .— Burr Tomlinson, Caroline Tomlinson, Oxford,  Newhaven County, Conn. Jan 20. 1841.”
21 January 1841 • Thursday
<21> Thursday 21. Elders and completed the Index to the  Book of Mormon — — — — — — — — — —, and <it> was immediately put in type, which  closed the printing of the First English Edition.
24 January 1841 • Sunday
<24> Sunday 24 Elder preached <twice> at on Election and Reprobation.
who — — — — — — — — — received the office — — — — of Patriarch  in the Church, in place of deceased, has — — — — — by revelation,  been appointed a Prophet and Revelator. has — — — — — —  by revelation, been appointed one of the First Presidency, in place of , appointed <Patriarch> has been appointed, by revelation,  Bishop, in place of , deceased.
26 January 1841 • Tuesday
<26> <see Addenda Book page 12.>
<At a Special Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held at , pursuant to public notice I was unanimously elected Sole Trustee in Trust for  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.>
30–31 January 1841 • Saturday–Sunday
<30> Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 was a Conference at Walnut Grove, Knox  County Illinois. Elder presiding, 113 members — — — — — — — — — —  14 Elders, <and> several branches were respresented, and several <persons> baptized.
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1 February 1841 • Monday
<February 1.> Monday 1st. The first Election for members of the City Council, took place  — — — — : and the following <persons were> elected by majorities varying from 330 to 337  votes; to wit For Mayor, . Aldermen, ,  , , . Counsellors, Joseph Smith,  , , , John T. Barnett, ,  , , .
3 February 1841 • Wednesday
<3> Wednesday 3. reports 160 baptized at , Ireland about 25,  <in> Isle of Man 70,— Howarden 30. Elder <Lorenzo> Snow is <laboring> in London. [p. 1159]
20 January 1841 • Wednesday
January 20
21 January 1841 • Thursday
21 Thursday 21. Elders and completed the Index to the Book of Mormon — — — — — — — — — —, and it was immediately put in type, which closed the printing of the First English Edition.
24 January 1841 • Sunday
24 Sunday 24 Elder preached twice at on Election and Reprobation.
who — — — — — — — — — received the office — — — — of Patriarch in the Church, in place of deceased, has — — — — — by revelation, been appointed a Prophet and Revelator. has — — — — — — by revelation, been appointed one of the First Presidency, in place of , appointed Patriarch has been appointed, by revelation, Bishop, in place of , deceased.
26 January 1841 • Tuesday
26 see Addenda Book page 12.
At a Special Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held at , pursuant to public notice I was unanimously elected Sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
30–31 January 1841 • Saturday–Sunday
30 Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 was a Conference at Walnut Grove, Knox County Illinois. Elder presiding, 113 members — — — — — — — — — — 14 Elders, and several branches were respresented, and several persons baptized.
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1 February 1841 • Monday
February 1. Monday 1st. The first Election for members of the City Council, took place — — — — : and the following persons were elected by majorities varying from 330 to 337 votes; to wit For Mayor, . Aldermen, , , , . Counsellors, Joseph Smith, , , , John T. Barnett, , , , .
3 February 1841 • Wednesday
3 Wednesday 3. reports 160 baptized at , Ireland about 25, in Isle of Man 70,— Howarden 30. Elder Lorenzo Snow is laboring in London. [p. 1159]
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