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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<February 8> The Spirit of persecution is not yet wholly cast out of the world; for recently  preaching was held for the first time in Pendock Parish 8 miles from Ledbury, when  a congregation respectable in numbers and appearance, were compelled to retire  prematurely, in consequence of the quantity of gravel thrown upon the roof and  against the Windows, — — — — — — — — — — — &c. The mob were — — — — — — — numerous  and supplied the Saints on their way home with plenty of mud — — — — — — — —  The meeting was held at the shop of a tradesman, who had been clerk of the  Parish — — — — — — — but — — — — was so fortunate as to obey the Gospel and be turned  out of his Stewardship; and his wife was dismissed from her school for the same  reason, by the parson of the Parish — — — — — — — — — More or less of the Saints  are turned out of employ and out of their houses for obeying the Gospel.
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City Council met according to adjournment, and opened by prayer, which  was made a standing rule of the Council. I reported a bill — — — — — — — —  for a survey of a Canal through the , which was accepted, and I was  appointed to contract for <its> survey — — — — — — — — I also reported a bill for  an Ordinance on Temperance, which was read and laid over.

10 February 1841 • Wednesday

<10> Wednesday 10. Elder James Burnham writes from Overton <Flintshire, North> Wales. “I have  organized two branches of about 150 members, and we are continually baptizing  whether it be cold or hot— There is great opposition.”

11 February 1841 • Thursday

<11> Thursday 11. Elders , and in Council at 72 Burlington  Street . Set apart by the laying on of hands, Elder Daniel Browett to  take charge of a Company of Saints about to Sail for on Ship  “Echo,” Captain Wood, and John Cheese, David Wilding, James Lavender, William  Jenkins, Robert Harris, and John Ellison to be his Counsellors; Robert Harris was  ordained an Elder, and Elder Browett was appointed Clerk, and Historian to the  Company.

13 February 1841 • Saturday

<13> Saturday 13. Elder sailed from for , on his way  to . <accompanied by Elder .>

14 February 1841 • Sunday

<14> Sunday 14.
“A Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  was held at J. Barrett’s Academy 57 King Square Goswell Road, London on Sunday  the 14th. Feb. 1841 there being present Elders , , <Lorenzo> Snow,  Wm. Pitt and four Priests. The meeting was called to order by at  two o’clock p.m. — — — — — — — — moved by , seconded by Elder Pitt,  that — — — — — — — — be President of this Conference, carried unanimously.  Moved by , seconded by , that Dr. W. Copeland be Clerk  — — — — — — — — — — carried unanimously. The meeting opened by  <with> prayer, and singing. The then called upon the Official members to  represent their respective branches. The Church at Ipswich represented by  Elder Pitt, consisting of twelve members, one elder, one priest, and one teacher.  The Church at Bedford represented by Robert Williams, Priest, consisting of 42  members, 1 Priest, 7 moved, 2 died— The Church at Woolwich represented by  John Griffith, Priest, consisting of six members, one Priest. The Church in London [p. 1163]
February 8 The Spirit of persecution is not yet wholly cast out of the world; for recently preaching was held for the first time in Pendock Parish 8 miles from Ledbury, when a congregation respectable in numbers and appearance, were compelled to retire prematurely, in consequence of the quantity of gravel thrown upon the roof and against the Windows, — — — — — — — — — — — &c. The mob were — — — — — — — numerous and supplied the Saints on their way home with plenty of mud — — — — — — — — The meeting was held at the shop of a tradesman, who had been clerk of the Parish — — — — — — — but — — — — was so fortunate as to obey the Gospel and be turned out of his Stewardship; and his wife was dismissed from her school for the same reason, by the parson of the Parish — — — — — — — — — More or less of the Saints are turned out of employ and out of their houses for obeying the Gospel.
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City Council met according to adjournment, and opened by prayer, which was made a standing rule of the Council. I reported a bill — — — — — — — — for a survey of a Canal through the , which was accepted, and I was appointed to contract for its survey — — — — — — — — I also reported a bill for an Ordinance on Temperance, which was read and laid over.

10 February 1841 • Wednesday

10 Wednesday 10. Elder James Burnham writes from Overton Flintshire, North Wales. “I have organized two branches of about 150 members, and we are continually baptizing whether it be cold or hot— There is great opposition.”

11 February 1841 • Thursday

11 Thursday 11. Elders , and in Council at 72 Burlington Street . Set apart by the laying on of hands, Elder Daniel Browett to take charge of a Company of Saints about to Sail for on Ship “Echo,” Captain Wood, and John Cheese, David Wilding, James Lavender, William Jenkins, Robert Harris, and John Ellison to be his Counsellors; Robert Harris was ordained an Elder, and Elder Browett was appointed Clerk, and Historian to the Company.

13 February 1841 • Saturday

13 Saturday 13. Elder sailed from for , on his way to . accompanied by Elder .

14 February 1841 • Sunday

14 Sunday 14.
“A Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was held at J. Barrett’s Academy 57 King Square Goswell Road, London on Sunday the 14th. Feb. 1841 there being present Elders , , Lorenzo Snow, Wm. Pitt and four Priests. The meeting was called to order by at two o’clock p.m. — — — — — — — — moved by , seconded by Elder Pitt, that — — — — — — — — be President of this Conference, carried unanimously. Moved by , seconded by , that Dr. W. Copeland be Clerk — — — — — — — — — — carried unanimously. The meeting opened by with prayer, and singing. The then called upon the Official members to represent their respective branches. The Church at Ipswich represented by Elder Pitt, consisting of twelve members, one elder, one priest, and one teacher. The Church at Bedford represented by Robert Williams, Priest, consisting of 42 members, 1 Priest, 7 moved, 2 died— The Church at Woolwich represented by John Griffith, Priest, consisting of six members, one Priest. The Church in London [p. 1163]
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