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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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25–27 March 1841 • Thursday–Saturday
<March 25> 25. 26 and 27. Elders and were detained at the Post office as witnesses in the case of The Queen vs Joseph Holloway for detaining letters.
27–28 March 1841 • Saturday–Sunday
<27> <Elders and attended a Council of the Official Members of the Staffordshire Conference at Hanley, and on <28> Sunday 28 attended a general meeting of the Staffordshire Conference <at Hanley> where 13 Branches were represented containing 1 High Priest, 17 Elders, 55 Priests *> <*25 Teachers, 14 Deacons, and 663 members; Thos. J. Filcher, J. Taylor, Osmond Shaw, W. Ridge and H. Ridge were ordained Elders, also 8 Priests, 7 Teachers, & 2 Deacons under the hands of , and Alfred Cordon. There have been 141 baptized during the past three months.>
29 March 1841 • Monday
<29.> Monday 29 I attended City Council and moved that the City Surveyor, be ordered to survey , and Plot the same, so as to correspond with the City Plot of , and make out a map to be recorded, which was carried by the Council— Much was said in Council about fining the owners of dogs, and I contended that it was right to fine individuals [HC 4:322] who would keep unruly dogs to worry cattle, sheep or the Citizens, and an ordainance was passed to that effect— Elders and were at packing Books of Mormon, to pay off those who had loaned them money, to carry forward the printing and binding—
The following are Extracts from s Letter
“Burslem March 29. 1841 Brother — The following is a brief sketch of my journey from to this place. left on the 19 Feb. I left on the 26th. and arrived at Bristol on the same day, where I found Elder [Thomas] Kington, who was busily engaged in the work of the Lord in that City, and had established a small branch of 14 members, I tarried <t>here a short time, and preached three times in a theatre, had full congregations, good attention, and baptized one, and there appears a good prospect of a work in that city. Population of Bristol 200,000. While there I visited the Suspension Bridge now erecting across the River Avon, at St. Vincents Rocks, Clifton; which bridge is 100 feet in height above the river, and 700 in length. I spent one evening in Monmouth, on the borders of Wales, preached to a full congregation, several <applied> for baptism after meeting. On the 8th. March I attended a Conference in Garway, Elder was chosen President, James Morgan Clerk— heard four branches represented, containing 134 members; three were ordained to the Ministry. I also preached at Lugwardine, Shuchnall hill, Ledbury, Dymock and Turkey Hall, to full Congregations, and find the work of the Lord still progressing throughout that region. The excitement upon the subject in the City of Hereford has been so great, that it has assembled together in the Market Place 3,000 persons at a time, to hear something upon the cause of <the> Latter Day Saints. On the 15th. March, I attended the Gadfield Elm Conference, which met at the Gadfield Elm Chapel. Elder was chosen President, John Hill, Clerk, and 18 branches <were> represented, containing 408 members, 8 Elders, 32 Priests, 11 Teachers, [HC 4:323] 1 Deacon; when such business was transacted, as was deemed necessary. I also met large congregations at Heysend Street, Coldville, Browcut, Dunclose, Frooms Hill, and Stanley Hill, and left many churches on the right and left, which time would not permit me to visit— I also met with the Frooms Hill Conference on the 22nd. March at Stanley Hill Herefordshire, there being present 1 of the Travelling High Council. 2 High Priests, 20 Elders, 30 Priests, 9 Teachers, 2 Deacons. Elder was chosen President and , Clerk. On this occasion I heard represented 30 branches containing 997 members, 24 Elders, 66 Priests, 27 Teachers, 7 Deacons, and 6 were ordained to the ministry. The sum total represented at these [p. 1181]
25–27 March 1841 • Thursday–Saturday
March 25 25. 26 and 27. Elders and were detained at the Post office as witnesses in the case of The Queen vs Joseph Holloway for detaining letters.
27–28 March 1841 • Saturday–Sunday
27 Elders and attended a Council of the Official Members of the Staffordshire Conference at Hanley, and on 28 Sunday 28 attended a general meeting of the Staffordshire Conference at Hanley where 13 Branches were represented containing 1 High Priest, 17 Elders, 55 Priests * *25 Teachers, 14 Deacons, and 663 members; Thos. J. Filcher, J. Taylor, Osmond Shaw, W. Ridge and H. Ridge were ordained Elders, also 8 Priests, 7 Teachers, & 2 Deacons under the hands of , and Alfred Cordon. There have been 141 baptized during the past three months.
29 March 1841 • Monday
29. Monday 29 I attended City Council and moved that the City Surveyor, be ordered to survey , and Plot the same, so as to correspond with the City Plot of , and make out a map to be recorded, which was carried by the Council— Much was said in Council about fining the owners of dogs, and I contended that it was right to fine individuals [HC 4:322] who would keep unruly dogs to worry cattle, sheep or the Citizens, and an ordainance was passed to that effect— Elders and were at packing Books of Mormon, to pay off those who had loaned them money, to carry forward the printing and binding—
The following are Extracts from s Letter
“Burslem March 29. 1841 Brother — The following is a brief sketch of my journey from to this place. left on the 19 Feb. I left on the 26th. and arrived at Bristol on the same day, where I found Elder [Thomas] Kington, who was busily engaged in the work of the Lord in that City, and had established a small branch of 14 members, I tarried there a short time, and preached three times in a theatre, had full congregations, good attention, and baptized one, and there appears a good prospect of a work in that city. Population of Bristol 200,000. While there I visited the Suspension Bridge now erecting across the River Avon, at St. Vincents Rocks, Clifton; which bridge is 100 feet in height above the river, and 700 in length. I spent one evening in Monmouth, on the borders of Wales, preached to a full congregation, several applied for baptism after meeting. On the 8th. March I attended a Conference in Garway, Elder was chosen President, James Morgan Clerk— heard four branches represented, containing 134 members; three were ordained to the Ministry. I also preached at Lugwardine, Shuchnall hill, Ledbury, Dymock and Turkey Hall, to full Congregations, and find the work of the Lord still progressing throughout that region. The excitement upon the subject in the City of Hereford has been so great, that it has assembled together in the Market Place 3,000 persons at a time, to hear something upon the cause of the Latter Day Saints. On the 15th. March, I attended the Gadfield Elm Conference, which met at the Gadfield Elm Chapel. Elder was chosen President, John Hill, Clerk, and 18 branches were represented, containing 408 members, 8 Elders, 32 Priests, 11 Teachers, [HC 4:323] 1 Deacon; when such business was transacted, as was deemed necessary. I also met large congregations at Heysend Street, Coldville, Browcut, Dunclose, Frooms Hill, and Stanley Hill, and left many churches on the right and left, which time would not permit me to visit— I also met with the Frooms Hill Conference on the 22nd. March at Stanley Hill Herefordshire, there being present 1 of the Travelling High Council. 2 High Priests, 20 Elders, 30 Priests, 9 Teachers, 2 Deacons. Elder was chosen President and , Clerk. On this occasion I heard represented 30 branches containing 997 members, 24 Elders, 66 Priests, 27 Teachers, 7 Deacons, and 6 were ordained to the ministry. The sum total represented at these [p. 1181]
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