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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<March 29> Conferences is — — — — — — 1539 Members, 36 Elders, 103 Priests, 41 Teachers, 7 Deacons, all of whom have embraced the work in that part of the Vineyard in — — — — — one year, besides many members and Officers, who have emigrated to ; and I am happy to say that the Saints, the Officers and members, have universally been ready to hearken to Counsel, and give heed to our instructions, and it was with no ordinary feelings, that I took my farewell of those Churches who have been so ready to receive and embrace the truth. I called upon the Saints in Birmingham and Grets Green, but had not time to hold any meetings among them. I arrived in Hanley on the 25th. where I had the privilege of again meeting with Elder , and was rejoiced to find the Churches universally prospering in Staffordshire. I spent one evening with the Church at Longton and baptized 7.”
30 March 1841 • Tuesday
< President of the Stake at , made choice of and as his Counsellors.>
<30> <Tuesday 30. Elders and arrived in , after a ride of 40 miles.>
31 March 1841 • Wednesday
<31> Wednesday 31. Elders and attended conference in .
1 April 1841 • Thursday
<April 1> Thursday April 1. Elders and went to , where they found Elders , , and , <& had a happy meeting.>
2 April 1841 • Friday
<2> Friday 2. Elders and arrived at and went into Council,
, England, April 2. 1841 This day Elders , , , , , , , , and of the Quorum of the Twelve, met together at the house of Bro. James Bushaw, Coachman, No. 4. Gray Street, near Oxford Road in this , in Council, after having been sep[HC 4:324]arated and dispersed in various countries. To meet once more in Council, after a long separation and having passed through many sore and grievous trials, exposing our lives, and our characters to the slanders and violence of wicked and murderous men, caused our hearts to swell with gratitude to God for his providential care over us. opened the Council by prayer. Elders , and , the Committee appointed about a year ago to secure a copyright of the Book of Mormon, in the name of Joseph Smith Junr., presented the following Certificate—
“Feb 8. 1841 Then entered for his copy— the property of Joseph Smith Junr. The Book of Mormon; an account written by the hand of Mormon, upon plates, taken from the plates of Nephi— Translated by Joseph Smith Junr.— First European, from the Second American Edition— Received five copies— George Greenhill—” the above is a true copy of an entry in the Register Book of the Company of Stationers kept at the hall of the said Company. Witness my hand, this 17th. day of February 1841. George Greenhill— Warehousekeeper of the Company of Stationers”—
The Quorum voted, that they accepted the labors of said Committee— Resolved, that as the Quorum of the Twelve have had nothing to do with the printing of the Book of Mormon, they will not now interfere with it; but that the said Committee settle the financial or business matters thereof with Joseph Smith Junr., to whom the profits rightly belong. Resolved that Elder be appointed to superintend fitting out the Saints from to , under the instruction of — Resolved that Bro. go to Bedford & Northampton and labor in that region— Adjourned ’till 10 oclock tomorrow [p. 1182]
March 29 Conferences is — — — — — — 1539 Members, 36 Elders, 103 Priests, 41 Teachers, 7 Deacons, all of whom have embraced the work in that part of the Vineyard in — — — — — one year, besides many members and Officers, who have emigrated to ; and I am happy to say that the Saints, the Officers and members, have universally been ready to hearken to Counsel, and give heed to our instructions, and it was with no ordinary feelings, that I took my farewell of those Churches who have been so ready to receive and embrace the truth. I called upon the Saints in Birmingham and Grets Green, but had not time to hold any meetings among them. I arrived in Hanley on the 25th. where I had the privilege of again meeting with Elder , and was rejoiced to find the Churches universally prospering in Staffordshire. I spent one evening with the Church at Longton and baptized 7.”
30 March 1841 • Tuesday
President of the Stake at , made choice of and as his Counsellors.
30 Tuesday 30. Elders and arrived in , after a ride of 40 miles.
31 March 1841 • Wednesday
31 Wednesday 31. Elders and attended conference in .
1 April 1841 • Thursday
April 1 Thursday April 1. Elders and went to , where they found Elders , , and , & had a happy meeting.
2 April 1841 • Friday
2 Friday 2. Elders and arrived at and went into Council,
, England, April 2. 1841 This day Elders , , , , , , , , and of the Quorum of the Twelve, met together at the house of Bro. James Bushaw, Coachman, No. 4. Gray Street, near Oxford Road in this , in Council, after having been sep[HC 4:324]arated and dispersed in various countries. To meet once more in Council, after a long separation and having passed through many sore and grievous trials, exposing our lives, and our characters to the slanders and violence of wicked and murderous men, caused our hearts to swell with gratitude to God for his providential care over us. opened the Council by prayer. Elders , and , the Committee appointed about a year ago to secure a copyright of the Book of Mormon, in the name of Joseph Smith Junr., presented the following Certificate—
“Feb 8. 1841 Then entered for his copy— the property of Joseph Smith Junr. The Book of Mormon; an account written by the hand of Mormon, upon plates, taken from the plates of Nephi— Translated by Joseph Smith Junr.— First European, from the Second American Edition— Received five copies— George Greenhill—” the above is a true copy of an entry in the Register Book of the Company of Stationers kept at the hall of the said Company. Witness my hand, this 17th. day of February 1841. George Greenhill— Warehousekeeper of the Company of Stationers”—
The Quorum voted, that they accepted the labors of said Committee— Resolved, that as the Quorum of the Twelve have had nothing to do with the printing of the Book of Mormon, they will not now interfere with it; but that the said Committee settle the financial or business matters thereof with Joseph Smith Junr., to whom the profits rightly belong. Resolved that Elder be appointed to superintend fitting out the Saints from to , under the instruction of — Resolved that Bro. go to Bedford & Northampton and labor in that region— Adjourned ’till 10 oclock tomorrow [p. 1182]
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