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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<April 9> it was necessary that some <agents> should be appointed to collect funds for building the . — — — — — — — — — — resolved that , , , , , , Gehiel Savage, and Zenos H. Gurley, be appointed to travel and collect funds for the same. A hymn was then sung by the Choir, — — — — prayer by president . President Joseph Smith then stated that he should resign the meeting to the presidency of the Stake, and the . The building Committee were called upon to address the assembly. spoke at length on the importance of building the , and called upon the Saints to assist them in their great undertaking. Elder [blank] made some very appropriate remarks— Conference adjourned one hour.
Conference met pursuant to adjournment— spoke on the same subject. Elder then came forward, and addressed the meeting at considerable length. The read a letter from Elder in England, to President Joseph Smith which gave an account of the prosperity of the work of the Lord in that land. On motion — — — — — — — — — — — — adjourn<ed> till tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.
The Twelve <Apostles> visited the Zoological Gardens at , England.
<Elder W[illiam] J. Barrett writes from Australia, he had arrived safe at Adelaide, after a rough passage, but had not baptized any persons, the obstacles to the introduction of the work of the Lord are very great, the people giving themselves up to Prostitution, Drunkeness and extortion.>
10 April 1841 • Saturday
<10> Saturday 10. The weather was unfavorable, consequently no business was transacted.
11 April 1841 • Sunday
<11> Sunday 11. The Conference again met, Elder <Zenos H> Gurley preached on — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — the literal fulfillment of prophecy. made some observations on baptism for the remission of sins — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —. Conference adjourned for one hour.
Conference met — — — — — — — — — — — and was addressed by the Bishops of the Stake, who stated the situation of the Poor who had to be supported and called upon the Saints to assist in relieving the necessities of the widow<s> and fatherless. [HC 4:342] Elder made some observations on the subject. President Joseph Smith then addressed the assembly and stated, that in consequence of the severity of the weather, the Saints had not received as much instruction as he desired and that some things would have to be laid over until the next conference. As there were many who wished to be baptized, they would now go to the water and give <them> opportunity. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — The procession was then organized and proceeded — — — to the <>. After the baptisms were over — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — The Conference adjourn<ed> to the 1st. of October next. <Joseph Smith, Prest.> — Clerk.”—
“Bolton April 11. 1841. Elder — I thought good to give your readers (through the medium of the Star) a short account of my labors in England. I landed in on the 6th. of April 1840, and after attending the <> Conference <I went to> the Staffordshire Potteries, where there were about 100 Saints; I remained there three months; the work continued to prosper, and 80 were added to the Church in that time. I then left the Church there to the care of Elder Alfred Cordon and in company with Elders and , visited the Churches in Herefordshire, and vicinity; hundreds received our testimony and were Baptized. From thence we proceeded to , where we met with much difficulty in introducing the fulness of the gospel; the hearts of the people <were> barred against the truth; but the Lord blessed our labors, and we succeeded in establishing [p. 1194]
April 9 it was necessary that some agents should be appointed to collect funds for building the . — — — — — — — — — — resolved that , , , , , , Gehiel Savage, and Zenos H. Gurley, be appointed to travel and collect funds for the same. A hymn was then sung by the Choir, — — — — prayer by president . President Joseph Smith then stated that he should resign the meeting to the presidency of the Stake, and the . The building Committee were called upon to address the assembly. spoke at length on the importance of building the , and called upon the Saints to assist them in their great undertaking. Elder [blank] made some very appropriate remarks— Conference adjourned one hour.
Conference met pursuant to adjournment— spoke on the same subject. Elder then came forward, and addressed the meeting at considerable length. The read a letter from Elder in England, to President Joseph Smith which gave an account of the prosperity of the work of the Lord in that land. On motion — — — — — — — — — — — — adjourned till tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.
The Twelve Apostles visited the Zoological Gardens at , England.
Elder William J. Barrett writes from Australia, he had arrived safe at Adelaide, after a rough passage, but had not baptized any persons, the obstacles to the introduction of the work of the Lord are very great, the people giving themselves up to Prostitution, Drunkeness and extortion.
10 April 1841 • Saturday
10 Saturday 10. The weather was unfavorable, consequently no business was transacted.
11 April 1841 • Sunday
11 Sunday 11. The Conference again met, Elder Zenos H Gurley preached on — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — the literal fulfillment of prophecy. made some observations on baptism for the remission of sins — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —. Conference adjourned for one hour.
Conference met — — — — — — — — — — — and was addressed by the Bishops of the Stake, who stated the situation of the Poor who had to be supported and called upon the Saints to assist in relieving the necessities of the widows and fatherless. [HC 4:342] Elder made some observations on the subject. President Joseph Smith then addressed the assembly and stated, that in consequence of the severity of the weather, the Saints had not received as much instruction as he desired and that some things would have to be laid over until the next conference. As there were many who wished to be baptized, they would now go to the water and give them opportunity. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — The procession was then organized and proceeded — — — to the . After the baptisms were over — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — The Conference adjourned to the 1st. of October next. Joseph Smith, Prest. — Clerk.”—
“Bolton April 11. 1841. Elder — I thought good to give your readers (through the medium of the Star) a short account of my labors in England. I landed in on the 6th. of April 1840, and after attending the Conference I went to the Staffordshire Potteries, where there were about 100 Saints; I remained there three months; the work continued to prosper, and 80 were added to the Church in that time. I then left the Church there to the care of Elder Alfred Cordon and in company with Elders and , visited the Churches in Herefordshire, and vicinity; hundreds received our testimony and were Baptized. From thence we proceeded to , where we met with much difficulty in introducing the fulness of the gospel; the hearts of the people were barred against the truth; but the Lord blessed our labors, and we succeeded in establishing [p. 1194]
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