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

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  • Historical Introduction
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19 May 1841 • Wednesday

<May 19> Wednesday 19. The Rochester arrived at Quarantine Ground  After a toilsome passage. At one time they were beset with head winds and a  tedious storm, when the Twelve <Apostles> united in prayer, the storm abated, the  sea became calm, and they went on their way rejoicing.
<The following is copied from the Times and Seasons>.
“Batavia, N.Y. May 19, 1841. To the Saints scattered abroad, and to all  whom it may Concern— Greeting— Be it known that on or about the first of  December, last, we J. Shamp and Margaret Shamp of the town of Batavia  Gennessee County, N.Y. had a daughter that had been deaf and dumb four  and a half years, and was restored to her hearing the time aforesaid by  the laying on of the hands of the Elders <Nathan R. Knight and Charles Thompson> of the Church of Jesus Christ of  Latter Day Saints commonly called Mormons, through the power of Almighty  God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, as believed and practiced by them  in these last days.— J. Shamp. M. Shamp.”
Several other instances of  healing are mentioned by Brother Shamp— and such things are common  in the Church at this day— according to the faith of the Saints—

20 May 1841 • Thursday

<20.> Thursday 20. The Twelve <Apostles> arrived at the dock in about four  o’clock P.M. but were prevented from landing by the Carters and Rowdies  until late in the evening— Such is the confusion in on the arrival  of a ship, <steam>boat or coach, that strangers may well suppose the is without  Mayor, Marshall, Police or any other Officers to keep the peace.
<Elder A[lfred] Cordon attempted to speak several times at Swan Village near Birmingham, Eng; but was interrupted by a Mob; several of the Saints were struck with Stones, but none of them seriously hurt.>

21 May 1841 • Friday

<Friday 21 I attended City Council and moved that Parley Street be opened and improved to the State road.>

22 May 1841 • Saturday

<22.> Saturday 22. A conference was held at , Ohio, Elder , presiding. was elected President of that Stake, and and — — his Counsellors. was elected  Bishop of , and Hiram Winters and his Counsellors.  Hiram Kellogg was elected President of the High Priests Quorum; and Amos  Babcock President of the Elders Quorum. Bye Laws were adopted for the  preservation of the .

23 May 1841 • Sunday

<Sunday 23. The Twelve addressed the Saints at the Columbian Hall, Grand St., .>

24 May 1841 • Monday

“To the Saints abroad— The first Presidency of the Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints anxious to promote the prosperity of said  Church, feel it their duty to call upon the Saints who reside out of this ,  to make preparations to come in, without delay. This is important, and  should be attended to by all who feel an interest in the prosperity of this  the Corner Stone of . Here the must be raised, the University be  built, and other edifices erected, which are necessary for the great work of the  last days; and which can only be done by a concentration of energy and  enterprize. Let it therefore be undertood, that all the Stakes, excepting those in  this , and in , Iowa, are discontinued, and the Saints instructed  to settle in this , as soon as circumstances will permit— City of  Hancock Co. Ill. May 24. 1841. Joseph Smith <President>.”

25 May 1841 • Tuesday

<25> <See Addenda Book, page 7. Head Quarters>

26 May 1841 • Wednesday

<26> Wednesday 26. Elder Lorenzo Snow writes from London, that the Church  there numbers 74 members, having baptized 18 since his return from Manchester  Conference, and that Elder was at the London Conference on the 16th. instant.
Elder was at the Isle of Man,

27 May 1841 • Thursday

<27> <Thursday 27. Elders , , , and John M. Burnhisel visited the Shipping & principal buildings in .>
<Sir Hugh Gough being about to storm Canton with the British Forces, the Chinese agree to pay a ransom of $6,000,000.>

31 May 1841 • Monday

<31.> Monday 31 Elder visited the Saints on Long Island. [p. 1204]

19 May 1841 • Wednesday

May 19 Wednesday 19. The Rochester arrived at Quarantine Ground — After a toilsome passage. At one time they were beset with head winds and a tedious storm, when the Twelve Apostles united in prayer, the storm abated, the sea became calm, and they went on their way rejoicing.
The following is copied from the Times and Seasons.
“Batavia, N.Y. May 19, 1841. To the Saints scattered abroad, and to all whom it may Concern— Greeting— Be it known that on or about the first of December, last, we J. Shamp and Margaret Shamp of the town of Batavia Gennessee County, N.Y. had a daughter that had been deaf and dumb four and a half years, and was restored to her hearing the time aforesaid by the laying on of the hands of the Elders Nathan R. Knight and Charles Thompson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints commonly called Mormons, through the power of Almighty God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, as believed and practiced by them in these last days.— J. Shamp. M. Shamp.”
Several other instances of healing are mentioned by Brother Shamp— and such things are common in the Church at this day— according to the faith of the Saints—

20 May 1841 • Thursday

20. Thursday 20. The Twelve Apostles arrived at the dock in about four o’clock P.M. but were prevented from landing by the Carters and Rowdies until late in the evening— Such is the confusion in on the arrival of a ship, steamboat or coach, that strangers may well suppose the is without Mayor, Marshall, Police or any other Officers to keep the peace.
Elder Alfred Cordon attempted to speak several times at Swan Village near Birmingham, Eng; but was interrupted by a Mob; several of the Saints were struck with Stones, but none of them seriously hurt.

21 May 1841 • Friday

Friday 21 I attended City Council and moved that Parley Street be opened and improved to the State road.

22 May 1841 • Saturday

22. Saturday 22. A conference was held at , Ohio, Elder , presiding. was elected President of that Stake, and and — — his Counsellors. was elected Bishop of , and Hiram Winters and his Counsellors. Hiram Kellogg was elected President of the High Priests Quorum; and Amos Babcock President of the Elders Quorum. Bye Laws were adopted for the preservation of the .

23 May 1841 • Sunday

Sunday 23. The Twelve addressed the Saints at the Columbian Hall, Grand St., .

24 May 1841 • Monday

“To the Saints abroad— The first Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints anxious to promote the prosperity of said Church, feel it their duty to call upon the Saints who reside out of this , to make preparations to come in, without delay. This is important, and should be attended to by all who feel an interest in the prosperity of this the Corner Stone of . Here the must be raised, the University be built, and other edifices erected, which are necessary for the great work of the last days; and which can only be done by a concentration of energy and enterprize. Let it therefore be undertood, that all the Stakes, excepting those in this , and in , Iowa, are discontinued, and the Saints instructed to settle in this , as soon as circumstances will permit— City of Hancock Co. Ill. May 24. 1841. Joseph Smith President.”

25 May 1841 • Tuesday

25 See Addenda Book, page 7. Head Quarters

26 May 1841 • Wednesday

26 Wednesday 26. Elder Lorenzo Snow writes from London, that the Church there numbers 74 members, having baptized 18 since his return from Manchester Conference, and that Elder was at the London Conference on the 16th. instant.
Elder was at the Isle of Man,

27 May 1841 • Thursday

27 Thursday 27. Elders , , , and John M. Burnhisel visited the Shipping & principal buildings in .
Sir Hugh Gough being about to storm Canton with the British Forces, the Chinese agree to pay a ransom of $6,000,000.

31 May 1841 • Monday

31. Monday 31 Elder visited the Saints on Long Island. [p. 1204]
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