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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 3> George Coulson was elected Colonel, — — — Lieutenant Colonel, and   Major, — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — on the same day the  Third Regiment second Cohort <consisting of four companies> was organized — — — Samuel Bent was elected  Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, and William Niswanger Major  — — — — — — — — — — and
“the Legion was called out to celebrate  our National Independance (the 4th. being Sunday) and was reviewed by  Lieutenant General Joseph Smith, who made an eloquent and patriotic  speech to the troops and strongly testified of his regard for our national  welfare, and his willingness to lay down his life in defence of his ;  and closed with these remarkable words “I would ask no greater boon, than  to lay down my life for my country.”
<An extensive dinner was got up in the of which I partook, in company with the officers of the Legion, and many others; with their Ladies—>
Elder left his family with his Sisters <at Richmond, Masst>, and started for
Elder has published in , an edition of his history of the  coming forth of the Book of Mormon, first printed in Edinburgh.
<See note B. on page 1267.>

12 July 1841 • Monday

<12> Monday 12. Elder was appointed Clerk of the High  Council of , and John Patten Recorder of Baptisms for the dead, in  — At the urgent solicitations of the brethren at , I <had had> consented at a <previous date>  that they might baptize for the dead on the side of the .
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13 July 1841 • Tuesday

<I was in the City Council, and moved that any person in the City of , be at liberty to sell vinous Liquors in any quantity, subject to the City ordinances>
<13> <Tuesday 13. Elder returned from his mission in England.> <See addenda book 19.>

14 July 1841 • Wednesday

Wednesday 14. says Thomas and Sophia Tyler of Westbromwich, England,
after returning from a prayer meeting, at about half past eleven o’clock,  on walking into the Garden, I beheld as it were a large brilliant Star  ascending and descending, and hovering and waiving in the air. It presented  a variety of colors, and then changed itself to the brilliant form in which  we first beheld it. The rays of it were extended as the rays of the Sun;  after this it expanded, and I beheld the face of a personage down to a  little below the shoulder, and then all of a sudden it unfolded down to the  loins. When this was done the Clock struck twelve, and the vision instantly  disappeared. We looked time after time but beheld no more of it, but in  the place appeared the form of an eye, very large, and within the eye was an  appearance of the most horrid gloom. This appearance was from about the  40th. to the 50th. degree of north latitude, extending as it were over England to the  Southern Coast. It seemed to me to surpass the sun for brightness, about as much  as the Sun does the moon.”
The following is translated from the Arabic, in the “Malta Times.” Aleppo,
“3rd. May— A great famine has happened in Aleppo, Malatia, and Karbat,  insomuch that many people died with hunger, and <others> sold their Sons and Daughters  to get bread to eat. But the Almighty God rained upon them seed, -[Manna]-  and fed them withal.” “Of the veracity of these words,” adds the Malta Times,  “extracted from an Arabic letter, we are perfectly satisfied. The seed alluded to, is  known in Malta, being nearly like “hab” or “aazz,” and which, being kept a little while  becomes white, like “semola” (very fine wheaten flour).”
Immense quantities of locusts have appeared in Spain, this year, devouring  every thing in their way, and a shower of flesh and blood is reported in the Southern part [p. 1214]
July 3 George Coulson was elected Colonel, — — — Lieutenant Colonel, and Major, — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — on the same day the Third Regiment second Cohort consisting of four companies was organized — — — Samuel Bent was elected Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, and William Niswanger Major — — — — — — — — — — and
“the Legion was called out to celebrate our National Independance (the 4th. being Sunday) and was reviewed by Lieutenant General Joseph Smith, who made an eloquent and patriotic speech to the troops and strongly testified of his regard for our national welfare, and his willingness to lay down his life in defence of his ; and closed with these remarkable words “I would ask no greater boon, than to lay down my life for my country.”
An extensive dinner was got up in the of which I partook, in company with the officers of the Legion, and many others; with their Ladies—
Elder left his family with his Sisters at Richmond, Masst, and started for
Elder has published in , an edition of his history of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, first printed in Edinburgh.
See note B. on page 1267.

12 July 1841 • Monday

12 Monday 12. Elder was appointed Clerk of the High Council of , and John Patten Recorder of Baptisms for the dead, in — At the urgent solicitations of the brethren at , I had consented at a previous date that they might baptize for the dead on the side of the .
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13 July 1841 • Tuesday

I was in the City Council, and moved that any person in the City of , be at liberty to sell vinous Liquors in any quantity, subject to the City ordinances
13 Tuesday 13. Elder returned from his mission in England. See addenda book 19.

14 July 1841 • Wednesday

The following is translated from the Arabic, in the “Malta Times.” Aleppo,
“3rd. May— A great famine has happened in Aleppo, Malatia, and Karbat, insomuch that many people died with hunger, and others sold their Sons and Daughters to get bread to eat. But the Almighty God rained upon them seed, -[Manna]- and fed them withal.” “Of the veracity of these words,” adds the Malta Times, “extracted from an Arabic letter, we are perfectly satisfied. The seed alluded to, is known in Malta, being nearly like “hab” or “aazz,” and which, being kept a little while becomes white, like “semola” (very fine wheaten flour).”
Immense quantities of locusts have appeared in Spain, this year, devouring every thing in their way, and a shower of flesh and blood is reported in the Southern part [p. 1214]
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