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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<August 7> A Conference of the Church was held at , <Prest. was unanimously acknowledged as the Prest. of the Stake in , , , Counsellors. Elias Smith  was sustained as Bishop, also & Joseph Mecham his Counsellors.> and the branches in   so far as represented consisted of 750 members

8 August 1841 • Sunday

<8> <Shocks of an Earthquake felt, at several places in Spain.>
<A Water spout destroyed 20 houses at Portpatrick, Scotland.>

9 August 1841 • Monday

<9> Monday 9 The Steam Boat Erie was burned on Lake Erie, 30 miles from ,  and 8 from the American shore, 200 persons on board, <of whom> 175 — — — — — — perished.
The funeral of was attended — — — — by a vast concourse  of friends and relatives. He was buried with Military honors  time of his death the office of Brigadier General of the second Cohort, Nauvoo Legion.  He was also President of the High Priests Quorum, and Editor and Publisher of  the Times and Seasons, and was universally beloved by his numerous acquaintance.  His attachment to the cause of truth was immoveable.
The Conference <appointed George W. Gee, Church Recorder,> and was addressed by Elders  and <on building the , and <on> Temperance.>

10 August 1841 • Tuesday

<10> Tuesday 10 <I spent the day in Council with , , , , and and appointed a special conference  for the 16th. inst. and directed them to send Missionaries to , Charleston, S. C. Salem, Mass: Baltimore, Maryland; and  and also requested the Twelve to take the burden of the business of the Church in , and especially as pertaining to the selling of Church Lands.>
The department of English Literature and Mathematics <of the university of the City of Nauvoo> is in operation  under the Tuition of Professor
“General Orders, Head Quarters, Nauvoo Legion, City of , Aug. 10. 1841  It becomes our painful duty to officially notify the troops of our command of  the untimely decease of that noble chief, Brigadier General,  he fell, but not in battle— he perished, but not by the weapons of war— at his  burial, you paid him honor, but he is gathered to his fathers to receive  greater honor. In consequence of this afflictive dispensation of Divine  Providence the Commissioned Officers of the Staff and line will wear crape  on the left arm for thirty days. The commissioned Officers of the 2nd. Cohort  will convene at General Smith’s office, on Saturday the 4th. day of September,  — — — — — — at 10 o’clock A.M. for the purpose of electing a Brigadier General;  at which time and place the Court of Appeals will sit. The Legion will  assemble at the usual place of rendezvouz, in the City of , on Saturday  the 11th. day of September, — — — — — — at 10 o’clock A.M. for the purpose of  general parade— the militia Officers of the County of , Illinois;  and the County of Lee, Iowa; are respectfully invited to attend. The  Adjutants of Regiments will form their respective Regiments at 9 o’clock,  and at 10 o’clock the Adjutant of the Legion will form the line by  Regiments, and not by companies as heretofore. A Special Court Martial will  convene at the usual place, on Saturday the 28th. day of August at 10 o’clock A.M.  for the transaction of business. Joseph Smith, Lieutenant General;<”>
<A Shower of Meteoric Stones fell at Iwan in Hungary.>
Letters from various parts of England and Scotland show that numbers are daily  added to the Church; while Shipwrecks, Floods, houses and workshops falling, great and  destructive fires, sudden deaths, Banks breaking, men’s hearts failing them for fear,  because no man buyeth their merchandize, shopkeepers and manufacturers. failing, &  many accidents on the Railways. betoken the coming of the Son of Man.

12 August 1841 • Thursday

<12><— see Addenda book page 10.>

14 August 1841 • Saturday

<14> <Sir J. M. Brunel the Engineer, with 50 ladies and gentleman, made the first passage under the river Thames, England.>

15 August 1841 • Sunday

<15> Sunday 15 My infant Son died aged 14 months 2 days.
<Conference met in , and were addressed by Elder and , on building the in .>

16 August 1841 • Monday

<16> Monday 16 Elder arrived at this morning— [p. 1220]
August 7 A Conference of the Church was held at , Prest. was unanimously acknowledged as the Prest. of the Stake in , , , Counsellors. Elias Smith was sustained as Bishop, also & Joseph Mecham his Counsellors. and the branches in so far as represented consisted of 750 members

8 August 1841 • Sunday

8 Shocks of an Earthquake felt, at several places in Spain.
A Water spout destroyed 20 houses at Portpatrick, Scotland.

9 August 1841 • Monday

9 Monday 9 The Steam Boat Erie was burned on Lake Erie, 30 miles from , and 8 from the American shore, 200 persons on board, of whom 175 — — — — — — perished.
The funeral of was attended — — — — by a vast concourse of friends and relatives. He was buried with Military honors
The Conference appointed George W. Gee, Church Recorder, and was addressed by Elders and on building the , and on Temperance.

10 August 1841 • Tuesday

10 Tuesday 10 I spent the day in Council with , , , , and and appointed a special conference for the 16th. inst. and directed them to send Missionaries to , Charleston, S. C. Salem, Mass: Baltimore, Maryland; and and also requested the Twelve to take the burden of the business of the Church in , and especially as pertaining to the selling of Church Lands.
The department of English Literature and Mathematics of the university of the City of Nauvoo is in operation under the Tuition of Professor
“General Orders, Head Quarters, Nauvoo Legion, City of , Aug. 10. 1841 It becomes our painful duty to officially notify the troops of our command of the untimely decease of that noble chief, Brigadier General, — he fell, but not in battle— he perished, but not by the weapons of war— at his burial, you paid him honor, but he is gathered to his fathers to receive greater honor. In consequence of this afflictive dispensation of Divine Providence the Commissioned Officers of the Staff and line will wear crape on the left arm for thirty days. The commissioned Officers of the 2nd. Cohort will convene at General Smith’s office, on Saturday the 4th. day of September, — — — — — — at 10 o’clock A.M. for the purpose of electing a Brigadier General; at which time and place the Court of Appeals will sit. The Legion will assemble at the usual place of rendezvouz, in the City of , on Saturday the 11th. day of September, — — — — — — at 10 o’clock A.M. for the purpose of general parade— the militia Officers of the County of , Illinois; and the County of Lee, Iowa; are respectfully invited to attend. The Adjutants of Regiments will form their respective Regiments at 9 o’clock, and at 10 o’clock the Adjutant of the Legion will form the line by Regiments, and not by companies as heretofore. A Special Court Martial will convene at the usual place, on Saturday the 28th. day of August at 10 o’clock A.M. for the transaction of business. Joseph Smith, Lieutenant General;”
A Shower of Meteoric Stones fell at Iwan in Hungary.
Letters from various parts of England and Scotland show that numbers are daily added to the Church; while Shipwrecks, Floods, houses and workshops falling, great and destructive fires, sudden deaths, Banks breaking, men’s hearts failing them for fear, because no man buyeth their merchandize, shopkeepers and manufacturers. failing, many accidents on the Railways. betoken the coming of the Son of Man.

12 August 1841 • Thursday

12— see Addenda book page 10.

14 August 1841 • Saturday

14 Sir J. M. Brunel the Engineer, with 50 ladies and gentleman, made the first passage under the river Thames, England.

15 August 1841 • Sunday

15 Sunday 15 My infant Son died aged 14 months 2 days.
Conference met in , and were addressed by Elder and , on building the in .

16 August 1841 • Monday

16 Monday 16 Elder arrived at this morning— [p. 1220]
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