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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 3> through the pores and escape; so the Sadducee saints mock at authority, kick out of the traces, and run to the mountains of perdition leaving the long echo of their braying behind them. <He> then contrasted the charity of the sects, in denouncing all who disagree with them in opinion, and in joining in persecuting the saints; who, believe that even such may be saved in this world and in the world to come (murderers and apostates excepted.) This doctrine, — — — presents in a clear light, the wisdom and mercy of God, in preparing an ordinance for the salvation of the dead, being baptized by proxy, their names recorded in heaven, and they judged according to the deeds done in the body. This doctrine was the burden of the Scriptures. Those saints who neglect it, in behalf of their deceased relatives, do it at the peril of their own salvation. The dispensation of the fulness of times will bring to light the things that have been revealed in all former dispensations, also other things that have not been before revealed. He shall send Elijah the Prophet &c and restore all things in Christ. <President Joseph Smith> then anounced “There shall be no more baptisms for the dead, until the ordinance can be attended to in the font of the ; and the church shall not hold another general Conference; until they can meet in said . For thus saith the Lord!” [blank] prayer by President — adjourned for one hour.
P.M. Conference, opened by the choir singing Hymn 105, and prayer by <Elder> , <President> addressed the Elders at some length, on the importance of teaching abroad the first principles of the gospel, leaving the mysteries of the Kingdom to be taught among the Saints, [HC 4:426] also on the propriety of <many of> the Elders, — — — —, remaining at home, and working on the ; and that their labors will be as acceptable to the Lord as their going abroad, and more profitable for the Church— that those who go abroad must take a recommend from the proper authorities; without which they will not be fellowshipped— and that those who go, and those who remain make consecrations more abundantly than heretofore— <Elder> , followed with remarks of a similar purport; resigning his mission of gathering means for the < and >. — — — — — — — — The Conference appointed — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — , , and , <to petition congress for redress of wrongs sustained in . and >, Elder — — — to present <the> petition [blank]. Closed by the Choir singing Hymn 125 and prayer by <Prest.> .”
4 October 1841 • Monday
<4> Monday 4. This morning Conference assembled,
“Prayer by <Elder> President Joseph Smith made a lengthy exposition of the condition of the temporal affairs of the Church, the agency of which had been committed to him at a general conference in — explaining the manner that he had discharged the duties involved in that agency, and the condition of the lands and other property of the Church— On motion, resolved— That Elder be vested with power of attorney to settle, — — — <the> — — — — business at [p. 1230]
October 3 through the pores and escape; so the Sadducee saints mock at authority, kick out of the traces, and run to the mountains of perdition leaving the long echo of their braying behind them. He then contrasted the charity of the sects, in denouncing all who disagree with them in opinion, and in joining in persecuting the saints; who, believe that even such may be saved in this world and in the world to come (murderers and apostates excepted.) This doctrine, — — — presents in a clear light, the wisdom and mercy of God, in preparing an ordinance for the salvation of the dead, being baptized by proxy, their names recorded in heaven, and they judged according to the deeds done in the body. This doctrine was the burden of the Scriptures. Those saints who neglect it, in behalf of their deceased relatives, do it at the peril of their own salvation. The dispensation of the fulness of times will bring to light the things that have been revealed in all former dispensations, also other things that have not been before revealed. He shall send Elijah the Prophet &c and restore all things in Christ. President Joseph Smith then anounced “There shall be no more baptisms for the dead, until the ordinance can be attended to in the font of the ; and the church shall not hold another general Conference; until they can meet in said . For thus saith the Lord!” [blank] prayer by President — adjourned for one hour.
P.M. Conference, opened by the choir singing Hymn 105, and prayer by Elder , President addressed the Elders at some length, on the importance of teaching abroad the first principles of the gospel, leaving the mysteries of the Kingdom to be taught among the Saints, [HC 4:426] also on the propriety of many of the Elders, — — — —, remaining at home, and working on the ; and that their labors will be as acceptable to the Lord as their going abroad, and more profitable for the Church— that those who go abroad must take a recommend from the proper authorities; without which they will not be fellowshipped— and that those who go, and those who remain make consecrations more abundantly than heretofore— Elder , followed with remarks of a similar purport; resigning his mission of gathering means for the and . — — — — — — — — The Conference appointed — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — , , and , to petition congress for redress of wrongs sustained in . and , Elder — — — to present the petition [blank]. Closed by the Choir singing Hymn 125 and prayer by Prest. .”
4 October 1841 • Monday
4 Monday 4. This morning Conference assembled,
“Prayer by Elder President Joseph Smith made a lengthy exposition of the condition of the temporal affairs of the Church, the agency of which had been committed to him at a general conference in — explaining the manner that he had discharged the duties involved in that agency, and the condition of the lands and other property of the Church— On motion, resolved— That Elder be vested with power of attorney to settle, — — — the — — — — business at [p. 1230]
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