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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 23> moved and seconded, that all those who are willing to consecrate one tenth of their time and property, to the building of the at under the superintendence of and Counsellors, to signify it by the uplifted hands, when the motion was carried unanimously.
24 October 1841 • Sunday
<24.> Sunday morning 10 o’clock. Conference met pursuant to adjournment. Elder delivered an address upon the object of Christ’s mission into this world, the resurrection, and redemption of the Saints; and pointed out, very clearly, the course to be pursued, in order to become the sons of God, through the ordinances of the Gospel, that the Saints may, at last, be exalted at the right hand of God, to dwell with him eternally in the heavens. After an intermission of one hour, the Sacrament was administered by and . The minutes of the Conference were then read and accepted. made some very just remarks on the Priesthood, authority and calling. Conference adjourned sine die. Benection by . President— J[ames] C. Snow. Clerk.” [HC 4:440]
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Extract of a Letter from
England— On the 20th. of September the Ship “Tyrean” sailed from for , under a charter of the Latter Day Saints; she had upwards of two hundred <Saints> on board, with Elder , at their head. By chartering we saved the Company at least 500 or 600 dollars. The splendid new Ship “Chaos”, 1200 Tons burthen, will sail on the 5th. November, under our Charter. She will have from one to two hundred Saints on board, with Patriarch Peter Melling, at their head. The Saints in this Country are generally rejoicing, and filled <with> the testimony of Jesus. Great zeal is manifested by the officers in general, of whom there <are> probably more than a thousand. We are increasing in numbers and in gifts and blessings New branches of the Church are rising in many places, and great additions made to the old ones. and vicinity has poured forth a stream of emigration for the last eighteen months, and still we numbered at our Conference, two weeks ago, near sixteen hundred members, and between one and two hundred officers; all these within one hour’s journey of . There has been a general time of pruning, we have cut off upwards of One hundred members from this Conference in a few months, this causes the young and tender branches to grow with double vigor.”
28 October 1841 • Thursday
<28> Thursday 28. Copy of a letter of Attorney from Joseph Smith
“Sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints” to of , Ohio. Know all Men by these presents— That I Joseph Smith of Hancock County and State of Illinois “sole trustee in trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, have made constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make constitute and appoint, of , Lake County and State of Ohio, my true and lawful Attorney for me and in my name, and for my use as “sole trustee in trust for the [p. 1241]
October 23 moved and seconded, that all those who are willing to consecrate one tenth of their time and property, to the building of the at under the superintendence of and Counsellors, to signify it by the uplifted hands, when the motion was carried unanimously.
24 October 1841 • Sunday
24. Sunday morning 10 o’clock. Conference met pursuant to adjournment. Elder delivered an address upon the object of Christ’s mission into this world, the resurrection, and redemption of the Saints; and pointed out, very clearly, the course to be pursued, in order to become the sons of God, through the ordinances of the Gospel, that the Saints may, at last, be exalted at the right hand of God, to dwell with him eternally in the heavens. After an intermission of one hour, the Sacrament was administered by and . The minutes of the Conference were then read and accepted. made some very just remarks on the Priesthood, authority and calling. Conference adjourned sine die. Benection by . President— James C. Snow. Clerk.” [HC 4:440]
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Extract of a Letter from
England— On the 20th. of September the Ship “Tyrean” sailed from for , under a charter of the Latter Day Saints; she had upwards of two hundred Saints on board, with Elder , at their head. By chartering we saved the Company at least 500 or 600 dollars. The splendid new Ship “Chaos”, 1200 Tons burthen, will sail on the 5th. November, under our Charter. She will have from one to two hundred Saints on board, with Patriarch Peter Melling, at their head. The Saints in this Country are generally rejoicing, and filled with the testimony of Jesus. Great zeal is manifested by the officers in general, of whom there are probably more than a thousand. We are increasing in numbers and in gifts and blessings New branches of the Church are rising in many places, and great additions made to the old ones. and vicinity has poured forth a stream of emigration for the last eighteen months, and still we numbered at our Conference, two weeks ago, near sixteen hundred members, and between one and two hundred officers; all these within one hour’s journey of . There has been a general time of pruning, we have cut off upwards of One hundred members from this Conference in a few months, this causes the young and tender branches to grow with double vigor.”
28 October 1841 • Thursday
28 Thursday 28. Copy of a letter of Attorney from Joseph Smith
“Sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints” to of , Ohio. Know all Men by these presents— That I Joseph Smith of Hancock County and State of Illinois “sole trustee in trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, have made constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make constitute and appoint, of , Lake County and State of Ohio, my true and lawful Attorney for me and in my name, and for my use as “sole trustee in trust for the [p. 1241]
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