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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 31> and as to the designs of the leading members of that branch relative to the printing press, and the ordaining of Elders, and sending out Elders to beg for the poor, are not according to the will of God; and in these things they shall not prosper, for they have neglected the , the Baptismal Font, in this place, wherein their dead may be redeemed, and the key of knowledge that unfolds the dispensation of the fullness of times may be turned, and the [HC 4:443] mysteries of God be unfolded, upon which their salvation and the salvation of the world and the redemption of their dead depends, for “thus Saith the Lord,” “there shall not be a general Assembly for a general conference assembled together until the shall be finished, and the Baptismal Font, and if we are not diligent the church shall be rejected, and their dead also,” “Saith the Lord,” therefore, dear Brethren, any proceedings otherwise than to put forth their hands with their might to do this <work>, is not according to the will of God, and shall not prosper; therefore tarry not in any place whatever, but come forth unto this place from all the world, until it is filled up, and polished, and sanctified according to my word, saith the Lord, come ye forth from the ends of the Earth, that I may hide you from mine indignation that shall scourge the wicked, and then I will send forth and build up , and it shall be polished and refined according to my word; therefore, your doings and your organizations and designs in printing, or any of your Councils, are not of me, saith the Lord. even so, Amen. — Patriarch for the whole Church.”
1 November 1841 • Monday
<November 1st.> Monday 1st. November I attended the City Council, spoke and acted on many local matters, and contended at great length against paying the owner of a City Nuisance, damages sustained by the removal of that nuisance. [HC 4:444]
< resigned his seat in the City Council on account of ill health.>
2 November 1841 • Tuesday
<2> Tuesday 2. <I executed the following letters,>
“Know all men by these presents that whereas I Joseph Smith of and State of Illinois in and by my letter of Attorney, did make, and constitute, and appoint of same place my attorney in my name and for my use to recover and receive all debts and sums of money whatsoever due to me in and about and elsewhere; and to bargain, sell, confirm, lease and release all my real Estate in and about in the State of Ohio as by the said letter may appear. Now know ye that I Joseph Smith have revoked, countermandated annulled and made void, and by these presents do revoke, countermand, annull and make void, the said letter of Attorney, and all power and authority thereby given, or intended to be given to the said . In witness my hand and seal this second day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one. Joseph Smith L.S. And further know ye that I the said Joseph Smith, do by these presents, make constitute and appoint of and State of Ohio, my true and lawful attorney, in the place of , superseded, for me and in my name, and for my use to ask, demand, sue for, recover, and receive all such sum or sums of money— debts goods wares and other demands whatsoever, and to bargain, sell, convey, [p. 1243]
October 31 and as to the designs of the leading members of that branch relative to the printing press, and the ordaining of Elders, and sending out Elders to beg for the poor, are not according to the will of God; and in these things they shall not prosper, for they have neglected the , the Baptismal Font, in this place, wherein their dead may be redeemed, and the key of knowledge that unfolds the dispensation of the fullness of times may be turned, and the [HC 4:443] mysteries of God be unfolded, upon which their salvation and the salvation of the world and the redemption of their dead depends, for “thus Saith the Lord,” “there shall not be a general Assembly for a general conference assembled together until the shall be finished, and the Baptismal Font, and if we are not diligent the church shall be rejected, and their dead also,” “Saith the Lord,” therefore, dear Brethren, any proceedings otherwise than to put forth their hands with their might to do this work, is not according to the will of God, and shall not prosper; therefore tarry not in any place whatever, but come forth unto this place from all the world, until it is filled up, and polished, and sanctified according to my word, saith the Lord, come ye forth from the ends of the Earth, that I may hide you from mine indignation that shall scourge the wicked, and then I will send forth and build up , and it shall be polished and refined according to my word; therefore, your doings and your organizations and designs in printing, or any of your Councils, are not of me, saith the Lord. even so, Amen. — Patriarch for the whole Church.”
1 November 1841 • Monday
November 1st. Monday 1st. November I attended the City Council, spoke and acted on many local matters, and contended at great length against paying the owner of a City Nuisance, damages sustained by the removal of that nuisance. [HC 4:444]
resigned his seat in the City Council on account of ill health.
2 November 1841 • Tuesday
2 Tuesday 2. I executed the following letters,
“Know all men by these presents that whereas I Joseph Smith of and State of Illinois in and by my letter of Attorney, did make, and constitute, and appoint of same place my attorney in my name and for my use to recover and receive all debts and sums of money whatsoever due to me in and about and elsewhere; and to bargain, sell, confirm, lease and release all my real Estate in and about in the State of Ohio as by the said letter may appear. Now know ye that I Joseph Smith have revoked, countermandated annulled and made void, and by these presents do revoke, countermand, annull and make void, the said letter of Attorney, and all power and authority thereby given, or intended to be given to the said . In witness my hand and seal this second day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one. Joseph Smith L.S. And further know ye that I the said Joseph Smith, do by these presents, make constitute and appoint of and State of Ohio, my true and lawful attorney, in the place of , superseded, for me and in my name, and for my use to ask, demand, sue for, recover, and receive all such sum or sums of money— debts goods wares and other demands whatsoever, and to bargain, sell, convey, [p. 1243]
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