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

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<November 2> and confirm lease and release any part or all of my real Estate in and about or elsewhere within the State of , giving and granting unto my said attorney by these presents full power and authority in and about the premises, to have use and take all lawful means, in my name, for the purposes aforesaid, and upon the receipt of any such debts, dues, or sums of money (as the case may be) acquittances or other sufficient discharges, for me, and in my name to make and give. And generally to do all other acts and things in the law whatsoever, needful and necessary to be done in and about the premises for me and in my name, to do, execute and perform, as fully, and to all intents and purposes as I might or could— do if personally present. Hereby ratifying and confirming all and whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully do in and about the premises by virtue hereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set 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. In presence of .”
6 November 1841 • Saturday
<6> < took the Oath as a counsellor in the City Council.>
7 November 1841 • Sunday
<7> Sunday 7. <see Addenda book page 19.> [HC 4:445] I preached on the principles of Superstitution of which the whole world is so full, that but little room is left in the minds of Men for truth to operate. In the P.M. I attended a Council of the Elders at my Council room, relative to some affairs in which my brother was interested.
8 November 1841 • Monday
<8.> <At five o’clock P.M. I attended the dedication of the Baptismal Font in the . President was Spokesman.>
<see addenda book page 44> [HC 4:446]
9 November 1841 • Tuesday
<9> <I received a letter from , stating that he had purchased 5,000 $ worth of goods for me, and that he should visit , before his return home.>
10 November 1841 • Wednesday
<10> Up to this period a series of Storms and Earthquakes have desolated parts of the two Sicilies and Calabria.
A second English Edition of the Saints Hymn Book [blank] issued by Elder
<a great part of Vicksburgh, Miss: consumed by fire—>
13 November 1841 • Saturday
<13.> Saturday 13. I attended the City Council and moved that the Mayor and Recorder of the City receive each one hundred dollars per annum for their services, which became a law. I also presented a bill for “an Ordinance concerning Vagrants and Disorderly persons” which passed into an Ordinance as <follows (see Addenda Book page 48) I also presented a bill for an Ordinance> <in relation to appeals, which passed unanimously.> I also argued before the Council the right of Taxation, but [HC 4:447] that the expences of the did not require it at present
14 November 1841 • Sunday
<14> <I preached to a large congregation at the . Nine of the Twelve Apostles met in Council, to prepare an Epistle to the Saints in Europe.>
15 November 1841 • Monday
<15> Monday 15.
“An Epistle of the Twelve <Apostles>. To the Saints scattered abroad in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Eastern Continent. Greeting: Beloved brethren:— We rejoice and thank our Heavenly Father daily in your behalf, that we hear of your faithfulness and diligence in the great work unto which you have been called, by the Holy Spirit, through the voice of the servants of the Most High, who have been and are now amongst you, for the purpose of instructing you in those principles, which are calculated to prepare the children of men for the renovation of the Earth and the restitution of all things spoken by the Prophets. Several months have passed away, since we bid adieu to our brethren and Sisters on the Islands of the Sea, and passed over the great deep to our homes, our kindred, the bosom of the Church, and the States of ; but neither time nor distance can efface from our [p. 1244]
November 2 and confirm lease and release any part or all of my real Estate in and about or elsewhere within the State of , giving and granting unto my said attorney by these presents full power and authority in and about the premises, to have use and take all lawful means, in my name, for the purposes aforesaid, and upon the receipt of any such debts, dues, or sums of money (as the case may be) acquittances or other sufficient discharges, for me, and in my name to make and give. And generally to do all other acts and things in the law whatsoever, needful and necessary to be done in and about the premises for me and in my name, to do, execute and perform, as fully, and to all intents and purposes as I might or could— do if personally present. Hereby ratifying and confirming all and whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully do in and about the premises by virtue hereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set 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. In presence of .”
6 November 1841 • Saturday
6 took the Oath as a counsellor in the City Council.
7 November 1841 • Sunday
7 Sunday 7. see Addenda book page 19. [HC 4:445] In the P.M. I attended a Council of the Elders at my Council room, relative to some affairs in which my brother was interested.
8 November 1841 • Monday
8. At five o’clock P.M. I attended the dedication of the Baptismal Font in the . President was Spokesman.
see addenda book page 44 [HC 4:446]
9 November 1841 • Tuesday
9 I received a letter from , stating that he had purchased 5,000 $ worth of goods for me, and that he should visit , before his return home.
10 November 1841 • Wednesday
10 Up to this period a series of Storms and Earthquakes have desolated parts of the two Sicilies and Calabria.
A second English Edition of the Saints Hymn Book [blank] issued by Elder
a great part of Vicksburgh, Miss: consumed by fire—
13 November 1841 • Saturday
13. Saturday 13. I attended the City Council and moved that the Mayor and Recorder of the City receive each one hundred dollars per annum for their services, which became a law. I also presented a bill for “an Ordinance concerning Vagrants and Disorderly persons” which passed into an Ordinance as follows (see Addenda Book page 48) I also presented a bill for an Ordinance in relation to appeals, which passed unanimously. I also argued before the Council the right of Taxation, but [HC 4:447] that the expences of the did not require it at present
14 November 1841 • Sunday
14 I preached to a large congregation at the . Nine of the Twelve Apostles met in Council, to prepare an Epistle to the Saints in Europe.
15 November 1841 • Monday
15 Monday 15.
“An Epistle of the Twelve Apostles. To the Saints scattered abroad in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Eastern Continent. Greeting: Beloved brethren:— We rejoice and thank our Heavenly Father daily in your behalf, that we hear of your faithfulness and diligence in the great work unto which you have been called, by the Holy Spirit, through the voice of the servants of the Most High, who have been and are now amongst you, for the purpose of instructing you in those principles, which are calculated to prepare the children of men for the renovation of the Earth and the restitution of all things spoken by the Prophets. Several months have passed away, since we bid adieu to our brethren and Sisters on the Islands of the Sea, and passed over the great deep to our homes, our kindred, the bosom of the Church, and the States of ; but neither time nor distance can efface from our [p. 1244]
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