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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<November 15> the Church generally. Cities cannot be built without houses, houses  cannot be built without materials, or occupied without inhabitants, the  inhabitants cannot exist without food and clothing; food and clothing cannot  be had without planting, sowing and manufacturing, so that and her Stores  cannot be built without means, without industry, without manufacturing  establishments, unless the windows of heaven were opened and cities and  their appendages were rained down among us. But this we do not expect  until the New Jerusalem descends, and that will be some time hence;  therefore it is necessary and according to Godliness and the plan of  Salvation in these last days, that the brethren should see to all these  things and clothe and adorn themselves with the labor of their own hands,  build houses and inhabit them, plant vineyards and eat the fruit thereof.
Brethren pray for us, and the First Presidency, the leader of the people,  even Joseph, that his life and health may be precious in the sight of heaven,  till he has finished the work which he has commenced; and for all the Elders  of Israel, that every man may be faithful in his calling, the whole household  of faith, and all subjects of prayer. Brethren farewell. May the  blessings of heaven and earth be multiplied unto you, in spirit and in  body, in basket and in store, in the field and in the Shop, on the land and on  the sea, in the house and by the way, and in all situations and circumstances,  until you shall stand on Mount Zion, and enter the Celestial City, in the  name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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, Hancock Co., Ill, Novr. 15. 1841.
[1 line blank] <The greater part of the City of St. John’s, New Brunswick, and a large quantity of Shipping, destroyed by fire.> [13 lines blank] [p. 1249]
November 15 the Church generally. Cities cannot be built without houses, houses cannot be built without materials, or occupied without inhabitants, the inhabitants cannot exist without food and clothing; food and clothing cannot be had without planting, sowing and manufacturing, so that and her Stores cannot be built without means, without industry, without manufacturing establishments, unless the windows of heaven were opened and cities and their appendages were rained down among us. But this we do not expect until the New Jerusalem descends, and that will be some time hence; therefore it is necessary and according to Godliness and the plan of Salvation in these last days, that the brethren should see to all these things and clothe and adorn themselves with the labor of their own hands, build houses and inhabit them, plant vineyards and eat the fruit thereof.
Brethren pray for us, and the First Presidency, the leader of the people, even Joseph, that his life and health may be precious in the sight of heaven, till he has finished the work which he has commenced; and for all the Elders of Israel, that every man may be faithful in his calling, the whole household of faith, and all subjects of prayer. Brethren farewell. May the blessings of heaven and earth be multiplied unto you, in spirit and in body, in basket and in store, in the field and in the Shop, on the land and on the sea, in the house and by the way, and in all situations and circumstances, until you shall stand on Mount Zion, and enter the Celestial City, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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, Hancock Co., Ill, Novr. 15. 1841.
[1 line blank] The greater part of the City of St. John’s, New Brunswick, and a large quantity of Shipping, destroyed by fire. [13 lines blank] [p. 1249]
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