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

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27 December 1841 • Monday
<December 27> Monday 27. I was in Council with Brothers , , <> and at my office, instructing them in the principles of the Kingdom, and what the twelve should do, in relation to the Mission of , and the European Conferences, so as to forward the gathering, means for building the and , and Merchandize; that might go with on his mission if he choose, but the object of the Mission could be accomplished without.
28 December 1841 • Tuesday
<28> Tuesday 28. I baptized , in the Font for and in behalf of his parents, I also baptized and others.
30–31 December 1841 • Thursday–Friday
<30> Thursday and Friday 30 and 31. Esqre., , and Daniel S. Witter visited <me> — — — — — — — — — at <my> office, and after much explanation and conversation concerning and , in which manifested the kindest and most confidential feelings, and and Witter expressed their entire approbation of past proceedings of the Presidency; they all agreed that if <I> — did not succeed in the next attempt, to establish and build up , that they would fully excuse me from all censure, and should feel satisfied that <I> had done all that could reasonably be required of any man in a like case, be the consequence what it might to themselves; and frankly acknowledged, that his temporal salvation depended on the success of the enterprize, and [HC 4:486] made liberal proposals, for the benefit of the brethren, to help forward the undertaking. The party retired manifesting the best of feeling and expressing the most perfect satisfaction with their visit, with — — — <me> — — — — and all concerned.
Thursday evening at the — — — — — office while conversing with Esqre. about the proceedings at ,
<I> — — — — — prophesied in the name of the Lord, that the first thing toward building up was to break it down, to break down them that are there, and that it never would be built up till it was broken down, and after that, keep them entirely in the dark concerning our movements; and it is best to let publish what he pleases and go to the Devil, and the more lies he prints, the sooner he will get through; not buy him out, or hinder him; and after they have been in the dark long enough, let a certain set of men go there, who will do as I tell them, a certain kind of men, some of those Capitalists from the Eastern States, say from ; wise men, who will take the lead of business, and go a-head of those that are there before they know what we are about, and the place will prosper, and not till then.
<See addenda Book page 48> [HC 4:487] [HC 4:488] [HC 4:489]
9 July 1841 • Friday
<July 9. 1841> (Note B) Revelation given to Joseph Smith in the house of in
July 9. 1841 dear and well beloved brother , verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant , it is no more required at your hand to leave your family as in times past, for your offering is acceptable to me; I have seen your labor and toil in journeyings for my name, I therefore command you to send my word abroad and take special care of your family from this time, henceforth, and for ever— Amen—” (see page 1214) [p. 1267]
27 December 1841 • Monday
December 27 Monday 27. I was in Council with Brothers , , and at my office, instructing them in the principles of the Kingdom, and what the twelve should do, in relation to the Mission of , and the European Conferences, so as to forward the gathering, means for building the and , and Merchandize; that might go with on his mission if he choose, but the object of the Mission could be accomplished without.
28 December 1841 • Tuesday
28 Tuesday 28. I baptized , in the Font for and in behalf of his parents, I also baptized and others.
30–31 December 1841 • Thursday–Friday
30 Thursday and Friday 30 and 31. Esqre., , and Daniel S. Witter visited me — — — — — — — — — at my office, and after much explanation and conversation concerning and , in which manifested the kindest and most confidential feelings, and and Witter expressed their entire approbation of past proceedings of the Presidency; they all agreed that if I — did not succeed in the next attempt, to establish and build up , that they would fully excuse me from all censure, and should feel satisfied that I had done all that could reasonably be required of any man in a like case, be the consequence what it might to themselves; and frankly acknowledged, that his temporal salvation depended on the success of the enterprize, and [HC 4:486] made liberal proposals, for the benefit of the brethren, to help forward the undertaking. The party retired manifesting the best of feeling and expressing the most perfect satisfaction with their visit, with — — — me — — — — and all concerned.
Thursday evening at the — — — — — office while conversing with Esqre. about the proceedings at ,
I — — — — — prophesied in the name of the Lord, that the first thing toward building up was to break it down, to break down them that are there, and that it never would be built up till it was broken down, and after that, keep them entirely in the dark concerning our movements; and it is best to let publish what he pleases and go to the Devil, and the more lies he prints, the sooner he will get through; not buy him out, or hinder him; and after they have been in the dark long enough, let a certain set of men go there, who will do as I tell them, a certain kind of men, some of those Capitalists from the Eastern States, say from ; wise men, who will take the lead of business, and go a-head of those that are there before they know what we are about, and the place will prosper, and not till then.
See addenda Book page 48 [HC 4:487] [HC 4:488] [HC 4:489]
9 July 1841 • Friday
July 9. 1841 (Note B) Revelation given to Joseph Smith in the house of in
July 9. 1841 dear and well beloved brother , verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant , it is no more required at your hand to leave your family as in times past, for your offering is acceptable to me; I have seen your labor and toil in journeyings for my name, I therefore command you to send my word abroad and take special care of your family from this time, henceforth, and for ever— Amen—” (see page 1214) [p. 1267]
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