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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<January 25> not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brother,  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators,  nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. nor thieves, nor  covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Cor. 6: 1–11.
Who, observing these things, would go to law, distressing his brother; thereby giving rise to hardness, evil  speaking, strifes and animosities amongst those who have covenanted to keep the commandments  of God— who have taken upon them the name of Saints, and if Saints are to judge Angels, and also to  judge the world— why then are they not competent to judge in temporal matters, especially in trivial  cases, taking the Law of the Lord for their guide, brotherly kindness, charity &c as well as the law of the  land. Brethren, these are evils which ought not to exist among us. We hope the time will speedily arrive  when these things will be done away, and every one stand in the office of his calling, as a faithful servant  of God— building each other up— bearing each other’s infirmities, and so fulfil the law of Christ—  < President,> , Lewis D[unbar] Wilson, , , , , James Allred, , , , WM. Huntington Sr., Daniel Carrier, , — Counsellors— Attest — Clerk”—
25 January 1842 • Tuesday
“Nauvoo Legion. Head Quarters, Nauvoo Legion, City of , Ill, Jany. 25. 1842 General Orders. All the public  arms will be required to be in the best possible condition at the general inspection, and parade on the 7th.. May  proximo, and no deficiency whatever will be countenanced, overlooked or suffered to pass without fine on that  occasion— all persons, therefore, holding said arms will take notice, and govern themselves accordingly: and in order  that the general inspection may pass off in a truly military style, alike honorable to the legion, and creditable  to the Citizen soldier, the brigadiers are required to attend the battalion parades within their respective commands  and inspect said arms in propria persona, prior to the general parade— Persons disregarding these general orders  whether Officers or privates, will find themselves in the vocative. The invincibles (’s Company of light infantry,)  will be detailed for fatigue duty, on escorts and special service; and will take post by assignment, and receive their  orders direct from the , through his Herald and Armor Bearer. His Excellency the of , the of  this judicial Circuit, and the Members of the Bar; the Officers of ; Col. Williams, and Col. Deming, with their respective Field and  staff officers, of the Militia; and , and Col. Fuller, with their respective Field and Staff Officers, and Captns. Davis and  Avery’s Companies of Calvary of the Militia; are respectfully invited to attend, and participate in the General Parade on the 7th. of May  <Joseph Smith, Lieutenant General.”>
26 January 1842 • Wednesday
<26> Wednesday 26. Rode out to borrow money, to refund for money borrowed  of John Benbow, as outfit for in his Agency, transacted a variety  of business, explained Scripture to Elder in my , read in  Book of Mormon in the evening.. Wrote a long letter to  West Nantmeal on Temporal business.
<The Church is in a prosperous condition. and the Saints are exerting themselves to build the . The health of the is good.>
<Upwards of 23 vessels wrecked on different parts of the British Coast.>
27 January 1842 • Thursday
<27> Thursday 27 Attending to business in general, in the afternoon in Council  with the , or giving some particular instruction concerning the order  of the Kingdom, and the management of business, placed the Carpet  given by , on the Floor in my , Cast Lots with the  , and spent the evening in General Council in the Upper Room  In the course of the day, , and returned and  gave a favorable report from , with his Letter of Attorney, Letter  and Papers which he had received of me and the Church—
28 January 1842 • Friday • Second of Two Entries
<28> Friday 28. While I was at my , and came  and spent an hour— I received the following Revelation to the Twelve  concerning the Times and Seasons Given January 28. 1842
Verily thus saith the [p. 1272]
January 25 not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brother, Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Cor. 6: 1–11.
Who, observing these things, would go to law, distressing his brother; thereby giving rise to hardness, evil speaking, strifes and animosities amongst those who have covenanted to keep the commandments of God— who have taken upon them the name of Saints, and if Saints are to judge Angels, and also to judge the world— why then are they not competent to judge in temporal matters, especially in trivial cases, taking the Law of the Lord for their guide, brotherly kindness, charity &c as well as the law of the land. Brethren, these are evils which ought not to exist among us. We hope the time will speedily arrive when these things will be done away, and every one stand in the office of his calling, as a faithful servant of God— building each other up— bearing each other’s infirmities, and so fulfil the law of Christ— President, , Lewis Dunbar Wilson, , , , , James Allred, , , , WM. Huntington Sr., Daniel Carrier, , — Counsellors— Attest — Clerk”—
25 January 1842 • Tuesday
“Nauvoo Legion. Head Quarters, Nauvoo Legion, City of , Ill, Jany. 25. 1842 General Orders. All the public arms will be required to be in the best possible condition at the general inspection, and parade on the 7th.. May proximo, and no deficiency whatever will be countenanced, overlooked or suffered to pass without fine on that occasion— all persons, therefore, holding said arms will take notice, and govern themselves accordingly: and in order that the general inspection may pass off in a truly military style, alike honorable to the legion, and creditable to the Citizen soldier, the brigadiers are required to attend the battalion parades within their respective commands and inspect said arms in propria persona, prior to the general parade— Persons disregarding these general orders whether Officers or privates, will find themselves in the vocative. The invincibles (’s Company of light infantry,) will be detailed for fatigue duty, on escorts and special service; and will take post by assignment, and receive their orders direct from the , through his Herald and Armor Bearer. His Excellency the of , the of this judicial Circuit, and the Members of the Bar; the Officers of ; Col. Williams, and Col. Deming, with their respective Field and staff officers, of the Militia; and , and Col. Fuller, with their respective Field and Staff Officers, and Captns. Davis and Avery’s Companies of Calvary of the Militia; are respectfully invited to attend, and participate in the General Parade on the 7th. of May Joseph Smith, Lieutenant General.”
26 January 1842 • Wednesday
26 Wednesday 26. Rode out to borrow money, to refund for money borrowed of John Benbow, as outfit for in his Agency, transacted a variety of business, explained Scripture to Elder in my , read in Book of Mormon in the evening.. Wrote a long letter to West Nantmeal on Temporal business.
The Church is in a prosperous condition. and the Saints are exerting themselves to build the . The health of the is good.
Upwards of 23 vessels wrecked on different parts of the British Coast.
27 January 1842 • Thursday
27 Thursday 27 Attending to business in general, in the afternoon in Council with the , or giving some particular instruction concerning the order of the Kingdom, and the management of business, placed the Carpet given by , on the Floor in my , Cast Lots with the , and spent the evening in General Council in the Upper Room In the course of the day, , and returned and gave a favorable report from , with his Letter of Attorney, Letter and Papers which he had received of me and the Church—
28 January 1842 • Friday • Second of Two Entries
28 Friday 28. While I was at my , and came and spent an hour— I received the following Revelation to the Twelve concerning the Times and Seasons Given January 28. 1842
Verily thus saith the [p. 1272]
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