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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<January 28> Lord unto you my Servant Joseph, go and say unto the Twelve, That it is my Will  to have them take in hand the Editorial Department of the Times and Seasons  according to that manifestation which shall be given unto them by the Power  of my Holy Spirit in the midst of their Counsel, saith the Lord, Amen.
also decided that Elder should go out on a Mission, and  if necessary some one go with him, and raise up a Church, and get means  to go to England, and carry the Epistles required in the Revelations of December  22, and instructed the twelve. , , and being present, to call into their  Council and instruct him in these things, and if he will not do these things  he shall be cut off from the Church and be damned.
of the Temple Committee came into the ,  and — <I> — — said to him, The Lord is not well pleased with you, and  you must straiten up your loins and do better, and your family also, for  you have not been diligent as you ought, and as Spring is approaching  you must arise and shake yourself and be active, and make your children  industrious and help build the .
had appeared very backward about fulfilling the  Revelation concerning him, and felt that he could not do it, unless the  Twelve would furnish him the means, when he was more able to furnish his  own means, as all the Elders were obliged to do, when they went on Missions,  or go without.
<See 25th. High Council>
<Sir Robert Sales received a letter from Sha Shoojah requiring him to evacuate Jellalabad with which he refused to comply.>

29 January 1842 • Saturday

<29> Saturday 29. I was much engaged with the Tithings, in the afternoon  in my , counselling various individuals, and in the evening in  Council with Brothers , , , and others, shewing  forth the Kingdom and the order thereof concerning many things, and  the Will of God concerning his Servants.
<See addenda book Page 52.>

30 January 1842 • Sunday

<30> Sunday 30. I preached at my house morning and evening, concerning  the different Spirits, their operations, designs— &c.

31 January 1842 • Monday

<31> Monday 31. Assisted in appraising the tithings of Saturday, with —  — Received many calls— Read in Mormon— after dinner visited  Brother Chase who was very sick— and in the evening was in Council with   and concerning  and the , spent the evening very cheerfully, and retired  about ten o’clock—

1 February 1842 • Tuesday

<* 1> <Two large stones, for door sills, for the , hauled>
<See addenda book, page 56>

2 February 1842 • Wednesday

<February 2> Wednesday — — — 2 — — — Sister Laura Phelps Wife of Morris Phelps  died aged 36 years. She was driven from in 1833, was in the  persecution of in 1838, and went from to to assist  in liberating her husband, and was left in <the> prison <yard> when he made his escape  willing to suffer all the abuses a savage horde could inflict upon her, to set her  companion safe from the grasp of his murderous enemies. her rest is glorious.
I spent the day in Council with , and Esqre..

3 February 1842 • Thursday

<3> In Council with Esqre. concerning a Settlement with the  Estate of , and delivered him the necessary papers.
<See addenda book Page 59> [p. 1273]
January 28 Lord unto you my Servant Joseph, go and say unto the Twelve, That it is my Will to have them take in hand the Editorial Department of the Times and Seasons according to that manifestation which shall be given unto them by the Power of my Holy Spirit in the midst of their Counsel, saith the Lord, Amen.
also decided that Elder should go out on a Mission, and if necessary some one go with him, and raise up a Church, and get means to go to England, and carry the Epistles required in the Revelations of December 22, and instructed the twelve. , , and being present, to call into their Council and instruct him in these things, and if he will not do these things he shall be cut off from the Church and be damned.
of the Temple Committee came into the , and — I — — said to him, The Lord is not well pleased with you, and you must straiten up your loins and do better, and your family also, for you have not been diligent as you ought, and as Spring is approaching you must arise and shake yourself and be active, and make your children industrious and help build the .
had appeared very backward about fulfilling the Revelation concerning him, and felt that he could not do it, unless the Twelve would furnish him the means, when he was more able to furnish his own means, as all the Elders were obliged to do, when they went on Missions, or go without.
See 25th. High Council
Sir Robert Sales received a letter from Sha Shoojah requiring him to evacuate Jellalabad with which he refused to comply.

29 January 1842 • Saturday

29 Saturday 29. I was much engaged with the Tithings, in the afternoon in my , counselling various individuals, and in the evening in Council with Brothers , , , and others, shewing forth the Kingdom and the order thereof concerning many things, and the Will of God concerning his Servants.
See addenda book Page 52.

30 January 1842 • Sunday

30 Sunday 30. I preached at my house morning and evening, concerning the different Spirits, their operations, designs— &c.

31 January 1842 • Monday

31 Monday 31. Assisted in appraising the tithings of Saturday, with — — Received many calls— Read in Mormon— after dinner visited Brother Chase who was very sick— and in the evening was in Council with and concerning and the , spent the evening very cheerfully, and retired about ten o’clock—

1 February 1842 • Tuesday

* 1 Two large stones, for door sills, for the , hauled
See addenda book, page 56

2 February 1842 • Wednesday

February 2 Wednesday — — — 2 — — — Sister Laura Phelps Wife of Morris Phelps died aged 36 years. She was driven from in 1833, was in the persecution of in 1838, and went from to to assist in liberating her husband, and was left in the prison yard when he made his escape willing to suffer all the abuses a savage horde could inflict upon her, to set her companion safe from the grasp of his murderous enemies. her rest is glorious.
I spent the day in Council with , and Esqre..

3 February 1842 • Thursday

3 In Council with Esqre. concerning a Settlement with the Estate of , and delivered him the necessary papers.
See addenda book Page 59 [p. 1273]
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