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

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  • Historical Introduction
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21 February 1842 • Monday
<February 21> Monday 21. I was visiting in the in <the morning> <the morning> and transacting a variety of business at the in the <afternoon> <afternoon> and evening [HC 4:516]
To the brethren in City. Greeting— It is highly important, for the forwarding of the , that an equal distribution of labor should be made, in relation to time; as a superabundance of hands one week, and none the next, tends to retard the progress of the work; therefore every brother is requested to be particular to labor on the day set apart for the same, in his ward; and to remember that he that sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly, so that if brethren want a plentiful harvest, they will do well to be at the place of labor in good season in the morning, bringing all necessary tools, according to their occupation, and those who have teams bring them also, unless otherwise advised by the Temple Committee Should any one be detained from his labor by unavoidable circumstances, on the day appointed, let him labor the next day, or the first day possible.
N.B. The captains of the respective wards are particularly requested to be at the place of labor on their respective days, and keep an accurate account of each man’s work, and be ready to exhibit a list of the same when called for. The heart of the Trustee is daily made to rejoice in the good feelings of the brethren, made manifest in their exertion to carry forward the work of the Lord, and rear his ; and it is hoped that neither planting, saving, or reaping will hereafter be made to interfere with the regulations hinted at above. Joseph Smith. Trustee in Trust—
’s Office Feb. 21. 1842. We would also say to all the Churches, that in as much as they want the blessings of God and Angels, as also <of> the Church of Jesus Christ, and wish to see it spread and prosper through the world and built up and truth and righteousness prevail, let all the different branches of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in all the world, call meetings in their respective places and tithe themselves and send up to this place to the Trustee in Trust, so that his hands may be loosed and the go on, and other works be done, such as the new translation of the bible, and the record of Father Abraham published to the world. Beloved brethren, we as the Messengers of the Lord feel to call upon you to help roll on the mighty work, it is our duty so to do and it is your reasonable service— and the Lord will bless you in so doing. [HC 4:517] We subscribe ourselves your humble servants, and standard bearers to the world. , President— Clerk of the Twelve—
22 February 1842 • Tuesday
<22> Attended to a variety of business as usual.
23 February 1842 • Wednesday
<23> Wednesday 23. Settled with and paid brother Chase and assisted in the Counting Room in settling with , visited the and gave instruction concerning the Cut for the Altar and Gods in the Records of Abraham, as designed for the Times and Seasons.
24 February 1842 • Thursday
<24> Thursday 24 Engaged in Council with the brethren, attended to business at the . P. M. was explaining the records of Abraham to the [p. 1275]
21 February 1842 • Monday
February 21 Monday 21. I was visiting in the in the morning and transacting a variety of business at the in the afternoon and evening [HC 4:516]
To the brethren in City. Greeting— It is highly important, for the forwarding of the , that an equal distribution of labor should be made, in relation to time; as a superabundance of hands one week, and none the next, tends to retard the progress of the work; therefore every brother is requested to be particular to labor on the day set apart for the same, in his ward; and to remember that he that sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly, so that if brethren want a plentiful harvest, they will do well to be at the place of labor in good season in the morning, bringing all necessary tools, according to their occupation, and those who have teams bring them also, unless otherwise advised by the Temple Committee Should any one be detained from his labor by unavoidable circumstances, on the day appointed, let him labor the next day, or the first day possible.
N.B. The captains of the respective wards are particularly requested to be at the place of labor on their respective days, and keep an accurate account of each man’s work, and be ready to exhibit a list of the same when called for. The heart of the Trustee is daily made to rejoice in the good feelings of the brethren, made manifest in their exertion to carry forward the work of the Lord, and rear his ; and it is hoped that neither planting, saving, or reaping will hereafter be made to interfere with the regulations hinted at above. Joseph Smith. Trustee in Trust—
’s Office Feb. 21. 1842. We would also say to all the Churches, that in as much as they want the blessings of God and Angels, as also of the Church of Jesus Christ, and wish to see it spread and prosper through the world and built up and truth and righteousness prevail, let all the different branches of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in all the world, call meetings in their respective places and tithe themselves and send up to this place to the Trustee in Trust, so that his hands may be loosed and the go on, and other works be done, such as the new translation of the bible, and the record of Father Abraham published to the world. Beloved brethren, we as the Messengers of the Lord feel to call upon you to help roll on the mighty work, it is our duty so to do and it is your reasonable service— and the Lord will bless you in so doing. [HC 4:517] We subscribe ourselves your humble servants, and standard bearers to the world. , President— Clerk of the Twelve—
22 February 1842 • Tuesday
22 Attended to a variety of business as usual.
23 February 1842 • Wednesday
23 Wednesday 23. Settled with and paid brother Chase and assisted in the Counting Room in settling with , visited the and gave instruction concerning the Cut for the Altar and Gods in the Records of Abraham, as designed for the Times and Seasons.
24 February 1842 • Thursday
24 Thursday 24 Engaged in Council with the brethren, attended to business at the . P. M. was explaining the records of Abraham to the [p. 1275]
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