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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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2 April 1842 • Saturday
<April 2> Saturday 2 I paid Hugh Rhodes $1150 for a farm—.
The Fourth Regiment of the second Cohort of the Nauvoo Legion was organized was elected Colonel, James Brown Lieutenant Colonel, and major of the same, consisting of four Companies.
4 April 1842 • Monday
<4> Monday 4 Transacted business at my house with concerning the Lawrence Estates, and closed a settlement with in the Counting Room. And paid him off, principal and interest to the last farthing for all that myself or the Church had had of him—
5 April 1842 • Tuesday
<5> Tuesday 5. Settled with brother [William] Niswanger.
6 April 1842 • Wednesday
<6> Wednesday 6 of April 1842 being the first day of the 13th. year of the rise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a Special Conference had been appointed at the City of . but it was so wet and cold, it was not prudent for me to go out, as my health was not good, and I spent the day with my family. and Elders , , and called on me in the morning, and I gave them instructions how to organize and adjourn the Conference. Before they left and the Twelve present, bore testimony [HC 4:582] that they had never heard me teach any principles, but those of the strictest virtue, either in public or private.
“Conference Minutes, Special Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints City of April 6, 1842 The day being wet, the First Presidency did not attend, and addressed those present upon the subject of the charges against him, and said he would be happy to have an opportunity of laying his statement before the Conference, at a convenient time. Prest. , President pro tem, and President all spoke upon the subject of military affairs, shewing the necessity of a well organized and efficient force; that as we were bound to serve our if required in common with all good Citizens, we ought not to be behind any of our neighbors in point of good order, neat uniforms, and equipments, and a well organized, and thoro’ly disciplined legion”—
7 April 1842 • Thursday
<7> Thursday 7.
“Conference met, President Joseph Smith had the several quorums put in order, and seated: he then made some very appropriate remarks concerning the duties of the Church, the necessity of unity of purpose in regard to the building of the houses, and the blessings connected with doing the will of God; and the inconsistency, folly, and danger of murmuring against the dispensations of Jehovah. He said that the principal object of the meeting was to bring the case of before them, and that another object was to choose young men, and ordain them, and send them out to preach, that they may have an opportunity of proving themselves, and of enduring the tarring and feathering and such things as those of us who have gone before them, have had to endure. having arrived, was called upon and addressed the Congregation in relation to the nonperformance of his mission to : he said that when he started with , joy filled their hearts, and they were aware of the responsibility of the<ir> mission. ’s vision was that he should be [p. 1313]
2 April 1842 • Saturday
April 2 Saturday 2 I paid Hugh Rhodes $1150 for a farm—.
The Fourth Regiment of the second Cohort of the Nauvoo Legion was organized was elected Colonel, James Brown Lieutenant Colonel, and major of the same, consisting of four Companies.
4 April 1842 • Monday
4 Monday 4 Transacted business at my house with concerning the Lawrence Estates, and closed a settlement with in the Counting Room. And paid him off, principal and interest to the last farthing for all that myself or the Church had had of him—
5 April 1842 • Tuesday
5 Tuesday 5. Settled with brother [William] Niswanger.
6 April 1842 • Wednesday
6 Wednesday 6 of April 1842 being the first day of the 13th. year of the rise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a Special Conference had been appointed at the City of . but it was so wet and cold, it was not prudent for me to go out, as my health was not good, and I spent the day with my family. and Elders , , and called on me in the morning, and I gave them instructions how to organize and adjourn the Conference. Before they left and the Twelve present, bore testimony [HC 4:582] that they had never heard me teach any principles, but those of the strictest virtue, either in public or private.
“Conference Minutes, Special Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints City of April 6, 1842 The day being wet, the First Presidency did not attend, and addressed those present upon the subject of the charges against him, and said he would be happy to have an opportunity of laying his statement before the Conference, at a convenient time. Prest. , President pro tem, and President all spoke upon the subject of military affairs, shewing the necessity of a well organized and efficient force; that as we were bound to serve our if required in common with all good Citizens, we ought not to be behind any of our neighbors in point of good order, neat uniforms, and equipments, and a well organized, and thoro’ly disciplined legion”—
7 April 1842 • Thursday
7 Thursday 7.
“Conference met, President Joseph Smith had the several quorums put in order, and seated: he then made some very appropriate remarks concerning the duties of the Church, the necessity of unity of purpose in regard to the building of the houses, and the blessings connected with doing the will of God; and the inconsistency, folly, and danger of murmuring against the dispensations of Jehovah. He said that the principal object of the meeting was to bring the case of before them, and that another object was to choose young men, and ordain them, and send them out to preach, that they may have an opportunity of proving themselves, and of enduring the tarring and feathering and such things as those of us who have gone before them, have had to endure. having arrived, was called upon and addressed the Congregation in relation to the nonperformance of his mission to : he said that when he started with , joy filled their hearts, and they were aware of the responsibility of their mission. ’s vision was that he should be [p. 1313]
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