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

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8 April 1842 • Friday
<8> Friday 8.
Conference assembled— sung a hymn— prayer by Elder   then addressed the assembly upon several subjects; made many  interesting remarks concerning being called to the ministry, labor in the vineyard  &c spoke of his own travels and the fruits of his labors as an encouragement  to the young Elders who were going into the vine yard— President Joseph Smith  said the baptisms would be attended to, also the ordinations— Sung a hymn  Elder preached a sermon, while the ordinations and baptisms  were going on, on the subject of infidelity shewing that the arguments used  against the bible were reasonably scientifically and philosophically false.  The stand was occupied in the afternoon by Elder , <who was> <who was>  followed by Elder , then the Conference closed by the benediction  of President Joseph Smith. . Clerk”—
9 April 1842 • Saturday
<9> Saturday 9. In the morning I attended — — the funeral of brother  Ephraim Marks and in the evening attended City Council. <The following brief extract  is from <Elder> s journal. See Addenda Book pagegge 43.>
10 April 1842 • Sunday
<10> Sunday 10. I preached in the , and pronounced a curse upon all  Adulterers and Fornicators, and unvirtuous persons and those who have made  use of my name to carry on their iniquitous designs. <The following brief synopsis is  from the Journal of Elder . See Addenda Book page 62.>
11 April 1842 • Monday
<11> Monday 11. I was at the Lodge and at home.
From the “Westfield Messenger”
Mr. Horace Palmer who was on his way from  Dunkirk to about three o’clock this morning states that when about  three miles from Dunkirk he was suddenly surrounded by a painful vivid  light proceeding from a quality of jelly like substance, which fell on and  about him, producing a sulphurous smell, a difficulty of breathing and  a severe sensation of heat. As soon as he could so far recover from his  astonishment as to look up, he saw the body of a terrific meteor passing  above him and appearing to be about a mile high. Its size appeared to be  three or four feet in diameter, and nearly a mile in length. Its dimensions  soon varied, becoming at first broader, and then diminishing to one fourth less  than its former size, when it apparently separated in pieces, and fell to the  Earth; and immediately after he heard the explosion, which he says was tremendous.  When Mr. Palmer arrived at , his face had the appearance of being severely [p. 1316]
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8 April 1842 • Friday
8 Friday 8.
Conference assembled— sung a hymn— prayer by Elder then addressed the assembly upon several subjects; made many interesting remarks concerning being called to the ministry, labor in the vineyard &c spoke of his own travels and the fruits of his labors as an encouragement to the young Elders who were going into the vine yard— President Joseph Smith said the baptisms would be attended to, also the ordinations— Sung a hymn Elder preached a sermon, while the ordinations and baptisms were going on, on the subject of infidelity shewing that the arguments used against the bible were reasonably scientifically and philosophically false. The stand was occupied in the afternoon by Elder , who was followed by Elder , then the Conference closed by the benediction of President Joseph Smith. . Clerk”—
9 April 1842 • Saturday
9 Saturday 9. In the morning I attended — — the funeral of brother Ephraim Marks and in the evening attended City Council. The following brief extract is from Elder s journal. See Addenda Book pagegge 43.
10 April 1842 • Sunday
10 Sunday 10. I preached in the , and pronounced a curse upon all Adulterers and Fornicators, and unvirtuous persons and those who have made use of my name to carry on their iniquitous designs. The following brief synopsis is from the Journal of Elder . See Addenda Book page 62.
11 April 1842 • Monday
11 Monday 11. I was at the Lodge and at home.
From the “Westfield Messenger”
Mr. Horace Palmer who was on his way from Dunkirk to about three o’clock this morning states that when about three miles from Dunkirk he was suddenly surrounded by a painful vivid light proceeding from a quality of jelly like substance, which fell on and about him, producing a sulphurous smell, a difficulty of breathing and a severe sensation of heat. As soon as he could so far recover from his astonishment as to look up, he saw the body of a terrific meteor passing above him and appearing to be about a mile high. Its size appeared to be three or four feet in diameter, and nearly a mile in length. Its dimensions soon varied, becoming at first broader, and then diminishing to one fourth less than its former size, when it apparently separated in pieces, and fell to the Earth; and immediately after he heard the explosion, which he says was tremendous. When Mr. Palmer arrived at , his face had the appearance of being severely [p. 1316]
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