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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<April 11> scorched, and his eyes were much affected, and he did not recover for two or three days. Mr. Palmer is reputed to be a man of integrity and of temperate habits; and his story, though marvellous, is generally believed. The meteor was seen by several other people, who speak of luminous bodies being detached from it. Its progress was attended by a noise similar to that of a train of cars on a rail road. A man who saw it from Salem, represents it to have been of dimensions much larger than described by Mr. Palmer. The report of the explosion was heard also at .”
12 April 1842 • Tuesday
<12> Tuesday 12. I attended the meeting of the Lodge—. The Twelve, namely, , , , , , , and , Clerk, assembled in the Lodge Room at four oclock P.M. and appointed , and a committee to make arrangements for the payments due from President Smith as Trustee in Trust, to <Mr.> Wilkie. and voted that Randolph Alexander go on a Mission South to preach the gospel. Also voted that the Twelve unite their influence to persuade the brethren to consecrate all the old notes, deeds, and obligations which they hold against each other, to the building of the in and that write an Epistle in the name of the Twelve on that subject, and publish it in the Times and Seasons which he did as follows, [HC 4:589]
“An Epistle of the Twelve. To the Saints in , Greeting: Beloved brethren, we have whereof to congratulate you at the present time, as we have the opportunity from day to day to witness the progress of the building of the of the Lord in this , and which is and must be accomplished by the united exertions of the labors of the brethren who reside here, and the tithings and contributions of those who are scattered abroad in the different states. In this glorious object the hearts of all the faithful are united, the hands of the laborer are made strong continually, and the purse strings of the more opulent are unloosed, from time to time, to supply those things which are necessary for upraising the stones of this noble edifice; and it may truly be said that the blessing of the Lord is upon his people; we have peace without, and love within the borders of our beautiful ;— beautiful indeed, for situation is ; the crown of the great valley of the , the joy of every honest heart. Although all things are more prosperous, concerning the , than at any former period, yet the Saints must not suppose that all is done, or that they can relax their exertions and the work go on. It is a great work that God has required of his people, and it will require long and unwearied diligence to accomplish it; and redoubled diligence will be necessary with all, to get the building inclosed before another winter, so that the joiner can be employed during the cold weather; and we would again call upon all the Saints abroad to unite in making their deposit<s> in banks known to be good and safe, and forward their certificates to the Trustee in Trust, as speedily as possible; when trusty men are not coming immediately to this place who can bring your offerings. All will want the privileges and blessings [p. 1317]
April 11 scorched, and his eyes were much affected, and he did not recover for two or three days. Mr. Palmer is reputed to be a man of integrity and of temperate habits; and his story, though marvellous, is generally believed. The meteor was seen by several other people, who speak of luminous bodies being detached from it. Its progress was attended by a noise similar to that of a train of cars on a rail road. A man who saw it from Salem, represents it to have been of dimensions much larger than described by Mr. Palmer. The report of the explosion was heard also at .”
12 April 1842 • Tuesday
12 Tuesday 12. I attended the meeting of the Lodge—. The Twelve, namely, , , , , , , and , Clerk, assembled in the Lodge Room at four oclock P.M. and appointed , and a committee to make arrangements for the payments due from President Smith as Trustee in Trust, to Mr. Wilkie. and voted that Randolph Alexander go on a Mission South to preach the gospel. Also voted that the Twelve unite their influence to persuade the brethren to consecrate all the old notes, deeds, and obligations which they hold against each other, to the building of the in and that write an Epistle in the name of the Twelve on that subject, and publish it in the Times and Seasons which he did as follows, [HC 4:589]
“An Epistle of the Twelve. To the Saints in , Greeting: Beloved brethren, we have whereof to congratulate you at the present time, as we have the opportunity from day to day to witness the progress of the building of the of the Lord in this , and which is and must be accomplished by the united exertions of the labors of the brethren who reside here, and the tithings and contributions of those who are scattered abroad in the different states. In this glorious object the hearts of all the faithful are united, the hands of the laborer are made strong continually, and the purse strings of the more opulent are unloosed, from time to time, to supply those things which are necessary for upraising the stones of this noble edifice; and it may truly be said that the blessing of the Lord is upon his people; we have peace without, and love within the borders of our beautiful ;— beautiful indeed, for situation is ; the crown of the great valley of the , the joy of every honest heart. Although all things are more prosperous, concerning the , than at any former period, yet the Saints must not suppose that all is done, or that they can relax their exertions and the work go on. It is a great work that God has required of his people, and it will require long and unwearied diligence to accomplish it; and redoubled diligence will be necessary with all, to get the building inclosed before another winter, so that the joiner can be employed during the cold weather; and we would again call upon all the Saints abroad to unite in making their deposits in banks known to be good and safe, and forward their certificates to the Trustee in Trust, as speedily as possible; when trusty men are not coming immediately to this place who can bring your offerings. All will want the privileges and blessings [p. 1317]
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