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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<April 28> At two o’clock P.M. I met the members of the “Female Relief Society” and after presiding at the admission of many new members gave a lecture on the Priesthood shewing how the Sisters would come in possession of the privileges, blessings, and gifts of the Priesthood, and that the signs should follow them, such as healing the sick, casting our devils &c and that they might attain unto these blessings by a virtuous life and conversation and diligence in keeping all the commandments. <A synopsis of which was reported by Miss . See Addenda book <Page 26.>> [HC 4:602] [HC 4:603] [HC 4:604] [HC 4:605] [HC 4:606]
29 April 1842 • Friday
<29> Friday 29. A conspiracy against the peace of my household was made manifest, and it gave me some trouble [HC 4:607] to counteract the design of certain base individuals, and restore peace. The Lord makes manifest to me many things, which <it> is <not> wisdom for me to make public until others can witness the proof of them.
30 April 1842 • Saturday
<30> Saturday 30. I received a visit from of , and spent most of the day with him and my family— signed deeds to and and many others.
1 May 1842 • Sunday
<May 1> Sunday May 1. 1842 I preached in the on the keys of the Kingdom, Charity &c The keys are certain signs and words by which false spirits and personages may be detected from true, which cannot be revealed to the Elders till the is completed. The rich can only get them in the the Poor may get them on the Mountain top as did Moses. The rich cannot be saved without Charity, giving to feed the poor when and how God requires as well as building. There are signs in heaven, Earth, and hell, the Elders must know them all to be endowed with power, to finish their work and prevent imposition. The devil knows many signs but does not know the sign of the Son of Man, or Jesus. No one can truly say he knows God until he has handled something, and this can only be in the Holiest of Holies.
2 May 1842 • Monday
<2> Monday 2. Editorial of the Times and Seasons
The ”, this noble edifice is progressing with great rapidity; strenuous exertions are being made on every hand to facilitate its erection, and materials of all kinds are in a great state of forwardness, and by next fall we expect to see the building enclosed; if not the top stone raised with “shouting of grace— grace unto it.” There have been frequently, during the winter, as many as one hundred hands quarrying rock, while at the same time multitudes of others have been engaged in hauling, and in other kinds of labor. A company was formed last fall to go up to the to purchase mills, and prepare and saw lumber for the , and the , and the reports from them are very favorable; another com[HC 4:608]pany has started this last week, to take their place, and to relieve those that are already there; on their return they are to bring a very large raft of lumber for the use of the above named <houses>. While the busy multitudes have thus been engaged in their several avocations performing their daily labor, and working one tenth of their time, others have not been less forward in bringing in their tithings, and consecrations for the same great object. Never since the <foundation> of this Church was laid, have we seen manifested a greater willingness to comply with the requisitions of Jehovah; a more ardent desire to do the will of God; [p. 1326]
April 28 At two o’clock P.M. I met the members of the “Female Relief Society” and after presiding at the admission of many new members gave a lecture on the Priesthood shewing how the Sisters would come in possession of the privileges, blessings, and gifts of the Priesthood, and that the signs should follow them, such as healing the sick, casting our devils &c and that they might attain unto these blessings by a virtuous life and conversation and diligence in keeping all the commandments. A synopsis of which was reported by Miss . See Addenda book Page 26. [HC 4:602] [HC 4:603] [HC 4:604] [HC 4:605] [HC 4:606]
29 April 1842 • Friday
29 Friday 29. A conspiracy against the peace of my household was made manifest, and it gave me some trouble [HC 4:607] to counteract the design of certain base individuals, and restore peace. The Lord makes manifest to me many things, which it is not wisdom for me to make public until others can witness the proof of them.
30 April 1842 • Saturday
30 Saturday 30. I received a visit from of , and spent most of the day with him and my family— signed deeds to and and many others.
1 May 1842 • Sunday
May 1 Sunday May 1. 1842 I preached in the on the keys of the Kingdom, Charity &c The keys are certain signs and words by which false spirits and personages may be detected from true, which cannot be revealed to the Elders till the is completed. The rich can only get them in the — the Poor may get them on the Mountain top as did Moses. The rich cannot be saved without Charity, giving to feed the poor when and how God requires as well as building. There are signs in heaven, Earth, and hell, the Elders must know them all to be endowed with power, to finish their work and prevent imposition. The devil knows many signs but does not know the sign of the Son of Man, or Jesus. No one can truly say he knows God until he has handled something, and this can only be in the Holiest of Holies.
2 May 1842 • Monday
2 Monday 2. Editorial of the Times and Seasons
The ”, this noble edifice is progressing with great rapidity; strenuous exertions are being made on every hand to facilitate its erection, and materials of all kinds are in a great state of forwardness, and by next fall we expect to see the building enclosed; if not the top stone raised with “shouting of grace— grace unto it.” There have been frequently, during the winter, as many as one hundred hands quarrying rock, while at the same time multitudes of others have been engaged in hauling, and in other kinds of labor. A company was formed last fall to go up to the to purchase mills, and prepare and saw lumber for the , and the , and the reports from them are very favorable; another com[HC 4:608]pany has started this last week, to take their place, and to relieve those that are already there; on their return they are to bring a very large raft of lumber for the use of the above named houses. While the busy multitudes have thus been engaged in their several avocations performing their daily labor, and working one tenth of their time, others have not been less forward in bringing in their tithings, and consecrations for the same great object. Never since the foundation of this Church was laid, have we seen manifested a greater willingness to comply with the requisitions of Jehovah; a more ardent desire to do the will of God; [p. 1326]
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