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

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Addenda • 25 December 1838

<December 25— 1838> My brother , and returned, having travelled fifteen hundred miles,  nine hundred on foot and the remainder by Steam Boat and otherwise. They visited several  branches and would have accomplished the object of their mission, had it not been for the troubles at  . When nearly home they were known and pursued by the mob, which compelled them to  travel one hundred miles in two days and nights. The ground at the time was very slippery and  a severe north west wind was blowing in their faces, they had but little to eat and narrowly  escaped freezing both nights (see page 876)

Addenda • 28 November 1840

<November 28 1840 page 1123> Elders and , the Committee appointed at the October  Conference, wrote a petition to Congress for the redress of the grievances of the Latter-Day-Saints  in , setting forth their wrongs and sufferings, in substance the same as my petition  of the 28th. November 1839 in connection with and . (page 1123)

Addenda • 28 September 1840

<September 28 1840> On the night of the 28th. Elder had the following dream, <as related by himself> “Having great anxiety for the welfare of the small  <page 1102> branch which we had raised in London, I retired to rest and had the following dream— I thought that we dug a well  <(by )> on high ground in order to obtain Water, and after digging some considerable time, we came to an Excellent Spring, we then  commenced to back it up, but before it was finished we had occasion to leave for a short time, and when we returned to complete <it>  we found it <carefully><carefully> filled up, with sand, and all attempts to remove it, proving unavailing, we thought it better to  choose another spot on lower ground, where we were successful. When we returned to London, we experienced a perfect  fulfillment of my Dream <having to open a new preaching place ><having to open a new preaching place — —> at Barrett’s academy,  King Square, Goswell road— <our former place being closed against us> see page 1102

Addenda • 30 August 1840

<August 30 1840> Elders , & , after having spent ten days visiting the Clergymen and Preachers <and others>  of the several denominations, asking the privilege of preaching in their Chapels, [blank] and being  continually refused by them in a contemptuous manner, they determined to preach in the open air,  Jonah like; and accordingly went to Smithfield market, (to the spot where John Rodgers was burnt at the Stake,)  <(by > for the purpose of preaching at 10 a.m., where they were notified by the Police that the Lord Mayor had  issued orders, prohibiting street preaching in the City. A Mr. Connor stept up and said, “I will shew you a place  outside of his jurisdiction”; and guided them to Tabernacle square, where they found an assembly of about 400 people  listening to a preacher <who was> standing on a Chair; when he got thro’, another preacher rose to speak.  stated to the first clergyman, “there is a man present, from , who would like to preach”; which was granted;  when Elder delivered a discourse of about 20 min: on the first principles of the gospel, taking for his  text Mark 16 ch 16 v; after which asked the preacher to give out another appointment at the  same place for the American Elders to preach; when he jumped up and said, “I have just learned that the  Gentleman who has addressed you is a Latter Day Saint; I know them; they are a very bad people; they have  split up many churches, and have done a great deal of hurt”; he spoke all manner of evil and gave the L.D.S.  a very bad character, and commanded the people not to hear the Elders, “as we have got the gospel, and can save  the people, without Infidelity, Socialism, or Latter Day Saints”. asked the privilege of standing on the  chair to give out an appointment himself; the preacher said, “you shall not do it, you have no right to preach here”;  jerked the chair away from him, and ran away with it; several of the crowd said, “you have as much right to preach  here, as he has and give out your appointment”; whereupon gave out an appointment for 3 o’clock p.m.  at which time a large congregation was gathered; after opening the meeting by singing and prayer, spoke  about 30 min: from Gal: 1 ch 8. 9. v upon the first principles of the gospel. followed upon the same subjects;  the people gave good attention, and seemed much interested in what they heard; the inhabitants who lived around the  square opened their windows to four stories high; the most of them were crowded with anxious listeners, which is an  uncommon occurrence; the meeting was dismissed in the midst of good feelings. Mr. Conner invited the Elders to his house;  soon after they arrived there, felt impressed to return to the place of preaching; when he got there, he found [p. 19 [addenda]]

Addenda • 25 December 1838

December 25— 1838 My brother , and returned, having travelled fifteen hundred miles, nine hundred on foot and the remainder by Steam Boat and otherwise. They visited several branches and would have accomplished the object of their mission, had it not been for the troubles at . When nearly home they were known and pursued by the mob, which compelled them to travel one hundred miles in two days and nights. The ground at the time was very slippery and a severe north west wind was blowing in their faces, they had but little to eat and narrowly escaped freezing both nights (see page 876)

Addenda • 28 November 1840

November 28 1840 page 1123 Elders and , the Committee appointed at the October Conference, wrote a petition to Congress for the redress of the grievances of the Latter-Day-Saints in , setting forth their wrongs and sufferings, in substance the same as my petition of the 28th. November 1839 in connection with and . (page 1123)

Addenda • 28 September 1840

September 28 1840 On the night of the 28th. Elder had the following dream, as related by himself “Having great anxiety for the welfare of the small page 1102 branch which we had raised in London, I retired to rest and had the following dream— I thought that we dug a well (by ) on high ground in order to obtain Water, and after digging some considerable time, we came to an Excellent Spring, we then commenced to back it up, but before it was finished we had occasion to leave for a short time, and when we returned to complete it we found it carefully filled up, with sand, and all attempts to remove it, proving unavailing, we thought it better to choose another spot on lower ground, where we were successful. When we returned to London, we experienced a perfect fulfillment of my Dream having to open a new preaching place — — at Barrett’s academy, King Square, Goswell road— our former place being closed against us see page 1102

Addenda • 30 August 1840

August 30 1840 Elders , & , after having spent ten days visiting the Clergymen and Preachers and others of the several denominations, asking the privilege of preaching in their Chapels, [blank] and being continually refused by them in a contemptuous manner, they determined to preach in the open air, Jonah like; and accordingly went to Smithfield market, (to the spot where John Rodgers was burnt at the Stake,) (by for the purpose of preaching at 10 a.m., where they were notified by the Police that the Lord Mayor had issued orders, prohibiting street preaching in the City. A Mr. Connor stept up and said, “I will shew you a place outside of his jurisdiction”; and guided them to Tabernacle square, where they found an assembly of about 400 people listening to a preacher who was standing on a Chair; when he got thro’, another preacher rose to speak. stated to the first clergyman, “there is a man present, from , who would like to preach”; which was granted; when Elder delivered a discourse of about 20 min: on the first principles of the gospel, taking for his text Mark 16 ch 16 v; after which asked the preacher to give out another appointment at the same place for the American Elders to preach; when he jumped up and said, “I have just learned that the Gentleman who has addressed you is a Latter Day Saint; I know them; they are a very bad people; they have split up many churches, and have done a great deal of hurt”; he spoke all manner of evil and gave the L.D.S. a very bad character, and commanded the people not to hear the Elders, “as we have got the gospel, and can save the people, without Infidelity, Socialism, or Latter Day Saints”. asked the privilege of standing on the chair to give out an appointment himself; the preacher said, “you shall not do it, you have no right to preach here”; jerked the chair away from him, and ran away with it; several of the crowd said, “you have as much right to preach here, as he has and give out your appointment”; whereupon gave out an appointment for 3 o’clock p.m. at which time a large congregation was gathered; after opening the meeting by singing and prayer, spoke about 30 min: from Gal: 1 ch 8. 9. v upon the first principles of the gospel. followed upon the same subjects; the people gave good attention, and seemed much interested in what they heard; the inhabitants who lived around the square opened their windows to four stories high; the most of them were crowded with anxious listeners, which is an uncommon occurrence; the meeting was dismissed in the midst of good feelings. Mr. Conner invited the Elders to his house; soon after they arrived there, felt impressed to return to the place of preaching; when he got there, he found [p. 19 [addenda]]
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