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

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<February 1> Presidency and the other Prisoner’s first— Several of the Committee made report of  what had been done by them towards carrying business of the Committee into operation.  Elder had also been appointed to visit the branches of the Church on Log, and  Upper Goose Creeks, and made report of his proceedings— Resolved that Charles Bird  be appointed to go down towards the and establish deposits of  Corn for the brethren on the road, and make contracts for ferriage &c”

4 February 1839 • Monday

<4  Senate > Monday 4 Mr. Turner’s bill of 16th. January came up for the first reading,
“when  Mr. Wright moved that the bill be laid on the table, until the 4th. day of July next—  and upon this question Mr. Primm desired the ayes and nays, which were ordered,  and decided in the affirmative”
by eleven majority, which by many was considered  an approval of all the wrongs the Saints had sustained in the , but on this  point I will give no opinion at present

6–7 February 1839 • Wednesday–Thursday

< left , 6> 6 and 7. The committee were in session— started for  with my and Children, and and Wife—

February 1839

<Conference Minutes  at > Some time this month there was a conference of the Church at of which  the following are the Minutes
“At a meeting of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter  Day Saints held in the Town of , Febry. 1839 to take into consideration the  expediency of locating the Church in some place, when was chosen  President and — Clerk. Elder Green by request then stated the  object of the meeting and stated that a liberal offer had been made by a  Gentleman of about twenty thousand acres, lying between the  and s, at two dollars per acre to be paid in twenty annual  instalments without interest— That a Committee had examined the Land  and reported very favorable respecting it, and think it every way suited for a  Location for the Church. Bro Rogers then made some statements and gave  information respecting the Land, being one of the Committee appointed to  examine it— then observed that he was altogether in favor  of making the purchase, providing that it was the will of the Lord that we  should again gather together, but from the circumstances of being driven  from the other places, he almost was led to the conclusion that it was not  wisdom that we should do so but hoped that the brethren would speak their  minds— The Lord would undoubtedly manifest by his Spirit— Brother Barlow  thought that it might be in consequence of not building according to the Pattern  that we had thus been scattered— Bro [Wandle] Mace spoke in favor of an immediate  gathering— then spoke on the subject and thought it was  not expedient under present circumstances, to collect together but thought it  was better to scatter into different parts and provide for the poor which will  be acceptable to God— said that he had been very favorable to  the proposition, but since the had expressed his opinion, he was willing  to give up the idea— Several of the Brethren then spoke on the subject, after which  it was motioned and seconded, and unanimously agreed upon, that [3 words illegible] it  would not be deem’d advisable to locate on the lands for the present. A committee was  appointed to draft a petition to the general government stating our grievances, and one  likewise presented to the Citizens for the same object.” [p. 884]
February 1 Presidency and the other Prisoner’s first— Several of the Committee made report of what had been done by them towards carrying business of the Committee into operation. Elder had also been appointed to visit the branches of the Church on Log, and Upper Goose Creeks, and made report of his proceedings— Resolved that Charles Bird be appointed to go down towards the and establish deposits of Corn for the brethren on the road, and make contracts for ferriage &c”

4 February 1839 • Monday

4 Senate Monday 4 Mr. Turner’s bill of 16th. January came up for the first reading,
“when Mr. Wright moved that the bill be laid on the table, until the 4th. day of July next— and upon this question Mr. Primm desired the ayes and nays, which were ordered, and decided in the affirmative”
by eleven majority, which by many was considered an approval of all the wrongs the Saints had sustained in the , —

6–7 February 1839 • Wednesday–Thursday

left , 6 6 and 7. The committee were in session— started for with my and Children, and and Wife—

February 1839

Conference Minutes at Some time this month there was a conference of the Church at of which the following are the Minutes
“At a meeting of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held in the Town of , Febry. 1839 to take into consideration the expediency of locating the Church in some place, when was chosen President and — Clerk. Elder Green by request then stated the object of the meeting and stated that a liberal offer had been made by a Gentleman of about twenty thousand acres, lying between the and s, at two dollars per acre to be paid in twenty annual instalments without interest— That a Committee had examined the Land and reported very favorable respecting it, and think it every way suited for a Location for the Church. Bro Rogers then made some statements and gave information respecting the Land, being one of the Committee appointed to examine it— then observed that he was altogether in favor of making the purchase, providing that it was the will of the Lord that we should again gather together, but from the circumstances of being driven from the other places, he almost was led to the conclusion that it was not wisdom that we should do so but hoped that the brethren would speak their minds— The Lord would undoubtedly manifest by his Spirit— Brother Barlow thought that it might be in consequence of not building according to the Pattern that we had thus been scattered— Bro Wandle Mace spoke in favor of an immediate gathering— then spoke on the subject and thought it was not expedient under present circumstances, to collect together but thought it was better to scatter into different parts and provide for the poor which will be acceptable to God— said that he had been very favorable to the proposition, but since the had expressed his opinion, he was willing to give up the idea— Several of the Brethren then spoke on the subject, after which it was motioned and seconded, and unanimously agreed upon, that it would not be deem’d advisable to locate on the lands for the present. A committee was appointed to draft a petition to the general government stating our grievances, and one likewise presented to the Citizens for the same object.” [p. 884]
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