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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<March 9  Committee in > then applied for a paper which had been prepared, and signed by  several of the citizens of , describing our situation as a people, and calling  upon the humane in and elsewhere to assist them in affording us relief.  The paper being presented by Br. Ephraim Owen, was then read, and spoke at length upon the subject, and proposed that a committee of two  of the Brethren be appointed by the voice of the meeting to go to &c on  such business. The motion was then put and carried and Brother [Wandle] Mace  appointed as one of said Committee, and Br Ephraim Owen the other—
It was proposed that Br. (who is now in ) be appointed as  Assistant— After the motion was put and before it was seconded, spoke of its inconsistency, and stated as a better mode, that all the  Saints in , or such of them as the Committee may think proper, be  called upon by them to assist them. The motion was then withdrawn  and this business closed— Some of the Committee who called this meeting  being now present— spoke of two letters, which had been received  here by the brethren, from the , respecting Lands in said place  and containing sentiments of sympathy on account of our grievances, and  distressed situation &c &c— One of these letters have been mislaid, and the other  from to Bro. Rogers was read. It was then proposed that  a Committee be appointed to visit the lands and confer with the Gentlemen  who had so written, and declared themselves interested for our welfare—
moved that a Committee be appointed for that purpose, which  was seconded and adopted unanimously. moved  that the Committee shall select the land, if it can be safely located—  seconded by and Carried, and the Committee be composed of five,  viz. , , , Br. Benson, & Br.  It was moved seconded & adopted that if any one or more of the Committee  be unable to go, the remainder of the Committee are to appoint others in  their stead— The Chairman now produced a power of attorney, sent here  from the Committee at , to be executed by such of the Brethren here  who had lands in & were willing to have them sold to enable  the families who are in distress at that place to get here, say about one hundred  families— Power of Attorney was read— Moved seconded and adopted,  that the of this meeting, do make out a copy of the minutes of this  meeting, to be sent to the Committee at — Clerk—”
<Church in England> While the persecutions were progressing against us in , The enemy of  all righteousness was no less busy with the Saints in England, according to the  length of time the Gospel had been preached in that Kingdom— Temptation  followed Temptation, and being young in the cause, the Saints suffered themselves  to be buffeted by their advisary— From the time that Elder was  called to the apostleship in July 1838, the devil seemed to take a great dislike  to him, and strove to stir up the minds of many against him,  was afflicted with sickness, and several times was brought to the borders of the grave  and many were tempted to believe that he was under transgression or he [p. 894]
March 9 Committee in then applied for a paper which had been prepared, and signed by several of the citizens of , describing our situation as a people, and calling upon the humane in and elsewhere to assist them in affording us relief. The paper being presented by Br. Ephraim Owen, was then read, and spoke at length upon the subject, and proposed that a committee of two of the Brethren be appointed by the voice of the meeting to go to &c on such business. The motion was then put and carried and Brother Wandle Mace appointed as one of said Committee, and Br Ephraim Owen the other—
It was proposed that Br. (who is now in ) be appointed as Assistant— After the motion was put and before it was seconded, spoke of its inconsistency, and stated as a better mode, that all the Saints in , or such of them as the Committee may think proper, be called upon by them to assist them. The motion was then withdrawn and this business closed— Some of the Committee who called this meeting being now present— spoke of two letters, which had been received here by the brethren, from the , respecting Lands in said place and containing sentiments of sympathy on account of our grievances, and distressed situation &c &c— One of these letters have been mislaid, and the other from to Bro. Rogers was read. It was then proposed that a Committee be appointed to visit the lands and confer with the Gentlemen who had so written, and declared themselves interested for our welfare—
moved that a Committee be appointed for that purpose, which was seconded and adopted unanimously. moved that the Committee shall select the land, if it can be safely located— seconded by and Carried, and the Committee be composed of five, viz. , , , Br. Benson, & Br. — It was moved seconded & adopted that if any one or more of the Committee be unable to go, the remainder of the Committee are to appoint others in their stead— The Chairman now produced a power of attorney, sent here from the Committee at , to be executed by such of the Brethren here who had lands in & were willing to have them sold to enable the families who are in distress at that place to get here, say about one hundred families— Power of Attorney was read— Moved seconded and adopted, that the of this meeting, do make out a copy of the minutes of this meeting, to be sent to the Committee at — Clerk—”
Church in England While the persecutions were progressing against us in , The enemy of all righteousness was no less busy with the Saints in England, according to the length of time the Gospel had been preached in that Kingdom— Temptation followed Temptation, and being young in the cause, the Saints suffered themselves to be buffeted by their advisary— From the time that Elder was called to the apostleship in July 1838, the devil seemed to take a great dislike to him, and strove to stir up the minds of many against him, was afflicted with sickness, and several times was brought to the borders of the grave and many were tempted to believe that he was under transgression or he [p. 894]
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