History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

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<1841  Nov 21.> Elders , , and confirming  These were the first baptisms for the dead in the font.

Addenda • 30 November 1841

<30> Attended a Council of the Twelve Apostles at President ’s. Present  <page 1256> , , , , ,  , & .
It was voted that be solicited to give up the department  of printing the Times and Seasons to Elder .
Voted that if does not comply with this solicitation be instructed to procure a press and type, and publish a paper for the  Church.
Moved by , and seconded by that and present these resolutions to .

Addenda • 18 December 1841

<Dec 18.> Also presented the following
“Resolved by the City Council of  <page 1265> the City of , that the high minded and honorable editor of the New  York Weekly Herald, Esq is deserving of the lasting  gratitude of this community for his very liberal and unprejudiced course towards  us as a people, in giving us a fair hearing in his paper; thus enabling us to reach  the ears of a portion of the community, who, otherwise would ever have remained  ignorant of our principles and practices.
Resolved that we recommend our fellow citizens to subscribe for  the New York Weekly Herald; and thus be found patronizing true merit, industry  and enterprise.”

Addenda • 19 December 1841

<Meeting at my house in the evening:>
<19> The subjoined minutes are from Elder ’s journal
<page 1265> “Elder preached at the house of President Joseph Smith —— on the parable in the 18th Chapter of Jeremiah of the Clay in the  hands of the potter; that when it marred in the hands of the potter, it was  cut off the wheel and then thrown back again into the mill to go into the next  batch, and was a vessel of dishonor, but all clay that formed well in the  hands of the potter, and was pliable was a vessel of honor, and thus it was with  the human family, and ever will be; all that are pliable in the hands of God  and are obedient to his commands are vessels of honor and God will receive  them.
President Joseph arose and said has given you  a true explanation of the parable, and then read the parable of the vine and  its branches, and explained it, and said, if we kept the commandments  of God we should bring forth fruit and be the friends of God, and know  what our Lord did. ‘Some people say I am a fallen prophet because I do  not bring forth more of the word of the Lord. Why do I not do it? Are  we able to receive it? No! not one in this room’ He then chastened the [p. 45]
1841 Nov 21. Elders , , and confirming These were the first baptisms for the dead in the font.

Addenda • 30 November 1841

30 Attended a Council of the Twelve Apostles at President ’s. Present page 1256 , , , , , , & .
It was voted that be solicited to give up the department of printing the Times and Seasons to Elder .
Voted that if does not comply with this solicitation be instructed to procure a press and type, and publish a paper for the Church.
Moved by , and seconded by that and present these resolutions to .

Addenda • 18 December 1841

Dec 18. Also presented the following
“Resolved by the City Council of page 1265 the City of , that the high minded and honorable editor of the New York Weekly Herald, Esq is deserving of the lasting gratitude of this community for his very liberal and unprejudiced course towards us as a people, in giving us a fair hearing in his paper; thus enabling us to reach the ears of a portion of the community, who, otherwise would ever have remained ignorant of our principles and practices.
Resolved that we recommend our fellow citizens to subscribe for the New York Weekly Herald; and thus be found patronizing true merit, industry and enterprise.”

Addenda • 19 December 1841

Meeting at my house in the evening:
19 The subjoined minutes are from Elder ’s journal
page 1265 “Elder preached at the house of President Joseph Smith—— on the parable in the 18th Chapter of Jeremiah of the Clay in the hands of the potter; that when it marred in the hands of the potter, it was cut off the wheel and then thrown back again into the mill to go into the next batch, and was a vessel of dishonor, but all clay that formed well in the hands of the potter, and was pliable was a vessel of honor, and thus it was with the human family, and ever will be; all that are pliable in the hands of God and are obedient to his commands are vessels of honor and God will receive them.
President Joseph arose and said has given you a true explanation of the parable, and then read the parable of the vine and its branches, and explained it, and said, if we kept the commandments of God we should bring forth fruit and be the friends of God, and know what our Lord did. ‘Some people say I am a fallen prophet because I do not bring forth more of the word of the Lord. Why do I not do it? Are we able to receive it? No! not one in this room’ He then chastened the [p. 45]
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