History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

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<1842  Jan 5> counting room; from the space at the top of the chamber stairs, opens  a door into the Large front room, of the same size with the one below;—  the walls lined with counters, covered with reserve goods; in front of the  stairs opens the door to my private office, or where I keep the sacred writings  with a window to the south overlooking the river below, and the  opposite shore for a great distance, which, together with the passage of  boats in the season thereof, constitutes a peculiarly interesting situation  in prospect and no less interesting from its retirement from the bustle and  confusion of the neighborhood and city; and, altogether is a place the  Lord is pleased to bless.
The painting of the has been executed by Edward Martin  one of our English brethren, and the counters, drawers and pillars present  a very respectable representation of oak, mahogany and marble for a  backwoods establishment.
The Lord has blessed our exertions in a wonderful manner,  and, although some individuals have succeeded in detaining goods  to a considerable amount for the time being, yet we have been enabled  to secure goods in the building sufficient to fill all the shelves as  soon as they were completed, and have some in reserve, both in loft and  cellar. Our assortment is tolerably good— very good, considering  the different purchases made by different individuals, at different  times, and under circumstances which controled their choice to  some extent, but I rejoice that we have been enabled to do as well  as we have, for the hearts of many of the poor brethren and sisters will be  made glad, with those comforts which are now within their reach. The  store has been filled to overflowing, and, I have stood behind the counter  all day, dealing out goods as steady as any clerk you ever saw, to  oblige those who were compelled to go without their usual Christmas  and New Years dinners for the want of a little sugar, molasses, raisins,  &c. &c. and to please myself also, for I love to wait upon the Saints, and  be a servant to all, hoping that I may be exalted in the due time  of the Lord.
With sentiments of high consideration I remain Your Bro in Christ—
Joseph Smith”

Addenda • 20 January 1842

<Jan 20> — 1st Son of and Sarah H. Gee born Rome, Ashtabula Co  <Page 1270> Ohio, August 13. 1815: was baptized at. Geauga County, Ohio  Feb. 17th. 1833: married Mary Jane Smith in Feb 5. 1838, by whom  he had two sons named Elias S. and George W. went to  Missouri in 1838: was driven out by a mob in the spring of 1839: went [p. 51]
1842 Jan 5 counting room; from the space at the top of the chamber stairs, opens a door into the Large front room, of the same size with the one below;— the walls lined with counters, covered with reserve goods; in front of the stairs opens the door to my private office, or where I keep the sacred writings with a window to the south overlooking the river below, and the opposite shore for a great distance, which, together with the passage of boats in the season thereof, constitutes a peculiarly interesting situation in prospect and no less interesting from its retirement from the bustle and confusion of the neighborhood and city; and, altogether is a place the Lord is pleased to bless.
The painting of the has been executed by Edward Martin one of our English brethren, and the counters, drawers and pillars present a very respectable representation of oak, mahogany and marble for a backwoods establishment.
The Lord has blessed our exertions in a wonderful manner, and, although some individuals have succeeded in detaining goods to a considerable amount for the time being, yet we have been enabled to secure goods in the building sufficient to fill all the shelves as soon as they were completed, and have some in reserve, both in loft and cellar. Our assortment is tolerably good— very good, considering the different purchases made by different individuals, at different times, and under circumstances which controled their choice to some extent, but I rejoice that we have been enabled to do as well as we have, for the hearts of many of the poor brethren and sisters will be made glad, with those comforts which are now within their reach. The store has been filled to overflowing, and, I have stood behind the counter all day, dealing out goods as steady as any clerk you ever saw, to oblige those who were compelled to go without their usual Christmas and New Years dinners for the want of a little sugar, molasses, raisins, &c. &c. and to please myself also, for I love to wait upon the Saints, and be a servant to all, hoping that I may be exalted in the due time of the Lord.
With sentiments of high consideration I remain Your Bro in Christ—
Joseph Smith”

Addenda • 20 January 1842

Jan 20 — 1st Son of and Sarah H. Gee born Rome, Ashtabula Co Page 1270 Ohio, August 13. 1815: was baptized at. Geauga County, Ohio Feb. 17th. 1833: married Mary Jane Smith in Feb 5. 1838, by whom he had two sons named Elias S. and George W. went to Missouri in 1838: was driven out by a mob in the spring of 1839: went [p. 51]
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