History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<1842  March 9> say that gold and silver is the only safe money a man can  keep these times, you can sell specie here for more premium than  you have to give: therefore, there would be no loss, and it would be  safe. The Bank you deposit in might fail before you had time  to draw out again.
I am now very busily engaged in translating, and, therefore  cannot give as much time to public matters as I could wish, but  will nevertheless do what I can, to forward your affairs.
I will send you a memorandum of such goods as will suit  this market.
Yours affectionately
Joseph Smith”
Addenda • 27 March 1842
<" 27> The following brief extract is from Elder ’s  <Page 1303> Journal.
“This was an interesting day— a large assembly met in  the near the . Brother addressed the  people in a very interesting manner. He was followed by Joseph  the Seer, who made some highly edifying and instructive remarks  concerning baptism for the dead. He said the Bible supported the  doctrine, quoting 1 Corinthians ch 15 v 29 ‘Else what shall they do  which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are  they then baptized for the dead?’ If there is one word of the Lord  that supports the doctrine of baptism for the dead, it is enough to  establish it as a true doctrine. Again; if we can by the authority of  the Priesthood of the Son of God baptize a man in the name of the Father  of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost for remission of sins, it is just  as much our privilege to act as an agent, and be baptized for the  remission of sins for and in behalf of our dead kindred, who have  not heard the gospel, or fulness of it.
After meeting closed, the congregation again assembled  upon the bank of the river, and Joseph the Seer went into the river, and  baptized all that came unto him.”
Addenda • 30 March 1842
<" 30> Sunday 30. I met with the Female Relief Society, and gave  <Page 1303> them some instructions of which the following brief sketch was reported  by Miss .
“President Joseph Smith arose— spoke of the organization of  the Female Relief Society.— said he was deeply interested that it might  be built up to the Most High in an acceptable manner— that its rules  must be observed— that none should be received into it but those who  were worthy— proposed a close examination of every candidate— that [p. 61]
1842 March 9 say that gold and silver is the only safe money a man can keep these times, you can sell specie here for more premium than you have to give: therefore, there would be no loss, and it would be safe. The Bank you deposit in might fail before you had time to draw out again.
I am now very busily engaged in translating, and, therefore cannot give as much time to public matters as I could wish, but will nevertheless do what I can, to forward your affairs.
I will send you a memorandum of such goods as will suit this market.
Yours affectionately
Joseph Smith”
Addenda • 27 March 1842
" 27 The following brief extract is from Elder ’s Page 1303 Journal.
“This was an interesting day— a large assembly met in the near the . Brother addressed the people in a very interesting manner. He was followed by Joseph the Seer, who made some highly edifying and instructive remarks concerning baptism for the dead. He said the Bible supported the doctrine, quoting 1 Corinthians ch 15 v 29 ‘Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?’ If there is one word of the Lord that supports the doctrine of baptism for the dead, it is enough to establish it as a true doctrine. Again; if we can by the authority of the Priesthood of the Son of God baptize a man in the name of the Father of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost for remission of sins, it is just as much our privilege to act as an agent, and be baptized for the remission of sins for and in behalf of our dead kindred, who have not heard the gospel, or fulness of it.
After meeting closed, the congregation again assembled upon the bank of the river, and Joseph the Seer went into the river, and baptized all that came unto him.”
Addenda • 30 March 1842
" 30 Sunday 30. I met with the Female Relief Society, and gave Page 1303 them some instructions of which the following brief sketch was reported by Miss .
“President Joseph Smith arose— spoke of the organization of the Female Relief Society.— said he was deeply interested that it might be built up to the Most High in an acceptable manner— that its rules must be observed— that none should be received into it but those who were worthy— proposed a close examination of every candidate— that [p. 61]
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