History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<not to print><the books were unpacked in G. S. L. City by and . June 7. 1853. J[onathan] Grimshaw & Miles Romney present.  commencement of ’s compiling as Historian, April 13. 1854  commenced copying July 1. 1854>
<Decr. 1. 1853 Dr. wrote one line of History—  being sick at the time— and was never able to do  any more.>
1 March 1843 • Wednesday
<March 1> This morning I read and recited in German; went to my and reviewed my valedictory letter in <the> Times  and seasons, No 7 Vol. 4; after which, I went with Marshal to procure  some provisions for Thomas Morgan and Robert Taylor; who on petition of the inhabitants  of the , I had directed should work out their punishment on the highways of .
Elder called on me this afternoon to borrow a horse; I instructed my  ostler to put the Lieut. General’s saddle on my horse “Jo Duncan,” and let  ride the Governor, on the Lieut. General’s saddle.
Signed a power of Attorney dated Feb. 28 to , to sell all the  lands in Henderson County, deeded to me by .
The froze up on the 19th of Nov. last, and still continues so, wagons  and teams constantly pass over on the ice to .
I am constantly receiving applications from abroad for Elders; which were  replied to, in the Times and Seasons of this day, that the Conference on< the> 6th. <of> April next,  will attend to as many of them as possible.
The Council of the Twelve Apostles wrote to , , , and  other branches, as follows:—
“The Twelve to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day  Saints, in and about . Greeting. Beloved brethren, As our beloved  President Joseph Smith is now relieved from his bondage, and his business temporarily,  and his property too; he has but one thing to hinder his devoting his time to the spirit ual interests of the Church; to the bringing forth of the revelations, translation, and  history. And what is that? He has not provision for himself and family, and  is obliged to spend his time in providing therefore. His family is large, and his  company great, and it requires much to furnish his table, and now brethren, we call  on you for immediate relief in this matter, and we invite you to bring our President  as many loads of wheat, corn, beef, pork, lard, tallow, eggs, poultry, venison, and  every thing eatable at your command, (not excepting unfrozen potatoes and vegetables  as soon as the frost will admit) flour &c. [blank] and thus give him the  privilege of attending to your spiritual interest.
The measure you mete, shall be measured to you again— if you give liberally  to your President; in temporal things, God will return to you liberally in spiritual  and temporal things too— one or two good new milch cows are much needed also Brethren, will you do your work, and let the President do his, for you; before God?
We wish an immediate answer by loaded teams, or letter.
Your Brethren in Christ, In behalf of the Quorum
, Clerk . President
P.S. Brethren, we are not unmindful of the favors our President has  received from you in former days, but a man will not cease to be hungry this year,  because he eat last year.
Some thirty inhabitants of Saratoga have died recently of a disease; called the  Black tongue. [p. 1486]
not to printthe books were unpacked in G. S. L. City by and . June 7. 1853. Jonathan Grimshaw & Miles Romney present. commencement of ’s compiling as Historian, April 13. 1854 commenced copying July 1. 1854
Decr. 1. 1853 Dr. wrote one line of History— being sick at the time— and was never able to do any more.
1 March 1843 • Wednesday
March 1 This morning I read and recited in German; went to my and reviewed my valedictory letter in the Times and seasons, No 7 Vol. 4; after which, I went with Marshal to procure some provisions for Thomas Morgan and Robert Taylor; who on petition of the inhabitants of the , I had directed should work out their punishment on the highways of .
Elder called on me this afternoon to borrow a horse; I instructed my ostler to put the Lieut. General’s saddle on my horse “Jo Duncan,” and let ride the Governor, on the Lieut. General’s saddle.
Signed a power of Attorney dated Feb. 28 to , to sell all the lands in Henderson County, deeded to me by .
The froze up on the 19th of Nov. last, and still continues so, wagons and teams constantly pass over on the ice to .
I am constantly receiving applications from abroad for Elders; which were replied to, in the Times and Seasons of this day, that the Conference on the 6th. of April next, will attend to as many of them as possible.
The Council of the Twelve Apostles wrote to , , , and other branches, as follows:—
“The Twelve to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in and about . Greeting. Beloved brethren, As our beloved President Joseph Smith is now relieved from his bondage, and his business temporarily, and his property too; he has but one thing to hinder his devoting his time to the spiritual interests of the Church; to the bringing forth of the revelations, translation, and history. And what is that? He has not provision for himself and family, and is obliged to spend his time in providing therefor. His family is large, and his company great, and it requires much to furnish his table, and now brethren, we call on you for immediate relief in this matter, and we invite you to bring our President as many loads of wheat, corn, beef, pork, lard, tallow, eggs, poultry, venison, and every thing eatable at your command, (not excepting unfrozen potatoes and vegetables as soon as the frost will admit) flour &c. [blank] and thus give him the privilege of attending to your spiritual interest.
The measure you mete, shall be measured to you again— if you give liberally to your President; in temporal things, God will return to you liberally in spiritual and temporal things too— one or two good new milch cows are much needed also— Brethren, will you do your work, and let the President do his, for you; before God?
We wish an immediate answer by loaded teams, or letter.
Your Brethren in Christ, In behalf of the Quorum
, Clerk . President
P.S. Brethren, we are not unmindful of the favors our President has received from you in former days, but a man will not cease to be hungry this year, because he eat last year.
Some thirty inhabitants of Saratoga have died recently of a disease; called the Black tongue. [p. 1486]
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