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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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11 March 1843 • Saturday
<March 11> The Herald publishes “The Vision” in Poetry &c. also Miss ’s festival song— an unusual act of liberality towards the Saints, for a publisher.
12 March 1843 • Sunday
<12> I preached to the Saints in , in the morning, taking for a text 14th chapter of John 2nd verse, “In my father’s house are many mansions.”
I found the brethren well and in good spirits: in the afternoon preached. Staid at bror ’s all night.
Elder having been called to , 1200 inhabitants of petition<ed >for Elders and to come and labor in that place, and also to return to . A similar petition was also sent from , Massachusetts, by Elder
13 March 1843 • Monday
<13> I wrestled with William Wall the most expert wrestler of , and threw him.
In the afternoon held a Church meeting, was appointed by the voice of the people the Presiding Elder of that place.
In the evening meeting 27 children were blessed, 19 of whom I blessed myself, with great fervency, virtue went out of me, and my strength left me when I gave up the meeting to the brethren.
Mercury was 3º below Zero at sunrise, in .
arrived at , and stated that came with him from to , when was arrested by advertisement in the 4th of March, and put in Jail.
gone to to preach
Newspapers report that iron filings and sulphur have fallen in the form of <a> snow storm in five counties in
14 March 1843 • Tuesday
<14> Elder enquired of me the cause of my turning pale and losing strength last night while blessing children; I told him that I saw that Lucifer would exert his influence to destroy the children that I was blessing, and I strove with all the faith and spirit that I had, to seal upon them a blessing, that would secure their lives upon the Earth, and so much virtue went out of me into the children that I became weak, of which I have not yet recovered, and referred to the case of the woman touching the hem of the garment of Jesus, (Luke 8th chapter) The virtue here referred to, is the spirit of life, and a man who exercises great faith in administering to the sick, blessing little children, or confirming, is liable to become weakened.
Elder and myself, returned from , and after a severe, cold ride, <in a heavy snow storm> arrived in , about 4 P.M.
Mr. [Bradley] Wilson the Assessor for the County of assessed a number of lots to Doctor which he had previously assessed to me as Trustee in Trust, in order no doubt to collect taxes twice, for the benefit of his own pocket, or to make trouble to the Mormons,— <about> which the following< letter was written:>
“Mr Bagby
Sir. I received an anonymous letter this morning, which was dated at , requesting an immediate answer. I know not who to direct the answer to, but as it [p. 1497]
11 March 1843 • Saturday
March 11 The Herald publishes “The Vision” in Poetry &c. also Miss ’s festival song— an unusual act of liberality towards the Saints, for a publisher.
12 March 1843 • Sunday
12 I preached to the Saints in , in the morning, taking for a text 14th chapter of John 2nd verse, “In my father’s house are many mansions.”
I found the brethren well and in good spirits: in the afternoon preached. Staid at bror ’s all night.
Elder having been called to , 1200 inhabitants of petitioned for Elders and to come and labor in that place, . A similar petition was also sent from , Massachusetts, by Elder
13 March 1843 • Monday
13 I wrestled with William Wall the most expert wrestler of , and threw him.
In the afternoon held a Church meeting, was appointed by the voice of the people the Presiding Elder of that place.
In the evening meeting 27 children were blessed, 19 of whom I blessed myself, with great fervency, virtue went out of me, and my strength left me when I gave up the meeting to the brethren.
Mercury was 3º below Zero at sunrise, in .
arrived at , and stated that came with him from to , when was arrested by advertisement in the 4th of March, and put in Jail.
gone to to preach
Newspapers report that iron filings and sulphur have fallen in the form of a snow storm in five counties in
14 March 1843 • Tuesday
14 Elder enquired of me the cause of my turning pale and losing strength last night while blessing children; I told him that I saw that Lucifer would exert his influence to destroy the children that I was blessing, and I strove with all the faith and spirit that I had, to seal upon them a blessing, that would secure their lives upon the Earth, and so much virtue went out of me into the children that I became weak, of which I have not yet recovered, and referred to the case of the woman touching the hem of the garment of Jesus, (Luke 8th chapter) The virtue here referred to, is the spirit of life, and a man who exercises great faith in administering to the sick, blessing little children, or confirming, is liable to become weakened.
Elder and myself, returned from , and after a severe, cold ride, in a heavy snow storm arrived in , about 4 P.M.
Mr. [Bradley] Wilson the Assessor for the County of assessed a number of lots to Doctor which he had previously assessed to me as Trustee in Trust, in order no doubt to collect taxes twice, for the benefit of his own pocket, or to make trouble to the Mormons,— about which the following letter was written:
“Mr Bagby
Sir. I received an anonymous letter this morning, which was dated at , requesting an immediate answer. I know not who to direct the answer to, but as it [p. 1497]
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