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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<March 30> At 1½ P.M. I was called to set as Justice of the Peace with Alderman , on the case of Webb V Rigby for forcible entry and detainer— during the trial the court fined Esq twenty dollars for insulting a witness, and would have fined him ten dollars more, for his contempt of court, but let him off on his submissive acknowledgements, the trial closed about one <o’clock> on Friday morning
31 March 1843 • Friday
<31> At 10 A.M. I opened Court for trial of Amos Lower for assaulting John H. Burghardt, after hearing testimony fined Lower $10.
Spent the afternoon at Mr ’s, in company with my brother , , , , and , with our wives, had a good time, and were feasted on a fat turkey
About 1000 persons are preparing to settle in Oregon, they have selected for their rendezvous to organize into companies sufficiently strong to protect themselves thro’ the Indian Country.
1 April 1843 • Saturday
<April 1> Called at the about 10 A.M. for “The Law of the Lord”; and about noon I heard read Truthiana No 3 from the Boston Bee; at 2 P.M., I started in company with and for , the roads were very muddy, we arrived about 6½ P.M. and were very joyfully received by bro , where we slept for the night.
<Elders and went to .>
The Times and Seasons contains a well written editorial upon the Signs of the Times See Page 153.
A Conference was held at Augusta, , . Elder President of the Saints in , Presiding; James Brown was appointed the Presiding Elder of the Augusta branch, which numbered 84 members in good standing, including 2 High Priests, 11 Elders <4 priests> 2 Teachers and 1 Deacon; 12 persons united with the branch; 7 Elders, 2 Priests, and 1 Deacon were ordained, one of the Elders was a Lamanite of the Delaware tribe. A resolution was unanimously passed to uphold the First Presidency, and follow their councils, and to use their utmost endeavors to build the , as well as the . A number of discourses were preached during the Conference, and several persons requested baptism at the close.
Elder writes
. April 1. 1843
Dear Brother, Brother Lorenzo Snow arrived in last Wednesday, from , with about 250 emigrants. They are now laying on a boat bound for as soon as the opens. They sailed from some time in January, and bring a copy of the Millenial Star, and some private letters, under date of January 1st. From these we learn the painful fact, that our dear brother and fellow labourer, Elder is gone to be with Christ. He lingered some weeks with a fever, and at length died in the triumphs of faith.
He died on the morning of the 20th of December last, at Bradford; the first messenger of this last dispensation, who for Christ’s sake and the gospel’s has laid down his life in a foreign land
In this dispensation of providence an entire people are called to mourn. was everywhere known, and universally beloved, as a meek, humble, and zealous minister of the gospel, who has laboured extensively for many years, with great success. Such was his wisdom and prudence, and such his modesty and kindness, that he won the friendship, not only of the saints, but of thousands of various sects, and of those who made no profession. In short his was the [p. 1506]
March 30 At 1½ P.M. I was called to set as Justice of the Peace with Alderman , on the case of Webb V Rigby for forcible entry and detainer— during the trial the court fined Esq twenty dollars for insulting a witness, and would have fined him ten dollars more, for his contempt of court, but let him off on his submissive acknowledgements, the trial closed about one o’clock on Friday morning
31 March 1843 • Friday
31 At 10 A.M. I opened Court for trial of Amos Lower for assaulting John H. Burghardt, after hearing testimony fined Lower $10.
Spent the afternoon at Mr ’s, in company with my brother , , , , and , with our wives, had a good time, and were feasted on a fat turkey
1 April 1843 • Saturday
April 1 Called at the about 10 A.M. for “The Law of the Lord”; and about noon I heard read Truthiana No 3 from the Boston Bee; at 2 P.M., I started in company with and for , the roads were very muddy, we arrived about 6½ P.M. and were very joyfully received by bro , where we slept for the night.
Elders and went to .
The Times and Seasons contains a well written editorial upon the Signs of the Times See Page 153.
A Conference was held at Augusta, , . Elder President of the Saints in , Presiding; James Brown was appointed the Presiding Elder of the Augusta branch, which numbered 84 members in good standing, including 2 High Priests, 11 Elders 4 priests 2 Teachers and 1 Deacon; 12 persons united with the branch; 7 Elders, 2 Priests, and 1 Deacon were ordained, one of the Elders was a Lamanite of the Delaware tribe. A resolution was unanimously passed to uphold the First Presidency, and follow their councils, and to use their utmost endeavors to build the , as well as the . A number of discourses were preached during the Conference, and several persons requested baptism at the close.
Elder writes
. April 1. 1843
Dear Brother, Brother Lorenzo Snow arrived in last Wednesday, from , with about 250 emigrants. They are now laying on a boat bound for as soon as the opens. They sailed from some time in January, and bring a copy of the Millenial Star, and some private letters, under date of January 1st. From these we learn the painful fact, that our dear brother and fellow labourer, Elder is gone to be with Christ. He lingered some weeks with a fever, and at length died in the triumphs of faith.
He died on the morning of the 20th of December last, at Bradford; the first messenger of this last dispensation, who for Christ’s sake and the gospel’s has laid down his life in a foreign land
In this dispensation of providence an entire people are called to mourn. was everywhere known, and universally beloved, as a meek, humble, and zealous minister of the gospel, who has laboured extensively for many years, with great success. Such was his wisdom and prudence, and such his modesty and kindness, that he won the friendship, not only of the saints, but of thousands of various sects, and of those who made no profession. In short his was the [p. 1506]
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