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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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3 April 1843 • Monday
<April 3> Miller’s day of judgment has arrived, but its is too pleasant for false prophets.
At 2 P.M. Started for , where we arrived about 4 P.M. and staid at  ’.
<Elders and returned <to > having preached four times.>
In evening reading the book of Revelations with , and conversing with  Esq. [Hiram] Backman.
Upwards of $12,000,000 have been recently expended by the French Government to  fortify the City of Paris.
4 April 1843 • Tuesday
<4> Spent 5 hours preaching to Esq. [Hiram] Backman, , and the es;  Backman said “almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.”
We left about 2 P.M. and arrived at at 5½.
5 April 1843 • Wednesday
<5> Sat with , , [Gustavus] Hills, , and ; Associate Justices  in the Municipal Court, on a writ of Habeas Corpus, and discharged Jonathan and [Benjamin] Lewis  [Jonathan] Hoopes from Custody.
A branch of the Church organized at Mount Holly, of 25 members by <Elder Newton>
6 April 1843 • Thursday
<6> I was detained from Conference, to hear a case of Assumpsit, Widow Thompson vs.  Dixon until 11 A.M.
The first day of the 14th year of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  Sun shone clear, warm and pleasant, the snow has nearly all disappeared, except a little on the  north side of the hill above ; the ice about 2 feet thick on the , West of the  ; a considerable number of the brethren crossed from the side of the , to the confer ence, on the ice; the walls of the are from 4 to 12 feet above the floor.
At annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was co<n>vened on the  floor of the . There were present, , Patriarch: , ,  , , , , and of the quorum of  the Twelve; <Elder > and a very large assembly of the elders and saints.
Elder announced that President Joseph Smith was detained on business,  but would be present soon. Sung a hymn. Elder opened by prayer, and  another hymn was sung. Elder then read the 3rd chapter of the 2nd epistle of Peter,  and spoke upon the subject of the resurrection. At ten minutes before 12 o’clock President Joseph  Smith, Elders and arrived.
At 12 o’clock President Joseph Smith commenced by saying, We all ought to be thankful  for the privilege we enjoy this day, of meeting so many of the Saints, and for the warmth and  brightness of the heavens over our heads,— and it truly makes the countenances of this great multitude  to look cheerful, and gladdens the hearts of all present.
He next stated the object of the meeting, which was,
First, to ascertain the standing of the first presidency, which he should do by presenting  himself before the conference.
Second, to take into consideration the expediency of sending out the Twelve, or some of  them, amongst the branches of the church, to obtain stock to build the , for the time  has come to build it. [p. 1512]
3 April 1843 • Monday
April 3 Miller’s day of judgment has arrived, but it is too pleasant for false prophets.
At 2 P.M. Started for , where we arrived about 4 P.M. and staid at ’.
Elders and returned to having preached four times.
In evening reading the book of Revelations with , and conversing with Esq. [Hiram] Backman.
Upwards of $12,000,000 have been recently expended by the French Government to fortify the City of Paris.
4 April 1843 • Tuesday
4 Spent 5 hours preaching to Esq. [Hiram] Backman, , and the es; Backman said “almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.”
We left about 2 P.M. and arrived at at 5½.
5 April 1843 • Wednesday
5 Sat with , , [Gustavus] Hills, , and ; Associate Justices in the Municipal Court, on a writ of Habeas Corpus, and discharged Jonathan and [Benjamin] Lewis Jonathan Hoopes from Custody.
A branch of the Church organized at Mount Holly, of 25 members by Elder Newton
6 April 1843 • Thursday
6 I was detained from Conference, to hear a case of Assumpsit, Widow Thompson vs. Dixon until 11 A.M.
The first day of the 14th year of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Sun shone clear, warm and pleasant, the snow has nearly all disappeared, except a little on the north side of the hill above ; the ice about 2 feet thick on the , West of the ; a considerable number of the brethren crossed from the side of the , to the conference, on the ice; the walls of the are from 4 to 12 feet above the floor.
At annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was convened on the floor of the . There were present, , Patriarch: , , , , , , and of the quorum of the Twelve; Elder and a very large assembly of the elders and saints.
Elder announced that President Joseph Smith was detained on business, but would be present soon. Sung a hymn. Elder opened by prayer, and another hymn was sung. Elder then read the 3rd chapter of the 2nd epistle of Peter, and spoke upon the subject of the resurrection. At ten minutes before 12 o’clock President Joseph Smith, Elders and arrived.
At 12 o’clock President Joseph Smith commenced by saying, We all ought to be thankful for the privilege we enjoy this day, of meeting so many of the Saints, and for the warmth and brightness of the heavens over our heads,— and it truly makes the countenances of this great multitude to look cheerful, and gladdens the hearts of all present.
He next stated the object of the meeting, which was,
First, to ascertain the standing of the first presidency, which he should do by presenting himself before the conference.
Second, to take into consideration the expediency of sending out the Twelve, or some of them, amongst the branches of the church, to obtain stock to build the , for the time has come to build it. [p. 1512]
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