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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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[HC 5:353]
<April 12> About 5 P.M. the Steamer “Maid of Iowa” hauled up at the , and discharged about 200 Saints, in charge of Elders and , these had been detained at , , &c. through the Winter, having left last fall. , Captain of the “Maid of Iowa” was baptized a few weeks since; he has been 11 days coming from , being detained by ice. I was present at the , and the first on board the Steamer, when I met Sister Mary Ann Pratt (who had been to with bro. ) and her little daughter, only 3 or 4 days old, I could not refrain from <shedding> tears
So many of my friends and acquaintances arriving in one day, kept me very busy receiving their congratulations, and answering their questions. I was rejoiced to meet them in such good health and fine spirits, for they were equal to any that had ever come to .
13 April 1843 • Thursday
<13> Municipal Court met at 9 A.M. to hear the case of v. on appeal, but adjourned the case to the 19th.
At 10 A.M. the emigrants and a great multitude of others, assembled at the . Choir sung a hymn. Prayer by , when I addressed the Saints; of which the following synopsis was written by .
“I most heartily congratulate you on your safe arrival in , and on your safe deliverance from all the dangers and difficulties you have had to encounter on the way; but you must not think that your tribulations are ended. This day I shall not address you on doctrine, but concerning your temporal welfare.
Inasmuch as you have come up here assaying to keep the commandments of God, I pronounce the blessings of Heaven and Earth upon you, and inasmuch as you will follow counsel, act wisely, and do right, these blessings shall rest upon you, so far as I have power with God to seal them upon you. [HC 5:354]
I am your servant, and it is only through the Holy Ghost that I can do you good. God is able to do his own work.
We do not present ourselves before you as any thing but your humble servants, willing to spend and be spent in your service, and therefore we shall dwell upon your temporal welfare on this occasion.
In the First place where a crowd is flocking from all parts of the world, of different minds, religions &c. there will be some who do not live up to the commandments; there will be some designing characters who would turn you aside and lead you astray, you may meet speculators who would get away your property, therefore it is necessary that we should have an order here, and when emigrants arrive, instruct them concerning these things. If the heads of the Church have laid the foundation of this place and have had the <trouble of doing what has been done are they not better qualified to tell you how to lay out your money than those who have had no interest in the work whatever>.
Some start on the revelations to come here, before they arrive they get turned away, or meet with speculators who get their money for land with bad titles and loose all of their property, then they come and make their complaints to us, when it is too late to do any thing [p. 1529]
[HC 5:353]
April 12 About 5 P.M. the Steamer “Maid of Iowa” hauled up at the , and discharged about 200 Saints, in charge of Elders and , these had been detained at , , &c. through the Winter, having left last fall. , Captain of the “Maid of Iowa” was baptized a few weeks since; he has been 11 days coming from , being detained by ice. I was present at the , and the first on board the Steamer, when I met Sister Mary Ann Pratt (who had been to with bro. ) and her little daughter, only 3 or 4 days old, I could not refrain from shedding tears
So many of my friends and acquaintances arriving in one day, kept me very busy receiving their congratulations, and answering their questions. I was rejoiced to meet them in such good health and fine spirits, for they were equal to any that had ever come to .
13 April 1843 • Thursday
13 Municipal Court met at 9 A.M. to hear the case of v. on appeal, but adjourned the case to the 19th.
At 10 A.M. the emigrants and a great multitude of others, assembled at the . Choir sung a hymn. Prayer by , when I addressed the Saints; the following synopsis was written by .
“I most heartily congratulate you on your safe arrival in , and on your safe deliverance from all the dangers and difficulties you have had to encounter on the way; but you must not think that your tribulations are ended. This day I shall not address you on doctrine, but concerning your temporal welfare.
Inasmuch as you have come up here assaying to keep the commandments of God, I pronounce the blessings of Heaven and Earth upon you, and inasmuch as you will follow counsel, act wisely, and do right, these blessings shall rest upon you, so far as I have power with God to seal them upon you. [HC 5:354]
I am your servant, and it is only through the Holy Ghost that I can do you good. God is able to do his own work.
We do not present ourselves before you as any thing but your humble servants, willing to spend and be spent in your service, and therefore we shall dwell upon your temporal welfare on this occasion.
In the First place where a crowd is flocking from all parts of the world, of different minds, religions &c. there will be some who do not live up to the commandments; there will be some designing characters who would turn you aside and lead you astray, you may meet speculators who would get away your property, therefore it is necessary that we should have an order here, and when emigrants arrive, instruct them concerning these things. If the heads of the Church have laid the foundation of this place and have had the trouble of doing what has been done are they not better qualified to tell you how to lay out your money than those who have had no interest in the work whatever.
Some start on the revelations to come here, before they arrive they get turned away, or meet with speculators who get their money for land with bad titles and loose all of their property, then they come and make their complaints to us, when it is too late to do any thing [p. 1529]
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