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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<May 14> Edmund Brazier aged 18 was drowned in the , by the upsetting of a skiff. Samuel Karnes was preserved from a similiar fate by Captain .
15 May 1843 • Monday
<15> having arrived at last night from with the carriage we rode home together, on our way we stopped a short time at Brother [Asahel] Perry’s. Brother and rode in my buggy. I was asked if the horse would stand without tying. I answered Yes, but never trust property to the mercy or judgment of a horse.
<see below * Extract from ’s journal.> <*See above> <The following is from the Journal of >
<At noon stopt at the house of Mr. Mc Mahon a notorious anti-Mormon at Green Plains and waited sometime for Mac to come in Joseph and myself spent this time in conversation on the grass plot South of the house, Joseph asked my opinion of as an Editor. I told him that I considered the sixth part of an Editor, that was the Satirist, when it came to the cool discretion necessarily entrusted to an Editor in the control of public opinion the soothing of enmity, he was deficient, and would always make more enemies than friends but for my part if I were able I would be willing [HC 5:390] to pay for Editing a paper, Provided nobody else should have the privilege of reading it but myself. Joseph laughed heartily, said I had the thing <just> right, says he, makes such a severe use of language, as to make enemies <all the time>; at the close of the conversation Joseph wrapped his arms round me and squeezed me to his bosom, and said, . I love you as I do my own life; I felt so affected I could hardly speak, but replied, I hope brother Joseph that my whole life & actions will ever prove my feelings and <the depth of my> affection towards you”>
A great Hail storm in Gettysburg , the stones were from six to eight inches in circumference, much damage done.
16 May 1843 • Tuesday
<16> At 11 o’clock I with , , Eliza <& Lydia> Partridge, and J.M. Smith, started for , where we tarried about half an hour conversing with different individuals; when we started for , arrived about 3½ P.M. and stayed at William G. Perkins’ for the evening; then went to ’s with to sleep, before retiring I gave and sister [Melissa] Johnson some instructions on the Priesthood, and putting my hand on the knee of I said your life is hid with Christ in God, and so are many others, nothing but the unpardonable sin can prevent him from inheriting eternal glory, for he is sealed up by the power of the Priesthood, unto eternal life, having taken the step which is necessary for that purpose. except a man and his wife enter into an everlasting covenant and be married for eternity, while in this probation; by the power and authority of the Holy Priesthood; they will cease to increase when they die, that is, that they will not have any children after the resurrection; but those who are married by the power and authority of the Priesthood in this life, and continue without committing the sin against the Holy Ghost, will continue to increase and have children in the celestial glory. The unpardonable sin is to shed innocent blood, or be accessory thereto. all other sins will be visited with judgment in the flesh, and the Spirit [HC 5:391] being delivered to the buffetings of Satan until the day of the Lord Jesus. The way I know in whom to confide, God tells me in whom I may place confidence. In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees, and in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the Priesthood, and if he does not, he can not obtain it. He may enter into the other, but that is the end of his kingdom, he can not have an increase.
The Twelve met in the office to see Mr. Brown, but he did not appear; and they voted that be requested to repair immediately to and preach till they arrive
17 May 1843 • Wednesday
<17> Partook of breakfast at brother [Andrew] Perkins’, after which we took a pleasure ride through .
At 10 A.M. Preached from 2nd. Peter 1 ch: and shewed that knowledge is power, and the man who has the most knowledge, has the greatest power [p. 1551]
May 14 Edmund Brazier aged 18 was drowned in the , by the upsetting of a skiff. Samuel Karnes was preserved from a similiar fate by Captain .
15 May 1843 • Monday
15 having arrived at last night from with the carriage we rode home together, on our way we stopped a short time at Brother [Asahel] Perry’s. Brother and rode in my buggy. I was asked if the horse would stand without tying. I answered Yes, but never trust property to the mercy or judgment of a horse.
see below * Extract from ’s journal. *See above The following is from the Journal of
At noon stopt at the house of Mr. Mc Mahon a notorious anti-Mormon at Green Plains and waited sometime for Mac to come in Joseph and myself spent this time in conversation on the grass plot South of the house, Joseph asked my opinion of as an Editor. I told him that I considered the sixth part of an Editor, that was the Satirist, when it came to the cool discretion necessarily entrusted to an Editor in the control of public opinion the soothing of enmity, he was deficient, and would always make more enemies than friends but for my part if I were able I would be willing [HC 5:390] to pay for Editing a paper, Provided nobody else should have the privilege of reading it but myself. Joseph laughed heartily, said I had the thing just right, says he, makes such a severe use of language, as to make enemies all the time; at the close of the conversation Joseph wrapped his arms round me and squeezed me to his bosom, and said, . I love you as I do my own life; I felt so affected I could hardly speak, but replied, I hope brother Joseph that my whole life & actions will ever prove my feelings and the depth of my affection towards you”
A great Hail storm in Gettysburg , the stones were from six to eight inches in circumference, much damage done.
16 May 1843 • Tuesday
16 At 11 o’clock I with , , Eliza & Lydia Partridge, and J.M. Smith, started for , where we tarried about half an hour conversing with different individuals; when we started for , arrived about 3½ P.M. and stayed at William G. Perkins’ for the evening; then went to ’s with to sleep, before retiring I gave and sister Melissa Johnson some instructions on the Priesthood, and putting my hand on the knee of I said your life is hid with Christ in God, and so are many others, nothing but the unpardonable sin can prevent him from inheriting eternal glory, for he is sealed up by the power of the Priesthood, unto eternal life, having taken the step which is necessary for that purpose. except a man and his wife enter into an everlasting covenant and be married for eternity, while in this probation; by the power and authority of the Holy Priesthood; they will cease to increase when they die, that is, that they will not have any children after the resurrection; but those who are married by the power and authority of the Priesthood in this life, and continue without committing the sin against the Holy Ghost, will continue to increase and have children in the celestial glory. The unpardonable sin is to shed innocent blood, or be accessory thereto. all other sins will be visited with judgment in the flesh, and the Spirit [HC 5:391] being delivered to the buffetings of Satan until the day of the Lord Jesus. The way I know in whom to confide, God tells me in whom I may place confidence. In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees, and in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the Priesthood, and if he does not, he can not obtain it. He may enter into the other, but that is the end of his kingdom, he can not have an increase.
The Twelve met in the office to see Mr. Brown, but he did not appear; and they voted that be requested to repair immediately to and preach till they arrive
17 May 1843 • Wednesday
17 Partook of breakfast at brother [Andrew] Perkins’, after which we took a pleasure ride through .
At 10 A.M. Preached from 2nd. Peter 1 ch: and shewed that knowledge is power, and the man who has the most knowledge, has the greatest power [p. 1551]
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