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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<May 18>phecy in the name of the Lord God of Israel that unless the redress the wrongs committed upon the Saints in the State of , and punish the crimes committed by her officers, that in a few years the Government will be utterly overthrown and wasted, and there will not be so much as a Postsherd left, for their wickedness in permitting the murder of men, women, and children, and the wholesale plunder and extermination of thousands of her citizens to go unpunished; thereby perpetrating a foul and corroding blot upon the fair fame of this great Republic, the very thought of which would have caused the high minded and patriotic framers of the Constitution of the to hide their faces with shame. you will aspire to the Presidency of the , and if ever you turn your hand against me or the Latter day Saints you will feel the weight of the hand of the Almighty upon you; and you will live to see and know that I have testified the truth to you, for the conversation of this day will stick to you through life.
He appears very friendly, and acknowledged the truth and propriety of President Smith’s remarks”
We then rode home where we arrived about 5½ P.M. and found my family all well.
Mr. who professed to be a Catholic Priest, was at my house awaiting my arrival.
At 6 P.M. I called in my for ’s letter.
19 May 1843 • Friday
<19> I borrowed of $5000 which I paid to Mr. Eric Rhodes which he is either to repay or let me have lumber:
I rode out with in the afternoon
Told a dream, that the history must go a head, before any thing else.
Elder George P. Dykes writes [HC 5:394]
“One year since I visited a settlement of Norweigians in La Salle County , where, after laboring some time among them I succeeded <and> baptized five, and ordained one Elder, when I left them for about one month; and then returned and organized the branch, and called it the La Salle branch of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints; and ordained brother Goodman Hongus, Elder, a man of a strong mind, and well skilled in the Scriptures, he can preach in Norway Sweden and Denmark, having an understanding of their languages. From thence I returned to , where I found the whole country deluged with falsehood, from the pen of , and I immediately returned to La Salle, but the people there looked upon him as a wicked designing man, his lies continued but a short time [p. 1553]
May 18phecy in the name of the Lord God of Israel that unless the redress the wrongs committed upon the Saints in the State of , and punish the crimes committed by her officers, that in a few years the Government will be utterly overthrown and wasted, and there will not be so much as a Postsherd left, for their wickedness in permitting the murder of men, women, and children, and the wholesale plunder and extermination of thousands of her citizens to go unpunished; thereby perpetrating a foul and corroding blot upon the fair fame of this great Republic, the very thought of which would have caused the high minded and patriotic framers of the Constitution of the to hide their faces with shame. you will aspire to the Presidency of the , and if ever you turn your hand against me or the Latter day Saints you will feel the weight of the hand of the Almighty upon you; and you will live to see and know that I have testified the truth to you, for the conversation of this day will stick to you through life.
He appears very friendly, and acknowledged the truth and propriety of President Smith’s remarks”
We then rode home where we arrived about 5½ P.M. and found my family all well.
Mr. who professed to be a Catholic Priest, was at my house awaiting my arrival.
At 6 P.M. I called in my for ’s letter.
19 May 1843 • Friday
19 I borrowed of $5000 which I paid to Mr. Eric Rhodes which he is either to repay or let me have lumber:
I rode out with in the afternoon
Told a dream, that the history must go a head, before any thing else.
Elder George P. Dykes writes [HC 5:394]
“One year since I visited a settlement of Norweigians in La Salle County , and baptized five, and ordained one Elder, when I left them for about one month; then returned and organized the branch, and called it the La Salle branch of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints; and ordained brother Goodman Hongus, Elder, a man of a strong mind, and well skilled in the Scriptures, he can preach in Norway Sweden and Denmark, having an understanding of their languages. [p. 1553]
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