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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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23 May 1843 • Tuesday
<May 23> Tuesday— At home In conversation with and others.
At 8 a.m. rode out to visit the sick
2 p.m. ,, , , , ,  , , , and others met in the .
Elder was ordained into the Seventies, and blessed and set apart  to go to the Society Isles by assisted by , ,  that he should be a swift messenger to the nations of the earth, have power over the  elements, and not fear when tempests arise, “do not be hasty and passionate, but  acknowledge goodness in all, where you find it, hearken ye, they will say one to another  to this man, and they will carry you and give you presents &c. shall have power over  the ships course, and shall return again to this land, and rejoice with your family  if you are faithful.”
Elder Noah Rodgers of the Seventies, was blessed by the same.  being mouth that he might have power to discern between good and evil- be filled  with the power of God, have faith to heal the sick, cast out Devils, cause the lame to walk  and have the heavens opened, and have an appointment from on high, even from God  if thou art faithful. except thou art willing to be led thou shalt never lead, thou  shalt return to this place— and set apart to accompany to the Sandwich  Islands.
Elder was ordained into the Seventies by the same brethren   mouth. prayed that the angel of God might watch over him, and deliver him  from his enemies, and the tempest and troubles of the sea, that he might perform the  Mission with honor to himself and be returned in safety.
Elder Knowlton <F> Hanks was also set apart to the Islands.
, High Priest, was blest and set apart to go to .
Elder John Cairns was ordained High Priest and set apart to accompany  .
said to Brother and his associates, that we  commit the keys of opening the Gospel to the Society Isles, to you; when all the  Twelve said Aye.
Lots were then cast to know who should preside on this mission, between  brothers and Rodgers, when Elder Rodgers obtained the Lot and became President  of the Mission. <Elder Rodgers was appointed President of the Mission.>
’s mission was to preside over the churches in , over  the emigration and over business in general, by vote of the quorum.
said he wanted the funds in to pay the passage  of those who were expected to be sent for by brother and his wife  on account of moneys lent by him to commence the printing of the Book of  Mormon, Millennial Star, Hymn Book &c., and to send the worthy poor Saints to  this Country and let use what is necessary for his own convenience  and voted unanimously that the foregoing be carried into execution. [p. 1558]
23 May 1843 • Tuesday
May 23 Tuesday— In conversation with and others.
At 8 a.m. rode out to visit the sick
2 p.m. ,, , , , , , , , and others met in the .
Elder was ordained into the Seventies, and blessed and set apart to go to the Society Isles by assisted by , , that he should be a swift messenger to the nations of the earth, have power over the elements, and not fear when tempests arise, “do not be hasty and passionate, but acknowledge goodness in all, where you find it, hearken ye, they will say one to another to this man, and they will carry you and give you presents &c. shall have power over the ships course, and shall return again to this land, and rejoice with your family if you are faithful.”
Elder Noah Rodgers of the Seventies, was blessed by the same. being mouth that he might have power to discern between good and evil- be filled with the power of God, have faith to heal the sick, cast out Devils, cause the lame to walk and have the heavens opened, and have an appointment from on high, even from God if thou art faithful. except thou art willing to be led thou shalt never lead, thou shalt return to this place— and set apart to accompany to the Sandwich Islands.
Elder was ordained into the Seventies by the same brethren mouth. prayed that the angel of God might watch over him, and deliver him from his enemies, and the tempest and troubles of the sea, that he might perform the Mission with honor to himself and be returned in safety.
Elder Knowlton F Hanks was also set apart to the Islands.
, High Priest, was blest and set apart to go to .
Elder John Cairns was ordained High Priest and set apart to accompany .
said to Brother and his associates, we commit the keys of opening the Gospel to the Society Isles, to you; when all the Twelve said Aye.
. Elder Rodgers was appointed President of the Mission.
’s mission was to preside over the churches in , over the emigration and over business in general, by vote of the quorum.
said he wanted the funds in to pay the passage of those who were expected to be sent for by brother and his wife on account of moneys lent by him to commence the printing of the Book of Mormon, Millennial Star, Hymn Book &c., and to send the worthy poor Saints to this Country and let use what is necessary for his own convenience and voted unanimously that the foregoing be carried into execution. [p. 1558]
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