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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<May 28> From the Neighbor
“By the counsel and advice of President .  Messrs. and , who have been appointed to go on a Mission to Russia  will deliver two addresses on the subject of our holy religion for the benefit and edification  not only of our own citizens but also for strangers who may be pleased to visit our  town on that day. The morning’s address by at ½ past 10 o’Clock and  the afternoon’s by at 2 o’Clock. From the circumstances under which we  are placed this course is thought far more advisable for all who wish to be considered  Saints to assemble for religious worship, and collectively offer up our prayers to almighty  God for peace and prosperity to attend us as a people. The giddy and unthinking will  no doubt resort to public dinners, festivals, and perhaps to the Ball chamber to spend  their time and money to gratify their appetite and vanity, but no true hearted Saint  at this peculiar moment will do it.
At the close of each address a collection will be taken for the especial purpose  of assisting to complete s house, that he may be the sooner liberated to  proceed on his important Mission to St. Petersburgh. He who has money to spend on  that day can spend it more to the glory of God in the above manner than after the  custom and practice of the corrupt age in which we live. It is hoped that the band  and choir will favor us on that occasion.
Lectures to be delivered in the near the where seats are provided.” <See page 1589 June 28th, 1843.>.
29 May 1843 • Monday
<29> At 9 A.M. I met in Council with brother , ,  , and , singing, and prayer by Elder .  Conversation instruction and teaching concerning the things of God, had a pleasant interview
2 P.M. In Mayors Court tried a case “The people vs Thomson” for assault,  fined Thomson $3.00
Gave instructions to have the account of <the> Lawrence Estate made out.
Judge gave a deed of Eleven quarter sections of . land on the Prairie  to the Trustee in Trust.
6 P. M. The Twelve Apostles met and directed the following to be published in  the Times and Seasons
“Special Message. To the church in :— All the members of that  branch of that church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which is located in Pennsylvania, who are desirous of doing the will of heaven, and of working out their own  salvation, by keeping the laws of the celestial Kingdom, are hereby instructed and counselled  to remove from thence without delay, and locate themselves in the city of , where  God has a work for them to accomplish.
Done at , this 29th. day of May, 1843; agreeable to the instructions  of the First Presidency.
By order of the Quorum of the Twelve. , President of the Quorum  , Clerk.” [p. 1564]
May 28
See page 1589 June 28th, 1843..
29 May 1843 • Monday
29 At 9 A.M. I met in Council with brother , , , and , singing, and prayer by Elder . Conversation instruction and teaching concerning the things of God, had a pleasant interview
2 P.M. In Mayors Court tried a case “The people Thomson” for assault, fined Thomson $3.00
Gave instructions to have the account of the Lawrence Estate made out.
Judge gave a deed of Eleven quarter sections of . land on the Prairie to the Trustee in Trust.
6 P. M. The Twelve Apostles met and directed the following to be published in the Times and Seasons
“Special Message. To the church in :— All the members of that branch of that church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which is located in Pennsylvania, who are desirous of doing the will of heaven, and of working out their own salvation, by keeping the laws of the celestial Kingdom, are hereby instructed and counselled to remove from thence without delay, and locate themselves in the city of , where God has a work for them to accomplish.
Done at , this 29th. day of May, 1843; agreeable to the instructions of the First Presidency.
By order of the Quorum of the Twelve. , President of the Quorum , Clerk.” [p. 1564]
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