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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<June 5> Teachers, George Hewitt, Thomas Jennings.
Elder Barradale was appointed to preside over Cheltenham branch; Elder Rudd  over the Nottingham Circuit. Elder Pritchard to labor in Derbyshire; Elder Speakman with  Elder Parker in the Bradford conference. Osmond Shaw, Addingham, Yorkshire; Elder  George Eyres in Lincolnshire and Hull in connexion with Elder Henry Cuerdon; and Elder  Samuel Downs in Derbyshire, with Elder Hibbert.
6 June 1843 • Tuesday
<6> I rode out to the Prairie
Earthquake in Java destroying Nias, and burying its inhabitants in the ruins.
The Total national debt of Europe is <estimated at> $10,499,710,000. A century ago the  European Treasury was comparatively unincumbered.
7 June 1843 • Wednesday
<7> Concluded a settlement with gave him a deed for city lot
Visited who was very sick
and a Company of 30 Saints, mostly his own family arrived from  Tennessee.
8 June 1843 • Thursday
<8> This morning about day break Elder died, at his residence near  the . he was son of Isaac and Sophia Higbee, born 23rd. October 1795 in Galloway,  Glocester County . In 1803 removed with his parents to Ohio.  At the age of 22 he married Sarah Ward and removed to , he received the  Gospel in the Spring of 1832 and in the summer of the same year went to   Missouri, where he was baptized, and returned to , and was ordained  an Elder under the hands of his brother Isaac Higbee 20 February 1833: arrived in   with his family in March, and was driven by the mob to  in the fall of 1833, ordained a High Priest under the hands of by  order of the High Council in ; 26 March 1835 started on a Mission, preaching  the Gospel thro the States of , , Indiana and , arriving at   <he> labored on the until it was finished, and received his endowment therein. In  the Spring of 1836 returned to his family in , removed them to ,  where he was appointed County Judge.
We copy the following from page 315 of the Law of the Lord.
“He has been sick only five days of Cholera Morbus and inflamation which pro duced mortification, and his death was unexpected by all. His loss will be universally la mented, not only by his family but by a large circle of Brethren, who have long witnessed  his integrity and uprightness as well as a life of devotedness to the cause of truth. He has  endured a great share of persecution and tribulation for the cause of Christ, both during  the troubles and at other times. On the 6th. day of October 1840 he was appointed  one of the Committee to build the in , which office he maintained during his  life. In that station he has shown a Disposition to do right at all times, and always man ifested a great anxiety for the prosperity of the , as well as the work at large. He has left  a large family to mourn his departure; but he is gone to his rest for a little season, even  until the morning of the Resurrection, when he will again come forth, and strike hands  with the faithful, and share the glory of the kingdom of God for ever and ever.” [p. 1570]
June 5 Teachers, George Hewitt, Thomas Jennings.
Elder Barradale was appointed to preside over Cheltenham branch; Elder Rudd over the Nottingham Circuit. Elder Pritchard to labor in Derbyshire; Elder Speakman with Elder Parker in the Bradford conference. Osmond Shaw, Addingham, Yorkshire; Elder George Eyres in Lincolnshire and Hull in connexion with Elder Henry Cuerdon; and Elder Samuel Downs in Derbyshire, with Elder Hibbert.
6 June 1843 • Tuesday
6 I rode out to the Prairie
Earthquake in Java destroying Nias, and burying its inhabitants in the ruins.
The Total national debt of Europe is estimated at $10,499,710,000. A century ago the European Treasury was comparatively unincumbered.
7 June 1843 • Wednesday
7 Concluded a settlement with gave him a deed for city lot
Visited who was very sick
and a Company of 30 Saints, mostly his own family arrived from Tennessee.
8 June 1843 • Thursday
8 This morning about day break Elder died, at his residence near the . he was son of Isaac and Sophia Higbee, born 23rd. October 1795 in Galloway, Glocester County . In 1803 removed with his parents to Ohio. At the age of 22 he married Sarah Ward and removed to , he received the Gospel in the Spring of 1832 and in the summer of the same year went to Missouri, where he was baptized, and returned to , and was ordained an Elder under the hands of his brother Isaac Higbee 20 February 1833: arrived in with his family in March, and was driven by the mob to in the fall of 1833, ordained a High Priest under the hands of by order of the High Council in ; 26 March 1835 started on a Mission, preaching the Gospel thro the States of , , Indiana and , arriving at he labored on the until it was finished, and received his endowment therein. In the Spring of 1836 returned to his family in , removed them to , where he was appointed County Judge.
We copy the following from page 315 of the Law of the Lord.
“He has been sick only five days of Cholera Morbus and inflamation which produced mortification, and his death was unexpected by all. His loss will be universally lamented, not only by his family but by a large circle of Brethren, who have long witnessed his integrity and uprightness as well as a life of devotedness to the cause of truth. He has endured a great share of persecution and tribulation for the cause of Christ, both during the troubles and at other times. On the 6th. day of October 1840 he was appointed one of the Committee to build the in , which office he maintained during his life. In that station he has shown a Disposition to do right at all times, and always manifested a great anxiety for the prosperity of the , as well as the work at large. He has left a large family to mourn his departure; but he is gone to his rest for a little season, even until the morning of the Resurrection, when he will again come forth, and strike hands with the faithful, and share the glory of the kingdom of God for ever and ever.” [p. 1570]
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