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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<August 29> comes I will then shew them that there is a Moses and a Joshua amongst us; and I will fight them, if they don’t take off oppression from me, I will do as I have done this time, I will run into the woods, I will fight them in my own way. I will send brother to call conferences every where throughout the States and let documents be taken along and show to the world the corrupt and oppressive—— conduct of , [HC 5:138] , and others, that the public may have the truth laid before them. Let the Twelve, send all who will support the character of the Prophet, the Lord’s anointed, and if all who go, will support my character, I prophecy in the name of the Lord Jesus, whose servant I am, that you will prosper in your missions. I have the whole plan of the kingdom <before me,> and no other person has. And as to all that , , or can do to prevent me, I can kick them off my heals, as many as you can name, I know what will become of them; I concluded my remarks by saying I have the best of feelings towards my brethren, since this last trouble began, but to the Apostates and enemies, I will give a lashing every opportunity and I will curse them. During the address an indescribable transport of good feeling was manifested by the Assembly. and about 380 Elders volunteered to go immediately on the proposed Mission.
<Treaty signed between Great Britain and China. Chinese to pay 21,000,000 $— throw open five ports for trade, and Cede Hong Kong to Great Britain.>
30 August 1842 • Tuesday
<30> Tuesday 30. At home through the day.
31 August 1842 • Wednesday
<31> Wednesday 31. At home in the forenoon—’ Afternoon rode to the with , and attended the Female Relief Society’s meeting. <The following minutes were reported by Miss . See addenda page 2.> [HC 5:139] [HC 5:140] [HC 5:141]
Some time this month, Elder published a pamphlet in the German language in Germany, entitled, “A cry out of the Wilderness” &c of about 120 pages setting forth the rise, progress, and doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
about <this time> [blank] while I was crossing from to in a boat, in company with brother , we passed through an immense shoal of Fish of considerable size, hundreds jumped in and over the boat, but we succeeded in securing about 16. which we brought to shore.
1 September 1842 • Thursday
<September 1.> Thursday September 1. 1842. During the morning in the and in the afternoon at home attending to business. I wrote the following
“To all the Saints in — Forasmuch as the Lord has revealed unto me that my enemies, both of and this , were again on the pursuit of me; and inasmuch as they pursue me without cause, and have not the least shadow, or coloring of justice or right on their side, in the getting up of their prosecutions against me: and inasmuch as their pretensions are all founded in falsehood, of the blackest die, I have thought it expedient, and wisdom in me to leave the place for a short season, for my own safety, and the safety of this people. I would say to all those with whom I have business, that I have left my affairs with agents and clerks, who will transact all business in a [HC 5:142] prompt and proper manner; and will see that all my debts are cancelled in due time, by turning out property, or otherwise as the case may require, or as the circumstances may admit of. When I learn that the storm is fully blown over, then I will return to you again.
And as for the perils which I am called to pass through, they seem but a small thing to me, as the envy and wrath of man have been my common lot all the days [p. 1389]
August 29 comes I will then shew them that there is a Moses and a Joshua amongst us; and I will fight them, if they don’t take off oppression from me, I will do as I have done this time, I will run into the woods, I will fight them in my own way. I will send brother to call conferences every where throughout the States and let documents be taken along and show to the world the corrupt and oppressive—— conduct of , [HC 5:138] , and others, that the public may have the truth laid before them. Let the Twelve, send all who will support the character of the Prophet, the Lord’s anointed, and if all who go, will support my character, I prophecy in the name of the Lord Jesus, whose servant I am, that you will prosper in your missions. I have the whole plan of the kingdom before me, and no other person has. And as to all that , , or can do to prevent me, I can kick them off my heals, as many as you can name, I know what will become of them; I concluded my remarks by saying I have the best of feelings towards my brethren, since this last trouble began, but to the Apostates and enemies, I will give a lashing every opportunity and I will curse them. During the address an indescribable transport of good feeling was manifested by the Assembly. and about 380 Elders volunteered to go immediately on the proposed Mission.
Treaty signed between Great Britain and China. Chinese to pay 21,000,000 $— throw open five ports for trade, and Cede Hong Kong to Great Britain.
30 August 1842 • Tuesday
30 Tuesday 30. At home through the day.
31 August 1842 • Wednesday
31 Wednesday 31. At home in the forenoon—’ Afternoon rode to the with , and attended the Female Relief Society’s meeting. The following minutes were reported by Miss . See addenda page 2. [HC 5:139] [HC 5:140] [HC 5:141]
Some time this month, Elder published a pamphlet in the German language in Germany, entitled, “A cry out of the Wilderness” &c of about 120 pages setting forth the rise, progress, and doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
about this time [blank] while I was crossing from to in a boat, in company with brother , we passed through an immense shoal of Fish of considerable size, hundreds jumped in and over the boat, but we succeeded in securing about 16. which we brought to shore.
1 September 1842 • Thursday
September 1. Thursday September 1. 1842. During the morning in the and in the afternoon at home attending to business. I wrote the following
“To all the Saints in — Forasmuch as the Lord has revealed unto me that my enemies, both of and this , were again on the pursuit of me; and inasmuch as they pursue me without cause, and have not the least shadow, or coloring of justice or right on their side, in the getting up of their prosecutions against me: and inasmuch as their pretensions are all founded in falsehood, of the blackest die, I have thought it expedient, and wisdom in me to leave the place for a short season, for my own safety, and the safety of this people. I would say to all those with whom I have business, that I have left my affairs with agents and clerks, who will transact all business in a [HC 5:142] prompt and proper manner; and will see that all my debts are cancelled in due time, by turning out property, or otherwise as the case may require, or as the circumstances may admit of. When I learn that the storm is fully blown over, then I will return to you again.
And as for the perils which I am called to pass through, they seem but a small thing to me, as the envy and wrath of man have been my common lot all the days [p. 1389]
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