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

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<October 29> Long Island &c After Elders , and , had addressed the  brethren and Sisters, I spoke to them at considerable length, showing them the proper course  to pursue, and how to act in regard to making purchases of land &c. I shewed them  that it was generally in consequence of the brethren disregarding or disobeying Council.  that they became dissatisfied and murmured, and many when they arrived here  were dissatisfied with the conduct of some of the Saints because every thing was not  done perfectly right, and they get mad and thus the devil gets advantage over them  to destroy them. I told them I was but a man, and they must not expect me to be  perfect; if they expected perfection from me, I should expect it from them, but if  they would bear with my infirmities, and the infirmities of the brethren, I would  likewise bear with their infirmities. I told them it was likely I would have again to  hide up in the woods, but they must not be discouraged but roll on the , the   &c When my enemies take away my rights, I will bear it and keep out  of the way, but if they take away your rights I will fight for you. I blessed them and  departed.
Dr. returned to with his family, <having visited most of the Churches in  the Eastern States, and preached to them the necessity of building the , and gathering to this place, in obedience to the commandment of God to his people>
30 October 1842 • Sunday
<30> Sunday 30 The Saints met to worship <on a temporary floor> in the <the walls of which were about four feet high, above the basement.> and notwithstanding its  size it was well filled. It had been expected that I would address them, but I sent  word that I was so sick that I could not meet with them; consequently Elder delivered a discourse— In the <evening> I went to visit the sick &c.
31 October 1842 • Monday
<31> Monday 31. I rode out to my with my Children, and did not return  until after dark.
1 November 1842 • Tuesday
<November 1> Tuesday November 1. 1842 I rode with to the for the benefit of her  health, she is rapidly gaining. In the <afternoon> went to see Dr. who was  very sick at ’s; afterwards accompanied by my children and rode out towards the . When going down the hill near Casper’s the  carriage got over balanced and upset, I was thrown some distance from the carriage  and all three of the children almost under it. I arose and enquired if any of  the Children were killed, but upon examination there was no one seriously hurt.   had his cheek bruised which was the worst injury received. It  seemed miraculous how we escaped serious injury from this accident, and our  escape could not be attributed to any other power than that of divine providence.  I felt thankful to God for this instance of his kind and watchful care over his servant  and family. The carriage was so much broke, we left it, and putting the children  in brother Stoddard’s buggy, returned. In the evening I rode to the with two  of my children. < had a severe attack of Cholera Morbus.>
2 November 1842 • Wednesday
<2.> Wednesday 2. Spent this <forenoon> in removing the books, desk &c from my ,  over to my house. In the< afternoon> rode out to the , and spent the time ploughing &c
3 November 1842 • Thursday
<3> Thursday 3 Rode out with to the
4 November 1842 • Friday
<4.> Friday 4. Rode out with to examine his Timber, north of the .  brothers , and returned from their mission to  the East. They bring very good reports concerning the public feeling, and say that  ’s expose has done no hurt but much good. <President , , and > of the Twelve also  returned from their Missions. <and brought a similar report. They had visited the Conferences according to the notice which they  published on Septr. 12th. and had also visited many of the principal places in the delivered addresses to the people and found a friendly feeling in most cases.>
5 November 1842 • Saturday
<5.> Saturday 5. I tarried at home on account of the rain. I received a visit from [p. 1414]
October 29 Long Island &c After Elders , and , had addressed the brethren and Sisters, I spoke to them at considerable length, showing them the proper course to pursue, and how to act in regard to making purchases of land &c. I shewed them that it was generally in consequence of the brethren disregarding or disobeying Council. that they became dissatisfied and murmured, and many when they arrived here were dissatisfied with the conduct of some of the Saints because every thing was not done perfectly right, and they get mad and thus the devil gets advantage over them to destroy them. I told them I was but a man, and they must not expect me to be perfect; if they expected perfection from me, I should expect it from them, but if they would bear with my infirmities, and the infirmities of the brethren, I would likewise bear with their infirmities. I told them it was likely I would have again to hide up in the woods, but they must not be discouraged but roll on the , the &c When my enemies take away my rights, I will bear it and keep out of the way, but if they take away your rights I will fight for you. I blessed them and departed.
Dr. returned to with his family, having visited most of the Churches in the Eastern States, and preached to them the necessity of building the , and gathering to this place, in obedience to the commandment of God to his people
30 October 1842 • Sunday
30 Sunday 30 The Saints met to worship on a temporary floor in the the walls of which were about four feet high, above the basement. and notwithstanding its size it was well filled. It had been expected that I would address them, but I sent word that I was so sick that I could not meet with them; consequently Elder delivered a discourse— In the evening I went to visit the sick &c.
31 October 1842 • Monday
31 Monday 31. I rode out to my with my Children, and did not return until after dark.
1 November 1842 • Tuesday
November 1 Tuesday November 1. 1842 I rode with to the for the benefit of her health, she is rapidly gaining. In the afternoon went to see Dr. who was very sick at ’s; afterwards accompanied by my children and rode out towards the . When going down the hill near Casper’s the carriage got over balanced and upset, I was thrown some distance from the carriage and all three of the children almost under it. I arose and enquired if any of the Children were killed, but upon examination there was no one seriously hurt. had his cheek bruised which was the worst injury received. It seemed miraculous how we escaped serious injury from this accident, and our escape could not be attributed to any other power than that of divine providence. I felt thankful to God for this instance of his kind and watchful care over his servant and family. The carriage was so much broke, we left it, and putting the children in brother Stoddard’s buggy, returned. In the evening I rode to the with two of my children. had a severe attack of Cholera Morbus.
2 November 1842 • Wednesday
2. Wednesday 2. Spent this forenoon in removing the books, desk &c from my , over to my house. In the afternoon rode out to the , and spent the time ploughing &c
3 November 1842 • Thursday
3 Thursday 3 Rode out with to the
4 November 1842 • Friday
4. Friday 4. Rode out with to examine his Timber, north of the . brothers , and returned from their mission to the East. They bring very good reports concerning the public feeling, and say that ’s expose has done no hurt but much good. President , , and of the Twelve also returned from their Missions. and brought a similar report. They had visited the Conferences according to the notice which they published on Septr. 12th. and had also visited many of the principal places in the delivered addresses to the people and found a friendly feeling in most cases.
5 November 1842 • Saturday
5. Saturday 5. I tarried at home on account of the rain. I received a visit from [p. 1414]
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