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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<December 24> is none good but one. The better a man is, the more his prayer will avail, like the—— Publican and the Pharisee; one was justified rather than the other, showing that both were justified in a degree. The prayer of a wicked man may do a righteous man good when it does the one who prays no good.
25 December 1842 • Sunday
<25> Sunday 25 I wrote to Orrin Wright Junr.
The Manchester () Conference met, numbering 1506 Members, including 33 Elders, 87 Priests, 53 Teachers, and 19 Deacons, under the presidency of Elder Thomas Ward.
26 December 1842 • Monday
<26> Monday 26 In the morning held Court, and I was afterwards arrested by General , on the proclamation of , and Elders and went to to obtain a writ of Habeas Corpus to take me before the Court at . gave me in Custody of —— with whom I visited Sister Morey, who was severely afflicted, we prescribed Lobelia for her, among other things, which is excellent in its place. I have learned the value of it by my own experience, It is one of the works of God, but like the power of God, or any other good, it becomes an evil when improperly used. gave me a walking stick, the body of which was from the tooth of the sperm whale, and the top of whale ivory with an interstice of Mahogany. On my return home I found my Wife sick, she was delivered of a Son, which did not survive its birth—
The Herefordshire Conference () under the presidency of Elder William Kay met at Colwall numbering 844 members including 20 Elders, 53 Priests, 22 Teachers, and 10 Deacons.
27 December 1842 • Tuesday
<27> Tuesday 27. At 9 in the morning started in Custody of for , in company with , , , , Levi Moffit, and . On our way to we met and , who had obtained an order for a writ of Habeas Corpus from the Master in Chancery, as no writ could issue, the Clerk of Court having been elected to the Senate. There was considerable snow and the travelling heavy but we arrived at my brother ’s in Plymouth a little after Sunset and were soon joined by , , Dr. Tate, and. I supped with brother ’s family, who lived under the same roof, slept with on a Buffalo Skin spread upon the floor, and dreamed that I was by a beautiful stream of Water, and saw a noble fish which I threw out, soon after I saw a number more and threw them out. I afterwards saw a multitude of fish, and threw out a great—— abundance, and sent for salt and salted them.
28 December 1842 • Wednesday
<28> Wednesday 28 The morning was wet, we started about eight o’clock, and arrived at Mrs. Stevenson’s tavern, in at 3 in afternoon about 20 miles. ’s Wife who was sick went with us, accompanied by Sister Durphy who went with us from to take care of her. I spent a part of the evening with Mr. , and family and a part of my company. In conversation respecting the repeal of charters, I told them that to touch the Charter was no better than Highway Robbery, that since the creation there never had been a repeal of a perpetual charter by God, Angels or Men; and that I never would submit to lowering our Charter, but they might bring other Charters up to it. On my return to the tavern the brethren took my height which was six feet, and my brother the same.
29 December 1842 • Thursday
<29> Thursday 29. Started early, crossed the at 11. and arrived at Captain [p. 1430]
December 24 is none good but one. The better a man is, the more his prayer will avail, like the—— Publican and the Pharisee; one was justified rather than the other, showing that both were justified in a degree. The prayer of a wicked man may do a righteous man good when it does the one who prays no good.
25 December 1842 • Sunday
25 Sunday 25 I wrote to Orrin Wright Junr.
The Manchester () Conference met, numbering 1506 Members, including 33 Elders, 87 Priests, 53 Teachers, and 19 Deacons, under the presidency of Elder Thomas Ward.
26 December 1842 • Monday
26 Monday 26 In the morning held Court, and I was afterwards arrested by General , on the proclamation of , and Elders and went to to obtain a writ of Habeas Corpus to take me before the Court at . gave me in Custody of —— with whom I visited Sister Morey, who was severely afflicted, we prescribed Lobelia for her, among other things, which is excellent in its place. I have learned the value of it by my own experience, It is one of the works of God, but like the power of God, or any other good, it becomes an evil when improperly used. gave me a walking stick, the body of which was from the tooth of the sperm whale, and the top of whale ivory with an interstice of Mahogany. On my return home I found my Wife sick, she was delivered of a Son, which did not survive its birth—
The Herefordshire Conference () under the presidency of Elder William Kay met at Colwall numbering 844 members including 20 Elders, 53 Priests, 22 Teachers, and 10 Deacons.
27 December 1842 • Tuesday
27 Tuesday 27. At 9 in the morning started in Custody of for , in company with , , , , Levi Moffit, and . On our way to we met and , who had obtained an order for a writ of Habeas Corpus from the Master in Chancery, as no writ could issue, the Clerk of Court having been elected to the Senate. There was considerable snow and the travelling heavy but we arrived at my brother ’s in Plymouth a little after Sunset and were soon joined by , , Dr. Tate, and. I supped with brother ’s family, who lived under the same roof, slept with on a Buffalo Skin spread upon the floor, and dreamed that I was by a beautiful stream of Water, and saw a noble fish which I threw out, soon after I saw a number more and threw them out. I afterwards saw a multitude of fish, and threw out a great—— abundance, and sent for salt and salted them.
28 December 1842 • Wednesday
28 Wednesday 28 The morning was wet, we started about eight o’clock, and arrived at Mrs. Stevenson’s tavern, in at 3 in afternoon about 20 miles. ’s Wife who was sick went with us, accompanied by Sister Durphy who went with us from to take care of her. I spent a part of the evening with Mr. , and family and a part of my company. In conversation respecting the repeal of charters, I told them that to touch the Charter was no better than Highway Robbery, that since the creation there never had been a repeal of a perpetual charter by God, Angels or Men; and that I never would submit to lowering our Charter, but they might bring other Charters up to it. On my return to the tavern the brethren took my height which was six feet, and my brother the same.
29 December 1842 • Thursday
29 Thursday 29. Started early, crossed the at 11. and arrived at Captain [p. 1430]
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