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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<January 9> to see me, singing the Jubilee &c retired to rest—
10 January 1843 • Tuesday
<10> Tuesday 10. At 8½ A.M. we started for , and stopping only to water at the—— Public Well in , arrived at my house at 2½ P.M. found my family well, who, with many friends assembled to greet us on our safe return and my freedom. My aged came in and got hold of my arm before I saw her, which produced a very agreeable surprize on my part, and the was over joyed to behold her Son free once more.
11 January 1843 • Wednesday
<11> Wednesday 11. I rode out with this morning, designing to go to brother Isaac <should be Daniel> Russels, and apologize for breaking his Carriage on our return from , but broke a sleigh shoe, and returned home, where I received a visit from a company of—— Gentlemen and Ladies from on the Des Moines River who left 2½ P.M. I directed letters of invitation to be written from myself and for a dinner party at my house on Wednesday next at 10 A.M. to be directed to Brothers , , , , , , , , , , H. Tate, , , , , , , , , , , , and Ladies: also Mr. , and and Ladies, my Mother , and Sisters , and <Hannah> Ells— On hearing of my—— invitation for dinner, The Twelve <Apostles> issued the following
“Proclamation to the Saints in . Feeling a deep sense of gratitude to our Heavenly Father, for the great blessings which he has conferred on us, in the deliverance of our beloved President Joseph Smith, from the oppression with which he has so long been bound, the travelling High Council invite the brethren in , to unite with them in dedicating Tuesday the 17th. day of January inst: as a day of humiliation, fasting, praise prayer and thanksgiving, before the great Eloheim, that he will continue the outpouring of his holy spirit upon this people— that they may <ever> walk humbly before him— seek out and follow the Councils given through his servant, and ever be united, heart and hand, in building up this Stake of Zion and the , where God will reveal himself to this people; that no strife or confusion may ever be found in our midst, but peace and righteousness may be our companions— and as he has hitherto sustained his Prophet in all the difficulties he has had to encounter, so he will continue to do, until he has finished the great work committed to his charge, and that all those who have been called to his assistance in the holy ministry may be diligent and faithful in all things, that his hands may be staid on high, like unto Moses— that our enemies, if such we have, may repent, and turning away from their enmity, get forgiveness and salvation and that they may have no dominion over the servants of God or his saints; but that Zion may flourish upon the mountains and be exalted on the hills, and that all nations shall flow into it and be saved, we will humble ourselves with fasting and supplication, and sing praises unto our God with the voice of melody and thanksgiving, for the deliverance he has wrought out for his servant Joseph, through the legally constituted authorities of our Government. The Bishops of the several Wards are requested to see that meetings are appointed sufficient for the accommodation of the brethren and make a report to us immediately of the same— and it may be expected that some one of the brethren who visited , will be present at the different meetings, and give a history of their proceedings. In our fastings, humiliations and thanksgivings let us not forget the poor and destitute, to minister to their necessities, and respectfully would we suggest [p. 1453]
January 9 to see me, singing the Jubilee &c retired to rest—
10 January 1843 • Tuesday
10 Tuesday 10. At 8½ A.M. we started for , and stopping only to water at the—— Public Well in , arrived at my house at 2½ P.M. found my family well, who, with many friends assembled to greet us on our safe return and my freedom. My aged came in and got hold of my arm before I saw her, which produced a very agreeable surprize on my part, and the was over joyed to behold her Son free once more.
11 January 1843 • Wednesday
11 Wednesday 11. I rode out with this morning, designing to go to brother should be Daniel Russels, and apologize for breaking his Carriage on our return from , but broke a sleigh shoe, and returned home, where I received a visit from a company of—— Gentlemen and Ladies from on the Des Moines River who left 2½ P.M. I directed letters of invitation to be written from myself and for a dinner party at my house on Wednesday next at 10 A.M. to be directed to Brothers , , , , , , , , , , H. Tate, , , , , , , , , , , , and Ladies: also Mr. , and and Ladies, my Mother , and Sisters , and Hannah Ells— On hearing of my—— invitation for dinner, The Twelve Apostles issued the following
“Proclamation to the Saints in . Feeling a deep sense of gratitude to our Heavenly Father, for the great blessings which he has conferred on us, in the deliverance of our beloved President Joseph Smith, from the oppression with which he has so long been bound, the travelling High Council invite the brethren in , to unite with them in dedicating Tuesday the 17th. day of January inst: as a day of humiliation, fasting, praise prayer and thanksgiving, before the great Eloheim, that he will continue the outpouring of his holy spirit upon this people— that they may ever walk humbly before him— seek out and follow the Councils given through his servant, and ever be united, heart and hand, in building up this Stake of Zion and the , where God will reveal himself to this people; that no strife or confusion may ever be found in our midst, but peace and righteousness may be our companions— and as he has hitherto sustained his Prophet in all the difficulties he has had to encounter, so he will continue to do, until he has finished the great work committed to his charge, and that all those who have been called to his assistance in the holy ministry may be diligent and faithful in all things, that his hands may be staid on high, like unto Moses— that our enemies, if such we have, may repent, and turning away from their enmity, get forgiveness and salvation and that they may have no dominion over the servants of God or his saints; but that Zion may flourish upon the mountains and be exalted on the hills, and that all nations shall flow into it and be saved, we will humble ourselves with fasting and supplication, and sing praises unto our God with the voice of melody and thanksgiving, for the deliverance he has wrought out for his servant Joseph, through the legally constituted authorities of our Government. The Bishops of the several Wards are requested to see that meetings are appointed sufficient for the accommodation of the brethren and make a report to us immediately of the same— and it may be expected that some one of the brethren who visited , will be present at the different meetings, and give a history of their proceedings. In our fastings, humiliations and thanksgivings let us not forget the poor and destitute, to minister to their necessities, and respectfully would we suggest [p. 1453]
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