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

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  • Historical Introduction
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<January 18> which was served as the first, and Eighteen at the Third among whom were myself and , and Fifteen at the Fourth table including children and my household. Many interesting anecdotes were related by the Company, who were very cheerful, and the day passed off very pleasantly. President was present, altho’ very feeble.
this was the first time that he had been out of his house since he was taken sick, his fever had been so severe, that he had lain in a log house, rather open, without fire most of the time, when it was so cold that his attendants, would freeze their toes and fingers, (while fanning him,) with great coat and mittens on. One thing more tended to give a zest to the occasion was that it was 15 years this day, since I married . The brethren dispersed about 6 o’clock with many thanks, and expressions of gratitude, and in the evening I attended the .
19 January 1843 • Thursday
<19> Thursday 19 I was at home, excepting a short out in the in the forenoon
20 January 1843 • Friday
<20> Friday 20. Visited at ’ this morning, returned at 10 A.M. and gave and some instructions about the history, when I received the following communication
“From to Joseph Smith the Prophet—
Vade Mecuim, (translated) Go with me
Go with me, will you go to the Saints that have died,
To the next, better world, where the righteous reside;
Where the angels and spirits in harmony be
In the joys of a vast paradise? Go with me.
Go with me where the truth and the virtues prevail;
Where the union is one, and the years never fail;
Not a heart can conceive, nor a natural eye see
What the Lord has prepared for the just. Go with me.
Go with me where there is no destruction or war;
Neither tyrants, or sland’rers, or nations ajar,
Where the system is perfect, and happiness free,
And the life is eternal with God. Go with me.
Go with me, will you go to the Mansions above,
Where the bliss, and the knowledge, the light, and the love,
And the glory of God do eternally be?—
Death, the wages of sin, is not there. Go with me.
, January, 1843.[”]
In the afternoon I attended a Council of the Twelve at ’s, There were present , , , , , , , , and brother — We had conversation on a great variety of subjects— I related my dream
“I dreamed this morning that I was in the Lobby of the Representatives Hall at , when some of the Members, who did not like my being there, began to mar, and cut, and pound my shins with pieces of Iron, I bore it as long as I could, then jumped over the Rail into the Hall, caught a rod of Iron, and went at them, cursing and swearing at them in the most awful manner, and drove them all out of the house. I went to the door and told them to send me a Clerk and I would make some laws that would do good. There was quite a collection around the State House trying to raise an army to take me— and there were many horses tied round the square[.] I thought they would not have the privilege of getting me, so I took a rod of Iron, and mowed [p. 1456]
January 18 which was served as the first, and Eighteen at the Third among whom were myself and , and Fifteen at the Fourth table including children and my household. Many interesting anecdotes were related by the Company, who were very cheerful, and the day passed off very pleasantly. President was present, altho’ very feeble.
this was the first time that he had been out of his house since he was taken sick, his fever had been so severe, that he had lain in a log house, rather open, without fire most of the time, when it was so cold that his attendants, would freeze their toes and fingers, (while fanning him,) with great coat and mittens on. One thing more tended to give a zest to the occasion was that it was 15 years this day, since I married . The brethren dispersed about 6 o’clock with many thanks, and expressions of gratitude, and in the evening I attended the .
19 January 1843 • Thursday
19 Thursday 19 I was at home, excepting a short out in the in the forenoon
20 January 1843 • Friday
20 Friday 20. Visited at ’ this morning, returned at 10 A.M. and gave and some instructions about the history, when I received the following communication
“From to Joseph Smith the Prophet—
Vade Mecuim, (translated) Go with me
Go with me, will you go to the Saints that have died,
To the next, better world, where the righteous reside;
Where the angels and spirits in harmony be
In the joys of a vast paradise? Go with me.
Go with me where the truth and the virtues prevail;
Where the union is one, and the years never fail;
Not a heart can conceive, nor a natural eye see
What the Lord has prepared for the just. Go with me.
Go with me where there is no destruction or war;
Neither tyrants, or sland’rers, or nations ajar,
Where the system is perfect, and happiness free,
And the life is eternal with God. Go with me.
Go with me, will you go to the Mansions above,
Where the bliss, and the knowledge, the light, and the love,
And the glory of God do eternally be?—
Death, the wages of sin, is not there. Go with me.
, January, 1843.”
In the afternoon I attended a Council of the Twelve at ’s, There were present , , , , , , , , and brother — We had conversation on a great variety of subjects— I related my dream
“I dreamed this morning that I was in the Lobby of the Representatives Hall at , when some of the Members, who did not like my being there, began to mar, and cut, and pound my shins with pieces of Iron, I bore it as long as I could, then jumped over the Rail into the Hall, caught a rod of Iron, and went at them, cursing and swearing at them in the most awful manner, and drove them all out of the house. I went to the door and told them to send me a Clerk and I would make some laws that would do good. There was quite a collection around the State House trying to raise an army to take me— and there were many horses tied round the square. I thought they would not have the privilege of getting me, so I took a rod of Iron, and mowed [p. 1456]
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