History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<March 9.> pay a tax for the landing of every boat— and they could tax the boat or not as they liked.
The Female Relief Society met twice in the Assembly room and sanctioned “the voice of Innocence” and then adjourned for one week to accommodate others who could not get into the room at either of the meetings.
Our worthy brother died this morning occasioned by the accidental breaking of a rope and the falling of a bucket of rock upon <him>— while < engaged in walling up a well, and the> men above were in the act of lowering it <the rock to him.>
was one of those who bore the burden, in common with others of his brethren, in the days when men’s faith was put to the test. He was a native of , and moved many years since into Cuyahoga <Co. Ohio>. There, for the first time he heard the gospel preached, united with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the Spring of 1831, and has been a sharer in the afflictions through which the saints have passed from that <time> until the time of his death. He shared in the violence of the persecutions; was cast into prison, and endured many months imprisonment; and after long delay, obtained a trial on the charges preferred against him, and <was> honorably discharged, being acquitted of all the crimes that a band of wicked persecutors could charge him with.
All the persecutions he endured only tended to strengthen his faith and confirm his hope; and he died as he had lived, rejoicing in the hope of future felicity.— Having united with the church in the forty-first year of his age, he filled up the prime of his life in the service of his God, and went to rest in his fifty sixth year; being fifty five years seven months and fourteen days old when he slept the sleep of death.
So the righteous pass and so they sleep, until the mandate of Him, for whom they suffer, and in whom they trust, shall call them forth to glory, honor, immortality and eternal life.
10 March 1844 • Sunday
<10.> Sunday 10. Frost in the night, beautiful day. S. wind.
Brother was buried this day with Masonic honors. He was killed while at work in a well by a tub filled with stone falling on him.
I attended. meeting at the and preached on the subject of Elias, Elijah and Messiah a sketch of which was reported by Elder as follows.
“There is a difference between the Spirit and office of Elias and Elijah. It is the spirit of Elias I wish first to speak of, and in order to come at the subject, I will bring some of the testimony from the Scripture, and give my own. In the first place suffice it to say, I went into the woods to enquire of the Lord by prayer his will concerning me, and I saw an angel, and he laid his hands upon my head, and ordained me to be a priest after the order of Aaron, and to hold the keys of this priesthood, which office was to preach repentance [p. 1918]
March 9. pay a tax for the landing of every boat— and they could tax the boat or not as they liked.
The Female Relief Society met twice in the Assembly room and sanctioned “the voice of Innocence” and then adjourned for one week to accommodate others who could not get into the room at either of the meetings.
Our worthy brother died this morning occasioned by the accidental breaking of a rope and the falling of a bucket of rock upon him— while engaged in walling up a well, and the men above were in the act of lowering the rock to him.
was one of those who bore the burden, in common with others of his brethren, in the days when men’s faith was put to the test. He was a native of , and moved many years since into Cuyahoga Co. Ohio. There, for the first time he heard the gospel preached, united with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the Spring of 1831, and has been a sharer in the afflictions through which the saints have passed from that time until the time of his death. He shared in the violence of the persecutions; was cast into prison, and endured many months imprisonment; and after long delay, obtained a trial on the charges preferred against him, and was honorably discharged, being acquitted of all the crimes that a band of wicked persecutors could charge him with.
All the persecutions he endured only tended to strengthen his faith and confirm his hope; and he died as he had lived, rejoicing in the hope of future felicity.— Having united with the church in the forty-first year of his age, he filled up the prime of his life in the service of his God, and went to rest in his fifty sixth year; being fifty five years seven months and fourteen days old when he slept the sleep of death.
So the righteous pass and so they sleep, until the mandate of Him, for whom they suffer, and in whom they trust, shall call them forth to glory, honor, immortality and eternal life.
10 March 1844 • Sunday
10. Sunday 10. Frost in the night, beautiful day. S. wind.
Brother was buried this day with Masonic honors. He was killed while at work in a well by a tub filled with stone falling on him.
I attended. meeting at the and preached on the subject of Elias, Elijah and Messiah a sketch of which was reported by Elder as follows.
“There is a difference between the Spirit and office of Elias and Elijah. It is the spirit of Elias I wish first to speak of, and in order to come at the subject, I will bring some of the testimony from the Scripture, and give my own. In the first place suffice it to say, I went into the woods to enquire of the Lord by prayer his will concerning me, and I saw an angel, and he laid his hands upon my head, and ordained me to be a priest after the order of Aaron, and to hold the keys of this priesthood, which office was to preach repentance [p. 1918]
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