History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<August 1> This time his and accompanied him, and it was their intention to have passed near the tavern, where was so abusively treated a fortnight previous, but just before they came to the house, a sign of small pox intercepted them. They turned aside, and meeting a citizen of the place, they inquired of him to what extent this disease prevailed. He answered, that the tavernkeeper and two of his family had died with it not long since, but he did not know that any one else had caught the distemper, and that it was brought into the neighborhood by a traveller who stopped at the tavern over night.
performed several short missions with the books, and gave the following account of his third mission to :—
“‘When I arrived at ’s, Mrs [Rhoda Young] Greene informed me that her was absent from home, that there was no prospect of selling my books, and even the one which I had left with them, she expected I would have to take away, as had no disposition to [HC 7:217] purchase it, although she had read it herself, and was much pleased with it. I then talked with her a short time, and, binding my knapsack upon my shoulders, rose to depart; but, as I bade her farewewll, it was impressed upon my mind to leave the book with her. I made her a present of it, and told her that the Spirit forbade my taking it away. She burst into tears, and requested me to pray with her. I did so, and afterwards explained to her the most profitable manner of reading the book which I had left with her; which was, to ask God, when she read it, for a testimony of the truth of what she had read, and she would receive the Spirit of God, which would enable her to discern the things of God. I then left her, and returned home.’
“In December 1830 was sent to preach in , Ohio and the surrounding country; about that time Joseph the Prophet went to to preside, accompanied by and many of the Saints, and soon after ’s family, and the Saints who were located in Waterloo, also moved to .
“In June 1831, he was called by revelation to go to on a mission in company with . They immediately started, and while on their way called up<on> , and preached the gospel to him and a large assembly, in a room which he procured: being troubled about the things he heard closed up his business and proceeded after the brethren to , where he was baptised before they arrived. On their route to they preached the gospel, travelling without purse or scrip, and enduring much for the want of food and rest. When they started for about fifty brethren set out for the same place, and when they all arrived they met on the spot for the in and dedicated the ground unto God. Bros. and spent several days in , attended several conferences, and were with Joseph when he received several revelations. While in they were required to remain together on their return mission until they reached home, which was in September following.
“Soon after their arrival in they took a mission into the southern townships and counties of . returned after [p. 289]
August 1 This time his and accompanied him, and it was their intention to have passed near the tavern, where was so abusively treated a fortnight previous, but just before they came to the house, a sign of small pox intercepted them. They turned aside, and meeting a citizen of the place, they inquired of him to what extent this disease prevailed. He answered, that the tavernkeeper and two of his family had died with it not long since, but he did not know that any one else had caught the distemper, and that it was brought into the neighborhood by a traveller who stopped at the tavern over night.
performed several short missions with the books, and gave the following account of his third mission to :—
“‘When I arrived at ’s, Mrs Rhoda Young Greene informed me that her was absent from home, that there was no prospect of selling my books, and even the one which I had left with them, she expected I would have to take away, as had no disposition to [HC 7:217] purchase it, although she had read it herself, and was much pleased with it. I then talked with her a short time, and, binding my knapsack upon my shoulders, rose to depart; but, as I bade her farewewll, it was impressed upon my mind to leave the book with her. I made her a present of it, and told her that the Spirit forbade my taking it away. She burst into tears, and requested me to pray with her. I did so, and afterwards explained to her the most profitable manner of reading the book which I had left with her; which was, to ask God, when she read it, for a testimony of the truth of what she had read, and she would receive the Spirit of God, which would enable her to discern the things of God. I then left her, and returned home.’
“In December 1830 was sent to preach in , Ohio and the surrounding country; about that time Joseph the Prophet went to to preside, accompanied by and many of the Saints, and soon after ’s family, and the Saints who were located in Waterloo, also moved to .
“In June 1831, he was called by revelation to go to on a mission in company with . They immediately started, and while on their way called upon , and preached the gospel to him and a large assembly, in a room which he procured: being troubled about the things he heard closed up his business and proceeded after the brethren to , where he was baptised before they arrived. On their route to they preached the gospel, travelling without purse or scrip, and enduring much for the want of food and rest. When they started for about fifty brethren set out for the same place, and when they all arrived they met on the spot for the in and dedicated the ground unto God. Bros. and spent several days in , attended several conferences, and were with Joseph when he received several revelations. While in they were required to remain together on their return mission until they reached home, which was in September following.
“Soon after their arrival in they took a mission into the southern townships and counties of . returned after [p. 289]
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