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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 11> in the evening, several Saints from were present.
Elder preached in this evening, <and> endeavored to console the Saints who were mourning the loss of the martyred Prophet and .
12 July 1844 • Friday
<12> Friday 12. consulted with about calling a meeting of the Presidents of various quorums to appoint a Trustee in Trust in behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
A council was held at 3 p. m., but as and considered it premature, the Council was adjourned till Sunday evening the 14th.
Messrs. [Edward] Bedell and Backenstos arrived in , and reported that the had demanded the public arms at , and was refused.
Prest spent the day with the brethren in Peterboro. [HC 7:183]
We learn from ’s Journal, that in company with Elder and delegates to the convention from , Delaware, and Maryland, he proceeded to Baltimore. He and hearing so many contradictory reports concerning the death of the Prophets, felt very anxious to obtain some correct information, they went into their closets and prayed to the Lord to open the way whereby they might know the truth concerning it. Immediately went to the post office and got letters up to the 24th of June, from his , informing him that Prests Joseph and had delivered themselves up into the hands of their enemies to be tried; upon reading which they were immediately satisfied that the Prophets were massacred.
Elder wrote a letter of exhortation to the Saints; which was published in the Prophet.
Elder wrote a long letter on Mormonism which appeared in the People’s Organ, of .
13 July 1844 • Saturday
<13> Saturday 13. proposed the organization of a fishing company to help supply the city <of > with food.
Elders and returned to Wilmington, and from thence to , where they read letters, giving a particular account of the martyrdom of their brethren.
14 July 1844 • Sunday
<14> Sunday 14. Meeting at the : Elder preached.
proposed that the church postpone electing a Trustee until the Twelve returned and called a special Conference.
6 p. m. Several Councilors came to the Council Chamber to investigate the subject of choosing Trustees, but decided to wait until the Twelve arrived.
We extract the following from Prest ’s Journal:— [HC 7:184]
“Friday. 12. We held a meeting in Peterboro in the evening, preparatory to the conference tomorrow.
“Saturday 13. Had a good time at Conference all day: the brethren were very glad to see us, and the Lord gave us many good things to say to them. I preached to the Saints and showed the organization and establishment of the kingdom of God upon the earth; that the death of one or a dozen could not destroy the priesthood, nor hinder the work of the Lord from spreading throughout [p. 266]
July 11 in the evening, several Saints from were present.
Elder preached in this evening, and endeavored to console the Saints who were mourning the loss of the martyred Prophet and .
12 July 1844 • Friday
12 Friday 12. consulted with about calling a meeting of the Presidents of various quorums to appoint a Trustee in Trust in behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
A council was held at 3 p. m., but as and considered it premature, the Council was adjourned till Sunday evening the 14th.
Messrs. [Edward] Bedell and Backenstos arrived in , and reported that the had demanded the public arms at , and was refused.
Prest spent the day with the brethren in Peterboro. [HC 7:183]
We learn from ’s Journal, that in company with Elder and delegates to the convention from , Delaware, and Maryland, he proceeded to Baltimore. He and hearing so many contradictory reports concerning the death of the Prophets, felt very anxious to obtain some correct information, they went into their closets and prayed to the Lord to open the way whereby they might know the truth concerning it. Immediately went to the post office and got letters up to the 24th of June, from his , informing him that Prests Joseph and had delivered themselves up into the hands of their enemies to be tried; upon reading which they were immediately satisfied that the Prophets were massacred.
Elder wrote a letter of exhortation to the Saints; which was published in the Prophet.
Elder wrote a long letter on Mormonism which appeared in the People’s Organ, of .
13 July 1844 • Saturday
13 Saturday 13. proposed the organization of a fishing company to help supply the city of with food.
Elders and returned to Wilmington, and from thence to , where they read letters, giving a particular account of the martyrdom of their brethren.
14 July 1844 • Sunday
14 Sunday 14. Meeting at the : Elder preached.
proposed that the church postpone electing a Trustee until the Twelve returned and called a special Conference.
6 p. m. Several Councilors came to the Council Chamber to investigate the subject of choosing Trustees, but decided to wait until the Twelve arrived.
We extract the following from Prest ’s Journal:— [HC 7:184]
“Friday. 12. We held a meeting in Peterboro in the evening, preparatory to the conference tomorrow.
“Saturday 13. Had a good time at Conference all day: the brethren were very glad to see us, and the Lord gave us many good things to say to them. I preached to the Saints and showed the organization and establishment of the kingdom of God upon the earth; that the death of one or a dozen could not destroy the priesthood, nor hinder the work of the Lord from spreading throughout [p. 266]
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