John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Chapter 9

Chapter IX
There was much trouble and unbelief among those who  call themselvs disciples of Christ: Some apostatized, and became  enemies to the cause of God, and percecuted the saints.
Now after the elders that were commanded to go to had arrived, they held a conferanc upon that land  according to Revelation given in a preceeding Commandmnt.  And thus they rejoiced together upon the land of . And  offered their Sacraments and oblations unto the Lord, for  his mercy and goodness which endureth for ever.
When they had held their sacrament meetings, the Lord and the  Laying of the foundation of the City, and cornerstone  of the , the Lord gave commandments to return.
I here give a copy of the proceedings of the Laying of the  first logs of the City of Zion. As written by .
“After many struggles and afflictions, being perssecuted by  our enemies, we received inteligence by letter from our breth ren, who were at the East. That br Joseph and , and  many others elders, were commanded to take their Journey  to this land, the Land of . Which was promised unto us  should be the land of the inheritance of the saints, and  the place of the gathering in these last days. Which intel igence cheered our hearts, and caused us to rejoice exceedingly.  And by the special directions protections of the Lord, br  Joseph Smith Jr. and , in company with eight  other elders, with the church from New York,  consisting of about sixty souls, arivd in the month of  July and by Revelation the place was made known  where the Temple shall stand, and the should com mence. And by commandment twelve of us assembled  ourselves together Viz. Elder Joseph Smith Jr. the Seer.  , , , , and who denied the faith.
On the second day of August 1831, Brother [p. 31]

Chapter 9

Chapter IX
There was much trouble and unbelief among those who call themselvs disciples of Christ: Some apostatized, and became enemies to the cause of God, and percecuted the saints.
Now after the elders that were commanded to go to had arrived, they held a conferanc upon that land according to Revelation given in a preceeding Commandmnt. And thus they rejoiced together upon the land of . And offered their Sacraments and oblations unto the Lord, for his mercy and goodness which endureth for ever.
When they had held their sacrament meetings, and the Laying of the foundation of the City, and cornerstone of the , the Lord gave commandments to return.
I here give a copy of the proceedings of the Laying of the first logs of the City of Zion. As written by .
“After many struggles and afflictions, being perssecuted by our enemies, we received inteligence by letter from our brethren, who were at the East. That br Joseph and , and many other elders, were commanded to take their Journey to this land, the Land of . Which was promised unto us should be the land of the inheritance of the saints, and the place of the gathering in these last days. Which inteligence cheered our hearts, and caused us to rejoice exceedingly. And by the special protections of the Lord, br Joseph Smith Jr. and , in company with eight other elders, with the church from New York, consisting of about sixty souls, arivd in the month of July and by Revelation the place was made known where the Temple shall stand, and the should commence. And by commandment twelve of us assembled ourselves together Viz. Elder Joseph Smith Jr. the Seer. , , , , and who denied the faith.
On the second day of August 1831, Brother [p. 31]
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