Journal, 1832–1834

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Editorial Note
Except for a few notes jotted in the back, this journal ends with the preceding 5 December 1834 entry. “Chapter 1” of JS’s 1834–1836 history consisted of a narrative in journal format for 5 and 6 December 1834, recorded by ; but that approach was then terminated. Not until late September 1835, nearly ten months later, did JS again keep a journal. Two priorities loomed in the intervening months: the redemption of Zion in and building a in for the promised endowment of power. During the interim, JS also expanded church leadership by forming the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and another organization called the Quorum of the Seventy, responsible for traveling and preaching. Men who had served in the expedition to Missouri made up most of the initial membership of both entities. When JS’s journal keeping resumed, it was more persistent, resulting in a coherent six-month narrative leading up to and including the empowerment in the House of the Lord in Kirtland, which the Latter-day Saints understood to be a prerequisite for the redemption of Zion.
The final three pages of this journal contain notes related to the events recorded in preceding journal entries. Subscriptions to The Evening and the Morning Star that were evidently solicited during JS’s 26 February–28 March 1834 mission are recorded on these pages. Following the subscriptions, a note was inscribed, apparently in preparation for the conference held 20–21 April 1834 at , Ohio.

Subscriptions to The Evening and the Morning Star
Please to send the Paper  that Has forme[r]ly Be[e]n sent  to John C◊◊p◊◊to send  it Now to Nathan Chase  at Cat[t]araugas  County NY
Recieve of Elisha C  Hubbard one Dollar  for Papers  < NY>
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Editorial Note
Except for a few notes jotted in the back, this journal ends with the preceding 5 December 1834 entry. “Chapter 1” of JS’s 1834–1836 history consisted of a narrative in journal format for 5 and 6 December 1834, recorded by ; but that approach was then terminated. Not until late September 1835, nearly ten months later, did JS again keep a journal. Two priorities loomed in the intervening months: the redemption of Zion in and building a in for the promised endowment of power. During the interim, JS also expanded church leadership by forming the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and another organization called the Quorum of the Seventy, responsible for traveling and preaching. Men who had served in the expedition to Missouri made up most of the initial membership of both entities. When JS’s journal keeping resumed, it was more persistent, resulting in a coherent six-month narrative leading up to and including the empowerment in the House of the Lord in Kirtland, which the Latter-day Saints understood to be a prerequisite for the redemption of Zion.
The final three pages of this journal contain notes related to the events recorded in preceding journal entries. Subscriptions to The Evening and the Morning Star that were evidently solicited during JS’s 26 February–28 March 1834 mission are recorded on these pages. Following the subscriptions, a note was inscribed, apparently in preparation for the conference held 20–21 April 1834 at , Ohio.

Subscriptions to The Evening and the Morning Star
Please send the paper that has formerly been sent to John Carpentor, send it now to Nathan Chase at , Cattaraugas County, New York.
Receive of Elisha C. Hubbard one dollar for papers, , New York.
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