Journal, 1832–1834

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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31 January 1834 • Friday

31 Janry 1834 it is my prayer  to the Lord that three thousand   subscriber may be added to the   Star in the term of three yea[rs]

Editorial Note
On 17 February 1834, JS organized a high council, which would serve “the purpose of settling important difficulties which might arise in the church.” A week later, on 24 February, the high council met at JS’s home to hear a report from and , envoys representing the Latter-day Saints in . When Wight and Pratt relayed the plight of their fellow exiles and expressed the desire of the Missouri Saints to return to their properties, JS “arose and said that he was going to Zion to assist in redeeming it.” A revelation dated the same day instructed eight men to travel east in pairs to solicit funds and recruit volunteers for an expedition to Missouri to reinstate exiled Mormons to their homes and property. The eight “journeyed two and two in different routes.” The revelation appointed JS to travel with Parley P. Pratt, Lyman Wight with , with , and with . Journal keeping resumed in late February as JS began his journey. For the next three weeks, JS and Pratt traveled together through western Pennsylvania and . The missionary pairs reunited at a conference in , New York, in mid-March.

26–28 February 1834 • Wednesday–Friday

Wensdy <Febuary> 26th to obtain Thursday 27th start ted Started Stayed at 28th Stayed at a   strangers who entertained  us very kindly <<in> >

1–2 March 1834 • Saturday–Sunday

March 1th arived at and on the 2d the  Sabath  preached in this place  and I preached in the  evening had a good [p. 53]

31 January 1834 • Friday

It is my prayer to the Lord that three thousand subscribers may be added to the Star in the term of three years.

Editorial Note
On 17 February 1834, JS organized a high council, which would serve “the purpose of settling important difficulties which might arise in the church.” A week later, on 24 February, the high council met at JS’s home to hear a report from and , envoys representing the Latter-day Saints in . When Wight and Pratt relayed the plight of their fellow exiles and expressed the desire of the Missouri Saints to return to their properties, JS “arose and said that he was going to Zion to assist in redeeming it.” A revelation dated the same day instructed eight men to travel east in pairs to solicit funds and recruit volunteers for an expedition to Missouri to reinstate exiled Mormons to their homes and property. The eight “journeyed two and two in different routes.” The revelation appointed JS to travel with Parley P. Pratt, Lyman Wight with , with , and with . Journal keeping resumed in late February as JS began his journey. For the next three weeks, JS and Pratt traveled together through western Pennsylvania and . The missionary pairs reunited at a conference in , New York, in mid-March.

26–28 February 1834 • Wednesday–Friday

Wednesday, February 26th, to obtain . Thursday the 27th, stayed at Brother ’s. The 28th , stayed at a stranger’s who entertained us very kindly, in .

1–2 March 1834 • Saturday–Sunday

March 1st, arrived at ’s and on the 2nd, the Sabbath, preached in this place and I preached in the evening. Had a good [p. 53]
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