Journal, 1832–1834

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Editorial Note
On 5 September 1834, JS left with to attend a conference of elders in , Ohio. In the second half of October, JS was again away from Kirtland, this time to visit the Latter-day Saints in Pontiac, Michigan. When in Kirtland, he continued to work on the church’s printing concerns and on building the .
On the evening of 28 November 1834, the day before this journal resumes, JS attended a high council meeting and heard from members of the Tippets family, who were en route to . In response to a December 1833 revelation that instructed church branches to “gather together all their moneys” and send “honorable men” to purchase lands in , the church in , New York, had sent the Tippetses with a letter to JS and $848.40 in donations of cash and property. The high council recommended that the migrants winter in and requested temporary financial help from them. and Caroline Tippets lent $430, to be paid back in the spring when they would resume their journey. This short-term financial assistance brought renewed hope and prompted the recording of prayers and resolutions.

29 November 1834 • Saturday

November 29. 1834.  This evening Joseph and  united in prayer for the contin uance of blessings, after giving  thanks for the relief which the  Lord had lately sent us by  opening the hearts of certain  brethren from the east to  loan us $430.
After conversing and re joicing before the Lord on  this occasion we agreed  to enter into the fol lowing covenant with  the Lord, viz:=
That if the Lord will [p. 87]

Editorial Note
On 5 September 1834, JS left with to attend a conference of elders in , Ohio. In the second half of October, JS was again away from Kirtland, this time to visit the Latter-day Saints in Pontiac, Michigan. When in Kirtland, he continued to work on the church’s printing concerns and on building the .
On the evening of 28 November 1834, the day before this journal resumes, JS attended a high council meeting and heard from members of the Tippets family, who were en route to . In response to a December 1833 revelation that instructed church branches to “gather together all their moneys” and send “honorable men” to purchase lands in , the church in , New York, had sent the Tippetses with a letter to JS and $848.40 in donations of cash and property. The high council recommended that the migrants winter in and requested temporary financial help from them. and Caroline Tippets lent $430, to be paid back in the spring when they would resume their journey. This short-term financial assistance brought renewed hope and prompted the recording of prayers and resolutions.

29 November 1834 • Saturday

This evening Joseph and united in prayer for the continuance of blessings, after giving thanks for the relief which the Lord had lately sent us by opening the hearts of certain brethren from the East to loan us $430.
After conversing and rejoicing before the Lord on this occasion we agreed to enter into the following covenant with the Lord, viz:
That if the Lord will [p. 87]
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