Journal, 1839

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Editorial Note
JS’s departure on 15 June began an eleven-day visit to his brother , at , Hancock County, and brother , near , McDonough County, Illinois. He also met with his brother while in . The following three journal entries record ’s observations in the area during JS’s absence.

16 June 1839 • Sunday

Sunday 16th Meeting held  Brs Rose and presiding  I was present and considered that Br  Rose <spoke> not <in> acco[r]dance with the doctrines  of the Church, nor with the Spirit of God  Others thought so too——
preached at  ——
arrived here—

17 June 1839 • Monday

Monday 17th , arrived  returned to on [blank]

18 June 1839 • Tuesday

Tuesday evening, Br Rose  one man named [blank]  at ’s place

Editorial Note
When JS returned to , he reported his activities to . The scribe recorded another journal entry for 15 June and continued with retrospective entries of JS’s travel and activities while away from Commerce visiting his brothers.

15–17 June 1839 • Saturday–Monday

<15th June> Started on Saturday morning with  my family— on a visit to  met on the prairie, found  him in good spirits— went with him  to his house <in — C.>, found his family all well  staid over night, and had a very  satisfactory visit. Next day went  on to Br s, near <the village of> . Staid there untill  monday, and there met with br , who I had not before seen since  our deliverance from prison.

18 June 1839 • Tuesday

Tuesday 18th went to a the house of a man  by the name of Mathews, during the [p. [3]]

Editorial Note
JS’s departure on 15 June began an eleven-day visit to his brother , at , Hancock County, and brother , near , McDonough County, Illinois. He also met with his brother while in . The following three journal entries record ’s observations in the area during JS’s absence.

16 June 1839 • Sunday

Sunday 16th Meeting held Brs Rose and presiding I was present and considered that Br Rose spoke not in accordance with the doctrines of the Church, nor with the Spirit of God Others thought so too——
preached at ——
arrived here—

17 June 1839 • Monday

Monday 17th , arrived returned to on [blank]

18 June 1839 • Tuesday

Tuesday evening, Br Rose one man named [blank] at ’s place

Editorial Note
When JS returned to , he reported his activities to . The scribe recorded another journal entry for 15 June and continued with retrospective entries of JS’s travel and activities while away from Commerce visiting his brothers.

15–17 June 1839 • Saturday–Monday

15th June Started on Saturday morning with my family— on a visit to met on the prairie, found him in good spirits— went with him to his house in — C., found his family all well staid over night, and had a very satisfactory visit. Next day went on to Br s, near the village of . Staid there untill monday, and there met with br , who I had not before seen since our deliverance from prison.

18 June 1839 • Tuesday

Tuesday 18th went to the house of a man by the name of Mathews, during the [p. [3]]
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