Journal, December 1841–December 1842

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  • Historical Introduction
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[pages 45–47, donation records dated 1–6 January 1842]
4 January 1842 • Tuesday
Prophecy.
1842 January 4 Thursday evening December 30th. 1841. at  the Presidents , while conversing with Esqr— about the proceedings at , President  Joseph prophesied in the name of the Lord. that the  first thing toward building up was to break  it down, to break down them that are there, and that  it never would be built up till it was broken down, and  after that keep them entirely in the dark concerning our  movements; and it is best to let publish what  he pleases and go to the Devil. and the more lies he  prints, the sooner he will get through; not buy him out  or hinder him; and after they have been in the dark  long enough, let a certain set of men go there who  will do as I tell them, a certain kind of men. some  of those capitalists from the eastern states, say from  ; wise men who will take the lead of  business, and go ahead of those that are there before  they know what we are about. and the place will  prosper, and not till then—
12, 14, 16 January 1842 • Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Coal Mine
1842 January 12 Wednesday January 12th. 1842 President  Joseph. visited his wood-land, about 7 miles  South of his residence, accompanied by John  Sanders and , and found  and examined <a> vein of coal about 18 inches  thick, apparently of a superior quality for the  western country.
Friday 14 and Sanders further examind  the coal mine. and a load of coal was drawn  to the presidents . and the room warmed therewith  for the first time
16 and Sanders reported they had continud digging  untill the vein of coal was but 6 inches thick. & ceased after  getting about 3 waggon loads. [8 lines blank] [p. 48]
[pages 45–47, donation records dated 1–6 January 1842]
4 January 1842 • Tuesday
Prophecy.
1842 January 4 Thursday evening December 30th. 1841. at the Presidents , while conversing with Esqr— about the proceedings at , President Joseph prophesied in the name of the Lord. that the first thing toward building up was to break it down, to break down them that are there, and that it never would be built up till it was broken down, and after that keep them entirely in the dark concerning our movements; and it is best to let publish what he pleases and go to the Devil. and the more lies he prints, the sooner he will get through; not buy him out or hinder him; and after they have been in the dark long enough, let a certain set of men go there who will do as I tell them, a certain kind of men. some of those capitalists from the eastern states, say from ; wise men who will take the lead of business, and go ahead of those that are there before they know what we are about. and the place will prosper, and not till then—
12, 14, 16 January 1842 • Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Coal Mine
1842 January 12 Wednesday January 12th. 1842 President Joseph. visited his wood-land, about 7 miles South of his residence, accompanied by John Sanders and , and found and examined a vein of coal about 18 inches thick, apparently of a superior quality for the western country.
Friday 14 and Sanders further examind the coal mine. and a load of coal was drawn to the presidents . and the room warmed therewith for the first time
16 and Sanders reported they had continud digging untill the vein of coal was but 6 inches thick. & ceased after getting about 3 waggon loads. [8 lines blank] [p. 48]
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