Journal, December 1841–December 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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11 March 1842 • Friday
March. 11 Friday— The Legion was on parade. commanded by Liutenant Genral Joseph Smith in person The line was formed at 10 ’oclock A.M. & soon the Legion ma[r]ched from their usual place of parade. below the . To Water Street. in front of General Smith’s house. where the troops were inspectid and after a recess marched west on the bank of the — & taking a circuetous route resumed their usual Post on the parade ground & closed the day in good order & <with> good feelings & to the fullest satisfaction of the commander in chief.—
In the evening the President attended the Trial of Elder at his own house, the Prests house, appeard before the High council of . on complaint of having recived. written & publishd or or taught certain Revelations & doctrines not consistent with the Doctrine & Covenants of the Church. refusing to present the writtn Revelations. the issued his warrant & brought them before the council. where parts of the same were written Read by himself. aloud to Council, the whole mass of which appeard to be the extreme of folly. nonsense, absurdity falsewood [falsehood]. & bombastic Egotism,— so much so as to keep the saints al[l] laughing, when not over awed by sarrow [sorrow] & shame,— Presidnt Joseph expaind [explained] the nature of the case. & gave a very clear elucedation of the tendency of such Prop[h]ets & propecyings & gave over to the Buffetings of Satan until he shall learn wisdom. After a few appropriate obsevati [observations] from & some of the council: the council voted unanimously. that be removed from the fellowship of the church. president Joseph having previously committed the Revelation above referred to, to the flames.
12 March 1842 • Saturday
Saturday 12 Lieut. Gen. Joseph. Smith. presided at over a courtmartial consisting of the officers of the Legion. at his own house for the purpose of deciding upon the Rank & station of the several officers. & the more perfect organization of the Legion [p. 90]
11 March 1842 • Friday
March. 11 Friday— The Legion was on parade. commanded by Liutenant Genral Joseph Smith in person The line was formed at 10 ’oclock A.M. & soon the Legion marched from their usual place of parade. below the . To Water Street. in front of General Smith’s house. where the troops were inspectid and after a recess marched west on the bank of the — & taking a circuetous route resumed their usual Post on the parade ground & closed the day in good order & with good feelings & to the fullest satisfaction of the commander in chief.—
In the evening the President attended the Trial of Elder at his own house, the Prests house, appeard before the High council of . on complaint of having recived. written & publishd or or taught certain Revelations & doctrines not consistent with the Doctrine & Covenants of the Church. refusing to present the writtn Revelations. the issued his warrant & brought them before the council. where parts of the same were Read by himself. aloud to Council, the whole mass of which appeard to be the extreme of folly. nonsense, absurdity falsewood falsehood. & bombastic Egotism,— so much so as to keep the saints all laughing, when not over awed by sarrow [sorrow] & shame,— Presidnt Joseph expaind explained the nature of the case. & gave a very clear elucedation of the tendency of such Prophets & propecyings & gave over to the Buffetings of Satan until he shall learn wisdom. After a few appropriate obsevati [observations] from & some of the council: the council voted unanimously. that be removed from the fellowship of the church. president Joseph having previously committed the Revelation above referred to, to the flames.
12 March 1842 • Saturday
Saturday 12 Lieut. Gen. Joseph. Smith. presided over a courtmartial consisting of the officers of the Legion. at his own house for the purpose of deciding upon the Rank & station of the several officers. & the more perfect organization of the Legion [p. 90]
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