Journal, December 1841–December 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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13 December 1841 • Monday • First of Two Entries

1841 Decr.. 13th. A conference was held at on the 4 & 5th of December  1841. over which the patriarch of the church,  Presided, and Joseph Johnson acted as clerk; . , & of the  Quorum of the twelve being present, when it was unanimously  Resolved by the whole conference that the organization of the  Church at as a stake be discontinued, & that John  Lawson be presiding Elder over the Branch, & Joseph Johnson  Clerk; and that , The Bishop, transfer all the  Church property in To the Sole trustee in trust  Joseph Smith, President of the whole church.
 
December 13th 1841 This day Joseph the Seer, and President of the church,  appointed . Recorder. for the  , and the Scribe for the private office  of the President. Just opened in the upper story of  the , and the recorder entered on the  duties of his office.

14 December 1841 • Tuesday

December 14[th].— Joseph commenced opening, unpacking, and  assorting goods in the large front room on  the seckond floor of the , situated  on the corner of the Lot. bounded north by  water Street, & West by Granger Street, this 14th.  day of December A.D. 1841. The building. being yet  unfinished, the Joiners and Masons. are prosecuting this their  labors in the lower part thereof.—

17 December 1841 • Friday

December 17[th] 1841. , President of the Quorum of the twelve,  arrived at his house in , July 1[st] 1841. from  England, having been absent from his family since  the 14th. of September 1839. and the following Revelation  was given at his house in—
. July 9th. 1841.
Dear & well beloved Brother, ,  Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant  . it is no more required at your hand to  leave your family as in times past for your offering is  acceptable to me I have seen your labor and toil in journeyings  for my name. I therefore command you to send my word abroad  and take special care of your family from this time henceforth  and forever, Amen. Given to Joseph Smith this day.” [p. 26]

13 December 1841 • Monday • First of Two Entries

1841 Decr.. 13th. A conference was held at on the 4 & 5th of December 1841. over which the patriarch of the church, Presided, and Joseph Johnson acted as clerk; . , & of the Quorum of the twelve being present, when it was unanimously Resolved by the whole conference that the organization of the Church at as a stake be discontinued, & that John Lawson be presiding Elder over the Branch, & Joseph Johnson Clerk; and that , The Bishop, transfer all the Church property in To the Sole trustee in trust Joseph Smith, President of the whole church.
 
December 13th 1841 This day Joseph the Seer, and President of the church, appointed . Recorder. for the , and the Scribe for the private office of the President. Just opened in the upper story of the , and the recorder entered on the duties of his office.

14 December 1841 • Tuesday

December 14[th].— Joseph commenced opening, unpacking, and assorting goods in the large front room on the seckond floor of the , situated on the corner of the Lot. bounded north by water Street, & West by Granger Street, this 14th. day of December A.D. 1841. The building. being yet unfinished, the Joiners and Masons. are prosecuting their labors in the lower part thereof.—

17 December 1841 • Friday

December 17[th] 1841. , President of the Quorum of the twelve, arrived at his house in , July 1[st] 1841. from England, having been absent from his family since the 14th. of September 1839. and the following Revelation was given at his house in—
. July 9th. 1841.
Dear & well beloved Brother, , Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant . it is no more required at your hand to leave your family as in times past for your offering is acceptable to me I have seen your labor and toil in journeyings for my name. I therefore command you to send my word abroad and take special care of your family from this time henceforth and forever, Amen. Given to Joseph Smith this day.” [p. 26]
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