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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