Journal, December 1841–December 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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24 August 1842 • Wednesday

Wednesday 24th. At home all day. Had a visit from brothers and

26 August 1842 • Friday

Thursday <Friday> 25th. <26th.> At home all day. In the evening in council with some of the Twelve and  others, He gave some very important instructions upon the situation of  matters, showing that it was necessary that the officers who could, should  go abroad through the ; and inasmuch as a great excitement had  been raised, through the community at large, by the falsehoods put  in circulation by and others it was wisdom in God  that the Elders should go forth and deluge the with a flood of truth;  setting forth the mean, contemptible, persecuting conduct of of and those connected with him in his  mean, and corrupt proceedings in plain terms, so that the world  might understand the abusive conduct of our enemies, and stamp  it with indignation. He advised the Twelve to call a special confer ence on Monday next to give instructions to the Elders and call upon  them to go forth upon this important mission, meantime, that  all the affidavits concerning s conduct be taken and  printed so that each Elder could be properly furnished with  correct and weighty testimony to lay before the public.—

27 August 1842 • Saturday

Saturday 27th. In the large room over the with some of the Twelve and others  who were preparing affidavits for the press.—

28 August 1842 • Sunday

Sunday 28th. At home—

29 August 1842 • Monday

Monday 29th. This being the appointed for the conference above referred to, the Elders  assembled in the grove near the about 10 o clock A.M. introduced the object of the conference by stating
“that the people  abroad had been excited by s false statements and that  letters had frequently been received inquiring concerning the true nature  of said reports; in consequence of which it is thought wisdom in God  that every Elder who can, should now go forth to every part of the  , and take proper documents with them setting forth the  truth as it is and also preach the gospel, repentance, baptism & salvation  and tarry preaching untill they shall be called home. They must go wisely,  humbly setting forth the truth as it is in God, and our persecutions, by  which the tide of public feeling will be turned. There are many Elders  here doing little and many people in the world who want to hear the  truth. We want the official members to take their staff and go East, (not  West) and if a mob should come here they will only have women and  children to fight with. When you raise churches send the means you  get to build the , and get the people to take stock in the . It is important that the should be finished that  we may have a suitable house wherein to entertain the great ones of  the earth and teach them the truth. We want the built that we  may offer our oblations and where we can ask forgiveness of our sins every  week, and forgive one another, and offer up our offering & get our endowment [p. 182]

24 August 1842 • Wednesday

Wednesday 24th. At home all day. Had a visit from brothers and

26 August 1842 • Friday

Friday 26th. At home all day. In the evening in council with some of the Twelve and others, He gave some very important instructions upon the situation of matters, showing that it was necessary that the officers who could, should go abroad through the ; and inasmuch as a great excitement had been raised, through the community at large, by the falsehoods put in circulation by and others it was wisdom in God that the Elders should go forth and deluge the with a flood of truth; setting forth the mean, contemptible, persecuting conduct of of and those connected with him in his mean, and corrupt proceedings in plain terms, so that the world might understand the abusive conduct of our enemies, and stamp it with indignation. He advised the Twelve to call a special conference on Monday next to give instructions to the Elders and call upon them to go forth upon this important mission, meantime, that all the affidavits concerning s conduct be taken and printed so that each Elder could be properly furnished with correct and weighty testimony to lay before the public.—

27 August 1842 • Saturday

Saturday 27th. In the large room over the with some of the Twelve and others who were preparing affidavits for the press.—

28 August 1842 • Sunday

Sunday 28th. At home—

29 August 1842 • Monday

Monday 29th. This being the appointed for the conference above referred to, the Elders assembled in the grove near the about 10 o clock A.M. introduced the object of the conference by stating
“that the people abroad had been excited by s false statements and that letters had frequently been received inquiring concerning the true nature of said reports; in consequence of which it is thought wisdom in God that every Elder who can, should now go forth to every part of the , and take proper documents with them setting forth the truth as it is and also preach the gospel, repentance, baptism & salvation and tarry preaching untill they shall be called home. They must go wisely, humbly setting forth the truth as it is in God, and our persecutions, by which the tide of public feeling will be turned. There are many Elders here doing little and many people in the world who want to hear the truth. We want the official members to take their staff and go East, (not West) and if a mob should come here they will only have women and children to fight with. When you raise churches send the means you get to build the , and get the people to take stock in the . It is important that the should be finished that we may have a suitable house wherein to entertain the great ones of the earth and teach them the truth. We want the built that we may offer our oblations and where we can ask forgiveness of our sins every week, and forgive one another, and offer up our offering & get our endowment [p. 182]
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