Journal, December 1841–December 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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[pages 37–38, donation records dated 22–27 December 1841]

24 December 1841 • Friday

December 24. Elder returned from a short mission  to . Iowa, where he baptized 14. bringing  $20. as a donation to the building of the from  James Mo[o]re whom, he baptizd,— having  been disfellowshiped by the elders quorum, is again restored  by the first Presidency, & the decision of the Quorum revoked.
 
December 24[th] Christmas eve, 11 o’clock. While conversing with  and about sending an Agent to England. to establish a  cheap & expeditious conveyance for the saints & merchandize. to this  place. President Joseph said in the name of the Lord we will  prosper if we go forward in this thing.— Private office.

26 December 1841 • Sunday

December 26th. The public meeting of the saints was at President Joseph Smiths  house, on Sunday evening Dec 26th. and after  & had spoken on the principles of faith and the  gifts of the spirit. President Joseph read the 13th. chap of 1st corinthians  and a part of the 14 chap, and remarked that the gift of Tongues was necessary  in the church; <but> That if satan could not speak in tongues he could not tempt  a Dutchman, or any other nation, but the English, for he can tempt the Englishman,  for he has tempted me, & I am an Englishman; but the Gift of Tongues, by the power  of the Holy Ghost, in the church, is for the benefit of the servants of God to preach  to unbelievers, as on the days of Pentecost. when devout men from evry nation  shall assemble to hear of the things of God. let the <elders> preach to them in their  own Mother tongue. whither it is German, French, Spanish or Irish. or any  other. & let those interpret who understand the tongue <Language> spoken. in their mother  tongue. & this is what the Apostle meant. in 1s[t] corinthians 14.27.

27 December 1841 • Monday

Decr 27th. Joseph. was with. , , . & of the twelve, at  his office. instructing them in the principles of the kingdom. & what the  twelve should do in relation to the mission of . & the  European conferences, so as to forward the gathering. means for bulding the  & , & Merchandize; that might go with on  his mission if he chose. but the object of the mission could be accomplished  without.

28 December 1841 • Tuesday

Decr 28 Joseph baptizd , for and in behalf of his parents.   and others in the Font. [p. 39]
[pages 37–38, donation records dated 22–27 December 1841]

24 December 1841 • Friday

December 24. Elder returned from a short mission to . Iowa, where he baptized 14. bringing $20. as a donation to the building of the from James Moore whom, he baptizd,— having been disfellowshiped by the elders quorum, is again restored by the first Presidency, & the decision of the Quorum revoked.
 
December 24[th] Christmas eve, 11 o’clock. While conversing with and about sending an Agent to England. to establish a cheap & expeditious conveyance for the saints & merchandize. to this place. President Joseph said in the name of the Lord we will prosper if we go forward in this thing.— Private office.

26 December 1841 • Sunday

December 26th. The public meeting of the saints was at President Joseph Smiths house, on Sunday evening Dec 26th. and after & had spoken on the principles of faith and the gifts of the spirit. President Joseph read the 13th. chap of 1st corinthians and a part of the 14 chap, and remarked that the gift of Tongues was necessary in the church; but That if satan could not speak in tongues he could not tempt a Dutchman, or any other nation, but the English, for he can tempt the Englishman, for he has tempted me, & I am an Englishman; but the Gift of Tongues, by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the church, is for the benefit of the servants of God to preach to unbelievers, as on the days of Pentecost. when devout men from evry nation shall assemble to hear of the things of God. let the elders preach to them in their own Mother tongue. whither it is German, French, Spanish or Irish. or any other. & let those interpret who understand the Language spoken. in their mother tongue. & this is what the Apostle meant. in 1st corinthians 14.27.

27 December 1841 • Monday

Decr 27th. Joseph. was with. , , . & of the twelve, at his office. instructing them in the principles of the kingdom. & what the twelve should do in relation to the mission of . & the European conferences, so as to forward the gathering. means for bulding the & , & Merchandize; that might go with on his mission if he chose. but the object of the mission could be accomplished without.

28 December 1841 • Tuesday

Decr 28 Joseph baptizd , for and in behalf of his parents. and others in the Font. [p. 39]
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