Journal, December 1841–December 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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[donation records dated 31 December 1841, lines 1–13]
30–31 December 1841 • Thursday–Friday
Visit
Dec 30, & 31st Esqr & Daniel S. Witter visited President Joseph, at his office, and after much explanation, and conversation concerning & . in which Manifested the kindest & most confidential feelings, and & Witter had expressed their entire approbation of past proceedings of the Presidency; they all agreed that if Joseph did not succeed in the next attempt. to establish and build up . that they would fully excuse him from all censure, & should feel satisfied that he had done all that could reasonably be required of any men in a like case, be the consequence what it might to themselves; and frankly acknowledged, that his temporal salvation depended on the success of the enterprize, and made liberal proposals. for the benefit of the brethren, to help forward the undertaking. The party retired. manifesting the best of feeling. & expressing the most perfect satisfaction with their visit with the president. & all concrned.—
1, 5 January 1842 • Saturday, Wednesday
1842 January 1. January 1st 1842 Joseph commenced placing the goods on the shelves. of the for the first time assisted by Bishop and others; and on wednesday. January 5th. the doors were opened for trading for the first time; the store was filled continually through the day and Joseph was behind the counter continually waiting upon purchasers. [p. 44]
[donation records dated 31 December 1841, lines 1–13]
30–31 December 1841 • Thursday–Friday
Visit
Dec 30, & 31st Esqr & Daniel S. Witter visited President Joseph, at his office, and after much explanation, and conversation concerning & . in which Manifested the kindest & most confidential feelings, and & Witter expressed their entire approbation of past proceedings of the Presidency; they all agreed that if Joseph did not succeed in the next attempt. to establish and build up . that they would fully excuse him from all censure, & should feel satisfied that he had done all that could reasonably be required of any men in a like case, be the consequence what it might to themselves; and frankly acknowledged, that his temporal salvation depended on the success of the enterprize, and made liberal proposals. for the benefit of the brethren, to help forward the undertaking. The party retired. manifesting the best of feeling. & expressing the most perfect satisfaction with their visit with the president. & all concrned.—
1, 5 January 1842 • Saturday, Wednesday
1842 January 1. January 1st 1842 Joseph commenced placing the goods on the shelves. of the for the first time assisted by Bishop and others; and on wednesday. January 5th. the doors were opened for trading for the first time; the store was filled continually through the day and Joseph was behind the counter continually waiting upon purchasers. [p. 44]
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