Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 2, 10 March 1843–14 July 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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scattered thousands of miles apart. There is something good. & sacred to me— <in this thing.> the place where a man is buried has been sacred to me.— <this subjct is made mention of—> In Book of Mormon & Scripturs. & <to> the aborigines <regard> the burying places of the<ir> fathers as <is> more sacred that than any thing else.
When I. heard of the death of our beloved bro < it would not have affected me so much> if I had the opp[o]rtunity of burying him in the land of Zion. I beleive, those who have buried their friends here their condition is enviable. Look at Joseph in Egypt how he required his friends to bury him in the tomb of his fathers,— see the expence & great company— & <which attended the> embalming. <&c <and> the going up of the great company. to his burial.>
It has always been considird a g[r]eat curse not to obtain an honorable buryal. <& one of the gratest curses the anci[e]nt prophets could put on any one was. that he man should go without a burial.> [p. [141]]
scattered thousands of miles apart. There is something good. & sacred to me— in this thing. the place where a man is buried has been sacred to me.— this subjct is made mention of— In Book of Mormon & Scripturs. to the aborigines the burying places of their fathers is more sacred than any thing else.
When I. heard of the death of our beloved bro it would not have affected me so much if I had the opportunity of burying him in the land of Zion. I beleive, those who have buried their friends here their condition is enviable. Look at Joseph in Egypt how he required his friends to bury him in the tomb of his fathers,— see the expence which attended the embalming. and the going up of the great company. to his burial.
It has always been considird a great curse not to obtain an honorable buryal. & one of the gratest curses the ancient prophets could put on any one was. that man should go without a burial. [p. [141]]
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