Journal, March–September 1838

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  • Historical Introduction
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the hands of my people, And again; Verrily I say  unto you it is my will, that the City should  be built up spedily, by the of my Saints, and  also that other places should be appointed for in  the regions round about as they shall be manifested unto  my Servant Joseph from time to time. For behold I will  be with him and I will Sanctify him before the people for  unto him have I given the of this Kingdom and min istry even so— Amen.

Editorial Note
Up to this point in the journal, apparently copied documents to catch up on recent events. From this point forward, the journal generally consists of regular entries, especially during the next six weeks. However, given the large size of the record book containing this journal, it is unlikely that Robinson carried it as he accompanied JS on various activities. A number of entries may have been written several days after the events.

27 April 1838 • Friday

Friday April the 27th 1838. This day was chiefly spent  in from the earliest perion [period]  of its existance up to this date, By Presidents, Joseph Smith Jr  & , also was engaged in keeping this  record

28 April 1838 • Saturday

Saturday 28th This morning Prests Smith & &  , were invited into attend the ; and acc ordingly attended, the buisness before the high council,  was the trial of an case appealed, from the of the Church,  near ; Whereas [blank] was plantiff,  and defendant. Council called to order.  &. , Presiding, It appeared in calling the council to order,  that some of the seats were vacated; the council then proceeded  to fill those seats: &c. And as there appeared to be no persons to fill  Said Seats, Eligible to that office; Presidents Smith & ,  were strongly solisited to act as councilors, or to Preside, and  let the then presiding officers sit on the council; &c. They accepted  of the former proposal, and accordingly Prest. Smith was choosen to  act on the part of the defence, and to speak upon the case, togeth[er]  with . and , was chosen to act on  the part of the prossecution, and to speak upon the case together  with , after the council was organized, and op[e]ned  by prayer; the notorious case of , was called in  question; after some arbitrarious speeches, to know whether witnesses  should be admitted, to testify against , or whether he should  have the privilege of confessing his own Sins, It was desided;  that witnesses Should be admited, and also the writen testimo [p. 34]
the hands of my people, And again; Verrily I say unto you it is my will, that the City should be built up spedily, by the of my Saints, and also that other places should be appointed for in the regions round about as they shall be manifested unto my Servant Joseph from time to time. For behold I will be with him and I will Sanctify him before the people for unto him have I given the of this Kingdom and ministry even so— Amen.

Editorial Note
Up to this point in the journal, apparently copied documents to catch up on recent events. From this point forward, the journal generally consists of regular entries, especially during the next six weeks. However, given the large size of the record book containing this journal, it is unlikely that Robinson carried it as he accompanied JS on various activities. A number of entries may have been written several days after the events.

27 April 1838 • Friday

Friday April the 27th 1838. This day was chiefly spent in from the earliest perion period of its existance up to this date, By Presidents, Joseph Smith Jr & , also engaged in keeping this record

28 April 1838 • Saturday

Saturday 28th This morning Prests Smith & & , were invited to attend the ; and accordingly attended, the buisness before the high council, was the trial of a case appealed, from the of the Church, near ; Whereas [blank] was plantiff, and defendant. Council called to order. &. , Presiding, It appeared in calling the council to order, that some of the seats were vacated; the council then proceeded to fill those seats: &c. And as there appeared to be no persons to fill Said Seats, Eligible to that office; Presidents Smith & , were strongly solisited to act as councilors, or to Preside, and let the then presiding officers sit on the council; &c. They accepted of the former proposal, and accordingly Prest. Smith was choosen to act on the part of the defence, and to speak upon the case, together with . , was chosen to act on the part of the prossecution, and to speak upon the case together with , after the council was organized, and opened by prayer; the notorious case of , was called in question; after some arbitrarious speeches, to know whether witnesses should be admitted, to testify against , or whether he should have the privilege of confessing his own Sins, It was desided; that witnesses Should be admited, and also the writen testimo [p. 34]
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