Journal, March–September 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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3 May 1838 • Thursday

Thursday the 3.rd. This day also was spent in Writing & parsing  and in administering to the Sick.

4 May 1838 • Friday

Friday 4.th. This day also was spent in studying, &  writing history, by the . also <a> letter from .

5 May 1838 • Saturday

Saturday 5.th This day was spent, by the ,  in writing for the Elders Journal. Also received  intelligence from , by one br— Bailey. who  called upon Pres. Smith, and stated that two hundred  Wagons, with families; would probably be here in three  weeks. The presidency also attended an address, dilivered  by . upon Politics. <Political matters> . is a candidate for Congress. (he is a Federalist.)

6 May 1838 • Sunday

Sunday 6th This day, President Smith. delivered  a discourse. to the people. Showing, or setting forth the  evils that existed, and would exist, by reason of hasty  Judgement or dessisions upon any subject, given by  any people. or in judgeing before they hear both sides  of the question, He also cautioned them against men  men, who should come here whining and grouling  about their money, because they had helpt the  saints and bore some of the burden with others. and  thus thinking that others, (who are still poorer and  who have still bore greater burden than themselves)  aught to make up their loss &c. And thus he cau tioned them to beware of them for here and there  they through [throw?] out foul insinuations, to level as  it were a dart to <the> best interests of the Church, &  if possible to destroy the Characters of its  He also instructed the Church, in the mistories  of the Kingdom of God; giving them a history of  the Plannets &c. and of Abrahams writings upon  the Plannettary System &c. In the after part of  the day Prest. Smith spoke upon different subjects  he dwelt some upon the Subject of Wisdom, &  upon the word of Wisdom. &c.—— [p. 38]

3 May 1838 • Thursday

Thursday the 3.rd. This day also was spent in Writing & parsing and in administering to the Sick.

4 May 1838 • Friday

Friday 4.th. This day also was spent in studying, & writing history, by the . also a letter from .

5 May 1838 • Saturday

Saturday 5.th This day was spent, by the , in writing for the Elders Journal. Also received intelligence from , by one br— Bailey. who called upon Pres. Smith, and stated that two hundred Wagons, with families; would probably be here in three weeks. The presidency also attended an address, dilivered by . upon Political matters . is a candidate for Congress. ( a Federalist.)

6 May 1838 • Sunday

Sunday 6th This day, President Smith. delivered a discourse. to the people. Showing, or setting forth the evils that existed, and would exist, by reason of hasty Judgement or dessisions upon any subject, given by any people. or in judgeing before they hear both sides of the question, He also cautioned them against men men, who should come here whining and grouling about their money, because they had helpt the saints and bore some of the burden with others. and thus thinking that others, (who are still poorer and who have still bore greater burden than themselves) aught to make up their loss &c. And thus he cautioned them to beware of them for here and there they through [throw] out foul insinuations, to level as it were a dart to the best interests of the Church, & if possible to destroy the Characters of its He also instructed the Church, in the mistories of the Kingdom of God; giving them a history of the Plannets &c. and of Abrahams writings upon the Plannettary System &c. In the after part of the day Prest. Smith spoke upon different subjects he dwelt some upon the Subject of Wisdom, & upon the word of Wisdom. &c.—— [p. 38]
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