Journal, March–September 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the Council voted to authorize the , to give or to  make over to Prests. Joseph Smith Jr & each  an eighty of land, situate adjacent to the city Corporation  which land is the property of the Church. Also voted that  a committee of three, be appointed, of the council, to con tract with said to their sattisfaction, for their  sevices, this present year, not for preaching or for receiving  the word of God by revelation, neither for instructing the  saints in richteousness, but for services rendered in the  Printing establishment, in translating the words ancient  records &c. &c. The Committee, which consisted of , & , who agreed  that Prests. Smith & should be entitled to, &  receive for this year [blank]  as a just remuneration for their Services.

13 May 1838 • Sunday

Sunday 13th. Today Prest (late of )  delivered a discourse to the saints, in the former part  of the day, and , preached the funeral  sermon of , son of  in the after part of the day.

14 May 1838 • Monday

Monday 14th Prest. Smith spent this day in ploughing  for, himself in his garden. spent the  day in correcting and prepareing matter for the press,  and also <spent a short time> in Company with Elder ,  who arrived this day from Ohio. And I have  spent this day in helping Prest smith, and also in writing,

18 May–1 June 1838 • Friday–Friday

Friday 18th To day Presidents J Smith Jr &  and Bishop  , , , and many  others, left to  for the purpose of Laying off of , making  Locations & laying claims for the of the  saints for the benefit of the poor, and for the  upbuilding of the Church of God, We traveled  this day to the mouth of , which [p. 42]
the Council voted to authorize the , to give or to make over to Prests. Joseph Smith Jr & each an eighty of land, situate adjacent to the city Corporation which land is the property of the Church. Also voted that a committee of three, be appointed, of the council, to contract with said to their sattisfaction, for their sevices, this present year, not for preaching or for receiving the word of God by revelation, neither for instructing the saints in richteousness, but for services rendered in the Printing establishment, in translating the ancient records &c. &c. The Committee, which consisted of , & , who agreed that Prests. Smith & should be entitled to, & receive for this year [blank] as a just remuneration for their Services.

13 May 1838 • Sunday

Sunday 13th. Today Prest (late of ) delivered a discourse to the saints, in the former part of the day, and , preached the funeral sermon of , son of in the after part of the day.

14 May 1838 • Monday

Monday 14th Prest. Smith spent this day in ploughing for, himself in his garden. spent the day in correcting and prepareing matter for the press, and also spent a short time in Company with Elder , who arrived this day from Ohio. And I have spent this day in helping Prest smith, and also in writing,

18 May–1 June 1838 • Friday–Friday

Friday 18th To day Presidents J Smith Jr & and Bishop , , , and many others, left to for the purpose of Laying off of , making Locations & laying claims for the of the saints for the benefit of the poor, and for the upbuilding of the Church of God, We traveled this day to the mouth of , which [p. 42]
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