Journal, March–September 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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is the place where Adam shall come to visit  his people, or the Ancient of days shall sit  as spoken of by Daniel the Prophet,
<20> Sunday was spent principally at , but at the close of the day we struck our  tents and traveled about six miles north and camp ed for the knight, we had in company at this  place and company traveling also  to the north, <21 M[onday]> in the morning after making some  Locations in this place which is in Township 61  Range 27, & 28, we next returned to about two miles in order to secure some  land near which we passed the day  previous, and finding a mistake in the <former> survey  concluded to send the surveyor south 5 or 6 miles  to obtain correct survey, we did so, and some of us  taried to obtain water for the camp
In the evening we held a council, to consult the  bretheren upon the subject of our journey to know  whether it is wisdom to go immediately into the  north country or to tarry here and about here to  secure the land on &.c. The Bretherin  spoke their minds verrily <verry> freely upon the subject,  Prest Smith said he felt impressed to tarry and  secure the land near by, all that is not secured  between this and especially on , said if they should go to  north in this expedition he thought it best to  go immediately to that place, but thought it best  by all means, to secure the land near by on the   &c, The question was put by Prest Smith  and carried unanymously in favour of having the  land secured on the and between this place  and , <22> The next day with a com pany went to the east of the camp and selected some  of the best locations in the country, and returned  with news of good locations in that vicinity yet [p. 44]
is the place where Adam shall come to visit his people, or the Ancient of days shall sit as spoken of by Daniel the Prophet,
20 Sunday was spent principally at , but at the close of the day we struck our tents and traveled about six miles north and camped for the knight, we had in company at this place and company traveling also to the north, 21 Monday in the morning after making some Locations in this place which is in Township 61 Range 27, & 28, we next returned to about two miles in order to secure some land near which we passed the day previous, and finding a mistake in the former survey concluded to send the surveyor south 5 or 6 miles to obtain correct survey, we did so, and some of us taried to obtain water for the camp
In the evening we held a council, to consult the bretheren upon the subject of our journey to know whether it is wisdom to go immediately into the north country or to tarry here and about here to secure the land on &.c. The Bretherin spoke their minds verry freely upon the subject, Prest Smith said he felt impressed to tarry and secure the land near by, all that is not secured between this and especially on , said if they should go to north in this expedition he thought it best to go immediately to that place, but thought it best by all means, to secure the land near by on the &c, The question was put by Prest Smith and carried unanymously in favour of having the land secured on the and between this place and , 22 The next day with a company went to the east of the camp and selected some of the best locations in the country, and returned with news of good locations in that vicinity yet [p. 44]
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