Times and Seasons, 1 July 1842

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palmed himself upon the fraternity as a regular Mason, in good standing; and satisfactory testimony having been produced before said Lodge, that he, said , was an expelled Mason, we therefore publish, to all the Masonic world, the above facts, that he, the said , may not again impose himself upon the fraternity of Masons.
All Editors who are friendly to the fraternity of free and accepted ancient York Masons will please insert the above.
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Master of Nauvoo Lodge, Under Dispensation.
 
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We have received a letter from the south asking us if we believe in the principle of stealing slaves from their masters. We unequivocally state that we do not! Nor do we believe at all in the principles of modern abolitionists; we are opposed to the principles of oppression only, and would say as Paul said to servants—“servents obey your masters,”—and we hold the rights of all men sacred, and would be the last to infringe upon any man’s property.
 
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We have received several very interesting communications from the elders abroad, and extract the following—
, May 10 1842.
Dear —Yesterday I supposed that I could not have the opportunity of sending this by private conveyance to ; but learning last evening that the Packet ship “Imported,” McPherson, master, (who, with the owners of the vessel were both recently baptized here,) would sail for to day. I improve this opportunity in forwarding this. Br. Russel, the owner, I understand is in possession of four or five other ships. I returned from the north about a week since, having spent about two months in the city of Carlisle, and in Brampton, Burnstones, Alston, and Newcastle upon Tyne. . . . . .
In Birmingham there have been considerable numbers added, as well as in other places generally, where the gospel has been introduced. . . .
attended the Froomes Hill Conference last week, above 1100 members were represented.
The music hall in is yet occupied by the saints, and many respectable people attend. . . .
Wednesday morning, May 18, yesteray, closed the general conference held in , which commenced on the 15th. I believe the presiding officers were present from all the conferences in the kingdom; and the conference was otherwise well attended, every thing was done orderly and harmoniously: was very free and powerful, in his communications and counsels, which apparently was gratefully received. There were represented at the conference 7200 in good standing. The spirit of gathering is more and more developing itself; and every thing seems to favor the idea that the fall will be a time of harvest gathering.
The April number of the Times and Seasons brought to us very welcome intelligence in relation to the arrangements pertaining to the gathering. The same spirit seems to influence the saints on both sides the Atlantic, in relation to that subject.
I expect to go to Bolton on Friday—after that spend a few days in the Clitheroe conference, by which time we look for ’s arrival. baptized 8 yesterday.
The American brethren, , [Lorenzo] Snow, , and Curtis were all at the Conference. It was calculated that one thousand were present on the first day of conference, and it was well attended on the two succeeding days.
The condition of the poor in this country is a wretched one; and the prospect of its being improved is all expressed in the word, despair.
Yours, in the everlasting covenant.
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To .
 
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Elder writes from , and states that they have secured the old Cumberland Church for two years, in that city; that the cause is progressing, and that there is every prospect of a plentiful harvest in that and the region round about.
states that he and some of the brethren mentioned by him will give such information to emigrants travelling this way as they may require.
 
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CONFERENCE MINUTES.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the county of Waldo, met in a quarterly conference in this place, according to previous appointment, at 10 o’clock, A. M. and proceeded to an organization. Elder Alfred Dixon was chosen [p. 843]
palmed himself upon the fraternity as a regular Mason, in good standing; and satisfactory testimony having been produced before said Lodge, that he, said , was an expelled Mason, we therefore publish, to all the Masonic world, the above facts, that he, the said , may not again impose himself upon the fraternity of Masons.
All Editors who are friendly to the fraternity of free and accepted ancient York Masons will please insert the above.
.
Master of Nauvoo Lodge, Under Dispensation.
 
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We have received a letter from the south asking us if we believe in the principle of stealing slaves from their masters. We unequivocally state that we do not! Nor do we believe at all in the principles of modern abolitionists; we are opposed to the principles of oppression only, and would say as Paul said to servants—“servents obey your masters,”—and we hold the rights of all men sacred, and would be the last to infringe upon any man’s property.
 
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We have received several very interesting communications from the elders abroad, and extract the following—
, May 10 1842.
Dear —Yesterday I supposed that I could not have the opportunity of sending this by private conveyance to ; but learning last evening that the Packet ship “Imported,” McPherson, master, (who, with the owners of the vessel were both recently baptized here,) would sail for to day. I improve this opportunity in forwarding this. Br. Russel, the owner, I understand is in possession of four or five other ships. I returned from the north about a week since, having spent about two months in the city of Carlisle, and in Brampton, Burnstones, Alston, and Newcastle upon Tyne. . . . . .
In Birmingham there have been considerable numbers added, as well as in other places generally, where the gospel has been introduced. . . .
attended the Froomes Hill Conference last week, above 1100 members were represented.
The music hall in is yet occupied by the saints, and many respectable people attend. . . .
Wednesday morning, May 18, yesteray, closed the general conference held in , which commenced on the 15th. I believe the presiding officers were present from all the conferences in the kingdom; and the conference was otherwise well attended, every thing was done orderly and harmoniously: was very free and powerful, in his communications and counsels, which apparently was gratefully received. There were represented at the conference 7200 in good standing. The spirit of gathering is more and more developing itself; and every thing seems to favor the idea that the fall will be a time of harvest gathering.
The April number of the Times and Seasons brought to us very welcome intelligence in relation to the arrangements pertaining to the gathering. The same spirit seems to influence the saints on both sides the Atlantic, in relation to that subject.
I expect to go to Bolton on Friday—after that spend a few days in the Clitheroe conference, by which time we look for ’s arrival. baptized 8 yesterday.
The American brethren, , [Lorenzo] Snow, , and Curtis were all at the Conference. It was calculated that one thousand were present on the first day of conference, and it was well attended on the two succeeding days.
The condition of the poor in this country is a wretched one; and the prospect of its being improved is all expressed in the word, despair.
Yours, in the everlasting covenant.
.
To .
 
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Elder writes from , and states that they have secured the old Cumberland Church for two years, in that city; that the cause is progressing, and that there is every prospect of a plentiful harvest in that and the region round about.
states that he and some of the brethren mentioned by him will give such information to emigrants travelling this way as they may require.
 
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CONFERENCE MINUTES.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the county of Waldo, met in a quarterly conference in this place, according to previous appointment, at 10 o’clock, A. M. and proceeded to an organization. Elder Alfred Dixon was chosen [p. 843]
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