History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 17​> and what we are doing in this Country, the work of the Lord <​continues​> progressing here, a<​s when​> — — — — — — — — Elders , and left — — — — — — — —: according to the account that the Elders give of their labors, there have been about eight or nine hundred persons baptized since they left— The gospel is spreading, the devils are roaring; as nigh as I can learn, the priests are howling, the tares — — — are binding up, the wheat is gathering; — — — nations are trembling; kingdoms — — — tottering: “men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things that are coming on the Earth.” The poor among men are rejoicing in the Lord, and the meek do increase their joy: the hearts of the wicked do wax worse and worse, deceiving and be<​ing​> deceived, but I rejoice that I am counted worthy to be one of the number to carry salvation to the poor and meek of the Earth. Brethren, I want to say many things, but I shall not have room on this paper, as I design giving the minutes of our conferences below— After a long and tedious journey of 28 days on the Water we landed in — Elders , , , , and were in Company; we rejoiced in the Lord, and when we cast our minds upon the Saints in our Country, we could by faith participate in their joys; realizing they were met in Conference, it being the 6th. day of April. We soon found a room that we could have to ourselves, which made our solemn assembly glorious: we blest each other and prepared for our labor. The next day we found in the ; there had been about 30 baptized. On Wednesday went to , met with the Church on Sunday, bore testimony of the things the Lord is doing in these last days. President gave out an appointment for a Conference, for the Church on Wednesday the 15th.. At a Council of the 12 held in , England, on the 14th. of April 1840, it being the 9th. day of the 1st. month of the 11th. year, of the rise of the Church of Jesus Christ, Elders , , , , , , and being present. Elder was called to preside, and Elder chosen Secretary; the Council was opened by prayer by Elder . Elder was ordained to the office of an Apostle, and received into the Quorum of the Twelve by unanimous voice, according to previous revelation: Elder was unanimously chosen as the — — — — president of the Twelve. [HC 4:115] Resolved, that he who acts as the Secretary of the Quorum, shall prepare the Minutes of the Conferences of the Quorum, and deposit them in the hands of the President for keeping. Moved by , and seconded by , that Twenty of the Seventies be sent for, and that it be left discretionary with the President of the Twelve, to send for more if he think proper: Conference adjourned, benediction by . At a general Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, held in the Temperance Hall, , Lancashire England, on the 15th. April 1840, President called upon to preside, and Elder chosen Clerk, it being the [p. 1049]
April 17 and what we are doing in this Country, the work of the Lord continues progressing here, as when — — — — — — — — Elders , and left — — — — — — — —: according to the account that the Elders give of their labors, there have been about eight or nine hundred persons baptized since they left— The gospel is spreading, the devils are roaring; as nigh as I can learn, the priests are howling, the tares — — — are binding up, the wheat is gathering; — — — nations are trembling; kingdoms — — — tottering: “men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things that are coming on the Earth.” The poor among men are rejoicing in the Lord, and the meek do increase their joy: the hearts of the wicked do wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived, but I rejoice that I am counted worthy to be one of the number to carry salvation to the poor and meek of the Earth. Brethren, I want to say many things, but I shall not have room on this paper, as I design giving the minutes of our conferences below— After a long and tedious journey of 28 days on the Water we landed in — Elders , , , , and were in Company; we rejoiced in the Lord, and when we cast our minds upon the Saints in our Country, we could by faith participate in their joys; realizing they were met in Conference, it being the 6th. day of April. We soon found a room that we could have to ourselves, which made our solemn assembly glorious: we blest each other and prepared for our labor. The next day we found in the ; there had been about 30 baptized. On Wednesday went to , met with the Church on Sunday, bore testimony of the things the Lord is doing in these last days. President gave out an appointment for a Conference, for the Church on Wednesday the 15th.. At a Council of the 12 held in , England, on the 14th. of April 1840, it being the 9th. day of the 1st. month of the 11th. year, of the rise of the Church of Jesus Christ, Elders , , , , , , and being present. Elder was called to preside, and Elder chosen Secretary; the Council was opened by prayer by Elder . Elder was ordained to the office of an Apostle, and received into the Quorum of the Twelve by unanimous voice, according to previous revelation: Elder was unanimously chosen as the — — — — president of the Twelve. [HC 4:115] Resolved, that he who acts as the Secretary of the Quorum, shall prepare the Minutes of the Conferences of the Quorum, and deposit them in the hands of the President for keeping. Moved by , and seconded by , that Twenty of the Seventies be sent for, and that it be left discretionary with the President of the Twelve, to send for more if he think proper: Conference adjourned, benediction by . At a general Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, held in the Temperance Hall, , Lancashire England, on the 15th. April 1840, President called upon to preside, and Elder chosen Clerk, it being the [p. 1049]
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