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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​March 24​> it was such a wonderful thing for a Latter Day Saint to die in England, that was arraigned before the Mayor’s Court at , on the third of October, charged with “killing and slaying” the said Alice, with a “black stick,” &c but was discharged without being permitted to make his defence, as soon as it was discovered that the iniquity of his accusers was about to be made manifest. October 19th. 1838, gave himself wholly to the work, and soon after commenced preaching and baptizing in ; and from thence the work spread into Stockport, and other places in the neighborhood, through the labors of Elders , , John Moon, and <​David​> Wilding. A small church had previously sprung up in Bolton, through the labors of Elder <​D​> Wilding, and was continued by Elder . In the summer of 1839 Elders , , and J. Moon labored in Burslem, with some success, and a small church was planted in Burnley by Elder Thomas Richardson, besides many who were added in the older Branches, through the instrumentality of the local elders and priests, who were generally very faithful. December 8. 1839. Elders , Alexander Wright and Samuel Mulliner arrived in , from ; and on the 25th. brothers Wright and Mulliner started for Scotland, and soon commenced preaching and baptizing in Paisley and vicinity— January 13th. 1840 Elders , , and arrived in , from ; and on the 18th. brothers and started for the Potteries in Staffordshire passing through ; and on the 22nd. left for . April 6th. 1840 just ten years from the organization of the Church, Elders , , , , , and landed in from ; and on the ninth, arrived in , just two years from the day he left for . The arrival of the Elders caused the Saints to rejoice exceedingly— for it had been prophesied by many, (not of the church) that they would never come, and that Elders and would never return, but they are both now in England; Elder , having arrived in on the third instant from
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March 24. 1841. [HC 4:321]
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March 24 it was such a wonderful thing for a Latter Day Saint to die in England, that was arraigned before the Mayor’s Court at , on the third of October, charged with “killing and slaying” the said Alice, with a “black stick,” &c but was discharged without being permitted to make his defence, as soon as it was discovered that the iniquity of his accusers was about to be made manifest. October 19th. 1838, gave himself wholly to the work, and soon after commenced preaching and baptizing in ; and from thence the work spread into Stockport, and other places in the neighborhood, through the labors of Elders , , John Moon, and David Wilding. A small church had previously sprung up in Bolton, through the labors of Elder D Wilding, and was continued by Elder . In the summer of 1839 Elders , , and J. Moon labored in Burslem, with some success, and a small church was planted in Burnley by Elder Thomas Richardson, besides many who were added in the older Branches, through the instrumentality of the local elders and priests, who were generally very faithful. December 8. 1839. Elders , Alexander Wright and Samuel Mulliner arrived in , from ; and on the 25th. brothers Wright and Mulliner started for Scotland, and soon commenced preaching and baptizing in Paisley and vicinity— January 13th. 1840 Elders , , and arrived in , from ; and on the 18th. brothers and started for the Potteries in Staffordshire passing through ; and on the 22nd. left for . April 6th. 1840 just ten years from the organization of the Church, Elders , , , , , and landed in from ; and on the ninth, arrived in , just two years from the day he left for . The arrival of the Elders caused the Saints to rejoice exceedingly— for it had been prophesied by many, (not of the church) that they would never come, and that Elders and would never return, but they are both now in England; Elder , having arrived in on the third instant from
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March 24. 1841. [HC 4:321]
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