History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​October 4​> publications are on the increase, the duties would almost reprint the Times and Seasons and then we could do our advertizing on the last page, if thought advisable; we could afford it as cheap as the present Star, and pay you something for the privilege of publishing as well as to pay it to the crown, I have not yet learned the amount of funds remaining here subject to your order. I have not had much time as yet to enquire into those matters in consequence of the multitude of business in unloading our freight from ship board. The brethren that came with me wish me to say to those whom it may concern that they are well and will in a few days leave for their fields of labor. I shall write to you once a month, no preventing providence, and should be glad to have you write to me as often, and give me your advice and council relating to those things you in your wisdom may think beneficial to the Saints and emigration in this land. I wish would forward to me the amount of the number that will make the Volume of the Times and Seasons complete by the first opportunity; by so doing I can sell the 200 Volumes to advantage. I will try to forward to him what I can obtain for the Times and Seasons already here; if it should be thought wisdom to reprint the Times and Seasons here, I wish would be particular to send so that we could obtain them if possible, I am informed by Elder Ward that they have not received any intelligence from you since last February. I wish you would write me your mind concerning the printing immediately on the receipt of this sheet, so that our communication with the Saints in may not be stopped long. I am as ever your humble servant in the bonds of the N. E. [blank]. C. .”
I was at the preparing some legal papers.
Esq., U.S. Attorney for , arrived this afternoon, and I spent the rest of the day in riding and chatting with him.
Council of the Quorum met and adjourned to Sunday evening, my brother ’s child being sick. [HC 6:45]
The Quorum of the Twelve started from for .
5 October 1843 • Thursday
<​5​> Thursday 5 This morning I rode out with to the farm &c..
In the afternoon rode to the Prairie to shew some brethren some land. Evening, at home, and walked up and down the Streets with my . Gave instructions to try those persons who were preaching, teaching, or practicing the doctrine of plurality of wives; for according to the law I hold the keys of this power in the last days, for there is never but one on Earth at a time on whom the power and its keys are conferred— and I have constantly said no man shall have but one wife at a time, unless the Lord directs otherwise.
6 October 1843 • Friday
<​6​> Friday 6 I attended special Conference, but as few people were out in consequence of the weather proving unfavorable, the organization of the Conference was adjourned until to morrow, or the first pleasant day. <​¶​> After giving notice that ’s case would be considered &c
I walked towards home, and gave instructions to my to cause all the papers relating to my land claims in the [p. 1746]
October 4 publications are on the increase, the duties would almost reprint the Times and Seasons and then we could do our advertizing on the last page, if thought advisable; we could afford it as cheap as the present Star, and pay you something for the privilege of publishing as well as to pay it to the crown, I have not yet learned the amount of funds remaining here subject to your order. I have not had much time as yet to enquire into those matters in consequence of the multitude of business in unloading our freight from ship board. The brethren that came with me wish me to say to those whom it may concern that they are well and will in a few days leave for their fields of labor. I shall write to you once a month, no preventing providence, and should be glad to have you write to me as often, and give me your advice and council relating to those things you in your wisdom may think beneficial to the Saints and emigration in this land. I wish would forward to me the amount of the number that will make the Volume of the Times and Seasons complete by the first opportunity; by so doing I can sell the 200 Volumes to advantage. I will try to forward to him what I can obtain for the Times and Seasons already here; if it should be thought wisdom to reprint the Times and Seasons here, I wish would be particular to send so that we could obtain them if possible, I am informed by Elder Ward that they have not received any intelligence from you since last February. I wish you would write me your mind concerning the printing immediately on the receipt of this sheet, so that our communication with the Saints in may not be stopped long. I am as ever your humble servant in the bonds of the N. E. [blank]. C. .”
I was at the preparing some legal papers.
Esq., U.S. Attorney for , arrived this afternoon, and I spent the rest of the day in riding and chatting with him.
Council of the Quorum met and adjourned to Sunday evening, my brother ’s child being sick. [HC 6:45]
The Quorum of the Twelve started from for .
5 October 1843 • Thursday
5 Thursday 5 This morning I rode out with to the farm &c..
In the afternoon rode to the Prairie to shew some brethren some land. Evening, at home, and walked up and down the Streets with my . Gave instructions to try those persons who were preaching, teaching, or practicing the doctrine of plurality of wives; for according to the law I hold the keys of this power in the last days, for there is never but one on Earth at a time on whom the power and its keys are conferred— and I have constantly said no man shall have but one wife at a time, unless the Lord directs otherwise.
6 October 1843 • Friday
6 Friday 6 I attended special Conference, but as few people were out in consequence of the weather proving unfavorable, the organization of the Conference was adjourned until to morrow, or the first pleasant day. ¶ After giving notice that ’s case would be considered &c
I walked towards home, and gave instructions to my to cause all the papers relating to my land claims in the [p. 1746]
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