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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​October 22​> held conferences, set in order the churches, collected Tithings for the , and subscriptions for the ; baptized many, and stirred up a general system of gathering among the Saints in the Eastern countries. They have been absent near four months, and have accomplished a good work. I was very glad to see them, and blest them in the name of the Lord. Elders and Bradford Elliot also returned from their Missions, and quite a respectable number of Saints came in their Company.
Pleasant cool day.
23 October 1843 • Monday
<​23​> Monday 23. Those of the Twelve who returned from the East yesterday, visited me through the day and paid over the means they had received for the and the [HC 6:60] : I immediately gave directions to send to for groceries and different articles necessary for the and the workmen thereon.
This morning President , Patriarch of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, entered upon the duties of his office, having previously appointed by the voice of the Spirit, to supply the place of the late deceased, as one of the Temple Committee; on his arrival at the he was greeted by a hearty welcome from those engaged on the works, and the universal feeling is, that great good will result from this appointment.
The day cloudy, with strong East wind.
24 October 1843 • Tuesday
<​24​> Tuesday 24. and started for to see the and endeavor to obtain from him the quota of State arms which belong to the Legion.
Morning, warm and pleasant; Afternoon, Wind west by North, at 4 a little rain accompanied by snow, for the first time this fall.
25 October 1843 • Wednesday
<​25​> Wednesday 25. Ice ⅓ of an inch thick on small bodies of water. Cloudy and cold day.
In the evening settled the Taxes for the and .
Eleven deaths in the city reported this week.
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27 October 1843 • Friday
<​27​> Friday 27. I was at home and received a visit from Bishop and Elder who have just returned from their trip to Mississippi and Alabama.
Many emigrants have arrived in the last few weeks.
Prayer meeting at my house in the evening.
28 October 1843 • Saturday
<​28​> Saturday 28. Cold East wind. At home all day.
29 October 1843 • Sunday
<​29​> Sunday 29. Meeting at the , south side of the , from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Elders and preached. called for a collection of $8.00, to buy a new book in which to record History, which was made up.
At 9 a.m. Elders , and [HC 6:61] ordained , an Elder; who was going to on business, 2 P.M. prayer meeting in my house, 25 present. I gave instructions on the things of the Priesthood.
30 October 1843 • Monday
<​30​> Monday 30. At 9 a.m. went to Mayor’s court, and adjourned it for one week.
12 noon, attended a court in the office, when the parties agreed to leave their difficulty to be settled by the arbitration of brother Flagg. [p. 1759]
October 22 held conferences, set in order the churches, collected Tithings for the , and subscriptions for the ; baptized many, and stirred up a general system of gathering among the Saints in the Eastern countries. They have been absent near four months, and have accomplished a good work. I was very glad to see them, and blest them in the name of the Lord. Elders and Bradford Elliot also returned from their Missions, and quite a respectable number of Saints came in their Company.
Pleasant cool day.
23 October 1843 • Monday
23 Monday 23. Those of the Twelve who returned from the East yesterday, visited me through the day and paid over the means they had received for the and the [HC 6:60] : I immediately gave directions to send to for groceries and different articles necessary for the and the workmen thereon.
This morning President , Patriarch of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, entered upon the duties of his office, having previously appointed by the voice of the Spirit, to supply the place of the late deceased, as one of the Temple Committee; on his arrival at the he was greeted by a hearty welcome from those engaged on the works, and the universal feeling is, that great good will result from this appointment.
The day cloudy, with strong East wind.
24 October 1843 • Tuesday
24 Tuesday 24. and started for to see the and endeavor to obtain from him the quota of State arms which belong to the Legion.
Morning, warm and pleasant; Afternoon, Wind west by North, at 4 a little rain accompanied by snow, for the first time this fall.
25 October 1843 • Wednesday
25 Wednesday 25. Ice ⅓ of an inch thick on small bodies of water. Cloudy and cold day.
In the evening settled the Taxes for the and .
Eleven deaths in the city reported this week.
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27 October 1843 • Friday
27 Friday 27. I was at home and received a visit from Bishop and Elder who have just returned from their trip to Mississippi and Alabama.
Many emigrants have arrived in the last few weeks.
Prayer meeting at my house in the evening.
28 October 1843 • Saturday
28 Saturday 28. Cold East wind. At home all day.
29 October 1843 • Sunday
29 Sunday 29. Meeting at the , south side of the , from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Elders and preached. called for a collection of $8.00, to buy a new book in which to record History, which was made up.
At 9 a.m. Elders , and [HC 6:61] ordained , an Elder; who was going to on business, 2 P.M. prayer meeting in my house, 25 present. I gave instructions on the things of the Priesthood.
30 October 1843 • Monday
30 Monday 30. At 9 a.m. went to Mayor’s court, and adjourned it for one week.
12 noon, attended a court in the office, when the parties agreed to leave their difficulty to be settled by the arbitration of brother Flagg. [p. 1759]
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