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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​January 21​> this generation; it has been like splitting hemlock knots with a corn dodger for a wedge, and a pumpkin for a beetle. Even the Saints are slow to understand. [HC 6:184] I have tried for a number of years to get the minds of the saints prepared to receive the things of God, but we frequently see some of them, after suffering all they have for the work of God will fly to pieces like glass, as soon as anything comes that is contrary to their traditions; they cannot stand the fire at all; how many will be able to abide a celestial law and go through, and receive their exaltation, I am unable to say; as many are called but few are chosen.”
Prayer meeting in <​the​> Assembly room
22 January 1844 • Monday
<​22​> Monday 22. Rainy; Wind easterly— mud very deep.
Rented the and Stables to , for one thousand dollars per annum, and board for myself and family, and horses, reserving to myself three rooms in the house.
Prayer meeting at ’s; ten present.
23 January 1844 • Tuesday
<​23​> Tuesday 23. took possession of the to continue it as a public house. . , and valued the and lot at $1500, Printing apparatus $950, Bindery $112, Foundry $270 Total $2832, I having sold the concern to , who in consideration was to assume the responsibility of the Lawrence estate.
There was a cotillion party in the evening at the ; The night was clear and cold.
The Ship “Fanny” Captn. Patterson, sailed from with 210 Saints on board.
24 January 1844 • Wednesday
<​24​> Wednesday 24. Called at my about one o’Clock;— I think the apprized valuation of the rather too low.
Weather very cold.
The mob party at , , and Green Plains continued their agitation.
25 January 1844 • Thursday
<​25​> Thursday 25. At home. Prayer meeting at ’s; eight of the Twelve Apostles present. Weather extremely cold.
<​I approved of the doings of a General Court Martial. held January 13th​> [HC 6:185]
26 January 1844 • Friday
<​26​> Friday 26. I dictated to my Clerk an article on the situation of the nation referring to the President’s Message &c.. Prayer meeting at ’s; eight of the Twelve Apostles present. Elder went to to preach. Weather clear and cool.
27 January 1844 • Saturday
<​27.​> Saturday 27. Weather extremely cold and clear. Prayer meeting in the Assembly room. High Council met, but having no business, adjourned.
28 January 1844 • Sunday
<​28​> Sunday 28. I had some Company in the evening from ; I conversed with them on politics, religion &c. Prayer meeting in the Assembly room. Weather very cold.
I insert the following from the Millennial Star:—
“Mr Editor— The idea has frequently crossed my mind, that were the Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ in this age, to keep a Journal of their travels and ministry, and record all the healings and miracles they had witnessed from time to time; that, should their separate Journals be afterwards collected together and published in a volume, [p. 1867]
January 21 this generation; it has been like splitting hemlock knots with a corn dodger for a wedge, and a pumpkin for a beetle. Even the Saints are slow to understand. [HC 6:184] I have tried for a number of years to get the minds of the saints prepared to receive the things of God, but we frequently see some of them, after suffering all they have for the work of God will fly to pieces like glass, as soon as anything comes that is contrary to their traditions; they cannot stand the fire at all; how many will be able to abide a celestial law and go through, and receive their exaltation, I am unable to say; as many are called but few are chosen.”
Prayer meeting in the Assembly room
22 January 1844 • Monday
22 Monday 22. Rainy; Wind easterly— mud very deep.
Rented the and Stables to , for one thousand dollars per annum, and board for myself and family, and horses, reserving to myself three rooms in the house.
Prayer meeting at ’s; ten present.
23 January 1844 • Tuesday
23 Tuesday 23. took possession of the to continue it as a public house. . , and valued the and lot at $1500, Printing apparatus $950, Bindery $112, Foundry $270 Total $2832, I having sold the concern to , who in consideration was to assume the responsibility of the Lawrence estate.
There was a cotillion party in the evening at the ; The night was clear and cold.
The Ship “Fanny” Captn. Patterson, sailed from with 210 Saints on board.
24 January 1844 • Wednesday
24 Wednesday 24. Called at my about one o’Clock;— I think the apprized valuation of the rather too low.
Weather very cold.
The mob party at , , and Green Plains continued their agitation.
25 January 1844 • Thursday
25 Thursday 25. At home. Prayer meeting at ’s; eight of the Twelve Apostles present. Weather extremely cold.
I approved of the doings of a General Court Martial. held January 13th [HC 6:185]
26 January 1844 • Friday
26 Friday 26. I dictated to my Clerk an article on the situation of the nation referring to the President’s Message &c.. Prayer meeting at ’s; eight of the Twelve Apostles present. Elder went to to preach. Weather clear and cool.
27 January 1844 • Saturday
27. Saturday 27. Weather extremely cold and clear. Prayer meeting in the Assembly room. High Council met, but having no business, adjourned.
28 January 1844 • Sunday
28 Sunday 28. I had some Company in the evening from ; I conversed with them on politics, religion &c. Prayer meeting in the Assembly room. Weather very cold.
I insert the following from the Millennial Star:—
“Mr Editor— The idea has frequently crossed my mind, that were the Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ in this age, to keep a Journal of their travels and ministry, and record all the healings and miracles they had witnessed from time to time; that, should their separate Journals be afterwards collected together and published in a volume, [p. 1867]
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