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

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<​February 20​> I instructed the Twelve Apostles to send out a delegation and investigate the locations of and , and hunt out a good location where we can remove to after, the is completed, and where we can build a city in a day, and have a Government of our own; get up into the Mountains where the Devil can not dig us out, and live in a healthy climate— where we can live as old as we have a mind to.
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Warm. The ice floating down the .
A meeting of the citizens of was held at the Court House in . Passed a resolution that the 2nd. Saturday of March be appointed for a general Wolf hunt, being the same day [HC 6:222] selected by the convention of the 17th. inst. for a day of fasting and prayer for my destruction.
21 February 1844 • Wednesday
<​21.​> Wednesday 21. The Rev. Mr. De Wolfe, Episcopalian, lectured in the Assembly Room in the evening. I attended, and after the sermon at his request, spoke to the people, showing them, that to get salvation, we must not only do somethings, but every thing which God has commanded. Men may preach and practice every thing except those things which God commands us to do, and will be damned at last, we may tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs and still not obey the commandments of God, the object with me is to obey and teach others to obey God, in just what he tells us to do. It mattereth not whether the principle is popular or unpopular, I will always maintain a true principle even if I stand alone in it.
My Pacific Inuendo written on the 17th. inst. appeared in the Neighbor of to day, in connection with ’s letter of the 29th. January.
Ice left the West bank of the , opposite the lower brick house.
Very warm and pleasant.
Council of the Twelve met in my ; I insert the Minutes
“At a Meeting of the Twelve, at the Mayor’s February 21— 1844. 7 o’Clock P. M., , , , , , , , and four others being present, called by previous notice, by instruction of President Joseph Smith on the 20th. inst. for the purpose of selecting a company to explore and — and select a site for a new city for the Saints.
, , [p. 1896]
February 20 I instructed the Twelve Apostles to send out a delegation and investigate the locations of and , and hunt out a good location where we can remove to after, the is completed, and where we can build a city in a day, and have a Government of our own; get up into the Mountains where the Devil can not dig us out, and live in a healthy climate— where we can live as old as we have a mind to.
[10 lines blank]
Warm. The ice floating down the .
A meeting of the citizens of was held at the Court House in . Passed a resolution that the 2nd. Saturday of March be appointed for a general Wolf hunt, being the same day [HC 6:222] selected by the convention of the 17th. inst. for a day of fasting and prayer for my destruction.
21 February 1844 • Wednesday
21. Wednesday 21. The Rev. Mr. De Wolfe, Episcopalian, lectured in the Assembly Room in the evening. I attended, and after the sermon at his request, spoke to the people, showing them, that to get salvation, we must not only do somethings, but every thing which God has commanded. Men may preach and practice every thing except those things which God commands us to do, and will be damned at last, we may tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs and still not obey the commandments of God, the object with me is to obey and teach others to obey God, in just what he tells us to do. It mattereth not whether the principle is popular or unpopular, I will always maintain a true principle even if I stand alone in it.
My Pacific Inuendo written on the 17th. inst. appeared in the Neighbor of to day, in connection with ’s letter of the 29th. January.
Ice left the West bank of the , opposite the lower brick house.
Very warm and pleasant.
Council of the Twelve met in my ; I insert the Minutes
“At a Meeting of the Twelve, at the Mayor’s February 21— 1844. 7 o’Clock P. M., , , , , , , , and four others being present, called by previous notice, by instruction of President Joseph Smith on the 20th. inst. for the purpose of selecting a company to explore and — and select a site for a new city for the Saints.
, , [p. 1896]
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