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

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  • Historical Introduction
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<​February 28.​> this object. Mr. Smith is not so generally known personally as are several of the above named candidates, and although he has been much spoken of as a man he has been a great deal calumniated and misrepresented, and his true character is very little known. It is for us to take away this false coloring, and by lecturing, by publishing, and circulating his works: his political views; his honor, integrity, and virtue: stop the foul mouth of slander, and present him before the public in his own colors, that he may be known, respected, and supported.”
Thomas S. Edwards volunteered to join the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains.
29 February 1844 • Thursday
<​29.​> Thursday 29. Called at my , and gave the “Zanesville Gazette” of Jan 31 containing the speech of Cassius M. Clay, delivered in Scott County Kentucky December 30. 1843 on annexing to the , and instructed him to reply to the same and gave him the subject matter and directed the manner I wished it done and then rode out with [3 words illegible]
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The “Ohio” Steamer went up the .
Moses Smith and Rufus Beach volunteered to join the exploring expedition.
1 March 1844 • Friday
<​March 1.​> Friday 1. Very frosty night, showery day. West wind.
Spent the day in counciling <​counseling​>. [HC 6:227]
Letters from the Elders show a rapid progress of the work of the Lord in different parts of the Union. Elder has gone to , for the purpose of proclaiming to the rulers of our nation the principles of eternal truth. By a letter received from him we learn, he has been preaching and baptizing in and vicinity.
“The High Council of the church of Jesus christ of Latter Day Saints at , to the Saints of this Stake . . . . . Greeting.
Beloved Brethren:— Realizing as we do, the importance of the work in which we are engaged, we deem it expedient to lay before you such matters from time to time, as in our opinion will be beneficial to the Saints, and the spirit in us may seem to require. We would remind our Brethren, the Elders, who have at sundry times been sent forth as flaming heralds; messengers of the everlasting Gospel, who proclaim a message of salvation to their fellow men, thereby gathering and bringing up to Zion the scattered elect of God, to be taught more perfectly the principles of salvation: that whilst their message is abroad, we have had our mission to remain at , and to participate with the Saints in the blessings of poverty, if such it may be called, amid sickness and distress, in the vexations and turmoils of the unruly and ungodly, for which no man has paid us, for days, weeks, months and years; that our time has been spent in endeavoring to settle difficulties, set in order the things needful to salvation; in trying to reconcile and cement the feelings of our brethren to each other in the spirit of the gospel, whilst at times, circumstances of a more painful nature have been presented. Individuals have been brought before us, charged with high crimes in the violation of the laws of heaven, [p. 1900]
February 28. this object. Mr. Smith is not so generally known personally as are several of the above named candidates, and although he has been much spoken of as a man he has been a great deal calumniated and misrepresented, and his true character is very little known. It is for us to take away this false coloring, and by lecturing, by publishing, and circulating his works: his political views; his honor, integrity, and virtue: stop the foul mouth of slander, and present him before the public in his own colors, that he may be known, respected, and supported.”
Thomas S. Edwards volunteered to join the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains.
29 February 1844 • Thursday
29. Thursday 29. Called at my , and gave the “Zanesville Gazette” of Jan 31 containing the speech of Cassius M. Clay, delivered in Scott County Kentucky December 30. 1843 on annexing to the , and instructed him to reply to the same and gave him the subject matter and directed the manner I wished it done and then rode out with
The “Ohio” Steamer went up the .
Moses Smith and Rufus Beach volunteered to join the exploring expedition.
1 March 1844 • Friday
March 1. Friday 1. Very frosty night, showery day. West wind.
Spent the day in counseling. [HC 6:227]
Letters from the Elders show a rapid progress of the work of the Lord in different parts of the Union. Elder has gone to , for the purpose of proclaiming to the rulers of our nation the principles of eternal truth. By a letter received from him we learn, he has been preaching and baptizing in and vicinity.
“The High Council of the church of Jesus christ of Latter Day Saints at , to the Saints of this Stake . . . . . Greeting.
Beloved Brethren:— Realizing as we do, the importance of the work in which we are engaged, we deem it expedient to lay before you such matters from time to time, as in our opinion will be beneficial to the Saints, and the spirit in us may seem to require. We would remind our Brethren, the Elders, who have at sundry times been sent forth as flaming heralds; messengers of the everlasting Gospel, who proclaim a message of salvation to their fellow men, thereby gathering and bringing up to Zion the scattered elect of God, to be taught more perfectly the principles of salvation: that whilst their message is abroad, we have had our mission to remain at , and to participate with the Saints in the blessings of poverty, if such it may be called, amid sickness and distress, in the vexations and turmoils of the unruly and ungodly, for which no man has paid us, for days, weeks, months and years; that our time has been spent in endeavoring to settle difficulties, set in order the things needful to salvation; in trying to reconcile and cement the feelings of our brethren to each other in the spirit of the gospel, whilst at times, circumstances of a more painful nature have been presented. Individuals have been brought before us, charged with high crimes in the violation of the laws of heaven, [p. 1900]
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