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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​March 2.​> afterwards explained to my satisfaction. [HC 6:229] President visited Macedonia accompanied by his brother and preached there on the Sabbath.
3 March 1844 • Sunday
<​3.​> Sunday 3. Ground covered with Snow. Attended prayer meeting in the evening.
4 March 1844 • Monday
<​4.​> Monday 4. I suggested the name of of as a candidate for Vice President.
At early candle light the first Presidency; Twelve Apostles, Temple Committee and others, met in Council. I insert the Minutes
“George Coray came in, and said he was sent by , to get Sheep &c. to carry to the , to receipt for it, or agree to pay lumber. President Joseph suggested that it was best to let the remain as it is, until the is completed, as we need the more than anything else. said there was some dissatisfaction about being sent from the without accounts &c. and could not have credit on tithing, and one month at the is only called fifteen days here. <​Prest. Joseph​> told them they should have their number of days in full, ‘we will let the stand until the is done, and we will put all our forces on the turn all our lumber towards the and cover it up this fall, and sell the remainder to get blasting powder, fuse, rope, steel &c. And when the is completed, no man shall pass the threshold, till he has paid five Dollars, and every stranger shall pay five dollars towards liquidating the cash debts on the and I will not have the dirtied.
Let go to the , take the things wanted, and bring back the lumber, and his wages go on as usual; Let a special conference be called on the sixth of April, and all the Elders called home who can come; let the people of this come together on Thursday at 9 o’Clock in the morning. After two or three lectures, we will call on the people to fill up the box, with liberal contributions to procure cash materials for the .’”
I instructed a letter to be written to [HC 6:230] to consult him on the subject of nominating him for Vice President. I here insert the letter:—
March 4th. 1844
“Dear ,
Yours of the 1st. of Feb. was duly received, and produced the most pleasing sensations among your friends here and especially with the prophet; who said ‘tell I am perfectly satisfied with his explanation, and as to “temper” I had not even thought of it.’
“You suggest that ‘Brother Joseph’s correspondence with would appear in some degree to contradict the noble sentiments expressed in that able document’ to yourself; But if you will notice that his communication to you was written as an individual and that to as the voice of the people he represents, I think you will discover no discrepancy; But if so, tell me particulars without delay and you shall have an explanation. [p. 1902]
March 2. afterwards explained to my satisfaction. [HC 6:229] President visited Macedonia accompanied by his brother and preached there on the Sabbath.
3 March 1844 • Sunday
3. Sunday 3. Ground covered with Snow. Attended prayer meeting in the evening.
4 March 1844 • Monday
4. Monday 4. I suggested the name of of as a candidate for Vice President.
At early candle light the first Presidency; Twelve Apostles, Temple Committee and others, met in Council. I insert the Minutes
“George Coray came in, and said he was sent by , to get Sheep &c. to carry to the , to receipt for it, or agree to pay lumber. President Joseph suggested that it was best to let the remain as it is, until the is completed, as we need the more than anything else. said there was some dissatisfaction about being sent from the without accounts &c. and could not have credit on tithing, and one month at the is only called fifteen days here. Prest. Joseph told them they should have their number of days in full, ‘we will let the stand until the is done, and we will put all our forces on the — turn all our lumber towards the and cover it up this fall, and sell the remainder to get blasting powder, fuse, rope, steel &c. And when the is completed, no man shall pass the threshold, till he has paid five Dollars, and every stranger shall pay five dollars towards liquidating the cash debts on the and I will not have the dirtied.
Let go to the , take the things wanted, and bring back the lumber, and his wages go on as usual; Let a special conference be called on the sixth of April, and all the Elders called home who can come; let the people of this come together on Thursday at 9 o’Clock in the morning. After two or three lectures, we will call on the people to fill up the box, with liberal contributions to procure cash materials for the .’”
I instructed a letter to be written to [HC 6:230] to consult him on the subject of nominating him for Vice President. I here insert the letter:—
March 4th. 1844
“Dear ,
Yours of the 1st. of Feb. was duly received, and produced the most pleasing sensations among your friends here and especially with the prophet; who said ‘tell I am perfectly satisfied with his explanation, and as to “temper” I had not even thought of it.’
“You suggest that ‘Brother Joseph’s correspondence with would appear in some degree to contradict the noble sentiments expressed in that able document’ to yourself; But if you will notice that his communication to you was written as an individual and that to as the voice of the people he represents, I think you will discover no discrepancy; But if so, tell me particulars without delay and you shall have an explanation. [p. 1902]
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