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

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6 March 1844 • Wednesday
<​6.​> Wednesday 6. Went to my , and thence with to Mr. Bryant’s, to see him about his uniting with and others to resist the ordinance of the .
The Neighbor publishes the name of as Candidate for Vice President.
7 March 1844 • Thursday
<​7.​> Thursday 7. A splendid <​day​> wind from the South West.
Minutes of a General Meeting. Reported by Elders and .
“A vast assembly of Saints met at the of the Lord at 9 o’clock A. M. by a special appointment of President Joseph Smith, for the purpose of advancing the progress of the &c.
The Patriarch, was present, also of the Twelve Apostles , , , , , , and ; also the Temple Committee and about eight thousand Saints.
A hymn was sung by the choir prayer by Elder ; when another hymn was sung.
Patriarch took the and said
‘The object of the meeting is to stir up your minds by way of remembrance. It is necessary to have a starting point which is to build the . With the assistance of the sisters we expect to get the nails and glass, and with the assistance of the brethren we expect to do the rest. I will proclaim in public and in private that the sisters bought the glass and nails by penny subscription. Choose ye this day whom ye will serve.
We shall call upon this vast multitude for a donation to buy powder and fuse rope to blast the rocks in the quarry. We want the brethren to at least do as much as the sisters. [HC 6:236] We do not intend to finish the this season, but to take all the hands and finish the this summer, or the walls of it, and get the roof on by December and do off the inside next winter, and about a year from this spring we will dedicate it. We can do anything we undertake, we have power and we can do great things. In five years to come the work will progress more than it has done for ten years past. Isaiah said we should perform a marvellous work and a wonder. I don’t wonder he said so, if he saw this vast multitude, and I think this people is abundantly able to build this , and much depends upon it for our endowments, and sealing powers and many blessings depend upon it.
President Joseph Smith then arrived, took the stand arose, and after requesting to come to the and take his post, said:
I do not know whether the object of the meeting has [p. 1907]
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6 March 1844 • Wednesday
6. Wednesday 6. Went to my , and thence with to Mr. Bryant’s, to see him about his uniting with and others to resist the ordinance of the .
The Neighbor publishes the name of as Candidate for Vice President.
7 March 1844 • Thursday
7. Thursday 7. A splendid day wind from the South West.
Minutes of a General Meeting. Reported by Elders and .
“A vast assembly of Saints met at the of the Lord at 9 o’clock A. M. by a special appointment of President Joseph Smith, for the purpose of advancing the progress of the &c.
The Patriarch, was present, also of the Twelve Apostles , , , , , , and ; also the Temple Committee and about eight thousand Saints.
A hymn was sung by the choir prayer by Elder ; when another hymn was sung.
Patriarch took the and said
‘The object of the meeting is to stir up your minds by way of remembrance. It is necessary to have a starting point which is to build the . With the assistance of the sisters we expect to get the nails and glass, and with the assistance of the brethren we expect to do the rest. I will proclaim in public and in private that the sisters bought the glass and nails by penny subscription. Choose ye this day whom ye will serve.
We shall call upon this vast multitude for a donation to buy powder and fuse rope to blast the rocks in the quarry. We want the brethren to at least do as much as the sisters. [HC 6:236] We do not intend to finish the this season, but to take all the hands and finish the this summer, or the walls of it, and get the roof on by December and do off the inside next winter, and about a year from this spring we will dedicate it. We can do anything we undertake, we have power and we can do great things. In five years to come the work will progress more than it has done for ten years past. Isaiah said we should perform a marvellous work and a wonder. I don’t wonder he said so, if he saw this vast multitude, and I think this people is abundantly able to build this , and much depends upon it for our endowments, and sealing powers and many blessings depend upon it.
President Joseph Smith then arrived, took the stand arose, and after requesting to come to the and take his post, said:
I do not know whether the object of the meeting has [p. 1907]
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