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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​March 7.​> do away this evil. As soon as was annexed, I would liberate the slaves in two or three States, indemnifying their owners, and send the Negroes to , and from to Mexico, where all colors are alike. And if that was not sufficient, I would call upon and annex it.
Singing by the choir.
Prayer by President .
The Barque Fanny Captain <​Patterson​> arrived at with <​210 Souls​> led by Elder William Kay, they express in a letter to the Millennial Star, that no people ever had a more prosperous voyage, than the Lord has favored this company with, and such a Captain and crew for kindness could scarcely be met with, the Captain frequently administering from the Cabin stores unto the necessities of all who required it—
Elder published an address to the Inhabitants of .
8 March 1844 • Friday
<​8.​> Friday 8. Very heavy rain all night, accompanied by thunder.
arrived from the .
At 10 a. m. my scribe called to tell me that was a native of Ireland and therefore was not constitutionally elligible to be the Vice President— he wanted to know who should be nominated for Vice President, I told him to Council with others on that [HC 6:244] point; when he said he would call a Council this evening.
At 7 p.m. The first Presidency, the Twelve, , , , and assembled in the Mayors , when read the following pacific communication which I had previously dictated him to write:
“A friendly hint to .
One of the most pleasing scenes that can transpire on earth, is, when a sin has been committed by one person against another, to forgive that sin: and then, according to the sublime and perfect pattern of the Savior, pray to our Father in heaven, to forgive also. Verily, verily such a friendly rebuke is like the mellow zephyr of summer’s eve; it soothes; it cheers and gladdens the heart of the humane and the savage.— Well might the wise man exclaim: “a soft answer turneth away wrath.” for men of sense, judgment, and observation, in all the various periods of time, have been witnesses, figuratively speaking, that water not wood, checks the rage of fire.
Jesus said, “blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the children of God;”— wherefore if the nation, a single state, community, or family ought to be greatful for anything, it is peace. Peace, lovely child of heaven; peace, like light from the same great parent, gratifies, animates, and happifies the just and the unjust, and is the very essence of happiness below, and bliss above. He that does not strive with all his powers of body and mind: with all his influence at home and abroad, and to cause others to do so too, to seek peace, and maintain it for his own benefit and convenience, and for the honor of his state, nation and country, has no claim on [p. 1914]
March 7. do away this evil. As soon as was annexed, I would liberate the slaves in two or three States, indemnifying their owners, and send the Negroes to , and from to Mexico, where all colors are alike. And if that was not sufficient, I would call upon and annex it.
Singing by the choir.
Prayer by President .
The Barque Fanny Captain Patterson arrived at with 210 Souls led by Elder William Kay, they express in a letter to the Millennial Star, that no people ever had a more prosperous voyage, than the Lord has favored this company with, and such a Captain and crew for kindness could scarcely be met with, the Captain frequently administering from the Cabin stores unto the necessities of all who required it—
Elder published an address to the Inhabitants of .
8 March 1844 • Friday
8. Friday 8. Very heavy rain all night, accompanied by thunder.
arrived from the .
At 10 a. m. my scribe called to tell me that was a native of Ireland and therefore was not constitutionally elligible to be the Vice President— he wanted to know who should be nominated for Vice President, I told him to Council with others on that [HC 6:244] point; when he said he would call a Council this evening.
At 7 p.m. The first Presidency, the Twelve, , , , and assembled in the Mayors , when read the following pacific communication which I had previously dictated him to write:
“A friendly hint to .
One of the most pleasing scenes that can transpire on earth, is, when a sin has been committed by one person against another, to forgive that sin: and then, according to the sublime and perfect pattern of the Savior, pray to our Father in heaven, to forgive also. Verily, verily such a friendly rebuke is like the mellow zephyr of summer’s eve; it soothes; it cheers and gladdens the heart of the humane and the savage.— Well might the wise man exclaim: “a soft answer turneth away wrath.” for men of sense, judgment, and observation, in all the various periods of time, have been witnesses, figuratively speaking, that water not wood, checks the rage of fire.
Jesus said, “blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the children of God;”— wherefore if the nation, a single state, community, or family ought to be greatful for anything, it is peace. Peace, lovely child of heaven; peace, like light from the same great parent, gratifies, animates, and happifies the just and the unjust, and is the very essence of happiness below, and bliss above. He that does not strive with all his powers of body and mind: with all his influence at home and abroad, and to cause others to do so too, to seek peace, and maintain it for his own benefit and convenience, and for the honor of his state, nation and country, has no claim on [p. 1914]
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