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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​March 14.​> At 2 went to see brother John Wilkie, he had sent to me to come and see him— he wanted to know what he should do.
I told him of the order to tithing, &c. and he wanted I should come again.
at 4 went to Assembly room again sent on a Mission to . at 7 adjourned to next Tuesday at 9 a. m.
15 March 1844 • Friday
<​15.​> Friday 15. Dull cloudy day, N. Wind— frosty night.
Spent the day in Council.
Being in a strait—— to raise money to assist the hands in the . I sent Elders and to borrow some money from Mr. Orme who, it is believed had a large sum of money lying idle— but did not get any.
I copy from the law of the Lord.
“This day President Joseph Smith rode over to brother John Wilkie’s at his special request to give him some instructions relative to his duty in regard to tithing and consecration. Brother Wilkie has for a long time back been strugling with his feelings, designing to do right but laboring under many fears and prejudices in consequence of having in some degree given way to believe the base reports circulated by individuals for the purpose of injuring the authorities of the church, and also from various other causes. His faithful companion has persevered diligently, and with fervent prayer has called upon God in his behalf until she has realized her utmost wishes. [HC 6:264] Brother Wilkie now feels anxious to do right in all things, and especially to pay his tithing to the full. President Joseph showed him the principles of consecration and the means whereby he might realize the fulness of the blessings of the celestial kingdom, and as an evidence that he desired to do right, he paid over to the Trustee in trust the sum of Three hundred dollars in Gold and Silver for the benefit of the and which is now recorded on consecration $300.
He also signified his intention of paying more as soon as he could get matters properly arranged. The President then pronounced a blessing upon him and his companion, that they should have the blessing of God to attend them in their basket and in their store; that they should have the blessing of health and salvation and long life, inasmuch as they would continue to walk in obedience to the commandments of God. May the Lord grant his spirit and peace to abide upon brother Wilkie and his companion through the remainder of their days, May their hearts expand and become enlarged to receive the fulness of the blessings of the kingdom of heaven; May they have the light of eternal truth continually springing up in them like a well of living water, may they be shielded from the powers of Satan, and the influence of designing men, and their faith increase from day to day until they shall have power to lay hold on the blessings of God and the gifts of the spirit until they are satisfied, and finally may they live to a good old age and when they have lived while they desire life may they die in peace and be received into the mansions of eternal [p. 1930]
March 14. At 2 went to see brother John Wilkie, he had sent to me to come and see him— he wanted to know what he should do.
I told him of the order to tithing, &c. and he wanted I should come again.
at 4 went to Assembly room again sent on a Mission to . at 7 adjourned to next Tuesday at 9 a. m.
15 March 1844 • Friday
15. Friday 15. Dull cloudy day, N. Wind— frosty night.
Spent the day in Council.
Being in a strait—— to raise money to assist the hands in the . I sent Elders and to borrow some money from Mr. Orme who, it is believed had a large sum of money lying idle— but did not get any.
I copy from the law of the Lord.
“This day President Joseph Smith rode over to brother John Wilkie’s at his special request to give him some instructions relative to his duty in regard to tithing and consecration. Brother Wilkie has for a long time back been strugling with his feelings, designing to do right but laboring under many fears and prejudices in consequence of having in some degree given way to believe the base reports circulated by individuals for the purpose of injuring the authorities of the church, and also from various other causes. His faithful companion has persevered diligently, and with fervent prayer has called upon God in his behalf until she has realized her utmost wishes. [HC 6:264] Brother Wilkie now feels anxious to do right in all things, and especially to pay his tithing to the full. President Joseph showed him the principles of consecration and the means whereby he might realize the fulness of the blessings of the celestial kingdom, and as an evidence that he desired to do right, he paid over to the Trustee in trust the sum of Three hundred dollars in Gold and Silver for the benefit of the and which is now recorded on consecration $300.
He also signified his intention of paying more as soon as he could get matters properly arranged. The President then pronounced a blessing upon him and his companion, that they should have the blessing of God to attend them in their basket and in their store; that they should have the blessing of health and salvation and long life, inasmuch as they would continue to walk in obedience to the commandments of God. May the Lord grant his spirit and peace to abide upon brother Wilkie and his companion through the remainder of their days, May their hearts expand and become enlarged to receive the fulness of the blessings of the kingdom of heaven; May they have the light of eternal truth continually springing up in them like a well of living water, may they be shielded from the powers of Satan, and the influence of designing men, and their faith increase from day to day until they shall have power to lay hold on the blessings of God and the gifts of the spirit until they are satisfied, and finally may they live to a good old age and when they have lived while they desire life may they die in peace and be received into the mansions of eternal [p. 1930]
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