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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 9​> at . God will deliver his faithful Saints; you will be innocent, and do a good work; you will come back, and bring your sheaves with you rejoicing. every man has he principle <​privilege​> of practicing godliness, and virtue, and of manifesting himself as a servant of the most High God. lost his money by gambling, and joined black legs. Those men who say there is evil in the church are evil themselves; this doctrine is the best for any man to practice <​and will do him​> good— ask of God that you may have wisdom to do all things. If you hear anything of an Elder preaching false doctrine, ask of God in full faith that it may be taken—— off the minds of the people.”
<​A contribution was taken up for me: $100 was raised, and another $100 loaned.​>
The weather has been beautiful for the Conference and they have been the greatest, best, and most glorious five consecutive days ever enjoyed by this generation; much good was done; many spectators were present from , , Fort Madison and other Towns; when we consider the immense number present, the good order that was preserved it speaks much in favor of the morality of the .
In the afternoon I rode out with , and others to the mound. The Peach trees look beautiful.
I copy from the Millennial Star, the Minutes of the Conference for the past 4 days, held in the Music Hall England.
6 April 1844 • Saturday • Second of Two Entries
“According to previous announcement, the General Conference of the various branches of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commenced its sittings in the Music Hall, on the 6th. of April, 1844. [HC 6:326]
It was with very peculiar feelings that we met the brethren who came as deputations from the Conferences in this land. The reflection that fourteen years ago the Church of Jesus Christ was organized in these last days of six members only, and that probably at the present time, in both hemispheres, she numbers one hundred and fifty thousand; this reflection together with the thought, that simultaneously with ourselves, our brethren in would be assembled in Conference also, to consider the situation of the church generally, and to meditate on the adoption of such measures as may be necessary for rolling on the great [p. 2000]
April 9 at . God will deliver his faithful Saints; you will be innocent, and do a good work; you will come back, and bring your sheaves with you rejoicing. every man has he privilege of practicing godliness, and virtue, and of manifesting himself as a servant of the most High God. lost his money by gambling, and joined black legs. Those men who say there is evil in the church are evil themselves; this doctrine is the best for any man to practice and will do him good— ask of God that you may have wisdom to do all things. If you hear anything of an Elder preaching false doctrine, ask of God in full faith that it may be taken—— off the minds of the people.”
A contribution was taken up for me: $100 was raised, and another $100 loaned.
The weather has been beautiful for the Conference and they have been the greatest, best, and most glorious five consecutive days ever enjoyed by this generation; much good was done; many spectators were present from , , Fort Madison and other Towns; when we consider the immense number present, the good order that was preserved it speaks much in favor of the morality of the .
In the afternoon I rode out with , and others to the mound. The Peach trees look beautiful.
I copy from the Millennial Star, the Minutes of the Conference for the past 4 days, held in the Music Hall England.
6 April 1844 • Saturday • Second of Two Entries
“According to previous announcement, the General Conference of the various branches of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commenced its sittings in the Music Hall, on the 6th. of April, 1844. [HC 6:326]
It was with very peculiar feelings that we met the brethren who came as deputations from the Conferences in this land. The reflection that fourteen years ago the Church of Jesus Christ was organized in these last days of six members only, and that probably at the present time, in both hemispheres, she numbers one hundred and fifty thousand; this reflection together with the thought, that simultaneously with ourselves, our brethren in would be assembled in Conference also, to consider the situation of the church generally, and to meditate on the adoption of such measures as may be necessary for rolling on the great [p. 2000]
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