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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​July 29​> and not the people called him. Had the people gathered together, and appointed one of their number to be a Prophet, he would have been accountable to the people; but inasmuch as he was called by God and not the people, he is accountable to God only, and the Angel who committed the Gospel to him, and not to any man on earth. The Twelve [HC 5:521] are accountable to the Prophet and not to the church, for the course they pursue, and we have learned to go and do as the Prophet tells us.
Conference met in Utica, Elder in the chair; four branches were represented, containing 7 Elders, 5 Priests, 6 Teachers, 2 Deacons and 159 members; 1 Elder, 2 priests, 1 Teacher and 1 Deacon were ordained.
30 July 1843 • Sunday
<​30.—​> Sunday— I was very sick, my lungs oppressed, and over heated thro’ preaching last Sunday, and called for my brother , , and to lay on hands and pray for me.
Elder preached in the morning. After preaching, called a special Conference to appoint Recorders for Baptisms for the dead. having started on his mission to Ireland, was appointed General church Recorder,
and , , and Recorders for the Baptisms for the dead. In the afternoon the Clerks met to organize and prepare for their duties. [HC 5:522]
Brothers and preached in the morning; and in the afternoon; and in the evening, in the Temperance hall in .
A Conference was held in Briton, Michigan when Mephibosheth Sirrine was chosen President, and nine branches were represented, comprising 5 Elders, 6 Priests, 7 Teachers, 1 Deacon and 225 members.
31 July 1843 • Monday
<​31.​> Monday.— My health improving, I went to the Prairie sold 100 acres of land, and called at my .
Wrote to .
I copy from ’s Journal:—
“Our quorum assembled and walked over ; we first visited Mr. Curling’s Glass Works, and saw them at work through each branch; we saw them make pressed, stamped and plain tumblers, large Jars, &c. We next went on the bluff above the and had a view of the New basin, that is to contain the water to be forced into it from the Alleghany river to water the . From this place we had a fair view of the below; it truly sends forth its columns of smoke and blackness that arise from the coal fires which propel the numerous engines that are the main spring of all the foundries, manufactories, and works of the great city of . <​(¶​> We then descended the hill and visited the water works or reservoir. The building is 150 feet long, 110 feet wide, and contains two engines of 200 horse power each, to drive a force pump to force the water from the Alleghany river into the Basin on the Bluff to supply the wants of the citizens. The whole cost of this building, reservoir, and basin was $200,000. The building is after the Roman order. The whole architecture, design, making and finishing the building was executed by Elder Charles Beck, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. We [p. 1685]
July 29 and not the people called him. Had the people gathered together, and appointed one of their number to be a Prophet, he would have been accountable to the people; but inasmuch as he was called by God and not the people, he is accountable to God only, and the Angel who committed the Gospel to him, and not to any man on earth. The Twelve [HC 5:521] are accountable to the Prophet and not to the church, for the course they pursue, and we have learned to go and do as the Prophet tells us.
Conference met in Utica, Elder in the chair; four branches were represented, containing 7 Elders, 5 Priests, 6 Teachers, 2 Deacons and 159 members; 1 Elder, 2 priests, 1 Teacher and 1 Deacon were ordained.
30 July 1843 • Sunday
30.— Sunday— I was very sick, my lungs oppressed, and over heated thro’ preaching last Sunday, and called for my brother , , and to lay on hands and pray for me.
Elder preached in the morning. After preaching, called a special Conference to appoint Recorders for Baptisms for the dead. having started on his mission to Ireland, was appointed General church Recorder,
and , , and Recorders for the Baptisms for the dead. In the afternoon the Clerks met to organize and prepare for their duties. [HC 5:522]
Brothers and preached in the morning; and in the afternoon; and in the evening, in the Temperance hall in .
A Conference was held in Briton, Michigan when Mephibosheth Sirrine was chosen President, and nine branches were represented, comprising 5 Elders, 6 Priests, 7 Teachers, 1 Deacon and 225 members.
31 July 1843 • Monday
31. Monday.— My health improving, I went to the Prairie sold 100 acres of land, and called at my .
Wrote to .
I copy from ’s Journal:—
“Our quorum assembled and walked over ; we first visited Mr. Curling’s Glass Works, and saw them at work through each branch; we saw them make pressed, stamped and plain tumblers, large Jars, &c. We next went on the bluff above the and had a view of the New basin, that is to contain the water to be forced into it from the Alleghany river to water the . From this place we had a fair view of the below; it truly sends forth its columns of smoke and blackness that arise from the coal fires which propel the numerous engines that are the main spring of all the foundries, manufactories, and works of the great city of . (¶ We then descended the hill and visited the water works or reservoir. The building is 150 feet long, 110 feet wide, and contains two engines of 200 horse power each, to drive a force pump to force the water from the Alleghany river into the Basin on the Bluff to supply the wants of the citizens. The whole cost of this building, reservoir, and basin was $200,000. The building is after the Roman order. The whole architecture, design, making and finishing the building was executed by Elder Charles Beck, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. We [p. 1685]
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