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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​August 6​> to your faith? No; or will ten thousand testimonies destroy your knowledge of a fact? No; I don’t want any one to tell I am a prophet, or attempt to prove my word. I prophesy in the name of God Almighty they shall bear off the palm.
explained at some length concerning the election. [HC 5:526]
started for to transact some business for me, it not being prudent for me to go to .
“The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in held a meeting in the Canaanite church, about 300 Saints were present. Meeting was opened by Elder , and President addressed the congregation at considerable length. He said that a man or woman may ask of God and get a witness and testimony from God concerning any work or messenger that is sent unto them; but if a person asks for a thing that does not concern <​him​>, such as governing the church; <​as a member of the church enquiring concerning the duty of a Presiding Elder,​> what the Prophet or the Twelve ought to do; &c., he will not get an answer; if he does it will not be from God. He also remarked that if any in the church had the <​fullness of the​> Melchisedec Priesthood he did not know it; for any person to have the fulness of that priesthood <​he​> must be a king and a Priest. A person may have a portion of that Priesthood the same as Governors or Judges of have power from the king to transact business; but that does not make them kings of . A person may be anointed king and priest <​long​> before he receives his kingdom.
In the evening Elder preached and was followed by Elder .” -[s Journal]-.
7 August 1843 • Monday
<​7.—​> Monday— Election of representative and State and County officers: the democratic ticket prevailing in by an overwhelming majority.
8 August 1843 • Tuesday
<​8.—​> Tuesday— The Twelve in went out on a pleasure excursion on the Delaware river with about 150 of the Saints; they went down to Gloucester Point, and spent the day in various innocent amusements.
9 August 1843 • Wednesday
<​9.—​> Wednesday— I rode out to my with a Gentleman.
10 August 1843 • Thursday
<​10.—​> Thursday— Rode through the with my brother .
11 August 1843 • Friday
<​11.—​> Friday—
Obituary. (From the Times and Seasons.) It is with regret that we announce the death of our respected brother, Gen. of . He joined the [HC 5:527] church some time ago in the above place, and had come to for the purpose of arranging matters preparatory to his removal to this place. He was attacked by the cholera morbus, and died on Friday night the 11th. inst. He has left an amiable family, and a large circle of acquaintances, by whom he was greatly respected, to mourn his loss. Peace to his ashes.”
No man can put forth his hand to steady this ark, but God and his servant Joseph.
12 August 1843 • Saturday
<​12.—​> Saturday— returned from . I was sick at home. having on Monday last been elected School Commissioner, and George W. Thatcher, Clerk [p. 1688]
August 6 to your faith? No; or will ten thousand testimonies destroy your knowledge of a fact? No; I don’t want any one to tell I am a prophet, or attempt to prove my word. I prophesy in the name of God Almighty they shall bear off the palm.
explained at some length concerning the election. [HC 5:526]
started for to transact some business for me, it not being prudent for me to go to .
“The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in held a meeting in the Canaanite church, about 300 Saints were present. Meeting was opened by Elder , and President addressed the congregation at considerable length. He said that a man or woman may ask of God and get a witness and testimony from God concerning any work or messenger that is sent unto them; but if a person asks for a thing that does not concern him, such as governing the church; as a member of the church enquiring concerning the duty of a Presiding Elder, what the Prophet or the Twelve ought to do; &c., he will not get an answer; if he does it will not be from God. He also remarked that if any in the church had the fullness of the Melchisedec Priesthood he did not know it; for any person to have the fulness of that priesthood he must be a king and a Priest. A person may have a portion of that Priesthood the same as Governors or Judges of have power from the king to transact business; but that does not make them kings of . A person may be anointed king and priest long before he receives his kingdom.
In the evening Elder preached and was followed by Elder .” -[s Journal]-.
7 August 1843 • Monday
7.— Monday— Election of representative and State and County officers: the democratic ticket prevailing in by an overwhelming majority.
8 August 1843 • Tuesday
8.— Tuesday— The Twelve in went out on a pleasure excursion on the Delaware river with about 150 of the Saints; they went down to Gloucester Point, and spent the day in various innocent amusements.
9 August 1843 • Wednesday
9.— Wednesday— I rode out to my with a Gentleman.
10 August 1843 • Thursday
10.— Thursday— Rode through the with my brother .
11 August 1843 • Friday
11.— Friday—
Obituary. (From the Times and Seasons.) It is with regret that we announce the death of our respected brother, Gen. of . He joined the [HC 5:527] church some time ago in the above place, and had come to for the purpose of arranging matters preparatory to his removal to this place. He was attacked by the cholera morbus, and died on Friday night the 11th. inst. He has left an amiable family, and a large circle of acquaintances, by whom he was greatly respected, to mourn his loss. Peace to his ashes.”
12 August 1843 • Saturday
12.— Saturday— returned from . I was sick at home. having on Monday last been elected School Commissioner, and George W. Thatcher, Clerk [p. 1688]
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