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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​September 1​> As your office has not the necessary Hebrew and Greek type to publish the original text of the Bible, I must imitate the sounds with Roman letters; and will begin with an extract from the 33d. chapter of Deuteronomy, 13th., 14th., 15th., 16th., and 17th., verses; and follow it with the simplest translation, into English, that any known rules of rendition will allow; and then let candid men judge which sounds most like truth: So here it is;
Deuteronomy, 33: 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17.
‘ooleyosafe aumare, meboracat yehovauh aurctso, memagad shaum ahyeem, metaul, oometehome robatsat tauchat; oomemagad tebooote shawmash; oomemagad garash yeranchum; oomerosh handeray kadame; oomemagad gebegnote gnolaum; oomemagad arats, oomeloauth; ooretsone shokenay senah, tauboauh lerosh yosafe, oolekandekode nezeer achauv. Bekore shoro handaur lo, vekahrenay Ream kaurenauv, bauhame gnoumeem yenahgabich yahchedauv ahfesay aurats; vchami reelcbote aferahyeem, vehame ahlefay menahsheh.’
Literal translation
‘And for Joseph he said, on account of the blessings of Jehovah on his land; from the most precious things of the heavens, from the dew and from the great deep’s resting place beneath; and from the most precious increase of the sun: and from the most precious productions of the moons; and from the highest honors of ancient times; and from the most precious things of the hills of eternity; and from the most precious things of the earth, and her fulness; and the delight of dwelling in the bush, come thou for the head of Joseph, and for the crown of the prince of his brethren. The firstling of his bullock’s majesty is for him, and the horns of the Ream are his horns, with them he shall push the people together from the ends of the earth; and they will be the multitudes of Ephraim; and they will be the thousands of Manasseh.’
Not the Prophet, S. T. P.”
2 September 1843 • Saturday
<​2​> Saturday I was not well, and therefore adjourned Mayors court.
3 September 1843 • Sunday
<​3​> Sunday I attended Council with my brother , , , and , and gave instructions to the brethren in relation to things in futurity.
A tremendous storm at Chester, Penn. The creek rose 23 feet in two hours, and swept away all the bridges, many factories and houses, and upwards of twenty persons drowned.
A Conference was held at Hayward’s Hotel, , England. Charles Miller President, William Walker Clerk, Present 1 Patriarch, 1 High Priest, 25 Elders, 40 Priests, 21 Teachers and 4 Deacons.
Total number of members represented were as follows;— 1549 members, including 44 Elders, 99 Priests, 56 Teachers, 22 Deacons. Baptized since last general conference 80, cut off 29, emigrated 18, removed 26, died 4.
4 September 1843 • Monday
<​4​> Monday Attended Mayors court, and tried 3 cases, viz:
City vs A. Dodge, S. Dodge & Luther Partelow.
The two first I fined Five Dollars, and the last one dollar and costs: 1 p.m. Called and gave license for [HC 6:2] a circus performance, which I [p. 1713]
September 1 As your office has not the necessary Hebrew and Greek type to publish the original text of the Bible, I must imitate the sounds with Roman letters; and will begin with an extract from the 33d. chapter of Deuteronomy, 13th., 14th., 15th., 16th., and 17th., verses; and follow it with the simplest translation, into English, that any known rules of rendition will allow; and then let candid men judge which sounds most like truth: So here it is;
Deuteronomy, 33: 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17.
‘ooleyosafe aumare, meboracat yehovauh aurctso, memagad shaum ahyeem, metaul, oometehome robatsat tauchat; oomemagad tebooote shawmash; oomemagad garash yeranchum; oomerosh handeray kadame; oomemagad gebegnote gnolaum; oomemagad arats, oomeloauth; ooretsone shokenay senah, tauboauh lerosh yosafe, oolekandekode nezeer achauv. Bekore shoro handaur lo, vekahrenay Ream kaurenauv, bauhame gnoumeem yenahgabich yahchedauv ahfesay aurats; vchami reelcbote aferahyeem, vehame ahlefay menahsheh.’
Literal translation
‘And for Joseph he said, on account of the blessings of Jehovah on his land; from the most precious things of the heavens, from the dew and from the great deep’s resting place beneath; and from the most precious increase of the sun: and from the most precious productions of the moons; and from the highest honors of ancient times; and from the most precious things of the hills of eternity; and from the most precious things of the earth, and her fulness; and the delight of dwelling in the bush, come thou for the head of Joseph, and for the crown of the prince of his brethren. The firstling of his bullock’s majesty is for him, and the horns of the Ream are his horns, with them he shall push the people together from the ends of the earth; and they will be the multitudes of Ephraim; and they will be the thousands of Manasseh.’
Not the Prophet, S. T. P.”
2 September 1843 • Saturday
2 Saturday I was not well, and therefore adjourned Mayors court.
3 September 1843 • Sunday
3 Sunday I attended Council with my brother , , , and , and gave instructions to the brethren in relation to things in futurity.
A tremendous storm at Chester, Penn. The creek rose 23 feet in two hours, and swept away all the bridges, many factories and houses, and upwards of twenty persons drowned.
A Conference was held at Hayward’s Hotel, , England. Charles Miller President, William Walker Clerk, Present 1 Patriarch, 1 High Priest, 25 Elders, 40 Priests, 21 Teachers and 4 Deacons.
Total number of members represented were as follows;— 1549 members, including 44 Elders, 99 Priests, 56 Teachers, 22 Deacons. Baptized since last general conference 80, cut off 29, emigrated 18, removed 26, died 4.
4 September 1843 • Monday
4 Monday Attended Mayors court, and tried 3 cases, viz:
City A. Dodge, S. Dodge & Luther Partelow.
The two first I fined Five Dollars, and the last one dollar and costs: 1 p.m. Called and gave license for [HC 6:2] a circus performance, which I [p. 1713]
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