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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​September 7​> there was deposited some plates on which were engraved an abridgement of the records of the ancient prophets that had existed on this continent. The angel appeared to me three times the same night and unfolded the same things. After having received many visits from the angels of God unfolding the majesty, and glory of the events that should transpire in the last days, on the morning of the 22nd of September A. D. 1827, the angel of the Lord delivered the records into my hands.
“These records were engraven on plates which had the appearance of gold, each plate was six inches wide and eight inches long and not quite so thick as common tin. They were filled with engravings, in Egyptian characters and bound together in a volume, as the leaves of a book, with three rings running through the whole. The volume was something near six inches in thickness, a part of which was sealed. The characters on the unsealed part were small, and beautifully engraved. The whole book exhibited many marks of antiquity in its construction and much skill in the art of engraving. With the records was found a curious instrument which the ancients called ‘Urim and Thummim’, <​[See Addenda Page 8.​> [HC 6:9]
Called at the office, and administered the laying on of hands to Sister Partington and her two children.
Dreadful conflagration at Stuhlweissenburg in Hungary; about six hundred houses destroyed.
8 September 1843 • Friday
<​8​> Friday I was at home all day, my wife being sick.
started for with the Court papers in relation to the writ of Habeas Corpus, and as a Witness.
I directed to go to , Iowa, to get a deed signed by Mr Moffit for the Steamer “Maid of Iowa”.
Muster day of the first Cohort.
The Twelve held a meeting in Boylston Hall, ; present Elders , , , and .
9 September 1843 • Saturday
<​9​> Saturday My wife a little more comfortable. went to , got the deed signed by Mr Moffit and his wife, and returned in the evening.
General training of the Legion.
The Quorum of the Twelve met the church in at Boylston Hall in Conference, 16 Branches were represented containing 878 members. A great deal of [HC 6:10] valuable instruction was given by the Twelve, and the Hall, a very large one, was crowded. A number were baptized during Conference which lasted three days. The Minutes of Conference I here insert.
“Conference held at Boylston Hall, 9th. September 1843. Present of the Quorum of the Twelve, Elders , , , , , , and . Reported by .
Confereence opened with prayer by Elder .
After the various branches in the New England States were represented, Elder made a few remarks, of which the following is a synopsis: [p. 1716]
September 7 there was deposited some plates on which were engraved an abridgement of the records of the ancient prophets that had existed on this continent. The angel appeared to me three times the same night and unfolded the same things. After having received many visits from the angels of God unfolding the majesty, and glory of the events that should transpire in the last days, on the morning of the 22nd of September A. D. 1827, the angel of the Lord delivered the records into my hands.
“These records were engraven on plates which had the appearance of gold, each plate was six inches wide and eight inches long and not quite so thick as common tin. They were filled with engravings, in Egyptian characters and bound together in a volume, as the leaves of a book, with three rings running through the whole. The volume was something near six inches in thickness, a part of which was sealed. The characters on the unsealed part were small, and beautifully engraved. The whole book exhibited many marks of antiquity in its construction and much skill in the art of engraving. With the records was found a curious instrument which the ancients called ‘Urim and Thummim’, [See Addenda Page 8. [HC 6:9]
Called at the office, and administered the laying on of hands to Sister Partington and her two children.
Dreadful conflagration at Stuhlweissenburg in Hungary; about six hundred houses destroyed.
8 September 1843 • Friday
8 Friday I was at home all day, my wife being sick.
started for with the Court papers in relation to the writ of Habeas Corpus, and as a Witness.
I directed to go to , Iowa, to get a deed signed by Mr Moffit for the Steamer “Maid of Iowa”.
Muster day of the first Cohort.
The Twelve held a meeting in Boylston Hall, ; present Elders , , , and .
9 September 1843 • Saturday
9 Saturday My wife a little more comfortable. went to , got the deed signed by Mr Moffit and his wife, and returned in the evening.
General training of the Legion.
The Quorum of the Twelve met the church in at Boylston Hall in Conference, 16 Branches were represented containing 878 members. A great deal of [HC 6:10] valuable instruction was given by the Twelve, and the Hall, a very large one, was crowded. A number were baptized during Conference which lasted three days. The Minutes of Conference I here insert.
“Conference held at Boylston Hall, 9th. September 1843. Present of the Quorum of the Twelve, Elders , , , , , , and . Reported by .
Confereence opened with prayer by Elder .
After the various branches in the New England States were represented, Elder made a few remarks, of which the following is a synopsis: [p. 1716]
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