History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]

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<​May 2.​> belief the day and year above written before me,
Judge Advocate of the Legion”
3 May 1844 • Friday
<​3​> Friday 3 At home giving advice to brethren who were constantly calling to ask for counsel. Several thunder showers during the day.
In General Council from 2 to 6, and from 8 to 10 p. m. gave an account of his mission.
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Wrote a letter to Uncle , and requested him to attend General Council next Monday.
The following letter was written:
, May 3rd., 1844.
“Elder ,
Dear Brother,
Your long communication by Elder Kay was received two weeks last Saturday; also the one by last Saturday; and we feel <​to​> thank you for the care you have taken to write us so particularly. We are glad to receive such communications, and wish you to continue the same course as opportunities present. The brethren have all had good passages (four ships) was only five weeks and three days to ; all things safe. All things are going on gloriously at . We shall make a great wake in the nation; Joseph for President. Your family is well, and friends generally. We have already received several hundred volunteers to go out electioneering and preaching, and more offering. We go for storming the nation. But we must proceed to realities.
“The whisperings of the Spirit to us are that you will do well to content yourself awhile longer in old , and let your wife remain where she is. We hope the may be completed say one year from this spring, when in many respects changes will take place; until then who can do better in than yourself? But we will not leave you comfortless; we did send elders to your assistance. For three or four months we want all the help we can get in the , after which you may expect help.
“In the meantime, you are at liberty to print as many “Stars”, pamplets, Hymn Books, Tracts, Cards &c, as you can sell; and make all the money you can in righteousness. Don’t reprint everything you get from ; many things are printed here not best to circulate in . Select and write doctrine, and matter (new), such as will be [HC 6:351] useful to the saints in and new to us; so that when we exchange papers all will be edified. God shall [p. 2]
May 2. belief the day and year above written before me,
Judge Advocate of the Legion”
3 May 1844 • Friday
3 Friday 3 At home giving advice to brethren who were constantly calling to ask for counsel. Several thunder showers during the day.
In General Council from 2 to 6, and from 8 to 10 p. m. gave an account of his mission.
[10 lines blank]
Wrote a letter to Uncle , and requested him to attend General Council next Monday.
The following letter was written:
, May 3rd., 1844.
“Elder ,
Dear Brother,
Your long communication by Elder Kay was received two weeks last Saturday; also the one by last Saturday; and we feel to thank you for the care you have taken to write us so particularly. We are glad to receive such communications, and wish you to continue the same course as opportunities present. The brethren have all had good passages (four ships) was only five weeks and three days to ; all things safe. All things are going on gloriously at . We shall make a great wake in the nation; Joseph for President. Your family is well, and friends generally. We have already received several hundred volunteers to go out electioneering and preaching, and more offering. We go for storming the nation. But we must proceed to realities.
“The whisperings of the Spirit to us are that you will do well to content yourself awhile longer in old , and let your wife remain where she is. We hope the may be completed say one year from this spring, when in many respects changes will take place; until then who can do better in than yourself? But we will not leave you comfortless; we did send elders to your assistance. For three or four months we want all the help we can get in the , after which you may expect help.
“In the meantime, you are at liberty to print as many “Stars”, pamplets, Hymn Books, Tracts, Cards &c, as you can sell; and make all the money you can in righteousness. Don’t reprint everything you get from ; many things are printed here not best to circulate in . Select and write doctrine, and matter (new), such as will be [HC 6:351] useful to the saints in and new to us; so that when we exchange papers all will be edified. God shall [p. 2]
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