History draft; handwriting of , John L. Smith, Jonathan Grimshaw, Robert L. Campbell, , , and ; 101 numbered pages plus several inserted pages; CHL. This manuscript covers the period from 1 March 1843 to 31 December 1843.
<April 1> Called at the about 10 a m for “the Law of the Lord”; & about noon I heard read Truthiana no. 3 <from the Boston Bee,> as follows <([blank])>
at 2 pm I started in company with & & for , <(here insert)> the roads were very muddy we arrived about 6½ pm & were very joyfully received by bro , where we slept for the night.
The Times & Seasons contains a well written Editorial upon the sighns of the Times See Page 153.
A was held at , Lee County, Iowa Teritory. Prest of the Saints in , Presiding; was apointed the of the , which Numbered 84 members in good standing, Including 2 , 11 Elders, 4 , 2 <&> 1 , 12 Persons united with the Branch 7 Elders 2 Priests & 1 Deacon were , 1 <one> of the Elders was a of the delaware Tribe, A Resolution was unanimously Passed to uphold the & follow their Councils, & to use their utmost Endeavours to build the , as well as the , a No of Discourses were Preached during the conference & several Persons Requested at the Close. ¶ Elder writes “ apr 1st, Bro (to ) -[See Times & Seasons Page 148 to 149 <& copy>]- ¶ a Short Sketch of the Rise of the young Gentlemen & Ladies Relief Society <is> Published in the T&S of this day as follows (<See> alterd coppy <& copy)>
The Boston weekley Bee has the following “Mormonism Sir (to) DWR” (seealteredcopyT&Spa 180)
<2> Wind N. E. snow fell several inches, but melted more or less.
Returned from and at 10 a m went to meeting, heard preach on 1st. Epistle John 1 Chap 1st. 3 verses comparing the sectarian preachers to crows living on carrion, as they were more fond of the lies about the Saints than the Truth; & alluding to the coming of the Savior he said, “when he shall appear we shall be like him &c, he will appear on a white horse <as a warrior, & maybe we shall have some of the same Spirit; our God is a Warrior.” John 14 ch 2 & 3 v it is our privilege to have the Father & Son dwelling in our hearts &c>
We dined at <with my> Sister, ; when I told that I am <was> going to offer some corrections to his sermon this morning, <& <he>> replied they shall be thankfully received. “When the <Savior> shall appear, we shall see him as he is; we shall see that he is a Man like ourselves, and that same sociality which exists among us here, will exist among us there, only it will be coupled with eternal glory, which glory we do not now enjoy”. 14 John 2, 3 v the appearing of the Father & the Son in that verse, is a personal appearance— to say <& the Idea> that the Father & the Son dwells in a man’s heart, is an old Sectarian notion & is not correct false. <In answer to the question took to him “Is not the reckoning of God’s time, angels time, prophets time & man’s time, according to the planet on which they reside?> <I He answered Yes, but> There are no Angels who administer to this Earth, but <those who do belong, or> who have belonged <to it> to this Earth. The Angels do not reside on a Planet like this Earth, but they reside in the presence of God, on a Globe like a sea of glass & fire, where all things are manifest, past, present, & to come future, <and are continually before the Lord.> The place where God resides is a great <The Urim and Thummim is a small representation of this Globe.> This Earth in its sanctified & immortal state will be <made like orb Chrystal, & will be> a Urim & Thummim, whereby all things pertaining to an inferior kingdom, or all kingdoms of a lower order, will be manifest to those who dwell on it, and this Earth will be with Christ. Then the white stone mentioned in the Revns ch 2 v 17 [p. 10]