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.
which brings it to 1890. The coming of the Son of Man never will be, never can be, ’till the judgments spoken of, for this hour, are poured out, which Judgments are commenced. Paul says ye are the children of the light & not the darkness, that that day should not overtake us as a thief in the night; it is not the design of the Almighty to come upon the Earth & crush it & grind it to Powder, but he will reveal it to his Servants the Prophets.
Judah must return, Jerusalem must be rebuilt, & the Temple, & water come out from under the Temple, & the waters of the dead sea be healed: It will take some time to build the walls & the Temple &c & all this must be done before the Son of Man will make his appearance. Wars & rumors of wars, signs in the heavens above, and on the Earth beneath; the Sun turned into darkness & <the> moon to blood; earthquakes in divers places, the Seas heaving beyond their bounds. then one grand sign of the Son of Man in Heaven: but what will the world do? they will say it is a planet, a comet, &c, consequently the son of man will come as the sign of <the> coming of the Son of Man, is as the light of the morning cometh out of the East.
<April 7> convened at 10 a.m. Singing by the choir. Prayer by & singing
Prest. Joseph <stated that the next business in order, was to listen to appeals of Elders, &c, but none appeared; he> was rather hoarse from speaking so long yesterday, & therefore <he said>, he would use the boys lungs to day.
The next business in order, was to appoint some missions for <to> the Elders
It was voted that be sent to preside over the at .
d[itt]o. Joshua Grant —— do.—— .
do. go to the village of , in & build up a Church.
The were they called up for trial. at 11, o, clock ¶ said some may expect I am going to be the <a> means of the downfall of the Temple Committee, ’tis not so, but I design to shew they have been partial.—— — Elder has overrrun the amount allowed by Trustees about 1/4— pretty much all ’s son has received, <has been> in money & store pay— ’s son has had nothing credited on his <>. has paid all his tenth, the others of s sons have had nothing to their credit on tenth <tithing>; the committee have had a great amount of store pay— one man who is laboring continually wanted 25 in store pay, when his family were sick, but said he would not have it— Wm was never appointed a boss over the <Stone> cutting shop, but was requested to keep an amount of labor in the the Shop <it.> during the last 6 months very little <means> has <have> been brought in to the <Temple> Committee— there are certain individuals in this , who are watching every man who has any thing to give the , to get it from him, & pay for the same in his labor.
Elder said he did not know of any wrong he had done, if any one would show it, he would make it right— The conference voted him clear. [p. 14]