some correct information; they went into their closets and prayed to the Lord to open the way, whereby they might know the truth concerning it: immediately went to the post office and got letters up to the 24th of June from his ; informing him that Prests. Joseph & had delivered themselves up into the hands of their enemies to be tried, upon reading which, they were immediately satisfied that the Prophets were massacred.
wrote a letter of exhortation to the which was published in the Prophet.
Elder wrote a long letter on Mormonism which appeared in the Peoples organ of .
proposed that the church postpone electing a Trustee, until the returned and called a special conference.
6 p, m, several councillors came to the council chamber to investigate the subject of choosing Trustees, but decided to wait until the Twelve arrived.
We extract the following from Prest. s Journal.
“Frid. 12 We held a meeting in in the evening preparatory to the to morrow.
Sat. 13 Had a good time at Conference all day; the brethren were very glad to see us, and the Lord gave us many good things to say to them. I preached to the Saints and showed the organization and establishment of the kingdom of God upon the earth; that the death of one or a dozen could not destroy the , nor hinder the work of the Lord from spreading throughout all nations.
Sab. 14 Held 3 meetings, ordained 28 Elders, we enjoyed ourselves well and had an excellent conference.”
Elders and went to meeting in , they read the account given of the massacre to the , who all felt very sorrowful and agreed to dress in mourning in token of their love and respect for the [p. 11]