History Draft [21 June–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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“We (the brethren of the <​returning to ​>) stopped at various places while going down the among others the town of , after which we prepared our minds to once more behold the city of and embrace our families and friends.
We were landed at the upper stone house at 8 in the evening. We were welcomed with joy by all the citizens we met; We hired a coach and I accompanied my brethren to their families, after which I was conveyed to my own land truly felt to rejoice to once more meet with my wife children and friends. Thus it is with me I have not spent but one summer either at home or with the body of the for the last 10 years, as my lot has been cast abroad in the vineyard most of the time. When we landed in the there was a deep gloom seemed to rest over the city of , which we never experienced before.[”]
7 August 1844 • Wednesday
Wed 7 , , , , , , , & met in council with at his house, found him recovering from his wounds received at the massacre of the Prophets.
The felt to rejoice at having the privilege of again meeting in Council together, after having passed through such trying scenes; and to be welcomed by the who considered it very providential for the Twelve to arrive at this particular juncture when their minds were agitated, their hearts sorrowful, and darkness seemed to cloud their path, feeling like sheep without a shepherd, their beloved prophet having been taken away
4 p. m. see paper apart
8 August 1844 • Thursday
Thursd. 8 <​[illegible] extract​> “This day is long (copy from s Journal) &c.
“At a special meeting (copy min. on file)
 
M. S. History
June 22 to Aug 8 1844
Copied in Book F [p. 18]
“We (the brethren of the returning to ) stopped at various places while going down the among others the town of , after which we prepared our minds to once more behold the city of and embrace our families and friends.
We were landed at the upper stone house at 8 in the evening. We were welcomed with joy by all the citizens we met; We hired a coach and I accompanied my brethren to their families, after which I was conveyed to my own land truly felt to rejoice to once more meet with my wife children and friends. Thus it is with me I have spent but one summer either at home or with the body of the for the last 10 years, as my lot has been cast abroad in the vineyard most of the time. When we landed in the there was a deep gloom seemed to rest over the city of , which we never experienced before.”
7 August 1844 • Wednesday
Wed 7 , , , , , , , & met in council with at his house, found him recovering from his wounds received at the massacre of the Prophets.
The felt to rejoice at having the privilege of again meeting in Council together, after having passed through such trying scenes; and to be welcomed by the who considered it very providential for the Twelve to arrive at this particular juncture when their minds were agitated, their hearts sorrowful, and darkness seemed to cloud their path, feeling like sheep without a shepherd, their beloved prophet having been taken away
4 p. m. see paper apart
8 August 1844 • Thursday
Thursd. 8
“At a special meeting (copy min. on file)
 
M. S. History
June 22 to Aug 8 1844
Copied in Book F [p. 18]
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