Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 4, 1 March–22 June 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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9 April 1844 • Tuesday
April 9. 1844. Tuesday 8. A M. the elders assembld at the . and addressed the Elders—
After which spoke at considrable length. on elders preachi[n]g ist [1st] prin[c]iples alone.— when they go out.
Said the prophet’s declaration that all Ameri[c]a was Zion was a perfect sweep stakes.—
referrd to the building of the and the branches around to send teams and provisions. and work continually drawing stone.—
and to the election of Joseph—
10 mi[nutes to] 10 [a.m.] — referd to Joseph’s proclamati[o]n conc[ern]ing building up churches all over the land.—— also to the rights of franchise and the correct principles of electing good men for offices. especially Preside[n]t wa[n]t a prest of the
requ[e]sted all who were in favor of electing Joseph to the presidncy to raise both hands which they say— 1100 Elde[r]s and commncd [commenced] clapping their hands and gave many loud cheers— the opposite was caleed [called] for & only one h[a]nd raised.—
spoke of a figure. of the th[r]eshing floor.— mill. smut machine gra[i]n heads &c &c— neve[r] prea[c]hed my[s]teries &c
corrected. and told about the mysteries.— of breeches.—— Must take thought for thy brother.— [p. [77]]
9 April 1844 • Tuesday
April 9. 1844. Tuesday 8. A M. the elders assembld at the . and addressed the Elders—
After which spoke at considrable length. on elders preaching ist 1st principles alone.— when they go out.
Said the prophet’s declaration that all America was Zion was a perfect sweep stakes.—
referrd to the building of the and the branches around to send teams and provisions. and work continually drawing stone.—
and to the election of Joseph—
10 minutes to 10 [a.m.] — referd to Joseph’s proclamation concerning building up churches all over the land.—— also to the rights of franchise and the correct principles of electing good men for offices. especially President want a prest of the
requested all who were in favor of electing Joseph to the presidncy to raise both hands which they say— 1100 Elders and commncd [commenced] clapping their hands and gave many loud cheers— the opposite was caleed [called] for & only one hand raised.—
spoke of a figure. of the threshing floor.— mill. smut machine grain heads &c &c— never preached mysteries &c
corrected. — and told about the mysteries.— of breeches.—— Must take thought for thy brother.— [p. [77]]
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