Times and Seasons, 15 August 1842

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Thomas Richardson, besides many who were added in the older branches, through the instrumentality of the local elders and priests, who were generally very faithful.
December 8th, 1839, elders , Alexander Wright, and Samuel Mulliner arrived in from ; and on the 25th, brothers Wright and Mulliner started for Scotland, and soon commenced preaching and baptizing in Paisley and vicinity.
January 13, 1840, elders , , and arrived in , from ; and on the 18th, brothers and started for the Potteries in Staffordshire, passing through ; and on the 22d, left for .
April 6th 1840, just 10 years from the organization of the church, elders , , , , , and , landed in from ; and on the 9th arrived in , just two years from the day he left for .
The arrival of the elders caused the Saints to rejoice exceedingly,—for it had been prophecied by many, (not of the church,) that they would never come, and that elders and would never return, but they are both now in ; elders and having arrived in on the 3d inst. from .
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, March 24th 1841.
 
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HISTORY OF JOSEPH SMITH.
Continued.
About the same time came an old gentleman to visit us, of whose name I wish to make honorable mention; Mr. of , Broom county, N .Y. who, having heard of the manner in which we were occupying our time, very kindly and considerately brought us a quantity of provisions, in order that we might not be interrupted in the work of translation, by the want of such necessaries of life; and I would just mention here (as in duty bound) that he several times brought us supplies (a distance of at least thirty miles) which enabled us to continue the work which otherwise we must have relinquished for a season.
Being very anxious to know his duty as to this work I enquired of the Lord for him and obtained as follows:
Revelation given to at Susquehannah co. Penn. May, 1829.
A great and marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men: behold I am God, and give heed to my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow: therefore, give heed unto my word.
Behold the field is white already to harvest, therefore whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God: yea, whosoever will thrust in his sickle and reap, the same is called of God: therefore if you will ask of me you shall receive; if you will knock it shall be opened unto you.
Now as you have asked, behold I say unto you, keep my commandments, and seek to bring forth and establish the cause of Zion.
Behold I speak unto you, and also to all those who have desires to bring forth and establish this work, and no one can assist in this work, except he shall be humble and full of love, having faith, hope and charity, being temperate in all things, whatsoever shall be intrusted to his care.
Behold I am the light and the life of the world, that speaketh these words: therefore, give heed with your might, and then you are called. Amen.
Shortly after commencing to translate, I became acquainted with Mr. of , Seneca co. New York, and also with some of his family. In the beginning of the month of June, his son came to the place where we were residing, and brought with him a two horse waggon, for the purpose of having us accompany him to his ’s place and there remain until we should finish the work. He proposed that we should have our board free of charge, and the assistence of one of his brothers to write for me, as also his own assistence when convenient.
Having much need of such timely aid [p. 884]
Thomas Richardson, besides many who were added in the older branches, through the instrumentality of the local elders and priests, who were generally very faithful.
December 8th, 1839, elders , Alexander Wright, and Samuel Mulliner arrived in from ; and on the 25th, brothers Wright and Mulliner started for Scotland, and soon commenced preaching and baptizing in Paisley and vicinity.
January 13, 1840, elders , , and arrived in , from ; and on the 18th, brothers and started for the Potteries in Staffordshire, passing through ; and on the 22d, left for .
April 6th 1840, just 10 years from the organization of the church, elders , , , , , and , landed in from ; and on the 9th arrived in , just two years from the day he left for .
The arrival of the elders caused the Saints to rejoice exceedingly,—for it had been prophecied by many, (not of the church,) that they would never come, and that elders and would never return, but they are both now in ; elders and having arrived in on the 3d inst. from .
,
,
.
, March 24th 1841.
 
————
HISTORY OF JOSEPH SMITH.
Continued.
About the same time came an old gentleman to visit us, of whose name I wish to make honorable mention; Mr. of , Broom county, N .Y. who, having heard of the manner in which we were occupying our time, very kindly and considerately brought us a quantity of provisions, in order that we might not be interrupted in the work of translation, by the want of such necessaries of life; and I would just mention here (as in duty bound) that he several times brought us supplies (a distance of at least thirty miles) which enabled us to continue the work which otherwise we must have relinquished for a season.
Being very anxious to know his duty as to this work I enquired of the Lord for him and obtained as follows:
Revelation given to at Susquehannah co. Penn. May, 1829.
A great and marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men: behold I am God, and give heed to my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow: therefore, give heed unto my word.
Behold the field is white already to harvest, therefore whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God: yea, whosoever will thrust in his sickle and reap, the same is called of God: therefore if you will ask of me you shall receive; if you will knock it shall be opened unto you.
Now as you have asked, behold I say unto you, keep my commandments, and seek to bring forth and establish the cause of Zion.
Behold I speak unto you, and also to all those who have desires to bring forth and establish this work, and no one can assist in this work, except he shall be humble and full of love, having faith, hope and charity, being temperate in all things, whatsoever shall be intrusted to his care.
Behold I am the light and the life of the world, that speaketh these words: therefore, give heed with your might, and then you are called. Amen.
Shortly after commencing to translate, I became acquainted with Mr. of , Seneca co. New York, and also with some of his family. In the beginning of the month of June, his son came to the place where we were residing, and brought with him a two horse waggon, for the purpose of having us accompany him to his ’s place and there remain until we should finish the work. He proposed that we should have our board free of charge, and the assistence of one of his brothers to write for me, as also his own assistence when convenient.
Having much need of such timely aid [p. 884]
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