Discourse, 10 March 1844, as Reported by John S. Fullmer
JS, Discourse, [, Hancock Co., IL, 10 Mar. 1844]. Featured version inscribed [ca. 10 Mar. 1844] in John S. Fullmer, Letterbook, 1836–1881, p. 182; handwriting of ; John S. Fullmer, Journal and Letterbook, CHL.
Book measuring 9¾ × 8 × 1 inches (25 × 20 × 3 cm) and containing 158 extant leaves. Two words are inscribed in black ink on the front cover. The first word is illegible, and the second is “BOOK”. Letters written by Fullmer dating from 29 October 1836 to 24 April 1881 constitute the bulk of the volume. Interspersed among the letters are miscellaneous notes, poems, drawings, and accounts of several of JS’s discourses. Moderate to marked damage appears throughout the letterbook, including staining, soiling, ink smudging, and excised portions of leaves. A number of leaves have either become completely or partially dislocated from their sewing and others are missing entirely.
The letterbook presumably remained in Fullmer’s custody throughout his life. It was donated to the Church Historian’s Office (now CHL) in 1965.
Prophesy delivered by President Joseph Smith, March 10th 1844.
While enquiring of the Lord concerning the End of time, it was made known to him by the Holy Spirit, that there should be prosperity, seed time and harvest every year in which the Rainbow was seen, for to that was Noah refered as a surety on this subject but,—
But in the year when the Bow was not to be seen, would commence desolation, calamity and distress among the Nations, without seed time or harvest,— And that the Revelation of the Son of Man from Heaven, would not be in this year, nor the next; and he would say to his Millerite friends, that it would notbeinfortyyearstocome. He uttered all this in the nameof the Lord, and said we should go home and write it—