History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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  • Historical Introduction
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deliver them from all evil: and when they turn their faces towards Zion, and bow down and pray before thee, and pray, may their sins never come up before their thy face, neither have place in the book of thy remembrance, and may they depart from all their iniquities: provide food for them as thou doest for the ravens; provide clothing to cover their nakedness, and houses that they may dwell therein; give unto them friends in abundance, and let their names be recorded in the Lambs book of life, eternally before thy face, Amen. Finally, brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, unto his coming and Kingdom. Amen. Joseph Smith Jun.
12 December 1833 • Thursday
December 12th. An express arrived at , from Van Buren, with information that those families, which had fled from and located there, are about to be driven from that county; after building their houses, and [HC 1:456] carting their winter’s store of provision, grain &c, forty or fifty miles, Several families are already fleeing from thence. The contaminating influence of the Jackson county mob, is predominating predominant in this new county of Van Buren, the whole population of which is estimated at about thirty or forty families. The destruction of crops, household furniture and clothing, is very great: and much of their stock is lost. The main body of the , is now in , where the people are as kind and accommodating as could reasonably be expected. The continued threats of death to individuals of this the church, if they make their appearance in , prevent the most of them, even at this day, from returning to that county, to secure personal property. which they were obliged to leave in their flight.
15 December 1833 • Sunday
The following is an extract of a Letter to me from , dated.
, December 15th 1833.
“The situation of the saints, as scattered, is dubious, and affords a gloomy prospect. No regular order can be enforced; nor any usual discipline kept up:— among the world, yea the most wicked part of it, some commit one sin, and some another, (I speak of the rebellious, for there are saints that are as immovable as the everlasting [p. 397]
deliver them from all evil: and when they turn their faces towards Zion, and bow down before thee, and pray, may their sins never come up before thy face, neither have place in the book of thy remembrance, and may they depart from all their iniquities: provide food for them as thou doest for the ravens; provide clothing to cover their nakedness, and houses that they may dwell therein; give unto them friends in abundance, and let their names be recorded in the Lambs book of life, eternally before thy face, Amen. Finally, brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, unto his coming and Kingdom. Amen. Joseph Smith Jun.
12 December 1833 • Thursday
December 12th. An express arrived at , from Van Buren, with information that those families, which had fled from and located there, are about to be driven from that county; after building their houses, and [HC 1:456] carting their winter’s store of provision, grain &c, forty or fifty miles, Several families are already fleeing from thence. The contaminating influence of the Jackson county mob, is predominant in this new county of Van Buren, the whole population of which is estimated at about thirty or forty families. The destruction of crops, household furniture and clothing, is very great: and much of their stock is lost. The main body of the , is now in , where the people are as kind and accommodating as could reasonably be expected. The continued threats of death to individuals of the church, if they make their appearance in , prevent the most of them, even at this day, from returning to that county, to secure personal property. which they were obliged to leave in their flight.
15 December 1833 • Sunday
The following is an extract of a Letter to me from , dated.
, December 15th 1833.
“The situation of the saints, as scattered, is dubious, and affords a gloomy prospect. No regular order can be enforced; nor any usual discipline kept up:— among the world, yea the most wicked part of it, some commit one sin, and some another, (I speak of the rebellious, for there are saints that are as immovable as the everlasting [p. 397]
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