History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 7​> in alone, considered to be his father and guide in the mission, and felt it his duty to submit to ’s opinion in all things; no Elders ever were more in Concert on a mission than they were while together; they made a Covenant in to stand by each other while on the Mission; that if they were insulted, or imposed upon they would stand by each other even unto death, and not separate unless to go a few miles to preach a sermon; that all monies should go into one purse, and it did so. [HC 4:583] in Indiana first said he would go to visit brother Knight, and that should stay and preach, he assented, and went and returned to Indianapolis. had a mare given him on account of both. then took the mare, went on and left his luggage with ; while away he sold the mare for $40. and received $60 more as a donation from the man to whom he sold the mare, he returned, they preached in and received a handsome contribution, preached 16 miles off, and raised a branch, went to , revised the Missouri Persecutions, got 2000 copies printed, paid for them, and took part of them with him and left a large box full and about 150 loose copies with . started for purposing to visit churches on the way: he left $23.31. returned to , and Milton and sold books, with the intention of following as soon as practicable; but he stayed a day or two too long, and the river closed by the frost, from one to two weeks earlier than usual; told him that it was possible they might be from one to two years before they would leave , as it would take upwards of $1000 each to take them to and back, that it would be slow gleaning in England, and assigned this as a reason for not immediately following , thinking that he would be sure of seeing him in the spring. accused himself of not using better economy in proceeding on his journey; there came out a piece in the paper stating the displeasure of the Lord respecting and , he sat down and wrote a piece to put in the paper acknowledging the justice of the charge, but wisdom prevented its being published, preached about &c, gathered funds for the mission, in Westchester and in . raised funds on behalf of the mission, by applauding ’s talents, wisdom &c, but they were disappointed in him when they saw him, he raised funds for the mission, the most liberal was in ; he intended to sail on the 25th. of July, but the brethren said that if he would remain two weeks they would raise funds for him, they found that it would take longer, and he decided to stay a month, he then received a command through a letter from President to an official character in , requesting him to return; he wrote to as-certain the reason but did not get an answer, he was then called in by President Joseph Smith, and Elder . would often renew the Covenant between them to never part with each other in that mission. had no blame to attach to ; he supposed that he had done right but if he had been in [HC 4:584] his place, he would have tarried for him until the Spring. The reports of his having apostatized &c returned even from this place to . Many reproved him for leaving for . [p. 1314]
April 7 in alone, considered to be his father and guide in the mission, and felt it his duty to submit to ’s opinion in all things; no Elders ever were more in Concert on a mission than they were while together; they made a Covenant in to stand by each other while on the Mission; that if they were insulted, or imposed upon they would stand by each other even unto death, and not separate unless to go a few miles to preach a sermon; that all monies should go into one purse, and it did so. [HC 4:583] in Indiana first said he would go to visit brother Knight, and that should stay and preach, he assented, and went and returned to Indianapolis. had a mare given him on account of both. then took the mare, went on and left his luggage with ; while away he sold the mare for $40. and received $60 more as a donation from the man to whom he sold the mare, he returned, they preached in and received a handsome contribution, preached 16 miles off, and raised a branch, went to , revised the Missouri Persecutions, got 2000 copies printed, paid for them, and took part of them with him and left a large box full and about 150 loose copies with . started for purposing to visit churches on the way: he left $23.31. returned to , and Milton and sold books, with the intention of following as soon as practicable; but he stayed a day or two too long, and the river closed by the frost, from one to two weeks earlier than usual; told him that it was possible they might be from one to two years before they would leave , as it would take upwards of $1000 each to take them to and back, that it would be slow gleaning in England, and assigned this as a reason for not immediately following , thinking that he would be sure of seeing him in the spring. accused himself of not using better economy in proceeding on his journey; there came out a piece in the paper stating the displeasure of the Lord respecting and , he sat down and wrote a piece to put in the paper acknowledging the justice of the charge, but wisdom prevented its being published, preached about &c, gathered funds for the mission, in Westchester and in . raised funds on behalf of the mission, by applauding ’s talents, wisdom &c, but they were disappointed in him when they saw him, he raised funds for the mission, the most liberal was in ; he intended to sail on the 25th. of July, but the brethren said that if he would remain two weeks they would raise funds for him, they found that it would take longer, and he decided to stay a month, he then received a command through a letter from President to an official character in , requesting him to return; he wrote to as-certain the reason but did not get an answer, he was then called in by President Joseph Smith, and Elder . would often renew the Covenant between them to never part with each other in that mission. had no blame to attach to ; he supposed that he had done right but if he had been in [HC 4:584] his place, he would have tarried for him until the Spring. The reports of his having apostatized &c returned even from this place to . Many reproved him for leaving for . [p. 1314]
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