History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 19​> It is better for you to be together, for it is difficult for a man to have strength of lungs and health to be instant in season and out of season, [HC 5:366] under all circumstances, and you can assist each other, and when you go to spend a day or two in a place, you will find the people will gather together in great companies. If twelve men cannot build that house they are poor tools.
asked if any of the Twelve should go to ? I replied, No! I don’t want the Twelve to go to this year, I have sent them to , and they have broke the ice and done well, and now I want to send some of the Elders, and try them. may stay at home till he gets rested. The Twelve must travel to save their lives. I feel all the veins and strata necessary for the Twelve to move in, to save their lives.
You can never make anything out of , if you take him out of the Channel he wants to be in. Send to , thus saith the Lord: also , <​he ought to be​> a Heavenly Messenger wherever he goes; you need not be in a hurry, send these two now, and when you think of some others send them.
, I believe you can do more good in the Editorial Department, than preaching; you can write for thousands to read, while you can preach to but a few at a time. We have no one else we can trust the paper with, and hardly with you, for you suffer the paper to come out with so many mistakes.
Parley may stay at home and build his house. Bro. I don’t know how I can help him to a living, but to go and preach, put on a long face and make them Doe over to him, if he will go, his lungs will hold out, the Lord will give him a good pair of lungs yet.
can be spared from the printing office, if you both stay, you will disagree. I want should go.
Brother asked if he should go? Yes, go. I want to be called away from , and a good Elder sent in his place, if he stays there much longer, he will get so as to sleep with his granny, he is so self righteous: when he asked to go back there, he was going to tear up all , and he cannot even get money enough to pay postage on his letters, or come and make us a visit.
can go and travel, and I want you all to meet in
I want to continue in the History at present, perhaps he will have to travel some, to save his life. The History is going out by little and little, in the papers, and cutting its way, so that when it is completed it will not raise a persecution against us.
When comes home from , I intend to send him right back again. is going East with his sick wife. will also travel. [HC 5:367]
I want you to cast up a highway for the Saints from here to .
Don’t be scared about the . Don’t say anything against it, but [p. 1538]
April 19 It is better for you to be together, for it is difficult for a man to have strength of lungs and health to be instant in season and out of season, [HC 5:366] under all circumstances, and you can assist each other, and when you go to spend a day or two in a place, you will find the people will gather together in great companies. If twelve men cannot build that house they are poor tools.
asked if any of the Twelve should go to ? I replied, No! I don’t want the Twelve to go to this year, I have sent them to , and they have broke the ice and done well, and now I want to send some of the Elders, and try them. may stay at home till he gets rested. The Twelve must travel to save their lives. I feel all the veins and strata necessary for the Twelve to move in, to save their lives.
You can never make anything out of , if you take him out of the Channel he wants to be in. Send to , thus saith the Lord: also , he ought to be a Heavenly Messenger wherever he goes; you need not be in a hurry, send these two now, and when you think of some others send them.
, I believe you can do more good in the Editorial Department, than preaching; you can write for thousands to read, while you can preach to but a few at a time. We have no one else we can trust the paper with, and hardly with you, for you suffer the paper to come out with so many mistakes.
Parley may stay at home and build his house. Bro. I don’t know how I can help him to a living, but to go and preach, put on a long face and make them Doe over to him, if he will go, his lungs will hold out, the Lord will give him a good pair of lungs yet.
can be spared from the printing office, if you both stay, you will disagree. I want should go.
Brother asked if he should go? Yes, go. I want to be called away from , and a good Elder sent in his place, if he stays there much longer, he will get so as to sleep with his granny, he is so self righteous: when he asked to go back there, he was going to tear up all , and he cannot even get money enough to pay postage on his letters, or come and make us a visit.
can go and travel, and I want you all to meet in
I want to continue in the History at present, perhaps he will have to travel some, to save his life. The History is going out by little and little, in the papers, and cutting its way, so that when it is completed it will not raise a persecution against us.
When comes home from , I intend to send him right back again. is going East with his sick wife. will also travel. [HC 5:367]
I want you to cast up a highway for the Saints from here to .
Don’t be scared about the . Don’t say anything against it, but [p. 1538]
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