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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<May 27> but has gone contrary to it, no one is safe in his hands, he calls an old Granny and slanders every body, he says there is a contradiction between and the Twelve there is no contradiction between and the Twelve: Is there brother ? ( answered No,) after closed, President J. Smith said he would give us a little Council if we saw fit to accept it, he thought it proper for us to silence , take his license, and have him bring his family to , and if he would not do that let him go out of the church; it was then moved and seconded that be silenced and give up his license and come with his family to which was carried unanimously.
Brother Joseph then addressed the Twelve and said that in all our Councils especially while on trial of any one, we should see and observe all things appertaining to the subject and discern the Spirit by which either party was governed, we should be in a situation to understand every Spirit and judge righteous judgment, and not be asleep, we should keep order and not let the Council be imposed upon by unruly conduct. The Saints need not think because I am familiar with them, and am playful and cheerful that I am ignorant of what is going on, iniquity cannot be retained in the church of any kind, and it will not fare well where I am, for I am determined, while I do lead the church to lead them right. Brother Joseph further remarked concerning that he had given satisfaction to him concerning the thing whereof he was accused, he had confessed all wherein he had done wrong and had asked for mercy, and he had taken the right course to save himself that he would now begin anew in the church. after much instruction was given from Joseph the Council adjourned.”
I then instructed the Twelve to investigate the condition of the whole Church while in Council.
Voted that the following persons be assisted to emigrate from viz. Mrs. Elizabeth Pixton, Mrs. Sarah Taylor, Jeremiah Taylor, Mrs. Mary Greenhalgh Mrs. Elizabeth Clayton and two children, Hugh Patrick and family, Mrs. Ann Farrar and 3 children, Maria Barrows and children, Alice Bailey and 2 children, William Player’s family, Prudence Parr and 6 children, Rebecca Partington.
A tremendous rain storm all day commencing with thunder in the morning.
450,000 persons met at Nenagh, Ireland to Petition for a repeal of the Parliamentary Union.
28 May 1843 • Sunday
<28> Cold rainy day.
5 p.m. I met with Brother , , , and .—— —— in the to attend to ordinances, and counseling; prayed that might be delivered from his enemies, and that might be delivered from prison; and that the Twelve be prospered in collecting means to build the
<Of the first Twelve Apostles chosen in and ordained under the hands of , , and myself, there have been but two, but what have lifted their heel against me, namely and .> [p. 1563]
May 27 but has gone contrary to it, no one is safe in his hands, he calls an old Granny and slanders every body, he says there is a contradiction between and the Twelve there is no contradiction between and the Twelve: Is there brother ? ( answered No,) after closed, President J. Smith said he would give us a little Council if we saw fit to accept it, he thought it proper for us to silence , take his license, and have him bring his family to , and if he would not do that let him go out of the church; it was then moved and seconded that be silenced and give up his license and come with his family to which was carried unanimously.
Brother Joseph then addressed the Twelve and said that in all our Councils especially while on trial of any one, we should see and observe all things appertaining to the subject and discern the Spirit by which either party was governed, we should be in a situation to understand every Spirit and judge righteous judgment, and not be asleep, we should keep order and not let the Council be imposed upon by unruly conduct. The Saints need not think because I am familiar with them, and am playful and cheerful that I am ignorant of what is going on, iniquity cannot be retained in the church of any kind, and it will not fare well where I am, for I am determined, while I do lead the church to lead them right. Brother Joseph further remarked concerning that he had given satisfaction to him concerning the thing whereof he was accused, he had confessed all wherein he had done wrong and had asked for mercy, and he had taken the right course to save himself that he would now begin anew in the church. after much instruction was given from Joseph the Council adjourned.”
I then instructed the Twelve to investigate the condition of the whole Church while in Council.
Voted that the following persons be assisted to emigrate from viz. Mrs. Elizabeth Pixton, Mrs. Sarah Taylor, Jeremiah Taylor, Mrs. Mary Greenhalgh Mrs. Elizabeth Clayton and two children, Hugh Patrick and family, Mrs. Ann Farrar and 3 children, Maria Barrows and children, Alice Bailey and 2 children, William Player’s family, Prudence Parr and 6 children, Rebecca Partington.
A tremendous rain storm all day commencing with thunder in the morning.
450,000 persons met at Nenagh, Ireland to Petition for a repeal of the Parliamentary Union.
28 May 1843 • Sunday
28 Cold rainy day.
5 p.m. I met with Brother , , , and .—— —— in the to attend to ordinances, and counseling; prayed that might be delivered from his enemies, and that might be delivered from prison; and that the Twelve be prospered in collecting means to build the
Of the first Twelve Apostles chosen in and ordained under the hands of , , and myself, there have been but two, but what have lifted their heel against me, namely and . [p. 1563]
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