History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 25> start for Baltimore tomorrow. The brethren in this country inquire after you and to all the Elders that they have seen; they are warm hearted. I suppose you have received a letter from the Church, with ’s name to it.
May the Lord bless you all
Elder remains very sick.
Elder , and many other elders returned home to day: all seemed weighed down with gloom.
Elders , , , , and arrived in , and remained all night.
26 July 1844 • Friday
<26> Friday 26. The members of the quorum of the Twelve returning to , <President and company> took steamboat at for .
Elder took leave of his brethren at , to visit his family at .
27 July 1844 • Saturday
<27> Saturday 27. We copy from the Times and Seasons, the following from the pen of Miss :—
To Elder
“Thou Chieftain of Zion! henceforward thy name
Will be class’d with the martyrs and share in their fame;
Thro’ ages eternal, of thee will be said,
With the greatest of Prophets he suffer’d and bled.’
 
When the shafts of injustice were pointed at him
When the cup of his suff’ring was fill’d to the brim—
When his innocent blood was inhumanly shed,
You shar’d his afflictions and with him you bled.
 
When around you like hailstones, the rifle balls flew—
When the passage of death open’d wide to your view—
When the prophet’s freed spirit, thro’ martyrdom fled,
In your gore you lay weltring— with martyrs you bled.
 
All the scars from your wounds, like the trophies of yore
Shall be ensigns of honor till you are no more;
And by all generations, of thee shall be said
With the best of the prophets, in prison he bled.” [HC 7:211]
The brethren of the Twelve arrived at in the Evening, and remained over night at the railroad hotel.
28 July 1844 • Sunday
<28> Sunday 28 Elders , and others, addressed the Saints in .
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Elder arrived at this evening.
The following is from Elder ’s Journal:
“The brethren of the Twelve took the propeller ‘Hercules’ for at 10 a. m. Fare in the cabin $7. We had comfortable state rooms, we spent the day in writing and in social conversation with each other concerning the death of Joseph and , and the welfare of the Church and our families. [p. 285]
July 25 start for Baltimore tomorrow. The brethren in this country inquire after you and all the Elders that they have seen; they are warm hearted. I suppose you have received a letter from the Church, with ’s name to it.
May the Lord bless you all
Elder remains very sick.
Elder , and many other elders returned home to day: all seemed weighed down with gloom.
Elders , , , , and arrived in , and remained all night.
26 July 1844 • Friday
26 Friday 26. President and company took steamboat at for .
Elder took leave of his brethren at , to visit his family at .
27 July 1844 • Saturday
27 Saturday 27. We copy from the Times and Seasons, the following from the pen of Miss :—
To Elder
“Thou Chieftain of Zion! henceforward thy name
Will be class’d with the martyrs and share in their fame;
Thro’ ages eternal, of thee will be said,
With the greatest of Prophets he suffer’d and bled.’
 
When the shafts of injustice were pointed at him
When the cup of his suff’ring was fill’d to the brim—
When his innocent blood was inhumanly shed,
You shar’d his afflictions and with him you bled.
 
When around you like hailstones, the rifle balls flew—
When the passage of death open’d wide to your view—
When the prophet’s freed spirit, thro’ martyrdom fled,
In your gore you lay weltring— with martyrs you bled.
 
All the scars from your wounds, like the trophies of yore
Shall be ensigns of honor till you are no more;
And by all generations, of thee shall be said
With the best of the prophets, in prison he bled.” [HC 7:211]
The brethren of the Twelve arrived at in the Evening, and remained over night at the railroad hotel.
28 July 1844 • Sunday
28 Sunday 28 Elders , and others, addressed the Saints in .
The following is from Elder ’s Journal:
“The brethren of the Twelve took the propeller ‘Hercules’ for at 10 a. m. Fare in the cabin $7. We had comfortable state rooms, we spent the day in writing and in social conversation with each other concerning the death of Joseph and , and the welfare of the Church and our families. [p. 285]
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