History Draft [1 January–31 December 1840]

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1 April 1840 • Wednesday
<​1​> Wednesday April 1, 1840 — “ (X L. 123. 124. 125) .”
3 April 1840 • Friday
<​3​> Friday April 3; “ (O 125 L 125. 6. 7)
6 April 1840 • Monday
<​6​> Monday April 6. Elders , , , & . Landed in , <​on the 1st day of the 11th. year of the church,​> after a tedious passage of 28 days, 16 of which they encountered head winds, & one severe storm of 3 or 4 days, and a great portion of the time the decks were coverge [covered] with water, all of which ten[d]ed to create sea-sickness, & suffering.
“Minutes of a (X L 201, 202. 203) 9 oclock” or (see T&S. 91. &c.)
7 April 1840 • Tuesday
<​7​> “Tuesday morning (O L, 203, 204) morning”) or (T&S.)
8 April 1840 • Wednesday
<​8​> Wednesday <​8​> morng conference (O L. 204. 5. 6.) agency, adjou[rne]d for 1 hour, conferenced X (T&S. 94. 95) Clerk”
9 April 1840 • Thursday
<​9​> Thursday, <​ & co— went to — to , at .​> “ X (L. 133. 134)
In the Times & Seasons of this month is a prospectus for publishing at a weekly paper, to be called “The News
To all people (X T&S. 86. 87) clerk— To[o] poor <​feeble​> <​emaciated​> was at this time, from his long sickness & journey that when returned home, this day, from a Mission to Clithero, & found him in his room he did not know him.
12 April 1840 • Sunday
<​12​> Sunday 12[th.] Several of the Elders bore <​their public​> testimony to the Gospel at the Temperance Hall as The High council of met at my house, when I proposed that Bro go East with , to settle some business transactions of the church, which the counsel sanctioned, and voted “that prest. Joseph Smith Jr make the necessary credentials for & .”
13 April 1840 • Monday
<​13​> <​Monday​> From the 2[nd]. of October 1839 to this date there has been 145 shak[e]s of Earthquake in Scotland, reported by Mr Milne to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Some of these shocks were sufficient to alter the natural levels of the ground more than 2 degrees & some witnesses thought 4 degrees, and cause houses to rock like boats on the seas
14 April 1840 • Tuesday
<​14​> Tuesday 14 A council of the Twelve, viz. , , , , & was held at the house of in , Eng. when was ordained to the apostleship agreably to the Revelation By , under the hands of the Quorum present. Other business was transacted, as also on the following days all which may be seen [p. 7]
1 April 1840 • Wednesday
1 Wednesday April 1, 1840 — “ (X L. 123. 124. 125) .”
3 April 1840 • Friday
3 Friday April 3; “ (O L 125. 6. 7)
6 April 1840 • Monday
6 Monday April 6. Elders , , , & . Landed in , on the 1st day of the 11th. year of the church, after a tedious passage of 28 days, 16 of which they encountered head winds, & one severe storm of 3 or 4 days, and a great portion of the time the decks were coverge [covered] with water, all of which tended to create sea-sickness, & suffering.
“Minutes of a (X L 201, 202. 203) 9 oclock” (see T&S. 91. &c.)
7 April 1840 • Tuesday
7 “Tuesday morning (O L, 203, 204) morning”) or (T&S.)
8 April 1840 • Wednesday
8 Wednesday 8 morng conference (O L. 204. 5. 6.) agency, adjourned for 1 hour, conferenced X (T&S. 94. 95) Clerk”
9 April 1840 • Thursday
9 Thursday, & co— went — to , at . “ X (L. 133. 134)
In the Times & Seasons of this month is a prospectus for publishing at a weekly paper, to be called “The News
To all people (X T&S. 86. 87) clerk— Too emaciated was at this time, from his long sickness & journey that when returned home, this day, from a Mission to Clithero, & found him in his room he did not know him.
12 April 1840 • Sunday
12 Sunday 12[th.] Several of the Elders bore their public testimony to the Gospel The High council of met at my house, when I proposed that Bro go East with , to settle some business transactions of the church, which the counsel sanctioned, and voted “that prest. Joseph Smith Jr make the necessary credentials for & .”
13 April 1840 • Monday
13 Monday From the 2[nd]. of October 1839 to this date there has been 145 shakes of Earthquake in Scotland, reported by Mr Milne to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Some of these shocks were sufficient to alter the natural levels of the ground more than 2 degrees & some witnesses thought 4 degrees, and cause houses to rock like boats on the seas
14 April 1840 • Tuesday
14 Tuesday 14 A council of the Twelve, viz. , , , , & was held at the house of in , Eng. when was ordained to the apostleship agreably to the Revelation By , under the hands of the Quorum present. Other business was transacted, as also on the following days all which may be seen [p. 7]
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