Journal, December 1841–December 1842

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28 October 1842 • Friday
Friday 28th. Soon after day-light this morning President Joseph returned home  again to visit his family. He found some worse today the  remainder of the family are well. In the afternoon he rode out into  the city and took a little exercise, From the appearance of thinks [things?]  abroad we are encouraged to believe that his enemies wont trouble  him much more at present.
This day the brethren finished laying the temporary floor, and seats  in the ; and its appearance is truly pleasant and chearing.  The exertions of the brethren during the past week to accomplish this  thing are truly praiseworthy
29 October 1842 • Saturday
Saturday 29th. About 10 o clock this morning president Joseph rode up and viewed  the . He expressed his satisfaction at the arrangements made  and was pleased the progress made in that sacred edifice. After  conversing with several of the brethren and shaking hands with numbers  who were very much rejoiced to see their Prophet again, he returned  home; but soon afterwards went over to the store where a number  of brethren and sisters were assembled who had arrived this morning  from the neighborhood of , Long Island &c. After E[lde]rs , and had addressed the brethren and sisters  President Joseph spoke to them considerable, showing them the proper  course to pursue and how to act in regard to making purchases of  land &c. He showed them that it was generally in consequence of  the brethren disobeying or disregarding council, that they became  dissatisfied and murmered; and many when they arrived here  were dissatisfied with the conduct of some of the saints because every  thing was not done perfectly right, and they get mad and thus the  devil gets advantage over them to destroy them. He said he was  but a man and they must not expect him to be perfect; if they  expected perfection from him, he should expect it from them,  but if they would bear with his infirmities and the infirmities  of the brethren, he would likewise bear with their infirmities.  He said, it was likely he would have again to hide up in the  woods, but they must not be discouraged but roll on the city, the   &c. When his enemies took away his rights he would bear  it and keep out of the way but “if they take away your rights  I will fight for you.” After speaking considerable and giving them  council he blessed them and departed. The company appear to  be in good spirits.
30 October 1842 • Sunday
Sunday 30th. This day the saints met to worship in the and notwith standing its largeness it was well fill’d. It had been expected  that president Joseph would address them, but he sent word  that he was so sick that he could not meet with them; consequently  E[lde]r delivered a discourse
In the P.M. President Joseph went to visit sick &c. [p. 208]
28 October 1842 • Friday
Friday 28th. Soon after day-light this morning President Joseph returned home again to visit his family. He found some worse today the remainder of the family are well. In the afternoon he rode out into the city and took a little exercise, From the appearance of thinks things abroad we are encouraged to believe that his enemies wont trouble him much more at present.
This day the brethren finished laying the temporary floor, and seats in the ; and its appearance is truly pleasant and chearing. The exertions of the brethren during the past week to accomplish this thing are truly praiseworthy
29 October 1842 • Saturday
Saturday 29th. About 10 o clock this morning president Joseph rode up and viewed the . He expressed his satisfaction at the arrangements made and was pleased the progress made in that sacred edifice. After conversing with several of the brethren and shaking hands with numbers who were very much rejoiced to see their Prophet again, he returned home; but soon afterwards went over to the store where a number of brethren and sisters were assembled who had arrived this morning from the neighborhood of , Long Island &c. After Elders , and had addressed the brethren and sisters President Joseph spoke to them considerable, showing them the proper course to pursue and how to act in regard to making purchases of land &c. He showed them that it was generally in consequence of the brethren disobeying or disregarding council, that they became dissatisfied and murmered; and many when they arrived here were dissatisfied with the conduct of some of the saints because every thing was not done perfectly right, and they get mad and thus the devil gets advantage over them to destroy them. He said he was but a man and they must not expect him to be perfect; if they expected perfection from him, he should expect it from them, but if they would bear with his infirmities and the infirmities of the brethren, he would likewise bear with their infirmities. He said, it was likely he would have again to hide up in the woods, but they must not be discouraged but roll on the city, the &c. When his enemies took away his rights he would bear it and keep out of the way but “if they take away your rights I will fight for you.” After speaking considerable and giving them council he blessed them and departed. The company appear to be in good spirits.
30 October 1842 • Sunday
Sunday 30th. This day the saints met to worship in the and notwithstanding its largeness it was well fill’d. It had been expected that president Joseph would address them, but he sent word that he was so sick that he could not meet with them; consequently Elder delivered a discourse
In the P.M. President Joseph went to visit sick &c. [p. 208]
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