History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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with open arms, and on the 13th of March I with my family, and <​March 13​> some others arrived within 8 miles of and put up at Bro Barnerds’ for the night. Here we were met by an escort of the brethren from the town, who came to make us welcome <​x​> <​14 Joseph’s arrival at .​> to their little Zion. On the 14th. as we were about entering , many of the brethren came out to meet us, who [HC 3:8] also with open arms welcomed us to their bosoms. We were immediately received under the hospitable roof of brother . who treated us with all possible kindness, and we refreshed ourselves with much satisfaction after our long and tedious journey, the brethren bringing in such things as we had need of for our comfort and convenience.
After being here two or three days, My Brother arrived with his family, shortly after his arrival, while walking with him and certain other brethren, the following sentiments occurred to my mind.
<​Motto of the church of Christ &c.​> Motto of the Church of <​Jesus​> Christ of Latter Day Saints. The constitution of our country formed by the Fathers of Liberty. Peace and Good order in Society, Love to God and good will to man. All good and wholesome Laws; and virtue and truth above all things, and Aristarchy* <​* <​most​> Perfect Government.​> live forever!!! But wo to Tyrants. Mobs. Aristocracy, Anarchy and Toryism; and all those who invent or seek out unrighteous and vexatious lawsuits, under the pretext or color of law, or office, either religious or political. Exalt the Standard of Democracy! Down with that of Priestcraft, and let all the people say Amen! That the blood of our Fathers may not cry from the ground against us. Sacred is the memory of that blood which bought for us our liberty. Joseph Smith, Jun. . , , , , . .”
Questions and on Scripture.
<​Questions on Scripture​> Who is the Stem of Jesse, spoken of in the 1, 2, 3, 4, <​&​> 5th verses of the 11. chapter of Isaiah? Christ.
<​answer.​> Verily thus saith the Lord, it is Christ.
What is the Rod spoken of in the first verse of the 11th chap. of Isaiah that should come, of the stem of Jesse? [HC 3:9]
Behold! thus saith the Lord. It is a Servant in the hands of Christ. who is partly a descendant of Jesse, as well as of Ephraim, or of the house of Joseph on whom there is laid much power.
What is the Root of Jesse spoken of in the 10th verse of the 11th chapter?
Behold thus saith the Lord. It is a descendant of Jesse as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly belongs the priesthood, and the keys of the kingdom for an ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days.
<​Questions by as follows.​>
What is meant by the command in Isaiah 52d Chapter 1st verse, which saith put on thy strength O, Zion, and what people had Isa. reference to?
He had reference to those whom God should call in the last days. who should hold the power of Priesthood to bring again Zion, and the redemption of Israel: And to put on her strength is to put on the authority of the priesthood, which she (Zion) has a right to by lineage; Also to return to that power which she had lost.
What are we to understand by Zion’s loosing herself from the bands of her neck, 2d verse? We are to understand that the scattered remnants are exorted to return to the Lord from whence they have fallen, which, if they do, the promise of the Lord is that he will speak to them, or give them revelation, See 6, 7 and 8th verses. The bands of [p. 784]
with open arms, and on the 13th of March I with my family, and March 13 some others put up at Bro Barnerds’ for the night. Here we were met by an escort of the brethren from the town, who came to make us welcome x 14 Joseph’s arrival at . to their little Zion. On the 14th. as we were about entering , many of the brethren came out to meet us, who [HC 3:8] also with open arms welcomed us to their bosoms. We were immediately received under the hospitable roof of brother . who treated us with all possible kindness, and we refreshed ourselves with much satisfaction after our long and tedious journey, the brethren bringing in such things as we had need of for our comfort and convenience.
After being here two or three days, My Brother arrived with his family, shortly after his arrival, while walking with him and certain other brethren, the following sentiments occurred to my mind.
Motto of the church of Christ &c. Motto of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The constitution of our country formed by the Fathers of Liberty. Peace and Good order in Society, Love to God and good will to man. All good and wholesome Laws; virtue and truth above all things, and Aristarchy* * most Perfect Government. live forever!!! But wo to Tyrants. Mobs. Aristocracy, Anarchy and Toryism; and all those who invent or seek out unrighteous and vexatious lawsuits, under the pretext or color of law, or office, either religious or political. Exalt the Standard of Democracy! Down with that of Priestcraft, and let all the people say Amen! That the blood of our Fathers may not cry from the ground against us. Sacred is the memory of that blood which bought for us our liberty. Joseph Smith, Jun. . , , , , . .”
Questions on Scripture.
Questions on Scripture Who is the Stem of Jesse, spoken of in the 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5th verses of the 11. chapter of Isaiah?
answer. Verily thus saith the Lord, it is Christ.
What is the Rod spoken of in the first verse of the 11th chap. of Isaiah that should come, of the stem of Jesse? [HC 3:9]
Behold! thus saith the Lord. It is a Servant in the hands of Christ. who is partly a descendant of Jesse, as well as of Ephraim, or of the house of Joseph on whom there is laid much power.
What is the Root of Jesse spoken of in the 10th verse of the 11th chapter?
Behold thus saith the Lord. It is a descendant of Jesse as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly belongs the priesthood, and the keys of the kingdom for an ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days.
Questions by as follows.
What is meant by the command in Isaiah 52d Chapter 1st verse, which saith put on thy strength O, Zion, and what people had Isa. reference to?
He had reference to those whom God should call in the last days. who should hold the power of Priesthood to bring again Zion, and the redemption of Israel: And to put on her strength is to put on the authority of the priesthood, which she (Zion) has a right to by lineage; Also to return to that power which she had lost.
What are we to understand by Zion’s loosing herself from the bands of her neck, 2d verse? We are to understand that the scattered remnants are exorted to return to the Lord from whence they have fallen, which, if they do, the promise of the Lord is that he will speak to them, or give them revelation, See 6, 7 and 8th verses. The bands of [p. 784]
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