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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of the church; and that in all this, has not designed to <​September 19 Council.​> do wickedly, but he erred in judgment and deserves reproof, and the decision is, that he shall acknowledge his errors, on the morrow, before the congregation, and say, Brethren, I am fully convinced that I have erred in Spirit, in my remarks before you, when I spoke here a few sabbaths since, and now I ask your forgiveness; and if he do this in full faith, and is truly humble before God, then God will bless him abundantly as he hath not been wont to do, arose, and justified the decision of the court, and promised to comply.”
, Clerk.” [HC 2:280]
22 September 1835 • Tuesday
<​22 obtaining Blessings.​> I labored in obtaining blessings, which were written by . We were thronged with company, so that our labor in this thing was hindered, but we obtained many precious things, and our souls were blessed; O Lord may thy Holy Spirit be with thy servants forever, Amen.
23 September 1835 • Wednesday
<​23 obtaining Blessings.​> September 23 I was at home, writing blessings for my most beloved brethren, but was hindered by a multitude of visitors. The Lord has blessed our souls this day, and may God grant to continue his mercies unto my house this night for Christ’s Sake. This day my soul has desired the Salvation of brother ;— Also Brother <​, loaned T. C. $1000.​> came to my house, and loaned the Committee one thousand dollars, for building the ; Oh may God bless him an hundred fold! even of the things of earth, for this righteous act. My heart is full of desire to day, to be blessed of the God of Abraham with prosperity, until I will be able to pay all my debts, for it is the delight of my soul to be honest, oh O Lord, that thou knowest right well. Help me and I will give to the poor.
<​ and started for Zion.​> Brothers , and started for the place designated for Zion, or the Saints gathering place. They came to bid us farewell. The Brethren came in to pray with them, and brother acted as Spokesman. He prayed in the Spirit, and a glorious time succeeded his prayer, joy filled our hearts and we blessed them and bid them God’s speed, and promised them a safe journey, and took them by the hand and bid them farewell for a season! May God grant them long life and good days, These blessings I ask upon them for Christ’s sake Amen
24–25 September 1835 • Thursday–Friday
<​24. High Council Redemption of Zion.​> The High council met at my house on the 24th. to take into consideration the redemption of Zion, and it was the voice of the Spirit of the Lord unto me that we petition the [HC 2:281] , that is, those who have been driven out should petition to be set back on their own lands, next spring, and that we go next spring season to live or die on our lands which we have purchased in <​missouri​>. We truly had a good time, and covenanted to struggle for this thing, until death shall dissolve this union; and if one falls, that the remainder be not discouraged, but pursue this object until it is accomplished, which may God grant unto us in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord: Also this day drew up a subscription for enroling the names of those who are willing to go up to next spring and settle. And I [p. 619]
of the church; and that in all this, has not designed to September 19 Council. do wickedly, but he erred in judgment and deserves reproof, and the decision is, that he shall acknowledge his errors, on the morrow, before the congregation, and say, Brethren, I am fully convinced that I have erred in Spirit, in my remarks before you, when I spoke here a few sabbaths since, and now I ask your forgiveness; and if he do this in full faith, and is truly humble before God, then God will bless him abundantly as he hath not been wont to do, arose, and justified the decision of the court, and promised to comply.”
, Clerk.” [HC 2:280]
22 September 1835 • Tuesday
22 obtaining Blessings. I labored in obtaining blessings, which were written by . We were thronged with company, so that our labor in this thing was hindered, but we obtained many precious things, and our souls were blessed; O Lord may thy Holy Spirit be with thy servants forever, Amen.
23 September 1835 • Wednesday
23 obtaining Blessings. September 23 I was at home, writing blessings for my most beloved brethren, but was hindered by a multitude of visitors. The Lord has blessed our souls this day, and may God grant to continue his mercies unto my house this night for Christ’s Sake. This day my soul has desired the Salvation of brother ;— Also Brother , loaned T. C. $1000. came to my house, and loaned the Committee one thousand dollars, for building the ; Oh may God bless him an hundred fold! even of the things of earth, for this righteous act. My heart is full of desire to day, to be blessed of the God of Abraham with prosperity, until I will be able to pay all my debts, for it is the delight of my soul to be honest, O Lord, that thou knowest right well. Help me and I will give to the poor.
and started for Zion. Brothers , and started for the place designated for Zion, or the Saints gathering place. They came to bid us farewell. The Brethren came in to pray with them, and brother acted as Spokesman. He prayed in the Spirit, and a glorious time succeeded his prayer, joy filled our hearts and we blessed them and bid them God’s speed, and promised them a safe journey, and took them by the hand and bid them farewell for a season! May God grant them long life and good days, These blessings I ask upon them for Christ’s sake Amen
24–25 September 1835 • Thursday–Friday
24. High Council Redemption of Zion. The High council met at my house on the 24th. to take into consideration the redemption of Zion, and it was the voice of the Spirit of the Lord that we petition the [HC 2:281] , that is, those who have been driven out should petition to be set back on their own lands, next spring, and that we go next season to live or die on our lands which we have purchased in missouri. We truly had a good time, and covenanted to struggle for this thing, until death shall dissolve this union; and if one falls, that the remainder be not discouraged, but pursue this object until it is accomplished, which may God grant unto us in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord: Also this day drew up a subscription for enroling the names of those who are willing to go up to next spring and settle. And I [p. 619]
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