History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

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<​1841 April 15​> Heb xii. 22. 23. 24. So that in this wonderful Priesthood, they have provided for an ample supply of new things in endless variety, and without end, from those who are and were counted the off scouring of all things; and who as the baptists would insinuate, “did aspire to a dignity which they say, “belongs only to him who is the only Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedec.”
The fear of trespassing upon the time and patience of our readers, prevents our enlarging upon these and many other points of difference; but enough has been said to show that no two sects can possibly differ more widely from each other than do the Baptists and Former Day Saints,— and to amalgamate the two systems in any way is not only an act of injustice— but would involve the Baptists, who by the by are an honorable body, in the disgrace of that sect which was “every where spoken against” See Acts.
Addenda • 1 March 1841
<​March 1​> I presented the following report:
“Your Committee to whom was referred that portion of the address of his honor the , which recommended the propriety of vacating the Town Plats of , and the city of , and incorporating them with the city Plot of , would respectfully report, That they consider the recommendation contained in the address as one of great importance to the future welfare and prosperity of this , and if carried into effect would make the streets regular and uniform, and materially tend to beautify this . We would therefore respectfully recommend that the survey of the city of be carried through the Town Plots of and the city of as soon as it may be practicable.
We would therefore recommend to the Council the passage of the following Resolution:
That the Town Plots of and be vacated, and that the same stand vacated from this time forth, and for ever; And that the same be incorporated with the City of from this time henceforth and for ever.
All which is respectfully submitted.
Joseph Smith, Chairman
<​(Book C. page 1170)​> City of , Feby 5th. 1841 [p. 24]
1841 April 15 Heb xii. 22. 23. 24. So that in this wonderful Priesthood, they have provided for an ample supply of new things in endless variety, and without end, from those who are and were counted the off scouring of all things; and who as the baptists would insinuate, “did aspire to a dignity which they say, “belongs only to him who is the only Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedec.”
The fear of trespassing upon the time and patience of our readers, prevents our enlarging upon these and many other points of difference; but enough has been said to show that no two sects can possibly differ more widely from each other than do the Baptists and Former Day Saints,— and to amalgamate the two systems in any way is not only an act of injustice— but would involve the Baptists, who by the by are an honorable body, in the disgrace of that sect which was “every where spoken against” See Acts.
Addenda • 1 March 1841
March 1 I presented the following report:
“Your Committee to whom was referred that portion of the address of his honor the , which recommended the propriety of vacating the Town Plats of , and the city of , and incorporating them with the city Plot of , would respectfully report, That they consider the recommendation contained in the address as one of great importance to the future welfare and prosperity of this , and if carried into effect would make the streets regular and uniform, and materially tend to beautify this . We would therefore respectfully recommend that the survey of the city of be carried through the Town Plots of and the city of as soon as it may be practicable.
We would therefore recommend to the Council the passage of the following Resolution:
That the Town Plots of and be vacated, and that the same stand vacated from this time forth, and for ever; And that the same be incorporated with the City of from this time henceforth and for ever.
All which is respectfully submitted.
Joseph Smith, Chairman
(Book C. page 1170) City of , Feby 5th. 1841 [p. 24]
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