History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 10​> Edwin Clegg: Rock Island, . John Carns; Richmond, Indiana.
Edward Bosley and Rodman Clark; Livington county, .
James Hutchins and Daniel Tyler; Natchez, Mississippi
George M. Chase; , Ohio.
John Royce; Singsing, .
Lyman Whitney; Franklin county, .
Charles Ryan, Jacob E. Terry, Henry Moore, Samuel P. Carter, William Isherwood, Samuel Roland, Don P. Curtiss, Abraham L. Workman, , James G. Culbertson, Samuel Ferrin, Samuel Crane, David Moore, William Brown, Benj. Barber, Oliver <​B.​> Huntington, Edward Clegg, Daniel McRea, William S. Covert, , James Long and William Empy were ordained Elders with this express injunction, that they quit the use of Tobacco, and keep the Word of Wisdom. [HC 5:349]
was restored to fellowship by the Conference.
Elder Curtis Hodges, (who has a wife in this place) was cut off from the church for his anti-christian conduct in Warrick county, Indiana.
Elders James Alread, John Snider, and , were appointed to administer baptism for the dead, in the , while the font could not be used.
instructed the elders not to go from church to church, for the purpose of living themselves, or begging for their families, or for preaching; but to go to their places of destination, journeying among the world, and preaching by the way as they have opportunity, and if they got any thing for themselves they must do it in those churches they shall build up, or from the world, and not enter into other men’s labors.
Several elders have been represented to us as having travelled extensively the past season, preaching but little, or none, living on the brethren, and begging for their own emolument. Such elders, be they where they may, far or near, are instructed to repair forthwith to , and give an account of their stewardship, and report the amount of leg service performed by them; and on their return be sure to keep out of the churches.
It is wisdom for the elders to leave their families in this place, when they have anything to leave with them; and let not the elders go on their missions, until they have provided for their families. No man need say again “I have a call to travel and preach,” while he has not a comfortable house for his family— a lot fenced, and one year’s provisions in store, or sufficient to last his family during his mission.
The Lord will not condemn any man for following counsel, and keeping the commandments; and a faithful man will have dreams about the work he is engaged in. If he is engaged in building the , he will dream about it; and if in preaching he will dream about that, and not, when he is laboring on the temple, dream that it is his duty to run off preaching, and leave his family to starve; such dreams are not of God.
When I was sick last winter, some of the sisters came and whispered in my ear, “I have nothing to eat.” Where is your husband?” “he is gone a preaching.” Who sent him? said I, for the Lord never sent him to leave his family to starve. [p. 1526]
April 10 Edwin Clegg: Rock Island, . John Carns; Richmond, Indiana.
Edward Bosley and Rodman Clark; Livington county, .
James Hutchins and Daniel Tyler; Natchez, Mississippi
George M. Chase; , Ohio.
John Royce; Singsing, .
Lyman Whitney; Franklin county, .
Charles Ryan, Jacob E. Terry, Henry Moore, Samuel P. Carter, William Isherwood, Samuel Roland, Don P. Curtiss, Abraham L. Workman, , James G. Culbertson, Samuel Ferrin, Samuel Crane, David Moore, William Brown, Benj. Barber, Oliver B. Huntington, Edward Clegg, Daniel McRea, William S. Covert, , James Long and William Empy were ordained Elders with this express injunction, that they quit the use of Tobacco, and keep the Word of Wisdom. [HC 5:349]
was restored to fellowship by the Conference.
Elder Curtis Hodges, (who has a wife in this place) was cut off from the church for his anti-christian conduct in Warrick county, Indiana.
Elders James Alread, John Snider, and , were appointed to administer baptism for the dead, in the , while the font could not be used.
instructed the elders not to go from church to church, for the purpose of living themselves, or begging for their families, or for preaching; but to go to their places of destination, journeying among the world, and preaching by the way as they have opportunity, and if they got any thing for themselves they must do it in those churches they shall build up, or from the world, and not enter into other men’s labors.
Several elders have been represented to us as having travelled extensively the past season, preaching but little, or none, living on the brethren, and begging for their own emolument. Such elders, be they where they may, far or near, are instructed to repair forthwith to , and give an account of their stewardship, and report the amount of leg service performed by them; and on their return be sure to keep out of the churches.
It is wisdom for the elders to leave their families in this place, when they have anything to leave with them; and let not the elders go on their missions, until they have provided for their families. No man need say again “I have a call to travel and preach,” while he has not a comfortable house for his family— a lot fenced, and one year’s provisions in store, or sufficient to last his family during his mission.
The Lord will not condemn any man for following counsel, and keeping the commandments; and a faithful man will have dreams about the work he is engaged in. If he is engaged in building the , he will dream about it; and if in preaching he will dream about that, and not, when he is laboring on the temple, dream that it is his duty to run off preaching, and leave his family to starve; such dreams are not of God.
When I was sick last winter, some of the sisters came and whispered in my ear, “I have nothing to eat.” Where is your husband?” “he is gone a preaching.” Who sent him? said I, for the Lord never sent him to leave his family to starve. [p. 1526]
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