History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 9​> 20 min. to 1 adjourned for one hour
P. M. Met according to adjournment the names of the Volunteers were called, and places assigned to each
President said;—
Take care of yourselves, be wise, be humble, and you will prosper. I curse all who degrade themselves with corruption and licentiousness as many have done: Magnify your calling, keep yourselves pure and innocent, and your path shall be clear as the horizon. We have all manner of prejudices to contend with; we thank God for the Gospel, the Book of Mormon, and the Temple, and sing Glory to God; and yet there are characters among us who from mere coveteousness will squeeze a six pence two inches long, and we have all their iniquity to bear. We have the honor to be the first fruits of this dispensation and have to contend with floods of oppression. Go humbly and prayerfully trusting and believing in God; and what you desire to do, you will accomplish. Cease not to ask the Father what you shall do, and he will give you the Spirit; you know not the day of your visitation. What is asked for in the name of Jesus Christ will be granted. ’s power fell like the lightning. God <​God​> was asked not to let be Governor, and it was so; God was sought to ask him to assist us from , <​we asked the Lord to deliver us from of ​>, and he is <​shot himself and has​> [HC 6:325] gone to hell. As for of , it takes three of him to make a shadow he is dying. The Lord is cutting off the bitterest branches. Look at the explosion of the big gun on board of the Princetown <​war​> steamer [p. 1999]
April 9 20 min. to 1 adjourned for one hour
P. M. Met according to adjournment the names of the Volunteers were called, and places assigned to each
President said;—
Take care of yourselves, be wise, be humble, and you will prosper. I curse all who degrade themselves with corruption and licentiousness as many have done: Magnify your calling, keep yourselves pure and innocent, and your path shall be clear as the horizon. We have all manner of prejudices to contend with; we thank God for the Gospel, the Book of Mormon, and the Temple, and sing Glory to God; and yet there are characters among us who from mere coveteousness will squeeze a six pence two inches long, and we have all their iniquity to bear. We have the honor to be the first fruits of this dispensation and have to contend with floods of oppression. Go humbly and prayerfully trusting and believing in God; and what you desire to do, you will accomplish. Cease not to ask the Father what you shall do, and he will give you the Spirit; you know not the day of your visitation. What is asked for in the name of Jesus Christ will be granted. ’s power fell like the lightning. God was asked not to let be Governor, and it was so; we asked the Lord to deliver us from of , and he shot himself and has [HC 6:325] gone to hell. As for of , it takes three of him to make a shadow . The Lord is cutting off the bitterest branches. Look at the explosion of the big gun on board of the Princetown war steamer [p. 1999]
Page 1999