History Draft [1 January–31 December 1840]

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To the Saints scatterd abroad, X (T&S. 177. 178. 179, scribe.
5 September 1840 • Saturday
<​5​> Saturday 5[th.] High council met at my office. Copy of the minutes, “Joseph Smith Jr preferred charges against <​Elder​> , Predicated on the authority of 2 letters one fom . the other from & , accusing of as follows 1st X (H. C. 66 76. 67 77. 78) parties.
Saturday 5[th.] Elders & went from to , and in the evening organized a company of Saints. bound for by choosing El. to preside, with 6 counsellors.
6 September 1840 • Sunday
<​6​> Sunday preached. On Monday night & staid on board the North America with the Saints & on Tuesday morning about 9 oclock the vessel went out with a steamer; & the Elders accompanied them 15 or 20 miles. <​& left them in good spirits:​> & returned to . the same evening & on the 10th..
7 September 1840 • Monday
<​7​> <​This evening the Elders preached in the South temperance Hall, .​>
<​This day Elder , who had previously furnished £.250 towards printing the Hymn book, Book of Mormon &c, relinquished all claim to said money except such assistance as his friends, who might wish to emigrate to the next season might need, leaving the remainder to the disposal of the , & , who borrowed said money, for the benefit of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, forever, Also the avails of the Gadfield Elm Chapel. when sold.​>
9 September 1840 • Wednesday
<​<​9​> There was a terrible storm on the north of Scotland.​>
11 September 1840 • Friday
<​11​> Friday 11, There was a terrible earthquake at Mt Arasat Ararat, which destroyed the town of Makitchevan, damaged all the buildings of Erivan, and devastated the two districts of Sharour & Sourmate in Armenia. A considiable mass was loosened from Mt Ararat and destroyed everything in its way for near 5 mi The village of Akhouli was buried & 1000 inhabitants
13 September 1840 • Sunday
<​<​13​> Sunday baptized 9— in .​>
14–15 September 1840 • Monday–Tuesday
<​14​> Monday 14. My Father, died at Nauvoo Patriarch of the <​whole​> Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, died at , & his funeral was attended on Sunday 15th. when the following address was delivered by Elder , “The occasion (X T&S. 176 170. 71. 72.173) amen”
From the Times & Seasons pages 169. 170. “The Gov of X (——) never shall have
20 September 1840 • Sunday
<​<​20​> Sunday went to held conference. ordained 5 El[ders]. 11 P[riest]. 8 T[eachers]. 1 D[eacon]. & returned to same day​>
23 September 1840 • Wednesday
<​23​> Wednesday. “ X (179. 180) ,”
O(L. 181. 182.) . Elder,”
28 September 1840 • Monday
<​28​> Monday 28. Extracts from Letters, from N. Jersey. I. left (T.&S. 104. 105)
29 September 1840 • Tuesday
<​29.​> <​the​> Elders left left . for the Conference [p. 16]
To the Saints scatterd abroad, X (T&S. 177. 178. 179, scribe.
5 September 1840 • Saturday
5 Saturday 5[th.] High council met at my office. Copy of the minutes, “Joseph Smith Jr preferred charges against Elder , Predicated on the authority of 2 letters one fom . the other from & , accusing as follows 1st X (H. C. 76. 77. 78) parties.
Saturday 5[th.] Elders & went from to , and in the evening organized a company of Saints. bound for by choosing El. to preside, with 6 counsellors.
6 September 1840 • Sunday
6 Sunday preached. On Monday night & staid on board the North America with the Saints & on Tuesday morning about 9 oclock the vessel went out with a steamer; the Elders accompanied them 15 or 20 miles. & left them in good spirits: returned to . the same evening & on the 10th..
7 September 1840 • Monday
7 This evening the Elders preached in the South temperance Hall, .
This day Elder , who had previously furnished £.250 towards printing the Hymn book, Book of Mormon &c, relinquished all claim to said money except such assistance as his friends, who might wish to emigrate to the next season might need, leaving the remainder to the disposal of , & , who borrowed said money, for the benefit of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, forever, Also the avails of the Gadfield Elm Chapel. when sold.
9 September 1840 • Wednesday
9 There was a terrible storm on the north of Scotland.
11 September 1840 • Friday
11 Friday 11, There was a terrible earthquake at Mt Ararat, which destroyed the town of Makitchevan, damaged all the buildings of Erivan, and devastated the two districts of Sharour & in Armenia. A considiable mass was loosened from Mt Ararat and destroyed everything in its way for near 5 mi The village of Akhouli was buried & 1000 inhabitants
13 September 1840 • Sunday
13 Sunday baptized 9— in .
14–15 September 1840 • Monday–Tuesday
14 Monday 14. My Father, Patriarch of the whole Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, died at , & his funeral was attended on Sunday 15th. when the following address was delivered by Elder , “The occasion (X T&S. 170. 71. 72.173) amen”
From the Times & Seasons pages 169. 170. “The Gov of X (——) never shall have
20 September 1840 • Sunday
20 Sunday went to held conference. ordained 5 Elders. 11 Priest. 8 Teachers. 1 Deacon. & returned to same day
23 September 1840 • Wednesday
23 Wednesday. “ X (179. 180) ,”
O(L. 181. 182.) . Elder,”
28 September 1840 • Monday
28 Monday 28. Extracts from Letters, from N. Jersey. I. left (T.&S. 104. 105)
29 September 1840 • Tuesday
29. the Elders left . for the Conference [p. 16]
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