History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I want bro to continue in the History at present, perhaps he will have to travel some, to save his life. The History is going out by little & little, in the papers, & cutting its way, so that when it is completed it will not raise a persecution against us.
When comes home <​from ,​> I intend to send him right back again— is going East with his sick . will also travel.
I want you to cast up a highway for the Saints from here, to .
Dont be scared about the . Dont say any thing about <​against​> it, but make all men know that your Mission is to build up the . It is not necessary that Joshua Grant should be a , he is too young; he is one of ’s children, & has got into ’s spirit. & also, & they <​he and & his brother ​> clip half their words, & I intend to break them off it. If a High priest comes along & goes to snub him, let him knock his <​the man’s​> teeth down his throat, &c. &c. You shall make a monstrous wake as you go.
, tell the to put hands <​enough​> on that house, (on the Diagonal Corner from the ,) & finish it right off; the Lord hath need of other houses as well as a .
If I can sell $10,000 <​worth​> of property this Spring, I will meet you at any in , or any Conference where you are, and stay as long as it is wisdom.
Take Jacob Zaundall [Zundel], & , & tell them never to drink a drop of ale, or wine, or any Spirit, only that which flows right out from the presence of God, & send them to . & when you meet with an Arab, send him to Arabia. When you find an Italian, send him to Italy. & a Frenchman to , or an Indian that is suitable, send him among the Indians. send them to the different places where they belong; send somebody to Central America; To Spanish America; & dont let a single corner of the Earth go without a mission—
Write to & ask him if he has not eat husks long enough? if he is not almost ready to return, <​be clothed in robes of righteousness​> & go up to ? hath need of him.
(a letter was written & signed by the members of the present) <​copy, if can be found​>
I returned home about 4½ p m.
Noah T. Rodgers, <​,​> , & Knowlton F. Hanks were chosen to go on a Mission to the Pacific Isles
This evening located the site for a Music Hall on lot 4 block 67 on <​Corner of​> Woodruff <​Page​> & Knight <​Young​> Streets.
By a Certificate of of this date, we learn that , has recently published a little work on the , & a Synopsis of Concordance to the Scriptures.
<​ex[amine]d. .​>
20 April 1843 • Thursday
<​20​> I settled with Manhard & <​I​> <​then​> went out with to shew him <​Bro. Manhard [illegible] shew him some​> lots, & settled with him. & afterwards heard read the <​a​> proof <​sheet​> of the .
<​ received a letter last Sunday, informing him that the was <​is​> abolished. He foolishly supposed it genuine, neglected his duty, & started for to learn more about it, & <​but​> was met by Mr. Hamilton an old Mail contractor, who satisfied <​him​> it was a hoax, & he returned home & the mail arrived as usual <​to day​> & there is no evidence but it is merely another attempt to disturb our peace by designing men​> [p. 26]
I want to continue in the History at present, perhaps he will have to travel some, to save his life. The History is going out by little & little, in the papers, & cutting its way, so that when it is completed it will not raise a persecution against us.
When comes home from , I intend to send him right back again— is going East with his sick . will also travel.
I want you to cast up a highway for the Saints from here, to .
Dont be scared about the . Dont say any thing against it, but make all men know that your Mission is to build up the . It is not necessary that Joshua Grant should be a , he is too young; he is one of ’s children, & has got into ’s spirit. he and & his brother clip half their words, & I intend to break them off it. If a High priest comes along & goes to snub him, let him knock the man’s teeth down his throat, &c. &c. You shall make a monstrous wake as you go.
, tell the to put hands enough on that house, (on the Diagonal Corner from the ,) & finish it right off; the Lord hath need of other houses as well as a .
If I can sell $10,000 worth of property this Spring, I will meet you at any in , or any Conference where you are, and stay as long as it is wisdom.
Take Jacob Zaundall [Zundel], & , & tell them never to drink a drop of ale, or wine, or any Spirit, only that which flows right out from the presence of God, & send them to . & when you meet with an Arab, send him to Arabia. When you find an Italian, send him to Italy. & a Frenchman to , or an Indian that is suitable, send him among the Indians. send them to the different places where they belong; send somebody to Central America; To Spanish America; & dont let a single corner of the Earth go without a mission—
Write to & ask him if he has not eat husks long enough? if he is not almost ready to return, be clothed in robes of righteousness & go up to ? hath need of him.
(a letter was written & signed by the members of the present) copy, if can be found
I returned home about 4½ p m.
This evening located the site for a Music Hall on lot 4 block 67 on Corner of Woodruff & Young Streets.
By a Certificate of of this date, we learn that , has recently published a little work on the , & a Synopsis of Concordance to the Scriptures.
examined. .
20 April 1843 • Thursday
20 I went out with Bro. Manhard shew him some lots, & settled with him. & afterwards heard read a proof sheet of the .
received a letter last Sunday, informing him that the is abolished. He foolishly supposed it genuine, neglected his duty, & started for to learn more about it, but was met by Mr. Hamilton an old Mail contractor, who satisfied him it was a hoax, & he returned home & the mail arrived as usual to day [p. 26]
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