Times and Seasons, 2 May 1842

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Jacob and Joseph were no doubt, embalmed in the manner of the Egyptians, as they died in that country, Gen. 1. 2, 3, 26. When our Saviour was crucified his hasty burial obliged them only to wrap his body in linnen with a hundred pounds of myrrh, aloes, ahd similar spices, (part of the ingredients of embalming,) given by Nicodemus for that purpose: but Mary and other holy women had prepared ointment and spices for embalming it, Matt. xxviii. 59: Luke xxiii. 56: John xxx. 39, 40.
This art was no doubt transmitted from Jerusalem to this continent, by the before mentioned emigrants, which accounts for the finding of the mummies, and at the same time, is another strong evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.—-[Ed.
 
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SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
Mortal Sickness in .—It is stated in the Times, that a peculiar kind of sickness prevails to an alarming extent in the vicinity of Reading, and that many cases have already proved fatal. Also that a singular and alarming disease has made its appearance at Norristown and the village opposite. It is said that persons in good health are first seized with a giddiness in the head, then a diarrhoe, and immediately after the skin becomes as yellow as gold, convulsions take place, and the individual is a corpse in a few hours after the attack. The disease has baffled the skill of the ablest physicians, and produced the greatest consternation in consequence of its malignant and fatal character. Several deaths occur every day.—-[ Western Atlas.
 
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TEMPLE FUNDS.
A certificate of deposite in the “Butchers and Drovers Bank,” , by Doct. , in favor of the Trustee in Trust, has been received at the Recorder’s office, and passed to the credit of the individuals named in the accompanying letter.
Go and do likewise.
 
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For the Times and Seasons.
TO ELDER , , ENG.
by miss .
Dearest Brother, wherefore leave us?
Why forsake thy friends and home?
Of thy presence, why bereave us,
And in foreign countries roam?
 
Must the dearest ties be broken?
Must affection’s beauties fade?
No: O no, but God has spoken
And his voice must be obey’d.
 
Thou art call’d to bear Salvation’s
Joyful tidings far abroad—
Thou hast gone to warn the nations,
In the name of Israel’s God.
 
For the spirit of Devotion
To Messiah’ glorious cause;
Thou hast cross’d the pathless ocean,
To proclaim redemption’s laws.
 
For the gospel proclamation
Must be sounded far and near;
That the best of every nation,
May in Zion’s courts appear.
 
Thou art now a standard bearer;
On a distant mountain top;
And perchance, art made a sharer
In privation’s bitter cup
 
For the Lord designs to prove thee
If his voice thou wilt obey;
Therefore from the friends that love thee,
Thou art parted far away!
 
Thou art call’d thyself to sever
From the land where kindred dwell!
But it will not be forever—
Time ere long, will break the spell.
 
Here warm friends await thy greeting—
Noble friends, of Abram’s line—
Here are gentle pulses beating
In soft unison with thine.
 
Here are daily pray’rs ascending
That th’ appointed time may come,
When thy foreign mission ending,
We shall bid thee “welcome home.”
City of , April, 21st, 1842.
 
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WANTED,
BY the subscriber, a first rate Book Binder; one who thoroughly understands his business, and of good moral character, will receive good wages, and constant employment, by applying soon, to
J. SMITH.
 
——————————
The Times and Seasons,
IS EDITED BY
Joseph Smith.
Printed and published about the first and fifteenth of every month, on the corner of Water and Bain Streets, , Hancock County, Illinois by
JOSEPH SMITH.
TERMS.—Two Dollars per annum, payable in all cases in advance. Any person procuring five new subscribers, and forwarding us Ten Dollars current money, shall receive one volume gratis. All letters must be addressed to Joseph Smith, publisher, post paid, or they will not receive attention. [p. 782]
Jacob and Joseph were no doubt, embalmed in the manner of the Egyptians, as they died in that country, Gen. 1. 2, 3, 26. When our Saviour was crucified his hasty burial obliged them only to wrap his body in linnen with a hundred pounds of myrrh, aloes, ahd similar spices, (part of the ingredients of embalming,) given by Nicodemus for that purpose: but Mary and other holy women had prepared ointment and spices for embalming it, Matt. xxviii. 59: Luke xxiii. 56: John xxx. 39, 40.
This art was no doubt transmitted from Jerusalem to this continent, by the before mentioned emigrants, which accounts for the finding of the mummies, and at the same time, is another strong evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.—-[Ed.
 
————
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
Mortal Sickness in .—It is stated in the Times, that a peculiar kind of sickness prevails to an alarming extent in the vicinity of Reading, and that many cases have already proved fatal. Also that a singular and alarming disease has made its appearance at Norristown and the village opposite. It is said that persons in good health are first seized with a giddiness in the head, then a diarrhoe, and immediately after the skin becomes as yellow as gold, convulsions take place, and the individual is a corpse in a few hours after the attack. The disease has baffled the skill of the ablest physicians, and produced the greatest consternation in consequence of its malignant and fatal character. Several deaths occur every day.—-[ Western Atlas.
 
————
TEMPLE FUNDS.
A certificate of deposite in the “Butchers and Drovers Bank,” , by Doct. , in favor of the Trustee in Trust, has been received at the Recorder’s office, and passed to the credit of the individuals named in the accompanying letter.
Go and do likewise.
 
————
For the Times and Seasons.
TO ELDER , , ENG.
by miss .
Dearest Brother, wherefore leave us?
Why forsake thy friends and home?
Of thy presence, why bereave us,
And in foreign countries roam?
 
Must the dearest ties be broken?
Must affection’s beauties fade?
No: O no, but God has spoken
And his voice must be obey’d.
 
Thou art call’d to bear Salvation’s
Joyful tidings far abroad—
Thou hast gone to warn the nations,
In the name of Israel’s God.
 
For the spirit of Devotion
To Messiah’ glorious cause;
Thou hast cross’d the pathless ocean,
To proclaim redemption’s laws.
 
For the gospel proclamation
Must be sounded far and near;
That the best of every nation,
May in Zion’s courts appear.
 
Thou art now a standard bearer;
On a distant mountain top;
And perchance, art made a sharer
In privation’s bitter cup
 
For the Lord designs to prove thee
If his voice thou wilt obey;
Therefore from the friends that love thee,
Thou art parted far away!
 
Thou art call’d thyself to sever
From the land where kindred dwell!
But it will not be forever—
Time ere long, will break the spell.
 
Here warm friends await thy greeting—
Noble friends, of Abram’s line—
Here are gentle pulses beating
In soft unison with thine.
 
Here are daily pray’rs ascending
That th’ appointed time may come,
When thy foreign mission ending,
We shall bid thee “welcome home.”
City of , April, 21st, 1842.
 
————
WANTED,
BY the subscriber, a first rate Book Binder; one who thoroughly understands his business, and of good moral character, will receive good wages, and constant employment, by applying soon, to
J. SMITH.
 
——————————
The Times and Seasons,
IS EDITED BY
Joseph Smith.
Printed and published about the first and fifteenth of every month, on the corner of Water and Bain Streets, , Hancock County, Illinois by
JOSEPH SMITH.
TERMS.—Two Dollars per annum, payable in all cases in advance. Any person procuring five new subscribers, and forwarding us Ten Dollars current money, shall receive one volume gratis. All letters must be addressed to Joseph Smith, publisher, post paid, or they will not receive attention. [p. 782]
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