Latter day Saints

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    Met in the Afternoon I blessed the bread & wine & it was administered to the Saints after which the time was taking up by the Brethren & Sisters in bearing testimony of the work of God, & the Power of God rested upon the congregation untill it melted us into tears this is the conference that Br Kimball speaks of in his Journal. I never saw a more
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    But to the text why gather the people together in this place for the same purpose that Jesus wanted to gather the Jews, to receive the ordinances, the blessings & the glories that God has in store for his Saints. And I would now ask this assembly and all the Saints if they will now build this house & receive the ordinances & blessings which God has in store for you, or will you not build unto the Lord this house & let him pass by & bestow these blessings upon another I pause for a reply
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    Will not God be avenged upon such a nation as this[?] O. God save thy Saints while Babylon falls beneath thine ire
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    November 27, 1836 ~ Sunday Nov 29th ^27th^ Upon this Lords day Elder Smoot & myself accompanied Elder Parrish to the house of the Lord for the first time to behold the congregation of the saints assembled within its walls for the Purpose of Worshiping God it was truly an interesting scene it brought a lengthy catalogue of transactions contemplations & experience of my youth to my to my mind & the experiance of this day fulfilled many things of a spiritual nature which I had looked for a number of years which I viewed as Promises of God
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    O time how swift & how precious thou art. How great the events that are bourn upon thy wings, esspecially in the dispensation of the fullness of times. 1836 is gone it cannot be recalled. Europe hath began to tremble at thy departure. The endowment of the Latter Day Saints hath b[e]spake a God in Israel, & is sufficient to show that though the heavens & earth pass away the word of God spake through the Prophets must all be fulfilled.
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    Meeting opened at 2 oclok PM at the Council Block. Meeting opened by prayer by O. Pratt who also remarked that we had suffered by the gentiles a long time; but had now gone out of there midst & hoped we should rest for a season from there grasp. had rather suffer the fatigues of this wilderness journey and live on game than suffer by mobs. would rather fall into the hands of God than a mob as God is more merciful. I have heard the prophet say that God could not controle the wicked at all times and let them act upon their agency without operating upon them as a machine. I am contented whare I am but should be more so if we had an abundanc of the necessaries of life, the mob at last have had courage after gathering & threatning for about 6 years to come against the Saints in Nauvoo from one thousand to twelve hundred men had came against one hundred of the Saints and have a pitched battle, but the Saints went out to battle in the name of God & their ene- mies were defeated.
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    The spirit of industry which has ever characterized the saints of the Most High God has been brought to bear with wonderful effect upon the burning & Arid desert. The Next time that you encounter The hardships privation & toil of A Journey over the plains & mountains you will meet with a vary different reception from what attended your first arival Here Friends will greet your Arival and the products of the Earth will administer to your comfort.
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    February 21, 1850 ~ Thursday 21st [FIGURES] I Recieved one letter from George H. Russell & wrote one to I. F. Carter. Brother Wallace called upon me to day on his mission to England, we conversed upon things in the valley, and all the news all the brethren bring from the Valley is cheering to the soul the time to favor Zion is in vary deed come the saints are prosipering in all things
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    Elder E. Snow Addressed the meeting in an inter- esting manner gave an account of the dealings of the Lord with them in the valley the faith of the saints was tried to the utmost in the valley by the cricket war & other things they had to encounter but the Lord had deliverd them out of all their troubles.
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    October 20, 1850 ~ Sunday 20th Sunday I met with the saints in the Bowery was called upon to address the meeting I gave an account of my mission to the East I spoke of my dream I dreamed of diying & going to the place of the departed spirits I saw Brother Joseph & Hyram Smith & many of the Saints who had died they all appeared to be in a hurry I thought strange to find them in a hurry and I enqiuired the cause they informed me that the time was set for Christ to come as the great Bridegroom to the Earth to meet the Bride the Lambs wife & they had not had time to prepare as those of other dispensations & had to be in a hurry in order to get ready. And when I awoke I was overwhelmed with a peculiar sensation at the view of the work ofthe Latter Day Saints Had to perform in order to prepair the Bride for to meet the Bridegroom
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    September 22, 1836 ~ Thursday Sept 22 Preached at Mr Frazier at the ford of brush creek got one subscriber for M & Ad. Was some opposed by a Pryspet erian Priest & wrote a letter for sister Bishop September 23, 1836 ~ Friday 23 Rode to Feliciana from thence took the Dresden road & with difficulty crossed the Obine swamp & creek my horse frequently wallowing in the cyprus slues nearly under ...
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    water & also with strong drink or spirits this not by commandment but from choice We then accor ding to commandment clensed our hands and feet and bore testimony unto God against the Ben- ton County mob & also against Paris & many others who had rejected our testimony We enjo yed a solumn, spiritual, & interesting Season We retired from the water in the spirit of God & spent the night for the last time at Brother Levi Taylors & ...
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    November 6, 1836 ~ Sunday Nov 6th Sunday Rode to William Smoots Preached at his house distance of the Day 7 miles November 7, 1836 ~ Monday 7th Sold one Book of Mormon & Rode to Owenton Owen County KY on the day of the election to vote for President &c at first the Judges endeav o^u^red to deprive Elder Smoot & myself from voting but after employing some Judges & Col Rowlett in our favor we ...
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    November 26, 1836 ~ Saturday Nov 26th I visited President & Doct Cowdery at the Printing office & made a general settlement with them for the M[essenger] & Advocate for the subscribers of the South I gave 9 new subscribers to them & Paid them $41.50 for the M & Advocate which setteled all matters between us. I receieved some counsel from Presidents Smith & Rigdon to Elder Parrishe's house & spent the day in writing November 27, 1836 ~ ...
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    December 27, 1836 ~ Tuesday Dec 27th Met at the house of the Lord at candle light with the quorum of the Seventies their was about one hundred Elders of Israel Presant of 1, 2, & 3rd Seventy it is expected the Seventies will meet every tuesday evening through the winter for the Purpose of worshiping God & sanctifying themselves before him. Elder Smoot was again taken sick December 28, 1836 ~ Wednesday to December 31, 1836 ~ Saturday 28. 29. 30 & 31st was ...
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    The following is an account of my travels and proc^e^edings while Officiateing in the Office of a Priest From the 13th of Jan to the 28th of June of 1835 I travled 1808 one thousand eight hundred & eight miles to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Divided thus 212 miles in Missouri with Elder H Brown 656 miles in Arkansas Territory 608 with Elder H Brown & 48 alone 940 miles in Tennessee & KY 760 miles with Elder
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    August 7, 1835 ~ Friday AUG 7th Rode to Mr Fosters Preached at his house receieved 2 sudscribers for the M[essenger] & Ad[vocate] distance 15 miles August 8, 1835 ~ Saturday 8th Rode to Paris & herd of much excitement fearing an insurrection of the dlacks distance 14 miles August 9, 1835 ~ Sunday 9th Sunday Rode to Col Copeland Preached at the Academy distance 10 miles August 10, 1835 ~ Monday 10th Rode ...
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    January 27, 1837 ~ Friday Jan 27th Wrote a Letter for Elder M Holmes January 28, 1837 ~ Saturday 28th I attended a court with the quorum of the seventies to settle a difficulty between Elder Hiram Stratten & I. H. Bishop Elder Holmes and myself was chosen among the counsellors Elder Stratten acknowledg'd his faults & was restored January 29, 1837 ~ Sunday 29th Sunday I met at Elder J.P. Greens at 9 AM in ...
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    VOL. 1. ^I confirmed 35, esstablished 8 preaching Places, Planted 3 churches^ In, 1835. I travled 3248 miles, Baptized 43 Persons, Held 170 meetings, procured 20 subscribers for the Latter Day Saints, Messenger & Advocate and 2 for the reprinted Star. Also 70, signers to the Petition to the Governour of Missouri for redress of wrongs done the church by the Jackson County mob. Wrote 18 letters. Ordained 2 teachers and 1, deacon. Held 3 debates. AND had 3 mobs ...
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    I also on this 31st Day of May Wrote a Letter to Presi dent O Cowdery Kirtland Ohio containing one subsc criber for M[essenger] & Ad[vocate] & $2 dollars for M & Ad this Letter contained the substance of the two Letters I mailed for Kirtland Dated March 12. 1836 which we suppose are lost I sent this Letter & money by the hand of Elder Elias F Wells who was going direct to Kirtland & may God give him a safe return June 1 ...
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