search out the blood of Ephraim, the honest and meek of the
earth, and gather them from those islands, rocks, holes and
caves of the earth unto Zion.
We prayed, and rejoiced together. The Spirit of God
rested upon us; we spoke of Christ and the ancient prophets
and apostles in Jerusalem; of Nephi, Alma, Mormon and Moroni in America; Joseph, Hyrum, Oliver and the apostles
in our own day, and we rejoiced that we were upon the islands
of the sea searching out the blood of Israel.
While being filled with these meditations and the Spirit of
God, we fell upon our knees and gave thanks to the God of
heaven, and felt to pray for all Israel.
After spending most of the day in praise and thanksgiving,
we descended to the settlement and held a meeting with the
On the 6th of September we called upon Captain Benjamin
Coombs, and visited his flakes, where he had one thousand
quintals of codfish drying for the market. They had mostly
been caught in the region of Newfoundland. While we were
passing Carvey's Wharf our attention was called to a large
school of mackerel playing by the side of the wharf. Several
men were pitching them out with hooks. We also flung in a
hook and caught all we wanted, then went on our way.
RETURN TO THE MAINLAND—PARTING WITH BROTHER HALE
—MY SECOND VISIT TO THE ISLANDS—VISIT TO THE ISLE
OF HOLT—A SIGN DEMANDED BY MR. DOUGLASS—A
PREDICTION ABOUT HIM—ITS SUBSEQUENT FULFILLMENT
—SPIRIT OF OPPOSITION—FIRING OFF CANNONS AND
GUNS TO DISTURB MY MEETING.
WE continued to labor, preaching and baptizing, and
organized a branch of the Church upon each island,
and, finally, on the 2nd of October, we parted from the Saints
on the North Island to return to Scarboro for a short time.