THE WORD OF THE LORD TO ME.
it and cast the devil out of it, and the evil spirits had no
power over the household afterwards.
This was done by the , and not of man. We
laid hands upon twenty in who were sick, and
they were mostly healed.
On the 21st, I arrived in by coach, and met, for
the first time, with Elder . This being my field
of labor, I stopped and commenced work.
Elder stopped in the some eight days,
then went to , his field of labor.
I received a letter on the 10th of February, from Elder , who was at , saying they had commenced
there and baptized ten persons.
I labored in the Staffordshire Potteries, in Burslem, ,
, , and several other villages, from the 22nd of
January until the 2nd of March, preaching every night in the
week and two or three times on the Sabbath.
I baptized, confirmed and blessed many, and we had a
good field open for labor. Many were believing, and it
appears as though we had a door open to bring many into
the Church in that part of the vineyard.
March 1st, 1840, was my birthday, when I was thirty-three
years of age. It being Sunday, I preached twice through the
day to a large assembly in the City Hall, in the town of Han-
ley, and administered the sacrament unto the Saints.
In the evening I again met with a large assembly of the
Saints and strangers, and while singing the first hymn the
Spirit of the Lord rested upon me, and the voice of God said
to me, "This is the last meeting that you will hold with this
people for many days.”
I was astonished at this, as I had many appointments out in
When I arose to speak to the people, I told them that it
was the last meeting I should hold with them for many days.
They were as much astonished as I was.
At the close of the meeting four persons came forward for
baptism, and we went down into the water and baptized them.
In the morning I went in secret before the Lord, and asked
Him what His will was concerning me.