Daybook (9 May - 9 July 1838)

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Daybook (9 May - 9 July 1838)

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Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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    May 9, 1838 ~ Wednesday 9th We walked to Rowley to Mr Burbanks I there perused a letter from Viana Jaques direct from the city far west it contained many important things afmong ^concerning^ the Saints in that place O when will the Saints rest from their trials difficulties & tribulations & Zion to esstablished forever may the Lord hasten it I pray she stated some of the trials of the Saints {shorthand} {shorthand} We returned to Brother Holmes & there ...
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    May 11, 1838 ~ Friday May 11th this is a day long to be remembered by mye because of the great variety of events that transpired with me No day of my life was ever attended with a greater variety of change, circum- stances & places which my eyes syw [saw] & ears heard & heart felt than on this day. I arose in the morning refreshed by sleep & took breakfast with father Alley Sister Alley was rather [tare] in her mind I endeavored to comforterher in the ...
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    May 11, 1838 ~ Friday & the sound from the populous city of Boston was now echoing through the air while our fathers sleep in peace. We had a view of the Navy yard as we passed alone from there we entered the City of Boston Being the first day that min[e] eyes ever beheld its welth or my foot steps ever traced its streets I spent several hours in visiting this city which contained as new & beautiful & well furnished market perhaps as any in America I visited the State ...
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    May 11, 1838 ~ Friday the long Bridge to Cambridge from there to Cam- bridge point & went to the goal to in order to have an interview & to comfort Elder Joshua^Albert P.^ Rockwood who had been cast into prison by his enemies for debts in order to trouble and distress him, when I arived at the prison the Jailor permitted me to enter in to the room whare he was & it was truly an happy meeting for although we were stran- gers after the flesh yet we ...
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    May 11, 1838 ~ Friday sumthing like a dark hour the fire was roar- ing over his head while a scene of uproar distress & confusion was upon every hand, engines were rapidly plsying around the building water pouring into every room the people holloring in the streets the prisoners crying for mercy to be let out lest they be consumed in the fire & one person was strugling in the agonies of death ^some were cursing & swearing^ yet Brother Rock- wood said he felt composed through the whole con- fusion untill the fire ...
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    May 11, 1838 ~ Friday & being alone & a Stranger & in the darkness of the night I lost my way in the midst of the city but after wandering awile I called into Myrtle Street No 9 i& I there found Elder Ball with a company of Saints ^in the room of Sister Vose^ who were patiently waiting for me it was a happy meeting although it [was] late in the evening yet I spent a season in tea- ching them the things of God ...
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    May 13, 1838 ~ Sunday itself beyond its bounds & overflowed the order & in less than quarter of an hour had inundated & destroyed More than 70 towns. Sur[e]ly the word of God is fullfilling the Sea troubled & waves roaring. I spent a short time in the morning in visiting the Roman Catholic Church they were attending Mass when I entered the house. after visiting the house & beholding their priests, Images, & Mockery I left the hou & use their Holy water I left the house disgusted with the[i]r religion. I met with Elder
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    May 13, 1838 ~ Sunday had taken great advantage of their liberality yet they had not lost confidence in God or his Ser- vants & their charity was manifested towards us we took the parting with these beloved Saints of God & again spent the night with Brother Balls friends distance 3 miles May 14, 1838 ~ Monday 14th We left the city of Boston & walked to Cambridge, passed through Brighton, Newton, Needham, &
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    May 15, 1838 ~ Tuesday 15th We walked from Brother Joseph Palmer's to Holliston & spent the day at Brother Newel Nurse & preached at night at his house We enjoyed ourselves well with the Saints 6 m[iles] May 16, 1838 ~ Wednesday 16 Walked to Brother Palmers & preached at nite in his house the spirit of the Lord rested upon me & we had a good time walked after meeting to Brother Elder Nurs distance 10 m[iles] May ...
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    May 18, 1838 ~ Friday pop serving of 300000 we spent several hours in traveling through this great city in search of some of the Saints. we finally found a Brother David W. Rogers & his houshold who were saints dwelling in Greenwich Street corner of Spring Street No 515 we were truly rejo- iced to find a Saint in the midst of Such a city we dined with these friends from there we walked to Hamersly Street No 26 I there found Elder Orson Pratt & his family ...
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    May 18, 1838 ~ Friday noble & Strong in God we spent the Night with Brother Rogers in Greenwich Street May 19, 1838 ~ Saturday May 19th walked to Elder Orson Pratts & took break- fasted with Brother Rogers Brother L Foster we walked out in the city in the morning visited the post office we then returned to Brother Fosters & prepared 1 doz of parley's pamphlets & forwarded them to our friends abroad we I had a plesent ...
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    May 20, 1838 ~ Sunday May 20th Sunday I accompanyed the Brethren to the place of meeting in Varick Street [by] Vandan & Charlton which is the stated place of preaching for the Saints Elder pratt ca- lled upon me to preach to the people I arose & spoke to them from the parable of the prophet Zenos in the Book of Mor- mon the spirit of the Lord rested upon me a noon we dined with Brother Hardenbrook in carlton Street Brother
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    May 20, 1838 ~ Sunday we supped with them & after supper I walked again to the place of meeting & during this walk I was in company with priest Addison Everett boarding at corner of Spring & Renw- ick Street this was truly an interesting Brother my heart burned within me while walking arm in arm through the city & land at seeing a relation from this Brother & I felt to rejoice that the city of New York was producing such Saints. This Brother was of the literal desendant of ...
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    May 20, 1838 ~ Sunday when he closed I followed him & also Elder Ball & many others bore testimony to the truth clothen in the Spirit of God meeting was dismissed between 10 & 11 oclock & I took the parting hand with those beloved Saints of God whose bosoms were burning with light, Spirit & the love of God we returned with Brother Foster & spent the night. May 21, 1838 ~ Monday 21st I rote a letter to the Saints upon the
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    May 23, 1838 ~ Wednesday Academy not withstanding it was vary rainy we had quite a full house I preached to the people from Gal 1st ch 8v but one gospel is {shorthand}, I gave out an appointment for a meeting next night at the same place we spent the night at the Eagle Tavern. May 24, 1838 ~ Thursday 24th the morning rainy the temporal & spiritual horizons both rather dark we took breakfast at the tavern & walked to Mr Abers we wrote ...
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    May 28, 1838 ~ Monday May 28th Spent the day at Mr Abers & preached at his house at early candle light to a large con- gregation who herd with attention while I spoke upon the authenticity of the Book of mormon {shorthand} May 29, 1838 ~ Tuesday 29th spent the day at Mr Abers & preached at night at his house upon the coming & reign of Christ to a full & attentive congregation May 29, 1838 ~ Tuesday 30 walked from Mr ...
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    May 31, 1838 ~ Thursday required a hors mill to churn the butter the hors was upon the tread wheal for that purpose as we passed by, smaller wheels are often made whare the dairy is not so large & turned by a dog a sheep or boy. We soon came to the New [jers] line, we took a long path & rose a high hill the road was strewed with a great variety of flowers the honey suckle &c. we soon came to the top of the hill whare we had ...
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    May 31, 1838 ~ Thursday disturbance from a company led by two drunken Doctorrs who were parading the streets at an early hour with there drums, fifes, & other instruments of music, but they attended the meeting in silence I preached to the people from Jer 31 ch 22v {shorthand} Elder Ball followed me we delt with the people in plainness we spent the night with Mr Clarke Mr. Walter Clark 8 miles June 1, 1838 ~ Friday June 1st ...
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    June 5, 1838 ~ Tuesday he made up his mind after we returned to his house to obey the gospel in company with his wife on the following day but O what power Satean has over the herts of men for during the night Sa[tan] tempted him & he gave way to the temptation & was ready to say to us go thy way for this time distance 4 miles June 6, 1838 ~ Wednesday 6 Mr Clark gave up the Idea of reciving the gospel truly the path ...
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    June 9, 1838 ~ Saturday June 9th I arose & felt sore in body I spent the day in Matteawan I visited Mr Peter H Skanks plantation Summer house & expensive garden the orange tree was bending with fruit I dined with Mr pane Stillwell his wife was a Latter Day Saint Matteawan abounds with prea- chers & religion of different kinds Also with cotton factories sin & abominations and persecutions against the Saints we I preached at night at the house of Brother Selah Lane ...