[Column 1] Malvern Hill, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Oxford, London. Traveled 4,469 miles;
held 230 meetings, and established 53
places for preaching; I planted 47
churches and jointly organized them.
These churches were chiefly comprised
in the two conferences raised up in Here- fordshire, consisting of about 1,500
Saints, 28 elders, no priests, 24 teachers,
and 10 deacons.
The baptisms of the year were three
hundred and thirty-six persons under my
own hands, and I assisted in the baptism
of eighty-six others. I baptized 57
preachers, mostly of the connection of
the United Brethren, and also 2 clerks of
the Church of England. I confirmed
420, and assisted in confirming 50 others.
I ordained 18 elders, 97 priests, 34
teachers and 1 deacon. I blessed 120
children, and administered to 120 sick
by prayer, anointing and the laying on
of hands, and in many instances the
sick were healed, and devils cast out. I
assisted in procuring £1,000 for the pub-
lication of 3,000 copies of the hymn
book, 5,000 copies of the Book of Mor-
mon, and for the printing of the Mil-
lennial Star, and to assist two hundred
Saints to emigrate to Nauvoo. I wrote
200 letters and received 112.
The new year, 1841, found Elder Kimball and myself in the metropolis of
England in the enjoyment of good
health. We celebrated New Year's day
by baptizing two into the fold of Christ.
The church in London now numbered
The next Sunday we held a meeting in
the Academy, confirmed two, and par-
took of the sacrament.
During the week I baptized the
daughter of the Rev. James Albon, and
the day after Elder Kimball started to Woolwich to break up new ground. On
the Sunday he preached there for the
first time, when four persons offered
themselves for baptism. Next day they
came to London, and we immediately
repaired to our private bath in Taber- nacle Square, and Elder Kimball bap-
tized five persons, one of whom was Dr. Wm. Copeland.
This was indeed an interesting occa-
sion and we felt thankful to God to see
the cloud beginning to break, for we had
struggled hard to do the little which had
On the 15th of the month we baptized
three more of Brother Morgan's house-
hold, and on the following Sunday I
preached to a full house and to many
new hearers. Several offered themselves
for baptism, and there had been during
the week added unto the Church seven
Next day Elder Kimball received a
letter from Elder Young, who wished us
to be ready to set sail for home early in
Several days later I baptized the Rev.
James Albon and Mr. Hender, and be-
fore the close of January I baptized three
others into the Church.
I visited Greenwich and Woolwich,
where Elder Kimball had raised up a
small branch of the Church. I returned
to London with Elder Kimball. On the
Sunday we communed with the Saints,
and in the evening we both preached to
a full congregation.
On the 8th of February, having re-
ceived a package of twenty Books of
Mormon and two dozen hymn books.
Heber C. Kimball and myself went to
Stationer's Hall and secured the copy-
right of the Book of Mormon in the
name of Joseph Smith, Jr. We left five
copies of the book, and paid three shil-
lings for the copyright.
In the evening we baptized four per-
sons, one of whom was the wife of Rev.
James Albon, who had already received
Elder Brigham Young, per letter, in-
formed us of the large emigration of
that season. There were to go on one
ship 235, and on another 100.
To the reader acquainted with the im-
mense emigrations of the Saints in later
years, our consideration of the sailing of
three or four hundred as a large emigra-
tion will be noteworthy.
Elder Lorenzo Snow arrived in Lon-
don on the 11th, to take charge of the
Church after our departure. I was truly
glad to once more greet him for I had
not seen him since 1837.
On the same day Elder Wm. Pitt also
arrived at our lodgings, and we had an
interesting meeting in the evening.
Brother Snow preached, and Elder Kim-
ball and myself followed him, and the
next day Brothers Heber and Lorenzo
went to Woolwich to give impetus to