, G[ardner] Snow, Benj. S. Wilber and Abram Rose were present. El der was called to the chair, and Benjamin S. Wilber was appoint ed clerk. On the request and reccom mend of brethren, Nathan Hatch was ordained a priest.
An edifying discourse was delivered by the chairman, after which five were baptized. The Spirit of the Lord res ted down upon us and our hearts were made glad. The word of the Lord grows and multiplies here, and there is truly a great field open for faithful la borers.
B. S. Wilber, Clerk.
The subscriber respectfully informs the traveling community, and especial ly the brethren who my come to this place, that he has recently opened a public house opposite the stone chapel, where he will wait upon such as shall see fit to give him a call.
, Oct. 1837.
MARRIED, on the 26th instant, by Elder , Elder LEWIS ROBBINS to Miss. FRANCES M. SMITH,
Also on the same inst. by Elder , Elder to Miss. FANNY ATHER TON all of this place.
DROWNED in Lake Erie on the 2nd Inst. Andrew J. Reader son of George and Gerusha Reader, aged six years.
Brother Reader was formerly a citi zen of the State of , but had resolved to remove to this with his family and accordingly had taken a passage on board the Steam Boat “Uncle Sam”. We are not aware that blame is attached to any one: he fell overboard when there was none to help, he was seen by his parents when 15 or 20 rods distant, waving his hands and crying for help, there was an exertion made by the crew and small boat to save him, but in vain.
Died, in this place on the 13th Inst. after an illness of about ten days, Mrs. , the wife of . She has left five small chil dren together with numerous relatives to mourn her loss, a loss which is se verely felt by all.
Our Sister was beloved and highly esteemed by every lover of truth and virtue; but she has been taken from us in an untimely, or rather an unexpect ed hour, as her companion was from home perhaps near one thousand miles at the time of her decease, and was deprived of the privilege of witnessing her exit from a world of sorrow and perplexity, to the paradise of God.
But, Alas! she is gone home! yes, (using her own languge to one of her tender offsprings when on her dying bed,) “Tell your father when he comes that the Lord has taken your mother home, and left you for him to take care of.”
She had her senses until the last, and fell asleep, leaving this assurance be hind as a reward for leaving all that was dear for the sake of a risen Sav ior, and enduring in faith on his name to the end, that she should have a part in the first resurrection, and come forth and inherit the mansion that is prepar ed for the faithful, and receive the wel come plaudit “Come ye blest of my Father inherit that kingdom prepared for you from before the foundation of [t]he world.”
MESSENGER AND STAR,
Bound together, or in separate volumes can be had at this office.
THE ELDERS’ JOURNAL
of the church of latter day saints,
JOSEPH SMITH Jr.
Is printed and published every month at , Geauga Co. Ohio, by
At $1, per an. in advance. Every person procuring ten new subscribers, and forwarding $10, current money, shall be entitled to a pa per one year, gratis.
All letters whether for publication or other pur poses, must be directed to , and the postage [sign of a hand] PAID. [sign of an upside-down hand]
No subscription will be received for a less term than one year, and no paper discontinued till all arrearages are paid, except at the option of the publisher. [p. 16]