History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

a house for the Lord; and, notwithstanding the  church was poor, yet, our unity, harmony and  charity abounded to strengthen us to do the com mandments of the Lord.

Addenda, Note A • 4 May 1833

Note C A. A council had previously been held in Norton  Township, Medina county, Ohio, at which Sidney  Rigdon presided. The council took into consideration  the standing of Baldwin Welton, Aaron Smith, and  <-[was this Thomas Hays of Richland]-> …….. Hays, Elders; and James, Braden, <priest,> and decided  that their ordinations was were illegal, and that the  churches should not receive them in their several  offices. The doings of the council was were reviewed,  and sanctioned by the first Presidency, viz, Joseph  Smith Jr. Sidney Rigdon, & F[rederick] G. Williams, and entered  on record in Kirtland May 4th. 1833. See B. 291

1 June 1833 • Saturday

See Note B. <addenda, page 2.> The building of the House of the Lord in  Kirtland continued to increase its interest in the  hearts of the brethren, and the building committe  issued the following circular to the different branches  of the Church.
Kirtland, June 1st. 1833.
To the church of christ in .........
We feel under obligations to write to you, as  well as to all the churches Brethren of the different  Branches; and we do this, that you, with us, may  exert yourselves to bring about the fulfilment of the  command of the Lord concerning the establishing,  or preparing a house, wherein the elders, who have  been commanded of the Lord so to do, may gather  themselves together, and prepare all things, and  call a solemn Assembly, and treasure up words  of Wisdom, that they may go forth to the Gentiles  for the last time: and now, in order to accomplish  this, we are directed, yea we are under the necessi ty to call on the whole church, as a body, that they  make every possible exertion to aid temporally, as  well as spiritually, in this great work that the Lord  is beginning, and is about to accomplish; and unless  we fulfil this command, viz, establish an house, and  prepare all things necessary whereby the elders may [p. 297]
JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, created 11 June 1839–24 Aug. 1843; handwriting of James Mulholland, Robert B. Thompson, William W. Phelps, and Willard Richards; 553 pages, plus 16 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the first volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This first volume covers the period from 23 December 1805 to 30 August 1834; the remaining five volumes, labeled B-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.