who might desire to travel a different course from the <September 17.> one which was appointed to the division to which they
belonged, might have the privilege of changing with one of another
division; and lastly it was appointed that the different divisions
hold their own meetings to make such arrangements as they shall
think proper in relation <18 Bishop’s Memorial > to their journeying. Agreeable to the vote of the
conference on the 17— and counsel issued their
memorial from to the saints scattered abroad September 18th. See Messenger & Advocate P. 561.
<x ’s Timely Warning> About this time Elder , who was laboring in
, published his “Voice of Warning” consisting of 216 pages.—
27 September 1837 • Wednesday
<27 Joseph left for > I started from on the 27th of September, in company with
Bro to fulfil the mission
appointed us on the 18th of sept by a conference of elders, in
establishing places of gathering for the Saints. Brothers and accompanying
1–12 October 1837 • Sunday–Thursday
1> October 1.st. Elder was elected high
counsellor at in place <2> of removed to . Oct. 2.
President of the High council.— and the council voted that if a
counsellor absented himself from their meetings without a reasonable excuse he should
be reported to the church as a delinquent.
<11> The High council of voted, that their Clerk Grant licences to the
members of the council (who wished to travel,) signed by the
<12. Arrival of the Presidency at .> President and clerk. We arrived at , Indiana, on the 12th. about midway from to .
13 October 1837 • Friday
<13 Death of > My Brother ’s wife. , died on the
of october, while I was at and her husband at . She left five small children, and numerous
Relatives to mourn her loss, severly felt by all. She said to one
of her tender of[f]spring 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 died in full assurance of a part
in the first resurrection.
15 October 1837 • Sunday
Oct. 15th. The High Priests quorum at , decided to take Doct s
Licence until he return, and make satisfaction, and the High
18 October 1837 • Wednesday
<18 High Council>
The High council and Presidents of the different quorums, met in
presiding, and after a lengthy discussion concerning existing
Evils, agreed that it was time to commence the work of reform, and
voted unanimously to meet again in the on monday
evening next, and invite the different quorums to meet at the same
time, and commence pruning the vine of God in , and thus continue the work evening after
evening, until it shall be wisdom to stay the hands.
, Clerk H.C.
22 October 1837 • Sunday
22> Sunday Oct 22d <the> Thurch [Church] in disfellowshipped 22 brethren and sisters Until
they make satisfaction for uniting with the world in a dance, the
23 October 1837 • Monday
Oct 23 the High council of appointed , , and a committee to visit
John Johnson jun, and see if he will would desist from
selling spiritous liquors to those who are were in the habit of getting
intoxicated, and report to the authorities of the church those members
who might drink spirits at his house; also voted that the church
see that all difficulties and differences be are settled as speedily
as possible; and [p. 774]