22 July 1838 • Sunday
<July 22. Camp.> Sunday 22d. the camp was obliged to travel
a part of the day to get forage Received a salute of rotten eggs
from a house as they passed, and administered the sacrament for the first time on their journey.
Some time during this night a luminous body about the size of a
cannon ball, came down over the encampment near the ground, then
whirled around some 40 or 50 times and moved off in a horizontal
direction, passing out of sight. 188 miles from .
23 July 1838 • Monday
<23> Monday 23, a
<wheel of a> a waggon, heavy <heavily> loaded ran over the
leg of Elder Peck’s son, which nearly severed the flesh
to the bone. Elder Peck laid his hands on his
son in the name of the Lord, and he was able to walk, and the next
morning, there was not so much as a colored spot to be seen on the leg.
24 July 1838 • Tuesday
while the sisters were washing; the brethren chopped 7 acres of
underwood and reaped and bound 3 acres of wheat for which they
26 July 1838 • Thursday
<x 26 Council at
, to dispose of the
consecrations> Thursday 26th. The First Presidency, High
Council and Bishop’s Court assembled at
. To dispose <of> the
public properties of the church, in the hands of the , many
of the brethren having consecrated their surplus property according
to the Revelations. It was agreed that the First presidency should
keep all their property properties, that
they could dispose of to advantage for their support, and the
remainder be put into the hands of the Bishop or Bishops, according
to the Commandments.
Seconded and carried unanimously:
1st. That the first Presi dency
shall have their expences defrayed in going to, and returning from
; equally by the Bishop of each place: 2nd. That all the travelling expences of
the <1st.> presidency shall be
defrayed: 3d That the be
outhorized to pay orders coming from the east. inasmuch as they
will consecrate liberally; but this is to be done under the
inspec tion of the First Presidency: 4th that the first Presidency shall have the prerogative
to say to the whose orders shall or may be paid by him in
this place, or in his jurisdiction; 5th
That the of Zion receive all consecrations, East, West, and
South, who are not in the jurisdiction of a Bishop of any other
stake; 6th that we use our influence
to put a stop to the selling of liquors in the city, , or in our midst, that our streets may not be
filled with drunkenness; and that we use our influence to bring
down the price of provision: 7th That
Bro , be requested to
draw up a petition to remove
<locate> the seat to .
27 July 1838 • Friday
<27. Camp.> Friday 27 The camp
could not buy forage because “they were Mormons,” and one
man threatened to shoot .— the Engineer.
28 July 1838 • Saturday
<28 Joseph, Goes to .> Saturday 28. I
left , for , in co— with , to tran[s]act some important business, and to settle
some, Canadian brethren in that place, as they were are emigrating numerously <rapidly> to this
land, from all parts of the Country. with his company from
has arrived; and is with him.
29 July 1838 • Sunday
<29> Sunday 29th. Elders
, having just returned from england.
30 July 1838 • Monday
.—> Monday 30th, the circuit court sat in presiding. Bro Bond was disfellowshipped by the
Camp, for murmuring and not giving heed to the
rules, Counsel, &c.
<Joseph Returns to .> I returned this evening, from , to , with
. [p. 806]