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History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

September 29. High Council. Lorenzo Young

19 Oct. 1807–21 Nov. 1895. Farmer, plasterer, gardener, blacksmith, nurseryman. Born at Smyrna, Chenango Co., New York. Son of John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe. Married Persis Goodall, 6 June 1826, at Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York. Baptized into LDS...

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tried. In these cases I acted on the part of the defence, for the accused, to plead for mercy. The Lord blessed my soul, and the Council was greatly blessed also, and much good will result from our labors.

30 September 1835 • Wednesday

30 I was at home on the 30th. and visited with many who came to enquire after the work of the Lord.

1 October 1835 • Thursday

October, 1. October 1st 1835 This afternoon I labored on the Egyptian alphabet, in company with brothers Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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and William W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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, Astronomy and during the research the principles of Astronomy as understood by Father Abraham and the ancients, unfolded to our understanding; the particulars of which will appear hereafter.

2 October 1835 • Friday

2 Letter to the Saints from Joseph Smith On the 2nd. I wrote the following letter for publication in the Messenger and Advocate, continued from the 1st of September .
To the elders of the church of Latter Day Saints. At the close of my letter in the September number of the “Messenger and Advocate,” I promised to continue the subject there commenced; I do so with a hope that it may be a benefit, and a means of assistance in their labors, while they are combatting the prejudices of a crooked and perverse generation, by having in their possession the facts of my religious principles, which are misrepresented by almost all those whose crafts are in danger by the same; and also to aid those who are anxiously inquiring, and have been excited to do so from rumor, in ascertaining correctly, what my priniciples are. I have been drawn into this course of proceeding, by persecution, that is brought upon us from false rumor, and misrepresentations concerning my sentiments.
But to proceed, in the letter alluded to, the principles of repentance and baptism for the remission of sins, are not only set forth, but many passages of scripture were quoted, clearly illucidating the subject; let me add, that I do positively rely upon the truth and veracity of those principles inculcated in the new Tastament; and then pass from the above named items, on to the item or subject of the gathering, and shew my views upon this point: which is an item which I esteem to be of the greatest importance to those who are looking for salvation in this generation, or in these what may be called “the latter times,” as all the prophets that have written, from the days of righteous Abel down to the last man, that has left any testimony on record, for our consideration, in speaking of the salvation of Israel in the last days, goes directly to shew, that it consists in the work of the gathering.
Prophecy of Enoch Firstly, I shall begin by quoting from the prophecy of Enoch, speaking of the last days: “Righteousness will I send down out of heaven, and truth [p. 622]
receipt, which he exhibited before the court. Council decided that  <September 29.  High Council.  Lorenzo Young

19 Oct. 1807–21 Nov. 1895. Farmer, plasterer, gardener, blacksmith, nurseryman. Born at Smyrna, Chenango Co., New York. Son of John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe. Married Persis Goodall, 6 June 1826, at Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York. Baptized into LDS...

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 tried.> there was no cause of action, and that elder Young

16 Feb. 1799–10 Oct. 1879. Printer, saddler, farmer. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe. Moved to Whitingham, Windham Co., Vermont, ca. 1801. Moved to New York. Married first Clarissa Hamilton, 28 Sept...

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be is honorably  acquitted, and shall receive his licence again.— A charge was  preferred against elder Lorenzo Young

19 Oct. 1807–21 Nov. 1895. Farmer, plasterer, gardener, blacksmith, nurseryman. Born at Smyrna, Chenango Co., New York. Son of John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe. Married Persis Goodall, 6 June 1826, at Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York. Baptized into LDS...

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. After hearing the testimony,  and pleas of the counsellors, Elder Young

19 Oct. 1807–21 Nov. 1895. Farmer, plasterer, gardener, blacksmith, nurseryman. Born at Smyrna, Chenango Co., New York. Son of John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe. Married Persis Goodall, 6 June 1826, at Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York. Baptized into LDS...

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made a humble ac knowledgement to the satisfation of the council, and he was  retained in full fellowship as an elder.
In all these cases  I acted on the part of the defence, for the accused, to plead for  mercy. The Lord blessed my soul, and the Council was greatly  blessed also, and much good will result from our labors.

30 September 1835 • Wednesday

<30> I was at home on the 30th. and visited <with> many who came  to enquire after the work of the Lord.

1 October 1835 • Thursday

<October, 1.> October 1st 1835 This afternoon I labored on the Egyptian  alphabet, in company with brethren brothers O[liver] Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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and W[illiam] W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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,  <Astronomy> and during the research the principles of Astronomy as understood  by Father Abraham and the ancients, opened unfolded to our understanding;  the particulars of which will appear hereafter.

2 October 1835 • Friday

<2  Letter to the Saints  from Joseph Smith> On the 2nd. I wrote the following letter for publication in the  Messenger and Advocate, continued from <the 1st of September> page 612.
To the elders of the church of Latter Day Saints. At the close of  my letter in the September number of the “Messenger and Advocate,”  I promised to continue the subject there commenced; I do so with  a hope that it may be a benefit, and a means of assistance  in their labors, while they are combatting the prejudices of a  crooked and perverse generation, by having in their possession  the facts of my religious principles, which are misrepresented  by almost all those whose crafts are in danger by the same;  and also to aid those who are anxiously inquiring, and have  been excited to do so from rumor, in ascertaining correctly, what  my priniciples are. I have been drawn into this course  of proceeding, by persecution, that is brought upon us from false  rumor, and misrepresentations concerning my sentiments.
But to proceed, in the letter alluded to, the principles of repent ance and baptism for the remission of sins, are not only set forth,  but many passages of scripture were quoted, clearly illucidating  the subject; let me add, that I do positively rely upon the truth  and veracity of those principles inculcated in the new Tasta ment; and then pass from the above named items, on to the  item or subject of the gathering, and shew my views upon this  point: which is an item which I esteem to be of the highest greatest  importance to those who are looking for salvation in this generation,  or in these what may be called “the latter times,” as all the proph ets that have written, from the days of righteous Abel down to  the last man, that has left any testimony on record, for our  consideration, in speaking of the salvation of Israel in the last  days, goes directly to shew, that it consists in the work of the gathering.
<Prophecy of Enoch> Firstly, I shall begin by quoting from the prophecy of Enoch, speaking  of the last days: “Righteousness will I send down from out of heaven, and truth [p. 622]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. B-1, created 1 Oct. 1843–24 Feb. 1845; handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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and Thomas Bullock; 297 pages, plus 10 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the second volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This second volume covers the period from 1 September 1834 to 2 November 1838; the subsequent four volumes, labeled C-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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