<August 4> to Europe, without either purse or scrip &c the Sacrament was administered a spirit of humility and harmony prevailed, and the Church passed a resolution that the Twelve proceed as soon as possible, and that they would provide for their families during their absence—
5 August 1839 • Monday
<5> Monday 5
“, Hancock County Illinois 5th. August 1839 Dear Sir I have been requested to write you on behalf of the “Twelve” who are just on the eve of their departure for England, and inform you, that “this thing” which you have thought proper to write as a revelation to “The Church in Alston, and the branches round about,” to which you yourself ministered has “already come to the knowledge of the Churches” both here and elsewhere, and lest you should have any doubt concerning the fact, we send you a copy of your revelation to that Church. I am Sir— with all due respect— Yours truly Revelation <P.S.> Isaiah L c. 10 & 11 verses In my own behalf I wish to state, that I sincerely wish, that it may soon come to pass, that you Sir, and all our friends at , may perceive that you are walking in the light of a fire and sparks that you have yourselves kindled; and that you may turn round; and fear the Lord, obey the voice of his servant, and thereby escape the sentence “ye shall lie down in sorrow”— “” “To Mr. Isaac Russell. Mo.”
9 August 1839 • Friday
<9 Conference Minutes > Friday 9. A Conference was held at Brother Caleb Bennett— Monmouth County, New Jersey— Elder presiding— The and Brooklyn branches were represented by the president in good fellowship. There were represented at this Conference the following branches by Elder Ball, Shrewsbury, New Jersey, numbering 20 Members; Montage 3. Minissink, New Hampshire 2. 8. Holliston Massachusetts 16; Elder Dunham represented Hamilton, Madison County 46. Samuel James, Leechburgh, Pennsylvania 40.
11 August 1839 • Sunday
<11> Sunday 11. I attended meeting in the forenoon and heard a Sermon by — in the afternoon there was one baptized, and four confirmed, namely, Brother Hibbard, his Wife, little Son and daughter and administered the Sacrament— This week I chiefly spent, in visiting the Sick, sickness much decreased.
18 August 1839 • Sunday
<18> Sunday 18. Rode out in the forenoon. preached on the order and plan of creation, and three were baptized. P.M. Three confirmed and one ordained an Elder. This week I spent chiefly among the sick — — The Church made a purchase of Eighty acres from William White for four thousand dollars, lying directly north of the Hugh White purchase.
25 August 1839 • Sunday
<25> Sunday 25. I attended meeting— Sickness decreasing.
29 August 1839 • Thursday
<29 left for England—> Thursday 29. Elders , and family; , and Hiram Clark started on their mission to England, in their own two horse carriage, their route lying through , Indiana, and to the Capital of about five hundred and eighty miles distant— situated at the head of Lake Erie—
31 August 1839 • Saturday
<31> Saturday 31. The work is spreading in England went to the Staffordshire Potteries this day, and Presidents and , were visiting [p. 965]