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History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

30 April 1840 • Thursday

April 30 Thursday 30. Elders [Brigham] Young

1 June 1801–29 Aug. 1877. Carpenter, painter, glazier, colonizer. Born at Whitingham, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe. Brought up in Methodist household; later joined Methodist church. Moved to Sherburne, Chenango Co., New...

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, [Wilford] Woodruff

1 Mar. 1807–2 Sept. 1898. Farmer, miller. Born at Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of Aphek Woodruff and Beulah Thompson. Moved to Richland, Oswego Co., New York, 1832. Baptized into LDS church by Zera Pulsipher, 31 Dec. 1833, near Richland. Ordained...

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and [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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met at Elder [Thomas] Kington’s at Dymock.

1 May 1840 • Friday

May 1 Friday—
“Columbus May 1. 1840— President Smith. Sir. The mission upon which we are sent swells greater and greater— As there is a great work to be done in Germany, as manifested to us by the Spirit; the following plan had been suggested to us; viz, to write a set of lectures upon the faith and doctrine of our Church, giving a brief history of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, and an account of its contents, in as clear and plain style as possible; together with the out lines and organization and government of the Church of Latter Day Saints, drawn from the “doctrine and Covenants” with all the wisdom and care possible; and get the same translated into German, and publish it when we arrive in Germany, and scatter it through the German Empire, Is this correct? should we consider it necessary to translate the entire Book of Mormon into German, and Doctrine and Covenants too; are we, or are we not at liberty to do so? Should we deem it necessary to publish an edition of Hymn Books in any Country; are we at liberty to do it? The fact is, we need such works, and we cannot get them from the Church here; and if we could we could not well carry them with us, at least any quantity. We feel that we are acting under the direction of the Presidency of the Church; and the reason that we make these enquiries, is, that we do not wish to step beyond our limits, or bring ourselves into a snare and dishonor by taking liberties that are not ours. We feel that all our exertions and interests shall become subservient to build up the Kingdom of God. We wish to be co-workers with you and with the Spirit of the Lord. We did not converse so much upon these literary works as we should have done before we left. The fact was, we did not begin to see the greatness of our mission before we left home; our minds were in a nut shell. It seems to us that we should spread this work among all people, languages and tongues so far as possible; and gather up all Jewels among the Jews besides— who is sufficient for these things? as agents for the Church abroad; and as co-workers with yourself in spreading this Kingdom to the remotest corners of the Earth; are we at liberty to translate and publish any works, that we may think necessary, or that the circumstances in which we are placed seem to require, whether original, or works published by the Church? If we are not at liberty to take this wide range, please tell us how far we may go. We are setting this great work before the people as an inducement to them to help us. If we are setting our standard too high, a word from you will bring it down. We have held a two days meeting in this place. But in consequence of continual rains which swelled the creeks so high — — — the people could not get to us. The meeting was four miles from Columbus, one only baptized. We have now an opportunity to ride as far East as Indiana beyond the Metropolis, and have the privilege to stop and preach by the way. Will you write to us at Cincinnatti [Cincinnati]

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, and much oblige— your Brethren in the Kingdom of God— Orson Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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John E. Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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— P.S. will you please send word to Marinda [Nancy Johnson Hyde]

28 June 1815–24 Mar. 1886. Born in Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont. Daughter of John Johnson and Alice (Elsa) Jacob. Baptized into LDS church, Apr. 1832, in Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Married Orson Hyde, 4 Sept. 1834...

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, that I want her to write to me at Cincinnatti

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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, Ohio,— please bear it in mind and oblige thy friend O. Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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30 April 1840 • Thursday

<April 30> Thursday 30. Elders [Brigham] Young

1 June 1801–29 Aug. 1877. Carpenter, painter, glazier, colonizer. Born at Whitingham, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe. Brought up in Methodist household; later joined Methodist church. Moved to Sherburne, Chenango Co., New...

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, [Wilford] Woodruff

1 Mar. 1807–2 Sept. 1898. Farmer, miller. Born at Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of Aphek Woodruff and Beulah Thompson. Moved to Richland, Oswego Co., New York, 1832. Baptized into LDS church by Zera Pulsipher, 31 Dec. 1833, near Richland. Ordained...

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and [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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met at Elder [Thomas] Kington’s at  Dymock.

1 May 1840 • Friday

<May 1> Friday—
“Columbus May 1. 1840— President Smith. Sir. The mission upon  which we are sent swells greater and greater— As there is a great work to be done  in Germany, as manifested to us by the Spirit; the following plan had been suggested  to us; viz, to write a set of lectures upon the faith and doctrine of our Church, giving  a brief history of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, and an account of its  contents, in as clear and plain style as possible; together with the out lines and  organization and government of the Church of Latter Day Saints, drawn from  the “doctrine and Covenants” with all the wisdom and care possible; and get  the same translated into German, and publish it when we arrive in Germany,  and scatter it through the German Empire, Is this correct? should we consider  it necessary to translate the entire Book of Mormon into German, and Doctrine  and Covenants too; are we, or are we not at liberty to do so? Should we deem  it necessary to publish an edition of Hymn Books in any Country; are we  at liberty to do it? The fact is, we need such works, and we cannot get them  from the Church here; and if we could we could not well carry them with us, at  least any quantity. We feel that we are acting under the direction of the  Presidency of the Church; and the reason that we make these enquiries, is,  that we do not wish to step beyond our limits, or bring ourselves into a snare  and dishonor by taking liberties that are not ours. We feel that all our  exertions and interests shall become subservient to build up the Kingdom of  God. We wish to be co-workers with you and with the Spirit of the Lord. We  did not converse so much upon these literary works as we should have done  before we left. The fact was, we did not begin to see the greatness of our mission  before we left home; our minds were in a nut shell. It seems to us that we  should spread this work among all people, languages and tongues so far as possible;  and gather up all Jewels among the Jews besides— who is sufficient for these  things? as agents for the Church abroad; and as co-workers with yourself in spreading  this Kingdom to the remotest corners of the Earth; are we at liberty to translate  and publish any works, that we may think necessary, or that the circumstances  in which we are placed seem to require, whether original, or works published  by the Church? If we are not at liberty to take this wide range, please tell us how  far we may go. We are setting this great work before the people as an inducement  to them to help us. If we are setting our standard too high, a word from you  will bring it down. We have held a two days meeting in this place. But  in consequence of continual rains which swelled the creeks so high — — — the  people could not get to us. The meeting was four miles from Columbus, one  only baptized. We have now an opportunity to ride as far East as Indiana  beyond the Metropolis, and have the privilege to stop and preach by the way.  Will you write to us at Cincinnatti [Cincinnati]

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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, and much oblige— your Brethren in the  Kingdom of God— Orson Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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John E. Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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— P.S. will you please send  word to Marinda [Nancy Johnson Hyde]

28 June 1815–24 Mar. 1886. Born in Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont. Daughter of John Johnson and Alice (Elsa) Jacob. Baptized into LDS church, Apr. 1832, in Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Married Orson Hyde, 4 Sept. 1834...

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, that I want her to write to me at Cincinnatti

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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, Ohio,— please bear  it in mind and oblige thy friend O. Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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—” [p. 1055]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. C-1, created 24 Feb. 1845–3 July 1845; handwriting of Thomas Bullock, Franklin D. Richards

2 Apr. 1821–9 Dec. 1899. Carpenter, businessman, newspaper editor. Born at Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Phinehas Richards and Wealthy Dewey. Raised Congregationalist. Baptized into LDS church by Phinehas Richards, 3 June 1838, at Richmond...

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, Jonathan Grimshaw, and Leo Hawkins; 512 pages, plus 24 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the third volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This third volume covers the period from 2 November 1838 to 31 July 1842; the remaining five volumes, labeled A-1, B-1, D-1, E-1 and F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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