18 July 1841 • Sunday
<July 18> <A violent and destructive hurricane, swept over portions of France, Germany, and Switzerland.>
Sunday 18 was recognized as a day of fasting and prayer by the Saints in . that they might “mourn with them that mourn, and weep with them who weep”— on account of the death of the Honorable Sidney H. Little of the Senate. who was killed by jumping from a waggon last Sunday, while his horse was unmanageable. Mr. Little was a patriot, Statesman, and Lawyer.
<Meeting was held in the West of the , Elders , , and preached.>
19 July 1841 • Monday
<Monday 19 Council of the Twelve, viz , , , & met at ’s house, conversing with , who formerly belonged to the Quorum; and myself were with them part of the time.>
25 July 1841 • Sunday
25 [see A. book] 3 9.
28 July 1841 • Wednesday
<28 see Addenda book page 19
1 August 1841 • Sunday
<August 1> Sunday August 1. 1841 All the quorum of the Twelve <Apostles> who were expected here this Season, with the exception of Elders and have arrived. We have listened to the accounts which they give of their success and the prosperity of the work of the Lord in Great Britain with pleasure. They certainly have been the instruments, in the hands of God, of accomplishing much, and must have the satisfaction of knowing that they have done their duty. Perhaps no men ever undertook such an important mission, under such peculiarly distressing, forbidding, and unpropitious circumstances— Most of them when they left this place, nearly two <years> ago, were worn down with sickness and disease, or were taken sick on the Road. Several of their families were also afflicted and needed their aid and support. But knowing that they had been called by the God of Heaven to preach the Gospel to other nations, they conferred not with the flesh and blood; but obedient to the heavenly mandate, without purse or scrip commenced a journey of five thousand miles, entirely dependant on the providence of that God who had called them to such a holy calling. While journeying to the sea board, they were brought into many trying circumstances; after a short recovery from severe sickness, they would be taken with a relapse, and have to stop among strangers, without money and without friends. Their lives were several times despaired of, and they have taken each other by the hand, expecting it would be the last time they should behold one another in the flesh. However, notwithstanding their afflictions and trials, the Lord always interposed in their behalf and did not suffer them to sink in the arms of death. Some way or other was made for their escape— friends rose up when they most needed them, and relieved their necessities; and thus they were enabled to pursue their journey and rejoice in the Holy one of Israel. They, truly, “went forth weeping, bearing precious seed,” but have “returned with rejoicing, bearing their sheaves with them.”
The minds of thousands are all ready prepared to hear of the sacking of cities— the march and countermarching of armies— the burning of Towns and villages— the flight of Citizens— the rising of the Indians— the commotion in the distress in , the Consternation and flight of the Missourians, the exploits of mighty Chieftains— &c— on account of the fooleries and lies which have been trumpeting forth from the different presses in the .
5 August 1841 • Thursday
<5> Thursday 5. Letters from London, state, that there are more or less baptized every week, there was a general election of Members of Parliament last month, and serious riots in different parts of the Kingdom between the Whigs and Tories.
<see Addenda book, page 9
7 August 1841 • Saturday
<7> Saturday 7. My <youngest> Brother died at his residence in
this morning at 20 minutes past two o’clock in the 25th.
year of his age. <(see addenda book 12
)> [p. 1219]