<August 31> robbed, and others who had borne the <burden in the> heat of the day— it was — — — — — voted unanimously that President Smith as Trustee in Trust be requested and instructed by this Conference in behalf of the Church, to extend relief to such indigent suffering brethren, either by land or goods, as the properties of the Church will admit, and his wisdom shall judge expedient, so that no one shall be denied the privilege of remaining in our midst and enjoying the necessaries of life, who has been faithful in his duties to God and the Church.
— Prest. , Clerk.”
1 September 1841 • Wednesday
<1> <Wednesday 1 The N.Y. Sun contains an account of some singular Phenomena, viz. a shower of Flesh and Blood, a Pillar of Smoke, & a Shower of Manna.>
2 September 1841 • Thursday
<2> <2 The Town of Cartage, on the Isthmus of Darien, <containing 100000 Inhabitants—> destroyed by an Earthquake.>
4 September 1841 • Saturday
<September 4> Saturday 4. Colonel Charles C. Rich was elected Brigadier General of the second Cohort to fill the vacancy of General deceased, and Lieutenant Colonel , was elected Colonel in the place of Colonel Rich promoted; and Major John Scott was elected Lieutenant Colonel in his place, and Captain Hosea Stout was elected Major in his place—
The City Council elected Counsellor in place of deceased, and and were elected Regents of the University in place of and deceased— was elected Professor of Mathematics in the University of the City of Nauvoo, and the degree of Master of Arts conferred on him by the <Chancellor and board of Regents. <Board of Regents of the University of Nauvoo>>
A Committee was instructed to purchase two Blocks for a burying ground, and the <City> Recorder was instructed to procure “a Seal for the Corporation”—
<Elder arrived in the .>
5 September 1841 • Sunday
<5.> Sunday 5. I preached to a large congregation at the , on the Science and practice of Medicine, desiring to persuade the Saints to trust in God. when sick, and not in an arm of flesh, and live by faith and not by— medicine, or poison, and when they were sick, and had called for the Elders to pray for them, and they were not healed, to use herbs and mild food.
7 September 1841 • Tuesday
<7> Tuesday 7. Another shower of flesh and blood is reported in the Papers to have fallen in Kensington, this day,
“There had been a drizzling rain during a great part of the day until about 4 o’clock in the afternoon, when the rain stopped, and the dark clouds began gradually to assume a brassy hue, until the whole heavens above, seemed a sea of fire. The Sky continued to grow more bright until about a quarter past 5. when almost instantly, it became a burnished red, and in a few moments it rained moderately, a thick liquid of the appearance of blood, clothing fields and roads for two miles in circumference, in a blood stained garment. The bloody rain continued for about ten minutes, when it suddenly cleared away, and the atmosphere became so intensely cold that over coats were needed.”
Elder went to , and located himself, for the purpose of Counselling the Saints, and settling the town of , and the day following made sale of three City Lots.
The war between England and China continues. The English have fitted out a new expedition to proceed against her, with the utmost rigor; and his Celestial Majesty, on the other hand, has issued orders for the raising of a “grand army,” and the extermination of the English.
8 September 1841 • Wednesday
<8> <Wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, tempests, pestilence, and great fires, connected with every kind of wickedness, distress and destruction of property, are heard in almost every land & nation.>
11 September 1841 • Saturday
<11.> Saturday 11.
“The Legion was out for general parade, in conformity with a [p. 1225]