<March 24> An Earthquake at Falmouth this morning.
25 March 1842 • Friday
<25> Friday 25. Attending to a variety of business, counseling &c.
26 March 1842 • Saturay
<26> Saturday 26. Elder received his final instructions from the President and received his blessing from Elder , with the laying on of the hands of President Joseph, , and , and started for England this day.
27 March 1842 • Sunday
<27> Sunday 27. After speaking to the Saints for some time on the subject of
baptism for the dead, I baptized 107 individuals. <See addenda book page 61
.> I also witnessed the landing
of 170 English brethren from the Steamer “Ariel”, under the presidency of Elder
, <Stephen Nixon>
<brought> about $3000 worth if goods for the and .>
28–30 March 1842 • Monday–Wednesday
<28> Monday 28. I was at the received s donations from England, and attended to a variety of business, as also on the 29th. and 30th..
The following extract is from a letter received from Elder Lorenzo Barnes
“Bristol March 28. 1842— , much esteemed brother I am happy to be able to state to you that I arrived here in safety and in health on Saturday the 26th. instant after making a tour through a number of Churches on my way from Cheltenham, which place I left in the evening of the 14th. visited the Church at Lea; in the neighborhood of which I preached twice. I then went to Garway, where I preached five times to overflowing congregations, from thence visited Abergavenny, and preached three times, The work appears to be upon the onward march in all these places. Many are enquiring after truth and embracing it. The brethren and friends appeared very anxious for me to tarry longer, but being desirous to commence my labors in this City, I took my leave on Saturday the 26th. and came, via Newport, by the packet to this City, and preached three times yesterday. There appears to be a good feeling manifested here at present.” In the evening our Hall was quite full, and the people listened very attentively, persons of respectable appearance were present. We intend getting a large Hall, and putting out bills shortly. Enclosed is an order for ten shillings, it being a donation for the building of the in , mostly from the branch of the church at Frogmarsh— Yours in the bonds of the New Covenant, Lorenzo Barnes.”
30 March 1842 • Wednesday
<30> <Sunday 30. See addenda book page 61
31 March 1842 • Thursday
< 31> Monday 31. In Council at my with Elders , , &c and wrote an Epistle to the “Female Relief Society”, and spoke to the Society in the afternoon.
1 April 1842 • Friday
<April 1> Friday April 1. 1842. I was engaged in the general business
“Try the Spirits. Recent occurrences that have transpired amongst us render it an imperative duty devolving upon me to say something in relation to the Spirits by which men are actuated. It is evident from the Apostle’s writings that many false spirits existed in their day, and had “gone forth into the world,” and that it needed intelligence which God alone could impart to detect false spirits, and to prove what spirits were of God. The world in general have been grossly ignorant in regard to this one thing, and why should they be otherwise, “For no man knows the things of God, but by the Spirit of God.” The Egyptians were not able to discover the difference between the Miracles of Moses, and [p. 1303]