1 October 1841 • Friday
<October 1> Friday October 1. 1841. Among the interesting relics of antiquity which have been brought to light’ in these days, is the following sentence from the “Courier des Etats Unis”
“Sentence rendered by Pontius Pilate, acting Governor of Lower Galilee stating that Jesus of Nazareth shall suffer death on the Cross— In the year seventeen of the Emperor Tiberius Caesar and the 25th. day of March, the city of the Holy Jerusalem, Anna and Caiaphas being Priests, sacrificators of the People of God. Pontius Pilate Governor of Lower Galilee, sitting on the Presidential Chair of the Praetory, condemns Jesus of Nazareth to die on the cross between two thieves— the great and notorious evidence of the people saying: 1 Jesus is a Seducer; 2 he is seditious. 3 He is an enemy of the law. 4 He calls himself falsely the Son of God. 5 He calls himself falsely the King of Israel. 6 He entered into the Temple, followed by a multitude bearing palm branches in their hands. Order the first Centurion, Quillus Cornelius to lead him to the place of execution— Forbid to any person whomsoever either poor or rich, to oppose the death of Jesus. The witnesses who signed the condemnation of Jesus are, viz. 1 Daniel Robani; 2 Raphael Robani; 3 Capet; a Citizen. Jesus shall go out of the City of Jerusalem by the Gate of Struenus.” The above sentence is engraved on a copper plate; on one side are written these words:— “A similar plate is sent to each tribe,” it was found in an antique vase of white marble, while excavating in the ancient City of Aquila, in the Kingdom of Naples in the year 1820, and was discovered by the Commissaries of Arts attached to the French Armies. At the expedition of Naples, it was found enclosed in a box of Ebony, in the Sacristy of the Chartrem. The vase in the Chapel of Caserta. The French translation was made by the members of the Commission of Arts. The original is in the Hebrew Language. The Chartrem requested earnestly that the Plate should not be taken away from them. The request was granted, as a reward for the Sacrifice they had made for the army. M. Denon, one of the Savans, caused a plate to be made of the same model, on which he had engraved the above sentence. At the sale of his collection of antiquities &c it was bought by Lord Howard for 2,890 francs. Its intrinsic value and interest are much greater. A few years ago there was found at Catskill in , a “shekel of Israel,” of the time of our Savior. On one side was the representation of a palm leaf, on the other, a picture of the Temple with the words underneath, “Holy Jerusalem,” in the Hebrew Tongue—”
Relics like these, properly authenticated have about them an inexpressible sacredness.
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Minutes of a Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held in , Ill, commencing Octr. 1. 1841. Friday October 1 In consequence of the inclemency of the weather, the congregation were prevented from assembling; and conference, from business.
<Day stormy and cold; a few assembled, but Conference did not organize>
<See addenda book page 19
2 October 1841 • Saturday
<2> Saturday 2. Conference <met in the > — — — — — — — — —
The Presidency <being> absent laying the Corner Stone of the , <the meeting was called to order by President . The several quorums were organized and seated in order> <President> opened <conference by prayer.>
The Conference then made choice [p. 1227]