Mormon History, Feby 8th 1845

-- Feby 8th 1845
[High Council Minutes] Horace Burgess.

Voted that two on a side shall shall speak

Thomas Grover & Newel Knight, Council for Plaintiff

Aaron Johnson & William Huntington, Council for Defendant.

After much deliberation and many pertinent and impressive remarks by the presidents and council, Brother Brooks was dismissed from the charges prefered, and, Voted unanimously to continue fellowship with him.

A Vote of the congregation present, approving the proceedings of the Council, was taken, which was general.

Voted that William Snow fill the place of Henry G. Sherwood, who is from home on Church business. Closing prayer by President Brigham Young.

Voted to adjourn and meet in this Hall on next Saturday at one o'clock P.M.

C.C. Pendleton Clerk (1)

-- Feb 9, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] Feb 9th I wrote A letter to Elder Davis of London. I spent the day at the office. I perused the 9th No of the Star Containing a long address to the Saints in the British Islands which I wrote. 4 m. (2)

[Brigham Young Journal] Br Kimball and myself Preached at Br Horner's Mill had a first meeting with the Bretherin and a large congration came here spent the evening with Br G. Young at Doct Richards (3)

-- Feb 10, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 10th Sunday A severe cold snow storm. I Preached at the music Hall in the morning partook of the Sacrament in the Afternoon, & preached in the evening again, from Rev 14 ch. 6 v. Spoke of the origin of the Church Joseph recieving the Administration of the Angel. I Confirmed two, lade hands upon 6 sick consecrated 4 bottles of oil. Walked 8 miles. (2)

-- Feb 11, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 11th Went to the Office & spent the day. Distance 4 m. (2)

[Brigham Young Journal] Tausday 11 Eliot one of the murders of Joseph & Hyram came in town was taken up and braught before Square wells and Johnson proved gilty sent to Carthage on thursday morning the 13th spent my time at the temple did not attend the trial The subject of the dispensation of the fulness of times ------- EPHESIANS I. 9-10

9=Having made & known unto us the mystery of his will, acording to his good pleasur which he hath purposed in himself.

10= that in the dispensation of the fulness of times, he might gather together in one all things in Christ both which are in heaven and which are on Earth even in him--

(New T:Ephesians 1:9-10)

Gen 3-9-10 9 And the Lord God called unto Adam and said unto him where art thou?

10 and he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, ( ) and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid my self.

(OldT:Genesis 3:9-10)

I Gen 4=4 4 and Abel, he also braught of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. and the Lord had respect un to Abel and to his offering: (OldT:Genesis 4:4)


The Nauvoo city council "Passed an ordinance authorizing and licensing Brigham Young to run a ferry across the Mississippi at Nauvoo in place of Joseph Smith, martyred." (4)

Letter to Elder Woodruff in England-- This letter from the Quorum of the Twelve to Wilford Woodruff in England is more informational than instructional. It appears here and in all printed sources however in an abstracted form. The original is in the files of the Church Historian's Office. For additional background see: DHC 7:373; RCH 2:73-74; Brigham Young, the Man and his Work by Preston Nibley, p. 63. (Future references to this last source will be by the following abbreviation: BY-Nibley)

PRESIDENT YOUNG'S LETTER to Elder Woodruff in England It will rejoice your heart to hear that we have a remarkable mild winter, clear and pleasant, no snow, and peace in the city, as it does ours to live here and enjoy it. Though the papers report a total repeal of the Nauvoo Charter by a large majority in both houses, we remain undisturbed, the city affairs go on as usual. We expect to appeal to the U. S. court.

The stone is nearly hewn for the Temple; a stone font is about to be erected, the woodwork is progressing rapidly under a temporary roof in the basement story, and we hope to commence the endowments next fall or early in the winter. We will not send many elders to England until after the endowment.

You will please call at Stationer's Hall, London, the first opportunity, and get or by some means procure a copy of the "copyright of the Book of Mormon" and safely keep it until further notice. The saints are more engaged than ever to finish the Temple, and it is desirable that tithings be forwarded from all branches at the earliest safe conveyance.

The different quorums are becoming perfected in their several organizations, by which means the elders are learning their duty. Union, love and peace were never more universal among the saints at Nauvoo, than at the present time. Brother Willard is convalescent, collecting materials for history and much regrets the absence of Elder Woodruff's Journals. {1845-February 11-DHC 7:313} (5)

-- Feb 11, 1845, Tuesday
[William Clayton Writings] Tuesday. Feb. 11. 1845. At the Office all day copying records of the Kingdom (6)

1 - Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois: Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois,
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993,
3 - Brigham Young Journal (1801-1877) Journal #2 July, 1837- Mar. 1845
4 - Advent Adam website (defunct) - based on
5 - Clark, James R., Messages of the First Presidency (6 volumes)
6 - Fillerup, Robert C., compiler; William Clayton Nauvoo Diaries and Personal Writings, A chronological compilation of the personal writings of William Clayton while he was a resident of Nauvoo, Illinois.

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