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TIMES AND SEASONS
"TRUTH WILL PREVAIL"
Volume 2. No. 12.] CITY OF NAUVOO, ILLINOIS, APRIL 15, 1841. [Whole No. 24.
TIMES AND SEASONS,
D. C. SMITH, EDITOR.
THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1841.

Celebration of the aniversary of the church-Military parade-Prest. Rigdon's address-Laying the corner stones of the Temple.

We should do violence to our feelings, were we to pass by, without comment, the interesting scenes that passed before us during the past week. It being the season for the constituted authorities in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, to assemble for the purpose of deliberation and action upon the important concerns of the Redeemer's kingdom; to hail and welcome their co-workers in the vineyard; and to instruct and be instructed in things pertaining to their temporal and spiritual salvation; as might be expected, the Saints flocked in from the several stakes, branches, and the surrounding country in multitudes, to witness the interesting operations that were to transpire during the Conference. At an early hour, on the 6th inst. the several companies constituting the Nauvoo Legion, with two volunteer companies from Iowa T. making sixteen companies in all, assembled at their several places of rendezvous, and were conducted in due order to the ground assigned for general review. The appearance, order, and movements of the Legion, were chaste, grand and impressing; and reflect great credit upon the taste, skill, and tact of the men comprising said Legion, especially the chief officer of the day, Maj. General Bennett. We doubt whether the like can be presented in any city in the western country.

At half past 7 o'clock, A. M., the fire of artillery announced the arrival of Brigadier Generals Law and Smith, at the front of their respective Cohorts; and at 8 o'clock Major General Bennett was conducted to his post under the discharge of cannon, and took command of the Legion.

At half past 9 o'clock A. M. Lieutenant General Smith with his guard, staff and field officers, arrived at the ground, and were presented with a beautiful silk national flag, by the Ladies of Nauvoo, which was respectfully received and hailed by the firing of cannon, and borne off by Colonel Robinson, the Cornet, to the appropriate position in the line; after which, the Lieutenant General with his suit passed the lines in review. At 12 M. [N] the procession arrived upon the Temple ground, inclosing [enclosing] the same in a hollow square, with Lieutenant General Smith, Major General Bennett, Brigadier Generals Law and Smith, their respective staffs, guard, field officers, distinguished visiters [visitors], choir, band, &c. in the center, and the ladies and gentlemen citizens surrounding in the interior. The superior officers together with the banner, architects, principal speaker &c. were duly conducted to the stand at the principal corner stone, and the religious services were commenced by singing from page 65 of the new hymn book.

Pres't. Sidney Rigdon then addressed the assembly. We regret that the address cannot be given to our readers entire instead of a very imperfect outline. He remarked,

"That the circumstances under which he addressed the people were of no ordinary character, but of peculiar and indescribable interest-that it was the third occasion of a similar nature, wherein he had been called upon to address the people, and to assist in laying the corner stones of houses to be erected in honor of the God of the Saints-various scenes had transpired since the first was laid-he, with some who were with him on that occasion, had waded through scenes, that no other people had ever been, not cursed, but blessed with-had seen the blood of the innocent flow, and heard the groans of those dying for the witness of Jesus-in all those scenes of tribulation, his confidence, his courage, and his joy had been increasing instead of diminishing-now the scene had changed; persecution had in a measure subsided; peace and safety, friendship and joy,



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crowned their assembling; and their endeavors to serve God were respected and viewed with interest-that the Saints had assembled, not to violate law and trample upon equity and good social order; not to devastate and destroy; but to lift up the standard of liberty and law, to stand in defence [defense] of civil and religious rights, to protect the innocent, to save mankind, and to obey the will and mandate of the Lord of glory; to call up to remembrance the once crucified, but now exalted and glorified Savior-to say that he is again revealed, that he speaks from the heavens, that he reigns; in honor of him to tell the world that he lives, and speaks, and reigns, and dictates-that not every people can build a house to him, but those only whom he himself directs-that the present military display is not to usurp; but to command as they are commanded and directed; to honor, not the world, but him that is alive and reigns, the all in all, the invisible, but beholding, and guiding, and directing-that the Saints boast of their King; of his wisdom, his understanding, his power, and his goodness-that they honor a God of unbounded power and glory-that he is the chief corner stone in Zion, also the top stone-that he cannot be conquered-that he is working in the world to guide, to conquer, to subdue-that as formerly, so now he works by revelation-that this is the reason why we are here, and why we are thus-that the Saints have sacrificed all things for the testimony of Jusus [Jesus] Christ, that some from different parts of Europe and from Canada as well as the different parts of the United States are present, and among all a unanimity of purpose and feeling prevails and why? Because the same God over all had spoken from the heavens, and again revealed himself-he remarked, that he defied the devil to collect such an assemblage; none but Jesus would or could accomplish such things as we behold; the devil will not build up, but tear down and destroy; the work of Jesus is like himself in all ages-that as light shines from the east and spreads itself to the west, so is the progress of spiritual light and truth-that Jesus is a God of order, regularity, and uniformity-that he works now by revelation and by messengers as anciently-shows himself-lifts the veil &c. that such things are marvelous, but nevertheless true-that the order of laying the corner stones was expressive of the order of the kingdom-that the minutie [minutia] were subject matter of revelation, and all the scenery acts of obedience, and understood by the Saints-that the ancient prophets are near to witness the fulfillment of their predictions-that we are highly favored of God, and brought near to the spirits of just men made perfect-he then closed by exhortation, first to the surrounding multitude, and lastly to the church."

The speaker then gave out a hymn, page 205, and closed by prayer.-When we consider the feeble health of the speaker, worn down, as he has been, by a long, and arduous, and ever hazardous service of the gospel truth, the unpropitious circumstances in which he was called to speak, in the open air, and to almost an innumerable multitude, there being probably not less than ten thousand persons present, we are constrained to say he acquitted himself honorably, and in a manner which, the almost breathless attention of the multitudes hanging upon the words that flowed from his lips, as he was borne on by the inspiration of his theme, fully manifested, was deeply interesting and satisfactory.

The architects then, by the direction of the First Presidency, lowered the first (S. E. corner) stone to its place, and Joseph Smith pronounced the benediction as follows, "This principal corner stone, in presentation of the First Presidency, is now duly laid in honor of the great God; and may it there remain until the whole fabric is completed; and may the same be accomplished speedily; that the Saints may have a place to worship God, and the Son of Man have where to lay his head." Pres't. Sidney Rigdon then pronounced the following, "May the persons employed in the erection of this house be preserved from all harm while engaged in its construction, till the whole is completed; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; even so, Amen." Adjourned for one hour.

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and proceeded to lay the remaining corner stones, according to previous order.

The second (S. W. corner) stone, by the direction of the Pres't. of the High Priesthood, with his Council, and Pres't. Marks, was lowered to its place, when the Pres't. of the High Priesthood pronounced the following: "The second corner stone, of the Temple now building by the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in honor to the great God, is duly laid, and may the same unanimity, that has been manifested on this occasion, continue, till the whole is completed; that peace may rest upon it to the laying of the top stone thereof, and the turning of the key thereof; that the Saints may participate in the blessings of Israel's God within its walls, and the glory of God rest upon the same; Amen."

The third (N. W. corner) stone, superintended by the High Council, as representatives of the twelve, (they being in Europe.) was then lowered to its place, with the benediction of Elias Higbee as follows: "The third corner stone, in representation of the Twelve, is now duly laid; and as they are, in some measure the support of the church, so may this stone be a firm support to the corner, that the whole may be completed as before purposed, and according to the order of the Priesthood."

The fourth (N. E. corner) stone, superintened [superintended] by the Bishops, was then lowered to its place, and Bishop Whitney pronounced the following, "The fourth and last corner stone, expressive of the Lesser Priesthood, is now duly laid; and may the blessings before pronounced, with all others desirable, rest upon the same forever; Amen.

The services were then declared closed, and the military retired to the parade ground and were dismissed with the approbation and thanks of the commanding officers.

The military band under the command of Capt. Duzett, made a conspicuous and dignified appearance, and performed their part honorably. Their soul stiring [stirring] strains, met harmoniously the rising emotions that swelled each bosom, and stimulated us onward to the arduous, but pleasing and honorable duties of the day.

The choir also, under the direction of B. S. Wilber, deserve commendation.

What added greatly to the happiness we experienced on this interesting occasion, is the fact, that we heard no obscene or profane language; neither saw we any one intoxicated. Can the same be said of a similar assemblage in any other city in the Union? Thank God, that the intoxicating beverage, that bane of humanity in these last days, that --what shall we call it? Devil? is becoming a stranger in Nauvoo.

In conclusion we will say, we never witnessed a more imposing spectacle than was presented on this occasion, and during the session of conference. Such an almost countless multitude of people, moving in harmony, in friendship, in dignity, told with a voice not easily misunderstood, that they were a people of intelligence and virtue, and order; in short, that they were saints; and that the God of love, purity, and light was their God, their exemplar, and director; and that they were blessed and happy.

RISE OF THE CHURCH.

[Continued from page 364.]

Alternately, as we could naturally expect, the thought of the previous vision was ruminating in his mind, with a reflection of the brightness and glory of the heavenly messenger; but again a thought would start across the mind on the prospects of obtaining so desirable a treasure-one in all human probability sufficient to raise him above a levity sufficient to raise him above a level with the common earthly fortunes of his fellow men, and relieve his family from want, in which by misfortune and sickness they were placed.

It was very natural to suppose that the mind would revolve upon those scenes which had passed, when those who had acquired a little of this world's goods, by industry and economy' with the blessings of health or friends, or by art and intrigue, from the pockets of the day-laborer, or the widow and the fatherless, had passed by with a stiff neck and a cold heart, scorning the virtuous because they were poor, and lording over those who were subjected to suffer the miseries of this life.

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reflection of the words of the holy messenger,-"Remember, that he who does this work, who is thus favored of the Lord, must do it with his eye single to the glory of the same, and the welfare and restoration of the scattered remnants of the house of Israel"-rush upon his mind with the quickness of electricity. Here was a struggle indeed; for when he calmly reflected upon his errand, he knew that if God did not give, he could not obtain; and again, with the thought or hope of obtaining, his mind would be carried back to its former reflection of poverty, abuse, wealth, grandeur and ease, until before arriving at the place described, this wholly occupied his desire; and when he thought upon the fact of what was previously shown him, it was only with an assurance that he should obtain, and accomplish his desire in relieving himself and friends from want.

A history of the inhabitants who peopled this continent, previous to its being discovered to Europeans by Columbus, must be interesting to every man; and as it would develope [develop] the important fact, that the present race were descendants of Abraham, and were to be remembered in the immutable covenant of the Most High to that man, and be restored to a knowledge of the gospel, that they, with all nations might rejoice seemed to inspire further thoughts of gain aud [and] income from such a valuable history. Surely, thought he, every man will sieze [seize] with eagerness, this knowledge, and this incalculable income will be mine. Enough to raise the expectations of any one of like inexperience, placed in similar circumstances. But the important point in this matter is, that man does not see as the Lord, neither are his purposes like his. The small things of this life are but dust in comparison with salvation and eternal life.

It is sufficient to say that such were his reflections during his walk of from two to three miles: the distance from his father's house to the place pointed out. And to use his own words it seemed as though two invisible powers were influencing, or striving to influence his mind-one with the reflection that if he obtained the object of his pursuit, it would be through the mercy and condescension of the Lord, and that every act or performance in relation to it, must be in strict accordance with the instruction of that personage who communicated the intelligence to him first; and the other with the thoughts and reflections like those previously mentioned-contrasting his former and present circumstances in life with those to come. That precious instruction recorded on the sacred page-pray always-which was expressly impressed upon him, was at length entirely forgotten, and as I previuosly [previously] remarked, a fixed determination to obtain and aggrandize himself, occupied his mind when he arrived at the place where the record was found.

I must now give yot [yet] some description of the place where, and the manner in which these records were deposited.

You are acquainted with the mail road from Palmyra, Wayne Co. to Canandaigua, Ontario Co. N. Y. and also, as you pass from the former to the latter place, before arriving at the little village of Manchester, say from three to four, or about four miles from Palmyra, you pass a large hill on the east side of the road. Why I say large, is, because it is as large perhaps, as any in that country. To a person acquainted with this road, a description would be unnecessary, as it is the largest and rises the highest of any on that route. The north end rises quite sudden until it assumes a level with the more southerly extremity, and I think I may say an elevation higher than at the south a short distance, say half or three fourths of a mile. As you pass towards Canandaigua it lessens gradually until the surface assumes its common level, or is broken by other smaller hills or ridges, water courses and ravines. I think I am justified in saying that this is the highest hill for some distance round, and I am certain that its appearance, as it rises so suddenly from a plain on the north, must attract the notice of the traveller [traveler] as he passes by.

At about one mile west rises another ridge of less height, running parallel with the former, leaving a beautiful vale between. The soil is of the first quality for the country, and under a



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state of cultivation, which gives a prospect at once imposing, when one reflects on the fact that here, between these hills, the entire power and national strength of both the Jaredites and Nephites were destroyed.

By turning to the 529th and 530th pages of the book of Mormon you will read Mormon's account of the last great struggle of his people, as they were encamped round this hill Cumorah. [It is printed Camorah, which is an error.] In this valley fell the remaining strength and pride of a once powerful people, the Nephites-once so highly favored of the Lord, but at that time in darkness, doomed to suffer extermination by the hand of their barbarous and uncivilized brethren. From the top of this hill, Mormon, with a few others, after the battle, gazed with horror upon the mangled remains of those who the day before, were filled with anxiety, hope, or doubt. A few had fled to the South, who were hunted down by the victorious party, and all who would not deny the Savior and his religion, were put to death. Mormon himself, according to the record of his son Moroni, was also slain.

But a long time previous to this national disaster it appears from his own account, he foresaw approaching destruction. In fact, if he perused the records of his fathers, which were in his possession, he could have learned that such would be the case. Alma, who lived before the coming of the Messiah, prophesies this. He however, by divine appointment, abridged from those records, in his own style and language, a short account of the more important and prominent items, from the days of Lehi to his own time, after which he deposited, as he says, all the records in this same hill, Cumorah, and after gave his small record to his son, Moroni, who, as appears from the same, finished, after witnessing the extinction of his people as a nation.

It was not the wicked who overcame the righteons [righteous]; far from this: it was the wicked against the wicked, and by the wicked the wicked were punished.-The Nephites who were once enlightened, had fallen from a more elevated standing as to favor and privilege before the Lord, in consequence of the righteousness of their fathers, and now falling below, for such was actually the case, were suffered to be overcome, and the land was left to the possession of the red men, who were without intelligence, only in the affairs of their wars; and having no records, only preserving their history by tradition from father to son, lost the account of their true origin, and wandered from river to river, from hill to hill from mountain to mountain, and from sea to sea, till the land was again peopled, in a measure, by a rude, wild, revengeful, warlike and barbarous race.-Such are our Indians.

This hill, by the Jaredites, was called Ramah: by it, or around it, pitched the famous army of Coriantumr their tents. Coriantumr was the last king of the Jaredites. The opposing army were to the west, and in this same valley, and near by, from day to day, did that mighty race spill their blood, in wrath contending, as it were, brother against brother and father, against son. In this same spot, in full view from the top of this same hill, one may gaze with astonishment upon the ground which was twice covered with the dead and dying of our fellowmen [fellow men]. Here may be seen where once sunk to nought [naught] the pride and strength of two mighty nations; and here may be contemplated, in solitude, while nothing but the faithful record of Mormon and Moroni is now extant to inform us of the fact, scenes of misery and distress-the aged, whose silver locks in other places and at other times would command reverence; the mother, who in other circumstances would be spared from violence; the infant, whose tender cries would be regarded and listened to with a feeling of compassion and tenderness; and the virgin, whose grace, beauty and modesty, would be esteemed and held inviolate by all good men and enlightened and civilized nations, alike disregarded and treated with scorn!-In vain did the hoary head and man of gray hairs ask for mercy; in vain did the mother plead for compassion; in vain did the helpless and harmless infant weep for very anguish, and in vain did the virgin seek to escape the ruthless hand of revengful [revengeful] foes and demons in human form-all alike were trampled down by the feet of the strong, and



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crushed beneath the rage of battle and war! Alas, who can reflect upon the last struggles of great and populous nations, sinking to dust beneath the hand of justice and retribution, without weeping over the corruption of the human heart, and sighing for the hour when the clangor of arms shall no more be heard, nor the calamites [calamities] of contending armies no more experienced for a thousand years? Alas, the calamity of war, the extinction of nations, the ruin of kingdoms the fall of empires and the disolution [dissolution] of governments! O the misery, distress and evil attendant on these! Who can contemplate like scenes without sorrowing, and who so destitute of commiseration as not to be pained that man has fallen so low, so far beneath the station in which he was created?

In this vale lie commingled, in one mass of ruin, the ashes of thousands, and in this vale was destined to consume the fair forms and vigorous systems of tens of thousands of the human race-blood mixed with blood, flesh with flesh, bones with bones, and dust with dust! When the vital spark which animated their clay had fled, each lifeless lump lay on one common level-cold and inanimate. Those bosoms which had burned with rage against each other for real or supposed injury, had now ceased to heave with malice; those arms which were, a few moments before nerved with strength, had alike become paralyzed and those hearts which had been fired with revenge, had now ceased to beat, and the head to think-in silence, in solitude, and in disgrace alike, they have long since turned to earth, to their mother dust, to await the august, and to millions, awful hour, when the trump of the Son of God shall echo and re-echo from the skies, and they come forth, quickened and immortalized, to not only stand in each other's presence, but before the bar of him who is Eternal!

With sentiments of pure respect, I conclude by subscribing myself your brother in the gospel. C.

Hon. R. M. Young, J. T. Stewart, J. M. Robinson, A. C. Dodge will please accept our thanks for various public documents.-Ed.

COMMUNICATIONS

Laying the corner stone of the Temple. General Conference.

"Oh! that I could paint the scenes Which on my heart are sketch'd"

The general conference of the church together with the laying of the corner stones of the Temple of our God, now building in this city, have long been anticipated by the saints of the Most High, both far and near, with great pleasure, when they should once more behold the foundation of a house laid in which they might worship the God of their fathers.

It frequently happens, that our anticipations of pleasure and delight, are raised to such a height that even exceeds the enjoyment itself, but we are happy to say, this was not the case with the immense multitude who witnessed the proceedings of the sixth of April, and subsequent days of conference. The scenes were of such a character, the enjoyment so intense, that left anticipation far behind.

However anxious we are to portray the grandeur and majesty of the celebrations, the union and order which every way prevailed, we are confident, we shall come very far short of doing them justice.

For some days prior to the sixth, the accession of strangers to our city was great, and on the wide spread prairie, which bounds our city, might be seen various kinds of vehicles wending their way from different points of the compass to the city of Nauvoo, while the fery [ferry] boats on the Mississippi were constantly employed in wafting travellers [travelers] across its rolling and extensive bosom.

Among the citizens, all was bustle and preparation, anxious to accomodate [accommodate] their friends who flocked in from distant parts, and who they expected to share with them the festivity of the day, and the pleasures of the scene.

At length, the long expected morn arrived, and before the king of day had tipped the eastern horizon with his rays, were preparations for the celebration of the day going on. Shortly after sun rise, the loud peals from the artilery [artillery] were heard, calling the various companies of the legion to the



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field, who were appointed to take a conspicuous part in the days proceedings.

The citizens from the vicinity, now began to pour in from all quarters, a continuous train, for about three hours and continued to swell the vast assembly.

At eight o'clock A. M. Major General Bennett left his quarters to organize and prepare the Legion for the duties of the day, which consisted of about fourteen companies, several in uniform besides several companies from Iowa, and other parts of the county, which joined them on the occasion.

At half past nine Lieut. General Smith was informed that the Legion was organized and ready for review, and immediately accompanied by his staff, consisting of four Aids-de-camp, and twelve guards, nearly all in splendid uniforms, took his march to the parade ground. On their approach they were met by the Band, beautifuly [beautifully] equiped [equipped], who received them with a flourish of trumpets and a regular salute, and then struck up a lively air, marching in front of the stand of the Lieut. General. On his approach to the parade ground the artilery [artillery] was again fired, and the Legion gave an appropiate [appropriate] salute while passing. This was indeed a glorious sight, such as we never saw, nor did we ever expect to see such a one in the west. The several companies, presented a beautiful and interresting [interesting] spectacle, several of them being uniformed and equipped, while the rich and costly dresses of the officers, would have become a Bonaparte or a Washington.

After the arrival of Lieut. General Smith, the ladies who had made a beautiful silk flag, drove up in a carriage to present it to the Legion. Maj. General Bennett, very politely attended on them, and conducted them in front of Lieut. General Smith, who immediately alighted from his charger, and walked up to the ladies, who presented the flag, making an appropiate [appropriate] address. Lieut. General Smith, acknowledged the honor confered [conferred] upon the Legion, and stated that as long as he had the command, it should never be disgraced; and then politely bowing to the ladies gave it into the hands of Maj. General Bennett, who placed it in possession of Cornet Robinson, and it was soon seen gracefully waving in front of the Legion. During the time of presentation, the Band struck up a lively air, and another salute was fired from the artilery [artillery].

After the presentation of the flag, Lieut. General Smith, accompanied by his suit, reviewed the Legion, which bresented [presented] a very imposing appearance, the different officers salating [saluting] as he passed. Lieut. General Smith then took his former stand and the whole Legion by companies passed before him in review.

THE PROCESSION.

Immediately after the review, Gen. Bennett organized the procession, to march to the foundation of the Temple, in the following order; to wit:

Lieut. Gen. Smith, Brig. Generals Law & Smith, Aids-de-Camp, & conspicuous strangers,

General Staff, Band, 2nd Cohort, (foot troops,) Ladies eight abreast,

Gentlemen, eight abreast, 1st Cohort, (horse troops)

Owing to the vast numbers who joined in the procession, it was a considerable length of time before the whole could be organized.

The procession then began to move forward in order, and on their arrival at the Temple block, the Generals with their staffs and the distinguished strangers present, took their position inside of the foundation, the ladies formed on the outside immediately next the walls, the gentlemen and infantry behind, and the cavalry in the rear.

The assembly being stationed, the choristers, under the superintendance [superintendent] of B. S. Wilber, sung [sang] an appropriate hymn.

Prest. Rigdon, then ascended the platform, which had been prepared for the purpose, and delivered a suitable

ORATION.

which was listened to with the most profound attention by the assembly.-From the long affliction and weakness of body we hardly expected the speaker to have made himself heard by the congregation, but he succeeded beyond our most sanguine expectations, and



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being impressed with the greatness and solemnities of the occasion, he rose superior to his afflictions and weakness, and for more than an hour occupied the attention of the assembly.

It was an address worthy a man of God, and a messenger of salvation. We have heard the speaker on other occasions when he has been more eloquent, when there has been more harmony and beauty in the construction of his sentences, and when the refined ear has been more delighted; but never did we hear him pour out such pious effusions; in short it was full to overflowing, of christian feeling and high-toned piety.

He called to review the scenes of tribulation and anguish through which the saints had passed, the barbarous cruelties inflicted upon them for their faith and attachment to the cause of their God, and for the testimony of Jesus, which, they endured with patience, knowing that they had in heaven a more enduring substance, a crown of eternal glory.

In obedience to the commandments of their Heavenly Father, and because that Jesus had again spoken from the heavens, were they engaged in laying the foundation of the Temple that the Most High might have a habitation, and where the saints might assemble to pay their devotions to his holy name.

He rejoiced at the glorious prospect which presented itself of soon completing the edifice, as there were no mobs to hinder them in their labors, consequently their circumstances were very different than before.

After the address, the choir sung [sang] a hymn. Prest. Rigdon then invoked the blessings of Almighty God upon the assembly, and upon those who should labor on the building.

The first presidency superintended the laying of the

CHIEF CORNER STONE

on the south east corner of the building, which done, Prest. J. Smith, arose and said, that the first corner stone of the Temple of Almighty God was laid, and prayed that the building might soon be completed, that the saints might have an habitation to worship the God of their fathers.

Prest. D. C. Smith and his counsellors [counselors], of the high priests quorum, then repaired to the south west corner, and laid the corner stone thereof.

The High Council, representing the Twelve laid the north west corner stone.

The Bishops with their counsellors [counselors] laid the north east corner stone with due solemnities.

The ceremony of laying the corner stones being over, the Legion marched to the parade ground, and formed a hollow square for an address. Maj. General Bennett addressed the Legion at some length, applauding them for their soldier like appearance, and for the attention which both officers and men had given to the orders.

Lieutenant General Smith, likewise expressed his entire approbation of the conduct of the Legion and all present.

The Assembly then separated with cheerful hearts, and thanking God for the great blessings of peace and prosperity by which they were surrounded, and hearts burning with affection for their favorite and adopted state.

It was indeed a gladsome sight, and extremely affecting, to see the old revolutionary patriots, who had been driven from their homes in Missouri, strike hands, and rejoice together, in a land where they knew they would be protected from mobs and where they could again enjoy the liberty for which they had fought many a hard battle.

The day was indeed propitious-heaven and earth combined to make the scene as glorious as possible, and long, very long, will the 6th of April A. D. 1841 be remembered by the many thousands who were present.

The whole passed off with perfect harmony and good feeling. The people were truly of one heart and mind, no contention or discord; even persons unconnected with the church forgot their prejudices, and for once took pleasure in the society of the saints, admired their order and unanimity, and undoubtedly received favorable impressions by their visit.

Too much praise cannot be given to Maj. General Bennett for his active services on the occasion, he has labored diligently for the prosperity of the City, and particularly for the Legion, and it must have been a proud



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day for him, and entirely satisfactory, to see his efforts crowned with success and his labor so well bestowed.

R. B. THOMPSON

TIMES AND SEASONS.

CITY OF NAUVOO,

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1841.

MISCELLANEOUS.

+ We have on our table a very neat little Poem, styled "Time and Change," written by Miss Eliza R. Snow, and printed by E. Robinson of this city. Sister Snow is well known to most of our readers as having contributed liberally to our columns, and we take great pleasure in commending the Poem before us to the notice of the Saints and the public, we doubt not they will be, as we have been, highly gratified in its perusal. It is the production of a well cultivated, chaste, and pious mind. Let the young commit it to memory, and thus transmit it as a useful and pleasing lesson to future time.

Our readers will be pleased to learn that we have the promise, from Pres't. S. Rigdon, of a lengthy communication, for our next number, containing an expose of the false systems of the day, an exhibition of the true Priesthood, a vindication of the claims of the Saints, drawing the contrast between true and false prophets, &c. &c.

Eloquence.-A worthy female correspondant [correspondent] writes as follows, "There is a commandment which says, 'Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.' It was generally believed by the ancients, that the serpent possessed the power of fascinating in order to secure his prey. There is a fascinating power in eloquence, which I have often thought is more like the fascinating power attributed to the serpent, than any thing else on earth. A minister of the gospel should possess that power, in order to obey that commandment literally and fully; and his success will generally be in proportion to the degree in which he possesses it: for there is nothing that can so effectually secure the attention, and gain the hearts of the people, as truth clothed with eloquent language."

+ Baptisms.-We are informed that about 80 persons were added to the church of Latter Day Saints, by baptism, during the sitting of the conference in this city.

+ Money Intercepted-Frequent communications have been lately received stating that moneys had been forwarded for the Times and Seasons, and that no returns had been received. We have not failed, in all cases where moneys had been received, to answer the request of our correspondents, by forwarding our paper immediately.-There must be mischief some where, and we hope our friends will be duly cautious in forwarding moneys. Interceptions are becoming numerous, and call for watchfulness and investigation, that these abuses may be obviated.-We wonder if the like things happen to our brother Editors!

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Agents and others about to make remittances, would do well to join with others, enlarge their remittances as much as possible, make a deposit in some bank, and transmit to us by mail a certificate or check. This would be by far, the safest course, as moneys are frequently intercepted. We hope our agents will take this extra pains, and prevent as far as possible, the embarrassment growing out of such iniquitous pilfering.

The report comes to us, by way of St. Louis, apparently well authenticated, that the Chief Magistrate of the United States William H. Harrison, died on the 4th inst. of pleurisy.

Dreadful shipwreck.-One of the most appalling disasters at sea ever recorded, occured [occurred] in the Irish Channel on the night of the 16th Feb. The New York Ship Gov. Fenner sailed from Liverpool at noon on that day, with one hundred and twenty four persons on board, mostly Irish emigrants, and when off Holyhead, at two hours past midnight she came in collision with the Dublin Steamer, Nottingham, which was on its way from Dublin to Liverpool, and the Gov. Fenner sunk immediately, only the master and mate escaping.

REPORT OF THE FIRST PRESIDENCY.

The Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, feel great pleasure in assembling with the Saints at another general conference, under circumstances so auspicious and cheering; and with grateful hearts to Almighty God for his providential regard, they cordially unite with the Saints, on this occasion, in ascribing honor, and glory and blessing to his holy name.

It is with unfeigned pleasure that they have to make known, the steady and rapid increase of the church in the State, the United States, and in Europe. The anxiety to become acquainted with the principles of the gospel, on every hand, is intense and the cry of, "come over and help us," is reaching the elders on the wings of every wind, while thousands who have heard the gospel, have become obedient thereto, and are rejoicing in its gifts and blessings.-Prejudice with its attendant train of evils, is giving way before the force of truth, whose benign rays are penetrating the nations afar off.

The reports from the twelve in Europe are very satisfactory, and state that the work continues to progress with unparalleled rapidity and that the harvest is truly great.

In the eastern states, the faithful laborers are successful, and many are flocking to the standard of truth. Nor is the south keeping back-churches have been raised up in the southern and western states, and a very pressing invitation has been received from New Orleans for some of the elders to visit that city, which has been complied with.

In our own State and immediate neighborhood, many are avowing their attachment to the principles of our holy religion, and have become obedient to the faith.

Peace and prosperity attend us; and we have favor in the sight of God and virtuous men.

The time was, when we were looked upon as deceivers, and that Mormonism would soon pass away, come to nought [naught], and be forgotten. But the time has gone by when it was looked upon as a trancient [transient] matter, or a bubble on the wave, and it is now taking a deep hold in the hearts and affections of all those who are noble minded enough to lay aside the prejudice of education, and investigate the subject with candor and honesty.

The truth, like the sturdy oak, has stood unhurt amid the contending elements, which have beat upon it with tremendous force. The floods have rolled, wave after wave, in quick succession; and have not swallowed it up. "They have lifted up their voice, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; but the Lord of Hosts is mightier



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than the mighty waves of the sea." Nor have the flames of persecution, with all the influence of mobs, been able to destroy it; but like Moses' bush it has stood unconsumed, and now at this moment presents an important spectacle both to men and angels.-Where can we turn our eyes to behold such another? We contemplate a people who have embraced a system of religion unpopular, and the adherence to which has brought upon them repeated persecutions-a people who for their love to God and attachment to his cause, have suffered hunger, nakedness, perils, and almost every privation-a people, who, for the sake of their religion, have had to mourn the premature deaths of parents, husbands, wives, and children-a people who have prefered [preferred] death to slavery and hypocracy [hypocrisy], and have honorably maintained their characters, and stood firm and immovable, in times that have tried men's souls.

Stand fast, ye Saints of God, hold on a little while longer, and the storms of life will be past, and you will be rewarded by that God whose servants you are, and who will duly appreciate all your toils and afflictions for Christ's sake and the gospel's. Your names will be handed down to posterity as saints of God, and virtuous men.

But we hope that those scenes of blood and gore will never more occur, but that many, very many such scenes as the present will be witnessed by the saints, and that in the Temple, the foundation of which has been so happily laid, will the saints of the Most High continue to congregate from year to year, in peace and safety.

From the kind and generous feelings manifest, by the citizens of this State, since our sojourn among them, we may continue to expect the enjoyment of all the blessings of civil and religious liberty, guaranteed by the constitution. The citizens of Illinois have done themselves honor in throwing the mantle of the constitution over a persecuted and afflicted people; and have given evident proof, that they are not only in the enjoyment of the privileges of freemen themselves, but that they willingly and cheerfully extend that invaluable blessing to others, and that they freely award to faithfulness and virtue their due.

The proceedings of the Legislature in regard to the citizens of this place have been marked with philanthropy and benevolence; and they have laid us under great and lasting obligations, in granting us the several liberal charters we now enjoy, and by which we hope to prosper, until our City becomes the most splendid, our University the most learned, and our Legion the most effective, of any in the Union. In the language of one of our own poets, we would say,

In Illinois we've found a safe retreat,

A home, a shelter from oppressions dire;

Where we can worship God as we think right,

And mobbers come not to disturb our peace;

Where we can live and hope for better days,

Enjoy again our liberty, our rights:

That social intercourse which freedom grants,

And charity requires of man to man.

And long may charity pervade each breast,

And long may Illinois remain the scene

of rich prosperity by peace secured!

In consequence of the impoverished condition of the saints, the buildings which are in progress of erection do not progress as fast as could be desired; but from the interest which is generally manifested by the saints at large, we hope to accomplish much by combination of effort, and a concentration of action, and erect the temple and other buildings, which we so much need for our mutual instruction and the education of our children.

From the reports which have been received, we may expect a large emigration this season. The proclamation which was sent some time ago to the churches abroad, has been responded to, and great numbers are making preparations to come and locate themselves in this city and vicinity.

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heavenly command; numerous habitations of the saints thickly studding the flowery and wide spread prairies of Illinois; temples for the worship of our God erecting in various parts; and great peace resting upon Israel.

We would call the attention of the saints more particularly to the erection of the temple, for on its speedy erection great blessings depend. The zeal which is manifested by the saints in this city is indeed praise worthy, and we hope will be imitated by the saints in this city is indeed praise worthy, and we hope will be imitated by the saints in the various stakes and branches of the church, and that those who cannot contribute labor, will bring their gold and their silver, their brass, and their iron, with the pine tree and box tree to beautify the same.

We are glad to hear of the organization of the difference quorums in this city, and hope that the organization will be attended to in every stake and branch of the church, for the Almighty is a lover of order and good government.

From the faith and enterprise of the saints generally, we feel greatly encouraged, and cheerfully attend to the important duties devolving upon us, knowing that we not only have the approval of Heaven, but that our efforts for the establishing of Zion and the spread of truth, are cheerfully seconded by the thousands of Israel.

In conclusion we would say, brethren, be faithful; let your love and moderation be known unto all men; be patient; be mindful to observe all the commandments of your heavenly Father; and the God of all grace shall bless you, even so, Amen.

R. B. THOMPSON, Clerk.

Minutes of the general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held at the City of Nauvoo, Hancock Co. Ill. on the seventh day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one.

Conference convened at 10 o'clock A. M. when the names of the presidents of the several quorums were called, who took their seats on the stand, and their councillors [counselors] immediately in front. The meeting was then called to order, and the choir under the superintendence [superintendent] of B. S. Wilber sung a hymn, and the conference was opened by an address to the throne of grace by Pres't W. Law.

The clerk was then called upon to read the report of the First Presidency, which was read.

On motion, Resolved that the report be printed in the Times and Seasons.

Pres. Rigdon arose and stated, that in consequence of his weakness from his labors of yesterday, he would call upon Gen. J. C. Bennett to officiate in his place.

Gen. Bennett then read the revelations from "The Book of the Law of the Lord," which had been received since the last general conference, in relation to writing a proclamation to the kings of the earth, building a Temple in Nauvoo, the organization of the church &c.

Pres. Jos. Smith rose and made some observations in explanation of the same, and likewise of the necessity which existed of building the Temple, that the saiints [saints] might have a suitable place for worshiping [worshipping] the Almighty, and also the building of the Nauvoo Boarding House, that suitable accomodations [accommodations] might be afforded for the strangers who might visit this city.

The choir sung a hymn, and the meeting adjourned for one hour.

Conference met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by Pres. W. Law.

The choir sung [sang] a hymn, and Pres't W. Marks addressed the throne of grace.

Gen. Bennett, read the charters granted by the Legislature of this state for incorporating the "City of Nauvoo," the "Nauvoo Legion," "The University of the City of Nauvoo," "The Agricultural and Manufactoring [Manufacturing] Association," & for the "Nauvoo House Association."

On motion; Resolved; That the charters now read be received by the Church.

Carried Unanimously.

Pres't. D. C. Smith arose and gave an exhortation to the assembly.

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church, and called upon the saints to be faithful and obedient in all things and likewise forcibly and eloquently urged the necessity of being united in all their movements, and before he sat down, he wished to know how many of the Saints who were present felt disposed to continue to act in concert, and follow the instructions of the First Presidency, and called upon those who did so, to arise on their feet; when immediately the saints, almost without exception arose.

The choir sung [sang] a hymn, and the meeting after prayer, adjourned until tomorrow morning.

Thursday morning April 8th: at an early hour this morning the different quorums, who had previously been organized, came to the ground and took their seats as follows: the Frst [First] Presidency, with the presidents of the quorums on the stand; the High Council on the front of the stand; the High Priesthood on the front to the right of the stand; the Seventies immediately behind the high priesthood; the Elders in the front, to the left; the Lesser Priesthood on the extreme right.

On motion; Resolved: that this session of Congress [Conference ?] continue until Sunday evening.

Pres't. J. Smith declared the rule of voting, to be a majority in each quorum, exhorted them to deliberation, faith and prayer, and that they should be strict, and impartial in their examinations. He then told them that the presidents of the different quorums would be presented before them for their acceptance or rejection.

Bishop Whitney then presented the First Presidency to the Lesser Priesthood, who were unanimously accepted.

Pres't. J. Hicks presented them to the elders' quorum-unanimously accepted.

Pres't. J. Young presented them to the seventies-unanimously accepted.-

Pres't. D. C. Smith presented them to the High Priesthood.

Councellor [Counselor] Elias Higbee presented them to the High council-unanimously accepted.

The clerk then presented them to the Presidents of all the quorums, on the stand-unanimously accepted.

General J. C. Bennett was presented with the First Presidency as assistant president, until Pres't Rigdon's health should be restored. The presidents and counselors belonging to the several quorums, were then presented to each quorum seperately [separately] for approval or rejection, when the following persons were objected to, viz. John A. Hicks, president of the Elders quorum; Alanson Ripley, Bishop; Elder John E. Page, one of the twelve; and Noah Packard of the High Priesthood.-Newel K. Whitney, Bishop; moved their cases be laid over until the intermission, to be tried before the several quorums.

Pres't. Joseph Smith presented the building Committee of the "House of the Lord," to the several quorums collectively, who were unanimously received.

Pres't. Smith observed, that it was necessary that some one should be appointed to fill the quorum of the twelve, in the room of the late Elder David W. Patten, whereupon, Pres't Rigdon nominated Elder Lyman Wight to that office, which was unanimously accepted. Elder Wight stated, that it was an office of great honor and responsibility, and he felt inadequate to the task, but inasmuch as it was the wish of the authorities of the church, that he should take that office, he would endeavor to magnify it.

On motion; Resolved: that James Allred be appointed to the office of High Counsellor [Counselor], in the place of C. C. Rich, who had been chosen as a councillor [counselor] to the presidency of this stake.-

On motion; Resolved: that Leonard Soby be appointed to be one of the High Council in the room of David Dort, deceased.

The choir sung [sang] a hymn, and after prayer by Pes't. [Pres't.] Rigdon, the meeting adourned [adjourned] for two hours.

Conference met pursuant to adjournment. A hymn was sung by the choir. Pres't Rigdon delivered a discourse to the conference on the subject of "Baptism for the dead" which was set forth in a manner new and interesting, and with an eloqueuce [eloquence] peculiar to the speaker, which was listened to with intense interest by the assembly.

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Pres't. Smith likewise followed on the same subject, threw considerable light on the doctrine which had been investigated.

The choir then sung [sang] a hymn, and after prayer by elder W. Smith, it was moved that conference adjourn until tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.

Friday Morning, conference met pursuant to adjournment.

The quorums reported, that they had investigated the conduct of the persons who had been objected to, and that they had rejected Alanson Ripley and James Foster.

Leave was then given for Elder James Foster, to make a few remarks to the qurums [quorums] respecting the charges prefered [preferred] against him; after speaking on motion, resolved, that James Foster continue his standing in the church.

Resolved, that as Alanson Ripley, has not appeared to answer the charges prefered [preferred] against him, that his bishoprick [bishopric] be taken from him.

Pres't J. Smith made some observations respecting the duty of the several quorums, in sending their members into the vineyard, and also stated that labor on the Temple would be as acceptable to the Lord as preaching in the world.

Pres't. Smith then stated that it was necessary that some one should be appointed to collect funds for building the Temple.

On motion resolved that John Murdock, Lyman Whight [Wight], William Smith, Henry W. Miller, Amasa Lyman, Leonard Soby, Jahiel Savage, and Zenas H. Gurley, be appointed to travel and collect funds for the same.

A Hymn was then sung by the choir and prayer by Pres't. D. C. Smith.

Pres't J. Smith then stated that he should resign the meeting to the presidency of the Stake, and the president of the High Priest Quorum.

The building committee were called upon to address the assembly, Elder Cahoon first took the stand and spoke at length on the importance of building the Temple, and called upon the the saints to assist them in their great undertakings.

Elder Alpheus Cutler spoke in continuation, and made some very appropriate remarks. The conference adjourned for one hour.

Conference met pursuant to adjournment. Elias Higbee spoke on the same subject.

Elder Lyman Wight then came forward and addressed the meeting at considerable length.

The clerk read a letter from Elder J. Taylor in England, to Pres't Joseph Smith which gave an account of the prosperity of the work of the Lord in that land.

On motion resolved that conference adjourned till to morrow morning at 10 o'clock.

Friday April 9th: the weather being so wet and cold, the conference did not meet.

Saturday, the weather was unfavorable consequently no business was transacted.

Sunday morning. The conference again met, Elder Gurley was called upon to preach. He spake [spoke] on the subject of the literal fulfillment of prophesy.

Pres't. Rigdon made some observations on baptism for the remission of sins. A Hymn was sung by the choir. Conference adjourned for one hour.

Conference met pursuant to adjournment and was addressed by the Bishops of the Stake, who stated the situation of the poor who had to be supported and called upon the saints to assist in relieving the necessities of widow and fatherless.

Elder Lyman Whight [Wight] made some observations on the subject.

Pres't. Joseph Smith then addressed the assembly and stated that in consequence of the severety [severity] of the weather, the saints had not received as much instruction as he desired and that some things would have to be laid over until the next conference-as there were many who wished to be baptized, they would now go to the water and give opportunity to any who wished to be baptized of doing so. The procession was then organized and proceeded down to the water.

After the baptism were over-on motion resolved, that the conference adjourn to the 1st of October next.

R. B. THOMPSON Clerk.

HYMENEAL

Married, In Lee county I. T. on Sunday April 4th, by Elder Jas. H. Rollins,



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Mr. Geo. Peacock, to Miss Sarah Lowry.

In Vanburen Township, Marshall Co. Ia. March 21st by Elder Franklin D. Richards, Mr. Wm. H. Bishop of Laporte, to Miss Eliza Pratt of the former place.

OBITUARY.

Died,-Jan. 2nd in Laporte, Ia. Jas. Whittry, aged 40 years.

Dec; 16th Joseph Jarvis, aged 49 years. They were both from Canada, on their way to the place appointed for the gathering of the saints, and have left their bereaved families as pilgrims in a strange land. May the widow's God be their God, and the orphan's Father their Protector!

POETRY.

For the Times & Seasons.

PROSPERITY OF ZION.

BY G. HILLS.

Arise thou, and shine! for thy light is appearing, The glory of Lebanon, dressed in full verdure,

And glory and beauty thy temples adorn; The fir-tree, the pine-tree, the box-tree, shall rear

Lo! darkness and gloom on the nations are brooding, Their evergreen beauty; and, odor and splendor,

While brightly to thee breaks the radiant morn. The place of thy dwelling abundantly cheer.

The beams of thy glory the saints are reflecting, The sons of thy captors shall come to thee bending,

And scattering wide the refulgence so bright; And all that despised thee shall bow to thee low;

While princes and sages the dawn are expecting, Acknowledge thy excellence, greatly commending

When Gentiles and Jews shall rejoice in the light. The Zion, the dwelling of Jesus below.

Lo! now in glad troops see them hast'ning to Zion, The love and the presence of Jesus, thy Savior.

The sons and the daughters of faith, love and joy; Redeemer, and King, who is mighty to save,

Their trumpets are sounding, their banners are flying; Thou fully shalt know, and experience his favor,

In songs of redemption their tongues they employ. Rejoice in his smiles, now set free from the grave.

The camels of Midian, in multitudes, bending Thy wood and thy stone, changed to brass shall abound,

With frankincense, myrrh, and with offerings of gold; Thy iron to silver, thy brass to gold;

The flocks too of Kedar, with shepherds attending, Thy rulers and judges shall spread peace around.

Shall lay on thy altars their treasures untold. Thy officers true, shall the righteous uphold.

Behold, what are these, like a cloud on the ocean? No more in thy borders, the voice of contention,

Like doves to their windows, that fly thro' the air? Of discord, or wailing, or sorrow, they raise;

Ah! these are the ships from the Isles; for devotion But high from thy walls sounds the trump of salvation,

They bring with their treasures, thy sons from afar. And songs, in thy gates, of devotion and praise.

The sons of the strangers shall rear thy munitions, The days of thy mourning forever are ended,

And Kings shall thy walls and thy temples adorn; The sun and the moon shall no more be thy light;

Thy gates shall be crowded with hastening millions, But beauty and glory are over thee blended,

That bear to thy treasuries oil, wine and corn. Shed forth by Jehovah in majesty bright.

Thus Zion! the saints, after holiness parting,

Inherit for ever and ever thy lands;

A branch of renown, of Jehovah's own planting,

Messiah's own people the work of his hands.

A list of receipts by mail for the second volume of the Times and Seasons during the second quarter.

A. Lisk, Sacketts Harbor, N. Y. $1,00 W. Black, Shinston, Va. * 2,00

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M. Smith, Hammond, N. Y. 2,00 D. Neptune, Leachburg, Pa. 2,00

M. Wheaton, Chester, Ill. 1,00 J. Watson, " " 3,00

R. Beach, Livonia, Mich. 1,00 Piper & Stoops, " " 2,00

J. Dustin, Gilsum, N. H. 2,00 P. Irish, Colbore, U. C. 1,00

E. Holmes, Mulbery, Ohio. 1,00 A. Hart, Cold Spring Ky. 2,00

L. Sanger, Ottawa, Ill. 2,00 J. C. Youtsey, " " 2,00

J. Paden, Coneautville, Pa. 2,00 J. Taylor, " " 2,00

W. G. Goforth, Bellvile [Belleville,] Ill. 2,00 J. Clark, Fulton, Ohio. 2,00

A. Simpson, 3,00 A. Liva 2,00

J. O. Marsh, Cairo, Ill. 2,00 I. Calkins Jr. Oakfield, N. Y. 1,00

H. Edwards, Liverpool, O. 2,00 L. Whiting " " 1,00

Z. Decker, Rushville, Ill. 2,00 P. H. Winegar " " 1,00

E. Reed, Adams co. Ill. 1,00 S. Taylor Batavia N. Y. 2,00

O, Cook, Kent, Mich. 1,00 J. Bartholf " " 2,00

I. Rice, Superior, " 2,00 J. L. Bartholf " " 2,00

S. Rowe, Ann Arbor, Mich. 1,00 G. Thompson Alexander, N. Y. 2,00

J. N. Goodell, Lapeer, " 1,00 C. Thompson, Batavia, N. Y. gratis

F. Kirby, Stanley mills, U. C. 1,00 S. W. Disbrow E. Bethany, N. Y. 2,00

U. Rogers Palmyra, Ghio [Ohio] 2,00 N. Bradly Akron, N. Y. 2,00

W. Tuttle, " " " 1,00 T. Moore, Akron, N. Y. 2,00

W. Crichlow, Leachburg, Pa. 1,00 D. Russel " " 3,00

  • Manhatan [Manhattan] Bank, O. not good.

LIST OF AGENTS FOR THE TIMES & SEASONS.

ILLINOIS. City of Springfield, I. H. Bishop.

City of Quincy, S. B. Stoddard.

Victoria, Knox co. John Gaylord.

Mt. Pulaski, Logan co. Jabez Capps.

Pleasant Vale, Pike co. Wm. Draper, jr.

Pittsfield, Pike co. Harlow Redfield.

Pittsfield, Pike co. Daniel B. Bush, P. M.

PENNSYLVANIA. City of Philadelphia, Joseph H. Newton

City of Philadelphia, Erastus Snow,

Centerville, Crawford co. Stephen Post.

NEW YORK City of New York George J. Adams.

City of New York, L. R. Foster

City of Albany Albert Brown.

West Leyden, Lewis co. J. L. Robinson.

MASSACHUSETTS. Georgetown, Essex Co. Nathaniel Holmes.

NEW HAMPSHIRE. Gilsum, Chilon Mack, P. M.

Lisbon, Grafton co. Zadock Parker.

TENNESSEE Pekin, Jackson co. T. K. Witcher

Whitleyville, Jackson co. T. K. Witcher.

KENTUCKY. Centre Point, Monroe co. Wm. Dixon.

OHIO. Kirtland, Lake co. Almon Babbitt.

Kirtland, Lake co. W. W. Phelps.

West Milton, Dr. Harvey Tate.

Andover, Ashtabula co. James M. Adams.

Livonia, Wayne co. Rufus Beach

INDIANA. Pleasant Garden, Dr. Knight.

LOUISANA (LOUISIANA).

City of New Orleans, E. G. Terrill.

ENGLAND. City of Manchester, P. P. Pratt.

City of Preston, J. P. Fielding

City of London H. C. Kimball

City of London W. Woodruff

City of London G. A. Smith

ISLE OF MAN. Douglass, John Taylor.

SCOTLAND. City of Edinburgh, Orson Pratt.

TRAVELING AGENTS. John E. Page. Orson Hyde.

Daniel Tyler, Wm. O. Clark,

Z. Coultrin. John Cairn,

Lorenzo Barnes, Joseph Ball,

E. Savage Samuel Parker.

Daniel Shearer, Robert P. Crawford,

Henry Lumereaux, James Standing,

J. M. Grant L. M. Davis

Joshua Grant, F. G. Bishop,

G. H. Brandon, John Riggs,

Lorenzo Snow, James Blakeslee,

Norman Shearer, F. D. Richards

A. B. Tomlinson, Elisha H. Groves,

Charles Thompson, Ben. Johnson,

A. L. Lumeraux, Robert Snider

Wm. Smith Hyrum Smith

Julian Moses Z. H. Gurley,

Samuel Bent, G. W. Harris,

Amasa Lyman, David Evens

Daniel S. Thomas, Jesse Turpin.

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