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Times and Seasons: Volume 3, Number 6
Summary:Source document in Mormon Publications: 19th and 20th Centuries online archive: Times and Seasons Vol. 3
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Times and Seasons: Volume 3, Number 6
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- ON PERFECTION.
- ZION BUILT AND ESTABLISHED FOR THE MILLENNIUM.
- GREAT EVENTS.
- TO OUR FRIENDS.
- NAUVOO HOUSE.
- UNIVERSITY OF NAUVOO.
- SPECIAL NOTICE.
- TITHINGS AND CONSECRATIONS FOR THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD.
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- GUIDE TO HEALTH.
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|Volume III. No. 6.]||CITY OF NAUVOO, ILL. JAN. 15, 1842.||[Whole No. 42.|
From the Gospel Reflector.
We have often heard individuals, who advocate the Arminian [Armenian] doctrine, talking about perfection, and even pretending that they are ensamples of the perfect class, when indeed, they are not only ignorant of the principle, but destitute of the necessary qualifications, which are prerequisites to so high a standing. Perfection, in the extended import of the word, is that which is beyond improvement. Christ commanded his people, saying: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your father who is in heaven is perfect." We do not understand from this, that mankind while in a state of probation on earth, are to become perfect in all things, as the Lord is, or to that degree that he is; but that we have appointed unto us a certain sphere to act in, and that we can be perfect in it; and that we have certain laws to comply with, and we can harmoniously do it. The Lord is perfect in all things, and he governs the whole universe, and every planet pursues its course without interfering with others; for there is order and harmony in all the works of God: for he is the fountain of intelligence, and the first in power; and every thing that he does will be perfect when completed. The formation of this earth is the work of God, and when entirely finished, it will be chrystalized [crystallized], and made pure, and even glorified, or be perfect; although it has its orbit to act in, and with order and harmony does it. So it is with men, they have their sphere to act in, and they can be perfect in it; but God has the immensity of space to act in, and he is perfect in it. It is not to be expected that mankind are required to be perfect in all things, while in a state of mortality, as God is.-His power is unlimited; but we have a certain sphere to act in; therefore our intelligence is limited; but as we have before stated, we can be perfect in this sphere; or in other words we can obey the law of the Lord, walk circumspectly, orderly, and harmoniously before him.-Therefore, we are disposed to enquire [inquire] into the nature of the sphere, we have to act in, and so learn how we can be perfect in it.
There are certain principles of power that are within the reach of man while he is a probationer in time, and there are many things beyond his reach; but as far as his power extends, or that he has power over things, he has the power of choice and free agency to act for himself; and his sphere that he has to act in, extends no farther than he has power to obey or disobey. Hence, in our opinion the perfection that a man may attain to in time, consists in obeying the law of righteousness, and obtaining the promised blessings of the gospel of peace, which are within his sphere. Right and wrong are before him and he has power to do either; but if he does that which is right and obeys the law of the Lord in all things, he is a perfect man, as far as his sphere of action extends. But it is impossible for a man to attain to this high standing without a perfect law or rule to guide him. No law can be in justice presented to a man for his sanction and obedience, which is beyond his power or the power given him to obey; therefore, no law can be a perfect one, that exacts things of men that they cannot perform. The law of God is infallible or perfect, because God who is infallible or perfect, devised it, and it does not exact things of men that they cannot do. If this law is perfect, and also the principle by which a men [man] is made perfect; or in other words, that he cannot be perfect without obeying it, then if he rejects one principle of it, he is not perfect in his sphere. James, no doubt, alluding to the gospel says: "But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed."-James, i.25. This perfect law of liberty expands the mind, and liberates it from the vulture fangs of bigotry, which has ever infused the idea that the sphere of man, is very contracted, and that certain blessings that were in the power of man to receive in ancient days, are beyond the reach of man in this our day.
It is admitted that if a person complies with the rules of a science in all respects, that he will become as perfect as the rules themselves are, likewise if a man obeys the gospel in all respects, he will be perfect
as far as the law or the gospel will allow him to be. Therefore, we set it down as a fact that no man is perfect, no not even in his own sphere, except he obeys the gospel, and in vain may we talk about being perfect, sanctified or hnly [holy], if we have not obeyed the gospel, nay if we have not obsyed [obeyed] every principle of it.-We are induced to believe that there are many who profess to be perfect, that have not obeyed the fulness [fullness] of the gospel, and do not even believe that the promised blessings of the gospel of peace, by which our knowledge is increased, are for them; and indeed they are ignorant of the means by which they can be made perfect.
Now according to the scriptures the matter stands thus--we are commanded to be perfect as our Father who is in heaven is perfect, and as there is order and perfection in all his works, or as he has adopted certain rules, and conforms to them; so must we conform to the law of the Lord or the gospel, in all respects, or it cannot be said in truth that we are perfect. When we say that the Lord acts conformably to certain rules, we mean to be understood that he has devised certain rules for his own course and procedure: for instance, it is written that he cannot lie. The reason is, it would be a breach of the law that he has adopted: he will not cast off the righteous, because it would be a breach of promise: he will not let the reprobate go unpunished, because it would sacrifice the rights of justice. But let us more particularly enquire [inquire] what men must do to be perfect in their sphere.
It is positively affirmed in the bible that before obedience to the perfect law of liberty, men are foreigners, aliens, and strangers to God; therefore, in order for them to be assimilated unto the likeness of God in the least degree, and be perfect as he is, it is necessary for them to obey the perfect law which is: first, to repent of their sins, or in other words forsake them; and in a word, break off from sin and work righteousness; second, to be baptized for the remission of sins, (see Acts, ii. 38.) and for the adoption into the kingdom of God, and so take up their cross and follow Christ in the work of the regeneration; third, receive the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands. (See Acts, viii. 17. do. xix. 6.) The above are what the Apostle terms the (first) principles of the gospel, and it is self evident that no person can be perfect in any science without learning the elementary principles of the same.--Neither will it answer for him to learn the first principle, but pay no attention to the second: he must learn them in rotation, and occording [according] to order, or he cannot make any proficiency in the science; so it is, a man cannot make any proficiency in the religion of heaven, except he obeys every principle of it according to order. It is the very heighth [height] of folly for any man to talk about being perfect, holy or sanctified, if he has not repented of his sins, and been baptized for the remission of them, and received the holy spirit by the laying on of hands.
But obeying the first principles of the gospel, is not all. The apostle says, that the church was organized with apostles, prophets, &c., for the perfecting of the saints, and the work of the ministry. Thus they anciently had inspired men among them, who could receive revelations from the Lord, and thus instruct the church with things of importance, which increased their knowledge. The more intelligence a man receives the nearer he comes to perfection. As we have before said, a man is not perfect in his sphere of action except he obeys the gospel in all respects, and orders his conduct in such a way as becomes a righteous man, and avails himself of all the intelligence, and spiritual blessings that are within his reach. And it is said, "The Lord is the same yesterday, to day and forever;" consequently he has not contracted the sphere, and agency of man, nor decreed that he will in the future refuse to bestow the same blessings upon those who become his saints, that he bestowed anciently upon his people. Surely, the people of God are as susceptible of attaining to the high standing now-a-days, as they were formerly. The blessings that the ancients received, and which are for us, are the spirit of prophecy or revelation, visions, administration of angels, &c.; therefore, we conclude that the profession of perfection, of those who deny that these gifts and graces of the gospel are for us, is hypocritical. These gifts are for the people; therefore, they cannot be perfect without them: for it is by the spirit of prophecy or of revelation, that we can obtain a knowledge of God; "No man can say that Jesus Christ is the Lord except it is by the Holy Ghost." The more of this Spirit that the prophets received, the more they
were like God. All things are present before God to all eternity, and when the prophets received the Spirit of God, it brought things that were in the future, and made them present before them.-When the saints had visions of heavenly things their knowledge was increased.
Some of the saints of ancient days were in a great degree, if not fully, perfect in their sphere of action, because they sought and obtained that which was for them. But Oh! how changed the scene! Men now profess to be saints, and even to be wholly sanctified, and some to be perfect, without receiving any such blessings, or even obeying the first principles of the gospel of Christ.-Awake! Awake! to righteousness and sin not, O ye nations, kindreds, and people of the earth, and put away such delusive notions, and keep the commandments of the Great God, that you may be counted worthy to sit down in the kingdom of heaven with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the prophets.
From C. Thompson's Proclamation and Warning.
O Ye inhabitants of America, be it known unto you, that the land on which you dwell was given by the promise of God unto Joseph the son of Jacob, for an everlasting possession; and it was blessed by Moses, the man of God, and confirmed upon Joseph and upon Ephraim the crown, or top of the head of - Joseph, for God's good will towards them.
Also, be it known unto you, that Jesus Christ did appear in person to a remnant of Jacob, who were of the tribe of Joseph,--the forefathers of the American Indians--and did give unto them all this land for their inheritance. But this being a choice land above all other lands, or it being more blessed of the Lord than any other land, God did decree and confirmed it with an oath, that no nation should ever possess this land, unless they would serve him and keep his commandments. Therefore, be it known unto you, O ye Gehtiles[Gentiles] who now possess this land, that it was because of this decree of the great Jehovah that your fathers were permitted to cross the great deep, and come to this land with power sufficient to dispossess the remnants of Joseph, (who had polluted their inheritance by transgression,) and take possession of their land. Yea, it was because of this decree that Christopher Columbus, a native of Genoa, an obscure individual, was blessed with a largeness of mind which disdained to confine itself to the old beaten track, and was inspired to contend for eight years with the learned ignorance of the courts and councils of Europe, when (after many a fruitless struggle,) a small fleet was fitted out consisting of three small vessels, and placed under his command, which sailed from spain [Spain] in 1492, under the patronage of Ferdinand and Isabella then on the united thrones of Castile and Arragon, which terminated in the discovery of America-the land of Joseph-a land more blessed of the Lord than any other land "for the precious things of Heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath, and for the precious fruits brought forth by the Sun, and for the precious things put forth by the Moon, and for the chief things of the ancient mountains and for the precious things of the lasting hills, and for the precious things of the earth and the fullness thereof."
And be it known unto you, O ye Gentiles, that this Columbus was inspired by the Almighty Jehovah to make this discovery, that the poor and meek of the earth, and the persecuted and oppressed of all nations might have a place to which they could fly and be secure from the iron grasp of poverty, wretchedness and want, and from the cruel unrelenting hand of the oppressor. And when in process of time the tyrants of the Eastern World began to extend their oppressions unto this land. God raised up a Washington and inspired him to resist their oppression and by the strong arm of military power to maintain and defend the rights of the American colonies as free and independent States, and after the definitive treaty was finally signed and the American colonies were acknowledged free and independent States by all the European powers, and the Commissioners, who were the sages of this government, assembled from the different States and met at Philadelphia on the memorable 10th of May 1787, for the purpose of organizing the General Government, God inspired them to frame the American Constitution so as thereby to establish the rights of man upon the broad basis of civil and religious liberty, that here might forever be found an asylum for the oppressed of all nations
to flee unto for refuge and protection from the power of their oppressors.
This was also done to prepare the way for the coming forth of the Book of Mormon-the stick of Joseph-that he might lift it up (in connection with the Bible) as an ensign upan [upon] the moantains [mountains], and set it as a sign among the people for the purpose of gathering and uniting the whole house of Israel into one nation upon their own land, and also for the purpose of reestablishing the kingdom of God upon the earth with all its officers, gifts and blessings.
Now be it known unto you, O ye inhabitant of these United States, that it is by the blessings of God, put upon this land for God's good will unto Joseph, thereby making it a choice land above all other lands; and the decree of that same God, that whatsoever nation should possess it should serve him or be swept off (or dispossessed,) that you and your fathers have been permitted to dispossess the remnants of Joseph because of their transgressions; and to enjoy (in a national capacity) all those great national blessings and privileges which has caused the institutions of this nation to become the theme of philosophers and poets, and also to enjoy as individual citizens all the great blessings of civil and religious liberty which are so highly prized by every American citizen.
And be it known unto you further, that the Book of Mormon is true, and a divinely inspired record, therefore the prophecies and promises contained in it will all be fulfilled. And it has came forth in fulfilment [fulfillment] of prophecy, therefore the time has come for the restoration of the whole house of Israel to their own lands and former blessings. Now therefore, wo, wo, wo unto you, O ye Gentiles who inhabit this land, except you speedily repent and obey the message of eternal truth which God has sent for the salvation of his people-in bringing forth the Book of Mormon and setting it as a sign unto this generation-yea, except ye repent and subscribe with your hands unto the Lord, and sir-name yourselves Israel, and call yourselves after the name of Jacob, you must be swept off, for behold your sins have reached unto heaven and God hath remembered your iniquities-the cries of the red men whom ye and your fathers have dispossessed and driven from their lands which God gave unto them and their fathers for an everlasting inheritance, has ascended into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, and he has come down to deliver them-hear their plaintive cries-
"Great spirit of our fathers lend an ear,
"Pity the red man, to his cries give ear;
"Long hast thou scourged him with thy chastening sore,
"When will thy vengeance cease, thy wrath be o'er;
"When will the white man's dire ambition cease,
"And let our scattered remnants dwell in peace?
"Or shall we (dr ven [driven] to the western shore)
"Become extinct and fall to rise no more?
"Forbid, Great Spirit; make thy mercy known,
"Reveal thy truth, thy wandering captives own,
"Make bare thine arm of power for our release,
"And o'er the earth extend the reign of peace."
And again; wo, wo, wo unto the nation of these United States, for your sins are increased before God in that ye have suffered the persecutions and oppression from which your fathers fled when they came to this land, to be practiced within your borders. Yea, he have suffered one of the free and independent states of your boasted confederacy, to rise up and persecute and oppress the people of the Lord, until many a free born son of America has bit the dust, and the soil of Joseph's 'blessed' land, has drank their blood, which has smoked to Heaven and calls for vengeance upon the murderers, and for judgment upon this nation, who still acknowledges affinity with them. Yea, and the cries of persecuted and oppressed American citizens who have been driven from their possessions and robbed of their property, and thus reduced to beggary and want, have been made to you for redress and protection in vain. The cries of helpless orphans and sorrowing widows for redress of the accumulated wrongs which they have suffered from a portion of this nation, and for protection from the murderers of their fathers and husbands, have not been regarded by you; but they have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth; their cries have cried for judgment upon this nation, and it has appeared unto them, "for an account of all their sufferings shall be required of the rulers of this nation and of every one who has assisted their plunderers," saith the Lord.
And again; wo, wo, wo unto all the inhabitants in all this land, (except they speedily repent and be baptised [baptized] in the name of the Lord for the remission of their sins, by those whom God has specially commissioned by Revelation from Heaven, and sent to warn this generation
of the judgments which await them; and to baptise [baptize] them that believe that they may receive the Holy Ghost, and signs follow them, for behold your sins were very great, they have reached unto Heaven.-Yea, you are "lovers of your own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy; without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good; traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God." And you "have a form of Godliness," but "deny the gifts and power of God."-(See 2d Tim. 3d chapt. from 1st to 9th verse.)-Therefore you have all gone out of the way, you have become corrupted. Because of pride and because of false teachers and false doctrine, your churches have become corrupted; and your churches are lifted up; because of pride you are puffed up. You rob the poor because of your fine sanctuaries; you rob the poor because of your fine clothing, and you persecute the meek and the poor in heart, because in your pride you are puffed up. You wear stiff necks and high heads; yea, and because of pride and wickedness, and abominations and whoredoms you have all gone astray, save it be a few, who are the humble followers of Christ; nevertheless, they are led, that in many instances they do err, because they are taught by the precepts of men. O ye wise and learned, and rich, who are puffed up in the pride of your hearts, and all you who preach false doctrines and all who commit whoredoms, and pervert the right way of the Lord; wo, wo, wo unto you, saith the Lord God Almighty, for you shall be thrust down to hell. Wo unto you who turn aside the just for a thing of naught, and revile against that which is good and say that it is of no worth; for the day has come that the Lord God will speedily visit you with his great and sore judgments unto your utter distruction [destruction].-For except ye speedily repent of all your wickedness and abominations, and believe in and obey the words of Jesus Christ contained in the Book of Mormon, (it shall be done even as Moses said,) you shall be cut off from among the people who are of the covenant, for the remnant of Jacob whom ye and your fathers have dispossessed of their land shall be among you; yea, in the midst of you, as a lion among the beasts of the forest, and as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, who if he go through both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces and none can deliver.-Yea, their hand will be lifted up upon their adversaries and all their enemies will be cut off. (See Micah 5th chapt. from the 7th to the 10th verse.)
Now therefore, hear the word of the Lord by the mouth of Joseph Smith, his Prophet, given and written on the 23rd day of July 1837,-"Verily, verily, I say unto you, darkness covereth the earth and gross darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt before my face. Behold, vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth. A day of wrath-a day of burning-a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth saith the Lord. And upon my house shall it begin; and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord."
Now therefore, hear and take warning! for as a day of wrath and of burning, and of desolation, of weeping, of mourning and of lamentation did come as a whirlwind, (that is, suddenly, when they were not expecting it) upon the Lord's house-the church of God-in the state of Missouri in the fall of 1838, so will a day of wrath and of burning, and of desolation, of weeping, of mourning and of lamentation come as whirlwind upon all the inhabitant of this land, and upon all the face of the earth in fulfilment [fulfillment] of the above prediction, and they cannot escape it, for the Lord hath spoken it. Now therefore pause and consider! for the day has come that judgment has began at the house of God. And if it has begun with us, what will the end be of those who obey not the Gospel of God! I answer, they will be utterly destroyed, for it is the hour of God's judgment; and the generation in which the Lord will come with ten thousand of his saints to execute judgment upon all; as Enoch prophecied [prophesied]. (See Jude 14th and 15th verses.) And to take vengeance on them that know not God and that obey not the gospel.
From the Gospel Reflector.
ZION BUILT AND ESTABLISHED FOR THE MILLENNIUM.
This is a subject as little understood by the community at large, perhaps, as any one that we could mention; yet we consider
it a glorious one, and one of great importance to the world; but before we proceed any farther,-we will here take the opportunity to state that it is somewhat difficult to seperate [separate] the various subjects strewed over the face of prophecy, in consequence of their amalgamation with each other The subjects of the gathering of Israel, building of Zion, second coming of Christ, and the Millennium, are in some instances all mentioned in the same chapter; therefore, it is not an easy matter to treat upon one, without interfering with the others; consequently in the course of our work we are obliged to quote the same passage more than once. However, in this respect, we have so far endeavored to avoid all possible repetition, and at the same time treat upon each subject seperately [separately], that the reader may have a more clear, and lucid idea of each subject in its true character.
Again, in treating upon this subject we shall, for the sake of brevity d spense [dispense] with much comment that might be made: for indeed, the scriptures are plain of themselves, so much so, that they even point out the materials of which Zion shall be built. But to hasten.
We will commence with the prediction of Joel upon this subject, speaking of the great and notable day of the Lord, when there shall appear signs and wonders in the heavens, and on the earth, blood and fire, and pillars of smoke, the sun darkned [darkened] and the moon turned into blood, he says: "And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call." Joel, ii. 32. Obadiah says, verse 17th: "But upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance, and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions." Thus Mount Zion and Jerusalem are to be places of deliverance for those who call on the name of the Lord, at the great and notable day, when he shall cause destruction to come upon the wicked. Hence, we see the importance of a knowledge of this work. Isaiah in the lx chapter of his prophecy describes the materials for the building of Zion; we insert the whole ch.
"Arise, and shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come far and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, & flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Epah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew [show] forth the promises of the Lord. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Neboath shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine alter [altar], and I will glorify the house of my glory. Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee. And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favor have I had mercy on thee. Therefore thy gates shall be open continually: they shall not be shut day or niget [night]; that men may bring unto me the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted. The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir-tree, the pine-tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious. The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The City of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no men went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck
the breasts of kings: and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Saviour [Savior] and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteous. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders: but thou shalt call thy walls salvation, and thy gates praise. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory: Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time."
In the above it is said that the ships of Tarshish are to be engaged in bringing the people from far; also that the Gentiles shall come unto it, and that the Lord shall make it an eternal excellency, a joy of Many generations. Isaiah says in another place: "In that dayshall [day shall] the bough the of [of the] Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof, by the spirit of judgement [judgment], and by the spirit of burning. And the Lord will create upon every dwelling-place of Mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence [defense]. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day-time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain."-Isa. iv. 2-6. Again, Isaiah says: "And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.-Isa. ii. 2,3. From this latter quotation, we learn that Zion is to be a place where people shall gather to, from all nations; and that the law of God shall go forth from Zion to all nations. This is what we have before proved while speaking of the ensign that was to be reared upon this land. (See also Micah iv.)
Christ speaking to the Nephites is very plain upon this subject; Book of Mormon page 485, third edition.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, all these things shall surely come, even as the Father hath commanded me. Then shall this covenant which the Father hath covenanted with his people, be fulfilled; and then shall Jerusalem be inhabited again with my people, and it shall be the land of their inheritance. And verily, I say unto you, I give unto you a sign, that ye may know the time when these things shall be about to take place, that I shall gather in from their long dispersion, my people, O house of Israel, and establish again among them my Zion. And behold, this is the thing which I will give unto you for a sign, for verily, I say unto you, that when these things which I declare unto you, and which I shall declare unto you hereafter of myself, and by the power of the Holy Ghost, which shall be given unto you of the Father, shall be made known unto the Gentiles, that they may know concerning this people who are a remnant of the house of Jacob, and concerning this my people who shall be scattered by them; verily, verily, I say unto you, when these things shall be made known unto them of the Father, and shall come forth of the Father, from them unto you, for it is wisdom in the Father that they should be established in this land, and be set up as a free people by the power of the Father, that these things might come forth from them unto a remnant of your seed, that the covenant of the Father may be fulfilled which he hath covenanted with his people, O house of Israel; therefore, when these works, and the
works which shall be wrought among you hereafter, shall come forth from the Gentiles unto your seed, which shall dwindle in unbelief because of iniquity: for thus it behooveth the Father that it should come forth from the Gentiles, that he may shew [show] forth his power unto the Gentiles, for this cause, that the Gentiles, if they will not harden their hearts, that they may repent and come unto me, and be baptized in my name, and know of the true points of my doctrine, that they may be numbered among my people, O house of Israel; and when these things come to pass that thy seed shall begin to know these things, it shall be a sign unto them, that they may know that the work of the Father hath already commenced unto the fulfilling of the covenant which he hath made unto the people who are of the house of Israel. And when that day shall come, it shall come to pass that kings shall shut their mouths; for that woich [which] had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider. For in that day, for my sake shall the Father work a work, which shall be a great and a marvelous work among them; and there shall be among them those who will not believe it, although a man shall declare it unto them."
Much more might be said upon this subject; but we think it unnecessary at present: for enough has been said to convince every candid mind that a Zion or New Jerusalem will be built and prepared for the Millennium; also, that the ancient city of Jerusalem will be rebuilt.
From the Evening and Morning Star,
In the first thousand years, was witnessed the fall of man; the building up of Zion, when Enoch with all his people, walked with God three hundred and sixty five years on earth, and then were taken up into heaven.
In the second thousand years, the world was deluged with a flood for its wickedness; the tower was built that men might go to heaven; the language was confounded; the earth divided into continents and oceans; the people scattered upon the face of the whole earth; and America was peopled by the Jaredites.
In the third thousand years, Pharaoh and his host were swallowed u [up] in the Red Sea; Israel, the chosen of the Lord, was overshadowed by his glory in a cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night; and the building of the temple of the Lord at Jerusalem.
In the fourth thousand years, the ten tribes of Israel were led away captive out of the land of Canaan, and taken to a place by the hand of the Lord that has not yet been discovered by the Gentiles; the Jaredites were destroyed because of their wickedness; Lehi was guided by the matchless power of God to this continent.
In the fifth thousand years, the Savior of the world was born, crucified, and rose again from the dead; and most of the apostles were slain for preaching the gospel; and Jerusalem was destroyed.
In the six thousand years, America, the land of liberty, choice above all others, was settled by the Gentiles; the fulness [fullness] of the gospel of Jesus Christ came forth in the book of Mormon, the church established, and the gathering of the saints commenced, preparatory to the second coming of their Lord, that in the seventh thousand years the earth may rest.
From the Evening and Morning Star.
Although we have freequently [frequently] spoke of the necessity of having children taught in all things appertaining to their welfare in this world, and that to come, still we feel a great anxiety on the subject, seeing that many children among the disciples, are deprived of, or do not enjoy the blessing of a school.
If children are to be brought up in the way they should go, to be good citizens here, and happy hereafter, they must be taught. It is idle to suppose, that children will grow up good, while surrounded with wickedness, without cultivation. It is folly to suppose they can become learned without education. And it is vain to think they may be saved in the kingdom of God, without salvation.
As soon as our father Adam was born of the water and the Spirit, he received a commandment to teach his children; and, as soon as the church was called to prepare for the Lord, in these last days, the fathers and mothers in Israel, were commanded to teach their children the plan of salvation; to pray, and to walk uprightly before the Lord.
In order to do this as it should be, it is necessary that children should be taught in the rudiments of common learning out of the best books; and then, as they grow up they can be qualified to search the
scriptures, and acquire the knowledge of the Lord, become heirs of the kingdom, and, guided by the Holy Spirit, which is a never failing promise to the saints, they will walk in all the commandments of the Lord blameless, in thanksgiving forever.
Brethren, if you want your children to be useful, industrious, temperate, humane, meek, and charitable, teach them so; if you want them to be prayerful, watchful, and godly, teach them so; and if you want them saved in the celestial kingdom, teach them faithfully the doctrines of that kingdom, and they will soon come to the day, that they will grow up without sin unto salvation, and walk with God where the wicked will not trouble.
TIMES AND SEASONS.
CITY OF NAUVOO,
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1812.
TO OUR FRIENDS.
I announce, with pleasure, the fact that I have secured the services of Elder Gustavus Hills, as assistant Editor to the Times and Seasons. Having entered into the printing business, in its various branches, and upon an extensive scale-also, having successfully established the stereotyping and book-binding business, all to be conducted under my own supervision, has rendered it highly necessary that some such arrangement should be made, as it is almost impossible for one person to do justice to this paper, and attend to all the varied duties consequent to an establishment of this kind.
I feel to congratulate our patrons upon the new arrangement, as I can assure them that Br. Hills is a scholar and a gentleman, and no pains will be spared, on his part, to make this a useful and interesting sheet, such as will prove a benefit to the church.
In consenting to come before the public in the capacity of Assistant Editor of the "Times & Seasons," I am aware that I make my debut under circumstances somewhat embarrassing. This paper, like the Church whose avowed organ it is, has risen from an obscure origin, to become a herald of religious intelligence to many of the enlightened nations of the earth. It has not obtained its enviable character, without meeting, at every step, sore and steady opposition. The pulpit and the press have teemed with scurrility and abuse, and, every possible method has been resorted to, by the learned and the vile, to obstruct and close up this avenue of truth and intelligence to the minds of reasoning men. But these means have proved ineffectual. The pens of the good and the brave, dipped in the fountain of Eternal Intelligence, have continued to mark out and unfold the records of wisdom; and a power, incomprehensible, but true and certain, has protected and nerved the press, in its effort to throw out upon the world, truths as lasting and indelible as the records of time, and as sure to scatter, dismay, and confound the forces of error, as the sun rising in his strength is sure to dissolve and dispel the mists and gloom of the night. As the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been the protege of a wise, but inscrutable Providence, so has the "Times & Seasons," and the best of men have been raised up to be its Editors and Proprietors. Such were Gen. D. C. Smith, and Col. R. B. Thompson-men of whom the world was not worthy; and they have been removed, though to the extreme loss of the church, yet to their infinite gain. In view of this afflictive dispensation our Prophet exclaimed, overwhelmed with sorrowful regret, "Where shall we find men that will stand forth and fill their places!"-The present proprietor, with the multiplicity of cares that have been rolling upon him, in fitting up this establishment for extensive operations in stereotyping and book printing, again undertook its publication, and has thus far nobly sustained the burden.-But he can sustain it no longer; and in looking around for assistance, he has invited my feeble services. I step forth to this undertaking tremblingly, (who can do otherwise?) believing, however that an honest effort to serve them, will be complacently received by a generous public. I am aware in whose footsteps I tread; but they are footsteps consecrated, a thousand tender reflections hover around them, and I call to mind the saying, "Let me live the life of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!"-With the hope that the spirit that rested up-upon [upon] my predecessors may in part redound[rebound] to me, and that the kind mantle of charity will be thrown over my errors and weaknesses, I take up my pen, and shall use my best endeavors to make our paper, what it has heretofore been, a welcome visitor, and an acceptable and successful herald of truth, among the families and nations of the earth.
We are pleased to learn that the hint we gave in a late number, concerning Steam Mills &c., has been heartily responded to by our able and
enterprising citizens, Messrs. Wm. & W. Law. These gentlemen, we understand, have entered into arrangements for the immediate erection of a steam flouring mill. This is as it should be. We know of no place in the western country where milling and manufacturing establishments can be erected with so good a prospect of profitable success as in the City of Nauvoo. This city must necessarily become a manufacturing city; emigrants from all our eastern cities, and from Europe, have fixed upon this as their future home, and are continually gathering with the saints, among whom are many of the most skillful mechanics that any country can produce. Capitalists cannot make better investments than in erecting establishments and enlisting the cooperation of these choice mechanics and manufactors [manufacturers]. Here are men skilled in all the departments of cotton, wool, and silk manufacture, of cutlery, of morocco dressing, glove making, of queens ware and porcelain, of silver and gold ware, lapidaries, sculptors, engravers, &c. &c. &c. By and by, we wonder if some enterprizing [enterprising] citizen will not make an attempt to supply our city with Brittannia [Britannia] and Argentina ware. We see no good reason why our lead and tin in the gross should be borne over the rapids, off to some distant land, and back again, in shot, sheeting, pipe, paints, tea and table sets, &c. &c.
The gentlemen above named have also entered into negociations [negotiations] with Mr. Isaac Hill, a gentleman of experience and skill, for the making of bricks, ad infinitum. Emigrants need not fear of being retarded in their operations of building &C. for want of materials, these will be furuished [furnished], as ready and numurous [numerous] as the heart could wish.
To conclude, permit us to remark, that the operations hinted at above, will by no means meet the wants of this growing city. These are but the beginnings of what must and will be. On the opening of spring our hearts will be cheered with a scene as enchanting and happy, as the music of the ax, the hammar [hammer], the saw, and the sculptor's chisel, the hum of industry, and enterprise, and the whistle and song of contentment can make it.
In another column will be found the Prospectus for a complete Concordance of the Bible, to be published by Elder B. Winchester of Philadelphia. Such a work adapted to the peculiar views, and designed to exhibit the principles, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is a great desideratum, and, we doubt not, will be hailed with pleasure by all those who wish to see scripture exhibited according to reason, in her own native simplicity and freedom, without the restraints and encumberments of a sectarian straight jacket.-The elders will undoubtedly patronize the work, as it will be of incalculable advantage to them in the work to which they are called.
Subscriptions received at this office.
The work on this stately edifice is, for the present, suspended, and its building committee and agents are abroad, making further negociations [negotiations] in stock &c. to advance the work when the present inclement season is past. We hope they will meet with that kind of reception from our brethren and others abroad, which will enable them to push forward the work with that vigor which its importance demands.
We are pleased to see the laudable zeal manifested by some of our musical friends, to bring about a uniform and tasteful style of sacred singing. Among a people emigrated from different countries, with different prejudices and habits as we are, this is no easy task, and we can but admire the improvements made, and the judicious order established within a few months past. By and by, we peeped in the other evening, during the performance of the Musical Lyceum, and heard what will make us try to peep in again.
A proper and expressive articulation of the words constitute the life and soul of music; intelligence thus clothed with the robes of melody, and harmonic numbers, moves gently over the spirit, imprints her heavenly footsteps, and awakens all its energies. We should not be so sure that the performances before hinted at were good, were it not that we are sure we have a tolerably good ear for music, or an ear for good music and we were delighted, whereas our devil, who is known to have a bad ear for good music, and a good ear for bad music, was quite differently affected; he crowded in edgewise, but soon deserted,-said he could not stand the racket.
A friendly Post Master writes from Pt. Commerce Ia, "I am requested by Mr. Blakely Brush, to get you to send him a copy of some paper published by you, containing the doctrines and advocating the cause of Zion. He further requests me to say to you, that he lives in a remote part of the country, and has but few religious associates, as there are
but few of his profession here; and that he is persecuted by a large part of the community, being considered almost an idiot, for believing the doctrines. He also requests, should any of the brethren pass this way, that they will call on him and spend a few days; believing it will be for his good and the prosperity of the cause, as he is convinced there are many in this vicinity who need only to hear the truth, to embrrce [embrace] it."
Will some of our elders abroad respond to this call, visit this lonely saint, break to him and his neighbors the bread of life, and, as an angel of mercy, conduct or point them to Zion?-Remember Lot in Sodom!-Ed.
Van Buren co. I. T. Dec. 13th 1841.
To E. ROBINSON:
Dear Brother, it is with heart felt gratitude to our Heavenly Father, that I at this time sit down to write a few hasty lines to you, as also to my beloved brethren, to let you know of the advancement of the cause of truth in this part of the land. I left home about the first of August to unite my feeble efforts with those of my much esteemed and beloved Brother, Elder Ball. Although, in consequence of sickness and affliction, but just able to walk, yet by the word of the Lord the man whom he has chosen in these last days, as he did a Moses, I went forth relying upon the God of Elijah for support, and I found him a present help in every time of need. I recovered my health in a measure, and have continued from the above date till the present, (as my health and circumstances would permit,) to preach and baptize, sometimes mostly alone, and sometimes having assistance from other elders; viz. Br. Roe [Joe?] Smith, &c. and truly the cause of truth spreads and the scoff of fools, the roar of bigots, the frown of the superstitious, and the howling, groaning and lying of the priests of Baal, whose craft is in danger by the forth coming of truth; for those that eat the fat and clothe themselves with the wool, that have run as did Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, without being sent, that are acting without authority from heaven, God having never hired them, consequently they must seek for pay from some other quarter, they see that God is spoiling their pasture. But they are fulfilling certain prophecies of good old Isaiah, by making lies their refuge, and under falsehood do hide themselves, as also, they eat the fruit of lies and trust themselves in the multitude of their mighty men, but I am determine by the help of the Lord God of Israel to be one, (although weak,) to assist to pull down the strong holds of satan, to break the chain of priestcraft, to scale the walls of sectarianism, that have been built and daubed with untempered mortar, untill [until] the wall with those that have daubed it shall fall and be leveled with the dust; yea, to rim rack and centre [center] shake the kingdom of the devil, untill [until] the kingdom of the great God shall rise in majesty and power, the knowledge of God cover the earth as the waters do the great deep, Christ be king over all the earth, and peace, love, union, and harmony prevail.
There has been seventeen added, a branch organized, which numbers about thirty members, and love and union appear generally to prevail. The prospect for the spread of truth is very flattering; some ten or twelve more I expect will be baptized soon, and many more believing; and if I may be allowed to judge from what I have seen, and from the acquaintance I have had with the brethren in this region, they are saints that can be depended upon, and that are willing to sacrifice all things, even life itself, if necessary, for the cause of God. This generation appear to be as angry at the Lord for answering their prayers, as Jonah was because the Lord did not just according to his notion of things fulfill his prophecy on the Ninevites, and because he did not, he tried to quarrel with him. Just so with this generation relative to Br. Joseph. How often have I heard them pray for the Lord to revive his work, even the great work spoken of by the prophets, and say, "O Lord send by whom thou wilt send!" he has answered their prayers, and they are mad about it. Now they say, "Lord send by whom thou wilt send, but dont [don't] send by Joe Smith, (Joseph Smith) any body but Joe Smith." The fact is, they want the Lord to do according to their sectarian traditions; they are not willing to have him work in his own way. But who hath known the mind of the Lord or who hath been his counsellor [counselor]. The Lord does and will work according to the counsel (age 665)
of his own will, in spite of men and devils combined; yea, the great work of the Lord does and will roll forth, with a mighty impetus, propelled by the hand of the Lord God of Elijah, until the little stone that Daniel saw cut out of the mountain without hands, will become a great mountain and fill the whole earth.
I remain as ever, your
Brother in Christ.
TRUMAN GILLETT Jun.
UNIVERSITY OF NAUVOO.
At a meeting of the Professor and Wardens in the department of Music, in the University of the City of Nauvoo, held in said City Dec. 21, 1841, present Gustavus Hills, Professor, and B. S. Wilber and Stephen Goddard, Wardens. Voted, That B. S. Wilber act as Secretary of the board.
Resolved, That we will adopt the "Manual of Instruction", published by Lowell Mason, as a text book for the examination of teachers in the elements of the science of Music, and as a guide for instruction in the art of sacred singing in the schools of this city.
Resolved, That we approve of Porter's Cyclopedia of Music, as a text book for those who wish to pursue the science beyond the elementary principles.
Adjourned, to meet again Dec. 25, 1841.
GUSTAVUS HILLS, President.
Attest, B. S. WILBER, Secretary.
December 25, 1841.
The board met pursuart [pursuant] to adjournment; present Gustavus Hills, Professor, and B. S. Wilber, Titus Billings, Stephen Goddard, and John Pack, Wardens.
Voted, That Stephen Goddard act as Treasurer of the Board.
Voted, That approved teachers shall receive from the board a certificate of qualification, under the signature of the Professor as President, and countersigned by the Secretary.
Resolved, 1st. That for our own improvement in the art of Music, and with a view to extend and elevate musical science, we hereby form ourselves into a Lyceum of Music, to be styled "The Teacher's Lyceum of Music in the University of the City of Nauvoo."
Resolved, 2nd. That the Professor shall be ex officio President, and the wardens ex officio Directors of said Lyceum.
Resolved, 3d. That all questions before the board shall be decided by a majority of votes; the minority may, however, appeal to the Chancellor and Regents of the University. Provided, That in voting for admission of members, the decision shall be by unanimity.
Resolved, 4th. That any person may become a member, and be entitled to the privileges of the Lyceum by a unanimous vote of the board of officers.
Resolved, 5th. That the Lyceum shall meet once each week at such time and place as the board shall appoint.
Resolved, 6th. That each member shall bear, if required, his quota of the expenditures necessary to carry out the operations of the Lyceum.
Resolved, 7th. That every member absenting himself from any regular meeting of the Lyceum shall forfeit and pay the sum of twelve and a half cents for each and every meeting from which he shall have been absent. Provided, however, that if a reasonable excuse be rendered, the forfeiture shall not be exacted. And provided, further, That if any member shall have been absent for three regular meetings in succession, and no reasonable excuse be rendered, he shall have forfeited his membership, and his name shall be struck from the list of members.
Resolved, That the Secretary shall keep a journal of all the proceedings of the board, and of the Lyceum, and a list of the names of all the members, on the several parts assigned them, which proceedings shall be signed by the President, and countersigned by the Secretary.
Adjourned to meet again the 28th inst. 1841.
GUSTAVUS HILLS, President.
Attest, B. S. WILBER, Secretary.
The subscriber having been frequently solicited to arrange and compile a complete Concordance to the Holy Bible, designed for those professing the faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is the only apology offered for issuing this Prospectus.
The subscriber proposes to publish, (providing there can be enough subscribers obtained before issuing to pay for the work when issued, if not it will not be published,) a convenient Concordance to the scriptures, adapted to the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, upon the following plan:
A particular subject; for instance the "Millennium," will be inserted as a general head; and the principal sentence of every passage that either directly or indirectly refers to this subject, will be quoted, and the chapter and verse referred to. A prominent word of each passage will be abbreviated and alphabetically arranged, which will render the work convenient, so that any passage may be quickly and easily found.
Thus each subject will be a Concordance in and of itself. Passages referring to the subjects of the Gospel of Christ, Organization of the Church, Second Coming of Christ, Millennium, &c. &c. will be quoted or referred to.
Passages quoted and applied to prove Calvinism, Universalism, &c., &c., will also be referred to.
This work when ready for publication will be the product of much labor, and a long and tedious application of the mind to the study of the scriptures, as must be apparent to every one.
It will be printed on an excellent quality of paper, and with small sized type.-The probable size of the work will be from two to three hundred 18mo. pages The price of the work will probably vary from fifty to seventy five cents per copy, according to the quality of binding. Every subscriber will be expected to pay as soon as the work is delivered.
Any person can subscribe for as many copies as he is disposed.
Elders, or any one who will act as an agent to procure subscribers, will be allowed a reasonable per centage [percentage]. All agents are requested to forward the names of the subscribers, the places of residence, and the number of copies subscribed for, as soon as possible.
If a sufficient number of subscribers can be obtained the work will be published this winter or early in the spring.
All letters on business must be post paid, and addressed to the subscriber, No. 214 Noble St. Phil. B. WINCHESTER.
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS that whereas I Joseph Smith, of the County of Hancock, and state of Illinois, as Trustee in trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints-in and by my letter of Attorney, bearing date on or about the 15th of Feb, 1841, did constitute and appoint Dr. Isaac Galland of Lee County, I. T. my attorney, to transact business in general for said Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; as appears by said letter: and whereas I the said Joseph Smith, for myself, on or about the date above mentioned, in and by my letter of attorney, did constitute and appoint the said Dr. Galland, my attorney to transact certain business for myself individually, as appears by said letter-Now know ye, That I the said Joseph Smith, for myself, and also as Trustee in trust, for said Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, have revoked, countermanded, annulled and made void, and by these presents to revoke, annul, countermand, and make void the said letters of attorney, and all power and authority thereby given, or intended to be given, to the said Dr. Isaac Galland; and also, all other letters or instruments of writing, whatsoever, if any such there are, authorizing the said Dr. Galland to act as agent, or transact any business for myself or said Church, are revoked, countermanded, annulled, and made void by these presents, and are of no power or virtue in law whatsoever, and will not be so acknowledged by me.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the City of Nauvoo, County of Hancock, and State of Illinois, this 18th day of Jan. A. D. 1842.
JOSEPH SMITH, L. S.
President, and sole Trustee in
Trust, for the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints.
TITHINGS AND CONSECRATIONS FOR THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD.
From this time, the Recorder's office will be opened on Saturday of each week for the reception of the Tithings and consecrations of the brethren, and closed on every other day in the week. This regulation is necessary, to give the Trustee and Recorder time to arrange the Book of Mormon, New Translation of the Bible, Hymn Book, and Doctrine and Covenants for the press; all of which the brethren are anxious to see, in their most perfect form; consequently, they will be particular to bring their offerings on the day specified until further notice, but not relax their exertions to carry on the work.
The Elders will please give the above notice in all public meetings, until the plan is understood.
W. RICHARDS, Recorder,
for the Temple.
Nauvoo, Jan. 12, 1842.
For the Times and Seasons.
BY A CONVERTED JEW.
Come, thou glorious day of promise, Their transgressions from them turn;
Come and spread thy cheerful ray, King of Israel
When the scattered sheep of Israel Come and set thy people free.
Shall no longer go astray
When hosannas Oh, that soon thou would'st to Jacob
With united voice they cry. Thine enliv'ning spirit send;
Of their unbelief and misery
Lord, how long wilt thou be angry? Make, O Lord! a speedy end
Shall thy wrath forever burn? Lord Messiah!
Rise, redeem thy ancient people, Prince of peace, o'er Israel reign.
I WOULD SEE JESUS.
When streams of pleasure gently flow, When in the sacred courts I tread,
And skies are clear, and comforts glow; And bow the knee, or lift the head;
In all prosperity, would I In all the ordinances, would I
To Jusus [Jesus] turn my grateful eye. On Jesus fix my faithful eye.
Or should the storms of sorrow lower, Or when the friendly throng I meet,
Afflictions pain, temptations pour; And heart meets heart, and friendships greet;
In all adversity, would I In social intercourse, would I
To Jesus turn my patient eye. On Jesus keep my loving eye.
When healthful flows the tide of life, When death shall spread his sombre [somber] shade,
And strength is firm, and vigor rife; And life shall cease, and earth shall fade;
In all activity, would I In the departing hour, would I
On Jesus fix my cheerful eye[.] On Jesus fix my hopeful eye.
Or should diseases rack my frame, And when the happy millions meet,
Or pains distract, or fevers flame; And wave their palms at Jesus' feet;
In all my sicknesses, would I Through all eternity would I
To Jesus lift my languid eye. On Jesus keep my joyful eye. G. H.
LIST OF LETTERS,
Containing remittances, paid at this office for the "Times and Seasons," since August 15, 1841; until the present date, Jan. 15, 1842.
Gibbs & Bucke, Sackett's Har. N. Y. $2 00 Wealthy Tuttle, Palmyra, O. 1 00
Wm Johuson [Johnson?], Lewiston, Ill. 1 00 D. P. Kidder, Patterson, N. J. 2 00
Julian Moses, Bart, Pa. 2 00 Joel McWithey, Bennington, 1 00
David Wi cox [Wilcox], Washington, Mich. 1 00 E. P. Kidder, Patterson, N. J. 3 00
Abraham Church Williamsport, Tenn. 2 00 John B. Rodgers, Chenango Forks 2 00
Wm. M. Moore, Victor, N. Y. 1 00 Wm. A. Sanger, Ottawa, Ill. 2 00
F. Nickerson, Marblehead, Mass. 2 00 M Godfrey, Mattville, Mich 1 00
C. Nickerson, Grayson, C. H. Va. 5 00 Ira I. Patten, Theresa, N. Y. 2 00
A. G. Danley, Utica, N. Y. 10 00 E. M. Murphy, Fayetteville, N. C. 5 00
Nathaniel Holmes, Georgetown, Mass. 2 00 Judge Adams, Springfield, Ill. 3 00
Samuel Eggleston, Kelloggsville, N. Y. 1 00 A. O. Swoops, Whitleyville, Tenn. 13 00
Henry Johnson, Pratt, O. 2 00 Job Parkhurst, West Westminster 2 00
S. P. Mason, New Woodstock, N. Y. 1 00 R. P. Howell, Copiah Creek, Miss. 2 00
C. Dutton, Sociality, N. Y. 2 00 A. A. Hine, Hammond, N. Y. 3 00
Hamitto Jett, Monticello, Miss. 2 00 L. M. Davis, X Keys, S. C. 5 00
Z. Parker, Bath, N. H. 2 00 J. Hunt, Hunt's Hollow, N. Y. 8 00
I. Chandler, West Niles, N. Y. 2 00 Zadoc Parker, Lisbon N. H. 10 00
E. F. Daley, Muncy, Pa. 2 00 Isaiah Cuykendall, Marshall, Mich. 1 00
Wm. G. Starrett, Beardstown, Pa 10 00 James W. Smith, Edwardsville, Ill. 2 00
E. P. Maginny, K ene, N. H. 16 00 Thomas Weir, Reeds store, Miss. 2 00
I. H. Newton, Philadelphia, Pa 14 00 J. B. Nicholson, Philadelphia, Pa 2 00
Col. Wm. Rose, Binghampton, N. Y. 2 00 W. W. Phelps, Kirtland, O. 2 00
E. Kingsley, Clayton, Ill. 1 00 L. M. Davis, X Keys, S. C. 4 00
Lewis Van Buren, Madison, Ia 1 00 Davis Neptune, Freeport, 1 00
Robert P. Crawford, Philadelphia, Pa 20 00 H. Edwards, Chatham, O. 1 00
MARRIED, In this city, on the 23rd ult., by Elder Heber C. Kimball, Mr. Solon Foster, to Miss Sarah Downing, all of this city.
In Bennington, Wyoming Co. N. Y. on the 28th of August last, by Elder Almon Babbet, Luman H. Calkins to Mrs. Mahitable Cox, both of that place.
In Newstead, Erie Co. N. Y. on the 16th of Oct. by Elder L. E. Harrington, Mr. --- Labarron, of Kirtland, Ohio, to Miss Clarisa Bostwick, of the former place.
MARRIED-In Laharpe Oct. 13th, by Elder Jonathan Dunham Mr. Shepherd Glasier, to Miss Rosetta Dean, both of that place.
At or near Appanoose, on the 11th inst. by Elder L. N. Scovil, Mr. Enoch Burns, of Fort Madison, I. T. to Miss Elizabeth Jane Pierce, of this place.
---In this city, on the 9th inst., by Major Bennett, Mr. Wm. Allred, to Miss Orissa Bates, all of this city.
With the above we acknowledge the receipt of a loaf of excellent cake, such as we are fond of-may the happy pair see many good days.
DIED-In Oct. in Pittsfield Pike co., Ill. Wealthy L., daughter of Harlow, and Alpha L. Redfield, aged eleven years.
In this city, on the 3rd day of November last, in the 39th year of her age, Keziah Higbee, consort of Isaac Higbee.
In this city, Oct. 21, 1841, Isaac Mitchell, in the 56th year of his age.
In Kirtland, Oct. 24, Julia Ann Coltrin, wife of Elder Zebedee Coltrin, aged 29 years. She fell asleep in full faith of a glorious resurrection, saying to her husband, as her farewell address: "Let me go! Let me go! Come Lord Jesus and take me." Her exit was like the infant dropping to sleep in its mother's arms.--'Tis sweet to die in Christ.
In Bedford, Ohio, Clarissa Heth, wife of Elder Heth, late from Port Ontario, N. Y. She was 34 years old, and left this troublesome world in the hope of a short rest and quick return with him who is the resurrection and the life. We live to die, and die to live.
GUIDE TO HEALTH.
"The Art of Healing had its origin in the woods,
and the forest is still the best medical school."
DR. W. BEACH'S celebrated medical remedies for the treatment of all complaints, on Botanical principles, for sale low for cash, at C. W. Lyon's store. Also, Beach's Practice of Medicine, in 3 vols 8 vo. Price $20.
C. W. LYON, Agent.
City of Nauvoo, Jan. 6, 1842. 6-5t*
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office ne r [near] the Temple. General Agency for buying and selling land; legal writings drawn, and all business of a legal nature promptly attended to.
Nauvoo, Jan. 15, 1842. 6tf
ROBERT L. ROBERTSON,
COMMISSION AND FORWARDING MERCHANT,
IMMEDIATELY OPPOSITE THE STEAM-BOAT LANDING,
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January 15, 1842. 6-12t
GARDENING, PRUNING, &c.
The subscriber having fixed his residence at Nauvoo, begs leave to inform the citizens and the surrounding neighbourhood [neighborhood], that he intends to d vote [devote] his time to the various branches of Horticulture, viz: Pruning trees, laying out gardens, gra ting [grafting], inoculating of trees, etc.
Those who are desirous to have their young orchards pruned (and there are many much in need within the bounds of the city) will be attended to on accom odating [accommodating] terms, by app ying [applying] to the undersigned, when every information will be given.
EDWARD SAYERS, Gardener.
Jan. 15, 1842. 6-3m.
By the subscriber, a first rate Book Binder; one who thoroughly understands his business, and of good moral character, will receive good wages, and constant employment, by applying soon, to E. ROBINSON.
Nauvoo, Jan. 1, 1842.
The Times and Seasons, IS EDITED BY E. ROBINSON, & G. HILLS. Printed and published about the first and fifteenth of every month, on the corner of Water and Bain Streets, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois by
TERMS.-TWO DOLLARS per annum, payable in all cases in advance. Any person procuring five new subscribers, and forwarding us Ten Dollars current money, shall receive one volume gratis. All letters must be addressed to E. Robinson, publisher, POST PAID, or they will not receive attention.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Nauvoo Hancock co. Ill. Jan. 1st 1842. Which if not taken out before the first of April next, will be sent to the Post Office Department as dead letters.
A E Thomas Johnson W W Phelps 2
Jane Angel Caleb G Edwards Geo Johnson Arnel Potter
Buckly B Anderson Oliva Evans 2 Jacob Johnson Jehiel Pauge
Isaac Allred William Emle Samuel Jinkins R
John Adams Silvester Earl Benjamin Jones Shadrich Rouudy
Arza Adams John Emery Andrew Jacoby Rorace Roberts 2
J W Andrews John Eagle K F A Richards
Elisha Atwood John Eldrige Cushing King James Randal
J C Annice John Egbert Hazen Kimball Sarah Roberts
Daniel Allen Henry Elmenor Moses Kelly Levi Roberts
B F Nathan Knight Jane Rhodaback
C Biddlecome R D Foster 2 L William Robinson 2
Isaac Bullard Isaac F Freeman Mary E Ludington Alfred Randal
John Butler Jno Field Mariah Lawrence Merrit Rockwell
J G Bigler Jno Fowler Amasa Lyman Charles C Rich
James Berks Jacob Fouth 2 Arastus Lamb David W Rogers
Johnson Bentley Oliver Farr Benjamin Loland William Russel
Hosima Billings George Fox J W Latson 2 S
Joseph Bartholomew E J Flack Benjamin Landers Joseph Smith 12
Abrum Bond E J Fallows C W Lyon Franklin Sawyer
Wm Backenstos G Isaac Losee Jno Snyder
Gideon Blake Sabry Gibly Abram Losee Jno Smith 2
Newman G Blodget James Graham M D B Smith
John Blegard Truman Gillet William Morehead J Sprakrall
George Beckman L M Gardener Thomas Merryman P M Sugg
John T Barnett Isaac Galland Jesse McCarrel William Smith
Thomas Butterfield G P Garoth Ja A Mills Sarah Sloan
Margret Butterfield Harvy Green Jesse McCleear Hyrum Smith 3
Joshua Butler Henry Golden Geo Moon Almon Sherman
Levi Bracken John Gaylord William Miles Ann Stetfar
C Thomas Green James McClellen Mary Stockdale
Pulaski Cahoon Jackson Goodale Henry Miller Wm Summerville
Reynolds Cahoon H Astin S Merrel Richard Spencer
Isaac Cleveland Jno Harrington 2 Mary Morgan T
Henry Cleveland B J Hunter 2 Hugh McFall Amos B Tomlinson
Joseph Clark Piercy Hawley John Moffit John Taylor
Daniel Carn Davison Hibbard Temperance Mack Ezra Thompson
H A Chesebrough Alvin Hartshorn Benj. Mathews Moses Teaney
Welcome Chapman Benjamin Hill Edward Meacham 2 V
Haden W Church O Hovey Mathews Manfield Wm P Vance
Hannah A Chesebro E Holsclow Davis McOlney W
W Cheeking S Hancock Joseph Mount Henry Wilcox
Emma Cornell Lemuel Herrek Geo Miller 3 Eliza J Webb
Alexander Cheeny Samuel P Hoit N Sally Wood
Thomas Carico Jonathan H Hale Levi Nickerson David Wood
D Reuben Hadlock J W Norton Jane Wheaton
Jabez Durfee Captain House O Lyman Wight 2
A Davis Francis Higbee Harison Oldridge D H Wells
Daniel Davis I P L D Wasson
Lewis S Dalrymple Charles Ivins Emily Parks Geo Wirrick
Philo Dibble Israel Ivins James Primle Y
Simeon A Dunn J A N Paley Joseph Younger
Oliver P Dunham Robert Johnson Nathan Parker Brigham Young 2
Ephraim Potter Z
Deborah Potter Samuel Zenner
S. RIGDON, P.M.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
Book of Mormon, Gospel Reflector, Rirkham's Grammar, English and German Grammars &c. for sale at the Nauvoo Stationery