Strange as it may appear, it is an unquestionable fact,
that this singular sect have, within three or four weeks, made many proselytes
in this county. The number of believers in the faith, in three or four
of the Northern Townships, is said to exceed one hundred—among whom are
many intelligent and respectable individuals. The prospects of obtaining
still greater numbers in this county, is daily increasing.
57 (Independence): Promised land and city of Zion is in and around
Independence; Sidney Gilbert to establish
a store; W. W. Phelps to be the church
printer, Oliver "to copy, and to correct,
and select" the documents to print.
Joseph, Sidney, Oliver, Samuel
H. Smith, Reynolds Cahoon, W.
W. Phelps, Ezra Booth, Peter Gilbert,
Frederick G. Williams, Peter
Whitmer Jr, and Joseph Coe leave Independence for
Conference (Hiram): William Cahoon and Peter
Devolve accused of abusing a child of Newel
K. Whitney. Joseph and Sidney to present the case in Kirtland.
Conference (Hiram): Sidney refers to "errors or mistakes
which are in commandments and revelations, made either by the scribe translation in consequence of the slow way of the scribe at the time of
receiving or by the scribes themselves." Joseph will correct the "errors
or mistakes which he may discover," and Oliver " Oliver
Cowdery shall <copy,
correct, and select> all the writings which go forth to the world which
go through the Printing press (except) the revelations and commandments,
by the Spirit of the Lord and this according to the commandment given
in Missouri, July 20, 1831."