July 1836

Title

July 1836

Description

Brigham Young serves a proselytizing mission in the Eastern States. He travels and preaches throughout New England and visits extended family.

Type

Journals/Diaries

Date

June 26,1836 - August 2, 1836

Creator

Brigham Young

location

New York
Pennsylvania
Massachusetts
Rhode Island

number of pages

4

Subject

Missionary Work

extracted text

[Brigham Young, Journal, 1832-36, Ms. Brigham Young Collection (MS 1234, bx 71, fd 1, LDS Church Archives. Brown, hard cover, 6 1/2" high (16.6 cm) x 4 1/4" (10.7 cm) wide. A square piece of white paper is pasted on the front of the book with the handwritten words: "Prest. B. Young's Journal 1832, 33, 35, and 36" written in brown ink. The journal contains 24 leaves, 48 pp., cream colored, faintly lined paper, unnumbered; following the 12th leaf are two inserts sewed into the book: the first insert measuring 4 11/16" (12 cm) high x 3 3/4" (9.5 cm) wide, 8 leaves, 16 pp., unlined cream colored paper, the last 3 pages blank; the second insert measuring 5" (12.5 cm) high x 4" (10 cm) wide, 6 leaves, 12 pp., unlined cream colored paper. The first page of the diary begins with the entry "Apriel 9th 1832;" the first page of the first insert begins, "Sept 3th 1835;" the first page of the second insert begins, "about 11 A.M. wee ware in Buffalow." Following the last page of the second insert, the 13th leaf of the main diary contains the entry for "November 12 - 1833" written on the top half of the page; the bottom third of the page, written upside down is the entry of "Sept 3<th> 1835." The book was turned over and used for the May 3 - Sept 3 1835 diary, following two leaves containing miscellaneous items.
Starting from back of the book: The first leaf is blank; the second [p. 3] contains "Art thou a brother or brethren, I salute you in the name of the Lord . . . ." on the top two thirds of the page; the bottom third contains a mathematical calculation and Brigham Young's name written sideways at the bottom of the page. Page [3] contains an account of money received under date of "Apriel 30<the> 1832." Then on page [4] begins the diary entry "May 3th 1835."]

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* * [asterisks in original] July 28 1836
next day aunt Morse took here horse and wagon and cared ous to Unkel N. Howes this was thuns thursday 28 [July] I Preached at 5 P.M. Coson Lucas Parker Came in the evning and Tarred all night on frida 29 we went to unkel Perkens with Aunt Mors on Satterday the 30 [July} Brother Joseph and my self viseted coson Mathew Belnap returned in the evening to aunt Morse and coson Appleton Morse tared all night on sunday the 31 [July 1836] went coson Appleton to Southborough and hered him Preach returned to Unkels N. Howes Brother Preached at 6 P.M. tared till Tusday mor the {shorthand single word} of August we are now abo[u]t to S start for Holston [[p. 6]]

2 August the <5 1836> [Tuesday] went to Holeston and found the frends well we spent the night with Mr Rockwo[o]d found them to be verry agreable they rased no objecton to the Book of mormon the next day [Wed Aug 3] we went [to] Unkel Havens cauled on the wider Bolard and took dinner with her we spent the after noon at unkles had aplesent viset thursday [Aug 4] we took the cars for Boston arived there about 1/2 past 8 frida [Aug 5] Unkel N. Howe came to Boston we found Brother Sameul Smith and Brother Burnet at Sisters Brewers

the 5 of August [1836] -
we tared here frida and held a meting in the eveng [e]vening we tared the next [[p. 7]] day on sunday [Aug 7] we held a meting in the fore noon and after noon and Baptised Hulday Wilcox and Nabby Abig[a]il Bucanon then returned to sister Brewers and confirmes them in the evening held a meting on monday the 8 [Aug] Brothers Hyram Smith and Oliver Cowdry came to Sisters Brewers it rejoicd our harts monday started for Newry confren[ce] [[p. 8]] I went on bord of the steam boat Endependance at 7 P.M. we [were] about about half way to Portland and the wind and storm beat ous back to cape Ann there we lay till Tusday [Aug 9] 4 P.M. then we went to Portland then I went to the Confrence Brother Milacan let me have a horse to go - our confrence set on the 12 of August we had a good time in Confrence on satterday [Aug 13] we held our publick meting in the Baptis[t] meting house Brother Snow Preachd in the fore noon and Brother [[p. 9]] Stodard in after noon on Sunday [Aug 14] I Preached in fore noon Elder E L. E. Johnson in after noon I then returned to Boston I Baptized 2 Frances Smith and Ruth Vose on monday [Aug 15] Brother J. Y. and I started for Providence whare we held a confrence and ordaine one Brother Remington an Elder Brother Evlet helped ous to some monney to get home Brother Miller broth ous on our Jurney as far as Canaan Cn Conn [[p. 10]] whare we tarred over the sabath Preached and Baptized one then Brother Frances Benideck Braugh ous on our way as farr as Richmon Mass to Unkle Richards,s on fridia the 2 of Sept Coson Willard Richards
Levi Richards braut ous as far as Al[b]any there we took the cars to Chenecade we then took a bout for Bufulow we had agood Jorny we arived home the 9 day of Sept 1836 [[p. 11, remainder of page blank]]

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[Second insert]]

about 11 A.M. wee ware in Buffalow in evning at 7 P.M. took the Boat - Robert Fulton for Albany Capt Mirese Master, their was a young man on bard Whoi whoe had a pistle who carleesley snapt it and not noing that it was loded, it being loded hit a man in the lage Jest below the kney - the mans name was John Freeman he lives in middle burry Jensee Couny

23 [May 1836 Monday] this marning Brother J. Young E. Reed left ous at Whits town Brother Baker and my self proseded to the Junction of the northern canal we then took a boat for [[p. 1]] Fort Ann we arived their thursday the 26 [May] a bout sundown we then weent to granville a bout 10 miles that night to his Brothers on frida the 28 [27 May] we visited som of our frnds in Pawlet on satterday 28 [May 1836] I Preched in granville sunday we went to the frends meting I herd a woeman s[p]eak to the People a fue words to the P noething has accurd worthey of note [[p. 2]] monday the 30 [May] I Preached in Pawlet 31 [May] went to Fort ann and Preached to People -

on the first day of June [1836 Wednesday] Brother Wm Baker and my self went on to the mountin cold [called] the hay stak on this day I am 35 years old this day Brother Barkir [Baker] and I cold on a methides priest by the name of Poore we bore testmoney of the book of Morman he and a young man that was their uterly rejected our testmony wee then shook of the dust of our feet [[p. 3]] as atestamoney a ganst them and when wee cam to Pure watter we whashed our feet and bore witness unto the Father - we then went up the mounten to Copt Ephram Roberson, and staed that night and found one sister

June 2 [1836] we s viseted a famely that was frendly to the work we returned that night to Father Markes [Markey?] and staid that the next day [Friday June 3] I preachd at the brick Shoole house in Pawlet the next day. we went to RuPort and spent the [[p. 4]] Sabeth [June 5], an Stusday the 7 [June] I went from Granville to Pawlet and Baptized Sary Marks and Debria Wooster and returned to Granville that night wensday [June 8] we went down to white Crick

thursday the 9 [June] we went to Shafsbury to visit the Brothering I found them verry low in religon I staid at Brother Daniel Booins this day 10 [June Friday] I am at Brother Tays [Fays?] -

monday the 13 of June [1836] last friday and satday eveng I Preached near Daniel Booin sunday [June 12] at 10 A.M. I Preached at the [pp. 5]] C Choolhouse at maple hill in Shafbury then went to white Crick meting house and Preached at 4 P.M. then returned to Shafbury East holler and Preached at Brother Sadams

thursday 16 [June 1836] last manday [June 13] I came down to white Crick met W. Barker we went to Brother Wolfs I Preached that night the next day [June 14] to Isac Brownnels had som conversation with him he rejected our testmoney and a bused ous and turned me out a dore and [[p. 6]] I washed my feet aganst him I Preached that night in the naborhood the next day [June 15 Wednesday] we went and viseted som of W. B. friends I Preached in the vilige nere the factory had a larg congragation this day I am going to the crik agan

18 [16 June 1836] thirsday I Preached in the meting house at the Crick friday [17 June] I went to Sh[a]ftsbury Priched in the evning Satteday went to woodford to Bro[t]hers Hollister satterday the 18 - [[p. 7]]

on sunday [19 June] I Preached in the Corthouse at Benington went that day to Hoosack staed the next day [Monday June 20], on tusday [June 21] Brother Barker and my self started for Utica Went to troy took the steam Boat for Albana took the rail rode for Chenectada then the canal we ware stoped at Schohary Crick I then left Brother Barker went on foot to Utica found Brothers [[p. 8]] Joseph [and] Elizer Reed at Whites Borough we then returned down the canal as far as A.H. Reeds tavern we left Brother Reed and we went on down the canal sam of the way by boat som by awagon and rail Rode a Satterday evening [June 25] 10 miles east of Alboney Sunday morning [June 26] we had a chance to ride to New lebnon springs we went and attended a meting among the Shakers and then went [to] Unkel Richards whare I am now. I have traveled [[p. 9]] about 985 miles I preached in whits borough - we arived at Unkles June 26 and left July the 6 [1836 Wednesday] we went up north to Pitsfield I Preached there I Preched once nere Unkel,s we had a blesed viset a time of rejoiceing the 6 day we went to Connecticut to Brothers Gibson Smith I am now at Julin Moses Fathers found the Brothern well July 8 I have traveled about 48 miles -

July 11[1836 Monday] I have preached four times here in Canaan, this day I have Baptized 2 Frances S. Benideck [[p. 10]] and his wife Pheba Benideck monda

Tusday [July 12] Went to B Frenches I Preached in the evening Brother Joseph Baptized 2 in the after no[o]n. wensday [July 13] we went to Norfork to Brothers Foots and held a meting in the evening we met Brothers L. Robens Julan Moses whoe had gest returned from amision. Brothers helped ous som -

fridia the 15 [July 1836] we went Started for Providence Brother Food [Foot?] went and cared ous three miles we then we walked a fue miles and then we got into a wagon and rode to hafferd we then walked to Providence we arived at Brother Volintines Young and found [[p. 11]] them well they ware very glad to see ous we then Preached in the evening on monday [July 18] we went to Brother Millers and Preached in the evening tusday evening [July 19] I Preached in the Washington hall good attension was Paid wensday the 20 [July 1836] We went to Pawtucket to Brother Remingtons, [where] we are now -

thursday [July 21] returned to V. Young and tared all night, and frida [July 22] we went to Boston on the rale rode we found the Sisters [in] pirty good helth and spirts satterday [July 23] we spent the day in visiting the Citty and frends and recivd a visit from Preast Talor we bore testmoney of the book of Mormon and drowned him in his own words and let him goe [[p. 12]]

[end of second insert]

Item sets

The July 1836 entries were broken into two parts. All but one of the entries were written on an insert, which was added to the book of journals in a separate location.

[Second insert begins at May 1836]

26 June-8 July 1836 • Sunday-Friday 

I have traveled [[p. 9]] about 985 miles I preached in whits borough - we arived at Unkles June 26 and left July the 6 [1836 Wednesday] we went up north to Pitsfield I Preached there I Preched once nere Unkel,s we had a blesed viset a time of rejoiceing the 6 day we went to Connecticut to Brothers Gibson Smith I am now at Julin Moses Fathers found the Brothern well July 8 I have traveled about 48 miles - 

11 July 1836 • Monday 

July 11[1836 Monday] I have preached four times here in Canaan, this day I have Baptized 2 Frances S. Benideck [[p. 10]] and his wife Pheba Benideck monda 

12-13 July 1836 • Tuesday-Wednesday  

Tusday [July 12] Went to B Frenches  I Preached in the evening Brother Joseph Baptized 2 in the after no[o]n. wensday [July 13] we went to Norfork to Brothers Foots and held a meting in the evening we met Brothers L. Robens Julan Moses whoe had gest returned from amision. Brothers helped ous som - 

15-20 July 1836 • Friday-Wednesday 

fridia the 15 [July 1836] we went Started for Providence Brother Food [Foot?] went and cared ous three miles we then we walked a fue miles and then we got into a wagon and rode to hafferd we then walked to Providence we arived at Brother Volintines Young and found [[p. 11]] them well they ware very glad to see ous we then Preached in the evening on monday [July 18] we went to Brother Millers and Preached in the evening  tusday evening [July 19] I Preached in the Washington hall good attension was Paid wensday the 20 [July 1836] We went to Pawtucket to Brother Remingtons, [where] we are now - 

21-23 July 1836 • Thursday-Saturday  

thursday [July 21] returned to V. Young and tared all night, and frida [July 22] we went to  Boston on the rale rode we found the Sisters [in] pirty good helth and spirts  satterday [July 23] we spent the day in visiting the Citty and frends and recivd a visit from Preast Talor we bore testmoney of the book of Mormon and drowned him in his own words and let him goe [[p. 12]] 

[end of second insert] 

28 July- 2 August 1836 • Thursday-Tuesday 

* * [asterisks in original] July 28 1836 

next day aunt Morse took here horse and wagon and cared ous to Unkel N. Howes this was thuns thursday 28 I Preached at 5 P.M. Coson Lucas Parker Came in the evning and Tarred all night  on frida 29 we went to unkel Perkens with Aunt Mors on Satterday the 30 [July} Brother Joseph and my self viseted coson Mathew Belnap returned in the evening to aunt Morse and coson Appleton Morse tared all night on sunday the 31 went coson Appleton to Southborough and hered him Preach returned to Unkels N. Howes Brother Preached at 6 P.M. tared till Tusday mor the {shorthand single word} of August we are now abo[u]t to  S  start for Holston [[p. 6]]