[LDS Archives MS 1741 fd 1 v. 1]

[1844 Mission of Joseph Young]

[Transcribed and proofread Jan 2006 by Benson Young Parkinson]


Started from Nauvoo May 28 Landed At Cincinati Sunday June 2d 1844 Visited the Brethren in the city untill Monday June 10th from thence Proceeded to Portsmouth Arrived in that Place Tuesday Morning 11 from thence Proceeded to Chilichotha from thence to Father Bicknells where I Arrived thursday June 13th found them all in good Health found Bro Johnson there also waiting for me gave out An Appointment for Meeting for the Following Sabbath According to Apointment Met the people at 10 A.M. & at [2?] P.M. good Liberty


I remained At Father B.s untill the Following Sabbath 23d of June Preached Again to the People At 4 oclock P.M. Remained at Fathers untill Tuesday went to Newholland Applied for A Place to Preach in At that Town But got none I Returned to Fathers Soon After which Brother Goodale Arrived here we Remained untill Friday Morning 28th then Proceeded to Amity where we Arrived on the Evening of the Same Day from whence on Saturday 29th went to Clinton And on Sunday June 30th I Preached. here was A Mob Collected & threatened Many things


But the Lord overruled it for good After Meeting I went home with Brother Morse And Stayed with him All night Monday July 1 Brothers Goodale Johnson Casper & myself held A Little Conference in which it was Determined that Brothers Johnson & Casper Should go to Sunbry & that Brother Goodale & Myself Should Remain in Clinton & its Vicinity A few weeks

Tuesday 2d went to Bro Wm Bridges Wednday went to Mr Jewits Stayed Allnight & Returned Thursday the 4th of July to Br. Wm Bridgeses


Friday went to Bro Morses Remained there untill Sund Morning then went to Mr Allen Preached At Eleven oclock After Meeting went home with Br Bronson to Norwich. After Crossing the Sciota in Company with Bro Bronson I Sat Down on A Rock while Bro B. carried home A S[adle?] which he had Borrowed At A Neighbouring House About fifty Rods Distant from where I was Seting Musing with myself & feeling As tough All was quiet & Calme Around me No Enemy to Disturb


My Repose when All At once A Loud Voice Broke the Silence that Surrounded me & I heard one Say falts Prophet Jo Smith Damn the Mormon Elders if one of them Came to Father Rogers he would Stain his hand in his hearts Blood this gave me to understand that I must Be Cautious I tarried At Bro. Bs untill Tuesday Afternoon from whence I Proceeded to Mr Tenneys & Father Rogerses where I tarried untill Thursday & from thence I went to Amity And Stayed till Sunday Morning & then Returned


to Father Rodgerses Stayed till Tuesday when Bro. Goodale came & we Both went to Amity we Both Returned to Father Rogers on Thursday where we organized A Branch of the Church having Left Some Apointmn At Amity I Returned to that Place & held meeting on Saturday Evening 20th & on Sunday 21 held Meeting at ten oclock A.M. & At 4 oclock two Miles Below At Fullers Shoolhouse Monday 22 Returned to Sciota. Stayed with Brother Bronson Allnight & on Tuesday 23


Went to Brother Morses tarried there untill wednesday 24th then Proceded to Sunbury & on Thursday Evening held Meeeting At that Place on Friday went to Brother Cochranes from thence on Saturday 27 went to Hatford on Sunday 28 Preached twice in that Town on Funeral Occation on Monday 29 Returned to Brother Cochranes in Company with Bro. C and it [or "Condit"?] went to Brother Jacksons Preached on Tuesday Evening 30th wednesday July 31


Thursday August 1st At 2 oclock our Conference commenced it was Carried By the Conference that I Should Preside At Evening I went home with Broth Hampton & Returned Friday [morn] 2nd of August to the Conference