Joseph, reflecting on the failure of the Kirtland Safety Society, notes that a spirit of speculation was prevalent in the Church; no quorum in the Church was exempt from the influence of "those false spirits."

Jun 1, 1837
Joseph Smith, Jr.
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History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]: 761, The Joseph Smith Papers website, accessed December 5, 2023

Willard Richards
Joseph Smith, Jr.

<​June 1st.​> At this time <​a​> spirit of Speculation, in lands and property of all kinds, which was so prevalent throughout the whole nation, was taking deep root in the church, as the fruits of this spirit, evil surmisings, fault finding, disunion, dissention and apostacy followed in quick succession, and it seemed as though all the powers of earth and hell were combining their influence in an especial manner to overthrow the church at once, and make a final end. Other banking [HC 2:487] institutions refused the “Kirtland Safety Society’s Notes; The enemy abroad and apostates in our midsts united in their schemes; flour and provisions were turned toward other markets; and many became disaffected toward me as though I were the sole cause of those very evils I was most strenuously striving against; and which were actually brought upon us, by the brethren not giving heed to my council. No quorum in the church was entirely exempt from the influence of those false spirits, who were striving against me, for the Mastery; even some of the Twelve were so far lost to their high and responsible calling, as to begin to take sides, secretly with the enemy. [HC 2:488] In this state of things, and but a few weeks before the Twelve were expecting to meet in full quorum, (some of them having been absent for some time,) God revealed to me that something new must <​H. C. Kimball ordained to go to England, & Orson Hyde.​> be done for the salvation of his church, and on or about the first of June 1837. Heber C. Kimball, one of the Twelve, was, set apart by the spirit of prophecy and <​Revelation​>, Prayer and the laying on of the hands of the First Presidency, to preside over a mission to England, to be the first foreign mission of the Church of <​Jesus​> Christ <​of latter Day Saints in​> in the last days. While we were about ordaining him. Orson [HC 2:489] Hyde another of the Twelve came in, and upon listening to what was passing, his heart melted within him, (for he had began to drink of the cup filled with the overflowing of speculation,) and he acknowledged all his faults, asked forgiveness, and offered to accompany President Kimball on his mission to England. His offer was accepted and he was set apart for that purpose

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