History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<August> by the committee from , and as are named in the document presented this meeting purporting  to be the preamble and resolutions of the Citizens of — Resolved third that whereas the document  referred to has no date or signature, that our Committee judge of the fact and act accordingly—  Resolved fourth that our committee report their proceedings to this meeting as soon as possible—  — Secretary— — Chairman.
<Camp> Elder Dominicus Carter’s little daughter Sarah died in the Camp.

12 August 1838 • Sunday

<12> Sunday 12— I continued with the brethren at the , offering such Council  as their Situation required.
<Camp> The Camp held a public meeting as was common with them on the Sabbath. Another Camp  consisting of Saints from was in the vicinity, led my Elder who preached  to the camp in the afternoon.

13 August 1838 • Monday

<13  Returned to > Monday 13 I returned with my Council to — We were chased by some evil designing  men ten or twelve miles but we eluded their grasp. When within about eight miles of home  we met some brethren who had come to inform us that a Writ had been issued by for my arrest, and that of , for attempting to defend our rights against  the Mob.
<Camp.> The Camp continued to work on the Road and embankment but, as a body they were  not united, and did not improve their time and labor as they ought; some were faithful.  In the evening, they were called together and received precept upon precept— that they might  have no excuse, and were instructed in all meekness, forbearance and love but in great  faithfulness by Elders Zera Pulsipher and Elias Smith.

14–15 August 1838 • Tuesday–Wednesday

<14> 14.th & 15.th. I spent principally at home, engaged in Domestic affairs.

16 August 1838 • Thursday

<16.  Writ to arrest Joseph> Thursday 16 I spent principally at home— The Sheriff of accompanied by , called and notified me that he had a writ for to take me to on trial  for visiting that County on the seventh instant— It had been currently reported that I would  not be apprehended by legal process, and that I would not submit to the laws of the Land,  but I told the Sheriff that I calculate always to submit to the laws of our , but I  wished to be tried in my own as the citizens of were highly—  exasperated at me, and that the laws of the Country gave me this privilege. Upon hearing  this, the Sheriff declined serving the Writ, and said he would go to and see   on the subject. I told him I would remain at home until his return—  The Sheriff returned from and found me at home (where I had remained  during his absence) and informed me very gravely that I was out of his jurisdiction and  that he could not act in , and retired.
<Camp> Some of the laborers <brethren> passed on from the Camp, to work on another job near Dayton.— Elder  Nathan K. Knight and family were cut off from the Camp by the Assistant Council— Elder   was appointed Councillor pro tem in the absence of Elder Stringham.

17 August 1838 • Friday

<17.> Friday 17th. Elder [Nathan] Knight appealed to and was heard by the Council, who confirmed the decision  of the Assistant Council.

18 August 1838 • Saturday

<18> Saturday 18th. Elder George Brooks and family were cut off from the Camp, and brother Miller  and family left by advice and consent of the Council— Sister Higler’s child died in the Camp—

19 August 1838 • Sunday

<19> Sunday 19th. Elder preached <to the camp> in the morning and the Sacrament was administered  in the PM. by Elders and .

20 August 1838 • Monday

<20> Monday 20 th. Elders <Nathan K.> Knights [Knight] and <George> Brooks <having previously been cut off.> left the Camp with their families— In the evening  one of the Children of the Camp was seized by an evil Spirit, which drew the child’s face  quite out of shape and produced great suffering. The Elders rebuked the Spirit and it  departed. This evening Elder Willey was taken sick, he had laid his hands on his Child  and rebuked an Evil Spirit which left the child and entered into him. The Elders gathered [p. 815]
August by the committee from , and as are named in the document presented this meeting purporting to be the preamble and resolutions of the Citizens of — Resolved third that whereas the document referred to has no date or signature, that our Committee judge of the fact and act accordingly— Resolved fourth that our committee report their proceedings to this meeting as soon as possible— — Secretary— — Chairman.
Camp Elder Dominicus Carter’s little daughter Sarah died in the Camp.

12 August 1838 • Sunday

12 Sunday 12— I continued with the brethren at the , offering such Council as their Situation required.
Camp The Camp held a public meeting as was common with them on the Sabbath. Another Camp consisting of Saints from was in the vicinity, led my Elder who preached to the camp in the afternoon.

13 August 1838 • Monday

13 Returned to Monday 13 I returned with my Council to — We were chased by some evil designing men ten or twelve miles but we eluded their grasp. When within about eight miles of home we met some brethren who had come to inform us that a Writ had been issued by for my arrest, and that of , for attempting to defend our rights against the Mob.
Camp. The Camp as a body were not united, and did not improve their time and labor as they ought; some were faithful. In the evening, they were instructed in all meekness, forbearance and love but in great faithfulness by Elders Zera Pulsipher and Elias Smith.

14–15 August 1838 • Tuesday–Wednesday

14 14.th & 15.th. I spent principally at home, engaged in Domestic affairs.

16 August 1838 • Thursday

16. Writ to arrest Joseph Thursday 16 I spent principally at home— The Sheriff of accompanied by , called and notified me that he had a writ for to take me to on trial for visiting that County on the seventh instant— It had been currently reported that I would not be apprehended by legal process, and that I would not submit to the laws of the Land, but I told the Sheriff that I calculate always to submit to the laws of our , but I wished to be tried in my own as the citizens of were highly— exasperated at me, and that the laws of the Country gave me this privilege. Upon hearing this, the Sheriff declined serving the Writ, and said he would go to and see on the subject. I told him I would remain at home until his return— The Sheriff returned from and found me at home (where I had remained during his absence) and informed me very gravely that I was out of his jurisdiction and that he could not act in , and retired.
Camp Some of the brethren passed on from the Camp, to work on another job near Dayton.— .

17 August 1838 • Friday

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18 August 1838 • Saturday

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19 August 1838 • Sunday

19 Sunday 19th. Elder preached to the camp in the morning and the Sacrament was administered in the PM. by Elders and .

20 August 1838 • Monday

20 Monday 20 th. Elders Nathan K. Knights [Knight] and George Brooks having previously been cut off. left the Camp with their families— In the evening one of the Children of the Camp was seized by an evil Spirit, which drew the child’s face quite out of shape and produced great suffering. The Elders rebuked the Spirit and it departed. This evening Elder Willey was taken sick, he had laid his hands on his Child and rebuked an Evil Spirit which left the child and entered into him. The Elders gathered [p. 815]
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