History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

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30 November 1839 • Saturday
<November 30> Saturday 30 Elders <and > went to brother Isaac Hate [Haight]’s at Moravia
1 December 1839 • Sunday
<December 1 No. 17 Vol 4 Deseret News> Sunday December 1. 1839. The High Council of met at s and voted that , , and be a Committee to send a petition to the legislature to discontinue certain parts of the City of , and also of ; and <do> all other needful acts relative to those Cities, that furnish the maps and plats, for the alteration, and that circulate the Petition for signatures. Voted that Bishop publish a piece in the “Times and Seasons”, informing the brethren in the West, that it is improper to remove from the West, for the purpose of locating in , Ohio, and that those who do thus remove will be disfellowshiped by the Council
5 December 1839 • Thursday
, Corner of Missouri and Third Streets Decr. 5. 1839 Dear President and to the Honorable High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints— To whom be fellowship, love and the peace of Almighty God extended and the prayer of faith for ever and ever Amen— Your fellow Laborers Joseph Smith Jr., and Agents, as well as the Servants that are sent by you, to perform one of the most [HC 4:39] arduous and responsible duties, and also to labor in the most honorable cause that ever graced the pages of human existence; — — — respectfully show by these lines, that we have taken up our cross thus far, and that we arrived in this on the morning of the 28th. of November, and spent the most of that day in looking up a boarding house which we succeeded in finding. We found as cheap boarding as can be had in this . On Friday Morning 29th. we proceeded to the house of the — We found a very large and splendid palace, surrounded with a splendid enclosure decorated with all the fineries and elegancies of this world— we went to the door and requested to see the ; when we were immediately introduced into an Upper Apartment where we met the and were introduced into his parlor, where we presented him with our Letters of introduction— As soon as he had read one of them, he looked upon us with a kind of half frown and said What can I do? I can do nothing for you!— if I do any thing I shall come in contact with the whole State of — But we were not to be intimidated, and demanded a hearing, and constitutional rights— Before we left him, he promised to reconsider what he had said, and observed that he felt to sympathise with us on account of our sufferings— Now we shall endeavor to express our feelings and views concerning the , as we have been eye witnesses of his Majesty— He is a small man, sandy complexion, and ordinary features; with frowning brow, and considerable body but not well proportioned, to his arms and legs— and to use his own words “is quite fat”— On the whole we think he is without body or parts, as no one part seems to be proportioned to another— therefore instead of saying body and parts, we say body and part, or partyism if you please to call it, and in fine to come directly to the point, he is so much a fop or a fool, (for he judged our cause before he knew it,) we could find no place to put truth into him— We do not say the Saints shall not vote for him, but we do say boldly (though it need not be published in the Streets of — neither among the daughters [p. 988]
30 November 1839 • Saturday
November 30 Saturday 30 Elders and went to brother Isaac Hate [Haight]’s at Moravia
1 December 1839 • Sunday
December 1 No. 17 Vol 4 Deseret News Sunday December 1. 1839. The High Council of met at s and voted that , , and be a Committee to send a petition to the legislature to discontinue certain parts of the City of , and also of ; and do all other needful acts relative to those Cities, that furnish the maps and plats, for the alteration, and that circulate the Petition for signatures. Voted that Bishop publish a piece in the “Times and Seasons”, informing the brethren in the West, that it is improper to remove from the West, for the purpose of locating in , Ohio, and that those who do thus remove will be disfellowshiped by the Council
5 December 1839 • Thursday
, Corner of Missouri and Third Streets Decr. 5. 1839 Dear President and to the Honorable High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints— To whom be fellowship, love and the peace of Almighty God extended and the prayer of faith for ever and ever Amen— Your fellow Laborers Joseph Smith Jr., and Agents, as well as the Servants that are sent by you, to perform one of the most [HC 4:39] arduous and responsible duties, and also to labor in the most honorable cause that ever graced the pages of human existence; — — — respectfully show by these lines, that we have taken up our cross thus far, and that we arrived in this on the morning of the 28th. of November, and spent the most of that day in looking up a boarding house which we succeeded in finding. We found as cheap boarding as can be had in this . On Friday Morning 29th. we proceeded to the house of the — We found a very large and splendid palace, surrounded with a splendid enclosure decorated with all the fineries and elegancies of this world— we went to the door and requested to see the ; when we were immediately introduced into an Upper Apartment where we met the and were introduced into his parlor, where we presented him with our Letters of introduction— As soon as he had read one of them, he looked upon us with a kind of half frown and said What can I do? I can do nothing for you!— if I do any thing I shall come in contact with the whole State of — But we were not to be intimidated, and demanded a hearing, and constitutional rights— Before we left him, he promised to reconsider what he had said, and observed that he felt to sympathise with us on account of our sufferings— Now we shall endeavor to express our feelings and views concerning the , as we have been eye witnesses of his Majesty— He is a small man, sandy complexion, and ordinary features; with frowning brow, and considerable body but not well proportioned, to his arms and legs— and to use his own words “is quite fat”— On the whole we think he is without body or parts, as no one part seems to be proportioned to another— therefore instead of saying body and parts, we say body and part, or partyism if you please to call it, and in fine to come directly to the point, he is so much a fop or a fool, (for he judged our cause before he knew it,) we could find no place to put truth into him— We do not say the Saints shall not vote for him, but we do say boldly (though it need not be published in the Streets of — neither among the daughters [p. 988]
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