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

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<February 22> them until their Subpoenas get there, for they will not draw expence money only for going home— I will suggest a few names— as they know concerning the Scrape, also send , and others. You will know whom to send better than myself. If the Missourians should send for you, I would say consult God about going— — P.S. stated to me this evening, if the Mormons could make it appear that they had been wronged; they would use their influence in having them redressed, so the shame should not fall on the whole , but on that which had been guilty; I then observed that there was a minority in the Legislature, much in our favor, which seemed to please him, as they attended several times to it. The cause of my being so particular is to shew you the whole ground I have taken in this matter, that there may be no inconsistency— If I have erred in this matter it is my head and not my heart— .”
23 February 1840 • Sunday
<Vol 4. No 21 23> Sunday 23 Elder had so far recovered as to be able to attend preaching by at Columbia Hall— [HC 4:87]
The High Council of , voted, that the notes given into the hands of by certain individuals as consecration for building the in , be returned to the same, by him.
25 February 1840 • Tuesday
<25> Tuesday 25. Elders and went to Hempstead on Long Island and preached at Rockaway and the Neighborhood till the Fourth of March and baptized nine—
26 February 1840 • Wednesday
<26> Wednesday 26. wrote as follows
Feb 26. 1840.
Dr. Brother— I am just informed by General [Garret] Wall (the Chairman of the Committee) before whom, or to whom our business is referred, that the decision is against us, or in other words unfavorable; that they <believe> redress can only be had in ; the Courts and Legislature— He says, they will report this week— I desire to get a copy of it, and also the papers— I feel a conscience void of offence towards God and Man in this matter; that I have discharged my duty here— and as I wish not to be on expence, as soon as I can write to , get my papers; and draw some money to bear my expences, I shall bid adieu to this , to return to my family and friends— I feel now that we have made our last appeal to all earthly tribunals; that we should now put our whole trust in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob— We have a right now which we could not heretofore so fully claim— That is of asking God for redress and redemption; as they have been refused us by man—
—” to Joseph Smith Junr. [p. 1022]
February 22 them until their Subpoenas get there, for they will not draw expence money only for going home— I will suggest a few names— as they know concerning the Scrape, also send , and others. You will know whom to send better than myself. If the Missourians should send for you, I would say consult God about going— — P.S. stated to me this evening, if the Mormons could make it appear that they had been wronged; they would use their influence in having them redressed, so the shame should not fall on the whole , but on that which had been guilty; I then observed that there was a minority in the Legislature, much in our favor, which seemed to please him, as they attended several times to it. The cause of my being so particular is to shew you the whole ground I have taken in this matter, that there may be no inconsistency— If I have erred in this matter it is my head and not my heart— .”
23 February 1840 • Sunday
Vol 4. No 21 23 Sunday 23 Elder had so far recovered as to be able to attend preaching by at Columbia Hall— [HC 4:87]
The High Council of , voted, that the notes given into the hands of by certain individuals as consecration for building the in , be returned to the same, by him.
25 February 1840 • Tuesday
25 Tuesday 25. Elders and went to Hempstead on Long Island and preached at Rockaway and the Neighborhood till the Fourth of March and baptized nine—
26 February 1840 • Wednesday
26 Wednesday 26. wrote as follows
Feb 26. 1840.
Dr. Brother— I am just informed by General [Garret] Wall (the Chairman of the Committee) before whom, or to whom our business is referred, that the decision is against us, or in other words unfavorable; that they believe redress can only be had in ; the Courts and Legislature— He says, they will report this week— I desire to get a copy of it, and also the papers— I feel a conscience void of offence towards God and Man in this matter; that I have discharged my duty here— and as I wish not to be on expence, as soon as I can write to , get my papers; and draw some money to bear my expences, I shall bid adieu to this , to return to my family and friends— I feel now that we have made our last appeal to all earthly tribunals; that we should now put our whole trust in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob— We have a right now which we could not heretofore so fully claim— That is of asking God for redress and redemption; as they have been refused us by man—
—” to Joseph Smith Junr. [p. 1022]
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