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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<March 11> Wimmer, Susan Wimmer, Ellen Wimmer” Sworn to before William Oglesby J.P.
“Illinois, Columbus, Adams Co. March 11. 1840 I certify that  I was a resident in the State of in 1838 when I was driven from my  house and a preemption right and forbid to stay in the , threatning  me if I did not go forthwith. I took my family and pursued my journey  one hundred miles, in consequence of cold, snow water and ice, at the  inclement Season in which I was driven I fell sick, and for four weeks I  was unable to travel, during which time I was threatened daily, yet I was  so sick it was considered by many <that> I could not live, and was compelled  to start when I was not able to set sit up through the day. I landed in  , the long and fatiguing journey, lying out in the cold open air  proved too much for my companion, it threw her into a violent fever  with which she died, many others in Company took sick and died with  the same hard fare— ” Sworn to, before William Oglesby J.P.
13 March 1840 • Friday
<13> Friday 13 Jacob K. Potts and Levi Stilley made affidavit before William  Oglesby J.P. that they witnessed the Massacre at Hauns [Hawn’s] Mill on the 30th. of  October 1838 confirming the statements already written in this History— Potts  had two balls shot in his right leg.
15 March 1840 • Sunday
<15.> Sunday 15. The High Council of the Church at voted that the First  Presidency superintend the affairs of the Ferry between and .
16 March 1840 • Monday
<16.> Monday 16 Elder wrote from
“I told you about our  coming to , the first time I preached, ten came forward, we have been  baptising since; last week we baptized nine: we are to baptize tomorrow, but  how many I know not. The little stone is rolling forth, one of the Brethren  dreamed he saw two men come to , they cast a net into the Sea,  and pulled it out full of fishes, he was surprised to see them pick the  small fish out first and then the large; well, if we get all the fish I shall be  satisfied. has lately <left> the Potteries, and has gone to another  neighborhood, and is making Methodist preachers scarce, he baptized 32 persons  in one week, thirteen of them were Methodist preachers. is preaching  and baptising in and about Manchester, the latest account from  he was well, preaching and baptising in the Potteries. was very  busy at this Period in visiting and setting in order the branches of the Church  in Preston, Clitheroe, and all the regions round about, and holding correspondence  with the Elders abroad.
The High Council met at my house in and resolved that write a letter to at approving his course, and  giving him certain names (for which see ’s Letter) that he may order  Subpoenas for them as Witnesses in the Suit now before Congress, namely, The  Latter Day Saints v The State of , for redress of grievances.
“Illinois, , March 16th. 1840. I certify  that I was a Citizen of in Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight and  some time in the month of October of the same year I was fallen upon by  a mob commanded by Hyrum Standly, he took my goods out of my house [p. 1028]
March 11 Wimmer, Susan Wimmer, Ellen Wimmer” Sworn to before William Oglesby J.P.
“Illinois, Columbus, Adams Co. March 11. 1840 I certify that I was a resident in the State of in 1838 when I was driven from my house and a preemption right and forbid to stay in the , threatning me if I did not go forthwith. I took my family and pursued my journey one hundred miles, in consequence of cold, snow water and ice, at the inclement Season in which I was driven I fell sick, and for four weeks I was unable to travel, during which time I was threatened daily, yet I was so sick it was considered by many that I could not live, and was compelled to start when I was not able to sit up through the day. I landed in , the long and fatiguing journey, lying out in the cold open air proved too much for my companion, it threw her into a violent fever with which she died, many others in Company took sick and died with the same hard fare— ” Sworn to, before William Oglesby J.P.
13 March 1840 • Friday
13 Friday 13 Jacob K. Potts and Levi Stilley made affidavit before William Oglesby J.P. that they witnessed the Massacre at Hauns [Hawn’s] Mill on the 30th. of October 1838 confirming the statements already written in this History— Potts had two balls shot in his right leg.
15 March 1840 • Sunday
15. Sunday 15. The High Council of the Church at voted that the First Presidency superintend the affairs of the Ferry between and .
16 March 1840 • Monday
16. Monday 16 Elder wrote from
“I told you about our coming to , the first time I preached, ten came forward, we have been baptising since; last week we baptized nine: we are to baptize tomorrow, but how many I know not. The little stone is rolling forth, one of the Brethren dreamed he saw two men come to , they cast a net into the Sea, and pulled it out full of fishes, he was surprised to see them pick the small fish out first and then the large; well, if we get all the fish I shall be satisfied. has lately left the Potteries, and has gone to another neighborhood, and is making Methodist preachers scarce, he baptized 32 persons in one week, thirteen of them were Methodist preachers. is preaching and baptising in and about Manchester, the latest account from he was well, preaching and baptising in the Potteries. was very busy at this Period in visiting and setting in order the branches of the Church in Preston, Clitheroe, and all the regions round about, and holding correspondence with the Elders abroad.
The High Council met at my house in and resolved that write a letter to at approving his course, and giving him certain names (for which see ’s Letter) that he may order Subpoenas for them as Witnesses in the Suit now before Congress, namely, The Latter Day Saints v The State of , for redress of grievances.
“Illinois, , March 16th. 1840. I certify that I was a Citizen of in Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight and some time in the month of October of the same year I was fallen upon by a mob commanded by Hyrum Standly, he took my goods out of my house [p. 1028]
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