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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<June 15> The News papers of the are teeming with all manner of lies, abusing  the Saints of the most High, and striving to call down the wrath of the people,  upon his servants.
16–20 June 1841 • Wednesday–Sunday
<16> <Wednesday 16 Elder and Company arrived at Wheeling, at 4 pm, and on the 20th. visited the brethren at .>
21 June 1841 • Monday
<21> <Monday 21. & visited the Saints in Chester Co. Penn: on their mission East, and there met Elder on his return home.>
22 June 1841 • Tuesday
<22> Tuesday 22. Elder Theodore Curtis, having previously been arraigned before a  Magistrate and bound over in the sum of forty pounds, for “blasphemy,” (i.e.)  preaching the Gospel, appeared at the Court of Sessions, at Gloucester, England  and after remaning five days— was informed on enquiry, that no bill was  found against him, and was suffered to go at large again after paying one  pound and one shilling costs. Thus we see that the same opposition to truth  prevails in other countries, as well as in this.
The following is extracted from a letter in the “Juliet Courier” Monmouth
“June 1841 My Dear Sir. Before this reaches you— I have no doubt you will have  heard of the trial of Joseph Smith: familiarly known as the Mormon Prophet.  As some misrepresentations have already gone abroad, in relation to  decision, and the merits of the question decided by the ; permit me to say  the only question decided, though many were debated, was the validity of the  executive writ which had once been sent out, I think in Septr. 1840, and a  return on it that Mr. Smith could not be found. The same writ was issued  in June 1841. There can really be no great difficulty about this matter— under  this state of facts. The acquitted himself handsomely, and silenced  clamors that had been raised against the Defendant. Since the trial  I have been at on the , in Illinois, and  have seen the manner in which things are conducted among the Mormons  In the first place I cannot help noticing the plain hospitality of the  Prophet Smith, to all Strangers visiting the , aided as he is, in making  the stranger comfortable by his excellent , a woman of superior ability.  The people of the appear to be honest and industrious, engaged in their  usual avocations of building up a town, and making all things around  them comfortable. On Sunday I attended one of their meetings, in front  of the , now building, and one of the largest buildings in the .  There could not have been less than 2.500 people present, and as well appearing  as any number that could be found in this or any State. Mr. Smith preached  in the morning, and one could have readily learned then, the magic by which  he has built up this society, because as we say in — “they believe in him”—  and in his honesty. It has been a matter of astonishment to me, after seeing  the prophet as he is called; and many other gentlemanly men,  any one may see at , who will visit there; why it is, that so many  professing Christianity, and so many professing to reverence the sacred principles  of our Constitution, (which gives free religious toleration to all,) have slandered, and  persecuted this sect of Christians.”
26 June 1841 • Saturday
<26> <Saturday 26 and Company arrived on “the <Steamer> Mermaid,” at the mouth of the Ohio River.>
1 July 1841 • Thursday
<July 1> Thursday July 1. Elders , , & , arrived <at .>  after an interesting Mission to England— The accounts of their mission are  highly satisfactory.
<During a heavy thunderstorm at Derby, England; hundreds of small fish and frogs descended, and were picked up alive by the people.>
3 July 1841 • Saturday
<The following is an extract from the Legion Minutes.>
<3> Saturday 3. The second Regiment, first Cohort <consisting of four companies> was organized and Captain Nn opbh/ [p. 1213]
June 15 The News papers of the are teeming with all manner of lies, abusing the Saints of the most High, and striving to call down the wrath of the people, upon his servants.
16–20 June 1841 • Wednesday–Sunday
16 Wednesday 16 Elder and Company arrived at Wheeling, at 4 pm, and on the 20th. visited the brethren at .
21 June 1841 • Monday
21 Monday 21. & visited the Saints in Chester Co. Penn: on their mission East, and there met Elder on his return home.
22 June 1841 • Tuesday
22 Tuesday 22. Elder Theodore Curtis, having previously been arraigned before a Magistrate and bound over in the sum of forty pounds, for “blasphemy,” (i.e.) preaching the Gospel, appeared at the Court of Sessions, at Gloucester, England and after remaning five days— was informed on enquiry, that no bill was found against him, and was suffered to go at large again after paying one pound and one shilling costs. Thus we see that the same opposition to truth prevails in other countries, as well as in this.
The following is extracted from a letter in the “Juliet Courier” Monmouth
“June 1841 My Dear Sir. Before this reaches you— I have no doubt you will have heard of the trial of Joseph Smith: familiarly known as the Mormon Prophet. As some misrepresentations have already gone abroad, in relation to decision, and the merits of the question decided by the ; permit me to say the only question decided, though many were debated, was the validity of the executive writ which had once been sent out, I think in Septr. 1840, and a return on it that Mr. Smith could not be found. The same writ was issued in June 1841. There can really be no great difficulty about this matter— under this state of facts. The acquitted himself handsomely, and silenced clamors that had been raised against the Defendant. Since the trial I have been at on the , in Illinois, and have seen the manner in which things are conducted among the Mormons In the first place I cannot help noticing the plain hospitality of the Prophet Smith, to all Strangers visiting the , aided as he is, in making the stranger comfortable by his excellent , a woman of superior ability. The people of the appear to be honest and industrious, engaged in their usual avocations of building up a town, and making all things around them comfortable. On Sunday I attended one of their meetings, in front of the , now building, and one of the largest buildings in the . There could not have been less than 2.500 people present, and as well appearing as any number that could be found in this or any State. Mr. Smith preached in the morning, and one could have readily learned then, the magic by which he has built up this society, because as we say in — “they believe in him”— and in his honesty. It has been a matter of astonishment to me, after seeing the prophet as he is called; and many other gentlemanly men, any one may see at , who will visit there; why it is, that so many professing Christianity, and so many professing to reverence the sacred principles of our Constitution, (which gives free religious toleration to all,) have slandered, and persecuted this sect of Christians.”
26 June 1841 • Saturday
26 Saturday 26 and Company arrived on “the Steamer Mermaid,” at the mouth of the Ohio River.
1 July 1841 • Thursday
July 1 Thursday July 1. Elders , , & , arrived at . after an interesting Mission to England— The accounts of their mission are highly satisfactory.
During a heavy thunderstorm at Derby, England; hundreds of small fish and frogs descended, and were picked up alive by the people.
3 July 1841 • Saturday
The following is an extract from the Legion Minutes.
3 Saturday 3. The second Regiment, first Cohort consisting of four companies was organized and Captain Nn opbh/ [p. 1213]
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