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

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<August 16> same time relieve him, so that he might attend to the business of translating.  Moved, seconded and carried that the Conference approve of the instructions of  President Smith, in relation to the twelve, and that they proceed accordingly, to  attend to the duties of their Office. Moved seconded and carried unanimously,  that every individual who shall hereafter be found trying to influence any emigrants  belonging to the Church. either to buy of them (except provisions) or sell to them,  (excepting the Church Agents) shall be immediately tried for fellowship, and dealt  with as offenders, and unless they repent shall be cut off from the Church. then made some appropriate remarks on speculations. moved that  the conference accept the doings of the twelve in designating certain individuals to  certain Cities &c— When President Joseph Smith, remarked that the Conference had  already sanctioned the doings of the twelve, and it belonged to their office to transact  such business with the approbation of the first presidency, and he would then state what cities  should now be built up— viz. , , , and . Resolved that  this conference adjourn to the general Conference in October next— Closed with prayer by . , President. , , Clerks.”
19 August 1841 • Thursday
<19.> Thursday 19. Elders , and went to and  examined the Town plot of which is situated about a mile South of  the village of , and made some arrangements with the Proprietors for  building up the place. The plot designed for the City of is the School  Section, No. 16. and opposite the first permanent and good landing place on the   below the falls. which is about two miles below the Warsaw  Landing which is filling up with Sand bars. The brethren returned about eleven  P.M. quite exhausted.
22 August 1841 • Sunday
<22> Sunday 22. I preached at the — on <Wars & desolations that await the nations.>
25 August 1841 • Wednesday
<25> Wednesday 25. I <received the following letter (see Addenda book page 8.) and> wrote the following <answer> to
Esqre. New Haven  Connecticut— August 25. 1841. — — — — — — — — — — — Dr. Sir, yours of the  24th. ult. came to hand this day, The contents of which I duly appreciated, I presume  you are well aware of the difficulties that occurred, before, and at, the execution of  the writings in regard to the landed transaction, between us touching the annual  payment of interest, If you have forgotten I will here remind you, You verbally agreed,  on our refusal, and hesitancy to execute the notes for the payment for the Land; that you  would not exact the payment of the interest that would accrue on them, under five years,  and that you would not coerce the payment even then, to all this you pledged your  honor, And upon an after arrangement you verbally agreed to take Land in some  one of the Atlantic States; that would yield six per cent interest, (to you) both for  the principal and interest, And in view of that matter I delegated My Brother  , and Doctor , to go East and negociate for Lands, with our  friends, and pay you off for the whole purchase that we made of you; But upon  an interview with you, they learned that you were unwilling to enter into an  arrangement according to the powers that I had delegated to them; That you  would not receive any of the principal at all, but the interest alone, which we never  considered ourselves, in honor or in justice, bound to pay under the expiration of  five years. I presume you are no Stranger to the part of the City plot we bought [p. 1222]
August 16 same time relieve him, so that he might attend to the business of translating. Moved, seconded and carried that the Conference approve of the instructions of President Smith, in relation to the twelve, and that they proceed accordingly, to attend to the duties of their Office. Moved seconded and carried unanimously, that every individual who shall hereafter be found trying to influence any emigrants belonging to the Church. either to buy of them (except provisions) or sell to them, (excepting the Church Agents) shall be immediately tried for fellowship, and dealt with as offenders, and unless they repent shall be cut off from the Church. then made some appropriate remarks on speculations. moved that the conference accept the doings of the twelve in designating certain individuals to certain Cities &c— When President Joseph Smith, remarked that the Conference had already sanctioned the doings of the twelve, and it belonged to their office to transact such business with the approbation of the first presidency, and he would then state what cities should now be built up— viz. , , , and . Resolved that this conference adjourn to the general Conference in October next— Closed with prayer by . , President. , , Clerks.”
19 August 1841 • Thursday
19. Thursday 19. Elders , and went to and examined the Town plot of which is situated about a mile South of the village of , and made some arrangements with the Proprietors for building up the place. The plot designed for the City of is the School Section, No. 16. and opposite the first permanent and good landing place on the below the falls. which is about two miles below the Warsaw Landing which is filling up with Sand bars. The brethren returned about eleven P.M. quite exhausted.
22 August 1841 • Sunday
22 Sunday 22. I preached at the — on Wars & desolations that await the nations.
25 August 1841 • Wednesday
25 Wednesday 25. I received the following letter (see Addenda book page 8.) and wrote the following answer to
Esqre. New Haven Connecticut— August 25. 1841. — — — — — — — — — — — Dr. Sir, yours of the 24th. ult. came to hand this day, The contents of which I duly appreciate, I presume you are well aware of the difficulties that occurred, before, and at, the execution of the writings in regard to the landed transaction, between us touching the annual payment of interest, If you have forgotten I will here remind you, You verbally agreed, on our refusal, and hesitancy to execute the notes for the payment for the Land; that you would not exact the payment of the interest that would accrue on them, under five years, and that you would not coerce the payment even then, to all this you pledged your honor, And upon an after arrangement you verbally agreed to take Land in some one of the Atlantic States; that would yield six per cent interest, (to you) both for the principal and interest, And in view of that matter I delegated My Brother , and Doctor , to go East and negociate for Lands, with our friends, and pay you off for the whole purchase that we made of you; But upon an interview with you, they learned that you were unwilling to enter into an arrangement according to the powers that I had delegated to them; That you would not receive any of the principal at all, but the interest alone, which we never considered ourselves, in honor or in justice, bound to pay under the expiration of five years. I presume you are no Stranger to the part of the City plot we bought [p. 1222]
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