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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 28> Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints” to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive all such sum or sums of money, debts, goods, wares and other demands, which are or shall be due, owing payable or belonging to me, as trustee in trust as aforesaid, by any manner or means whatsoever; also to. dispose of in my name, to grant, bargain, sell, release and confirm all or any part of my real estate as Trustee in trust as aforesaid in and about , Lake County, and State of Ohio, and throughout any of the northern and [HC 4:441] eastern States, and to receive all such sum or sums of money accruing therefrom, for me and for my use as Sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and to take up the power of Attorney which I gave to , and all the papers and obligations of every description specified therein or in his possession by virtue thereof, and to settle the same in my name, for me and for my use as above described, and I as trustee in trust as aforesaid, hereby give and grant unto the said my Attorney full power and authority in and about the premises, to have use and take, all lawful ways and means in my name for the purposes aforesaid, and upon the receipt of any such debts, dues, or sums of money (as the case may be) acquittances or other sufficient discharges, for me and in my name as aforesaid — — — — — Trustee, to make and give— And generally to do all other acts and things in the law whatsoever, needful and necessary to be done, in the <before> mentioned places, for me and in my name as aforesaid Trustee, to do, execute and perform, as fully and to all intents and purposes, as I might or could do if personally present— Hereby ratifying all and whatsoever my said Attorney shall, in the places above specified, by virtue hereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th. day of October 1841. Joseph Smith L.S. Witness , .”
29 October 1841 • Friday
<29> <Those of the Twelve Apostles who were in , met in Council.>
30 October 1841 • Saturday
<30> Saturday 30. I attended — — — the City Council and spoke against the Council’s remitting a fine assessed against by a Jury of twelve men considering that the Jury might be as sensible men as any of the City Council and I asked the Council not to remit the fine. , and were elected Councillors, and and <*> — Alderman— <In obedience to an order from the , I called out two Companies of the Nauvoo Legion, and removed a Grog shop, kept by , which had been declared a nuisance by the City Council.>
<The Grand Armory in the Tower of destroyed by fire, and amongst the Military trophies, 300,000 stand of arms.>
31 October 1841 • Sunday
<31> Sunday 31. I was in Council with the brethren at ’s Office.— [HC 4:442] <(see addenda 19.)>
After having received the <following> Minutes (see 1228) [blank], my brother wrote to — the brethren in , of which the following is an Extract
“All the Saints that dwell in that land are commanded to come. away, for this is, “Thus saith the Lord;” therefore pay out no monies, nor properties for houses, nor lands, in that Country, for if you do, you will lose them; for the time shall come, that you shall not possess them in peace; but shall be scourged with a sore scourge; yet your children may possess them; but not until many years shall pass away, and as to the organization of that branch of the Church, it is not according to the Spirit and will of God; [p. 1242]
October 28 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints” to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive all such sum or sums of money, debts, goods, wares and other demands, which are or shall be due, owing payable or belonging to me, as trustee in trust as aforesaid, by any manner or means whatsoever; also to. dispose of in my name, to grant, bargain, sell, release and confirm all or any part of my real estate as Trustee in trust as aforesaid in and about , Lake County, and State of Ohio, and throughout any of the northern and [HC 4:441] eastern States, and to receive all such sum or sums of money accruing therefrom, for me and for my use as Sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and to take up the power of Attorney which I gave to , and all the papers and obligations of every description specified therein or in his possession by virtue thereof, and to settle the same in my name, for me and for my use as above described, and I as trustee in trust as aforesaid, hereby give and grant unto the said my Attorney full power and authority in and about the premises, to have use and take, all lawful ways and means in my name for the purposes aforesaid, and upon the receipt of any such debts, dues, or sums of money (as the case may be) acquittances or other sufficient discharges, for me and in my name as aforesaid — — — — — Trustee, to make and give— And generally to do all other acts and things in the law whatsoever, needful and necessary to be done, in the before mentioned places, for me and in my name as aforesaid Trustee, to do, execute and perform, as fully and to all intents and purposes, as I might or could do if personally present— Hereby ratifying all and whatsoever my said Attorney shall, in the places above specified, by virtue hereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th. day of October 1841. Joseph Smith L.S. Witness , .”
29 October 1841 • Friday
29 Those of the Twelve Apostles who were in , met in Council.
30 October 1841 • Saturday
30 Saturday 30. I attended — — — the City Council and spoke against the Council’s remitting a fine assessed against by a Jury of twelve men considering that the Jury might be as sensible men as any of the City Council and I asked the Council not to remit the fine. , and were elected Councillors, and and * — Alderman— In obedience to an order from the , I called out two Companies of the Nauvoo Legion, and removed a Grog shop, kept by , which had been declared a nuisance by the City Council.
The Grand Armory in the Tower of destroyed by fire, and amongst the Military trophies, 300,000 stand of arms.
31 October 1841 • Sunday
31 Sunday 31. I was in Council with the brethren at ’s Office.— [HC 4:442] (see addenda 19.)
After having received the following Minutes (see 1228) [blank], my brother wrote to — the brethren in , of which the following is an Extract
“All the Saints that dwell in that land are commanded to come. away, for this is, “Thus saith the Lord;” therefore pay out no monies, nor properties for houses, nor lands, in that Country, for if you do, you will lose them; for the time shall come, that you shall not possess them in peace; but shall be scourged with a sore scourge; yet your children may possess them; but not until many years shall pass away, and as to the organization of that branch of the Church, it is not according to the Spirit and will of God; [p. 1242]
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