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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<December 15> go on with your printing, and do what you can in righteousness to build up  , but do not suffer yourselves to harbor the Idea that will rise  on the ruins of . It is the privilege of brethren emigrating from any  quarter to come to this place, and it is not right to attempt to persuade those  who desire it, to stop short.”
(the foregoing is an extract from my letter in reply).
The Twelve <Apostles> were in Council at ’s.

16 December 1841 • Thursday

<16> Thursday 16. of , delivered to President Joseph Smith,  sole Trustee in Trust, the Deed for the unsold and bonded Lots of Land in the  Town of , bearing date December 8. 1841. also the Plot of the “first addition  to ”, and the notes which have been received of Individuals who have  purchased lots, and the Bonds of William Miller, September 21. 1840, and of   Novr. 26. 1840, and of William J. Perkins November 7. 1840, and of  John F. Charles November 16. 1841, for lots of land adjoining , and which  may hereafter be added to the Town Plats (a part of the land included in  William Miller’s bond is included in the first addition to , and the  notes were transferred to the sole trustee in trust, for the benefit of the whole  Church by a vote of the Conference December 4 and 5. 1841) after  applying sufficient of said property to liquidate the claims of those from  whom the was purchased, and also paying two notes given by   for money borrowed to pay for the above property, viz,  To Lyman Prentice [Prentis] $11.45 and James Cummins $50.00 and some other  small demands against said which have been contracted  for the benefit of the Church in .

18 December 1841 • Saturday

<18> Saturday 18. I attended the City Council, and stated circumstances  which I had heard concerning Mobocracy from a person late from Macombe,  and requested a<n ordinance passed> so that persons ordering any person to  leave their peaceable homes could be dealt with Rigorously. <see addenda book page 45>

19 December 1841 • Sunday

<19> Sunday 19. The Twelve were in Council at Elder ’s <in the morning>. <see Addenda Book page 45>

20 December 1841 • Monday

<20> Monday 20. I communicated to the Times and Seasons as follows.
“To my  friends in . The Gubernatorial Convention of the State of have  nominated Colonel Adam W. Snyder for Governor, and Colonel John Moore for  Lieutenant Governor of the State of — election to take place in August  next. Colonel Moore, like and was an intimate friend  of long before that Gentleman became a Member of our Community;  and informs us that no men were more efficient in assisting him  to procure our great chartered privileges than were Colonel Snyder, and Colonel Moore,  They are sterling Men, and friends of equal rights.— opposed to the oppressor’s grasp,  and the tyrant’s rod. With such men, at the head of our State Government we  have nothing to fear— In the next Canvass we shall be influenced by no party  consideration— and no Carthagenian coalescence or collusion, with our people  will be suffered to affect, or operate against, or any other of  our tried friends already semi-officially in the field; so the partizans in this   who expect to divide the friends of humanity and equal rights will find  themselves mistaken— we care not a fig for Whig or Democrat: they are both [p. 1265]
December 15 go on with your printing, and do what you can in righteousness to build up , but do not suffer yourselves to harbor the Idea that will rise on the ruins of . It is the privilege of brethren emigrating from any quarter to come to this place, and it is not right to attempt to persuade those who desire it, to stop short.”
(the foregoing is an extract from my letter in reply).
The Twelve Apostles were in Council at ’s.

16 December 1841 • Thursday

16 Thursday 16. of , delivered to President Joseph Smith, sole Trustee in Trust, the Deed for the unsold and bonded Lots of Land in the Town of , bearing date December 8. 1841. also the Plot of the “first addition to ”, and the notes which have been received of Individuals who have purchased lots, and the Bonds of William Miller, September 21. 1840, and of Novr. 26. 1840, and of William J. Perkins November 7. 1840, and of John F. Charles November 16. 1841, for lots of land adjoining , and which may hereafter be added to the Town Plats (a part of the land included in William Miller’s bond is included in the first addition to , and the notes were transferred to the sole trustee in trust, for the benefit of the whole Church by a vote of the Conference December 4 and 5. 1841) after applying sufficient of said property to liquidate the claims of those from whom the was purchased, and also paying two notes given by for money borrowed to pay for the above property, viz, To Lyman Prentice [Prentis] $11.45 and James Cummins $50.00 and some other small demands against said which have been contracted for the benefit of the Church in .

18 December 1841 • Saturday

18 Saturday 18. I attended the City Council, and stated circumstances which I had heard concerning Mobocracy from a person late from Macombe, and requested an ordinance passed so that persons ordering any person to leave their peaceable homes could be dealt with Rigorously. see addenda book page 45

19 December 1841 • Sunday

19 Sunday 19. The Twelve were in Council at Elder ’s in the morning. see Addenda Book page 45

20 December 1841 • Monday

20 Monday 20. I communicated to the Times and Seasons as follows.
“To my friends in . The Gubernatorial Convention of the State of have nominated Colonel Adam W. Snyder for Governor, and Colonel John Moore for Lieutenant Governor of the State of — election to take place in August next. Colonel Moore, like and was an intimate friend of long before that Gentleman became a Member of our Community; and informs us that no men were more efficient in assisting him to procure our great chartered privileges than were Colonel Snyder, and Colonel Moore, They are sterling Men, and friends of equal rights.— opposed to the oppressor’s grasp, and the tyrant’s rod. With such men, at the head of our State Government we have nothing to fear— In the next Canvass we shall be influenced by no party consideration— and no Carthagenian coalescence or collusion, with our people will be suffered to affect, or operate against, or any other of our tried friends already semi-officially in the field; so the partizans in this who expect to divide the friends of humanity and equal rights will find themselves mistaken— we care not a fig for Whig or Democrat: they are both [p. 1265]
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