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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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4 February 1842 • Friday

<February 4> Friday 4. Instructed that an Invoice of ’s Scrip be made  Closed a contract with for the on the Corner of  Bain and Water Streets, also the paper, fixtures, bookbinding <bookbindery>, and Stereotype  foundry, by proxy, namely , cost between 7 and 8000 dollars;  and in the evening attended a debate, At this time debates were held  weekly, and entered into by men of the first talents in the , young  and old; for the purpose of eliciting Truth. acquiring knowledge, and  improving in public speaking.

5 February 1842 • Saturday

<5> Saturday 5. Elder Daniel Wood who had been silenced by Presidents  Smith and , on a complaint for teaching false doctrine, came before,  the High Council at , and proved that he had not taught false  doctrine, but had been complained of by those who had prejudice and  hardness against him, and was restored to his former standing in the Church.
<This being Tithing day upwards of $1000 worth of property was received.>
The Ship Hope sailed from for with 270 Saints.

6–10 February 1842 • Sunday–Thursday

<6> <Elders and went to La Harpe to hold a two days meeting.>
From this time I was engaged in Counselling the brethren and attending  to the common vocations of life and my calling, reading the Book of  <10> Mormon &c until Thursday 10 when I was sick and kept my bed.
The War continues to rage between England and China.

11 February 1842 • Friday

<11.> Friday 11. I was convalescent, and walked twice to <the> .

12 February 1842 • Saturday

<12.> “An Ordinance regulating Weights and measures” <was passed> also “An Ordinance  regulating Auctions” — — — — by the City Council, which I attended. <During the sitting of the Council the subject of our Chartered rights was discussed.>  In the afternoon plead in an action of slander before the , in  behalf of the against <L[yman]>O. Littlefield, and obtained judgment of $500.  bonds to keep the peace.

13 February 1842 • Sunday

<13.> Sunday 13. In council with the , , and Elder , and visited (who was sick) in company with   and Lady.

14 February 1842 • Monday

<14> Monday 14. Spent the day at my transacting a variety of business  and continued to do the same from day to day till the 17th..

17 February 1842 • Thursday

<17> Thursday 17. I attended a Special Session of the City Council when an  Ordinance was instituted authorizing and regulating marriages in the City of .
<See Addenda book page 59>

18 February 1842 • Friday

<18.> Friday 18. I attended an adjourned City Council and spoke at considerable  length in Committee of the whole, on the great privileges of the Nauvoo Charter  and specially on the registry of Deeds for , and prophesied in the name  of the Lord God, that and no other Judge of the Circuit Court will  ever set aside a law of the City Council establishing a Registry of Deeds in the  City of .

19 February 1842 • Saturday

<19> Saturday 19. I was engaged in the ’s office (in the first Story of  the ) on the Tithings, and in Council in my with Elders , and others.
<A severe shock of an earthquake threw down all the parapets, bastions, and guard houses constructed by Sir Robert Pale,  and demolished a third part of the town of Jellalabad.>

20 February 1842 • Sunday

<20> Sunday 20. I attended the meeting on the hill. About this time the Ship  “John Cummins” sailed from for with Saints, the “Tremont”  sailed on the 12th. January with 143 Passengers mostly saints— The Expence of  passage from to averages £3:15. to £4. including provisions. [p. 1274]

4 February 1842 • Friday

February 4 Friday 4. Instructed that an Invoice of ’s Scrip be made Closed a contract with for the on the Corner of Bain and Water Streets, also the paper, fixtures, bookbindery, and Stereotype foundry, by proxy, namely , cost between 7 and 8000 dollars; and in the evening attended a debate, At this time debates were held weekly, and entered into by men of the first talents in the , young and old; for the purpose of eliciting Truth. acquiring knowledge, and improving in public speaking.

5 February 1842 • Saturday

5 Saturday 5. Elder Daniel Wood who had been silenced by Presidents Smith and , on a complaint for teaching false doctrine, came before, the High Council at , and proved that he had not taught false doctrine, but had been complained of by those who had prejudice and hardness against him, and was restored to his former standing in the Church.
This being Tithing day upwards of $1000 worth of property was received.
The Ship Hope sailed from for with 270 Saints.

6–10 February 1842 • Sunday–Thursday

6 Elders and went to La Harpe to hold a two days meeting.
From this time I was engaged in Counselling the brethren and attending to the common vocations of life and my calling, reading the Book of 10 Mormon &c until Thursday 10 when I was sick and kept my bed.
The War continues to rage between England and China.

11 February 1842 • Friday

11. Friday 11. I was convalescent, and walked twice to the .

12 February 1842 • Saturday

12. “An Ordinance regulating Weights and measures” was passed also “An Ordinance regulating Auctions” — — — — by the City Council, which I attended. During the sitting of the Council the subject of our Chartered rights was discussed. In the afternoon plead in an action of slander before the , in behalf of the against LymanO. Littlefield, and obtained judgment of $500. bonds to keep the peace.

13 February 1842 • Sunday

13. Sunday 13. In council with the , , and Elder , and visited (who was sick) in company with and Lady.

14 February 1842 • Monday

14 Monday 14. Spent the day at my transacting a variety of business and continued to do the same from day to day till the 17th..

17 February 1842 • Thursday

17 Thursday 17. I attended a Special Session of the City Council when an Ordinance was instituted authorizing and regulating marriages in the City of .
See Addenda book page 59

18 February 1842 • Friday

18. Friday 18. I attended an adjourned City Council and spoke at considerable length in Committee of the whole, on the great privileges of the Nauvoo Charter and specially on the registry of Deeds for , and prophesied in the name of the Lord God, that and no other Judge of the Circuit Court will ever set aside a law of the City Council establishing a Registry of Deeds in the City of .

19 February 1842 • Saturday

19 Saturday 19. I was engaged in the ’s office (in the first Story of the ) on the Tithings, and in Council in my with Elders , and others.
A severe shock of an earthquake threw down all the parapets, bastions, and guard houses constructed by Sir Robert Pale, and demolished a third part of the town of Jellalabad.

20 February 1842 • Sunday

20 Sunday 20. I attended the meeting on the hill. About this time the Ship “John Cummins” sailed from for with Saints, the “Tremont” sailed on the 12th. January with 143 Passengers mostly saints— The Expence of passage from to averages £3:15. to £4. including provisions. [p. 1274]
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