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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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2 March 1842 • Wednesday
<March 2> I read the proof of the Times and Seasons as Editor for the first time  No. 9. Vol. 3. in which is the commencement of the Book of Abraham,  Paid taxes to Mr. Bagby, in the general business , for and   purposes but refused to pay the taxes on the City and Town of  as the demand was illegal, there being no such place known in law;  the City and Town of having been included in the City plot  of , but continued by our enemies on the Tax list for the  purpose of getting more money from the Saints, I commenced a  settlement with on the Estate of his Father and continued in my till nine in the evening, having  received a visit from of .
3 March 1842 • Thursday
<3.> Thursday 3. I attended Council in the general business (over the  ) at nine o’clock A.M. <¶> In the afternoon, continued the Settlement with  , but finally failed to effect any thing, except to get  Newel’s note. refusing to give up the papers to me, which he  had received of his , the same being Church property, although I  presented him Deeds, Mortgages and Paper to the amount of some  thousands against his more than he had against the Church.  I also wrote Hiram <Barney> Esqre. of in reply to his letter of  the “24th. of January” offering him one hundred dollars per acre for his  Twenty acres of Land in this , lying some where between the on the North and Galland Purchase on the South, or to take  an agency to sell the same.
4 March 1842 • Friday
<4> Friday 4. At my exhibiting the Book of Abraham in the original  To Brother so that he might take the size of the several plates  or Cuts and prepare the Blocks for the Times and Seasons, and also gave  instruction concerning the arrangement of the writing on the large cut,  illustrating the principles of Astronomy, with other general business.
<See Addenda book page 60 >
5 March 1842 • Saturday
<5> Saturday 5. Attended the City Council, and spoke at considerable  length on the powers and privileges of our City Charter, among other business  of importance, the Office of Registrar of Deeds was established in the City of   and I was chosen Registrar by the City Council.
6 March 1842 • Sunday
<6> Sunday 6. I preached at Elder ’s — near the .
7 March 1842 • Monday
<7> Monday 7 At the general business , Peter Melling the Patriarch from  England, brought to the Cash 13.37½ and clothing $65 from  and of England; I transacted much general business, and wrote  the as follows
“Editor’s Office, , Ill, March 7th. 1842 .  Respected Brother— I have just been perusing your correspondence with Doctor  Dyer on the subject of American Slavery, and the students of the Quincy Mission  Institute, and it makes my blood boil within me to reflect upon the injustice  cruelty and oppression, of the rulers of the people— when will these things  cease to be, and the Constitution and the Laws again bear rule? I fear for my  beloved — mob violence, injustice, and cruelty appear to be the darling  attributes of , and no man taketh it to heart! O tempora! O, mores! What [p. 1286]
2 March 1842 • Wednesday
March 2 I read the proof of the Times and Seasons as Editor for the first time No. 9. Vol. 3. in which is the commencement of the Book of Abraham, Paid taxes to Mr. Bagby, in the general business , for and purposes but refused to pay the taxes on the City and Town of as the demand was illegal, there being no such place known in law; the City and Town of having been included in the City plot of , but continued by our enemies on the Tax list for the purpose of getting more money from the Saints, I commenced a settlement with on the Estate of his Father and continued in my till nine in the evening, having received a visit from of .
3 March 1842 • Thursday
3. Thursday 3. I attended Council in the general business (over the ) at nine o’clock A.M. ¶ In the afternoon, continued the Settlement with , but finally failed to effect any thing, except to get Newel’s note. refusing to give up the papers to me, which he had received of his , the same being Church property, although I presented him Deeds, Mortgages and Paper to the amount of some thousands against his more than he had against the Church. I also wrote Hiram Barney Esqre. of in reply to his letter of the “24th. of January” offering him one hundred dollars per acre for his Twenty acres of Land in this , lying some where between the on the North and Galland Purchase on the South, or to take an agency to sell the same.
4 March 1842 • Friday
4 Friday 4. At my exhibiting the Book of Abraham in the original To Brother so that he might take the size of the several plates or Cuts and prepare the Blocks for the Times and Seasons, and also gave instruction concerning the arrangement of the writing on the large cut, illustrating the principles of Astronomy, with other general business.
See Addenda book page 60
5 March 1842 • Saturday
5 Saturday 5. Attended the City Council, and spoke at considerable length on the powers and privileges of our City Charter, among other business of importance, the Office of Registrar of Deeds was established in the City of and I was chosen Registrar by the City Council.
6 March 1842 • Sunday
6 Sunday 6. I preached at Elder ’s — near the .
7 March 1842 • Monday
7 Monday 7 At the general business , Peter Melling the Patriarch from England, brought to the Cash 13.37½ and clothing $65 from and of England; I transacted much general business, and wrote the as follows
“Editor’s Office, , Ill, March 7th. 1842 . Respected Brother— I have just been perusing your correspondence with Doctor Dyer on the subject of American Slavery, and the students of the Quincy Mission Institute, and it makes my blood boil within me to reflect upon the injustice cruelty and oppression, of the rulers of the people— when will these things cease to be, and the Constitution and the Laws again bear rule? I fear for my beloved — mob violence, injustice, and cruelty appear to be the darling attributes of , and no man taketh it to heart! O tempora! O, mores! What [p. 1286]
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