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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<March 7> think you should be done Your friend Joseph Smith” [HC 4:544] [HC 4:545] [HC 4:546] [HC 4:547]
8 March 1842 • Tuesday
<8> Tuesday 8. Recommenced translating from the Records of Abraham for the Tenth Number of the Times and Seasons and was engaged at my day and evening.
9 March 1842 • Wednesday
<9> Wednesday 9. Examining copy for the Times and Seasons presented by Messrs. and , and a variety of other business in my , in the morning, in the afternoon continued the translation of the Book of Abraham, called at ’s and &c with the and continued translating and revising, and reading letters in the evening being present in the . I also wrote , <as follows, see Addenda book pages 60> [HC 4:548] at Pennsylvania to invest as much money as possible in Goods— for they were much needed in and I would purchase the same on his arrival, or rent him my to sell them, and that the State Bank of was down. and Gold and Silver was the only safe funds see Letter Book page 229.
10 March 1842 • Thursday
<10> Thursday 10 Gave instructions concerning a Deed to and , and Letter of Attorney from Miss Smith to and a great variety of business. rode out, and in the evening attended trial at ’s office, The City of , v for indecent and abusive Language about me while at ’ the day previous. The charges were clearly substantiated by the Testimony of , Mr. and Mrs. Hibbard and others, was found guilty by the Jury and by Municipal Court bound over to keep the peace six months under $100. bonds. After which I retired to the with , and supped with the Twelve and their Wives who were spending the evening with .
11 March 1842 • Friday
<11> Friday 11. <Extract from the Legion Minutes>
“The Nauvoo Legion was on parade commanded by Lieutenant General Joseph Smith in person <Several of the Twelve apostles rode in [HC 4:549] the general staff as chaplains.>, The line was formed at 10 o’clock A.M. and soon the Legion marched from their usual place of parade below the , to Water Street in front of General Smith’s house, where the troops were inspected and after a recess marched west on the bank of the and taking a circuitous route resumed their usual post on the Parade Ground and closed the day in good order and with good feelings and to the full satisfaction of the Commander in Chief.”
<Extract of High Council Minutes>
“In the evening President Smith attended the trial of Elder at his, (the President’s) house. appeared before the High Council of on complaint of having received, written and published, or taught certain Revelations and Doctrines not consistent with the Doctrine and Covenants of the Church. refusing to present the written Revelation the Mayor <(,)> issued his warrant and brought them before the Council, when parts of the same were read by himself to Council, the whole mass of which appeared to be the extreme of folly, nonsense, absurdity, falsehood and bombastic egotism— so much so, as to keep the Saints laughing, when not overcome by sorrow and shame— President Joseph explained the [p. 1287]
March 7 think you should be done Your friend Joseph Smith” [HC 4:544] [HC 4:545] [HC 4:546] [HC 4:547]
8 March 1842 • Tuesday
8 Tuesday 8. Recommenced translating from the Records of Abraham for the Tenth Number of the Times and Seasons and was engaged at my day and evening.
9 March 1842 • Wednesday
9 Wednesday 9. Examining copy for the Times and Seasons presented by Messrs. and , and a variety of other business in my , in the morning, in the afternoon continued the translation of the Book of Abraham, called at ’s and &c with the and continued translating and revising, and reading letters in the evening being present in the . I also wrote , as follows, see Addenda book page 60 [HC 4:548]
10 March 1842 • Thursday
10 Thursday 10 Gave instructions concerning a Deed to and , and Letter of Attorney from Miss Smith to and a great variety of business. rode out, and in the evening attended trial at ’s office, The City of , v for indecent and abusive Language about me while at ’ the day previous. The charges were clearly substantiated by the Testimony of , Mr. and Mrs. Hibbard and others, was found guilty by the Jury and by Municipal Court bound over to keep the peace six months under $100. bonds. After which I retired to the with , and supped with the Twelve and their Wives who were spending the evening with .
11 March 1842 • Friday
11 Friday 11. Extract from the Legion Minutes
“The Nauvoo Legion was on parade commanded by Lieutenant General Joseph Smith in person Several of the Twelve apostles rode in [HC 4:549] the general staff as chaplains., The line was formed at 10 o’clock A.M. and soon the Legion marched from their usual place of parade below the , to Water Street in front of General Smith’s house, where the troops were inspected and after a recess marched west on the bank of the and taking a circuitous route resumed their usual post on the Parade Ground and closed the day in good order and with good feelings and to the full satisfaction of the Commander in Chief.”
Extract of High Council Minutes
“In the evening President Smith attended the trial of Elder at his, (the President’s) house. appeared before the High Council of on complaint of having received, written and published, or taught certain Revelations and Doctrines not consistent with the Doctrine and Covenants of the Church. refusing to present the written Revelation the Mayor (,) issued his warrant and brought them before the Council, when parts of the same were read by himself to Council, the whole mass of which appeared to be the extreme of folly, nonsense, absurdity, falsehood and bombastic egotism— so much so, as to keep the Saints laughing, when not overcome by sorrow and shame— President Joseph explained the [p. 1287]
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