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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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20 April 1842 • Wednesday
<April 20> Wednesday 20. Assisted in surveying some land in section 25 which I sold William Cross
21–23 April 1842 • Thursday–Saturday
<21> Thursday, Friday and Saturday, was engaged in temporal and spiritual affairs at home, the &c.
22 April 1842 • Friday
<22> Friday 22
“Honorary degree— Ordered by the Chancellor and Regents of the University of the City of Nauvoo, that the Honorary degree of L.L.[HC 4:600]D. be, and the same hereby is, conferred on General of N.Y. Passed April 22. 1842. , Chancellor— Registrar—”
24 April 1842 • Sunday
<24> Sunday 24. Preached on the hill, near the concerning the building of the , and pronounced a curse on the Merchants and the rich, who would not assist in building it—
25–27 April 1842 • Monday–Wednesday
<25> Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I was engaged in reading, meditation &c mostly with my family.
28 April 1842 • Thursday
<28> Thursday 28.
“7th. of May Dinner— General Joseph Smith and present their Compliments to the Officers (and their respective Ladies) of the Consolidated General Staff of the Nauvoo Legion;— that is to say,— his personal Staff,— ’s Staff including the Band,— ’s Staff,— and ’s Staff;— and respectfully solicit their Company at a repast Militaire, at his quarters on the 7th. day of May proximo, at 1 o’clock P.M. has been ordered to issue a programme of the operations, and field exercises of the day, which will appear in ample form, and in due season. April 28. A.D. 1842”
“Head Quarters Nauvoo Legion City of . Ill. April 28. 1842— General orders— The Lieutenant General directs that a programme Militaire issue from the office of his , for the 7th. of May proximo, which I now proceed to consummate. 1sst. The Adjutants will form the lines of their respective Regiments, and the Colonels of the line assume command at 9 o’clock A.M. 2nd. The will form the line of the Legion, and the Brigadier Generals assume the command of their respective Cohorts, at half past 9 o’clock A.M. 3rd. The will assume the command of the Legion at 10 o’clock A.M. 4th. At a quarter past 10 o’clock A.M. the Lieutenant General will be escorted to the field, at the review station. [HC 4:601] 5th. General Review, and Inspection, will follow, accompanied by such evolutions, and exercises as the time will admit of. 6th. At half past 12 o’clock P.M. the forces will be dismissed, until a quarter before 2 o’clock P.M. 7th. at 2 o’clock P.M. the will resume the command, and perform such military movements, and field exercises, as the Lieutenant General may direct. 8th. at 3 o’clock P.M. the Cohorts will separate, and form the line of battle the Brigadiers assume their respective commands, and ’s command will make a descent upon that of — in order of sham battle— 9th. At half past 3 o’clock P.M. the Cohorts will resume their positions in the line of the Legion; and a sham battle will be fought between the mounted Riflemen under the immediate command of Lieutenant General Smith, and the Invicibles under the immediate command of . 10th. at half past 4 o’clock P.M. the forces will be dismissed for the day. 11th. Every officer, Musician, and Private, will be required to be at their respective posts, at the hours specified, throughout the day, under the most severe penalties of the law. . Major General.” [p. 1325]
20 April 1842 • Wednesday
April 20 Wednesday 20. Assisted in surveying some land in section 25 which I sold William Cross
21–23 April 1842 • Thursday–Saturday
21 Thursday, Friday and Saturday, was engaged in temporal and spiritual affairs at home, the &c.
22 April 1842 • Friday
22 Friday 22
“Honorary degree— Ordered by the Chancellor and Regents of the University of the City of Nauvoo, that the Honorary degree of L.L.[HC 4:600]D. be, and the same hereby is, conferred on General of N.Y. Passed April 22. 1842. , Chancellor— Registrar—”
24 April 1842 • Sunday
24 Sunday 24. Preached on the hill, near the concerning the building of the , and pronounced a curse on the Merchants and the rich, who would not assist in building it—
25–27 April 1842 • Monday–Wednesday
25 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I was engaged in reading, meditation &c mostly with my family.
28 April 1842 • Thursday
28 Thursday 28.
“7th. of May Dinner— General Joseph Smith and present their Compliments to the Officers (and their respective Ladies) of the Consolidated General Staff of the Nauvoo Legion;— that is to say,— his personal Staff,— ’s Staff including the Band,— ’s Staff,— and ’s Staff;— and respectfully solicit their Company at a repast Militaire, at his quarters on the 7th. day of May proximo, at 1 o’clock P.M. has been ordered to issue a programme of the operations, and field exercises of the day, which will appear in ample form, and in due season. April 28. A.D. 1842”
“Head Quarters Nauvoo Legion City of . Ill. April 28. 1842— General orders— The Lieutenant General directs that a programme Militaire issue from the office of his , for the 7th. of May proximo, which I now proceed to consummate. 1sst. The Adjutants will form the lines of their respective Regiments, and the Colonels of the line assume command at 9 o’clock A.M. 2nd. The will form the line of the Legion, and the Brigadier Generals assume the command of their respective Cohorts, at half past 9 o’clock A.M. 3rd. The will assume the command of the Legion at 10 o’clock A.M. 4th. At a quarter past 10 o’clock A.M. the Lieutenant General will be escorted to the field, at the review station. [HC 4:601] 5th. General Review, and Inspection, will follow, accompanied by such evolutions, and exercises as the time will admit of. 6th. At half past 12 o’clock P.M. the forces will be dismissed, until a quarter before 2 o’clock P.M. 7th. at 2 o’clock P.M. the will resume the command, and perform such military movements, and field exercises, as the Lieutenant General may direct. 8th. at 3 o’clock P.M. the Cohorts will separate, and form the line of battle the Brigadiers assume their respective commands, and ’s command will make a descent upon that of — in order of sham battle— 9th. At half past 3 o’clock P.M. the Cohorts will resume their positions in the line of the Legion; and a sham battle will be fought between the mounted Riflemen under the immediate command of Lieutenant General Smith, and the Invicibles under the immediate command of . 10th. at half past 4 o’clock P.M. the forces will be dismissed for the day. 11th. Every officer, Musician, and Private, will be required to be at their respective posts, at the hours specified, throughout the day, under the most severe penalties of the law. . Major General.” [p. 1325]
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