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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<May 7> Jago de Cuba, the Cathedral, and several extensive buildings were prostrated. <About ten thousand persons were killed at Cape Haytien.> [HC 5:5]
8 May 1842 • Sunday
<8> Sunday 8. Attended meeting at the and heard preach.
<after meeting many persons were baptized, some in the font, others in the river—>
<Eighty persons killed and as many wounded, by an accident on the Paris and Versailles Railroad, the carriages being consumed by fire, & their passengers roasted alive.>
“The Authorities of the Stake at were dissolved the Stake discontinued, and the Members of that branch attached to the Church at , by the High Council of .”
9 May 1842 • Monday
<9> Monday 9 spent the day with my family.
10 May 1842 • Tuesday
<10> Tuesday 10 Transacted a variety of business at the , &c
By letter from Elder dated at , we learn that the work is progressing in the north of England, namely, Carlisle, Brampton, Burnstones, Alston and Newcastle upon Tyne where he has been laboring for a few weeks.
11 May 1842 • Wednesday
<11> Wednesday 11. called with my at Brother s to examine a new <cabinet> <cabinet> for the ’s Office, also called at ’s— dictated several letters and other items of a business nature.
12 May 1842 • Thursday
<12> Thursday 12. Dictated a letter to concerning certain difficulties or surmises which existed, and attended the meeting of the Female Relief Society, the house being filled to overflowing. there was a heavy thunder storm at the close of the meeting.
13 May 1842 • Friday
<13> Friday 13. Received a letter from in reply to mine of yesterday. spent most of the day in my garden and with my family. Dictated the following letter to
Esqre. Dear Sir. I proceed without delay to give a hasty reply to yours of the 12th. ultimo just received my engagements will not admit of a lengthy detail of events and circumstances which have transpired to bring about that state of things which now exists in this place, as be[HC 5:6]fore you receive this you will probably be apprised of the failure of myself and brethren to execute our designs in paying off our contracts, or in other words, that we have been compelled to pay our debts by the most popular method (i.e.) by petitioning for the privilege of General Bankruptcy, a principle so popular at the present moment throughout the Union— A pressure of business has been sufficient excuse for not giving you earlier notice, although it could have been of no real use to you yet I wish you to understand our intentions to you and your Company, and why we have taken the course we have. You are aware Sir, in some measure of the embarrassments under which we have labored through the influence of Mobs and designing men, and the disadvantageous circumstances under which we have been compelled to contract debts in order to our existence both as Individuals and as a Society, and it is an account of this as well as a pressure on us for debts absolutely unjust, in themselves, that we have been compelled to resort to the course we have to make a general settlement and this we deferred till the last moment, hoping that something would turn in our favor, so that we might be saved the painful necessity of resorting to such measures to accomplish which, Justice demanded a very different course, from those who are justly our debtors but demanded in vain. We have been compelled to the course we have pursued and you are aware Sir, that all have to fare alike in such cases. But Sir, you have one, yea two things [p. 1330]
May 7 Jago de Cuba, the Cathedral, and several extensive buildings were prostrated. About ten thousand persons were killed at Cape Haytien. [HC 5:5]
8 May 1842 • Sunday
8 Sunday 8. Attended meeting at the and heard preach.
after meeting many persons were baptized, some in the font, others in the river—
Eighty persons killed and as many wounded, by an accident on the Paris and Versailles Railroad, the carriages being consumed by fire, & their passengers roasted alive.
9 May 1842 • Monday
9 Monday 9 spent the day with my family.
10 May 1842 • Tuesday
10 Tuesday 10 Transacted a variety of business at the , &c
By letter from Elder dated at , we learn that the work is progressing in the north of England, namely, Carlisle, Brampton, Burnstones, Alston and Newcastle upon Tyne where he has been laboring for a few weeks.
11 May 1842 • Wednesday
11 Wednesday 11. called with my at Brother s to examine a new cabinet for the ’s Office, also called at ’s— dictated several letters and other items of a business nature.
12 May 1842 • Thursday
12 Thursday 12. Dictated a letter to concerning certain difficulties or surmises which existed, and attended the meeting of the Female Relief Society, the house being filled to overflowing. there was a heavy thunder storm at the close of the meeting.
13 May 1842 • Friday
13 Friday 13. Received a letter from in reply to mine of yesterday. spent most of the day in my garden and with my family. Dictated the following letter to
Esqre. Dear Sir. I proceed without delay to give a hasty reply to yours of the 12th. ultimo just received my engagements will not admit of a lengthy detail of events and circumstances which have transpired to bring about that state of things which now exists in this place, as be[HC 5:6]fore you receive this you will probably be apprised of the failure of myself and brethren to execute our designs in paying off our contracts, or in other words, that we have been compelled to pay our debts by the most popular method (i.e.) by petitioning for the privilege of General Bankruptcy, a principle so popular at the present moment throughout the Union— A pressure of business has been sufficient excuse for not giving you earlier notice, although it could have been of no real use to you yet I wish you to understand our intentions to you and your Company, and why we have taken the course we have. You are aware Sir, in some measure of the embarrassments under which we have labored through the influence of Mobs and designing men, and the disadvantageous circumstances under which we have been compelled to contract debts in order to our existence both as Individuals and as a Society, and it is an account of this as well as a pressure on us for debts absolutely unjust, in themselves, that we have been compelled to resort to the course we have to make a general settlement and this we deferred till the last moment, hoping that something would turn in our favor, so that we might be saved the painful necessity of resorting to such measures to accomplish which, Justice demanded a very different course, from those who are justly our debtors but demanded in vain. We have been compelled to the course we have pursued and you are aware Sir, that all have to fare alike in such cases. But Sir, you have one, yea two things [p. 1330]
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