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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<May 13> to comfort you, our faith in intention and good feeling remain the same to all our creditors, and to none more than yourself— And secondly there is property sufficient in the Inventory to pay every debt and some to spare, according to the testimony of our Solicitors, and the good judgment of others, and if the Court will allow us some one for Assignee who will do justice to the cause we confidently believe that yourself and all others will get their compensation in full and we have enough left, for one loaf more for each of our families. Yes and I have no doubt you will yet, and in a short time be enabled to have your pay in full in the way I have before proposed or some other equally advantageous; but money is out of sight, it might as well be out of mind, for it cannot be had. Rest assured, Dear Sir, that no influence or exertion I can yet render shall be wanting to give you satisfaction and liquidate your claims, but for a little season you are aware that all proceedings are staid, but I will seek the earliest moment to acquaint you with any thing new on this matter
I remain Sir, with sentiments of respect Your friend and well wisher Joseph Smith” [HC 5:7]
In the evening I walked with to the Post office, and had an interview with concerning certain evil reports, put in circulation by , about some of ’s family, and others, much apparent satisfaction was manifested at the conversation by , and returned with me to my house.
14 May 1842 • Saturday
<14> Saturday 14 I attended City Council in the morning and advocated strongly the necessity of some active measures being taken to suppress houses, and acts of infamy in the ; for the protection of the innocent and virtuous and good of public morals, shewing clearly that there were certain characters in the place who were disposed to corrupt the morals and chastity of our Citizens, and that houses of infamy did exist, upon which a City Ordinance concerning Brothels and disorderly characters was passed to prohibit such things, and published in this day’s Wasp. I also spoke largely for the repeal of the Ordinance of the City licencing Merchants, Hawkers, Taverns, and Ordinaries, desiring that this might be a free people, and enjoy equal rights and privileges and the Ordinances were repealed. Brother arrived from — after Council I worked in my garden walked out in the and borrowed two Sovereigns to make a payment.
It was — — reported in that of had been shot.
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I granted the petition of J. B. Nicholson and about Seventy other members of the Church in , for the organization of a branch of the Church, in the north part of the , dated April 22 and my doings were sanctioned by the 12 who at the same time silenced [HC 5:8] Elder , for not following Counsel. [p. 1331]
May 13 to comfort you, our faith in intention and good feeling remain the same to all our creditors, and to none more than yourself— And secondly there is property sufficient in the Inventory to pay every debt and some to spare, according to the testimony of our Solicitors, and the good judgment of others, and if the Court will allow us some one for Assignee who will do justice to the cause we confidently believe that yourself and all others will get their compensation in full and we have enough left, for one loaf more for each of our families. Yes and I have no doubt you will yet, and in a short time be enabled to have your pay in full in the way I have before proposed or some other equally advantageous; but money is out of sight, it might as well be out of mind, for it cannot be had. Rest assured, Dear Sir, that no influence or exertion I can yet render shall be wanting to give you satisfaction and liquidate your claims, but for a little season you are aware that all proceedings are staid, but I will seek the earliest moment to acquaint you with any thing new on this matter
I remain Sir, with sentiments of respect Your friend and well wisher Joseph Smith” [HC 5:7]
In the evening I walked with to the Post office, and had an interview with concerning certain evil reports, put in circulation by , about some of ’s family, and others, much apparent satisfaction was manifested at the conversation by , and returned with me to my house.
14 May 1842 • Saturday
14 Saturday 14 I attended City Council in the morning and advocated strongly the necessity of some active measures being taken to suppress houses, and acts of infamy in the ; for the protection of the innocent and virtuous and good of public morals, shewing clearly that there were certain characters in the place who were disposed to corrupt the morals and chastity of our Citizens, and that houses of infamy did exist, upon which a City Ordinance concerning Brothels and disorderly characters was passed to prohibit such things, and published in this day’s Wasp. I also spoke largely for the repeal of the Ordinance of the City licencing Merchants, Hawkers, Taverns, and Ordinaries, desiring that this might be a free people, and enjoy equal rights and privileges and the Ordinances were repealed. Brother arrived from — after Council I worked in my garden walked out in the and borrowed two Sovereigns to make a payment.
It was — — reported in that of had been shot.
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I granted the petition of J. B. Nicholson and about Seventy other members of the Church in , for the organization of a branch of the Church, in the north part of the , dated April 22 and my doings were sanctioned by the 12 who at the same time silenced [HC 5:8] Elder , for not following Counsel. [p. 1331]
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