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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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23 May 1842 • Monday
<May 23> Monday 23.
I called a Special Session of the City Council at which was elected Coroner of the City of .
24 May 1842 • Tuesday
<24> Tuesday 24. was cut off from the Church. by the High Council for unchaste and unvirtuous conduct towards certain Females, and for teaching it was right, if kept secret &c. — — — — — — <He> was <also> put under $200 bonds to keep the peace on my complaint against him for slander before Justice of <the> Peace.
25 May 1842 • Wednesday
<25> Wednesday 25 I spent in Counselling the Bishops, and assisting them to expose iniquity. Notice was this day given to — <that> the first Presidency, Twelve, and Bishops had withdrawn fellowship from him and were about to publish him in the paper, but on his humbling himself, and begging we would spare him from the paper for his Mother’s sake, the notice was withdrawn from the paper.
26 May 1842 • Thursday
<26> Thursday 26. This fore noon I attended a meeting of near a hundred of the brethren in the Lodge Room to whom acknowledged his wicked and licentious conduct towards certain females in , and that he was worthy of the severest of chastisements, and cried like a [HC 5:18] child, and begged that he might be spared in any possible way, so deep was his apparent sense of his guilt and unfitness for respectable society, so deeply did he feign, or really feel contrition for the moment that he was forgiven, still, I plead for mercy for him— at 1 P.M. I attended a large and respectable meeting of the Citizens of near the , and addressed them on the principles of Government at considerable length, shewing that I did not intend to vote the Whig or Democratic Ticket as such, but would go for those who would support good order &c. The meeting nominated Candidates for Senate, Representatives and other officers, and expressed their entire disapprobation of the Whig relative to my being concerned against .
<See addenda Book page 71.> [HC 5:19] [HC 5:20]
27 May 1842 • Friday
<27> Friday 27. Had an attack of a bilious nature, staid at home, took some Medicine
28 May 1842 • Saturday
<28> Saturday 28. Convalescent, walked to the with , transacted some business in the . at 8 in the evening called at the , with the night Watch to see the Wasp—
Violent shocks of Earthquakes were experienced in Greece about this time.
The High Council were in Session as they had been from day to day through the week, investigating charges against various individuals for unvirtuous crimes, committed through the teachings <and influence> of , several were cut off, and some were forgiven on confession.
29–31 May 1842 • Sunday–Tuesday
<29> Sunday 29. I was at home, and about the engaged in counseling the brethren &c <and also> on Monday and Tuesday the 30th. and 31st.
1 June 1842 • Wednesday
<June 1> Wednesday June 1. 1842 I attended a political meeting in the , for the nomination of County Officers, for the at large, in which I concurred, with the exception of the Candidate for the Sheriffalty and spoke in favor of the proceedings—
<A General Conference <was> held in the Corn Exchange, , England, Elder presiding— at which 16 Conferences were represented, comprising 7514 members, 220 Elders, 421 Priests, and 110 Teachers—>
2 June 1842 • Thursday
<2> Thursday 2. Rode out with Brother Bowen and my and sold Lot 1 in Block 143. <The State of repudiated its debt of $2,350,000> [p. 1338]
23 May 1842 • Monday
May 23 Monday 23.
I called a Special Session of the City Council at which was elected Coroner of the City of .
24 May 1842 • Tuesday
24 Tuesday 24. was cut off from the Church. by the High Council for unchaste and unvirtuous conduct towards certain Females, and for teaching it was right, if kept secret &c. — — — — — — He was also put under $200 bonds to keep the peace on my complaint against him for slander before Justice of the Peace.
25 May 1842 • Wednesday
25 Wednesday 25 I spent in Counselling the Bishops, and assisting them to expose iniquity. Notice was this day given to — that the first Presidency, Twelve, and Bishops had withdrawn fellowship from him and were about to publish him in the paper, but on his humbling himself, and begging we would spare him from the paper for his Mother’s sake, the notice was withdrawn from the paper.
26 May 1842 • Thursday
26 Thursday 26. This fore noon I attended a meeting of near a hundred of the brethren in the Lodge Room to whom acknowledged his wicked and licentious conduct towards certain females in , and that he was worthy of the severest of chastisements, and cried like a [HC 5:18] child, and begged that he might be spared in any possible way, so deep was his apparent sense of his guilt and unfitness for respectable society, so deeply did he feign, or really feel contrition for the moment that he was forgiven, still, I plead for mercy for him— at 1 P.M. I attended a large and respectable meeting of the Citizens of near the , and addressed them on the principles of Government at considerable length, shewing that I did not intend to vote the Whig or Democratic Ticket as such, but would go for those who would support good order &c. The meeting nominated Candidates for Senate, Representatives and other officers, and expressed their entire disapprobation of the Whig relative to my being concerned against .
See addenda Book page 71. [HC 5:19] [HC 5:20]
27 May 1842 • Friday
27 Friday 27. Had an attack of a bilious nature, staid at home, took some Medicine
28 May 1842 • Saturday
28 Saturday 28. Convalescent, walked to the with , transacted some business in the . at 8 in the evening called at the , with the night Watch to see the Wasp—
Violent shocks of Earthquakes were experienced in Greece about this time.
The High Council were in Session as they had been from day to day through the week, investigating charges against various individuals for unvirtuous crimes, committed through the teachings and influence of , several were cut off, and some were forgiven on confession.
29–31 May 1842 • Sunday–Tuesday
29 Sunday 29. I was at home, and about the engaged in counseling the brethren &c and also on Monday and Tuesday the 30th. and 31st.
1 June 1842 • Wednesday
June 1 Wednesday June 1. 1842 I attended a political meeting in the , for the nomination of County Officers, for the at large, in which I concurred, with the exception of the Candidate for the Sheriffalty and spoke in favor of the proceedings—
A General Conference was held in the Corn Exchange, , England, Elder presiding— at which 16 Conferences were represented, comprising 7514 members, 220 Elders, 421 Priests, and 110 Teachers—
2 June 1842 • Thursday
2 Thursday 2. Rode out with Brother Bowen and my and sold Lot 1 in Block 143. The State of repudiated its debt of $2,350,000 [p. 1338]
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