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

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3 June 1842 • Friday

<June 3> Friday 3. In the forenoon I rode out in the and sold to Brother Harmer  Lot 1, in Block 123 and in the <afternoon> rode to Brother s on horse back  accompanied by and others.

4 June 1842 • Saturday

<4> Saturday 4. At the in the morning, and heard letters read from  , Dr. King and Mr. Helme concerning ’s expulsion  from the Masonic Lodge in . <In the afternoon> paid E. B. Nourn 505 dollars for land  bought of , and settled with the heirs of at  my house assisted by and my .

5 June 1842 • Sunday

<5> Sunday 5. I preached this <morning> to a large congregation. The subject  matter of my discourse was drawn from the 32nd. and 33rd. chapters of Ezekiel  wherein it was shown that Old Pharaoh was comforted and greatly rejoiced,  that he was honored as a kind of King Devil over those uncircumcised  nations, that go down to hell, for rejecting the word of the Lord, withstanding  his mighty miracles, and fighting the Saints:— The whole exhibited as  a pattern to this generation, and the nations now rolling in splendor  over the Globe, if they do not repent, that they shall go down to the pit also,  and be rejoiced over, and ruled over by old Pharaoh, King Devil of  mobocrats, miracle rejecters, saint killers, hypocritical priests, and all  other fit subjects to fester in their own infamy.

6 June 1842 • Monday

<6.> Monday 6. I rode on the Prairie, to view some land accompanied  by Brother Yearsley and my , dined at ’s and returned home:  <when I approved of a series of resolutions passed by a Court Martial of the Nauvoo Legion.>

7 June 1842 • Tuesday

<7> Tuesday 7. Sold David D. Yearsley a Quarter Section of Land. Quite a  Snow Storm is reported in many parts of the New England <and> Middle States.

8 June 1842 • Wednesday

<8> Wednesday 8. I was about home— sent to on  business; on his return old Charley while on a Gallop, struck his knees  and breast instead of his feet, fell in the Street and rolled over in an  instant and the narrowly escaped with his life. It was a trick  of the Devil to kill my . Similar attacks have been made on  myself, of late, and Satan is seeking our destruction on every hand.

9 June 1842 • Thursday

<9> Thursday 9. at home and about the neighborhood, attending to domestic  affairs, and the business of the Church.
<See Addenda Book page 73.>

10 June 1842 • Friday

<10> Friday 10. went to Brother Hibbard’s with my , to purchase some land.

11 June 1842 • Saturday

<11> Saturday 11. Presided in City Council. Council resolved to publish the  City Charter, Ordinances of the City Council, and Nauvoo Legion, before the  first day of next July. Also resolved that the bond given by  binding him to make a Deed for the land purchased of him for a burying  Ground, for the use of the , be put on record in the , for the Registry  of Deeds in the City of .
Riots and Mobs are multiplying in the Land.

12 June 1842 • Sunday

<12> Sunday 12. Mostly at home, called at the for some papers.

13 June 1842 • Monday

<13> Monday 13 Attended a general Council in the lodge room to devise ways  and means to furnish the poor with labor. Many of the English Saints have  gathered to most of whom are unacquainted with any kind of labor  except spinning weaving &c and having no factories in this place, they are [p. 1339]

3 June 1842 • Friday

June 3 Friday 3. In the forenoon I rode out in the and sold to Brother Harmer Lot 1, in Block 123 and in the afternoon rode to Brother s on horse back accompanied by and others.

4 June 1842 • Saturday

4 Saturday 4. At the in the morning, and heard letters read from , Dr. King and Mr. Helme concerning ’s expulsion from the Masonic Lodge in . In the afternoon paid E. B. Nourn 505 dollars for land bought of , and settled with the heirs of at my house assisted by and my .

5 June 1842 • Sunday

5 Sunday 5. I preached this morning to a large congregation. The subject matter of my discourse was drawn from the 32nd. and 33rd. chapters of Ezekiel wherein it was shown that Old Pharaoh was comforted and greatly rejoiced, that he was honored as a kind of King Devil over those uncircumcised nations, that go down to hell, for rejecting the word of the Lord, withstanding his mighty miracles, and fighting the Saints:— The whole exhibited as a pattern to this generation, and the nations now rolling in splendor over the Globe, if they do not repent, that they shall go down to the pit also, and be rejoiced over, and ruled over by old Pharaoh, King Devil of mobocrats, miracle rejecters, saint killers, hypocritical priests, and all other fit subjects to fester in their own infamy.

6 June 1842 • Monday

6. Monday 6. I rode on the Prairie, to view some land accompanied by Brother Yearsley and my , dined at ’s and returned home: when I approved of a series of resolutions passed by a Court Martial of the Nauvoo Legion.

7 June 1842 • Tuesday

7 Tuesday 7. Sold David D. Yearsley a Quarter Section of Land. Quite a Snow Storm is reported in many parts of the New England and Middle States.

8 June 1842 • Wednesday

8 Wednesday 8. I was about home— sent to on business; on his return old Charley while on a Gallop, struck his knees and breast instead of his feet, fell in the Street and rolled over in an instant and the narrowly escaped with his life. It was a trick of the Devil to kill my . Similar attacks have been made on myself, of late, and Satan is seeking our destruction on every hand.

9 June 1842 • Thursday

9 Thursday 9. at home and about the neighborhood, attending to domestic affairs, and the business of the Church.
See Addenda Book page 73.

10 June 1842 • Friday

10 Friday 10. went to Brother Hibbard’s with my , to purchase some land.

11 June 1842 • Saturday

11 Saturday 11. Presided in City Council. Council resolved to publish the City Charter, Ordinances of the City Council, and Nauvoo Legion, before the first day of next July. Also resolved that the bond given by binding him to make a Deed for the land purchased of him for a burying Ground, for the use of the , be put on record in the , for the Registry of Deeds in the City of .
Riots and Mobs are multiplying in the Land.

12 June 1842 • Sunday

12 Sunday 12. Mostly at home, called at the for some papers.

13 June 1842 • Monday

13 Monday 13 Attended a general Council in the lodge room to devise ways and means to furnish the poor with labor. Many of the English Saints have gathered to most of whom are unacquainted with any kind of labor except spinning weaving &c and having no factories in this place, they are [p. 1339]
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