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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<June 17> are willing to bear.” This is the cry of the base and vile, the priest and the speculator, but the noble, the high minded, the patriotic, and the virtuous, breathe no such sentiments; neither will those who feel an interest in the welfare of the , for who does not know that to increase the population ten thousand a year with the most industrious people in the world, to pay thousands of dollars of taxes, to bring into the immense sums of gold and silver, from all countries; to establish the greatest manufacturing City in (which will be in a few years) and to create the best produce market in the West, is for the good and prosperity of the community at large, and of the State of in particular. As to the city ordinances, we have passed all such as we deemed necessary for the peace, welfare, and happiness of the Inhabitants, whether Jew or Greek, Mohammedan, Roman Catholic, Latter Day Saint, or any other; that they all worship God according to their own conscience, and enjoy the rights of American Freemen— June 17. 1842. .”
The above are plain matters of fact, that every one may become acquainted with by a reference to the or records, we might add that in regard to moral principles, there is no City either in this , or in the , that can compare with the City of ; you may live in our city for a month and not hear an oath sworn, you may be here as long and not see one person intoxicated, so notorious are we for sobriety, that at the time the Washington<ian> convention passed through our , a meeting was called for them; but they expressed themselves at a loss what to say, as there were no drunkards to speak to.<”>
18 June 1842 • Saturday
<18> <See addenda book page 71.> [HC 5:34]
21 June 1842 • Tuesday
< 21> <Tuesday 21. I attended a large assembly of the Saints at the near the and addressed then on the subject of Agriculture, Manufacture and Trade; and was followed by the Twelve, and others on the same subject.>
22 June 1842 • Wednesday
<22> Wednesday 22 was a special session of the City Council when was passed “An Ordinance repealing all ordinances and resolutions relative to the changing of the name of Streets” in the City of
23 June 1842 • Thursday
<23> Thursday 23, I published the following
“To the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints <and to all the Honorable part of the community. It becomes my duty to lay before the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints,> and the public generally, some important facts relative to the conduct and character of Dr. who has lately been expelled from the aforesaid Church; that the honorable part of community may be aware of his proceedings and be ready to treat him and regard him as he ought to be regarded, viz: as an imposter and base adulterer. It is a matter of notoriety that <the> said Dr. , became favorable to the doctrines taught by the Elders of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and located himself in the City of , about the month of August 1840, and soon after joined the Church. [HC 5:35] Soon after it was known that he had become a member of said Church, a communication was received at , from a person of respectable character, and residing in the vicinity where had lived. This letter cautioned us against him, setting forth that he was a very mean man, and had another wife, and two or three children in McConnellsville, Morgan County, Ohio; but knowing that it is no uncommon thing for good men to be evil spoken against, [p. 1342]
June 17 are willing to bear.” This is the cry of the base and vile, the priest and the speculator, but the noble, the high minded, the patriotic, and the virtuous, breathe no such sentiments; neither will those who feel an interest in the welfare of the , for who does not know that to increase the population ten thousand a year with the most industrious people in the world, to pay thousands of dollars of taxes, to bring into the immense sums of gold and silver, from all countries; to establish the greatest manufacturing City in (which will be in a few years) and to create the best produce market in the West, is for the good and prosperity of the community at large, and of the State of in particular. As to the city ordinances, we have passed all such as we deemed necessary for the peace, welfare, and happiness of the Inhabitants, whether Jew or Greek, Mohammedan, Roman Catholic, Latter Day Saint, or any other; that they all worship God according to their own conscience, and enjoy the rights of American Freemen— June 17. 1842. .”
The above are plain matters of fact, that every one may become acquainted with by a reference to the or records, we might add that in regard to moral principles, there is no City either in this , or in the , that can compare with the City of ; you may live in our city for a month and not hear an oath sworn, you may be here as long and not see one person intoxicated, so notorious are we for sobriety, that at the time the Washingtonian convention passed through our , a meeting was called for them; but they expressed themselves at a loss what to say, as there were no drunkards to speak to.”
18 June 1842 • Saturday
18 See addenda book page 71. [HC 5:34]
21 June 1842 • Tuesday
21 Tuesday 21. I attended a large assembly of the Saints at the near the and addressed then on the subject of Agriculture, Manufacture and Trade; and was followed by the Twelve, and others on the same subject.
22 June 1842 • Wednesday
22 Wednesday 22 was a special session of the City Council when was passed “An Ordinance repealing all ordinances and resolutions relative to the changing of the name of Streets” in the City of
23 June 1842 • Thursday
23 Thursday 23, I published the following
“To the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and to all the Honorable part of the community. It becomes my duty to lay before the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, and the public generally, some important facts relative to the conduct and character of Dr. who has lately been expelled from the aforesaid Church; that the honorable part of community may be aware of his proceedings and be ready to treat him and regard him as he ought to be regarded, viz: as an imposter and base adulterer. It is a matter of notoriety that the said Dr. , became favorable to the doctrines taught by the Elders of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and located himself in the City of , about the month of August 1840, and soon after joined the Church. [HC 5:35] Soon after it was known that he had become a member of said Church, a communication was received at , from a person of respectable character, and residing in the vicinity where had lived. This letter cautioned us against him, setting forth that he was a very mean man, and had another wife, and two or three children in McConnellsville, Morgan County, Ohio; but knowing that it is no uncommon thing for good men to be evil spoken against, [p. 1342]
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