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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<June 24> of the Church) that some of the Missourians were conspiring to come up to   and kidnap me, and not doubting but that it might be true I  consulted with upon the most proper course to be pursued  We concluded to write to you on the subject, and I requested him to do so.  I understand he has written to you but I know not in what manner; and  I should be very much pleased if you would write to me on receipt of this  giving me the contents of his communication. I have also heard that  you have entertained of late very unfavorable feelings towards us as a  people and especially so with regard to myself and that you have said  I ought to be shot &c If this be true I should be pleased to know from  yourself the reason of such hostile feelings, for I know of no cause which can  possibly exist that might produce such feelings in your breast. It is  rumored and strong evidence exists that and [David] and have posted bills in calling upon the people to hold  meetings and have themselves in readiness at a moments warning to  assemble and come here, and mob us out of the place and try to kidnap me  we know not as to the truth of this report but we have conversed with some  transient persons who had the report from a Gentleman who lately came  from there and had seen those hand bills posted in . In case of a  Mob coming upon us I wish to be informed by the what will be the  best course for us to pursue, and how he wishes us to act in regard to this Matter.  Joseph Smith Lieutt.General. Nauvoo Legion.”
There was a severe shock of an Earthquake at Antigua
25 June 1842 • Saturday
<25> Saturday 25 Transacted business with Brother Hunter, and Mr. Babbitt  and sat for a drawing of my profile to be placed on a lithograph of the Map  of the City of — Messrs. Stephens and Catherwood have succeeded in  collecting in the Interior of , a large amount of relics of the Nephites,  or the Ancient Inhabitants of , treated of in the Book of Mormon, which  have recently been landed in .
26 June 1842 • Sunday
<26> Sunday 26. President preached on the law of consecration,  and union of action in building up the and providing labor and food for the  poor, I attended meeting, and Council at my house at 6 o’clock P.M. present  , , , , , and . To take into consideration the situation of the  , and Lumbering business, and other subjects of importance to the Church;  after consultation thereon, the Brethren united in solemn prayer, that God would  make known his will concerning the , and that he would deliver his  anointed, his people from all the <evil> designs of , and the powers of the State  of , and of and the authorities of , and of all Presidents,  Governors, Judges, Legislators and all in authority, and of and all Mobs  and evil designing persons, so that his people might continue in peace and build up the  City of , and that his chosen might be blessed and live to Man’s appointed age,  and that their households, and the household of faith might continually be blessed with  the fostering care of heaven, and enjoy the good things of the Earth abundantly— adjourned [p. 1348]
June 24 of the Church) that some of the Missourians were conspiring to come up to and kidnap me, and not doubting but that it might be true I consulted with upon the most proper course to be pursued We concluded to write to you on the subject, and I requested him to do so. I understand he has written to you but I know not in what manner; and I should be very much pleased if you would write to me on receipt of this giving me the contents of his communication. I have also heard that you have entertained of late very unfavorable feelings towards us as a people and especially so with regard to myself and that you have said I ought to be shot &c If this be true I should be pleased to know from yourself the reason of such hostile feelings, for I know of no cause which can possibly exist that might produce such feelings in your breast. It is rumored and strong evidence exists that and [David] and have posted bills in calling upon the people to hold meetings and have themselves in readiness at a moments warning to assemble and come here, and mob us out of the place and try to kidnap me we know not as to the truth of this report but we have conversed with some transient persons who had the report from a Gentleman who lately came from there and had seen those hand bills posted in . In case of a Mob coming upon us I wish to be informed by the what will be the best course for us to pursue, and how he wishes us to act in regard to this Matter. Joseph Smith Lieutt.General. Nauvoo Legion.”
There was a severe shock of an Earthquake at Antigua
25 June 1842 • Saturday
25 Saturday 25 Transacted business with Brother Hunter, and Mr. Babbitt and sat for a drawing of my profile to be placed on a lithograph of the Map of the City of — Messrs. Stephens and Catherwood have succeeded in collecting in the Interior of , a large amount of relics of the Nephites, or the Ancient Inhabitants of , treated of in the Book of Mormon, which have recently been landed in .
26 June 1842 • Sunday
26 Sunday 26. President preached on the law of consecration, and union of action in building up the and providing labor and food for the poor, I attended meeting, and Council at my house at 6 o’clock P.M. present , , , , , and . To take into consideration the situation of the , and Lumbering business, and other subjects of importance to the Church; after consultation thereon, the Brethren united in solemn prayer, that God would make known his will concerning the , and that he would deliver his anointed, his people from all the evil designs of , and the powers of the State of , and of and the authorities of , and of all Presidents, Governors, Judges, Legislators and all in authority, and of and all Mobs and evil designing persons, so that his people might continue in peace and build up the City of , and that his chosen might be blessed and live to Man’s appointed age, and that their households, and the household of faith might continually be blessed with the fostering care of heaven, and enjoy the good things of the Earth abundantly— adjourned [p. 1348]
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