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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 2> I give the foregoing a place in my history for the gratification of the curious, and not for respect to Phrenology.
For the Wasp— To the Citizens of . As a people the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are found “more sinned against than sinning.” In political affairs we are ever ready to yield to our fellow Citizens of the equal participation in the selection of candidates for office— we have been disappointed in our hopes of being met with the same disposition on the part of some of the old Citizens of the — they indeed seem to manifest a spirit of intollerance and exclusion incompatible with the liberal doctrines of true republicanism. At the late Anti-Mormon convention, a complete set of candidates, [HC 5:55] pledged to a man to receive no support from, and to yield no quarters to, Mormons, are commended to all the Citizens of this for their sufferages! As a portion of said Citizens of we embrace the opportunity to decline this ticket for the want of reciprocity in its terms, and honesty and intelligence in the character of some of its candidates— If the old Citizens of the are still desirous of equal participations with us in the choice of candidates, we are ready to cooperate with them. If Independent Gentlemen will announce themselves, and possess the requisite qualities, capacity and integrity, they will receive the <united> support of our people in the — The time for holding a convention seems to have already gone by— there is time enough for the friends of justice and fair play to elect a ticket, to be announced in the independent manner we have suggested. Let the gentlemen who have the courage to oppose the spirit of dictation which governed the Anti-Mormon Convention candidates, show themselves, and we will exercise enough, on the terms proposed in this article, to ensure complete success— Joseph Smith.
3 July 1842 • Sunday
<3> Sunday 3 This morning I preached at the to <about 8000> <about 8000> people the subject matter of my discourse was from the Prophet Daniel’s saying that “in the last days the God of Heaven would set up a Kingdom” &c in the <afternoon> heard brother preach at the .
“The Steamer “Edna” collapsed her flues at the mouth of the more than 60 persons were badly scalded”. A proof among many similar, that the Waters of the West are cursed, as saith the Lord in a Revelation.
4 July 1842 • Monday
<4> Monday 4.
“The Legion appeared on parade under command of Brigadier General , ranking Officer of the line. Lieutenant General Smith reviewed the Legion at 11. A.M. and continued in command through the day, which was some what unpleasant, yet an immense number of Spectators were present, including the passengers of 3 Steamers from the neighboring Cities and Villages. [HC 5:56] At the close of the day General Smith expressed his entire satisfaction in an animated speech, in which he illustrated the design of the organization of the Legion, viz, to yield obedience, to the institutions of our , and protect the Saints from Mobs, after which leave was given for strangers to address the Legion, when of , [p. 1354]
July 2 I give the foregoing a place in my history for the gratification of the curious, and not for respect to Phrenology.
For the Wasp— To the Citizens of . As a people the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are found “more sinned against than sinning.” In political affairs we are ever ready to yield to our fellow Citizens of the equal participation in the selection of candidates for office— we have been disappointed in our hopes of being met with the same disposition on the part of some of the old Citizens of the — they indeed seem to manifest a spirit of intollerance and exclusion incompatible with the liberal doctrines of true republicanism. At the late Anti-Mormon convention, a complete set of candidates, [HC 5:55] pledged to a man to receive no support from, and to yield no quarters to, Mormons, are commended to all the Citizens of this for their sufferages! As a portion of said Citizens of we embrace the opportunity to decline this ticket for the want of reciprocity in its terms, and honesty and intelligence in the character of some of its candidates— If the old Citizens of the are still desirous of equal participations with us in the choice of candidates, we are ready to cooperate with them. If Independent Gentlemen will announce themselves, and possess the requisite qualities, capacity and integrity, they will receive the united support of our people in the — The time for holding a convention seems to have already gone by— there is time enough for the friends of justice and fair play to elect a ticket, to be announced in the independent manner we have suggested. Let the gentlemen who have the courage to oppose the spirit of dictation which governed the Anti-Mormon Convention candidates, show themselves, and we will exercise enough, on the terms proposed in this article, to ensure complete success— Joseph Smith.
3 July 1842 • Sunday
3 Sunday 3 This morning I preached at the to about 8000 people the subject matter of my discourse was from the Prophet Daniel’s saying that “in the last days the God of Heaven would set up a Kingdom” &c in the afternoon heard brother preach at the .
“The Steamer “Edna” collapsed her flues at the mouth of the more than 60 persons were badly scalded”. A proof among many similar, that the Waters of the West are cursed, as saith the Lord in a Revelation.
4 July 1842 • Monday
4 Monday 4.
“The Legion appeared on parade under command of Brigadier General , ranking Officer of the line. Lieutenant General Smith reviewed the Legion at 11. A.M. and continued in command through the day, which was some what unpleasant, yet an immense number of Spectators were present, including the passengers of 3 Steamers from the neighboring Cities and Villages. [HC 5:56] At the close of the day General Smith expressed his entire satisfaction in an animated speech, in which he illustrated the design of the organization of the Legion, viz, to yield obedience, to the institutions of our , and protect the Saints from Mobs, after which leave was given for strangers to address the Legion, when of , [p. 1354]
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