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

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17 July 1842 • Sunday
<July 17> Sunday morning 17. Attended meeting at the , was sick, and tarried at home, the remainder of the day.
18 July 1842 • Monday
<18> Monday 18. rode out to Brother Kearns, and the .
19 July 1842 • Tuesday
<19> Tuesday 19 Rode with , Henry Kearns and others to examine some Timber Land &c
20 July 1842 • Wednesday
<20> Wednesday 20
“State of Missouri, County of — This day personally appeared before me, , a justice of the peace within and for the County of , the subscriber , who being duly sworn, doth depose and say that on the night of the sixth day of May 1842 while setting in his dwelling in the town of in the County of Jackson, he was shot with intent to kill, and that his life was dispaired of for several days, and that he believes and has good to reason to believe from evidence and information now in his possession, that a Citizen or resident of the State of is the person who shot him on the night aforesaid, and the said Deponent hereby applies to the of the State of , to make a demand on the of the State of , to deliver the said to some person authorized to receive him and convey him to the aforesaid there to be delt with according to law— — Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th. day of July 1842. — J.P.”
“Afffidavit of the City Council— We the undersigned members of the City Council of the City of [HC 5:67] , testify that was not under duress at the time that he testified before the City Council May 19th. 1842 concerning Joseph Smith’s innocence, virtue, and pure teaching— His statements that he has lately made concerning this matter are false,— there was no excitement at the time, nor was he in any wise threatened, menaced, or intimidated, his appearance at the City Council was voluntary, he asked the privilege of speaking, which was granted, after speaking for some time on the affairs, Joseph Smith asked him if he knew any thing bad, concerning, his public or private character; he then delivered those statements contained in the testimony voluntarily, and of his own free will, and went of his own accord as free as any member of the Council— We do further testify that there is no such thing as a Danite Society in this nor any combination, other than the Masonic Lodge, of which we have any knowledge. , , , , , , , , , , , , . Subscribed and sworn to, by the persons whose names appear to the foregoing affidavit, this 20th. day of July. A. D. 1842; except , who subscribed and affirmed to the foregoing this day, before me, , Justice of the Peace, within and for , Illinois.”
22 July 1842 • Friday
<22> Friday 22. A special session of the City Council was called at 8 o’clock this morning, the presiding when the following Petition was written—
“To his Excellency. , Governor of the State of We the undersigned Citizens of the State of , having heard that many reports are in Circulation, prejudicial to the interests, happiness, peace, well being, [p. 1357]
17 July 1842 • Sunday
July 17 Sunday morning 17. Attended meeting at the , was sick, and tarried at home, the remainder of the day.
18 July 1842 • Monday
18 Monday 18. rode out to Brother Kearns, and the .
19 July 1842 • Tuesday
19 Tuesday 19 Rode with , Henry Kearns and others to examine some Timber Land &c
20 July 1842 • Wednesday
20 Wednesday 20
“State of Missouri, County of — This day personally appeared before me, , a justice of the peace within and for the County of , the subscriber , who being duly sworn, doth depose and say that on the night of the sixth day of May 1842 while setting in his dwelling in the town of in the County of Jackson, he was shot with intent to kill, and that his life was dispaired of for several days, and that he believes and has good to reason to believe from evidence and information now in his possession, that a Citizen or resident of the State of is the person who shot him on the night aforesaid, and the said Deponent hereby applies to the of the State of , to make a demand on the of the State of , to deliver the said to some person authorized to receive him and convey him to the aforesaid there to be delt with according to law— — Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th. day of July 1842. — J.P.”
“Afffidavit of the City Council— We the undersigned members of the City Council of the City of [HC 5:67] , testify that was not under duress at the time that he testified before the City Council May 19th. 1842 concerning Joseph Smith’s innocence, virtue, and pure teaching— His statements that he has lately made concerning this matter are false,— there was no excitement at the time, nor was he in any wise threatened, menaced, or intimidated, his appearance at the City Council was voluntary, he asked the privilege of speaking, which was granted, after speaking for some time on the affairs, Joseph Smith asked him if he knew any thing bad, concerning, his public or private character; he then delivered those statements contained in the testimony voluntarily, and of his own free will, and went of his own accord as free as any member of the Council— We do further testify that there is no such thing as a Danite Society in this nor any combination, other than the Masonic Lodge, of which we have any knowledge. , , , , , , , , , , , , . Subscribed and sworn to, by the persons whose names appear to the foregoing affidavit, this 20th. day of July. A. D. 1842; except , who subscribed and affirmed to the foregoing this day, before me, , Justice of the Peace, within and for , Illinois.”
22 July 1842 • Friday
22 Friday 22. A special session of the City Council was called at 8 o’clock this morning, the presiding when the following Petition was written—
“To his Excellency. , Governor of the State of We the undersigned Citizens of the State of , having heard that many reports are in Circulation, prejudicial to the interests, happiness, peace, well being, [p. 1357]
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