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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 27> it my imperative duty to promptly take measures to suppress and repel any invasion by violence, of the people’s rights, I nevertheless think that it is not my province to interpose my official authority gratuitously when no such exigency exists. From the late disclosures, as made by it is not strange that the apprehensions of the Citizens of are excited, but so far as I can learn, from the expression of public opinion, the excitement is confined to the Mormons themselves, and only extends to the community at large as a matter of curiosity and wonder— Very respectfully— your obt. servant— — To Genl. Joseph Smith Jr..”
<Elder started for to procure printing paper for the Times and Seasons.>
30 July 1842 • Saturday
<30> Saturday 30 I wrote
, Governor of the State of July 30. 1842— Esteemed Sir— Your favor of the 27th. inst, per Brevet Major General is before me. I cannot let this opportunity pass without tendering to you my warmest thanks for the friendly treatment my as well as those with her received at your hands during the late visit, and also for the friendly feelings breathed forth in your letter— Your may be assured that they are duly appreciated by me, and shall ever be reciprocated— I am perfectly satisfied with regard to the subject under consideration, and with your remarks. I shall consider myself and our Citizens secure from harm under the broad canopy of the Law under your administration, We look to you for protection in the event of any violence being used towards us knowing that our innocence with regard to all the accusations in circulation will be duly evidenced before an enlightened public. Any service we can do the at any time will be cheerfully done, for our ambition is to be serviceable to our . With sentiments of respect and esteem I remain your humble servant Joseph Smith.”
My ’s Nephew , who had gone out on [HC 5:83] a preaching Mission wrote us this day, from , see Times and Seasons 891. and 892.
31 July 1842 • Sunday
<31> Sunday 31. In Council with Bishops and , , &c concerning Bishop ’s sickness. has been sick about a week, and this morning he began to sink very fast until 12 o’clock when death put a period to his sufferings.
The High Priests Quorum met in Council and instructed their Clerk to publish in the Times and Seasons that it is the duty of the High Priests to have their names enrolled on the records of the Quorum when they arrive at — The Members were required to state whether they had any hardness with the brethren, kept the Word of Wisdom, had family prayer &c— when they spoke in turns.[9 lines blank] [p. 1361]
July 27 it my imperative duty to promptly take measures to suppress and repel any invasion by violence, of the people’s rights, I nevertheless think that it is not my province to interpose my official authority gratuitously when no such exigency exists. From the late disclosures, as made by it is not strange that the apprehensions of the Citizens of are excited, but so far as I can learn, from the expression of public opinion, the excitement is confined to the Mormons themselves, and only extends to the community at large as a matter of curiosity and wonder— Very respectfully— your obt. servant— — To Genl. Joseph Smith Jr..”
Elder started for to procure printing paper for the Times and Seasons.
30 July 1842 • Saturday
30 Saturday 30 I wrote
, Governor of the State of July 30. 1842— Esteemed Sir— Your favor of the 27th. inst, per Brevet Major General is before me. I cannot let this opportunity pass without tendering to you my warmest thanks for the friendly treatment my as well as those with her received at your hands during the late visit, and also for the friendly feelings breathed forth in your letter— Your may be assured that they are duly appreciated by me, and shall ever be reciprocated— I am perfectly satisfied with regard to the subject under consideration, and with your remarks. I shall consider myself and our Citizens secure from harm under the broad canopy of the Law under your administration, We look to you for protection in the event of any violence being used towards us knowing that our innocence with regard to all the accusations in circulation will be duly evidenced before an enlightened public. Any service we can do the at any time will be cheerfully done, for our ambition is to be serviceable to our . With sentiments of respect and esteem I remain your humble servant Joseph Smith.”
My ’s Nephew , who had gone out on [HC 5:83] a preaching Mission wrote us this day, from , see Times and Seasons 891. and 892.
31 July 1842 • Sunday
31 Sunday 31. In Council with Bishops and , , &c concerning Bishop ’s sickness. has been sick about a week, and this morning he began to sink very fast until 12 o’clock when death put a period to his sufferings.
The High Priests Quorum met in Council and instructed their Clerk to publish in the Times and Seasons that it is the duty of the High Priests to have their names enrolled on the records of the Quorum when they arrive at — The Members were required to state whether they had any hardness with the brethren, kept the Word of Wisdom, had family prayer &c— when they spoke in turns.[9 lines blank] [p. 1361]
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