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

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  • Historical Introduction
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12 February 1839 • Tuesday

<February 12  Applications for  Assistance> Tuesday 12. The Committee sent a delegation to Sister Music, to ascertain her necessities  Daniel Shearer and Erastus Bingham went, applications for assistance were made from  Sister Morgan, L. Gardner, Jeremiah Mackley’s family, Brother Forbush, Echoed Cheney,  T. D. Tyler, D. Mc Arthur &c

13 February 1839 • Wednesday

<13> Wednesday 13. “Voted that be appointed to superintend the management of the  teams, provided for removing the poor, and see that they are fixed for the Journey”

14 February 1839 • Thursday

<14   &    left > Thursday 14 The persecution was so bitter against Elder (on whom  devolved the Presidency of the Twelve, by age, having apostatized)  and his life was so diligently sought for, that he was compelled to flee, and he  left on this day for — My Brother , had carried  a petition to the Mob, to get assistance to help our ’s Family out of ,  I know not how much he obtained, but my and , started this day  for with an Ox team.
The Committee discussed the propriety of paying the debts in   was requested to call on Lawyer Barnet who was in Town, and  make arrangements concerning the matter— A Letter of Attorney was drawn up  for the brethren who felt willing to dispose of their real Estate, to discharge their debts.  to sign, appointing their Attorney for that purpose— This was not  exactly according to the minds of the Committee, for they only directed to  confer with the person above named, for the purpose of obtaining information  without reference to his being appointed an attorney for that purpose, independent  of any other person or persons.

15 February 1839 • Friday

<15   arrived  opposite .> Friday 15. My family arrived at the opposite , after a Journey of  almost insupportable hardships, and returned immediately to  

18 February 1839 • Monday

<18  ’s order to  restore arms> Monday 18.
“Executive Department, City of Jefferson Feb. 18. 1839. To Col. Wiley C.  Williams, aid to the . Sir:— you will take measures, as soon  as practicable, to cause the arms, surrendered by the Mormons, to be delivered to  the proper owners, upon their producing satisfactory evidence of their claims. If, in  any case, you think an improper use would be made of them, you can retain  such, using a sound discretion in the matter. You will call upon Captain  Pollard or any other person who may have arms in possession, and take charge of  them, and this will be your authority for so doing. I am respectfully, your  obedient servant— .”
Little benefit could have resulted  from this order, even if it had been promptly executed, as many of the brethren  who owned the arms, had left the , and it would be very difficult to decide  what would be “satisfactory evidence” of claims.

19 February 1839 • Tuesday

<19  Committee> Tuesday 19. The Committee appointed Charles Bird
” to visit the several parts  of the , and Wm. Huntington the Town of , to ascertain the number  of families, that would have to be assisted in removing, and solicit means from  those who are able to do so, for the assistance of the needy, and make report as soon  as possible”

21 February 1839 • Thursday

<21    arrived at > Thursday 21 arrived at , and in the evening the Committee were  in Council, Elders [Erastus] Bingham, , and [Daniel] Shearer, were appointed to sell [p. 885]

12 February 1839 • Tuesday

February 12 Applications for Assistance Tuesday 12. The Committee sent a delegation to Sister Music, to ascertain her necessities Daniel Shearer and Erastus Bingham went, applications for assistance were made from Sister Morgan, L. Gardner, Jeremiah Mackley’s family, Brother Forbush, Echoed Cheney, T. D. Tyler, D. Mc Arthur &c

13 February 1839 • Wednesday

13 Wednesday 13. “Voted that be appointed to superintend the management of the teams, provided for removing the poor, and see that they are fixed for the Journey”

14 February 1839 • Thursday

14 & left Thursday 14 The persecution was so bitter against Elder (on whom devolved the Presidency of the Twelve, by age, having apostatized) and his life was so diligently sought for, that he was compelled to flee, and he left on this day for — My Brother , had carried a petition to the Mob, to get assistance to help our ’s Family out of , I know not how much he obtained, but my and , started this day for with an Ox team.
The Committee discussed the propriety of paying the debts in was requested to call on Lawyer Barnet who was in Town, and make arrangements concerning the matter— A Letter of Attorney was drawn up for the brethren who felt willing to dispose of their real Estate, to discharge their debts. to sign, appointing their Attorney for that purpose— This was not exactly according to the minds of the Committee, for they only directed to confer with the person above named, for the purpose of obtaining information without reference to his being appointed an attorney for that purpose, independent of any other person or persons.

15 February 1839 • Friday

15 arrived opposite . Friday 15. My family arrived at the opposite , after a Journey of almost insupportable hardships, and returned immediately to

18 February 1839 • Monday

18 ’s order to restore arms Monday 18.
“Executive Department, City of Jefferson Feb. 18. 1839. To Col. Wiley C. Williams, aid to the . Sir:— you will take measures, as soon as practicable, to cause the arms, surrendered by the Mormons, to be delivered to the proper owners, upon their producing satisfactory evidence of their claims. If, in any case, you think an improper use would be made of them, you can retain such, using a sound discretion in the matter. You will call upon Captain Pollard or any other person who may have arms in possession, and take charge of them, and this will be your authority for so doing. I am respectfully, your obedient servant— .”
Little benefit could have resulted from this order, even if it had been promptly executed, as many of the brethren who owned the arms, had left the , and it would be very difficult to decide what would be “satisfactory evidence” of claims.

19 February 1839 • Tuesday

19 Committee Tuesday 19. The Committee appointed Charles Bird
” to visit the several parts of the , and Wm. Huntington the Town of , to ascertain the number of families, that would have to be assisted in removing, and solicit means from those who are able to do so, for the assistance of the needy, and make report as soon as possible”

21 February 1839 • Thursday

21 arrived at Thursday 21 arrived at , and in the evening the Committee were in Council, Elders Erastus Bingham, , and [Daniel] Shearer, were appointed to sell [p. 885]
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