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

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<March 6    Letter to Joseph> ’s Children and Mother Grinolds are living at present with ; they are all  well, Mary [Fielding Smith] has not got her health yet, but I think it increases slowly. She lives in  the house with old Father Dixon, likewise and family; they are probably  a half mile from ’s; we are trying to get a house, and to get the family together,  we shall do the best we can for them, and that which we consider to be most in  accordance with ’s feelings. and stood their journey remarkably,  they are in tolerable health, ’s has been sick ever since they arrived.  has removed 40 miles from here, but is here now, and says he is anxious to have you  liberated, and see you enjoy liberty once more, My family is well, my health  has not been good for about two weeks, and for two or three days the toothache has  been my tormentor— It all originated with a severe cold. Dear Brethren  we just heard that the says, that he is a going to set you all at liberty; I hope  its true, other letters that you will probably receive, will give you information concerning  the warm feeling of the people here towards us, after writing these hurried lines in  misery, I close by leaving the Blessings of God with you, and praying for your health,  prosperity and restitution to liberty. This from a true friend and brother—  .”
& Joseph, I should have called down to to have seen you, had  it not have been for the multiplicity of business that was on my hands & again  I thought perhaps that the people might think that the Mormons would rise up,  to liberate you; consequently too many going to see you might make it worse  for you; but we all long to see you, and have you come out of that lonesome place—  I hope you will be permitted to come to your families before long, do not worry  about them, for they will be taken care of; all we can do, will be done, further  than this we can only wish, hope, desire and pray for your deliverance.—  ” To J. Smith Jr. & .
8 March 1839 • Friday
<8.  Committee in  > “Friday 8. The Committee met at ’s, W[illiam] Huntington in the Chair,  made a report of his journey, to , and said that President Joseph Smith Jr.  counselled to sell all the Land in , and all other Lands in the whatsoever—  Resolved that the names of those of the brethren who have subscribed to our Covenant  and have done nothing be sought for, and a record made of them, that they may  be had in remembrance. Resolved that an extra exertion be made to procure  money for removing the poor, by visiting those who have money, and laying the  necessities of the Committee, in their business of removing the poor out of the  before them, and solicit their assistance. Voted that the Clerk write a letter to  , laying before him the advice of President Joseph Smith Jr., concerning  selling the Lands and requesting a power of Attorney to sell them.”
9 March 1839 • Saturday
< 9.  Committee  in > Saturday 9.
“At a meeting held at the Committee Room in the City of , Illinois,  at Two o clock P. M. on the 9th. March 1839, pursuant to previous appointment  It was moved by , & Seconded that be called to the Chair  & he was unanimously appointed— was then appointed Clerk by vote—   spoke as to the members of the Committee being absent who had called  the meeting, and proposed that other business be proceeded in, in the mean time, and left  it to the to decide on the propriety thereof, To which the assented. [p. 893]
March 6 Letter to Joseph ’s Children and Mother Grinolds are living at present with ; they are all well, Mary Fielding Smith has not got her health yet, but I think it increases slowly. She lives in the house with old Father Dixon, likewise and family; they are probably a half mile from ’s; we are trying to get a house, and to get the family together, we shall do the best we can for them, and that which we consider to be most in accordance with ’s feelings. and stood their journey remarkably, they are in tolerable health, ’s has been sick ever since they arrived. has removed 40 miles from here, but is here now, and says he is anxious to have you liberated, and see you enjoy liberty once more, My family is well, my health has not been good for about two weeks, and for two or three days the toothache has been my tormentor— It all originated with a severe cold. Dear Brethren we just heard that the says, that he is a going to set you all at liberty; I hope its true, other letters that you will probably receive, will give you information concerning the warm feeling of the people here towards us, after writing these hurried lines in misery, I close by leaving the Blessings of God with you, and praying for your health, prosperity and restitution to liberty. This from a true friend and brother— .”
& Joseph, I should have called down to to have seen you, had it not have been for the multiplicity of business that was on my hands & again I thought perhaps that the people might think that the Mormons would rise up, to liberate you; consequently too many going to see you might make it worse for you; but we all long to see you, and have you come out of that lonesome place— I hope you will be permitted to come to your families before long, do not worry about them, for they will be taken care of; all we can do, will be done, further than this we can only wish, hope, desire and pray for your deliverance.— ” To J. Smith Jr. & .
8 March 1839 • Friday
8. Committee in “Friday 8. The Committee met at ’s, William Huntington in the Chair, made a report of his journey, to , and said that President Joseph Smith Jr. counselled to sell all the Land in , and all other Lands in the whatsoever— Resolved that the names of those of the brethren who have subscribed to our Covenant and have done nothing be sought for, and a record made of them, that they may be had in remembrance. Resolved that an extra exertion be made to procure money for removing the poor, by visiting those who have money, and laying the necessities of the Committee, in their business of removing the poor out of the before them, and solicit their assistance. Voted that the Clerk write a letter to , laying before him the advice of President Joseph Smith Jr., concerning selling the Lands and requesting a power of Attorney to sell them.”
9 March 1839 • Saturday
9. Committee in Saturday 9.
“At a meeting held at the Committee Room in the City of , Illinois, at Two o clock P. M. on the 9th. March 1839, pursuant to previous appointment It was moved by , & Seconded that be called to the Chair & he was unanimously appointed— was then appointed Clerk by vote— spoke as to the members of the Committee being absent who had called the meeting, and proposed that other business be proceeded in, in the mean time, and left it to the to decide on the propriety thereof, To which the assented. [p. 893]
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