History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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 <February 2> presiding and brother <Benjn. L.> Clapp Chief Speaker, reporting that Joseph and  had attempted to take away the rights of the Citizens, referring to the election of the last City Council,  I corrected the error and returned home.
“The Spirit maketh intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered;” It would be better  thus “The Spirit maketh intercession for us with striving which cannot be expressed.”
3 February 1843 • Friday
<3> Friday 3. This morning read German; at 11 walked out in the , returned at a ¼ past 12,  read proof of Doctrine and Covenants, which is now being Stereotyped
Brother John Mayberry sent me a Cow to assist in bearing my expences to .
4 February 1843 • Saturday
<4> Saturday 4. At home till one o clock <in the> afternoon, when I attended the General City Election  Caucus at the , where all things were amicably settled, and mutual good feelings  restored to all parties. Brother [Benjamin] Clapp made a public Confession for the Speech which he made  at a former Caucus. I returned home about four oclock, and was visited by— .  I told him that I had restored to his former standing in the Quorum of the Twelve <Apostles,>  and that I had concluded to make brother a Counsellor to the First Presidency.  In the evening presided in the Municipal Court.
5 February 1843 • Sunday
<5> Sunday 5. At home reading German.
6 February 1843 • Monday
<6> Monday 6. Spent the forenoon at the Election of Mayor, Aldermen and Councillors for  the , to serve <during> the next two years, at brother s Office— dined at home, one o clock  afternoon Thomas Moore came in and enquired about a home. I blessed him and said God  bless you for ever and ever, may the blessings of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob rest upon you for  ever; and may you sit on thrones high and lifted up, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen:  When I returned to the Election, Joseph Smith was elected Mayor by unanimous vote.  , , and were elected Aldermen. ,  , , , , , ,   and were elected Councillors.
7 February 1843 • Tuesday
<7> Tuesday 7. This forenoon attended a Council of the Twelve <Apostles> at the house of President . This afternoon I sent a search Warrant to ’s for the purpose of obtaining  the book of Patriarchal blessings given by Father , which was stolen from  The warrant was issued on the Affidavit of , and the book obtained. In the  evening came to my house for an explanation, and I informed him that  the book was the property of the Church, that it had been Stolen, and after passing through  various hands, had been secured by while acting as Agent for the Church, at  , and should have been given up by him. I have since been informed that Sister Sarah,  ’s Wife had procured the book of her brother, Son of , for the purpose  of returning it to the Church, but being under a pledge to her brother not to give up the book  until he had seen her again, she had neglected to mention it to me. ¶. Elder  arrived home from this evening.
8 February 1843 • Wednesday
<8.> Wednesday 8. This morning I read German, and visited with a brother and sister from  who thought that “a Prophet is always a Prophet”, but I told them that a Prophet was a Prophet only,  when he was acting as such— after dinner brother came in, we had conversation on various  subjects— at 4 <in the> afternoon I went out with my little to exercise myself, by sliding on the Ice. <The public papers say that Point Petre in Guadaloupe is <was> totally destroyed, and 10,000 persons to have been killed, by an Earthquake.>
9 February 1843 • Thursday
<9> Thursday 9. Part of the forenoon I spent at the conversing with Mr. Rennick of  and trying to effect a settlement <with him.> He promised to let me have some Notes on a Paper Maker in Louisville—  towards paying me, and then went off contrary to promise— I also had conversation with Master [Jonathan] Nye,  and read several letters, one from , and directed the following in reply
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February 2 presiding and brother Benjn. L. Clapp Chief Speaker, reporting that Joseph and had attempted to take away the rights of the Citizens, referring to the election of the last City Council, I corrected the error and returned home.
“The Spirit maketh intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered;” It would be better thus “The Spirit maketh intercession for us with striving which cannot be expressed.”
3 February 1843 • Friday
3 Friday 3. This morning read German; at 11 walked out in the , returned at a ¼ past 12, read proof of Doctrine and Covenants, which is now being Stereotyped
Brother John Mayberry sent me a Cow to assist in bearing my expences to .
4 February 1843 • Saturday
4 Saturday 4. At home till one o clock in the afternoon, when I attended the General City Election Caucus at the , where all things were amicably settled, and mutual good feelings restored to all parties. Brother [Benjamin] Clapp made a public Confession for the Speech which he made at a former Caucus. I returned home about four oclock, and was visited by— . I told him that I had restored to his former standing in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and that I had concluded to make brother a Counsellor to the First Presidency. In the evening presided in the Municipal Court.
5 February 1843 • Sunday
5 Sunday 5. At home reading German.
6 February 1843 • Monday
6 Monday 6. Spent the forenoon at the Election of Mayor, Aldermen and Councillors for the , to serve during the next two years, at brother s Office— dined at home, one o clock afternoon Thomas Moore came in and enquired about a home. I blessed him and said God bless you for ever and ever, may the blessings of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob rest upon you for ever; and may you sit on thrones high and lifted up, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen: When I returned to the Election, Joseph Smith was elected Mayor by unanimous vote. , , and were elected Aldermen. , , , , , , , and were elected Councillors.
7 February 1843 • Tuesday
7 Tuesday 7. This forenoon attended a Council of the Twelve Apostles at the house of President . This afternoon I sent a search Warrant to ’s for the purpose of obtaining the book of Patriarchal blessings given by Father , which was stolen from — The warrant was issued on the Affidavit of , and the book obtained. In the evening came to my house for an explanation, and I informed him that the book was the property of the Church, that it had been Stolen, and after passing through various hands, had been secured by while acting as Agent for the Church, at , and should have been given up by him. I have since been informed that Sister Sarah, ’s Wife had procured the book of her brother, Son of , for the purpose of returning it to the Church, but being under a pledge to her brother not to give up the book until he had seen her again, she had neglected to mention it to me. ¶. Elder arrived home from this evening.
8 February 1843 • Wednesday
8. Wednesday 8. This morning I read German, and visited with a brother and sister from who thought that “a Prophet is always a Prophet”, but I told them that a Prophet was a Prophet only, when he was acting as such— after dinner brother came in, we had conversation on various subjects— at 4 in the afternoon I went out with my little to exercise myself, by sliding on the Ice. The public papers say that Point Petre in Guadaloupe was totally destroyed, and 10,000 persons to have been killed, by an Earthquake.
9 February 1843 • Thursday
9 Thursday 9. Part of the forenoon I spent at the conversing with Mr. Rennick of and trying to effect a settlement with him. He promised to let me have some Notes on a Paper Maker in Louisville— towards paying me, and then went off contrary to promise— I also had conversation with Master [Jonathan] Nye, and read several letters, one from , and directed the following in reply
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