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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<February 15> the weak, the injured, and the oppressed, ye have pampered the libertine, the calumniator and the base. Ye have winked at vice, and trodden underfoot the virtuous and the pure. Therefore hear, all ye loins of the Forest. The Lord God will take from you your teeth, so that you shall no longer devour. He will pluck out your claws, so that you can no longer seize upon your prey. Your strength will fail you in the day of trouble, and your voice will fail, and not be heard afar off; but mine elect will I uphold with mine arm, and my chosen shall be supported by my power. And when mine anointed shall be exalted, and all the lions of the forest shall have lost their strength, then shall they remember that the Lord he is God. Joseph Smith.
I copy the following from the public prints
“An English officer writing to his friend in from Chin Heang foo, says; “I never saw such loss of life and property as took place here; we lost officers and men enough, but it is impossible even to compute the loss of the Chinese, for when they found—— they could stand no longer against us, they cut the throats of their wives and children, or drove them into wells and ponds, and then destroyed themselves; in many houses there were from eight to twelve bodies, and I myself have seen a dozen women and children drowning—— themselves in a small pond the day after the fight. The whole of the City and suburbs are a mass of ruins— whole streets have been burnt down” O the Horrors of Christian Warfare.
About 1 o’clock <in the> afternoon I started for Shokoquon, with Mr. and Elders and on Sleighs, when we came on the Prairie it was so extremely cold I proposed to to wait till tomorrow, but he chose to go forward, and we arrived in safety at Mr. [Abram] Rose’s, where we had supper, and in the evening I gave a long exposition of Millerism. That night I slept with . [HC 5:277]
16–17 February 1843 • Thursday–Friday
<16> Thursday 16. After breakfast we proceeded towards Shokoquon: After travelling five miles brother and ’s Sleigh upset. hurt his hand, the horse ran away, and we brought it back, after dinner at Mc.Queen’s Mills we went to Shokoquon, viewed the place and found it <a> very desirable <location> for a City. When we returned to the place where we dined. prayed, and I preached to a large and attentive audience two hours— (from Revelations xix<ch>. 10. <v>) and proved to the people that any man that denied himself as being a prophet, was not a preacher of righteousness. They opened their eyes and appeared well pleased. When we had returned as far as Mc.Queens Mills halted and proposed to call. While waiting a moment ’s horse ( came with our Company) which was behind, ran and jumped into our Sleigh as we jumped out, and thence over our horse and the fence, Sleigh and all, the Sleigh being still attached to the horse and the fence 8 rails high, and both horses ran over lots and through the woods clearing themselves from the Sleighs and had their frolic out without hurting themselves or drivers. It was a truly wonderful feat, and as wonderful a deliverance for the parties— We took supper at ’s, and I staid at Mr. [Abram] Rose’s that night. [HC 5:278]
invited the brethren to come to my house on Monday next to chop and pile up my wood. <17> Friday 17 returned with me to my house, where we arrived about noon, and I enjoyed myself by my own fire side with many of my friends around me, the remainder of the day— proposed to give me one fourth of the City lots in Shoquoquon.
18 February 1843 • Saturday
<18> Saturday 18. Mostly about home and at the . several called for Council on points of Law. Esqre. of called on me, he had hurt his horse, and said it [p. 1471]
February 15 the weak, the injured, and the oppressed, ye have pampered the libertine, the calumniator and the base. Ye have winked at vice, and trodden underfoot the virtuous and the pure. Therefore hear, all ye loins of the Forest. The Lord God will take from you your teeth, so that you shall no longer devour. He will pluck out your claws, so that you can no longer seize upon your prey. Your strength will fail you in the day of trouble, and your voice will fail, and not be heard afar off; but mine elect will I uphold with mine arm, and my chosen shall be supported by my power. And when mine anointed shall be exalted, and all the lions of the forest shall have lost their strength, then shall they remember that the Lord he is God. Joseph Smith.
I copy the following from the public prints
“An English officer writing to his friend in from Chin Heang foo, says; “I never saw such loss of life and property as took place here; we lost officers and men enough, but it is impossible even to compute the loss of the Chinese, for when they found—— they could stand no longer against us, they cut the throats of their wives and children, or drove them into wells and ponds, and then destroyed themselves; in many houses there were from eight to twelve bodies, and I myself have seen a dozen women and children drowning—— themselves in a small pond the day after the fight. The whole of the City and suburbs are a mass of ruins— whole streets have been burnt down” O the Horrors of Christian Warfare.
About 1 o’clock in the afternoon I started for Shokoquon, with Mr. and Elders and on Sleighs, when we came on the Prairie it was so extremely cold I proposed to to wait till tomorrow, but he chose to go forward, and we arrived in safety at Mr. [Abram] Rose’s, where we had supper, and in the evening I gave a long exposition of Millerism. That night I slept with . [HC 5:277]
16–17 February 1843 • Thursday–Friday
16 Thursday 16. After breakfast we proceeded towards Shokoquon: After travelling five miles brother and ’s Sleigh upset. hurt his hand, the horse ran away, and we brought it back, after dinner at Mc.Queen’s Mills we went to Shokoquon, viewed the place and found it a very desirable location for a City. When we returned to the place where we dined. prayed, and I preached to a large and attentive audience two hours— (from Revelations xixch. 10. v) and proved to the people that any man that denied himself as being a prophet, was not a preacher of righteousness. They opened their eyes and appeared well pleased. When we had returned as far as Mc.Queens Mills halted and proposed to call. While waiting a moment ’s horse ( came with our Company) which was behind, ran and jumped into our Sleigh as we jumped out, and thence over our horse and the fence, Sleigh and all, the Sleigh being still attached to the horse and the fence 8 rails high, and both horses ran over lots and through the woods clearing themselves from the Sleighs and had their frolic out without hurting themselves or drivers. It was a truly wonderful feat, and as wonderful a deliverance for the parties— We took supper at ’s, and I staid at Mr. [Abram] Rose’s that night. [HC 5:278]
invited the brethren to come to my house on Monday next to chop and pile up my wood. 17 Friday 17 returned with me to my house, where we arrived about noon, and I enjoyed myself by my own fire side with many of my friends around me, the remainder of the day— proposed to give me one fourth of the City lots in Shoquoquon.
18 February 1843 • Saturday
18 Saturday 18. Mostly about home and at the . several called for Council on points of Law. Esqre. of called on me, he had hurt his horse, and said it [p. 1471]
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