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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<March 3> Hick, Hickman, Hinton, Horney, [Richard] Howard, Hunsucker, Keomer, Kuykendall, Lawler, [Alford] Loy,  McClernand, [Samuel] Marshall, Menard, Mitchell, Murphy, Nesbit, [Moses] Norris, Penn, Shurley, Simms,  Thomson, , [John] Vance, Vinyard, Weatherford, , [Achsah] White, Whitten, [Bradley] Wilson and — 58
Nays— Messrs [Arza] Adams, , Andrus, [Josiah] Arnold, Brown of Pike, ,  [William] Collins, , Dougherty, Dubois, Graves, Hanniford, Hanson, [John] Harper, , Jackson of  McHenry, Jackson of Whiteside, , Kendall, Langworthy, Lockhart, Logan, McDonald  of Calhoun, McDonald of Joe Davis, Owen, Pickering, Smith of Crawford, Smith of ,  Spicer, [Levi] Stewart, Tackerbury, Vandever, Whitcomb and Mr Speaker— 33.
The Speaker The Bill is passed. The title of the bill  The Speaker recited the title of the bill.  Mr Smith of . I wish to amend the title of the bill. (Profound silence)
The Speaker. The title has passed
By several members. In time, in time.
Mr Smith sent his amendment to the chair.
The Speaker. The amendment is not respectful, and not in order.
Great sensation. Several members called for a reading of the amendment.
The amendment was read— “A bill for an act to humbug the citizens of .
(Profound sensation) Mr Smith said he considered the amendment as perfectly  describing the contents of the bill. He was anxious that things should be called by their  right names. The Chair decided that the amendment was not in order.
A member. I wish to vote to ascertain if the House does not sustain the decision  of the chair. Mr Smith withdrew his amendment.
The title of the Bill then passed.”
English papers report an Eruption of Mount Etna; considerable torrents of lava  flowing towards Bronte, doing immense damage.
4 March 1843 • Saturday
<4> In Council with brother and others from , on the  subject of building a Meeting House there, out of Church Property. I told them the  property of the Church should be disposed of by the direction of the Trustee in Trust appointed  by the voice of the whole church, and made the following comparison: There is a wheel,  <> is the hub, we will drive the first spoke in , 2nd in , 3rd in Shokoquon,  4th, in , that is half the wheel; the other half is over the , we will let that alone  at present, we will call the Saints from to these spokes, then send Elders over and  convert the whole people,
I agreed to go to this day week.
At 10 o’clock I attended the City Council, prayer by , when a bill  regulating the currency was read, and as the Legislature of have long been trying to  repeal the Charter of , I made some remarks, (as I had frequently done on former  occasions,) to shew the Council and others, that the Legislature can not <constitutionally> repeal a charter, where  there is no repealing clause; [illegible] <after> which I read a letter from ,  dated Feby. 1st. 1843 which confirms my decision. [p. 1488]
March 3 Hick, Hickman, Hinton, Horney, [Richard] Howard, Hunsucker, Keomer, Kuykendall, Lawler, [Alford] Loy, McClernand, [Samuel] Marshall, Menard, Mitchell, Murphy, Nesbit, [Moses] Norris, Penn, Shurley, Simms, Thomson, , [John] Vance, Vinyard, Weatherford, , [Achsah] White, Whitten, [Bradley] Wilson and — 58
Nays— Messrs [Arza] Adams, , Andrus, [Josiah] Arnold, Brown of Pike, , William Collins, , Dougherty, Dubois, Graves, Hanniford, Hanson, [John] Harper, , Jackson of McHenry, Jackson of Whiteside, , Kendall, Langworthy, Lockhart, Logan, McDonald of Calhoun, McDonald of Joe Davis, Owen, Pickering, Smith of Crawford, Smith of , Spicer, [Levi] Stewart, Tackerbury, Vandever, Whitcomb and Mr Speaker— 33.
The Speaker The Bill is passed. The title of the bill The Speaker recited the title of the bill. Mr Smith of . I wish to amend the title of the bill. (Profound silence)
The Speaker. The title has passed
By several members. In time, in time.
Mr Smith sent his amendment to the chair.
The Speaker. The amendment is not respectful, and not in order.
Great sensation. Several members called for a reading of the amendment.
The amendment was read— “A bill for an act to humbug the citizens of .
(Profound sensation) Mr Smith said he considered the amendment as perfectly describing the contents of the bill. He was anxious that things should be called by their right names. The Chair decided that the amendment was not in order.
A member. I wish to vote to ascertain if the House does not sustain the decision of the chair. Mr Smith withdrew his amendment.
The title of the Bill then passed.”
English papers report an Eruption of Mount Etna; considerable torrents of lava flowing towards Bronte, doing immense damage.
4 March 1843 • Saturday
4 In Council with brother and others from , on the subject of building a Meeting House there, out of Church Property. I told them the property of the Church should be disposed of by the direction of the Trustee in Trust appointed by the voice of the whole church, and made the following comparison: There is a wheel, is the hub, we will drive the first spoke in , 2nd in , 3rd in Shokoquon, 4th, in , that is half the wheel; the other half is over the , we will let that alone at present, we will call the Saints from to these spokes, then send Elders over and convert the whole people,
I agreed to go to this day week.
At 10 o’clock I attended the City Council, prayer by , when a bill regulating the currency was read, and as the Legislature of have long been trying to repeal the Charter of , I made some remarks, (as I had frequently done on former occasions,) to shew the Council and others, that the Legislature can not constitutionally repeal a charter, where there is no repealing clause; after which I read a letter from , dated Feby. 1st. 1843 which confirms my decision. [p. 1488]
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