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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
Page 1498
image
<March 14> appears to be concerning taxes, I suppose it most probable that you are the person, and direct my answer accordingly.—
I received your letter from and requested to answer it, which he did, stating the facts in the case, which in substance I will repeat.
In the year 1842 I had no taxable property in , real or personal.
I never gave , the assessor, a list by which to assess lots to me—— If I ever gave him any list, it was to assist him in the information, what lots to assess to the “Trustee in Trust” and for no other purpose,— which very well knew at the time and now knows it.
You ask; What shall I do with the Lots? I answer, they are lots, which, on another part of your list are assessed to the Trustee in Trust, or Mr Smith.— and doubtless it would be the most just and equitable course for the Assessor to correct his error.— and let the matter rest where it was originally. But if this cannot be, you must take your own course, tis not for me to advise you in your duty.— But of this I can advise you, that I have not the first farthing of personal property liable to taxation in this , or to be sold for taxes, this side of Eternity. Yours Respectfully
At about half past 7 oclock in the evening, the sword which had made its appearance for several evenings past, moved up near the moon, and formed itself into a large ring round the moon; two balls immediately appeared in the ring opposite each other, something in the form of sun dogs, as in the following diagram
[drawing of atmospheric phenomenon showing intersecting circles with accompanying descriptions]
This circle was similar to the one around the moon <in appearance> but larger. A.A Parhelion visible from 8 to 9 o’clock P.M. when it was seen by me and this diagram was drawn in my journal.
This space was darker than other parts of the horizon
Moon
Circle such as is frequently seen.
The outer part of parhelion was much more brilliant than the inner.
The above is a diagram of one of the signs of the times designed to represent A union of power and combination of nations.
says that at 11 o’clock the circles interwoven around the moon were innumerable.
15 March 1843 • Wednesday
<15> I wrote a letter to , and signed <several> deeds for Sisters Granger, and Smith, and Allred In the most of the day, gave the following name to the “Wasp” enlarged, as is contemplated [HC 5:304] “The Neighbor”. “Our motto, the Saints singularity Is Unity, Liberty Charity” The following is an extract from the prospectus of this date.
“We feel pleasure in announcing to our readers and to the public generally, that we have determined to enlarge the Wasp to double its size; as soon as the present volume shall be completed, which will be on the 19th of April.
It made its appearance in the world near twelve months ago; small in stature, dressed in a very humble garb, and under very inauspicious circumstances. It was then thought by many that its days would not be long in the land, and that at any rate it would not survive the sickly season. Many of its elder brethren who thought that they had attained to the size of manhood [p. 1498]
March 14 appears to be concerning taxes, I suppose it most probable that you are the person, and direct my answer accordingly.—
I received your letter from and requested to answer it, which he did, stating the facts in the case, which in substance I will repeat.
In the year 1842 I had no taxable property in , real or personal.
I never gave , the assessor, a list by which to assess lots to me—— If I ever gave him any list, it was to assist him in the information, what lots to assess to the “Trustee in Trust” and for no other purpose,— which very well knew at the time and now knows it.
You ask; What shall I do with the Lots? I answer, they are lots, which, on another part of your list are assessed to the Trustee in Trust, or Mr Smith.— and doubtless it would be the most just and equitable course for the Assessor to correct his error.— and let the matter rest where it was originally. But if this cannot be, you must take your own course, tis not for me to advise you in your duty.— But of this I can advise you, that I have not the first farthing of personal property liable to taxation in this , or to be sold for taxes, this side of Eternity. Yours Respectfully
At about half past 7 oclock in the evening, the sword which had made its appearance for several evenings past, moved up near the moon, and formed itself into a large ring round the moon; two balls immediately appeared in the ring opposite each other, something in the form of sun dogs, as in the following diagram
[drawing of atmospheric phenomenon showing intersecting circles with accompanying descriptions]
This circle was similar to the one around the moon in appearance but larger. A.A Parhelion visible from 8 to 9 o’clock P.M. when it was seen by me and this diagram was drawn in my journal.
This space was darker than other parts of the horizon
Moon
Circle such as is frequently seen.
The outer part of parhelion was much more brilliant than the inner.
The above is a diagram of one of the signs of the times designed to represent A union of power and combination of nations.
says that at 11 o’clock the circles interwoven around the moon were innumerable.
15 March 1843 • Wednesday
15 I wrote a letter to , and signed several deeds In the most of the day, gave the following name to the “Wasp” enlarged, as is contemplated [HC 5:304] “The Neighbor”. “Our motto, the Saints singularity Is Unity, Liberty Charity” The following is an extract from the prospectus of this date.
“We feel pleasure in announcing to our readers and to the public generally, that we have determined to enlarge the Wasp to double its size; as soon as the present volume shall be completed, which will be on the 19th of April.
It made its appearance in the world near twelve months ago; small in stature, dressed in a very humble garb, and under very inauspicious circumstances. It was then thought by many that its days would not be long in the land, and that at any rate it would not survive the sickly season. Many of its elder brethren who thought that they had attained to the size of manhood [p. 1498]
Page 1498