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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<March 15> Indiana $12,129,339, Maryland $20,901,040 Lousiana $21,213,000. Mississippi $ 5,500,000, $13,836,379, Alabama $9,843,536, Arkansas $3,900,000, $5,611,000, Florida $3,500,000.
A great fire at Valparaiso, unequalled in Chili, damage $2,000,000.
16 March 1843 • Thursday
<16> In the , reading papers, and giving counsel to , , and many others.
17 March 1843 • Friday
<17> Part of the day in my , remainder at home.
Settled with Father [Asahel] Perry, gave him a deed for 80 acres of land and city lot, and prophesied that it would not be six months before he could sell it for cash.
At 4 P.M. brought in a letter from R. S. Blenna<r>hasett Esq. dated 7th. instant concerning , which I immediately answered.
Reports reach us that new indictments have been found against myself, and some 100 others, on the old < troubles> and <was> making <desperate> threats.
The Island of Hong Kong is <was> ceded to Great Britain, by the Emperor of China, who opened 5 ports to the English trade by treaty.
18 March 1843 • Saturday
<18> I was most of the forenoon in the in cheerful conversation with , and others. Finished writing a letter to .
About noon I laid [blank] down on the writing table, with my head on a pile of law books, saying, write and tell the world I acknowledge myself a very great lawyer, I am going to study law, and this is my way I study it; and then fell asleep.
Rode out in the afternoon with looking at lots for Bishop and <afterwards> played ball with the boys.
The French seized upon the Society group of Pacific Isles
19 March 1843 • Sunday
<19> Rode out with , and visited my , returned about 11 A.M. and spent the remainder of the day at home.
started for with a letter to Mr . Attorney, concerning .
Received a letter from Elder , giving a synopsis of his mission to , since August 1839, in which I find he has published since April 1841 (when the remainder of the Twelve returned home) 1500 “Hymn Books,” 2500 “Voice of Warning,” 3000 tracts, entitled “Heaven on Earth”, 3000 copies of “’s Mission to ” 10,000 copies of “A letter to the Queen” and some other works, and continued the “Star” monthly: he left Oct. 20th 1842, and after a voyage of ten weeks arrived in ; being ice bound on the and having a dislike to the outlaws who govern , he wintered at Chester, . On the news of his arrival, he was warmly pressed to preach; which he did several times, and baptized two men in that place.
Sir James South, Sir John Herschel, and other astronomers in Europe, have published notices of the sword seen in the heavens, on the eve of the 10th; and <several> successive evenings; they represent it, as the stray tail of a comet, as no nucleus could be discovered with the most powerful instruments.
At Paris, M. Arago, communicated to the Academy of Sciences, on the subject of the comet, that the observations of the Astronomers were not complete, the nucleus not being discovered [p. 1500]
March 15 Indiana $12,129,339, Maryland $20,901,040 Lousiana $21,213,000. Mississippi $ 5,500,000, $13,836,379, Alabama $9,843,536, Arkansas $3,900,000, $5,611,000, Florida $3,500,000.
A great fire at Valparaiso, unequalled in Chili, damage $2,000,000.
16 March 1843 • Thursday
16 In the , reading papers, and giving counsel to , , and many others.
17 March 1843 • Friday
17 Part of the day in my , remainder at home.
Settled with Father [Asahel] Perry, gave him a deed for 80 acres of land and city lot, and prophesied that it would not be six months before he could sell it for cash.
At 4 P.M. brought in a letter from R. S. Blennarhasett Esq. dated 7th. instant concerning , which I immediately answered.
Reports reach us that new indictments have been found against myself, and some 100 others, on the old troubles and was making desperate threats.
The Island of Hong Kong was ceded to Great Britain, by the Emperor of China, who opened 5 ports to the English trade by treaty.
18 March 1843 • Saturday
18 I was most of the forenoon in the in cheerful conversation with , and others. Finished writing a letter to .
About noon I laid [blank] down on the writing table, with my head on a pile of law books, saying, write and tell the world I acknowledge myself a very great lawyer, I am going to study law, and this is my way I study it; and then fell asleep.
Rode out in the afternoon with looking at lots for Bishop and afterwards played ball with the boys.
The French seized upon the Society group of Pacific Isles
19 March 1843 • Sunday
19 Rode out with , and visited my , returned about 11 A.M. and spent the remainder of the day at home.
started for with a letter to Mr . Attorney, concerning .
Received a letter from Elder , giving a synopsis of his mission to , since August 1839, in which I find he has published since April 1841 (when the remainder of the Twelve returned home) 1500 “Hymn Books,” 2500 “Voice of Warning,” 3000 tracts, entitled “Heaven on Earth”, 3000 copies of “’s Mission to ” 10,000 copies of “A letter to the Queen” and some other works, and continued the “Star” monthly: he left Oct. 20th 1842, and after a voyage of ten weeks arrived in ; being ice bound on the and having a dislike to the outlaws who govern , he wintered at Chester, . On the news of his arrival, he was warmly pressed to preach; which he did several times, and baptized two men in that place.
Sir James South, Sir John Herschel, and other astronomers in Europe, have published notices of the sword seen in the heavens, on the eve of the 10th; and several successive evenings; they represent it, as the stray tail of a comet, as no nucleus could be discovered with the most powerful instruments.
At Paris, M. Arago, communicated to the Academy of Sciences, on the subject of the comet, that the observations of the Astronomers were not complete, the nucleus not being discovered [p. 1500]
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