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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<March 24> The Republican says, “At Pointa Pike, West Indian Islands, 2000 persons run together in the public square, when the earth opened, and swallowed the whole mass”
The papers report that Gen. Napier, with 3700 English troops, gained a brilliant victory over the Belochee Army of 22,000 men on the 17th ultimo.
25 March 1843 • Saturday
<25> In the at 8 A.M., heard a report from concerning thieves, whereupon I issued the following:
Proclamation
To the Citizens of .
Whereas it appears by the republication of the foregoing proceedings, and declaration, that I have not altered my views on the subject of stealing: And whereas it is reported that there now exists a band of desperadoes, bound by oaths of secrecy, under severe penalties in case any member of the combination divulges their plans of stealing and conveying properties from station <to station> up and down the , and other routes: And whereas it is reported that the fear of the execution of the pains and penalties of their secret oath, on their persons, prevents some of the members of said secret association, (who have, through falsehood and deceit, been drawn into their snares,) from divulging the same to the legally Constituted authorities of the land:
Know ye therefore, That I, Joseph Smith, Mayor of the City of , will grant and ensure protection against all personal mob violence, to each and every citizen of this , who will freely and voluntarily come before me, and truly make known the names of all such abominable characters as are engaged in said secret combination for stealing, or are accessary thereto in any manner; and I would respectfully solicit the co-operation of all ministers of Justice, in this and the neighboring States, to ferret out a band of thievish outlaws from our midst
Given under my hand at City, this, 25th day of March, A.D. 1843
Joseph Smith,
Mayor of said .
Received a letter from <Grand Master> , requesting the loan of cannon, to celebrate the organization of the new County of ; which I granted.
Also received a letter from <> Senator Young, with a bond for <a quarter> section of land,
I baptized Mr Mifflin of .
Issued a writ for the arrest of A. Fields, for disorderly conduct; he was brought in drunk about noon; <and> abused the court;—— I ordered him to be put in irons till he was sober.
The High Council, with my presiding sat to day, on an appeal of Benjamin Hoyt, from the decision of David Evans, Bishop; which was that Bro Hoyt cease to call certain characters witches or wizards, cease to work with the divining rod, and cease burning a board or boards to heal those whom he said were bewitched; on hearing the case, the council decided to confirm the decision of Bishop Evans.
The Gazette reports “an Awful Gale” within the last 6 weeks. 154 vessels were wrecked on the Coast of , and 190 lives lost; on the coast of Ireland 5 vessels and 134 lives; on the coast of Scotland 17 vessels. 39 lives; and on the coast of France 4 vessels and 100 lives, value of vessels and cargoes roughly estimated $4,125,000.
The Thames Tunnel completed, opened for foot passengers, when 30,000 persons passed thro’ the <first> day.
<Elder William Henshaw who has encountered considerable opposition since he commenced preaching in South Wales, organized the Pen-y-darran branch, and ordained William Rees Davis, Priest, who commenced preaching in the Welsh language, which caused opposition to increase and a considerable number to receive the gospel; while he established that branch of the Church, Bro. Henshaw supported himself by work in the Coal Mines.> [p. 1502]
March 24 The Republican says, “At Pointa Pike, West Indian Islands, 2000 persons run together in the public square, when the earth opened, and swallowed the whole mass”
The papers report that Gen. Napier, with 3700 English troops, gained a brilliant victory over the Belochee Army of 22,000 men on the 17th ultimo.
25 March 1843 • Saturday
25 In the at 8 A.M., heard a report from concerning thieves, whereupon I issued the following:
Proclamation
To the Citizens of .
Whereas it appears by the republication of the foregoing proceedings, and declaration, that I have not altered my views on the subject of stealing: And whereas it is reported that there now exists a band of desperadoes, bound by oaths of secrecy, under severe penalties in case any member of the combination divulges their plans of stealing and conveying properties from station to station up and down the , and other routes: And whereas it is reported that the fear of the execution of the pains and penalties of their secret oath, on their persons, prevents some of the members of said secret association, (who have, through falsehood and deceit, been drawn into their snares,) from divulging the same to the legally Constituted authorities of the land:
Know ye therefore, That I, Joseph Smith, Mayor of the City of , will grant and ensure protection against all personal mob violence, to each and every citizen of this , who will freely and voluntarily come before me, and truly make known the names of all such abominable characters as are engaged in said secret combination for stealing, or are accessary thereto in any manner; and I would respectfully solicit the co-operation of all ministers of Justice, in this and the neighboring States, to ferret out a band of thievish outlaws from our midst
Given under my hand at City, this, 25th day of March, A.D. 1843
Joseph Smith,
Mayor of said .
Received a letter from Grand Master , requesting the loan of cannon, to celebrate the organization of the new County of ; which I granted.
Also received a letter from Senator Young, with a bond for a quarter section of land,
I baptized Mr Mifflin of .
Issued a writ for the arrest of A. Fields, for disorderly conduct; he was brought in drunk about noon; and abused the court;—— I ordered him to be put in irons till he was sober.
The High Council, with my presiding sat , on an appeal of Benjamin Hoyt, from the decision of David Evans, Bishop; which was that Bro Hoyt cease to call certain characters witches or wizards, cease to work with the divining rod, and cease burning a board or boards to heal those whom he said were bewitched; on hearing the case, the council decided to confirm the decision of Bishop Evans.
The Gazette reports “an Awful Gale” within the last 6 weeks. 154 vessels were wrecked on the Coast of , and 190 lives lost; on the coast of Ireland 5 vessels and 134 lives; on the coast of Scotland 17 vessels. 39 lives; and on the coast of France 4 vessels and 100 lives, value of vessels and cargoes roughly estimated $4,125,000.
The Thames Tunnel completed, opened for foot passengers, when 30,000 persons passed thro’ the first day.
Elder William Henshaw who has encountered considerable opposition since he commenced preaching in South Wales, organized the Pen-y-darran branch, and ordained William Rees Davis, Priest, who commenced preaching in the Welsh language, which caused opposition to increase and a considerable number to receive the gospel; while he established that branch of the Church, Bro. Henshaw supported himself by work in the Coal Mines. [p. 1502]
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