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

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  • Historical Introduction
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17 April 1843 • Monday
<April 17> Rain last night, green grass begins to appear.
Walked out in the with , visited Elder , and gave him some instructions about [HC 5:363] the letter purporting to come from the Attorney General Legare;— also called on in relation to the house he lived in, above the old burying ground— returned home and conversed with Elder . Received from 50 Gold Sovereigns for the and ; also received £87 from the English brethren for land. At 5½ P.M. called at the Printing Office for a short time, when I returned home and listened to the reading of a synopsis of my sermon of last Sabbath.
Advices from Guadaloupe, state, that up to the 25th of March, 4500 bodies had been dug out of the ruins of Point-a-Pitre and 2,200 of the wounded by the late earthquake were in the hospital at Basseterre; and that five other shocks had been subsequently felt
Elder E[dward] M. Webb writes, that he has been labouring with sucess in several counties in , when he came to Comstock in Kalamazoo County, Dr. was lecturing in Kalamazoo, the Shire town; and was told that there was a Mormon elder in the neighborhood, said “that is one of Joe Smith’s destroying angels, who is come to kill me” and he left in such haste, that he forgot to pay his tavern bill, also the poor Presbyterians for lighting and warming the house for him. Elder Webb commenced preaching there, baptized 24, and organized a branch.
100 barrels or 10,000 lbs of Gunpowder, were deposited in 15 separate chambers, and simultaneously fired, with complete sucess, in the Abbotts Cliff, Dover, .
18 April 1843 • Tuesday
<18> Tuesday. Signed an appointment to Esq. of Shokoquon, as one of my Aides de camp, as Lieutenant General of the Legion, and conversing with him. [HC 5:364]
Rode out on the Prairie, sold 130 acres of land to the English brethren, and took a bond from J[ohn] T. Barnett for two lots.
Signed a transcript of the Mayor’s Docket. Thomson v. Dixon
In the evening had a talk with three Indian Chiefs, who had come as a delegation from the Pottawatomies tribe, who complained of having their cattle, horses &c stolen; they were much troubled, and wanted to know what they should do; they have borne their grievances patiently.
The quorum of the Twelve met in my
19 April 1843 • Wednesday
<19> Went to the at 9 o’clock to attend Municipal Court in case of atst on appeal from Mayor’s decision of March 10; at ½ past 9, called to order, and issued an attachment against , , , Gustavus Hills, , , and Associate Justices, to bring them before the Court forthwith to answer for contempt. Aldermen , , Hills and appeared, and were excused upon condition of their paying the costs of attachment and Marshalls fees. was excused on account of absence from the
12½ P.M. Court opened, original papers being called for; the Clerk () enquired if the execution would issue from this Court? Sit down, (said the Mayor) and attend to your own business, if any thing is wanted you will be told time enough. Counsel for moved, that the case be dismissed for want of jurisdiction in the Court below, much [p. 1536]
17 April 1843 • Monday
April 17 Rain last night, green grass begins to appear.
Walked out in the with , visited Elder , and gave him some instructions about [HC 5:363] the letter purporting to come from the Attorney General Legare;— also called on in relation to the house he lived in, above the old burying ground— returned home and conversed with Elder . Received from 50 Gold Sovereigns for the and ; also received £87 from the English brethren for land. At 5½ P.M. called at the Printing Office for a short time, when I returned home and listened to the reading of a synopsis of my sermon of last Sabbath.
Advices from Guadaloupe, state, that up to the 25th of March, 4500 bodies had been dug out of the ruins of Point-a-Pitre and 2,200 of the wounded by the late earthquake were in the hospital at Basseterre; and that five other shocks had been subsequently felt
Elder Edward M. Webb writes, that he has been labouring with sucess in several counties in , when he came to Comstock in Kalamazoo County, Dr. was lecturing in Kalamazoo, the Shire town; and was told that there was a Mormon elder in the neighborhood, said “that is one of Joe Smith’s destroying angels, who is come to kill me” and he left in such haste, that he forgot to pay his tavern bill, also the poor Presbyterians for lighting and warming the house for him. Elder Webb commenced preaching there, baptized 24, and organized a branch.
100 barrels or 10,000 lbs of Gunpowder, were deposited in 15 separate chambers, and simultaneously fired, with complete sucess, in the Abbotts Cliff, Dover, .
18 April 1843 • Tuesday
18 Tuesday. Signed an appointment to Esq. of Shokoquon, as one of my Aides de camp, as Lieutenant General of the Legion, and conversing with him. [HC 5:364]
Rode out on the Prairie, sold 130 acres of land to the English brethren, and took a bond from John T. Barnett for two lots.
Signed a transcript of the Mayor’s Docket. Thomson v. Dixon
In the evening had a talk with three Indian Chiefs, who had come as a delegation from the Pottawatomies tribe, who complained of having their cattle, horses &c stolen; they were much troubled, and wanted to know what they should do; they have borne their grievances patiently.
The quorum of the Twelve met in my
19 April 1843 • Wednesday
19 Went to the at 9 o’clock to attend Municipal Court in case of atst on appeal from Mayor’s decision of March 10; at ½ past 9, called to order, and issued an attachment against , , , Gustavus Hills, , , and Associate Justices, to bring them before the Court forthwith to answer for contempt. Aldermen , , Hills and appeared, and were excused upon condition of their paying the costs of attachment and Marshalls fees. was excused on account of absence from the
12½ P.M. Court opened, original papers being called for; the Clerk () enquired if the execution would issue from this Court? Sit down, (said the Mayor) and attend to your own business, if any thing is wanted you will be told time enough. Counsel for moved, that the case be dismissed for want of jurisdiction in the Court below, much [p. 1536]
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