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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<April 19> I returned home about 4½ P.M.
This evening located the site for a Music Hall on lot 4 block 67 on the corner of Woodruff and Young Streets.
By a certificate of of this date, we learn that Elder has recently published a little work on the Priesthood, and a Synopsis of Concordance to the Scriptures.
20 April 1843 • Thursday
<20> I went out with bro [David] Manhard to shew him some lots, and settled with him and afterwards heard read a proof sheet of the Elders conference.
received a letter last Sunday, informing [HC 5:368] him that the Nauvoo Post Office was abolished. He foolishly supposed it genuine, neglected his duty, and started for to learn more about it, but was met by an old Mail Contractor, who satisfied him it was a hoax, and he returned home and the Mail arrived as usual to-day.
21 April 1843 • Friday
<21> I rode out in the , and in the afternoon went to my .
There was an officer drill of the Nauvoo Legion
22 April 1843 • Saturday
<22> The Cohorts of the Legion were in exercise this day; my staff came out with me, and spent the day in riding, exercising and organizing; and sitting in Court Martial, to ascertain to what staff , Surgeon General; , Adjutant General; and , Commissary General, belonged
23 April 1843 • Sunday
<23> Sunday. 9 to 10 A.M. at home, heard read Truthiana No 6; also the minutes of special conference, which I revised.
11 A.M. Meeting at the , , , , , , , present. prayed. Prest preached on the subject of Salvation and the Twelve commenced their mission to build the ; for the salvation of the Church, it was necessary that the public buildings should be erected, &c., preached in the afternoon, showing the rapid increase of during the past three years.
called for 25 hands to go with him to the , to get lumber for the
instructed the laborers on the to commence next morning, even if they had to beg food of their neig<h>bors to commence with, and requested families to board hands, till means could be procured
24 April 1843 • Monday
<24> In the morning I took my children a pleasure ride in the carriage
At 1 P.M. <Prest.> , [HC 5:369], , , , , and met <in Council> in my and agreed to go to , Iowa, spend the next Sabbath, and devise means to secure the property which has been purchased of , by the Nauvoo House Trustees, and voted John Carnes go on a mission to [], and James Brown to Tuscaloosa, Alabama; that Elder Murray Seaman be instructed to return home immediately, and that Mr be respectfully requested, immediately to furnish the Twelve with a draft of the exterior and interior of the .
Prince Louis Napoleon, claimant of the Imperial Throne of France, writes from his prison at Ham. to the Parisian journals, that “I would prefer captivity on the French soil, to freedom in exile.” [p. 1540]
April 19 I returned home about 4½ P.M.
This evening located the site for a Music Hall on lot 4 block 67 on the corner of Woodruff and Young Streets.
By a certificate of of this date, we learn that Elder has recently published a Synopsis of Concordance to the Scriptures.
20 April 1843 • Thursday
20 I went out with bro [David] Manhard to shew him some lots, and settled with him and afterwards heard read a proof sheet of the Elders conference.
received a letter last Sunday, informing [HC 5:368] him that the Nauvoo Post Office was abolished. He foolishly supposed it genuine, neglected his duty, and started for to learn more about it, but was met by an old Mail Contractor, who satisfied him it was a hoax, and he returned home and the Mail arrived as usual to-day.
21 April 1843 • Friday
21 I rode out in the , and in the afternoon went to my .
There was an officer drill of the Nauvoo Legion
22 April 1843 • Saturday
22 The Cohorts of the Legion were in exercise this day; my staff came out with me, and spent the day in riding, exercising and organizing; and sitting in Court Martial, to ascertain to what staff , Surgeon General; , Adjutant General; and , Commissary General, belonged
23 April 1843 • Sunday
23 Sunday. 9 to 10 A.M. at home, heard read Truthiana No 6; also the minutes of special conference, which I revised.
11 A.M. Meeting at the , , , , , , , present. prayed. Prest preached on the subject of Salvation and the Twelve commenced their mission to build the ; for the salvation of the Church, it was necessary that the public buildings should be erected, &c., preached in the afternoon, showing the rapid increase of during the past three years.
called for 25 hands to go with him to the , to get lumber for the
instructed the laborers on the to commence next morning, even if they had to beg food of their neighbors to commence with, and requested families to board hands, till means could be procured
24 April 1843 • Monday
24 In the morning I took my children a pleasure ride in the carriage
At 1 P.M. Prest. , [HC 5:369], , , , , and met in Council in my and agreed to go to , Iowa, spend the next Sabbath, and devise means to secure the property which has been purchased of , by the Nauvoo House Trustees, and voted John Carnes go on a mission to [], and James Brown to Tuscaloosa, Alabama; that Elder Murray Seaman be instructed to return home immediately, and that Mr be respectfully requested, immediately to furnish the Twelve with a draft of the exterior and interior of the .
Prince Louis Napoleon, claimant of the Imperial Throne of France, writes from his prison at Ham. to the Parisian journals, “I would prefer captivity on the French soil, to freedom in exile.” [p. 1540]
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