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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<May 31> City Council met at 10 A.M. and gave instructions <to a committee> to draft an Ordinance in relation to the Ferry.
Rode out in the afternoon on the Prairie with the Speaker of the house of Representatives for , Judge , Lawyers [Samuel M.] Marr and and .
At 6 p.m. met with the City Council when the ordinance in relation to the Ferry passed its second reading.
Signed letters of recommendation to James Brown and to collect funds in Mississippi and Alabama.
Elder moved out of his log cabin into a new brick house, small, but comfortable and convenient.
The Steamer “Amaranth” landed at the Saints who had left in the “Yorkshire” under the care of Elders and Richard Rushton— all well and, also some Saints who had left there more recently in the “Swanton.”
News arrived that General Charles Napier gained a brilliant victory near Hyderabad, after a desperate combat of 3 hours. The Belochee army of 22.000 men were completely overthrown by 2.700 English troops who sustained a loss of only 250 killed and wounded, including 18 officers.
450 Clergymen have lately seceded from the church of Scotland, being nearly one half of the whole number.
1 June 1843 • Thursday
<June 1> Presided in the city Council, which passed “An ordinance to establish a Ferry across the at the city of ” <as follows:— >
[“]Section 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of , that Joseph Smith <or his successor> is authorized and licensed to keep a Ferry for the term of perpetual succession— across the within the limits of said , on said , Bounded North near the North West corner of Section No. 31 township 7 North, of range 8 West of the 4th. principal meridian; and South near the South East corner of Fractional Section, No. 12, township 6 North, of range 9 West, of the 4th. principal meridiean according to the charter of said city of ,— (which charter was granted by the State of on the 16th. day of December A D 1840) embracing all Ferries heretofore authorized by the State of , if any there be, within the aforesaid limits.
Section 2. And be it further ordained that the said Smith shall furnish said Ferry with a good flat boat, or a good boat, to be worked by steam or horse power and skiff or yawl in such case, sufficient for the speedy and safe transportation of all passengers, together with their teams, animals, goods and effects; and further, that said boat or boats shall be furnished with a suitable Number of men, to manage them with skill and ability.
Section 3. And be it further ordained, that if any person or persons, except those whose Ferry is established and confirmed by this ordinance, shall, at any time, run any boat or boats, or—— other craft, for the purpose of conveying passengers or their property across said river as aforesaid, within said boundaries as aforesaid; he, she, or they, so offending, shall forfeit every such boat or boats, or other craft, to the owner [p. 1566]
May 31 City Council met at 10 A.M. and gave instructions to a committee to draft an Ordinance in relation to the Ferry.
Rode out in the afternoon on the Prairie with the Speaker of the house of Representatives for , Judge , Lawyers [Samuel M.] Marr and and .
At 6 p.m. met with the City Council when the ordinance in relation to the Ferry passed its second reading.
Signed letters of recommendation to James Brown and to collect funds in Mississippi and Alabama.
Elder moved out of his log cabin into a new brick house, small, but comfortable and convenient.
The Steamer “Amaranth” landed at the Saints who had left in the “Yorkshire” under the care of Elders and Richard Rushton— all well and, also some Saints who had left there more recently in the “Swanton.”
News arrived that General Charles Napier gained a brilliant victory near Hyderabad, after a desperate combat of 3 hours. The Belochee army of 22.000 men were completely overthrown by 2.700 English troops who sustained a loss of only 250 killed and wounded, including 18 officers.
450 Clergymen have lately seceded from the church of Scotland, being nearly one half of the whole number.
1 June 1843 • Thursday
June 1 Presided in the city Council, which passed “An ordinance to establish a Ferry across the at the city of ” as follows:—
[“]Section 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of , that Joseph Smith or his successor is authorized and licensed to keep a Ferry for the term of perpetual succession— across the within the limits of said , on said , Bounded North near the North West corner of Section No. 31 township 7 North, of range 8 West of the 4th. principal meridian; and South near the South East corner of Fractional Section, No. 12, township 6 North, of range 9 West, of the 4th. principal meridiean according to the charter of said city of ,— (which charter was granted by the State of on the 16th. day of December A D 1840) embracing all Ferries heretofore authorized by the State of , if any there be, within the aforesaid limits.
Section 2. And be it further ordained that the said Smith shall furnish said Ferry with a good flat boat, or a good boat, to be worked by steam or horse power and skiff or yawl in such case, sufficient for the speedy and safe transportation of all passengers, together with their teams, animals, goods and effects; and further, that said boat or boats shall be furnished with a suitable Number of men, to manage them with skill and ability.
Section 3. And be it further ordained, that if any person or persons, except those whose Ferry is established and confirmed by this ordinance, shall, at any time, run any boat or boats, or—— other craft, for the purpose of conveying passengers or their property across said river as aforesaid, within said boundaries as aforesaid; he, she, or they, so offending, shall forfeit every such boat or boats, or other craft, to the owner [p. 1566]
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