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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<June 8> sick.
In the afternoon rode out on horseback called on , who was at work in his garden, asked him who gave him leave to occupy that Lot? he answered “Your Honor,” when I replied you are perfectly welcome to it so far as I am concerned; then continued my journey to the Prairie.
9 June 1843 • Friday
<9> Rode out to shew Mr [Benjamin] Lewis some lots in the
Continued most of the day with , who was very sick.
10 June 1843 • Saturday
<10> At home brothers Livingston and Goodrich from Peterboro New Hampshire visit<ed> me, about establishing a Cotton Factory in .
City Council met and passed “An ordinance to regulate the rates of Toll at the Ferry in the City of ” which is published in the Neighbor.
Several petitions were presented to repeal the Hog Law which were rejected.
<The Court Martial ordered an arsenal to be built in the City of for the security of the public arms, and also ordered Brig. Gen. to organize the second battalion 1st. Reg. 2nd. Cohort, into a Regiment of Light Infantry, to be the 5th. Regiment 2nd. Cohort>
To shew the wickedness and rascality of and the corrupt conspiracy formed against me in and , I insert the following under date of the letter
Mo June 10th. 1843. To his Excellency . Sir. For the last three months I have been corresponding with Doct. relative to one certain Jo Smith Mormon prophet &c. of your . In several of s letters to me, he informs me that my name is known to you, taking this for granted, authorizes me without hesitation to write you fully upon a subject, that the people of this part of our feel themselves vitally interested.
At the last term of the Circuit Court of an indictment was found by the grand Jury of said against Joseph Smith for treason against this , the necessary papers are now on their way to , who on the receipt thereof I have no doubt will make a requisition upon you for the apprehension and delivery of said Smith to the bearer Mr. who goes as a Special Agent to attend to this business and I am in hopes that so soon as the proper papers come to hand you will take that course that will secure this imposter and have him delivered over to . further writes me that he has made an arrangement with of ( seat of Justice) in whose hands he wishes the Writ that shall be issued by you to be put, from the tenor of his letters I am induced to believe that he has made the same suggestions to you, the only wish of the people of this is, that this man Joseph Smith may be brought to that Justice which the magnitude of his crime merits. Respectfully your obt. Servant Saml C. Owens.” <-[Commander in Chief of the Mob in ]->
A Steamship of Iron called “the Great Britain,” was built at Bristol, , at a cost of £90.000 she has six masts, and is 320 feet in length on deck, and is said to be the largest vessel that has been built since the days of Noah.
11 June 1843 • Sunday
<11> 10 a.m. Meeting at the .
The following report is from the Journals of Elders and .
[“]A Large Assembly of the Saints met at the Temple . Hymn by the choir. Prayer by <Elder> and singing. [p. 1571]
June 8 sick.
In the afternoon rode out on horseback called on , who was at work in his garden, asked him who gave him leave to occupy that Lot? he answered “Your Honor,” when I replied you are perfectly welcome to it so far as I am concerned; then continued my journey to the Prairie.
9 June 1843 • Friday
9 Rode out to shew Mr [Benjamin] Lewis some lots in the
Continued most of the day with , who was very sick.
10 June 1843 • Saturday
10 At home brothers Livingston and Goodrich from Peterboro New Hampshire visited me, about establishing a Cotton Factory in .
City Council met and passed “An ordinance to regulate the rates of Toll at the Ferry in the City of ” which is published in the Neighbor.
Several petitions were presented to repeal the Hog Law which were rejected.
The Court Martial ordered an arsenal to be built in the City of for the security of the public arms, and also ordered Brig. Gen. to organize the second battalion 1st. Reg. 2nd. Cohort, into a Regiment of Light Infantry, to be the 5th. Regiment 2nd. Cohort
To shew the wickedness and rascality of and the corrupt conspiracy formed against me in and , I insert the following under date of the letter
Mo June 10th. 1843. To his Excellency . Sir. For the last three months I have been corresponding with Doct. relative to one certain Jo Smith Mormon prophet &c. of your . In several of s letters to me, he informs me that my name is known to you, taking this for granted, authorizes me without hesitation to write you fully upon a subject, that the people of this part of our feel themselves vitally interested.
At the last term of the Circuit Court of an indictment was found by the grand Jury of said against Joseph Smith for treason against this , the necessary papers are now on their way to , who on the receipt thereof I have no doubt will make a requisition upon you for the apprehension and delivery of said Smith to the bearer Mr. who goes as a Special Agent to attend to this business and I am in hopes that so soon as the proper papers come to hand you will take that course that will secure this imposter and have him delivered over to . further writes me that he has made an arrangement with of ( seat of Justice) in whose hands he wishes the Writ that shall be issued by you to be put, from the tenor of his letters I am induced to believe that he has made the same suggestions to you, the only wish of the people of this is, that this man Joseph Smith may be brought to that Justice which the magnitude of his crime merits. Respectfully your obt. Servant Saml C. Owens.” -[Commander in Chief of the Mob in ]-
A Steamship of Iron called “the Great Britain,” was built at Bristol, , at a cost of £90.000 she has six masts, and is 320 feet in length on deck, and is said to be the largest vessel that has been built since the days of Noah.
11 June 1843 • Sunday
11 10 a.m. Meeting at the .
The following report is from the Journals of Elders and .
[“]A Large Assembly of the Saints met at the Temple . Hymn by the choir. Prayer by Elder and singing. [p. 1571]
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