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

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<June 11> iron bedstead; if he was too long they would cut him off, if he was too short  they would stretch him out; and again he said it made him think of the  old Indian’s < tree which> stood so straight, that it leaned a little the other way, and  the best way was to stand just erect.
In the after part of the day, he renewed the subject by saying, that he  did not wish to have any one take any advantage of what he had said, for he  spoke on general terms, but said that he had always obeyed the word of wisdom  and wanted every Saint to observe the same; he said when he was in  he only taught it once or twice in public, and the Saints saw his example and  followed it; so likewise the Elders go to preach, if they will observe the word  of wisdom, all of those will, whom they bring into the kingdom; but if they do  not, they cannot expect their children will, but they will be just like themselves  for every Spirit begets its own; neither will such Elders be able to do much  good, for the Holy Ghost will not dwell in them, neither will the Father, nor  the Son, for they will not dwell where the Holy Ghost will not, and neither  of them will dwell in unholy temples. He said that he wanted wise and  honorable men to fill responsible offices who are worthy. He then closed this  subject by recommending the Saints to observe the Counsel of .  He made some very appropriate remarks with regard to the and .
Elder William Curtis was appointed to go with Elder Aaron M. York to  the State of Maine.
12 June 1843 • Monday
<June 12> At the morning and afternoon, and approved of the Resolutions of  a Court Martial of the Nauvoo Legion passed June 10. 1843 as follows
[“]1 Resolved. That an Arsenal be built in the city of to be located  in any part of the , where the Lieutenant and Major Generals may direct  who are also authorized to make, or cause to be made a draft of the same, and  also to purchase any piece of ground for the aforesaid purpose, which they may  deem proper.
2 Resolved. That Col. , be and is hereby appointed  Agent for the Legion, to superintend the business of the building of the aforesaid  arsenal, and that he be allowed one Dollar and forty cents per day for his services  while employed in that business, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not  otherwise appropriated, and that he be armourer of said Arsenal when completed;  and that he be allowed such remuneration for said services as may be hereafter  fixed by Law; also, that he be required to give bonds to the amount of five thousand  dollars with approved securities before entering upon the duties of said office.
3 Resolved. That any Constable or Collector of fines, be and is hereby author ized, if he cannot obtain money, to take property in payment of fines at a fair  valuation, at his discretion, and make returns thereof to the proper officers as in  other cases.
4. Resolved that be and is hereby authorized [p. 1576]
June 11 iron bedstead; if he was too long they would cut him off, if he was too short they would stretch him out; and again he said it made him think of the old Indian’s tree which stood so straight, that it leaned a little the other way, and the best way was to stand erect.
In the after part of the day, he renewed the subject by saying, that he did not wish to have any one take any advantage of what he had said, for he spoke on general terms, but said that he had always obeyed the word of wisdom and wanted every Saint to observe the same; he said when he was in he only taught it once or twice in public, and the Saints saw his example and followed it; so likewise the Elders go to preach, if they will observe the word of wisdom, all of those will, whom they bring into the kingdom; but if they do not, they cannot expect their children will, but they will be just like themselves for every Spirit begets its own; neither will such Elders be able to do much good, for the Holy Ghost will not dwell in them, neither will the Father, nor the Son, for they will not dwell where the Holy Ghost will not, and neither of them will dwell in unholy temples. He said that he wanted wise and honorable men to fill responsible offices who are worthy. He then closed this subject by recommending the Saints to observe the Counsel of . He made some very appropriate remarks with regard to the and .
Elder William Curtis was appointed to go with Elder Aaron M. York to the State of Maine.
12 June 1843 • Monday
June 12 At the morning and afternoon, and approved of the Resolutions of a Court Martial of the Nauvoo Legion passed June 10. 1843 as follows
[“]1 Resolved. That an Arsenal be built in the city of to be located in any part of the , where the Lieutenant and Major Generals may direct who are also authorized to make, or cause to be made a draft of the same, and also to purchase any piece of ground for the aforesaid purpose, which they may deem proper.
2 Resolved. That Col. , be and is hereby appointed Agent for the Legion, to superintend the business of the building of the aforesaid arsenal, and that he be allowed one Dollar and forty cents per day for his services while employed in that business, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and that he be armourer of said Arsenal when completed; and that he be allowed such remuneration for said services as may be hereafter fixed by Law; also, that he be required to give bonds to the amount of five thousand dollars with approved securities before entering upon the duties of said office.
3 Resolved. That any Constable or Collector of fines, be and is hereby authorized, if he cannot obtain money, to take property in payment of fines at a fair valuation, at his discretion, and make returns thereof to the proper officers as in other cases.
4. Resolved that be and is hereby authorized [p. 1576]
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