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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<June 24> Immediately after I left , my and children started with my carriage from Inlet Grove for , driven by her Nephew .
The Quorum of the Twelve received a letter from of , requesting them to appoint a Conference in that place to settle some difficulties existing there.
The free and accepted Ancient York Masons, met at the , being the anniversary of St. John’s day, then formed a procession in due Masonic form, in front of the , and walked to Main Street where the Corner stone for a Masonic Temple was laid by the Worshipful Master , two Masonic Hymns were sung; after which they proceeded to the near the , where an oration was delivered by brother ; from thence they proceeded to Mr. [Charles] Warner’s, where about 200 sat down to an excellent dinner; the Company broke up early in the afternoon, highly delighted with the days proceedings.
25 June 1843 • Sunday
<25> At Pawpaw Grove it was ascertained that Judge Caton was on a visit to , whereupon , , , , , [Alfred] Dixon, and myself, with others, started about 8 A.M., and returned to the town of arriving about 4 p.m. when I was again locked in a room and guarded thro’ the night.
The water has fallen in the , more than a foot since last Sunday.
At 10 a.m. meeting at the , Elder preached on charity and in the afternoon Elder [Eli] Maginn was preaching, when my Brother went to the , and requested the Brethren to meet him at the in 30 minutes. The Brethren immediately went there in such Numbers that one fourth of them could not get into the room; so they adjourned to the green, and formed a hollow square, when my brother informed them that Elder had arrived about 2, and told him that Sheriff of Missouri and of , had come upon me by surprize <and arrested me> and related the occurrences as far as was known up to my arrival in ; he wanted a Company to go up to my assistance, and see that I had my rights; he called for Volunteers when upwards of 300 volunteered, from whom they selected such as were wanted; Generals and started the same evening with a company of about 175 men on horseback. previous to starting, Elder , went to the Company and donated a barrel of rifle Powder, when every man filled his horn or flask. < declared he would not go a step unless he could have money to bear his expences, upon which <Elder> said the money should be forthcoming, although he did not know at the time where he could raise a dollar; in about 30 minutes, he got on the track, and in the course of two hours he had borrowed seven> and my brother delivered to several hundred dollars <and put it in the hands of and > to defray the expenses of the expedition and about 75 on board the Maid of with Captain who went up the for Peoria, and to examine the Steam boats, suspecting I might be a prisoner on board one of them, as they supposed me on the road to Ottawa—
Several of the Pottawatamie Indians called to see the and [p. 1585]
June 24 Immediately after I left , my and children started with my carriage from Inlet Grove for , driven by her Nephew .
The Quorum of the Twelve received a letter from of , requesting them to appoint a Conference in that place to settle some difficulties existing there.
The free and accepted Ancient York Masons, met at the , being the anniversary of St. John’s day, then formed a procession in due Masonic form, in front of the , and walked to Main Street where the Corner stone for a Masonic Temple was laid by the Worshipful Master , two Masonic Hymns were sung; after which they proceeded to the near the , where an oration was delivered by brother ; from thence they proceeded to Mr. Charles Warner’s, where about 200 sat down to an excellent dinner; the Company broke up early in the afternoon, highly delighted with the days proceedings.
25 June 1843 • Sunday
25 At Pawpaw Grove it was ascertained that Judge Caton was on a visit to , whereupon , , , , , [Alfred] Dixon, and myself, with others, started about 8 A.M., and returned to the town of arriving about 4 p.m. when I was again locked in a room and guarded thro’ the night.
The water has fallen in the , more than a foot since last Sunday.
At 10 a.m. meeting at the , Elder preached on charity and in the afternoon Elder [Eli] Maginn was preaching, when my Brother went to the , and requested the Brethren to meet him at the in 30 minutes. The Brethren immediately went there in such Numbers that one fourth of them could not get into the room; so they adjourned to the green, and formed a hollow square, when my brother informed them that Elder had arrived about 2, and told him that Sheriff of Missouri and of , had come upon me by surprize and arrested me and related the occurrences as far as was known up to my arrival in ; he wanted a Company to go up to my assistance, and see that I had my rights; he called for Volunteers when upwards of 300 volunteered, from whom they selected such as were wanted; Generals and started the same evening with a company of about 175 men on horseback. previous to starting, Elder , went to the Company and donated a barrel of rifle Powder, when every man filled his horn or flask. declared he would not go a step unless he could have money to bear his expences, upon which Elder said the money should be forthcoming, although he did not know at the time where he could raise a dollar; in about 30 minutes, he got on the track, and in the course of two hours he had borrowed seven hundred dollars and put it in the hands of and to defray the expenses of the expedition about 75 on board the Maid of with Captain went up the for Peoria, and to examine the Steam boats, suspecting I might be a prisoner on board one of them, as they supposed me on the road to Ottawa—
Several of the Pottawatamie Indians called to see the and [p. 1585]
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