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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<September 1> his voice shall be very terrible, then the wicked shall tremble and fall back, they shall be taken in their own snares and fall into the pits which they have digged for others, but the just shall live by faith, and shall shine forth as the stars in the—— firmament, their glory shall be as the brightness of the Sun, for they are God’s.
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2 September 1842 • Friday
<2.> Friday 2. Spent the day at home. A report reached the this afternoon that the Sheriff was on his way to with an armed force.
3 September 1842 • Saturday
<3><See addenda page 1.> [HC 5:144] [HC 5:145]
4 September 1842 • Sunday
<4 Sunday 4 and left, for the Eastern States.>
5 September 1842 • Monday
<5.> Monday 5. The Sisters wrote as follows
“To his Excellency Governor of the State of . We the undersigned Members of the Relief Society, and Ladies of hearing many reports concerning Mobs, threats of extermination and other excitement set on foot by calculated to disturb the peace, happiness, and well being of this community, have taken the liberty to petition your for protection— It may be considered irrelevant for Ladies to petition your on the above named subject, and may be thought by you Sir, to be officious, and that it would be more becoming for our husbands, Fathers, Brothers, and Sons to engage in this work, and in our defence. This Sir, we will admit in ordinary cases is right, and that it would be more consistent with the delicacy of the female character to be silent; but on occasions like the present, that our desires for the peace of Society, the happiness of our friends, the desire to save the lives of our husbands, our fathers, our brothers, our children, and our own lives will be a sufficient palliation in the estimation of your for the step we have taken in presenting this petition in support of the one already sent your by the Male inhabitants of this . We would respectfully represent to your that we have not yet forgot the scenes of grief, misery, and woe that we had to experience from the hands of ruthless and blood thirsty mobs in the State of — the cup of Misery was prepared by lying, slander [HC 5:146] and misrepresentation, it was wrung out and filled by tyranny and oppression, and by a ruthless inhuman mob. we had to drink it to the dregs. Your will bear with us if we remind you of the cold blooded atrocities, that we—— witnessed in that , our bosoms heave with horror, our eyes are dim, our knees tremble, our hearts are faint, when we think of their horrid deeds, and if the petitions of our husbands, brothers, fathers, and sons, will not answer with your , we beseech you to remember that of their wives, mothers, sisters and daughters— let the voice of injured innocence in speak, let the blood of our fathers, our brothers, our sons and daughters speak, let the tears of the widows, the orphans, the maimed, the impoverished, speak, and let the injuries sustained by fifteen thousand innocent, robbed, spoiled, persecuted, and injured people speak, let the tale of our woe be told, let it be told—— without varnish, prejudice, or color, and we are persuaded there is no heart but will be softened, no feelings but will be affected, and no person but what will flee to our relief. Far be it from us to accuse your of obduracy or injustice, we believe you to be a humane, feeling, benevolent and patriotic man and therefore we appeal to you— Concerning , who is trying with other political Demagogues, to disturb our peace, we believe him to be an unvirtuous man, and a most consummate scoundrel, a stirrer up of sedition and a vile wretch, unworthy the attention or notice of any virtuous man, and [p. 1391]
September 1 his voice shall be very terrible, then the wicked shall tremble and fall back, they shall be taken in their own snares and fall into the pits which they have digged for others, but the just shall live by faith, and shall shine forth as the stars in the—— firmament, their glory shall be as the brightness of the Sun, for they are God’s.
.”
2 September 1842 • Friday
2. Friday 2. Spent the day at home. A report reached the this afternoon that the Sheriff was on his way to with an armed force.
3 September 1842 • Saturday
3See addenda page 1. [HC 5:144] [HC 5:145]
4 September 1842 • Sunday
4 Sunday 4 and left, for the Eastern States.
5 September 1842 • Monday
5. Monday 5. The Sisters wrote as follows
“To his Excellency Governor of the State of . We the undersigned Members of the Relief Society, and Ladies of hearing many reports concerning Mobs, threats of extermination and other excitement set on foot by calculated to disturb the peace, happiness, and well being of this community, have taken the liberty to petition your for protection— It may be considered irrelevant for Ladies to petition your on the above named subject, and may be thought by you Sir, to be officious, and that it would be more becoming for our husbands, Fathers, Brothers, and Sons to engage in this work, and in our defence. This Sir, we will admit in ordinary cases is right, and that it would be more consistent with the delicacy of the female character to be silent; but on occasions like the present, that our desires for the peace of Society, the happiness of our friends, the desire to save the lives of our husbands, our fathers, our brothers, our children, and our own lives will be a sufficient palliation in the estimation of your for the step we have taken in presenting this petition in support of the one already sent your by the Male inhabitants of this . We would respectfully represent to your that we have not yet forgot the scenes of grief, misery, and woe that we had to experience from the hands of ruthless and blood thirsty mobs in the State of — the cup of Misery was prepared by lying, slander [HC 5:146] and misrepresentation, it was wrung out and filled by tyranny and oppression, and by a ruthless inhuman mob. we had to drink it to the dregs. Your will bear with us if we remind you of the cold blooded atrocities, that we—— witnessed in that , our bosoms heave with horror, our eyes are dim, our knees tremble, our hearts are faint, when we think of their horrid deeds, and if the petitions of our husbands, brothers, fathers, and sons, will not answer with your , we beseech you to remember that of their wives, mothers, sisters and daughters— let the voice of injured innocence in speak, let the blood of our fathers, our brothers, our sons and daughters speak, let the tears of the widows, the orphans, the maimed, the impoverished, speak, and let the injuries sustained by fifteen thousand innocent, robbed, spoiled, persecuted, and injured people speak, let the tale of our woe be told, let it be told—— without varnish, prejudice, or color, and we are persuaded there is no heart but will be softened, no feelings but will be affected, and no person but what will flee to our relief. Far be it from us to accuse your of obduracy or injustice, we believe you to be a humane, feeling, benevolent and patriotic man and therefore we appeal to you— Concerning , who is trying with other political Demagogues, to disturb our peace, we believe him to be an unvirtuous man, and a most consummate scoundrel, a stirrer up of sedition and a vile wretch, unworthy the attention or notice of any virtuous man, and [p. 1391]
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