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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<September 8> on this subject, and the real facts in relation to this people, and their unrelenting persecution.  And if any man feels an interest in the welfare of their fellow beings; and would  think of saying or doing any thing in this matter; I would suggest the propriety of a  committee of wise men, being sent to ascertain the justice or injustice of our cause—  to get in possession of all the facts; and then make report to an enlightened world,  whether we individually, or collectively, are deserving such high handed treatment.
In relation to the books that you sent here, put them into my Store,  to be sold on Commission; saying, that when I was able, the money must be remitted  to yourself. Nothing was said about any consecration to the .
Another calamity has befallen us. Our in this place is exceedingly  corrupt. It is with great difficulty that we can get our letters to, or from our  friends. Our papers that we send to our subscribers, are embezzled and burned,  or wasted. We get no money from our subscribers, and very little information  from abroad; and what little we do get, we get by private means, in consequence  of these things: and I am sorry to say, that this robbing of the of money  was carried on by ; and since he left here, it is carried on by  the means of his confederates. I now subscribe myself your  friend, and a patriot and a lover of my country, pleading at their feet for——  protection and deliverance, by the justice of their Constitutions. I add no more.  Your most obedient servant. Joseph Smith.”
9 September 1842 • Friday
<9> Friday 9. <at 10 pm> I received a very interesting visit from , ,  , and . <I counselled and to stay in and  preach in the principal Cities against Mobocracy and to notify the Twelve it was my wish they should also labor in : after a conversation of two hours, I accompanied the  brethren and to my house, remaining there a few minutes to offer a blessing upon the heads of my sleeping children; then called a few minutes at the house of my Cousin , on my way  to my retreat at Edward Hankes. accompanied me as guard.>
, , , , and   declared to the City Council, their intention of absence for 3 months  or more, and others were appointed to fill their places during their absence.  , and were absent and their places were  filled. The object of the absence of these brethren was to preach the gospel in  different states, and shew up the wickedness and falsehood of the Apostate . “An ordinance relative to the returns of Writs of Habeas Corpus” was  passed by the City Council. <see Addenda page 1.> <Prest. Young started on his mission.>
10 September 1842 • Saturday
<10> Saturday 10. <, and started on their mission, and proceeded as far as Lima, where they met who was preaching to a Congregation.> was the training of the Companies of the Nauvoo Legion, and lest  I should be observed by the Multitude passing and repassing, I kept very still.  After dark my sent a Messenger and requested me to return home, as she thought  I would be as safe there as any where. and I went safely home, undiscovered.
11 September 1842 • Sunday
<11> Sunday 11. I was at home all day. My letter of the 6th. of September was read to  the Saints, at the near the . The High Priests Quorum met, Several had gone  Missions, others were preparing to go, but few were present, and the “meeting adjourned sinê diê.
<Elders , , and addressed a large assembly in the Grove in , in relation to the slanderous reports of .>
12 September 1842 • Monday
<12> Monday 12 To the Editor of the Times and Seasons
Dear Brother:— Having commenced  our mission to the east yesterday we held our first conference at brother ’s; we had  a good time— the brethren here are in good spirits. We ordained 19 Elders and baptized 12.  We expect next Saturday and Sunday to hold a two days meeting in , being the 17th.  and 18th. instant. on the 24th. 25th. at Payson, the 1st. 2nd. of October at , the 8th. 9th. of October  at Pittsfield, the 15th. 16th. October at Apple Creek in Green County. From thence we shall  proceed to Jacksonville and . If you please, notice the above in your paper for  the benefit of those friends scattered abroad. Yours in the everlasting covenant— [p. 1401]
September 8 on this subject, and the real facts in relation to this people, and their unrelenting persecution. And if any man feels an interest in the welfare of their fellow beings; and would think of saying or doing any thing in this matter; I would suggest the propriety of a committee of wise men, being sent to ascertain the justice or injustice of our cause— to get in possession of all the facts; and then make report to an enlightened world, whether we individually, or collectively, are deserving such high handed treatment.
In relation to the books that you sent here, put them into my Store, to be sold on Commission; saying, that when I was able, the money must be remitted to yourself. Nothing was said about any consecration to the .
Another calamity has befallen us. Our in this place is exceedingly corrupt. It is with great difficulty that we can get our letters to, or from our friends. Our papers that we send to our subscribers, are embezzled and burned, or wasted. We get no money from our subscribers, and very little information from abroad; and what little we do get, we get by private means, in consequence of these things: and I am sorry to say, that this robbing of the of money was carried on by ; and since he left here, it is carried on by the means of his confederates. I now subscribe myself your friend, and a patriot and a lover of my country, pleading at their feet for—— protection and deliverance, by the justice of their Constitutions. I add no more. Your most obedient servant. Joseph Smith.”
9 September 1842 • Friday
9 Friday 9. at 10 pm I received a very interesting visit from , , , and . I counselled and to stay in and preach in the principal Cities against Mobocracy and to notify the Twelve it was my wish they should also labor in : after a conversation of two hours, I accompanied the brethren and to my house, remaining there a few minutes to offer a blessing upon the heads of my sleeping children; then called a few minutes at the house of my Cousin , on my way to my retreat at Edward Hankes. accompanied me as guard.
, , , , and declared to the City Council, their intention of absence for 3 months or more, and others were appointed to fill their places during their absence. , and were absent and their places were filled. The object of the absence of these brethren was to preach the gospel in different states, and shew up the wickedness and falsehood of the Apostate . “An ordinance relative to the returns of Writs of Habeas Corpus” was passed by the City Council. see Addenda page 1. Prest. Young started on his mission.
10 September 1842 • Saturday
10 Saturday 10. , and started on their mission, and proceeded as far as Lima, where they met who was preaching to a Congregation. was the training of the Companies of the Nauvoo Legion, and lest I should be observed by the Multitude passing and repassing, I kept very still. After dark my sent a Messenger and requested me to return home, as she thought I would be as safe there as any where. and I went safely home, undiscovered.
11 September 1842 • Sunday
11 Sunday 11. I was at home all day. My letter of the 6th. of September was read to the Saints, at the near the . The High Priests Quorum met, Several had gone Missions, others were preparing to go, but few were present, and the “meeting adjourned sinê diê.
Elders , , and addressed a large assembly in the Grove in , in relation to the slanderous reports of .
12 September 1842 • Monday
12 Monday 12 To the Editor of the Times and Seasons
Dear Brother:— Having commenced our mission yesterday we held our first conference at brother ’s; we had a good time— the brethren here are in good spirits. We ordained 19 Elders and baptized 12. We expect next Saturday and Sunday to hold a two days meeting in , being the 17th. and 18th. instant. on the 24th. 25th. at Payson, the 1st. 2nd. of October at , the 8th. 9th. of October at Pittsfield, the 15th. 16th. October at Apple Creek in Green County. From thence we shall proceed to Jacksonville and . If you please, notice the above in your paper for the benefit of those friends scattered abroad. Yours in the everlasting covenant— [p. 1401]
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