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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<September 14> for be assured that nothing I have seen yet from his pen has in the least altered my  opinion of you, I well know what allowance to make in such cases—  and Bachelor are now delivering lectures in against you and your doctrines  and asserted practices at . told me this forenoon that the  Seats have been torn to pieces out of his Church in Canal Street, and that the——  congregation had to move to another place. I intimated to you in my last  that of the Herald was about to publish conjointly with the his Book  of Exposures, but since have learned that it is about to come out in .  He expects to make a fortune out if it, and I presume he needs it, but I feel  sure that it will make converts to the Mormon faith. He has borrowed largely  from Com. Morris’ lascivious Poems. A General order signed by , Adjutant General, and authorized by you has appeared in the Herald,  ordering me to repair to , to take command of the Legion, and to bring  with me Brig. Gen. , which states that if the requisition be persisted  in, blood must be shed. I have assured of the Herald that I deem  it a hoax but he insists upon it that it is genuine. My reply to it has appeared  to day in that paper. I have there stated that I have written to  for instructions, this is not so, it is only a rub. On the whole you will only be  made a greater Prophet, and a greater man, a great Emperor by the affliction  and consideration of your good friends. My respects with those of Mrs. B. to your  lady. I am Dr. Sir your sincere friend .”
This letter was placed in the hands of General who immediately  wrote a refutation of the clause concerning himself to , and also one  for the Wasp. The General order was not wrote by neither had he a  knowledge of its existence until shown to him in the letter. It was evidently got up  by our enemies to increase excitement and anger, and is barely another a<d>dition   to the many slanderous reports put in circulation by evil and designing men
15 September 1842 • Thursday
<15> Thursday 15. In Council with Esqre., also Counselled Uncle  and brother Daniel C. Davis to move immediately to and help build up a City.
16 September 1842 • Friday
<16.> Friday 16. I was at home with who was painting my likeness.
17 September 1842 • Saturday
<17.> Saturday 17. At house with <who continued> painting <my portrait.>
Elder wrote a long letter, shewing up the  persecution, and my sufferings in their true colors.  <Ship Sidney sailed from for with 180 Saints>
18 September 1842 • Sunday
<18> Sunday 18 At home. In the evening received a visit from <my> .
19–20 September 1842 • Monday–Tuesday
<19> Monday 19 and Tuesday 20. With , painting at my house.
21 September 1842 • Wednesday
21 Wednesday 21st. In the large room over the . In the evening had a visit from  Elder , who just was just recovering from a <long and very> severe attack of sickness. I counselled   concerning the printing Office, removing one press to &c
22 September 1842 • Thursday
<22> Thursday 22. At home– arranging with concerning moving printing press to  , buying paper &c.
23 September 1842 • Friday
<23> Friday 23— At home— visited by .
Colonel was elected Brigadier General of the first Cohort, Legion, to  fill the vacancy of General promoted.
24 September 1842 • Saturday
<24> Saturday 24 The Legion was called out for General Parade [blank] and [blank] reviewed  by . In the evening Lieutenant Colonel , was elected Colonel [p. 1403]
September 14 for be assured that nothing I have seen yet from his pen has in the least altered my opinion of you, I well know what allowance to make in such cases— and Bachelor are now delivering lectures in against you and your doctrines and asserted practices at . told me this forenoon that the Seats have been torn to pieces out of his Church in Canal Street, and that the—— congregation had to move to another place. I intimated to you in my last that of the Herald was about to publish conjointly with the his Book of Exposures, but since have learned that it is about to come out in . He expects to make a fortune out if it, and I presume he needs it, but I feel sure that it will make converts to the Mormon faith. He has borrowed largely from Com. Morris’ lascivious Poems. A General order signed by , Adjutant General, and authorized by you has appeared in the Herald, ordering me to repair to , to take command of the Legion, and to bring with me Brig. Gen. , which states that if the requisition be persisted in, blood must be shed. I have assured of the Herald that I deem it a hoax but he insists upon it that it is genuine. My reply to it has appeared to day in that paper. I have there stated that I have written to for instructions, this is not so, it is only a rub. On the whole you will only be made a greater Prophet, and a greater man, a great Emperor by the affliction and consideration of your good friends. My respects with those of Mrs. B. to your lady. I am Dr. Sir your sincere friend .”
This letter was placed in the hands of General who immediately wrote a refutation of the clause concerning himself to , and also one for the Wasp. The General order was not wrote by neither had he a knowledge of its existence until shown to him in the letter. It was evidently got up by our enemies to increase excitement and anger, and is barely another addition to the many slanderous reports put in circulation by evil and designing men
15 September 1842 • Thursday
15 Thursday 15. In Council with Esqre., also Counselled Uncle and brother Daniel C. Davis to move immediately to and help build up a City.
16 September 1842 • Friday
16. Friday 16. I was at home with who was painting my likeness.
17 September 1842 • Saturday
17. Saturday 17. At house with who continued painting my portrait.
Elder wrote a long letter, shewing up the persecution, and my sufferings in their true colors. Ship Sidney sailed from for with 180 Saints
18 September 1842 • Sunday
18 Sunday 18 At home. In the evening received a visit from my .
19–20 September 1842 • Monday–Tuesday
19 Monday 19 and Tuesday 20. With , painting at my house.
21 September 1842 • Wednesday
21 Wednesday 21st. In the large room over the . In the evening had a visit from Elder , who was just recovering from a long and very severe attack of sickness. I counselled concerning the printing Office, removing one press to &c
22 September 1842 • Thursday
22 Thursday 22. At home– arranging with concerning moving printing press to , buying paper &c.
23 September 1842 • Friday
23 Friday 23— At home— visited by .
Colonel was elected Brigadier General of the first Cohort, Legion, to fill the vacancy of General promoted.
24 September 1842 • Saturday
24 Saturday 24 The Legion was called out for General Parade [blank] and [blank] reviewed by . In the evening Lieutenant Colonel , was elected Colonel [p. 1403]
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