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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
Page 1404
image
<September 24> of the first Regiment, first Cohort, to fill the place of Colonel promoted, and Captain   elected to fill his place; and Captain Thomas Rich to fill the place of Major  [Charles] Wightman deceased.
At home. Had a visit from old Mr. <Joseph> Murdock <Senr.> and Lady, concerning some Land &c.
25 September 1842 • Sunday
<25> Sunday 25. At the . Spoke more than two hours, chiefly on the subject of my persecution
<Ship Medford sailed from for with 214 Saints.>
26 September 1842 • Monday
<26> Monday 26. The Office of Notary Public for the City of , was created by the City  Council, and was elected— A Seal for the Municipal Court was ordered by the Council.
27 September 1842 • Tuesday
<27> Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28th. At home. Nothing of importance transpired.
28 September 1842 • Wednesday
<28> <Ship Henry sailed from for with 157 Saints— see Note page 1433.>
29 September 1842 • Thursday
<29> Thursday 29. This day began to be sick with fever, consequently I kept in the house  with her all day.
30 September 1842 • Friday
<30.> Friday 30. is no better, I was with her all day.
1 October 1842 • Saturday
<October 1.> Saturday 1. This morning I had a very severe pain in my left side; and was not able to  be about. sick as usual. I had previously sent for the Temple Committee  to balance their accounts and ascertain how the business was going on.  Some reports had been circulated that the Committee was not making a righteous  disposition of property consecrated for the building of the , and there appeared  to be some dissatisfaction amongst the laborers. After carefully examining the accounts  and enquiring into the manner of the proceedings of the Committee, I expressed myself  perfectly satisfied with them and their works. The books were balanced between the  Trustee and Committee and the wages of all agreed upon. I said to the brethren that I  was amenable to the for the faithful discharge of my duties as Trustee  in Trust, and that the Temple Committee were accountable to me, and to no  other authority; and they must not take notice of any complaints from any  source, but let the complaints be made to me, if any were needed, and I would  make things right. The parties separated perfectly satisfied, and I remarked that I  would have a notice published, stating that I had examined their accounts, and  was satisfied &c. It was also agreed that the Recorder’s Office should be moved to the  , for the convenience of all.
In this day’s Wasp I noticed the following letter from
“City of  Ill: Septr. 26. 1842. Mr. Editor. Dear Sir: I noticed in the last Week’s Wasp a letter  from Dr. , written from , which states that Dr.  had declared in said , that he had received a letter from me and from my  , and that we were preparing to leave and expose Mormonism. I wish, through  the Medium of your paper, to say to the public, that said statements are entirely  false. We have never at any time, written any letter or letters to Dr. ,  on any subject whatever. Neither are we “preparing to leave and expose Mormonism”  but intend to make our Residence, and Mormonism our Motto.
Respectfully, .[”]
2 October 1842 • Sunday
<2> Sunday 2. About 10 o’clock [illegible] this morning a Messenger arrived from stating that  the had offered a reward of $200 for Joseph Smith Junr., and also $200 for  . This Report was fully established on receipt of the Mail. Papers.  The Quincy Whig also stated that had offered a reward; and published  the ’s proclamation offering a reward of $300 for Joseph Smith Junr. and $300  for . It is not expected that much will be effected by the rewards.   continued very sick. [illegible] I was with her all day. [p. 1404]
September 24 of the first Regiment, first Cohort, to fill the place of Colonel promoted, and Captain elected to fill his place; and Captain Thomas Rich to fill the place of Major Charles Wightman deceased.
At home. Had a visit from old Mr. Joseph Murdock Senr. and Lady, concerning some Land &c.
25 September 1842 • Sunday
25 Sunday 25. At the . Spoke more than two hours, chiefly on the subject of my persecution
Ship Medford sailed from for with 214 Saints.
26 September 1842 • Monday
26 Monday 26. The Office of Notary Public for the City of , was created by the City Council, and was elected— A Seal for the Municipal Court was ordered by the Council.
27 September 1842 • Tuesday
27 Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28th. At home. Nothing of importance transpired.
28 September 1842 • Wednesday
28 Ship Henry sailed from for with 157 Saints— see Note page 1433.
29 September 1842 • Thursday
29 Thursday 29. This day began to be sick with fever, consequently I kept in the house with her all day.
30 September 1842 • Friday
30. Friday 30. is no better, I was with her all day.
1 October 1842 • Saturday
October 1. Saturday 1. This morning I had a very severe pain in my left side; and was not able to be about. sick as usual. I had previously sent for the Temple Committee to balance their accounts and ascertain how the business was going on. Some reports had been circulated that the Committee was not making a righteous disposition of property consecrated for the building of the , and there appeared to be some dissatisfaction amongst the laborers. After carefully examining the accounts and enquiring into the manner of the proceedings of the Committee, I expressed myself perfectly satisfied with them and their works. The books were balanced between the Trustee and Committee and the wages of all agreed upon. I said to the brethren that I was amenable to the for the faithful discharge of my duties as Trustee in Trust, and that the Temple Committee were accountable to me, and to no other authority; and they must not take notice of any complaints from any source, but let the complaints be made to me, if any were needed, and I would make things right. The parties separated perfectly satisfied, and I remarked that I would have a notice published, stating that I had examined their accounts, and was satisfied &c. It was also agreed that the Recorder’s Office should be moved to the , for the convenience of all.
In this day’s Wasp I noticed the following letter from
“City of Ill: Septr. 26. 1842. Mr. Editor. Dear Sir: I noticed in the last Week’s Wasp a letter from Dr. , written from , which states that Dr. had declared in said , that he had received a letter from me and from my , and that we were preparing to leave and expose Mormonism. I wish, through the Medium of your paper, to say to the public, that said statements are entirely false. We have never at any time, written any letter or letters to Dr. , on any subject whatever. Neither are we “preparing to leave and expose Mormonism” but intend to make our Residence, and Mormonism our Motto.
Respectfully, .”
2 October 1842 • Sunday
2 Sunday 2. About 10 o’clock this morning a Messenger arrived from stating that the had offered a reward of $200 for Joseph Smith Junr., and also $200 for . This Report was fully established on receipt of the Mail. Papers. The Quincy Whig also stated that had offered a reward; and published the ’s proclamation offering a reward of $300 for Joseph Smith Junr. and $300 for . It is not expected that much will be effected by the rewards. continued very sick. I was with her all day. [p. 1404]
Page 1404