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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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3 October 1842 • Monday
<October 3> Monday 3. was a little better. I was with her all day.
4 October 1842 • Tuesday
<4.> Tuesday 4. is was very sick again. Joseph is I attended with her all the day  being somewhat poorly myself.
5 October 1842 • Wednesday
<5.> Wednesday 5. My Dear was worse, many fears were entertained, that  she would not recover, she was baptized twice in the , which evidently did  her much good. She grew worse again at night and continued very sick indeed  I was unwell and much troubled on account of ’s sickness.
called Elder into his Office and said he had  some matters to make known. He “had been at and had conversation  with concerning ’s proceedings &c and had ascertained  that had intentionally issued an illegal writ expecting thereby to draw  President Joseph to to get acquitted by Habeas Corpus before , and  having men there waiting with a legal writ to serve on Joseph as soon as he  was released under the other one, and bear him away to , without  further Ceremony. asked what power the ’s proclamation  gave to any man or set of men who might be disposed to take President Joseph.  He was answered “Just the same power and authority which a legal warrant  gave to an officer” It is more and more evident that is determined to  have me taken to if he can; but may the Almighty Jehovah shield and  defend me from all their power, and prolong my days in peacce, that I may  guide his people in righteousness, until my head is white with old age. Amen.
6 October 1842 • Thursday
<6> Thursday 6. is better, and although it is the day on which she generally  grows worse, yet she appears considerably easier. May the Lord speedily raise her to  the bosom of her family, that the heart of his servant may be comforted again. Amen.  My health is comfortable.
7 October 1842 • Friday
<7> Friday 7 This morning Elder states about the same things as were  stated by two days ago, and also that he has been informed that many of  the Missourians, are coming to unite with the Militia of this voluntarily, and at their  own expense; so that after the Court rises at , if they dont take me there, they  will come and search the &c. It is likely that this is only report. is some  better. I am cheerful and well.
From the Situation and appearance of things abroad, I concluded to leave  home for a short season, until there should be some change in the proceedings of my  enemies, accordingly at 20 minutes after 8 o’clock this evening I started away in company with  brothers , , and and travelled through the night  and part of next day, and after a tedious journey arrived at Father ’s <in Henderson County> well  and in good spirits.
This day the Teachers met in , and organized into a Quorum by appointing  Elisha Averett, President, James Huntsman and Elijah Averett Counsellors, Samuel  Eggleston, Scribe, and 11 Members
10 October 1842 • Monday
<10> Monday 10. returned to and found gaining  slowly. My health and Spirits are good.
11 October 1842 • Tuesday
<11> Tuesday 11. From the Times and Seasons
“To the Saints in and scattered  abroad. This may Certify that President Joseph Smith the Trustee in Trust for the  called upon the Temple Committee on the 1st. instant to present their books and accounts [p. 1405]
3 October 1842 • Monday
October 3 Monday 3. was a little better. I was with her all day.
4 October 1842 • Tuesday
4. Tuesday 4. was very sick again. I attended with her all the day being somewhat poorly myself.
5 October 1842 • Wednesday
5. Wednesday 5. My Dear was worse, many fears were entertained, that she would not recover, she was baptized twice in the , which evidently did her much good. She grew worse again at night and continued very sick indeed I was unwell and much troubled on account of ’s sickness.
called Elder into his Office and said he had some matters to make known. He “had been at and had conversation with concerning ’s proceedings &c and had ascertained that had intentionally issued an illegal writ expecting thereby to draw President Joseph to to get acquitted by Habeas Corpus before , and having men there waiting with a legal writ to serve on Joseph as soon as he was released under the other one, and bear him away to , without further Ceremony. asked what power the ’s proclamation gave to any man or set of men who might be disposed to take President Joseph. He was answered “Just the same power and authority which a legal warrant gave to an officer” It is more and more evident that is determined to have me taken to if he can; but may the Almighty Jehovah shield and defend me from all their power, and prolong my days in peacce, that I may guide his people in righteousness, until my head is white with old age. Amen.
6 October 1842 • Thursday
6 Thursday 6. is better, and although it is the day on which she generally grows worse, yet she appears considerably easier. May the Lord speedily raise her to the bosom of her family, that the heart of his servant may be comforted again. Amen. My health is comfortable.
7 October 1842 • Friday
7 Friday 7 This morning Elder states about the same things as were stated by two days ago, and also that he has been informed that many of the Missourians, are coming to unite with the Militia of this voluntarily, and at their own expense; so that after the Court rises at , if they dont take me there, they will come and search the &c. It is likely that this is only report. is some better. I am cheerful and well.
From the Situation and appearance of things abroad, I concluded to leave home for a short season, until there should be some change in the proceedings of my enemies, accordingly at 20 minutes after 8 o’clock this evening I started away in company with brothers , , and and travelled through the night and part of next day, and after a tedious journey arrived at Father ’s in Henderson County well and in good spirits.
This day the Teachers met in , and organized into a Quorum by appointing Elisha Averett, President, James Huntsman and Elijah Averett Counsellors, Samuel Eggleston, Scribe, and 11 Members
10 October 1842 • Monday
10 Monday 10. returned to and found gaining slowly. My health and Spirits are good.
11 October 1842 • Tuesday
11 Tuesday 11. From the Times and Seasons
“To the Saints in and scattered abroad. This may Certify that President Joseph Smith the Trustee in Trust for the called upon the Temple Committee on the 1st. instant to present their books and accounts [p. 1405]
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