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

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<November 5> some Indians, who were accompanied by a negro interpreter. They expressed great friendship  <for> the Mormon people, and said they were their friends. After considerable conversation  and partaking of victuals, they departed evidently highly gratified with their visit.  <I told , the would be frozen over in less than a month, altho’ the weather was then warm and pleasant>
6 November 1842 • Sunday
6 Sunday 6 At home all day. <My brother preached> <afternoon> received a visit from Dr .
7 November 1842 • Monday
<7> Monday 7 Spent the <forenoon> in Council with brother , and some of  the Twelve, and in giving instructions concerning the contemplated Journey to  on the 15th. of December next, and what course ought to be pursued in reference to  the case of Bankruptcy. In the <afternoon> Esqre. arrived, and I called  upon some of the Twelve and others, to testify before what they knew  in reference to the appointment of Trustee in Trust &c, showing also from the——  Records that I was authorized by the Church to purchase and hold property in the  name of the Church, and that I had acted in all things according to the Council  given to me.
8 November 1842 • Tuesday
<8> Tuesday 8. This < morning > called upon Windsor P. Lyons and others to make Affidavits  concerning the frauds and irregularities practised in the Post Office in .  A petition was drawn and signed by many, and sent by to , with a request that the latter should present the same to the Postmaster  General, and use his influence to have the present removed, and a  new one appointed, I was recommended for the appointment. In the <afternoon>  officiated in Court as Mayor at my house.
9 November 1842 • Wednesday
<9> Wednesday 9 Paid E[rie] Rhodes $436.93 it being the amount of three notes due  for the North west quarter of Sec 9. 6 N. 8 W. and presided in City Council, a special  meeting to investigate the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
10–12 November 1842 • Thursday
<10> Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10. 11. 12. Presided at adjourned Sessions of the  City Council at my house.
13 November 1842 • Sunday
<13> Sunday 13. I was at home through the day
“Ship Sidney Novr. 13. 1842 Dear Brother— We have had a passage  of fifty six days— fine weather, with a kind captain and crew, who allowed us every  reasonable privilege. There have been five deaths out of the Company, and one  sailor who fell from the yard arm and was killed— Brother [Christopher]Yates’ eldest child,  sister Cannon, brother Brown’s child, and two children belonging to a man not in  the Church. We stuck upon the bar at the mouth of the river thirty four hours;  about two hours after we got off, the “Medford” came on the bar, where she stuck  thirty hours. We landed here on the 11th. instant, and the “Medford” arrived today,  13th.; she lies about ten yards from us. They have had two deaths; upon the whole a  good passage— We have taken one of the largest and best steam boats in this port;  we pay 2 ½ dollars per head, and 25 cents per cwt above the weight allowed each  person, which is 100 lbs. We are all going up together. Yours truly, .”
14 November 1842 • Monday
<14> Monday 14. Presided in City Council when was passed “An Ordinance regulating  the proceedings on Writ’s of Habeas Corpus.”
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council  of the City of that if any person or persons shall be, or stand committed, or detained  for any criminal or supposed criminal matter, it shall and may be lawful for him  her, or them, to apply to the Municipal Court, when in Session, or to the Clerk thereof  in vacation, for a writ of Habeas Corpus, which application shall be in writing, and——  signed by the Prisoner, or some person on his, her, or their behalf, setting forth the facts [p. 1415]
November 5 some Indians, who were accompanied by a negro interpreter. They expressed great friendship for the Mormon people, and said they were their friends. After considerable conversation and partaking of victuals, they departed evidently highly gratified with their visit. I told , the would be frozen over in less than a month, altho’ the weather was then warm and pleasant
6 November 1842 • Sunday
6 Sunday 6 At home all day. My brother preached afternoon received a visit from Dr .
7 November 1842 • Monday
7 Monday 7 Spent the forenoon in Council with brother , and some of the Twelve, and in giving instructions concerning the contemplated Journey to on the 15th. of December next, and what course ought to be pursued in reference to the case of Bankruptcy. In the afternoon Esqre. arrived, and I called upon some of the Twelve and others, to testify before what they knew in reference to the appointment of Trustee in Trust &c, showing also from the—— Records that I was authorized by the Church to purchase and hold property in the name of the Church, and that I had acted in all things according to the Council given to me.
8 November 1842 • Tuesday
8 Tuesday 8. This morning called upon Windsor P. Lyons and others to make Affidavits concerning the frauds and irregularities practised in the Post Office in . A petition was drawn and signed by many, and sent by to , with a request that the latter should present the same to the Postmaster General, and use his influence to have the present removed, and a new one appointed, I was recommended for the appointment. In the afternoon officiated in Court as Mayor at my house.
9 November 1842 • Wednesday
9 Wednesday 9 Paid Erie Rhodes $436.93 it being the amount of three notes due for the North west quarter of Sec 9. 6 N. 8 W. and presided in City Council, a special meeting to investigate the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
10–12 November 1842 • Thursday
10 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10. 11. 12. Presided at adjourned Sessions of the City Council at my house.
13 November 1842 • Sunday
13 Sunday 13. I was at home through the day
“Ship Sidney Novr. 13. 1842 Dear Brother— We have had a passage of fifty six days— fine weather, with a kind captain and crew, who allowed us every reasonable privilege. There have been five deaths out of the Company, and one sailor who fell from the yard arm and was killed— Brother [Christopher]Yates’ eldest child, sister Cannon, brother Brown’s child, and two children belonging to a man not in the Church. We stuck upon the bar at the mouth of the river thirty four hours; about two hours after we got off, the “Medford” came on the bar, where she stuck thirty hours. We landed here on the 11th. instant, and the “Medford” arrived today, 13th.; she lies about ten yards from us. They have had two deaths; upon the whole a good passage— We have taken one of the largest and best steam boats in this port; we pay 2 ½ dollars per head, and 25 cents per cwt above the weight allowed each person, which is 100 . We are all going up together. Yours truly, .”
14 November 1842 • Monday
14 Monday 14. Presided in City Council when was passed “An Ordinance regulating the proceedings on Writ’s of Habeas Corpus.”
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of that if any person or persons shall be, or stand committed, or detained for any criminal or supposed criminal matter, it shall and may be lawful for him her, or them, to apply to the Municipal Court, when in Session, or to the Clerk thereof in vacation, for a writ of Habeas Corpus, which application shall be in writing, and—— signed by the Prisoner, or some person on his, her, or their behalf, setting forth the facts [p. 1415]
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