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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<December 29> Dutche’s before 5 in the eve about 32 miles, the weather extremely cold— asked why the Sun was called masculine, and the Moon feminine? I replied that the root of Masculine is stronger, and of feminine weaker. The Sun is a governing Planet to certain Planets, while the moon borrows her light from the Sun and is less or weaker &c. Let the Government of redress the wrongs she has done to the Saints, or let the curse follow them from generation to generation until they do. When I was going up to in Company with and our families, on an extreme cold day. To go forward was fourteen miles to a house, and backward nearly as far– We applied to all the taverns for admission in vain, we were Mormon’s and could not be received. Such was the extreme cold that in one hour we must have perished. We plead for our women and children in vain— We counseled together and the brethren agreed to stand by me, and we concluded we might as well die fighting, as freeze to death. I went into a tavern and plead our cause to get admission. The Landlord said he could not keep us for love or money. I told him we must and would stay, let the consequence be what it might for we must stay or perish, The Landlord replied “we have heard the Mormons are very bad people, and the Inhabitants of have combined not to have any thing to do with them or you might stay.” I said to him we will stay, but no thanks to you; I have men enough to take the Town, and if we must freeze, we will freeze by the burning of these houses, The Taverns were then opened, and we were accommodated, and received many apologies in the morning from the inhabitants for their abusive treatment.
30 December 1842 • Friday
<30> Friday 30. Started at Eight this morning, and arrived at in 2 ½ o’clock <in the afternoon> where I saw Esqre., District Attorney, who told me that had continued the court two or three days on account of my case, and would close on the morrow, and that he should try my case on its merits and not on any technicality. of was in the place, but would not say whether he had the original writ which had previously been demanded of the Officers of , and — I gave a general history of my Persecution, and it was agreed by him that I should be arrested on the Writ— Had an interview with <my> brother who was a member of the Legislature at the time, and spent the evening with , and the brethren from
We all lodged at ’s
Christ and the resurrected Saints will reign over the Earth, during the 1000 years, but will not dwell on the Earth. They will visit it when they please, or when it is necessary to govern it. There will be wicked men on the Earth during the 1000 years. The heathen nations who will not come up to worship will be <visited with the judgments of God, and must eventually be> destroyed <from the Earth.>
Salt, Vinegar and Pepper given internally, and plunging in the river when the Paroxysms begin, will cure the Cholera.
31 December 1842 • Saturday
<31> Saturday 31. At 9 in the morning called and informed me that had the original Writ, and I signed a Petition to to issue a new Writ, that my case might be tried thereon, as well as on the Proclamation. My petition was granted, and at 11 o’clock I was arrested thereon by a deputy, Mr. Maxey, on presence of , my Attorney, who immediately wrote a Petition to , for a writ of Habeas Corpus which I signed, and at 11 ½ in the morning went before , read my Petition and stated that the writ and warrant, were different from the requisition of the [p. 1431]
December 29 Dutche’s before 5 in the eve about 32 miles, the weather extremely cold— asked why the Sun was called masculine, and the Moon feminine? I replied that the root of Masculine is stronger, and of feminine weaker. The Sun is a governing Planet to certain Planets, while the moon borrows her light from the Sun and is less or weaker &c. Let the Government of redress the wrongs she has done to the Saints, or let the curse follow them from generation to generation until they do. When I was going up to in Company with and our families, on an extreme cold day. To go forward was fourteen miles to a house, and backward nearly as far– We applied to all the taverns for admission in vain, we were Mormon’s and could not be received. Such was the extreme cold that in one hour we must have perished. We plead for our women and children in vain— We counseled together and the brethren agreed to stand by me, and we concluded we might as well die fighting, as freeze to death. I went into a tavern and plead our cause to get admission. The Landlord said he could not keep us for love or money. I told him we must and would stay, let the consequence be what it might for we must stay or perish, The Landlord replied “we have heard the Mormons are very bad people, and the Inhabitants of have combined not to have any thing to do with them or you might stay.” I said to him we will stay, but no thanks to you; I have men enough to take the Town, and if we must freeze, we will freeze by the burning of these houses, The Taverns were then opened, and we were accommodated, and received many apologies in the morning from the inhabitants for their abusive treatment.
30 December 1842 • Friday
30 Friday 30. Started at Eight this morning, and arrived at in 2 ½ o’clock in the afternoon where I saw Esqre., District Attorney, who told me that had continued the court two or three days on account of my case, and would close on the morrow, and that he should try my case on its merits and not on any technicality. of was in the place, but would not say whether he had the original writ which had previously been demanded of the Officers of , and — I gave a general history of my Persecution, and it was agreed by him that I should be arrested on the Writ— Had an interview with my brother who was a member of the Legislature at the time, and spent the evening with , and the brethren from
We all lodged at ’s
Christ and the resurrected Saints will reign over the Earth, during the 1000 years, but will not dwell on the Earth. They will visit it when they please, or when it is necessary to govern it. There will be wicked men on the Earth during the 1000 years. The heathen nations who will not come up to worship will be visited with the judgments of God, and must eventually be destroyed from the Earth.
Salt, Vinegar and Pepper given internally, and plunging in the river when the Paroxysms begin, will cure the Cholera.
31 December 1842 • Saturday
31 Saturday 31. At 9 in the morning called and informed me that had the original Writ, and I signed a Petition to to issue a new Writ, that my case might be tried thereon, as well as on the Proclamation. My petition was granted, and at 11 o’clock I was arrested thereon by a deputy, Mr. Maxey, on presence of , my Attorney, who immediately wrote a Petition to , for a writ of Habeas Corpus which I signed, and at 11 ½ in the morning went before , read my Petition and stated that the writ and warrant, were different from the requisition of the [p. 1431]
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