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

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<January 16> can then save them. We shall try Smith on the case when we get him into [.] The war goes bravely on, and altho’ Smith thinks he is now safe— The enemy is near, even at the door. He has awoke the wrong passenger. The will relinquish Joe up at once on the new requisition, there is but one opinion on the case, and that is, nothing can save Joe on a new requisition and demand predicated on the old charges, on the institution of new Writs. He must go to , but he shall not be harmed if he is not guilty, but he is a murderer and must suffer the penalty of the law. Enough on this subject. I hope that both of your kind and amiable families are well, and you will please to give them all my best respects. I hope to see you all soon. When the officer arrives I shall be near at hand. I shall see you all again— Please to write me at immediately. Yours respectfully— — P.S. Will please to hand this letter to after reading?
This is his letter verbatim et literatim
In the foregoing the designs of are very plainly manifest; and to see his rascality you have only to read some Articles from his pen published in the “Times and Seasons” about 2 years ago, on the subject of the affair. I shall be happy to hear from you on this subject as soon as convenient, also if you have received any communication from . We are ready to execute the Mortgage at any time— Yours very respectfully Joseph Smith by — Agent. P.S. I would just remark that I am not at all indebted to for this letter, but to , who after he had read it immediately brought it to me. J. S.”
<The Ship Swanton sailed from with a company of Saints for led by Elder Lorenzo Snow>
17 January 1843 • Tuesday
<17> Tuesday 17. being the time appointed by the Twelve as a day of humiliation[,] fasting, praise, prayer and thanksgiving before the great Eloheim, I attended a public meeting in my own house, which was crowded to overflowing. Many other—— meetings were held in various parts of the , which were well attended, and there was great joy among the people that I had once more been delivered from the grasp of my enemies. In the evening I attended a reference with 6 others, on a land case of ’s.
18 January 1843 • Wednesday
<18> Wednesday 18. At 10 A.M. The party invited began to assemble at my house and before 12. they were all present except and Wife, and brother ’s wife who was sick. I distributed cards among them, printed for the occasion, containing the Jubilee song of brothers and , also one by Sister , as printed on the 96th. page 4th. Volume of Times and Seasons, which were sung by the—— Company with the warmest feelings. I then read’s <Letter> to Mr. and of the 10th. instant, and told them that shewed me the letter. did not want to have it known that he had any hand in showing the letter, but wanted to keep it a secret, as though he were holding a <private> correspondence with . but as soon as got the letter, he brought it to me, which proves that had no correspondence with , and had no fellowship for his works of darkness. I told them I had sent word to by , that before I would be troubled any more by I would fight first. Conversation continued on various topics until two o’clock, when twenty one sat down to the dinner table, and and myself waited on them, with other Assistants. My room was small so that but few could be accommodated at a time. Twenty sat down to the second table [p. 1455]
January 16 can then save them. We shall try Smith on the case when we get him into . The war goes bravely on, and altho’ Smith thinks he is now safe— The enemy is near, even at the door. He has awoke the wrong passenger. The will relinquish Joe up at once on the new requisition, there is but one opinion on the case, and that is, nothing can save Joe on a new requisition and demand predicated on the old charges, on the institution of new Writs. He must go to , but he shall not be harmed if he is not guilty, but he is a murderer and must suffer the penalty of the law. Enough on this subject. I hope that both of your kind and amiable families are well, and you will please to give them all my best respects. I hope to see you all soon. When the officer arrives I shall be near at hand. I shall see you all again— Please to write me at immediately. Yours respectfully— — P.S. Will please to hand this letter to after reading?
This is his letter verbatim et literatim
In the foregoing the designs of are very plainly manifest; and to see his rascality you have only to read some Articles from his pen published in the “Times and Seasons” about 2 years ago, on the subject of the affair. I shall be happy to hear from you on this subject as soon as convenient, also if you have received any communication from . We are ready to execute the Mortgage at any time— Yours very respectfully Joseph Smith by — Agent. P.S. I would just remark that I am not at all indebted to for this letter, but to , who after he had read it immediately brought it to me. J. S.”
The Ship Swanton sailed from with a company of Saints for led by Elder Lorenzo Snow
17 January 1843 • Tuesday
17 Tuesday 17. being the time appointed by the Twelve as a day of humiliation, fasting, praise, prayer and thanksgiving before the great Eloheim, I attended a public meeting in my own house, which was crowded to overflowing. Many other—— meetings were held in various parts of the , which were well attended, and there was great joy among the people that I had once more been delivered from the grasp of my enemies. In the evening I attended a reference with 6 others, on a land case of ’s.
18 January 1843 • Wednesday
18 Wednesday 18. At 10 A.M. The party invited began to assemble at my house and before 12. they were all present except and Wife, and brother ’s wife who was sick. I distributed cards among them, printed for the occasion, containing the Jubilee song of brothers and , also one by Sister , as printed on the 96th. page 4th. Volume of Times and Seasons, which were sung by the—— Company with the warmest feelings. I then read’s Letter to Mr. and of the 10th. instant, and told them that shewed me the letter. did not want to have it known that he had any hand in showing the letter, but wanted to keep it a secret, as though he were holding a private correspondence with . but as soon as got the letter, he brought it to me, which proves that had no correspondence with , and had no fellowship for his works of darkness. I told them I had sent word to by , that before I would be troubled any more by I would fight first. Conversation continued on various topics until two o’clock, when twenty one sat down to the dinner table, and and myself waited on them, with other Assistants. My room was small so that but few could be accommodated at a time. Twenty sat down to the second table [p. 1455]
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