History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

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<​January 16​> eternally buried, and I was to be his friend for ever; to which replied “I will be his friend for ever, and his right hand man”
A number of the brethren assembled and chopped up the firewood which had been hauled to my house yesterday and piled up ready for use.
The following “Ordinance concerning the Sale of Spirituous Liquors” was passed by the city Council:—
An ordinance concerning the Sale of Spirituous Liquors
Whereas, The use and Sale of distilled and fermented liquors for all purposes of Beverage and drink by persons in health are viewed by this City Council with unqualified disapprobation:
Whereas, nevertheless the aforesaid Liquors are considered highly beneficial for medical and Mechanical purposes and may be safely employed for such uses under the counsel of discreet persons. Therefore, [HC 6:178]
Sect 1st. Be it ordained by the city Council of the city of . That the Mayor of this is hereby authorized to sell said Liquors in such quantities as he may deem expedient.
Sect. 2nd. Be it further ordained that other persons not exceeding one to each ward of the , may also sell said Liquors in like quantitites for medical and mechanical purposes by obtaining a license of the Mayor of the . The above ordinance to be in full force and effect immediately after its passage. all ordinances to the contrary notwithstanding—
Joseph Smith Mayor.
Passed Jany. 16. 1844.
Recorder”
An Ordinance was also passed authorizing to make out a city Directory, and to establish an Intelligence office in the . Also the following ordinance:—
“An ordinance concerning Witnesses and Jurors fees,
Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of That hereafter all person sub-poenaed and attending upon courts of Trial as witnesses or as Jurors in civil cases, shall not be compelled to testify or be held in attendance either as Witness or Juror unless they shall first be tendered the sum of fifty cents per day for each witness and each Juror subpoenaed.
Joseph Smith
Mayor
Passed Jany. 16. 1844
Recorder”
17 January 1844 • Wednesday
<​17 ​> Wednesday 17. At home settling accounts with various individuals; gave deed of a lot to .
The Steamer “Shepherdess” sunk near , drowning forty passengers.
18 January 1844 • Thursday
<​18​> Thursday 18. At home, and wrote letters to and , , , of , and to Esq. .
This afternoon a man called on Brother Nelson Judd and said he wanted to sell some wood below ’s. He went to see the wood, the man saying he would meet him at the place. When below s two [HC 6:179] men came up on horseback, and told him they had a warrant for him, for taking away ’s things from Bear Creek. One shot at him twice, and the other snapped at [p. 1863]
January 16 eternally buried, and I was to be his friend for ever; to which replied “I will be his friend for ever, and his right hand man”
A number of the brethren assembled and chopped up the firewood which had been hauled to my house yesterday and piled up ready for use.
The following “Ordinance concerning the Sale of Spirituous Liquors” was passed by the city Council:—
An ordinance concerning the Sale of Spirituous Liquors
Whereas, The use and Sale of distilled and fermented liquors for all purposes of Beverage and drink by persons in health are viewed by this City Council with unqualified disapprobation:
Whereas, nevertheless the aforesaid Liquors are considered highly beneficial for medical and Mechanical purposes and may be safely employed for such uses under the counsel of discreet persons. Therefore, [HC 6:178]
Sect 1st. Be it ordained by the city Council of the city of . That the Mayor of this is hereby authorized to sell said Liquors in such quantities as he may deem expedient.
Sect. 2nd. Be it further ordained that other persons not exceeding one to each ward of the , may also sell said Liquors in like quantitites for medical and mechanical purposes by obtaining a license of the Mayor of the . The above ordinance to be in full force and effect immediately after its passage. all ordinances to the contrary notwithstanding—
Joseph Smith Mayor.
Passed Jany. 16. 1844.
Recorder”
An Ordinance was also passed authorizing to make out a city Directory, and to establish an Intelligence office in the . Also the following ordinance:—
“An ordinance concerning Witnesses and Jurors fees,
Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of That hereafter all person sub-poenaed and attending upon courts of Trial as witnesses or as Jurors in civil cases, shall not be compelled to testify or be held in attendance either as Witness or Juror unless they shall first be tendered the sum of fifty cents per day for each witness and each Juror subpoenaed.
Joseph Smith
Mayor
Passed Jany. 16. 1844
Recorder”
17 January 1844 • Wednesday
17 Wednesday 17. At home settling accounts with various individuals; gave deed of a lot to .
The Steamer “Shepherdess” sunk near , drowning forty passengers.
18 January 1844 • Thursday
18 Thursday 18. At home, and wrote letters to and , , , of , and to Esq. .
This afternoon a man called on Brother Nelson Judd and said he wanted to sell some wood below ’s. He went to see the wood, the man saying he would meet him at the place. When below s two [HC 6:179] men came up on horseback, and told him they had a warrant for him, for taking away ’s things from Bear Creek. One shot at him twice, and the other snapped at [p. 1863]
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