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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 2> took the yawl and went up to , to learn the news and see if there was any excitement. They found all peace; then returned to the boat, got up steam and went up to , landing about midnight. Saturday July 1. About 8 A.M. left ; after steaming about 8 miles. Sidney Roberts and another messenger came in a skiff with a letter from , saying that Joseph had arrived in , and was going to be tried before the Municipal Court; and for us to hurry home as quick as possible. On reaching the Engineer, Benjamin Crum (who was not a member of the church) got dead drunk, when the first Pilot turned Engineer, and the second pilot took the wheel and run the boat over the rapids, to .
returned from in the evening, and reported that on his arriving at , he found that and had filed their affidavits, that he () had with armed force taken me out of their hands at the head of Elleston Grove; and that they had also got up a Petition which was signed by the inhabitants of , and sent it to by the hands of and , requesting him to raise a posse commetatus and they would come to and take me; they were to start by the mail early this morning and requested to go with the mail to and request him to suspend all proceedings until documents would be got to shew the true state of the case On going to the Stage proprietor, he engaged and paid for a passage for one man, on their finding who was going. and objected to him going, and that objection was accepted by the Stage proprietor, altho’ he had received the passage money, he then hired a horse from Mr. Hamilton for him to ride.
3 July 1843 • Monday
<3> I directed the Twelve apostles to call [HC 5:484] a special Conference to choose Elders to go into the different counties of to preach the Gospel and disabuse the public mind with regard to my arrest.
Elders , , , , , , and met at the with the Elders, and it was decided that the following Elders go on a special mission to the following counties in the State of .
Elijah Reed and , and Pike.
Salmon Warner and Jeremiah Curtis, Calhoun and Jersey.
, , and , .
and Harvey Green, LaSalle and De Calb [DeKalb].
, Luther A. Jones and , Joe Davies.
. Vermillion.
, Schuyler. . .
, Benjamin Brown and Jesse W Crossby, Cook.
Graham Coltrin, Fulton. , Hamilton.
, Wayne.
James Twist, Bureau.
G[eorge] P. Dykes and Samuel Brown St. Clair. Pardon Webb. Will.
E[dward] M. Webb, Grundy. Simeon Dunn, Warren. H. T. Eldridge, Mason. Thomas Dobson Tazwell
Menard. , Morgan. , and J. C. Wright, Scott.
Luman H. Calkins, White. J. M. King Mercer. Daniel Allen, Rock Island.
U C. Nickerson. Henry. Alfred Brown, Putnam. Priddy Meeks, McCoupin.
Abel Butterfield and J H. Vanatta, Winnebago.William Nelson, Iroquois. Samuel Russell, Boone. Levi Stewart, Franklin.
William Meeks, Green. and George Chamberlin, .
Jacob Wiley, Edwards.William S. Court, Stark.
M. F. Bartlett and Melvin Wilbur, Bond.
John Outhouse, Alexander, Cheney G. Van Buren, Brown. James Carroll, Carroll. [p. 1657]
July 2 took the yawl and went up to , to learn the news and see if there was any excitement. They found all peace; then returned to the boat, got up steam and went up to , landing about midnight. Saturday July 1. About 8 A.M. left ; after steaming about 8 miles. Sidney Roberts and another messenger came in a skiff with a letter from , saying that Joseph had arrived in , and was going to be tried before the Municipal Court; and for us to hurry home as quick as possible. On reaching the Engineer, Benjamin Crum (who was not a member of the church) got dead drunk, when the first Pilot turned Engineer, and the second pilot took the wheel and run the boat over the rapids, to .
returned from in the evening, and reported that on his arriving at , he found that and had filed their affidavits, that he () had with armed force taken me out of their hands at the head of Elleston Grove; and that they had also got up a Petition which was signed by the inhabitants of , and sent it to by the hands of and , requesting him to raise a posse commetatus and they would come to and take me; they were to start by the mail early this morning and requested to go with the mail to and request him to suspend all proceedings until documents would be got to shew the true state of the case On going to the Stage proprietor, he engaged and paid for a passage for one man, on their finding who was going. and objected to him going, and that objection was accepted by the Stage proprietor, altho’ he had received the passage money, he then hired a horse from Mr. Hamilton for him to ride.
3 July 1843 • Monday
3 I directed the Twelve apostles to call [HC 5:484] a special Conference to choose Elders to go into the different counties of to preach the Gospel and disabuse the public mind with regard to my arrest.
Elders , , , , , , and met at the with the Elders, and it was decided that the following Elders go on a special mission to the following counties in the State of .
Elijah Reed and , and Pike.
Salmon Warner and Jeremiah Curtis, Calhoun and Jersey.
, , and , .
and Harvey Green, LaSalle and De Calb [DeKalb].
, Luther A. Jones and , Joe Davies.
. Vermillion.
, Schuyler. . .
, Benjamin Brown and Jesse W Crossby, Cook.
Graham Coltrin, Fulton. , Hamilton.
, Wayne.
James Twist, Bureau.
George P. Dykes and Samuel Brown St. Clair. Pardon Webb. Will.
Edward M. Webb, Grundy. Simeon Dunn, Warren. H. T. Eldridge, Mason. Thomas Dobson Tazwell
Menard. , Morgan. , and J. C. Wright, Scott.
Luman H. Calkins, White. J. M. King Mercer. Daniel Allen, Rock Island.
U C. Nickerson. Henry. Alfred Brown, Putnam. Priddy Meeks, McCoupin.
Abel Butterfield and J H. Vanatta, Winnebago.William Nelson, Iroquois. Samuel Russell, Boone. Levi Stewart, Franklin.
William Meeks, Green. and George Chamberlin, .
Jacob Wiley, Edwards.William S. Court, Stark.
M. F. Bartlett and Melvin Wilbur, Bond.
John Outhouse, Alexander, Cheney G. Van Buren, Brown. James Carroll, Carroll. [p. 1657]
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