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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 26> those vested with the powers of government, for redress of grievances; and that their right to bear arms in defence of themselves and the State, cannot be questioned. This over-wise right of gun-fence was made, as I have learned, for breachy Indians, but was used by , as a sine qua non, pointed with steel and burning with brimstone, to exterminate the Mormons. Truly we may ask, what is right, and what is law, contrary to the constitution? The Legislature of acknowledged the exterminating order of as constitutional, and appropriated more than $200.000 to pay the drivers and robbers, and I may as well say, mobbers of the Mormons, for services rendered the in 1838. O Gladius! O Crumena! Viator.”
Shower of rain at noon.
27 July 1843 • Thursday
<27.—> Wednesday Thursday 27.— I drove <with> thro’ the city in my carriage.
The “Adelaide” having run aground on a Sand bar, as graphically describes their voyage, “it was like punching suckers out of <a> Trout brook,” on account of the lowness of the water. <Elders , and > they were set ashore and took coach for , where they arrived at 6 o’Clock; went to the Temperance Hall and unobserved heard preaching against the sects. There Here they met with Elders & .
28 July 1843 • Friday
<28> Thursday Friday 28 I was at home, sick, and was visited by .
At noon, the Recorder, brought the desk containing city and church books and papers to the Mayors , as he was about to go on a Mission to Ireland.
The Twelve met at Richard Savory’s. inquired concerning the proceedings of the Twelve in ; found that Elders , and had held a conference, organized the church, and then left for . [HC 5:520]
stayed a few days and disunited what had been done, and re-organized the church; but the church was left in no better situation. reproved for undoing alone what three of the Quorum had done together. He also alluded to my instructions to be gentle and mild in their teachings, and not to fight the sects any more at present, but to win the affections of the people.
In the evening they met at Jeremiah Cooper’s house. Elders , and addressed the Saints, numbering seventy five.
29 July 1843 • Saturday
<29> Friday Saturday 29. I rode up to the and sent copy of certificate of Trustee, and ’s power of attorney to , . Walked up to near the , met my brother , and had a conversation about . There was a political meeting at the , when Mr. , Candidate for Congress addressed the citizens for three hours, and was replied to in short by .
Council of the Twelve Apostles met in the evening at Brother [Richard] Savary’s to teach the Elders— said,
A man should in the first place preside over himself, his passions, his person, and bring himself into subjection to the Law of God; then preside over his children and his wife in righteousness; then he will be capable of presiding over a branch of the church; but many Elders are contending about presiding over churches, when they are not capable of presiding over themselves, or the least child they have.
The first principle of our cause and work is to understand that there is a Prophet in the church, and that he is at the head of the church of Jesus Christ on earth.
Who called Joseph Smith to be a Prophet? Did the people, or God? God, [p. 1684]
July 26 those vested with the powers of government, for redress of grievances; and that their right to bear arms in defence of themselves and the State, cannot be questioned. This over-wise right of gun-fence was made, as I have learned, for breachy Indians, but was used by , as a sine qua non, pointed with steel and burning with brimstone, to exterminate the Mormons. Truly we may ask, what is right, and what is law, contrary to the constitution? The Legislature of acknowledged the exterminating order of as constitutional, and appropriated more than $200.000 to pay the drivers and robbers, and I may as well say, mobbers of the Mormons, for services rendered the in 1838. O Gladius! O Crumena! Viator.”
Shower of rain at noon.
27 July 1843 • Thursday
27.— Thursday 27.— I drove with thro’ the city in my carriage.
The “Adelaide” having run aground on a Sand bar, as graphically describes their voyage, “it was like punching suckers out of a Trout brook,” on account of the lowness of the water. Elders , and were set ashore and took coach for , where they arrived at 6 o’Clock; went to the Temperance Hall and unobserved heard preaching against the sects. Here they met with Elders & .
28 July 1843 • Friday
28 Friday 28 I was at home, sick, and was visited by .
At noon, the Recorder, brought the desk containing city and church books and papers to the Mayors , as he was about to go on a Mission to Ireland.
The Twelve met at Richard Savory’s. inquired concerning the proceedings of the Twelve in ; found that Elders , and had held a conference, organized the church, and then left for . [HC 5:520]
stayed a few days and disunited what had been done, and re-organized the church; but the church was left in no better situation. reproved for undoing alone what three of the Quorum had done together. He also alluded to my instructions to be gentle and mild in their teachings, and not to fight the sects any more at present, but to win the affections of the people.
In the evening they met at Jeremiah Cooper’s house. Elders , and addressed the Saints, numbering seventy five.
29 July 1843 • Saturday
29 Saturday 29. I rode up to the and sent copy of certificate of Trustee, and ’s power of attorney to , . Walked up to near the , met my brother , and had a conversation about . There was a political meeting at the , when Mr. , Candidate for Congress addressed the citizens for three hours, and was replied to in short by .
Council of the Twelve Apostles met in the evening at Brother [Richard] Savary’s to teach the Elders— said,
A man should in the first place preside over himself, his passions, his person, and bring himself into subjection to the Law of God; then preside over his children and his wife in righteousness; then he will be capable of presiding over a branch of the church; but many Elders are contending about presiding over churches, when they are not capable of presiding over themselves, or the least child they have.
The first principle of our cause and work is to understand that there is a Prophet in the church, and that he is at the head of the church of Jesus Christ on earth.
Who called Joseph Smith to be a Prophet? Did the people, or God? God, [p. 1684]
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