Journal, December 1841–December 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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[pages 96–121, donation records dated 5 March–17 May 1842]
15 May 1842 • Sunday
Sunday May 15 Attended meeting at the . preached. News of  Govenors— . confirmed By general Report. & published on  the stand
16 May 1842 • Monday
Monday 16 Transacting business at the until 10. A.M.— Then at home &  in the P.M. at the withe   &c in council
17 May 1842 • Tuesday
Tuesday 17 At home and about the offices through the day. & in the evening  called at s to See of about  some land. &c
18 May 1842 • Wednesday
Wednesday 18 Rode on horse back with the in co. with .  To . & searched out the N.E. Quarter Sec 15. 6 N. 8 W.  & contracted for the refusal of the Same at $3 per Acre. owned by   of . dined at ’s. visited  . &c. which with business at the different offices closed the  day.
19 May 1842 • Thursday
Thursday 19. Rain. At. home. during A.M.— 1. o clock P.M. City council. The Mayor   having resigned his office. Joseph. was Elected Mayor  & Vice Mayor of . While the election was going  forward in the council. Joseph recived & wrote the following Rev—  & threw it across the room to one of the Councillors.
“Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant Joseph by  the voice of my Spirit, has been insinuating  evil. & forming evil opinions against you with. others. & if he continue  in them he & they shall be accursed. for I am the Lord thy God  & will stand by thee & bless thee. Amen.”
After the Election Joseph spoke at some length concerning the evil  reports which were abroad in the city concerning himself— & the  nec[e]ssity of counteracting the designs of our enemies. establishing a night  watch &c. Where upon the mayor was authorized to establish a Night  watch. by city ordinance,
Dr . Ex mayor, was then called upon by the Mayor  to state if he know knew ought against him.— When replied  “I know what I am about. & the heads of the church know what  they are about. I expect: I have no difficulty with the heads of  the church. I publicly avow that any one who has said that  I have stated that General Joseph Smith has given me  authority to hold illicit intercourse with women is a a Liar  in the face of God. Those who have said it are damned Liars:  they are infernal Liars. He neither never <eithe[r]> in public or private gave me  any such authority or licence, & any person who states it is a  Scoundrel & a Liar. I have heard it said that I should b[e]come a  Seckond by withdrawing from the church. & that I was at  variance with the heads <& should use an influence against them> because I resignd the office of Mayor: [p. 122]
[pages 96–121, donation records dated 5 March–17 May 1842]
15 May 1842 • Sunday
Sunday May 15 Attended meeting at the . preached. News of Govenors— . confirmed By general Report. & published on the stand
16 May 1842 • Monday
Monday 16 Transacting business at the until 10. A.M.— Then at home & in the P.M. at the withe &c in council
17 May 1842 • Tuesday
Tuesday 17 At home and about the offices through the day. & in the evening called at s to See of about some land. &c
18 May 1842 • Wednesday
Wednesday 18 Rode on horse back with the in co. with . To . & searched out the N.E. Quarter Sec 15. 6 N. 8 W. & contracted for the refusal of the Same at $3 per Acre. owned by of . dined at ’s. visited . &c. which with business at the different offices closed the day.
19 May 1842 • Thursday
Thursday 19. Rain. At. home. during A.M.— 1. o clock P.M. City council. The Mayor having resigned his office. Joseph. was Elected Mayor & Vice Mayor of . While the election was going forward in the council. Joseph recived & wrote the following Rev— & threw it across the room to one of the Councillors.
“Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant Joseph by the voice of my Spirit, has been insinuating evil. & forming evil opinions against you with. others. & if he continue in them he & they shall be accursed. for I am the Lord thy God & will stand by thee & bless thee. Amen.”
After the Election Joseph spoke at some length concerning the evil reports which were abroad in the city concerning himself— & the necessity of counteracting the designs of our enemies. establishing a night watch &c. Where upon the mayor was authorized to establish a Night watch. by city ordinance,
Dr . Ex mayor, was then called upon by the Mayor to state if he knew ought against him.— When replied “I know what I am about. & the heads of the church know what they are about. I expect: I have no difficulty with the heads of the church. I publicly avow that any one who has said that I have stated that General Joseph Smith has given me authority to hold illicit intercourse with women is a a Liar in the face of God. Those who have said it are damned Liars: they are infernal Liars. He never either in public or private gave me any such authority or licence, & any person who states it is a Scoundrel & a Liar. I have heard it said that I should become a Seckond by withdrawing from the church. & that I was at variance with the heads & should use an influence against them because I resignd the office of Mayor: [p. 122]
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