Journal, December 1841–December 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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This is false, I have no difficulty with the heads of the church  & hope Intend to continue with you. & hope the time may come when  I may be restored to full confidence. & fellowship. & my former standing  in the chu[r]ch. & that my conduct may be such as to warrent  my restoration.— & should the time ever come that I may have  the opportunity to test my faith it will then be known whethr  I am a true traitor or a true man.”
Josep[h]. will you please state difinitely whether you know any thing  again[s]t my character either in public or private?
Answer by , “I do not. in all my intercourse with  General Smith. in public & in private he has been strictly virtuous.”
Joseph then made some pertinent remarks before the council  concerning those who had been guilty of circulating false reports &c  & said “Let one twelve months see if Bro Joseph is not calld  for to go to every part of the to keep them out of their groves  & I turn the keys upon them from this hour if they will not repent  & stop their lyings & surmisings. Let God curse them. & let their  tongu[e]s cleave unto the roofs of their mouth.

20 May 1842 • Friday

Friday 20 Charges having been preferrd again[s]t Dr by for abusing the  Marshall . & abusive language towards said .  The Masonic Breth[r]en met at 1 o clock P.M. when the charges were substantatd [substantiated]  confession made by . forgiveness granted. Joseph speaking a at considerable  length. to accomplish the decision.

21 May 1842 • Saturday

Saturday 21 At the High council. investigating the case of . & others.—

22 May 1842 • Sunday

Sunday 22 At home. called at the Editors office to have letter copied for   Whig <Argus> <Whig>. denying the charge of killing Ex Govener  of as published in the whig

23 May 1842 • Monday

Monday 23 A.M. about home. P.M, Walked down the opposite with Dr Charles. . & Recorder & found  a [[child]] in the water. called a city council. & Elected  Corener of

24 May 1842 • Tuesday

Tuesday 24 while the High council were taking depositions of Sarah Miller. Sister  Nyman’s [Margaret and Matilda Nyman] & again[s]t & others for illicit conduct. &c  a prosecution was pending betwe[e]n Joseph & before . in which was bound over in $200 Bonds

25 May 1842 • Wednesday

Wednesday 25 Councilling the Bishops &c. in ferretting out iniquity & much of this  week was spent in session by the High Council of [p. 123]
This is false, I have no difficulty with the heads of the church & Intend to continue with you. & hope the time may come when I may be restored to full confidence. & fellowship. & my former standing in the church. & that my conduct may be such as to warrent my restoration.— & should the time ever come that I may have the opportunity to test my faith it will then be known whethr I am a traitor or a true man.”
Joseph. will you please state difinitely whether you know any thing against my character either in public or private?
Answer by , “I do not. in all my intercourse with General Smith. in public & in private he has been strictly virtuous.”
Joseph then made some pertinent remarks before the council concerning those who had been guilty of circulating false reports &c & said “Let one twelve months see if Bro Joseph is not calld for to go to every part of the to keep them out of their groves & I turn the keys upon them from this hour if they will not repent & stop their lyings & surmisings. Let God curse them. & let their tongues cleave unto the roofs of their mouth.

20 May 1842 • Friday

Friday 20 Charges having been preferrd against Dr by for abusing the Marshall . & abusive language towards said . The Masonic Brethren met at 1 o clock P.M. when the charges were substantatd [substantiated] confession made by . forgiveness granted. Joseph speaking at considerable length. to accomplish the decision.

21 May 1842 • Saturday

Saturday 21 At the High council. investigating the case of . & others.—

22 May 1842 • Sunday

Sunday 22 At home. called at the Editors office to have letter copied for Whig. denying the charge of killing Ex Govener of as published in the whig

23 May 1842 • Monday

Monday 23 A.M. about home. P.M, Walked down the opposite with Dr Charles. . & Recorder & found a child in the water. called a city council. & Elected Corener of

24 May 1842 • Tuesday

Tuesday 24 while the High council were taking depositions of Sarah Miller. Sister Nyman’s Margaret and Matilda Nyman & against & others for illicit conduct. &c a prosecution was pending between Joseph & before . in which was bound over in $200 Bonds

25 May 1842 • Wednesday

Wednesday 25 Councilling the Bishops &c. in ferretting out iniquity & much of this week was spent in session by the High Council of [p. 123]
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