Journal, December 1841–December 1842

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  • Historical Introduction
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30 June 1842 • Thursday

Thurs-day 30th In the A.M. spent some time with Eqr from & others in the private  office and in the P.M. was in the Court martial giving testimony concerning &c.
On the 8th. of last November at about 5 o clock in the evening the Baptismal Font  was dedicated. In February 1842 washed his hands in the  Font being seriously affected with a Fellon, so that the Docters thought it ought  to be cut open; others said it would not be well before spring. After washing in  the Font his hand healed in one week.—
On the 25th. day of September 1841 a Deposite was made in the south east  corner of the .—

2 July 1842 • Saturday

July Saturday 2nd. Went out in the city with to look at some lots and afterwards rode out  to with and others.—

3 July 1842 • Sunday

Sunday 3rd. Preached at the near the on the ancient order of things &c— was  at the also in the P.M.

4 July 1842 • Monday

Monday 4th. With the Legion in command all day, and at the close expressed his  satisfaction with the Legion, and briefly showed the design of its organization  viz to defend ourselves and families from mobs &c. He requested any stranger  who was present and wished to speak to do so, when from  made some friendly remarks and expressed his satisfaction; also his  gratification to see the good discipline of the Legion.—

5 July 1842 • Tuesday

Tuesday 5th. Attended court Martial.—

6 July 1842 • Wednesday

Wednesday 6th. In the A.M. attending to business in the and afterwards rode out  to with and others.—

9 July 1842 • Saturday

Saturday 9th. Rode out on Prarie with & bro [William A.] Gheen to look out some land. Dined on his  , hoed potatoes &c and in the P.M. returned after which he transacted  business in the

10 July 1842 • Sunday

Sunday 10th. At the stand, was some sick and could not preach. preached[.]  at home in the P.M.—

11 July 1842 • Monday

Monday 11th. With in the A.M. and in the P.M. was at the  reading mail papers. Bought a horse of Deputy Sheriff for au.$

12 July 1842 • Tuesday

Tuesday 12th. In the lodge consulting concerning s proceedings and taking  affidavit. Bro’s & started for &

15 July 1842 • Friday

Friday 15th. This A.M. early a report was in circulation that was missing. A. letter  of his writing was found directed to stating to the effect that he was  going away; Soon as this was known Joseph summoned the principal men of  the city and workmen on the to meet at the where  he ordered them to proceed immediately throughout the in search of  him lest he should have laid voilent [violent] hands on himself. After considerable  search had been made but to no effect a meeting was called at the  where Joseph stated before the public a general outline of s conduct  and especially with regard to Met again in the P.M. when & spake on the same subject after which Joseph arose and said that  he would state to those present some things which he had heard respecting   & being conspiring with in endeavoring to bring [p. 127]

30 June 1842 • Thursday

Thurs-day 30th In the A.M. spent some time with Eqr from & others in the private office and in the P.M. was in the Court martial giving testimony concerning &c.
On the 8th. of last November at about 5 o clock in the evening the Baptismal Font was dedicated. In February 1842 washed his hands in the Font being seriously affected with a Fellon, so that the Docters thought it ought to be cut open; others said it would not be well before spring. After washing in the Font his hand healed in one week.—
On the 25th. day of September 1841 a Deposite was made in the south east corner of the .—

2 July 1842 • Saturday

July Saturday 2nd. Went out in the city with to look at some lots and afterwards rode out to with and others.—

3 July 1842 • Sunday

Sunday 3rd. Preached at the near the on the ancient order of things &c— was at the also in the P.M.

4 July 1842 • Monday

Monday 4th. With the Legion in command all day, and at the close expressed his satisfaction with the Legion, and briefly showed the design of its organization viz to defend ourselves and families from mobs &c. He requested any stranger who was present and wished to speak to do so, when from made some friendly remarks and expressed his satisfaction; also his gratification to see the good discipline of the Legion.—

5 July 1842 • Tuesday

Tuesday 5th. Attended court Martial.—

6 July 1842 • Wednesday

Wednesday 6th. In the A.M. attending to business in the and afterwards rode out to with and others.—

9 July 1842 • Saturday

Saturday 9th. Rode out on Prarie with & bro William A. Gheen to look out some land. Dined on his , hoed potatoes &c and in the P.M. returned after which he transacted business in the

10 July 1842 • Sunday

Sunday 10th. At the stand, was some sick and could not preach. preached. at home in the P.M.—

11 July 1842 • Monday

Monday 11th. With in the A.M. and in the P.M. was at the reading mail papers. Bought a horse of Deputy Sheriff for au.$

12 July 1842 • Tuesday

Tuesday 12th. In the lodge consulting concerning s proceedings and taking affidavit. Bro’s & started for &

15 July 1842 • Friday

Friday 15th. This A.M. early a report was in circulation that was missing. A. letter of his writing was found directed to stating to the effect that he was going away; Soon as this was known Joseph summoned the principal men of the city and workmen on the to meet at the where he ordered them to proceed immediately throughout the in search of him lest he should have laid voilent [violent] hands on himself. After considerable search had been made but to no effect a meeting was called at the where Joseph stated before the public a general outline of s conduct and especially with regard to Met again in the P.M. when & spake on the same subject after which Joseph arose and said that he would state to those present some things which he had heard respecting & being conspiring with in endeavoring to bring [p. 127]
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