Journal, December 1841–December 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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ballanced between the Trustee and Committee and the wages of all  agreed upon. The president remarked that he was amenable to the  state for the faithful discharge of his duties as Trustee in Trust  and that the Committee were accontable to him and to  no other authority; and they must not take notice of any complaints  from any source but let the complaints be made to him if any  were needed and he would make things right. The parties separ ated perfectly satisfied and the president said he would have a  notice published stating that he had examined their accounts and  was satisfied &c.— It was also agreed that the Recorders Office  should be moved to the , for better convenience.—

2 October 1842 • Sunday

Sunday 2nd. About 1 o clock A.M. a messenger arrived from stating that  the had offered a reward of $200 for President Joseph and also  $200 for . This report was fully established on receipt  of the Mail papers. The Quincy Whig also stated that  had offered a reward; and published the Governors proclamation offerring  a reward of $300 for President Joseph and $300 for . It is  not expected that much will be effected by the rewards.
continues very sick to day: the President was with her  all day.—

3 October 1842 • Monday

Monday 3rd. a little better. The president with her all day.

4 October 1842 • Tuesday

Teusday 4th. is very sick again to day. President Joseph attended with her  all the day, himself being somewhat poorly.—

5 October 1842 • Wednesday

Wednesday 5th. is worse, many fears are entertained that she will not recover. She  was baptised twice in the which evidently did her much good. She  grew worse again at night and continues very sick indeed. President Joseph  does not feel well, and is much troubled on account of ’s sickness.   called El’r [Elder] into his office and said he had some  matters to make known. He had been at and had conversation  with concerning s proceedings &c. He had ascertained  that had intentionally issued an illegal writ expecting thereby  to draw President Joseph to to get acquited by Habeus Corpus  before , and having men there waiting with a legal writ to serve  on Prest. Joseph as soon as he was released under the other one and bear  him away to , without further ceremony. asked what  power the proclamation gave to any man or set of men who  might be disposed to take Prest. Joseph. He was answered “Just the same  power and authority which a legal warrant gave to an officer”.
It is more and more evident that is determined to have the  President taken to if he can; but may the Almighty Jehovah  shield and defend his servant from all their power, and prolong his days  in peace that he may guide his people in righteousness untill his  head is white with old age. Amen [p. 206]
ballanced between the Trustee and Committee and the wages of all agreed upon. The president remarked that he was amenable to the state for the faithful discharge of his duties as Trustee in Trust and that the Committee were accontable to him and to no other authority; and they must not take notice of any complaints from any source but let the complaints be made to him if any were needed and he would make things right. The parties separated perfectly satisfied and the president said he would have a notice published stating that he had examined their accounts and was satisfied &c.— It was also agreed that the Recorders Office should be moved to the , for better convenience.—

2 October 1842 • Sunday

Sunday 2nd. About 1 o clock A.M. a messenger arrived from stating that the had offered a reward of $200 for President Joseph and also $200 for . This report was fully established on receipt of the Mail papers. The Quincy Whig also stated that had offered a reward; and published the Governors proclamation offerring a reward of $300 for President Joseph and $300 for . It is not expected that much will be effected by the rewards.
continues very sick to day: the President was with her all day.—

3 October 1842 • Monday

Monday 3rd. a little better. The president with her all day.

4 October 1842 • Tuesday

Teusday 4th. is very sick again to day. President Joseph attended with her all the day, himself being somewhat poorly.—

5 October 1842 • Wednesday

Wednesday 5th. is worse, many fears are entertained that she will not recover. She was baptised twice in the which evidently did her much good. She grew worse again at night and continues very sick indeed. President Joseph does not feel well, and is much troubled on account of ’s sickness. called El’r Elder into his office and said he had some matters to make known. He had been at and had conversation with concerning s proceedings &c. He had ascertained that had intentionally issued an illegal writ expecting thereby to draw President Joseph to to get acquited by Habeus Corpus before , and having men there waiting with a legal writ to serve on Prest. Joseph as soon as he was released under the other one and bear him away to , without further ceremony. asked what power the proclamation gave to any man or set of men who might be disposed to take Prest. Joseph. He was answered “Just the same power and authority which a legal warrant gave to an officer”.
It is more and more evident that is determined to have the President taken to if he can; but may the Almighty Jehovah shield and defend his servant from all their power, and prolong his days in peace that he may guide his people in righteousness untill his head is white with old age. Amen [p. 206]
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