Journal, December 1841–December 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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31 October 1842 • Monday

Monday 31st. This day president Joseph and his children rode out to his  , and did not return untill after dark.

1 November 1842 • Tuesday

November Tuesday 1st. A.M. President & rode up to for the benefit of her health  she is rapidly gaining. In the P.M. went to see Dr who  is very sick; afterwards being accompanied by his children and  rode out towards the farm. When going down the hill near Caspers  the carriage got overbalanced and upset. President Joseph was thrown  some distance from the carriage and the children all three almost  under it. He arose and enquired if any of the children were killed  but upon examination there was no one seriously hurt, had his cheek bruised which was about the worst injury  received. The horse, so soon as he felt the carriage upset sprang  forward but soon entangled himself in some branches and threw  himself down on some rails. After some little trouble we succeeded  in disengageing the horse from the harness and raising him up.  The horse was not much hurt, but the carriage was considerably  damaged. It seemed miraculous how we escaped serious injury  from this accident, and our escape could not be attributed to any  other power than that of divine providence. We felt thankful to  God for this instance of his kind and watchful care over his  servant and house. Seeing the carriage so much broke it was  thought best to return home, accordingly leaving the carriage and  part of the harness, and putting the children in bro Stoddards  Buggy we returned.
In the evening President Joseph and two children rode up to the  .

2 November 1842 • Wednesday

Wednesday 2nd. Spent this A.M in removing the books, desk &c from the over  to the house. In the P.M. rode out to the and spent the day  in holding plough &c.

3 November 1842 • Thursday

Thursday 3rd. Rode out with to the .—

4 November 1842 • Friday

Friday 4th. Rode out with to examine his Timber, north of the  This night President and returned from their  mission to the East. They bring very good reports concerning the public  feeling, and say that s expose has done no hurt but  much good. Some of the Twelve also returned from their mission

5 November 1842 • Saturday

Saturday 5th. On account of the day being wet president Joseph remained at home  He had a very pleasant visit from some of the Indians who were  accompanied by a negro interpreter. They expressed great friendship with  the Mormon people, and said they were their friends. After considerable  conversation and partaking of victuals they departed evidently highly  gratified with their visit.— [p. 209]

31 October 1842 • Monday

Monday 31st. This day president Joseph and his children rode out to his , and did not return untill after dark.

1 November 1842 • Tuesday

November Tuesday 1st. A.M. President & rode up to for the benefit of her health she is rapidly gaining. In the P.M. went to see Dr who is very sick; afterwards being accompanied by his children and rode out towards the farm. When going down the hill near Caspers the carriage got overbalanced and upset. President Joseph was thrown some distance from the carriage and the children all three almost under it. He arose and enquired if any of the children were killed but upon examination there was no one seriously hurt, had his cheek bruised which was about the worst injury received. The horse, so soon as he felt the carriage upset sprang forward but soon entangled himself in some branches and threw himself down on some rails. After some little trouble we succeeded in disengageing the horse from the harness and raising him up. The horse was not much hurt, but the carriage was considerably damaged. It seemed miraculous how we escaped serious injury from this accident, and our escape could not be attributed to any other power than that of divine providence. We felt thankful to God for this instance of his kind and watchful care over his servant and house. Seeing the carriage so much broke it was thought best to return home, accordingly leaving the carriage and part of the harness, and putting the children in bro Stoddards Buggy we returned.
In the evening President Joseph and two children rode up to the .

2 November 1842 • Wednesday

Wednesday 2nd. Spent this A.M in removing the books, desk &c from the over to the house. In the P.M. rode out to the and spent the day in holding plough &c.

3 November 1842 • Thursday

Thursday 3rd. Rode out with to the .—

4 November 1842 • Friday

Friday 4th. Rode out with to examine his Timber, north of the This night President and returned from their mission to the East. They bring very good reports concerning the public feeling, and say that s expose has done no hurt but much good. Some of the Twelve also returned from their mission

5 November 1842 • Saturday

Saturday 5th. On account of the day being wet president Joseph remained at home He had a very pleasant visit from some of the Indians who were accompanied by a negro interpreter. They expressed great friendship with the Mormon people, and said they were their friends. After considerable conversation and partaking of victuals they departed evidently highly gratified with their visit.— [p. 209]
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