Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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to furnish a history of the rise &  faith of the Church of Latter Day  Saints to add to his histo[r]y.— retur[ne]d to Jud[g]e .— A gentlemn  from told that the  “General impression was that  Joseph was innocent. & it would  be a kind of murder to give him  up— they thought he ought to be  whipt a little & let go.
It is evident that prejudice is  giving way. & good feeling is gaining  ascendency in the public mind.—
4 o clock . states  attorny— the Marshall & some ½  dozen others called. the Marshall  said it was the fi[r]st time in [p. 39]
to furnish a history of the rise & faith of the Church of Latter Day Saints to add to his history.— 1½ returned to Judge .— A gentlemn from told that the “General impression was that Joseph was innocent. & it would be a kind of murder to give him up— they thought he ought to be whipt a little & let go.
It is evident that prejudice is giving way. & good feeling is gaining ascendency in the public mind.—
4 o clock . states attorny— the Marshall & some ½ dozen others called. the Marshall said it was the first time in [p. 39]
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