Journal, March–September 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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& and others left this place  for , we stayed this knight at  br. , the next morning we went  to s. it rained and was somewhat wet  We continued surveying and building houses &c  for some time day after day, the Surveyors run  out the city plott and we returned to  This day was spent in diverse labors for the Church  together with a greater share of this month and  the ensuing one

4 July 1838 • Wednesday

July 4th 1838 This day was spent in in commemoration of the decler ation of <the> Independance of the , and also to make our decleration of  Independance from all mobs and persecutions  which have been inflicted upon us time after  time <un>till we could bear it no longer. being  driven by ruthless mobs and enimies of the  truth. from our homes our property confiscated  our lives exposed and our all jeopardized  by such conduct, We therefore met on this  day in Mo. to make our decleration  of independance, and to Lay the cornerstones  of the agreeably to the  commandment of the Lord unto us given  April 26th 1838, as recorded on Page<s.> 32, 33, & 34  Book A.— An address was deliverd by  Prest ,[.] Prest J Smith Jr Prest of the  day, Prest Vice Prest. & Prest. Orator, Chief Marshial  , & , asst. Marshaul, and   commanded the Regiment, The order  of the day was most splendid and beautifull  Several thousands of spectators were present  to witness the sene, The address a was delivred  on the under the hoisted  flagg representing the Liberty and independence [p. 46]
& and others left this place for , we stayed this knight at br. , the next morning we went to s. it rained and was somewhat wet We continued surveying and building houses &c for some time day after day, the Surveyors run out the city plott and we returned to This day was spent in diverse labors for the Church together with a greater share of this month and the ensuing one

4 July 1838 • Wednesday

July 4th 1838 This day was spent in in commemoration of the decleration of the Independance of the , and also to make our decleration of Independance from all mobs and persecutions which have been inflicted upon us time after time untill we could bear it no longer. being driven by ruthless mobs and enimies of the truth. from our homes our property confiscated our lives exposed and our all jeopardized by such conduct, We therefore met on this day in Mo. to make our decleration of independance, and to Lay the cornerstones of the agreeably to the commandment of the Lord unto us given April 26th 1838, as recorded on Pages. 32, 33, & 34 Book A.— An address was deliverd by Prest ,. Prest J Smith Jr Prest of the day, Prest Vice Prest. & Prest. Orator, Chief Marshial , & , asst. Marshaul, and commanded the Regiment, The order of the day was most splendid and beautifull Several thousands of spectators were present to witness the sene, The address was delivred on the under the hoisted flagg representing the Liberty and independence [p. 46]
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