History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​September 15​> 75 horses at one time, and storing the requisite amount of forage, and is unsurpassed by any similar establishment in the .
There was an officer drill in . [HC 6:33]
Rhoda Ann, daughter of and , was born at 15 minutes to 3 p.m. in .
16 September 1843 • Saturday
<​16​> Saturday 16. General parade of the Nauvoo Legion near my — went in Company with my staff to the muster, was met by an escort, and arrived before the Legion about noon. I was received and saluted with Military honors. The Legion was dismissed about one p.m., for two hours, and I rode home to dinner. I returned about twenty minutes after three, attended the review, and with my staff inspected the Legion; after which I took my post and gave orders. After the inspection I made a speech to the Legion;—— <​on their increasing prosperity, and requested the officers to increase the Legion in numbers.——​> —— I was highly gratified with the officers and soldiers, and I felt extremely well myself. About sun-down the Legion was dismissed. I rode home with my staff, highly delighted with the day’s performance, and well paid for my services.
17 September 1843 • Sunday
<​17​> Sunday 17. I was at meeting, and while Elder was preaching I took my post as Mayor outside the Assembly to keep order, and set an example to the other officers. After preaching I gave some instructions about order in the congregation, men among women, and women among men, horses in the Assembly, and men and boys on the stand who do not belong there &c.
P. M. Mr. Blodgett, a Unitarian Minister preached: I was gratified with his sermon in general, but differed in opinion on some points, on which I freely expressed myself to his great satisfaction, viz, on persecution making the work spread:— like rooting up a flower garden or kicking back the sun.
18 September 1843 • Monday
<​18.​> Monday 18. I received a letter from as follows:— [HC 6:34]
September 13. 1843. Dear Sir. In answer to your letter I have the honor to reply that I will consider it my duty to prevent the invasion of this , if in my power, by any persons elsewhere for any hostile purposes whatever.
From information in my possession I am of opinion that there is but little danger of any such invasion. It is altogether more likely that some other mode of annoyance will be adopted. My enemies here I think are endeavoring to put something of the kind on foot. I am most respectfully. your obedient Servant .”
I attended a Council at my old house.
A Conference was held at Preston, Halifax County, Nova Scotia. 1— Elder, 1 Teacher, 1 Deacon and 14 members were represented. Robert Dixon President. J. Jermen, Clerk.
was elected Probate Judge for the County of , by a majority of 598 votes. [p. 1735]
September 15 75 horses at one time, and storing the requisite amount of forage, and is unsurpassed by any similar establishment in the .
There was an officer drill in . [HC 6:33]
Rhoda Ann, daughter of and , was born at 15 minutes to 3 p.m. in .
16 September 1843 • Saturday
16 Saturday 16. General parade of the Nauvoo Legion near my — went in Company with my staff to the muster, was met by an escort, and arrived before the Legion about noon. I was received and saluted with Military honors. The Legion was dismissed about one p.m., for two hours, and I rode home to dinner. I returned about twenty minutes after three, attended the review, and with my staff inspected the Legion; after which I took my post and gave orders. After the inspection I made a speech to the Legion;—— on their increasing prosperity, and requested the officers to increase the Legion in numbers.—— —— I was highly gratified with the officers and soldiers, and I felt extremely well myself. About sun-down the Legion was dismissed. I rode home with my staff, highly delighted with the day’s performance, and well paid for my services.
17 September 1843 • Sunday
17 Sunday 17. I was at meeting, and while Elder was preaching I took my post as Mayor outside the Assembly to keep order, and set an example to the other officers. After preaching I gave some instructions about order in the congregation, men among women, and women among men, horses in the Assembly, and men and boys on the stand who do not belong there &c.
P. M. Mr. Blodgett, a Unitarian Minister preached: I was gratified with his sermon in general, but differed in opinion on some points, on which I freely expressed myself to his great satisfaction, viz, on persecution making the work spread:— like rooting up a flower garden or kicking back the sun.
18 September 1843 • Monday
18. Monday 18. I received a letter from as follows:— [HC 6:34]
September 13. 1843. Dear Sir. In answer to your letter I have the honor to reply that I will consider it my duty to prevent the invasion of this , if in my power, by any persons elsewhere for any hostile purposes whatever.
From information in my possession I am of opinion that there is but little danger of any such invasion. It is altogether more likely that some other mode of annoyance will be adopted. My enemies here I think are endeavoring to put something of the kind on foot. I am most respectfully. your obedient Servant .”
I attended a Council at my old house.
A Conference was held at Preston, Halifax County, Nova Scotia. 1— Elder, 1 Teacher, 1 Deacon and 14 members were represented. Robert Dixon President. J. Jermen, Clerk.
was elected Probate Judge for the County of , by a majority of 598 votes. [p. 1735]
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