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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​September 27​> a discerning public to judge.
Concerning the horse thieves however, the informant of the “Whig” would have shown himself a better friend to Society to have given information to the proper authorities and had these pests of Society brought to condign punishment, And the editor of that paper would have proven himself more patriotic by telling us who these people are that are screened in our midst— than dealing thus in generals, and stabbing in the dark. Come, Mr. Whig, out with it, and let us know who it is that is found transgressing; who knows but that far fallen as we are, there yet may be virtue enough left to prosecute a horse thief. We have tried this more than once and prosecuted them as far as ; but no sooner do they arrive in the jail there than we loose all track of them. The lock of the door is so slippery that it lets them all out. We presume however that it is on account of the honesty of the people(!?). We are pleased to find that the Whig is in the secret.
Mr. Ivins, of this , had a horse stolen last week, and we frequently have occurrences of the kind. Will the Editor of that paper be [HC 6:38] so kind as to ask his informant who the thieves are, and where they live, and give us the desired information and we shall esteem it a peculiar favor.”
I was at home all day and gave the privilege of occupying the small house near the .
28 September 1843 • Thursday
<​28​> Thursday 28 At 11.30, a.m. a Council conversed over the consisting of myself, my brother , Uncle , , , , , , , and ; and at 7 in the evening we met in the front upper room of the , with and . By the common consent and unanimous voice of the Council, Baurak Ale <​I​> was chosen President of the Quorum, and anointed and ordained to the highet and holiest order of the Priesthood. (with his companion).
The President led in prayer that his days might be prolonged until his mission on the Earth is accomplished,— have dominion over his enemies,— all their households be blessed,— and all the church and world.
29 September 1843 • Friday
<​29​> Friday 29 Elder started from for . The Twelve were now scattered among the branches in the Eastern States.
30 September 1843 • Saturday
<​30​> Saturday 30 Rainy and strong west wind.
<​Elders and staid at ’s, in .​>
1 October 1843 • Sunday
<​October 1​> Sunday 1 I copy the following from the Times and Seasons of this date:—
Who shall be our next President?— This question we frequently hear asked, and it is a question of no small importance to the Latter day Saints.
We as a people have labored, and are still laboring under great injustice from the hands of a neighboring state. The Latter Day Saints have had their property destroyed and their houses made desolate by the hands of the Missourians; murders have been committed with impunity, and many in consequence of oppression, barbarism and cruelty, have slept the sleep of death. They have been obliged to flee from their possessions into a distant land, in the chilling frosts of December <​Winter​>; robbed, spoiled, desolate; houseless, and homeless; without any just pre[HC 6:39]text or shadow [p. 1738]
September 27 a discerning public to judge.
Concerning the horse thieves however, the informant of the “Whig” would have shown himself a better friend to Society to have given information to the proper authorities and had these pests of Society brought to condign punishment, And the editor of that paper would have proven himself more patriotic by telling us who these people are that are screened in our midst— than dealing thus in generals, and stabbing in the dark. Come, Mr. Whig, out with it, and let us know who it is that is found transgressing; who knows but that far fallen as we are, there yet may be virtue enough left to prosecute a horse thief. We have tried this more than once and prosecuted them as far as ; but no sooner do they arrive in the jail there than we loose all track of them. The lock of the door is so slippery that it lets them all out. We presume however that it is on account of the honesty of the people(!?). We are pleased to find that the Whig is in the secret.
Mr. Ivins, of this , had a horse stolen last week, and we frequently have occurrences of the kind. Will the Editor of that paper be [HC 6:38] so kind as to ask his informant who the thieves are, and where they live, and give us the desired information and we shall esteem it a peculiar favor.”
I was at home all day and gave the privilege of occupying the small house near the .
28 September 1843 • Thursday
28 Thursday 28 At 11.30, a.m. a Council conversed over the consisting of myself, my brother , Uncle , , , , , , , and ; and at 7 in the evening we met in the front upper room of the , with and . By the common consent and unanimous voice of the Council, I was chosen President of the Quorum, .
The President led in prayer that his days might be prolonged until his mission on the Earth is accomplished,— have dominion over his enemies,— all their households be blessed,— and all the church and world.
29 September 1843 • Friday
29 Friday 29 Elder started from for . The Twelve were now scattered among the branches in the Eastern States.
30 September 1843 • Saturday
30 Saturday 30 Rainy and strong west wind.
Elders and staid at ’s, in .
1 October 1843 • Sunday
October 1 Sunday 1 I copy the following from the Times and Seasons of this date:—
Who shall be our next President?— This question we frequently hear asked, and it is a question of no small importance to the Latter day Saints.
We as a people have labored, and are still laboring under great injustice from the hands of a neighboring state. The Latter Day Saints have had their property destroyed and their houses made desolate by the hands of the Missourians; murders have been committed with impunity, and many in consequence of oppression, barbarism and cruelty, have slept the sleep of death. They have been obliged to flee from their possessions into a distant land, in the chilling frosts of Winter; robbed, spoiled, desolate; houseless, and homeless; without any just pre[HC 6:39]text or shadow [p. 1738]
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