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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​October 1​> We had thought that the cup of misery of the Jews had been sufficiently wrung out, and that they had drank it to the very dregs. They have been persecuted by almost every nation in its turn. They have been plundered, driven and banished, and their lives have continually hung in doubt. We had hoped that the recently expressed opinion, concerning their persecutions in Damascus, by the European powers, and the revolutions in Spain, would have greatly ameliorated their condition, and have operated well for them, even in Italy; and we are yet in hopes that some steps will be taken to cause the power who oppresses them to mitigate their sufferings’; and if not by power, out of respect to courtly influence; which may be used to remove the heavy load under which they groan.
The Rothschild’s possess great influence in many European courts. Can it not be used at the present time, in behalf of their oppressed brethren?”
I attended meeting this morning and adjourned it in consequence of the cold and rain; the afternoon being more pleasant the people assembled and were addressed by Elders , and Bishop .
Council met in the evening same as on Thursday previous.
2 October 1843 • Monday
<​2​> Monday 2 At home.
3 October 1843 • Tuesday
<​3​> Tuesday 3 Elders , , , , and , spent the day in visiting the Saints in . In the evening they partook of an oyster supper on the invitation of Mr. Jeffreys. [HC 6:41] who also invited about thirty of the Saints to meet with them.
The Brethren assembled with their wives to the amount of about One hundred couple, and dined at the as an opening to the house;— a very pleasant day, and all things passed off well.
The following is extracted from the Neighbor;—
Pleasure party, and Dinner at “” October 3. 1843
General Joseph Smith, the Proprietor of said house, provided a luxurious feast for a pleasure party, and all having partook of the luxuries of a well spread board the cloth was removed and a Committee appointed to draft resolutions suitable to the occasion. They adjourned for a few moments and returned, when was appointed Chairman.
The object of the meeting was then briefly stated, by the ; after which a Hymn was sung and prayer by . The then arose and made some appropriate remarks for the occasion, touching upon the rise and progress of the , the varied scenes through which the Saints had to pass; the persecutions and abuses the prophets had to undergo, &c. &c.; after which he read the following resolutions and toasts which were unanimously adopted.
Resolved, 1st. That a vote of thanks be presented to General Joseph Smith and , through the medium of the Nauvoo Neighbor, for the very bountiful feasts by them provided for the accommodation of this party of more than one hundred couple, at their . [p. 1743]
October 1
I attended meeting this morning and adjourned it in consequence of the cold and rain; the afternoon being more pleasant the people assembled and were addressed by Elders , and Bishop .
Council met in the evening same as on Thursday previous.
2 October 1843 • Monday
2 Monday 2 At home.
3 October 1843 • Tuesday
3 Tuesday 3 Elders , , , , and , spent the day in visiting the Saints in . In the evening they partook of an oyster supper on the invitation of Mr. Jeffreys. [HC 6:41] .
The Brethren assembled with their wives to the amount of about One hundred couple, and dined at the as an opening to the house;— a very pleasant day, and all things passed off well.
The following is extracted from the Neighbor;—
Pleasure party, and Dinner at “” October 3. 1843
General Joseph Smith, the Proprietor of said house, provided a luxurious feast for a pleasure party, and all having partook of the luxuries of a well spread board the cloth was removed and a Committee appointed to draft resolutions suitable to the occasion. They adjourned for a few moments and returned, when was appointed Chairman.
The object of the meeting was then briefly stated, by the ; after which a Hymn was sung and prayer by . The then arose and made some appropriate remarks for the occasion, touching upon the rise and progress of the , the varied scenes through which the Saints had to pass; the persecutions and abuses the prophets had to undergo, &c. &c.; after which he read the following resolutions and toasts which were unanimously adopted.
Resolved, 1st. That a vote of thanks be presented to General Joseph Smith and , through the medium of the Nauvoo Neighbor, for the very bountiful feasts by them provided for the accommodation of this party of more than one hundred couple, at their . [p. 1743]
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