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

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<​October 3​> Resolved 2d.. General Joseph Smith, whether we view him as a Prophet at the head of the church; a General at the head of the Legion, a Mayor at the head of the city Council; or as a Landlord at the head of his table, <​if​> he has few equals and <​he has​> no superior.
Resolved 3d. the great Emporium of the West, the centre of all centres, a city of three years growth— a population of 15.000 souls, congregated from the four quarters of the globe, embracing all the intelligence of all nations, with industry, frugality, economy, virtue, and brotherly love; unsurpassed in any age of the world— a suitable home for the Saints.
Resolved 4th. Legion, a well disciplined and faithful band of invincibles; ready at all times to defend their country with this motto, “Vive la Republique
Resolved 5th. Charter, like the laws of the Medes and Persians, an unalterable decree by a patriotic band of wise legislators for the protection of the Saints <​Innocent​>
Resolved 6th. Governor of : fearless and [HC 6:42] faithful in the discharge of all official duties, long may he live and blessings attend his administration.
Col. was then called to the stand, who addressed the audience in a very spirited and appropriate manner for the day. Professor was then called, who arose, and in his usual easy eloquent manner highly entertained the Company, for near half an hour.—
Next called was Elder who alone was capable of putting on the top stone of the entertainment; his address was highly interesting, combining, like a Lacon, a volume in every gesture.
Gen. Smith then arose and in a very touching and suitable manner, tendered his thanks to the company, for the encomiums and honors conferred on him. He recited the many woes through which he had passed, the persecutions he had suffered, and the love he had for the brethren and citizens of . He tendered his gratitude for the pleasing prospects that surrounded him, to the great giver of all good. He said he thought; that his case was similar to that of old Jobs; that after he had suffered and drank the very dregs of affliction the Lord had remembered him in mercy and was about to bless him abundantly.
After he had done, Mrs. presented her thanks, through the chair, to the company present; after which a motion was made and carried to adjourn, whereupon the company was <​were​> called to their feet; benediction by , and the party retired with the most perfect satisfaction, and good humour. as <​was​> ever witnessed on such occasions.
, Chairman.”
In the evening Mr and Clara M. Wasson were married at the . I solemnized the marriage in presence of a select party.
4 October 1843 • Wednesday
<​4​> I extract the following from the Neighbor of this date:—
Anti-Mormonism. With respect to the meeting, I take upon myself to deny the charges in toto, and challenge them to the proof. If we harbor horse-thieves among us, as is basely asserted, let the man that has lost his horse publish his name and the name of the villian, or how he knows him to be a Mormon, and [p. 1744]
October 3 Resolved 2d.. General Joseph Smith, whether we view him as a Prophet at the head of the church; a General at the head of the Legion, a Mayor at the head of the city Council; or as a Landlord at the head of his table, if he has equals he has no superior.
Resolved 3d. the great Emporium of the West, the centre of all centres, a city of three years growth— a population of 15.000 souls, congregated from the four quarters of the globe, embracing the intelligence of all nations, with industry, frugality, economy, virtue, and brotherly love; unsurpassed in any age of the world— a suitable home for the Saints.
Resolved 4th. Legion, a well disciplined and faithful band of invincibles; ready at all times to defend their country with this motto, “Vive la Republique
Resolved 5th. Charter, like the laws of the Medes and Persians, an unalterable decree by a patriotic band of wise legislators for the protection of the Innocent
Resolved 6th. Governor of : fearless and [HC 6:42] faithful in the discharge of all official duties, long may he live and blessings attend his administration.
Col. was then called to the stand, who addressed the audience in a very spirited and appropriate manner for the day. Professor was then called, who arose, and in his usual easy eloquent manner highly entertained the Company, for near half an hour.—
Next called was Elder who alone was capable of putting on the top stone of the entertainment; his address was highly interesting, combining, like a Lacon, a volume in every gesture.
Gen. Smith then arose and in a very touching and suitable manner, tendered his thanks to the company, for the encomiums and honors conferred on him. He recited the many woes through which he had passed, the persecutions he had suffered, and the love he had for the brethren and citizens of . He tendered his gratitude for the pleasing prospects that surrounded him, to the great giver of all good. He said he thought; that his case was similar to that of old Jobs; that after he had suffered and drank the very dregs of affliction the Lord had remembered him in mercy and was about to bless him abundantly.
After he had done, Mrs. presented her thanks, through the chair, to the company present; after which a motion was made and carried to adjourn, whereupon the company were called to their feet; benediction by , and the party retired with the most perfect satisfaction, and good humour. as was ever witnessed on such occasions.
, Chairman.”
In the evening Mr and Clara M. Wasson were married at the . I solemnized the marriage in presence of a select party.
4 October 1843 • Wednesday
4 I extract the following from the Neighbor of this date:—
Anti-Mormonism. With respect to the meeting, I take upon myself to deny the charges in toto, and challenge them to the proof. If we harbor horse-thieves among us, as is basely asserted, let the man that has lost his horse publish his name and the name of the villian, or how he knows him to be a Mormon, and [p. 1744]
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