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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​October 30​> I received $300. from brother Spencer, and immediately paid it to .
On account of the cold weather, most of the Masons have discontinued the work on the .
31 October 1843 • Tuesday
<​31​> Tuesday 31. At 9 a.m. Mr. Moore was brought before me for a breach of city ordinance, which was proved, and I fined him $5.00.
I rode out with in the carriage to the Prairie, returning about 3 p.m. Snow on the ground this morning; cold east wind, and rain all day.
1 November 1843 • Wednesday
<​November 1​> Wednesday 1. In the evening there was a prayer meeting in the , 29 present.
2 November 1843 • Thursday
<​2.​> Thursday 2. Sitting in Council with , , , , , , and , at 10 a.m., on the subject of the following letter from, .
Oct 23d. 1843 Genl. Joseph Smith, Dr Sir, In a conversation with , of this place, a short time since, he expressed in very warm terms, feelings of sympathy for the wrongs yourself and brethren suffered in , as well as his sense of the vindictive feelings the authorities of that still manifested towards you personally.
has not yet had the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with yourself, although he says he had the pleasure of meeting your at her sister’s residence on Rock River. has been written by the Hon. B. Rhett, of S. Carolina, upon the subject of the Persecution and [HC 6:62] thinks of all men he would be the best qualified to present a petition in our behalf— and says should such an arrangement meet your approbation, he will use his influence in favor of a petition, and says he knows of some Honorable men in , whom he has no doubt are anxious to wipe off the stain that rests upon them, by some just reparation. I submit by permission of a copy of a letter he has written to a distinguished citizen of South Carolina, together with a circular put out confidentially by the friends of of S. C., whom with my present feelings I should cheerfully support for our next president, and whom I have no doubt would be preferred by the brethren to .
If the plan suggested, of memorializing Congress should meet your approbation, Please inform me. promises his aid in such an event, and says, he would go to and assist in arranging papers relative to such a step. Please accept my assurances of love and esteem for yourself and family, and a prayer that Wisdom from on high may direct you in your deliberations. I remain your bro. in Christ.
.”
<​and​> agreed to write a letter to the five candidates for the Presidency of the , to enquire what their feelings were towards us as a people, and what their course of action would be in relation to the cruelty and oppression that we have suffered from the State of , if they were elected.
The Twelve Apostles publish<​ed​> the following, in the Times and Seasons:—
To the Elders and churches abroad. “The Twelve,” On our late mission to the eastern states, <​we​> discovered that the publications at , were very little [p. 1760]
October 30 I received $300. from brother Spencer, and immediately paid it to .
On account of the cold weather, most of the Masons have discontinued the work on the .
31 October 1843 • Tuesday
31 Tuesday 31. At 9 a.m. Mr. Moore was brought before me for a breach of city ordinance, which was proved, and I fined him $5.00.
I rode out with in the carriage to the Prairie, returning about 3 p.m. Snow on the ground this morning; cold east wind, and rain all day.
1 November 1843 • Wednesday
November 1 Wednesday 1. In the evening there was a prayer meeting in the , 29 present.
2 November 1843 • Thursday
2. Thursday 2. Sitting in Council with , , , , , , and , at 10 a.m., on the subject of the following letter from, .
Oct 23d. 1843 Genl. Joseph Smith, Dr Sir, In a conversation with , of this place, a short time since, he expressed in very warm terms, feelings of sympathy for the wrongs yourself and brethren suffered in , as well as his sense of the vindictive feelings the authorities of that still manifested towards you personally.
has not yet had the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with yourself, although he says he had the pleasure of meeting your at her sister’s residence on Rock River. has been written by the Hon. B. Rhett, of S. Carolina, upon the subject of the Persecution and [HC 6:62] thinks of all men he would be the best qualified to present a petition in our behalf— and says should such an arrangement meet your approbation, he will use his influence in favor of a petition, and says he knows of some Honorable men in , whom he has no doubt are anxious to wipe off the stain that rests upon them, by some just reparation. I submit by permission of a copy of a letter he has written to a distinguished citizen of South Carolina, together with a circular put out confidentially by the friends of of S. C., whom with my present feelings I should cheerfully support for our next president, and whom I have no doubt would be preferred by the brethren to .
If the plan suggested, of memorializing Congress should meet your approbation, Please inform me. promises his aid in such an event, and says, he would go to and assist in arranging papers relative to such a step. Please accept my assurances of love and esteem for yourself and family, and a prayer that Wisdom from on high may direct you in your deliberations. I remain your bro. in Christ.
.”
and agreed to write a letter to the five candidates for the Presidency of the , to enquire what their feelings were towards us as a people, and what their course of action would be in relation to the cruelty and oppression that we have suffered from the State of , if they were elected.
The Twelve Apostles published the following, in the Times and Seasons:—
To the Elders and churches abroad. “,” On our late mission to the eastern states, we discovered that the publications at , were very little [p. 1760]
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