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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​November 13​> And the lily that blows by the side of the fountain
Will bloom for your virtue till earth melts away.
With due consideration and respect. I have the honor to be your most obt. Servt.
Joseph Smith.
<​P.S. The Court Martial will attend to your case in the Legion. J.S.​> [HC 6:78]
14 November 1843 • Tuesday
<​14​> Tuesday In the evening called at the office with of , and had my letter to read.
15 November 1843 • Wednesday
<​15​> Wednesday Mayor’s court in the . “Erskine vs Pullen”— nonsuit—
P.M. at the ; suggested the idea of preparing a grammar of the Egyptian Language.
Prayer meeting at the old house, I spoke of a Petition to congress— my letter to — and intention to write a proclamation to the Kings of the Earth.
16 November 1843 • Thursday
<​16​> Thursday 16. Held a court “Averett vs Bostwick,”
At home the remainder of the day. Chilly East wind and foggy.
17 November 1843 • Friday
<​17​> Friday 17. Deeded lot 4 block 135 to , wife of .
About 10. <​a.m.​> called in the office with of .
Went into ’ room and refreshed ourselves for about an hour.
Thunder, Lightning and rain last night— warm and foggy morning.
18 November 1843 • Saturday
<​18​> Saturday 18 Rode out on horseback to the Prairie, accompanied by .
Conference of the church held at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Robert Dixon President, Edward Cook Secretary; 2 branches were represented containing 2 Elders, 1 Teacher, 2 Deacons, and 34 members.
19 November 1843 • Sunday
<​19​> Sunday 19. 11. a.m. to 2 p.m, prayer meeting at the old house, and fasting.
In the evening prayer meeting and breaking of bread &c.
20 November 1843 • Monday
<​20​> Monday 20 Two gentlemen from put up at the . I rode round with them in the afternoon to shew them the improvements in the . In the evening several of the Twelve and others called to visit me: my family sung hymns, [HC 6:79] and Elder prayed and gave an address, to which, they paid great attention and seemed very much interested.
21 November 1843 • Tuesday
<​21​> Tuesday 21 Council of the Twelve and others at my old house all day. Dictated to my an appeal to the Green Mountain boys of , my native State.
Also instructed Elders , , and to write a proclamation to the Kings of the earth.
22 November 1843 • Wednesday
<​22​> Wednesday 22. Rode out to the Prairie with and , and found Arthur Smith cutting timber on my land, without my consent, which I objected to.
Prayer meeting in the evening at the old house.
Five deaths in the during the past week.
23 November 1843 • Thursday
<​23​> Thursday 23. Met in Council in <​the​> old house; then walked down to the to look at the stream, rocks &c. about 11½ a.m. suggested the idea of Petitioning Congress for a grant to make a canal over the falls— or a dam to turn the water to the , so that we might erect Mills and other machinery.
Issued a writ of Habeas corpus on application of .
24 November 1843 • Friday
<​24​> Friday 24. Attended Municipal court “on Habeas Corpus — at suit of ”; Finch discharged, to pay costs, it being a vexatious and malicious suit. [p. 1779]
November 13 And the lily that blows by the side of the fountain
Will bloom for your virtue till earth melts away.
With due consideration and respect. I have the honor to be your most obt. Servt.
Joseph Smith.
P.S. The Court Martial will attend to your case in the Legion. J.S. [HC 6:78]
14 November 1843 • Tuesday
14 Tuesday In the evening called at the office with of , and had my letter to read.
15 November 1843 • Wednesday
15 Wednesday Mayor’s court in the . “Erskine vs Pullen”— nonsuit—
P.M. at the ; suggested the idea of preparing a grammar of the Egyptian Language.
Prayer meeting at the old house, I spoke of a Petition to congress— my letter to — and intention to write a proclamation to the Kings of the Earth.
16 November 1843 • Thursday
16 Thursday 16. Held a court “Averett vs Bostwick,”
At home the remainder of the day. Chilly East wind and foggy.
17 November 1843 • Friday
17 Friday 17. Deeded lot 4 block 135 to , wife of .
About 10. a.m. called in the office with of .
.
Thunder, Lightning and rain last night— warm and foggy morning.
18 November 1843 • Saturday
18 Saturday 18 Rode out on horseback to the Prairie, accompanied by .
Conference of the church held at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Robert Dixon President, Edward Cook Secretary; 2 branches were represented containing 2 Elders, 1 Teacher, 2 Deacons, and 34 members.
19 November 1843 • Sunday
19 Sunday 19. 11. a.m. to 2 p.m, prayer meeting at the old house, and fasting.
In the evening prayer meeting and breaking of bread &c.
20 November 1843 • Monday
20 Monday 20 Two gentlemen from put up at the . I rode round with them in the afternoon to shew them the improvements in the . In the evening several of the Twelve and others called to visit me: my family sung hymns, [HC 6:79] and Elder prayed and gave an address, to which, they paid great attention and seemed very much interested.
21 November 1843 • Tuesday
21 Tuesday 21 Council of the Twelve and others at my old house all day. Dictated to my an appeal to the Green Mountain boys of , my native State.
Also instructed Elders , , and to write a proclamation to the Kings of the earth.
22 November 1843 • Wednesday
22 Wednesday 22. Rode out to the Prairie with and , and found Arthur Smith cutting timber on my land, without my consent, which I objected to.
Prayer meeting in the evening at the old house.
Five deaths in the during the past week.
23 November 1843 • Thursday
23 Thursday 23. Met in Council in the old house; then walked down to the to look at the stream, rocks &c. about 11½ a.m. suggested the idea of Petitioning Congress for a grant to make a canal over the falls— or a dam to turn the water to the , so that we might erect Mills and other machinery.
Issued a writ of Habeas corpus on application of .
24 November 1843 • Friday
24 Friday 24. Attended Municipal court “on Habeas Corpus — at suit of ”; Finch discharged, to pay costs, it being a vexatious and malicious suit. [p. 1779]
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