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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​November 30​> of — If there are expences to be paid, the municipality of which they form a very important Element must meet them. I am with great respect your obedt. servt.
J. N. McDougall.”
reported to Major Bills that the returns made [HC 6:96] out for Mr Bills and sent to the State Department were the best reports made by any Brigade Major in the , and did him great credit: the refusal to pay him for his services is a mere pretext. As the Charter requires that the Legion shall perform the same amount of duty as is now or may hereafter be required of the regular Militia of the , and shall be at the disposal of the Governor for the public defence, and the execution of the laws of the , and be entitled to their proportion of the arms, and were it not for the prejudice against us on account of our religion— his claim would have been paid without a word of complaint. [HC 6:97]
<​ commenced service as a Clerk in my — by <​copying​> memorials to Congress for redress of our grievances in —​>
1 December 1843 • Friday
<​December 1​> Friday <​December​> 1 At home— in the evening walking out, and administering to the sick. at noon called on me to get a petition to Congress for an appropriation to improve the rapids.
I continued to receive letters from Elders in the different States giving news of the progress of the work.
clear and cold day, some ice floating in the .
2 December 1843 • Saturday
<​2​> Saturday 2 Prayer Meeting from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Assembly room over the . , , , , and received their endowments, and further instructions in the Priesthood about 35 persons present.
A conference was held at Alexander in Gennessee County N. York 10 branches containing 44 Elders and 206 members were represented. 2 High Priests, 1 Seventy, 21 Elders and 1 Deacon present.
3 December 1843 • Sunday
<​3​> Sunday 3 I arrived at the Assembly room about noon, found all present, except and his wife. he had slipped and turned his knee joint in backwards, and sprained his large muscle, and I had been ministering to him, and had been unwell during the night— after the meeting was organized [HC 6:98] read my “Appeal to the Green Mountain boys” which was dedicated by prayer after all had spoken upon it— we also prayed for Nathan Pratt who was very sick, and others. I afterwards instructed them in the things of the Priesthood.
4 December 1843 • Monday
<​4​> Monday 4 At 6 in the evening I attended the adjourned meeting of citizens in the Assembly room which was crammed with a select congregation, many could not get admission— there were two Missourians present. I made some observations at the opening of the meeting, requested them to be calm and cool, but let the Spirit of ‘76 burn in their bosoms, and when occasion requires, say little, but act, and when the mob comes, mow a hole through them.
My appeal to the Green Mountain boys was read by .
Elder read his appeal to the State of .
My Clerk read the Memorial to Congress— when the Assembly <​unanimously​> voted their approbation of the Memorial— when I spoke two and a half hours relating many circumstances which transpired in , not mentioned [p. 1792]
November 30 of — If there are expences to be paid, the municipality of which they form a very important Element must meet them. I am with great respect your obedt. servt.
J. N. McDougall.”
reported to Major Bills that the returns made [HC 6:96] out for Mr Bills and sent to the State Department were the best reports made by any Brigade Major in the , and did him great credit: the refusal to pay him for his services is a mere pretext. As the Charter requires that the Legion shall perform the same amount of duty as is now or may hereafter be required of the regular Militia of the , and shall be at the disposal of the Governor for the public defence, and the execution of the laws of the , and be entitled to their proportion of the arms, and were it not for the prejudice against us on account of our religion— his claim would have been paid without a word of complaint. [HC 6:97]
1 December 1843 • Friday
December 1 Friday December 1 At home— in the evening walking out, and administering to the sick. at noon called on me to get a petition to Congress for an appropriation to improve the rapids.
I continued to receive letters from Elders in the different States giving news of the progress of the work.
clear and cold day, some ice floating in the .
2 December 1843 • Saturday
2 Saturday 2 Prayer Meeting from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Assembly room over the . , , , , and received their endowments, and further instructions in the Priesthood about 35 persons present.
A conference was held at Alexander in Gennessee County N. York 10 branches containing 44 Elders and 206 members were represented. 2 High Priests, 1 Seventy, 21 Elders and 1 Deacon present.
3 December 1843 • Sunday
3 Sunday 3 I arrived at the Assembly room about noon, found all present, except and his wife. he had slipped and turned his knee joint in backwards, and sprained his large muscle, and I had been ministering to him, and had been unwell during the night— after the meeting was organized [HC 6:98] read my “Appeal to the Green Mountain boys” which was dedicated by prayer after all had spoken upon it— we also prayed for Nathan Pratt who was very sick, and others. I afterwards instructed them in the things of the Priesthood.
4 December 1843 • Monday
4 Monday 4 At 6 in the evening I attended the adjourned meeting of citizens in the Assembly room which was crammed with a select congregation, many could not get admission— there were two Missourians present. I made some observations at the opening of the meeting, requested them to be calm and cool, but let the Spirit of ‘76 burn in their bosoms, and when occasion requires, say little, but act, and when the mob comes, mow a hole through them.
My appeal to the Green Mountain boys was read by .
Elder read his appeal to the State of .
My Clerk read the Memorial to Congress— when the Assembly unanimously voted their approbation of the Memorial— when I spoke two and a half hours relating many circumstances which transpired in , not mentioned [p. 1792]
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