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

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<​December 4​> in the Memorial. I have already had 38 vexatious law suits— and have paid $150.000 for land. I borrowed $500— of in , to pay the expenses of the party that accompanied me, and had to borrow of others.
and his , were kidnapped from the neighborhood of , by a Company of Missourians assisted by some Anti-Mormons of this , and carried into .
5 December 1843 • Tuesday
<​5​> Tuesday 5 6 P.M. met the Twelve, also , and , in Council in the on important business. [HC 6:99]
Advised the Twelve to raise money to send to who is East, for him to get paper to print the Doctrine and Covenants and get new type and metal for stereotyping the same.
6 December 1843 • Wednesday
<​6​> Wednesday 6 At home and took the following affidavit.
State of , City of ss. On the sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three, came Dellmore Chapman before me Joseph Smith Mayor of said , and after being duly sworn, Deposeth and saith, that on the nineteenth day of November 1843 a man named Richardson came to one of his neighbors, living in Bear creek precinct in the County of Hancock named , and enticed him to the at by false pretences, and from thence by a company he was forced over the , and taken to Monticello Jail; and that on the second day of December, some of the same party and others came to the aforesaid Bear creek and Kidnapped the father of the aforesaid , and by force of arms hurried him also across the said into the State of to aforesaid Jail at Monticello— Lewis County— where your said affiant verily believes they are both now incarcerated illegally, and inhuman<​ly​> in prison. and further report says that some of them are to come to next, to kidnap Nelson Turner. and further your affiant saith not. <​¶​> Subscribed and Sworn to before me this 6th. day of December 1843.
Joseph Smith Mayor
Dellmore Chapman
upon which I wrote to
“His Excellency . <​ Decr. 6th. 1843​>. Sir, The enclosed affidavit is forwarded to your for instructions to know what shall be done in the premises. I shall act according to the best of my judgment constitutionally till I receive your instructions. and in the mean time shall forward, as soon as they can be had, all the facts relative to the case, as a suitable person will go [HC 6:100] immediately to the place and get the necessary affidavits. Send your instructions by the bearer, Respectfully, I have the honor to be your obedt. Servt.
Joseph Smith Lieutt. Genl. of N. L.
P. S. Shall any portion of the Legion be called out?
N. B. An express has just reached me that will make another demand for me— I rely on the Honor of — for no writ can legally issue against me. I have suffered from their insatiable thirst for my blood long enough and want the peace of my family to remain undisturbed. [p. 1793]
December 4 in the Memorial. I have already had 38 vexatious law suits— and have paid $150.000 for land. I borrowed $500— of in , to pay the expenses of the party that accompanied me, and had to borrow of others.
and his , were kidnapped from the neighborhood of , by a Company of Missourians assisted by some Anti-Mormons of this , and carried into .
5 December 1843 • Tuesday
5 Tuesday 5 6 P.M. met the Twelve, also , and , in Council in the on important business. [HC 6:99]
Advised the Twelve to raise money to send to who is East, for him to get paper to print the Doctrine and Covenants and get new type and metal for stereotyping the same.
6 December 1843 • Wednesday
6 Wednesday 6 At home and took the following affidavit.
State of , City of ss. On the sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three, came Dellmore Chapman before me Joseph Smith Mayor of said , and after being duly sworn, Deposeth and saith, that on the nineteenth day of November 1843 a man named Richardson came to one of his neighbors, living in Bear creek precinct in the County of Hancock named , and enticed him to the at by false pretences, and from thence by a company he was forced over the , and taken to Monticello Jail; and that on the second day of December, some of the same party and others came to the aforesaid Bear creek and Kidnapped the father of the aforesaid , and by force of arms hurried him also across the said into the State of to aforesaid Jail at Monticello— Lewis County— where your said affiant verily believes they are both now incarcerated illegally, and inhumanly in prison. and further report says that some of them are to come to next, to kidnap Nelson Turner. and further your affiant saith not. ¶ Subscribed and Sworn to before me this 6th. day of December 1843.
Joseph Smith Mayor
Dellmore Chapman
upon which I wrote to
“His Excellency . Decr. 6th. 1843. Sir, The enclosed affidavit is forwarded to your for instructions to know what shall be done in the premises. I shall act according to the best of my judgment constitutionally till I receive your instructions. and in the mean time shall forward, as soon as they can be had, all the facts relative to the case, as a suitable person will go [HC 6:100] immediately to the place and get the necessary affidavits. Send your instructions by the bearer, Respectfully, I have the honor to be your obedt. Servt.
Joseph Smith Lieutt. Genl. of N. L.
P. S. Shall any portion of the Legion be called out?
N. B. An express has just reached me that will make another demand for me— I rely on the Honor of — for no writ can legally issue against me. I have suffered from their insatiable thirst for my blood long enough and want the peace of my family to remain undisturbed. [p. 1793]
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