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

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<​December 11​> Meetings were held, and similar resolutions passed, in all the wards of the , <​requesting the City Council to raise a company of 40 men, to act as police​>
Last night two ruffians whose names are unknown, went to the house of brother Richard Badham, a farmer living on the prairie, robbed the house of $4:50 threatened his life— stabbed him in the abdomen, when part of his caul gushed out. Dr. dressed his wounds to day and he thinks there is a prospect of his recovering.
12 December 1843 • Tuesday
<​12​> Tuesday 12. In at 9 a.m. and wrote a letter to my
“President The Petition of a Special conference at Macedonia of last November for your appointment as Patriarch in the church has been received, duly considered, and is granted. You have my best wishes in your behalf, as well as my prayers; that you may fill so honorable and exalted a station with the dignity, sobriety, and grace which has hitherto characterized your conduct and communion with men, as a man of God. Respectfully yours
Joseph Smith.”
at 10 a.m. attended city council, which passed an ordinance exempting <​all Church​> property belonging to the from <​City​> Taxation for city purposes.
In accordance with the Petitions from the several Wards, The Council passed the following;
<​“An​> ordinance for selecting forty policemen and for other purposes.”
“Section 1 Be it ordained by the city Council of the city of , that the Mayor of said city be and he is hereby authorized, to select and have in readiness for every emergency, forty policemen, to be at his [HC 6:110] disposal in maintaining the peace and dignity of the citizens, and enforcing the ordinances of the said , for ferreting out thieves and bringing them to Justice, and to act as daily and nightly watchmen, and be under the pay of said . Passed December 11 12, 1843.
Recorder.
Joseph Smith Mayor.”
The Council also passed
“An ordinance for the health and convenience of Travellers <​and other persons.​>
Section 1. Be it ordained by the city Council of the city of , that the Mayor of the be and is hereby authorized to sell, or give Spirits, of any quantity <​as​> he in his wisdom shall judge to be for the health, comfort or convenience of such travellers, or other persons, as shall visit his House from time to time. Passed December 12 1843
Recorder
Joseph Smith Mayor”
13 December 1843 • Wednesday
<​13​> Wednesday 13. At home.
I insert an Editorial from the Neighbor
Public Meeting. It will be seen in another column that a public meeting was held in this place for the purpose of providing some remedy for the repeated aggressions of the State of , since which time an ordinance has been passed by the city council to carry into effect that object, and to prevent the citizens of this place, from being any longer imposed upon by the continued illegal proceedings of the State and citizens of .
We think that it is high time that some thing should be done to screen ourselves from the continued aggressions of this meddling, troublesome, blood-thirsty herd; and we know of no means that will be more efficient and lawful, than the one adopted.
We have done good for evil long enough, in all conscience, we think that we have fulfilled the scriptures every whit. They have smitten us on the one cheek, and we have turned the other, and they have smote that also. [p. 1801]
December 11 Meetings were held, and resolutions passed, in all the wards of the , requesting the City Council to raise a company of 40 men, to act as police
Last night two ruffians whose names are unknown, went to the house of brother Richard Badham, a farmer living on the prairie, robbed the house of $4:50 threatened his life— stabbed him in the abdomen, when part of his caul gushed out. Dr. dressed his wounds to day and he thinks there is a prospect of his recovering.
12 December 1843 • Tuesday
12 Tuesday 12. In at 9 a.m. and wrote a letter to my
“President The Petition of a Special conference at Macedonia of last November for your appointment as Patriarch in the church has been received, duly considered, and is granted. You have my best wishes in your behalf, as well as my prayers; that you may fill so honorable and exalted a station with the dignity, sobriety, and grace which has hitherto characterized your conduct and communion with men, as a man of God. Respectfully yours
Joseph Smith.”
at 10 a.m. attended city council, which passed an ordinance exempting all Church property from City Tax.
In accordance with the Petitions from the several Wards, The Council passed the following;
“An ordinance for selecting forty policemen and for other purposes.”
“Section 1 Be it ordained by the city Council of the city of , that the Mayor of said city be and he is hereby authorized, to select and have in readiness for every emergency, forty policemen, to be at his [HC 6:110] disposal in maintaining the peace and dignity of the citizens, and enforcing the ordinances of the said , for ferreting out thieves and bringing them to Justice, and to act as daily and nightly watchmen, and be under the pay of said . Passed December 12, 1843.
Recorder.
Joseph Smith Mayor.”
The Council also passed
“An ordinance for the health and convenience of Travellers and other persons.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the city Council of the city of , that the Mayor of the be and is hereby authorized to sell, or give Spirits, of any quantity as he in his wisdom shall judge to be for the health, comfort or convenience of such travellers, or other persons, as shall visit his House from time to time. Passed December 12 1843
Recorder
Joseph Smith Mayor”
13 December 1843 • Wednesday
13 Wednesday 13. At home.
I insert an Editorial from the Neighbor
Public Meeting. It will be seen in another column that a public meeting was held in this place for the purpose of providing some remedy for the repeated aggressions of the State of , since which time an ordinance has been passed by the city council to carry into effect that object, and to prevent the citizens of this place, from being any longer imposed upon by the continued illegal proceedings of the State and citizens of .
We think that it is high time that some thing should be done to screen ourselves from the continued aggressions of this meddling, troublesome, blood-thirsty herd; and we know of no means that will be more efficient and lawful, than the one adopted.
We have done good for evil long enough, in all conscience, we think that we have fulfilled the scriptures every whit. They have smitten us on the one cheek, and we have turned the other, and they have smote that also. [p. 1801]
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