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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​December 16​> The Mayor, Aldermen, and Councillors signed officially the Memorial to Congress for redress of losses and grievances in . While discussing the Petition to Congress I prophesied by virtue of the Holy Priesthood vested in me, and in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that if Congress will not hear our petition, and grant us protection, they shall be broken up as a Government, and God shall damn them and there shall nothing be left of them, not even a grease spot.
I informed the Council. that it was my wish they should ask the privilege of calling on Government for the troops to protect us in our privileges, which is not unconstitutional; but lays in the breast of Congress.
was duly elected city Auctioneer, in place of Charles Warner removed.
The Council passed “An ordinance regulating Merchants and Grocers,” also “an ordinance concerning the landing of Steamers,” and was appointed wharf Master for one year. [HC 6:116]
and were appointed a Committee to wait on Mr. , and solicit from him, a block of land whereon to erect a city prison.
After Council conversed with some of the Twelve, and others till 8 p. m. Prayer meeting in the evening.
Warm, foggy, and muddy day.
17 December 1843 • Sunday
<​17​> Sunday 17. At home till 4 p. m, Attended prayer meeting at the Assembly room. admitted. returned home at 7.
clear of ice as far up as the Stone Tavern.
Mr. one of the Constables of , started with ten men this afternoon to arrest for kidnapping upon a warrant granted by Esqre. J. P.
18 December 1843 • Monday
<​18​> Monday 18 After dinner— returned with a Schoolmaster when an examination was had before in the Assembly room. was found guilty of kidnapping , and bound over in the sum of $3.000 to the circuit court at for trial. I endeavored to have the court reduce those bonds, as was comparatively a stranger in , but did not succeed.
During the investigation testimony appeared to shew that had threatened my life, and for this, I made affidavit, and brought him to trial before J. P. immediately after he had received the sentence of : I extract from the Neighbor
“The was brought forward, and the court said that it was his privilege to plead for a change of venue, by paying the costs, but as the costs were not forthcoming the court proceeded.
Mr. Styles then read the “act to regulate the apprehension of offenders and for other purposes”. p. 219. r. s. The act sets forth that the use of threatening language is sufficient to criminate individuals; this we are prepared to prove. [HC 6:117]
sworn.
The testimony was similar to that before delivered with the following additional items:
I did ask him if he had authority— in the morning he said that he would not care about shooting some of the mormons— in conversation with him he carried the idea [p. 1805]
December 16 The Mayor, Aldermen, and Councillors signed officially the Memorial to Congress for redress of losses and grievances in . While discussing the Petition to Congress I prophesied by virtue of the Holy Priesthood vested in me, and in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that if Congress will not hear our petition, and grant us protection, they shall be broken up as a Government, and God shall damn them and there shall nothing be left of them, not even a grease spot.
I informed the Council. that it was my wish they should ask the privilege of calling on Government for the troops to protect us in our privileges, which is not unconstitutional; but lays in the breast of Congress.
was duly elected city Auctioneer, in place of Charles Warner removed.
The Council passed “An ordinance regulating Merchants and Grocers,” also “an ordinance concerning the landing of Steamers,” and was appointed wharf Master for one year. [HC 6:116]
and were appointed a Committee to wait on Mr. , and solicit from him, a block of land whereon to erect a city prison.
After Council conversed with some of the Twelve, and others till 8 p. m. Prayer meeting in the evening.
Warm, foggy, and muddy day.
17 December 1843 • Sunday
17 Sunday 17. At home till 4 p. m, Attended prayer meeting at the Assembly room. admitted. returned home at 7.
clear of ice as far up as the Stone Tavern.
Mr. one of the Constables of , started with ten men this afternoon to arrest for kidnapping upon a warrant granted by Esqre. J. P.
18 December 1843 • Monday
18 Monday 18 After dinner— returned with a Schoolmaster when an examination was had before in the Assembly room. was found guilty of kidnapping , and bound over in the sum of $3.000 to the circuit court at for trial. I endeavored to have the court reduce those bonds, as was comparatively a stranger in , but did not succeed.
During the investigation testimony appeared to shew that had threatened my life, and for this, I made affidavit, and brought him to trial before J. P. immediately after he had received the sentence of : I extract from the Neighbor
“The was brought forward, and the court said that it was his privilege to plead for a change of venue, by paying the costs, but as the costs were not forthcoming the court proceeded.
Mr. Styles then read the “act to regulate the apprehension of offenders and for other purposes”. p. 219. r. s. The act sets forth that the use of threatening language is sufficient to criminate individuals; this we are prepared to prove. [HC 6:117]
sworn.
The testimony was similar to that before delivered with the following additional items:
I did ask him if he had authority— in the morning he said that he would not care about shooting some of the mormons— in conversation with him he carried the idea [p. 1805]
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