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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​December 25​> laudable work. One thing in connexion with this work we would mention, and request that it be attended to with the strictest accuracy, that is that the name of each individual be recorded, and the amount which they subscribe, in order that they may be transmitted to , where they will have to be entered in the books of the . The Sisters or others who may collect the subscriptions will please to be very particular on this point.”
26 December 1843 • Tuesday
<​26​> Tuesday 26. At home. I rejoiced that had returned from the clutches of and that God had delivered him out of their hands; Brother also arrived about dusk this evening <​: and the Missourians have no longer the pleasure of exulting over any Mormon victims for the present, but their blood-thirstiness will not long be satisfied unless they seek up another victim on whom to glut their malice and vengeance.​>
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27 December 1843 • Wednesday
<​27​> Wednesday 27. Cold a little ice in the which has been clear for some time past [HC 6:143]
I received letters from Gen. of and Hon. of S. Carolina in answer to mine of Novr. 4th.
Mr. Keith gave a lecture and Concert of Music in the Assembly room this evening.
From the Neighbor,
.
The name of this individual is no doubt familiar to most of our readers. He has obtained some celebrity in the world also, not for his reputed virtue; but for his supposed crimes.
It will be recollected that he is the person who was basely and falsely implicated along with Joseph Smith, as the reputed Murderer of , while Mr. Smith was charged with being ‘accessory before the fact’. A vexatious law suit was instituted against Joseph Smith wherein he was charged with the above named crime, and finally, after many attempts of the of to get him into his power, was acquitted by the Court for the District of .
Stories of murder and blood were circulated from to . They were iterated and re-iterated by the newspapers of the whole Union, and painted in the most glowing colors that human ingenuity could invent. was branded as a Murderer, and Joseph Smith as accessory before the fact without any other evidence than a story fabricated by some of our generous politicians; engendered in falsehood, by hearts as dark as Erebus for religious and political effect.
This demagoguery and political corruption has caused an innocent man to be immolated in a dungeon for upwards of eight months without the slightest evidence of <​his guilt, or even the most remote evidence of​> crime leading to his committal. He was taken without process, and committed to jail upon mere supposition and finally acquitted without any shadow of proof having been adduced from beginning to end. This is the way that treats free born American citizens, and they can obtain no redress.
arrived here on Monday night and has given us [p. 1830]
December 25 laudable work. One thing in connexion with this work we would mention, and request that it be attended to with the strictest accuracy, that is that the name of each individual be recorded, and the amount which they subscribe, in order that they may be transmitted to , where they will have to be entered in the books of the . The Sisters or others who may collect the subscriptions will please to be very particular on this point.”
26 December 1843 • Tuesday
26 Tuesday 26. At home. I rejoiced that had returned from the clutches of and that God had delivered him out of their hands; Brother also arrived about dusk this evening : and the Missourians have no longer the pleasure of exulting over any Mormon victims for the present, but their blood-thirstiness will not long be satisfied unless they seek up another victim on whom to glut their malice and vengeance.
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27 December 1843 • Wednesday
27 Wednesday 27. Cold a little ice in the which has been clear for some time past [HC 6:143]
I received letters from Gen. of and Hon. of S. Carolina in answer to mine of Novr. 4th.
Mr. Keith gave a lecture and Concert of Music in the Assembly room this evening.
From the Neighbor,
.
The name of this individual is no doubt familiar to most of our readers. He has obtained some celebrity in the world also, not for his reputed virtue; but for his supposed crimes.
It will be recollected that he is the person who was basely and falsely implicated along with Joseph Smith, as the reputed Murderer of , while Mr. Smith was charged with being ‘accessory before the fact’. A vexatious law suit was instituted against Joseph Smith wherein he was charged with the above named crime, and finally, after many attempts of the of to get him into his power, was acquitted by the Court for the District of .
Stories of murder and blood were circulated from to . They were iterated and re-iterated by the newspapers of the whole Union, and painted in the most glowing colors that human ingenuity could invent. was branded as a Murderer, and Joseph Smith as accessory before the fact without any other evidence than a story fabricated by some of our generous politicians; engendered in falsehood, by hearts as dark as Erebus for religious and political effect.
This demagoguery and political corruption has caused an innocent man to be immolated in a dungeon for upwards of eight months without the slightest evidence of his guilt, or even the most remote evidence of crime leading to his committal. He was taken without process, and committed to jail upon mere supposition and finally acquitted without any shadow of proof having been adduced from beginning to end. This is the way that treats free born American citizens, and they can obtain no redress.
arrived here on Monday night and has given us [p. 1830]
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