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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​December 29​> We shall continue to keep your informed upon all matters of moment touching the premises,
Respectfully I have the honor to be
Your obt Servt
His Excellency
, Ill.
30 December 1843 • Saturday
<​30.​> Saturday 30 At 9 a. m. held Mayor’s court Two boys, Roswell and Evander White were brought up for stealing 6 hens and a Rooster; they were sentenced to pay for the fowls and to ten days hard labor each on the Streets.
In p. m. <​the afternoon​> met in the Assembly room with the quorum. and wife were not present. Warm and Rain.
31 December 1843 • Sunday
<​31​> Sunday 31 At home.
In <​the​> afternoon called with Elder to see his wife.
At early candle light went to prayer meeting and <​—​> administered Sacrament: after which I retired. At midnight about 50 musicians and singers sung ’ new year’s hymn under my window [HC 6:153]
Warm and rainy; no ice to be seen.
The subjoined list shews a few of the publications for and against the Saints during the year.
The “Alton Telegraph” published several very severe articles against the church.
Edward Brotherton published a scurrilous pamphlet at , England, entitled “Mormonism, its rise and progress, and the prophet Joseph Smith.”
The “Richmond Palladium”, published an amusing and favorable article on Mormonism.
The “Boston Bee” published a series of articles favorable to the Saints, which had a beneficial effect in putting down prejudice and misrepresentation.
A favorable account of a visit to was published by Samuel A Prior, Methodist Minister.
“The Morning Star,” a Free will Baptist paper, published a long and bitter article against the Latter day Saints, entitled “Mormon Perversion.”
A favorable article entitled “ and Mormonism,” was published by a Traveller.
The “ Whig” published several bitter articles against me.
The “ Message” and subsequently the “ Signal” published a continual tirade of abuse, misrepresentation and lies against the Saints.
The “ (Con.) Herald” published a favorable account of the Mormons in . [HC 6:154] [remainder of page blank] [p. 1837]
December 29 We shall continue to keep your informed upon all matters of moment touching the premises,
30 December 1843 • Saturday
30. Saturday 30 At 9 a. m. held Mayor’s court Two boys, Roswell and Evander White were brought up for stealing 6 hens and a Rooster; they were sentenced to pay for the fowls and to ten days hard labor each on the Streets.
In the afternoon met in the Assembly room with the quorum. and wife were not present. Warm and Rain.
31 December 1843 • Sunday
31 Sunday 31 At home.
In the afternoon called with Elder to see his wife.
At early candle light went to prayer meeting — administered Sacrament: after which I retired. At midnight about 50 musicians and singers sung ’ new year’s hymn under my window [HC 6:153]
Warm and rainy; no ice to be seen.
The subjoined list shews a few of the publications for and against the Saints during the year.
The “Alton Telegraph” published several very severe articles against the church.
Edward Brotherton published a scurrilous pamphlet at , England, entitled “Mormonism, its rise and progress, and the prophet Joseph Smith.”
The “Richmond Palladium”, published an amusing and favorable article on Mormonism.
The “Boston Bee” published a series of articles favorable to the Saints, which had a beneficial effect in putting down prejudice and misrepresentation.
A favorable account of a visit to was published by Samuel A Prior, Methodist Minister.
“The Morning Star,” a Free will Baptist paper, published a long and bitter article against the Latter day Saints, entitled “Mormon Perversion.”
A favorable article entitled “ and Mormonism,” was published by a Traveller.
The “ Whig” published several bitter articles against me.
The “ Message” and subsequently the “ Signal” published a continual tirade of abuse, misrepresentation and lies against the Saints.
The “ (Con.) Herald” published a favorable account of the Mormons in . [HC 6:154] [remainder of page blank] [p. 1837]
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