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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​January 5​> Genl. said ‘I am Joseph’s friend— he has no better [HC 6:169] friend in the world— I am ready to lay down my life for him; and upon that the Mayor and Genl. shook hands.
The ordinance concerning the 40 policeman policemen, read twice.
The Mayor objected to assuming the entire disposal of the police, beyond the definition of the ordinance.
Alderman said he could sleep with a fire near his house, if there were some of the Police warming themselves by it, and he believed any honest man could do the same.
The Police received the thanks of the Council.
The cross examinations and speeches are generally omitted.
Council adjourned at dusk for the want of candles.”
What can be the matter with these men? is it, that the wicked flee when no man pursueth? that hit pigeons always flutter? that drowning men catch at straws? or that Prests. and are absolutely traitors to the church, that my remarks should produce such an excitement in their minds? Can it be possible that the Traitor whom reports to me as being in correspondence with my enemies, is one of my quorum? the people in the town were astonished, almost every man saying to his Neighbor “is it possible that or is a traitor, and would deliver brother Joseph into the hands of his enemies in ?” if not what can be the meaning of all this? the righteous are as bold as a Lion.
At 5 p. m. appointed and Marinew J. Eaton to be my Aides in the Staff of the Legion.
A number of Gentlemen boarding at my [illegible] conversed with me on National affairs— I sent for , who came and read my letter to , with which they were highly edified.
Elder went to for the purpose of instructing the Saints.
Commenced snowing a little before sunset— and continued all night.
6 January 1844 • Saturday
<​6​> Saturday 6 Snow about 4 inches deep. I rode out with in a sleigh.
The Bishops and Lesser Priesthood met at ’s hall [HC 6:170]
7 January 1844 • Sunday
<​7​> Sunday 7 At home in the morning— in the afternoon rode out to my and preached in brother ’s house.
The Twelve Apostles attended meetings, and preached in different parts of the .
At 6 p. m. attended prayer meeting with the quorum in the Assembly room. and absent.
8 January 1844 • Monday
<​8​> Monday 8. At home in the morning. at 11 went to my to investigate a difficulty between and his wife— after laboring with them about 2 hours brought about a reconciliation.
I also had an interview with , in the Streets.
My Uncle visited me from Macedonia.
arrived from . [p. 1857]
January 5 Genl. said ‘I am Joseph’s friend— he has no better [HC 6:169] friend in the world— I am ready to lay down my life for him; and upon that the Mayor and Genl. shook hands.
The ordinance concerning the 40 policemen, read twice.
The Mayor objected to assuming the entire disposal of the police, beyond the definition of the ordinance.
Alderman said he could sleep with a fire near his house, if there were some of the Police warming themselves by it, and he believed any honest man could do the same.
The Police received the thanks of the Council.
The cross examinations and speeches are generally omitted.
Council adjourned at dusk for the want of candles.”
What can be the matter with these men? is it, that the wicked flee when no man pursueth? that hit pigeons always flutter? that drowning men catch at straws? or that Prests. and are absolutely traitors to the church, that my remarks should produce such an excitement in their minds? Can it be possible that the Traitor whom reports to me as being in correspondence with my enemies, is one of my quorum? the people in the town were astonished, almost every man saying to his Neighbor “is it possible that or is a traitor, and would deliver brother Joseph into the hands of his enemies in ?” if not what can be the meaning of all this? the righteous are as bold as a Lion.
A number of Gentlemen boarding at my conversed with me on National affairs— I sent for , who came and read my letter to , with which they were highly edified.
Elder went to for the purpose of instructing the Saints.
Commenced snowing a little before sunset— and continued all night.
6 January 1844 • Saturday
6 Saturday 6 Snow about 4 inches deep. I rode out with in a sleigh.
The Bishops and Lesser Priesthood met at ’s hall [HC 6:170]
7 January 1844 • Sunday
7 Sunday 7 At home in the morning— in the afternoon rode out to my and preached in brother ’s house.
The Twelve Apostles attended meetings, and preached in different parts of the .
At 6 p. m. attended prayer meeting with the quorum in the Assembly room. and absent.
8 January 1844 • Monday
8 Monday 8. At home in the morning. at 11 went to my to investigate a difficulty between and his wife— after laboring with them about 2 hours brought about a reconciliation.
I also had an interview with , in the Streets.
My Uncle visited me from Macedonia.
arrived from . [p. 1857]
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