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

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<​January 12​> since the Conference in July last—
13 January 1844 • Saturday
<​13.​> Saturday 13. At home in the morning. At 10 o’Clock attended City Council, where a bill for an ordinance was taken under consideration concerning the Recording of Deeds in this and [2 words illegible] read twice; it elicited much discussion. I signed resolutions passed at a Court Martial held this morning.—Stephen M Farnsworth was chosen President of the Priests’ Quorum and William Carmichael and William Box his Counselors.
The 10 Policemen who were not present at the meeting of the City Council on the 5th. inst were sworn in the matter of and and testified that they had received no private instructions whatever from me.
A discussion took place on the subject of granting licenses for the Sale of Spirits.
14 January 1844 • Sunday
<​14​> Sunday 14. At home all day. [HC 6:175] A prayer meeting was held at the Assembly room, which I did not attend. Warm and rainy towards evening. The Twelve Apostles preached at private houses in various parts of the .
A branch of the church was organized in with 34 members. T. B. Jackaway, President & E. L. Brown, Clerk.
15 January 1844 • Monday
<​15​> Monday 15. At home. Wrote to Sister . Almira N. Y.
At 9 a. m. teams began to arrive with wood, according to the appointment of the Twelve Apostles, there being about 200 of the brethren chopping in the woods and from thirty to forty teams engaged in drawing the wood to my house. About 100 loads were drawn, and as many more chopped, and left to be drawn another day.
At 10 a. m. called, and told me it was reported that was going to put me under $10.000 bonds for speaking against him. At the same time summoned me to attend a court as Witness before , and I went accordingly to give my testimony.
The Twelve Apostles wrote the following letter:—
January 15th. 1844
To President , and the Saints at Morley Settlement, the Twelve send Greeting.
Beloved Brethren. While the work of the Lord is great and sought out by all them that have pleasure therein, the Lord of the vineyard has laid special charges upon some of his servants to execute, and while we are striving by all <​means​> to raise funds to hasten the the approaching spring, we are not unmindful of the history of the church, the great proclamation to the kings of the earth, and the Memorials to Congress &c., all of which are now before the church, though their [HC 6:176] progress is retarded for the want of the necessaries of life, in the families of those who are employed in this business.
Two or three Clerks are necessarily employed, and that continually, by our prophet, who cheerfully devote their time, not a tenth but the whole, to roll on these desirable objects, but their hands are palsied, and their pens staid more or less; therefore, with the approbation of our President we again call on you, [p. 1861]
January 12 since the Conference in July last—
13 January 1844 • Saturday
13. Saturday 13. At home in the morning. At 10 o’Clock attended City Council, where a bill for an ordinance was taken under consideration concerning the Recording of Deeds in this and read twice; it elicited much discussion. I signed resolutions passed at a Court Martial held this morning.—Stephen M Farnsworth was chosen President of the Priests’ Quorum and William Carmichael and William Box his Counselors.
The 10 Policemen who were not present at the meeting of the City Council on the 5th. inst were sworn in the matter of and and testified that they had received no private instructions whatever from me.
A discussion took place on the subject of granting licenses for the Sale of Spirits.
14 January 1844 • Sunday
14 Sunday 14. At home all day. [HC 6:175] A prayer meeting was held at the Assembly room, I did not attend. Warm and rainy towards evening. The Twelve Apostles preached at private houses in various parts of the .
A branch of the church was organized in with 34 members. T. B. Jackaway, President & E. L. Brown, Clerk.
15 January 1844 • Monday
15 Monday 15. At home. Wrote to Sister . Almira N. Y.
At 9 a. m. teams began to arrive with wood, according to the appointment of the Twelve Apostles, there being about 200 of the brethren chopping in the woods and from thirty to forty teams engaged in drawing the wood to my house. About 100 loads were drawn, and as many more chopped, and left to be drawn another day.
At 10 a. m. called, and told me it was reported that was going to put me under $10.000 bonds for speaking against him. At the same time summoned me to attend a court as Witness before , and I went accordingly to give my testimony.
The Twelve Apostles wrote the following letter:—
January 15th. 1844
To President , and the Saints at Morley Settlement, the Twelve send Greeting.
Beloved Brethren. While the work of the Lord is great and sought out by all them that have pleasure therein, the Lord of the vineyard has laid special charges upon some of his servants to execute, and while we are striving by all means to raise funds to hasten the the approaching spring, we are not unmindful of the history of the church, the great proclamation to the kings of the earth, and the Memorials to Congress &c., all of which are now before the church, though their [HC 6:176] progress is retarded for the want of the necessaries of life, in the families of those who are employed in this business.
Two or three Clerks are necessarily employed, and that continually, by our prophet, who cheerfully devote their time, not a tenth but the whole, to roll on these desirable objects, but their hands are palsied, and their pens staid more or less; therefore, with the approbation of our President we again call on you, [p. 1861]
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