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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​January 15​> as those who have ever been ready, to listen to the wants of the church, that you would raise such collections of provisions, as you may have at your disposal, and forward the same without delay, to us for the special benefit of the clerks of President Smith or the church. Asking no more, it is right they should not go hungry or naked.
Do you ask what is wanting? We answer look to your own households and say what it requires to make them comfortable, and you will know just what is wanting by these men. Eatables of every kind, and even soap to keep their hands clean, is scarce at , and it takes many lights to keep the pen in motion these long evenings.
The President has plenty to do without supporting a number of Clerks, whose business as deeply concerns every other individual in the church as himself, although he has done it to a great extent, and with great inconvenience, and we are confident that when you are made acquainted with the facts you will be unwilling that Joseph should do all, and get all the blessing. And as you shall continue your liberality in temporal things, God shall pour out upon your heads blessings spiritual and temporal.— and now is the time for action.
All is peace at , and the last report from the Carthageneans was, they were beginning to think it was time to throw down their arms and attempt a compromise; But the Mormons can truly say they have had no quarrel with them, it has all been between the citizens and the Law, their own officers being the executors thereof, and we feel disposed to let them fight it out among themselves, while we live in peace and laugh at their folly—
With our prayers and blessings we subscribe ourselves your brethren in christ Jesus.
In behalf of the Quorum
President.
, Clerk.”
The Municipal Court issued a warrant for the arrest of on affidavit of .
East wind in forenoon and some rain. Brisk Wind N. W. in afternoon [HC 6:177]
Benjamin Andrews published in the Times and Seasons “An appeal to the people of the State of ” setting forth the persecutions, murders, and robberies committed upon the Saints by the people of the State of , and soliciting the assistance of his native in procuring redress.
16 January 1844 • Tuesday
<​16​> Tuesday 16. Cold and windy. At 10 a. m. was brought up before the Municipal court on complaint of for absenting himself from city Council without Care when summoned as a Witness; and for slanderous and abusive language towards one of the members of the Council. The court adjourned, and the city council commenced their Session, continuing till two O’Clock, during which time a reconciliation took place with , who had written a slanderous letter concerning me, and said many hard things, which he acknowledged, and I forgave him. I went before the Council and stated that all difficulties between me and were [p. 1862]
January 15 as those who have ever been ready, to listen to the wants of the church, that you would raise such collections of provisions, as you may have at your disposal, and forward the same without delay, to us for the special benefit of the clerks of President Smith or the church. Asking no more, it is right they should not go hungry or naked.
Do you ask what is wanting? We answer look to your own households and say what it requires to make them comfortable, and you will know just what is wanting by these men. Eatables of every kind, and even soap to keep their hands clean, is scarce at , and it takes many lights to keep the pen in motion these long evenings.
The President has plenty to do without supporting a number of Clerks, whose business as deeply concerns every other individual in the church as himself, although he has done it to a great extent, and with great inconvenience, and we are confident that when you are made acquainted with the facts you will be unwilling that Joseph should do all, and get all the blessing. And as you shall continue your liberality in temporal things, God shall pour out upon your heads blessings spiritual and temporal.— and now is the time for action.
All is peace at , and the last report from the Carthageneans was, they were beginning to think it was time to throw down their arms and attempt a compromise; But the Mormons can truly say they have had no quarrel with them, it has all been between the citizens and the Law, their own officers being the executors thereof, and we feel disposed to let them fight it out among themselves, while we live in peace and laugh at their folly—
With our prayers and blessings we subscribe ourselves your brethren in christ Jesus.
In behalf of the Quorum
President.
, Clerk.”
The Municipal Court issued a warrant for the arrest of on affidavit of .
East wind in forenoon and some rain. Brisk Wind N. W. in afternoon [HC 6:177]
Benjamin Andrews published in the Times and Seasons “An appeal to the people of the State of ” setting forth the persecutions, murders, and robberies committed upon the Saints by the people of the State of , and soliciting the assistance of his native in procuring redress.
16 January 1844 • Tuesday
16 Tuesday 16. Cold and windy. At 10 a. m. was brought up before the Municipal court on complaint of for absenting himself from city Council without Care when summoned as a Witness; and for slanderous and abusive language towards one of the members of the Council. The court adjourned, and the city council commenced their Session, continuing till two O’Clock, during which time a reconciliation took place with , who had written a slanderous letter concerning me, and said many hard things, which he acknowledged, and I forgave him. I went before the Council and stated that all difficulties between me and were [p. 1862]
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