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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​February 8.​> vote was taken to maintain my political views.
<​-[Let this be the last paragraph of the 7th]-​> A piece of doggerel appears in the “Warsaw Message” of this date entitled “Buckeye’s lamentations for the want of more wives.” evidently the production of , and breathing a very foul and malicious spirit.
9 February 1844 • Friday
<​9.​> Friday 9. Held Mayor’s court in my dining room, on the case “ vs ” for assault. Case withdrawn on my recommendation.
This evening a public meeting was held; I Extract from the Neighbor:—
“Public meeting. On Friday the 9th. inst a public meeting was held in the Assembly room <​at​> which a public address of General. Joseph Smith’s to the citizens of the was read by . The address is certainly an able document, big with meaning and interest, clearly pointing out the way for the temporal salvation of this union, shewing what would be our best policy, pointing out the rocks and quick sand where our political bark is in danger of being wrecked, and the way to escape it, and evincing a knowledge and foresight of our political economy, worthy of the writer.
Appropriate remarks were made by several gentlemen after the reading of the address.”
10 February 1844 • Saturday
<​10.​> Saturday 10. came and delivered to my clerks, one barrel of flour worth $4-50 of which he had donated $2-50 himself, $1-00 and Henry Dame $1-00. Edwin Whiting sent two or three gallons of soap. The brethren at also sent a small hone, four brooms, and a pound or two of butter. This was done at the request of the Twelve Apostles, so that the clerks might continue to write.
I instructed the to inform , who kept a select school in the Assembly room, that I must for the future have that Room for my own use.
Prayer meeting in the Assembly room— prayed for and others who were sick.
A conference was held at Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama. Elder John Brown President, and George W. Stewart Clerk. Three branches were represented containing 9 Elders, 2 Priests, 3 Teachers, 3 Deacons, and 123 members.
11 February 1844 • Sunday
<​11.​> Sunday 11. Snow on the ground— thaw commenced in the afternoon. I was at home. [HC 6:211]
12 February 1844 • Monday
<​12.​> Monday 12. I sat in the city Council, and recommended the repeal of the ordinances entitled “An Extra Ordinance for the extra case of Joseph Smith”, “An ordinance to prevent unlawful search or seizure of person or property, by foreign process in the City of ,” and “An Ordinance regulating the currency;” and they were repealed accordingly. The Memorial to Congress, passed Decr. 21st. 1843 was again read, and signed by the Counselors, Aldermen, Mayor, and .
I—— instructed Councillor to call all the representatives together, and tell them our sufferings have been such that we must have that Document passed, and we will have it. [p. 1887]
February 8. vote was taken to maintain my political views.
-[Let this be the last paragraph of the 7th]- A piece of doggerel appears in the “Warsaw Message” of this date entitled “Buckeye’s lamentations for the want of more wives.” evidently the production of , and breathing a very foul and malicious spirit.
9 February 1844 • Friday
9. Friday 9. Held Mayor’s court in my dining room, on the case “ vs ” for assault. Case withdrawn on my recommendation.
This evening a public meeting was held; I Extract from the Neighbor:—
“Public meeting. On Friday the 9th. inst a public meeting was held in the Assembly room at which a public address of General. Joseph Smith’s to the citizens of the was read by . The address is certainly an able document, big with meaning and interest, clearly pointing out the way for the temporal salvation of this union, shewing what would be our best policy, pointing out the rocks and quick sand where our political bark is in danger of being wrecked, and the way to escape it, and evincing a knowledge and foresight of our political economy, worthy of the writer.
Appropriate remarks were made by several gentlemen after the reading of the address.”
10 February 1844 • Saturday
10. Saturday 10.
I instructed the to inform , who kept a select school in the Assembly room, that I must for the future have that Room for my own use.
Prayer meeting in the Assembly room— prayed for and others who were sick.
A conference was held at Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama. Elder John Brown President, and George W. Stewart Clerk. Three branches were represented containing 9 Elders, 2 Priests, 3 Teachers, 3 Deacons, and 123 members.
11 February 1844 • Sunday
11. Sunday 11. Snow on the ground— thaw commenced in the afternoon. I was at home. [HC 6:211]
12 February 1844 • Monday
12. Monday 12. I sat in the city Council, and recommended the repeal of the ordinances entitled “An Extra Ordinance for the extra case of Joseph Smith”, “An ordinance to prevent unlawful search or seizure of person or property, by foreign process in the City of ,” and “An Ordinance regulating the currency;” and they were repealed accordingly. The Memorial to Congress, passed Decr. 21st. 1843 was again read, and signed by the Counselors, Aldermen, Mayor, and .
I—— instructed Councillor to call all the representatives together, and tell them our sufferings have been such that we must have that Document passed, and we will have it. [p. 1887]
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