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

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<​February 12.​>
“You must go in for it. Go to and ask him to call the delegation from separate from the delegation, and demand the same— Go to and other prominent men. Call public meetings in the city of , take the Saloon, publish the admittance, so much per ticket, invite the members of both houses to come and hear you, and roar upon them; you may take all my writings you think anything of and read to them &c and you shall prosper in the name of God. Amen.”
The presented the report of the attendance of the city Council, from which it appears that I have sat with them, 11 Sessions, from the 14. October /43 to the 16 January /44 inclusive.
Councillor nominated as Counsellor during his absence, which was confirmed by the Council.
I burned $81. of city Scrip according to ordinance.
Thawing— Streets very dirty.
13 February 1844 • Tuesday
<​13.​> Tuesday 13. I was at home— settled with and gave him the deed of a lot.
Having received an invitation from brother to visit , I wrote him in reply [HC 6:212]
February 13th. 1844. Dear . I sit down at this time to acknowledge the receipt of, and reciprocate the friendly feelings manifest in yours of the 7th. inst. and although surrounded by a press of business shall take pleasure in spending a few moments to reply.
I would take the greatest pleasure imaginable in coming down to on a visit to see you and all my friends in your , would business and circumstances permit, but it would be a matter of impossibility almost for me to leave home at the present time in consequence of a multitude of business which I have daily to attend to. Moreover wisdom and prudence seem to forbid my coming on account of the bitter feeling which manifests itself in various places between this and , not that I have any apprehensions for my personal safety, for the same kind hand which hath hitherto been my shield and support would save me from the power of my wicked persecutors, but something might grow out of it which would prompt my adversaries to get out another illegal writ and would eventually probably cost me some three or four thousand dollars as in other cases and under which I have still to labor to disadvantage. Under these considerations therefore, I am compelled to decline paying you a visit for the present, at the same time in connection with I tender my warmest acknowledgements for the invitation.
I am pleased to hear of the prosperity of your branch, and hope it will continue; for although I never feel to force my doctrines upon any person I rejoice to see prejudice give way to truth, and the traditions of men dispersed by the pure principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I should be pleased to have the privilege of forming an acquaintance with your partner Mr. [Oliver] Kimball and his Lady, and should [p. 1888]
February 12.
“You must go in for it. Go to and ask him to call the delegation from separate from the delegation, and demand the same— Go to and other prominent men. Call public meetings in the city of , take the Saloon, publish the admittance, so much per ticket, invite the members of both houses to come and hear you, and roar upon them; you may take all my writings you think anything of and read to them &c and you shall prosper in the name of God. Amen.”
The presented the report of the attendance of the city Council, from which it appears that I have sat with them, 11 Sessions, from the 14. October /43 to the 16 January /44 inclusive.
Councillor nominated as Counsellor during his absence, which was confirmed by the Council.
I burned $81. of city Scrip according to ordinance.
Thawing— Streets very dirty.
13 February 1844 • Tuesday
13. Tuesday 13. I was at home— settled with and gave him the deed of a lot.
Having received an invitation from brother to visit , I wrote him in reply [HC 6:212]
February 13th. 1844. Dear . I sit down at this time to acknowledge the receipt of, and reciprocate the friendly feelings manifest in yours of the 7th. inst. and although surrounded by a press of business shall take pleasure in spending a few moments to reply.
I would take the greatest pleasure imaginable in coming down to on a visit to see you and all my friends in your , would business and circumstances permit, but it would be a matter of impossibility almost for me to leave home at the present time in consequence of a multitude of business which I have daily to attend to. Moreover wisdom and prudence seem to forbid my coming on account of the bitter feeling which manifests itself in various places between this and , not that I have any apprehensions for my personal safety, for the same kind hand which hath hitherto been my shield and support would save me from the power of my wicked persecutors, but something might grow out of it which would prompt my adversaries to get out another illegal writ and would eventually probably cost me some three or four thousand dollars as in other cases and under which I have still to labor to disadvantage. Under these considerations therefore, I am compelled to decline paying you a visit for the present, at the same time in connection with I tender my warmest acknowledgements for the invitation.
I am pleased to hear of the prosperity of your branch, and hope it will continue; for although I never feel to force my doctrines upon any person I rejoice to see prejudice give way to truth, and the traditions of men dispersed by the pure principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I should be pleased to have the privilege of forming an acquaintance with your partner Mr. Oliver Kimball and his Lady, and should [p. 1888]
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