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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​March 4​> We have many things to say to you which we must keep till we see you face to face.
“All is right at . We are now fitting out a noble company to explore and and progressing rapidly with the Great ,— which we expect to roof this season though there is yet a chance, at the ‘eleventh hour’ for you to bring in your thousand— and secure your ‘penny’.
“On the 6th. of April is our special conference at I wish you could be here on that occasion, but the time is too short, from that period our Elders will go forth by hundreds or thousands and search the land, preaching religion and politics— and if God goes with them who can withstand their influence?
“My words are the words of your friends here, Come and see us, [HC 6:232] Brother Joseph’s [blank] ’s and ’s respects to you— ’ kind respects with mine to yourself—— and all yours
Most Respectfully yours .”
The Committee proposed to establish a powder manufactory. [HC 6:233]
5 March 1844 • Tuesday
<​5.​> Tuesday 5. I saw at Bryant’s store and gave him a lecture on his resisting the ordinances of the , (by telling the Captains of the Steam Boats they need not pay wharfage &c.)
Rode out with .
At 2 p. m. met with the City Council. I copy the Minutes
“March 5, 1844. Special Session 2 P. M.
Names of members called, quorum present,
Mayor stated that he had called the council because that when the called on the steam boats for Wharfage the officers of the boats declined paying, assigning as a reason that and [blank] Morrison had told them that they owned the land, and they need pay no wharfage to the , and he called the Council to know their views on the subject, as he had told that he should see the ordinances executed, and if the boats did not pay he should blow them up, and all those who uphold them, in resisting the ordinances— [blank] ‘every measure is taken to palsy the hands of the officers of the and I want to know how to remedy the evil, or whether I shall abandon the ordinances, &c.
said that it was the Mayor’s duty to enforce the ordinances of the , and that no man has a right to build a wharf, without leave from the city Council.
suggested the propriety of licensing those who owned wharf <​wharves​> to collect a tax for the landing of the boat. [HC 6:234]
concurred.
Mayor said the land on the water’s edge was a street.
suggested the propriety of having the street worked as soon as may be. [p. 1904]
March 4 We have many things to say to you which we must keep till we see you face to face.
“All is right at . We are now fitting out a noble company to explore and and progressing rapidly with the Great ,— which we expect to roof this season though there is yet a chance, at the ‘eleventh hour’ for you to bring in your thousand— and secure your ‘penny’.
“On the 6th. of April is our special conference at I wish you could be here on that occasion, but the time is too short, from that period our Elders will go forth by hundreds or thousands and search the land, preaching religion and politics— and if God goes with them who can withstand their influence?
“My words are the words of your friends here, Come and see us, [HC 6:232] Brother Joseph’s [blank] ’s and ’s respects to you— ’ kind respects with mine to yourself—— and all yours
Most Respectfully yours .”
The Committee proposed to establish a powder manufactory. [HC 6:233]
5 March 1844 • Tuesday
5. Tuesday 5. I saw at Bryant’s store and gave him a lecture on his resisting the ordinances of the , (by telling the Captains of the Steam Boats they need not pay wharfage &c.)
Rode out with .
At 2 p. m. met with the City Council. I copy the Minutes
“March 5, 1844. Special Session 2 P. M.
Names of members called, quorum present,
Mayor stated that he had called the council because that when the called on the steam boats for Wharfage the officers of the boats declined paying, assigning as a reason that and [blank] Morrison had told them that they owned the land, and they need pay no wharfage to the , and he called the Council to know their views on the subject, as he had told that he should see the ordinances executed, and if the boats did not pay he should blow them up, and all those who uphold them, in resisting the ordinances— [blank] ‘every measure is taken to palsy the hands of the officers of the and I want to know how to remedy the evil, or whether I shall abandon the ordinances, &c.’
said that it was the Mayor’s duty to enforce the ordinances of the , and that no man has a right to build a wharf, without leave from the city Council.
suggested the propriety of licensing those who owned wharves to collect a tax for the landing of the boat. [HC 6:234]
concurred.
Mayor said the land on the water’s edge was a street.
suggested the propriety of having the street worked as soon as may be. [p. 1904]
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