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

  • Source Note
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<​March 20.​> 10 p. m: commenced snowing again.
21 March 1844 • Thursday
<​21.​> Thursday 21. A cold snow storm thro<​ugh​> the night.
In Council in the Assembly room, discussing the propriety of petitioning Congress for the privilege of raising troops to protect the making of settlements in the uncivilized portions of our Continent.
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was appointed a Committee to draw up a Memorial to Congress. [HC 6:270]
22 March 1844 • Friday
<​22.​> Friday 22. Snow on the ground, cold bleak N. Wind— cloudy.
At 10 a. m. held Mayor’s court, <​and​>
Afterwards read German in the reading room.
In the afternoon met with the Twelve in prayer, at Prest. ’s house.
I advised the Seventies to pull down the <​remainder of the​> walls and rebuild the Seventies’ Hall on a permanent basis from the foundation, and not erect for themselves a trap, but build one two stories high, and strong enough to stand for a generation.
23 March 1844 • Saturday
<​23.​> Saturday 23. Day warmer— rode out with to endeavor to raise money to furnish the hands in the with supplies. Visited the and public works.
also called with and at ’s; he was gone to Appanoose and Mrs. [Sarah Phinney] Foster was at Mr. Gilmans. I here extract from ’s journal.
“We went down there and saw her. Prest. Joseph asked sister Foster if she ever in her life knew him guilty of an immoral or indecent act. She answered No. He then explained his reasons for asking, which were he had been informed that had stated, that Joseph made propositions to his wife calculated to lead her astray from the path of virtue. and then asked if ever he had used any indecent or insulting language to her— She answered never. He further asked if he ever preached any thing like the Plurality of wife doctrine to her, other than what he had preached in public— she said No! He asked her if he ever proposed to have illicit intercourse with her, and especially when he took dinner during the ’s absence— she said No. After some further conversation on the subject, we left, Mrs. Gilman was present all the time. Prest. Joseph and then went on foot to the
24 March 1844 • Sunday
<​24.​> Sunday 24. At 10 a. m. met at the near the [HC 6:271] . The following very brief outline of the speeches is from the Journal of
“President Joseph Smith addressed the people; the following is the substance of what I heard him say:—
I have been informed by two gentlemen that a conspiracy is [p. 1936]
March 20. 10 p. m: commenced snowing again.
21 March 1844 • Thursday
21. Thursday 21. A cold snow storm through the night.
In Council in the Assembly room, discussing the propriety of petitioning Congress for the privilege of raising troops to protect the making of settlements in the uncivilized portions of our Continent.
[5 lines blank]
was appointed a Committee to draw up a Memorial to Congress. [HC 6:270]
22 March 1844 • Friday
22. Friday 22. Snow on the ground, cold bleak N. Wind— cloudy.
At 10 a. m. held Mayor’s court, and
Afterwards read German in the reading room.
In the afternoon met with the Twelve in prayer, at Prest. ’s house.
I advised the Seventies to pull down the remainder of the walls and rebuild the Seventies’ Hall on a permanent basis from the foundation, and not erect for themselves a trap, but build one two stories high, and strong enough to stand for a generation.
23 March 1844 • Saturday
23. Saturday 23. Day warmer— rode out with to endeavor to raise money to furnish the hands in the with supplies. Visited the and public works.
also called with and at ’s; he was gone to Appanoose and Mrs. Sarah Phinney Foster was at Mr. Gilmans. I here extract from ’s journal.
“We went down there and saw her. Prest. Joseph asked sister Foster if she ever in her life knew him guilty of an immoral or indecent act. She answered No. He then explained his reasons for asking, which were he had been informed that had stated, that Joseph made propositions to his wife calculated to lead her astray from the path of virtue. and then asked if ever he had used any indecent or insulting language to her— She answered never. He further asked if he ever preached any thing like the Plurality of wife doctrine to her, other than what he had preached in public— she said No! He asked her if he ever proposed to have illicit intercourse with her, and especially when he took dinner during the ’s absence— she said No. After some further conversation on the subject, we left, Mrs. Gilman was present all the time. Prest. Joseph and then went on foot to the
24 March 1844 • Sunday
24. Sunday 24. At 10 a. m. met at the near the [HC 6:271] . The following very brief outline of the speeches is from the Journal of
“President Joseph Smith addressed the people; the following is the substance of what I heard him say:—
I have been informed by two gentlemen that a conspiracy is [p. 1936]
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