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

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30 March 1844 • Saturday
<​March 30​> Saturday 30. This morning I heard there was some disturbance on the hill, rode up and found it reported that a robbery had been committed at the key Stone Store, kept by of some $4 or 500 and some goods, and they were suspicious of a certain black man. I issued a search warrant and returned to my where I found the black man [blank] Chism, with his back lacerated from his shoulders to his hips, with 20 or more lashes. My Clerk kept him secreted and called a Justice of the Peace, who issued a warrant for [blank] a Missourian, who had boarded at my house a few days, and on testimony fined him $5.00 and cost for whipping [blank] Chism. one Easton a witness, said he could not testify without implicating himself— and he was apprehended and held in custody. Esq. refused to testify because he was counsel.
I got prepared a Memorial to his Excellency [HC 6:281] the President of the , embodying in it the same sentiments, as are in my Petition to the Senate and House of Representatives of the dated 26 March 1844. asking the privilege of raising 100,000 men to extend protection to persons wishing to settle and other <​portions of the​> Territory of the and extend protection to the people in .
31 March 1844 • Sunday
<​31.​> Sabbath 31. Cold fine day.
At home this morning until 9, when I went over to my reading room, again heard read, and signed my memorial to Congress for the privilege of raising 100,000 volunteers to protect , , &c. dated 26th. inst:, and also a Memorial to the for the same purpose, if the other fail.
Also signed an introductory letter to Elder who is going to carry the Memorials to — as follows:— [HC 6:282]
“City of . Ill. March 30. 1844. To whom it may concern, We, the Mayor, and of said , do certify that Esq. the bearer, a Councillor in the city council of said , is sent as our Agent by the authorities of said , [blank], to transact such business as he may deem expedient and beneficial for the party whom he represents; And as such Agent, and gentleman of principle and character, he by us, is recommended to the due consideration of all the Executive officers of the Government, both houses of Congress, and gentlemen generally of the .
Corporation Seal.
In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed the seal of said Corporation at the time and place aforesaid.
Joseph Smith Mayor.
Recorder.”
Gen. buried his wife
About this time Bro: one of the Police, informed me that drew a pistol on him the night before and threatened to shoot him I instructed him to make complaint [p. 1947]
30 March 1844 • Saturday
March 30 Saturday 30. This morning I heard there was some disturbance on the hill, rode up and found it reported that a robbery had been committed at the key Stone Store, kept by of some $4 or 500 and some goods, and they were suspicious of a certain black man. I issued a search warrant and returned to my where I found the black man [blank] Chism, with his back lacerated from his shoulders to his hips, with 20 or more lashes. My Clerk kept him secreted and called a Justice of the Peace, who issued a warrant for [blank] a Missourian, who had boarded at my house a few days, and on testimony fined him $5.00 and cost for whipping [blank] Chism. one Easton a witness, said he could not testify without implicating himself— and he was apprehended and held in custody. Esq. refused to testify because he was counsel.
I got prepared a Memorial to his Excellency [HC 6:281] the President of the , embodying in it the same sentiments, as are in my Petition to the Senate and House of Representatives of the dated 26 March 1844. asking the privilege of raising 100,000 men to extend protection to persons wishing to settle and other portions of the Territory of the and extend protection to the people in .
31 March 1844 • Sunday
31. Sabbath 31. Cold fine day.
At home this morning until 9, when I went over to my reading room, again heard read, and signed my memorial to Congress for the privilege of raising 100,000 volunteers to protect , , &c. dated 26th. inst:, and also a Memorial to the for the same purpose, if the other fail.
Also signed an introductory letter to Elder who is going to carry the Memorials to — as follows:— [HC 6:282]
“City of . Ill. March 30. 1844. To whom it may concern, We, the Mayor, and of said , do certify that Esq. the bearer, a Councillor in the city council of said , is sent as our Agent by the authorities of said , [blank], to transact such business as he may deem expedient and beneficial for the party whom he represents; And as such Agent, and gentleman of principle and character, he by us, is recommended to the due consideration of all the Executive officers of the Government, both houses of Congress, and gentlemen generally of the .
Corporation Seal.
In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed the seal of said Corporation at the time and place aforesaid.
Joseph Smith Mayor.
Recorder.”
About this time Bro: one of the Police, informed me that drew a pistol on him the night before and threatened to shoot him I instructed him to make complaint [p. 1947]
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