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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​July 7​> also the authorities of the Counties within which the Mormons resided, repeatedly by direct and public orders and threats, commanded every Mormon in the , Joseph Smith their leader included, to leave the on peril of being exterminated, that the arrest of said Smith in the month of November A.D. 1838, was made without authority color or pretended sanction of law— said arrest having been made by a mob by which said Smith among others was condemned to be shot but which said sentence was finally revoked, said mob resolving itself into a pretended court of Justice without the pretended sanction of law there then and there made out the charges and procured the pretended conviction for the same which are mentioned in the indictment against the said Smith, by virtue of which he said Smith on the requisition of the of has been recently arrested by the order of His Excellency Governor of the State of , said affiants further state that they were imprisoned with the said [HC 5:496] Joseph Smith when they and the said Smith were delivered into the hands of a guard to be conducted out of <​the​> State of and by said guard by the order and direction of the authorities of said counties where said Mormons were arrested and confined and by order of the of the State of were set at large with directions to leave the without delay— That said Joseph Smith and said affiants were compelled to leave the for the reasons above mentioned, and would not and did not leave said for any other cause or reason than that they were ordered and driven from the state of by the and citizens thereof and further say not.
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L.S. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence this 7 day of July AD 1843. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my Notarial Seal at my office in this 7th. day of July AD 1843.
Notary Public. Ills”
About 4 p,m, Elders , , and started on the Steamer “Rapids” on this Eastern Mission.
8 July 1843 • Saturday
<​8​> Municipal court sat, and approved of the copies of the evidence heard on the Habeas Corpus, and revised it for the Press. In the afternoon started with <​the affidavits of​> , , , , and affidavits to carry to the .
arrived from the , with 157,000 feet of lumber, and 70,000 shingles for the .
Elders , and arrived at and reship<​ped​> on board the “Lancet” for . [HC 5:497]
9 July 1843 • Sunday
<​9​> Sunday 9th. Meeting at the in the morning; I addressed the Saints, of which the following is a brief synopsis as reported by Dr. .
“Joseph remarked that all was well between him and the heavens— that he had no enmity against any one, and as the prayer of Jesus, or his pattern so prayed Joseph “Father forgive me my trespasses as I forgive those who trespass against me,” for I freely forgive all men.” If we would secure and cultivate the love of others, we must love others even our enemies, as well as friends. Sectarian [p. 1665]
July 7 also the authorities of the Counties within which the Mormons resided, repeatedly by direct and public orders and threats, commanded every Mormon in the , Joseph Smith their leader included, to leave the on peril of being exterminated, that the arrest of said Smith in the month of November A.D. 1838, was made without authority color or pretended sanction of law— said arrest having been made by a mob by which said Smith among others was condemned to be shot but which said sentence was finally revoked, said mob resolving itself into a pretended court of Justice without the pretended sanction of law then and there made out the charges and procured the pretended conviction for the same which are mentioned in the indictment against the said Smith, by virtue of which he said Smith on the requisition of the of has been recently arrested by the order of His Excellency Governor of the State of , said affiants further state that they were imprisoned with the said [HC 5:496] Joseph Smith when they and the said Smith were delivered into the hands of a guard to be conducted out of the State of and by said guard by the order and direction of the authorities of said counties where said Mormons were arrested and confined and by order of the of the State of were set at large with directions to leave the without delay— That said Joseph Smith and said affiants were compelled to leave the for the reasons above mentioned, and would not and did not leave said for any other cause or reason than that they were ordered and driven from the state of by the and citizens thereof and further say not.
, , , , , , .
L.S. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence this 7 day of July AD 1843. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my Notarial Seal at my office in this 7th. day of July AD 1843.
Notary Public. Ills”
About 4 p,m, Elders , , and started on the Steamer “Rapids” on this Eastern Mission.
8 July 1843 • Saturday
8 Municipal court sat, and approved of the copies of the evidence heard on the Habeas Corpus, and revised it for the Press. In the afternoon started with the affidavits of , , , , and to carry to the .
arrived from the , with 157,000 feet of lumber, and 70,000 shingles for the .
Elders , and arrived at and reshipped on board the “Lancet” for . [HC 5:497]
9 July 1843 • Sunday
9 Sunday 9th. Meeting at the in the morning; I addressed the Saints, the following is a brief synopsis as reported by Dr. .
“Joseph remarked that all was well between him and the heavens— that he had no enmity against any one, and as the prayer of Jesus, or his pattern so prayed Joseph “Father forgive me my trespasses as I forgive those who trespass against me,” for I freely forgive all men.” If we would secure and cultivate the love of others, we must love others even our enemies, as well as friends. Sectarian [p. 1665]
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