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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 22.​> him, when he told me he was a prophet of God, that he came from — and he prophesied that this Government was about to be overthrown, and the kingdom which Daniel speaks of, was about to be established somewhere in the West, and he thought in .
My brother arrived from with some 40 or 50 Saints. I spent some time with him in the evening.
Elders and started for , but on account of a tremendous storm of hail and rain they were glad to take shelter at brother ’s where they spent the night.
23 April 1844 • Tuesday
<​23​> Tuesday 23. From 9 to 12 a general meeting of citizens friendly to my election was held in the to elect a delegate to go to the Baltimore Convention to be held on the first Monday in May was elected. [HC 6:342]
From 3 to 5 p. m. again assembled, and many speeches were made &c. and appointed the second Monday in May to hold a state convention at .
In the evening visited my brother widow and with .
24 April 1844 • Wednesday
<​24​> Wednesday 24. Rode up to the where we found <​Elder who introduced to me​> Judge William Richards of ;— took him to ’s.
In the evening brother , , and were in my room, and a man who boarded at the ; at their request, I gave them a history of the Laws’ proceedings in part, in trying to make a difficulty in my family &c.
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Gave recommendations to Elders and .
25 April 1844 • Thursday
<​25​> Thursday 25. returned from .
A brother who works in the Gazette office came up at the same time, and wanted to know by what principle I got so much power— how many inhabitants and armed men we had, &c. I told him I obtained power on the principles of truth and virtue, which would last when I was dead and gone &c.—
In General Council from 10 till 12, and from 2 to 5, when they adjourned sine die, after appointing a State Convention to meet in , on 17 May— the Council then dispersed to go abroad in the nations. [p. 2023]
April 22. him, when he told me he was a prophet of God, that he came from — and he prophesied that this Government was about to be overthrown, and the kingdom which Daniel speaks of, was about to be established somewhere in the West, and he thought in .
My brother arrived from with some 40 or 50 Saints. I spent some time with him in the evening.
Elders and started for , but on account of a tremendous storm of hail and rain they were glad to take shelter at brother ’s where they spent the night.
23 April 1844 • Tuesday
23 Tuesday 23. From 9 to 12 a general meeting of citizens friendly to my election was held in the to elect a delegate to go to the Baltimore Convention to be held on the first Monday in May was elected. [HC 6:342]
From 3 to 5 p. m. again assembled, and many speeches were made &c. and appointed the second Monday in May to hold a state convention at .
In the evening visited my brother widow and with .
24 April 1844 • Wednesday
24 Wednesday 24. Rode up to the where we found Elder who introduced to me Judge William Richards of ;— took him to ’s.
In the evening brother , , and were in my room, and a man who boarded at the ; at their request, I gave them a history of the Laws’ proceedings in part, in trying to make a difficulty in my family &c.
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Gave recommendations to Elders and .
25 April 1844 • Thursday
25 Thursday 25. returned from .
A brother who works in the Gazette office came up at the same time, and wanted to know by what principle I got so much power— how many inhabitants and armed men we had, &c. I told him I obtained power on the principles of truth and virtue, which would last when I was dead and gone &c.—
In General Council from 10 till 12, and from 2 to 5, when they adjourned sine die, after appointing a State Convention to meet in , on 17 May— the Council then dispersed to go abroad in the nations. [p. 2023]
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