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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 29​> deserved it and merited the people’s rebuke! On Friday morning the 26th. inst, I was informed by Mr. that one Mr. , had committed an assault on the person of Alderman , and the Mayor of the had sent for and found him in ’s law office, made him a prisoner and informed him he must go with me to the Mayor’s ; when he said he would not go! I then called upon , and , to assist me in taking said to the Mayor’s ; but they swore they would not, and used many threatning oaths, and aspersions, saying they would see the Mayor and the damned and then they would not, but soon followed me and Mr. to the door, when the Mayor ordered me to arrest those three men for refusing to assist me in the discharge of my duty, and when attempting to arrest them they all resisted and with horrid imprecations threatened to shoot. I called for help and there not being sufficient, the Mayor laid hold on the two Fosters at the same time. At that instant drew a double barrel pistol on Mr. Smith; but it was instantly wrenched from his hand, and afterwards he declared he would have shot the Mayor if we had let his pistol alone, and also he would thank God for the privilege of ridding the world of a tyrant! responded to ’s threats and swore that he would do it! [HC 6:348] However, the three were arrested and brought before the Mayor, whereupon , , and testified to the amount of the above statements, upon which evidence the court assessed a fine of one hundred dollars to each of the above named aggressors, (who appealed to the Municipal Court.)
I wish the public to know who it is that makes insurrections, and disturbs the peace and quiet of the people of the city of , and in order to do this I need only to tell the world that this is a County magistrate, and the same that was fined for gambling a few weeks since, and that this is a lawyer and Notary public of , and the same that was fined for insulting the city officers (the and a Constable) when in the discharge of their official duties, a few weeks since.
“When the wicked rule the people mourn; but righteousness exalteth any nation.”— Solomon.
, city Marshal.
N. B. We wish it to be distinctly understood that neither of the three above named individuals are members of the Church of Lattter-Day Saints,— but we believe is a Methodist.
30 April 1844 • Tuesday
<​30.​> Tuesday 30. At home counseling the brethren about many things— received much company &c. [p. 2027]
April 29 deserved it and merited the people’s rebuke! On Friday morning the 26th. inst, I was informed by Mr. that one Mr. , had committed an assault on the person of Alderman , and the Mayor of the had sent for and found him in ’s law office, made him a prisoner and informed him he must go with me to the Mayor’s ; when he said he would not go! I then called upon , and , to assist me in taking said to the Mayor’s ; but they swore they would not, and used many threatning oaths, and aspersions, saying they would see the Mayor and the damned and then they would not, but soon followed me and Mr. to the door, when the Mayor ordered me to arrest those three men for refusing to assist me in the discharge of my duty, and when attempting to arrest them they all resisted and with horrid imprecations threatened to shoot. I called for help and there not being sufficient, the Mayor laid hold on the two Fosters at the same time. At that instant drew a double barrel pistol on Mr. Smith; but it was instantly wrenched from his hand, and afterwards he declared he would have shot the Mayor if we had let his pistol alone, and also he would thank God for the privilege of ridding the world of a tyrant! responded to ’s threats and swore that he would do it! [HC 6:348] However, the three were arrested and brought before the Mayor, whereupon , , and testified to the amount of the above statements, upon which evidence the court assessed a fine of one hundred dollars to each of the above named aggressors, (who appealed to the Municipal Court.)
I wish the public to know who it is that makes insurrections, and disturbs the peace and quiet of the people of the city of , and in order to do this I need only to tell the world that this is a County magistrate, and the same that was fined for gambling a few weeks since, and that this is a lawyer and Notary public of , and the same that was fined for insulting the city officers (the and a Constable) when in the discharge of their official duties, a few weeks since.
“When the wicked rule the people mourn; but righteousness exalteth any nation.”— Solomon.
, city Marshal.
N. B. We wish it to be distinctly understood that neither of the three above named individuals are members of the Church of Lattter-Day Saints,— but we believe is a Methodist.
30 April 1844 • Tuesday
30. Tuesday 30. At home counseling the brethren about many things— received much company &c. [p. 2027]
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