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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​July 12​> had in their power, and fed the victims with their flesh; that they glutted their diabolical lust on defenceless innocence, and violated female chastity in a manner too horrid to relate; that in their mock tribunals they refused all testimony in favor of the accused, and thrust their witnesses into prison; that after robbing them of their property, they drove 15,000 persons from the ; that they cried to the authorities of that for redress, and from them to Congress; but the echo from both was, we can render you no assistance.”
Elders , and arrived in Louisville, and visited Mr. Porter, the Kentucky Baby, 7 feet 7 inches high and weighing 250 lbs.
having published a garbled statement of my arrest in the “Old School Democrat,” was replied to by in the same paper. [HC 5:508]
13 July 1843 • Thursday
<​13.—​> I was in conversation with most of the day; and approved of the revised laws of the Legion.
The Legion authorized the issuing of legion scrip to the amount of $500.—
returned from , and reported that the was gone to Rock river, and he therefore left the affidavits in the care of ; (having started with an old decrepit animal and rode him all the way there and back again) he also reported that Gen. of had started from for .
Elders E[zra] T. Benson, Q. S. Sparkes and Noah Rogers preached at Cabbotville, Mass. While Elder Rogers was preaching, some person threw stones through the windows and one hit Elder Benson on the thigh. The mob threw stones at them when they left the room, which flew like hail, but did not injure the brethren.
14 July 1843 • Friday
<​14.—​> Spent the day at home. I was visited by a number of Gentlemen and ladies who arrived from on a Steam boat. they manifested kind feelings.
Elder started on a<​n​> <​excursion​> to the <​Western Country.​>. [HC 5:509]
15 July 1843 • Saturday
<​15.—​> Spent the day at home. Weather very hot.
Deeded my half share in the Steam boat maid of Iowa, and also sixty city lots to . A shower this morning wet the ground one inch.
at 6 p.m., went with my family and about 100 others on a pleasure excursion on the “Maid of Iowa” from the to the North part of the and returned at dusk.
A theatrical performance in the evening by Mr. Chapman.
16 July 1843 • Sunday
<​16.—​> Preached in <​the​> morning and evening at the stand in the , near and west of the , concerning a man’s foes being they of his own household; the same Spirit that crucified Jesus, is in the breasts of some who profess to be Saints, in , such as I have in secret enemies in the , intermingling with the Saints, &c.. Said I would not prophesy any more and proposed to hold the office of Prophet to the church, as it was his birthright. I am going to have a reformation, and the Saints must regard , for he has the authority, that I might be a Priest of the Most High God; and slightly touched upon the subject of the Everlasting covenant, shewing that a man and his wife must enter into that covenant in this world or he will have no claim on her in the next world; but on account of the unbelief of the people, I cannot reveal the fulness of these things at present. [p. 1675]
July 12 had in their power, and fed the victims with their flesh; that they glutted their diabolical lust on defenceless innocence, and violated female chastity in a manner too horrid to relate; that in their mock tribunals they refused all testimony in favor of the accused, and thrust their witnesses into prison; that after robbing them of their property, they drove 15,000 persons from the ; that they cried to the authorities of that for redress, and from them to Congress; but the echo from both was, we can render you no assistance.”
Elders , and arrived in Louisville, and visited Mr. Porter, the Kentucky Baby, 7 feet 7 inches high and weighing 250 lbs.
having published a garbled statement of my arrest in the “Old School Democrat,” was replied to by in the same paper. [HC 5:508]
13 July 1843 • Thursday
13.— I was in conversation with most of the day; and approved of the revised laws of the Legion.
The Legion authorized the issuing of legion scrip to the amount of $500.—
returned from , and reported that the was gone to Rock river, and he therefore left the affidavits in the care of ; (having started with an old decrepit animal and rode him all the way there and back again) he also reported that Gen. of had started from for .
Elders Ezra T. Benson, Q. S. Sparkes and Noah Rogers preached at Cabbotville, Mass. While Elder Rogers was preaching, some person threw stones through the windows and one hit Elder Benson on the thigh. The mob threw stones at them when they left the room, which flew like hail, but did not injure the brethren.
14 July 1843 • Friday
14.— Spent the day at home. I was visited by a number of Gentlemen and ladies who arrived from on a Steam boat. they manifested kind feelings.
Elder started on an excursion to the Western Country.. [HC 5:509]
15 July 1843 • Saturday
15.— Spent the day at home. Weather very hot.
A shower this morning wet the ground one inch.
at 6 p.m., went with my family and about 100 others on a pleasure excursion on the “Maid of Iowa” from the to the North part of the and returned at dusk.
A theatrical performance in the evening by Mr. Chapman.
16 July 1843 • Sunday
16.— Preached in the morning and evening at the stand in the , near and west of the , concerning a man’s foes being they of his own household; the same Spirit that crucified Jesus, is in the breasts of some who profess to be Saints, in , I have secret enemies in the , intermingling with the Saints, &c.. Said I would not prophesy any more and proposed to hold the office of Prophet to the church, as it was his birthright. I am going to have a reformation, and the Saints must regard , for he has the authority, that I might be a Priest of the Most High God; and slightly touched upon the subject of the Everlasting covenant, shewing that a man and his wife must enter into that covenant in this world or he will have no claim on her in the next world; but on account of the unbelief of the people, I cannot reveal the fulness of these things at present. [p. 1675]
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