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

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<​August 14​> that means compelled to take his prisoner there, yet was he taken by lawful process; by an authorized officer who acted, so far as I have any evidence, freely and voluntarily in so doing. In no one aspect of the case can I consider the present an extreme emergency, warranting a call for the militia according to the provisions of law in this .
Thus, . I have stated to you the principal reasons which have influenced me in refusing to order a call of the Militia. To my mind they are entirely satisfactory; and I hope they will meet with the approval of your and the citizens of .
I have the honor to be your ’s most obedient servant,
.”
15 August 1843 • Tuesday
<​15​> Tuesday. Went in the evening to see Mr. La Forest exhibit feats of strength. [HC 5:536]
16 August 1843 • Wednesday
<​16​> Wednesday. At 10 A M attended the funeral of Genl. , who was buried with Masonic honors.
I sent ’s affidavit to .
17 August 1843 • Thursday
<​17​> Thursday. I held Mayors Court through the day, and tried several suits.
Elders and started from for , via .
Elder wrote me a letter, reporting the church in to be in a prosperous condition.
18 August 1843 • Friday
<​18​> Friday. Conversed with Mr Swartout [George Swarthout] of , and bought from him thirteen quarter sections of land. Visited the lumber yard.
Elders and visited Mount Holly. New Jersey.
19 August 1843 • Saturday
<​19​> Saturday. Two hundred men assembled in to consult about the Mormons; they concluded that the Mormons must be driven from the , and a committee was appointed to draft resolutions accordingly. <​(See Addenda page 3)​> [HC 5:537]
20 August 1843 • Sunday
<​20​> Sunday. I was at home all day. My brother preached at the , and read a copy of a letter to shew the people that he was not guilty of treachery.
21 August 1843 • Monday
<​21​> Monday. I received a letter from covering one from Mr. J. Hall of Missouri, breathing hard things against us as a people. I gave instructions to have them copied with some additional remarks, and sent to . The following is a copy of the letter with the comments of the Neighbor thereon:—
, Mo., July 23. ‘43. <​¶​> My dear old Friend: Your letter dated on the 12th., and mailed on the 14th. inst, is just at hand, and not being able to answer your questions correctly, or advise you judicially, in relation to the case, until after I see him and some <​others​> of my friends I will postpone that part of this letter until to-morrow, and in the meantime will say such things as I can write about without much reflection.
upon his return, gave me his compliments from you, and for the first time I learned that you resided in . He also gave a narrative of his adventures in your , which was any thing but favorable, either to the reputation of your people, or yourself, as a law abiding people, or a profound or honest lawyer. Certainly there can be but little virtue in the community, and little [p. 1695]
August 14 that means compelled to take his prisoner there, yet was he taken by lawful process; by an authorized officer who acted, so far as I have any evidence, freely and voluntarily in so doing. In no one aspect of the case can I consider the present an extreme emergency, warranting a call for the militia according to the provisions of law in this .
Thus, . I have stated to you the principal reasons which have influenced me in refusing to order a call of the Militia. To my mind they are entirely satisfactory; and I hope they will meet with the approval of your and the citizens of .
I have the honor to be your ’s most obedient servant,
.”
15 August 1843 • Tuesday
15 Tuesday. Went in the evening to see Mr. La Forest exhibit feats of strength. [HC 5:536]
16 August 1843 • Wednesday
16 Wednesday. At 10 A M attended the funeral of Genl. , who was buried with Masonic honors.
I sent ’s affidavit to .
17 August 1843 • Thursday
17 Thursday. I held Mayors Court through the day, and tried several suits.
Elders and started from for , via .
Elder wrote me a letter, reporting the church in to be in a prosperous condition.
18 August 1843 • Friday
18 Friday. Conversed with Mr Swartout [George Swarthout] of , and bought from him thirteen quarter sections of land. Visited the lumber yard.
Elders and visited Mount Holly. New Jersey.
19 August 1843 • Saturday
19 Saturday. (See Addenda page 3) [HC 5:537]
20 August 1843 • Sunday
20 Sunday. I was at home all day. My brother preached at the , and read a copy of a letter to shew the people that he was not guilty of treachery.
21 August 1843 • Monday
21 Monday. I received a letter from covering one from Mr. J. Hall of Missouri, breathing hard things against us as a people. I gave instructions to have them copied with some additional remarks, and sent to . The following is a copy of the letter with the comments of the Neighbor thereon:—
, Mo., July 23. ‘43. ¶ My dear old Friend: Your letter dated on the 12th., and mailed on the 14th. inst, is just at hand, and not being able to answer your questions correctly, or advise you judicially, in relation to the case, until after I see him and some others of my friends I will postpone that part of this letter until to-morrow, and in the meantime will say such things as I can write about without much reflection.
upon his return, gave me his compliments from you, and for the first time I learned that you resided in . He also gave a narrative of his adventures in your , which was any thing but favorable, either to the reputation of your people, or yourself, as a law abiding people, or a profound or honest lawyer. Certainly there can be but little virtue in the community, and little [p. 1695]
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