History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​August 4​> would receive him; that he wanted to visit other branches around, but he had come here first.
called upon , and said he was dissatisfied with the hurried movement of . He considered inasmuch as the Twelve had been sent for and were soon expected home the notice for meeting was premature, and it seemed to him a plot laid to take advantage of the situation of the Saints. [HC 7:225]
The brethren of the Twelve <​ and his associates​> arrived at at 8 o’clock this morning, nearly exhausted with fatigue, having travelled 48 hours, without stopping, except to take meals and change horses,— distance about 160 miles
From the Millennial Star:—
Mark of respect shown by the Latter Day Saints in .
“On Sunday, Aug. 4th, very numerous congregations attended at the Music Hall, the majority of the saints in deep mourning, whilst the platform or raised gallery where the priesthood sit, was handsomely decorated with black drapery. We would suggest to the Saints generally, as far as their means will allow them, to pay respect to the memory of our lamented brethren.”
5 August 1844 • Monday
<​5​> Monday 5. Elders , , , <​​> and waited upon <​in the morning; he said he would meet them in Council​> at s after dinner. <​-[See Addenda Page 10.]-​> [HC 7:226] said he did not expect the people to choose a guardian on Thursday, but to have a prayer meeting, and interchange of thought and feeling, and warm up each other’s hearts.
Jesse Price made the following affidavit:—
“State of Illinois) SS
County of )
On the 5th day of August 1844, personally appeared before me, , Justice of the peace in and for said , Jesse Price, and after being duly sworn according to law, deposeth and saith, that on or about the 18th of April 1844, in the city of , County aforesaid, said, ‘I put pistols in my pockets one night, and went to Joseph Smith’s house, determined to blow his infernal brains out, but I could not get the opportunity to shoot him then, but I am determined I will shoot him the first opportunity; and you will see blood and thunder and devastation in this place, but I shall not be here;’ and deponent saith not further.”
The following letter was sent to :—
August 5th 1844
,
I hasten to inform you that intelligence has arrived in this place to day, by several persons, that the mobocrats at have concocted a plan to intercept the returns of the election at and destroy them before they arrive at . The information is of such a nature that I deemed it necessary that you should be informed of the same that you may act accordingly.
Respectfully
.”
The brethren of the Twelve <​ and the apostles with him ​> went on board the Steamer St Croix at , for . They started in the afternoon. [p. 294]
August 4 would receive him; that he wanted to visit other branches around, but he had come here first.
called upon , and said he was dissatisfied with the hurried movement of . He considered inasmuch as the Twelve had been sent for and were soon expected home the notice for meeting was premature, and it seemed to him a plot laid to take advantage of the situation of the Saints. [HC 7:225]
and his associates arrived at at 8 o’clock this morning, nearly exhausted with fatigue, having travelled 48 hours, without stopping, except to take meals and change horses,— distance about 160 miles
From the Millennial Star:—
Mark of respect shown by the Latter Day Saints in .
“On Sunday, Aug. 4th, very numerous congregations attended at the Music Hall, the majority of the saints in deep mourning, whilst the platform or raised gallery where the priesthood sit, was handsomely decorated with black drapery. We would suggest to the Saints generally, as far as their means will allow them, to pay respect to the memory of our lamented brethren.”
5 August 1844 • Monday
5 Monday 5. Elders , , , and waited upon in the morning; he said he would meet them in Council at s after dinner. -[See Addenda Page 10.]- [HC 7:226] said he did not expect the people to choose a guardian on Thursday, but to have a prayer meeting, and interchange of thought and feeling, and warm up each other’s hearts.
Jesse Price made the following affidavit:—
“State of Illinois) SS
County of )
On the 5th day of August 1844, personally appeared before me, , Justice of the peace in and for said , Jesse Price, and after being duly sworn according to law, deposeth and saith, that on or about the 18th of April 1844, in the city of , County aforesaid, said, ‘I put pistols in my pockets one night, and went to Joseph Smith’s house, determined to blow his infernal brains out, but I could not get the opportunity to shoot him then, but I am determined I will shoot him the first opportunity; and you will see blood and thunder and devastation in this place, but I shall not be here;’ and deponent saith not further.”
The following letter was sent to :—
August 5th 1844
,
I hasten to inform you that intelligence has arrived in this place to day, by several persons, that the mobocrats at have concocted a plan to intercept the returns of the election at and destroy them before they arrive at . The information is of such a nature that I deemed it necessary that you should be informed of the same that you may act accordingly.
Respectfully
.”
and the apostles with him went on board the Steamer St Croix at , for . They started in the afternoon. [p. 294]
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