History Draft [1 January–3 March 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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30 January 1843 • Monday
<​January <​Monday​> 30​> Spent the day at home, At 6 in the evening I presided at <​in​> the City Council where much business was transacted, the most important of which was, a Bill reported by th <​a​> Committee, which passed as follows “Laws & Ordinances of the City of (Ordinance Book 151 to 158 inclusive) Mayor”
31 January 1843 • Tuesday
<​Tuesday 31​> At home all day— A Severe Snow blow
1 February 1843 • Wednesday
<​Wednesday​> 1st February
2 February 1843 • Thursday
<​Thursday​> February 2. 1843 Spent the day at home, the weather extremely cold—towards evening I rode on to the hill to enquire about the Caucas which was there held the previous evening, presiding and Mr. <​brother​> [Benjamin] Clapp Chief Speaker, reporting that Joseph & had attempted to take away the rights of the Citizens refering to the election of <​the​> last City Council. I corrected the error and then I returned home—
The Spirit maketh intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered. It would be better thus “The Spirit maketh intercession for us with strivings that <​which​> cannot be expressed.”
3 February 1843 • Friday
<​Friday 3.​> This morning read German; at 11 walked out in the returned at a 1/4 past 12, read proof sheet of Doctrine and Covenants, which was then Stereotyping. brother John Mayberry sent me a cow to assist in bearing my expences to .
4 February 1843 • Saturday
<​Saturday 4​> At home till one oclock afternoon, when I attended the General City Election Caucus at the where all things were amicably settled and mutual good feelings restored to all parties, Brother [Benjamin] Clapp made a public confession for the Speech which he made at a former Caucus, I returned home about four o’clock and in conversation with I told him that I had restored to his former standing in the and that I had concluded to make counsellor to the — In the evening presided in the Municipal Court
5 February 1843 • Sunday
<​Sunday 5​> At home reading German
6 February 1843 • Monday
<​Monday 6​> Spent the forenoon at the City Election of Mayor Aldermen and Councillors <​for the during​> for the next two years at brother ’s office— dined at home, one oclock, afternoon, Thomas Moore came in and enquired about a home I blessed him and said God bless you for ever and ever, may the blessings of Abraham Isaac and Jacob rest upon you for ever, and may you sit on thrones high and lifted up, in the name of Jesus Christ Amen: when I returned to the Election Joseph Smith was elected mayor for the City of for the next two years by unanimous vote. , , , and were elected Aldermen , , , , , [p. 13[b]]
30 January 1843 • Monday
Monday 30 Spent the day at home, At 6 in the evening I presided in the City Council where much business was transacted, the most important of which was, a Bill reported by a Committee, which passed as follows “Laws & Ordinances of the City of (Ordinance Book 151 to 158 inclusive) Mayor”
31 January 1843 • Tuesday
Tuesday 31 At home all day— A Severe Snow blow
1 February 1843 • Wednesday
2 February 1843 • Thursday
Thursday February 2. 1843 Spent the day at home, the weather extremely cold—towards evening I rode on to the hill to enquire about the Caucas which was there held the previous evening, presiding and brother [Benjamin] Clapp Chief Speaker, reporting that Joseph & had attempted to take away the rights of the Citizens refering to the election of the last City Council. I corrected the error and returned home—
The Spirit maketh intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered. It would be better thus “The Spirit maketh intercession for us with striving which cannot be expressed.”
3 February 1843 • Friday
Friday 3. This morning read German; at 11 walked out in the returned at a 1/4 past 12, read proof of Doctrine and Covenants, which was then Stereotyping. brother John Mayberry sent me a cow to assist in bearing my expences to .
4 February 1843 • Saturday
Saturday 4 At home till one oclock afternoon, when I attended the General City Election Caucus at the where all things were amicably settled and mutual good feelings restored to all parties, Brother [Benjamin] Clapp made a public confession for the Speech which he made at a former Caucus, I returned home about four o’clock and in conversation with I told him that I had restored to his former standing in the and that I had concluded to make counsellor to the — In the evening presided in the Municipal Court
5 February 1843 • Sunday
Sunday 5 At home reading German
6 February 1843 • Monday
Monday 6 Spent the forenoon at the Election of Mayor Aldermen and Councillors for the during the next two years at brother ’s office— dined at home, one oclock, afternoon, Thomas Moore came in and enquired about a home I blessed him and said God bless you for ever and ever, may the blessings of Abraham Isaac and Jacob rest upon you for ever, and may you sit on thrones high and lifted up, in the name of Jesus Christ Amen: when I returned to the Election Joseph Smith was elected mayor by unanimous vote. , , , and were elected Aldermen , , , , , [p. 13[b]]
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