History Draft [1 January–3 March 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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be established in the — it was proposed to build two markets,— and <​but​> I told the Council that if we began too large we should do nothing, we had better build a small one at once, and the market house to be holden by the Corporation, and if that will <​would​> support itself we could go on to build another on a larger scale: That the council should hold an influence over the prices of markets so that the poor shall <​should​> not be oppressed, and that the mechanic should not oppress the Farmer; that the Upper part of the Town had no right to rival those on the . Here on the bank of the was where we first pitched our tents; here was where the first sickness and deaths occurred; here has been the greatest sufferings in the ; we have been the making of the upper part of the town, we have given them the and they ought to be satisfied. We began here first and let the market go out from this part of the , <​and​> let the Upper part of the Town be marketed by Waggons until they can build a market. and let the first market be established on the rising ground on Main Street about a quarter of a mile from <​north of​> the . Council continued thro the day.
came to my house to live.
and wrote to come to , and silenced him
12 February 1843 • Sunday
<​Sunday 12.​> Seven or Eight young men came to see me, part of them from the City of . They treated me with the greatest respect— I showed them the fallacy of s data concerning the Coming of Christ at & the end of the world, or as is commonly called millerism, and preached them quite a sermon. I showed them that That error was in the <​bible, or the​> translation of the bible— that was in want of correct information upon the subject, and that he was not so much to blame as the translators of the Bible I told them the prophecies must <​all​> be fulfilled the Sun must be darkened and the moon turned into blood and many other signs <​more things​> before that day <​Christ​> will <​would​> come,
13 February 1843 • Monday
<​Monday 13​> came in early in the morning and gave a brief history of our second visit to , Missouri. I then read a while in German, <​and​> walked out in the with returning at 12 o’clock Samuel Snyder gave me a bag of flour and Sister Davis one dollar in cash brother called for council— the called and informed me that was trying to get the Post Office and that Dr was the first to sign the Petition . I gave instruction about a bond for a part of a lot to brother John Oakley— a 1/4 before 4 went to the Printing Office with brother — I spent the [p. 17]
be established in the — it was proposed to build two markets,— but I told the Council that if we began too large we should do nothing, we had better build a small one at once, to be holden by the Corporation, and if that would support itself we could go on to build another on a larger scale: the council should hold an influence over the prices of markets so that the poor should not be oppressed, and that the mechanic should not oppress the Farmer; that the Upper part of the Town had no right to rival those on the . Here on the bank of the was where we first pitched our tents; here was where the first sickness and deaths occurred; here has been the greatest sufferings in the ; we have been the making of the upper part of the town, we have given them the and they ought to be satisfied. We began here first and let the market go out from this part of the , let the Upper part of the Town be marketed by Waggons until they can build a market. and let the first market be established on the rising ground on Main Street about a quarter of a mile north of the . Council continued thro the day.
came to my house to live.
and wrote to come to , and silenced him
12 February 1843 • Sunday
Sunday 12. Seven or Eight young men came to see me, part of them from the City of . They treated me with the greatest respect— I showed them the fallacy of s data concerning the Coming of Christ & the end of the world, or as is commonly called millerism, and preached them quite a sermon. That error was in the bible, or the translation of the bible— that was in want of correct information upon the subject, and that he was not so much to blame as the translators I told them the prophecies must all be fulfilled the Sun must be darkened and the moon turned into blood and many more things before Christ would come,
13 February 1843 • Monday
Monday 13 came in early in the morning and gave a brief history of our second visit to , Missouri. I then read a while in German, and walked out in the with returning at 12 o’clock Samuel Snyder gave me a bag of flour and Sister Davis one dollar in cash brother called for council— the called and informed me that was trying to get the Post Office and that Dr was the first to sign the Petition . I gave instruction about a bond for a part of a lot to brother John Oakley— a 1/4 before 4 went to the Printing Office with brother — I spent the [p. 17]
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