History Draft [1 January–3 March 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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his own responsibility) “and fifty dollars to the , & same to Fulmer, to get Stone to build Joseph a house, & I mean to build a Joseph a house & you may build this, & I will help you. I mean to profit by this: & I will divide the mammoth bones with you. I am guilty of all I have been of which I have been charged. I have signed my name to a petition for to have to have the Post Office. I did not know <​of​> a petition for Joseph Smith”.
I replied I thought I would make a coat but it dont fit the only in the Post Office; if it does fit any one let them put it on, the bones are Skeletons, & as old Ezekiel said I command that the bones flesh and sinews shall <​to​> come upon them and <​that​> they may live be clothed.
22 February 1843 • Wednesday
February Wednesday 22. At nine this morning brother Abel Owen presented a claim to send of considerable amount against <​​> & notes of of about $700. for payment, he said he was poor & not unable to labor & wanted something to live on. I told him to burn the papers & I fully would help him. He gave me the papers & I gave him an order on for fifteen dollars worth of provisions, this was a gift, as the was not obligated to pay those debts. I rode about the with during the day & read in German.
The latest accounts from the East Indies state that the Cholera was raging in Burmah, Asia, with <​to a​> fearful extent, whole villages in the interior have become desolate either by flight or death.
23 February 1843 • Thursday
Thursday 23. This morning read German & rode out a few miles on horseback but did not get off my horse. In the afternoon called to collect & Taxes. bro. Dixon called concerning some lost or stolen property I burned twenty three dollars of City Scrip saying <​& while it was​> burning, said, so may all unsound & uncurrent money go down. Gave my instructions to pay no more Taxes on the Hodgkiss <​Hotchkiss​> purchase. started for this morning, & commenced preaching in that place
24 February 1843 • Friday
Friday 24. Rode out with , dined abroad, rode to ’s, called on had some conversation about the Post Office & several other matters: returned to my & at 3 o clock walked out with having closed <​about this time​> hvsing closed In reply to vade mecum or “Go with me” of 20 January last I dictated the following answer which I delivered about this time “To ” (T. & S. 82. 83. 84. <​85.​>) Joseph Smith”—
25 February 1843 • Saturday
Saturday 25 This morning bro. gave me <​made me a present of​> a Gold Watch— <​I​> spent the forenoon in the City Council— the Council passed “an ordinance in relation to Internments”: also “An Ordinance in relation to the duties of the City Attorney”: also “An Ordinance concerning a Market on Main Street” [p. 24]
his own responsibility) “and fifty dollars to the , & same to Fulmer, to get Stone to build Joseph a house, & I mean to build Joseph a house & you may build this, & I will help you. I mean to profit by this: & I will divide the mammoth bones with you. I am guilty of all of which I have been charged. I have signed my name to a petition to have to have the Post Office. I did not know of a petition for Joseph Smith”.
I replied I thought I would make a coat but it dont fit the only in the Post Office; if it does fit any one let them put it on, the bones are Skeletons, & as old Ezekiel said I command the flesh and sinews to come upon them that they may be clothed.
22 February 1843 • Wednesday
Wednesday 22. At nine this morning brother Abel Owen presented a claim of considerable amount against & notes of of about $700. for payment, he said he was poor & unable to labor & wanted something to live on. I told him to burn the papers & I would help him. He gave me the papers & I gave him an order on for fifteen dollars worth of provisions, this was a gift, as the was not obligated to pay those debts. I rode about the with during the day & read in German.
The latest accounts from the East Indies state that the Cholera was raging in Burmah, Asia, to a fearful extent, whole villages in the interior have become desolate either by flight or death.
23 February 1843 • Thursday
Thursday 23. This morning read German & rode out a few miles but did not get off my horse. In the afternoon called to collect & Taxes. bro. Dixon called concerning some lost or stolen property I burned twenty three dollars of City Scrip & while it was burning, said, so may all unsound & uncurrent money go down. Gave my instructions to pay no more Taxes on the Hotchkiss purchase. started for this morning, & commenced preaching in that place
24 February 1843 • Friday
Friday 24. Rode out with , dined abroad, rode to ’s, called on had some conversation about the Post Office & several other matters: returned to my & at 3 o clock walked out with In reply to vade mecum or “Go with me” of 20 January last I dictated the following answer which I delivered about this time “To ” (T. & S. 82. 83. 84. 85.) Joseph Smith”—
25 February 1843 • Saturday
Saturday 25 This morning bro. made me a present of a Gold Watch— I spent the forenoon in the City Council— the Council passed “an ordinance in relation to Internments”: “An Ordinance in relation to the duties of City Attorney”: “An Ordinance concerning a Market on Main Street” [p. 24]
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