History Draft [1 January–31 December 1840]

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4 March 1840 • Wednesday
<​4​> Wednesday March 4, 1840 on or about this day I arrived safely at , after a wearisome journey, though <​alternate​> snows, & mud, having witnessed many vexatious movements in government offices, whose sole object should be the peace & prosperity, & happiness of the whole people, but instead of this I discerned that popular clamor, & personal aggrandizements were the ruling principles of of those in authority, & my heart faints within me when I see by the visions of the almighty the end of this nation, who if she continues to disregard the cries, & petitions of her virtuous citizens as she has done & is now doing. I have also enjoyed many precious moments with the saints during my journey. On my home I did not fail to proclaim the iniquity & insolence of , towards myself, & an injured people which will have its effect upon the public mind; and may he never be elected again to any office of Trust or power, by which he may abuse the innocent, & let the guilty go free. I depended on to keep my daily journal during this journey but he has failed me, & many dates are lost through his neglect, or that he has never made any actions
Elders and returned to . & held a conference where may many elders were ordained.
This day also the Committee on the judiciary made the following report, “Report of the Committee ( L.128,129,130 ◊◊ Stor, p. “26 congress ( M. Lter 65, 66, 67 memorial”
5 March 1840 • Thursday
<​5​> Thursday 5th. Elder wrote from England. “ Myself (T&S.
<​5​> Thursday 5[th.] “Lee Co (’s afft. )
6 March 1840 • Friday
<​6​> Friday 6. I attend the meeting of the High council of Iowa, at s, . Extracts from the minutes of the council “Prest. Joseph Smith <​(Iowa Record 89, 90.) Missouri”​>
8 March 1840 • Sunday
<​8​> Sunday 8th. I attended the High council of , at s, & preached in Columbian Hall.
9 March 1840 • Monday
<​9​> Monday 9. Elders . . , , & Sailed on the from on the Patrick Henry for .
“Washington (104 105) ” [p. 5]
4 March 1840 • Wednesday
4 Wednesday March 4, 1840 on or about this day I arrived safely at , after a wearisome journey, though alternate snows, & mud, having witnessed many vexatious movements in government offices, whose sole object should be the peace & prosperity, & happiness of the whole people, but instead of this I discerned that popular clamor, & personal aggrandizements were the ruling principles of of those in authority, & my heart faints within me when I see by the visions of the almighty the end of this nation, if she continues to disregard the cries, & petitions of her virtuous citizens as she has done & is now doing. I have also enjoyed many precious moments with the saints during my journey. On my home I did not fail to proclaim the iniquity & insolence of , towards myself, & an injured people which will have its effect upon the public mind; and may he never be elected again to any office of Trust or power, by which he may abuse the innocent, & let the guilty go free. I depended on to keep my daily journal during this journey but he has failed me,
Elders and returned to . & held a conference where many elders were ordained.
“26 congress ( M. Lter 65, 66, 67 memorial”
5 March 1840 • Thursday
5 Thursday 5[th.] “Lee Co (’s afft. )
6 March 1840 • Friday
6 Friday 6. I attend the meeting of the High council of Iowa, at s, . Extracts from the minutes of the council “Prest. Joseph Smith (Iowa Record 89, 90.) Missouri”
8 March 1840 • Sunday
8 Sunday 8th. I attended the High council of , at s, & preached in Columbian Hall.
9 March 1840 • Monday
9 Monday 9. Elders . . , , & Sailed from on the Patrick Henry for .
“Washington (104 105) ” [p. 5]
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