History Draft [1 January–31 December 1840]

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11 March 1840 • Wednesday
<​11​> Monday 11. affidavit of James Lowel, Peter Wimmer &c
12 March 1840 • Thursday
<​12​> Thursday 12 " of ,
13 March 1840 • Friday
<​13​> Friday 13[th.] Jacob K. Potts & Levi Stilley made affidavit <​before Wm. Oglesby, J. P.​> that they witnessed the massacre at on the 30th. of Oct 1838 confirming the statements already written in this history, Potts had 2 balls shot in his right leg.
15 March 1840 • Sunday
<​15​> Sunday 15. The High Council of the church at voted that the First Presidency superinted the affairs of the Ferry between & .
16 March 1840 • Monday
<​16​> Monday 16th. Elder wrote from . I told you <​O (T&S. 111)​> Potteries. was very busy at this Period in visiting & setting in order the branches of the church in . Clithero, & all the regions round about. & holding correspondence with the Elders. abroad.
The High council met at my house in , & resolved that write a letter to at approving his course, & giving him certain names. (for which see s Letter) that he may order subpoenas for them as witnesses in the suit now before congress: viz. The Latter Day Saints. vs. the state of Mo. for redress of grievances.
(Insert s affit., also , Joseph Clark Thomas D. Casper, Jacob W. Johnstone.)
17 March 1840 • Tuesday
<​17​> Tuesday 17[th]. O (L. 107. 8. 9)
“Fair Haven X ( L. 118) ” Enter affidavits. of Owen Cole Ezekiel Maginn, A Greene, , , Simons P. Curtiss, , , )
made affidavit at that the officers of the Militia under the xterminating order of in in 1838 took possession of carried off in <​&​> destroyed a store of good, of several Hundred dollars value, belong to the people called mormons, in , that his life was threatened, his property taken & he was obliged to flee the state with his family— greatly to his disadvantage.
18 March 1840 • Wednesday
<​18​> Wednesday 18. Afft.
19 March 1840 • Thursday
<​19​> Thursday 19.— Afft.
20 March 1840 • Friday
<​20​> Friday 20 Gipson Gates, "
21 March 1840 • Saturday
<​21​> Saturday 21, " <​Thus I have given a few of the multitude of affidavits, which might be given to substantiate the facts, of our persecution & Death in ​>
<​When the brethern left they were as poor as having been plundered of every thing valuable by mobs & much of it was done under the eye of the government officers <​according to to the foregoing affidavits​>, & all by the sanction of the state <​of ​> as the acts of her Legislature testify, & being so numerous they were obliged to scatter over this state <​of ​> & different states. to get bread and clothing, so that but few accounts against could be collected without unreasonable exertions. About 491 individuals gave in their claims against which I presented to congress.— amounting to about $1,381,044,51½ cts.— leaving a multitude more of similar bills to be presented hereafter. to be presented, which, in if not settled immediately, will ere long amount to a handsome sum, increasing.— by compound interest.—​>
24 March 1840 • Tuesday
<​24​> Tuesday 24 " O (L. 105, 6, 7) ”— at this time the work of the Lord is spr[e]ading rapidly in the & .— Elders are travelling in almost every direction & multitudes are being Baptized.— [p. 6]
11 March 1840 • Wednesday
11 Monday 11. affidavit of James Lowel, Peter Wimmer &c
12 March 1840 • Thursday
12 Thursday 12 " of ,
13 March 1840 • Friday
13 Friday 13[th.] Jacob K. Potts & Levi Stilley made affidavit before Wm. Oglesby, J. P. that they witnessed the massacre at on the 30th. of Oct 1838 confirming the statements already written in this history, Potts had 2 balls shot in his right leg.
15 March 1840 • Sunday
15 Sunday 15. The High Council of the church at voted that the First Presidency superinted the affairs of the Ferry between & .
16 March 1840 • Monday
16 Monday 16th. Elder wrote from . I told you O (T&S. 111) Potteries. was very busy at this Period in visiting & setting in order the branches of the church in . Clithero, & all the regions round about. & holding correspondence with the Elders. abroad.
The High council met at my house in , & resolved that write a letter to at approving his course, & giving him certain names. (for which see s Letter) that he may order subpoenas for them as witnesses in the suit now before congress: viz. The Latter Day Saints. vs. the state of Mo. for redress of grievances.
(Insert s affit., also , Joseph Clark Thomas D. Casper, Jacob W. Johnstone.)
17 March 1840 • Tuesday
17 Tuesday 17[th]. “ O (L. 107. 8. 9)
“Fair Haven X ( L. 118) ” Enter affidavits. of Owen Cole Ezekiel Maginn, A Greene, , , Simons P. Curtiss, , , )
made affidavit at that the officers of the Militia under the xterminating order of in in 1838 took possession of carried off & destroyed a store of good, of several Hundred dollars value, belong to the people called mormons, in , that his life was threatened, his property taken & he was obliged to flee the state with his family— greatly to his disadvantage.
18 March 1840 • Wednesday
18 Wednesday 18. Afft.
19 March 1840 • Thursday
19 Thursday 19.— Afft.
20 March 1840 • Friday
20 Friday 20 Gipson Gates, "
21 March 1840 • Saturday
21 Saturday 21, " Thus I have given a few of the multitude of affidavits, which might be given to substantiate the facts, of our persecution & Death in
When the brethern left they were poor having been plundered of every thing valuable by mobs & much of it was done under the eye of the government officers according to the foregoing affidavits, & all by the sanction of the state of as the acts of her Legislature testify, & being so numerous they were obliged to scatter over this state of & different states. to get bread and clothing, so that but few accounts against could be collected without unreasonable exertions. About 491 individuals gave in their claims against which I presented to congress.— amounting to about $1,381,044,51½ cts.— leaving a multitude more of similar bills hereafter. to be presented, which, if not settled immediately, will ere long amount to a handsome sum, increasing.— by compound interest.—
24 March 1840 • Tuesday
24 Tuesday 24 " O (L. 105, 6, 7) ”— at this time the work of the Lord is spreading rapidly in the & .— Elders are travelling in almost every direction & multitudes are being Baptized.— [p. 6]
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