History Draft [1 January–31 December 1841]

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<​8​> I reported a bill to the council for a survey of a canal across through the city. which was accepted, & I was appointed for to contract for a survey of the canal. I also reported a bill for an ordinance on Temperance, which was read and laid over.
10 February 1841 • Wednesday
<​10​> Wednesdy 10. Elder James Burnham writes from Overton Wales. I have organized 2 branches, of about 150 members, & we are continually baptized <​baptizi[n]g​> whethr it be cold or hot, there is great opposition.
11 February 1841 • Thursday
<​11​> Thurday 11 Elders , & , in council, <​at​> 72 Burlington st, . Set apart by the Laying on of hands. Elder Daniel Browett to take charge of a co of saints about to sail for on ship Echo, Capt Wood,— & John Cheese, David Wilding, James Lavender, Wm Jenkins, Robert Harris, & to be his councilors. Robert Harris was ordained an Elder, & Elder Browett was appointed clerk & Historian to this Co.
13 February 1841 • Saturday
<​13​> Saturdy 13th Elder sailed from for on his way to .
14 February 1841 • Sunday
<​14​> Sunday 14th A Conference X (282. 3. M. S.) increase; James Albon was ordained Elder. & Thomas Barnes Priest. P. Williams was ordained an Elder to preside over the branch at Bedford, & <​& John Sheffield​> Preists. Richard Bates was ordained Prest in the branch at Woolwich. & APointed Teacher: all under the hands of Els & It was then Moved (M S. 282, 3,) Clerk”
15 February 1841 • Monday
<​15​> Monday 15th As chairmen of the committee I. reported the following <​a​> bill to the city council which after a long discussion passed into, “an ordinance in Relation to Temperance” Sec 1 (321. T&S.) RecrIn the foregoing discussion I spoke at <​great​> length on Spiritous Liquers & showed that it was unnecessary, and operates as a poisen in the stomach, & that Roots & herbs can be found to effect all necessary purposes;
16 February 1841 • Tuesday
<​16​> Tuesday 16. It was resolved by the Senate of and the House of Representatives concurring, to print 2000 copies of the Evidence taken before the examining court, in relation to Mormon difficulties, & such Letters, orders, & correspondence, as might be selected by a joint committee of the 2 houses.” <​Resolved by the senate (Doc 10) (41) Is this s last struggle​> Struggle, to raise retrieve her lost character? To publish to the world a onesided statement, of her robberies, murders, & Extermination, <​which she had committed​> without provocation,— at a time when not one Mormon <​Saint​> was left in to tell the truth, about them. [p. 3]
8 I reported a bill to the council for a survey of a canal through the city. which was accepted, & I was appointed to contract for a survey of the canal. I also reported a bill for an ordinance on Temperance, which was read and laid over.
10 February 1841 • Wednesday
10 Wednesdy 10. Elder James Burnham writes from Overton Wales. I have organized 2 branches, of about 150 members, & we are continually baptizing whethr it be cold or hot, there is great opposition.
11 February 1841 • Thursday
11 Thurday 11 Elders , & , in council, at 72 Burlington st, . Set apart by the Laying on of hands. Elder Daniel Browett to take charge of a co of saints about to sail for on ship Echo, Capt Wood,— & John Cheese, David Wilding, James Lavender, Wm Jenkins, Robert Harris, & to be his councilors. Robert Harris was ordained an Elder, & Elder Browett was appointed clerk & Historian to this Co.
13 February 1841 • Saturday
13 Saturdy 13th Elder sailed from for on his way to .
14 February 1841 • Sunday
14 Sunday 14th A Conference X (282. 3. M. S.) increase; James Albon was ordained Elder. & Thomas Barnes Priest. P. Williams was ordained an Elder to preside over the branch at Bedford, & & John Sheffield Preists. Richard Bates was ordained Prest in the branch at Woolwich. & APointed Teacher: all under the hands of Els & It was then Moved (M S. 282, 3,) Clerk”
15 February 1841 • Monday
15 Monday 15th As chairmen of the committee I. reported a bill to the city council which after a long discussion passed into, “an ordinance in Relation to Temperance” Sec 1 (321. T&S.) Recr” In the foregoing discussion I spoke at great length on Liquers & showed that it was unnecessary, and operates as a poisen in the stomach, & that Roots & herbs can be found to effect all necessary purposes;
16 February 1841 • Tuesday
16 Tuesday 16. Resolved by the senate (Doc 10) (41) Is this s last Struggle, to retrieve her lost character? To publish to the world a onesided statement, of her robberies, murders, & Extermination, which she had committed without provocation,— at a time when not one Saint was left in to tell the truth, about them. [p. 3]
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