Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 3, 15 July 1843–29 February 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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29 January 1844 • Monday
Monday Janua[r]y 29. 1844
at 10 A M. The Twelve met at the mayors office. Joseph & . . . Moved by and voted unanimou[s]ly— that we have— indepindent electors— and that Joseph Smith be a candidate for the next presidiny [presidency]— and that we use all honorable means to se[c]ure his election— Joseph said to accomplish this you <​we​> must send eve[r]y man in the who could speak— th[r]oughout the land to electioneer. stump speech.— Mormon religion.— election.— Laws &c &c— must go. to . to .— to After the April confernc [conference] we will have gen[eral] conferncs all over the nation & I will attend them. Tell the people we have had whig & democrats presidnts long enough we want a Presedint of the If I ever get in the presedental [presidential] chair— I will protect the people in their rights & libe[r]ties, I will not electione[e]r for myself— . . & must go.— the Whigs are striving for a king under the garb of Democracy.— There is oretory enough in the church to carry me into the presdntial [presidential] chair th[e] fi[r]st slide
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29 January 1844 • Monday
Monday January 29. 1844
at 10 A M. The Twelve met at the mayors office. Joseph & . . . Moved by and voted unanimously— that we have— indepindent electors— and that Joseph Smith be a candidate for the next presidiny [presidency]— and that we use all honorable means to secure his election— Joseph said to accomplish this we must send every man in the who could speak— throughout the land to electioneer. stump speech.— Mormon religion.— election.— Laws &c &c— — must go. to . to .— to After the April confernc conference we will have general conferncs all over the nation & I will attend them. Tell the people we have had whig & democrats presidnts long enough we want a Presedint of the If I ever get in the presedental [presidential] chair— I will protect the people in their rights & liberties, I will not electioneer for myself— . . & must go.— the Whigs are striving for a king under the garb of Democracy.— There is oretory enough in the church to carry me into the presdntial presidential chair the first slide
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