Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 4, 1 March–22 June 1844

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16 June 1844 • Sunday
Sunday June 16— 1844 Preached at the 10 o’clo[c]k A,M, <​some rain—​>
Some 40 individuals gentlemen from . came down on the steamer, to Enquire into our difficulties. met them at at 2 P.M. and gave them an explanation. the clerk of city council read the minutes of council decl[ar]ing the Nauvoo Expositor a nuisance. Th[e]y were satisfi[e]d.— at the close of the mee[t]ing repai[re]d to the & met the breth[re]n some thou[sa]nds inst[r]ucted them to keep cool prepare their arms for def[e]nce of the . as it was reported a mob was collecting at . &c— be qui[e]t.— make no distubnce [disturbance].— instuted [instructed] the meeting to orga[n]ize— & send delegates to all the surroudig [surrounding] tow[n]s and villages— & explain th[e] cause of the disturban[ce] and show them all was peace at & no caus[e] for mobs—— Messenger arrivd showi[n]g that the clerk of the county court was expected to be driven out of next day.— & they only way to prevent sheddi[n]g of blood was to get the in person. to come down with his staff. wrote to . stati[n]g the fa[c]ts— (on file)— Brothr from came and made affidavit before Re[c]order that 1500,00 Missouri[a]ns were to cross to next mor[ni]ng on way to &c— (on file—) came and advised we go before some Jusstice of the peace— & have an examntion [examination]. [p. [158]]
16 June 1844 • Sunday
Sunday June 16— 1844 Preached at the 10 o’clock A,M, some rain—
Some 40 individuals gentlemen from . came down on the steamer, to Enquire into our difficulties. met them at at 2 P.M. and gave them an explanation. the clerk of city council read the minutes of council declaring the Nauvoo Expositor a nuisance. They were satisfied.— at the close of the meeting repaired to the & met the brethren some thousands instructed them to keep cool prepare their arms for defence of the . as it was reported a mob was collecting at . &c— be quiet.— make no distubnce [disturbance].— instuted instructed the meeting to organize— & send delegates to all the surroudig surrounding towns and villages— & explain the cause of the disturbance and show them all was peace at & no cause for mobs—— Messenger arrivd showing that the clerk of the county court was expected to be driven out of next day.— & the only way to prevent shedding of blood was to get the in person. to come down with his staff. wrote to . stating the facts— (on file)— Brothr from came and made affidavit before Recorder that 1500, Missourians were to cross to next morning on way to &c— (on file—) came and advised we go before some Jusstice of the peace— & have an examntion [examination]. [p. [158]]
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