History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 15> We cannot build up a city on Merchandise: I would not run after the Merchants; I would sow a little flax, if I had but a garden spot, and make clothing of it.
The temporal economy of this people should be to establish and encourage Manufactories, and not to take usury for their money. I do not want to bind the poor here to starve. Go out into the country and into the neighboring cities and get food, and gird up your loins, and be sober. When you get food, return if you have a mind to.
Some say it is better to give to the poor than build the ; the building of the has sustained the poor who were driven from , and kept them from starving; and it has been the best means for this object which could be devised. [HC 6:58]
O all ye rich men of the Latter day Saints from abroad, I would invite you to bring up some of your money, your gold, your silver and your precious things, and give to the ; we want Iron, steel, spades, and quarrying and mechanical tools.
It would be a good plan to get [blank] up a forge to manufacture Iron, and bring in raw materials of every variety, and erect manufacturing establishments of all kinds, and surround the rapids with mills and machinery.
I never stole the value of a pin’s head, or a picayune in my life, and when you are hungry, don’t steal. Come to me and I will feed you.
The Secret of masonry, is to keep a secret. It is good economy to entertain strangers— to entertain sectarians. Come up to ye sectarian Priests, of the everlasting gospel, as they call it, and you shall have my pulpit all day.
Woe to ye rich men— who refuse to give to the poor, and then come and ask me for bread. Away with all your meanness, and be liberal. We need purging, purifying and cleansing. You that have little faith in your Elders when you are sick, get some little simple remedy in the first stages; <if you send for a doctor at all, send in the first stages.>
All ye doctors, who are fools, not well read, and do not understand the human constitution, stop your practice; and all ye Lawyers who have no business, only as you hatch it up, would to God you would go to work, or run away.”
16 October 1843 • Monday
<16> Monday 16. At home nearly all day, attending to family concerns.
Went to Municipal court— and adjourned hearing of the case to the 17th.
17 October 1843 • Tuesday
<17> Tuesday 17. Went to the Municipal court— the prosecutor not appearing, court ordered that the prisoner be discharged.
18 October 1843 • Wednesday
<18> Wednesday 18 Pleasant and comfortable day.
Fifteen deaths have occurred during the past week in the .
19 October 1843 • Thursday
<19> Thursday 19 Warm and pleasant day. The water has risen about two feet in the , and is still rising. About noon started for Macedonia, in company with brother , arrived there about [HC 6:59] Sun down, and I staid at brother ’s for the night. [p. 1756]
October 15 We cannot build up a city on Merchandise: I would not run after the Merchants; I would sow a little flax, if I had but a garden spot, and make clothing of it.
The temporal economy of this people should be to establish and encourage Manufactories, and not to take usury for their money. I do not want to bind the poor here to starve. Go out into the country and into the neighboring cities and get food, and gird up your loins, and be sober. When you get food, return if you have a mind to.
Some say it is better to give to the poor than build the ; the building of the has sustained the poor who were driven from , and kept them from starving; and it has been the best means for this object which could be devised. [HC 6:58]
O all ye rich men of the Latter day Saints from abroad, I would invite you to bring up some of your money, your gold, your silver and your precious things, and give to the ; we want Iron, steel, spades, and quarrying and mechanical tools.
It would be a good plan to get [blank] up a forge to manufacture Iron, and bring in raw materials of every variety, and erect manufacturing establishments of all kinds, and surround the rapids with mills and machinery.
I never stole the value of a pin’s head, or a picayune in my life, and when you are hungry, don’t steal. Come to me and I will feed you.
The Secret of masonry, is to keep a secret. It is good economy to entertain strangers— to entertain sectarians. Come up to ye sectarian Priests, of the everlasting gospel, as they call it, and you shall have my pulpit all day.
Woe to ye rich men— who refuse to give to the poor, and then come and ask me for bread. Away with all your meanness, and be liberal. We need purging, purifying and cleansing. You that have little faith in your Elders when you are sick, get some little simple remedy in the first stages; if you send for a doctor at all, send in the first stages.
All ye doctors, who are fools, not well read, and do not understand the human constitution, stop your practice; and all ye Lawyers who have no business, only as you hatch it up, would to God you would go to work, or run away.”
16 October 1843 • Monday
16 Monday 16. At home nearly all day, attending to family concerns.
Went to Municipal court— and adjourned hearing of the case to the 17th.
17 October 1843 • Tuesday
17 Tuesday 17. Went to the Municipal court— the prosecutor not appearing, court ordered that the prisoner be discharged.
18 October 1843 • Wednesday
18 Wednesday 18 Pleasant and comfortable day.
Fifteen deaths have occurred during the past week in the .
19 October 1843 • Thursday
19 Thursday 19 Warm and pleasant day. The water has risen about two feet in the , and is still rising. About noon started for Macedonia, in company with brother , arrived there about [HC 6:59] Sun down, and I staid at brother ’s for the night. [p. 1756]
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