History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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1 May 1844 • Wednesday
<​May 1​> Wednesday, 1. Heavy rain and wind last night.
At home counseling the brethren, and rode out a short time in the afternoon with a gentleman from .
Elder and Bishop arrived from the .
Mr. Thomas A. Lyne, a tragedian from , assisted by and others, got up a theatrical exhibition in the lower room of the , which was fitted [HC 6:349] up with very tasteful scenery. They performed Pizarro, the Orphan of Geneva, Douglas, the Idiot witness, Damon and Pythias, and other plays, with marked success; the was well attended each evening, and the audience expressed their entire satisfaction and approbation.
2 May 1844 • Thursday
<​2​> Thursday 2. Very windy all night, breaking down large trees; a thunder storm also.
At home, and counseling the brethren.
Sent to to find out why he refused paying his note, when he brought in some claims as a set off, which knew were paid; leaving me no remedy but the glorious uncertainty of the law.
At 10 A.M, the “Maid of Iowa” steamer started for for a load of wheat and corn to feed the laborers on the .
and Coll. started to attend Court at on the case of “Joseph Smith v. and .”
In the afternoon I rode to the Prairie to sell some land, and during my absence returned from .
Lieut. made the following affidavit:
, May 2nd., 1844.
“State of Illinois,) ss.
Hancock County,)
City of .)
Personally appeared before me, , Judge Advocate of the Nauvoo Legion, ; and being duly sworn deposes and says, that on or about the 28th. day of April, 1844, at the dwelling house of in aforesaid, Colonel , Surgeon in Chief, and Brevet Brigadier General of said Nauvoo Legion, while talking about General Joseph Smith, said that General Smith kept a gang of robbers and plunderers about his house for the purpose of robbing and plundering, and he (Smith) received half the spoils: also that said General Joseph Smith tried to get him () to go and kill ; with many other ungentlemanly and unofficer-like observations concerning said General Smith and others.
, 2nd Lieut. 1st. Compy. 1st Regiment, 2nd Cohort, Nauvoo Legion.
Personally appeared, , the signer of the above com[HC 6:350]plaint, and made oath the same was true according to the best of his knowledge and [p. 1]
1 May 1844 • Wednesday
May 1 Wednesday, 1. Heavy rain and wind last night.
At home counseling the brethren, and rode out a short time in the afternoon with a gentleman from .
Elder and Bishop arrived from the .
Mr. Thomas A. Lyne, a tragedian from , assisted by and others, got up a theatrical exhibition in the lower room of the , which was fitted [HC 6:349] up with very tasteful scenery. They performed Pizarro, the Orphan of Geneva, Douglas, the Idiot witness, Damon and Pythias, and other plays, with marked success; the was well attended each evening, and the audience expressed their entire satisfaction and approbation.
2 May 1844 • Thursday
2 Thursday 2. Very windy all night, breaking down large trees; a thunder storm also.
At home, and counseling the brethren.
Sent to to find out why he refused paying his note, when he brought in some claims as a set off, which knew were paid; leaving me no remedy but the glorious uncertainty of the law.
At 10 A.M, the “Maid of Iowa” steamer started for for a load of wheat and corn to feed the laborers on the .
and Coll. started to attend Court at on the case of “Joseph Smith v. and .”
In the afternoon I rode to the Prairie to sell some land, and during my absence returned from .
Lieut. made the following affidavit:
, May 2nd., 1844.
“State of Illinois,) ss.
Hancock County,)
City of .)
Personally appeared before me, , Judge Advocate of the Nauvoo Legion, ; and being duly sworn deposes and says, that on or about the 28th. day of April, 1844, at the dwelling house of in aforesaid, Colonel , Surgeon in Chief, and Brevet Brigadier General of said Nauvoo Legion, while talking about General Joseph Smith, said that General Smith kept a gang of robbers and plunderers about his house for the purpose of robbing and plundering, and he (Smith) received half the spoils: also that said General Joseph Smith tried to get him () to go and kill ; with many other ungentlemanly and unofficer-like observations concerning said General Smith and others.
, 2nd Lieut. 1st. Compy. 1st Regiment, 2nd Cohort, Nauvoo Legion.
Personally appeared, , the signer of the above com[HC 6:350]plaint, and made oath the same was true according to the best of his knowledge and [p. 1]
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