History Draft [1 January–30 June 1842]

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17 May 1842 • Tuesday
<​17​> Tuesday 17. there was <​a gene[r]al representation of the Branches in the eastern stakes at​> a <​general​> Conferece of the chuch at : See T&S. 844 &c
I was at <​about​> home and at the office through the day. In the evening went to Bro <​’s​> s to see of, , Concerning a 1/4 Sec of land. “State of City of ) personally appeared (Wasp 42) Alderman.”
18 May 1842 • Wednesday
<​18​> Wednesday 18. Rode on horseback with [illegible] accompanied by , & to s, and searched (L.L. 122) day. There was a general representation of the branches in the eastern Statees, at confence of the chuch at , T&S. 844
19 May 1842 • Thursday
<​19​> Thursday 19[th] It rained & I was at home untill 1 oclok. when I attended a special Session of the City Council, , having discovered that his whoredoms & obominations were fast coming to light, which and that the wrath of the Saints <​indignations​> of an insulted and abused people were rising rapidly againt him, thought best to make a vi[r]tue of ncessity & <​&​> by trying tried to make it appear that he was innocent, by resigning his office of Mayoroty, which the council most gladly accepted,. And Joseph Smith was Elected by Mayor a of the City of by the council & vice Mayor, while the Election (LL. 122. was going forward I received & wrote the following Revelation, May 19, 1844 1842. Verily thus saith (L.L 122) Amen, which I threw across the room to one of the Counsellers. After the Election I, (LL.122.) &c, whereupon the council Resolved that “the Mayer be authorized to establish a night watch. & regulate the <​& controel​> the same.— was elected counciller in place of Joseph Smith, Elected Mayor. counciller in place of removed from the city <​on account of the reports in circulation, in the city this day, & concerning the and to quiet the, public mind,— ​> Before the council closed, and in presence of all the members and spectators I asked if he had ought against me. When arose, before the council & a house filled with spectaters & replied, “I know what I am about (L.L. 122, 3) roofs of their mouths.
20 May 1842 • Friday
<​20​> Friday 20[th] Charges ha[v]ing been prefered againt by <​before a special counil​> for abusive language <​towards said .​> Also for abusing the Marshall of the city. I spent the day in council, and such was the proof againt I had considerable labor to get him clear even after his confession, which I desired to do hoping he would amend.
21 May 1842 • Saturday
<​21​> Satuday I spent the day with the High council of investigating the case of , and others
22 May 1842 • Sunday
<​22​> Sunday 22. I spent mo[s]tly at home. “Assassin In looking at the papers I discovred the following in the “Quincy Whig.” “Assasniation (Wasp 26) murder”— I went to the Editers office & inserted the following in the wasp.— Ill (Wasp 26) Joseph Smith.
<​* ‘An Epistle (T&S. 809, 10) Clerk”​> [p. 14]
17 May 1842 • Tuesday
17 Tuesday 17.
I was about home and at the office through the day. In the evening went to Bro ’s to see of, , Concerning a 1/4 Sec of land. “State of City of ) personally appeared (Wasp 42) Alderman.”
18 May 1842 • Wednesday
18 Wednesday 18. Rode on horseback accompanied by , & to s, and searched (L.L. 122) day. There was a general representation of the branches in the eastern Statees, at confence of the chuch at , T&S. 844
19 May 1842 • Thursday
19 Thursday 19[th] It rained & I was at home untill 1 oclok. when I attended a special Session of the City Council, , having discovered that his whoredoms & obominations were fast coming to light, and that the indignations of an insulted and abused people were rising rapidly againt him, thought best to make a virtue of ncessity & tried to make it appear that he was innocent, by resigning his office of Mayoroty, which the council most gladly accepted,. And Joseph Smith was Elected Mayor of the City of by the council & vice Mayor, while the Election was going forward I received & wrote the following Revelation, May 19, 1842. Verily thus saith (L.L 122) Amen, which I threw across the room to one of the Counsellers. After the Election I, (LL.122.) &c, whereupon the council Resolved that “the Mayer be authorized to establish a night watch. & & controel the same.— was elected counciller in place of Joseph Smith, Elected Mayor. counciller in place of removed from the city on account of the reports in circulation, in the city this day, concerning the and to quiet the, public mind,— Before the council closed, I asked if he had ought against me. When arose, before the council & a house filled with spectaters & replied, “I know what I am about (L.L. 122, 3) roofs of their mouths.
20 May 1842 • Friday
20 Friday 20[th] Charges having been prefered againt by before a special counil for abusive language towards said . Also for abusing the Marshall of the city. I spent the day in council, and such was the proof againt I had considerable labor to get him clear even after his confession, which I desired to do hoping he would amend.
21 May 1842 • Saturday
21 Satuday I spent the day with the High council of investigating the case of , and others
22 May 1842 • Sunday
22 Sunday 22. I spent mostly at home. In looking at the papers I discovred the following in the “Quincy Whig.” “Assasniation (Wasp 26) murder”— I went to the Editers office & inserted the following in the wasp.— Ill (Wasp 26) Joseph Smith.
* ‘An Epistle (T&S. 809, 10) Clerk” [p. 14]
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