History Draft [1 January–30 June 1842]

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2 February 1842 • Wednesday
<​2​> Wednesday Feb 2, 1842 Sister Laura [Clark] Phelps, wife of Morris Phelps died, aged 36 years. She was driven from , in 1833, was in the persecutin of in 1838.— & went from , to to assist in liberating her husband & was left in prison when he made his escape, willing to suffer all the abuses a savage horde could infli[c]t upon her, to let set he[r] companin safe from the grasp of his murdrous enemis, her rest is glorious. I spent the day in council with & . Esqr—
3 February 1842 • Thursday
<​3​> Thursday, 3, In council (LL. 60) papers
4 February 1842 • Friday
<​4​> Friday 4, Instructed that an invoice of scrip be made, closed a contra[c]t with for the <​on the corner of Bain, & water Streets also​> ◊◊ paper, fixtures & Book bindry, & Steretype foundry, by proxy, viz , <​cost between 7 & 8000 dollrs.​> and in the evening attended a debate. At this time debates were held weekly. and entered into by men of the fir[s]t talents in the , young & old, for the purpose of Eliciting truth, acquiring knowledge. & improving in the art of public speeking.
5–10 February 1842 • Saturday–Thursday
<​5​> Satuday 5, Elder , who had been silencd by Prests Smith— & , on a complaint for teaching false doctine., came, before the High counil at , & proved that he had not taught false doctrine, but had been complaind of by those who had prejudice & hardness agist [against] him. & was restored to his former standing in the chu[r]ch.— <​The ship Hope saild from for with <​270​> Saints.​> from this time to I was engagd in councilling the brethren, and attending to the common avocations of life & my calling, reading the <​10​> book of Mormon &c untill the Thusday the 10th when I was sick & kept my bed. The war continues to rage between & China.
11 Feburary 1842 • Friday
<​11​> Friday 11 I am convaelsent, & walked twice to my ,
12 February 1842 • Saturday
<​12​> Satudy [Saturday] 12, Attended City Council, <​an “ordinance regulating weight and measures,”— also “an ordinace regulating Auctions, were passed.​> In the (L.L 60) peace, ordinances were passed.
13 February 1842 • Sunday
<​13​> Sunday 13. In council with the mayor, , & ; & visited Sister <​(who was sick,)​> in Co with & .
14 February 1842 • Monday
<​14​> Monday 14. Spent the day at My office transacting a varity of business— and continued to do the same from day to day till the 15 17th when I commenced <​became connected with​> the Editerial department of the T. & S.
17 February 1842 • Thursday
<​17​> Thurday 17. I attended a special Sessions of the city council when an ordinance was instituted authorizing & regulating marriages in the City of . [p. 3]
2 February 1842 • Wednesday
2 Wednesday Feb 2, 1842 Sister Laura Clark Phelps, wife of Morris Phelps died, aged 36 years. She was driven from , in 1833, was in the persecutin of in 1838.— & went from , to to assist in liberating her husband & was left in prison when he made his escape, willing to suffer all the abuses a savage horde could inflict upon her, to set her companin safe from the grasp of his murdrous enemis, her rest is glorious. I spent the day in council with & . Esqr—
3 February 1842 • Thursday
3 Thursday, 3, In council (LL. 60) papers
4 February 1842 • Friday
4 Friday 4, Instructed that an invoice of scrip be made, closed a contract with for on the corner of Bain, & water Streets also paper, fixtures Book bindry, & Steretype foundry, by proxy, viz , cost between 7 & 8000 dollrs. and in the evening attended a debate. At this time debates were held weekly. and entered into by men of the first talents in the , young & old, for the purpose of Eliciting truth, acquiring knowledge. & improving in public speeking.
5–10 February 1842 • Saturday–Thursday
5 Satuday 5, Elder , who had been silencd by Prests Smith— & , on a complaint for teaching false doctine., came, before the High counil at , & proved that he had not taught false doctrine, but had been complaind of by those who had prejudice & hardness agist [against] him. & was restored to his former standing in the church.— The ship Hope saild from for with 270 Saints. from this time I was engagd in councilling the brethren, attending to the common avocations of life & my calling, reading the 10 book of Mormon &c untill Thusday the 10th when I was sick & kept my bed. The war continues to rage between & China.
11 Feburary 1842 • Friday
11 Friday 11 I am convaelsent, & walked twice to my ,
12 February 1842 • Saturday
12 Satudy [Saturday] 12, Attended City Council, an “ordinance regulating weight and measures,”— also “an ordinace regulating Auctions, were passed. In the (L.L 60) peace, ordinances were passed.
13 February 1842 • Sunday
13 Sunday 13. In council with the mayor, , & ; & visited Sister (who was sick,) in Co with & .
14 February 1842 • Monday
14 Monday 14. Spent the day at My office transacting a varity of business— and continued to do the same from day to day till the 17th
17 February 1842 • Thursday
17 Thurday 17. I attended a special Sessions of the city council when an ordinance was instituted authorizing & regulating marriages in the City of . [p. 3]
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