History Draft [1 January–31 December 1840]

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1 November 1840 • Sunday
<​1.​> Sunday November 1, 1840 Elder arrived in .
21 November 1840 • Saturday
<​21​> Saturday. Elders & visited the church at Bolton.
December
<​December​> Extract from an Epistle <​-[in Octr. 19 L. B. 190 to 196]-​> (X T.&S. 258 9. 60. 61.) Smith
4 December 1840 • Friday
<​4​> Friday. 4 there was a conference in , Elder presiding. The Revelations of Elder Sidney Roberts were objected to <​20​> Friday which were that a certain brother must give him a suit of clothes, and a gold watch, the best that could be had; also his soliciting the sisters with what he calls a holy kiss, &c &c.— Elder Roberts justified himself, concerning these things. Much good council was given him, but he said he knew the revelation, he had received were from God, & would make no confession. Consequently the conference cut him off, demanded his license which he refused to give up.
<​ has <​been​> preaching and baptizing on the Isle of Man & the work is now <​progressing.​>​>
5 December 1840 • Saturday
<​5. A great part of the city of Messina, <​Sicily​>, was this day destroyed by an Earthquake, such was the force of the first shock that the inhabitants of the town were buried in an instant beneath the ruins of their houses.​>
10 December 1840 • Thursday
<​10​> Thursday, Elder left for .
13 December 1840 • Sunday
<​13​> Sunday I attended the High council at my office. was on trial for lying, Slandering the authorities of the church, profane swearing &c.— Witnesses were examined, in part & trial adjourned to the 20[th].
14 December 1840 • Monday
<​14​> & dissolved co— partnership. The Times & Seasons are to be continued, by .
16 December 1840 • Wednesday
<​16.​> Wednesday. 16. This day the charters of the “City of ,” the “Nauvoo Legion” and the “University of the City of , were signed by the , having previously passed the House & Senate, as follows “An Act to Incorporate the city of Sec 1. X (T. & S. 281. 2. 3. 4. 5 286) proof”
who had been delegated to to carry our petition for a City Charter, announced the passage of the bill as follows, “City of X (T & S. 266. 7) apportion.” <​honor​>.” The City Charter of is of my own plan, & device. I concocted it for the salvation of the church, and on principles so broad that every honest man might dwell secure under its protective influence, without distinction of sect or party.
20 December 1840 • Sunday
<​20​> Sunday. I was called upon by the High council to decide the adjourned case of . Having heard the witnesses, I decided that he be acquitted of the charges against him,— which decision the council approved by vote. [p. 18]
1 November 1840 • Sunday
1. Sunday November 1, 1840 Elder arrived in .
21 November 1840 • Saturday
21 Saturday. Elders & visited the church at Bolton.
December
December Extract from an Epistle -[in Octr. 19 L. B. 190 to 196]- (X T.&S. 258 9. 60. 61.) Smith
4 December 1840 • Friday
4 Friday. 4 there was a conference in , Elder presiding. The Revelations of Elder Sidney Roberts were objected to which were that a certain brother must give him a suit of clothes, and a gold watch, the best that could be had; also his soliciting the sisters with what he calls a holy kiss, &c &c.— Elder Roberts justified himself, concerning these things. Much good council was given him, but he said he knew the revelation, he had received were from God, & would make no confession. Consequently the conference cut him off, demanded his license which he refused to give up.
has been preaching and baptizing on the Isle of Man & the work is now progressing.
5 December 1840 • Saturday
5. A great part of the city of Messina, Sicily, was this day destroyed by an Earthquake, such was the force of the first shock that the inhabitants of the town were buried in an instant beneath the ruins of their houses.
10 December 1840 • Thursday
10 Thursday, Elder left for .
13 December 1840 • Sunday
13 Sunday I attended the High council at my office. was on trial for lying, Slandering the authorities of the church, profane swearing &c.— Witnesses were examined, in part & trial adjourned to the 20[th].
14 December 1840 • Monday
14 & dissolved co— partnership. The Times & Seasons are to be continued, by .
16 December 1840 • Wednesday
16. Wednesday. 16. This day the charters of the “City of ,” the “Nauvoo Legion” and the “University of the City of , were signed by the , having previously passed the House & Senate, as follows “An Act to Incorporate the city of ” Sec 1. X (T. & S. 281. 2. 3. 4. 5 286) proof”
who had been delegated to to carry our petition for a City Charter, announced the passage of the bill as follows, “City of X (T & S. 266. 7) honor.” The City Charter of is of my own plan, & device. I concocted it for the salvation of the church, and on principles so broad that every honest man might dwell secure under its protective influence, without distinction of sect or party.
20 December 1840 • Sunday
20 Sunday. I was called upon by the High council to decide the adjourned case of . Having heard the witnesses, I decided that he be acquitted of the charges against him,— which decision the council approved by vote. [p. 18]
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