History Draft [1 January–31 December 1840]

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<​2​> Sunday February 2 1840
1 February 1840 • Saturday
<​1​> <​Saturday​> February
where they staid Saturday Feb 1, 1840.
2 February 1840 • Sunday
<​2​> Sunday 2nd. Elders & preached in the Columbia Hall. preached every every <​evening​> during the week. <​till Saturday,​> 3 times in Columbia Hall, by which he injured him self so much that he was not able to dress himself for 4 or 5 days.—
4 February 1840 • Tuesday
<​4​> Thursday 6th. I had previously preached in , & one of my sermons I find reported, in synopsis, by a member of congress, which I will insert entire. 6[th.] February 1840.—My Dear Mary <​(see Lette[r] Mr 107 Henry St ​>
I tarried in but a few days, when I proceded with my company by railroad & stage toward home. During my stay I had interview with , the President, who treated me very insolently, & it was with great reluctance he listened to our message, & when <​which when​> he he heard, he said “Gentleman your cause is just but I can do nothing for you.” and “If I take up for you I shall loose the vote of .” His whole course went to show that he was an office seeker;— that self aggrandizement was his ruling passion, & that justice & rightousness were no part of his composition. I found him such a man as I could not conscientiously support at the head of our noble republic. I also had an interview with Mr. , whose conduct towards me very ill became his station. I became satisfied there was little use for me <​to tarry​> to press the just claims of the saints on the patriotism of the president or congress.— I tarried <​staid​> but a few days taking passage, with my company <​in co. with & ​> on the railroads & stages back to , <​​> Ohio.
7 February 1840 • Friday
<​7​> February 7, High Council at voted to disfellowship all brethren who should persist in keeping tippling shops, in that branch of the church.
16 February 1840 • Sunday
<​16​> Sunday 16 tarried at s, & arrived there in the morning [p. 3]
1 February 1840 • Saturday
1 Saturday February
where they staid Saturday Feb 1, 1840.
2 February 1840 • Sunday
2 Sunday 2nd. Elders & preached in the Columbia Hall. preached every evening during the week. till Saturday, 3 times in Columbia Hall, by which he injured him self so much that he was not able to dress himself for 4 or 5 days.—
4 February 1840 • Tuesday
4 Thursday 6th. I had previously preached in , & one of my sermons I find reported, in synopsis, by a member of congress, which I will insert entire. 6[th.] February 1840.—My Dear Mary (see Letter Mr 107 Henry St
During my stay I had interview with , the President, who treated me very insolently, & it was with great reluctance he listened to our message, which when he he heard, he said “Gentleman your cause is just but I can do nothing for you.” and “If I take up for you I shall loose the vote of .” His whole course went to show that he was an office seeker;— that self aggrandizement was his ruling passion, & that justice & rightousness were no part of his composition. I found him such a man as I could not conscientiously support at the head of our noble republic. I also had an interview with Mr. , whose conduct towards me very ill became his station. I became satisfied there was little use for me to tarry to press the just claims of the saints on the patriotism of the president or congress.— I staid but a few days taking passage, in co. with & on the railroads & stages back to Ohio.
7 February 1840 • Friday
7 February 7, High Council at voted to disfellowship all brethren who should persist in keeping tippling shops, in that branch of the church.
16 February 1840 • Sunday
16 Sunday 16 tarried at s, & arrived there in the morning [p. 3]
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