History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 19​> law was quoted on both sides.
The Court decided that the Mayor had jurisdiction, but the Municipal Court has not, being authorized only by the Charter to try appeals in cases arising under the ordinances of the — this case arose under the Status of , and should have been appealed directly to the circuit court; and dismissed the appeal, and then stated that a legal bond for appeal was not presented till after the 20 days had expired, and therefore it could not now be legally appealed to the Circuit Court.
After adjournment while conversing with and Mr [Samuel] Marr, I [HC 5:365] told them I had been called to thousands of cases in sickness, and I have never failed of administering comfort where the patient has thrown himself unreservedly on me; and the reason is, that I never prescribed any thing that would injure the patient, if it did him no good. I have lost a , and , because in my anxiety I depended more on the judgment of other men than my own; while I have raised up others, who were lower than they were. I will here remark (and (by the bye I will say, that that man who stands there (pointing to ) is the best physician I have ever been acquainted with) people will seldom die of disease, provided we know it seasonably, and treat it mildly, patiently and perseveringly and do not use harsh means. It is like the Irishman’s digging down the Mountain, he does not put his shoulder to it, to push it over, but puts it in his wheelbarrow and carries it away day after day, and perseveres in it, until the whole mountain is removed; so we should persevere in the use of simple remedies (and not push against the constitution of the patient) day after day and the disease will be removed and the patient saved. It is better to save the life of a man, than to raise one from the dead.
At 3 P.M. I met with , , , , , , and of the quorum of the Twelve in my , and told them to go in the name of the Lord God of Israel, and tell to put the hands on to the , and begin the work, and be patient till means can be provided.
Call on the the Inhabitants of , and get them to bring in their means, then go to , and serve them the same. Thus commence your career and never stand still till the Master appears, for it is necessary the should be done. Out of the stock that is handed to me, you shall have as you have need, for the laborer is worthy of his hire. I hereby command the hands to go to work on the , trusting in the Lord. Tell to put them on, and he shall be backed up with it You must get cash, property, lands, horses, cattle &c, and flour, corn, wheat &c. the grain can be ground <​in​> this <​ place​>. If you can get your hands on to the , it will give such an impetus to the work, it will take all the devils out of hell to stop it. Let the Twelve <​Apostles​> keep together, you will do more good to keep together, not travel together all the time, but meet in conference alternately from place to place, and associate together, and not be found long apart from each other; then travel from here to , till you make a perfect highway for the Saints. [p. 1537]
April 19 law was quoted on both sides.
The Court decided that the Mayor had jurisdiction, but the Municipal Court has not, being authorized only by the Charter to try appeals in cases arising under the ordinances of the — this case arose under the Status of , and should have been appealed directly to the circuit court; and dismissed the appeal, and then stated that a legal bond for appeal was not presented till after the 20 days had expired, and therefore it could not now be legally appealed to the Circuit Court.
After adjournment while conversing with and Mr [Samuel] Marr, I [HC 5:365] told them I had been called to thousands of cases in sickness, and I have never failed of administering comfort where the patient has thrown himself unreservedly on me; and the reason is, that I never prescribed any thing that would injure the patient, if it did him no good. I have lost a , and , because in my anxiety I depended more on the judgment of other men than my own; while I have raised up others, who were lower than they were. (by the bye I will say, that that man (pointing to ) is the best physician I have ever been acquainted with) people will seldom die of disease, provided we know it seasonably, and treat it mildly, patiently and perseveringly and do not use harsh means. It is like the Irishman’s digging down the Mountain, he does not put his shoulder to it, to push it over, but puts it in his wheelbarrow and carries it away day after day, and perseveres in it, until the whole mountain is removed; so we should persevere in the use of simple remedies (and not push against the constitution of the patient) day after day and the disease will be removed and the patient saved. It is better to save the life of a man, than to raise one from the dead.
At 3 P.M. I met with , , , , , , and of the quorum of the Twelve in my , and told them to go in the name of the Lord God of Israel, and tell to put the hands on to the , and begin the work, and be patient till means can be provided.
Call on the Inhabitants of , and get them to bring in their means, then go to , and serve them the same. Thus commence your career and never stand still till the Master appears, for it is necessary the should be done. Out of the stock that is handed to me, you shall have as you have need, for the laborer is worthy of his hire. I hereby command the hands to go to work on the , trusting in the Lord. Tell to put them on, and he shall be backed up with it You must get cash, property, lands, horses, cattle flour, corn, wheat &c. the grain can be ground in this place. If you can get your hands on to the , it will give such an impetus to the work, it will take all the devils out of hell to stop it. Let the Twelve Apostles keep together, you will do more good to keep together, not travel together all the time, but meet in conference from place to place, and associate together, and not be found long apart from each other; then travel from here to , till you make a perfect highway for the Saints. [p. 1537]
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