History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​December 29​> We shall continue to keep your informed upon all matters of moment touching the premises,
Respectfully I have the honor to be
Your obt Servt
His Excellency
, Ill.
30 December 1843 • Saturday
<​30.​> Saturday 30 At 9 a. m. held Mayor’s court Two boys, Roswell and Evander White were brought up for stealing 6 hens and a Rooster; they were sentenced to pay for the fowls and to ten days hard labor each on the Streets.
In p. m. <​the afternoon​> met in the Assembly room with . and were not present. Warm and Rain.
31 December 1843 • Sunday
<​31​> Sunday 31 At home.
In <​the​> afternoon called with to see his .
At early candle light went to prayer meeting and <​—​> administered : after which I retired. At midnight about 50 musicians and singers sung ’ new year’s hymn under my window [HC 6:153]
Warm and rainy; no ice to be seen.
The subjoined list shews a few of the publications for and against the Saints during the year.
The “Alton Telegraph” published several very severe articles against the .
Edward Brotherton published a scurrilous pamphlet at , England, entitled “Mormonism, its rise and progress, and the prophet Joseph Smith.”
The “Richmond Palladium”, published an amusing and favorable article on Mormonism.
The “Boston Bee” published a series of articles favorable to the Saints, which had a beneficial effect in putting down prejudice and misrepresentation.
A favorable account of a visit to was published by Samuel A Prior, Methodist Minister.
“The Morning Star,” a Free will Baptist paper, published a long and bitter article against the Latter day Saints, entitled “Mormon Perversion.”
A favorable article entitled “ and Mormonism,” was published by a Traveller.
The “ Whig” published several bitter articles against me.
The “ Message” and subsequently the “ Signal” published a continual tirade of abuse, misrepresentation and lies against the Saints.
The “ (Con.) Herald” published a favorable account of the Mormons in . [HC 6:154] [remainder of page blank] [p. 1837]
December 29 We shall continue to keep your informed upon all matters of moment touching the premises,
30 December 1843 • Saturday
30. Saturday 30 At 9 a. m. held Mayor’s court Two boys, Roswell and Evander White were brought up for stealing 6 hens and a Rooster; they were sentenced to pay for the fowls and to ten days hard labor each on the Streets.
In the afternoon met in the Assembly room with . and were not present. Warm and Rain.
31 December 1843 • Sunday
31 Sunday 31 At home.
In the afternoon called with to see his .
At early candle light went to prayer meeting — administered : after which I retired. At midnight about 50 musicians and singers sung ’ new year’s hymn under my window [HC 6:153]
Warm and rainy; no ice to be seen.
The subjoined list shews a few of the publications for and against the Saints during the year.
The “Alton Telegraph” published several very severe articles against the .
Edward Brotherton published a scurrilous pamphlet at , England, entitled “Mormonism, its rise and progress, and the prophet Joseph Smith.”
The “Richmond Palladium”, published an amusing and favorable article on Mormonism.
The “Boston Bee” published a series of articles favorable to the Saints, which had a beneficial effect in putting down prejudice and misrepresentation.
A favorable account of a visit to was published by Samuel A Prior, Methodist Minister.
“The Morning Star,” a Free will Baptist paper, published a long and bitter article against the Latter day Saints, entitled “Mormon Perversion.”
A favorable article entitled “ and Mormonism,” was published by a Traveller.
The “ Whig” published several bitter articles against me.
The “ Message” and subsequently the “ Signal” published a continual tirade of abuse, misrepresentation and lies against the Saints.
The “ (Con.) Herald” published a favorable account of the Mormons in . [HC 6:154] [remainder of page blank] [p. 1837]
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