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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 1.​> never shall be called upon to do the like again; but we take pride in stating that those who were engaged in this scandalous transaction, are in no way connected with the Society of Latter-Day Saints, but are persons who came here as speculators, or for other purposes perhaps best known to themselves.
Mr.Townsend says he hails from , and certainly we have no reason to doubt his word, when we consider that he has made himself notorious by exhibiting one of the characteristics of the people of that , especially those of the upper counties, which is that of Lynching, or, comparatively speaking, trampling the laws of the under their feet.
It was thought best to acquit Easton, and leave the case to the circuit court.
<​ and, were brought up before , for assaulting the police— and acquitted.​>
, a lawyer, was brought before , Esq., on the charge of using abusive language to, and insulting the , while in the discharge of his official duty— he was fined ten dollars.
also Esq. was taken before , J. P; and fined ten dollars, for a breach of the ordinance pertaining to gambling, &c.
We are sorry to find that our lawyers and magistrates should be taking the lead among gamblers and disorderly persons and be numbered among law-breakers, rather than supporting virtue, law, and the dignity of the .
2 April 1844 • Tuesday
<​2.​> Tuesday 2. At home, somewhat unwell, and kept my house this fine day.
Marshal; , and Policemen, were arrested by a warrant issued by , on complaint of for false imprisonment. As the case was going to trial, the prisoners were taken by with a writ of Habeas Corpus before the Municipal court, and to morrow at 1 p. m. was fixed for trial. [HC 6:285]
3 April 1844 • Wednesday
<​3.​> Wednesday 3. At 1 p. m. Presided in a Special Session of the Municipal court, with Aldermen , , , , , and as Associate Justices— , and were brought up on Habeas Corpus, having been taken from the officer who held them on a writ issued by before whom they had been arraigned on the complaint of charged with false imprisonment.
, , , and were sworn, gave testimony in the case, and the court decided that and the two Lytles be discharged. and that is a very disorderly person, that this case on Habeas Corpus originated in a malicious and vexatious suit, instituted by against the Petitioners now discharged and that said pay the cost.
Warm and Cloudy.
A Conference was held in the city of . Elder , Presiding— and Elder William H. Miles, Clerk.
15 Branches were represented, containing 566 members, including 3 High Priests, 26 Elders, 15 Priests, 16 Teachers and 9 Deacons. [p. 1949]
April 1.
It was thought best to acquit Easton, and leave the case to the circuit court.
and, were brought up before , for assaulting the police— and acquitted.
, a lawyer, was brought before , Esq., on the charge of using abusive language to, and insulting the , while in the discharge of his official duty— he was fined ten dollars.
also Esq. was taken before , J. P; and fined ten dollars, for a breach of the ordinance pertaining to gambling, &c.
We are sorry to find that our lawyers and magistrates should be taking the lead among gamblers and disorderly persons and be numbered among law-breakers, rather than supporting virtue, law, and the dignity of the .
2 April 1844 • Tuesday
2. Tuesday 2. At home, somewhat unwell, and kept my house this fine day.
Marshal; , and Policemen, were arrested by a warrant issued by , on complaint of for false imprisonment. As the case was going to trial, the prisoners were taken by with a writ of Habeas Corpus before the Municipal court, and to morrow at 1 p. m. was fixed for trial. [HC 6:285]
3 April 1844 • Wednesday
3. Wednesday 3. At 1 p. m. Presided in a Special Session of the Municipal court, with Aldermen , , , , , and as Associate Justices— , and were brought up on Habeas Corpus, having been taken from the officer who held them on a writ issued by before whom they had been arraigned on the complaint of charged with false imprisonment.
, , , and were sworn, gave testimony in the case, and the court decided that and the two Lytles be discharged. and that is a very disorderly person, that this case on Habeas Corpus originated in a malicious and vexatious suit, instituted by against the Petitioners now discharged and that said pay the cost.
Warm and Cloudy.
A Conference was held in the city of . Elder , Presiding— and Elder William H. Miles, Clerk.
15 Branches were represented, containing 566 members, including 3 High Priests, 26 Elders, 15 Priests, 16 Teachers and 9 Deacons. [p. 1949]
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