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

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<​July 18​> 13.— returned from this p.m., in less than 4 days. gone to Rock River visiting— 10 days or 2 weeks absence. Left the affidavits with .
14–15.— Sun hour high, p.m., President and family, and and family and about 100 more took <​went on board​> the <​Steamboat​> Maid <​of Iowa”​> at , and went up to north part of the , and back at dusk. Evening a theatre in the chamber— Mr. Chapman and suit actors. Rain this morning— wet the ground one inch.—
Sund. 16.— Joseph preached all day A.M— 27 chap. Matthew, &c.; did not hear him; Man’s foes they of his own house; the Spirit that crucified Christ, same spirit in ; referred particularly to— I wont say who— was it ?— did not say— brother Cole—? did not hear the sermon— why ask me?— nothing new,— same as when you left; the spirit was against Christ because of his innocence— so in the present case; said he would not prophecy any more— should be the prophet— (did not tell them he was going to be a priest now nor a king by and bye told the Elders not to prophecy when they went out preaching.
17.— Theatre again. 18.— And again this Eve— I am writing for your eye.
18.— Evening, arrived with 157.000 feet lumber, sawed shingles, &c., about 170-000 feet in all— he says it was all sawed in two weeks and brought down in two more; says he has brought bought all the claims on those mills for $12.000 payable in lumber at the mills in three years— one third already paid for; two saws did this job; chance for as many mills as they have a mind to build, and every saw can run 5000 feet per day year round; two saws now running— can deliver 157.000 feet every fortnight— all <​that​> is wanting is hands. I understand the “Maid <​of Iowa”​> starts for Black river Thursday; feels well. No investigation of books yet. tells me to day the Committee do not want a Clerk— and Joseph says little about it.
Showers all around us— little rain here. Joseph is on the prairie haying to day; wind blown from all quarters for 4 days past— More calm after a shower— good hay weather; vegetation is drying with drouth dying, , if you want to scriticise. [HC 5:512]
Proceedings of court to the end of s affidavit was were published in the last “Neighbor” and “Times and Seasons,” to be continued in the next, and all in pamphlet when finished.— Shall mail papers for you and the brethren to , where I will direct this. I have said nothing about brothers and and & & . &c., &c., but you will understand this a kind of family letter, I suppose. ’s paper arrived, but no line, no letter from . I have seen most of the widows since you left. Sisters [Mary Ann Angell] Young is well.— was afflicted on Saturday with cholera Morbus called the Elders and right up again. is well— Sisters [Phebe Carter] Woodruff is well— and I believe all the Sisters be’s well; Sisters [Mary Ann Frost] Pratt, & [Bathsheba Bigler] Smith, and all.
19.— I send by this mail 6 papers to .— same direction. <​Just​> met in the Street; said to him I am writing to the Brethren— has our new prophet any thing to say to them? “Give my respects to them.”— Elders and ’s best compliments with success— Great many loves to you all. Mine particularly to all the <​brethren​>. Yours forever.
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July 18 13.— returned from this p.m., in less than 4 days. gone to Rock River visiting— 10 days or 2 weeks absence. Left the affidavits with .
14–15.— Sun hour high, p.m., President and family, and and family and about 100 more went on board the Steamboat Maid of Iowa” at , and went up to north part of the , and back at dusk. Evening a theatre in the chamber— Mr. Chapman and suit actors. Rain this morning— wet the ground one inch.—
Sund. 16.— Joseph preached all day A.M— 27 chap. Matthew, &c.; did not hear him; Man’s foes they of his own house; the Spirit that crucified Christ, same spirit in ; referred particularly to— I wont say who— was it ?— did not say— brother Cole—? did not hear the sermon— why ask me?— nothing new,— same as when you left; the spirit was against Christ because of his innocence— so in the present case; said he would not prophecy any more— should be the prophet— (did not tell them he was going to be a priest now nor a king by and bye told the Elders not to prophecy when they went out preaching.
17.— Theatre again. 18.— And again this Eve— I am writing for your eye.
18.— Evening, arrived with 157.000 feet lumber, sawed shingles, &c., about 170-000 feet in all— he says it was all sawed in two weeks and brought down in two more; says he has bought all the claims on those mills for $12.000 payable in lumber at the mills in three years— one third already paid for; two saws did this job; chance for as many mills as they have a mind to build, and every saw can run 5000 feet per day year round; two saws now running— can deliver 157.000 feet every fortnight— all that is wanting is hands. I understand the “Maid of Iowa” starts for Black river Thursday; feels well. No investigation of books yet. tells me to day the Committee do not want a Clerk— and Joseph says little about it.
Showers all around us— little rain here. Joseph is on the prairie haying to day; wind blown from all quarters for 4 days past— More calm after a shower— good hay weather; vegetation is drying with drouth dying, , if you want to scriticise. [HC 5:512]
Proceedings of court to the end of s affidavit were published in the last “Neighbor” and “Times and Seasons,” to be continued in the next, and all in pamphlet when finished.— Shall mail papers for you and the brethren to , where I will direct this. I have said nothing about brothers and and & & . &c., &c., but you will understand this a kind of family letter, I suppose. ’s paper arrived, but no line, no letter from . I have seen most of the widows since you left. Sisters Mary Ann Angell Young is well.— was afflicted on Saturday with cholera Morbus called the Elders and right up again. is well— Sisters Phebe Carter Woodruff is well— and I believe all the Sisters be’s well; Sisters [Mary Ann Frost] Pratt, & [Bathsheba Bigler] Smith, and all.
19.— I send by this mail 6 papers to .— same direction. Just met in the Street; said to him I am writing to the Brethren— has our new prophet any thing to say to them? “Give my respects to them.”— Elders and ’s best compliments with success— Great many loves to you all. Mine particularly to all the brethren. Yours forever.
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