History Draft [1 January–21 June 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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The presented the report of the attendance of the City Council, from which it appears I have sat with them, 11 days <​sessions​>, from the 14 Octber. to the 16 Jany. 44 inclusive
Co. nominated as Counsellor during his absence, which was confirmed by the Council.
I burned $81— Scrip of the <​of ​> City <​Scrip​> according to ordinance
Thawing. Streets very dirty.
13 February 1844 • Tuesday
<​13​> I was at home— settled with & gave him the deed of his <​a​> lot.
<​Having received an invitation from bro. to visit , I wrote him in reply “ (Copy) Joseph Smith”​>
<​President returned from Bear Creek <​Settlements​>, where he had been preaching for the last few days.​>
14 February 1844 • Wednesday
<​14​> At home thro the day— in the evening the Assembly room was filled <​by the brethren​> when my views of the powers & policy of the Govt. of the was <​again​> read. I afterwards spoke on the same subject at considerable length.
15 February 1844 • Thursday
<​15​> At home. A beautiful day.
I insert the following from the T. & S. “Who shall be (439 <​Vol 5​>) to— Joseph Smith”
<​* Insert this on 17th.​> I published <​wrote​> the following article from the Times & Seasons and Neighbor:— “Pacific Inuendo. The very candid (T. & S. 442 <​marble​>) say, Amen.”
16 February 1844 • Friday
Friday 16 At home. This evening I spent two hours in my office in conversation with . I directed him to write a communication for the Warsaw Signal on ’s letter. <​This evening I spent two hours in the . Settled with and gave him deed of several town lots, and took his receipt in full.​>
17 February 1844 • Saturday
Saturday 17— <​(* see under date of 15th.)​> At home. The met and settled several cases of difficulty betwixt brethren.
The Anti-Mormons held a convention at ; the object being to devise <​ways &​> <​the​> means of <​by which​> <​in order to​> <​of​> expelling the Saints from the . Among other resolutions was one adopting appointing the 9th. March next as a day of fasting and prayer, wherein the pious of all orders are requested to pray to Almighty God that he would speedily bring the false prophet, Joseph Smith, to deep repentance for his presumption and blasphemy, or that he will make a public example of him and his leading accomplices.”
The Ice broke up in the .
18 February 1844 • Sunday
<​18​> Beautiful day. S. W. wind. a very large assembly of the Saints met at the South near of the when I preached a lengthy discourse.
4 p m went to my with & two gentlemen from — heard read my correspondence with — & read my views <​of the powers and policy​> of the General Government.
At 7 attended prayer meeting in the Assembly room [p. 11]
The presented the report of the attendance of the City Council, from which it appears I have sat with them, 11 sessions, from the 14 Octber. to the 16 Jany. 44 inclusive
Co. nominated as Counsellor during his absence, which was confirmed by the Council.
I burned $81— of City Scrip according to ordinance
Thawing. Streets very dirty.
13 February 1844 • Tuesday
13 I was at home— settled with & gave him the deed of a lot.
Having received an invitation from bro. to visit , I wrote him in reply “ (Copy) Joseph Smith”
President returned from Bear Creek Settlements, where he had been preaching for the last few days.
14 February 1844 • Wednesday
14 At home thro the day— in the evening the Assembly room was filled by the brethren when my views of the powers & policy of the Govt. of the was again read. I afterwards spoke on the same subject at considerable length.
15 February 1844 • Thursday
15 At home. A beautiful day.
I insert the following from the T. & S. “Who shall be (439 Vol 5) to— Joseph Smith”
* Insert this on 17th. I wrote the following article :— “Pacific Inuendo. The very candid (T. & S. 442 marble) say, Amen.”
16 February 1844 • Friday
Friday 16 At home. This evening I spent two hours in the . Settled with gave him deed of several town lots, and took his receipt in full.
17 February 1844 • Saturday
Saturday 17— (* see under date of 15th.) . The met and settled several cases of difficulty betwixt brethren.
The Anti-Mormons held a convention at ; the object being to devise ways & means of expelling the Saints from the . Among other resolutions was one appointing the 9th. March next as a day of fasting and prayer, wherein the pious of all orders are requested to pray to Almighty God that he would speedily bring the false prophet, Joseph Smith, to deep repentance , or that he will make a public example of him and his leading accomplices.”
The Ice broke up in the .
18 February 1844 • Sunday
18 Beautiful day. S. W. wind. a very large assembly of the Saints met at the near the when I preached a lengthy discourse.
4 p m went to my with & two gentlemen from — heard read my correspondence with — & read my views of the powers and policy of the General Government.
At 7 attended prayer meeting in the Assembly room [p. 11]
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