History Draft [1 January–21 June 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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1500 copies of my views out of press.
Very pleasant the past two weeks; the pleanantest February I ever saw
went to Knowlton’s settlement on Bear Creek and preached.
25 February 1844 • Sunday
Sunday 25. I preached at the Block. also preached
Evening <​I attended​> prayer meeting over the S in the Assembly Room. We prayed that “Gen Smiths views of the power & policy of the ” might be spread far and wide, and be the means of opening the hearts of the people. I gave some important instructions Some rain this evening cloudy & foggy. & prophesied that within five years we should be rid <​out of the power​> of our old enemies, whether they were apostates or of the world, and wished & told the brethren to record it, that when it comes to pass they need not say they had forgotten the saying.
Some rain in the evening, cloudy & foggy.
26 February 1844 • Monday
Monday 26. At home, <​rainy dull day​> a cold wind from the North.
In the afternoon held court at the , City of vs on complaint of for slandering language concerning him and certain females of . fined <​was fined​> $50.00 & costs. his attorney gave notice he should appeal to the Municipal Court & then the Circuit Court. I told him <​​> what I thought of him for trying to carry such a suit to ; it was to stir up the mob, and bring them upon us. &c.
Prayer meeting over <​in​> the <​Assembly room​> in the afternoon. <​My Uncle​> <​& lady were​> present <​and <​were anointed and​> received blessings;​> and in the evening there <​was also blessed.​>
<​ volunteered to join the Mountain exploring expedition.​> [p. 15]
1500 copies of my views out of press.
Very pleasant the past two weeks; the pleanantest February I ever saw
went to Knowlton’s settlement on Bear Creek and preached.
25 February 1844 • Sunday
Sunday 25. I preached at the Block. also preached
Evening I attended prayer meeting in the Assembly Room. We prayed that “Gen Smiths views of the power & policy of the ” might be spread far and wide, and be the means of opening the hearts of the people. I gave some important instructions & prophesied that within five years we should be out of the power of our old enemies, whether they were apostates or of the world, & told the brethren to record it, that when it comes to pass they need not say they had forgotten the saying.
Some rain in the evening, cloudy & foggy.
26 February 1844 • Monday
Monday 26. At home, rainy dull day a cold wind from the North.
In the afternoon held court at the , City of vs on complaint of for slandering language concerning him and certain females of . was fined $50.00 & costs. his attorney gave notice he should appeal to the Municipal Court & then the Circuit Court. I told what I thought of him for trying to carry such a suit to ; it was to stir up the mob, and bring them upon us.
Prayer meeting in the Assembly room in the afternoon. My Uncle & lady were present and were anointed and received blessings; and in the evening was also blessed.
volunteered to join the Mountain exploring expedition. [p. 15]
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