History Draft [1 January–21 June 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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cannon. After the dance which lasted about two hours, the firing of cannon closed the exercises, and with our music, we marched back to the . Before they commenced dancing the saints took up a collection to get the Indians food.
A messenger <​​> came to my clerk, and told him an officer was on his way with an offi for him; <​and that the Grand Jury had found a Bill against me for adultery on the testimony of ​> he had come from in 2 <​H[ours]​> 30 <​M[inutes]​> to bring the news. . came to my house and staid all night. came from , and said <​that​> had been swearing that I swore to the complaint on which was arrested. I instructed and to go to in the morning, and have him indicted for perjury; as I never did swear to the complaint. The officer was after also; and report says , & . Past nine P. M, I walked a little way with for exercise
My brother called in the evening, and cautioned me about <​against​> speaking so freely about my enemies &c, in such a manner as to make it actionable. I told him <​that​> six months would not roll over his head before they would swear twelve as palpable lies about him as they had about me.
A Prest. left at noon in the Steamboat “Louis Phillippe”.
24 May 1844 • Friday
Friday 24. With my family all day. and went to to get indicted; but they returned again as the Grand Jury had risen. was at , and had sworn falsely against me.
At 6 P M, went into ’s room, and had counsel with Brors. and . I ordered th a meeting of the City Council for tomorrow, and returned to my family after being absent about one hour.
The Central Committee wrote a letter to “Hugh Clark Esqre., Sir (see file) the Presidency”.
Rainy evening.
A Conference was held at ; , President, and James Payers, clerk. Eleven were present, and a <​very​> favorable impression was made upon the minds of the people. [p. 46]
cannon. After the dance which lasted about two hours, the firing of cannon closed the exercises, and with our music, marched back to the . Before they commenced dancing the saints took up a collection to get the Indians food.
came to my clerk, and told him an officer was on his way with an for him; and that the Grand Jury had found a Bill against me for adultery on the testimony of he had come from in 2 Hours 30 Minutes to bring the news. . came to my house and staid all night. came from , and said that had been swearing that I swore to the complaint on which was arrested. I instructed and to go to in the morning, and have him indicted for perjury; as I never did swear to the complaint. The officer was after also; and report says , & . Past nine P. M, I walked a little way with for exercise
My brother called in the evening, and cautioned me against speaking so freely about my enemies &c, in such a manner as to make it actionable. I told him that six months would not roll over his head before they would swear twelve as palpable lies about him as they had about me.
Prest. left at noon in the Steamboat “Louis Phillippe”.
24 May 1844 • Friday
Friday 24. With my family all day. and went to to get indicted; but they returned again as the Grand Jury had risen. was at , and had sworn falsely against me.
At 6 P M, went into ’s room, and had counsel with Brors. and . I ordered a meeting of the City Council for tomorrow, and returned to my family after being absent about one hour.
The Central Committee wrote a letter to “Hugh Clark Esqre., Sir (see file) the Presidency”.
Rainy evening.
A Conference was held at ; , President, and James Payers, clerk. Eleven were present, and a very favorable impression was made upon the minds of the people. [p. 46]
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