History Draft [1 January–21 June 1844]

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25 May 1844 • Saturday
Saturday, May 25th. At home, keeping out of the way of the expected arrests <​writs​> from . Towards evening and of the Grand Jury returned from ; also Marshal and , who informed me, there were two indictments found against me, one <​charging me with​> for false swearing on the testimony of & , and one for <​charging me with​> Polygamy or something else, on the testimony of that I had told him so! the particulars of which I shall learn hereafter. There was much false swearing before the Grand Jury. swore very <​so​> hard that I had received stolen property &c, but <​that​> his testimony was rejected. At 2 P M., I heard that came had come into the ; I therefore instructed the officers to arrest him for threatening to take life &c.
I had a long talk with , my brother , , , , , and others, and concluded not to keep out of the way of the officers any longer.
At 2 P. M, I was in council in my north room, and heard the letters from read, and instructed to write an answer which he did as follows:— “ Esq. (see file) last information.” I also made arrangements with to resigned the office of Post-Master, <​of ,​> in my favor and recommended me as his successor.
<​The “Maid of Iowa” arrived at 5 P. M.​>
The having directed the following testimony to be published in the Neighbor, I copy it:— <​with the Editor’s remarks * <​* to shew the character of the men who are now seeking to destroy my life, and usefulness, and overthrow the work of the Lord which he has commenced thro my instrumentality​>​>Testimony of Margaret J. Nyman (<​see​> page 227) disappointments.” <​(leave a few lines for comments)​>
A <​two days’​> was held in <​New York​> at 10 A M. present 300 saints, 150 of whom had embraced the gospel since last autumn. 9 were represented, Containing 289 Members, 16 Elders, 8 & 1 . An immense concourse of people assembled to hear the Elders preach. Elder Benjn. Brown was president & , Clerk.
A <​three days’​> Conference <​was held​> at Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee. Elder A[braham] O. Smoot was chosen president & D. P. Raney Secretary. A large congregation assembled, but the [p. 47]
25 May 1844 • Saturday
Saturday, May 25th. At home, keeping out of the way of the expected writs from . Towards evening and of the Grand Jury returned from ; also Marshal and , who informed me, there were two indictments found against me, one charging me with false swearing on the testimony of & , and one charging me with Polygamy or something else, on the testimony of that I had told him so! the particulars of which I shall learn hereafter. There was much false swearing before the Grand Jury. swore so hard that I had received stolen property &c, that his testimony was rejected. , I heard that had come into the ; I therefore instructed the officers to arrest him for threatening to take life &c.
I had a long talk with , my brother , , , , , and others, and concluded not to keep out of the way of the officers any longer.
At 2 P. M, I was in council in my north room, and heard the letters from read, and instructed to write an answer which he did as follows:— “ Esq. (see file) last information.” resigned the office of Post-Master, of , and recommended me as his successor.
The “Maid of Iowa” arrived at 5 P. M.
The having directed the following testimony to be published in the Neighbor, I copy it:— with the Editor’s remarks * * to shew the character of the men who are now seeking to destroy my life, and usefulness, and overthrow the work of the Lord which he has commenced thro my instrumentalityTestimony of Margaret J. Nyman (see page 227) disappointments.”
A two days’ was held in New York at 10 A M. present 300 saints, 150 of whom had embraced the gospel since last autumn. 9 were represented, Containing 289 Members, 16 Elders, 8 & 1 . An immense concourse of people assembled to hear the Elders preach. Elder Benjn. Brown was president & , Clerk.
A three days’ Conference was held at Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee. Elder Abraham O. Smoot was chosen president & D. P. Raney Secretary. A large congregation assembled, but the [p. 47]
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