History Draft [1 January–21 June 1844]

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1844 and some others made some threats.
East wind; very cold and cloudy.
I here insert the “Ordinance concerning libels and for other purposes (Neighbor Page 235) , Recorder.”
I also insert “a brief synopsis of the (Neighbor 238 & 39) , City Marshal.” -[6⅛ columns]- <​also Nauvoo Expositor prospectus​>
11 June 1844 • Tuesday
Tuesday 11th. Spent the forenoon in council with the brethren at my house. Went to the and conversed with my brother , , , and others. I instructed <​dictated​> to my clerk a proclamation to the citizens of , requesting them to keep quiet &c
I issued the following:— “Proclamation. By (see file <​Neigbor 234 & 35​>) Mayor.”
I had an interview with out of doors, and then returned home to dinner.
At 2 P. M, I went into court; many people were present; I talked an hour or two on passing events, the mob party &c, and told the people I was ready to fight, if the Mob compelled me to; for I would not be in bondage. I asked the assembly if they would stand by me, and they cried “yes” from all quarters. I then returned home. <​*​> <​* The Recorder issued a summons for to attend the City Council on the second Saturday in July at 10 A M to answer charges then and there to be preferred against him for slandering the City Council.​> came to me at my room as I was talking to my brother , Eaton, Bonney &c.&c. <​and others​>, and read the following letter: (see file) I am &c
Our communications by mail appear to be cut off; <​as our expected <​as no part of our extensive​> correspondence has not come to hand <​by the Mail​> for the last three weeks.​> and appears <​seems​> to be aware of it. <​¶​> I instructed to answer s letter, and then rode out with .
I received the following letter:— <​-[’s ]-​>, Ill. (see file) .”
Elder preached at my house in the evening.
Cloudy and cool day.
The captain of the Steamer Osprey called this forenoon at the to see me; I rode with him to his boat, which [p. 58]
1844 and others made some threats.
East wind; very cold and cloudy.
I here insert the “Ordinance concerning libels and for other purposes (Neighbor Page 235) , Recorder.”
I also insert “a brief synopsis (Neighbor 238 & 39) -[6⅛ columns]- also Nauvoo Expositor prospectus
11 June 1844 • Tuesday
Tuesday 11th. Spent the forenoon in council with the brethren at my house. Went to the and conversed with my brother , , , and others.
I issued the following:— “Proclamation. By (see Neigbor 234 & 35) Mayor.”
I had an interview with out of doors, and then returned home to dinner.
At 2 P. M, I went into court; many people were present; I talked an hour or two on passing events, the mob party &c, and told the people I was ready to fight, if the Mob compelled me to; for I would not be in bondage. I asked the assembly if they would stand by me, and they cried “yes” from all quarters. I then returned home. * * The Recorder issued a summons for to attend the City Council on the second Saturday in July at 10 A M to answer charges then and there to be preferred against him for slandering the City Council. came to me at my room as I was talking to my brother , Eaton, Bonney and others, and read the following letter: (see file) I am &c
Our communications by mail appear to be cut off; as no part of our extensive correspondence has come to hand by the Mail for the last three weeks. and seems to be aware of it. ¶ I instructed to answer s letter, and then rode out with .
I received the following letter:— -[’s ]-, Ill. (see file) .”
Elder preached at my house in the evening.
Cloudy and cool day.
The captain of the Steamer Osprey called this forenoon at the to see me; I rode with him to his boat, which [p. 58]
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