History Draft [1 July–31 December 1842]

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<​27​> I supped with Bro s family, who lived under the same roof, slept with on a Buffalo skin spread upon the floor, and dreamed that I was by a beautiful steam of water and saw a noble fish which I thew out, soon after I saw a number more, & threw them out. I afterwards saw a multitude of fish, & threw out a great abundance, & sent for salt & salted them.
28 December 1842 • Wednesday
<​28​> Wednesday 28th. The morning was wet, we started about 8 oclock, taking and arrived a Mrs Stevenson’s tavern in at 3 P.M. about 20 miles. wife, who was sick went with us, accompanied by , who went with us from to take care of her. I spent a part of the evening with Mr , & family, <​& a part of my company.​> In conversation respecting the repeal of charters. I told them that to touch the Nauvoo charter was no better than highway Robbery, that since the creation there never had been a repeal of a perpetual charter by god, angels, or men; & that I never would submit to lowering our charter, but they might bring other charters up to it. On my return to the tavern the brethern took my height which was 6 feet, & my the same.
29 December 1842 • Thursday
<​29​> Thursday 29. Started early, crossed the at 11, & arrived at before 5 P.M. about 32 miles, the weather extremely cold.— asked why the sun was called masculine & the moon feminine? I replied that the root of masculine is stronger, & of feminine weaker. The sun is a governing planet to certain planets, while the moon borrows her light from the sun & is less or weaker &c. Let the government of redress the wrongs she has done to the saints, or let the curse follow them from generation to generation until they do. When I was going up to . in co with & our families, on an extreme cold day, To go forward was 14 mis to a house, and backward nearly as far. We applied to all the taverns for admission in vain, we were Mormon & could not be received. Such was the extreme cold that in 1 hour we must have perished. We plead for our women & children in vain. We counseled together and the brethern agreed to stand by me, & we concluded we might as well die fighting, as freeze to death. I went into a tavern & plead our cause to get admission. The Landlord said he could not keep us for love or money. I told him [p. 21]
27 I supped with Bro s family, who lived under the same roof, slept with on a Buffalo skin spread upon the floor, and dreamed that I was by a beautiful steam of water and saw a noble fish which I thew out, soon after I saw a number more, & threw them out. I afterwards saw a multitude of fish, & threw out a great abundance, & sent for salt & salted them.
28 December 1842 • Wednesday
28 Wednesday 28th. The morning was wet, we started about 8 oclock, and arrived a Mrs Stevenson’s tavern in at 3 P.M. about 20 miles. wife, who was sick went with us, accompanied by , who went with us from to take care of her. I spent a part of the evening with Mr , & family, & a part of my company. In conversation respecting the repeal of charters. I told them that to touch the Nauvoo charter was no better than highway Robbery, that since the creation there never had been a repeal of a perpetual charter by god, angels, or men; & that I never would submit to lowering our charter, but they might bring other charters up to it. On my return to the tavern the brethern took my height which was 6 feet, & my the same.
29 December 1842 • Thursday
29 Thursday 29. Started early, crossed the at 11, & arrived at before 5 P.M. about 32 miles, the weather extremely cold.— asked why the sun was called masculine & the moon feminine? I replied that the root of masculine is stronger, & of feminine weaker. The sun is a governing planet to certain planets, while the moon borrows her light from the sun & is less or weaker &c. Let the government of redress the wrongs she has done to the saints, or let the curse follow them from generation to generation until they do. When I was going up to . in co with & our families, on an extreme cold day, To go forward was 14 mis to a house, and backward nearly as far. We applied to all the taverns for admission in vain, we were Mormon & could not be received. Such was the extreme cold that in 1 hour we must have perished. We plead for our women & children in vain. We counseled together and the brethern agreed to stand by me, & we concluded we might as well die fighting, as freeze to death. I went into a tavern & plead our cause to get admission. The Landlord said he could not keep us for love or money. I told him [p. 21]
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