History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

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7 July 1843 • Friday
<​Friday July 7​> <​Mr. Braman​> A messenger arrived from the <​arrived in ,​> requesting <​a copy of​> all the testimony that was given before the Municipal Court, & other affidavits pertaining <​concerning the expulsion of the Mormons​> to <​from​>
I therefore employed , Samuel Gully, & , in addition to my other Clerks, who sat up all night <​to​> copying the testimony.
In addition to the above, I gave <​made​> the following affidavit “State of (Copy it) .”
Also & , joined with me in the following “State of (copy)
Afterwards , <​,​> , , , , & , joined in making the following affidavit “State of (copy it)
About 4 p m , , & , <​& ​> started on the Steamer “Rapids” on their Eastern Mission.
8 July 1843 • Saturday
<​8​> Municipal Court & sat, & approved of the copies of the evidence heard on the , & prepare <​revised it​> <​for the Press.​> in the P.M. <​afternoon​> started with , , , , & s affidavits to carry to the .
arrived from the , with 157,000 feet of lumber, & 70,000 shingles & loose boards— for the .
, & , arrive at & reship on board “the Lancet” for .
9 July 1843 • Sunday
<​Sunday 9.​> Meeting at the in the morning; I addressed the Saints, of which the following is a brief synopsis of as reported by Dr.
(Copy <​where is [Jonathan] Grimshaw?​>
this a.m. <​morning​> <​& ​> returned from , & reported <​ stated to me​> that on the 4th. they drove to , hired fresh horses & got to <​124 miles​> about 7 a m on the morn<​ing​> of the 5th. in advance of the Mail about 2 hours, & ready to see the with the documents— the affidavits were in the possession <​* below​>
In the evening started for to carry <​further​> affidavits & see .
10 July 1843 • Monday
<​10​> I rode out with to the
The following piece of Poetry was composed by Miss on the occasion of my late arrest at
(copy from Neighbor 49)
11 July 1843 • Tuesday
<​11​> I rode out with my family in the Carriage
 
<​* of , who refused to give them up, either to the or him, on account of a political squib in the State Register, charging with making Capital Stock out of Joseph Smiths <​my​> arrest to favor his election to Congress; he then demanded them as Joseph my Agent, telling him that if he would not give them up he would take them <​from him​> if he had to knock <​him​> down for them; then turned & said “I will do my duty if it takes my head,” & then went with him <​& delivered the papers,​> to the & gave them up— When they received the decision of the , started on their return home— when they returned to they learned that Gen. had been staying there two or three weeks, with a posse of 10 or 12 men, waiting for an opportunity of transporting me to , & had only left there the morning previous to when they learned the decision of ​> [p. 55]
7 July 1843 • Friday
Friday July 7 Mr. Braman A messenger from the arrived in , requesting a copy of all the testimony that was given before the Municipal Court, & other affidavits concerning the expulsion of the Mormons from
I therefore employed , Samuel Gully, & , in addition to my other Clerks, who sat up all night to copy the testimony.
In addition to the above, I made the following affidavit “State of (Copy it) .”
Also & , joined with me in the following “State of (copy)
Afterwards , , , , , , & , joined in making the following affidavit “State of (copy it)
About 4 p m , , & , & started on the Steamer “Rapids” on their Eastern Mission.
8 July 1843 • Saturday
8 Municipal Court sat, & approved of the copies of the evidence heard on the , & revised it for the Press. in the afternoon started with , , , , & s affidavits to carry to the .
arrived from the , with 157,000 feet of lumber, & 70,000 shingles — for the .
, & , arrive at & reship on board “the Lancet” for .
9 July 1843 • Sunday
Sunday 9. Meeting at the in the morning; I addressed the Saints, of which the following is a brief synopsis as reported by Dr.
(Copy where is [Jonathan] Grimshaw?
this morning & returned from , stated that on the 4th. they drove to , hired fresh horses & got to 124 miles about 7 on the morning of the 5th. in advance of the Mail about 2 hours, & ready to see the with the documents— the affidavits were in the possession * below
In the evening started for to carry further affidavits & see .
10 July 1843 • Monday
10 I rode out with to the
The following piece of Poetry was composed by Miss on the occasion of my late arrest
(copy from Neighbor 49)
11 July 1843 • Tuesday
11 I rode out with my family in the Carriage
 
* of , who refused to give them up, either to the or him, on account of a political squib in the State Register, charging with making Capital Stock out of my arrest to favor his election to Congress; he then demanded them as my Agent, telling him that if he would not give them up he would take them from him ; then turned & said “I will do my duty if it takes my head,” & then went with him & delivered the papers, to the When they received the decision of the , started on their return home— when they returned to they learned that Gen. had been staying there two or three weeks, with 10 or 12 men, waiting for an opportunity of transporting me to , & had only left there the morning previous when they learned the decision of [p. 55]
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