History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​<​Friday​> Augt. 11th.​> <​leave line above​> No man can put forth his hand to steady this ark, but God and his servant Joseph.
<​leave 3 or 4 lines blank for reference to or .​>
12 August 1843 • Saturday
<​Saturday 12th.​> returned from . I was sick at home.
having <​on Saturday <​Monday​> last​> been elected School Commissioner, and Geoe. W. Thatcher, clerk of County Commissioner’s <​Court​>, they went to to give bonds, and take oath of office. When before the Court , , Franklin J. Morrill [Worrell], one Prentice, and 12 or 15 others, came in armed with hickory clubs, knives, dirks and pistols, and told the court they must not approve the bonds or swear them into office; if they did, blood would be spilt; and pledged their word, honor, and reputation, to keep them out of office, and put down the Mormons. The bonds however were accepted, and the mob notified <​gave notice of​> a meeting of the Anti-Mormons of for Saturday next, to consider about the Mormons retaining their offices.
was appointed <​sworn into office as​> Recorder for <​of​> the City of , and was sworn
13 August 1843 • Sunday
<​Sunday 13th​> Remarks <​Discourse​> by President Joseph <​(copy)​>
" Remarks.— do "— <​(copy)​>
" The held meetings in various parts of .
<​ex[amine]d. ​>
14 August 1843 • Monday
<​Monday 14​> Rode out at 9 A. M. At home 1 P. M. In the evening, attended the funeral of , who died at my house last <​yesterday​>.
I copy from the State Register as follows: “We have seen (<​T&S​> page 292–3–4)
15 August 1843 • Tuesday
<​Tuesday 15​> Went in the evening to see Mr [A.] La Forest exhibit feats of strength.
16 August 1843 • Wednesday
<​Wednesday 16​> At 10 A M. Attended the funeral of Genl <​, who was buried with Masonic honors.​>
I sent ’s affidavit to by Esq—
17 August 1843 • Thursday
<​Thursday 17​> I held Mayor’s court through the day, and tried several suits.
<​ and started from for via ​>
<​Elder wrote me a letter reporting the in to be in a prosperous condition.​>
18 August 1843 • Friday
<​Friday 18.​> Conversed with Mr Swartout of , and bought from him thirteen quarter sections of land. Rode through <​Visited​> the lumber yard.
and visited Mount Holly. <​New Jersey.​>
19 August 1843 • Saturday
<​Saturday 19​> Two Hundred Men assembled in to consult about the Mormons; they concluded that the Mormons must be driven from the , and a committee was appointed to draft resolutions accordingly. [p. 64]
Friday Augt. 11th. leave line above No man can put forth his hand to steady this ark, but God and his servant Joseph.
leave 3 or 4 lines blank for reference to or .
12 August 1843 • Saturday
Saturday 12th. returned from . I was sick at home.
having on Monday last been elected School Commissioner, and Geoe. W. Thatcher, clerk of County Commissioner’s Court, they went to to give bonds, and take oath of office. When before the Court , , Franklin J. Morrill [Worrell], one Prentice, and 12 or 15 others, came in armed with hickory clubs, knives, dirks and pistols, and told the court they must not approve the bonds or swear them into office; if they did, blood would be spilt; and pledged their word, honor, and reputation, to keep them out of office, and put down the Mormons. The bonds however were accepted, and the mob gave notice of a meeting of the Anti-Mormons of for Saturday next, to consider about the Mormons retaining their offices.
was sworn into office as Recorder of the City of ,
13 August 1843 • Sunday
Sunday 13th Discourse by President Joseph (copy)
" Remarks.— do "— (copy)
" The held meetings in various parts of .
examined.
14 August 1843 • Monday
Monday 14 Rode out at 9 A. M. At home 1 P. M. In the evening, attended the funeral of , who died at my house yesterday.
I copy from the State Register as follows: “We have seen (T&S page 292–3–4)
15 August 1843 • Tuesday
Tuesday 15 Went in the evening to see Mr [A.] La Forest exhibit feats of strength.
16 August 1843 • Wednesday
Wednesday 16 At 10 A M. Attended the funeral of Genl , who was buried with Masonic honors.
I sent ’s affidavit to by Esq—
17 August 1843 • Thursday
Thursday 17 I held Mayor’s court through the day, and tried several suits.
and started from for via
Elder wrote me a letter reporting the in to be in a prosperous condition.
18 August 1843 • Friday
Friday 18. Conversed with Mr Swartout of , and bought from him thirteen quarter sections of land. Visited the lumber yard.
and visited Mount Holly. New Jersey.
19 August 1843 • Saturday
Saturday 19 Two Hundred Men assembled in to consult about the Mormons; they concluded that the Mormons must be driven from the , and a committee was appointed to draft resolutions accordingly. [p. 64]
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