History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

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  • Historical Introduction
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2 September 1843 • Saturday
<​Saturday Septr 2​> I was not well, and <​therefore​> adjourned Mayor’s Court.
3 September 1843 • Sunday
<​Sunday " 3​> I attended Council with my brother , , , and , and gave much instruction to the brethren in relation to futurity. things behind the vail. <​in futurity.​>
A tremendous storm at Chester, Penn. The creek rose 23 feet in two hours, and swept away all the bridges, many factories, and houses, and more than <​upwards​> of twenty persons drowned.
A was held at Hayward’s Hotel, , England Chas. Miller, President, William Muller <​Walker​>, Clerk. Present 1 , 1 , 25 , 40 , 21 , and 4 . Total number of members represented were as follows:— 1549 Members, including 44 Elders, 99 Priests, 56 Teachers, 22 Deacons. since last general conference 80, Cut off 29, emigrated 18, removed 26, dead <​died​> 4.
4 September 1843 • Monday
<​Monday 4​> Attended the adj Mayor’s Court, and tried 3 cases, viz. vs A[ugustus] Dodge, S[eth] Dodge & Luther Purtelow. The 2 first I fined five dollars, and the last one dollar and costs. 1 P. M called and gave license for a circus performance, which I attended with my family until 5 P. M.
<I copy from the N Y Sun as follows
“This Joe Smith (Mil Star page 75) Patriot”
What is the reason that men are so blind that they can<​not​>, or will not see, the work <​hand​> of the Lord in his work of the last days>
5 September 1843 • Tuesday
<​Tuesday 5​> Went to the at 9 A. M. with Mr Hamilton of , who had obtained a deed from the Sheriff <​of the ​> for Lot 2 Block 103 in <​the​> City of , for taxes, although I had previously paid them <​which is another specimen of the oppression <​injustice and rascality​> of against me & the Saints who by such foul means *​> <​* robs me and other Saints & abuses all who are <​came​> unfortunately in his power​> he also <​I requested my clerk to make out​> a Bill of Fare for the Tavern <​​>. to be made out.
The ship “Metoka” sailed from with a company of saints on board.
6 September 1843 • Wednesday
<​Wednesday 6​> I went to the ’s early <​about 6½ a m​>, and found him in bed. Held Mayor’s Court on the case, “ vs Joseph Owen.”
7 September 1843 • Thursday
<​Thursday 7​> I took home the letter written to Harrisburg for the Church history, <​a small fragment of which only has been preserved &​> which is as follows:
“Messs. Editors (Copy from MS.) ending “tenor
Called at the , and administered the to Sister Partington and her two children.
Dreadful Conflagration at Stuhlweissenburg <​in Hungary​>; from four to eight <​about six​> hundred houses destroyed. [p. 67]
2 September 1843 • Saturday
Saturday Septr 2 I was not well, and therefore adjourned Mayor’s Court.
3 September 1843 • Sunday
Sunday " 3 I attended Council with my brother , , , and , and gave instruction to the brethren in relation to things in futurity.
A tremendous storm at Chester, Penn. The creek rose 23 feet in two hours, and swept away all the bridges, many factories, and houses, and upwards of twenty persons drowned.
A was held at Hayward’s Hotel, , England Chas. Miller, President, William Walker, Clerk. Present 1 , 1 , 25 , 40 , 21 , and 4 . Total number of members represented were as follows:— 1549 Members, including 44 Elders, 99 Priests, 56 Teachers, 22 Deacons. since last general conference 80, Cut off 29, emigrated 18, removed 26, died 4.
4 September 1843 • Monday
Monday 4 Attended Mayor’s Court, and tried 3 cases, viz. vs Augustus Dodge, Seth Dodge & Luther Purtelow. The 2 first I fined five dollars, and the last one dollar and costs. 1 P. M called and gave license for a circus performance, which I attended with my family until 5 P. M.
I copy from the N Y Sun as follows
“This Joe Smith (Mil Star page 75) Patriot”
What is the reason that men are so blind that they cannot, or will not see, the hand of the Lord in his work of the last days>
5 September 1843 • Tuesday
Tuesday 5 Went to the at 9 A. M. with Mr Hamilton of , who had obtained a deed from the Sheriff of the for Lot 2 Block 103 in the City of , for taxes, although I had previously paid them which is another specimen of the oppression injustice and rascality of who by such foul means * * robs me and other Saints & abuses all who came unfortunately in his power I requested my clerk to make out a Bill of Fare for the .
The ship “Metoka” sailed from with a company of saints on board.
6 September 1843 • Wednesday
Wednesday 6 I went to the ’s about 6½ a m, and found him in bed. Held Mayor’s Court on the case, “ vs Joseph Owen.”
7 September 1843 • Thursday
Thursday 7 I took home the letter written to Harrisburg for the Church history, a small fragment of which only has been preserved & is as follows:
“Messs. Editors (Copy from MS.) ending “tenor
Called at the , and administered the to Sister Partington and her two children.
Dreadful Conflagration at Stuhlweissenburg in Hungary; about six hundred houses destroyed. [p. 67]
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