History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
Page 78
image
5 November 1843 • Sunday
<​Sunday Novr. 5​> Rode out with and others, for her health—
At dinner I was taken suddenly sick— went to the door & vomited all my dinner— dislocated my jaws and raised fresh blood, and had every <​many​> symptom<​s​> of being poisoned—
In the evening a prayer meeting in the Hall over the
<​ having kept a school in the hall for some time, the noise proved a nuisance to the Clerks in the History Office & I​> Gave orders to tell he must find some other room in which to teach School— <​as the room is needed for councils—​>
Meeting at the , when preached—
Received a letter from dated Octr 16— he informs me there is a great call for preaching & many r [are] wanted throughout the British Isles; much opposition; publishing the Saints r anxious to have the Star continue its publication as 1600 copies r circulated.
Also received a letter from giving a partial account of the business affairs of the Emigration & publishing Offices.
6 November 1843 • Monday
<​6​> Domestic affairs kept me busy all day in the morning, & in the afternoon listened to giving a revelation <​relation​> of his visit to the , which amused me—
<​(leave a few lines enquire of )​>
In the evening prepare the school tables to remove out of the hall
It has been very cool for some days past—
arrived with a Co from
The following editorial I find in the
7 November 1843 • Tuesday
<​7​> moved the tables back into the room <​hall,​> when & called to report that the noise in the School disturbed them in the progress of <​writing​> the History, & I gave orders that must look out for another place as the History must <​continue &​> not be disturbed, as there is no <​are but few​> subjects that I have felt a greater anxiety about than the <​my​> History, which has been a very difficult task, on account of the death of my best clerks, & the apostacy <​of others​> & <​the​> stealing of records by & & others—
The , viz, Prest. , , , , , <​​> & assembled in the Mayors office & voted to raise $500— to get paper &c to print the Doctrine & Covenants—.
Also voted that , , <​&​> be a Committee to borrow or get the money, & that go along with them—
<​ex[amine]d [illegible]​>
8 November 1843 • Wednesday
<​Novr. 8​> From 9 to 11½ a m had an interview with & <​read​> & heard read part of my history— then attended to settling some accounts with several individuals. P.M. examined a sample of fringe designed for the pulpits of the from 2 to 3 conversing with , Lewis, & others—
I publish <​copy​> from the Neighbor of <​of​> this date <​has​> the following “We know that statements (see 110 111) and the following editorial “Who shall be our next President (page 110) friends duly”
I wrote <​to​> the followin T&S “To the Saints (see T&S 376) Joseph Smith”
9 November 1843 • Thursday
<​9th.​> At the office I dictated an answer to s letter of Oct 24. <​dictating letters, and signing Deeds.​>
<​Nov 9.​> The Missionaries to the Pacific Islands touched at Cape Verd Islands and laid in a supply of fruits of various kinds.
11 November 1843 • Saturday
<​11​> A Co of Eur Saints arrived from — the work is still prospering in that country— poverty & distress r [are] making rapid strides, & the situation of the laboring classes is getting every da[y] more deplorable.
City Council met, my prest pro tem— appointed Assessor & Collector for 1st. Ward Daniel Hendrichs [Hendrix] for 2nd Ward— 3 Ward— & for 4th. ward— [p. 78]
5 November 1843 • Sunday
Sunday Novr. 5 Rode out with and others, for her health—
At dinner I was taken suddenly sick— went to the door & vomited all my dinner— dislocated my jaws and raised fresh blood, and had many symptoms of being poisoned—
In the evening a prayer meeting in the Hall over the
having kept a school in the hall for some time, the noise proved a nuisance to the Clerks in the History Office & I Gave orders to tell he must find some other room in which to teach School— as the room is needed for councils—
Meeting at the , preached—
Received a letter from dated Octr 16— he informs me there is a great call for preaching & many r [are] wanted throughout the British Isles; much opposition; the Saints r anxious to have the Star continue its publication as 1600 copies r circulated.
Also received a letter from giving a partial account of the business affairs of the Emigration & publishing Offices.
6 November 1843 • Monday
6 Domestic affairs kept me busy in the morning, & in the afternoon listened to giving a relation of his visit to the , which amused me—
(leave a few lines enquire of )
It has been very cool for some days past—
arrived with a Co from
7 November 1843 • Tuesday
7 moved the tables back into the hall, when & called to report that the noise in the School disturbed them in the progress of writing the History, I gave orders that must look out for another place as the History must continue & not be disturbed, as there are but few subjects that I have felt a greater anxiety about than my History, which has been a very difficult task, on account of the death of my best clerks, & the apostacy of others & the stealing of records by & others—
The , viz, Prest. , , , , , & assembled in the Mayors office & voted to raise $500— to get paper &c to print the Doctrine & Covenants—.
Also voted that , , & be a Committee to borrow or get the money, & that go along with them—
examined
8 November 1843 • Wednesday
Novr. 8 From 9 to 11½ a m had an interview with & read & heard read part of my history— then attended to settling some accounts with several individuals. P.M. examined a sample of fringe designed for the pulpits of the — from 2 to 3 conversing with , Lewis, & others—
the Neighbor has the following “We know that statements (see 110 111) and the following editorial “Who shall be our next President (page 110) friends duly”
I wrote to the T&S “To the Saints (see T&S 376) Joseph Smith”
9 November 1843 • Thursday
9th. At the office dictating letters, and signing Deeds.
Nov 9. The Missionaries to the Pacific Islands touched at Cape Verd Islands and laid in a supply of fruits of various kinds.
11 November 1843 • Saturday
11 A Co of Saints arrived from — the work is still prospering in that country— poverty & distress r are making rapid strides, & the situation of the laboring classes is getting every day more deplorable.
City Council met, prest pro tem— appointed Assessor & Collector for 1st. Ward Daniel Hendrichs [Hendrix] for 2nd Ward— 3 Ward— & for 4th. ward— [p. 78]
Page 78