History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

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1 December 1843 • Friday
<​<​Friday​> December 1​> At home— in the evening Walking out, & administering to the sick—
at noon called <​on​> me to get a petition to Congress for an appropriation to improve the <​Mississ​> rapids.
I continue to receive letters from in the different States giving news of the progress of the work—
clear & cold day, some ice floating in the
2 December 1843 • Saturday
<​2​> Prayer meeting <​from 1 to 6 p m​> in the Assembly room over the , & received <​their &​> further instructions in the about 35 <​persons​> present
A was held <​at Alexander​> in G N Y. 10 containing 44 & & 206 Members were represented
2 1 21 Elders & 1 Deacon present—
3 December 1843 • Sunday
<​3​> I arrived at the Assembly room about noon, found all present, except & his he had slipped & turned his knee joint in backwards, and sprained his large muscle, and I had been ministering to him— and had been unwell during the night— after the meeting was organized read my “Appeal to the Green Mountain boys”, which was dedicated by prayer after all had spoken upon it— we also prayed for Nathan Pratt who was very sick, & others— I afterwards instructed them in the things of the
4 December 1843 • Monday
<​4​> At 6 in the evening I attended the adjourned meeting of Citizens in the Assembly room which was crammed <​with a select congregation, many could not get admission— there were two Missourians present​>— I made some observations at the opening of the meeting, requested them to be calm and cool, but let the Spirit of 76 burn in their bosoms, and when occasion requires, say little, but act, and when the mob comes, mow a hole thro them—
My Appeal to the Green Mountain boys was read by
read his appeal to the State of
My Clerk <​​> read the Memorial to Congress— when the Assembly unanimously voted their approbation of the Memorial—
When I spoke 2½ hours relating many circumstances which transpired in , not mentioned in the Memorial I have <​already​> had 38 vexatious law suits— & have paid 158,000 for land. out of my own pocket— when I went to I borrowed $500 of <​I borrowed $500— of in to pay the expenses of the party that accompanied me— & had to borrow of others—​>
and <​also​> his , were kidnapped from the neighborhood of , by a company of Missourians assisted by some Anti Mormons of this , & carried into — [p. 82]
1 December 1843 • Friday
Friday December 1 At home— in the evening Walking out, & administering to the sick—
at noon called on me to get a petition to Congress for an appropriation to improve the rapids.
I continue to receive letters from in the different States giving news of the progress of the work—
clear & cold day, some ice floating in the
2 December 1843 • Saturday
2 Prayer meeting from 1 to 6 p m in the Assembly room over the , & received their & further instructions in the about 35 persons present
A was held at Alexander in G N Y. 10 containing 44 & 206 Members were represented
2 1 21 Elders & 1 Deacon present—
3 December 1843 • Sunday
3 I arrived at the Assembly room about noon, found all present, except & his — he had slipped & turned his knee joint in backwards, and sprained his large muscle, and I had been ministering to him— and had been unwell during the night— after the meeting was organized read my “Appeal to the Green Mountain boys”, which was dedicated by prayer after all had spoken upon it— we also prayed for Nathan Pratt who was very sick, & others— I afterwards instructed them in the things of the
4 December 1843 • Monday
4 At 6 in the evening I attended the adjourned meeting of Citizens in the Assembly room which was crammed with a select congregation, many could not get admission— there were two Missourians present— I made some observations at the opening of the meeting, requested them to be calm and cool, but let the Spirit of 76 burn in their bosoms, and when occasion requires, say little, but act, and when the mob comes, mow a hole thro them—
My Appeal to the Green Mountain boys was read by
read his appeal to the State of
My Clerk read the Memorial to Congress— when the Assembly unanimously voted their approbation of the Memorial—
When I spoke 2½ hours relating many circumstances which transpired in , not mentioned in the Memorial I have already had 38 vexatious law suits— & have paid 158,000 for land. I borrowed $500— of in to pay the expenses of the party that accompanied me— & had to borrow of others—
and also his , were kidnapped from the neighborhood of , by a company of Missourians assisted by some Anti Mormons of this , & carried into — [p. 82]
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