History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

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5 December 1843 • Tuesday
<​Tuesday <​December​> 5​>
6 p m met the , <​also​> , , & , in Council in the on important business—
advised the Twelve to raise money to send to who is East, for him to get paper to print <​the​> Doc & Covts. [Doctrine and Covenants] & get new type & metal for stereotyping the same—
6 December 1843 • Wednesday
<​6​> At home and took the following affidavit State of (copy) Mr ”. & forwarded the Affidavit to <​upon which I wrote to “His Excellency ​> (copy) undisturbed
Esqre. P. A. Goodwin and others, not <​members​> of the , petitioned the not to help persecute the Saints—
<​G Charles​>
7 December 1843 • Thursday
<​7​> At 11 a m The Citizens of assem[b]led on the East side of the — organized by electing Prest. Secry.— & adopted resolution the following At a meeting (Copy) <​Nauvoo Neighber Page 129​> Secretary
in the afternoon started with them <​papers​> to the , also the petition from Goodwin & others, & ’s Affidavit
The German brethren met at the Assembly room at 6 p m, and chose as their , & organized to have preaching in their native language—
Directed copies of my appeal to the various authorities in <​of​> & other <​the ​>.
8 December 1843 • Friday
<​8​> Attended City Council at 11 a m I went to <​my​> & gave instructions <​to my Clerk​> concerning <​for the drawing of a Draft of​> a Dam across <​on​> the & directed that the City Council be called at 4 p m <​this afternoon​> to be <​make​> prepared <​preparations​> for any invasion from .
& made <​an​> affidavitt which I insert State of (copy) whereupon I issued the following notification To the (copy) Mayor
In consequence thereof I received from the <​City​> City of (copy) City and I issued orders to Head Quarters (Copy) Lieutt. Genl.
4 p m Attended City Council which passed “An Extra Ordinance for the extra case of Joseph Smith and others”.
(copy)
The City Council also passed “An Ordinance to erect a Dam in the , and for other purposes”
(copy)
(leave room for the plan to go in history (1/2 page)
I suggested <​to the Council​> the idea of petitioning Congress, to receive the City of under their <​the​> pertection <​of the Government​>— to acknowledge the Nauvoo Legion as U. S. troops— and to assist in fortifications and other purposes— and that a messenger be sent to Congress for this purpose at the expence of the .
Messrs. — & were appointed a Committee to draft a Memorial according to my suggestions [p. 83]
5 December 1843 • Tuesday
Tuesday December 5
6 p m met the , also , , & , in Council in the on important business—
advised the Twelve to raise money to send to who is East, for him to get paper to print the Doc & Covts. [Doctrine and Covenants] & get new type & metal for stereotyping the same—
6 December 1843 • Wednesday
6 At home and took the following affidavit State of (copy) ”. upon which I wrote to “His Excellency (copy) undisturbed
Esqre. P. A. Goodwin and others, not members of the , petitioned the not to help persecute the Saints—
G Charles
7 December 1843 • Thursday
7 At 11 a m The Citizens of assembled on the East side of the — organized by electing Prest. Secry.— & adopted the following At a meeting (Copy) Nauvoo Neighber Page 129 Secretary
in the afternoon started with the papers to the , also the petition from Goodwin & others, & ’s Affidavit
The German brethren met at the Assembly room at 6 p m, and chose as their , & organized to have preaching in their native language—
Directed copies of my appeal to the various authorities of & the .
8 December 1843 • Friday
8 at 11 a m I went to my & gave instructions to my Clerk for the drawing of a Draft of a Dam on the — & directed that the City Council be called at 4 this afternoon to make preparations for any invasion from .
& made an affidavitt which I insert State of (copy) whereupon I issued the following notification To the (copy) Mayor
In consequence thereof I received from the City City of (copy) City and I issued Head Quarters (Copy) Lieutt. Genl.
4 p m Attended City Council which passed “An Extra Ordinance for the extra case of Joseph Smith and others”.
(copy)
The City Council also passed “An Ordinance to erect a Dam in the , and for other purposes”
(copy)
(leave room for the plan to go in history (1/2 page)
I suggested to the Council the idea of petitioning Congress, to receive the City of under the pertection of the Government— to acknowledge the Nauvoo Legion as U. S. troops— and to assist in fortifications and other purposes— and that a messenger be sent to Congress for this purpose at the expence of the .
Messrs. — & were appointed a Committee to draft a Memorial according to my suggestions [p. 83]
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