History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

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6 March 1843 • Monday
<​Monday March 6​> I read in the Boston Bee a letter from & also another communication shewing the progress of the Truth in & vicinity; at 9 oclock called in my & ordered <​requested​> to write to the Bee, after which I recited in German until dinner; & in the evening rode out to visit the sick.
this <​In the​> evening a grand display of burning prairie on the side of the , opposite
The Municipal Court was in session this day to hear any complaints against the <​city​> assessment, But none appeared.
7 March 1843 • Tuesday
<​7​> I was in my at 9 am & reviewed my decision in the case of v ; & conversing with on the subject of Medicine. after dinner I executed several deeds for city lots, & settled with the purchasers assisted by
Brother [David] Manhard of Iowa brought me two loads of corn & one hog; for which may the Lord bless him.
East wind thro the day, commencing <​commenced​> raining at 3 p.m.
8 March 1843 • Wednesday
<​8​> In my at 8 a m. and signed some documents in relation to the , and also settling with Wm Ford. giving him a title to his property Rode out with in the evening.
In the evening a meeting was held in the house of , which was crowded; he made use <​preached from Jer 18 ch 2 to 5 v​> of <​on​> the figure of clay in the hands of the Potter.
Accounts from Jamaica describe A terrible earthquake <​occurd​> at Guadaloupe, & other West India Islands. Thousands of persons buried under the ruins of the fallen houses.
The Ship “Yorkshire” leaves England with 83 Saints on board, under the supervision of & Richard Rushton.
9 March 1843 • Thursday
<​9​> I received a no of the Boston Bee containing minutes of
took the papers of Decision of in the District Court on 5 Jany last, & other papers relating thereto; also ’s opinion; to lay before the of , in order to induce him to recall a writ issued on the requisition of the of , & intended to seize me, <​for my arrest,​> if I in case I should visit my friends in .
I told that he should be a lawyer & understand law, & the time will come when I shall <​not​> need not say to you thus & thus is the law, for you shall know. the law.
<​He​> <​E H Mower wrote me from Clinton Co. Ia. that he had recently 32, & a great many enquiring.​>
Wm O Clark gave me a load of corn & Sandford Porter <​gave me​> a hog.
I is Rain & sleet the whole of the day.
10 March 1843 • Friday
clear & cold day
I read my decision to <​alderman​> before I went into Court— <​I opened court​> at 10 am. <​Messrs. & [David] Skinner Counsel for , & Mess.rs & Counsel for & Parties present & many Spectators​> I went into <​open​> Court & delivered the following
“Decision
) In
vs.)
)
(see wasp 186 & 187 190 & 191) to ninety nine dollars & costs
after I had delivered my decision, I referred to the threat of the s Counsel, ordering (next, as attempting to intimidate &c) counsel explained satisfactorily. [p. 3]
6 March 1843 • Monday
Monday March 6 I read in the Boston Bee a letter from & also another communication shewing the progress of the Truth in & vicinity; at 9 oclock called in my & requested to write to the Bee, after which I recited in German until dinner; & in the evening rode out to visit the sick.
In the evening a grand display of burning prairie on the side of the , opposite
The Municipal Court was in session to hear any complaints against the city assessment, But none appeared.
7 March 1843 • Tuesday
7 I was in my at 9 am & reviewed my decision in the case of v ; & conversing with on the subject of Medicine. after dinner I executed several deeds for city lots, & settled with the purchasers assisted by
Brother [David] Manhard of Iowa brought me two loads of corn & one hog; for which may the Lord bless him.
East wind thro the day, commenced raining at 3 p.m.
8 March 1843 • Wednesday
8 In my at 8 a m. and signed some documents in relation to the , and also settling with Wm Ford. Rode out with in the evening.
In the evening a meeting was held in the house of , which was crowded; he preached from Jer 18 ch 2 to 5 v on the figure of clay in the hands of the Potter.
A terrible earthquake occurd at Guadaloupe, & other West India Islands. Thousands of persons buried under the ruins of the fallen houses.
The Ship “Yorkshire” leaves England with 83 Saints on board, under the supervision of & Richard Rushton.
9 March 1843 • Thursday
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took the Decision of in the District Court on 5 Jany last, & other papers relating thereto; also ’s opinion; to lay before the of , in order to induce him to recall a writ issued on the requisition of the of , , for my arrest, in case I should visit my friends in .
I told that he should be a lawyer & understand law, & the time will come when I shall not need say to you thus & thus is the law, for you shall know. .
E H Mower wrote me from Clinton Co. Ia. that he had recently 32, & a great many enquiring.
Wm O Clark gave me a load of corn & Sandford Porter gave me a hog.
Rain & sleet the whole of the day.
10 March 1843 • Friday
clear & cold day
— I opened court at 10 am. Messrs. & [David] Skinner Counsel for , & Mess.rs & Counsel for Parties present & many Spectators & delivered the following
“Decision
) In
vs.)
)
(see wasp 190 & 191) to ninety nine dollars & costs
after I had delivered my decision, I referred to the threat of the s Counsel, to intimidate &c) counsel explained satisfactorily. [p. 3]
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