History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

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7 May 1843 • Sunday
<​Sunda[y] Ma[y] 7​> In the forenoon I was visited by several Gentn., concerning the plates which were dug out near Kalamazoo <​Kinderhook.​>— I sent my brother to the for the Hebrew Bible & Lexicon.
The Council of <​the​> met. as usual
<​ preached at in the morning​>
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8 May 1843 • Monday
<​8​> I called <​at ​> at 7 am with a to stay suit v Dixon.
is dissatisfied to give Sister [Sarah Scott] Mulholland one fourth of the lot as directed by me.
9 May 1843 • Tuesday
<​9​> I<​n​> <​company with​> with <​& my , &​> the whole of my adult family, , , , & about one hundred Gentn & Ladies, start at 10 min: before 8 <​am​> from the Nauvoo Dock, under a salute of Cannon; having on board a fine band of Music. We had an excellent address from our esteemed friend ; the band (see Neighbor 6 <​copy​>) anticipated & we returned home about 8 o clock
10 May 1843 • Wednesday
<​10​> Directed never to let the Court room be occupied by any person, until he received $2 in advance—
The blossoms on the Apple &c trees, appear.
Took my brother , & , , & Horace Whitney in my carriage to the Upper Steam Boat landing & back. They were intending to start on their mission, but no Steam boat came.
<​a meeting of the Saints at Leechburg, presiding— numbers five elders, 2 , 1 & 50 members​>
11 May 1843 • Thursday
<​11​> At 6 a m [blank] Snow, , &c
8. went to see the new carriage made by <​Thos.​> Moore, which is ready for travelling.
went to in the new carriage. I rode out as far as the Prairie.
at 10 a m , <​,​> , , , , , & assembled in Council in my , & voted that , Noah Rodgers [Rogers], & Knowlton F. Hanks go on a mission to the Pacific Isles— Captain prepare himself to take a mission to Wales— go to Ireland— , John Cairnes, & to — & that preside over the &c, & be assisted by & — that bro. Cairnes go to Scotland <​& go to ​> under the direction of ; & that come immediately to , or be cut off from the Church. that this recommend to Prest. Joseph Smith as Clerk of the .
stated that had offered the use of his draft for the , Table &c if any one would copy it, but he had not time to comply with the request of the quorum to furnish a full draft.
12 May 1843 • Friday
<​12​> Purchased half of the Steamer “Maid of Iowa” from & Captn. commenced running her between & as a Ferry boat—
At Sunrise arrived with a raft of 50,000 feet of fine lumber from the North , <​on , Wisconson,​> <​where​> the Snow was about 2½ feet deep in the winter.
In a Council of the it was agreed to visit , , <​&​> , & hold concerning the [p. 30]
7 May 1843 • Sunday
Sunday May 7 In the forenoon I was visited by several Gentn., concerning the plates which were dug out near Kinderhook.—
The Council of the met.
preached at
8 May 1843 • Monday
8 I called at at 7 am with a to stay suit v Dixon.
is dissatisfied to give Sister [Sarah Scott] Mulholland one fourth of the lot as directed by me.
9 May 1843 • Tuesday
9 In company with my , & my adult family, , , , & about one hundred Gentn & Ladies, start at 10 min: before 8 am from the Nauvoo Dock, under a salute of Cannon; having on board a fine band of Music. We had an excellent address from our esteemed friend ; the band (see Neighbor 6 copy) anticipated & we returned home about 8 o clock
10 May 1843 • Wednesday
10 Directed never to let the Court room be occupied by any person, until he received $2 in advance—
The blossoms on the Apple &c trees, appear.
Took my brother , & , , & Horace Whitney in my carriage to the Upper Steam Boat landing & back. They were intending to start on their mission, but no Steam boat came.
a meeting of the Saints at Leechburg, numbers five elders, 2 , 1 & 50 members
11 May 1843 • Thursday
11 At 6 a m [blank] Snow, , &c
8. went to see the new carriage made by Thos. Moore, which is ready for travelling.
went to in the new carriage. I rode out as far as the Prairie.
at 10 a m , , , , , , , & assembled in Council , & voted that , Noah Rodgers [Rogers], & Knowlton F. Hanks go on a mission to the Pacific Isles— Captain prepare himself to take a mission to Wales— go to Ireland— , John Cairnes, & to — & that preside over the &c, & be assisted by & — that bro. Cairnes go to Scotland & to under the direction of ; & that come immediately to , or be cut off from the Church. that this recommend to Prest. Joseph Smith as Clerk of the .
stated that had offered the use of his draft for the , Table &c if any one would copy it, but he had not time to comply with the request of the quorum to furnish a full draft.
12 May 1843 • Friday
12 Purchased half of the Steamer “Maid of Iowa” from & Captn. commenced running her between & as a Ferry boat—
At Sunrise arrived with a raft of 50,000 feet of fine lumber from the , on , Wisconson, where the Snow was about 2½ feet deep in the winter.
In a Council of the it was agreed to visit , , & , & hold concerning the [p. 30]
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