History Draft [6 August 1838–30 December 1839]

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<​April 22—​> have in for $7000. they were soon offerd $10,000 for it, but would not take <​accept ​> it.— for other vexatious suits which I had to contend again[s]t the few months I was in that I paid Lawyes fees to the amout of about $16000, making in all about $50,000 dolla[r]s,— for which I receiv[e]d very little in return, for sometim[e]s they were afraid to act on acco[u]nt of the mob, and sometims they were so drunk as to incapacitate them for business.— but there were a few honorable exceptions. Among those who have been the X (T&S. 7, 8, 9) Jr.
, had closed his business in , and retur[ne]d to , having been chased by the mob to shoot him, on horses at full speed, as far as the , for the purpose of shooting him. tarri[e]d in & neer until the 26 24[th].
On my arrival at I found the breth[re]n had been dilig[e]nt in preparing for an investigati[o]n of their wrongs in as the following lette[r]s will show.
* (L, 42)
* (L. 42,)
* (L. 43,)
23 April 1839 • Tuesday
<​23​> <​Tuesday 2​>— “ X (L. 7)
All this day I spent in greeting & receiving visits from my breth[re]n & fri[e]nds.— and Truly it was a joyful time.
24 April 1839 • Wednesday
<​’s Indicted.—​> <​24​> Wednesday 24[th] Elder & his fellow Prisone[r]s were brought before the Grand jury of at , & & Norman Sheerer were dismiss[e]d after being imprison[e]d about 6 months. Mrs [Laura Clark] Phelps, who had been with her husband in prison some days hoping he would be released, now parted with him & with her little infant start[e]d for . The number of Prisoners at X (Pratt 116) Trial, .
<​ & met , , , , , & Daniel Shearer <​& others​> going up to from to to fulfil the Revelati[o]n on the 26.— and & turned & went <​back​> with them.​>
<​ visited the farm at Tanney’s Grove.​>
<​ Confernce​> This evening I met the in council. “Minutes of A Council X (L. 139, 140) Clerk
25 April 1839 • Thursday
<​Committee went to .—​> <​25​>— Thurday 25.— I accompan[i]ed the Committee to to select a locati[o]n for the
retund [returned] from Tanny’s Grove to , wait[i]ng the arrival of the breth[re]n from . [p. 54]
April 22— have in for $7000. they were soon offerd $10,000 for it, but would not accept it.— for other vexatious suits which I had to contend against the few months I was in that I paid Lawyes fees to the amout of about $16000, making in all about $50,000 dollars,— for which I received very little in return, for sometimes they were afraid to act on account of the mob, and sometims they were so drunk as to incapacitate them for business.— but there were a few honorable exceptions. Among those who have been the X (T&S. 7, 8, 9) Jr.
, had closed his business in , and returned to , having been chased by the mob , on horses at full speed, as far as the , for the purpose of shooting him. tarried in & neer until the 24[th].
On my arrival at I found the brethren had been diligent in preparing for an investigation of their wrongs in as the following letters will show.
* (L, 42)
* (L. 42,)
* (L. 43,)
23 April 1839 • Tuesday
23 — “ X (L. 7)
All this day I spent in greeting & receiving visits from my brethren & friends.— and Truly it was a joyful time.
24 April 1839 • Wednesday
’s Indicted.— 24 Wednesday 24[th] Elder & his fellow Prisoners were brought before the Grand jury of at , & & Norman Sheerer were dismissed after being imprisoned about 6 months. Mrs Laura Clark Phelps, who had been with her husband in prison some days hoping he would be released, now parted with him & with her little infant started for . The number of Prisoners at X (Pratt 116) .
& met , , , , , & Daniel Shearer & others going up from to to fulfil the Revelation on the 26.— and & turned & went back with them.
visited at Tanney’s Grove.
Confernce This evening I met the in council. “Minutes of A Council X (L. 139, 140) Clerk
25 April 1839 • Thursday
Committee went to .— 25— Thurday 25.— I accompanied the Committee to to select a location for the
retund [returned] from Tanny’s Grove to , waiting the arrival of the brethren from . [p. 54]
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