History Draft [6 August 1838–30 December 1839]

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18–19 November 1839 • Monday–Tuesday
<​18​> Monday 18. . visited Bro R. Potter at <​19​> and retur[ne]d on Tuesday to .
About this time we had arriv[e]d near , when the roads were so bad, Hea[l]th so poor, & the time so fast spending when it was necessary for the committee to be in , that I started in the stage with , on the most expedit[i]ous route to , leaving , & to come on at their leisure in the carriage.—
22 November 1839 • Friday
<​22​> Friday 22 <​&​> co went to , where they waited for a steam boat until Tuesday.— & co. sold their horses and carriage at , & went on to by the canal. Railway. & Steam boats. from wrote me, on the 22d. directed to , from which I quote the following “<​“The churches​> X (L 77 78. 79 conditions” . <​Some time this month the first No of the “Tims & Seasons,” a monthly Religious paper in pamphlet form was publish[e]d at , Hancock Co Ill. by my Bro. , & under the firm of Robin[s]on & Smith publish[e]rs.—​>
26 November 1839 • Tuesday
<​26​> Tuesday 26 at 1. P. M. & co, went onbo[a]rd the Steamer Columbus, at , and arrived in <​26 <​27​>​> on Wednesday Morning 27th. <​went on towa[r]ds .​>
27 November 1839 • Wednesday
<​27.​> Wednesdy 27 about one oclock <​this mor[n]ing​> the wind arose, when went on deck, prayed to the Father in the name of Jesus & <​when he felt to​> comm[an]ded the winds and the waves, and let them proce[e]d on their journ[e]y in safety. The winds abated. & he gave glory, honor, & praise to the God who rules all things, and Arrived <​arriving​> in in the morning, they took the stage for Genva Geneva.
<​While on the mountain some distance from our coachman stopped into a public house to take his grog. when the horses took fright. & ran down the hill at full speed. I perswaded my fellow travelle[r]s to be quiet & retain their seats, but had to hold one woman to prevent her throwing her infant out, of the coach. The passenge[r]s were exceedingly agitated, but I used every persuasion to calm th[e]ir fealings— & openi[n]g the door. I secur[e]d my hold on the side of the coach the best way I could. & succeeded in placing myself in the coachmans seat, & <​in​> reining up the horses​> <​after they had run some 2 or 3 miles, and neathir [neither] coa[c]h, horses or passengers receiv[e]d any injury. This was <​My course was​> spoken of in the highe[s]t terms of commendation, as being one of the most daring & heroic deeds.” & no language could exp[r]ess the gratatude of the passengers when they found themelves safe & the horses quiet. There were some members of congress, with us who proposed, to name the incedent to that body beliveg [believing]. they reward such conduct, by some public act, but on enquiring my name, to mention as the author of their safety, & finding it to be Joseph Smith— the “Mormon Prophet,”— as th[e]y call[e]d it, I heard no more of their praise, gratitude or reward.​>
28–29 November 1839 • Thursday–Friday
<​Joseph at ​> <​28​> Thursday 28 I arriv[e]d at this evening morning, & put up at the corner of Mo. & 3d streets.
This Eveni[n]g & Co. rode to in the steam cars, & from thence rode all night in a horse coach & arrived at 10 A M. on Friday 28 [29]. at Auburn N. Y.
The following is a copy of our pitition to Congress for redress of our difficulti[e]s, to The Honorable (X 35 pages) danger.
30 November 1839 • Saturday
<​30​> Saturdy 30 went to Bro Isaac Hate [Haight]’s, at Moravia, [p. 68]
18–19 November 1839 • Monday–Tuesday
18 Monday 18. . visited Bro R. Potter at 19 and returned on Tuesday to .
About this time we had arrived near , when the roads were so bad, Health so poor, & the time so fast spending when it was necessary for the committee to be in , that I started in the stage with , on the most expeditious route to , leaving , & to come on at their leisure in the carriage.—
22 November 1839 • Friday
22 Friday 22 & co went to , where they waited for a steam boat until Tuesday.— & co. sold their horses and carriage at , & went on to by the canal. Railway. & Steam boats. from wrote me, on the 22d. directed to , from which I quote the following ““The churches X (L 77 78. 79 conditions” . Some time this month the first No of the “Tims & Seasons,” a monthly Religious paper in pamphlet form was published at , Hancock Co Ill. by my Bro. , & under the firm of Robinson & Smith publishers.—
26 November 1839 • Tuesday
26 Tuesday 26 at 1. P. M. & co, went onboard the Steamer Columbus, at , and went on towards .
27 November 1839 • Wednesday
27. Wednesdy 27 about one oclock this morning the wind arose, when went on deck, prayed to the Father in the name of Jesus when he felt to commanded the winds and the waves, and let them proceed on their journey in safety. The winds abated. & he gave glory, honor, & praise to the God who rules all things, arriving in in the morning, they took the stage for Geneva.
While on the mountain some distance from our coachman stopped into a public house to take his grog. when the horses took fright. & ran down the hill at full speed. I perswaded my fellow travellers to be quiet & retain their seats, but had to hold one woman to prevent her throwing her infant out, of the coach. The passengers were exceedingly agitated, but I used every persuasion to calm their fealings— & opening the door. I secured my hold on the side of the coach the best way I could. & succeeded in placing myself in the coachmans seat, & in reining up the horses after they had run some 2 or 3 miles, and neathir neither coach, horses or passengers received any injury. My course was spoken of in the highest terms of commendation, as being one of the most daring & heroic deeds.” & no language could express the gratatude of the passengers when they found themelves safe & the horses quiet. There were some members of congress, with us who proposed, to name the incedent to that body beliveg [believing]. they reward such conduct, by some public act, but on enquiring my name, to mention as the author of their safety, & finding it to be Joseph Smith— the “Mormon Prophet,”— as they called it, I heard no more of their praise, gratitude or reward.
28–29 November 1839 • Thursday–Friday
Joseph at 28 Thursday 28 I arrived at this morning, & put up at the corner of Mo. & 3d streets.
This Evening & Co. rode to in the steam cars, & from thence rode all night in a horse coach & arrived at 10 A M. on Friday 28 [29]. at Auburn N. Y.
The following is a copy of our pitition to Congress for redress of our difficulties, to The Honorable (X 35 pages) danger.
30 November 1839 • Saturday
30 Saturdy 30 went to Bro Isaac Hate [Haight]’s, at Moravia, [p. 68]
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