Times and Seasons (, Hancock Co., IL), 15 Mar. 1842, vol. 3, no. 10, pp. 719–734; edited by JS. For more complete source information, see the source note for Letter to Isaac Galland, 22 Mar. 1839.
The 15 March 1842 issue of the ’s , Illinois, newspaper, Times and Seasons, was the third issue that identified JS as editor. This issue contained four editorial passages, each of which is featured here with accompanying introductions. Several other JS texts printed in this issue, including an excerpt from the Book of Abraham and several pieces of correspondence, are featured as stand-alone documents elsewhere in this volume.
Note that only the editorial content created specifically for this issue of the Times and Seasons is annotated here. Articles reprinted from other papers, letters, conference minutes, and notices, are reproduced here but not annotated. Items that are stand-alone JS documents are annotated elsewhere; links are provided to these stand-alone documents.
While JS likely authored many of the paper’s editorial passages, John Taylor reportedly assisted him in writing content. No matter who wrote individual editorial pieces, JS assumed editorial responsibility for all installments naming him as editor except the 15 February issue. (Woodruff, Journal, 19 Feb. 1842; Historical Introduction to Times and Seasons, 1 Mar. 1842.)
Woodruff, Wilford. Journals, 1833–1898. Wilford Woodruff, Journals and Papers, 1828–1898. CHL. MS 1352.
the following sums, to wit: the Lieutenant General, and the Major General—thirty dollars; Brevet Major Generals, and brigadier Generals—twenty five dollars; Colonels—fifteen dollars; Lieutenant Colonels, and Majors—tendollars; Captains—six dollars; Lieutenants—four dollars; and every commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer, musician, or private, who shall neglect or refuse to uniform himself in full, after the lapse of eight months from the passage of this act, shall be fined in the same sums, in addition, for each day of parade—every commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer, or musician, who shall neglect or refuse to at tend officer drills, shall be fined in half the sums aforesaid—and any commissioned officer who shall neglect or refuse to attend their appropriate courts martial shall be fined in one half the sums aforesaid—and any commissioned officer neglecting, or refusing, to discharge any duty devolving upon him shall, in addition, be cashi[e]red and disgraced, by a general court martial, detailed by the Major General by order of the Lieutenant General: Provided, always, That all members of this corporation, who are unable to attend parades on account of sickness in their families, or any other reasonable excuse, satisfactory to the court martial, shall, for the time being, be exempt from all such fines.
Sec. 4. That no person whatever, residing within the limits of the City of , of fifteen days’ residence, between the ages of 18 and 45 years, excepting such as are exempted by the laws of the , shall be exempt from military duty, unless exempted by a special act of the Court Martial of the Legion; or a certificate of inability, under oath, singed by the Lieutenant General, countersigned by the Surgeon General, and recorded by the Major General’s War Secretary.
Sec. 5. Each regimental court of assessment of fines shall be composed of the Major as President—the Adjutant as Secretary—and the Captains of companies as members; and the court of appeals shall be composed of the Colonel as President—the Adjutant as Secretary—and the Lieutenant Colonel and Major as members,—the court of assessment shall sit on the Saturday succeeding each general parade, and the court of appeals on the second Saturday thereafter, at such places as the Colonel may direct.
Sec. 6. The regular court and law days of the court martial of the Legion, constituting the law making department of the corporation, shall be the 1st Friday of March, June, September, and December, and such other days as may be appointed by the joint general orders of the Lieutenant General, and the Major General, within the City of , on a notice of ten days.
Sec. 7. The Staff of the Lieutenant General shall consist of an Inspector General with the rank of Major General, a Drill-officer, a Judge Advocate, and four Aids-de-Camp, with the rank of Colonels; and a guard of twelve Aids-de-Camp, and a Herald and Armor Bearer, with the rank of Captain.
Sec 8. The staff of the Major General shall consist of an Adjutant General, a Surgeon General, a Cornet, a Quarter Master General, a Commissary General, a Pay Master General, a Chaplain, two Assistant Inspectors General, four Aids-de Camp, and a War Secretary, with the rank of Colonel; a Quarter Master Sergeant, Sergeant Major, and Chief Musician, with the rank of Major; and four Musicians, and a Herald and Armor Bearer, with the rank of Captain.
Sec. 9. The staff of each Brigadier General shall consist of two Aids de Camp, an Assistant Quarter Master General, an Assistant Commissary General, and a Surgeon, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; six Assistant Chaplains, with the rank of Major; and a Herald and Armor Bearer, with the rank of Captain.
Sec. 10. The staff of eech Colonel shall consist of an Adjutant, a Quarter Master Sergeant, and a Sergeant Major, with the rank of Captain.
Sec. 11. Each Regiment shall be officered with a Colonel, a Lieutenant Colonel, a Major, and company officers.
Sec. 12. Each Company shall be officered with a Captain, three Lieutenants, five Sergeants, one Pioneer, and four Corporals.
Sec. 13. The Lieutenant General, and the Major General, may by their joint act, grant brevet commissions to such persons as may merit appointment and promotion at their hands.
Sec. 14. That all laws, and parts of laws, inconsistent with this ordinance, be and they hereby are repealed.
Passed—March 12th, 1842.
JOSEPH SMITH, Lieutenant General,
and President of the Court Martial.
, Major General,
and Secretary of the Court Martial.
There will be a special conference held in the city of on the 6th of April next, conference to commence at 10 O,clock, A, M.
Page 711, of the last number, for ‘Oh,’ read ‘O,’ and for ‘Tempore,’ read ‘Tempora.’
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