Mormon History, Nov 5, 1842

-- Nov 5, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith received a visit from some Native Americans, who expressed great friendship for the Mormon people, and said they were their friends. (1)

-- Nov 5th 1842
[High Council Minutes]
Council met as usual no buisness adjourned till next Saturday at this place at 2 o'clock.
H. Stout Clk. (2)

-- Nov 6, 1842
Martin Harris: Rebaptized 6 November 1842. Did not gather with Saints in Nauvoo. Did not follow Brigham Young after Prophets death. (3)

[Wilford Woodruff] 6th Sunday I spent the day in company with Elder Clayton. /Elder H. Smith preached in the fore part of the day./ (4)

-- Nov 7, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 Was spent in the Printing Office & in the city Council. Elder Taylor & myself had an interview with Joseph Smith & he wished us to take the responsibility of the printing Office upon ourselves & liberate him from it. He proffered to rent the property to us for simple interest & we concluded to take it.
We spent several days in the city Council passing a law relative to writ of Habus Corpus. After it was passed Joseph felt secure to stay at home as the law protected him as well as all other citizens. (4)

-- Nov. 7th 1842
[High Council Minutes]
William Marks, complainant"
Defendant said that the suit was instituted by him, in another man's name, therefore, did not think he was in fault &c.
Two were appointed to speak on the case, viz; (9) Knight and (10) Huntington.
The charge was fully sustained. The president then decided that, unless he repent humble himself and repent, the hand of fellowship be with drawn from him, which decision was unanimously sanctioned by the Councillors
Nov 26th
Alpheus Cutler informed the Council that President Joseph & Hyrum Smith wished the Council to grant the petition of a part of the Union Branch of Oct the 18th inst inasmuch as it was their desire when on motion it was Resolved, that the Petition be granted.
Adjourned till Saturday the 26th at 2 o'clock P.M. at this place.
Hosea Stout Clerk (2)

-- Nov 8, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith issued writs and affidavits in order to clear up problems with fraud and irregularity at the Nauvoo Post Office. (1)

-- Nov 12th 1842
[High Council Minutes]
Council met according to adjournment & adjourned till next Saturday at this place at 1 o'clock P.M.
Hosea Stout Clerk (2)

-- Nov 13, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 13 Sunday I spent most of the day at the printing Office. (4)

-- Nov 14, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 14th Spent the day at the printing Office. (4)

-- Nov 15, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith resigned as editor of the Church newspaper Times and Seasons and appointed John Taylor in his place. (1)

[Wilford Woodruff] 15 An exeeding severe snow storm the worst I ever knew in the western country at this season of the year. (4)

-- Nov 16, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 16th The snow storm continues. An exeeding Cold day. Both man & beast suffer exeedingly. + We got out the 1st No Vol 4 of the Times & season Edited by John Taylor & Published By John Taylor & W Woodruff. I commenced making Mail. (4)

-- Nov 17, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 17 Cold weather Still continues. Many are suffering for the want of wood & provisions. The early winter has caught many unprepared. (4)

-- Nov 18, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 18 Spent the day in the printing Office. (4)

-- Nov 19, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 19 Attended City Council in the morning. Travel through town during the day on business. Saw Br Pullin from Ledbury Eng. Told him he might go into my house which was empty. A man had just left it. Been in one month & 20 days. Rent due $4.
A Mr Nigh the grand Master of vermont Lodge deliverd a lecture at the Lodge room in the upper part of J Smith store which was quite interesting. (4)

-- Nov 19th 1842
[High Council Minutes]
Council met according to adjournment
1. Samuel Bent *Prest 7 Shadrack Roundy
2 James Allred 8 Aaron Johnson
3 Peter Hawes pro. tem. 9 Newel Knight
4 Alpheus Cutler 10 W. Huntington Sr
5 David Fulmer 11 Leonard Soby
6 G.W. Harris. 12 H.G. Sherwood
*Robt Stone for S. Bent
Prayer by David Fulmer.
William Marks against Windsor P. Lyon.
"To the High Council of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I prefer a charge against Windsor P. Lyons for instituting a suit at law against me on the 4th of November, and for other acts derogatory to the character of a christian (2)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois: Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois
3 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
4 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993

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