Mormon History, Sep 4, 1843

-- Sep 4, 1843
[Joseph Smith Diary] Monday, September 4th 1843 10 A.M. attended adjourned court Nauvoo vs A. Dodge, T. Dodge and Luther Purtelow. Fined 1st 2 $5.00 cash. [Fined the] Last 1 a cent. Called for a seal on a paper to go to England for Dr. Bennett shewing the death of a friend. 1 P.M. called to give licence to [Huroc?] and Maybe for a circus performance.

P.M. 2 1/2 till 5 [o'clock] attended circus with his family. (1)

-- Sep 4, 1843, Monday
[William Clayton Writings] [Clayton] had to haul water until the well [at his new home] was finished in September. The house apparently cost Clayton about $500 cash to build. Little did he imagine that the family would remain in the home for less than three years. (2)

-- Sep 5, 1843
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 5th I again was called to take the parting hand with Father Woodruff. May the Lord preserve us to meet again. I left Farmington in company with Mother, Eunice & Sister Mary Smith & passed through the pine woods to Avon. Saw the old Bogue Hills & house & place of my nativity. We called at Mrs Judds. Had a view of Aunt Wheelers place as we passed along and arived at Aunt Cossetts in the afternoon.

Sister Mary had a vary poor turn. It seemed for a little as though she would die. It was the stopage of Blood at the heart would rush to the head. She was bled Administered to & was soon relieved.

Cousin Betsey & myself rode to Terriffville to see Aunt Bulah. Spent a little time & returned home to our friends at Aunt Cossetts & spent the night. Distance of the day 16 miles. (3)

-- Sep 5, 1843 (Tuesday)
The ship Mitoka sailed from Liverpool with 280 Saints, bound for Nauvoo. (4)

-- Sep 5, 1843
Brigham Young and party arrive in Boston [per Brigham Young]. (5)

[Joseph Smith Diary] Tuesday, September 5th Court 10 A.M. Foster vs Easton, Hamilton and adjourned till two. At 2 [p.m.] adjourned to next week. Joseph came in the office 9 A.M. with Hamilton of Carthage and wanted a bill of fare for tavern written. Also a deed Hamilton had of the Sheriff for Lot 2 Block 103 Nauvoo for taxes. Taxes has been paid. (1)

-- Sep 6, 1843
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 6th It was difficult to make up my mind whether to go on to day or stay. I finally Concluded to tarry. I took the parting hand with Mother & Eunice & sister Mary who started for home in Farmington. I stayed & spent the night in syms-bury & preached in the evening in the school house, to a small Congregation who gave good attention. Aunt Cossett & family & Bulah was present & seemed to enjoy themselves wellÂ…[Eilpses are Woodruff's.]

A sad accident happened to James Camp & wife in Farmington on Saturday the 2d Aug. They were both flung from their carriage. Mr Camp was badly brused & Mrs Camp was killed so sudden that she ownly spoke once. It was a great trial to the family. (3)

-- September 6, 1843
[Brigham Young] --6-- Elder Kimball and I went through Salem to Marble Head, and heard P. [Parley] P. Pratt preach in the evening. (6)

-- Sep 6, 1843
Joseph Smith called a modern Caligula at an anti-Mormon meeting. (5)

An anti-Mormon meeting is held at Carthage. A preamble and ten resolutions are drawn up and approved that state generally that the signers of this resolution will stick together in opposing the Latter-day Saints. "We are therefore forced to the conclusion that the time is not far distant when the citizens of this county will be compelled to assert their rights in some way. . . . We pledge ourselves in the most solemn manner to resist all the wrongs which may be hereafter attempted to be imposed on this community by the Mormons, to the utmost of our ability,â€"peaceably, if we can, but forcibly, if we must." They pledge to oppose any candidates sympathetic to Mormons, to aid any law officers attempting to remove Joseph Smith to Missouri. (History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (7 volumes) 6:4-8.) (7)

[Joseph Smith Diary] Wednesday, September 6th 6 or 7 A.M. come in before the Recorder was out of bed. Court at the old house. Nauvoo vs Joseph Owen. (1)

-- Sep 7, 1843
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 7th I took stage & rode to westfield & called upon Ashbel Dewey the presiding Elder at Little River. Gave out an appointment for a meeting with the Saints & met with them at Br Samuel Ensigns. Had a good meeting. The Church in this place consists of 39 members, & in the Town of Russel their is a branch of the Church of 15 members 8 miles west of westfield Mass. Distance 20 m. (3)

-- September 7, 1843
[Brigham Young] --7-- We returned to Salem and stayed all night. (6)

1 - Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1843-44
2 - Fillerup, Robert C., compiler; William Clayton Nauvoo Diaries and Personal Writings, A chronological compilation of the personal writings of William Clayton while he was a resident of Nauvoo, Illinois.
3 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993
4 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology
5 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology"
6 - Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1801-1844, ed. Elden Jay Watson (Salt Lake City: Smith Secretarial Service, 1968).
7 - Conklin, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology

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