Mormon History, Nov 6, 1844

-- Nov 6, 1844
[Nauvoo Neighbor] - Reprinted Story: "The Latter Day Saints in the West of Scotland" -- The Glasgow Examiner -- Speaks of the group of saints who did not immigrate to the United States, and includes a table showing the Saints in each area of the country.

- Announcement: "Trades Meeting" - Announced -- Editorial -- Describes another Trades Meeting to be held in the Masonic Hall.

- Announcement: "Notice to the Editors - Thomas C. Sharp" -- Editorial -- States that Thomas C. Sharp has been indicted for the murder of Joseph Smith.

- Announcement: Sidney Rigdon and the Messenger and Advocate -- Editorial -- Announces that Sidney Rigdon has resurrected the former LDS publication, and that he seeks excommunicated members to join his group.

- Story: "The Times" - Political Climate of this Age -- Editorial -- Laments the difficult political circumstances of the day.

- Story: "The Election" - Whig Party and the Mob -- Editorial -- Connects the Whig party and the mob violence that has run rampant across the country.

- Reprinted Story: "Mormon Affairs" - Refutation of LDS Mob Rumors -- The State Register -- Refutes the widely held belief that the church was forming a mob to avenge the deaths of their leaders.

- Letter: "Extract of a Letter from Carthage, Hancock County" -- Editorial -- Describes the activates in Hancock County since the Martyrdom.

- Letter to the Editor: Letter to Clear Name from the Warsaw Signal -- William Daniels -- Daniels states that the things published about him in the Warsaw Signal are fictitious.

- Announcement: Married -- Editorial -- John Bishop married Julia Ann Gillum, performed by Elder Addison Everett; Leonard Schussler married Margaret Hartley, performed by Elder Thompson.

- Announcement: Deaths -- W.D. Huntington -- John Gaylord (66, Chill Fever), Lucinda Winegar (1, Chill Fever), David B. Crosby (33, Lung Fever), Herbert Jones (21, Ague and Fever), Matilda Walker (45, Bilious Fever).

- Announcement: Temple needs Milk Cows -- William Clayton -- Describes a need for milk cows, and encourages saints to consider giving a cow to the temple as tithing.

- Announcement: "Select School" - Announced -- J.M. Monroe -- Monroe announces another school in Nauvoo, and puts forward his costs for tuition. (1)

-- 7 [Nov 1844]
[Brigham Young Journal] went upon the hill along with Elders John Taylor & Geo. A. Smith and visited the Trustees in trust, afterwards (2)

-- Nov 7, 1844
Brigham Young, 1844-11-07, marries (aged 43); Olive Grey Frost (1816-1845) (aged 28); plural widow of Joseph Smith, Jr.; sealed to Joseph Smith, Jr. for eternity and Young for life (3)

[Brigham Young Journal] 7Th at Br J. B. Nobles Br A. Lyman Sister Olive Frost & my self & others was there (4)

-- 8 [Nov 1844]
[Brigham Young Journal] Went out the length of Fisher's Brickyard, laid hands on the sick. (2)

-- Nov 8, 1844, Friday
[William Clayton Writings] Friday 8th. ... P.M. went to see Jane Hardman (5)

[William Clayton Writings] she prefers me for a Saviour to any one else, so she says. (5)

-- 9 [Nov 1844]
[Brigham Young Journal] attended City council (2)

-- Nov. 9th 1844
[High Council Minutes]

The High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, met in the Seventies Hall of the First Presidency pursuant to adjournment, but no business being brought before said, Council Voted to adjourn until next Saturday, to meet in this Hall at one o'clock P.M.

C.C. Pendleton Clk (6)

-- November 9th. 1844
Regular Session November 9th. 1844 Daniel Spencer Mayor

Names of members called. a Quorum present Meeting opened prayer by W. W. Phelps.

Coun. George A Smith was sworn in and took his seat in the Council

Petition of Charles C. Rich and 101 others to open Warsaw Street South of Parley Street to the River - read and referred to the Committee of Streets

W. Farr spoke relative to additional land to the burying ground when it was motioned that it be referred to the committee of public grounds.

Motioned and carried that C. G. A. Smith be Chairman to the Committee of Public Grounds.

Motioned and carried that the vacancy in the Committee of Public Grounds lately filled by Samuel Bennett be now filled up, when Co. Orson Pratt was appointed in his stead.

Motioned and carried that Ald: Marks be instructed to appear before the Council and give a statement in regard to the burying ground.

Petition of Hosea Stout and four others "that Hodgkiss Street may be opened from Warsaw Street West one Block" read, and referred to the Committee of Public Grounds.

Motioned and carried that Ald: Marks confer with the Committee of Public Grounds relative to the burying ground, and relate the same to the Council -

Co. B. Young motioned that the Petition for opening Warsaw St. South to the River be called up again and reconsidered, - which was done, when he proposed that a Committee be appointed to go, see, and locate the Street which would be the best to open, when Brigham Young, Orson Pratt & Heber C Kimball were appointed to be the Committee to view the best road.

Co. G. A. Smith reported that the Committee had conference with Ald: Marks relative to the burying ground he said that the lots were all sold, that some were paid for and others not - that he had been instructed to fence it in by the proceeds which he received from the Sales, and he stated that if it was necessary he would give a statement of all the Sales.

Ald. Wells presented two bills due to W. H. Rollaston amounting to $43.43 cts which were referred to the committee of claims - and was by them allowed.

Ald Wells presented a bill due to S. M. Marr amounting to $37.00 which was referred to the Committee of Claims, and was by them allowed.

A. P. Rockwood presented a bill amounting to $15.69 which was referred to the committee of claims, and was by them allowed.

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Nauvoo that all ordinances or parts of ordinances in relation to Swine are hereby repealed.

A Bill was presented amounting to $228.82 due to John P. Green (the deceased Marshall) which was referred to the committee of claims, & by them allowed.

It was motioned that Co. W. W. Phelps be added to the Committee of Claims & carried

Co. W. W. Phelps presented a bill amounting to $10. due to Joseph W. Coolidge which was referred to the Committee of Claims and by them allowed

Motioned and carried that the bill pass, relative to having a Slaughter house in the City of Nauvoo.

Adjourned for one hour-

Novr. 9th. 1844

Adjourned meeting met pursuant to the adjournment

Motioned and seconded that the ordinance relative to Spirituous Liquors pass, with the amendment by Co. Orson Pratt pass, which was carried.

Motioned and seconded that the 1st. Sec. be stricken out which was carried

Motioned and seconded that an amendment be made to the 2nd Sect: & carried

Motioned and carried that the Bill do now pass.

Motioned and carried that the Marshall give receipts for the taxes marked Paid in the assessment book of John P. Green - and keep an account of the same.

Motioned and carried that Co. Orson Pratt, George A. Smith, and W. W. Phelps be a select committee in drawing up an Ordinance

Motioned that we adjourn to the next regular Session - Carried. (7)

1 -
2 - Brigham Young Journal # 4 in the handwriting of: William Clayton, Evan Greene, John D. Lee, Willard Richards. First person account kept by others. 'Lieut. Genl Brigham Young's Journal 1844'
3 - Wikipedia, List of Brigham Young's Wives,
4 - Brigham Young Journal (1801-1877) Journal #2 July, 1837- Mar. 1845
5 - 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.
6 - Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois: Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois,
7 - Nauvoo City Council Rough Book

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