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December 1873


1 December 1873 • Monday

[I prayed to God in my temple clothing.]1 I called upon him mightily in prayer to help me. This is a great comfort to me. I am here without a man who is in sympathy with me; but I have a Friend more powerful than they all. In this I rejoice. I feel there are angels with me, and as one of old said they that are for us are more than they who are against us. When I pray I feel comforted and filled with joy. Of myself I feel very weak; but in my Lord I feel strong. Called at office of Mr. White correspondent of N. Y. Tribune who told me of Maxwell and Howell calling upon him to get Maxwell’s side as he describes it published in the Tribune, Mr. White told them he would not publish there [their] side alone. He would publish theirs as soon as mine, and mine as soon as theirs, but neither one alone. They did not like this and Maxwell whined out that he did not want the Tribune to favor the Mormons and go against him, &c[.] He is a miserably low creature as are his associates.

A man by the name of Digges wrote me a letter on Saturday desiring an interview with me at the Tribune office. He wished me to infer that he could give me valuable information and help as he knew Maxwell’s plans. The letter did not strike me favorably. I showed it to Mr. White and asked him about Digges and who he was. He had been out to Salt Lake City, and had come and offered to sell Mr. White news about Maxwell’s case to publish. Mr. W. made the same reply to him that he did to Maxwell. He appeared then to be all on the latter’s side. Then he said he could interview me. Mr. W. told him that if there was anything of public interest in the case stated fairly he would buy it. Mr. W. thinks him a “dead beat” and that he it was who sold to the N.Y. Herald the infamous dispatch which appeared in the Washington correspondence of that paper on Saturday. Digges came to me on the floor to-day before the House was called to order and told me what great influence he had with members. I treated him very coolly. He has a smooth, plausible address and could easily impose on an unsuspecting person. For the particulars of the organization and the discussion over my being sworn in I will refer to the minutes as published. I felt profoundly thankful to the Lord and praised him with all my heart. How blessed it is to be his servant!

[preprinted:] Cash Account – October

date.

received.

paid.

1873

Dec. 4

Tithing

560.00

Jan. 4

65.00

Paid to Parish

50.00

″ for Bates Telegram

3.50

″ ″ Copying Court Records

3.50

Nov.

From Jas. Jack for expenses

500.00

Expenses to and from K.

20.00

Tithing on Traveling expenses

33.00

Woman’s Journal

5.00

Jan. 22

Dispatch on Overton a/c

4.37

Jan. 23

Paid to A. F. Boyle

100.00

27

″ ″ Donn Piatt for ballot box

20.00

28

Loaned Donn Piatt

500.00

Feb. 4

Tithing on Salary

53.88

Jan. 29

Harford hoakuka o Ko’u enemi

10.00

31

Dispatch to Pres. Wells on Overton a/c

4.27

Feb. 28

Copying

2.50

Mar. 6

To Baltimore and Back

6.00

Carried Forward

1211.88

729.14

Cash Account – November < December>

date.

received.

paid.

Dec 4

Salary

5625.00

Dec. 4

Draft on Sub Treas. N.Y. sent to Jas. Jack

2,500.00

6

Cash drawn to pay notes of <due> W. H. Hooper

1,369.00

12

″ ″ ″ ″ ″ Retaining fee to Gen H. E. Paine in contest case

500.00

13

Draft on Sub Treas N.Y. to settle S. P Round’s a/c

442.50

19

Cash for self

125.00

Jan 3.

″ ″ ″

100.00

″ to pay Parish for helping W. H. H.

50.00

Jan 4

Month’s salary

625.00

Expenses for traveling

330.00

″ 21

Sub. treasury draft towards press from S. P. Rounds

500.00

26

″ ″ ″ to J. M. Stevenson for electros

195.00

Feb. 4

Month’s Salary

538.77

Jan. 23

Chge Tithing to pay A. F. Boyle

100.00

28

″ ″ to loan Donn Piatt

500.00

Feb. 2

Cash for self ($50 to loan to Mr. Somes

150.00

Carried Forward

7118.77

6531.50

date.

received.

paid.

Brought Forward

1211.88

729.14

Mar. 10

To Wilmington & return

12.60

To Boyle for printing article on Ann Eliza

25.00

″ D. Piatt for papers

10.00

″ 4

Tithing on Salary

41.67

″ 30

Cash to Cone for articles

30.00

Apl 1

″ ″ Corkhill

100.00

″ from Mrs Jennings which I telegraphed <W. H. Hooper> to pay D. Bonelli $200 and John Pym $100 at St. George, and which I wrote Jas. Jack to pay W. H. Hooper

300.00

″ from Mr. Ingalls, Indian agent, which I telegraphed W. H. Hooper to pay D. Bonelli, St. George, and telegraphed Jas Jack to pay W. H. H. Mr. Ingalls paid <arranged for> the dispatches thro’ his pass

200.00

14

Cash to D. Piatt for papers

10.00

″ ″ Chapman for copying Capt Burt’s letter

3.50

4

Tithing on salary

41.67

30

Cash borrowed from W. C. Staines

300.00

May 4

Tithing on Salary

41.67

5

Cash from home

500.00

12

″ paid to W. C Staines $300.00

Dispatch home about seat

5.05

23

Madder seed

5.44

A F Boyle

50.00

Carried Forward

2636.89

980.73

January – Bills Payable.

date.

name.

dolls.

cts.

Brought Forward

$7118.77

6531

50

Feb. 9

Cash for self

50

00

Mar. 4

Month’s salary

416.68

″ to loan Hon. C. L. Cobb

200

00

Cash

100

00

50

00

47

00

25

00

26

″ for self

50

00

23

″ to pay part of draft to S. P. Rounds

270

00

Apl. 1

125

00

8

″ to loan to C. L. Cobb

125

00

4

Month’s salary

416.68

20

Cash to pay Gen Paine

200

00

22

50

00

24

50

00

30

Draft on Duncan, Sherman & Co from W. C. Staines

300.00

Cash to pay Gen Paine

275

00

May 4

Month’s salary

416.68

Cash for self

100

00

5

Draft on Kountze Bro’s.

500.00

12

″ ″ Ass. Treas. N.Y. to pay W. C. Staines

300

00

14

Cash for self

50

00

19

″ ″ ″

50

00

Carried Forward

9168.81

8648

50

February – Bills Payable.

date.

name.

Dolls.

Cts.

dolls.

cts.

Brought Forward

2636

89

980

73

June 4

Tithing on salary

41

67

″ ″ Stationery a/c

12

50

Printing (McGill & Witherow)

84

00

July 4

Tithing on salary

41

67

June 24

Cash for articles

100

00

″ ″ ″

50

00

July 28

Note to Jas Jack for cash

3 – 2

73

March – Bills Payable.

date.

name.

Dolls.

Cts.

dolls.

cts.

Brought Forward

May

26

Cash for self

9168

81

8648

50

Cash for self

25

00

27

″ <in> exchange for Treas. Draft of one of pages who couldnt get it <cashed that evening>

77

50

Footnotes

  1. [1]Translated from Hawaiian: “Ua pule au i Ke Akua me Ko’u lole hemolele”.