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Day in the Life

Jul 1, 1844

Journal Entry

July 01, 1844 ~ Monday

July 1st 1844

State Convention of Jeffersonian Democracy

General Joseph Smith nominated for President
Sidney Rigdon for Vice President.

The convention met at 10 oclok A.M. in the Melodian
and was organized as follows

Hon B. Young of Nauvoo President

Hon. Wm Smith & Gen. Lyman Wight
Vice Presidents

Hon Wilford Woodruff, Professor Orson Pratt
of Illinois, Annianias McAllister Esqr of Boston,
And D^N^ H. Felt Esqr of Salem Secretaries.

The convention was addressed with much animation
and zeal attended with sound argument during the
day and evening By the President, Gen. L. Wight, Hon.
O. Hyde, D. Spencer, Hon Wm Smith, Prof. O. Pratt,

All of Illinois And George B. Wallace Esq of Boston.

A Preamble and many important resolutions
were adopted all of which together with the
procedings of the meeting were published in
the Boston Daily Times of July 2nd 1844.

The Melodeon was crouded in the evening and it was
soon evident that a large number of rowdies were in
the galleries & felt disposed to make disturbance, and
among others Abby Folsom made her appearance, &
arose & commence speaking while the president
was addresising the meeting. Soon a young man in
the gallery rose and commenced a series of rowdy
remarks & was encouraged by some mob companions
untill confusion became general in the gallery, untill
the policee came in to take him out. they were assaulted
and beaten badly by a set of young desperadoes. After
much hard fighting however they succeded in clearing
the gallery. one person got badly cut in the face but
not dangerous. the meeting was soon broaken up. this
is a disgrace to Boston & shows the spirit of the times

Gen Lyman Wight said he had seen Eastern missio-
naries among the Indians trying to civelize them but
he thought they had better commence at home first
He thought it best to send some sax & fox indians to
Boston to civelize the city. But notwithstanding
the meeting was closed by a mob yet much good
was done. the citizens could see their was sufficient
reasons to awaken the minds of the people upon the
affairs of our goverment, in order to save them from
ruin. The convention was adjourned untill tomorrow
at Bunker Hill at 4 oclok.

^H. C. kimball & G B Wallace was
Appointed Delegates to the Baltimore
National Convention^


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Spencer, Daniel
20 Jul 1794 - 8 Dec 1868
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16 Feb 1817 - 30 Jan 1900
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14 Jun 1801 - 22 Jun 1868
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23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
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9 May 1796 - 31 Mar 1858
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8 Jan 1805 - 28 Nov 1878
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19 Sep 1811 - 3 Oct 1881
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19 Feb 1793 - 14 Jul 1876
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Autobiography Volume 2 circa 1865
The Convention met at 10 o clock a.m. in the Melodian [Melodeon] at Boston, and was organized as follows The Hon Brigham Young of Nauvoo President The Hons William Smith and Gen. Lyman Wight vice Presidents The Hon Wilford Woodruff and Professor O Pratt of Illinois A McAllister Esq of Boston and N H Felt Esq of Salem secretaries. The Convention was addressed with much animation and patriotism during the day and evening by the President Hons Orson Hyde Daniel Spencer William Smith and Proffessor Pratt all of Illinois and George B Wallace of Boston A Preamble and many important Resolutions were adopted all of which together with the proceedings of the meeting were published in the Boston


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Wilford completes brick home in Nauvoo; over the next 2 years he lives in it for less than 6 weeks.
Meeting where majority of Church members sustain the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as governing body of the Church.
Wilford accepts call to preside over the European Mission for one year.

Jul 1, 1844