Appendix 2: Constitution of the Society of the Daughter of Zion, circa Late June 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Whereas in all bodies Laws are necessary for the permanancy, safety, and well being of society, we the members of the society of the Daughter of Zion do agree to regulate ourselves under such laws as in righteousness shall be deemed necessary for the preservation of our holy religion and of our most sacred rights, and the rights of our wives and children. But to be explicit on the subject, it is especially our object, to support and defend the rights confered on us by our venerable sires, who purchased them with the pledges of their, lives, their fortunes, and sacred honours— And now to prove ourselves worthy of the liberty confered on us by them, in the providence [p. [10]]
Whereas in all bodies Laws are necessary for the permanancy, safety, and well being of society, we the members of the society of the Daughter of Zion do agree to regulate ourselves under such laws as in righteousness shall be deemed necessary for the preservation of our holy religion and of our most sacred rights, and the rights of our wives and children. But to be explicit on the subject, it is especially our object, to support and defend the rights confered on us by our venerable sires, who purchased them with the pledges of their, lives, their fortunes, and sacred honours— And now to prove ourselves worthy of the liberty confered on us by them, in the providence [p. [10]]
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