Edward Partridge, History, Manuscript, circa 1839

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  • Historical Introduction
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committee who was to request the Saints to appoint a  committee to meet them on at at a certain <given time> day
The committees met agreeable to appointment when  it was proposed <a proposition was made> by the committee to the other <something to this effect> that  whereas the people of had <kindly> received the saints in their  distress when <when> <and at that time> it was expected that they wanted would soon  return to and not think of making a  permanent home and whereas the prospect of returning to   was small at that <present> time and <that> a portion of the citizen  of were dissatisfied to have them stay where they  were any longer therefore they <the committee in behalf> requested that they <the saints> should  look them<selves> out a new place to of location either in some  unsettled part of the or otherwise go out of the as suited  them best. The committee disclaimed all right to request any  such thing: they said that the saints had just as good a right  there as they had but that they thought that considering  the opposition that there was to them there it would be better  for them to be <go where they could be> more by themselves <& even recommend their gathering to gether which was the very thing they wanted> <they said> <they> that if they would consent  to go they would send a committee with them who could pilot <were acquainted>  them anywhere with the country and would pilot them in looking  out a location They <However A location> had already looked <been> searched out a location  and purchased about 1600 acres of land <purchased> and <they> were willing and even  making preperations some of them to move away <there> there soon  consequently the committee on the part of the church consented  to the propositions made to them and all parted in <with apparant> good feel ing Soon afterwards 3 on the part of the church & 2 pilots  started to seek a location they traveled a number of days about  the new settlements in <towards> the N.W. corner of the they finally  concluded that the place previously pitched upon Now was the place where they would settle there being but <a> few  inhabitants <and they generally willing to sell out> in a district of country large enough for a Co.
Upon these movements the mob spirit measureably subsided  and the saints prepared and moved to their new settlement  as fast as their circumstances would permit pleased with the  idea of settleing <together> by themselves togeth
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committee who was to request the Saints to appoint a committee to meet them at at a given time day
The committees met agreeable to appointment when a proposition was made by the committee to the other something to this effect that whereas the people of had kindly received the saints in their distress when it was expected that they would soon return to and not think of making a permanent home and whereas the prospect of returning to was small at that present time and that a portion of the citizen of were dissatisfied to have them stay where they were any longer therefore they the committee in behalf requested that they the saints should look themselves out a new place of location either in some unsettled part of the or otherwise go out of the as suited them best. The committee disclaimed all right to request any such thing: they said that the saints had just as good a right there as they had but they thought that considering the opposition that there was to them there it would be better for them to go where they could be more by themselves & even recommend their gathering to gether which was the very thing they wanted they said they that if they would consent to go they would send a committee with them who were acquainted with the country and would pilot them in looking out a location However A location had already been searched out and about 1600 acres of land purchased and they were willing and even making preperations some of them to move there soon consequently the committee on the part of the church consented to the propositions made to them and all parted with apparant good feeling Soon afterwards 3 on the part of the church & 2 pilots started to seek a location they traveled a number of days about the new settlements towards the N.W. corner of the they finally concluded that the place previously pitched upon Now was the place where they would settle there being but a few inhabitants and they generally willing to sell out in a district of country large enough for a Co.
Upon these movements the mob spirit measureably subsided and the saints prepared and moved to their new settlement as fast as their circumstances would permit pleased with the idea of settleing together by themselves
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