History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and suspend the Court of Reform for the Metropolis. -[Se[e] Ev  and Morning Star for July.]-
< having returned from his mission to accompanied by some 20 or 30  of the Brethren>
13 July 1833 • Saturday
July 13th a of Elders, viz. , Jacob  Wood, Dennis Lake, , James Lake, ,  , , with myself, assembled in  ; Elder James Lake desired to know the will of the  Lord, whether he should proceed on to Zion or remain  in ; It was decided that he should remain in  .
16 July 1833 • Tuesday
<An Extract from> “The Evening and Morning Star Extra. July 16th. 1833.”
“Having learned with extreme regret, that an  article entitled “Free People of Color,” in the last number  of the Star, has been misunderstood, we feel in duty  bound to state, in this Extra, that our intention was  not only to stop free people of color from emigrating  to this state, but to prevent them from being ad mitted as members of the Church. On the second  column of the 111th page (Second Edition, reprinted at  ) of the same paper, may be found this.  paragraph: “Our Brethren will find an extract of  the law of this , relative to free people of Color,  on another page of this paper. Great care should  be taken on this point. The saints must shun  every appearance of evil. As to slaves we have nothing  to say. In connexion with the wonderful events of  this age, much is doing towards abolishing slavery,  and colonizing the blacks in Africa.
We often lament the situation of our sister  States in the south, and we fear, lest, as has been  the case, the blacks should rise and spill innocent  blood; for they are ignorant, and a little may lead  them to disturb the peace of Society. To be short,  we are opposed to have free people of color admitted  into this ; and we say, that none will be ad mitted into the church for we are determined to  obey the laws and constitutions of our ,  that we may have that protection which the sons of  liberty inherit from the legacy of Washington. through  the favorable auspices of a Jefferson, and Jackson.” [p. 326]
and suspend the Court of Reform for the Metropolis. -[See Ev and Morning Star for July.]-
having returned from his mission to accompanied by some 20 or 30 of the Brethren
13 July 1833 • Saturday
July 13th a of Elders, viz. , Jacob Wood, Dennis Lake, , James Lake, , , , with myself, assembled in ; Elder James Lake desired to know the will of the Lord, whether he should proceed on to Zion or remain in ; It was decided that he should remain in .
16 July 1833 • Tuesday
An Extract from “The Evening and Morning Star Extra. July 16th. 1833.”
“Having learned with extreme regret, that an article entitled “Free People of Color,” in the last number of the Star, has been misunderstood, we feel in duty bound to state, in this Extra, that our intention was to stop free people of color from emigrating to this state, . On the second column of the 111th page of the same paper, may be found this. paragraph: “Our Brethren will find an extract of the law of this , relative to free people of Color, on another page of this paper. Great care should be taken on this point. The saints must shun every appearance of evil. As to slaves we have nothing to say. In connexion with the wonderful events of this age, much is doing towards abolishing slavery, and colonizing the blacks in Africa.
We often lament the situation of our sister States in the south, and we fear, lest, as has been the case, the blacks should rise and spill innocent blood; for they are ignorant, and a little may lead them to disturb the peace of Society. To be short, we are opposed to have free people of color admitted into this ; for we are determined to obey the laws and constitutions of our , that we may have that protection which the sons of liberty inherit from the legacy of Washington. ” [p. 326]
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