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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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F. Chiles, Hon. Richard Fristoe, Abner F. Staples, Garr John son, Lewis Franklin, , Esq., Col. ,  Thomas Wilson, and James M. Hunter, to whom was  added Col. R. Simpson, chairman.
And after an adjournment of two hours, the meet ing again convened, and the committe of the twelve  reported that they had called on , the edi tor of the “star,” , the of the sect,  and the keeper of the Lord’s , and  some others, and that they declined giving any direct  answer to the requisitions made of them, and wished  an unreasonable time for consultation, not only with  their brethren here, but in .
Whereupon it was unanimously resolved by the  meeting, that the “Star” printing office should be  razed to the ground, the type and press secured.  Which resolution was, with the utmost order, and <the>  least noise and or disturbance possible, forthwith carried  into effect execution, as also some other steps of a  similar tendency; but no blood was spilled nor  any blows inflicted. The meeting then adjourned till  the 23d. instant to meet again to know further concern ing the determination of the Mormons.
Resolved that a copy of these proceedings be  posted up at the Post office in this place, for the  information of all concerned; and that the secretaries  of this meeting send copies of the same to the prin cipal editors in the eastern and middle states for  publication, that the Mormon brethren may know at  a distance that the gates of Zion are closed against  them,—that their interests will be best promoted by  remaining among those who know and appreciate  their merits.” (Signed) “Richard Simpson, Chairman,
,) Secretaries.”
J. H. Flournoy)
“The citizens meeting again convened on the 23rd. day of  July, 1833, which was composed of gentlemen from  all parts of the , and much more unanimously  attended than the meeting of the 20th. instant. [p. 335]
F. Chiles, Hon. Richard Fristoe, Abner F. Staples, Garr Johnson, Lewis Franklin, , Esq., Col. , Thomas Wilson, and James M. Hunter, to whom was added Col. R. Simpson, chairman.
And after an adjournment of two hours, the meeting again convened, and the committe of twelve reported that they had called on , the editor of the “star,” , the of the sect, and the keeper of the Lord’s , and some others, and that they declined giving any direct answer to the requisitions made of them, and wished an unreasonable time for consultation, not only with their brethren here, but in .
Whereupon it was unanimously resolved by the meeting, that the “Star” printing office should be razed to the ground, the type and press secured. Which resolution was, with the utmost order, and the least noise or disturbance possible, forthwith carried into execution, as also some other steps of a similar tendency; but no blood was spilled nor any blows inflicted. The meeting then adjourned till the 23d. instant to meet again to know further concerning the determination of the Mormons.
Resolved that a copy of these proceedings be posted up at the Post office in this place, for the information of all concerned; and that the secretaries of this meeting send copies of the same to the principal editors in the eastern and middle states for publication, that the Mormon brethren may know at a distance that the gates of Zion are closed against them,—that their interests will be best promoted by remaining among those who know and appreciate their merits.” (Signed) “Richard Simpson, Chairman,
,) Secretaries.”
J. H. Flournoy)
“The citizens meeting again convened on the 23rd. day of July, 1833, which was composed of gentlemen from all parts of the , and much more unanimously attended than the meeting of the 20th. instant. [p. 335]
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