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

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they, as well as the two herein after named, use all their influence to induce all the brethren now here to remove as soon as possible— one half, say, by the first of January next, and all by the first day of April next. To advise and try all means in their power, to stop any more of their sect from moving to this ; and as to those now on the road, they will use their influence to prevent their settling permanently in the county, but that they shall only make arrangements for temporary shelter, till a new location is agreed on for the society. and are allowed to remain as general agents to wind up the business of the society, so long as necessity shall require; and said may sell out his merchandise now on hand, but is to make no new importation.
The “Star” is not again to be published, nor a press set up by any of the society in this .
If the said and move their families by the first day of January, as aforesaid, that they themselves will be allowed to go and come in order to transact and wind up their business.
The Committe pledge themselves to use all their influence to prevent [HC 1:394] any violence being used so long as a compliance with the foregoing terms is observed by the parties concerned, to which agreement is subscribed the names of the above named committe, as also those of the Mormon brethren, named in the report as having been present.”
“Which report of the committe was unanimously adopted by the meeting, and there upon the meeting adjourned, Sine die.
Richard Simpson, Chairman
, J. H. Flournoy, Secretaries.”
The foregoing is copied entire to give one sample of hypocritical bombast, and current falsehoods with which the country was flooded in the early days of this . The declaration of the Mob, by which they pledged to each other, their lives, their bodily powers, fortunes and sacred honors to remove the [p. 337]
they, as well as the two herein after named, use all their influence to induce all the brethren now here to remove as soon as possible— one half, say, by the first of January next, and all by the first day of April next. To advise and try all means in their power, to stop any more of their sect from moving to this ; and as to those now on the road, they will use their influence to prevent their settling permanently in the county, but that they shall only make arrangements for temporary shelter, till a new location is agreed on for the society. and are allowed to remain as general agents to wind up the business of the society, so long as necessity shall require; and said may sell out his merchandise now on hand, but is to make no new importation.
The “Star” is not again to be published, nor a press set up by any of the society in this .
If the said and move their families by the first day of January, as aforesaid, that they themselves will be allowed to go and come in order to transact and wind up their business.
The Committe pledge themselves to use all their influence to prevent [HC 1:394] any violence being used so long as a compliance with the foregoing terms is observed by the parties concerned, to which agreement is subscribed the names of the above named committe, as also those of the Mormon brethren, named in the report as having been present.”
“Which report of the committe was unanimously adopted by the meeting, and there upon the meeting adjourned, Sine die.
Richard Simpson, Chairman
, J. H. Flournoy, Secretaries.”
The foregoing is copied entire to give one sample of hypocritical bombast, and current falsehoods with which the country was flooded in the early days of this . The declaration of the Mob, by which they pledged to each other, their lives, their bodily powers, fortunes and sacred honors to remove the [p. 337]
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