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

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apprehended and bind them to keep the peace. Justices of the peace, in their respective counties, have the same authority, and it is made their duty to exercise it. Take, then, this course, obtain a warrant, let it be placed in the hands of the proper officer, and the experiment will be tested whether the laws can be peaceably executed or not. In the event they cannot be, and that fact is officially notified to me, my duty will require me to take such steps as will enforce a favorable faithful execution of them.
With regard to the injuries you have sustained by destruction of property, and so forth, the law is open to redresses. I cannot permit myself to doubt that the courts will be open to you, nor that you will find difficulty in procuring legal advocates to sue for damages therein. Respectfully, your Obt Sert. .
Esq. , Jackson County.
Immediately on receipt of the ’s Letter, the members of the church generally, (though they had lain idle since the outrage in July,) began to labor, as usual and build and set in order their houses, gardens &c.
29–31 October 1833 • Tuesday–Thursday
Tuesday the 29th. of october, we took our departure from , on our return to and arrived at , New. york. on the 31st..
30 October 1833 • Wednesday
While we were thus pursuing our journey the brethren in Zion were busily engaged in devising means of redress for their grievances, and having consulted with four Lawyers from , then attending court in , they received from them the following letter on the 30th <day> <written> of October; which I copy entire, that the principles by which the Lawyers of this generation are actuated may be recorded, as well as the difficulties the Saints had to encounter, in executing the ’s letter.
30th October 1833,
Gentlemen; the first thing necessary to be [p. 364]
apprehended and bind them to keep the peace. Justices of the peace, in their respective counties, have the same authority, and it is made their duty to exercise it. Take, then, this course, obtain a warrant, let it be placed in the hands of the proper officer, and the experiment will be tested whether the laws can be peaceably executed or not. In the event they cannot be, and that fact is officially notified to me, my duty will require me to take such steps as will enforce a faithful execution of them.
With regard to the injuries you have sustained by destruction of property, and so forth, the law is open to redress. I cannot permit myself to doubt that the courts will be open to you, nor that you will find difficulty in procuring legal advocates to sue for damages therein. Respectfully, your Obt Sert. .
Esq. , Jackson County.
Immediately on receipt of the ’s Letter, the members of the church generally, (though they had lain idle since the outrage in July,) began to labor, as usual and build and set in order their houses, gardens &c.
29–31 October 1833 • Tuesday–Thursday
Tuesday the 29th. of october, we took our departure from , on our return to and arrived at , New. york. on the 31st..
30 October 1833 • Wednesday
While we were thus pursuing our journey the brethren in Zion were busily engaged in devising means of redress for their grievances, and having consulted with four Lawyers from , then attending court in , they received from them the following letter on the day written ; which I copy entire, that the principles by which the Lawyers of this generation are actuated may be recorded, as well as the difficulties the Saints had to encounter, in executing the ’s letter.
30th October 1833,
Gentlemen; the first thing necessary to be [p. 364]
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