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

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our people will call on you in a few days, and,  during the Interim, wish you to drop a line if con venient.
We have this day received a communication  from the , of the 4th. instant, in which he  states that he is of opinion that a military guard will  be necessary, to protect the state witnesses and  officers of the court, and to assist in the execution  of its orders, while sitting in .
By this mail I write to , inclosing him  an order on the Captain of the “Liberty Blues,” requir ing the Captain to comply with the requisition of  the circuit Attorney, in protecting the Court and  officers, and executing their precepts and orders  during the progress of these trials.
The foregoing relates to a court of enquiry into  criminal matters, to be held in ,  next monday week. very Respectfully, your obt.— Servt
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17 February 1834 • Monday

Minutes of the organization of the of  the , Feb ruary 17th. 1834.
1 This day a general of twenty four  assembled at the house of Joseph Smith Junr, by revelation  and proceeded to organize the High Council of the Church  of Christ, which was to consist of twelve high Priests, and  one or three , as the case might require.  This high council was appointed by revelation, for the  purpose of settling important difficulties, which might  arise in the church, which could not be settled by  the church, or the , to the satisfaction  of the parties.
2 Joseph Smith Junr , and were acknowledged Presidents by the voice  of the council; and, ,  , , , , , , ,  , , and , high  priests, were chosen to be a standing council for the [p. 427]
our people will call on you in a few days, and, during the Interim, wish you to drop a line if convenient.
We have this day received a communication from the , of the 4th. instant, in which he states that he is of opinion that a military guard will be necessary, to protect the state witnesses and officers of the court, and to assist in the execution of its orders, while sitting in .
By this mail I write to , inclosing him an order on the Captain of the “Liberty Blues,” requiring the Captain to comply with the requisition of the circuit Attorney, in protecting the Court and officers, and executing their precepts and orders during the progress of these trials.
The foregoing relates to a court of enquiry into criminal matters, to be held in , next monday week. very Respectfully, your obt.— Servt
.

17 February 1834 • Monday

Minutes of the organization of the of the , February 17th. 1834.
1 This day a general of twenty four assembled at the house of Joseph Smith Junr, by revelation and proceeded to organize the High Council of the Church of Christ, which was to consist of twelve high Priests, and one or three , as the case might require. This high council was appointed by revelation, for the purpose of settling important difficulties, which might arise in the church, which could not be settled by the church, or the , to the satisfaction of the parties.
2 Joseph Smith Junr , and were acknowledged Presidents by the voice of the council; and, , , , , , , , , , , and , high priests, were chosen to be a standing council for the [p. 427]
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