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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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to whom you are in debt, that it shall be taken away out of your <their> minds to bring affliction upon you. And inasmuch as ye are humble and faithful and call upon my name, behold I will give you the victory; I give unto you a promise, that you shall be delivered this once, out of your bondage: inasmuch as you obtain a chance to loan money by hundreds, or thousands, even until you shall loan enough to deliver yourselves from bondage, it is your privilege, and pledge the properties which I have put into your hand this once, by giving your names, by common consent, or otherwise, as it shall seem good unto you; I give unto you this privilege, this once, and behold, if you proceed to do the things which I have laid before you, according to my , all these things are mine, and ye are my , and the master will not suffer his house to be broken up; even so, Amen. [HC 2:60]
24 April 1834 • Thursday
The brethren in again wrote the , as follows.
, Clay County. Mo. 24th. April. 1834.”
Dear Sir, In our last communication of the 10th. instant we omitted to make enquiry concerning the evidence brought up before the court of Enquiry in the case of . The court met pursuant to adjournment on the 20th February last, and for some reason, unknown to us, we have not been able to obtain information, concerning the opinion or decision of that court. We had hoped that the testimony would have been transmitted to your Excellency before this, that an order might be issued for the return of our arms, of which we have been wrongfully dispossessed, as we believe will clearly appear to the commander in Chief, when the evidence is laid before him.
“As suggested in your communication of the 4th. of February, we had concluded to organize according to Law and apply for public arms, but we feared that such a step, which must be attended with public ceremonies, might produce some excitement, and we have thus far delayed any movement of that nature, hoping to regain, [p. 472]
to whom you are in debt, that it shall be taken away out of their minds to bring affliction upon you. And inasmuch as ye are humble and faithful and call my name, behold I will give you the victory; I give unto you a promise, that you shall be delivered this once, out of your bondage: inasmuch as you obtain a chance to loan money by hundreds, or thousands, even until you shall loan enough to deliver yourselves from bondage, it is your privilege, and pledge the properties which I have put into your hand this once, by giving your names, by common consent, or otherwise, as it shall seem good unto you; I give unto you this privilege, this once, and behold, if you proceed to do the things which I have laid before you, according to my , all these things are mine, and ye are my , and the master will not suffer his house to be broken up; even so, Amen. [HC 2:60]
24 April 1834 • Thursday
The brethren in again wrote the , as follows.
, Clay County. Mo. 24th. April. 1834.”
Dear Sir, In our last communication of the 10th. instant we omitted to make enquiry concerning the evidence brought up before the court of Enquiry in the case of . The court met pursuant to adjournment on the 20th February last, and for some reason, unknown to us, we have not been able to obtain information, concerning the opinion or decision of that court. We had hoped that the testimony would have been transmitted to your Excellency before this, that an order might be issued for the return of our arms, of which we have been wrongfully dispossessed, as we believe will clearly appear to the commander in Chief, when the evidence is laid before him.
“As suggested in your communication of the 4th. of February, we had concluded to organize according to Law and apply for public arms, but we feared that such a step, which must be attended with public ceremonies, might produce some excitement, and we have thus far delayed any movement of that nature, hoping to regain, [p. 472]
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