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

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by adding that “home is home,” and that we [HC 2:91] want possession of our homes, from which we have been wickedly expelled, and those rights which belong to us as native free born citizens of the .
We are respectfully your friends and servants.
, Secretary. , Chairman
The foregoing was inclosed in the following letter to their Lawyers
“Gentlemen, will you be so good as to read the inclosed, then seal and hand to the . We have given him an early hint fearing that he might be induced by the solicitations of our enemies to propose a sale of our lands, which you well know would be like selling our children into slavery, and the urging of such a measure would avail nothing, unless to produce an excitement against us in this . As requested last thursday, we hope you will be present on monday.
Your friends And Servts. , ,”
“To Messrs. & .” [HC 2:92]
16 June 1834 • Monday
<(note 14 page 13)>[HC 2:93] [HC 2:94] [HC 2:95] # Monday June 16th. The citizens of (to the number of eight hundred or a thousand, among whom were the brethren,) assembled at the court house in agreeably to the request of in his letter of the 10th instant, where they met , and a deputation from , who presented the following
Propositions of the people of to the Mormons
“The undersigned Committee, being fully authorized by the people of , hereby propose to the Mormons that they will buy all their lands that the said Mormons own in the county of ; and also, all the improvements which the said Mormons had on any of the public lands in said county of , as they existed before the first disturbance between the people of and the mormons, and for such as they have made since. They further propose that the valuation of said land and improvements shall be ascertained by three disinterested arbitrators to be chosen and agreed to by both parties. They further propose, that should the parties disagree in the choice of Arbitrators, then ……………. is to choose them. They further propose, that twelve of the Mormons shall be permitted to go along with the arbitrators to shew them their land and improvements while valuing the same, and such other of the Mormons as the Arbitrators shall wish to do so, to give [p. 491]
by adding that “home is home,” and that we [HC 2:91] want possession of our homes, from which we have been wickedly expelled, and those rights which belong to us as native free born citizens of the .
We are respectfully your friends and servants.
, Secretary. , Chairman
The foregoing was inclosed in the following letter to their Lawyers
“Gentlemen, will you be so good as to read the inclosed, then seal and hand to the . We have given him an early hint fearing that he might be induced by the solicitations of our enemies to propose a sale of our lands, which you well know would be like selling our children into slavery, and the urging of such a measure would avail nothing, unless to produce an excitement against us in this . As requested last thursday, we hope you will be present on monday.
Your friends And Servts. , ,”
“To Messrs. & .” [HC 2:92]
16 June 1834 • Monday
(note 14 page 13)[HC 2:93] [HC 2:94] [HC 2:95] # Monday June 16th. The citizens of (to the number of eight hundred or a thousand, among whom were the brethren,) assembled at the court house in agreeably to the request of in his letter of the 10th instant, where they met , and a deputation from , who presented the following
Propositions of the people of to the Mormons
“The undersigned Committee, being fully authorized by the people of , hereby propose to the Mormons that they will buy all the land that the said Mormons own in the county of ; and also, all the improvements which the said Mormons had on any of the public lands in said county of , as they existed before the first disturbance between the people of and the mormons, and for such as they have made since. They further propose that the valuation of said land and improvements shall be ascertained by three disinterested arbitrators to be chosen and agreed to by both parties. They further propose, that should the parties disagree in the choice of Arbitrators, then ……………. is to choose them. They further propose, that twelve of the Mormons shall be permitted to go along with the arbitrators to shew them their land and improvements while valuing the same, and such other of the Mormons as the Arbitrators shall wish to do so, to give [p. 491]
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