History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

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Addenda, Note H • 22 January 1836
<Note H.> To the petitions which we sent up to replied as follows.
City of Jefferson Jany 22nd. 1836
To Messrs. and others. Gentlemen your numerous petitions, post marked “” came safe to hand. It is unnecessary for me, to repeat to you my feelings on the subject of your grievances. what they were, you have been already apprized; and, they have undergone no change. Your case, was presented by me to the last General Assembly of this :— they did not legislate upon the subject. I am, however, persuaded, that is was for want of a constitutional power to pass any law that could afford you a proper remedy, prevented their acting upon the subject. Your feelings are very natural, when such causes exist to produce them; but you misconceive your case, and consequently do not advert to the proper remedy. you cannot make a case of invasion or insurrection of the outrages committed upon your persons or property in :— and unless one of those could be made out, it would be idle to address the President of the . If such a case had been made out; as Executive of his state, I should have immediately ordered out a military force to repel or suppress it. The mob in , to which you cite me, is not in point. The Military force was there resorted to, for the purpose of quelling the mob. You wish this kind of force used to restore justice. However palpable and grievous the outrages have been upon you, your only remedy for injuries done, must be in and through the Courts of justice. On a former occasion, I informed you I was then in correspondence with the General Government for a depot of arms on the , near our Western boundary line, For reasons unknown to me, the Secretary of War has taken <no> steps during the last year, towards the fulfilment of that object. I have renewed the subject through our delegation in Congress, this winter. When this object shall be attained, it may furnish you a place of resort for protection, in case of emergency, should you think proper to risk yourselves on your lands, in again.
Respectfully . (<see> page 697)
Addenda, Note I • 1 January 1836
<Note I> After which we all unitedly administered by laying on of hands to my cousin , who was immediately healed of a severe Rhumatic affection all over the body which caused Excruciating pain see page 723 678
Addenda, Note J • 27 March 1836
<Note J> I gave them Instruction in relation to the spirit of Prophecy and called upon the Congregation to speak, and not fear to prophecy good concerning the saints, for if you prophecy the falling of these hills and the rising of these valleys, The downfall of the enemies of Zion, and the rising of the Kingdom of God— it shall come to pass.— do not quench the spirit— for the first one that opens his mouth shall receive the spirit of prophecy.— brother arose and began to prophecy when a voice was heard like the sound of a rushing mighty wind which filled the and all the congregation simultaneously arose being moved upon by an invisible power many began to speak in Tongues and prophecy others saw glorious visions and I beheld the was filled with angels which fact I declared to the [p. 3 [addenda]]
Addenda, Note H • 22 January 1836
Note H. To the petitions which we sent up to replied as follows.
City of Jefferson Jany 22nd. 1836
To Messrs. and others. Gentlemen your numerous petitions, post marked “” came safe to hand. It is unnecessary for me, to repeat to you my feelings on the subject of your grievances. what they were, you have been already apprized; and, they have undergone no change. Your case, was presented by me to the last General Assembly of this :— they did not legislate upon the subject. I am, however, persuaded, that is was for want of a constitutional power to pass any law that could afford you a proper remedy, prevented their acting upon the subject. Your feelings are very natural, when such causes exist to produce them; but you misconceive your case, and consequently do not advert to the proper remedy. you cannot make a case of invasion or insurrection of the outrages committed upon your persons or property in :— and unless one of those could be made out, it would be idle to address the President of the . If such a case had been made out; as Executive of his state, I should have immediately ordered out a military force to repel or suppress it. The mob in , to which you cite me, is not in point. The Military force was there resorted to, for the purpose of quelling the mob. You wish this kind of force used to restore justice. However palpable and grievous the outrages have been upon you, your only remedy for injuries done, must be in and through the Courts of justice. On a former occasion, I informed you I was then in correspondence with the General Government for a depot of arms on the , near our Western boundary line, For reasons unknown to me, the Secretary of War has taken no steps during the last year, towards the fulfilment of that object. I have renewed the subject through our delegation in Congress, this winter. When this object shall be attained, it may furnish you a place of resort for protection, in case of emergency, should you think proper to risk yourselves on your lands, in again.
Respectfully . (see page 697)
Addenda, Note I • 1 January 1836
Note I After which we all unitedly administered by laying on of hands to my cousin , who was immediately healed of a severe Rhumatic affection all over the body which caused Excruciating pain see page 678
Addenda, Note J • 27 March 1836
Note J I gave them Instruction in relation to the spirit of Prophecy and called upon the Congregation to speak, and not fear to prophecy good concerning the saints, for if you prophecy the falling of these hills and the rising of these valleys, The downfall of the enemies of Zion, and the rising of the Kingdom of God— it shall come to pass.— do not quench the spirit— for the first one that opens his mouth shall receive the spirit of prophecy.— brother arose and began to prophecy when a voice was heard like the sound of a rushing mighty wind which filled the and all the congregation simultaneously arose being moved upon by an invisible power many began to speak in Tongues and prophecy others saw glorious visions and I beheld the was filled with angels which fact I declared to the [p. 3 [addenda]]
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