History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<December 19   Legislators> to have been presented to that body— Not long ago we appropriated two thousand dollars to  their relief, and now they have petitioned for the pay for their lands, which we took away  from them— We got rid of a great evil when we drove them from , and we  have had peace there ever since, and the will always be in difficulty so long as  they suffer them to live in the and the quicker they get that petition from  before that body, the better”— Mr. Ashley from said the Petition was false  from beginning to end, and that himself and the Mormons could not live together,  for he would always be found fighting against them, and one or the other must leave  the , He gave a History of the Hauns [Hawn’s] Mill Massacre, and saw  cut up with a Corn Cutter. corrected Mr. Childs, and  stated facts in the petition which he was knowing to, and that Mr. Childs ought  to know that there could not be the first crime established against the Mormons  while in — One member hoped the matter would not  be looked over in silence, for his Constituents required of him to know the  cause of the late disturbance— Mr. Young of spoke very bitter  against the Petition and the Mormons— An aged member from St. Charles  moved a reference of the bill to a select Committee, and continued he, “as the  Gentleman that just spoke, and other gentlemen want the Petition ruled out of  the house, for fear their evil doings will be brought to light, and this goes to  prove to me, and others, that the Petition is true”— Mr. Redman of Howard  made a long speech in favor of a speedy investigation of the whole matter,  said he “The ’s order has gone forth, and the Mormons are leaving;  Hundreds are waiting to cross the ; and by and bye they  are gone and our is blasted; her character is gone, we gave them no  chance for a fair investigation, The demands of us, that we give them  a speedy investigation.” Mr. Gyer from , agreed with the—  gentleman from Howard “that the Committee should have power to call  witnesses from any part of the , and defend them, and unless the  ’s order was rescinded, he for one would leave the ”— Other  gentlemen made similar remarks.
The testimony presented the Committee of investigation, before referred to,  was the ’s orders, ’s report, the report of the Ex parte trial  at , and a lot of papers signed by no body, given to no body, and directed  to no body, containing any thing our enemies were disposed to write—
<High Council> “The High Council of Zion met in Wednesday Decr. 19th. 1838 The  Council was organized as follows— No.1, No. 2,  . 3; , 4; , 5; , 6;  John Badger, 7; , 8; 9; , 10;  , 11; , 12; The Council was opened by prayer by  President who presided. gave  a statement of his feelings, he said his faith was as good as it ever was, notwithstanding  he did not feel to fellowship all the proceedings of the brethren in  He thought they did not act as wisely, as they might have done. &c.
Voted by the Council that and be ordained to the [p. 875]
December 19 Legislators to have been presented to that body— Not long ago we appropriated two thousand dollars to their relief, and now they have petitioned for the pay for their lands, which we took away from them— We got rid of a great evil when we drove them from , and we have had peace there ever since, and the will always be in difficulty so long as they suffer them to live in the and the quicker they get that petition from before that body, the better”— Mr. Ashley from said the Petition was false from beginning to end, and that himself and the Mormons could not live together, for he would always be found fighting against them, and one or the other must leave the , He gave a History of the Hauns [Hawn’s] Mill Massacre, and saw cut up with a Corn Cutter. corrected Mr. Childs, and stated facts in the petition which he was knowing to, and that Mr. Childs ought to know that there could not be the first crime established against the Mormons while in — One member hoped the matter would not be looked over in silence, for his Constituents required of him to know the cause of the late disturbance— Mr. Young of spoke very bitter against the Petition and the Mormons— An aged member from St. Charles moved a reference of the bill to a select Committee, and continued he, “as the Gentleman that just spoke, and other gentlemen want the Petition ruled out of the house, for fear their evil doings will be brought to light, and this goes to prove to me, and others, that the Petition is true”— Mr. Redman of Howard made a long speech in favor of a speedy investigation of the whole matter, said he “The ’s order has gone forth, and the Mormons are leaving; Hundreds are waiting to cross the ; and by and bye they are gone and our is blasted; her character is gone, we gave them no chance for a fair investigation, The demands of us, that we give them a speedy investigation.” Mr. Gyer from , agreed with the— gentleman from Howard “that the Committee should have power to call witnesses from any part of the , and defend them, and unless the ’s order was rescinded, he for one would leave the ”— Other gentlemen made similar remarks.
The testimony presented the Committee of investigation, before referred to, was the ’s orders, ’s report, the report of the Ex parte trial at , and a lot of papers signed by no body, given to no body, and directed to no body, containing any thing our enemies were disposed to write—
High Council “The High Council of Zion met in Wednesday Decr. 19th. 1838 The Council was organized as follows— No.1, No. 2, . 3; , 4; , 5; , 6; John Badger, 7; , 8; 9; , 10; , 11; , 12; The Council was opened by prayer by President who presided. gave a statement of his feelings, he said his faith was as good as it ever was, notwithstanding he did not feel to fellowship all the proceedings of the brethren in He thought they did not act as wisely, as they might have done. &c.
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