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

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<January 24> This letter was directed to James M. Hughes Esqre.— Member of the House of  Representatives— Jefferson City, with the following request
“Will you be so good  as to present this to the house. This Community here, would, I believe, have  no objections for the trial of these men being transferred to . P. H. B.”

26 January 1839 • Saturday

<26  Meeting of Saints  at > Saturday 26
“A meeting of a respectable number of the Citizens of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was held in   according to previous notice to devise, and take into consideration such  measures as might be thought necessary in order to their complying with the  orders of the to remove from the State of immediately, as  made known by to the Citizens of said in the month  of November last. The meeting was called to order by and  on motion was unanimously called to the Chair, and Elias  Smith appointed Secretary— The object of the meeting was then stated  by the who briefly adverted to the causes which had brought about  the present state of affairs, and called for an expression of sentiment  on the best course to be pursued in the present emergency. Several  gentlemen addressed the meeting on the subject of our removal from  the and the seeming impossibility of complying with the orders of  the of in consequence of the extreme poverty of many, which  had come upon them by being driven from place to place, deprived of  their constitutional rights and privileges, as Citizens of this, and the  , and were of the opinion that an appeal to the Citizens  of Upper , ought to be made, setting forth our condition, and  claiming their assistance towards furnishing means for the removal of the  poor of this out of the , as being our right and our due in the  present case— On motion Resolved that a Committee of seven be  appointed to make a draft of a preamble and resolutions in accordance  with the foregoing sentiments, to be presented to a future meeting for their  consideration— The following were then appointed namely,  , , , , , and — Resolved that the Committee  be further instructed to ascertain the number of families, who are actually  destitute of means for their removal, and report at the next meeting—  Resolved that it is the opinion of this meeting that an exertion should be  made to ascertain how much can be obtained from individuals of the  Society, and that it is the duty of those who have, to assist those who have  not, that thereby we may as far as possible, within and of ourselves  comply with the demands of the — Adjourned, to meet again  on tuesday the 29th instant at twelve o clock. M. , Chair,  E. Smith Secy.—”

29 January 1839 • Tuesday

<29> Tuesday 29. the Brethren
“met again according to adjournment,  was again called to the Chair & Elias Smith appointed Secretary— The Committee  appointed to draw up a preamble and resolutions to be presented to the meeting  for consideration, presented by their Chairman , a memorial of the [p. 880]
January 24 This letter was directed to James M. Hughes Esqre.— Member of the House of Representatives— Jefferson City, with the following request
“Will you be so good as to present this to the house. This Community here, would, I believe, have no objections for the trial of these men being transferred to . P. H. B.”

26 January 1839 • Saturday

26 Meeting of Saints at Saturday 26
“A meeting of a respectable number of the Citizens of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was held in according to previous notice to devise, and take into consideration such measures as might be thought necessary in order to their complying with the orders of the to remove from the State of immediately, as made known by to the Citizens of said in the month of November last. The meeting was called to order by and on motion was unanimously called to the Chair, and Elias Smith appointed Secretary— The object of the meeting was then stated by the who briefly adverted to the causes which had brought about the present state of affairs, and called for an expression of sentiment on the best course to be pursued in the present emergency. Several gentlemen addressed the meeting on the subject of our removal from the and the seeming impossibility of complying with the orders of the of in consequence of the extreme poverty of many, which had come upon them by being driven from place to place, deprived of their constitutional rights and privileges, as Citizens of this, and the , and were of the opinion that an appeal to the Citizens of Upper , ought to be made, setting forth our condition, and claiming their assistance towards furnishing means for the removal of the poor of this out of the , as being our right and our due in the present case— On motion Resolved that a Committee of seven be appointed to make a draft of a preamble and resolutions in accordance with the foregoing sentiments, to be presented to a future meeting for their consideration— The following were then appointed namely, , , , , , and — Resolved that the Committee be further instructed to ascertain the number of families, who are actually destitute of means for their removal, and report at the next meeting— Resolved that it is the opinion of this meeting that an exertion should be made to ascertain how much can be obtained from individuals of the Society, and that it is the duty of those who have, to assist those who have not, that thereby we may as far as possible, within and of ourselves comply with the demands of the — Adjourned, to meet again on tuesday the 29th instant at twelve o clock. M. , Chair, E. Smith Secy.—”

29 January 1839 • Tuesday

29 Tuesday 29. the Brethren
“met again according to adjournment, was again called to the Chair & Elias Smith appointed Secretary— The Committee appointed to draw up a preamble and resolutions to be presented to the meeting for consideration, presented by their Chairman , a memorial of the [p. 880]
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