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

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<January 29  Meeting in  .> transactions of the people of towards us since our first settlement in  this in which was contained some of our sentiments and feelings on the  subject of our persecutions by the authority of the , and our deprivation of  the rights of Citizenship, guaranteed to us by the Constitution, which was yet in  an unfinished state owing to causes which were stated by the Committee and  they further apologized for not drawing it up in the form of resolutions agreeable  to the vote of the former meeting— The report was accepted as far as  completed and by a vote of the meeting, the same committee were directed  to finish it, and prepare it for, and send it to the press for publication, and  were instructed to dwell minutely on the subject relating to our arms, and  the fiend like conduct of the officers of the militia in sequestering all the  best of them after their surrender, on condition of being returned to us  again, or suffering them to be exchanged for others, not worth half their  value, in violation of their bond, and of the honor of the commander  of the forces sent against us by the — On motion of President  . It was resolved that we this day enter into a Covenant  to stand by, and assist each other to the utmost of our abilities in  removing from this , and that we will never desert the poor, who are  worthy ’till they shall be out of the reach of the exterminating order of , acting for, and in the name of the — After an expression  of sentiments, by several who addressed the meeting on the propriety of  taking efficient means to remove the poor from the it was resolved  that a Committee of seven be appointed to superintend the business of  our removal and to provide for those who have not the means of moving  till the work shall be completed— The following were then appointed, viz—  William Huntington, Charles Bird, , , Daniel  Shearer, , and — Resolved that the   draft an instrument expressive of the sense of the Covenant, entered  into this day, by those present, and that those who were willing to subscribe  to the Covenant should do it, that their names might be known which would  enable the Committee more expeditiously to carry their business into effect.  The instrument was accordingly drawn, and by vote of the meeting, the   attached the names of those who were willing to subscribe to it  adjourned to meet again on Friday the 1st. Febry next at 12 o’clock M.  — Chairman”
The following is the subscription referred to in the preceding minutes with  the names which were then, and afterwards attached to it— so far as they  have been preserved—
<Subscription—> “We whose names are hereunder written, do each for ourselves individually,  hereby covenant to stand by and assist each other to the utmost of our abilities  in removing from this , in compliance with the authority of the , and  we do hereby acknowledge ourselves firmly bound to the extent of all our available  property, to be disposed of by a committee, who shall be appointed for that purpose,  for providing means for the removing of the poor and destitute, who shall be considered [p. 881]
January 29 Meeting in . transactions of the people of towards us since our first settlement in this in which was contained some of our sentiments and feelings on the subject of our persecutions by the authority of the , and our deprivation of the rights of Citizenship, guaranteed to us by the Constitution, which was yet in an unfinished state owing to causes which were stated by the Committee and they further apologized for not drawing it up in the form of resolutions agreeable to the vote of the former meeting— The report was accepted as far as completed and by a vote of the meeting, the same committee were directed to finish it, and prepare it for, and send it to the press for publication, and were instructed to dwell minutely on the subject relating to our arms, and the fiend like conduct of the officers of the militia in sequestering all the best of them after their surrender, on condition of being returned to us again, or suffering them to be exchanged for others, not worth half their value, in violation of their bond, and of the honor of the commander of the forces sent against us by the — On motion of President . It was resolved that we this day enter into a Covenant to stand by, and assist each other to the utmost of our abilities in removing from this , and that we will never desert the poor, who are worthy ’till they shall be out of the reach of the exterminating order of , acting for, and in the name of the — After an expression of sentiments, by several who addressed the meeting on the propriety of taking efficient means to remove the poor from the it was resolved that a Committee of seven be appointed to superintend the business of our removal and to provide for those who have not the means of moving till the work shall be completed— The following were then appointed, viz— William Huntington, Charles Bird, , , Daniel Shearer, , and — Resolved that the draft an instrument expressive of the sense of the Covenant, entered into this day, by those present, and that those who were willing to subscribe to the Covenant should do it, that their names might be known which would enable the Committee more expeditiously to carry their business into effect. The instrument was accordingly drawn, and by vote of the meeting, the attached the names of those who were willing to subscribe to it adjourned to meet again on Friday the 1st. Febry next at 12 o’clock M. — Chairman”
The following is the subscription referred to in the preceding minutes with the names which were then, and afterwards attached to it— so far as they have been preserved—
Subscription— “We whose names are hereunder written, do each for ourselves individually, hereby covenant to stand by and assist each other to the utmost of our abilities in removing from this , in compliance with the authority of the , and we do hereby acknowledge ourselves firmly bound to the extent of all our available property, to be disposed of by a committee, who shall be appointed for that purpose, for providing means for the removing of the poor and destitute, who shall be considered [p. 881]
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