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

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  • Historical Introduction
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<February 27  Democratic Association> put us in possession of a competency, and deliver us from the ruinous effects of  persecution, despotism and tyranny— Written in behalf of a committee of  “The Latter Day Saints” . Prest. — Clerk—
To the Democratic association
then made a statement of the wrongs received by the Mormons,  from a portion of the people of , and of their present suffering condition
On motion of Mr. [Nehemiah] Bushnell, the report and resolutions were laid upon  the table, till tomorrow evening—
On motion of Mr. Bushnell, the meeting adjourned to meet at this  place on to morrow evening at seven o clock”
left for , to fulfil his appointment of  the 21st. instant—
28 February 1839 • Thursday
<28> “Thursday evening Feb. 28. Met pursuant to adjournment— The meeting  was called to order by the Chairman. On motion of , a committee  of three was appointed to take up a collection; Messrs. J. T. Holmes, Whitney,  and , were appointed. The Committee subsequently reported that  $48.25 had been collected. On motion the amount was paid over to the  Committee on behalf of the Mormons. On motion of Mr. Holmes, a  committee of three, consisting of S. Holmes, [Nehemiah] Bushnell, and , were  appointed to draw up subscription papers and circulate them among the  Citizens, for the purpose of receiving contributions in clothing and provisions.  On motion 6 were added to that Committee. On motion of J. T. Holmes,  J. D. Morgan was appointed a Committee to wait upon the Greys,  for the purpose of receiving subscriptions— Mr. Morgan subsequently  reported that twenty dollars had been subscribed by that Company.
The following resolutions were then offered by Mr. J. T. Holmes; Resolved that  we regard the rights of conscience as natural and inalienable, and the  most sacred, guaranteed by the constitution of our free government—  Resolved that we regard the acts of all mobs as flagrant violations of law;  and those who compose them, individually responsible, both to the laws  of God <and> man for every depredation committed upon the property, rights or  life of any Citizen— Resolved, That the inhabitants upon the Western  Frontier of the State of in their late persecutions of the class of people  denominated Mormons, have violated the sacred rights of conscience, and every  law of justice and humanity. Resolved, That the of , in  refusing protection to this class of people when pressed upon by a heartless mob,  and turning upon them a band of unprincipled Militia, with orders encouraging  their extermination, has brought a lasting disgrace upon the over which  he presides. The resolutions were supported in a spirited manner by  Messrs. Holmes, , and Whitney— On motion the resolutions were  adopted— On motion the meeting then adjourned— Saml. Leach [Leech] Chn  J. D. Morgan Secry.
5 March 1839 • Tuesday
<5 March  ’s Letter> Tuesday 5th. March
, Ill. Beloved Brother— Having an opportunity  to send direct to you by Br. Rogers, I feel to write a few lines to you, [p. 891]
February 27 Democratic Association put us in possession of a competency, and deliver us from the ruinous effects of persecution, despotism and tyranny— Written in behalf of a committee of “The Latter Day Saints” . Prest. — Clerk—
To the Democratic association
then made a statement of the wrongs received by the Mormons, from a portion of the people of , and of their present suffering condition
On motion of Mr. [Nehemiah] Bushnell, the report and resolutions were laid upon the table, till tomorrow evening—
On motion of Mr. Bushnell, the meeting adjourned to meet at this place on to morrow evening at seven o clock”
left for , to fulfil his appointment of the 21st. instant—
28 February 1839 • Thursday
28 “Thursday evening Feb. 28. Met pursuant to adjournment— The meeting was called to order by the Chairman. On motion of , a committee of three was appointed to take up a collection; Messrs. J. T. Holmes, Whitney, and , were appointed. The Committee subsequently reported that $48.25 had been collected. On motion the amount was paid over to the Committee on behalf of the Mormons. On motion of Mr. Holmes, a committee of three, consisting of S. Holmes, Nehemiah Bushnell, and , were appointed to draw up subscription papers and circulate them among the Citizens, for the purpose of receiving contributions in clothing and provisions. On motion 6 were added to that Committee. On motion of J. T. Holmes, J. D. Morgan was appointed a Committee to wait upon the Greys, for the purpose of receiving subscriptions— Mr. Morgan subsequently reported that twenty dollars had been subscribed by that Company.
The following resolutions were then offered by Mr. J. T. Holmes; Resolved that we regard the rights of conscience as natural and inalienable, and the most sacred, guaranteed by the constitution of our free government— Resolved that we regard the acts of all mobs as flagrant violations of law; and those who compose them, individually responsible, both to the laws of God and man for every depredation committed upon the property, rights or life of any Citizen— Resolved, That the inhabitants upon the Western Frontier of the State of in their late persecutions of the class of people denominated Mormons, have violated the sacred rights of conscience, and every law of justice and humanity. Resolved, That the of , in refusing protection to this class of people when pressed upon by a heartless mob, and turning upon them a band of unprincipled Militia, with orders encouraging their extermination, has brought a lasting disgrace upon the over which he presides. The resolutions were supported in a spirited manner by Messrs. Holmes, , and Whitney— On motion the resolutions were adopted— On motion the meeting then adjourned— Saml. Leach [Leech] Chn J. D. Morgan Secry.”
5 March 1839 • Tuesday
5 March ’s Letter Tuesday 5th. March
, Ill. Beloved Brother— Having an opportunity to send direct to you by Br. Rogers, I feel to write a few lines to you, [p. 891]
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