Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 2, 10 March 1843–14 July 1843

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My opinion is the Legislature have done well in giving the best tittle to settlers. & squatter.— Those who have deeds to those islands from the chancery of Iowa. have as good titles as any, but the settlers under <the> Laws of . Legislature & chancery of . <are> at variance.
I believe it a fine of swindli[n]g from by. court of Chancery.—
said those Islands dont belong to any body, <they were> throon [thrown] out of survey.— hence no man had a claim, <& it was> so considerd; when I came here.—
my advice to the Mormons, who have deed & possessions, <is> fight it out. you who have no deeds or possessi[o]ns, let them [p. [70]]
My opinion is the Legislature have done well in giving the best tittle to settlers. & squatter.— Those who have deeds to those islands from the chancery of Iowa. have as good titles as any, but the settlers under the Laws of . Legislature & chancery of . are at variance.
I believe it a fine of swindling by. court of Chancery.—
said those Islands dont belong to any body, they were throon [thrown] out of survey.— hence no man had a claim, & it was so considerd; when I came here.—
my advice to the Mormons, who have deed & possessions, is fight it out. you who have no deeds or possessions, let them [p. [70]]
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