Letter from Elias Higbee, 26 February 1840

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Feb 26th 1840
Dr. Brother
I am just informed by Gen. [Garret D.] Wall, (the chairman of the committee) before whom, or to whom our business is referred, that the decision is against us or in other words unfavorable; that they believe redress can only be had in , the Courts & Legislature— He says they will report this week— I desire to get a copy of it, and also the papers— I feel a conscience void of offence towards God & man in this matter; that I have discharged my duty here— and as I wish not to be on expence, as soon as I can write to ; get my papers; and draw some money to bear my expences I shall bid adieu to this , for, to return to my family and friends— I feell now, as though that we have made our last appeald to all earthly tribunals; that we we should no[w] put our whole trust in the God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob— We have a right now which we could not heretofore so fully claim— That is of asking God for redress & redemption; as it they have been refused us by man— Those who have been ordained to do this business—
Jos. Smith Jr. [p. 103]
Feb 26th 1840
Dr. Brother
I am just informed by Gen. Garret D. Wall, (the chairman of the committee) before whom, or to whom our business is referred, that the decision is against us or in other words unfavorable; that they believe redress can only be had in , the Courts & Legislature— He says they will report this week— I desire to get a copy of it, and also the papers— I feel a conscience void of offence towards God & man in this matter; that I have discharged my duty here— and as I wish not to be on expence, as soon as I can write to ; get my papers; and draw some money to bear my expences I shall bid adieu to this , to return to my family and friends— I feell now, that we have made our last appeal to all earthly tribunals; that we we should now put our whole trust in the God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob— We have a right now which we could not heretofore so fully claim— That is of asking God for redress & redemption; as they have been refused us by man— Those who have been ordained to do this business—
Jos. Smith Jr. [p. 103]
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