Letter to Seymour Brunson and High Council, 7 December 1839

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Corner of Missouri & Third Streets
December the 7th. 1839
To and to the Honorable of the
Your Humble Servants Joseph Smith Jun.  and again address you for the  purpose of informing you of our proceedings in  relation to our business here and our prospects  of success; We deem it unimportant to say any thing  in re[lati]on to our journey here,— of our arrival, and  interview with his Excellency the of the , as these were mentioned in a letter lately addressed  to and the High Council but  we mentioned in that letter the appointment of a  meeting to be held by the Delegation to consult  upon the best measures of getting our business before  Congress. We met Yesterday, in one of the Committee Rooms  of the Capitol; all the Delegation except Ex Govenor  [John] Reynolds, now one of the Representatives in Congress; on  account of his absence the meeting was adjourned until  to day at 11 o cloc[k] however the subject was partially  introduced, and [M]r [John] Robinson took a stand against us,  so far as concerned our presenting claims to be liquidated  by the ; we took a stand [against?] him asserting  our constitutional rights; Bro Joseph maintained the  ground in argument against him firmly, respectfully  setting forth the injuries which we had received and  the appeals which we had made to the Judiciary of   and also to the and their refusals  from time to time to do us Justice and also the imprac tability of doing any thing in the Judiciary Courts in  the State of , which tribunal Mr Robinson  thought was the only propper place for our claims,  but he finally said it was his first impressions on the  subject not having considered the matter, but would  take it into consideration. of the Senate  made some remarks in our favor and said he [p. [1]]
Corner of Missouri & Third Streets
December the 7th. 1839
To and to the Honorable of the
Your Humble Servants Joseph Smith Jun. and again address you for the purpose of informing you of our proceedings in relation to our business here and our prospects of success; We deem it unimportant to say any thing in relation to our journey here,— of our arrival, and interview with his Excellency the of the , as these were mentioned in a letter lately addressed to and the High Council but we mentioned in that letter the appointment of a meeting to be held by the Delegation to consult upon the best measures of getting our business before Congress. We met Yesterday, in one of the Committee Rooms of the Capitol; all the Delegation except Ex Govenor John Reynolds, now one of the Representatives in Congress; on account of his absence the meeting was adjourned until to day at 11 o clock however the subject was partially introduced, and Mr John Robinson took a stand against us, so far as concerned our presenting claims to be liquidated by the ; we took a stand against him asserting our constitutional rights; Bro Joseph maintained the ground in argument against him firmly, respectfully setting forth the injuries which we had received and the appeals which we had made to the Judiciary of and also to the and their refusals from time to time to do us Justice and also the impractability of doing any thing in the Judiciary Courts in the State of , which tribunal Mr Robinson thought was the only propper place for our claims, but he finally said it was his first impressions on the subject not having considered the matter, but would take it into consideration. of the Senate made some remarks in our favor and said he [p. [1]]
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