Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
Page 108
image
in your efforts to obtain redress, for the injuries which  the saints have borne from their unfeeling oppressors, and  in bringing there case before the Authorities of the .  In the Evening the High Council assembled at the House  of President Jos. Smith Jr., and took your letters into cons ideration; when it was unanimously resolved, that a letter  should be written to you approving the measures which  you were taking. The High Council likewise send you  a list of the names of such persons as they think will  testify to such facts as you want to substantiate.
The names are as follows,
, ,,
, .
Amanda [Barnes] Smith Isaac Laney
Merrick , Lyman Leonard,
Chapman Duncan
Thorett Parsons
Ellis EamesWilliam LeyleyRebecca Judd
William ChapplineDr.
Ira MilesAlma Smith
Zebediah Robinson
There probably may be  others, who may occur to your mind; whom you can send  for if you think necessary. We should feel glad if you  had assistance of Prest. Smith & at this critical  time, while you have to contend with Jamison, [Lewis] Linn  &c, &c However I hope you will go forth in the streng th of the Lord; and that truth will prevail— and  I would say “twice is he armed who hath his quarrel  just” The principles Sir for which you contend are  true— they are the principles of Justice, of humanity, of  the Constitution, and the Eternal Principles of righteousness
Although mankind may depart from those principles,  and be swayed by popular prejudice and undue  influences— yet at the same time, that man who  contends for the same although he cannot always carry [p. 108]
in your efforts to obtain redress, for the injuries which the saints have borne from their unfeeling oppressors, and in bringing there case before the Authorities of the . In the Evening the High Council assembled at the House of President Jos. Smith Jr., and took your letters into consideration; when it was unanimously resolved, that a letter should be written to you approving the measures which you were taking. The High Council likewise send you a list of the names of such persons as they think will testify to such facts as you want to substantiate.
The names are as follows,
, ,,
, .
Amanda [Barnes] Smith Isaac Laney
Merrick , Lyman Leonard,
Chapman Duncan
Thorett Parsons
Ellis EamesWilliam LeyleyRebecca Judd
William ChapplineDr.
Ira MilesAlma Smith
Zebediah Robinson
There probably may be others, who may occur to your mind; whom you can send for if you think necessary. We should feel glad if you had assistance of Prest. Smith & at this critical time, while you have to contend with Jamison, Lewis Linn &c, &c However I hope you will go forth in the strength of the Lord; and that truth will prevail— and I would say “twice is he armed who hath his quarrel just” The principles Sir for which you contend are true— they are the principles of Justice, of humanity, of the Constitution, and the Eternal Principles of righteousness
Although mankind may depart from those principles, and be swayed by popular prejudice and undue influences— yet at the same time, that man who contends for the same although he cannot always carry [p. 108]
Page 108