Letterbook 2

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  • Historical Introduction
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being absent who had called the meeting & proposed that other business be proceeded  on in the meantime, And left it to the Chair to decide on the propriety thereof— To  which the Chair assented.—
then applied for a paper  which had been prepared and signed by several of the Citizens of , des cribing our situation as a people & calling upon the humane in &  elsewhere to assist them in affording us relief.— The paper being presen ted by Br Ephraim Owen, was then read, and spoke at  length upon the subject, and proposed that a committee of two of the Brethren  be appointed by the voice of the meeting to go to &c on such business—
The motion was then put and carried and Brother Mace appointed as  one of said Committee and Br Ephraim Owen the other.—
It was proposed that Brother (who is now  in ) be appointed as assistant— After the Motion was put & before it  was seconded, spoke of its inconsistency, and stated as a better  mode, that all the Saints in , or such of them as the Committee may  think proper may be called upon by them to assist them.—
The motion was then withdrawn & this business closed.  Some of the Committee who called this meeting being now present,—  spoke of two letters which have been received here by the Brethren, from the , respecting lands in that place, & containing sentiments of sympathy  on account of our grievances & distressed situation &c &c One of these Letters have  been mislaid, and the other from to Brother Rogers was read.
It was then proposed that a Committee be appointed to visit the  lands & confer with the Gentlemen who had so written, and declare themselves  interested for our welfare—
moved that a committee be appointed for that purpose  which was seconded and & adopted unanimously.—
moved that the committee shall select the  land, if it can be safely located— seconded by & carried & the  committee to be composed of five viz:—  — Br Bensen, and Br .
It was moved, seconded, & adopted that if any one or more of  the Committee be unable to go, the remainder of the Committee are to appoint  others in their stead.—
The chairman now produced a power of attorney, sent  here from the committee at , to be executed by such of the Brethren here  who had lands in & were willing to have them sold to enable the  families who are in distress at that place to get here, say about one hundred families. [p. 49]
being absent who had called the meeting & proposed that other business be proceeded on in the meantime, And left it to the Chair to decide on the propriety thereof— To which the Chair assented.—
then applied for a paper which had been prepared and signed by several of the Citizens of , describing our situation as a people & calling upon the humane in & elsewhere to assist them in affording us relief.— The paper being presented by Br Ephraim Owen, was then read, and spoke at length upon the subject, and proposed that a committee of two of the Brethren be appointed by the voice of the meeting to go to &c on such business—
The motion was then put and carried and Brother Mace appointed as one of said Committee and Br Ephraim Owen the other.—
It was proposed that Brother (who is now in ) be appointed as assistant— After the Motion was put & before it was seconded, spoke of its inconsistency, and stated as a better mode, that all the Saints in , or such of them as the Committee may think proper may be called upon by them to assist them.—
The motion was then withdrawn & this business closed. Some of the Committee who called this meeting being now present,— spoke of two letters which have been received here by the Brethren, from the , respecting lands in that place, & containing sentiments of sympathy on account of our grievances & distressed situation &c &c One of these Letters have been mislaid, and the other from to Brother Rogers was read.
It was then proposed that a Committee be appointed to visit the lands & confer with the Gentlemen who had so written, and declare themselves interested for our welfare—
moved that a committee be appointed for that purpose which was seconded and & adopted unanimously.—
moved that the committee shall select the land, if it can be safely located— seconded by & carried & the committee to be composed of five viz:— — Br Bensen, and Br .
It was moved, seconded, & adopted that if any one or more of the Committee be unable to go, the remainder of the Committee are to appoint others in their stead.—
The chairman now produced a power of attorney, sent here from the committee at , to be executed by such of the Brethren here who had lands in & were willing to have them sold to enable the families who are in distress at that place to get here, say about one hundred families. [p. 49]
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