Letterbook 2

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of human reason: They declare openly that <their> God has given them this  of land, and that sooner or later they must and will have the possession of our  lands for an inheritance, and in fine they have conducted themselves on many  other occasions in such a manner, that we believe it a duty we owe ourselves  to our wives and Children, to the cause of public morals, to remove them from  among us, as we are not prepared to give up pleasant places, and goodly  possessions to them, or to receive into the bosoms of our families, as fit compan ions for our wives and daughters the degraded free negroes and Mulatoes  that are now invited to settle among us.
Under such a state of things even our beautiful Country would  cease to be a desirable residence, and our situation intolerable! We therefore  agree that after timely warning, and after receiving an adequate compensa tion for what little property they cannot take with them, they refuse to leave  us in peace as they found us; we agree to use such means as may be suffi cient to remove them, and to that end we each pledge our to each other our  bodily powers, our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor.
We will meet at the of the Town of on Satur day next 20th Inst to consult of ulterior movements.”
There are about 300 signers to this instrument.
We leave the result <event> with God
Memorandum of the agreement between the undersigned of the  Mormon Society in , Missouri, and Committee appointed by  a public meeting of the Citizens of Said County; made the 23rd day of July 1833
It is understood that the undersigned <members> of the said society do give their  solemn pledge, each for himself as follows, to wit that , , , , ,   & & shall remove with their families  out of this on or before the 1st day of January next, and that they as well  as the two herein after named use all their influence to induce all their brethren  now here to move as soon as possible, one half say by the first day of January  next and all by the first day of April next & to advise, and to try all means  in their power to stop any more of their sect from moving to this county, and  to those now on the road & who have no notice of this agreement they will use  their influence to prevent their settling <permanently> in this , but that they shall  only make arrangement for temporary shelter, till a new location is fixed on  by the Society. & are allowed to remain [p. 54]
of human reason: They declare openly that their God has given them this of land, and that sooner or later they must and will have the possession of our lands for an inheritance, and in fine they have conducted themselves on many other occasions in such a manner, that we believe it a duty we owe ourselves to our wives and Children, to the cause of public morals, to remove them from among us, as we are not prepared to give up pleasant places, and goodly possessions to them, or to receive into the bosoms of our families, as fit companions for our wives and daughters the degraded free negroes and Mulatoes that are now invited to settle among us.
Under such a state of things even our beautiful Country would cease to be a desirable residence, and our situation intolerable! We therefore agree that after timely warning, and after receiving an adequate compensation for what little property they cannot take with them, they refuse to leave us in peace as they found us; we agree to use such means as may be sufficient to remove them, and to that end we each pledge to each other our bodily powers, our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor.
We will meet at the of the Town of on Saturday next 20th Inst to consult of ulterior movements.”
There are about 300 signers to this instrument.
We leave the event with God
Memorandum of the agreement between the undersigned of the Mormon Society in , Missouri, and Committee appointed by a public meeting of the Citizens of Said County; made the 23rd day of July 1833
It is understood that the undersigned members of the said society do give their solemn pledge, each for himself as follows, to wit that , , , , , & & shall remove with their families out of this on or before the 1st day of January next, and that they as well as the two herein after named use all their influence to induce all their brethren now here to move as soon as possible, one half say by the first day of January next and all by the first day of April next & to advise, and to try all means in their power to stop any more of their sect from moving to this county, and to those now on the road & who have no notice of this agreement they will use their influence to prevent their settling permanently in this , but that they shall only make arrangement for temporary shelter, till a new location is fixed on by the Society. & are allowed to remain [p. 54]
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