Memorial to High Council, 18 June 1840

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To the Honorable the of the
The memorial of Joseph Smith Jr. respectfully represents.
That after the Church of Jesus Christ had been inhumanly as well as unconstitutionally expelled from their homes which they had secured to themselves in the State of , and having <they> found a resting place in the State of altho very much scattered and at considerable distances from each other.
That after the escape of your Memorialist from his enemies, he, (under the direction of the Authorities of the Church) took such Steps as has secured to the church the present Locations viz the Town plat of and lands in the
That in order to secure said locations your Memorialist had to become responsible for the payments of the same and had to use considerable exertion in order to commence a settlement and a place of gathering for the Saints, but knowing that from the genius of the constitution of the church and for the well being of the saints that it was necessary so that the Constituted Authorities of the Church might assemble together to act as to legislate for the good of the whole society and that the saints might enjoy those priviledges which they could not by being scattered so wide apart, induced your Memorialist, to exert himself to the utmost, in order to bring about an object so necessary and so desireable to the Saints at large
That under the then existing circumstances Your Memorialist had necessarily to engage in the temporalities of the Church— [p. [1]]
To the Honorable the of the
The memorial of Joseph Smith Jr. respectfully represents.
That after the Church of Jesus Christ had been inhumanly as well as unconstitutionally expelled from their homes which they had secured to themselves in the State of , they found a resting place in the State of altho very much scattered and at considerable distances from each other.
That after the escape of your Memorialist from his enemies, he, (under the direction of the Authorities of the Church) took such Steps as has secured to the church the present Locations viz the Town plat of and lands in the
That in order to secure said locations your Memorialist had to become responsible for the payments of the same and had to use considerable exertion in order to commence a settlement and a place of gathering for the Saints, but knowing that from the genius of the constitution of the church and for the well being of the saints that it was necessary so that the Constituted Authorities of the Church might assemble together to act as to legislate for the good of the whole society and that the saints might enjoy those priviledges which they could not by being scattered so wide apart, induced your Memorialist, to exert himself to the utmost, in order to bring about an object so necessary and so desireable to the Saints at large
That under the then existing circumstances Your Memorialist had necessarily to engage in the temporalities of the Church— [p. [1]]
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