Parley P. Pratt, History of the Late Persecution, 1839

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  • Historical Introduction
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us, we agree to use such means as may be sufficient  to remove them. And to that end, we severally  pledge to each other, our lives, our bodily powers,  fortunes, and sacred honors! We will meet at the   in the town of , on Satur day next, to consult of ulterior movements.”
Hundred of signatures were signed to the forego ing, among which were the following, viz: Henry  Chiles, Attorney, , Attorney, , Attorney, Henry Westen, J.P., John  Smith, J.P., John Cook, J.P., Lewis Franklin, jail or, , Lt. Col. Militia, and Constable,  Samuel C. Owens, County Clerk, , Colonel  of Militia, and Judge of County Court, Jones H.  Flornay [Flournoy], P.M., .
Before I proceed with the history, I will briefly  notice a few items of the foregoing bond of conspira cy, for I consider most of it as too barefaced to need  any comment. In the first place I would enquire  whether our belief as set forth in this declaration, as  to gifts, miracles, Revelations and tongues, is not the same that all the Apostles and disciples taught, be lieved and practiced, and the doctrine of the New  Testament?
2ndly, I would enquire when the New Testament  religion ceased, and a law revealed or instituted,  which made blasphemy of the belief and practice of  it? or what holy religion the mob were  speaking of, which was thrown into contempt by the  revival of the New Testament religion?
3rdly, They complain of our Society being very  poor, as to property; but have they never read in the  New Testament that God had chosen the poor in this  world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom of God?  And when did poverty become a crime known to the  law?
4thly, Concerning free negroes and mulattoes.—  Do not laws of provide abundantly for [p. 10]
us, we agree to use such means as may be sufficient to remove them. And to that end, we severally pledge to each other, our lives, our bodily powers, fortunes, and sacred honors! We will meet at the in the town of , on Saturday next, to consult of ulterior movements.”
Hundred of signatures were signed to the foregoing, among which were the following, viz: Henry Chiles, Attorney, , Attorney, , Attorney, Henry Westen, J.P., John Smith, J.P., John Cook, J.P., Lewis Franklin, jailor, , Lt. Col. Militia, and Constable, Samuel C. Owens, County Clerk, , Colonel of Militia, and Judge of County Court, Jones H. Flornay [Flournoy], P.M., .
Before I proceed with the history, I will briefly notice a few items of the foregoing bond of conspiracy, for I consider most of it as too barefaced to need any comment. In the first place I would enquire whether our belief as set forth in this declaration, as to gifts, miracles, Revelations and tongues, is not thesame that all the Apostles and disciples taught, believed and practiced, and the doctrine of the New Testament?
2ndly, I would enquire when the New Testament religion ceased, and a law revealed or instituted, which made blasphemy of the belief and practice of it? or what holy religion the mob were speaking of, which was thrown into contempt by the revival of the New Testament religion?
3rdly, They complain of our Society being very poor, as to property; but have they never read in the New Testament that God had chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom of God? And when did poverty become a crime known to the law?
4thly, Concerning free negroes and mulattoes.— Do not laws of provide abundantly for [p. 10]
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