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

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the Mormons to retaliation, the issues or ders, if we understand the case, for the expulsion of  the Mormons from the State of . The Em peror of Russia—the Schah of Persia, or the Sultan  of Turkey, could not embrace in his own person,  more legislative, judicial, Executive power than is  here assumed:—Legislative in the enactment and  promulgation of an edict of banishment. Judicial,  extra-judicial, or under judicial in sentencing  them to banishment under it. Executive in summon ing the force of the to put in force his own judg ment upon his edict. Well done, !
We are sorry to hear of the massacre of the Mor mons by the the armed mob, however, this violence  being the natural promptings of infuriated men, is  positively less culpable than the cool ignorance, and  impudent, illegal assumptions of the of .”
From the foregoing numerous extracts, the public  can see that my horrible tale of woe is not a fiction,  but an awful reality. I might fill a volume with sim ilar quotations from the public journals of every part  of the , but I forbear, with the full conviction  that the foregoing are sufficient to show that an im partial public, who stand entirely unconnected with  our Society as religionists, bear out my narrative in  its awful tale of woe and suffering, and I now submit  the subject to the perusal of all people, willing to  meet my statements in the foregoing, at the bar of  Him who knows all secret things, and who judges  righteously.
 
The of the foregoing narrative is now at  liberty, and some account of his narrow escape from  prison, and from the State of , is due to the  public. On the 1st of July, the special term of the  Court was held at Columbia, for our trials, but was  adjourned for near three months because all our wit [p. 75]
the Mormons to retaliation, the issues orders, if we understand the case, for the expulsion of the Mormons from the State of . The Emperor of Russia—the Schah of Persia, or the Sultan of Turkey, could not embrace in his own person, more legislative, judicial, Executive power than is here assumed:—Legislative in the enactment and promulgation of an edict of banishment. Judicial, extra-judicial, or under judicial in sentencing them to banishment under it. Executive in summoning the force of the to put in force his own judgment upon his edict. Well done, !
We are sorry to hear of the massacre of the Mormons by the the armed mob, however, this violence being the natural promptings of infuriated men, is positively less culpable than the cool ignorance, and impudent, illegal assumptions of the of .”
From the foregoing numerous extracts, the public can see that my horrible tale of woe is not a fiction, but an awful reality. I might fill a volume with similar quotations from the public journals of every part of the , but I forbear, with the full conviction that the foregoing are sufficient to show that an impartial public, who stand entirely unconnected with our Society as religionists, bear out my narrative in its awful tale of woe and suffering, and I now submit the subject to the perusal of all people, willing to meet my statements in the foregoing, at the bar of Him who knows all secret things, and who judges righteously.
 
The of the foregoing narrative is now at liberty, and some account of his narrow escape from prison, and from the State of , is due to the public. On the 1st of July, the special term of the Court was held at Columbia, for our trials, but was adjourned for near three months because all our wit [p. 75]
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