Times and Seasons, 1 March 1842

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lieve that he will yet reveal many great  and important things pertaining to the  kingdom of God.
We believe in the literal gathering of  Israel and in the restoration of the Ten  Tribes. That Zion will be built upon  this continent. That Christ will reign  personally upon the earth, and that the  earth will be renewed and receive its par adasaic glory.
We claim the privilege of worshipping  Almighty God according to the dictates  of our conscience, and allow all men the  same privilege let them worship how,  where, or what they may.
We believe in being subject to kings,  presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in  obeying, honoring and sustaining the law.
We believe in being honest, true,  chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing  good to all men; indeed we may say that  we follow the admonition of Paul “we  believe all things we hope all things,” we  have endured many things and hope to  be able to endure all things. If there is  any thing virtuous, lovely, or of good re port or praise worthy we seek after these  things. Respectfully &c.,
JOSEPH SMITH.
 
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TIMES AND SEASONS.
CITY OF ,
TUESDAY, MARCH 15 [1], 1842.
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TO SUBSCRIBERS.
[Image of pointing hand.] This paper commences my editorial ca reer, I alone stand responsible for it, and  shall do for all papers having my signature  henceforward. I am not responsible for the  publication, or arrangement of the former pa per; the matter did not come under my super vision.
JOSEPH SMITH.
 
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HONOR AMONG THIEVES.
We extract the following from the ‘New York  Tribune.’
“The Paymaster of the Mili tia, called out to put down the Mormons,  some two years since, was supplied with  money some time since and started for  Western , but has not yet arrived  there. It is feared that he has taken the  ‘Saline slope.’ ”
We are not suprised that persons who could  wantonly, barbarously, and without the shadow  of law, drive fifteen thousand men, women and  children from their homes, should have among  them a man who was so lost to every sense of  justice, as to run away with the wages for this  infamous deed: it is not very difficult for men  who can blow out the brains of children; who  can shoot down, and hew to pieces our ancient  veterans, who fought in the defence of our coun try, and delivered it from the oppressor’s grasp;  who could deliberately, and in cold blood,  murder men, and rob them of their boots,  watches, &c. and whilst they were yet wel tering in their blood and grappling with death,  and then proceed to rob their widowed  houses. Men who can deliberately do this,  and steal near all the horses, cattle, sheep, hogs,  and property of a whole community, and drive  them from their homes en-masse, in an inclem ent season of the year, will not find many qualms  of conscience in stealing the pay of his brother  theives, and taking the ‘saline slope.’
The very idea of government paying these  men for their bloody deeds, must cause the sons  of liberty to blush, and to hang their harps upon  the willow; and make the blood of every patriot  run chill. The proceedings of that have  been so barbarous, and inhuman, that our indig nation is aroused when we reflect upon the  scene.
We are here reminded of one of the patriotic  deeds of the govenment of that , who, af ter they had robbed us of every thing we had in  the world, and taken from us many hundred  thousand dollars worth of property, had their  sympathies so far touched, (alias, their good  name,) that they voted two thousand dollars for  the relief of the ‘suffering Mormons,’ and choos ing two or three of her noblest sons, to carry  their heavenly boon, these angels of salvation  came in the plenitude of their mercy, and in the  dignity of their office, to . To do  what? to feed their hungry, and clothe their na ked with the $2000? verily nay! but to go into   and steal the Mormon’s hogs  (which they were prohibited themselves from ob taining, under penalty of death,) to distribute  among the destitute, and to sell where they  could obtain the money. These hogs, thus ob tained were shot down in their blood, and not  otherwise bled; they were filthy to a degree.—  These, the Mormons’ own hogs, and a very few  goods, the sweepings of an old store in ,  were what these patriotic and noble minded men  gave to the ‘poor Mormons,’ and circula ted to the world how sympathic, benevolent,  kind and merciful the Legislature of the State of   was, in giving two thousand dollars to  the ‘suffering Mormons.’ Surely, ‘the tender  mercies of the wicked are cruel.’ [p. 710]
lieve that he will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes. That Zion will be built upon this continent. That Christ will reign personally upon the earth, and that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradasaic glory.
We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our conscience, and allow all men the same privilege let them worship how, where, or what they may.
We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring and sustaining the law.
We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul “we believe all things we hope all things,” we have endured many things and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is any thing virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praise worthy we seek after these things. Respectfully &c.,
JOSEPH SMITH.
 
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TIMES AND SEASONS.
CITY OF ,
TUESDAY, MARCH 15 1, 1842.
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TO SUBSCRIBERS.
[Image of pointing hand.] This paper commences my editorial career, I alone stand responsible for it, and shall do for all papers having my signature henceforward. I am not responsible for the publication, or arrangement of the former paper; the matter did not come under my supervision.
JOSEPH SMITH.
 
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HONOR AMONG THIEVES.
We extract the following from the ‘New York Tribune.’
“The Paymaster of the Militia, called out to put down the Mormons, some two years since, was supplied with money some time since and started for Western , but has not yet arrived there. It is feared that he has taken the ‘Saline slope.’ ”
We are not suprised that persons who could wantonly, barbarously, and without the shadow of law, drive fifteen thousand men, women and children from their homes, should have among them a man who was so lost to every sense of justice, as to run away with the wages for this infamous deed: it is not very difficult for men who can blow out the brains of children; who can shoot down, and hew to pieces our ancient veterans, who fought in the defence of our country, and delivered it from the oppressor’s grasp; who could deliberately, and in cold blood, murder men, and rob them of their boots, watches, &c. and whilst they were yet weltering in their blood and grappling with death, and then proceed to rob their widowed houses. Men who can deliberately do this, and steal near all the horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, and property of a whole community, and drive them from their homes en-masse, in an inclement season of the year, will not find many qualms of conscience in stealing the pay of his brother theives, and taking the ‘saline slope.’
The very idea of government paying these men for their bloody deeds, must cause the sons of liberty to blush, and to hang their harps upon the willow; and make the blood of every patriot run chill. The proceedings of that have been so barbarous, and inhuman, that our indignation is aroused when we reflect upon the scene.
We are here reminded of one of the patriotic deeds of the govenment of that , who, after they had robbed us of every thing we had in the world, and taken from us many hundred thousand dollars worth of property, had their sympathies so far touched, (alias, their good name,) that they voted two thousand dollars for the relief of the ‘suffering Mormons,’ and choosing two or three of her noblest sons, to carry their heavenly boon, these angels of salvation came in the plenitude of their mercy, and in the dignity of their office, to . To do what? to feed their hungry, and clothe their naked with the $2000? verily nay! but to go into and steal the Mormon’s hogs (which they were prohibited themselves from obtaining, under penalty of death,) to distribute among the destitute, and to sell where they could obtain the money. These hogs, thus obtained were shot down in their blood, and not otherwise bled; they were filthy to a degree.— These, the Mormons’ own hogs, and a very few goods, the sweepings of an old store in , were what these patriotic and noble minded men gave to the ‘poor Mormons,’ and circulated to the world how sympathic, benevolent, kind and merciful the Legislature of the State of was, in giving two thousand dollars to the ‘suffering Mormons.’ Surely, ‘the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.’ [p. 710]
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