take it up according to
request, the committee
will Senate will grant the committee power to
send for persons & papers. The committee made some enquiries, respecting our
re ligion, and I answered them, as a matter of course as well as I could.
They enquired very particularly, con cerning how much land we had entered there,
and how much of it, yet remained unsold; when Mr.— Corwin observed that we had never entered much Land
there, but were squatters. I then described the size of & Counties, giving an explan ation on these matters. I suppose,
perhaps on monday
or tuesday we shall know something relative to
this matter; whether power be given them to send for persons & papers.
You may see where they depend to rally their forces, viz, by endeavouring to make
us treasonable characters, by the constitution, Sd.
to govern us, and that every thing both civil & Political, among us is done
by revelation. These points I desire to blow to the four winds, and that
you will select a number of firm Bretheren, possessing good understanding; who
will tell the truth, and willingly send me their names, when they know they
are wanted. Send plenty of them, They will get two dollars per day, and ten
cents a mile to and from, expence money. Do not send them untill their
subpena’s get there, for they will not draw expence money only for going home
I will suggest
af few names—
, as, they know
scrape, also send others
& others. You will know whom to send better than myself.
If the Missourians should send for you, I would say consult God about
Mr. Jamison stated to me this
evening, if the Mormons could make it appear that they had been
wronged; They would use their influence in having them redressed, so
the shame should not fall on the whole
, but on that which had been guilty. I