Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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He still feels that he would as soon stay here as to go but a little way where we shall be in no better fix than we are now. We dont intend to wage war against any nation, we only mean to defend ourselves, and avenge innocent blood on those who have shed it and been our oppressors. He does not expect to forsake this place; he has not sold his property in , nor in nor here, neither does he intend to. He intends if he go away for a season to come back and inherit it. He dont believe that God is going to interpose his power in the overthrow of the gentiles untill the Ancient of days can sit in grand council. He has heard great battles fought in and in , but we have always had to succumb. We are but few in numbers compared with the citizens of and have no prospects of sustaining ourselves [p. [98]]
He still feels that he would as soon stay here as to go but a little way where we shall be in no better fix than we are now. We dont intend to wage war against any nation, we only mean to defend ourselves, and avenge innocent blood on those who have shed it and been our oppressors. He does not expect to forsake this place; he has not sold his property in , nor in nor here, neither does he intend to. He intends if he go away for a season to come back and inherit it. He dont believe that God is going to interpose his power in the overthrow of the gentiles untill the Ancient of days can sit in grand council. He has heard great battles fought in and in , but we have always had to succumb. We are but few in numbers compared with the citizens of and have no prospects of sustaining ourselves [p. [98]]
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