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

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dent nor safe for us to vote at the polls: still we have continued to maintain our right to vote, untill the blood of our best men has been shed, both in and the State of with impunity.
You are doubtless somewhat familiar with the history of our extermination from the state of ; wherein scores of our brethren were massacred; hundreds deid through want and sickness, occasioned by their unparralleled sufferings; some millions of our property were confiscated or destroyed; and some fifteen thousand souls fled for their lives, to the then hospitable and peaceful shores of :— And that the State of granted to us a liberal charter, for the term of perpetual succession, under whose provisions private rights have [p. [113]]
dent nor safe for us to vote at the polls: still we have continued to maintain our right to vote, untill the blood of our best men has been shed, both in and the State of with impunity.
You are doubtless somewhat familiar with the history of our extermination from the state of ; wherein scores of our brethren were massacred; hundreds deid through want and sickness, occasioned by their unparralleled sufferings; some millions of our property were confiscated or destroyed; and some fifteen thousand souls fled for their lives, to the then hospitable and peaceful shores of :— And that the State of granted to us a liberal charter, for the term of perpetual succession, under whose provisions private rights have [p. [113]]
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