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

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at the gates of hell, and the only thing we have got to do is to take care of ourselves. As to the other thing which has been proposed about seeking out a location in the West I dont care how soon it go into operation. People talk about law and justice I go in for giving them the same kind of justice they give us. We have our own charter to take care of ourselves, and we will deal out justice and there will be no appeal from it. We have been excluded from all our rights as other citizens and we have a right to make law for ourselves and put them in force, and there is not a court of justice in these but that would justify the principle if they knew all the facts as we do. If we got together here and established the kingdom we should be in the same situation we are in now. The fact is, the kingdom of God is established and the transgressors will be cut off. I go in for a company being sent out to find out place where [p. [10]]
at the gates of hell, and the only thing we have got to do is to take care of ourselves. As to the other thing which has been proposed about seeking out a location in the West I dont care how soon it go into operation. People talk about law and justice I go in for giving them the same kind of justice they give us. We have our own charter to take care of ourselves, and we will deal out justice and there will be no appeal from it. We have been excluded from all our rights as other citizens and we have a right to make law for ourselves and put them in force, and there is not a court of justice in these but that would justify the principle if they knew all the facts as we do. If we got together here and established the kingdom we should be in the same situation we are in now. The fact is, the kingdom of God is established and the transgressors will be cut off. I go in for a company being sent out to find out place where [p. [10]]
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