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

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He was in favor of having a thing concocted so that if the mob ever put their fingers on our leaders we can liberate them, and then let them help themselves. The rent between us and the gentiles has got to be made. They have taken from us every right, and he dont believe that God will be well pleased with us unless we stand up in defence of our rights.
The then stated more fully the object intended to be accomplished by the resolution offered by , Also the object of appointing more precincts &c.
He then said that none of the Twelve are going to be taken to , nor to go any where else only as they have a mind to. Joseph was all the while for more than a year before his death telling us that he wanted us to take this responsibility and that responsibility [p. [161]]
He was in favor of having a thing concocted so that if the mob ever put their fingers on our leaders we can liberate them, and then let them help themselves. The rent between us and the gentiles has got to be made. They have taken from us every right, and he dont believe that God will be well pleased with us unless we stand up in defence of our rights.
The then stated more fully the object intended to be accomplished by the resolution offered by , Also the object of appointing more precincts &c.
He then said that none of the Twelve are going to be taken to , nor to go any where else only as they have a mind to. Joseph was all the while for more than a year before his death telling us that he wanted us to take this responsibility and that responsibility [p. [161]]
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