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

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till the enemy gets within our before we let them feel our power. This is what I consider virtuous and patriotic, and I am not ashamed of it, and I am not afraid to advocate the principle before the gentiles. We know the object of the enemy is to break us up and scatter us, and if they can scatter us, then we cannot show our wrongs to the world. We ought to secure to ourselves all the friendship which might be considered wise. As to our movements we need not tell it to the world. Did not the prophet tell us we had not a moment to lose and shall we wait untill the enemies bind us, No! And I say to that call upon the red men to come speedily to the help of the Lord against the mighty. They have been driven from their homes and their graves of their fathers and massacred like unto us, then let him carry the fire amongst [p. [28]]
till the enemy gets within our before we let them feel our power. This is what I consider virtuous and patriotic, and I am not ashamed of it, and I am not afraid to advocate the principle before the gentiles. We know the object of the enemy is to break us up and scatter us, and if they can scatter us, then we cannot show our wrongs to the world. We ought to secure to ourselves all the friendship which might be considered wise. As to our movements we need not tell it to the world. Did not the prophet tell us we had not a moment to lose and shall we wait untill the enemies bind us, No! And I say to that call upon the red men to come speedily to the help of the Lord against the mighty. They have been driven from their homes and the graves of their fathers and massacred like unto us, then let him carry the fire amongst [p. [28]]
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