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

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the whites, but this makes no difference to us. As to going to the Pacific, the nearer the seacoast we go the more devils we will have to cope with. It makes no odds to us where we go so that we get the consent of the natives. He feels to demur to the idea of raising objections to any proposition from the because it is all alike where we go. We can sustain ourselves here if it was not a matter of expediency to be still a while. The dictations of the spirit says sustain ourselves by manouvering according to the dictation of the head. And wherever the authorities of this church says go there <​He​> goes. If the word is go to hell, and he goes there if the head says so. As to government this is all the Land of the Lamanites and the white people are nothing but intruders; the devil gave it to them. If we can form an alliance with the Lamanites we dont care about the whites nor any thing else. He feels that there is a place somewhere [p. [94]]
the whites, but this makes no difference to us. As to going to the Pacific, the nearer the seacoast we go the more devils we will have to cope with. It makes no odds to us where we go so that we get the consent of the natives. He feels to demur to the idea of raising objections to any proposition from the because it is all alike where we go. We can sustain ourselves here if it was not a matter of expediency to be still a while. The dictations of the spirit says sustain ourselves by manouver according to the dictation of the head. And wherever the authorities of this church says go there He goes. If the word is go to hell, and he goes there if the head says so. As to government this is all the Land of the Lamanites and the white people are nothing but intruders; the devil gave it to them. If we can form an alliance with the Lamanites we dont care about the whites nor any thing else. He feels that there is a place somewhere [p. [94]]
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