Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 3, 6 May 1845–13 January 1846

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Coun. then arose to give a report of his mission to the West. Their mission was to the Seneca Indians. They proceeded about five hundred miles up the and there met , from him they learned that was dead. They tarried five days with the Stockbridge tribe. This tribe expressed great kindness towards them and the Mormons. They have considerable knowledge of the Mormons and of what is going on among us. Their interests seem to be identified with ours. From they learned that the Cherokees had given permission for any number of our people to settle by them, and offered to lend us any assistance they could either to locate or to go West to explore. Brother [George] Herring has been with several tribes and says [p. [16]]
Coun. then arose to give a report of his mission to the West. Their mission was to the Seneca Indians. They proceeded about five hundred miles up the and there met , from him they learned that was dead. They tarried five days with the Stockbridge tribe. This tribe expressed great kindness towards them and the Mormons. They have considerable knowledge of the Mormons and of what is going on among us. Their interests seem to be identified with ours. From they learned that the Cherokees had given permission for any number of our people to settle by them, and offered to lend us any assistance they could either to locate or to go West to explore. Brother George Herring has been with several tribes and says [p. [16]]
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