Discourse, 18 June 1844, as Reported by William Clayton

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Genl. J. Smith addressed the multitude. He briefly explained the object of the mob and showed that they waged a war of extermination upon us because of our religin He called upon all the volunteers who felt to support the constitution from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean to come with their arms, ammunition & provisions to defend us from the mob & defend the constitution. He called upon them as the Lieutenant General of the N.L [Nauvoo Legion] and Militia in the name of the Constitution of the the people of the State of and the citizens of He called upon the Citizens to defend the lives of their wives & children, fathers [p. [5]]
Genl. J. Smith addressed the multitude. He briefly explained the object of the mob and showed that they waged a war of extermination upon us because of our religin He called upon all the volunteers who felt to support the constitution from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean to come with their arms, ammunition & provisions to defend us from the mob & defend the constitution. He called upon them as the Lieutenant General of the N.L [Nauvoo Legion] and Militia in the name of the Constitution of the the people of the State of and the citizens of He called upon the Citizens to defend the lives of their wives & children, fathers [p. [5]]
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