Discourse, 7 March 1844–A, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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The Prophet arived & took the stand and arose in the midst of the <​Saints &​> said ( come & take your post) & further remarked I do not know whether the object of the meeting has been told or not I apologize for not comeing sooner. I have had so much on my mind since I saw you that I hardly know whare to begin or to say but one of the grand objects that I had in view in calling this meeting was in maki[n]g a few remarks relative to the laws & ordinances and building the , the reason I want to speak of the laws is the Officers have difficulty in administering the laws. We are republican & wish to have the people rule but rule in righteousness. [p. [198]]
The Prophet arived & took the stand and arose in the midst of the Saints & said ( come & take your post) & further remarked I do not know whether the object of the meeting has been told or not I apologize for not comeing sooner. I have had so much on my mind since I saw you that I hardly know whare to begin or to say but one of the grand objects that I had in view in calling this meeting was in making a few remarks relative to the laws & ordinances and building the , the reason I want to speak of the laws is the Officers have difficulty in administering the laws. We are republican & wish to have the people rule but rule in righteousness. [p. [198]]
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