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

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President Smith remarked in relation to those who give in property for the we want it brought to the proper source that it may be put on the Church Book So that in the endowment those whose names are on Book shall have the prefference. As to politics I care but little about the Presidential Chair, I would not give half as much for the office as I would for the one I now hold, but as the world have used the power of Government to oppress & persecute us, it is right for us to use it for the protection of our rights. when I got hold of the eastern paper & see how popular I am I am afraid myself that I shall be elected, But if I should be, I would not say that your cause is just & I could not do any thing for you. What I said in relation to the annexation of is with some unpopular the people are opposed to it, I will take this objection away. the opposition is because it is filled up with Slavery, now I wish to turn the argument it is the vary reason why it ought to be received in order to watch over them of the greatest <​two​> evils we should reject the greatest The of sayes if you do not receive us in the we will go to the British this would certainly be bad policy for this the British are now throughout that whole trying to bribe all they can. How much better it is to be to a little expens [p. [203]]
President Smith remarked in relation to those who give in property for the we want it brought to the proper source that it may be put on the Church Book So that in the endowment those whose names are on Book shall have the prefference. As to politics I care but little about the Presidential Chair, I would not give half as much for the office as I would for the one I now hold, but as the world have used the power of Government to oppress & persecute us, it is right for us to use it for the protection of our rights. when I got hold of the eastern paper & see how popular I am I am afraid myself that I shall be elected, But if I should be, I would not say that your cause is just & I could not do any thing for you. What I said in relation to the annexation of is with some unpopular the people are opposed to it, I will take this objection away. the opposition is because it is filled up with Slavery, now I wish to turn the argument it is the vary reason why it ought to be received in order to watch over them of the two evils we should reject the greatest The of sayes if you do not receive us in the we will go to the British this would certainly be bad policy for this the British are now throughout that whole trying to bribe all they can. How much better it is to be to a little expens [p. [203]]
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