History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
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them information; and the people of hereby guarantee their entire safety while doing so. They further propose that when the arbitrators report the value of the land and improvements, as aforesaid, the people of will pay the valueation, with one hundred percent added thereon, to the Mormons, within thirty days thereafter. They further propose, that the Mormons are not to make any effort, ever [HC 2:96] after, to settle, either collectively or individually, within the limits of . The Mormons are to enter into bonds to insure the conveyance of their land in , according to the above terms, when the payment shall be made; and the committee will enter into a like bond, with such security as may be deemed sufficient, for the payment of the money, according to the above proposition. While the arbitrators are investigating and deciding upon the matters referred to them, the Mormons are not to attempt to enter , or to settle there, except such as are by the foregoing propositions permitted to go there. They further propose, that the people of will sell all their lands, and improvements on public lands, in , to the Mormons.— The valuation to be obtained in the same manner— the same per cent in addition to be paid— and the time the money is to be paid is the same, as the above set forth in our propositions to buy— the Mormons to give good security for the payment of the money, and the undersigned will give security that the land will be conveyed to the Mormons. They further propose, that all parties are to remain as they are till the payment is made, at which time the people of will give possession.
(Signed.) Samuel C. Owens, John Davis, Thomas Jeffreys Richard Fristoe, Smallwood Noland, Thomas Hayton Sen. Robert Richman, Thomas Campbell, Abraham Mc.Clellan, S. V. Noland.”
On presentation of the foregoing Samuel C. Owens made a flaming war speech, and replied on the side of peace. The Rev Mr Riley, a Baptist priest, made a hot [p. 492]
them information; and the people of hereby guarantee their entire safety while doing so. They further propose that when the arbitrators report the value of the land and improvements, as aforesaid, the people of will pay the valueation, with one hundred percent added thereon, to the Mormons, within thirty days thereafter. They further propose, that the Mormons are not to make any effort, ever [HC 2:96] after, to settle, either collectively or individually, within the limits of . The Mormons are to enter into bonds to insure the conveyance of their land in , according to the above terms, when the payment shall be made; and the committee will enter into a like bond, with such security as may be deemed sufficient, for the payment of the money, according to the above proposition. While the arbitrators are investigating and deciding upon the matters referred to them, the Mormons are not to attempt to enter , or to settle there, except such as are by the foregoing propositions permitted to go there. They further propose, that the people of will sell all their lands, and improvements on public lands, in , to the Mormons.— The valuation to be obtained in the same manner— the same per cent in addition to be paid— and the time the money is to be paid is the same, as the above set forth in our propositions to buy— the Mormons to give good security for the payment of the money, and the undersigned will give security that the land will be conveyed to the Mormons. They further propose, that all parties are to remain as they are till the payment is made, at which time the people of will give possession.
(Signed.) Samuel C. Owens, John Davis, Thomas Jeffreys Richard Fristoe, Smallwood Noland, Thomas Hayton Sen. Robert Richman, Thomas Campbell, Abraham Mc.Clellan, S. V. Noland.”
On presentation of the foregoing Samuel C. Owens made a flaming war speech, and replied on the side of peace. The Rev Mr Riley, a Baptist priest, made a hot [p. 492]
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