History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

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<​December​> meaning of law, that those citizens of any Section of country, who do not rise up as virtuous freemen, (when any portion of Inhabitants, congregate, or combine to injure, slander or deprive another portion of their rights.) and magnify the law, to clear themselves from such unhallowed attempts to subvert order and law, that they by their silence make themselves accessories of the crime of such unlawful assemblage, or outrageous individuals.
Resolved unanimously, That we solicit the , by all honorable means to grant us peace for we will have it.
, Secretary” Chairman.”
In the afternoon started with the papers to the , also the petition from Goodwin and others, and Dellmore Chapman’s affidavit [HC 6:102]
The German brethren met at the Assembly room at 6 p.m, and choose Bishop Daniel Carn as their Presiding Elder, and organized to have preaching in their native language.
Directed copies of my appeal to the various authorities of and the .
8 December 1843 • Friday
<​8​> Friday 8 At 11 a.m. I went to my and gave instructions to my for the drawing of a Draft of a Dam on the , and directed that the city Council be called at 4 this afternoon to make preparations for any invasion from .
and made an affidavit which I insert.
“State of ) ss
City of )
On the 8th. day of December 1843, came and , before me Joseph Smith Mayor of said , and after being duly sworn depose and say, that they have been informed that two men have been kidnapped recently by the Missourians in connection with some of the lawless inhabitants of the County of , and that <​rumors​> are now afloat, that it is the intention of said lawless persons in connection with the aforesaid Missourians to kidnap some of the citizens of this , and further your affiants would state that they are of opinion to prevent difficulties of such a vexatious nature, that something should be done to secure the peace of this from being disturbed, and further your affiants say not.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th. day of December 1843. Clerk.
whereupon I issued the following notification.
State of )
City of )
To the of said Greeting—
Whereas Complaint has been made to me upon oath that some persons have been kidnapped by the Missourians in connection with [HC 6:103] some of the lawless inhabitants of , and that threats have been made that some of the citizens of , will be kidnapped or arrested and forcibly carried away from said without being allowed the benefit of the writ of Habeas corpus, according to the ordinance in such case made and provided, you will therefore take the necessary measures to have the rights of the [p. 1795]
December meaning of law, that those citizens of any Section of country, who do not rise up as virtuous freemen, (when any portion of Inhabitants, congregate, or combine to injure, slander or deprive another portion of their rights.) and magnify the law, to clear themselves from such unhallowed attempts to subvert order and law, that they by their silence make themselves accessories of the crime of such unlawful assemblage, or outrageous individuals.
Resolved unanimously, That we solicit the , by all honorable means to grant us peace for we will have it.
, Secretary” Chairman.”
In the afternoon started with the papers to the , also the petition from Goodwin and others, and Dellmore Chapman’s affidavit [HC 6:102]
The German brethren met at the Assembly room at 6 p.m, and choose Bishop Daniel Carn as their Presiding Elder, and organized to have preaching in their native language.
Directed copies of my appeal to the various authorities of and the .
8 December 1843 • Friday
8 Friday 8 At 11 a.m. I went to my and gave instructions to my for the drawing of a Draft of a Dam on the , and directed that the city Council be called at 4 this afternoon to make preparations for any invasion from .
and made an affidavit which I insert.
“State of ) ss
City of )
On the 8th. day of December 1843, came and , before me Joseph Smith Mayor of said , and after being duly sworn depose and say, that they have been informed that two men have been kidnapped recently by the Missourians in connection with some of the lawless inhabitants of the County of , and that rumors are now afloat, that it is the intention of said lawless persons in connection with the aforesaid Missourians to kidnap some of the citizens of this , and further your affiants would state that they are of opinion to prevent difficulties of such a vexatious nature, that something should be done to secure the peace of this from being disturbed, and further your affiants say not.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th. day of December 1843. Clerk.
whereupon I issued the following notification.
State of )
City of )
To the of said Greeting—
Whereas Complaint has been made to me upon oath that some persons have been kidnapped by the Missourians in connection with [HC 6:103] some of the lawless inhabitants of , and that threats have been made that some of the citizens of , will be kidnapped or arrested and forcibly carried away from said without being allowed the benefit of the writ of Habeas corpus, according to the ordinance in such case made and provided, you will therefore take the necessary measures to have the rights of the [p. 1795]
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