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

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<​December 21​> but sought it in vain. It is in your power to save us, our wives, and our children from a repetition of the blood thirsty scenes of , and greatly relieve the fears of a persecuted and injured people, by ordaining for their protection the following ordinance, namely;—
An Ordinance for the Protection of the People styled the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints residing on the Western Borders of the State of :
Preamble
Whereas the State of at sundry times has unconstitutionally deprived a certain portion of her citizens (called Mormons) of their rights property, lands and even of their lives; <​¶​> and whereas in the years 1838 and 1839 the said State of did illegally and inhumanly exile and banish for ever from her limits and jurisdiction, all the said citizens (called Mormons) that remained alive, with impunity; and whereas after being hospitably received by the citizens of , the said State of , did grant, enact and charter for the benefit and convenience of the said exiled Mormons—— the following City Charter <​X​> <​X entitled: “An act to Incorporate the city of ”​> <​See Deseret News, Vol 4, page 127, No 55, Nov 9. 1854.​>
 
City Charter
An act to Incorporate the city of
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of , represented in the General Assembly, That all that District of country embraced within the following boundaries, to wit; beginning at the North east corner of Section thirty one in township seven, North of range eight, west of the fourth principal meridian, in the county of , and running thence west to the northwest corner of said Section; thence north to the ; thence West to the middle of the main channel of the said ; thence down the middle of said channel to a point due West of the south east corner of fractional section number twelve, in township six, north of range nine, west of the fourth principal meridian; thence east to the South east corner of said section twelve; thence North on the range line between township six north and range eight and nine West, to the Southwest corner of section six, in township six, north of range eight West; thence east to the South east corner of said section; thence North to the place of beginning, including the town plats of and , shall hereafter be called, and known, by the name of the “city of ,” and the inhabitants thereof are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic by the name aforesaid, and shall have perpetual succession, and may have, and use, a common seal, which they may change and alter at pleasure.
Section 2. Whenever any tract of land, adjoining the city of “shall have been laid out into town lots, and duly recorded, according to law, the same shall form a part of the “city of ”.
Section 3. The inhabitants of said , by the name and style aforesaid, shall have power to sue, and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, in all courts of law and equity, and in all actions whatsoever; to purchase, receive, and hold property, real and personal in said , to purchase, receive, and hold real property beyond the for burying grounds, or for other [p. 1816]
December 21 but sought it in vain. It is in your power to save us, our wives, and our children from a repetition of the blood thirsty scenes of , and greatly relieve the fears of a persecuted and injured people, by ordaining for their protection the following ordinance, namely;—
An Ordinance for the Protection of the People styled the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints residing on the Western Borders of the State of :
Preamble
Whereas the State of at sundry times has unconstitutionally deprived a certain portion of her citizens (called Mormons) of their rights property, lands and even of their lives; ¶ and whereas in the years 1838 and 1839 the said State of did illegally and inhumanly exile and banish for ever from her limits and jurisdiction, all the said citizens (called Mormons) that remained alive, with impunity; and whereas after being hospitably received by the citizens of , the said State of , did grant, enact and charter for the benefit and convenience of the said exiled Mormons—— the following City Charter X X entitled: “An act to Incorporate the city of ” See Deseret News, Vol 4, page 127, No 55, Nov 9. 1854.
 
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