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

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<​March 10.​> And went into Council on the subject matter of those letters during the remainder of the evening.
11 March 1844 • Monday
<​11.​> Monday. 11. At home till 9. then spent the day in Council in the Lodge room over ’s house,
Present Joseph Smith, , , , , , , , [HC 6:260] , . , , , , , . , , , , and . whom I organized into a Special Council to take into consideration the subject matter contained in the above letters and also the best policy for this people to adopt to obtain their rights from the nation, and insure protection for themselves and children; and to secure a resting place in the Mountains, or some uninhabited region; where we can enjoy the liberty of conscience, guaranteed to us by the Constitution of our ; rendered doubly sacred by the precious blood of our Fathers, and denied to us by the present authorities, who have smuggled themselves into power in the States and . [HC 6:261]
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12 March 1844 • Tuesday
<​12​> Tuesday. 12 At home in the morning; at 11 a. m. I told I wanted the room over the for more important purposes, and wished him to remove the School to ’s house immediately, which he did. The Brethren who were in Council with me yesterday assembled there in the <​afternoon​> and evening.
Gave the following recommend to Elder
“City of Ill. March 12. 1844.
To whom it may concern.
We, the Mayor, and the of said , do certify that Esq. the bearer, a Councillor in the city council of said , is sent as an Agent by the authorities of said , <​or corporation​> to transact such business as he may deem expedient and beneficial for the community which he represents; And as such Agent, and gentleman of principle, and character, he by us is recommended to the due consideration of all the Executive officers of the Government, both houses of Congress, and [p. 1928]
March 10. And went into Council on the subject matter of those letters during the remainder of the evening.
11 March 1844 • Monday
11. Monday. 11. At home till 9. then spent the day in Council in the Lodge room over ’s house,
Present Joseph Smith, , , , , , , , [HC 6:260] , . , , , , , . , , , , and . whom I organized into a Special Council to take into consideration the subject matter contained in the above letters and also the best policy for this people to adopt to obtain their rights from the nation, and insure protection for themselves and children; and to secure a resting place in the Mountains, or some uninhabited region; where we can enjoy the liberty of conscience, guaranteed to us by the Constitution of our ; rendered doubly sacred by the precious blood of our Fathers, and denied to us by the present authorities, who have smuggled themselves into power in the States and . [HC 6:261]
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12 March 1844 • Tuesday
12 Tuesday. 12 At home in the morning; at 11 a. m. I told I wanted the room over the for more important purposes, and wished him to remove the School to ’s house immediately, which he did. The Brethren who were in Council with me yesterday assembled there in the afternoon and evening.
Gave the following recommend to Elder
“City of Ill. March 12. 1844.
To whom it may concern.
We, the Mayor, and the of said , do certify that Esq. the bearer, a Councillor in the city council of said , is sent as an Agent by the authorities of said , or corporation to transact such business as he may deem expedient and beneficial for the community which he represents; And as such Agent, and gentleman of principle, and character, he by us is recommended to the due consideration of all the Executive officers of the Government, both houses of Congress, and [p. 1928]
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