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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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company of men, I see those who are actuated by patriotic and noble principles, who will stand up in defence of the oppressed, of whatever country, nation, color or clime. I see it in their countenances; it is planted by the spirit of God; they have received it from the great Eloheim, <​and​> all the power or influence of mobs, priestcraft and corrupt men cannot quench it; it will burn; it is comprehensive as the designs of God, and as expansive as the universe, and reaches to all the world, no matter whether it was an Indian, a negro, or any other man, or set of men that are oppressive, you would stand forth in their defence. I say unto you continue to cherish those principles; let them expand; and if the tree of liberty has been blasted in this nation— if it has been gnawed by worms, and already blight has overspread it, we will stand up in defence of our liberties, and proclaim ourselves free in time and in eternity.
The choir, by request, sang “O stop and tell me red man.” After prayer by Elder , the meeting was adjourned for one hour.
April 6th. 1844, afternoon.
The President arrived at the stand at half past two o’clock, P. M. The choir sung a hymn; after which prayer by Elder , when the choir sung another hymn.
resumed his history of the Church <​Reported by El. .​> -[Page 1955.]-
Addenda • 19 August 1843
<​1843 Augt., 19.​>
Great Meeting of Anti-Mormons!
At a public meeting of the citizens of without distinction of party, held at the Court house in , in pursuance of previous notice, on Saturday the 19th of August, A. D. 1843.
Major Reuben Graves was called to the Chair and Wm. D. Abernethy appointed Secretary. The object of the meeting was then stated by Valentine Wilson, in an animated address. The meeting was afterwards addressed by , and also by Hiram Boyle of .
On motion of F. J. Bartlett, a committee of nine was appointed by the chair to draft and report resolutions for the action of the meeting.
F. J. Bartlett, , Valentine Wilson, G. M. Swope, R. T. Madison, J. A. Bebee, , Henry Hunter, and John Cameron, were appointed that Committee.
After a short absence, the Committee submitted the following
Report
Your committee respectfully request to be excused from making a formal report at this time, owing to the short time allowed them and the importance of the business that has called us together, and ask to be discharged from further duties; and recommend that a committee of six be appointed to draft resolutions and make a report to an adjourned meeting.
Whereupon the following gentlemen were appointed to compose that Committee, viz:
, F. J. Bartlett, Stephen Owen, Stephen H. Tyler, Valentine Wilson, and Joel Weston.
The meeting then adjourned, to meet again at this place, on the 6th of Sept. next at 1 o’Clock p. m.
Reuben Graves,
Chairman.”
W. D. Abernethy, Secretary.
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company of men, I see those who are actuated by patriotic and noble principles, who will stand up in defence of the oppressed, of whatever country, nation, color or clime. I see it in their countenances; it is planted by the spirit of God; they have received it from the great Eloheim, and all the power or influence of mobs, priestcraft and corrupt men cannot quench it; it will burn; it is comprehensive as the designs of God, and as expansive as the universe, and reaches to all the world, no matter whether it was an Indian, a negro, or any other man, or set of men that are oppressive, you would stand forth in their defence. I say unto you continue to cherish those principles; let them expand; and if the tree of liberty has been blasted in this nation— if it has been gnawed by worms, and already blight has overspread it, we will stand up in defence of our liberties, and proclaim ourselves free in time and in eternity.
The choir, by request, sang “O stop and tell me red man.” After prayer by Elder , the meeting was adjourned for one hour.
April 6th. 1844, afternoon.
The President arrived at the stand at half past two o’clock, P. M. The choir sung a hymn; after which prayer by Elder , when the choir sung another hymn.
resumed his history of the Church -[Page 1955.]-
Addenda • 19 August 1843
1843 Augt., 19.
Great Meeting of Anti-Mormons!
At a public meeting of the citizens of without distinction of party, held at the Court house in , in pursuance of previous notice, on Saturday the 19th of August, A. D. 1843.
Major Reuben Graves was called to the Chair and Wm. D. Abernethy appointed Secretary. The object of the meeting was then stated by Valentine Wilson, in an animated address. The meeting was afterwards addressed by , and also by Hiram Boyle of .
On motion of F. J. Bartlett, a committee of nine was appointed by the chair to draft and report resolutions for the action of the meeting.
F. J. Bartlett, , Valentine Wilson, G. M. Swope, R. T. Madison, J. A. Bebee, , Henry Hunter, and John Cameron, were appointed that Committee.
After a short absence, the Committee submitted the following
Report
Your committee respectfully request to be excused from making a formal report at this time, owing to the short time allowed them and the importance of the business that has called us together, and ask to be discharged from further duties; and recommend that a committee of six be appointed to draft resolutions and make a report to an adjourned meeting.
Whereupon the following gentlemen were appointed to compose that Committee, viz:
, F. J. Bartlett, Stephen Owen, Stephen H. Tyler, Valentine Wilson, and Joel Weston.
The meeting then adjourned, to meet again at this place, on the 6th of Sept. next at 1 o’Clock p. m.
Reuben Graves,
Chairman.”
W. D. Abernethy, Secretary.
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