History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​July 1​> They wrote as follows:—
, July 1, 1844
“To the City Council of ; Gentlemen:—
With this you will receive a copy of instructions, from to us. You will understand from them what we desire from you in action on your part,— as the only authorities of your now known to the country, of such a character as will pacify the public mind and satisfy the of your determination to sustain the supremacy of the laws, <​which​> will, we are sure, be gratifying to him, and as much so to
Yours respectfully,
Hart Fellows
A. Jonas”
We copy from the Times and Seasons:—
“At a meeting of the City Council, held in the Council room, in the city of , on the first day of July, 1844, having received instructions from , through the agency of A. Jonas, Esq. and Col. Fellows, it was unanimously,
Resolved, For the purpose of ensuring peace, and promoting the welfare of the county of , and surrounding country, that we will rigidly sustain the laws, and the of the , so long as they, and he, sustain us in <​all​> our constitutional rights.
Resolved, secondly, That to carry the foregoing resolutions into complete effect, that inasmuch as the has taken from us the [HC 7:150] public arms, that we solicit of him to do the same with all the rest of the public arms of the .
Resolved, thirdly, To further secure the peace, friendship and happiness of the people, and allay the excitement that now exists, we will reprobate private revenge on the assassinators of General Joseph Smith and General Hyrum Smith by any of the Latter Day Saints. That instead of ‘an appeal to arms,’ we appeal to the majesty of the law, and will be content with whatever judgment it shall award; and should the laws fail, we leave the matter with God.
Resolved, unanimously, That this City Council pledge themselves for the City of , that no aggressions by the citizens of said , shall be made on the citizens of the surrounding country, but we invite them, as friends and neighbors, to use the Savior’s golden rule, and ‘do unto others as they would have others do unto them,’ and we will do likewise.
Resolved, lastly, That we highly approve of the present public pacific course of the to allay excitement, and restore peace among the citizens of the country, and while he does so, and will use his influence to stop all vexatious proceedings in law, until confidence is restored, so that the citizens of can go to , or any other place, for trial, without exposing themselves to the violence of assassins, we will uphold him, and the law, by all honorable means
, prest. pro tem”
, Recorder” [p. 243]
July 1 They wrote as follows:—
, July 1, 1844
“To the City Council of ; Gentlemen:—
With this you will receive a copy of instructions, from to us. You will understand from them what we desire from you in action on your part,— as the only authorities of your now known to the country, of such a character as will pacify the public mind and satisfy the of your determination to sustain the supremacy of the laws, which will, we are sure, be gratifying to him, and as much so to
Yours respectfully,
Hart Fellows
A. Jonas”
We copy from the Times and Seasons:—
“At a meeting of the City Council, held in the Council room, in the city of , on the first day of July, 1844, having received instructions from , through the agency of A. Jonas, Esq. and Col. Fellows, it was unanimously,
Resolved, For the purpose of ensuring peace, and promoting the welfare of the county of , and surrounding country, that we will rigidly sustain the laws, and the of the , so long as they, and he, sustain us in all our constitutional rights.
Resolved, secondly, That to carry the foregoing resolutions into complete effect, that inasmuch as the has taken from us the [HC 7:150] public arms, that we solicit of him to do the same with all the rest of the public arms of the .
Resolved, thirdly, To further secure the peace, friendship and happiness of the people, and allay the excitement that now exists, we will reprobate private revenge on the assassinators of General Joseph Smith and General Hyrum Smith by any of the Latter Day Saints. That instead of ‘an appeal to arms,’ we appeal to the majesty of the law, and will be content with whatever judgment it shall award; and should the laws fail, we leave the matter with God.
Resolved, unanimously, That this City Council pledge themselves for the City of , that no aggressions by the citizens of said , shall be made on the citizens of the surrounding country, but we invite them, as friends and neighbors, to use the Savior’s golden rule, and ‘do unto others as they would have others do unto them,’ and we will do likewise.
Resolved, lastly, That we highly approve of the present public pacific course of the to allay excitement, and restore peace among the citizens of the country, and while he does so, and will use his influence to stop all vexatious proceedings in law, until confidence is restored, so that the citizens of can go to , or any other place, for trial, without exposing themselves to the violence of assassins, we will uphold him, and the law, by all honorable means
, prest. pro tem”
, Recorder” [p. 243]
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