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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​July 22​> to your for defence, to you, , for pro[HC 7:201]tection, and if it is not granted we must be murdered in cold blood. My feelings as a wife, and mother of helpless children, together with the afflictions of an injured people, all constrain me to beseech of you, to exert the power and authority which the people, and God has given you, in the cause of the oppressed. You shall have our prayers that wisdom may be given you from on high to act in this case to the glory of God, your own honor, and that of the we live in.
“Your was warned of our brethren’s danger, who were murdered, but could not believe that men were so base and degraded— the same men are now plotting our destruction. As an individual who feels herself injured, and also in behalf of an oppressed, injured and persecuted people, I again beg your official interference. Your cannot now be mistaken in the men, nor their design, I beseech you then, for the honor of our bleeding country, for the sake of suffering innocence, and the cause of humanity, by the wounds of my , and the blood of those murdured victims, to use prompt measures for our protection, and the bringing to Justice of those murderers.
“Sincerely praying that you, , may become a terror to evil doers, and the praise of those that do well, With great respect,
I have the honor to be,
Your ’s humble servant,
Leonora Taylor”
Elder went to Farmington Ct., and spent the night at his father’s house. He ordained his father a high priest.
23 July 1844 • Tuesday
<​23​> Tuesday 23. 10 a. m. Elder went down on the Osprey to , to wait upon the .
Elders and spent the day in . They attended meeting in the evening, and ordained 32 elders.
parted with his father and mother at Farmington, and proceeded to
24 July 1844 • Wednesday
<​24​> Wednesday 24 Elders , , , and met in Council: they anointed and administered to Elder , who was very sick.
received the following communication from the . [HC 7:202]
July 22. 1844
,
On Thursday last I wrote to and yourself, requesting you to come or send some person to me at this place, to confer with me in relation to the time and mode of proceeding against the murderers of the Messrs Smith; and I therein stated that I would have to come to for that purpose, were it not for the certainty that my motives and objects for so doing would be misinterpreted. As none of you have come, and have probably not received my letter, I have concluded to write you again, and to send this letter by a special messenger.
“In this letter I will say to you what I intended to say in a personal conference. In the beginning then, you must allow me to say, that [p. 278]
July 22 to your for defence, to you, , for pro[HC 7:201]tection, and if it is not granted we must be murdered in cold blood. My feelings as a wife, and mother of helpless children, together with the afflictions of an injured people, all constrain me to beseech of you, to exert the power and authority which the people, and God has given you, in the cause of the oppressed. You shall have our prayers that wisdom may be given you from on high to act in this case to the glory of God, your own honor, and that of the we live in.
“Your was warned of our brethren’s danger, who were murdered, but could not believe that men were so base and degraded— the same men are now plotting our destruction. As an individual who feels herself injured, and also in behalf of an oppressed, injured and persecuted people, I again beg your official interference. Your cannot now be mistaken in the men, nor their design, I beseech you then, for the honor of our bleeding country, for the sake of suffering innocence, and the cause of humanity, by the wounds of my , and the blood of those murdured victims, to use prompt measures for our protection, and the bringing to Justice of those murderers.
“Sincerely praying that you, , may become a terror to evil doers, and the praise of those that do well, With great respect,
I have the honor to be,
Your ’s humble servant,
Leonora Taylor”
Elder went to Farmington Ct., and spent the night at his father’s house. He ordained his father a high priest.
23 July 1844 • Tuesday
23 Tuesday 23. 10 a. m. Elder went down on the Osprey to , to wait upon the .
Elders and spent the day in . They attended meeting in the evening, and ordained 32 elders.
parted with his father and mother at Farmington, and proceeded to
24 July 1844 • Wednesday
24 Wednesday 24 Elders , , , and met in Council: they anointed and administered to Elder , who was very sick.
received the following communication from the . [HC 7:202]
July 22. 1844
,
On Thursday last I wrote to and yourself, requesting you to come or send some person to me at this place, to confer with me in relation to the time and mode of proceeding against the murderers of the Messrs Smith; and I therein stated that I would have to come to for that purpose, were it not for the certainty that my motives and objects for so doing would be misinterpreted. As none of you have come, and have probably not received my letter, I have concluded to write you again, and to send this letter by a special messenger.
“In this letter I will say to you what I intended to say in a personal conference. In the beginning then, you must allow me to say, that [p. 278]
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