History Draft [6 August 1838–30 December 1839]

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6 August 1838 • Monday
<​August 6​> In the afternoon the citizens of <​​>, assembled in the , and organized the meeting by calling Judge to the chair, and appointing Secrtary. <​Weekly News Papers​> Satated [Stated] to the meeting that the time had come when it was necessary that we should have a weekly news paper, to unite the people, by Giving the news of the day, &c, where it was unanimously agreed that such a paper be established & that Prest. should be the Editor. I[t?] was also <​Petition for removal of the county seat to .​> voted that a petition be circulated to remove the county seat to . I addressed the meeting on the propriety of the measure & also on the duty of the brethren to come into <​Living in Cities.​> cities to build & live, & carry on their farms out of the cities, according to the order of God.— , & spoke upon the same subje[c]t.—
<​Mob. Election at .​> Some two weeks previous to this who lived at Mill Port, informed , & Levi Stewart, that it was determind by the Mob to prevent the Mormons from voting at the Election on the 6th of August. and thereby Elect Col , who Led the Mob in . He also a[d]vised them to go prepared for an attack, to stand their ground and have their rights.— The brethren, hoping better things gave little heed to good <​fri[en]dly​> counsel, and repaired to the polls at the shire town of , without weapons.— About 11 o’clok A M. ascended the head of a barrel and horrangud [harangued] the Electors for the purpose of excitig them against the mormons, saying that [the] Mormon Leaders were “a set of horse theivs, Liars, counterfiete[rs &c] “and you know they profess to heal the sick, cast out devils,” [&c] “& you all know that is a damed lie,” that the members of the were dupes, and not too good to take a false oath on any common occasion; that they would steal and did not considr property safe where they were; that he was opposed to their settlig there; and if they sufferd thes Mormons to vote, the people would soon loose their suffrage; and, said he <​addressing the Saints,​> “I headed a mob to drive you out of , and would not prevent your being mobbed now;” when Dick <​Richard (called Dick)​> Welding Weldon, the mob bully, just drunk enough for the occasion, began a discussion with Bro by saying the Mormons were not allowed to vote in [p. 1]
6 August 1838 • Monday
August 6 In the afternoon the citizens of , assembled in the , and organized the meeting by calling Judge to the chair, and appointing Secrtary. Weekly News Papers Satated [Stated] to the meeting that the time had come when it was necessary that we should have a weekly news paper, to unite the people, by Giving the news of the day, &c, where it was unanimously agreed that such a paper be established & that Prest. should be the Editor. It was also Petition for removal of the county seat to . voted that a petition be circulated to remove the county seat to . I addressed the meeting on the propriety of the measure & also on the duty of the brethren to come into Living in Cities. cities to build & live, & carry on their farms out of the cities, according to the order of God.— , & spoke upon the same subject.—
Mob. Election at . Some two weeks previous to this who lived at Mill Port, informed , & Levi Stewart, that it was determind by the Mob to prevent the Mormons from voting at the Election on the 6th of August. and thereby Elect Col , who Led the Mob in . He also advised them to go prepared for an attack, to stand their ground and have their rights.— The brethren, hoping better things gave little heed to friendly counsel, and repaired to the polls at the shire town of , without weapons.— About 11 o’clok A M. ascended the head of a barrel and horrangud [harangued] the Electors for the purpose of excitig them against the mormons, saying that [the] Mormon Leaders were “a set of horse theivs, Liars, counterfieters &c “and you know they profess to heal the sick, cast out devils,” [&c] “& you all know that is a damed lie,” that the members of the were dupes, and not too good to take a false oath on any common occasion; that they would steal and did not considr property safe where they were; that he was opposed to their settlig there; and if they sufferd thes Mormons to vote, the people would soon loose their suffrage; and, said he addressing the Saints, “I headed a mob to drive you out of , and would not prevent your being mobbed now;” when Richard (called Dick) Weldon, the mob bully, just drunk enough for the occasion, began a discussion with Bro by saying the Mormons were not allowed to vote in [p. 1]
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