Letter from Isaac Morley, 16 June 1844

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President Joseph Smith Sir beleiveing it to be my duty to inform you of the proceedings of a wicked Clan against the saints in this place— I improve this opportunity on yesterday Ge[o]rge Baker in company with Joseph Barber a Mr [blank] [John] Banks Luther Perry and one more his name I have not <​got​> <​came to my house​> Mr Baker came to my dore and said he had some buisness and wished to speak with me I went out in to my dore yard with him— and came in company with a Mr Banks and others they in formed me that they ware a committee appointed to in form me and our people that they had three propositions to make to us — in the first place yourself— and about Seventeen others had broken the Law— and good order of Society— that we the mormon people must take up arms and proceed with them for your arrest— or take our effects and proceede a meadetly [immediately] to other wise give up our arms and remain Quiet until the fuss is over— we have un til monday morning next— to make up our minds— we have made up our minds that we Shall not comply with any of thease proposals but stand in our own defence we have no Signature from the or any oficial officer to except of such wicked proposals—
we are in formed that the Company must be at to morrow morning at eight o clock A M to proceede to
I have thought it my duty to inform you of the proceedings here— this from your humble servent—
We certify the above to be true
Ira Willsey
June 16th 1844 [p. [1]]
President Joseph Smith Sir beleiveing it to be my duty to inform you of the proceedings of a wicked Clan against the saints in this place— I improve this opportunity on yesterday George Baker in company with Joseph Barber a Mr [blank] [John] Banks Luther Perry and one more his name I have not got came to my house Mr Baker came to my dore and said he had some buisness and wished to speak with me I went out in to my dore yard with him— and came in company with a Mr Banks and others they in formed me that they ware a committee appointed to in form me and our people that they had three propositions to make to us — in the first place yourself— and about Seventeen others had broken the Law— and good order of Society— that we the mormon people must take up arms and proceed with them for your arrest— or take our effects and proceede a meadetly [immediately] to other wise give up our arms and remain Quiet until the fuss is over— we have un til monday morning next— to make up our minds— we have made up our minds that we Shall not comply with any of thease proposals but stand in our own defence we have no Signature from the or any oficial officer to except of such wicked proposals—
we are in formed that the Company must be at to morrow morning at eight o clock A M to proceede to
I have thought it my duty to inform you of the proceedings here— this from your humble servent—
We certify the above to be true
Ira Willsey
June 16th 1844 [p. [1]]
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