Letterbook 2

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Letter to Seymour Brunson and High Council • 7 December 1839
, Corner of Missouri & 3d. Street
Dec. 7th. 1839
To , and the honorable of the , Your humble servant Joseph Smith Jr. and again address you for the purpose of informing you of our proceedings here in relation to our business and prospects of success. we deem it unimportant to say any thing in relation to our journey, arrival & and interview with his Excellency the of these ; as they were mentioned in a Letter lately addressed to and the high Council. We mentioned in that letter the appointment of a meeting to <​be​> held by the Delegation to consult upon the best measures of getting our business brot before Congress They met yesterday in one of the committee rooms of the Capitol. All the Delegation except the Ex were present, who is now one of the Representatives in Congress and on account of whose absence the meeting was adjourned untill to day at 11 o’clock: however the subject was partially introduced,— and Mr. [John] Robinson took a stand against us so far as concerned our presenting claims to be liquidated by the
We took a stand against him, asserting our constitutional rights— Bro. Joseph maintained the ground in argument against him firmly, and respectfully setting forth the injuries that we have received and the appeals that we have made to the Judiciary of and also the : their frefusals from time [to] time to do us justice: also the impracticability of doing any thing in the Judiciary Courts of — which tribunal Mr. Robinson thought was the only proper place for our claims, but he finally said, it was his first impression on the subject; not having considered the matter, but would take it into further consideration,
of the Senate made some remarks in our favor, saying he would get the opinion of some of [p. 89]
Letter to Seymour Brunson and High Council • 7 December 1839
, Corner of Missouri & 3d. Street
Dec. 7th. 1839
To , and the honorable of the , Your humble servant Joseph Smith Jr. and again address you for the purpose of informing you of our proceedings here in relation to our business and prospects of success. we deem it unimportant to say any thing in relation to our journey, arrival & and interview with his Excellency the of these ; as they were mentioned in a Letter lately addressed to and the high Council. We mentioned in that letter the appointment of a meeting to be held by the Delegation to consult upon the best measures of getting our business brot before Congress They met yesterday in one of the committee rooms of the Capitol. All the Delegation except the Ex were present, who is now one of the Representatives in Congress and on account of whose absence the meeting was adjourned untill to day at 11 o’clock: however the subject was partially introduced,— and Mr. John Robinson took a stand against us so far as concerned our presenting claims to be liquidated by the
We took a stand against him, asserting our constitutional rights— Bro. Joseph maintained the ground in argument against him firmly, and respectfully setting forth the injuries that we have received and the appeals that we have made to the Judiciary of and also the : their frefusals from time to time to do us justice: also the impracticability of doing any thing in the Judiciary Courts of — which tribunal Mr. Robinson thought was the only proper place for our claims, but he finally said, it was his first impression on the subject; not having considered the matter, but would take it into further consideration,
of the Senate made some remarks in our favor, saying he would get the opinion of some of [p. 89]
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