At a meetg. at the , to take into cons[iderati]on the prospects of peace—
called to order— read a communicatn. to the City Council from Hart Fellowes & H . also a letter from to them— also the resolutions of the City Council passed this afternoon— to which the people resounded unanimously “Amen” he also stated the items of the letters received from Messrs. Conyers [Enoch Conyer] and [John] Wood— and stated that an Agent was deputed in regard to the printing press
— I feel rej[o]iced at the calmness existg. among you at the present time & come here by the orders of the in order that peace & harmony may be restored to — I can bear testy. of your usual good order & good conduct— rumors are agt. you— that you were abt. to do that which the Law did not approve of— it is unnecessary for me to touch on the occurre. at , durg. last week— I have not met with any one but who exps. great indign.— of what has taken place the Constn. guarantees to all the right of worshipg. God accordg. to the dict of your own cons[cience].— you seek justice— not revenge— it shod. exist in free Govn.— it will not exist when carrd. away by a mob— as soon as peace is restd.— when there is not excitt.— justice shall take place— he will bring to justice the ass[assi]ns. & I am sure you want no more than justice— be cool— calm— relig. & good cits. & you will have God & good Cit. tod. you— the repns. I make will go to the world— there’ll be nothing discreditable to you— but every thing as good Cits. I say in the pres. of God— I bele.is <has> the best of good opiniin order to have good Govt. & if necy. will have the entire miliy of the — the & every thing will be with you— I shall tell them the same things, that I now tell you, at tomw. we have no distn. among any religion— the will enforce good law— good govt.— if you— or or are the offrs.— they will be pund.— the diff— your labor will be at end— justice will done be to the aggressors— I reje. to see you as you are— & all the people of will be at peace
Col. Fellows— I confirm entirely every sente. that has been made to you by & shall be reptd. to the
in ordr. to conte. peace— exercise forbearance— think 3 times bef. you speak once and a vote of thanks to the Gent.
— I feel an intt. in endg. to prese. the peace— & I thank you for your kindness
— you have been hindd. from workg. on the — tomw. commence again with the & as far as we have means we’ll distribute— I hope that all will bring their provs. in order to help us— & let us shew that we are at peace
a vote of thanks was given to Mr. Wood & Mr. Conyers— also to & they are patriots also a vote to Mr. Field of the Reveilee [St. Louis Reveille] & Mr. Chambers of the Rep. [Missouri Republican]—
feels grateful for the disptn. you have shewn to us for our labors towds.tow Genls. J. [Joseph Smith] & I think the same now [illegible] that I did when I add[resse]d. you bef— also — do.
Mr. Chambers I am a stranger— & the vote of thanks was unexpected— the press being one of the eng. by which infn. is given— I came for the purpe. of satisfyg. myself as to the truth I am free to ack: that I have recd. more courtesy than I expected— I shall try to give a correct version of the occs.— I have mingled with cits. on both sides the — you being a sect— I take no exceptns. you stand in a difft. sitn. than ors.— you bel: honestly— & sincerely— the things which you profess— I live in — there are men— who are not actuated by the purest of motives— & if they can bring you into collision— they will bring an solitary individual into trouble— the pressg. necy. of the Mors. being extremely cautious of their words— or even a shadow to hang upon— there are men around you who wod. drag you into the vortex & may God guard your lives— the wronged shod.awa always awaken the sympathy of the people— when I retn. I shall give a true acct. of what I have seen—
Mr. Field— it you have shewn unusual courteassy towards me— & all I have met seen & known— I retn. to completely altd. in my opinion— loud clapping [remainder of page blank.] [p. ]