Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 3 February 1841–8 February 1845

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Resolution, 22 July 1842
Resolved by the City Council of the City of , that Colrs. , , & , be, and they hereby are appointed a special Committee, <​with the to assist,​> to prepare a Petition to lay before the of this , praying that he will protect Lieut Genl. Joseph Smith from Arrest under any Writ from , and the Inhabitants of this and its vicinity from the intrigues of evil designing Men.
passed July 22nd. 1842.
Joseph Smith, Mayor.
, Recorder.
Letter, Hyrum Smith and Others to Thomas Carlin, 22 July 1842
To his Excellency, , Governor of the State of .— We the undersigned Citizens of the State of , having heard that many reports are in circulation prejudicial to the interest, happiness, peace, wellbeing, & safety of the Inhabitants of the City of & vicinity, have thought proper to lay before your the following statements.
Whereas the latter day Saints having suffered much in the State of , in time past, through the hand of oppression, brought upon them by the falsehoods & misrepresentations of wicked & designing Men, whose hands are yet dripping with the Blood of the innocent, & whose fiendish rage has sent many a Patriot to his long home, leaving in our midst many Widows & orphans, whose sorrows & tears even time cannot wipe away.
We would respectfully represent to your , that we broke no law, violated no constitutional Rights, nor trampled upon the privileges of any other People in , yet we had to suffer banishment, exile, the confiscation of our Properties, & have diseases, distress, & misery entailed upon us & our Children, the effects of which we bear about in our Bodies, & one indelibly engraven on our Minds, & we appeal to your at the present time that you will not suffer an occurence of such heart rending scenes [p. 95]
Resolution, 22 July 1842
Resolved by the City Council of the City of , that Colrs. , , & , be, and they hereby are appointed a special Committee, with the to assist, to prepare a Petition to lay before the of this , praying that he will protect Lieut Genl. Joseph Smith from Arrest under any Writ from , and the Inhabitants of this and its vicinity from the intrigues of evil designing Men.
passed July 22nd. 1842.
Joseph Smith, Mayor.
, Recorder.
Letter, Hyrum Smith and Others to Thomas Carlin, 22 July 1842
To his Excellency, , Governor of the State of .— We the undersigned Citizens of the State of , having heard that many reports are in circulation prejudicial to the interest, happiness, peace, wellbeing, & safety of the Inhabitants of the City of & vicinity, have thought proper to lay before your the following statements.
Whereas the latter day Saints having suffered much in the State of , in time past, through the hand of oppression, brought upon them by the falsehoods & misrepresentations of wicked & designing Men, whose hands are yet dripping with the Blood of the innocent, & whose fiendish rage has sent many a Patriot to his long home, leaving in our midst many Widows & orphans, whose sorrows & tears even time cannot wipe away.
We would respectfully represent to your , that we broke no law, violated no constitutional Rights, nor trampled upon the privileges of any other People in , yet we had to suffer banishment, exile, the confiscation of our Properties, & have diseases, distress, & misery entailed upon us & our Children, the effects of which we bear about in our Bodies, & one indelibly engraven on our Minds, & we appeal to your at the present time that you will not suffer an occurence of such heart rending scenes [p. 95]
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