Discourse, 29 December 1843

  • Source Note

Document Transcript

The Mayor spoke. said that it was expected that a part would be on duty while othesr rest,— that it might be expected that thieves had crept into the church, that it would be an abominable thing to set a theif to catch a thief, & would look upon men in their situati[o]n, guilty of a mean or cowardly act with the utmost concempt,— <​to be​> called High policeman, men have strange Ears, transformed,— altogether different from what they were, <​we will​> be forbearing, until we are compelled to strike, then do it decently and in good order, & break the yoke so that it cannot be mended, the mob mob has been so repulsed they stand in fear, [“]<​Let us​> <​we will​> be at peace with all men so long as they will let us alone” shall be the Motto of the C. of J. C. o Latter D. Saints from this time forth, in relation to , Let it them alone,— they stink in the nose of the Almighty, Let them alone.— has gone clear and that proves me clear of being accessory of shooting [p. 30] that our difficulties from the State of are hurled on us through the influ[en]ce of our neighbors around us.— the has boasted of being a law abiding man. it is our best policy to acquaint the by affidavits &c so that when the onset comes he will be obliged to send the Militia to our support. Let us keep cool, as a cucumber in a frosty morning, say nothing about . Soft words turn away wrath “in the heart of a fool,” therefore <​we will​> Poor pussey this generation. keep time,— have the ordinances in possession and study them, & ferret out all brothels and disorderly conduct, and if a transgressor resists cuff his ears,— if any one lifts a weapon presents a pistol &c take its his life if need<​s​> be, take care of to save your yourselves <​own lives​>, Let no horse be taken away,— or any thing stolen.— Let alone, stay at home, if any man attempts to bribe you tell me, Let us have a reformation, the spe[c]ulators are in this & wanting to sell revolving pistols, to us to fight the <​and the ’ to fight us,​>
I think my life more in danger from some little doe head of a fool in this <​the​> than from all the volobulory of enemies abroad, and <​if​> I can escape the <​the hand of an as​> assassin of a Brutus I can live as <​like​> as <​might​> Caesar, <​have lived if he had not been for <​a​> Brutus​>— I have <​have had​> pretended friends who have betrayed me as I am informed. Then Blessed the police,— it may be said in time to come where is our <​of​> old policemen—. <​if you magnify your office,​> Let us have one of our policemen <​if you will magnify you[r] office​> shall be the blessing that shall be conferrd on you in time to come. if you wi [p. 31]