Discourse, 9 December 1843, as Reported by Nauvoo Neighbor

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After some pertinent remarks by , General Joseph Smith briefly addressed the meeting; he dissented entirely from the opinion of the Attorney General, and observed that it was stated in the that the was a part of the militia of , and that his commission declared that he (General Smith) was the Lieutenant General of the , and if [of] the militia of the State of , and as such, it was not only his duty to enforce the ordinances, but the laws of the when called on by the Governor. He also stated that he had been informed that the of had it in contemplation to make another requisition on the of for him, Joseph Smith. [p. [3]]