Minutes, 29 November 1843

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November 29, 1843— 4 P. M.
A meeting of the citizens of was called at the Mayors assembly room (where was chosen chairman of the meeting, and clerk.
The object of the meeting was briefly explained by the followed by , which was to petition congress for redress of grevances in relation to Persecution,
Voted that the appoint a committe to get the names of Memorialists in this
The appointed the assessors & Collectors in their several wards,
Voted that the same committe collect meens to purchase paper
go to . , , agreed to furnish committes for all other places
The mayor made some remarks— and his address appeal to the green mountain Boys was read by .
spoke— confessed he was wrong, in one thing <​in , that is he left alive & left them alive, & asked forgiveness— & promised never to do so again​>
Voted offered to deliver the presdents appeal to the green Mountain Boys to all the large towns in , if he could have a copy,— The president offered a copy and it was voted that , shall have this mission granted him, and <​voted​> in addition that he go to all the towns in ,
The spoke. [p. [1]]
The mayor spoke, said he rose to make confission, that he used all his influence to prevent the brethren from fighting when mobbed in , he did wrong, it was a suggestion of the head. he would never do so again. but when the mob come upon you, kill, them, I never will restrain you again but will go and help, you,
spoke, when any of the Missourians are sick I call upon you help me lay hands on you to heal them,
said he would help
The spoke again, acknow[ledg]ed his wrong, said he would never put his hand on brother s shoulder again to hold him back when he was abused.
spoke of , said he would never submit to such treetment again,
Mayor . . . spoke again, if I do not stand with those who will stand by me in the hour of troubl and danger, without faulting I give you leave to shoot me—
, there is not a man woman or child, from to the Gulf of Mexico, who is a freeman.
Mayor Read a letter in reply to one he wrote to
stated that the history of the perscutin [persecution] was put into the hand of .
Motioned that every man in the meting who could w[i]eld a pen write an address to his mother count[r]y by J. Smith carried
Mayor read the memorial to congress,— The state right doctrine is what feeds mobs.— they are <​a dead carcass​> a stinck, & they shall ascend up as a stink offering in the nose of the Almighty so long as a mee [p. [2]] They shall be oppressed as they have oppressed. not by mormons but by others in power, they shall drink a drink offering, the bitterest dregs— not from the mormons but from a meaner source than themselves, God shall curse them.—
Adjourned till next Monday even[in]g.— early candl light [p. [3]]
Nov 26 <​29​>. Dec 4th 1844
Minutes of A meeting in the Assembly room to Petition Congress for redress of grevances in [p. [4]]


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    Docket in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Willard Richards.