Additions to “Church History,” September 1843, Draft

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After <​From​> this awful, bloody, and inhuman expulsion from <​by​> the government, and people of <​from​> , we found an asylum and friends in the state of . Here, in the fall of 1839, we commenced a city called , in , which, in 1840, recei in December 1840, recived an act of incorporation from the legislature of , and is endowed with as liberal powers as any city in the , upon every point connected with increase and prosperity, has exceeded the most sanguine expectations of thousands. It now contains near 1500 houses and more than 15,000 inhabitants: The charter contains, besides among its important powers, privileges or immunities, the <​A​> grant for “the University of ,” with the same liberal powers of the ; where all the arts and sciences will grow with the growth, and strengthen the strength of this beloved of the saints of the last days. Another very commendatory pr[o]vision of the charter, is that that portion of the citizens subject to Military duty, are organized into a body of independent military men, styled the “Nauvoo Legion,” whose highest officer had <​has​> the rank, and is commissioned Lieutenant General. This Legion, like other independant bodies of troops in this Republican government, is at the disposal of the Govern [p. 1[b]]
From this awful, bloody, and inhuman expulsion by the government, and people from , we found an asylum and friends in the state of . Here, in the fall of 1839, we commenced a city called , in , which, in December 1840, recived an act of incorporation from the legislature of , and is endowed with as liberal powers as any city in the , upon every point connected with increase and prosperity, has exceeded the most sanguine expectations of thousands. It now contains near 1500 houses and more than 15,000 inhabitants: The charter contains, among its important powers, privileges or immunities, A grant for “the University of ,” with the same liberal powers of the ; where all the arts and sciences will grow with the growth, and strengthen the strength of this beloved of the saints of the last days. Another very commendatory provision of the charter, is that that portion of the citizens subject to Military duty, are organized into a body of independent military men, styled the “Nauvoo Legion,” whose highest officer has the rank, and is commissioned Lieutenant General. This Legion, like other independant bodies of troops in this Republican government, is at the disposal of the Govern [p. 1[b]]
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