Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 1, 10 March 1844–1 March 1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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that in consideration of our past acquaintance, if not from the great importance of the subject matter itself, you will excuse the liberty I take in addressing you this communication. An old resident, as you know, of this county, I have had an opportunity of witnessing the rancour of feeling, the jealousy and ill-blood that subsist on the part of a large portion of the people of this and adjoining counties, against the Mormon people: and while I have deplored it as an evil formidable in magnitude and portentous in its aspects, the fellest scourge and curse of a country possessing otherwise many peculiar advantages and blessings, I have been unable to see any reasonable prospect that our fierce [p. [329]]
that in consideration of our past acquaintance, if not from the great importance of the subject matter itself, you will excuse the liberty I take in addressing you this communication. An old resident, as you know, of this county, I have had an opportunity of witnessing the rancour of feeling, the jealousy and ill-blood that subsist on the part of a large portion of the people of this and adjoining counties, against the Mormon people: and while I have deplored it as an evil formidable in magnitude and portentous in its aspects, the fellest scourge and curse of a country possessing otherwise many peculiar advantages and blessings, I have been unable to see any reasonable prospect that our fierce [p. [329]]
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