Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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Coun. has heard all that has been said on this subject. It is an easy matter for us to come to a conclusion on any subject, but we may spend much time unnecessarily. It is common for farmers to put the young oxen forward and keep the old oxen to steady the cart, and he thinks we need have no fears, the old oxen will steady the cart. He considers that our head is not to be snubbed by any member of this council. We have no right to curtail our head, but he has a perfect right to curtail us as much as he has a mind to. Pertaining to brother he has been acquainted with him, and with all the family of the Youngs’ for some sixteen or eighteen years. has got as true a heart as any man in the world. [p. [284]]
Coun. has heard all that has been said on this subject. It is an easy matter for us to come to a conclusion on any subject, but we may spend much time unnecessarily. It is common for farmers to put the young oxen forward and keep the old oxen to steady the cart, and he thinks we need have no fears, the old oxen will steady the cart. He considers that our head is not to be snubbed by any member of this council. We have no right to curtail our head, but he has a perfect right to curtail us as much as he has a mind to. Pertaining to brother he has been acquainted with him, and with all the family of the Youngs’ for some sixteen or eighteen years. has got as true a heart as any man in the world. [p. [284]]
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