Discourse, 29 December 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards

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The Mayor spoke. said that it was expected that a part would be on duty while othesr rest,— that it might be expected that thieves had crept into the church, that it would be an abominable thing to set a theif to catch a thief, & would look upon men in their situati[o]n, guilty of a mean or cowardly act with the utmost concempt,— <​to be​> called High policeman, men have strange Ears, transformed,— altogether different from what they were, <​we will​> be forbearing, until we are compelled to strike, then do it decently and in good order, & break the yoke so that it cannot be mended, the mob mob has been so repulsed they stand in fear, [“]<​Let us​> <​we will​> be at peace with all men so long as they will let us alone” shall be the Motto of the C. of J. C. o Latter D. Saints from this time forth, in relation to , Let it them alone,— they stink in the nose of the Almighty, Let them alone.— has gone clear and that proves me clear of being accessory of shooting [p. 30]
The Mayor . said that it was expected that a part would be on duty while othesr rest,— that it might be expected that thieves had crept into the church, that it would be an abominable thing to set a theif to catch a thief, & would look upon men in their situation, guilty of a mean or cowardly act with the utmost concempt,— to be called High policeman, men have strange Ears, transformed,— altogether different from what they were, we will be forbearing, until we are compelled to strike, then do it decently and in good order, & break the yoke so that it cannot be mended, the mob has been so repulsed they stand in fear, “ we will be at peace with all men so long as they will let us alone” shall be the Motto of the C. of J. C. o Latter D. Saints from this time forth, in relation to , Let them alone,— they stink in the nose of the Almighty, Let them alone.— has gone clear and that proves me clear of being accessory of shooting [p. 30]
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