Discourse, 30 June 1843, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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The following is a synopsis of the address deliverd by President Joseph Smith to the citizens of June 30th 1843
I require attention. I discoverd what the emotions of the people were on my arival to this , & I have come here to say, how do you do to all parties & I do now say How do you do at this time. I meet you with a heart full of gratitude to Almighty God & I presume you all feel the same I hardly know how to express my feelings I feel as strong as a giant I pulled sticks with the men coming along & I pulled up the strongest man there was on the road with one hand & two could not pull me up & I continued to pull untill I pulled them to I will pass from that subject then There has been great excitement in the country & since those men took me I have been cool & dispassionate through the whole: thank God I am now in the hands of the Municipal Court of & not in the hands of Missourians, It has been discussed by the great, & wise men layil lawyiers &c O your Powers & legal tribunals are not to be sanctioned & here we will make it lawful to drag away inocent men from, their families & friends & have them unlawfully put to death by ungodly men for ther religion. Relative to our Charter, Courts right of Habeas Corpus &c we have all power: and if any man from this time forth says any thing contrary; cast [p. [54]]
The following is a synopsis of the address deliverd by President Joseph Smith to the citizens of June 30th 1843
I require attention. I discoverd what the emotions of the people were on my arival to this , & I have come here to say, how do you do to all parties & I do now say How do you do at this time. I meet you with a heart full of gratitude to Almighty God & I presume you all feel the same I hardly know how to express my feelings I feel as strong as a giant I pulled sticks with the men coming along & I pulled up the strongest man there was on the road with one hand & two could not pull me up & I continued to pull untill I pulled them to I will pass from that subject then There has been great excitement in the country & since those men took me I have been cool & dispassionate through the whole: thank God I am now in the hands of the Municipal Court of & not in the hands of Missourians, It has been discussed by the great, & wise men lawyiers &c O your Powers & legal tribunals are not to be sanctioned & here we will make it lawful to drag away inocent men from, their families & friends & have them unlawfully put to death by ungodly men for ther religion. Relative to our Charter, Courts right of Habeas Corpus &c we have all power: and if any man from this time forth says any thing contrary; cast [p. [54]]
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