Discourse, 30 June 1843, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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rights, privileges & freedom which our fathers fought bled & died for & which the constitution of the & & this garrentee unto us, I will do it at the point of the Bayonet & sword, Many Lawyiers contend for those thing which are against the rights of men & I can ownly excuse them because of their ignorance, Go forth & Advocate the laws & rights of the people ye lawyiers if not dont get into my hands or under the lash of my tongue Lawyiers say the powers of the Charters are dangerous, But I ask is the Constitution of the or of this dangerous, No neither are the Charters granted unto by the legislator of dangerous, & those that say they are are fools: We have not our rights those which the Constitution of the grant, & which our Charters grant we have not enjoyed unmolested, & all wicked men will raise the hugh & Cry against us and are not Satisfyed, But how are you going to help yourselves what will mobocrats do in the midst of this people, If mobs come upon you anymore here, dung your gardings with them, But says one you will get up excitement we will get up no excitemen[t] Except what we can find an escape from We will rise up Washington like & break of the wait that bears us down & we will not be mob[b]ed To give you an account of my Journey, I will give you an anecdote that may be pleasing A few days before I was take[n] I rode with my through a Neighborhood to visit some friends & I said to here is a good people I felt this by the spirit of God [p. [58]]
rights, privileges & freedom which our fathers fought bled & died for & which the constitution of the & & this garrentee unto us, I will do it at the point of the Bayonet & sword, Many Lawyiers contend for those thing which are against the rights of men & I can ownly excuse them because of their ignorance, Go forth & Advocate the laws & rights of the people ye lawyiers if not dont get into my hands or under the lash of my tongue Lawyiers say the powers of the Charters are dangerous, But I ask is the Constitution of the or of this dangerous, No neither are the Charters granted unto by the legislator of dangerous, & those that say they are are fools: We have not our rights those which the Constitution of the grant, & which our Charters grant we have not enjoyed unmolested, & all wicked men will raise the hugh & Cry against us and are not Satisfyed, But how are you going to help yourselves what will mobocrats do in the midst of this people, If mobs come upon you anymore here, dung your gardings with them, But says one you will get up excitement we will get up no excitement Except what we can find an escape from We will rise up Washington like & break of the wait that bears us down & we will not be mobbed To give you an account of my Journey, I will give you an anecdote that may be pleasing A day before I was taken I rode with my through a Neighborhood to visit some friends & I said to here is a good people I felt this by the spirit of God [p. [58]]
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