Discourse, 30 June 1843, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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me from him, & had an opporuntity to have killed him but I had no temptation to do it to him nor any other man, my worst enemy not even in fact he would have more hell to live in the reflection of his past life that [than] to die. My freedom commenced from that time the old man came to me & would talk to me we came direct from Papa Grove to we got our writ directed to the nearest Court having authority to try try the case & we came to It did my soul good to see your feelings & love manifest towards me
I thank God that I have the honor to lead so virtuous & honest a people to be your leader & lawyier as Moses to the children of Israel Hosannah Hosannah Hosannah Hosannah to the name of the Most Hight God I commend you to his grace & may the Blessings of heaven rest upon you in the name of Jesus Christ Amen
Furthermore if continues her warfare & continues to Issue her writs against me & this peopl unlawfully & unjustly as they have done & our rights are trampled upon & they under take to tak[e] away my rights I swaire with uplifted hands to Heaven I will spill my Blood in its defence they shall not take away our rights & if they dont stop leading me by the nose I will lead them by the nose & if they dont let me alone I will turn up the world I will make war, when we shake our own bushes we want to ketch our own fruit The Lawyiers themselves acknowledge that we have all power granted us in our Charters that we could ask for, that we had more power than any other Court in the State for all other Courts were restricted [p. [62]]
me from him, & had an opporuntity to have killed him but I had no temptation to do it to him nor any other man, my worst enemy not even in fact he would have more hell to live in the reflection of his past life that [than] to die. My freedom commenced from that time the old man came to me & would talk to me we came direct from Papa Grove to we got our writ directed to the nearest Court having authority to try try the case & we came to It did my soul good to see your feelings & love manifest towards me
I thank God that I have the honor to lead so virtuous & honest a people to be your leader & lawyier as Moses to the children of Israel Hosannah Hosannah Hosannah Hosannah to the name of the Most Hight God I commend you to his grace & may the Blessings of heaven rest upon you in the name of Jesus Christ Amen
Furthermore if continues her warfare & continues to Issue her writs against me & this peopl unlawfully & unjustly as they have done & our rights are trampled upon & they take away my rights I swaire with uplifted hands to Heaven I will spill my Blood in its defence they shall not take away our rights & if they dont stop leading me by the nose I will lead them by the nose & if they dont let me alone I will turn up the world I will make war, when we shake our own bushes we want to ketch our own fruit The Lawyiers themselves acknowledge that we have all power granted us in our Charters that we could ask for, that we had more power than any other Court in the State for all other Courts were restricted [p. [62]]
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