History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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are calculated to subdue their obduracy only when pushed with energy by the highest authorities of the .
In this proposal I believe that I should have the concurrence of my brethren. I therefore give this early intimation of our an intention, on the part of some of the leading men in the , to purchase out some of the principal leaders of the faction, if funds sufficient can be raised, hoping thereby to regain peaceful possessions of their homes; and in making a trial of this measure at a future day, we may deem it important, and of great utility if we could avail ourselves of counsel and [HC 1:473] directions from your Excellency, beleiving there will be a day, in negotiations for peace, in which an Executive interposition, would produce a salutary effect to both parties.
In this communication, with honesty of heart, I have endeavored briefly to touch upon a few interesting points in plain truth, believing that I have given no wrong bias on either side, and with earnest prayers to our great Benefactor, that the Chief ruler of this state, may come to a full knowledge of the grand <great> outrage in I subscribe myself,— Your Obedient Servant, .
To His Excellency, , Jefferson City.”
11 January 1834 • Saturday
On the evening of the 11th. of January, Joseph Smith Junr, , , , and united in prayer, and asked the Lord to grant the following petition;
1. That the Lord would grant that our lives might be precious in his sight, that he would watch over our persons, and give his angels charge concerning us and our families, that no evil nor unseen hand might be permitted to harm us.
2. That the Lord would also hold the lives of all the United Order, and not suffer that any of them shall be taken. [HC 2:2]
3. That the Lord would grant that Brother Joseph might prevail over his enemy, even [p. 416]
are calculated to subdue their obduracy only when pushed with energy by the highest authorities of the .
In this proposal I believe that I should have the concurrence of my brethren. I therefore give this early intimation of an intention, on the part of some of the leading men in the , to purchase out some of the principal leaders of the faction, if funds sufficient can be raised, hoping thereby to regain peaceful possessions of their homes; and in making a trial of this measure at a future day, we may deem it important, and of great utility if we could avail ourselves of counsel and [HC 1:473] directions from your Excellency, beleiving there will be a day, in negotiations for peace, in which an Executive interposition, would produce a salutary effect to both parties.
In this communication, with honesty of heart, I have endeavored briefly to touch upon a few interesting points in plain truth, believing that I have given no wrong bias on either side, and with earnest prayers to our great Benefactor, that the Chief ruler of this state, may come to a full knowledge of the great outrage in I subscribe myself,— Your Obedient Servant, .
To His Excellency, , Jefferson City.”
11 January 1834 • Saturday
On the evening of the 11th. of January, Joseph Smith Junr, , , , and united in prayer, and asked the Lord to grant the following petition;
1. That the Lord would grant that our lives might be precious in his sight, that he would watch over our persons, and give his angels charge concerning us and our families, that no evil nor unseen hand might be permitted to harm us.
2. That the Lord would also hold the lives of all the United Order, and not suffer that any of them shall be taken. [HC 2:2]
3. That the Lord would grant that Brother Joseph might prevail over his enemy, even [p. 416]
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