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

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purchased your lands by the shedding of blood, consequently you do not come under the censure of this . which says, “if by blood lo your enemies are upon you, and ye shall be driven from city to city; give yourselves no uneasiness on this account.[”]
Farewell in the bonds of the and partakers in tribulation,
(signed) ,
Clerk of the of the .
<See Note E. addenda page 4.>
28 January 1834 • Tuesday
On the evening I
On the evening of the 28th. <of January> Brothers , and myself, being agreed, bowed before the Lord, and united in prayer, that god would continue to deliver me, and my brethren from , that he may not prevail against us in the law suite that is pending: and also that God would soften down the hearts of , J[osiah] Jones,— and [Azariah] Lyman, also [Andrew] Bardsley, that they might obey the gospel, or, if they would not repent, that the Lord would send faithful saints, to purchase their farms, that this may be strengthened and its borders enlarged, O Lord Grant it for christ’s Sake Amen.
1 February 1834 • Saturday
February 1st. Every expedient preparation was making by the church in , and to have those who had been driven from their possessions in returned.
4 February 1834 • Tuesday
On the 4th. of February wrote the Brethren as follows.
“City of Jefferson, Feb 4th, 1834
“Gentlemen: “Your communication of the 6th of Dec was regularly received, and duly considered; and had I not expected to have received the evidence: brought out on the inquiry ordered into the military conduct of , in a short time after I received your Petition, I should have replied to it long Since.
Last evening I was informed, that the further enquiry of the Court was postponed until the 20th instant. Then, before I could hear any thing from this court, the court of civil jurisdiction will hold its session in , consequently cannot receive any thing from one, preparatory to arrangements for the other.
I am very sensible indeed, of the injuries your [p. 421]
purchased your lands by the shedding of blood, consequently you do not come under the censure of this . which says, “if by blood lo your enemies are upon you, and ye shall be driven from city to city; give yourselves no uneasiness on this account.”
Farewell in the bonds of the and partakers in tribulation,
(signed) ,
Clerk of the of the .
See Note E. addenda page 4.
28 January 1834 • Tuesday
On the evening of the 28th. of January Brothers , and myself, being agreed, bowed before the Lord, and united in prayer, that god would continue to deliver me, and my brethren from , that he may not prevail against us in the law suit that is pending: and also that God would soften the hearts of , Josiah Jones,— and Azariah Lyman, also Andrew Bardsley, that they might obey the gospel, or, if they would not repent, that the Lord would send faithful saints, to purchase their farms, that this may be strengthened and its borders enlarged, O Lord Grant it for christ’s Sake Amen.
1 February 1834 • Saturday
February 1st. Every expedient preparation was making by the church in , and to have those who had been driven from their possessions in returned.
4 February 1834 • Tuesday
wrote the Brethren as follows.
“City of Jefferson, Feb 4th, 1834
“Gentlemen: “Your communication of the 6th Dec was regularly received, and duly considered; and had I not expected to have received the evidence: brought out on the inquiry ordered into the military conduct of , in a short time after I received your Petition, I should have replied to it long Since.
Last evening I was informed, that the further enquiry of the Court was postponed until the 20th instant. Then, before I could hear any thing from this court, the court of civil jurisdiction will hold its session in , consequently cannot receive any thing from one, preparatory to arrangements for the other.
I am very sensible indeed, of the injuries your [p. 421]
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