History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

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<​April 8​> insult to our good sense, better judgment and intelligence, when — — — — numerous affidavits, which were laid before the Committee, prove that we could only go into the State of , contrary to the exterminating order of the , and consequently at the risk of our lives. [HC 4:107] Resolved 5thly. That after repeated appeals to the constituted authorities of the State of for redress, which were in vain, we fondly hoped that in the Congress of the , ample justice would have been rendered us; and upon that consideration alone, we pledged ourselves to abide their decision. Resolved 6thly.That the Exterminating order of is a direct infraction of the Constitution of the , and of the State of ; and the Committee in refusing to investigate the proceedings of the and others of the State of , and turning a deaf ear to the Cries of Widows, orphans and innocent blood, we deem no less, than seconding the proceedings of that murderous clan, whose deeds are recorded in heaven, and justly call down upon their heads the righteous judgments of an offended God.
Resolved 7thly. That the thanks of this meeting be tendered to the Citizens of the State of , for their kind liberal and generous conduct towards us: and that we call upon them, as well as every Patriot in this vast Republic, to aid us in all lawful endeavors to obtain redress for the injuries we have sustained.
Resolved 8thly. That the thanks of this meeting be tendered to the delegation of , for their bold, manly, noble, and independent course, they have taken in presenting our case before the authorities of the nation, amid misrepresentation contumely and abuse, which <​were heaped upon​> <​were heaped upon​> us in our suffering condition.
Resolved 9thly. That the thanks of this meeting be tendered to of of for their sympathy aid and protection; and to all other honorable Gentlemen who have assisted us in our endeavors to obtain redress. Resolved 10thly. That Joseph Smith Junr. and , the delegates appointed by this Church to visit the City of , to present our sufferings before the authorities of the nation, <​be tendered​> <​be tendered​> the thanks of this meeting for the prompt and efficient manner in which they have discharged their duty; and that they be requested in behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints throughout the world, to continue to use their endeavors to obtain redress for a suffering people: and if all hopes of obtaining satisfaction for the injuries done us, be entirely blasted, that they then appeal our case to the Court of Heaven, believing that the Great Jehovah, who rules over the destiny of nations, and who notices the falling Sparrows, will undoubtedly redress our wrongs, and ere long avenge us of our adversaries. On motion resolved that the report of the Committee on the Judici[HC 4:108]ary, as well as the foregoing preamble and resolutions, be published in the Papers. On motion resolved that the Committee of three be appointed to investigate the recommendations <​of​> those persons — — — — — — who wish to obtain an ordination to the Ministry, and ordain such as are thought worthy, and that Elders , Wood, and compose said Committee
Resolved, that this meeting feel satisfied with the proceedings of the Presidency with regard to the sales of Town property &c and that they are requested to continue in their agency. [p. 1045]
April 8 insult to our good sense, better judgment and intelligence, when — — — — numerous affidavits, which were laid before the Committee, prove that we could only go into the State of , contrary to the exterminating order of the , and consequently at the risk of our lives. [HC 4:107] Resolved 5thly. That after repeated appeals to the constituted authorities of the State of for redress, which were in vain, we fondly hoped that in the Congress of the , ample justice would have been rendered us; and upon that consideration alone, we pledged ourselves to abide their decision. Resolved 6thly.That the Exterminating order of is a direct infraction of the Constitution of the , and of the State of ; and the Committee in refusing to investigate the proceedings of the and others of the State of , and turning a deaf ear to the Cries of Widows, orphans and innocent blood, we deem no less, than seconding the proceedings of that murderous clan, whose deeds are recorded in heaven, and justly call down upon their heads the righteous judgments of an offended God.
Resolved 7thly. That the thanks of this meeting be tendered to the Citizens of the State of , for their kind liberal and generous conduct towards us: and that we call upon them, as well as every Patriot in this vast Republic, to aid us in all lawful endeavors to obtain redress for the injuries we have sustained.
Resolved 8thly. That the thanks of this meeting be tendered to the delegation of , for their bold, manly, noble, and independent course, they have taken in presenting our case before the authorities of the nation, amid misrepresentation contumely and abuse, which were heaped upon us in our suffering condition.
Resolved 9thly. That the thanks of this meeting be tendered to of of for their sympathy aid and protection; and to all other honorable Gentlemen who have assisted us in our endeavors to obtain redress. Resolved 10thly. That Joseph Smith Junr. and , the delegates appointed by this Church to visit the City of , to present our sufferings before the authorities of the nation, be tendered the thanks of this meeting for the prompt and efficient manner in which they have discharged their duty; and that they be requested in behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints throughout the world, to continue to use their endeavors to obtain redress for a suffering people: and if all hopes of obtaining satisfaction for the injuries done us, be entirely blasted, that they then appeal our case to the Court of Heaven, believing that the Great Jehovah, who rules over the destiny of nations, and who notices the falling Sparrows, will undoubtedly redress our wrongs, and ere long avenge us of our adversaries. On motion resolved that the report of the Committee on the Judici[HC 4:108]ary, as well as the foregoing preamble and resolutions, be published in the Papers. On motion resolved that the Committee of three be appointed to investigate the recommendations of those persons — — — — — — who wish to obtain an ordination to the Ministry, and ordain such as are thought worthy, and that Elders , Wood, and compose said Committee
Resolved, that this meeting feel satisfied with the proceedings of the Presidency with regard to the sales of Town property &c and that they are requested to continue in their agency. [p. 1045]
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