Yours of April 30th is received. The council convened this after noon, and after investigation directed an answer, which must be brief to correspond with a press of business.
All the items you refer to had previously received the deliberation of the council.
Messrs and , will doubtless be in before you receive this, by <frm> whom you will learn all things relative to . &c.— Our great battle <succss> at. present, <depends on our faith in> mustgrowoutof the Doctrine of Election, this,oncewon,allo, &c will be play things.comparatively. GenSmithmustbepresedent. <andForworksweshall and our faith must be made manifest by our works, and every honorable exertion made to elect Gen Smith.—>
Agricultural pursuits will take care of themselves, andregulate <regulating> their own operations, and the rich also, but the poor we must gather and take care of, for they are to inherit the kingdom.
will be a “corner stake of Zion.” forever. we most assuredly expect.— Here is the and the ordinances extend where else we may.
Press the bills through <the Two houses> if possible, but <&> <if> Congress will not pass them let them do as they are <have> a mind to. with them.— If they will not pass our bills, & but will give us “something,” they will give what they please & we <it will> will <be at our option to> accept or reject asweplease. [p. ]