Minutes and Discourse, 29 December 1843

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Spe[c]ial Session, Dec 29, 1843, 4 oclock P. M.
Names of members called, Prayer by minutes of last council read and approved,
& 40 policemen were sworn into office, to support the constitution of the & the state of and obey the ordinance of this and the Mayor according to the best of their ability,— by the <​Counseller​> clerk of the Mayors Court.— Names <​of police​> are called by
A. admonishd the police to do their duty.
The mayor spoke. said that it was expected that a part would be on duty while othess rest,— that it might be expected that thieves had crept into the church, that it would be an abominable thing to set a theif to catch a thief, & would look upon men in their situati[o]n, guilty of a mean or cowardly act with the utmost concempt,— to <​be​> called High policeman, men have strange Ears, transformed,— altogether different from what they were, <​we will​> be forbearing, until we are compelled to strike, then do it decently and in good order, & break the yoke so that it cannot be mended, the mob mob has been so repulsed they stand in fear, <​Let us​> <​we will​> be at peace with all men so long as they will let us alone “shall be the Motto of the C. of J. C. o Latter D. Saints from this time forth, in relation to , Let it them alone”— they stink in the nose of the Almighty, Let them alone.— has gone clear and that proves me clear of being accessory of shooting [p. 30]
Special Session, Dec 29, 1843, 4 oclock P. M.
Names of members called, Prayer by minutes of last council read and approved,
& 40 policemen were sworn into office, to support the constitution of the & the state of and obey the ordinance of this and the Mayor according to the best of their ability,— by Counseller clerk of the Mayors Court.— Names of police called by
A. admonishd the police to do their duty.
The mayor . said that it was expected that a part would be on duty while othess rest,— that it might be expected that thieves had crept into the church, that it would be an abominable thing to set a theif to catch a thief, & would look upon men in their situation, guilty of a mean or cowardly act with the utmost concempt,— to be called High policeman, men have strange Ears, transformed,— altogether different from what they were, we will be forbearing, until we are compelled to strike, then do it decently and in good order, & break the yoke so that it cannot be mended, the mob has been so repulsed they stand in fear, we will be at peace with all men so long as they will let us alone “shall be the Motto of the C. of J. C. o Latter D. Saints from this time forth, in relation to , Let them alone”— they stink in the nose of the Almighty, Let them alone.— has gone clear and that proves me clear of being accessory of shooting [p. 30]
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