Preamble and Resolutions, 14 January 1845, Draft

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Your Committee Respectfully report That Whereas, The City Council of the City of have presented to this meeting a Preamble & Sundry Resolution Setting forth the fact that, enemies to the people of this & as we believe enemies to the common welfare of the people of this are attempting to get up extensive popular excitement, prejudicial to this people & the at large; & whereas said resolutions set forth an unqualified reprobation of all unlawful & villainous conduct whether under the false color of mormonism or the real guise of mobbers blacklegs bogus makers, thieves or murderers, therefore we hereby express our perfect conccurrence in the Said Preamble & resolutions.
2nd <​and​> Whereas, the Warsaw Signal & the Alton Telegraph & Some other <​public​> Prints and the Quincy whig have been <​as we believe​> industriously engaged in circulating falsehood, disseminating discord & the principles of mobocracy & whereas mormon extermination theft pillage robbery & murder have received both countenance & apology in these scurrilous prints as we believe & whereas the pen of murderers as we believe the pen of murderers has been occupied the columns of these papers in order to cover up the guilt of murderers <​deafen the cries of innocent blood that ascends to heaven for vengeance.​> lest the cry of innocent blood Should bring their guilt to light.
And whereas a large share of the thefts spoken of and blazed through the land are wholly without existence when traced out as appears not only from the instance recorded in the s message concerning Horse stealing but from other <​similar​> instances too numer[ou]s to mention. And whereas it has been zealously reported that much Stolen goods could be traced [p. [1]]
Your Committee Respectfully report That Whereas, The City Council of the City of have presented to this meeting a Preamble & Sundry Resolution Setting forth the fact that, enemies to the people of this & as we believe enemies to the common welfare of the people of this are attempting to get up extensive popular excitement, prejudicial to this people & the at large; & whereas said resolutions set forth an unqualified reprobation of all unlawful & villainous conduct whether under the false color of mormonism or the real guise of mobbers blacklegs bogus makers, thieves or murderers, therefore we hereby express our perfect conccurrence in the Said Preamble & resolutions.
and Whereas, the Warsaw Signal & the Alton Telegraph and the Quincy whig have been as we believe industriously engaged in circulating falsehood, disseminating discord & the principles of mobocracy & whereas mormon extermination pillage robbery & murder have received both countenance & apology in these scurrilous prints as we believe & whereas the pen of murderers as we believe has occupied the columns of these papers in order to deafen the cries of innocent blood that ascends to heaven for vengeance. lest the cry of innocent blood
And whereas a large share of the thefts spoken of and blazed through the land are wholly without existence when traced out as appears not only from the instance recorded in the s message concerning Horse stealing but from other similar instances too numerous to mention. And whereas it has been zealously reported that much Stolen goods could be traced [p. [1]]
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