Appendix 6: Council of Fifty, Minutes, 18 January 1846

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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18 Sunday Jan. 18th. 1846 at 10 morng a meeting of the Commandants of Co[mpanies] that were appointed— to— lead companies West— assembled— in the atic story of the — this meeting calld the the better to assertain— the number that are ready— & willing to start at a moment warning— warning should neccessity require it at our hands.—— as I well know that evil is intending towards us— & that our safety alone will depend on our safe elopement— from this place— before our enemies should intercept & prevent our escape in order to effect this we shall— have to use Policy & econemy— that we &. by the help of Almighty God may be delivered from this untoward generation—— General interest was manifested by the whole council &—— every man— felt willing— to yield to the circumstances that surrounded us— & do what ever was considered best— for the common Interest of all.— we, are willing Say they to be used. & to let our property also be [p. 102]
18 Sunday Jan. 18th. 1846 at 10 morng a meeting of the Commandants of Companies that were appointed— to— lead companies West— assembled— in the atic story of the — this meeting calld the better to assertain— the number that are ready— & willing to start at a moment warning— should neccessity require it at our hands.—— as I well know that evil is intending towards us— & that our safety alone will depend on our safe elopement— from this place— before our enemies should intercept & prevent our escape in order to effect this we shall— have to use Policy & econemy— that we &. by the help of Almighty God may be delivered from this untoward generation—— General interest was manifested by the whole council &—— every man— felt willing— to yield to the circumstances that surrounded us— & do what ever was considered best— for the common Interest of all.— we, are willing Say they to be used. & to let our property also be [p. 102]
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