Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 1, 10 March 1844–1 March 1845

  • Source Note
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Letters from Orson Hyde • 25 and 26 April 1844

Editorial Note
On 4 April 1844 left on assignment from the council to carry its petitions to the Congress and President asking that JS be made a member of the U.S. Army and be allowed to raise one hundred thousand volunteers to protect national interests in the West. Hyde wrote five letters to JS reporting on his activities in , dated 25 April, 26 April, 30 April, 9 June, and 11 June. JS received the first two letters on 13 May 1844, and the council met that day to review them. On behalf of the council, wrote a letter in response, which was carried to Hyde by and , who arrived in Washington on 2 June. copied Hyde’s 25 and 26 April letters into the record of the council.

The following are the copies of E[lde]r s letters referred to under date of May 13th. 1844
April 25th. 1844
Hon. Sir. I take the liberty to transmit, through you, to the council of our church, the result of my labors thus far:— I arrived in this place on the 23rd. Inst. by way of , , and . I found here; having been called home to on account of his wife’s ill health. has been indefatigueable in his exertions in prosecuting the business entrusted to his charge. His business has been before the Senate and referred to the committee on the judiciary, and the report of said committee is not yet rendered which is the cause of his delay in writing to you. [p. [261]]
Letters from Orson Hyde • 25 and 26 April 1844

Editorial Note
On 4 April 1844 left on assignment from the council to carry its petitions to the Congress and President asking that JS be made a member of the U.S. Army and be allowed to raise one hundred thousand volunteers to protect national interests in the West. Hyde wrote five letters to JS reporting on his activities in , dated 25 April, 26 April, 30 April, 9 June, and 11 June. JS received the first two letters on 13 May 1844, and the council met that day to review them. On behalf of the council, wrote a letter in response, which was carried to Hyde by and , who arrived in Washington on 2 June. copied Hyde’s 25 and 26 April letters into the record of the council.

The following are the copies of Elder s letters referred to under date of May 13th. 1844
April 25th. 1844
Hon. Sir. I take the liberty to transmit, through you, to the council of our church, the result of my labors thus far:— I arrived in this place on the 23rd. Inst. by way of , , and . I found here; having been called home to on account of his wife’s ill health. has been indefatigueable in his exertions in prosecuting the business entrusted to his charge. His business has been before the Senate and referred to the committee on the judiciary, and the report of said committee is not yet rendered which is the cause of his delay in writing to you. [p. [261]]
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