Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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you favor us by your personal influence, and by your official rank?
Or, will you express your views concerning what is called the Great Western Measure, of colonizing the Latter Day Saints in , the North western Territory, or some location, remote from the states, where the hand of oppression shall not crush every noble principle, and extinguish every patriotic feeling?
And now, Hon. Sir, having reached out our imploring hands to you with deep solemnity, we would importune with you as a father, a friend, a patriot and statesman; by the constitution of American liberty;— by the blood of our fathers, who have fought for the independance of this :— by the blood of the martyrs which has been shed in our midst; by the wailings of the widows and [p. [118]]
you favor us by your personal influence, and by your official rank?
Or, will you express your views concerning what is called the Great Western Measure, of colonizing the Latter Day Saints in , the North western Territory, or some location, remote from the states, where the hand of oppression shall not crush every noble principle, and extinguish every patriotic feeling?
And now, Hon. Sir, having reached out our imploring hands to you with deep solemnity, we would importune with you as a father, a friend, a patriot and statesman; by the constitution of American liberty;— by the blood of our fathers, who have fought for the independance of this :— by the blood of the martyrs which has been shed in our midst; by the wailings of the widows and [p. [118]]
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